Tummy and Toesies Tuesday

   Phoebe has such a floofy tummy, sometimes she even lets me touch it.

Tummy Tuesday

Hi everyone! I want to thank Elaine Faber for responding to everyone’s comments on her book yesterday. I appreciate that she took the time to do that.

Joanie was a little miffed that everyone complimented Sammy’s belly on Sunday. She wants to remind everyone that she is the tummy star of the blog.

Toesie Tuesday

Hi everyone! Today is Toesie Tuesday over at the Tabby Cat Club. Prancie and KaTwo didn’t want to join in the fun, but Joanie is all set.

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Sammy is not in the club, but he just looked so cute sleeping that I couldn’t resist taking some photos of him.

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Tomorrow we have a sponsored post and Thursday Phoebe will be having a Thanksgiving Giveaway which will include a crocheted drumstick or 2.

Toesday

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Brody has chunky little feet, if he was a person, he would need a wide width shoe. I think his toesies are adorable. He even lets me rub that tummy.

 

 

Tummy Tuesday

Hi everyone! Joanie was being shy and didn’t want to show us her tummy so Sammy volunteered.

DSCF2154 His fur is finally growing back from his surgery. He has been meaning to thank Kali and Shoko for offering to send him some of their furs. He appreciated the offer, but he has been enjoying his air-conditioned tummy in the hot weather.

Thank you all for wishing me luck with the allergy shots. My first allergy shot went well, no swelling or anything. Hopefully, they will all be that easy. I go again Thursday morning, apparently it is twice a week for the first 15 weeks.

 

 

Tummy Tuesday

Hi everyone! Happy Tummy Tuesday!

DSCF1696 Joanie wanted to show off her tummy again this week. Either her head is getting smaller or her tummy is getting bigger. She has discovered Brody’s food upstairs. And she wonders why he chases her sometimes.

Don’t forget to comment for a chance to win Phoebe’s 4th of July Giveaway ( comment once a day for more chances).

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#ChewyInfluencer

Hi everyone! Today we are joining the Chewy Hop hosted by Golden Woofs and Oz the Terrier.

This month, I chose Sheba Perfect Portions Grain -Free with Snowball in mind. I knew it was something everyone would enjoy, but Snowball is toothless so pate is her favorite and she can eat it at a normal pace so Sammy doesn’t have time to snatch it.

DSCF1502Poor Joanie, she is always the first to investigate when a Chewy box arrives, but this time, she got nothing. She can’t eat any kind of canned food without yacking, probably because she eats it so fast.

DSCF1640 (2)   Penny liked it DSCF1642 (2)Millie did too DSCF1643and so did Phoebe

And most importantly, Snowball loved it:

DSCF1517  Out of 13 cats, 11 liked it and the other 2 didn’t try it. My kitties tried the turkey and the chicken flavors , both were a hit. My only complaint was pulling the foil off the top is tricky and most of the time I got the juices on my hands-ick!

If you are interested, it is on sale this month at Chewy for $8.82/ case of 24. Shipping is always free on orders over $49 .

*Disclaimer: We received the product free in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are our own. e9637f75-2322-429f-b8cf-e87bee99673eAnd before we go, Joanie wants to show off her tummy today ( and her toesies too! )

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Tummy Tuesday

Hi everyone! Mom finished my crowns, she made me 2 and I don’t like them! What part of bling don’t you understand Mom?

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I know I look great, but I want more BLING! These are just unacceptable. AND the worst part-she made Brody one! He is a mere serf in my kingdom and he gets a crown!
DSCF1531 (2)  And the little monster looks good in it. As you can see, he is pretty calm now. He goes over to Mom several times a day for pets and scritches. Here is a video with him purring ( sorry for the other odd noise, Mom’s cheap camera always has that sound). He gets a little excited a smacks her, but she deserves it for not doing my crowns as I specified.

I am going to see Grammie today. I love her so very much! And being that the title of this is Tummy Tuesday, Joanie agreed to show her tummy.

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And special thanks to Jamie Swimm of DiverseDesigning.com for designing the badge. The shades will be heading out at the end of the week:

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Help Wanted

Hi everyone! The title doesn’t mean that I am hiring, but I do need some help with a research project and I appreciate everyone’s input. I am sure you remember the post I wrote about my friend’s cat, Reggie who was wrongly euthanized. If you missed it, the link is here.

She asked me to use my blogging voice to do something so this won’t happen again. I contacted a state representative to work on a new law that would require mandatory microchip scans on all cats and dogs before euthanasia. My state representative, actually met with me and explained the process. He brought up several points that had not crossed my mind before our meeting like the cost of a scanner and if it needs maintenance, etc. If any laws are in place in other states, it will be easier to build on that research so here are my questions. I am also interested in other countries’ laws as well.

  1. Do you know of any law requiring a microchip scan at the vet office and/or shelters?
  2.  Do any of your states require microchips in pets?
  3. I know England recently passed a law requiring all dogs be microchipped- do all vet offices and rescues there have scanners?
  4. For those that work in shelters and vet offices: Are microchips always in the same place? And how quickly does the scanner pick up the chip?

I welcome any and all information you have on these questions and anything else you want to suggest. I also encourage you to work with your state representatives to get this law passed in your state as well. Thank you.

DSCF1455 (2)Joanie was going to show her tummy, but she is being shy.

Books I Don’t Recommend

Hi everyone!Thank you all for your words of wisdom and suggestions for Brody yesterday. I do believe he was sent to me to teach me patience which is something I have never had. I will keep things as they are for now and hope he continues to get braver. And as my other cats find their new positions after so much change, maybe they will accept him.

When I was reading lots of cat books for The A-Z Blogging Challenge, I found some books that I didn’t like. I figured I could do a post on those now that the challenge is over.

One of them was going to be my U choice. An Unlikely Cat Lady: Feral Adventures in the Backyard Jungle by Nina Malkin was disappointing. I thought it was going to be how a group of feral kitties converts a lady into a cat lover. In a way it was, but she is a jerk. She may have helped some cats, but at one point she traps a Tom Cat and thinks he is ugly so she lets him go. I thought that was so mean, she could have brought him in to be neutered while she had him trapped.

Another book that was very disappointing was the latest Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Cat edited by Amy Newmark. There are 101 stories so they are not all bad. I was annoyed that some of the stories were chosen. In the first section of the book, there is a story about a lady who hated her boyfriend’s cat. There was another story of a lady cat sitting who abandons the cat because it tried to attack her. She figures it will be fine for 2 more days without food. I think you should at least be a cat lover to have your story included in a book like this.

And one other book that bothered me was My Street Cats by Raphaella Bilski. In the book, she tells about the feral colony she fed in the 1990’s at her home in Jerusalem. It is very sad because many die very young. I also don’t like her attitude that all cats should not be spayed and neutered. She feels there should be a happy medium between fixing them and letting them live as naturally as possible. I would think after seeing first-hand what happens when cats are not fixed, she would be all for TNR.

Sorry about this rant, I just wanted to let you know what didn’t make the cut for the A-Z challenge. joanie2Joanie thought you may like a tummy shot for Tummy Tuesday.