Monday, December 10, 2018

Christmas Card Time!!

While reading blogs yesterday, we learned from the darling kitties, Peaches and Paprika that yesterday was Christmas Card Day

Cody is proud because so far (and usually every year), he received more cards than Dakota and he also receives more cards than his Dad and I do!!!

We have received a number of cards via email and a few have come via snail mail (THANK YOU!!). We want those of you who are on the list to know that our cards are addressed and ready to go, except for STAMPS! (It would help to have stamps, right?) I ordered stamps from Amazon a couple of weeks ago and was told they are on their way, so hopefully they will appear today and then I will get my cards out.

Until then, in case we missed anyone, feel free to grab either of these cards:


The card above will appear in Peaches and Paprika's Slide Show, and the one below is an oldie but goodie!!


Also, we will be posting photos of our ecards and hopefully our snail mail cards on Christmas Eve!!!


Friday, December 7, 2018

A Holiday Gift Guide for Cats and their Humans: Our Favorites of 2018!

DISCLAIMER: THERE ARE NO AFFILIATE LINKS OF ANY KIND IN THIS POST.  I will not make a dime if you click a link and make a purchase. Some of these items were featured on our blog in 2018, some were not. I received no monetary payment for this post.






FOR THE CATS


 "Part toy, part decor, this sushi set will stimulate your kitty's
 natural instincts to explore and play." The Munchiecat  toys are non-toxic. They are made using  pet-safe materials so you can feel good about offering them to your kitties! Munchiecat makes their toys in small batches to ensure freshness and quality. 

The Munchiecat Dream:   "Our dream is to make high quality, pet-safe toys that you can feel good about offering to your furry friends. We started with a Sushi set because even the grumpiest and aloofest (yeah, that’s a word) of cats deserve better than cheap plastic balls and rubber mice."

   "As a wife/husband business we hope to continue making fun and beautiful toys for the creatures that continue to fill all our lives with smiles."

Cat Approved! Creative, Attractive and Fun!

Cat Play Boxes from "Cat in the Box"

Aptly described by Designboom.com as being a "“stroke of Warhol-esque genius.”
The darling boxes are made in the USA from recycled cardboard
 and are imprinted with human-grade soy inks

"It's a Bird!!" Wait! It's a Bird in a Cage 

Electronic Action Cat Toy from OurPets®



Eeek! It's a Mouse! It's the Mouse In A Pouch

Electronic Action Cat Toy from OurPets®!



Our FAVORITE Pet Feeding,

 Foraging and Exercise Toy for Cats

 and Small Dogs

VISIT THEIR WEBSITE HERE



Cat and Dog Bed: The MYLAP™ Pet Bed

"Irresistible to your pet's nose and heart" 



FOR THE HUMANS

Custom Canvas Pet Portraits By Petsy

 are"Painted Love" 



Petsy creates custom  canvas portraits of pets that are ANYTHING but ordinary. 
These custom canvas portraits are vibrant, fun and EXTRAORDINARY!!


Custom Pet Portrait Jewelry by

 MeowLoverClub



The MeowLoverClub custom pet portrait jewelry

 would make a wonderful gift for the pet lover in your life!



You will not believe the ENORMOUS selection of socks that they have!! They have nearly anything you can think of for adults, teens and children.  Different dog breeds, careers, funny socks, cute socks, soooo many socks!! So many to choose from! And.....the owner couldn't be nicer!! I met her at the Detroit Holiday Boutique last weekend and she gave me a number of pairs of socks in exchange for being featured on our blog. She is incredible and the socks are warm, cozy, and...are just adorable!!

VISIT THEM ON FACEBOOK






I bought this darling Laurel Burch purse from Salena's Accessories
 who was also a vendor at the Detroit Holiday Boutique.
I also bought a dog purse and wallet,
but they are a gift for someone
so I can't post them right now!
I linked to her facebook page above
and you can find her on Instagram too!


CAT EAR MUFFS

FROM FIVE BELOW!!






Yep! Cat earmuffs!!! I bought these last Monday
when I was out looking for other items.
I LOVE when things like this 
turn up unexpectedly!!!!


Well, there you have it! If you haven't finished your holiday shopping, and even if you HAVE there is always room for just one...more....item!!! Go ahead, gift yourself too!!!!  Once again, there are NO affiliate links in this post, and I am not receiving monetary compensation for this post. I just wanted to share some of my favorites with you! Happy Shopping!! 

Sunday, December 2, 2018

To our Family and Friends who Celebrate: Happy Chanukah!

for FAQ Chanukah
questions/answers
click here
One of my Mom's favorite parts of Chanukah, (that she probably won't make this year), are LATKES!!! (Potato pancakes) Enjoy the fun video below with the latke recipe!! Love, Cody


A huge thank you to our cherished friends, Monika, Sam and Elsa for this beautiful Chanukah greeting!!! xoxoxo

Friday, November 30, 2018

Our Secret Paws Will Arrive for Some (Kitty...or Kitties!) TODAY!




We received notification about our Secret Paws gifts that we sent!!!  They will be delivered by AMAZON....(see below!)



