Product Review – Natural Balance® Wild Pursuit™ Cat Food

Happy Sunday everyone! We had our first weekend at the Lake with Petie. It was pawsome fun! I went skooba diving. I don’t know when the next one is, but keep an eye out for pals talking about #lwp. You won’t want to miss the next one.

1-20150607_182408I got a new food to try for free from Chewy.com. It’s Natural Balance® Wild Pursuit™ Cat Food. We got the Turkey, Chicken, and Quail formula. Some of my kitty furriends had tried it and they really liked it. Mom’s been looking for an alternative for us because sometimes we get bored with our food and won’t eat.

The food has good, healthy ingredients that are good for kitties. It’s got real meat kitties need and no by-products we don’t. And I’m told quail is something that feral kitties like when they can catch them. Mom thought we’d like it, too.

It really is very meaty. It’s so thick, mom had to water it down more than usual. She always waters our food down cuz we like it soupy and so we get more moisture. Here’s before and after pictures. See how thick it is?

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Here’s the first taste test:

2-20150607_182635Notice something? There’s only two kitties trying the food. No EK. He took a few sniffs and walked off. Candy took a couple of licks and walked off too. Mom tried it a few different times just to make sure we just didn’t need a chance to get used to it. No dice.

Mom was really disappointed that we didn’t like the food. So the search for a back-up food continues. Considering how many we tried just to find the one we currently eat (most of the time), I guess mom shouldn’t have been surprised that we didn’t like this one. We still love our kibbles, so we’re in no danger of starving. MOL

That’s it for today. Have a good week everyone!

North to Alaska!

Happy Sunday everyone. Still raining here, but not all day. We’re starting to get more sunshines finally. Phew!

Today I’m gonna turn the blog over to Oliver Baboon. He went on a grand adventure to Alaska and he’s just bursting to tell you all about it. Take it away Oliver!

Hi everyone. Oliver here. As you all know, Mom and I went on a long vacation in Alaska with mom’s aunt. We had the most amazing time. We started out in Fairbanks, went to Denali National Park, then to Mt McKinley lodge. Then we went to Talkeetna where we took a train all the way down to Whittier to get on the Grand Princess.

We spent 7 nights on the ship. We went to Yakutat Bay and Hubbard Glacier. We spent a whole day in Glacier Bay National Park. We also stopped at three ports – Skagway, Juneau, and Ketchikan. Mom took tours in Skagway and Juneau. We had one more day at sea before we docked in Vancouver. We saw so much and took so many pictures that it took three Shutterfly books to document it all. Book three has my trip diary in the middle. Mom made a Shutterfly share site so you can see the books and the pictures. There are also some videos. I also posted the videos directly to youtube.

I couldn’t leave you with no pictures here at all, he he he. Here’s just a sampling of what we saw.

I hope you check out the Shutterfly share site. There really is a lot to see! We had the most amazing time. Now back to Pumpkin.

Pumpkin here. Thanks Oliver. I’m so jealous that you got to go on that pawsome trip and I had to stay home with the kitty sitter. I wonder if I’ll ever get to go anyplace that cool. Anyway, that’s it for today. Have a great week everybody!

 

Review – Greenies Smartbites for Cats

Hi pals. Happy Sunday! It’s been raining almost every day since the middle of April. Can you believe it? It never rains like that here! I’m not talking about afternoon 15 minute rains like we’re supposed to get – I’m talking about raining really hard for hours and hours. Hail, lightening, thunder, you name it. It’s not supposed to rain like that here.

It’s so nice to have mom and Oliver home again. Two weeks is too long for them to be gone all at once. Mom’s almost done sorting pictures and making her picture books. I’ll blog about them and post links to the photobooks when they’re done.

Picture courtesy of chewy.com

Picture courtesy of chewy.com

I got another yummy from chewy.com to taste test – Greenies Smartbites Hairball Control for Cats. We got two flavors – tuna and chicken. They’re made with real protein and help with hairballs. Here’s what the website has to say about them:

Key Benefits

  • Dual-textured treats with a delicious chicken flavor
  • Real chicken protein promotes healthy metabolism
  • Balanced fibers to help minimize hairballs
  • Features a Fiberblend Formula of plant-based fibers
  • Made will only natural, healthy ingredients
  • Made in the USA”

Mom liked the looks of that. Me, I just know they’re Greenies and Greenies are good (and good for me). One big issue though – we normally won’t eat treats more than once or twice before we turn up our noses at them. Well, we ate the Greenies the first time mom put them out and we’re still eating them. Look!

20150510_141928They really do help with the hairballs, too. Only problem is, the hairballs aren’t coming out the way mom would have preferred – in the litter box. Instead, they came up on the carpet.

Uh Oh. I made a mess on the carpet.

Uh Oh. I made a mess. This is what was left after the kitty sitter cleaned up the worst of it.

Mom came home from her trip and saw that and just about had a cow! She had to get out the foamy monster to see if the monster would eat up the stain. It did!

Nice and clean.

Nice and clean.

So, Greenies Smartbites Hairball Control taste good, are good for you, and clean up fairly easily. That sounds like paws up to me!

That’s it for today. I hope the rain moves to somewhere where it’s needed (like California) and leaves us alone for a while. Have a great week everyone!

We got the Greenies for free from chewy.com. Our opinions, as always, are our own.