Friday, July 22, 2016

Winner of Zuke's Cat Natural Purrz ! "Purrfectly Sublime Soft Treats For Cats!"

Thanks to all who entered our give-away for:

 Zuke's Cat Natural Purrz !

 "Purrfectly Sublime Soft Treats For Cats!" 

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Monday, July 18, 2016

#Sponsored Dinner for Two, Um....Make that THREE #NutrishPets

Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own.

See the photo above? Notice something amiss? That's right, that is Cody practically sitting IN my salad. ON THE TABLE. NOTE:CODY IS NOT PERMITTED TO BE ON THE TABLE. I not only have created a battle every night, I have created a MONSTER. A FOOD MONSTER. A FOOD MONSTER WITH A HUNGER THAT WILL NOT BE DENIED.

It's all my fault. It truly is. I have no one to blame but myself. For most of Cody's life he had never tasted a table scrap, not a morsel. That changed a few months ago when I was making chicken and began getting nostalgic remembering how my first cat, Bobo used to LOVE chicken. I was sitting at the table eating dinner and talking to my husband, and against my better judgement, I called Cody over....THE FOOD MONSTER WAS BORN.
Yes, I am embarrassed to admit
when it is just my husband and I
(and Cody) eating dinner
our table IS that messy!!!

Now, every night seated at the kitchen table there is my husband, myself and Cody. Mind you, Cody  is NOT hungry when he makes his nightly appearance at dinner. He and Dakota are always fed before my husband and I. Cody gobbles up his usual Nutrish fare in his customary gluttonous fashion. Truth be told, INHALE would be a more appropriate description of Cody's eating style. When Cody finishes his dinner, he  is full, I KNOW he is full, but Cody seems to think that his main meal is just an appetizer, once he finishes HIS dinner, it's time to see what I am having!


He's out of control. This scene is repeated each and every night like clockwork. I have gotten to the point that when I make dinner and am about to put it on the table, I tip-toe around the kitchen, stopping to periodically cast a glance over my shoulder to see if "He" knows I am going to sit down and eat. Often I don't say a word, I don't have to. KEY THE HORROR MOVIE MUSIC...HERE HE COMES....

It has gotten to the point that I can barely move my arm to cut my food (I eat with my left hand and cut my food with my right), I am too busy trying not to eat my cat along with my dinner. He is THAT close. Subtlety is NOT one of Cody's strong suits.

Picking him up and removing him from the table was useless, he would come right back. Then, one night I had an idea. I would make a barricade!!! A CODY BARRICADE!!! This would HAVE TO WORK!!

The pot featured in these photos
happens to be from the Rachael Ray line
I purchased that with myself

As you can see in the above collage, my "Cody Barricade" did NOT work! you see the chair that is behind Cody? It only took me FOREVER to realize that if I moved that chair,  the FOOD MONSTER COULD BE DETERRED!!!!!! That is, until he gazes up at me staring relentlessly from the floor, and begins trying to crawl up my LEG to get to the "Promised Land", but that my friends is another story.......

So, tell me, do YOU have a FOOD MONSTER in your home? Is it YOUR fault that they became a monster as is the case with Cody? What quirky routine does YOUR pet do at dinnertime? I would love to know, it just might make me feel better!!! 

About Rachael Ray Nutrish:
In 2014, with help from cat nutrition experts at Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, Rachael Ray created Nutrish super-premium food for cats. Nutrish dry and wet cat food recipes are made with simple, wholesome ingredients like real meat or fish, and do not contain poultry by-product meal or fillers.
Rachael’s personal proceeds go to Rachael’s Rescue, which was created to help shelter pets in need. To date, she has donated over $14MM. This money has gone toward food, medical supplies and treatments for these unfortunate animals. 

All of the Rachael Ray Nutrish products are available where you shop for your family’s groceries, making specialty recipes accessible and convenient for every pet parent.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

"Pray for Nice. Pray for France. Pray for our country. Pray for the world" #PrayForNice

The heading on this post was from @joelnobis on Twitter

We have no words other than please pray for peace...........
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Monday, July 11, 2016

Cat Treats! Zuke's Cat Natural Purrz ! "Purrfectly Sublime Soft Treats For Cats!" Review and Give-Away!

Hi my furiends! It's Cody and today I have something super tasty to share with you! A few weeks back my Sheltie brother, Dakota, had a great give-away for his most favorite dog treats EVER ! They just happen to be made by:

Click here to visit the Zuke's website!
Dakota has been eating Zuke's dog treats for a while now, and truth be told, they are pretty much the ONLY treats that my cheap Mom will paw out HER cash for!

When Zuke's sent Dakota his treats, they took the time to think about the fact that there is SOMEONE ELSE who lives here that also LOVES TREATS. Who? Well, ME, of course! I hadn't tried Zuke's treats, but thankfully they included a bag of their Natural Purrz Tender Chicken recipe treats for ME! (Why I got one bag and Dakota got a virtual store full of treats is beyond me, but I digress....)

Once I tasted them I was HOOKED!

Why Cat Natural Purrz?

  • REAL meat is the #1 ingredient
  • they are grain-free
  • they contain no wheat, corn or soy
  • The chicken flavor is only 2.4 calories per treat!
  • They are shaped like a "Z"

----did you know that cats prefer food and treats with angles and edges? Bet ya didn't! I didn't know that either! Look at the photo below and you will see the "Z" shapes!

Photo Courtesy of Zuke's

These delicious treats are available in:

  • Tasty Tuna Recipe
  • Savory Salmon Recipe
  • Tender Chicken Recipe (which were the ones that I received)

Because they are soft, Cat Natural Purrz are super easy to nom away at, and I LOVE THEM!!

About Zuke’s
Located in Durango, Colorado, Zuke’s is a leader in the natural pet treat category. Named after founder Patrick’s beloved Labrador Retriever, Zuke’s has been powered by passionate and adventurous pet lovers for over 20 years. Strong believers in being active and exploring the world with our dogs, the Zuke’s team has been creating trail-tested recipes from the earth’s best ingredients to fuel those adventures since day one. The company’s unwavering commitment to product quality has helped Zuke’s become a successful and philanthropic business. Zuke’s donates a portion of all sales to The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund (DCCF). Visit for more information and find @ZukesPets on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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In full disclosure: I was not compensated for this review and give-away. I was sent one bag of Cat Natural Purrz (you are lucky, YOU are getting TWO BAGS!) in exchange for my always honest review. 

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