Saturday, April 30, 2016

Yummy in Brulee's Tummy

We received Wellness® Healthy Indulgence® Morsels in exchange for our fair and honest review as part of the Chewy.com Blogger Outreach Program.  All opinions are our own.
Brulee digging into her Wellness Healthy Indulgence Morsels

We love Wellness wet cat food and were delighted to hear about the new Healthy Indulgence Morsels.  Chewy.com sent us a case of the chicken and chicken liver in savory sauce flavor to sample this month.  There are six flavors of this grain-free cat food pouches.  As soon as Mom Paula put the food on the plate, Brulee began eating it.  This is a strong recommendation since she doesn't like too many wet foods.  Mom Paula was able to capture a quick little video of Brulee eating.  Isn't she just too adorable eating her food with her little pink tongue?



Not only is the food delicious, but there are some key benefits.
  • Tasty bits of chicken in a rich sauce
  • Provides essential vitamins and minerals
  • Promotes skin and coat health with omega 3 fatty acids
  • Cranberries and blueberries help support your cat’s urinary tract
  • Sweet potatoes and carrots provide natural antioxidants
  • Made without grains, a common allergy trigger
  • No wheat, wheat gluten, corn, soy or artificial colors or flavors
Truffle cleaned her plate
We don't need to tell you that Truffle enjoyed the food.  She's definitely a member of the clean-plate club.  Mom Paula is always pleased when she finds a wet cat food that both Truffle and Brulee will eat and the Wellness Healthy Indulgence fits the bill purrfectly.


Wellness Healthy Indulgence Morsels are in 3 oz. pouches and are available in a 24-pack container from Chewy.com.  They are currently on sale for $23.76, which is less than $1 per day.  Remember, you can get free shipping from Chewy.com if you total purchase is $49+. Their customer service is excellent and you usually receive your package within 2-3 days.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Nothing Could Be Finer!

Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning.♫  
♫ No one could be sweeter than my sweetie when I meet her in the morning. ♫
Two Sweeties every Carolina morning

We figure the songwriters weren't talking about the two of us when this song was written back in the roaring twenties, but we think it's a purrfect theme song for Mom Paula each day she wakes up.  After all, we live in South Carolina, we're beautiful females, and we're the Sweet Purrfections!

We hope  you woke up next to your best sweetie!

Sleepypod Mobile Pet Carrier Winner

Congratulations to Connie Smith from Tales from the Foster Kittens.. on winning the Sleepypod Mobile Pet Carrier. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Who's Next?

We can't wait to see who's next to crawl into their very own Sleepypod®.  Truffle says you can't have hers, but you may win one of your own by entering our giveaway.
Truffle and her pink Sleepypod.


Giveaway

It's the last day to enter our giveaway for a Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Shouting from the Mountain Tops

Truffle is shouting from the Mountain Tops about the joys of her Sleepypod® Mobile Pet Bed.  Of course, she's not really on the mountain top, she's inside her comfortable Sleepypod.
Truffle shouting in her Sleepypod®
This is my Sleepypod

Giveaway

Don't forget to enter our giveaway for a chance to win a Sleepypod of  your choice of color. Complete the Rafflecopter for numerous chances to win.  Giveaway ends April 29 at 11:59 am.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Remembering Our Sweet Diva

We're pausing from our normal playful selves today to remember our sister-before-us, Sweet Praline.  Praline was known as the Diva of the Cat Blogosphere and was the reason Mom Paula began blogging almost 8 years ago.  Praline definitely had that Persian personality and thought everyone should pamper her in the manner she'd grown accustomed.  Praline had that perpetual Persian frown on her face, but she could purr with the best of kitties.  Praline was almost 16 years old when she crossed the bridge because of cancer.  This photo is one of Mom Paula's favorite photos because it was taken right after Praline was diagnosed with cancer and the photo is one of the best that was taken of her and she was looking into the sunshine as if she knew better days were ahead.  She left this earth less than a month later.  Many of you will remember Sweet Praline, but for some, she may be new to you.  You can visit her blog at Sweet Praline to see three years of memories.
Remembering Sweet Praline - 5 years later
Sweet Praline
September 25, 1995 - April 25, 2011

