Friday, November 29, 2013

#BlogPaws Black Friday 24 Hour Event! You Could Win a $200 Visa Card!

 BlogPaws will be hosting its next social media conference for bloggers and microbloggers in the pet (or any) niche from May 8 through May 10, 2014 in Las Vegas. MAKE THAT LAKE LAS VEGAS, just 30 minutes from the Vegas Strip!
Thinking about coming to  BlogPaws in Vegas in May of 2014,  then this Black Friday is the time to get your tickets! Anyone who has registered so far and anyone who signs up for a conference pass today, Black Friday, 11/29/13, will be entered into a drawing to win a $200 VISA gift card. You will be given the gift card at the conference, so you can spend it as you like in Viva Las Vegas!

This promotion will last for the next 24 hours only, so be sure to get your tickets STAT. Click on the link below, get registered, and you are automatically entered. One lucky person will be notified on Tuesday, December 3rd, that they have won a $200 VISA gift card. You must be registered for the 2014 BlogPaws Conference by 11:59:59 pm est on Friday, 11/29/13, in order to qualify for the promotion.
Ready to win? Get your BlogPaws 2014 Conference ticket by clicking here. You will automatically be registered. Remember, if you already registered, you are in the running. The VISA card will be given to you in Vegas during the 2014 BlogPaws Conference. Must be present at the conference to claim it!

Kitty Kick Stix Winners!

Hi and happy Friday all!! I am pleased to announce the winners of my Kitty Kick Stix give-away (and thanks to all who entered!)

as chosen by ARE!
Visit their blog here
Alasandra said she would like
the Colorful Paws fabric!
(Alasandra, I think I have your address,
will let you know if I don't)


Click the name above
to visit her blog
Marg said she would like the
Pawprint Fabric
(Marg, I have your address)

Kelly said she would like the
Happy Fabric
Kelly please email your COMPLETE MAILING ADDRESS
TO MY MOM AT: cgittleman at mi dot rr dot com
by Monday, December 2nd


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy #Thanksgivukkah!!!!

It is a once in a lifetime event that the American Thanksgiving and the Jewish holiday of Chanukah are falling on the same day, hence the name Thanksgivukkah!!!

Cody and I want each and every one of you to know just HOW SPECIAL you are  to us, and we are THANKFUL for your friendship and support not just ONE day of the year, but EVERY DAY!!

It is our pleasure to share with you a most beautiful video that was lovingly made by the marvelous "Shell", over at her blog,  My Three Moggiescommemorating both Thanksgiving and Chanukah, aka Thanksgivukkah!!!!,    She painstakingly put in all of the photos that each of us submitted to her and we are grateful for that and the zillion other things that she helps with throughout the blogging community. "Shell" and each and every one of YOU are shining examples of why we LOVE PET BLOGGERS!!!

May your holiday season be full of abundant blessings!!!

Much love and gratitude,
Cody and Caren

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Winner of whiskerslist:the kitty classifieds by Angie Bailey

The lucky winner
(as chosen by is:
you can visit her blog here
Please email your
cgittleman at mi dot rr dot com

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Order your Limited-Edition HOMER the Blind Wonder Cat Holiday Tees and Help the Animals of the #Philippines! is offering these LIMITED-EDITION, custom, high-quality tees and 20% of all proceeds will go to the International Fund for Animal Welfare bringing aid to the thousands of animals left injured and homeless in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan.


HURRY!! OFFER ENDS 12/4/13!!!!!

Holiday Cards From Michigan Humane Society Will Help Make Homeless Animals' Wishes Come True!

Cards feature adorable animals who were adopted from MHS

Help make wishes come true for homeless animals by sending out Michigan Humane Society (MHS) holiday cards, available in one warm and fuzzy style.  Each box includes 15 5”x7” cards and 16 envelopes and costs $12.95 plus tax. Order cards online at or by calling (800) 866-9189, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. They are also available for purchase at the three MHS adoption centers in Detroit at 7401 Chrysler Drive, Rochester Hills at 3600 W. Auburn Road, and Westland at 900 N. Newburgh Road; and at Petco in Sterling Heights at 13701 Lakeside Circle.

Each card features three adorable animals – a Pekingese named Prince and kittens Sterling and Veronica – who found new, loving homes through MHS. The inside greeting is “Sending you warm and fuzzy holiday wishes!” The MHS logo and messaging on the back of each card will show your compassion for homeless animals in our community.

