Duck And Cover #ChewyInfluencer

MeOW  Raena!!! The lawn crew’s here, why don’t you take the lead on today’s posty. Me has to go check UTB (under the bed) fur intruders. It’s time to Duck and Cover!!!

 

 Dezi lays in the house on the Liberty cat tree

 

          But sissy, it’s time fur brekky. Aren’t you gonna stay and eat your brekky?

 

Me will be back in a minute, so stay outta me’s plate. But you go ahead and tell everypawdy ‘bout those Wellness Kittles we got from Chewy this month. (Dezi slinks down the hall and under the bed. Raena stands in the middle of the hall and looks toward the door and then back at the bedroom bewildered. Mommy calls for the girls to ignore the lawn crew and come and eat their brekky. Dezi meows loudly) Me will be there shortly mommy.

 

 Raena lays in mommy's lap and enjoys some loving

 

          (Raena goes to mommy but looks back for Dezi) But, sissy? Mommy, why does sissy hide so much?

 

     I don’t know baby, but there’s nothing to be afraid of. Come on now, eat your breakfast and let’s get this post written, okay?.

 

          Okay mommy. Well, I’s couldn’t believe we got 2 bags of treats this month. We don’t get a lot of treats here, so 2 bags in one month must mean somethin’ special’s happenin’.

 

 Dezi, Raena and mommy together giving everyone a hug and kiss

 

(Dezi meows loudly from UTB) Mommy’s birthday is Caturday Raena. And she always lets us have specials fur her birthday.

 

          Really sissy? How old is mommy? 

 

RaenaBelle!!! You know better than to ask a woman how old she is? That’s just bad manners. And besides, mommy says anypawdy that’s rude enuff to ask such a question deserves a lie. Let’s just say, she’s as old as Methuselah. 

 

          Who’s Methuselah? 

 

(Dezi meows with frustration from UTB) It doesn’t matter Raena. Get on with our review. We’ll talk ‘bout mommy and Methuselah later.

 

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Disclaimer: We received the Wellness Kittles Cat Treats in exchange for our honest opinion. As always, we tell it like it is, no matter what. Neither Chewy nor Wellness are responsible for the opinions in this post unless otherwise stated. We only bring you products we have tried or use and believe would be of interest to you, our readers and friends.

 

 Wellness Kittles Cat Treats

 

          Well, okay sissy. But you better not furget like the last time. (Raena peers down the hall toward the bedroom and then prances back to mommy and the computer) And what does Duck and Cover have to do with our review? Anyways, I’s luvs birthdays. Mine’s party last month was so pawsum. I’s could do that every day. Chewy sent me some Kittles kitty treats fur mine’s birthday; so when they came up as a review item, mommy thought we might like to try a different flavor since we liked the ones they sent me. Mommy knows we luvs us some duck, and Wellness makes a grain-free Duck and Cranberry recipe crunchy treat. We couldn’t wait to try ‘em out. but befur we get to the taste testin’, let’s see what Chewy says ‘bout the Wellness Kittles Grain-Free Duck and Cranberries recipe crunchy cat treats, 2 oz. bag.

 

  

Key Benefits

  • No meat by-products, wheat, corn, soy or artificial flavors, colors or preservatives

  • Made with the finest globally sourced ingredients

  • Calcium, phosphorus and vitamin A help support eyes, teeth and gums

  • Crunchy texture helps to clean teeth and support dental health

  • Over 150 under two calorie treats per a bag

Ingredients

  1. Duck, Chickpeas, Potatoes, Chicken Meal, Peas, Herring Meal, Cranberries, Blueberries, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavors, Ground Flaxseed, Salmon Oil, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract.

Caloric Content

  1. 2 kcal/treat

 

          As you can see by the ingredient list, there’s none of those questionable ingredients listed. That always makes mommy happy. We’re not sure we’d know the difference, but our humans only want the bestest fur us, so hey, so long as it tastes good, what do we care? MOL  Anyways, since they do talk ‘bout phosphorous, mommy says ifin you have a CKD kitty, you need to check with Wellness ‘bout the phosphorous content befur feedin’ these to your CKD kitty. Otherwise, they’re a good lookin’ treat… on paper. But let’s see how they stand up to the taste buds. (Raena meows loudly toward the bedroom) Hey sissy? Do you wanna tell everypawdy what you thought ‘bout the Wellness Kittles Duck and Cranberries treat

 

 

 Dezi eats treats on the Liberty cat tree

 

(Dezi meows loudly from the bedroom door) Yeah, sure, Raena. The Kittles Duck treats be a nice bite size treat and taste purretty good. Me likes ‘em just fine as an occassional substitute fur our freeze dried treats. Me gives them 3 paws up. Do they come in other flavors Raena?

 

 Raena eats Kittles treat on the Liberty cat tree

 

          Fanky fanks sissy. I’s do luvs me some duck, and these Kittles were a nice tasty treat. 3 paws up from me too. And yes, they come in 5 more flavors: Chicken and Cranberry, Tuna and Cranberry, Salmon and Cranberry, Turkey and Cranberry and Whitefish and Cranberry. Seems the Wellness peeps really like their Cranberries. 

