Monday, April 30, 2012

Meet The "Cat Door"!!!!



Hi everyone! It's Cody and boy oh boy am I ever happy to tell you about a  FANTASTIC and super affordable product  (it costs only $19.95!!+shipping) that Mom and I have! It's called the Cat Door!! I am not just meowing Dixie when I tell ya that Mom and I LOVE IT!

Mom was contacted a few weeks ago from a fellow Michigander and super nice guy, Jim Owens, who was telling her about the Cat Door.

The Cat Door Company is virtually run by Jim's granddaughter, Meghan. Meghan is still in High School and handles all of the responsibilities of the company! How AMAZING is THAT!!?? Meghan hopes to use any profit that is made by her company to pay for her college education. That alone makes this product even cooler!!
This is the actual Cat Door
On OUR DOOR!


When Mom heard from Jim it was like an answer to her both of our prayers! You see, just days before, Mom was trying to get some work done in her our office, but couldn't concentrate due to the incessant barking of a certain someone who shall remain nameless, it was Dakota if you MUST know, surprise, surprise!


Mom got up and shut  slammed her door to OUR office shut. That worked to block out some noise, but guess who else it blocked? ME!  I scratched and whined at the door. I had work to be done! I must supervise all of the activities on our blog! Mom MUST NOT be left to her own devices! I must have full access to OUR office at all times! We had a problem.

Then it was Jim who came to our rescue!

He told us that the Cat Door would be a great solution to not only our problem, but the problems that all of you might face, be it needing a place to  hide the litter box, to keeping larger annoying pets away from us, to keeping little humans away from our toys, etc. The Cat Door can be  installed in a basement door, laundry room door, even a closet door!

Mom's ears perked up! She HAD to test this door! Since Jim is from Michigan he was kind enough to offer to come over and install our door for us! He brought along his two incredibly sweet, kind and patient granddaughters and the fun began!
Meghan, Jim and Makaylah


Mom and I were impressed that the installation was a BREEZE!! Anyone can install the Cat Door! Make that anyone except my mechanically challenged mother and father, but I digress. The Cat Door comes with all instructions and all of the fasteners that are needed. If you want to see a complete demo of the installation process, instructions and template you can click here.




The Cat Door arch frames are  super attractive too! They are made in the USA and are made of durable ABS plastic  and have a matte-white finish. If you would like a wood frame there is another model called The Cat Hole (it costs a little bit more than the Cat Door and is sold by Meghan's Grandfather, Jim)  you can read about that here.


Once the Cat Door was installed, ( it even has a little grooming brush so I can have a little massage as I enter!) The grooming brush will pick up loose cat fur and it is replaceable and is able to be easily cleaned.

That was all well and good, but the question of the day was, Would I use the Cat Door? They seemed to have forgotten they were questioning the amazing abilities of a supremely intellectually gifted cat, namely ME! OF COURSE I USED IT! More importantly I LOVE IT!  My Mom loves it too! Now we can block out "Bob Barker" in the other room and Mom can still let me, her favorite, enter any time that I want! The Cat Door also functions as a super addition to my arsenal for teasing my Sheltie brother! I can watch him through the Cat Door and show just enough of my face to drive him insane! That makes for HOURS of fun!





Speaking of FUN, check out this video! The video below is a family labor-of-love. The song is sung by Jim and his wife,  their little cousin Daniel is in the video, Jim's piano teacher is playing the piano in the video and the video was narrated by, Dave Gebauer. The cat in the video even looks a little like ME only I'm cuter.



Mom, Dad and I had a super great time when Jim, Meghan and Makaylah came over to install my catabulous new Cat Door! Mom and I don't often get to meet the people behind the products we feature on our blog in pawson, and that helped to make it EXTRA SPECIAL!! They were all so nice and super considerate too!! Mom and I were happy to make some new friends!


If you would like to purchase a Cat Door (and I KNOW you would like to!) you may purchase one online via PayPal. Don't have a PayPal account? No Problem! PayPal will allow you to use almost any credit card!

If you have any questions at all you can email CAT-DOOR@hotmail.com

Thanks again to Jim, Meghan and Makaylah! Thank you for our CAT DOOR and for installing it too! We couldn't be happier!!


Love and kitty kisses, Cody




Friday, April 27, 2012

National Hairball Awareness Day! I Love My FURminator!!


