Friday, March 29, 2019

Does Your Child Want to Become a Vet? (Sponsored Guest Post)

Being a veterinarian is an incredibly beautiful, challenging, and rewarding career choice. If your child wants to follow the path of an animal vet, then the best thing you can do to help is encourage them to attend a vet camp.
What’s better for an aspiring veterinarian than a week-long, hands-on training camp at Auburn University? They’ll learn everything they need to know to get a true feeling of what being a vet is like in the modern workplace.
Junior high students, including those who will be entering this year, will be able to follow specific programs that’ll drive their passion for animals further while also understanding the realities of the job. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that any future vet shouldn’t pass up!

What are the Benefits of this Vet Camp Contest?
The three contestants who win the grand prize will have their entire stay paid for. This includes housing, meals, and payments required for the education. While normally this would cost thousands of dollars, your child could have it all for free!
Everyone loves animals, but it takes a special person to work with them during hard times. If you truly believe that your child has what it takes, then have them apply for the possibility of taking massive leaps and bounds towards their goal.
Auburn University is one of the most well-known schools in the country with a vet program, which is another reason why this can’t be passed up! However, such a perfect opportunity wouldn’t be possible without the help of Royal Canin and the people at Vet Set Go.

Who is Royal Canin?
Royal Canin is a pet company that focuses their efforts on the bettering of animal lives around the world. From their nutritionally-packed foods to their constant push for animal rights, protection, and love, this company is working for animals of the past, present, and future.
We all know that veterinarians play an irreplaceable role in the lives of our beloved pets, as well as wildlife in all environments. In order to ensure the health and wellness of animals as long as possible, they’re willing to cover the costs of such an educational trip.

How to You Can Enter
Prior to applying, make sure your child is entering 6th through 8th grade during the Fall of 2019. These are the only available years for entry.
To apply, your child must write up to 300 words describing why they want to attend the vet camp. Be sure that they include personal experiences with animals, the reason(s) why they love animals so much, how they’ve helped animals in the past or present, and why they want to learn how to become a vet.

Finally, snap a picture of them with their favorite animal as a testament to their friendship! Submit the application yourself once your child is finished, as an adult of 18+ years must accompany a child during the application process.
That’s it, you’re all set! Good luck, and don’t forget to encourage your child to pursue their dreams of becoming a veterinarian!

Thursday, March 28, 2019

"R-E-S-P-E-C-T...Find Out What It Means To ME!" #NationalRespectYourCatDay

Hi all it's Cody!! Yes, yes, yes, I KNOW that ALL of you are going to say that cats should be respected EVERY DAY and YOU ARE RIGHT!!!  Respecting cats shouldn't be just one day a year at all, I couldn't agree more! But because March 28 is a historic day for me and my feline friends, today is the day that was designated as National Respect Your Cat Day because allegedly,
 on March 28, 1384, Richard II of England forbid the consumption of cats. Why anyone would want to eat a cat anyway is beyond me, but I digress...

So, in honor of this momentous occasion and as a reminder to my Mom EVERY DAY, here is a little somethin' somethin' which will hopefully get through to my Mom for something that SHE does that I take issue with,  AND make YOU laugh!!! My deepest apologies to the late Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin for taking some liberties with the lyrics to RESPECT.  (We loved Aretha and she would have turned 76 on March 25th, 2019 if she hadn't passed last year, August of 2018. I am thinking that hopefully Aretha wouldn't have minded this post)

Kitties what kind of EXTRA respect do YOU need shown to YOU today!!! I know we are shown respect EVERY DAY by our humans, but we can always use MORE!!!



Saturday, March 23, 2019

Cuddly Kitten Day!

Well, since yesterday was International Goof Off Day and we decided to spend the day "goofing off", today, I thought I would share some of my favorite photos of Cody as a "Cuddly Kitten" on "Cuddly Kitten Day!"

The above photo was right after I adopted him in July of 2007 (Two years before he had a blog). It's so hard to believe he will be 12 years old on April 1st!!! He has always been my little "cuddle bug" (as the girls at the Vet nicknamed him when he was neutered.)

 He was so small he could wedge himself 
between the two stacks of books

He had his pot belly ever since he was a kitten

You can see how young and small he was when compared to that soccer ball that many kitties have. It was also before his eyes turned the glorious green that they are today!

Monday, March 18, 2019

CatScapes Cat Shelves will Take Your Cat to New Heights!

