Awww…….Mondays

Hi everyone! We are not joining the book blog hop because I haven’t read anything worth recommending-unless the new IKEA catalog counts. I have spent way too much time with that. Joanie still wants to do a review though and she is joining Comedy Plus’ Awww… Mondays Blog Hop.

This book is stupid. The author let someone move his cheese. If I had some cheese no one would move it because it would be in my tummy.

Thank you Joanie for that interesting review. This is actually a classic that we own although I have yet to find any cheese 🙂

Make sure you comment on yesterday’s post for a chance to win this shark themed catnip mat. Phoebe will announce the winner tomorrow.

Friendly Fill-ins Week 65

Hi everyone! Time for The Friendly Fill-Ins. Be sure to leave your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also put your answers in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate.

1. Meetings __________________.
2. Rules __________________.
3. The best time to                        is                         .

4. I have learned                                     .

My answers:

  1. Meetings are almost always a waste of time and always seem to have someone that never stops talking.
  2. Rules are meant to be bent, I follow the law, but now so much the rules.
  3. The best time to do something you want to do is NOW- life is short, never wait.
  4. I have learned so much about cats since I started reading blogs a few years ago ( I only learned about them right before I started blogging). I thought I knew everything about them after living with them and reading about them for over 20 years, but there is always so much more to learn.

We are also joining Feline Friday which is currently being hosted by Comedy Plus.

  Joanie is thinking about which book to review on Monday.


 

Hartz Delectables Squeeze Up Cat Treats

Hi everyone! Look at all this cool stuff we got in the mail. It is like Christmas in July!

*We were sent samples of Hartz Delectables Squeeze Up Cat Treats and Hartz cat toys in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are our own.

We love these squeeze ups!

 

You can lick them right out of the package or you can squeeze them into a dish. Phoebe was too dignified to lick out of the package( Joanie wasn’t) , but she loved them in her bowl. She tried the chicken so far, but we have tuna too which I am sure will be a hit.

We are going to share our bounty by having a giveaway. One lucky winner will get some of these toys and a 4 pack of the tuna and a 4 pack of the chicken treats. Just comment on this post by Thursday 9PM (EST). We will announce the winner on Friday.

To order your own Hartz treats click here

 

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Treat Tuesday

Hi everyone! Today we want to tell you about two kinds of treats we recently won.

First off, we won Blue Buffalo Kitty Cravings Chicken Crunchy Cat Treats from Three Chatty Cats. Being that KaTwo will only eat this kind of treat, I let her keep the entire bag ( don’t tell Phoebe).

We also won some Pet Naturals of Vermont Calming Treats from Sweet Purrfections.

  They are supposed to help calm an anxious pet during thunderstorms, fireworks or any other stressful event. Joanie didn’t need calming, but she wanted to try one. I also let Sammy, Millie and Penny try them too. They must taste great because they gobbled them up. They did seem calm, but there was nothing stressful happening at the time. I put the rest away to try during the next thunderstorm. It only takes one treat to help, but up to 3 can be given.

Thank you Three Chatty Cats and Sweet Purrfections! Also thanks to Chewy who sponsored both giveaways.

We also want to thank the blog, KittyClism that gave us a Blogger Recognition Award.

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Write a post to show your award
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

I started blogging because I love cats and wanted to share what I have learned about them over the years in the hope of helping other cats. It has now become a big part of my life and I am blessed with the friendship and support of a wonderful group of cat lovers.

Two pieces of advice to new bloggers- comment on other blogs and join Facebook groups for cat lovers( or whatever your blog is about) where you can share your posts.

I can’t pick just 15- if you are reading this then your blog deserves this award too.

We will be having a giveaway tomorrow so please stop by.

 

It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

Hi everyone! Thank you all for the birthday wishes yesterday, I am thankful for all of you.

We are joining Book Date’s It’ Monday! What Are YOU Reading? and Comedy Plus’ Awwww… Mondays blog hops.

Joanie enjoyed her week off and is ready to review Brian Tracy’s Eat That Frog!

How am I supposed to eat frog when this book don’t tell me how to catch it or cook it? I don’t recommend it.

Sorry Joanie, I thought it was pretty good. It tells how to stop procrastinating and start making goals. It is common sense, but so few actually do it, myself included.

I always use my Barnes and Noble Mastercard at the vet so I ended up earning a Barnes and Noble gift card. I got myself a birthday gift with it- Rescued Volume 2. I loved the first one and so far , I am loving this one too. I have only had time to read the first few stories, but they were all heartwarming. One is by Allie of A Tonk’s Tail, she had a very sad start in life, but I am glad she ended up with a loving forever home.

