Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day

I long to return to a time when Memorial Day was celebrated on May 30th, a time when Memorial Day was NOT the "official kick-off to summer" in the U.S., a time when it wasn't a reason to consume copious amounts of beer and burgers and frolic with family and friends over the course of a three-day  weekend.

Don't get me wrong, I will be enjoying sunshine, family and the sumptuous taste of a char-grilled burger myself, but it is important that I, and all of us who are Americans, stop and REMEMBER what Memorial Day actually IS and why it is commemorated.

Somewhere through the years, many Americans have lost touch of WHAT significant holidays in our history MEAN.

There is nothing "happy" about Memorial Day. Memorial Day is the day in which we REMEMBER the men and women who DIED while serving our country.

Memorial Day has become lost in the ridiculousness that was created when Congress,  on June 28, 1968 signed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act which  officially took effect on January 1, 1971. This act moved holidays such as Memorial Day,  George Washington's birthday (remember him? The "father of our country" whose birthday REALLY IS FEBRUARY 22ND), Labor Day (now celebrated the first Monday in September), and Columbus Day (Columbus Day USED to be on Christopher Columbus's REAL BIRTHDAY, October 12th, but is now celebrated the second Monday of October). The act was officially designed to "increase the number of 3 day weekends for federal employees."

Well, "isn't THAT special?"

Thankfully, July 4, (Independence Day), has remained unscathed.........

So while I, and many of you, are enjoying this time with friends and family, take a moment, STOP and REMEMBER the reason this day exists.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

Would YOU Lick Your Cat? Hilarious or Over the Top? Discuss...... #LickiBrush

Ok, I heard about this online a few days ago, then I saw it Wednesday night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

I will admit I HAVE rubbed my nose along my cat's head in a manner in which I pretend I am the "Mama Cat", but this? Is this a little over the top?

From what I understand this is NOT a joke! This is a REAL product that is going to have a Kickstarter campaign beginning soon. It is called "Licki Brush"..........

What are YOUR thoughts?


Monday, May 23, 2016

#GiveAway NEW #NutrishPets Zero Grain Chicken & Potato Recipe Cat Food! #Ad

Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own.

Kitties!!! It's Cody, the King of All Things "Delish" by Nutrish,  and today I am super excited to tell you about the latest offering from our friends at Nutrish!!

There have been A LOT of HEALTHY changes taking place at "Casa de Cody"!! One of them is that Mom is FINALLY going to quit smoking THIS WEEK! Hooray! She is nervous about becoming even MORE rotund than she already is, so she has been making some important changes to her diet. That is a GOOD thing! Those changes include reading the ingredients that are listed on the food that she stuffs in her face. Sometimes there are bad things hidden there!

Since I tend to be a tad roly-poly myself, Mom also carefully reads the ingredients that are in MY food because she wants me to eat as healthy as I can, to help me live a long and happy life! Good quality ingredients are just as important in MY food as they are in the food that Mom eats!

Nutrish to the Rescue!!

A few weeks ago I received a surprise from my pals at Nutrish. They wanted to tell me about their NEW Zero Grain Chicken & Potato Recipe Food for Cats!!

There were SO MANY GOODIES in this box (that YOU will be able to win after you read this post!!) that I couldn't wait to get my paws on them!!

Why Nutrish Zero Grain Food for Cats
 Chicken & Potato Recipe?
Glad You Asked!!

Real U.S. farm-raised chicken  is ALWAYS the #1 ingredient.
There are zero grains, glutens or fillers.
There’s zero poultry by-product meal.
There are no artificial preservatives, colors or artificial flavors.This high-quality protein provides essential nutrients to help support healthy organs & lean muscle mass.
 Potatoes & peas are easily digestible alternative carbohydrates that have been carefully selected because they’re naturally gluten free and gentle on your cat’s digestive system.
Cranberries are natural sources of vitamin C to help keep your cat’s immune system strong.
Eggs are high-quality protein sources that also provide essential amino acids that contribute to growth and muscle development.
Beet pulp is a wholesome fiber source that naturally provides prebiotics to help maintain healthy digestion.
Taurine is an essential amino acid for kitten and cat health. It helps support kitten growth and vision and heart health throughout your cat’s life.


Why Zero Grain?
The answers are as easy as 1-2-3 (make that FOUR!!)

Pet's natural diets are low in grain.
 That's why Nutrish always makes sure that REAL meat is the #1 ingredient!

Some pets need a more allergy-friendly food

It's easy to find!! Click here to find a store near you!

Naturally, it's a SAFE Pet Food! The Nutrish Zero Grain products are prepared in American facilities with safe, quality ingredients.

