Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Winner of the 3D Printed Steel Cat Necklace from Sea Pony Studio!

Today is a lucky day for one SPECIAL person!! Their name was chosen by rafflecopter to be the lucky winner of the:

3D Printed Steel Cat Necklace

 from Sea Pony Studio!



THE LUCKY WINNER IS:


a Rafflecopter giveaway


HUGE CONCATULATIONS
TO HILARY!!


For those that may not know, Hilary has a blog called:

FEELING BEACHIE

CLICK HERE TO VISIT!

Hilary, please email
your complete mailing address to:
cgittleman at mi dot rr dot com

THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Cat Adoption Story Update! #BtC4A

From Cat Chat With Caren and Cody: Back in July of 2012 I had written about a kitty that I had bought for a family at an adoption event. I wanted to share part of that post today, with a NEW photo! So here you go, here are portions of that post from July 2012:



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One of the goals I had aspired to in the past year was, instead of just blogging about pet adoption events,  I had decided that it was important for me to be an active participant. I didn't want to just "Blog the Change" I wanted to help "Be the Change."

As many of you know, June was "Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat-Month" and I had decided to attend a local adoption event that previously I had only blogged about, but  had never experienced.

It was a gloriously sunny day, and as I motored along picturesque tree and lake-lined roads, I thought about the many kitties I was yet to meet.

 I strolled over to the large vacant storefront where cats from the Oakland Pet Adoption Center and Elizabeth Lake Animal Rescue were housed.

My heart fell to my toes. There were cages upon cages of cats. Every color, every age, every size, every breed.  Each with a story. Each filled with hope. Each wanting to give love.


I made my way around the room, cooing, ooo-ing, ahhhh-ing, petting pink noses, touching velvety soft paws. Then I stopped. For some unknown reason I turned my head and saw HIM. Our eyes locked. His handsomeness could not be denied. SOMETHING HAD DRAWN ME TO THIS CAT.

Precious "Tigre"



I approached his cage and instantly was smitten. He flirted, he posed, he had a regal sense of calm and the look of a tiny bobcat in his beige-mocha tinged face. His name was Tigre. (Nope, not a typo, that was his name!)

I held him, kissed him. I had fallen in love. My heart broke with the realization that I couldn't adopt him. I am only permitted to  have two pets in the condo where I live, and, the vet had advised, that with the special dynamic that exists between Cody and Dakota,  bringing a third pet into the mix could completely destroy the magic that currently exists between them.


Tigre and I

Tigre and I "Cat Chatting"

Simply Smitten


"I want to take you home with me"

I cried. This cat  had claimed my heart and I could see that I had claimed his. He had literally been dumped in the street, WITH his collar. When his owner was called, he denied that the cat was HIS.

I couldn't bear to leave.

A woman and her adult daughter approached the cage just as I was readying myself to try and walk away.

I had begun a conversation with them and they told me about current and past cats that they had and how they were considering adopting another to be a kitty companion to a cat already living with the adult daughter.

I  looked at them and said,  "Please adopt this cat" I explained that I could feel that he was special. They played with him, held him and were immediately drawn into his feline spell.

Tigre, about to leave his cage forever


 The stories I heard had dispelled any fears that I may have had of their being appropriate adoptive "parents."

The adult daughter said:

"I can't afford him today. I have to wait until I am paid"

Afraid that the luxury of waiting did not exist, I said,  "If you adopt him, I will BUY him for you."

As they should have, they looked at me as if I was completely crazy. Who was this strange woman saying she would BUY the cat for them?

The adult daughter said:

"YOU will BUY him for me?"

ME: "Yes"

The adult daughter said: "Ok"

My heart flew, my feet danced as we made our way to the table to fill out the paperwork.  I paid the adoption fee feeling as if this was one of the most wonderful days of my life. I hoped I had saved a life. I couldn't save them all, but I felt as if I at least had  saved one.

"Tigre" Gets an "I'm Adopted!" Sign


The boy who stole my heart,
"be a good boy in your new home"




"I wish you love, safety and security
for all of your nine lives"

Tigre in his new home in 2012
soon after he was adopted

UPDATE AS OF APRIL 13TH, 2014:  I was sooooo excited to be tagged on Facebook with his LATEST PHOTO!!! He is now known as "Smokey" and look at how happy and content he is!!!


Would I do it again?
YES. It warmed my heart  and satisfied my soul to have given this most incredible gift. It is always the right thing to "pay it forward" and I would gladly do it again.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Passover Starts Tonight At Sunset

FROM CAT CHAT WITH CAREN AND CODY: Since we have many new followers, we decided to re-print portions of a blog post we did on April 6, 2011!


Hi everyone it's Cody! You know what I like about Passover?  You aren't allowed to eat any bread, now Mom can see what it's like to be on a grain-free diet!! Considering she is the Queen of Carbs, the next 8 days should be "fun" indeed!!

For those who don't know what the holiday Passover is, you can read about it here.

