Happy 2016!

Happy holidays everyone! It’s been very cold here this week. I hope it gets warmer soon. Average winter temps here are usually in the 40s, not the 20s. At least the furnace works now, so we’re nice and toasty in the house. (For those who didn’t see my FB post, our furnace broke a couple weeks ago, but it’s fine now.) And to help me stay warm, I’ve been cuddling with my stuffy pals.20151229_222854-1The basket is right by the hot air blowy thing. Purrfect for staying warm.

We have the furry best furriends. Look at all the pawsome cards we got!20151230_143742-001I didn’t get to send out cards this year, but maybe next year I’ll be more organized so I can at least do an ecard if I don’t get to do a real one.

20151230_095142-001Poor EK had to go to the vet yesterday for a checkup. He always goes in his Sleepy Pod. He feels much safer in it and doesn’t stress as much. Our old vet moved so EK went to see a new vet today – Dr. Terry Fujinama at Adams County Animal Hospital. EK loved the new vet! He was the most relaxed he’s ever been at the vet. He purred, stretched his neck out for skritches, and even stuck the top of his head into the vet’s face for kisses! Of course, Dr. Fujinama didn’t know EK was asking for kisses, but he was. Mom’s never seen EK take to anyone except her like that! She was shocked and thrilled. EK was so not stressed out that he was quiet all the way home. That never happens. He usually sings the song of his people at the top of his little lungs. Candy and I haven’t met the new vet yet, but if EK likes him this much, I’m sure we will too!

That’s it for today. Tomorrow starts the new year, and I hope it brings nothing but good things to everyone! Happy New Year!

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Product Review – Wellness TruFood Tasty Pairings

Happy Sunday everyone! We got sunshine’s today, but we’re supposed to get lots of snow later in the week. Mom’s on vacation this week so she’s not gonna have to drive in it. That’s always good news.

20151011_121222Chewy.com gave us another product to review – Wellness TruFood Tasty Pairings. We tried the Chicken, Pumpkin, and Turkey flavor.

Like everything we try, this one is also grain free and is very healthy. The meat is shredded so you can see that’s there’s lots of meat in it and not meat by-products. It’s also got pumpkin in it, and that’s always good for kitty tummies. The first ingredient is chicken broth. That provides much needed moisture since kitties never drink enough.

All three of us loved the way it smelled and dived right in! We licked up all the yummy pumpkin and chicken broth. 20151011_175714 20151011_175701

We ate some of the shreds the first time we tried it. So we got fed it again a few days later. We ate some of it, but a lot less than the first time. Third try we just ate the gravy and pumpkin. Same thing the fourth time. So mom gave up up feeding it to us. It drives Mom crazy that we’ll eat chicken from her hand, but not shredded chicken in cat food.

So the search goes on for a healthy wet food we’ll eat on a regular basis. Right now we’re eating Friskies cuz it’s the only one we’ll eat every single time, and is about the only one EK will eat on a fairly regular basis. I think if we ever find a healthy wet food that all three of us will eat every day without fail, mom will pass out. MOL! I’ve lost count of how many we’ve tried.

We don’t have any fancy plans for Thanksgiving. Mom’s making tiny chickens that she called game hens. They’re plucked and frozen – how are they gonna play games? *shakes head* Or are we supposed to play a game with them before we eat them? Anyway, our Thanksgiving is gonna be a nice quiet day at home eating little chickens, watching the Macy’s parade and lots of football, and snuggling in Mom’s lap. That sounds like a purrfect day to me. I’m thankful for Mom and fursibs and all my pawsome furriends! Considering I started out abandoned in a trailer park, I ended up with a pretty cushy life.

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, and a peaceful one. Have a great week everybody!

Disclaimer – We got this product free from Chewy.com for review. All opinions are our own. We tell it like it is!



In Honor of Louise Hobson

Dearest pals, as you all know we’ve recently lost one of the brightest lights in the anipal community, Louise Hobson. She was a gracious, thoughtful, kind, generous, and all around wonderful lady, and will be greatly missed. It’s a comfort to know she’s over the Rainbow Bridge and reunited with her darling @petiethecat.

Louise asked that instead of sending flowers that donations be made to D’Arcy’s Animal Rescue Center (http://www.darcysarc.ca/). I would like to help that effort along, but since I’m a kitty, I don’t really have any money. But I do have a book!

lakewithpetiebookFor those of you who are new to the anipal community may not know that I put together a book about @petiethecat and the first summer we spent at his lake house in Canada. The book is Summer at the Lake with Petie, and is available only at Blurb.com.  In honor of Louise, I will donate $1 to D’Arcy’s ARC from every print copy and .50 from each ebook sold by the end of the year.

A few things about books at Blurb. An author has to have a certain amount of profit before Blurb will pay. As Summer at the Lake with Petie sells so few copies, I’ll be pulling the book down at the end of the year so I can collect a final payment and make the donation. Also, I have to admit that the ebook copies didn’t come out great and I couldn’t figure out how to fix them. The book was designed to be the small, square, softcover edition, so that one looks the best.

Please help spread the word so I can sell lots of copies and make a big donation to D’arcy’s Arc. They make great holiday presents, so order lots! Thank you.