Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Percy!

Today is my 6th birthday! :)

I'd like to invite everycat and everydog in the blogosphere over for some treats, tuna and playtime! Mum went out and bought 4 cans of tuna especially for today. I LOVE tuna. (I also love chicken livers, but mum said that the butcher shop didn't have any... darn.)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Review: Taste of the Wild's new food

(see how Pandora gives mum the 'treat-demanding' look?)

We received some samples of the new Taste of the Wild food, called Canyon River feline. It is only fish proteins with trout, salmon and sweet potatoes and is grain-free. It also has lower protein and fat than the Rocky Mountain Feline.

As we don't eat dry food, mum gave us some of this food as treats! And you know how we love treats. We sure do love these treats. (I think that Pandora would like to eat them all the time, but mum says she can't.)

This might be a good food to rotate into a regular diet if you are a kitteh that eats kibbles, or it would be good as treats if you are a kitteh that doesn't eat kibbles.

Now, we have a small contest for our readers, thanks to the folks at Taste of the Wild. One commenter (drawn via a random number sampler) will win three sample bags of the new dry formula, a $30 gift card to HarlosHealthypets.com and a Bergan TurboScratcher Cat Toy, thanks to the generous folks at Taste of the Wild.

We will take comments until 12AM Monday December 6 (that's late night on Sunday), and then do the draw on Monday. Make sure to leave your email address (or make sure your email is in your blogger profile) so mum can get in touch if you are the winner!

**Update! Our winner is William!**

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanks MEOW!

We've been recommended on the MEOW Foundation's Facebook page! Thanks MEOW! :)

I was taken in by the MEOW Foundation in February of 2009, and I found my forever home with my mum and sisters in mid-March. And I think it is a fantastic place to be. I hope that all kitties can find their forever homes!

We know that this is a tight time for lots of families, but if you have a few dollars to spare, MEOW could use some help to take care of all the kitties that pass through their doors.

MEOW Foundation

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Happy Birthday Pandora and Zowie!

Pandora and Zowie are 12 today! Mum is going to give us all extra treats and stinky goodness! :)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sister Sunday

Mom says that Zowie was sure being a nice sister today!

She let Pandora have all the space in the bed!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thursday Taking it Easy

Sometimes Zowie and I will share the sofa. Usually this means that there is no space left for mum. But then she'll go sit in the chair instead.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Mancat Monday

Here I am, waiting patiently for mum to come sit on the sofa so we can have our snuggles. (I know I look a little bit cranky, but mum was using the flashy box too much!)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sunday Cat TV

If you look carefully at this last photo, you will see the squirrel that we were watching. He was very loud, and he's also very lucky that we aren't allowed to go Outside.

Also, mum has been trying a few new varieties of Wellness food with us. We tried Salmon & Trout yesterday (not bad), and Chicken & Lobster today (pretty good). Pandora has a sensitivity to Chicken & Herring now so she is looking for other varieties to try.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Less Adoptable Pets Week: Longtime MEOW Foundation Residents

Hi everyone!

We wanted to introduce some really lovely kitties who have been staying at the MEOW Foundation (that's where I was before mum adopted me) for a very very long time. All cats listed below can be found on their Cat-a-logue.

First, meet Beleu:

Beleu is black like me, and very very beautiful. She's a bit shy though, and thus she's been passed over, when she really ought to have a home. She was a former feral, and has done really well at getting used to people and becoming more friendly. She's not a snuggly lapcat just yet, but you know, neither was I when I was first adopted.

Now this mancatly fellow is Sunrizer:
He is a more senior fellow, being nearly as old as my sisters Pandora and Zowie, at 11 years old! Wow. He's a pretty cool dude, and he loves people. In fact, he loves people so much that he wants to be the King of the House and not share his people with any other cats. Mum met him when she was at the shelter to find me, and she says he was super nice and very friendly.

We hope that some nice adopters will see these fine kitties, and help them find their forever homes!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Caturday: Becoming an even better mancat

Now, I am one of the most mancatly around, but mum says that lately I have become an even BETTER mancat. Do you want to know why that is?