I couldn't take the suspense any longer and wanted my Mom to put this in my bowl!!!  I  eat Nutrish all of the time, so Mom didn't follow the exact *****transition recommendations that you should follow when YOU


If you click above, you will be able to sign up for some great offers!!

I FINALLY was able to begin eating  NEW Nutrish Zero Grain Food for Cats Chicken & Potato Recipe  and the King of All Things "Delish" by Nutrish ABSOLUTELY LOVES IT SO MUCH, THAT I NEVER CAME UP FOR AIR!!!

About Rachael Ray Nutrish:
In 2014, with help from cat nutrition experts at Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, Rachael Ray created Nutrish super-premium food for cats. Nutrish dry and wet cat food recipes are made with simple, wholesome ingredients like real meat or fish, and do not contain poultry by-product meal or fillers.
Rachael’s personal proceeds go to Rachael’s Rescue, which was created to help shelter pets in need. To date, she has donated over $14MM. This money has gone toward food, medical supplies and treatments for these unfortunate animals. 

All of the Rachael Ray Nutrish products are available where you shop for your family’s groceries, making specialty recipes accessible and convenient for every pet parent.

*****Please make sure you follow this transition plan: Because Nutrish Zero Grain Chicken & Potato may offer different ingredients than your cat is used to, it may take up to ten days for your cat's system to become acclimated. Slowly mix with the other food over a 5-10 day period until your cat is solely eating the new recipe.

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Inside the kit is a bag of Zero Grain Chicken & Potato Recipe Cat Food, a spade (which I had a particular fondness for), seeds so that your human can plant various veggies and GUESS WHAT? SEEDS TO PLANT CAT NIP ARE INCLUDED but the cat in the photo (ME is NOT INCLUDED!!!) , and other goodies!!! All of it comes in the same adorable crate that we received ours in!!! ONE PERSON WHO IS 18 AND OVER AND WHO RESIDES IN THE U.S. WILL RECEIVE THE PRIZE!! Entering is super easy! Just enter on the Rafflecopter below!! BE SURE TO COMPLETE THE MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS!!
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Friday, May 20, 2016

The Flitter Cat Toy by PetSafe® Review and Give-Away For FUN Cats!!!

Hi my furiends!! It's Cody! Mom has been rather distracted lately, and it has been affecting my blogging, but finally, I said ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!  I want and need to communicate with my furiends, I have something super special  to show them! So, I  pushed her off of her chair, grabbed the keyboard and here I am!

 As many of you know, I have been reviewing the wonderful line of PetSafe toys for a while now, and I was thrilled when I was contacted by my elf friend who asked if I would like to test and  review one of the newest toys in the PetSafe line: The PetSafe® Flitter !  I love my elf friend and I love the products made by PetSafe, so I eagerly accepted! I was super excited the day The PetSafe® Flitter  arrived!

  The PetSafe® Flitter is an automatic teaser toy that dangles fun dragonflies from two rotating arms. Assembly IS required and the 3 AA batteries that are required are NOT included, but assembling this toy could NOT  be easier! At first, when I saw the pieces on the table I had my doubts as to whether or not my simple-minded Mom could handle the assembly. In the box you will find the Flitter Base, 2 Teaser Arms and Base Legs.  "You know it's all about the base, 'bout the base....."oops wrong BASS............  I'm talkin' about "BASE!!"

I was thinking to myself,  if anyone could screw up the assembly, it would be my Mom, but to my amazement, she had it put together in no time!   I did make sure I thoroughly inspected the finished product for quality control purposes.

Once I was sure that everything was assembled correctly
 it was time to TEST and PLAY!!!

Ok, I don't advise that you play with your Flitter on the dining room table as I was doing, but someone by the name of Mom either has a few screws loose, or, she wanted me to use up one of my nine lives by plummeting off of the table, but I digress..... Regardless of where you play with YOURS you can see that this is A LOT of fun!!! It would be  great for one, or even two cats to play with at once.  The dangly dragonfly teasers are the perfect bait!!!! So much so that I attempted to EAT THEM!!!!

Hey! You know me, if something looks good I will try to eat it! This leads me to an impawtant point, the teasers are replaceable!!!!! Now, you don't want to go and eat these, but in the event some kitty is crazy enough to try and eat them, you CAN replace them! Because I showed such a great desire to ingest one, Mom is making sure that I am snoopervised when I play, and when she is not around she is going to put my Flitter safely away until the next play time.

But....if you are not like me, and are a NORMAL cat, the  "Play While You Are Away mode" allows you to play  when your humans are away!! The Flitter automatically turns off after 10-15 minutes.

