A-Z Blogging Challenge: I

Hi everyone! Today is day I of the A-Z Blogging Challenge. I is for Insurance. If I only had one or two cats, I would buy them insurance, but I can’t afford it for my entire crew. There are several companies offering pet insurance now  and they all have their pros and cons. Here are two links to websites that break them down. Consumeradvocate  and Top10Pet Insurance

You have seen Trouble in “stuff” and “things”, she also gets into “odds and ends”.

Comedy Plus’ Wordless Wednesday

Create with Joy Wordless Wednesday

Be There 2Day Wordless Wednesday

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A-Z Blogging Challenge-H

Hi everyone! Please don’t tell Penny that today is supposed to be her day to post.  Today we are focusing on the letter H in the A-Z Blogging Challenge. To see more blogs participating in the A-Z hop, click here.

Today is more of a warning than a money saving tip. Most of you buy your flea and tick products from the veterinarian which is much safer.This is one area, I don’t recommend cutting costs Some still buy products over the counter at places like Walmart. One of the big brands is Hartz, and I am warning you to not buy those products. I have read many horror stories about cats getting burns and even dying after these products were applied. Here is a reputable link for you to read more about it.Click here

Trouble wanted to try a different hat/ears. We are joining Comedy Plus’ Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

We also want to wish our friend Marg of Marg’s Animals a very Happy Birthday!!!

A-Z Blogging Challenge-G

Hi everyone! Today is already G day for The A-Z Blogging Challenge. My money-saving tip for today is Groupon. It is free to sign up, you just need an email and a password. You can find discounts on everything , but right now I am focusing on cat things. I typed the word cat in the search engine and 7 pages of groupons appeared.

There was a foldable pet stroller for $47. 99 click here There was also a soft-sided airline approved carrier for only $19.99 click here

Brody hopes he is Awww. worthy for  Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays

 

Caturday Saturday

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and The Pet Parade. We are also joining Sabi Saturday, the new hop my Cactus Catz. You show something you have rescued from the trash or something you repurposed. To find out more, click here.

For my art this week, I have some masterpieces The Great One and I made this week with more paint chips 🙂

And for my Sabi Saturday is a bunny statue that I got for free. Someone had a bunch of things out in their yard marked free and this bunny was one of them. He has a small chip on his ear on the other side, but when sitting like this, he is perfect.

Next week, I will how you the other one that I got the same day.

And for The A-Z Blogging Challenge, we are on the letter F. F is for fluids, i realize most of you don’t need these for your cats, but many cats have kidney disease and do require subcutaneous fluids to be given at home. We did this for Spooky and Phoebe. I  follow Frugalwoods blog and recently there was a post with cost saving tips for pets and someone wrote they get the fluids from a regular pharmacy like CVS instead of through the vet. I have done this with pills, but never fluids- apparently it is a lot cheaper, $2 versus $30 from the vet.  Here is a link to the article. Click here.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for more Catburry Bunny auditions.

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 151

Hi everyone! Time for the Friendly Fill-Ins. Please leave your link (at bottom of post) here or at my co-host’s Four-Legged Furballs. You can also answer in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate. Don’t forget to add your link to the hop so everyone can visit you.

1. The highlight of my week is ______________________.

 

2. Only _____ more days until __________________.

 
3. I believe I was born to _________.

4. Age is _________.
My answers:
1. The highlight of my week is watching The Blacklist on Friday night. James Spader is such an amazing actor. My hubby and I recently binge watched Boston Legal and he was great in that too. Don’t worry Nic Cage, my heart still belongs to you. ( And yes, I heard about his recent 4 day marriage).
2. Only 16 more days until I can have chocolate again. ( I gave it up for Lent).
3. I believe I was born to rescue cats.
4. Age is only a number. I am going to be 50 this year, but in my head , I am about 10.

We are also joining Create With Joy’s Friendship Friday and Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus. We are also joining FiveSibes Flashback Friday. Here are some more photos of past Catburry Bunny auditions.

My angel Lucy in a different set of bunny ears.

Angel Spooky

I know this is a long post, but I still need to do The A-Z Blogging Challenge, letter E. E is for emails. If you like a brand of cat food, litter, toy, etc.you should sign up for emails from their website. Most of the time they will send special offers to you for sales on their products.

 

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Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! Before we get started we want to give our condolences to Colehaus Cat on the loss of beautiful Miss Newton. If you haven’t already visited, click here.