By visiting the MHS Online Store at, you can also check out the wide array of MHS logo apparel, pet calendars and other gift items for the people and pets on your shopping list. Each purchase will help MHS change animal lives this holiday season and beyond.

The Michigan Humane Society is the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in the state. MHS works to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values.

Monday, November 25, 2013

#Cats! It's The Sherpa Ultimate Bag On Wheels!! ENTER TO WIN!!!

Planning on traveling to BlogPaws 2014, or to other wonderful locales with your cat (or dog!),  and want to do it in STYLE?

Need a cat (or small to medium sized dog) carrier that meets airline regulations?

Want to keep your cat or small to medium sized dog warm while traveling to and from the V-E-T in the frigid winter air?

You have come to the RIGHT PLACE!

I received The Sherpa Ultimate Bag On Wheels a few months ago,  and when I laid my eyes on it, I said, I MUST have a give-away for my readers!

In full disclosure, I have YET to transport Cody in this carrier, but now that the weather has gotten cold, and with his constant allergy flare-ups, I am quite certain I will be making use of this durable, comfy-cozy and stylish carrier for V-E-T trips this winter! When I opened the package I was completely DELIGHTED that  The Sherpa Ultimate Bag On Wheels appears to be superior quality and durable.

For you jet-setter kitties (and woofies!) out there, you are going to be traveling like pampered movie stars!

Ultimate Bag on Wheels
The Sherpa Ultimate Bag on Wheels is a comfortable and convenient way for your pet to accompany you wherever you go. Each carrier features mesh on all sides for optimum ventilation, an adjustable pull strap that can also second as a shoulder strap, and a removable travel tray that holds the classic Sherpa faux lambskin liner. And unlike other wheeling pet carriers, the Sherpa Ultimate Bag on Wheels has wheels on all four corners, so your pet remains flat in the carrier instead of uncomfortably tilted.

The Sherpa Ultimate Bag on Wheels that I received is a Medium which is for all pets up to 16 pounds. The bag dimensions when assembled are: 18"L x 10.5"H x 11"D
The Bag Weight is 3.6 lbs.

The Sherpa Ultimate Bag on Wheels
 provides Security and Privacy!

  • Locking zipper to prevent accidental escape
  • Includes roll up flaps to provide additional privacy

But Wait! There's More!!

  • Front wheels rotate 360 deg while the rear wheels are fixed for optimal control
  • Bag can be spot cleaned
  • Removable, machine washable comfort liner
  • End storage pockets for leash and keys

How to Size Your Pet For A Sherpa Carrier
Length: is from the nape of the neck (where the collar falls) to the base of the tail
Height: is from the floor to the shoulder
Weight: should not exceed maximum weight (see below)

Medium: 18" x 11" x 11" - Maximum Weight is 16 lbs.
Large: 20" x 11.75" x 11.5" - Maximum Weight is 22 lbs.

The Sherpa Ultimate Bag on Wheels
 in size medium is accepted by most major airlines. Size large is accepted by American Airlines and many other major airlines - check with your airline for allowed dimensions.

The Guaranteed on Board® program outlines all of the steps you will need to take before traveling with your pet so you can be sure that your pet and its carrier are compliant with the airline rules and regulations. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE!

The Sherpa Ultimate Bag On Wheels is available on Simply Dogs & Cats but at Cat Chat with Caren and Cody the holiday giving just keeps rollin' on!!!

Readers in the U.S. and Canada can enter to win a Sherpa Ultimate Bag On Wheels of their own! (Size small or medium only, black only!)
 This is a $147 VALUE!!

The give-away is open now and will end on Tuesday, December 3rd at 5pm EST. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, December 4th.



In full disclosure: I was not compensated for this review/give-away. I was sent a Sherpa Ultimate Bag On Wheels for review and I asked to have a give-away for my readers.
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Friday, November 22, 2013

A Cat Chat With Caren and Cody holiday give-away! Enter to win Kitty Kick Stix!!

Hi and happy Friday my feline furiends! It's Cody and today is the first of a few CATABULOUS holiday give-aways that I have for you!

A while back I featured Kitty Kick Stix, the 15 " long, 3 " thick, catnip infused toy that is one of my absolute faves! I liked it so much that I got purrmission to offer you a give-away!