Kitty Kick Stix Giveaway

Hi everyone! We are having a Kitty Kick Stix Giveaway!

*Disclaimer- we received 2 Kitty Kick Stix, one to test out and one for a giveaway in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are our own.

We’ve Got Mail!

  This smells good!

  It is nice and long for bunny kicking too.

We highly recommend Kitty Kick Stix. They are made in the USA, each one is handmade within 72 hours of your order. We tested the Happy Cat and loved it. We are giving away the Extra Strength one. All you have to do is leave a comment on today’s post, you have until 9 PM (EST) Friday night. We will announce the winner in Saturday’s post.

If you are interested in ordering your own, click here to be transported to the Kitty Kick Stix website.

This is the Extra-Strength one, don’t worry, Joanie didn’t play with it.

To get 10 % off your entire order use the code 15andmeowing at kittykickstix.com

 

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#ChewyInfluencer

Hi everyone! Today is Chewy Day and we are reviewing a book. Yes, Chewy even carries books.

*Disclaimer: We received a free copy of Cat Daddy by Jackson Galaxy in exchange for a fair review and spreading the word about Chewy.

That not Daddy. Chewy sent us the wrong book, someone else must have gotten the one with our Dad on it. Silly Joanie, haven’t you heard of Jackson Galaxy? He is called Cat Daddy because he knows a lot about cat behaviors and helps solve lots of behavioral problems. Mom highly recommends it and it is on sale for only $8.68. And don’t forget, Chewy always has free shipping on orders over $49.If you are interested in this book click here.

This is his first book and is part memoir and part guide for pet parents. Mom read it before from the library, but she was thrilled to get her own copy. I am a little miffed she didn’t get us something to test out this month- phooey!

At least she left us the box. I am going to make a lemonade stand with it.

We don’t have any lemonade though.

So what, people will give us money because we are cats with a lemonade stand.

We are joining the Chewy Blogger Hop hosted by Golden Woofs and Oz the Terrier

 

 

It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

Hi everyone! We are joining Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? and Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays blog hops today.

Joanie feels she has been working too hard so she isn’t doing a review this week, but she did agree to pose with one of the books. But Did You Die? : Setting the Parenting Bar Low.

Eli of Coach Daddy has a story in this collection of funny parenting advice from several parent bloggers. I am not a parent to human children, but I still found it enjoyable and even hilarious. Eli’s story brought back memories of when my niece played soccer. I agree, nothing quite smells like sweaty soccer gear in your car after practice or a game.

Another story that cracked me up was about one woman and how she doesn’t like to read directions and usually skips part of them leading to some funny things. I highly recommend this collection. Here is the Barnes and Noble link ( I am not affiliated with them, but I like the store). This is the fifth book in the collection, I somehow missed the first four.

The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions by Thomas McNamee was surprisingly good. I feared it would be filled with the history of cats and facts, but it was so much more. There were some disturbing parts that brought tears to my eyes like the statistics for feral cats. It is in there though to help spread the word of TNR and getting people to fix their pet cats.

Throughout the book, he tells of his own cats. My only problem was that he lets them go outside unattended which I would never do.  Other than that, I agreed with his ideas and enjoyed the book. Here is the Barnes and Noble link

It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

Hi everyone! We are joining Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading ? and Comedy Plus’ Awww…. Mondays blog hops.

Back by popular demand is Joanie to try another book review.

The monkeys in this book are boring. If you want to read about monkeys, stick to Curious George.

Thank you Joanie, I think you need to ask your boyfriend Simon for some tips on writing reviews. He is an expert, if you want to see one of his reviews, click here.

Despite what Joanie wrote, I liked this book. My Mom recommended it to me because I have a “monkey mind”. This basically means I have an anxious mind that is always worrying . This book gives tips on spotting when one is doing that and how to stop feeding the monkey mind.

I am also reading Do Your Laundry or You’ll Die Alone by Becky Blade. It is filled with motherly advice, most of which my Mom has already dispensed to me over the years. It is a nice refresher though.

I also want to tell you about a book you shouldn’t read. Wherever You Go, There You Are by Annabelle Gurwitch really offended me. It is supposed to be humor, but I found the first few chapters boring. Then I got to the part where she writes about how she can’t feel sympathy for people that ask for prayers for their pets on Facebook. She then writes about Grumpy Cat and calls her a him. Because I was so cranked up about her Facebook comment, I decided to write to the publisher and complain that she made an error about Grumpy Cat and I was surprised an editor didn’t catch it either.  I have yet to get a response.

 

 

Happy 4th of July!

Joanie

Phoebe ( this is an older photo of Phoebe, but I love it).

We hope you all have a relaxing day!