Today is D day for the A-Z Blogging Challenge.  D is for discount care plans. I recommend asking your vet if they have one. Our vet is a VCA and they offer them. I admit I haven’t signed up for one because I can’t afford to do it for each cat. If you only have one or two kitties , it is a wise choice. You pay a set monthly fee that covers vet visits, exams, dentals, etc. All items are discounted, but if your cat passes away, you still have to keep paying monthly or you have to pay full price for any exams already used. This is the link for the VCA care club.

We are also joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. KaTwo is happy for clean sheets on her bed.

Here is my poem for Sammy’s Poetry Day based on this photo prompt.

I can’t believe you called me a rat.
I was not implying you were getting fat.
I only suggested we skip dessert tonight
so we could get home and hold each other tight.

Here are the Friendly Fill-Ins for tomorrow. Mom came up with the first two and our co-host, Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs came up with second two.

1. The highlight of my week is ______________________.

2. Only _____ more days until __________________.
 
3. I believe I was born to _________.

4. Age is _________.

 

A-Z Blogging Challenge: C

Hi everyone! Today is day C of the A-Z Blogging Challenge. C is for coupons, the Sunday paper always has some for litter and cat foods. If you don’t get the paper, you can check online. Here are some sites I found with printable coupons: LOZO has several including $2 off Rachel Ray Cat Food, $3 off Purina One and some litter coupons too. Click here.There were several for dog food on there too.

Fancy Feast has coupons on their website- click here

Coupon Mom has several cat food ones too. click here

These are just some to get you started. If you go to the website of your preferred brand, they may have some too.

Emmy is checking out the proof of her book. It looks good so we are going to print and it will be ready in about two weeks.

Comedy Plus’ Wordless Wednesday

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XMAS Dolly ‘s Wordless Wednesday

A-Z Blogging Challenge: B

Hi everyone! Penny is here today with tips, but not Penny’s tips. These are tips to keep your cat healthy and save money. Today we are focusing on the letter B.

To see more blogs participating in the A-Z hop, click here.

B is for brushing. If you brush your cat’s teeth at least 3 times a week, you can prevent dental issues. This is better for your cat’s health and your wallet because dentals at the vet and extractions are costly.

I am guilty of not doing this, but I am going to try. I know already some cats like KaTwo and Polar Bear won’t let me, but I will try on Joanie and Sammy. As you can see from the photo, Penny is a good candidate too. Every time my cats go for a dental, they come home with a toothbrush and a sample of toothpaste. I found a great website that gives instructions. You don’t even need a kit, you can dilute hydrogen peroxide in water ( 25% peroxide to 75% water) , dip a cloth in it and rub it on your cat’s teeth. For more information, click here.

Unfortunately, some cats are more prone than others to plaque buildup so may still require dentals, but hopefully, less often.

Brushing your cat’s fur at least once a week is also a good idea. The more you brush, the less they ingest which means fewer furballs.

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

 

 

A-Z Blogging Challenge: A

Hi everyone! I can’t believe it is April already. Time for the A-Z Blogging Challenge. My theme is ways to save money on our cats, without sacrificing quality of care. I plan to tell you about coupons, offers, freebies and tips.

For A, I want to tell you about the ASPCA website. If you sign up to receive important alerts by email from them, you will get a free pet safety pack snailmailed to you. It includes a window decal to alert firefighters that you have pets inside. You will also get a magnet with the phone number for poison control. To sign up, click here.

To see more blogs participating in the A-Z hop, click here.

We are also joining Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays . Joanie wants you to see her in another set of rabbit ears too.

 

The A-Z Giveaway

Hi everyone! We are joining Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus, Create With Joy’s Friendship Friday and XMAS Dolly’s Show Off Tuesday which features many giveaways, you should check it out.

Avocado, baseball, coal, Dr. Seuss hat, eyeball, fish, ghost, hedgehog, icicle, jalapeno, kippa, lemon and minion.

necktie, ornament, peanut, Q-tip, raspberry beret, golden snitch, toast, urchin, vase, worm, xeranthemum, yellow submarine and zero, the dog from Nightmare Before Christmas.

I am not sure if I will divide the 2 prizes like this or do every other letter. To enter the giveaway, just tell me in the comments which one of these is your favorite. The giveaway will close on Saturday at 9 PM ( EST) and the winners will be announced on Sunday’s post. These are pretty light for shipping so the giveaway is open to all.

Trouble is bright-eyed and bushy tailed.