Mom Paula:  I had the hardest time writing this post last night.  It's been a long week for me as I had some surgery last week to remove a skin cancer and work has been exhausting.  I'd gone to a baseball game to watch my Gamecocks play to try and relax (baseball is a very relaxing sport to watch).  I came home and took a late afternoon nap.  I woke up and was anxious and depressed.  Truffle and Brulee immediately sensed something was wrong and both sat beside me as I sat in my chair with tears flowing.  I couldn't figure out why I was feeling this way until I looked at the calendar and realized that this time, five years ago on a Sunday, Praline and I talked and made the decision to let her go to a place where she was no longer in pain.  I looked at the glass cabinet where her ashes are kept, along with a photo, a favorite toy, and a lock of her beautiful fur and all of those emotions came flooding back.  I know I made the right decision five years ago and it was the ultimate act of love to help her ease her pain, but it was so hard.   Praline was with me almost 16 years,  She came to live with me as a 12-week old kitten as I was going through a divorce after 21 years of marriage.  She and I survived my earning a Ph.D., changing careers after 18 years to become a college professor, being "fired" from my first job ever, taking that leap of faith and changing careers again, and recuperating from 13 surgeries over a 5-year period.  Praline was my heart kitty.  I truly believe she led me to Truffle, Beignet, and Brulee.  My heart feels that she called little Beignet to come keep her company at the bridge so she would have companionship and love until that day when I join them again in the great beyond.  Even though it was five years ago she left us, it seems like yesterday.  I love Truffle and Brulee with all my heart, but I miss my little Diva!
Praline displaying her beautiful colored coat

Praline was a purebred Persian.  Her mother was a seal-point Himalayan and her father was a red tabby Persian.  She was registered as a tortoiseshell Persian because she didn't have blue eyes and some of her paw pads were pink instead of black like the pointed Persians. She had a beautiful creamy caramel colored coat and had the seal-colored points on her tail, paws, face, and ears. However, her face only had the seal-color on 3/4 of her face.  I liked to call her my Phantom cat because of that half mask.  Praline had the loudest purr and would always purr when I talked to someone on the phone.  She also loved having her belly rubbed and would stretch out those floofy arms to make sure I could scratch every part of her belly.  She also relished having her grooming sessions.  I would hold up the comb or brush and she'd come running to be groomed.  I wish Truffle and Brulee were as accepting of grooming.  Thoughts of Praline always bring a smile to my face because she was a character.  A year ago, when I talked to a pet psychic, she said that Praline communicated with Truffle all the time.  She was teaching Truffle how to take care of me.
Praline in her healthier days with her Persian scowl

Sometimes, it feels as though it's been ages since Praline went to the bridge.  Other times, like today, it feels like it happened yesterday.  I know I was in denial when Praline first had a cancer removed from her face a year earlier.  I look back and I knew her time was limited.  She wasn't eating as well and her fur wasn't the beautiful tortoiseshell it had always been.  I remember showing a photo to one of my aunts of Praline and her comment was, "Is she sick?  She looks skinny."  I remember saying she was fine.  I look back at those photos now and she'd definitely lost weight and her coat was greasy.  She was constantly vomiting every day by February that year.  I took her to the vet and the bloodwork showed she was fine.  We gave her some medication to help her appetite and to control the nausea.  I remember feeding her from my fingers to get her to eat.  The devastating news came in March 2011 when the vet found a mass in her digestive tract.  We discussed doing a biopsy and all of the possibilities of treatment for cancer, but the vet recommended I not put Praline through all of this because just the biopsy could kill her.  The diagnosis was one to six months.  I did everything I could that short month to help Praline stay comfortable.  I took her to the vet again on a Thursday (it was obvious she was going downhill).  The vet asked me that day if I was ready to make a decision to let her go.  I remember being in shock at the question.  I asked the vet if I could let her die peacefully at home and the vet told me it wouldn't be peaceful.  She said Praline was starving to death.  The vet looked at Praline and told me she still saw some fight in her eyes and it wasn't time, but that I'd probably be bringing Praline back the next week.
Praline in the sunbeams.  

