Product Review – Solid Gold Purrfect Pairings

Happy Sunday everyone. I think mother nature is very confused. It’s the end of October and it’s 80F! It’s supposed to stay nice for another 2 weeks. We’ve had a whole extra month of open windows this year and it looks like we get to leave them open for another 2 weeks.

20161022_085804Chewy.com sent us another winner to taste test. It’s Solid Gold Purrfect Pairings Savory Mousse with Chicken & Goat Milk Grain-Free Cat Food Cups. It’s made with lots of good stuff, but make sure you read the ingredients. Mom didn’t read them properly, so she didn’t know the Chicken Flavor had tuna in it, and she doesn’t usually feed us fish.

It comes in lots of varieties – Chicken, Chicken & Liver, Tuna, Whitefish, Salmon, and Shrimp. Mom just checked the Chicken & Liver, and it also has tuna in it. So if you’re not feeding your kitties fish, you’ll want to pass on this one.

Anyway, as always, the big test is will we eat it. Here’s the answer to that one!20161022_085745Our plates were spotless when we were done. Maybe mom should rethink the no fish thing.

That’s it for me today. I’m gonna go find a sunpuddle to nap in. Have a great week everyone!

Disclaimer – We got this product for free from Chewy.com. We received no other compensation. And as always, our opinions are our own.

Book Review – This Dog for Hire

Hi everyone! I got a book review for you today. We’re reading This Dog for Hire by Carol Lea Benjamin for #readpawty on Oct. 11. Here’s the synopsis from Goodreads.

Winner of the Shamus Award for Best First PI Novel: In the first book of Carol Lea Benjamin’s acclaimed mystery series, Greenwich Village PI Rachel Alexander and her loyal pit bull must find a killer and a missing show dog 

Divorced dog trainer–turned–private-eye Rachel Alexander and her canine assistant Dash—short for Dashiell—are hired by a man named Dennis Keaton to investigate the hit-and-run death of his friend and neighbor Clifford Cole, whose body was found on an isolated Christopher Street pier. The police are treating the gay painter’s suspicious death as a hate crime, but Dennis insists Cliff hadn’t cruised the waterfront in months. Plus, Magritte, Cliff’s champion basenji—a competitor in the upcoming Westminster Dog Show—may have been a witness to the crime and is now missing.

The search for answers takes Rachel and Dash from the SoHo art scene to the most famous dog show in America. Now Rachel is in the sights of a killer hunting her across a treacherous urban landscape. There’s no one she can trust—especially not of the two-legged variety.”

And here’s the review that I posted in Goodreads.

 

http://This Dog for Hire (The Rachel Alexander and Dash Mysteries Book 1)This Dog for Hire by Carol Lea Benjamin
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

When I first started reading the book, I had trouble getting into it. The author was trying too hard to imitate Dashiell Hammett or Raymond Chandler. Then she hit her stride in her own style and then I really got into it. It took me until the end to figure out who the bad guy really was, so that was good. I read so many of these I can usually figure it out by halfway through the book. The storyline got a little choppy in some places. There were some points towards the end where I kept rereading because I felt like I’d missed something. Even though I found the writing uneven in some places, I mostly enjoyed reading this. If the series was available from Kindle Unlimited I would read the rest of them, but I didn’t enjoy it enough to spend $6.00+ per book to read the rest of them.

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If you don’t know about #readpawty, you should check it out. We meet on Twitter the second Tuesday of every other month to discuss a book that is either about animals or features an animal in a significant way in the book. We have a group on Goodreads – Anipals Read. If you join the group you’ll get meeting notices. We also have bookshelves where we post books we’ve read for #readpawty or books we’ve read on our own that we’re recommending to others.

Product Review – Whole Earth Farms Canned Cat Food

Happy 4th of July everyone! I hope you all have a safe and fun-filled day and not too much scary fireworks.

I told you I got two things last month to try for free from Chewy.com. I’m here to tell you how the second one went. In two words, not well.

20160607_182123We tried Whole Earth Farms Grain-Free Real Chicken Pate Recipe. The ingredients looked pretty good. Here’s the list from the Chewy.com website: Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver, Dried Egg Product, Natural Flavor, Sodium Alginate, Dried Peas, Potato Protein, Dried Potatoes, Calcium Lactate, Salt, Sodium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Organic Dried Alfalfa Meal, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate), Flaxseed Oil, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Glucoheptonate, Sodium Selenite), Guar Gum, Caramel Color, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme. As you can see, the first ingredient is chicken, which is a good thing.

You would think that we would have gobbled this up as much as we love chicken. No such luck. Mom tried several cans to see if we’d eat it if she put it out often enough and this is all that happened:20160610_231021

Candy ate a little bit, sometimes I ate a little, and EK wanted nothing to do with it (as usual). Maybe we would have done better with the duck flavor cuz EK likes duck. Anyway, like everything else we won’t eat, the rest of the case didn’t go to waste. Mom’s friend with the gazillion cats gets everything we test that we don’t like.

That’s if for today. Hope you’ll join me next time for something really special. And no, it’s not another product review. Have a great week everyone!

Disclaimer – We got the food for free from chewy.com to taste test. Our opinions, as always, are our own. You can’t make a cat eat what she won’t eat! MOL