From Kitty Kick Stix: The ORIGINAL 15" Kitty Kick Stix Cat Toy is the longest and most popular Cat Nip Toy purfect for your Cat! Don't settle for imitations. Your cat will love the soft cotton fabric, layered with 100% Organic Catnip and a soft combination of polyfill/fiberfill, mixed with bells to give your cat hours of enjoyment. Four custom fabrics available for your cat to squeeze, role, and 'bunny-kick'.

Kitty Kick Stix Are:

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


Our friends at Kitty Kick Stix are offering 
3 of my readers who live in the U.S.
the chance to win their own
Kitty Kick Stix!

Check out the fabric choices by clicking here:
come back and leave a comment
telling me which one is your favorite!
Also be sure to leave me a way
to contact you
should you be one of the lucky winners!

The give-away is open NOW
and will end 
Wednesday, November 27th at 5pm EST
the winners will be chosen by
and will be announced on 
Friday, November 29th, 2013

In full disclosure. I was not compensated for this give-away. I was sent my own Kitty Kick Stix for a review/give-away.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Book:whiskerslist: the kitty classifieds by Angie Bailey of Catladyland fame:Not your Mama's Classified Ads! ENTER TO WIN!

Yo kitties it's Cody and ONE OF OUR CLOSELY GUARDED SECRETS IS OUT!  I don't know about you, but for the past 4 years I have worked HARD at not letting my Mom know what I do on the computer while she is out, but kitties, YOU and I HAVE BEEN BUSTED! We have been caught red-pawed!

Angie Bailey, the multi-award winning creator of the Catladyland blog has LET OUR DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS (and in MANY cases in this LAUGH OUT LOUD BELLY BUSTING BOOK, whiskerslist: the kitty classifieds,  they ARE DIRTY, but in a purrfectly acceptable and hilarious way), OUT OF THE BAG!

I nearly ran into the closet and hid when Mom told me that she took this book on a recent trip! Mom said it was the PURRFECT way to pass boring airplane time, and  that in the 21 and a half years that she worked  in the Classified Ad Dept of a major newspaper, she had never run across ads  as purrfectly hysterical as these! Why she finds these funny, I have no clue. To kitties this is SERIOUS STUFF! This is OUR LIFE, OUR THOUGHTS, whiskerslist: the kitty classifieds is the craigslist for CATS! Minus the creepy stuff, well, maybe there IS a LITTLE of the CREEPY STUFF, but it is FUN CREEPY STUFF!

Mom said that some of her purrticular favorites were:

Female in heat looking for quick hookup
Can you hear me now? I'm rolling around and rubbing myself on the sofa thinking of you. Absolutely no strings attached. You won't be disapppointed. Meeeooow!

Polite Jewish South Philly boy looking for likeminded travel partners
Brand new kosher deli open in Fishtown. Maury AKA "Bootsy" says there's some nice pastrami. Anybody wanna travel with me to check out the dumpster? Looking for easy going travel partners. No kvetching.

The nakeder the better...
I will be in town next Tuesday and am looking for a female Sphynx to meet up for an evening of intense bathing and uninhibited fun. Must be COMPLETELY smooth. Email me with pic.....

And of course, I am featured in whiskerslist as well!

Along with the Classified Ads that were written by cats like YOU and ME,  Author, Angie Bailey included many of our discussion forums such as:

Baskets vs. boxes

I like the sound of the hair dryer: Is that weird?

 which we have been known to purrticipate in online at  I must say Angie left NO piece of kibble unturned in the writing of this book. She even included our PURRSONAL ID numbers and the DATES that our ads were placed and the DATES we pussyfooted around the forums!!! Is NOTHING SACRED!!!???

whiskerslist: the kitty classifieds is simply purrfect from the clever and intriguing cover (that makes you WANT to read what is inside!)  to the  "160 uproarious posts." It will have you nodding your head in recognition, covering your face with your paws in shame at secrets that have been revealed, and will it will have you laughing MILK OUT OF YOUR NOSE as your paws purruse the 208 pages.