The next day, Praline stopped eating and wouldn't even eat her treats.  She never turned down treats. I knew my time on this Earth with Praline was drawing to a close.  We had a heart-to-heart chat on that Saturday.  I looked into her eyes and told her how much I loved her and that I knew she was tired.  I told her that I would be okay and if she could hold on until Monday morning, I would help her cross the Rainbow Bridge.  I held her close and tried to make those last days as pleasant and comfortable as possible.  I reached out to an animal communicator that weekend about Praline.  I didn't tell her what was happening; I just asked what I could do for Praline.  Here is the response I received that Sunday after Praline and I had talked Saturday.  I don't know how many of you believe in animal communicators, but Coryelle reported exactly what happened that weekend.

Hi Praline & Paula

I want to first thank you all for giving to the opportunity to connect with Praline today. Here is what I received.  "We've talked, and worked out the signals for knowing when it's time, we've said what needed to be said and we keep saying it. We've hugged and cried cuddled and nuzzled and everything is going exactly as it should. It's all unfolding purrrfectly (sorry mom I just couldn't resist!). Thank you for saying you would let me go I needed to hear that."

I hope this helps you both ~ Coryelle

Thanks Praline for talking with me!

Praline as a kitten - First Day Home - 1995
Monday morning, I was surprised when Praline jumped on the bed and greeted me as I woke up. She'd been so weak that weekend that I was almost tempted to delay taking her to the vet.  However, I knew it was time.  She didn't even fight me when I put her in the carrier (she always did).  I won't go into details about the vet visit, but Praline was a diva until the end.  She hissed at the vet when the first shot was administered and immediately climbed on my shoulder where she fell asleep.  I know I did what was best for her.  I've read many comments on FB throughout the years that it is better to help your furchild cross the bridge a week too early than a day too late.  As much as it hurt to let her go, I did it because I loved her.  Praline's ashes are at home with me and I know she's visited from the bridge because I've felt her touch on my legs and even saw her one evening sitting in the doorway looking at me.  She left a huge hole in my heart, but she sent me two wonderful and loving girls in Truffle and Brulee.

Remembrance Video

I'm including the memory video I put together the night before helping Praline to the bridge., There are photos of her from the 15+ years we were together.  I don't know why the first part of the music has some static because the recording is very clear, but when paired with the video, the first part is weird.  I always said it was Praline's way of letting me know she was still with me.  The voice behind the video is me singing.   I hope you enjoy sharing my special memories of Sweet Praline.
 

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sunday Selfie

It's Sunday Selfie Day!  Brulee wanted to share her selfie today.  You can see more Sunday Selfies at The Cat on My Head.
Brulee's Sunday Selfie

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Caturday Art

We haven't used PhotoFaceFun in a long time for our Caturday Art creation, so we went back to it today.  We used the "colored pencil effect" and then placed a fancy frame around it from PicMonkey. We think Truffle makes a beautiful model.
Truffle in colored pencil


Friday, April 22, 2016

Travel in Comfort, Style, and Safety

Most of us kitties aren't happy when we're placed in a carrier to go for a ride because it usually means we're on the way to see a vet.  Mom Paula learned a couple of years ago to leave our carriers out so we could be more familiar with them before having to travel to the vet.  It never really worked for Truffle, but at least Mom Paula tried. She's searched for the pet carrier that would help Truffle feel comfortable traveling and finally found the purrfect bed/traveler for us - The Sleepypod® Mobile Pet Bed.
Truffle and her pink Sleepypod®
Truffle likes to sit in the top of her pink Sleepypod
FTC Disclosure:  We received a blossom pink Sleepypod® Mobile Pet Bed in exchange for our fair and honest review. We were not compensated for our review and all opinions are our own. Sleepypod is not responsible for the content of this post.

