Sunday, February 7, 2016

#SuperBowl50 Why I have "Carolina In My Mind" (My apologies to my friends and family in Denver)

Why do I have "Carolina In My Mind?"

Now, don't get me wrong. I am STILL a Detroit Lions fan, but since the Lions are home playing with their wand toys and eating kibble, my kitty heart (and the heart of my Mom), beats for the pawesome Carolina Panthers!!

For those people who know my Mom well, they know  that before Mom lived in Michigan she lived in Cleveland, Ohio for 35 years.

During that time, Mom was a die-hard fan of the Cleveland Browns. For those that have some knowledge of sports history, you know that not once, not twice, but THREE TIMES, the Denver Broncos denied the Cleveland Browns a chance to be in the Super Bowl. (For some, like my Mom, "The Drive" and "The Fumble" STILL hurt!!) They were some of the most (if not THE MOST) painful losses in Cleveland sports history.

Those are some HUGE reasons why Mom says that no way will she ever be pushing for the Denver Broncos to win ANYTHING. BUT...Mom feels torn because she has friends and family that live in Denver, (but the Denver family wasn't born and raised there so that makes her feel better).

This year we also have a  a niece and nephew who are ACTUALLY AT THE SUPER BOWL !! (but they are from Detroit).  Mom says, and I agree, that she has to go with her heart (and I have to go with my fellow felines, because they are PANTHERS!!).

There is yet another, HUGE reason why Mom and I are "pro Carolina", Mom has a dear, dear friend who she has been friends with  for approximately 15 years who WAS born and raised in N.Carolina and still lives there, (she even sent Mom a Carolina Panthers T-shirt to wear during the game!) Mom's friend is so excited about the Panthers being in the Super Bowl, and Mom and I are ecstatic and thrilled for them as well!! The Carolina Panthers had one heck of a record this season and they COMPLETELY DESERVE to win THE ENTIRE BOWL OF KIBBLE!!!

So....may the best team, (THE CAROLINA PANTHERS), 
 win Super Bowl 50 and good luck to all!!!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Happy Birthday to my Pawesome Dad!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Groundhog Day:Hey Mr.Groundhog! When is WINTER Gonna Start?

I have always had an issue with Ground Hog Day which is celebrated in the U.S. and Canada.  Supposedly, if the groundhog emerges from his burrow and sees his shadow, that means there will be six more weeks of winter. If he doesn't see his shadow, then we will have an early Spring.

Here in Southeastern Michigan we haven't had much of a winter. Sure, we have had frigid temps but nothing like the norm. Snow? "Fuget about it!" we have barely had any. I find myself WISHING it would snow so that it feels like WINTER! My fear this year, is that we will have BLIZZARDS IN JUNE!!

Why do I have an issue with Groundhog Day?
Because Spring begins March 20th (some years it  begins on  March 21st),  if you do the math, that is SIX MORE WEEKS OF WINTER regardless (slightly more).  Then, depending on where you live, Spring NEVER starts until after April 14th, (in the Midwest we have had a number of significant snowstorms the first week of April!)...thus making Groundhog Day and the skewed opinion of the Groundhog useless.
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Monday, February 1, 2016

My Pet Pledge for 2016! Make Yours and Enter To Win at Purina ! #Sponsored

This is a sponsored post, written by me on behalf of  Nestle Purina®  I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the  Purina Pet Pledge Campaign 2016.   Cat Chat With Caren and Cody only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers.

Here we are, a month into the New Year, and if you are like many people, the "resolutions" you made for yourself have fallen by the wayside. That is why I prefer to use the word "intentions" or even better, the word "pledge."  A "pledge" is a "solemn promise or undertaking". For me, promises are serious business, if I make a promise I will do my UTMOST to keep it, much more than a resolution or an intention.

This year our friends at  Purina want to keep all of our favorite four-legged family members in mind as we make our  pledges! With February being "The Month of Love" , it is the purrfect time to make a pledge to our furry family members! 

What is MY Pledge?
See this cute guy?

That's Cody, and Cody is NOT holding a cat toy. Cody is holding Dakota's BALL. A DOG BALL! Why a dog ball? Well, long story short, I had come into the living room because I felt sorry for Dakota, (I felt he wasn't being active enough), and I started throwing one of his balls to him. Dakota had NO interest in it...but....CODY DID!

I felt so guilty! Nearly every night after dinner Cody goes into the bedroom hoping that I will tear myself away from the computer, even for just 15 minutes and play his favorite game in the world. We call it "The Silly Game". What it boils down to is Cody likes to play with his favorite wand toy, (the one with the furry little mouse on the end, that you all know of quite well!). HE LOVES THAT GAME! For quite some time I would play EVERY NIGHT. Then, as many of us do, I started being "too busy." I would say "Not now Cody, Mama has work to do", or "maybe tomorrow Cody", but then tomorrow comes and it is the same thing again. I know, I am an AWFUL kitty Mama. I am sure you have all been there at some point yourselves so don't point a paw at me!  It got me to thinking,

If my baby can make the time for ME, as he always does, even when I am just resting on the couch, the LEAST I can do is to make the time for HIM....I can take 15 minutes as many days a week as he wants to play, and PLAY WITH HIM. He won't be here forever, we all know too well how fast the time passes. I must savor each and every moment that I am blessed to spend with him. My pledge is to take the time at LEAST once a day and play that "Silly Game" with Cody. If it is important to HIM, it should be important to ME.

 Our friends at Purina, Cody and I are  encouraging everyone to make a Pet Pledge for 2016 – it can be anything, from spending more time with your pets each day to pampering them with new toys or accessories, and anything in between. Once you’ve made your Pledge, visit and share it with Purina! While you’re on the site, play their instant-win game to win a prize box or their grand prize – all geared to help you keep that Pledge:

Cat Prize Box– Cat Furminator, Kitty Hammock, toys, other cat-related accessories! Visit to see ALL of the prizes!
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Cat Grand Prize – Deluxe Cat Tower
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Because this is a cat blog we are focusing on the prizes that CATS can win. There are DOG PRIZES AS WELL! They include a Dog Prize Box – Dog Furminator, Kong toys, other dog-related accessories!!!

Dog Grand Prize – the Deluxe Dog Crate---is AMAZING!!!

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The Instant Win game will  run through Wednesday, February 17. In addition, will also feature information and tips on different Pet Pledges you can make and how to help keep them throughout the year. There are coupons there too!

I made MY pledge AND played the Instant Win game as well, it couldn't be easier!!! Be sure to head over there yourself!!!!!

I shared my pledge with Purina and all of you, now tell me, in a comment below, what will YOUR PLEDGE to your pet(s) be?


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