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.

Anderson Park

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you’re all having a good weekend. I know I am!

Ready to get out and explore!
Ready to get out and explore!

Yesterday, Mom took me to Anderson Park. I haven’t been to the park all summer because it’s either been raining, too hot, or mom was busy. You can’t imagine how excited I was to finally get to go out! I love going to the park and walking around. It’s so fun to explore. Mom’s friend, Chris, and her cat, Stanley, met us there.

I was having a great time walking around, exploring grass and leaves and all kinds of plants and things. Then I found a really cool log and wanted to go in it, but mom wouldn’t let me. I got mad and pulled right out of my brand new Hello Kitty harness! Mom wasn’t fast enough to catch me, but Chris was. I guess that’s a good thing even though I didn’t get to crawl in the log. It would have been terrible if I had gotten lost. I guess I won’t be wearing that harness again.

Mom took lots of pictures of me and Stanley.

After we were done at the park, mom took me to Petco to buy treats. I got to eat a whole bunch of them when I got home. Nommy!

That’s it for today. Happy Labor Day to my pals in the USA and have a great week everyone!

Product Review: Temptations Snacky Mouse

Happy Sunday everyone! We’ve been watching lots and lots of football. Some of my favorite teams did badly this weekend. But the Broncos won!

We got a real goody to review from Chewy.com this month – the Temptations Snacky Mouse. It’s a little mouse you open up to put treats in. The you play with the mouse and the treats fall out so you can eat them. It comes with a little bag of treats to get you started.20150805_203215We’ve had similar treat releasing toys and didn’t like them. They were hard to load, or difficult to tip over, or all the treats fell out at once. Not the Snacky Mouse! It was easy to tip, but the treats don’t all fall out at once. And it’s small enough to bat around so it’s fun to play with even when it’s empty.

We weren’t too interested in the treats that came with the mouse. We had a whole lot of Friskies Party Mix we’d ordered from Chewy in our last food order. Those were purrfect! They fit in the Snacky Mouse just fine, and we love to eat them.20150805_203705 2Snacky Mouse was a hit with all three of us. Let me tell you, that usually doesn’t happen around here!

So to sum up, the Snacky Mouse itself is a big hit but the treats that came with it weren’t. But since other treats fit in there, the mouse is gonna get a lot of use in this house. Mom fills it every morning before she leaves for work. It’s always empty when she gets home. Snacky Mouse gets 4 paws up from each of us!

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

Disclaimer – We got the Snacky Mouse for free to review. The Friskies Party Mix we bought. All opinions, as always, are our own.