We've seen a few of our blogging friend with Sleepypods around the blogosphere and always wanted one.  We were more intrigued in our desires when a recent study by the Center for Pet Safety (CPS), a non-profit organization, and Subaru of America teamed up to with with a NASA engineer to create crash test dog dummies - sized and weighted to fit different carriers.  The Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed with the PPRS Handilock was one of only three to earn CPS top performance status.  According to the results from CPS, "at the end of the crash testing the product was removed from the test bench with no evidence of any damage, it looked brand new." 
Truffle is safe and comfortable in her red Sleepypod
Truffle safely secured in her red Sleepypod

It's important for pet owners using a carrier or safety harness of any brand to know a few important rules.  Most of our cat friends are under 18 pounds and they would need a carrier. If you are new to using a carrier, you should watch the Pet Travel Safety Begins with Training video.


One of the recommendations is to leave a carrier out in familiar surroundings in the house so a pet can get used to the smells and possibly use it as a bed.  The Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed is perfect for this because the top will zip completely off and the bottom is a comfortable round bed.  Mom Paula leaves our Sleepypods out all the time. Truffle loves to sleep in the net top (where it's cool), but also sleeps in the comfortable bed.  Before we received our blossom pink Sleepypod, we had to share our strawberry red Sleepypod.
Truffle and Brulee in the red Sleepypod
Brulee and Truffle sharing the strawberry red Sleepypod

The Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed is a pet bed, carrier and crash tested car seat - all in one!  The medium size is designed to fit cats up to 15 pounds and dogs up to 12 pounds.  The medium comes in Jet Black, Strawberry Red, Arctic White, Dark Chocolate, Sky Blue, Blossom Pink, and Robin Egg Blue.
Color swatches courtesy Sleepypod®

The Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed can reduce the stress of traveling by allowing us to travel safely in the comfort and familiarity of our own bed.  While at home, the ultra plush padded based can be placed in a favorite corner, table top with a view, or even a dark closet providing us with a comfortable space to call our own.  Currently our Sleepypods are on the living room floor, but Mom Paula is going to clean off the space on our fireplace hearth so we can both enjoy them at home where we're off the ground and can see Mom Paula at the same time.  Mom Paula leaves the mesh carrier on our Sleepypods, but it can be completed removed for a comfortable bed.  To transition into a safe and stylish carrier, just zip on the mesh top.
Truffle in her pink Sleepypod bed
Truffle loves using her pink Sleepypod as a bed

We can't say enough about the Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed.  Our vets love the Sleepypod because it's easier to get Truffle out of the bed and put her back in.  Prior to the Sleepypod, Mom Paula had to turn the carrier upside down to get Truffle out.  We know this isn't how you're supposed to remove her, but it was the only way to get Truffle out of the former carrier without the danger of getting bit.  The Sleepypod makes it so much easier at the vet. All Mom Paula needs to do is unzip the mesh top and she can lift Truffle out without any problem. Truffle is so comfortable in the Sleepypod that she'll stay in it while Brulee is being examined.  If you have a pet that's really stressed at the vet, you can keep them in the Sleepypod and the vet can examine her where she's more comfortable with the top removed.  
Truffle at the vet in the red Sleepypod
Truffle likes the openness of the mesh top (red Sleepypod)

Truffle and Brulee also love the ability to see the world around them when they are enclosed in their Sleepypod because of the mesh enclosure of the top.  Truffle gets really stressed when traveling and has been known to work her way out of other carriers.  She's a little more comfortable in the Sleepypod.  Brulee just curls up in the Sleepypod and takes a nap when traveling.  We already had our strawberry red Sleepypod, which Brulee has claimed since she had to travel in it so frequently last year.  Truffle is excited to have the blossom pink Sleepypod to call her own.  Mom Paula is relieved to have two Sleepypods to take both of us to the vet at the same time.  She knows we'll be comfortable and safe and that the vet office will easily remember us because we are traveling in style.
Brulee's pink and Truffle's red Sleepypod
Traveling in style, comfort, and safety

The Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed can be accessorized with a four seasons system that includes an Air Mesh hammock to keep us cool in the warmer weather and a plug-in Warmer pad to keep up warm when it's cold.  The liner can be removed for cleaning and to change from the warm padded bed to the cool air mesh hammock.  You can see more information about using the Sleepypod by viewing this video. 




