Thursday, November 27, 2014

Got Bird? Happy Thanksgiving!

Because this year we are not in a saccharin mood,
we just wanted to give you all a little chuckle......

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Smiling? GOOD!!! That was what we hoped for! Thanks for taking time out of your busy days to visit us throughout the year. Cody and I are  THANKFUL for all the blessings we have, and for ALL of YOU!

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

ökocat Cat Litter Winners!

ökocat Cat Litter!!

The lucky winners are:
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Monday, November 24, 2014

Royal Cat Boutique is Purrfect for the "Cat Formerly Known As Prince" Give-Away!

Hi and Happy Meowy Monday All!

It's Cody, and today I am honored to introduce you to some new furiends of mine, Royal Cat Boutique.

 Many of you know that my name is Cody, but I am also known as the "cat formerly known as Prince."   Yep that's right! My first name was "Prince" when Mom  met me at an adoption drive. Many people,  especially my Dad, think that my name should have remained Prince due to my love of sitting on high-backed chairs and my love of luxury!

When Mom first showed me the Royal Cat Boutique website I purred with delight! The Royal Cat Boutique is purrfect for a luxury lovin' cat like me!

I was excited when I was presented with the opportunity of reviewing one of Royal Cat Boutique's quality  products, the Kitty Treadmill
The Kitty Treadmill

but then I began to think, were they trying to tell me, Cody, "The Cat Formerly Known as Prince" that I am FAT!? 

 Being a bag of catnip is half FULL kind of a guy, I decided NOT to be insulted. I realized that my need to scratch is INSTINCTIVE. Scratching helps me keep my claws sharp.

It also encourages me to  stretch and flex my manly kitty body!!

 Using the Kitty Treadmill, helps to keep me in shape and healthy! Combining contemporary shapes with stylish patterns, the Kitty Treadmill is a modern twist on conventional scratchers. The Kitty Treadmill provides me  with a corrugated scratching surface, and it helps keep me from scratching Mom's black dining room chairs, which makes HER happy too! The Kitty Treadmill can be used leaning against something, (as shown above), or it can lie flat, (see below) It is light, which makes it easy to transport and to store!

The Kitty Treadmill
Comes in 3 different colors!


    • Encourages positive scratching
    • Is Made with long lasting sisal; the material recognized for it's long lasting endurance
    • No shredded cardboard mess
    • Frame Material: Wood
    • Exterior Dimensions: 18"L x 10"W

Royal Cat Boutique specializes in handcrafting, durable, exceptionally solid, luxury cat furniture!  Royal Cat Boutique takes pride in making furniture that our humans are proud to show off in their homes, and that kitties LOVE! I just received my Kitty Treadmill last week, so I just started using it. I can stay I LOVE doing my scratching in style! The Kitty Treadmill is fit for a King,  Queen or even a PRINCE!!!  Or even a cat named CODY!!

Take a look at another one of my faves!
The "Royal Davenport"

Royal Davenport
Handmade, the Royal Davenport by Royal Cat Boutique is soft and cozy, creating a great spot for your cat or small dog to nap. The faux leather outside is stylish, and micro terry faux fur inside ensures comfort. 

Kitties! Today is your lucky day! My new furiends at Royal Cat Boutique are offering THREE of my furiends who reside in the U.S.A  the chance to win a Kitty Treadmill of their own! (A $35 value). Entering is easy! Just use the Rafflecopter below, the winner will be announced on December 17th. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

In Full Disclosure:This is a sponsored post. I received a Kitty Treadmill to try out (it arrived last week!) and compensation for the review/give-away. Being compensated in NO WAY influenced my opinion of the Kitty Treadmill. All opinions are my own. I only feature products that I have, used, would use, or that I feel will be of interest to my readers!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Snarky Selfie Sunday

Last Sunday I arrived home from having spent a few days in Ft.Lauderdale where I attended the Miami-Ft.Lauderdale Pet Expo.

My husband had told me that Cody seemed to miss me more than usual this trip, (maybe because I had just been away in Atlanta a mere week and a half before that?

Cody conveyed his displeasure with me with this snarky selfie, this was taken not long after I arrived home. I wasn't thrilled with the color, etc, so I added a Vintage touch from

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Had A Pawtastic Time at the Novi Pet Expo And YOU Will too!

This is DEFINITELY the month of the Pet Expo! A week ago I was lucky enough to attend the Miami-Ft.Lauderdale Pet Expo and Friday I attended the:

The Novi Pet Expo began yesterday and is taking place today until 8pm and tomorrow from 11am til 5pm! Well-behaved canine citizens are welcome with proof of current vaccination status—but NO retractable leashes, please!