Well, it's because for the last four evenings, I have come and snuggled on mum's LAP. There is a trick to this. Because I am such a large mancat, I only feel comfortable snuggling on mum's lap if she is stretched out on the sofa with her legs right out straight. That way she has a lot more lap, and I know that I can fit. Then she scratches my cheeks and my chin, and gives me little neck massages. That's when I purr and make biscuits.

Unfortunately you will have to imagine the snuggly-ness because mum has yet to get a photo! We only have ones of me being partially on her lap.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The bed fits!

But it is still mostly Zowie's. That's okay though, because I have the snuggly cat cup bed (even if mum hasn't put the heating pad back in it yet.)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Taking turns

(p.s. Zowie seems to be doing much better. She is on her last doses of metronidazole liquid, and as far as I can tell, the diarrhea is gone. Thanks so much for all the purrs and prayers!)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Happy Caturday!

We are having a pretty good Caturday already! Mum got up at 7am to give us our stinky goodness. She says that it is hard to sleep in when there are three of us walking around on the bed. We were pretty nice this morning and didn't meow to wake her up, I thought.

Zowie is doing a bit better. Today she gets to start her metronidazole, but mum says she doesn't seem to have much diarrhea anymore. Thanks to everyone for all your purrs, prayers, and advice!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

After the vet: update on Zowie

We are back from the vet. The good: Zowie doesn't have a fever, and she has good reflexes, and also has a very good yowl (which the vet found out when she had to get one of the techs to help take Zowie's temperature and stuff).

The not as good: Zowie will get to be on metronidazole for five days (2x day). We have asked for the liquid version because she hates pills, so she won't get to start it until the vet's office can get it in. Hopefully she won't mind the liquid version too much.

The also not as good: Zowie has lost some weight. When I last weighed her (April) she was 3.79kg. Right now according to the vet, she is 3.41kg. I am going to weigh her on my scale to double-check, but that still means she has lost almost .4kg (14oz/0.9lbs). That's quite a lot for a kitty as small as Zowie is.

Does anyone know of any good foods to help kitties gain (healthy) weight? They would have to be grain-free as Pandora would get them too. But we would really love some suggestions. :)

Also thank you so much to everyone for your purrs and prayers!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Quick update on Zowie.

I was able to get Zowie an appointment at the v-e-t for tomorrow after work. I came home to find poop on the carpet, but I'm almost 100% certain that it wasn't Zowie, as she has always gone in the box. Also, Pandora's been acting crankier today, so it might be that the Wellness Chicken & Herring upset her tummy. (She almost always will poop outside the box if she has tummy upset.)

I also came home to a big grey hairball on the hardwood, and I'm wondering if that's why Zowie's been not feeling well. I didn't see any diarrhea in the boxes, so either Zowie hasn't gone yet today, or she did a regular visit.

Both Pandora and Zowie got pumpkin mixed in with their canned food this evening, so I'm hoping that'll help a bit.

I'll update you on the v-e-t appointment tomorrow evening. :) Thank you for all the purrs and prayers!

Purrs for Zowie

Zowie is not feeling well, her tummy has been very upset, and mum is going to get her an appointment at the v-e-t. Please send purrs! We are hoping that it is nothing serious.

(Zowie has been having diarrhea for the last few days and it is not letting up, so I am going to call the vet and get in for an appointment ASAP.)

Monday, September 6, 2010

What is Labour Day?

I don't know what it is, but I do know that it means mum is home on a Monday with us instead of being at work. We like that a LOT.

Mum took these photos with the camera on her laptop. As you can see, I am not in them, because I didn't feel like sitting still. So instead for me we shall use this very mancatly photo:

You can see that I wasn't very impressed with the flashy box. But this photo shows off my whiskers and my white chest furs.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Can you help us find this toy?

We have been (or rather, mum has been) looking for this toy for a long time. We got one in a Paw-it-Forward box last year, and it is one of our favourites! But we only have 1, and it tends to get lost very easily (especially under the stove).

As mum can't find these toys here (even in the Canadian PetSmart), she is wondering if one of our American pals could send us some. She said she would of course send green papers. (We would buy them online, but the shipping is pretty expensive for such a small toy.)