Giveaway

The wonderful people at Sleepypod have graciously offered to let us host a giveaway for one of our lucky readers to win a Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed.  To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter below.  No purchase necessary. The Giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec), 18+ years old.  Void where prohibited.  Giveaway will run from April 22 and will end April 29 at 11:59 pm ET.  One winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter and notified via email and have 48 hours to claim his/her prize; failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Taking It Easy

Brulee really knows how to kick back and relax.  Mom Paula could use a few lessons from her on how to take it easy.
Taking it easy

Pee ess - Don't worry about us.  We aren't sick or anything.  Our Wordless Wednesday post yesterday was to preview our next review/giveaway of a Sleepypod.  We love our new pink Sleepypod and can't wait to share information about it with you.  Stay tuned...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Supervising the Guests

We don't usually have a lot of company, especially overnight guests.  Recently, a good friend of Mom Paula's has begun visiting us and staying with us overnight.  Aunt Vicky has become like a second mom to us and we follow her all over the house.  We'd sleep with her if she'd let us, but she closes the bedroom door at night because of some allergies.  However, every morning when Aunt Vicky puts on her face, Brulee is sitting right beside the sink supervising the process.  Isn't she an adorable little assistant?
Brulee helping Aunt Vicky put on her makeup
Can I help you put on your makeup?


Monday, April 18, 2016

Claiming the Box

Brulee is guarding the newest Chewy box that came to our house.  We can't wait to open it and share what we have.  Stay tuned...
Brulee and the Chewy Box
Brulee guarding box

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sunday Selfie

Truffle is taking it easy among her scratchers and toys for today's Sunday Selfie.
Truffle and Sunday Selfie
Truffle

Blog Hop

To see more Sunday Selfies, you can visit The Cat on My Head.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Caturday Art

We were feeling a little comical today, so we used the "cartoon" effect from pho.to.com for our Caturday Art graphic today.  Brulee is a comical little character (even with her beauty), so we think she should be the feature Persian in a kitty comic strip.
Brulee and Caturday Art - Cartoon
Brulee

Drinkwell Sedona Fountain Giveaway Winner


Congratulations to Ava from Christy Paws/Savvy Pet Care.  Look for an email from us to collect your information to send to PetSafe,  We think you'll love this fountain!

Blog Hop

You can see more Caturday Art photos at Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Brulee: Then and Now

We thought we'd go back a few years (2011) and show you a photo of Brulee when she was 3 weeks old.  You'll find it very interesting how dark she was as a kitten.  The Silver Shaded Persians are born dark and get lighter as they get older.  If you didn't know any better, you'd think Brulee was a tabby.  Wasn't she adorable?
Photo courtesy Terri Rogers (Crystalpurrs)


Just look at the difference from then and now!
December 2015

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Thankful Thursday

Mom Paula is so thankful each morning when she wakes up to Truffle and her beautiful green eyes.
Truffle's green eyes
Truffle

Don't worry, she's also thankful for our cute little Brulee.  Brulee doesn't stay still long enough in the morning or she gets too close to Mom Paula for a good photo in bed.
Thankful for Brulee
Brulee

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Woofie in the House

We got your attention, didn't we?  MOL!  There isn't a real live dog in the house, but the box the Drinkwell® Sedona Fountain - Lake Breeze from PetSafe® came in has a Dalmatian on the cover and Truffle was trying to figure out what that strange creature was.
Truffle demonstrating the Drinkwell® Sedona Fountain
Truffle inspecting the box the Drinkwell® Sedona Fountain came in.

We are so impressed with the Sedona Fountain.  It's extremely quiet (Mom Paula has actually leaned over to see if it's running because it's so quiet) and the design is beautiful.  Brulee really likes the fountain because there is room for her flat face to drink water without having whisker stress or getting her face wet.  We imagine this fountain would also be purrfect for dogs because of the way the water flows and the wider bowl.  You can see more about the fountain in this video from PetSafe.