“More than elevated places to perch and sleep, CatScapes Cat Shelves invite cats to run, jump, climb, and play - at full speed, all of which is so important to the well-being and satisfaction of cats. Keeping in mind the needs of customers, this shelving system is also easy to install and beautiful. After two years of product development with engineers, designers and cat experts, it is thrilling to share CatScapes Cat Shelves with the cat-loving community and to see our modular system embraced by experts and newcomers to the realm of cat shelves and feline enrichment,” says Aaron Feldman, CEO and co-founder of CatScapes.

  • CatScapes Cat Shelves are designed to compliment your home decor 

• CatScapes Cat Shelves are sold in kits that include the hinge-brackets, shelves and carpet pads (Visit the CatScapes website to see what’s in each kit) 

These innovative cat shelves use a special patent pending hinge-bracket for mounting to the wall. The hinge-brackets allow you to position and connect shelves and ramps of varying lengths at any angle to create a completely cohesive, customized cat climbing area.

 • You can also purchase individual brackets and prepare your own shelves using boards of any length, but the shelves in the kits are finished to fit the brackets perfectly.

“In eleven years of covering the cat product industry I’ve never seen a cat shelf system that allows for such easy customization. This is a truly game-changing product,” says Kate Benjamin, cat product expert, founder of Hauspanther LLC and co-author of New York Times bestsellers Catification and Catify to Satisfy.

Kickstarter backers will be the first to receive CatScapes Cat Shelves at a significant discount. SUPER EARLY BIRD PRICING IS 46% OFF RETAIL.

The Kickstarter campaign will run through April 19, 2019 

FTC DISCLOSURE: I was approached by a cat person whom I adore asking if I would share information about the CatScapes Cat Shelves and their Kickstarter campaign. I am pleased to help spread the word. I received no free product or monetary compensation for sharing this information. Cody and I will always share information that we feel would be of interest to YOU our valued readers, regardless of whether or not we are compensated to do so.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Cat Lives with Albert Einstein: National Pi Day & Albert Einstein's Birthday

Hi my furiends! It's Cody! I am repeating a post that I ran in 2018 because yesterday Mom had Lithotripsy NUMBER 14 and didn't feel like working on a new post.  This post was so good (if we say so ourselves, and we just did), that we just decided to repeat it.  Today is a pretty cool day! Today is National PI Day

FROM NATIONAL DAY CALENDAR:The 3rd month and the 14th day of the year is a consistent day to celebrate the mathematical constant π. Also known as pi, the first three and most recognized digits are 3.14.  National Pi Day is celebrated by pi enthusiasts and pie lovers alike!

Today happens to also be Albert Einstein's Birthday

FROM BIOGRAPHY.COM: One of science's greatest minds of all time, Albert Einstein, was born on March 14, 1879, at his family's home in Ulm, Germany. He shares his birthday with Pi Day, a celebration of this special never-ending number. Einstein's life in science started early, with him writing his first scientific paper when he was only a teenager. In 1905, Einstein published several influential works, tackling such topics as relativity and introducing his most famous equation on mass and energy  E=mc2. And, in 1921, he earned the Nobel Prize in physics.



Monday, March 11, 2019

Catnap Anyone? #NationalNappingDay

"National Napping Day is observed annually the day following the return of daylight saving time.  National Napping Day provides everyone with the opportunity to have a nap and catch up on the hour of sleep they lost due to the spring forward time change."

"Numerous studies have shown that short 10-20 minute naps are the most effective when midday fatigue hits.  Improvements in alertness, productivity and mood have all been shown to improve with this type of snooze." 

"William Anthony, Ph.D., a Boston University Professor and his wife, Camille Anthony, created National Napping Day in 1999 as an effort to spotlight the health benefits to catching up on quality sleep.  “We chose this particular Monday because Americans are more ‘nap-ready’ than usual after losing an hour of sleep to daylight saving time,” Anthony said"

My Mom is screwed because she stays up til all hours of the morning watching mindless TV and  then gets up at no later than 7am. She will be crabby for at least a week because she NEVER takes naps! 

I just think it's funny because they made a day named after what kitties are smart enough to do EVERY DAY!!

Love, Cody

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Baby Girl Loves Her Kitty

Our adorable granddaughter
was photographed by her Mama
napping with one of her two kitties
She is a HUGE kitty lover already!!!!