"Cat lovers and laugh lovers alike
 will be delighted by this highly amusing parody!!!"
Photo used WITHOUT purrmission from

About the Author
ANGIE BAILEY is a freelance writer, blogger, humorist, and professional member of the Cat Writers' Association. She is the creator and writer of the Catladyland blog, which won the 2011 Pettie Award for Funniest Pet Blog/Blogger, as well as the 2013 BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging and Social Media award for Best Humor Blog. She lives with her husband, two kids, and three cats in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. Find the book online at, and Angie at  WANT TO MEET ANGIE IN PURRSON? CLICK HERE TO SEE WHEN SHE WILL BE COMING TO A BOOK SIGNING EVENT NEAR YOU!!!!

Order whiskerslist: the kitty classifieds

Barnes & Noble
Powell's Books


Kitties you are in luck!!  I have an EXTRA copy of whiskerslist:the kitty classifieds that KITTIES ALL OVER THE WORLD CAN ENTER TO WIN!!! (A $12.95 US and $15.00 CAN VALUE!) 

HOW TO ENTER: MANDATORY:(entries without this info will be disqualified) leave a comment telling me what sort of ad YOU would place on and make sure I have a way to contact you, should you be the lucky winner who is 18 and over (in HUMAN YEARS)



Now, if you will kindly excuse me I have passwords to change before Angie Bailey goes and gets MORE of my PURRSONAL INFORMATION and CLOSELY GUARDED SECRETS!!


In full disclosure, I was not compensated with kibble, cat treats, or green papers for this review. I was sent a complimentary copy of whiskerslist: the kitty classifieds in exchange for my honest opinion.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Tenth Annual Novi Pet Expo, November 15-17, Suburban Collection Showplace!

The Suburban Collection Showplace
 is proud to present the 10th Annual
 Novi Pet Expo
 Friday, November 15-Sunday, November 17!
Logo used with permission from
their Facebook page

 This super fun family event is a celebration of all furry,
 feathered and finned family members, 
featuring a wide variety of pet rescues with adoptable pets from across the 

 The show also offers dazzling displays of agility from Rock N Roll K-9 
and Classic K-9 Performance Groups, feline fun from The International Cat 
Association (TICA) Show, plus The American Rare Breed Association (ARBA) Dog 
Show, Splashy Dock Diving with Ultimate Air Dogs, training advice from Bark 
Busters, Sit Means Sit and other area trainers---and a sprawling Pet Expo Super 
Store by Premier Pet Supply of Beverly Hills, Metro Detroit’s favorite Pet 
Store! Friday, November 15 from Noon - 8pm, Saturday, November 16: 10am-8 pm, 
Sunday, November 17: 11am -5pm. Friday is Senior Day, Admission 60 and over just 
$5.00:  Admission all weekend $10.00 Adults, Children 5-12, $5.00, under 5, 
Free. The Suburban Collection Showplace is located at 46100 Grand River Ave in 
Novi, 248.348.5600 

Photo courtesy of LMD Photography

Photo courtesy of LMD Photography
“This year at the Novi Pet Expo we are launching an important new 
fundraising campaign to support the rescues that attend the show”, explains 
Blair Bowman, Owner of the Suburban Collection Showplace and the Novi Pet Expo. 
“We will be gathering donations from the public at several locations on the show 
floor, and matching them, dollar-for-dollar. At the end of the show on Sunday, 
we will be selecting two of the participating pet rescue non-profits from the 
expo to split the proceeds. The Novi Pet Expo plans to continue this program for 
2014 and years ahead, with two different rescues benefiting each year. It is one 
way we can provide ongoing support for the important work that rescues perform 
for our community.” 

The Pet Expo Super Store, presented by Premier Pet Supply of Beverly 
Hills, will offer show specials and discounts on a wide variety of pet items, 
with special emphasis on products made in Michigan and the U.S.A.  Premier Pet 
Supply Owner Mike Palmer will also offer a 20% discount to any family or 
individual who adopts a new pet at the Expo, both on items at the show, and also 
through December 31st, 2013 at the store location, 31215 Southfield Rd in 
Beverly Hills, 248.647.4310. 

Non-Profit Pet Rescue Organizations participating in the 2013 Novi Pet 
Expo include a variety of cat, dog, breed and bird shelters and societies; a 
complete list is available on the event web site. Adoption procedures vary and 
are determined by each individual group.  Please visit the event web site for a 
complete and updated list, as more rescues may be added, 

Well-behaved Dogs are welcome at the Novi Pet Expo, but must be 
pre-registered, and current with all vaccinations. Please visit the web site for 
the Pet Policy and to pre-register your pet.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

How to have a GREAT 2014! Order your 365 Day Calendar from the Cat Blogosphere NOW! Deadline to order is November 15th!