Giveaway

Don't forget that the nice people from PetSafe are allowing us to host a giveaway for one of our readers to wind a Sedona Fountain.  The giveaway is open to anyone in the United States who is 18+ years old.  You can see additional information about the giveaway and complete entries on the Rafflecopter by visiting our earlier blog post.  Good luck!

FTC Disclosure:  We received the Drinkwell® Sedona Fountain from PetSafe in exchange for our fair and honest review. We were not compensated for this review and all opinions are our own.

Monday, April 11, 2016

National Pet Day

Today is National Pet  Day.  The day is set aside to recognize the wonderful pets in your life.  We say that pets should be appreciated and loved each and every day.  Mom Paula has been very luck to have both dogs and pets in her life since she was a little girl and can't imagine not sharing her home with fur children.  Currently, only Truffle and Brulee live with Mom Paula and they are treated better than many of the human children in the world.  Our wish for National Pet Day is that every dog and cat could have a wonderful forever home to call their own.
National Pet Day 2016
Isn't everyday National Pet Day?

Brulee on National Pet Day 2016
Brulee enjoying a little sunshine

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Sunday Selfie

Brulee said it's her time for a Sunday Selfie.


Blog Hop

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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Caturday Art - Seeing Double

There's a new effect on PicMonkey called "mirror" and we decided to try it out for today's Caturday Art.  When you click on it, there are 4 different options you can use for the center to reflect.  We thought this one was cool because it looks like Brulee has an extra set of eyes in the middle.
Seeing double with Brulee

Blog Hop

You can see more Caturday Art creations at Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Drinkwell Sedona Fountain Lake Breeze - Review and Giveaway

Brulee and the Drinkwell® Sedona Fountain at PetSafe®
Brulee demonstrating the Drinkwell® Sedona Fountain
FTC Disclosure:  We received the Drinkwell® Sedona Fountain from PetSafe in exchange for our fair and honest review. We were not compensated for this review and all opinions are our own.

We think most of our readers know how much we love our fountains!  We currently have three different fountains around the house.  We know how important it is for kitties and woofies to stay hydrated and fountains provide clean and filtered water that encourages us to drink.  PetSafe® recently sent us the new Drinkwell® Sedona Fountain - Lake Breeze to try out.
Truffle demonstrates the pieces of the Sedona Fountain
Truffle steps into the Sedona Fountain to assist Mom Paula with putting the parts together

The Sedona Fountain is very easy to assemble.  The photo above shows the tower, bowl, filter housing, foam filter, carbon filter, rubber cap, pump and adapter.  Truffle thought the bowl was a new and contemporary box to get in and was a little disappointed when Mom Paula removed her in order to put the fountain together.  The fountain was very easy to put together in less than 30 minutes, which includes putting the pieces where they belong, rinsing the carbon filter, and filling the bowl with water.
Brulee has plenty of room to drink from the large and wide bowl

Most of our fountains have running streams to drink from.  Truffle loves to drink from the stream, but Brulee has a little more difficulty because of her flat face.  Many times, the tower and stream get in her way or get her head/face wet when she's trying to drink from the bowl. The bowl has a 100 oz. water capacity, which makes it ideal for large or multiple pets.  The clear bowl design (wide on the long sides and a little taller on the ends) helps to minimize spills and splashes and the drinking area is perfect for pets with large or flat faces.  You can see in the photo above the Brulee's flat little face can easily drink from the bowl without getting water all over her head and face.

Truffle trying to figure out the new fountain from a high perch

It's amazing how quiet the falling water is as it flows from the top of the tower.  It isn't a stream like our other fountains and there's little to no splash.  This will help an apprehensive pet be more open to approaching the fountain and drinking from it.  The fountain provides a dual filtration of a activated carbon filter that removes bad tastes and odors and a foam filter that captures hair and debris.