The PetSafe® Flitter  Pros:
Play While You Are Away mode for multiple play sessions all day
Automatic shut off after 10-15 minutes
Multiple teaser arms are great for multi-cat play
Teasers are replaceable
The Flitter will engage your cat(s) providing a TON of playtime, which makes it an affordable, worthwhile  and fun cat toy at $29.99.

Batteries are not included
It's a little noisy

I give The PetSafe® Flitter 4-PAWS UP!!!

Well, if you are 18 and over and  reside in the U.S. YOU ARE IN LUCK!!! WE ARE HAVING A GIVE-AWAY!!!! Our elf friend said that I could give away not ONE, BUT TWO Flitters !! YES....TWO!!! (A $29.99 value!) Entering is easy! Just enter on the Rafflecopter below...there is ONE MANDATORY ENTRY REQUIREMENT and you can unlock more for extra chances once you complete that one!! Good luck!
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In full disclosure:no green papers passed my paws for this review/give-away. I was sent a Flitter in exchange for my always honest review. PetSafe is not responsible for the content of this blog post. All opinions are my own.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

A Straw Hat Birthday for a SPECIAL Lady Cat!

Today is a most special day! It is Straw Hat Day , the day when all felt and warm hats should be put away, and the hats of summer (Straw Hats!) should be brought out to not only help you keep cool in the sun, but to make you LOOK "cool!!"

I decided to incorporate my "cool" look while celebrating the birthday of an IMMENSELY SPECIAL LADY CAT that I have known for years and years!!!  In fact, we go waaaay back! I have made a number of appearances on her blog and she has done the same on mine!

I have watched her date countless mancats, but always, she would return to the "Codester" for some fun and the comfort of my reassuring paws.

Today, this special lady cat is turning 18, a truly special birthday indeed! I'm heading over to wish her a Happy Birthday and you should too!  Click here to visit!

Happy, Happy Birthday to 


Wishing you many, many more!!

Much love from,


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

A Stone Smashing Good Time and the Winner of The Extraordinary Life of Buffy the Cat by Sandy Robins and Paul Smulson

Before we get to the winner of our give-away, Mom and I wanted to say that we probably won't be around all day Wednesday (and we are not sure about Thursday yet) because Mom is having another Lithotripsy today, (we think this is approx. Litho Number 10 or so?)  to smash a 7mm stone. She will be in the hospital most of the day but will be home later. So, if we are not able to visit today and part of tomorrow that is why!  We have included a graphic to give you a better understanding of Mom's congenital condition. Her stones will NEVER be gone because it is actually her kidney's JOB to MAKE STONES. She just has to try and keep them at a manageable level so that she can either pass them on her own, or with the help of a lithotripsy.

We will do our best to visit you as soon as we can!


Thanks to all who entered our give-away for:

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Cat "Waves" of Love

We miss Forrest so much and our hearts hurt for his furmily. Mom and I  send TONS of love and support to Forrest's family.......we are proud to take part in this special event for Forrest!!! Thank you to Sammy and his Mom,  (and Happy 5th Blogoversary too!!!) for organizing this most special day!!! 

You can visit Forrest's furmily right here

Cody, Dakota  and Mom
(Dakota doesn't have a post of his own because he wouldn't cooperate to use his tail for wagging or his paw for waving! Mom was soooo upset with him!!)

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day

To all of the purrfect Mommies, 

as well as men who have taken 
on the role of "Mommy"

and all of the other fabulous
"mothering" role models
  out there, that may not
have textbook "children" of their own!

It doesn't matter if the babies are

 2-legged minus fur,

or 4-legged with fur,

or if the babies,

swim, slither, 

fly, crawl, gallop or hop...

a Mother's love is just the same!!

Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Love, Cody 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Kitties Will Miss You Too Whitley

Mom and I are too sad to go into much detail, but we wanted to express our sympathy and love for the family of sweet Whitley.  
It takes a special woofie to be extra good to the kitties in the family too, and Whitley was one of those special woofies. She not only lived in the beautiful state of Texas, but she had a heart as big as that great State and her Mama does too.

We weren't lucky enough to know Whitley as long as many others did, but in the last year or so since we met her, she never ceased to make us smile and brought an extra light to our day.

We will miss so many things about you sweet Whitley. Your "smile", how you played "pool ball", all of the delicious food that you ate, the beautiful and creative dresses your Mama would make for you, and the stories of your adventures.

Thank you for always making us smile and we send special love to your incredibly strong Mama.

Love from all of us.
We linked to Whitley's blog at the top of this post and will also link here

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Cinco de Mayo!!!!

Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867).