Hi everyone! It's Cody and I am honored to be one of the lucky cats who were chosen to help FURminator and Romeo The Cat celebrate National Hairball Awareness Day!




Cat hairball problems are common and up to 2/3 of a cat's hair can be ingested as we self-groom. YUCK! These hairs can pack together forming a hairball that can also contain food and mucus! NOT a pleasant thought!

FURminator, Inc. is the #1 premium brand in complete skin and coat care in the pet specialty category and they offer a series of innovative products for our at-home grooming, bathing and deShedding needs.

Now mind you, normally I am a no-nonsense kinda guy. If I have a fur out of place I give a little lick here, a little pat there. I don't stand in front of the mirror admiring myself for hours on end like a certain Sheltie that I know who just happens to be my brother, but I digress. I am  a spit and polish kinda guy. That is, until I received a FURminator deShedding edge for large cats (over 10 lbs). This deShedding edge is designed for cats with hair shorter than 2 inches. That would be ME!

I was skeptical at first. Mom and I had tested a deshedding product from another company that she and I didn't care for AT ALL.  I even turned my whiskers up at my comb. No brushing or combing for me thank-you-very-much! Enter FURminator and all of that changed! See for yourself!



Why do I LOVE my FURminator ? Well, I am glad that you asked because I am happy to tell ya!

Using a FURminator just 10 minutes twice per week gently removes 90% of the loose hair and undercoat without damaging or cutting the topcoat. This is a safe, effective and non-invasive way to prevent hairballs from forming before they cause serious problems!

By reducing hairballs it keeps me healthy and happier and after all it IS ALL ABOUT ME don't cha know?

The deShedding edge was designed by a  groomer for professional results! There is even a FURejector button that makes it super easy for Mom to clean my fur from the tool!

By the way, with all of that fur you can make an awful good celebrity furball creature should you choose to! Check out the one Mom made! It's Albert Einstein! Or not

Pretty bad eh?
Lazy Mom could have
at least dyed my fur white!
Looks like Jim Croce to me! MOL! 

Mom's creation was so lame that she didn't even make it into the finals for the contest sponsored by FURminator and www.peoplepets.com You can check out the SUPER CATABULOUS entries right here, and the People Pets.com gallery here trust me, the rest were ears and tails above Mom's let me tell ya!


Well my friends I have now entered the ranks of the kitties who LIKE to be groomed! Thank you FURminator and Romeo The Cat for the opportunity to pawticipate! It was a kibble-pile of FUN!



Kitty friends you may purchase authentic FURminator deShedding tools and products from authorized retailers including pet specialty stores everywhere, veterinarian clinics, groomers, PetSmart, Petco or from the online store at www.FURminator.com


I was not compensated for this post. Mom was only sent a FURminator deShedding tool for me to test and review. Not one morsel of kibble was given to me. I'm so upset I could cough up a hairball. Wait! I use the FURminator deShedding tool so I guess I won't be doing any hairball coughing up anytime soon!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Kitty Kick Stix!

Hey everyone! You gotta check out my new toy!! It's called the Kitty Kick Stix and let me tell ya I had one wild time playing with this one!




It's the ULTIMATE CAT TOY!

It's a whopping 15" long! That's long enough to do some heavy duty bunny kicking! You can wrassle it, hug it and the best part? It is packed with 100% ORGANIC CATNIP!!! This is some potent stuff!

Kitty Kick Stix Are:

Great for all cats!
100% Organic and Chemical Free!
Made in the USA
They are hand made!

Check out the fabric choices:

The kitties below are playing with the same Kitty Kick Stix that I received!

See how long that is?
And...it is super durable
It stands up to some MAJOR BUNNY KICKS!
That's me guys!
Can ya see the glazed
look in my eyes?
I am lovin' that organic nip!

Please use the Kitty Kick Stix responsibly
if not, you could look like THIS...




To order your Kitty Kick Stix click here!


I was not compensated for this post. I received a Kitty Kick Stix to test and review and I couldn't be happier! Hope you try one too!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Book Review And Give-Away ! "Cat Girl's Day Off" By Kimberly Pauley

Jump back world!  This is NOT your Mama's  (or your Grandma's or your Aunt's)  adventure/mystery book that features cats! There is  a new generation of cat lovers and now there is a new book just for them!



Cat Girl's Day Off  by Kimberly Pauley, is part of the new Tu Books imprint of
 LEE & LOW BOOKS. (Tu publishes multicultural MG/YA science fiction and fantasy.)