Look! My 365 Day Calendar from the Cat Blogosphere  is here!!!!

Look at who is gracing the page of July 28th (my Gotcha Day!)

The 365 Day Calendar from the Cat Blogosphere has pictures of all your favorite cat bloggers.  This is the 2014 Calendar put together by the Sweet Purrfections.

For more details, please see the official ordering page: 365 Days Of Cat Blogging.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Monday Morning Quarterback:Bridget the cat intercepts Matthew Stafford passes

Saw this on the news the other day and loved it! Bridget the cat is trying to intercept the passes of the quarterback of the Detroit Lions, Matthew Stafford....(this game was played a couple of weeks ago when the Lions made an epic comeback against the Dallas Cowboys betting them 31-30 with just seconds left in the game!)

I think it is hilarious! If Cody tried that with our TV my husband would lose his mind!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE DETROIT LIONS on sitting happily in first place, all alone in the NFC NORTH....let's hope it stays that way!

Friday, November 8, 2013

And now for your musical entertainment...

Mom has been so busy lately that there really was nothin' for me to do but twiddle my paws and play the Harp.

What's that you're sayin' Mom?

That's NOT a Harp?

Get back to me
when you feel like doing something productive
in the meantime you know where you can find me

Have a great weekend all!

Love, Cody

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Goodbye dear friend...

We just do not have the words at this time to adequately convey the depth of our sorrow. Ann Adamus of Zoolatry said it best:

"We have truly lost a legend among cat, and even among dog bloggers ... our beloved GINGER JASPER has traveled across his Rainbow Bridge. Please visit with your words of comfort for Carol and Barrie ... thank you so much."

Winners on Wednesday! "Ask Bob" by Peter Gethers

Happy Wednesday to EVERY FURRY!!

Thanks to all who entered my give-away for:



(Visit her blog HERE)



AKA FOZZIE.M (Visit her blog HERE!)

Thanks to all who entered!!

Friday, November 1, 2013


Friday adoption events to feature small furry and feathered pets

"Coco" photo courtesy of Michigan Humane

HAPPY FRIDAY ALL!!!  Yep your eyes ARE NOT playing tricks on you, that IS a rabbit featured above and NOT a CAT! This is Cody and it does my heart GOOD to share this special info for you from our furiends at Michigan Humane.

Many people don't realize that along with cats and dogs that are available for adoption, there are other pets that need furever homes too!!!! Whomever adopts them will have a wonderful new member of the family and MHS will throw in some extra goodies for their new companion!!
"Sgt.Carter" photo courtesy of Michigan Humane

During the month of November, the Michigan Humane Society (MHS) will hold a series of Friday adoption events called “TGIFFFF” – Thank Goodness it’s Furry and Feathered Friend Fridays! The adoption events will take place at four MHS locations and will feature birds, guinea pigs, rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, rats, mice and more.

The events will be held each Friday in November, starting Friday, November 1, at the MHS Rochester Hills Center for Animal Care, the MHS Berman Center for Animal Care in Westland, and MHS’ off-site adoption center at Petco Sterling Heights. The adoption fees for the event are as follows:

•             Rabbits: $20 each or 2 for $30
•             Guinea pigs: $5 each (prefer to live in same-sex groups)
•             Rats: $3 each (prefer to live in same-sex groups)
•             Gerbils: $3 each (prefer to live in same-sex groups)
•             Hamsters: $3 each (prefer in most cases to live alone)
•             Mice: $3 each (prefer in most cases to live in same-sex groups)
•             Birds: (budgies) $10 each

The MHS Detroit Center for Animal Care is located at 7401 Chrysler Drive in Detroit. The MHS Rochester Hills Center for Animal Care is located at 3600 W. Auburn Road. The MHS Berman Center for Animal Care is located at 900 N. Newburgh Road in Westland. MHS’ off-site adoption center at Petco Sterling Heights is located at 13701 Lakeside Circle. To see a listing of adoptable animals, or to make a donation to help support MHS’ cruelty investigation efforts, please visit

photo courtesy of Michigan Human
Don't get TOO excited looking at Hank!
He is for someone to adopt to give him a
The Michigan Humane Society is the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in the state. MHS works to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values.