Monday, March 4, 2019

I am in Love with My Canvas Print from! Get a FREE 8’’x8’’ Canvas Print (Details on Blog)

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There is nothing I love more than having unique artwork/photos/accessories displayed in my home. It shows a bit of our personality and adds coziness, comfort, beauty and style. They are great conversation starters as well. Since Cody and Dakota joined our family, it seems that most of my favorite pieces of "art" are photos of my precious furbabies.

I will often look at a room and say I have too much "stuff", but when I was presented with an opportunity to receive a canvas print from our new friends at, how could I refuse?

I LOVE how photos are transformed on canvas, but I have to say that my HUGE fear was actually CHOOSING which photo to use. I know that in order to get the best quality canvas print you should have a high quality photo to begin with. Well, if anyone is like me and takes the majority of their photos with their cell phone, you are hard-pressed to find ANY photo that is high quality. To say I was nervous beginning the process of ordering my print is an understatement! I needn't have worried! Below you will see the original photo I submitted on the left and the final result on the right:

How I wish you could be here to see the actual print in person! When I unwrapped my meticulously wrapped canvas print I literally gasped in complete awe of the finished product. It is beyond exquisite! 

Let's back-track. When ordering  canvas prints from you will first decide what type of canvas print you would like. There are so many choices/options available that you will certainly be able to find one that suits your needs. 

Because I have many photos that are already on my wall, and I had ZERO free-standing prints of Cody, I chose the 12"x16" Canvas Print+Easel Back. I also wanted the photo to slightly wrap-around the frame.

Wish granted!!

I am often easily intimidated by a confusing ordering process, but with the ordering process at  there is no need to worry. Once you decide the type of print that you want, you will be asked to upload your photo. Not happy with the photo you uploaded? No problem, that happened to me and I just removed it and started over.  Even a technology challenged person like myself will find the process to be rather easy.


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I received notification when my print was ready to ship, what I don't think I received was a proof to make changes BEFORE the item shipped. That is something they might want to change in the future, but more than likely that would delay their 24 hour shipping.

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CanvasDiscount.Com wants you to have the best customer experience available. (I was 110% happy with my experience from my initial contact, to the ordering procedure, to receiving the finished product). They also strive to offer the best prices in the market. 

Your Canvas Print Will Arrive Ready to Hang (if applicable)
Or Ready to Display as Mine Was

They Use HP Latex Inks
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Including Pets!
The ink is water-based, "solvent-free" and odorless.  The innovative HP Latex Inks are designed with the environment and your family's safety in mind.

I Couldn't Be Happier with My Print!

Once again I wish you could be here to see my canvas print in person. It is simply incredible!!!! The quality is superb, the weight is sturdy (it won't topple over at the slightest touch). The ordering process was easy, and my canvas print is the perfect size!! Cody looks sooo life-like and the colors are vibrant! The canvas print is crystal-clear,  considering the photo I submitted, this  was a complete act of magic!!! I never, ever expected my canvas print to be PERFECT, but it IS. Frankly, I thought they would contact me and tell me the photo was unacceptable. CanvasDiscount.Com performs magic I tell you, MAGIC!!

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Full Disclosure: I received the Canvas Print for review from, as well as monetary compensation for the review. Receiving free product and compensation for the review has no influence on this post. Cody and I only feature products that we love or that we feel will be of interest to our readers. CanvasDiscount.Com is not responsible for the content of this post.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

A "Seussical" Read Across America Saturday!

A version of this  post first appeared on our blog on March 2nd, 2013....each year I repeat the majority of it but I ALWAYS make slight revisions so read on!

Today is the day,
it's truer than true,
today is the day 
we tell Dr.Seuss
It is also Read Across America Day
which is ALWAYS celebrated
on Dr.Seuss's birthday

"Across the country, thousands of schools,
 libraries, and community centers
 participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books"
Visit Seussville for all sorts of activities!

Cody won this hat
that was made by
Ms.Ellen over at 
15 and Meowing 
March of 2018

Mom first discovered Dr.Seuss
as a child of age 4,
When she would "read"
she would shout
"I want MORE!"

March 2, 1904
is a date to be remembered

Write it on your wall!
It is  the birthday
of probably the most
popular children's book author of all!
courtesy of

He wrote Mom's faves,
oh how she  LOVES those green eggs!

Mom's first long word,
that she ever read,
it was in one of Seuss's books
and at age 6,
 Mom figured it out
just by using her head!

It is only appropriate on this
most special day,
that we wish 
Dr. Seuss the