Saturday, November 18, 2017

Caturday Art

Back to LunaPic for our Caturday Art creation today.  Brulee volunteered to be creative today.

Brulee using the Color Scribble Effect in LunaPic


Friday, November 17, 2017

Safe Haven

We shared with our readers that Brulee loves to sleep in the top perch of her tall cat tree.  Truffle can usually be found half way up. Recently, Mom Paula moved the smaller cat tree we reviewed from Chewy.com a couple of years ago into the living room while she's purging in other rooms. Truffle loves to sleep on top on this tree and sleep with her head inside the hood of the top perch.  Maybe she thinks she's safe from Brulee's claws here and can protect her eyes.


Truffle in her cat tree

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Secret Paws Matchups

We've matched up everyone for Secret Paws and Mom Paula is trying to get the emails out to everyone.  She can't figure out if Truffle is trying to supervise or if she wants Mom Paula off the computer.  Either way, it's a little difficult for Mom Paula to get any work completed today.
Truffle blocking the computer monitor

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tongue Out Tuesday

Doesn't Brulee look cute in her "Tongue Out Tuesday" photo?  We bet there was a treat involved!!!
Brulee

Monday, November 13, 2017

Getting Ready for the Holidays

We can't wait for the holidays!  We have a new holiday look we'll share next week and we'll begin our first holiday series on some of our favorite cat items that includes giveaways for our loyal readers. 
Brulee in one of the many boxes in our house right now!


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sunday Selfie

Brulee and  Truffle resting on the foot rest

Two for one today for the Sunday Selfie!  Mom Paula captured this photo last night when both of the girls decided to rest on the foot rest at her feet.  A few minutes later, both were curled up beside each other, which is very unusual.

Please ignore the stuff in the background!  Mom Paula has some reviews to do!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017

Veteran's Day

We pause today to honor all our veterans who've served to help us maintain our freedom.


We believe everyone deserves life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; but with that freedom comes responsibility. We thank all of our family members and friends who've served in the military.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Results from the Vet Visit - Thankful Thursday

We promised we'd give you an update on our vet visit from Monday and everything went pretty well (except for the incidents with the dogs).
Truffle being examined by Dr. Keisler

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wordless Wednesday

Truffle loves it when Aunt Vicky comes to visit



Today is the last day to submit your names to participate in Secret Paws.  Click on the graphic on our sidebar for more information!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

A Scary Moment

Brulee in her Strawberry Red and Truffle in her True Violet Sleepypod Mobile Pet Beds

Brulee and Truffle went to the vet yesterday.  Mom Paula wanted to check on Brulee as a follow up to her trip to the emergency hospital last week and wanted to make sure Truffle was okay because she "wasn't herself."


Monday, November 6, 2017

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Brulee's 6th Gotcha Day

Six years ago today, Brulee came to live with us! She was the sibling Truffle needed since losing Beignet and the extra ball of fluff that Mom Paula needed in her life to help heal the hole in her heart Praline left.
Brulee - 2017

Brulee is a beautiful little Silver Shaded Persian who is high maintenance, but worth every bit of the trouble she causes because she is a Sweetie Pie.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Blog4Peace

We're participating in Blog4Peace today by placing a peace globe graphic on our website. 

Friday, November 3, 2017

From Purrfect to Puny

Thursday morning we woke up and Brulee was doing great!  She climbed into our new cat bed (we will feature it in December) and let Mom Paula clean her eyes and trim her toenails.  Everything was going pretty well. Mom Paula gave us some treats, fed us, gave us some fresh water and decided to go see the opening of Thor at the movie theater.
Beautiful Brulee Thursday Morning

Life was good or so we thought...