What words would I use to describe this book? Hip. Fun. Crazy. Sensitive. Action-packed. Hilarious. Relevant. Cats. Of course there are cats!

Cat Girl's Day Off is a mix of fantasy, mystery, paranormal activities, keen insight as to the goings-on in the mind of a cat, adventure and excitement geared to  readers who are in Grades Six and up.

Award-winning author, Kimberly Pauley
 (Sucks to Be Me) has the main character (Nat Ng pronounced "ing") narrating in an intriguing, humorous, conversational, teenage-angst ridden style that will resonate with the mega-hip preteen/teenagers of today.

When I said the book is "hip" there is Nat (aka "Cat Girl") who has hair streaked with purple,  bi-racial parents (she is half Asian and so many of her thoughts/comments were so funny I kept thinking of the Asian comedienne, Margaret Cho), there are numerous mentions of blogging, the Internet, texting,  pop-culture, this book is NOW. It will resonate with the wise-beyond-their-years, Reality TV- watching, plugged-in, Internet savvy young people of today.

AND IT FEATURES CATS.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

"Nat Ng has always tried to keep her "talent" of being able to converse with cats a secret. But after Nat's friends maker her watch a viral Internet video, her secret talent suddenly catapults them to the forefront of a celebrity kidnapping mystery and a race against time through Ferris Bueller's Chicago. The only thing crazier than talking to cats may be what they have to say."

To read an exclusive interview with Nat Ng click here

Pauley is in touch with  pre-teen/teen  issues such as middle-child syndrome (speaking as one who happens to be a middle-child, I could completely relate!), teenage embarrassment, insecurity and feelings of being unnoticed that are ageless, they have tortured and plagued young people for decades. 
Cody's "catch-phrase"


I enjoyed this book far more than I expected to. I found the conversational style and humor delightful. The suspense/action held my interest. It was a quick-read. Each chapter features a different quote pertaining to cats. I found the comments/conversations that Pauley had the cats saying throughout the book to be comments that reflected a true understanding of cat behavior and what they WOULD say if we could KNOW what they are really thinking.

I like reading books and watching TV shows/movies  that center around the minds and activities of young people today. I love that I have many friends who are young. I think having a knowledge and understanding of their world helps to keep ME young mentally. It keeps me "hip" and "relevant."  (at least I think so! You can stop laughing now). To have that world conveyed to me through a half Asian teenage girl, with purple streaked hair, who has sensitivity, insight, humor and sarcasm far beyond her years, AND  who possesses  the talent of being able to talk to cats,  makes it that much more enjoyable!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Kimberly Pauley is the author of the award-winning
 Sucks to Be Me, which was honored on the YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers list. The sequel, Still Sucks to Be Me, appeared on theVOYA Best Science Fiction Fantasy list. Born in California, Pauley has lived everywhere from Florida to Chicago and has now gone international to live in London with her husband and their son. She wrote Cat Girl’s Day Off because she wanted to share with the world what cats really think. Visit her online at kimberlypauley.com



GIVE-AWAY!! U.S. ONLY (sorry!) To enter to win a copy of CAT GIRL'S DAY OFF by Kimberly Pauley you MUST leave a comment telling me, if your cat could NAME ITSELF, what would it's name be? (Comments that do not answer that question will not be eligible to win). DEADLINE TO ENTER: 11PM MONDAY, MAY 7th, WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY, MAY 9TH. GOOD LUCK!!

If you wish to purchase Cat Girl's Day Off click here


I was sent a preview copy of Cat Girl's Day Off to review and was offered a give-away for my readers. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.



Friday, April 20, 2012

My Handmade Placemat, Made by Agnes Bullock, from Dachsies With Moxie Tapestries, Quilts and More!

Hi Guys!! Isn't my new placemat just purrfect!? Mom and I love it! You will never believe it but it was made by a Mommy to a WOOFY, Agnes Bullock, from:
 Dachsies With Moxie! My brother, Dakota, blogged about her and so many of her creations. You can read about it here

I was so excited about the wonderful handiwork that Agnes does that I wanted something of my own so Agnes made me this wonderful placemat!

Mom neglected to take a photo of me eating out of my bowls on the placemat because she has been so busy much of a loser, but you can at least see how wonderful this is and Agnes made the kitty on the placemat so that it would look just like me!