**Update: The Katnip Lounge has graciously offered to find us some toys! Hurrah! We can hardly wait!**

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Review: The Refined Feline's Kitt-in-Box

We got to review this awesome desktop cat bed from AllPetFurniture.com! We do have one little oopsie though: Mum did not read the details very well (or measure her desks/tables) so we do not have any tables that have enough of a lip to hold the bed onto the edge. (It needs a 2" lip, and most of mum's tables are antiques and don't have that.)

So, until mum gets a new table (she's going to get a nice kitchen table that she'll set it up on, because us cats LOVE watching from up high in the kitchen), we have been using the bed as an extra spot on the floor. I will tell you right now that I have not had very much time in the bed! It is all Zowie's bed, nearly all of the time. She LOVES it. I am hoping that she will be sisterly and let me spend some time in it. (It is supposed to even be able to hold a very mancatly cat like me in it, as it can manage up to 20lbs.)

Here is Zowie saying "No way, this is MY bed!"

We really like this bed so far. We think it'll be even better once mum puts it onto her new kitchen table (and we will have photos when that happens!) If mum had a desk with her computer on it, she says she'd definitely use it there, to keep us cats off the keyboard.

We apologize for the lateness of our review! Mum didn't even unpack this awesome bed until after we moved! So we didn't get to try it out until just this past week.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Sometimes, though not often, you might find Pandora and I both on mum's bed at the same time. And if you're lucky, we'll be sleeping fairly close, like in this photo. But usually, we are on opposite ends of the bed.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

We are sad today.

Our buddy Grey, from Hubble Space Paws, has gone to the Rainbow Bridge.

We'll miss you Grey!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Mancat Monday: Checking out the new views

I like to sit and watch all the action going on outside our front window. However, when I hear mum getting out the flashy box, I quickly head over to get snuggles.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Review: The "Skinneeez" cat toy!

We were sent a sample of a new cat toy on the market to test and review. They are called Skinneeez (that's two Ns and three Es), and are cat toys that don't have any cotton stuffing in them, just catnip. The packaging says it makes them more like real animals, though personally I wish that real animals did have a tasty catnip smell! Our toy was a squirrel. Now, I have seen bigger squirrels in my day, but for an indoor squirrel, perhaps small is best.

Pandora got first dibs on the toy because that's just the way we roll. (Well, and she sometimes will give the smacky-paw to anyone who gets in her way.) But we all got a chance at it. We like it! Zowie likes to carry it around in her mouth (but she wouldn't let mum get a photo! silly Zowie.) However, pretty soon afterwards, it ended up where all the best toys do: under the sofa.

Here are a couple of video clips of us playing with the Skinneeez toy:

Our verdict? We like this toy! We only wish that mum would move the sofa more often so that it wouldn't be missing as much!

Mum says this toy is available at all sorts of pet stores, so make sure your beans keep a lookout for one!

Monday, August 16, 2010

We have been gone a long time!

Mum and I didn't mean to be gone so long, but these last couple weeks have been super busy! But now we are all moved into our new apartment, and aside from a few boxes and some organizing, we are almost all unpacked.

There are lots of new smells to smell, and we have some new views. So far I have spotted a few birds and a squirrel. I sure would have liked to go after that squirrel, but mum said that we can't go outside. Darn.

We promise to get back to more posting this week. We have TWO product reviews for you!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Packing is hard work!

Remember this post? We are doing much the same thing these days. Tonight mum packed up 9 boxes of books (she likes to read a LOT), and she has had the doorbell ringing with folks picking up stuff via freecycle. Us cats have been snoopervising carefully.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Exciting News!

We have not been around much, and probably in the next couple weeks we may not be around much either.

It's because we're moving!! Mum has found a new apartment (it is cheaper, and closer to her work), and we move in just over 2 weeks! She says that she has a heck of a lot to do, and she might not have as much time to help us blog.

But, we cats are looking forward to some new digs. There will be new scents to sniff, new window views to check out, and hopefully no new introoder cats to invade our territory.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Mancat Monday: Sunny!

Well, it wasn't actually sunny today, but we wished it was!