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Eating Deliciously with Tiki Cat® After Dark™ - #ChewyInfluencer

We've always heard there were some delicious meals when the humans went out for dinner "after dark" but we never knew what we were missing until we received the new Tiki Cat® After Dark™ Variety Pack as part of the Chewy Influencer program.
Truffle eating Tiki Cat After Dark cat food
Truffle enjoying the chicken and duck flavor of Tiki Cat® After Dark™ wet food


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween to all of our furriends and their humans! We're going to have a quiet evening in the back of the house so we don't get any tricks from all of the little humans who roam through our neighborhood tonight.  Believe us, there are a lot!!!
Brulee as our best little treat!
Our little treat, Brulee, at 8 weeks old
Photo courtesy Terri Rogers


Monday, October 30, 2017

Keeping Your Cats Safe on Halloween

It's time to have fun on Halloween! Humans will be out and about in all types of costumes visiting homes to Trick or Treat! This can be great fun, but also stressful for our cats. What can you do to ensure your cats are safe and secure during the Halloween festivities?
Truffle playing safely indoors inside her haunted house
Truffle playing safely inside

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Sunday Selfie

Brulee's Sunday Selfie

We just realized that all of the Sunday Selfies this month were of Brulee. We promise more photos of Truffle next month.


You can see more Sunday Selfies at The Cat on My Head.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Caturday Art

Time for some fiery Halloween fun with our Caturday Art Today.  Just look at all of those spooky hands coming up to grab our sweet Truffle, who is on fire today! This creation is a combination of PicMonkey and LunaPic.
Truffle fired up for Halloween
"Help Me" cries Truffle

You can see more Caturday Art Creations by visiting Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Reminder for Secret Paws

The deadline is fast approaching to send in your name to participate in Secret Paws this year.  You can click on the image on our side bar or here for more information.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Thankful Thursday and Pumpkin Day

Photo courtesy Terri Rogers
Brulee at 7 weeks old - 2011

It's National Pumpkin Day and what a cute little pumpkin Brulee was at 7 weeks old. I'm so thankful Mom Terri sent me photos of the girls as they were growing up prior to them coming to live with me. It's so fun to look back and see all of the photos of the girls as playful kittens.  It's hard to believe Brulee was ever that still for a photo!

You can see more Thankful Thursday posts at Brian's Home. Drop over as Brian and all of the members of the household remember Sister Sascha.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Wordless Wednesday

Photo courtesy Terri Rogers
Brulee at 7 weeks old - October 2011

I love that I received photos of Brulee from the day she was born. Mom Terri set up the best photo shoots each week of the kittens. She sent this photo of Brulee in October 2011.  I can't believe she was so still for this photo because she won't sit still in front of a camera now.


Don't forget to sign up for Secret Paws!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Hear Me Roar!

I am woman, hear me roar! If your human is old enough she/he will remember this song. Mom Paula is singing it right now...
Truffle roaring at the top of her lungs for people to pay attention to her

Monday, October 23, 2017

Top of the Tree

Brulee has the cobby Persian body with short legs.  One wouldn't think she'd love to jump and climb, but her favorite place to rest when the sunbeams are coming through the window is in the top of the cat tree.  She's claimed this place as her own and Truffle doesn't dare try to get up there.  Interestingly, Truffle prefers resting on the lower levels.
Brulee climbing down from the top of the cat tree


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sunday Selfie

We're beginning to wonder if we are going to have a cold winter down here in the South based on the amount of fur Brulee is growing in...
Brulee

You can see more Sunday Selfies by visiting The Cat on My Head.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Caturday Art

We went to LunaPic again for our Caturday Art creation. This "emboss" effect was very simple and we thought it looked like a painting of Truffle. We love the textures.
Truffle using "emboss" effect in LunaPic

If you want to see more Caturday Art creations, visit Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty.

Friday, October 20, 2017

It's Tocktober Time!

It's time to have a little fun today!  It's Tocktober Day!  What is Tocktober Day?

Baby Brulee showing her tocks!
Brulee showing her early fluffy tocks - October 2011


We've celebrated Tocktober Day since 2008 when Sweet Praline first began blogging. She had the floofiest tocks and Mom Paula always loved getting photos of Praline's backside and sharing with the Cat Blogosphere.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Brulee is thankful she has another scratcher she can sleep on until Mom Paula can get her another one that is off the ground.
Brulee resting in her Chin Scratcher

You can see more Thankful Thursday posts by visiting Brian's Home.