The placemat is also reversible:


From Agnes My name is Agnes Bullock and I have an Etsy shop called Dachsies With Moxie Tapestries, Quilts and More.  I opened the shop last fall, after I began making pet portrait quilts and place mats for friends on Blogville. I am a novice, self-taught quilter who lives in Ohio with my husband Geoffrey and our five dachshunds, Ginger, Chip, Thai, Tasha and Anna Rose.



 I keep my hand in quilting and taking online quilting classes.  I make items for auctions and giveaways, and am hoping that my business starts to take off I can easily accommodate orders of up to three/four quilts a week plus 12 placemats per week. I am not limited to dog portraits cats, etc are welcome!  My current Etsy listings are linked below:

Here are some more of Agnes' wonderful creations!




Mom ordered something special from Agnes to give as a gift but you will have to wait to see that because it is a surprise! It will be featured on Dakota's blog sometime in the next month or so!

You may visit Agnes' Etsy Shop here


It is hard for Mom and I to write this post today because right before we were supposed to write this we got an email from Agnes stating that her beloved dog, Ginger, went to the Rainbow Bridge unexpectedly. It broke our hearts to read this. Ginger hadn't been ill, she was fine.  It was a most unexpected and heartbreaking loss.

Please, let's show support for the Mom of one of our woofy friends and stop by her blog and extend our sympathy. We are cats, we know how to offer comfort.

Run free little Ginger...our hearts are breaking
you left all of us too soon
Sending healing purrs to your Mom

Love, Cody and "Mom"






Thursday, April 19, 2012

You Are What You Tweet!

This is just too cool! While reading the BlogPaws blog  I discovered that I could get my own Infographic based on my Twitter profile!

Want to find out how you can get one? Read the blog post over at BlogPaws!

In the meantime, check mine out...I see a few areas where I need some work I would say! One of those areas would be taking the time to TWEET!

Are you following me on Twitter? No? What are you waiting for!? Follow me @catchatcaren let's get tweeting!

While you're at it, check out my cool Infographic!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Sneak Preview! "Cat Daddy", By Jackson Galaxy, Star of Animal Planet's " My Cat from Hell"

I love contradictions. I love when  people say "well you don't LOOK" like you would be _____ fill in the blank. I love people who don't fit into someone's preconceived notion of what they SHOULD be based simply on their physical appearance.

Jackson Galaxy, the star of Animal Planet's My Cat from Hell is one of these people.

If one were to look at him and then be asked what it is he does for a living, their first response would probably be a musician, followed by biker dude, possibly even an owner of a tattoo parlor (do they even still call them those?)  the LAST thing on their list would be cat-behaviorist-communicator-extraordinaire.
To learn why Cody
is saying this,
read the book!


When I was given the opportunity of reading an uncorrected manuscript of  Cat Daddy, before the official publication date of May 10th, 2012,   I was quite aware of exactly WHO Jackson Galaxy is.  At least I THOUGHT so.

"Oh yeah, Jackson Galaxy! That biker-looking dude that carries his cat supplies in his guitar case, who has enough body art to cover the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, and can reform a terror inducing feline on the Animal Planet's My Cat From Hell, practically with just one look? Hell yeah! I know him!"

I couldn't have been more wrong.

At first glance Jackson Galaxy IS all of the previously mentioned," preconceived- notions based- on- looks- things,"  he doesn't LOOK like a CAT GUY,  Which is exactly part of Jackson's "plan".  He wants to trash the concept of what a cat guy (or gal) looks like. He wants a country FULL of cat guys and cat girls, he wants everyone in between to be educated about cats in order to keep millions of cats from dying without homes. He IS a Cat Guy and so much more.

Just WHO IS Jackson Galaxy?

Jackson is sensitive yet strong, he has experienced hard-core addiction in almost every imaginable form, he grew up with dogs, yet works magic with cats, he was at one time dirt-poor and now is living quite comfortably, he was morbidly obese teetering on the verge of killing himself and now he is just a husky guy, he can solve the most difficult cat behavior issues but there was a time he could barely manage his own, (Contradictions, contradictions,  remember?), that is, until he met Benny:

From the publisher: Benny, a supposedly "unbondable" cat bearing physical and emotional wounds as raw as Galaxy's own.

Benny tests Galaxy's skills at every turn, challenging and teaching him invaluable lessons not only about how to be better attuned to cat behavior but how to live in the moment (without drugs or crutches), eschew complacency, and accept that you don't always have control.