Card from care2.com

Happy Passover to our Jewish Furiends!
Love, Cody & Caren

Friday, April 11, 2014

I'm "Making the Switch to Nutrish!!" #nutrishforcats

Hi every furry! It's Cody!

Lately I have had  a lot on my mind, and today I would like to share it with you!




Every so often I get nasty red, hot spots on my head and they itch! For the past few years my Mom and I were under the mistaken assumption that I had food allergies. What that meant was I was on the MOST BORING diet ever! It never changed, I would often wish that a magic kitty would bring me delectable food in an array of flavors, but alas, it wasn't meant to be. I would read about all of my kitty furiends eating a bountiful buffet of deliciousness, while I sat...with nothing.




  Then something meowvelous happened!!! My luck had changed! "Dr.Smiley" told Mom that he thought that my allergies were caused by something in my environment, (yeah probably my woofie brother) and WERE NOT FOOD ALLERGIES!!! It was a miracle!! I was FREE AT LAST!!!!!

Mom jumped into action and began weaning me off of my boring food, and on to another brand. No hot spots!! YES!! I could eat anything!! That made me start thinking even more:




  I often watched my woofie brother, Dakota, eating dog food made by Rachael Ray Nutrish.  (Dakota has been eating Nutrish since it first arrived on the scene in 2008, LONG before he ever had a blog!) For the past year, I had to endure the agony of watching him do his Sheltie prance around the house, proud that he was (and still IS), one of a number of "Ambassadogs" for Nutrish. In that time, I often wondered, I wondered, so often in fact, that I would MEOW OUT.....


It really upset me. I knew that working with a team of pet nutrition experts, Rachael Ray created Nutrish Super Premium Food and Treats for dogs.  BUT WHAT ABOUT CATS????
I KNEW that her food was made with simple, wholesome ingredients like real meat. I even knew, cause I am SMART LIKE THAT, that Nutrish foods were inspired by tasty recipes from Rachael's kitchen. I knew that Nutrish contains no by-products, fillers or junk ingredients, Plus, Rachael's proceeds help animals in need!
 Rachael's Rescue was created for all of the forgotten pets-the ones that might not have someone who loves them as much as your humans love YOU! Did you know that proceeds from sales of Nutrish have gone toward food, medical supplies and treatments for animals in need? Rachael Ray wants to help ALL of the animals! Many more shelters need help.  Did you know that Rachael's Rescue has donated more than $6 million to pets in need? That's NO SMALL KIBBLE!!!
BE STILL MY HEART!!!!
Good things DO come
to KITTIES WHO WAIT!!!
I AM PROUD TO ANNOUNCE
I can barely contain my excitement!! If I were any more excited I would be spinning and barking like some woofie who will remain unmentioned! I am more refined than that, but let me tell you, MY MOM AND I COULDN'T BE HAPPIER!!!
RACHAEL RAY NUTRISH FOR CATS 
IS AVAILABLE WHERE YOU SHOP
FOR YOUR FAMILY'S GROCERIES!!!
click HERE to find out where to buy!!!
Rachael Ray Nutrish for Cats comes in a variety of forms, just like it does for WOOFIES!
It comes in:
Natural Dry Cat Food
Real chicken or salmon is always the number one ingredient in EVERY BAG of Rachael Ray Nutrish for Cats. There's no ground corn, wheat or soy. And there's NEVER any by-products, artificial flavors or artificial preservatives. Just wholesome whole grains and veggies plus the vitamins, minerals and taurine your cat needs to be healthy and happy!
Natural Wet Cat Food
These recipes are inspired from Rachael's kitchen! They are made with simple, natural ingredients like real chicken or fish! There's no grains or ANYTHING artificial either! Just essential vitamins and minerals for a tasty food your kitty will love!!!
Well, I bet you figured it out, I am now one of a fine clowder of "Bad A-s Cats" ooops! Mom just yelled at me for that, I must correct that or Mission Control at Nutrish will take away one of my nine lives!!!! I am now one of a fine clowder of AMBASSACATS for Nutrish for Cats!!! I COULDN'T BE HAPPIER!!  For six loooong years I have waited for Nutrish for Cats and
FINALLY, IT IS HERE!!!! 
DON'T YOU WANT TO
"SWITCH TO NUTRISH?" 
OF COURSE YOU DO!!!
I HAVE SOME GREAT
 "MEWS" FOR YA!!!
To celebrate this "meow-mentous" occasion, and to make your "Switch to Nutrish" extra easy for ya,  Rachael Ray Nutrish is letting me paw over a SPECIAL COUPON!!!!
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BUT WAIT!!!
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THIS SUNDAY APRIL 13TH
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I'LL NEVER TELL!!!!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Rachael Ray Nutrish. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  As always, thank you for reading and supporting our sponsors.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Someone is having a BIRTHDAY!!

WE LOVE YOU!!!!!
THANKS FOR BEING SUCH A GOOD FURIEND
TO US AND TO ALL OF THE ANIMALS!!
STOP ON BY AND 
WISH MARG A HAPPY BIRTHDAY HERE


 
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