Hi everyone. Penny has a tip for you today, but first I want to apologize to all who tried to visit on Monday and couldn’t get to the post. I updated some plug-ins and something went wrong. GoDaddy was able to restore and get the blog back , but so far Monday’s post is missing. If it doesn’t return, I will redo it because I want all the letters for the A-Z challenge.
Now on to Penny.
Hi everyone! I have a great tip for you today. You can use pennies to have a contest. You can fill a jar and have people guess how many are in the jar. I am having a contest today, Emmy said I can give away a copy of her book, I Am Not A Skunk. Whoever guesses how many pennies are in this sugar bowl is the winner. Sorry, my cheap mom said we can only mail in the USA. If more than one of you guesses correctly, I will draw names. You have until Friday at 9 PM ( EST) to put your guess on this post. I will announce the winner on Saturday’s post. Good luck!
And today is T day for The A-Z Blogging Challenge. T is for toys and to save money you can make your own. As you know, I crochet toys and sew catnip mats, but you don’t even have to crochet or sew to make toys. You can take a sock, fill it with nip and tie the end. Check Pinterest for more ideas too.
Hi everyone! I have a repeat tip for you today. I just want to remind you that Pennies are great for filling plastic Easter eggs. I prefer nip in mine, but the kiddos will like the pennies.
Today we are focusing on the letter N in the A-Z Blogging Challenge. To see more blogs participating in the A-Z hop, click here. N is for nail clipping. To save money , you can clip your cat’s nails at home. I do most of my cats nails except for KaTwo and Polar Bear- even the vet techs can’t do theirs unless they are drugged. If you have never done it before, you can ask them to show you the next time you are at the vets. There are also a lot of videos on youtube that show you how.
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
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.
Hi everyone! Poor Penny got her post bumped again. Millie wants to tell you about his Basepaw results. Almost a year ago, we won a kit on the blog, Pets Overload. I chose Millie to test because I was certain he had some Siamese in him. He is quite vocal which is one of their traits.
*Disclaimer: I won a Basepaws kit. I am not required to write a review. All opinions are my own.
He was shocked with the results.
This is what they wrote:
Now let’s talk about Millie! We sequenced Millie’s DNA, which we extracted from the sample you’ve submitted to us. This resulted in 19,183,303 DNA fragments sequenced, which represents 2,472,946,222 DNA bases that were sequenced. Using this data along with the latest cat genome (felis_catus_9.0), we analyzed genetic variants across 18 chromosomes to generate this report.
We assigned Millie to the Western breed group based on the comparative genomic similarity to breeds belonging to the Western group. Within the Western breed group, we ranked the individual member breeds based on how similar your cat is to each breed.
Millie is most related to a Maine Coon. I know nothing about genetics, but I am not convinced. I think Basepaws is a good idea, but needs some work. It took around 10 months to get our results which seems like a long time. I am glad I won a kit, but honestly, I would expect more if I had paid the $95. I checked the website and an Alpha kit will be available soon ( I assume it will cost more money), but it will include health information which could be useful.
Hi everyone! Today is Mardi Gras so several of my kitties have agreed to pose with beads. First though, Joanie wants to tell you about her new food. I know dry food is not recommended, but that is all Joanie can eat. She has yacked up every canned food I tried on her and she tends to eat the dry too fast and yack that up too. When my friend told me about PawTree and sent me a sample for Joanie I was thrilled.
*Disclosure: I was sent a sample of PawTree Real Chicken Recipe for cats. I was not asked to do a review, but I am choosing to. All opinions are my own.
As you can see in the photo, the pieces are small. She usually eats out of a bowl, but I thought it would be easier to see the food this way. It is made in the USA. No corn, wheat or soy. You can check out all the facts by clicking here. The link goes directly to my friend’s PawTree page so she can get a commission on sales. They have several other flavors too and canned food which I will be ordering for Joanie to test soon. Joanie has been eating this for a few weeks and so far, no yacking- knock on wood , 3 times.My only complaint is shipping costs, but Joanie is worth it. Now on to the beads!
Joanie and Gremmie
Who wore them best? No one can top Angel Lucy from 2015. She earned her beads.
Hi everyone!Did you miss me last week when mom bumped my post for a Chewy review?
I am hiding in this tunnel because mom said she wants to start pinching pennies. Can you believe it? She even found a website with tips on how to pinch them! It is called The Prudent Penny Pincher. It is similar to the other website I told you about. Mom is all excited because she found a bunch of Grinch themed recipes on there. And lots of decorating ideas. She claims she won’t pinch me, but I am not taking my chances.
Hi everyone! I have a tip today to help you save some pennies.There is a great website called The Penny Hoarder.
Here it is! There are all kinds of tips on there from how to make extra money with a side gig, how to save on groceries, budgeting and so much more. I am fine with Penny hoarding, but I don’t like Penny pinchers.