Jackson's book is insanely descriptive and well-written but he doesn't LOOK like he would be an author.   REMEMBER CONTRADICTIONS.

Cat Daddy  touched me on  many  levels. Jackson's uncanny ability/gift of  being able to RESIDE in the mind of a cat,  (there are numerous bits of cat care advice peppered throughout the pages).  It also gave me a knowledge and understanding of Jackson Galaxy THE PERSON, without the trappings of  the image portrayed on TV. Through some of Jackson's trials and tribulations in facing his outer and inner demons , it made me stop and think of some that I face of my own.

Jackson Galaxy's name is one example of a complete lack of contradiction. His reach, or his magic, if you will, has touched the lives of cats who are living, and those whose souls are peacefully at rest among the stars, planets, gas and dust of the universe.  Jackson Galaxy  will touch cats and their owners whom he has yet to meet, and now with the baring of his soul through the pages of this powerful book, he will be able to help many of us escape our own hell and inner demons, whatever those might be.





For every copy of CAT DADDY pre-ordered before May 10, Tarcher/Penguin will donate $1.00  to the cause of saving shelter cats.  
Charities that benefit:



I received no compensation for this review. I received an uncorrected manuscript for review purposes.








  

Thursday, April 12, 2012

CAT FANCIERS ASSOCIATION CAT SHOW

JUST CAT IN AROUND CAT FANCIERS
  ANNOUNCES ITS SPRING FLING

ALL BREED, SPECIALTY
AND HOUSEHOLD PET
CAT SHOW!




SAT. APRIL 14 & SUN. APRIL 15, 2012

TAYLOR SPORTSPLEX
13333 TELEGRAPH RD.
TAYLOR, MI  48140
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(734) 374-5838

ADMISSION:  ADULTS $6
 SENIORS $5, KIDS (AGES 6-12) $4
                        UNDER AGE 6 – NO CHARGE
                        FREE ON-SITE PARKING
                         
WEBSITE:       www.cfa.org


"Pepper"
Domestic Shorthair
Age 11- Diabetic


The show will feature two days of judged competition, as well as exhibitors and breeders providing information and offering close-up views of their cats.  Breeds represented will cover a wide variety, including Persians, Maine Coons, Orientals, Birmans, Tonkinese, Ragdolls, Siamese, Bombays and more.
The show is sponsored by the Just Cat-In-Around Cat Fanciers, a local non-profit cat club.   Internationally qualified CFA judges will evaluate the cats.

Oriental Shorthair
 "Injoi's Hot Gossip of Ti Shebi" 

The show offers a variety of interests for all people, from cat enthusiasts to families with small children.  Judging will take place throughout the day, so you can be in a ring watching the judging, or walking the exhibit hall looking at the beautiful cats.  You can ask questions of breeders and exhibiters.  It really is great fun for everyone.

Founded in 1906, The Cat Fanciers’ Association has been devoted to the promotion and protection of all cats.  CFA as a whole, as well as individual member clubs and individuals associated with CFA, have together made outstanding contributions in feline health, feline health research, animal welfare and disaster relief over the years.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

We Have Winners!!!!

Whew!! This was ROUGH! Mom and I are so tired from writing down the winners of my birthday give-away that normally we link to people's  blogs (if they have one), but sorry guys! There were too many winners (as chosen by www.random.org) and this is SUPPOSED to be "Wordless Wednesday" so we are gonna make this as short and sweet as possible!

THANK YOU to all who entered my huge birthday give-away!!



THE WINNERS OF PART ONE
(Winners who reside in the U.S.) ARE:


The GRAND PRIZE WINNER
of FIVE prizes from Creme de la Cat is:



OUI, OUI  !!!!!!

FOUR other lucky winners of misc. prizes from Creme de la Cat are:

KAREN JO


TAMAGO


KC AND THE SHERWOOD BUNCH


CATHY KEISHA


CONCATULATIONS!!!!

Please email my Mom your mailing addresses to cgittleman at mi dot rr dot com

THE WINNERS OF PART TWO
(Winners located outside of the U.S.)
also  chosen by www.random.org



WHO HAVE WON SURPRISES FROM MOM AND ME
(some of which are not in photo!) ARE:

THE FURRIES OF WHISPPY


SUNSHINE


HANNAH & LUCY


BASSETMOMMA


GINGER JASPER

CONCATULATIONS!!!