The features of the Drinkwell Sedona Fountain are


  • Large drinking area to accomodate pets with large or flat faces
  • Sound of falling water is whisper-quiet
  • Featured on DIY Blog Cabin Mountainside 2015
  • Low-voltage, 12V system with submersible pump for safe operation
  • Great for all size pets and multiple pet households
  • Replaceable activated carbon filter and foam filter
  • 100 oz. water capacity
  • Dishwasher safe, top rack only
  • Ceramic tower and impact-resistant plastic bowl
  • For indoor use only
We showed photos of the Drinkwell Sedona Fountain on our floor for this review.  The Sedona Fountain has a beautiful cutting-edge design that blends in with almost any decor. We are trying to find that perfect location in the house to display the fountain.  We love to drink our water from the fountains when they are put in a high location, especially in front of the windows.  Truffle still prefers drinking from the fountains with the stream of water, but Brulee is very comfortable drinking from this fountain.


Giveaway

The wonderful people at PetSafe are allowing us to host a giveaway so one of our readers can win their own Drinkwell Sedona Fountain ($99 value).  There is no purchase necessary to enter the giveaway.  The giveaway is open to residents (18+) of the United States, except where prohibited by law.  The giveaway will run from April 8-15, 2016 and will end at 11:59 pm ET.  A single winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter (powered by Random.org) and notified via email.  Winner will have 48 hours to claim his/her prize; failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize and a new winner will be randomly chosen.  Please check your email and be sure to add sweetpurrfections@sc.rr.com to your address book.  Good luck!

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Sneak Peek

We are giving you a sneak peek at a new water fountain we received from Petsafe®.  Come back tomorrow for our reveal and review of the new fountain and announcement of a special giveaway to one of our lucky readers.
Sneak peek of new pet fountain from PetSafe®
Aren't you curious about this fountain?

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Not Guilty

Mom Paula turned around today and saw this look on Truffle.  Mom Paula is still trying to figure out what Truffle did.  Although, we must admit, this photo shows off Truffle's eyes beautifully.
Truffle and the guilty look
I'm innocent!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Eating in Style

Disclosure:  This isn't a sponsored post, but there are some links to some favorite cat items we are sharing in the post.

We've told you stories about how Brulee has been a little hesitant eating her wet food around Truffle. We did try some of the whisker stress free bowls (Trendy Pet Whisker Free Pet Bowl and Dr. Catsby's Bowl for Whisker Relief) and were amazed and pleased at how much more Brulee felt comfortable enough to eat from the bowls where her whiskers weren't stressed and she could see Truffle coming.
Notice how Brulee is eating on the kitchen floor with her Trendy Pet bowl and on the carpet for her Dr. Catsy bowl.  





















Mom Paula still keeps our bowls about two feet apart and watches the first few minutes while we are eating to make sure Brulee is able to eat all she wanted before being bothered by Truffle.  Truffle isn't mean in any way, but when she wants food, she tends to push Brulee out of the way.  A few months ago when Mom Paula put the food on the normal place at the edge of the kitchen floor, Brulee walked past the food and went directly under the dining chair and just looked at Mom Paula. No matter what Mom Paula did, Brulee wouldn't come to the kitchen floor to eat.  Well, you guessed it, Mom Paula took the food to Brulee and Brulee began eating.  Brulee doesn't do this all the time, but Mom Paula knows if she wants Brulee to eat the wet food, she will put the food bowl where Brulee wants it.  This past weekend, Brulee decided it was time to eat under the dining room chair again.
Brulee eating in her preferred location out of her Dr. Catsby's bowl.

The photo above is Brulee eating out of her Dr. Catsby™ Bowl for Whisker Relief and Saturday night, Brulee ate out of her Trendy Pet dish.  We really do like both of these bowls and encourage everyone to try them out. Mom Paula was able to talk with the representatives from Dr. Catsby at the Global Pet Expo and asked if they had considered putting the bowl on a pedestal to make it a little easier to eat from.  They said they are thinking about it.   Mom Paula met the people from Trendy Pet where she saw the Whisker Free Stress Elevated Bowls at BlogPaws last year and was impressed with the plates on a pedestal.  Brulee is a pampered little kitty and she has Mom Paula wrapped around her little paws!  We don't know what gets into Brulee that makes her want to eat in this location, but whatever works is what Mom Paula is willing to do.  We think Brulee is channeling Sweet Praline's Diva lately.  Can you blame her for wanting to eat under these beautiful chairs?