 Admission $10.00 Adults, Children 6-12, $5.00
 5 and Under, Free!
Parking is $5.00
  Saturday 10 am-8 pm, Sunday, 11am-5 pm 
For an Expo Schedule
click here
(times are subject to change!)

I was lucky enough to have two free tickets given to me for featuring the Expo on my blog a few weeks ago but even if I wasn't comped tickets, it is well worth the price of admission!

The Novi Pet Expo is MUCH larger than the one I attended in Florida last week. When my husband and I first arrived I stopped to say hi to a couple of the volunteers from Michigan Humane:

Then I was greeted by the BIGGEST "Pet Superstore" imaginable!

You could find virtually anything and everything at the Super Store as well as at the booths set up around the Expo.

My pal from  Purina wasn't there but I met some new furiends from Purina that WERE there! (Purina was one of the sponsors).

There were all sorts of animals there from reptiles to parrots, horses and cows!!!

As my husband and I made our way around the venue, we were greeted by one of my "bonus daughters", Marla,  who happens to work for a local rescue here in Michigan called "Almost Home".  She was with Lauren, (the daughter of the owner of Almost Home, who also works for the rescue. I had blogged about Lauren and her mother in 2011, you can read the entire post here ) 

Lauren and my "Bonus" Daughter, Marla
Me, Marla and my husband, Lenny
There were a large number of rescues present at the Expo, most were dog-centric, but we DID see a number of cats that were available for adoption. (I didn't allow myself to linger long at their cages, because I just can't handle not being able to take them ALL home!)

Wait til you see the adorable kittens featured below, I stumbled into the photo op of the century!

 The Tabby on the left was vigorously/relentlessly grooming the black kitty on the right and the black kitty wasn't phased in the least!  Even with all of the nipping and bunny kicking that took place, the black kitty accepted the "lovin", and seemed to relish every second of it!

It was seriously the CUTEST EVER!!

I immensely enjoyed walking around and meeting and speaking with some of the vendors that were there. A few of the booths were already decked out for Christmas:

 Speaking of Christmas. If you live in Michigan and are looking for gifts for the pet lovers in your family, the Novi Pet Expo is DEFINITELY the place to go! Here are a a few of my favorite vendors:

The above items are items that I purchased from Small Paws, Jewelry for Pet People a division of:

From their Etsy Shop:
River Wolfe Art Jewelry is know for high quality handmade jewelry. Many of our beads are handmade with great attention to detail and design. We're known to many Animal Rescue Organizations, Dog and Cat Organizations and Animal Lovers for our Small Paws line of Pet Themed Jewelry, you'll find other designs that incorporate Love, Hope, Peace and Whimsy throughout our store as well
Had  lovely time speaking with the owner at her booth!

We make jewelry that reflects who you are.

We've been making and selling polymer clay jewelry for over 10 years, our main venues are art festivals in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, New York and Pennsylvania.

As I made my way around the Expo there were even MORE items that I fell in love with! Below are some delectable oils that I purchased from

They also make all natural soy candles that they make right here in Michigan! I was in complete ecstasy when I was sniffing their myriad of scents! Many of them smelled good enough to eat! I bought a Almond Cherry candle that is to die for!

I thought it was brilliant for a candle/oil artisan to be present at a Pet Expo. Pet people are often paranoid that their homes smell like pets and are often seeking a way to disguise the fact that pets reside in the home.

Last but DEFINITELY NOT LEAST I ran into my old buddy Deb, from:

Who I first featured on this blog back in January of 2012!!  It was like "old home" day seeing her again! We embraced like long lost buds and made plans to reconnect in early 2015. Deb makes unique, HIGH QUALITY, "upscale apparel for pet parents!" Her designs are amazing, you should check them out, they make great gifts for the holidays, but trust me, you WILL see her again in early 2015!!!

Deb and my husband, Lenny

It appears I wasn't the ONLY one who was interested in doing some holiday shopping, while speaking to Deb, I looking across the aisle and who did I see? It  appears that this gentleman was either ordering online or do you think he was checking his list of "Who is naughty and nice?" 

"Santa" checking his iphone?
He didn't even notice
that I took this pic!
"Zooms" are great!
You can meet Santa and everyone else that I mentioned plus many more if you head out to the Novi Pet Expo!!! It is a MUST see event!
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