Please email my Mom your mailing address to: cgittleman at mi dot rr dot com

THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED!!!
To those who didn't win this time around
there will always be other give-aways!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Meet Burger and Friends!

from www.burgerandfriends.com


A number of weeks ago while blog-surfing I stumbled upon Burger and Friends Etsy Shop that was featured on a blog (I wish I could remember what blog I was reading when I found them, but for the life of me I can't!)

Anyway, this is what I found and what I purchased, it sums up my persona purrfectly and I just had to share it with you because I thought that you would enjoy it as much as I do!

From www.burgerandfriends.com

For some seriously succulent style, look no further than Burger and Friends, the Denton, Texas-based t-shirt and accessories line smothered in mouth-watering colors and neo pop-inspired illustrations - the eye candy to please any palette. Sci-fi meets 80s fab meets fast food? It works. The common theme running through sexy space-themed wallets, fry-shaped cardholders, and glam-geek wristbands with zipper pouches for loose change is refreshingly simple: fun. Founded in 2006 by designer Austin Tinius, the kooky collection continues to satiate every fashionista's childhood craving for a carb-loaded couture confections.

Words by Jeremy Allen


Another creation!

If you would like to check out more of their items, you can visit www.burgerandfriends.com or their Etsy Shop
and you may find them on Facebook!

I was not compensated for this post. I bought my T-shirt!

Monday, April 9, 2012

We Won A Brawny Cat, Big Baby's Comfy Lounge From The Conscious Cat!!!



I am one lucky cat! Back in February, Mom, along with 855 other people, entered a give-away on one of our favorite blogs, (The Conscious Cat) and one of the prizes was a Big Baby's Comfy Lounge from Brawny Cat!

It arrived a week or so before my birthday, so Mom put it away to save to give me on my special day. She knew this would be the BEST gift ever so she wanted to make it my main birthday present!

That's not me in the photo
but doesn't he look like me???
AMAZING!
Isn't this just the best place to lounge? Now when I ask the girls to come over to my "pad" I really have one! It is the Ferrari of cat scratcher/loungers I'll tell ya!

It's "BIG COMFORT for ANY SIZE CAT!

Brawny Cat is aware that cats come in "all different sizes and flavors."  Brawny Cat knows that if our physical, emotional and instinctual needs aren't fully satisfied then we aren't happy cats!
I couldn't believe my eyes
after Mom put it together
which by the way she said was "easy-peasy!!"
(even for her!!!)
Do you see my name?
My name is on it!


Kitties, you know we love to scratch and it can be frustrating for our humans when we scratch inappropriate surfaces. Also, sometimes we just wanna scratch and snooze...the Big Baby's Comfy Lounge fills the bill!

Andrew from Brawny Cat was so nice he even included a bag of  Brawny Cat Delight Organic Catnip!!


Love smelling NIP!!



See those nice, fluffy "pillows" on either end? Well, they are called "Comfy Bolsters" which are made from soft anti-pill Nordic Fleece. Can you see how comfy I am?

Cleaning the "Comfy Bolsters" is a snap! Your human can remove kitty fur with Scotch type lint remover or just the sticky side of some tape.

To wash, you just tell your human to remove the inner fill. Then, you  have your human wash fleece in lukewarm water being careful to avoid bleach and fabric softener. You can even put it in the warm spinning box dryer for a short time!

Big Baby's Comfy Lounge is handcrafted with love and purrfection in the USA in Port Ludlow, Washington. It is designed to last for many years. It is  made from their own stock of gorgeous American Black Walnut, I told ya kitties, this is first class all the way!

Other Outstanding Features Include:

  • Paw Pokes and Look Thru's
  • Long Spine and Back Supports
  • Bottom, Foot, and Paw Rests and Resistance Supports
  • Handcrafted, Regal Platform Base
  • Every Lounge comes with Brawny Cat Delight Organic Catnip!
Mom was just tickled with the quality and how it is actually a piece of furniture, only this piece of furniture is for ME, not HER!  Brawny Cat designed these loungers to fit cats of all sizes, even large cats, NOT gigantic humans like HER!! She sure wishes she could fit on it though!

Kitties I bet you want one too right? Well, you can check out the Big Baby Comfy Lounge right here 

 Now if you will excuse me,

I got some scratchin' and snoozin' to do!! Thank you Ingrid for hosting this great give-away and thank you Andrew at Brawny Cat for designing such a first class product! This is the best prize and birthday present EVER!!!

Love, Cody


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

This post first published last year but some may not have seen it...enjoy!