Amazon.com

gift icon
Hi caren, your gift will arrive:
Friday, November 30



Ok, so Cody is right, I AM a "slacker!" Last year I mailed at the deadline (I think) and had a miserable time getting a street address (because I had gone to FedEx to mail my package) and no way was that going to happen this year. So, yep, I took the easy way out and ordered our Secret Paws items online AND had Amazon WRAP THEM and ship them! Easy Peasy!! I am pretty certain some "kitties" (yep, that's a clue!) are going to love their gifts regardless!! Enjoy!! 

Much love from Cody and I!






Monday, November 26, 2018

Book Gift Guide: My Favorites of 2018

DISCLAIMER: THERE ARE NO AFFILIATE LINKS OF ANY KIND IN THIS POST. YOU WILL SEE LINKS TO AMAZON, BUT I AM NOT AN AMAZON AFFILIATE AND WILL NOT MAKE A DIME WHEN YOU CLICK TO PURCHASE ANY THESE BOOKS, NOR WAS I COMPENSATED FOR POSTING THIS. THE BOOKS LISTED AS MY FAVORITES ARE NOT IN ANY PARTICULAR ORDER. 


As we approach the end of the year, it is the time that many of us decide to take better control of our lives and that usually begins with taking better care of our health.  The first book I am featuring doesn't pertain to cats at all but is a MOST IMPORTANT BOOK for taking control of our health, which will help us to live a better life and that is why I have decided to add it to my list of favorites of 2018! It is written by Dr. Phoebe Chi, MD who is a public health physician specializing in health education and disease prevention and management. She also has her own blog  and is the pet mom of a darling cat and dog!

"Born in the Eastern Hemisphere. Raised in Texas.
Lovingly nicknamed “PuppyDoc” by her peers.
Enjoys caring for people,
volunteering abroad, free jazz, good art,
and fuzzy animals."


Being Empowered for a Healthy Heart: A personal guide to taking control of your health while living with chronic conditions

"Living with a chronic illness can feel like a constant battle.Conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, COPD, and depression not only require vigilant management, but they can negatively affect your day-to-day functioning and deprive you of the quality of life you deserve.
This book is designed to equip you with the tools you need to overcome the symptoms of pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, anxiety, and stress while effectively managing and reversing the diseases that cause them. By encouraging you to create personal healthy living goals and then providing valuable tools to help you achieve them, this guide will give you the confidence you need to take control of your health."

"Be inspired and revitalized as Dr. Chi takes you on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment through a combination of essential health information and original poetry —a unique fusion that will both strengthen the body and touch the soul."

"In this book, Dr. Chi guides you to become empowered in the self-management of your chronic conditions, with each chapter containing practical exercises and personal health trackers to help you better monitor and manage your symptoms and conditions."

A PARTIAL LIST OF COVERED TOPICS:

 Getting the most out of your healthcare visits 
  Taking and managing medications 
 Heart-healthy eating 
 The low-sodium diet 
 Exercising with heart conditions 
  High blood pressure 
 Type 2 Diabetes 
  Chronic pain 
 Stress management 
 Relaxation techniques 
 Fighting fatigue 
 Insomnia and sleeping problems 
 Urinary incontinence 
 Staying healthy during the holidays 
  Depression and anxiety 
 How to stay motivated 
 Tobacco and smoking cessation


COLORING BOOKS
A great way to combat holiday stress or anytime stress is through coloring! Below you will find our favorites of 2018.


"Color Your World" with Cat Coloring Books

  by L.A. Vocelle


To purchase each of the books
that I am listing here 
click on their respective title







HEART-WARMING

CAT BOOKS

To purchase each of the books

that I am listing here 
click on their respective title


"My Life in a Cat House" 

(A Curl Upwith a Cat Tale Book), by Gwen Cooper

"True Tales of Love,
Laughter, and Living
with Five Felines"
To read my review click here

Homer and the HolidayMiracle: A True Story



"Homer, the world-renowned Blind Wonder Cat, returns this holiday season with an ins-purr-ational tale filled with holiday cheer!

Fifteen years earlier, doctors had warned that Homer—a tiny, sightless kitten—was unlikely to survive and probably wouldn’t have much of a life even if he did. Miraculously and against all the odds, however, Homer grew into a feline dynamo who scaled seven-foot bookcases with ease, saved his human mom’s life when he chased a late-night burglar from their apartment, and rose to global fame—paving the way for other special-needs animals once considered “unadoptable.”
Now, only two weeks before Christmas, with doctors once again decreeing that Homer didn’t have much time—that he wouldn’t even make it to Christmas Eve—Homer showed everyone that he still had one more miracle left in him. The heroic blind cat proved again, once and for all, that hope and love aren’t things you see with your eyes. You see them with your heart.
Humorous and heartwarming, Homer and the Holiday Miracle will leave you filled with the true spirit of the season. It’s the ideal stocking-stuffer for the cat lover on your list—and the perfect holiday treat for yourself. Read and rejoice!"

CAT HUMOR
To purchase, click on the book title

"I'M NOT SORRY": Poems By Cats"by Rosa Silva

to read my review click here



CAT ART

To purchase, click on the book title


CATICONS:4,000 Years of Art Imitating Cats by Sandy Lerner


There you have it! I hope you will consider adding these books to your holiday gift list, better yet, purchase these for yourself!!  Look for our list of our favorite products for cats and their humans on December 3rd!
 
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