Update on Mom Paula:  Mom Paula went to the orthopedist yesterday to check on her knee and thumb. There are definitely contusions, but not broken bones. The doctor said Mom Paula may have aggravated or made her torn meniscus worse because of where the pain is. He offered to give her a shot, but she said she'd wait a little while to see if it got worse. He gave her an ointment to put on her knee to help with the pain and inflammation. She definitely bruised her thumb and the doctor is concerned she could have a scaphoid fracture, which is the same thing she had on her left hand when she fell on the ice 3 years ago. She's wearing a brace during the day to keep the joint stable. Mom Paula thinks she may have hit her chin on the edge of our cat tree because it's sore.



Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wordless Wednesday

Brulee's Cat Lounger - August 2015

Brulee's Cat Lounger last night - After Mom Paula tripped on it

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Keeping Calm in the House

Six years ago was the first time I'd ever had more than one cat in 25+ years. I knew my previous cat, Praline, would get stressed during thunderstorms, but I had no idea of the possible stress of two personalities at one time. I was told about a diffuser that would keep cats calm.
Truffle and Brulee sniffing the Comfort Zone with Feliway diffuser
Truffle and Brulee checking out the Comfort Zone Plugin

Monday, October 16, 2017

10 Helpful Tips for Bringing Home a New Kitten

Mom Paula holding Beignet and Truffle as kittens
Beignet and Truffle

You’ve decided to bring home a new bundle of fur.  It’s important to plan in advance prior to bringing the kitten home in order to keep her safe and happy and to ease the transition from the shelter or breeder. Kittens required special care, just like human babies, those first few days or weeks while adjusting to the new home. If possible, plan on bringing your kitten home when you will have a couple of days to help your kitten get used to the new environment. 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sunday Selfie

Brulee

Brulee got a good brushing and de-matting session and had her eyes cleaned for her Sunday Selfie today.

You can see more Sunday Selfies at The Cat on My Head.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Is This Water Tastier?

Truffle and Brulee have 3 pet fountains throughout the house.  So how come Truffle prefers drinking out of my new Gamecock cup?  I admit, I drink more water now since this cup keeps the water cold. Every time I put it down, though, Truffle wants a sip. Around here, what Truffle wants, Truffle gets.
Truffle likes the refreshing and cool water from Gamecock Cup
Truffle drinking some refreshing cool water from Mom Paula's Gamecock cup

Does your cat or dog get enough water each day?


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

It's Time for Secret Paws

Do you love meeting new kitties and their humans?  Do you like to exchange gifts during the holiday season? If you can answer yes to these questions, you should participate in Secret Paws 2017.
Visit www.secretpaws2017.blogspot.com for more information

We've hosted Secret Paws since 2010 (when Sweet Praline was the host). That first year, there were 50 participants from around the world.  Our largest number of participants was in 2014 with 64 participants from around the world. We've thoroughly enjoyed meeting all of our friends from around the world and love hosting Secret Paws. You can get more information about Secret Paws by visiting the webpage at http://secretpaws2017.blogspot.com.

Secret Paws Through the Years Since 2010.


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Sunday Selfie

Brulee likes to sleep in the bed with Mom Paula and stay in there as long as Mom Paula will. Mom Paula says how can anyone ever get out of bed with this beauty looking at you!
Brulee looks at Mom Paula with those sleepy eyes

You can see more Sunday Selfies by visiting The Cat on My Head.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Caturday Art - Decision Day

Beautiful Brulee using the "beauty" effect in LunaPic

Would you believe that 6 years ago today, Brulee chose Mom Paula as her new mom? We were looking at Facebook this morning and Mom Paula made the announcement that the decision had been made on who the new fur child would be. Everyone was surprised with the choice, especially Mom Terri, but it was the best decision ever made. A month later, Brulee came to live with us and she made herself right at home (in spite of Truffle's protests) from the beginning. We love our sweet Brulee.

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

Friday, October 6, 2017

5-Star Safety When Traveling - Sleepypod®

Do you travel with your pets in the car? Are you using a secure harness and/or carrier? 
Brulee presents the Sleepypod® Clickit Sport®

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Today is Thankful Thursday.  What are you thankful for?

Brulee making her way down from the top of the cat tree