To all of our friends who celebrate Easter,
My  Mom and I hope you have the best Easter ever!


We hope you enjoy
 this adorable video that
Mom found on YouTube!
It reminded her of her Angel Bobo!

We love ALL of YOU!
 Cody and Mom




Saturday, April 7, 2012

People Saving Pets Volunteer Action Day Is April 18th



 PetSmart Charities® want to help spread the word about the importance of volunteerism with Volunteer Action Day on April 18. This is a call to action to bring awareness around the volunteer needs of animal-welfare organizations and to encourage the public to take action by volunteering in their communities to help pets.

How to Get Involved
  • Post your organization’s volunteer opportunities to the People Saving Pets Volunteer Network, powered by VolunteerMatch. For a limited time, PetSmart Charities is offering a code that covers your organization’s first year registration fee at the Community Leader service level, a value of $75. Benefits of this service level include:


    • Enhanced listings that make your volunteer opportunities stand out in search results.

    • Reposting privileges that move your listings to the top of search results and let you post volunteer opportunities on multiple websites.

    • A function that lets you send volunteers a registration form, questionnaire, or information sheet when they express interest in your opportunity.

    • The ability to add photos, logos, or graphics to your listings.

    • The opportunity to create a personalized welcome message for your volunteers and ask them custom questions related to your organization

Code availability is limited and provided on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. Please e-mail info@petsmartcharities.org to request a code.
   
  • Share photos, stories and video of your volunteers in action on the PetSmart Charities Facebook page. We may call out your organization in an upcoming post! 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Passover!

Hi everyone it's Cody!

Mom wanted me to write this post because she is a slacker, still not feeling well, due to her kidney stones. She wanted to wish everyone who celebrates, a Happy Passover which starts tonight at sunset.

I just love Passover because you are not allowed to eat bread for 8 days (if you don't know what the holiday involves, click here) and it is the one time during the year that Mom gets to see what it is like to be on a grain-free diet like I am!!

Mom is bread obsessed and I wait for this holiday with anticipation watching the Bread Queen go through withdrawal! What fun!!


Anyway, to those who celebrate:

HAPPY PASSOVER!!

Love, Cody & "Mom"


It's Always Something...

I wanted to take a moment to tell you that today's post is NOT about cats. For the first time since I began Cat Chat I am NOT writing about cats.



I am writing to tell you that if I haven't been visiting your blog(s) as often as I used to it is not intentional. There are times that life gets in the way of our good intentions.

I don't have a post planned for today. Scratch that, oh wow a reference to cats. I did have a post I needed to feature today that has been moved to Monday due to a couple of major issues.

 First, I have been experiencing significant computer malfunctioning episodes this week. Everything from a keyboard typing with a mind of it's own, runaway cursors, words being deleted or inserted without my having put them there, blue screens. Not pretty. After 5, (YES 5) frustrating hours with HP today the situation seems to finally have been resolved. My computer is fixed and a new laptop is being delivered in the next couple of days. If you blog, take my advice, be sure you have a back up computer! And...if you have a problem with HP and need tech support, listen my friends, ask for a supervisor right off the bat, if you are lucky, you will get Steve.


Second, I have a condition called Medullary Sponge Kidneys. You may read about it by clicking here. What this briefly translates to is I have 100s of kidney stones, all the time. I can go for long periods of time with no (or little) aggravation, and then...the bottom falls out.

Wanna know what "getting stoned" REALLY means? I'm your gal!

This past week I was feeling extremely ill. Went to the Urologist, I have a number of large stones that must be removed. In the next few weeks my Urologist will be scheduling at least two lithotripsies. A lithotripsy involves going under anesthesia and literally having your kidneys pummeled 6500 times each (yes you read that correctly), to break up the stones.
Amount of gumballs in machine
resemble my kidneys on a daily basis
photo from www.bing.com


Then, you get to spend the next few weeks after that feeling like an old fashioned gum-ball machine.

I will never be stone-free. That is the nature of this condition. The secret is to keep them at a manageable size/level.

I will do my best to visit everyone as often as I possibly can, but if I am not around with the frequency that I would like, please do not take offense.

The more I think about it, this post sort of is about cats. Cats use cat litter, cat litter resembles the number of stones that permanently take up residence in my kidneys.
As you can see, my thinking is rather off the wall right now....

Like kidney stones, "this too, shall pass" Yes, pun intended.