 

 Dezi eats treats on Liberty cat tree

 

Well Raena, cranberries are s’posed to be good fur helpin’ us kitties avoid UTI’s. And bein’ on sale fur $2.86 – $3.99, kind’a makes buyin’ some right now, a no brainer. (Dezi meows, as she slinks toward the living room, making sure the lawn crew is gone before settling in to eat her breakfast.)

 

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          I’s agree sissy. And mommy says at that purrice, we could pawssibly have some every now and then. Cuz they’re a kibble, mommy won’t let us have too many, cranberries or not. She gave ‘em a thumb up too. And, as always, they came in a great Chewy box. A girly can never have too many boxes. ‘Specially since we’re not allowed to keep boxes fur long. Silly ‘pawrtment rules. As always, Chewy offurs speedy furee shippin’ on all orders of $49.00 and more and speedy flat rate shippin’ on all other orders. And, ifin ya’ add these Kittles to any auto ship, you can save even more off that sale purrice. But, don’t worry, you can skip, cancel or delay any auto ship at any time. You’ll get an email befur each shipment, just in case you need to make some changes. And Chewy has the bestest Customer Service peeps ‘round. You know you want some, so go and check ‘em out. Be sure to leave a comment befur ya’ head out tho’. And check out the Chewy blog hop fur other pawsum reviews. I’s still don’t know what Duck and Cover has to do with anythin’, but hey, I’s gotta go finish mine’s brekky now. Ya’ll come back now, ya’ hear.

 

Raena eats Kittles treats on the Liberty cat tree

Till the next time……………………………………………..Be Blest!!!

 

Raena: Navy Blue 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue 

Mommy A: Black 

 

 

 

Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

RaenaBelle and Deztinee

Service Cats: Calming the Tiger in Your Aggressive Cat Part 2

Welcome to another Service Cat Monday. We’re still tacklin’ that really tuff topic, “Aggression”. So pull up a chair, get you a cup of coffee, tea or whatever your drink of choice is and get ready to explore the world from the feline point of view. As always, the followin’ will be written in human English fur translator and reader ease. Our Trainin’ posts aren’t meant to be a step by step manual, as Trainin’ is all ‘bout Repetition and Rewards. Trainin’ can be kind’a borin’, but it’s necessary. Every furry can benefit from trainin’. The Tips, Tricks and Techniques we offur have been used/developed by mommy throughout her many years of trainin’ animals, cats in purrticular. As always, we invite your questions, suggestions and comments. Ifin you ask a behavioral question, purrlease be as specific as pawssible. We do want to help, but we can’t read minds. Ifin you’ve missed any posts in this series, you can click on the links below. Befur addressin’ the topic of Aggression, we introduced you to the origins and natural instincts of the housecat here. And, ifin you missed the initial steps to take when dealing with an aggressive cat, you can ketch up by readin’ part 1 here. Today we’re going to look at the “Alpha cat” and the importance of “Scent” in having a happy peaceful house.

 

 Dezi laying in cat tree in new harness

 

We want to reiterate, THERE IS NO BAD CAT!!!  An “Aggressive” cat is trying to tell you something. Aggression can occur in a single cat household or multiple cat household; and can occur suddenly without warning, or evolve over time. It is important to try to find and understand the source of your cat’s Aggression. You will need to “become a cat”. When humans prepare for a baby/toddler, they have to look at their home through the eyes of a child to find the dangers and make them safe. (ie: outlet covers, stove knob locks, cupboard locks, etc.). The same is true for figuring out why your cat is acting out/hiding/acting aggressively, etc.. All the “pheremone” sprays, drops, collars and plug ins are essentially a band aid. They treat the symptoms, but not the core problem. However, if you find they help, Use them. Mommy suggests using the drops, collars, sprays and spot ons on all cats in the house. The reason will become clear in this post. However, you still need to treat and train the core issue. Last week we talked about how cats like routine and despise change. Any change in a cat’s health, surroundings, both inside and out, can affect your cats personality.

 

Lexi rides in her travel carrier home from BlogPaws Nashville

Fank da catz I’z used to change.

 

Cat people know no bounds. Mommy says, most dog peeps favor a particular look, size or breed, but cat peeps, they love them all. And, as a result, would have a houseful if they could. While that may be awesome for the human, and wonderful for the lives saved, a crowded house could also breed problems and ultimately Aggression in multi cat households. All cats in a house must be confident and feel like they own a space. Ideally, every cat in the household should own the whole house. In multi-cat households, there is always a “head cat in charge”, or the “Alpha” cat. It doesn’t matter if you have 2 cats or 20, one cat is “The Cat in Charge”. It’s important to watch your cats and figure out which one that is, and “cater” to it. Mommy wants me to remind you, that no matter how “in charge” your Alpha cat is, it’s also important to remember, that You, are the ultimate Alpha. This is even more so in a single cat house. After sis Lexi died, mommy had planned for me to be the Alpha cat; but me doesn’t have the “Alpha” traits. Me liked being the little sisfur and mommy’s baby girl.

 

 Lexi and Dezi loving each other in fromnt of the electric fireplace

Yep, sis Lexi was the Alpha. She was a gentle Alpha, but she

always held the top spot.

 

The “Alpha cat” will be the one, who all others look to and take their cues from. The “Alpha cat” will also spread their scent around to everybody, regularly. It can be so subtle, you might not recognize it at first, but it’s happening. The occasional hiss or swat, is perfectly normal. Your cats’ are communicating with/teaching each other. But, Do Not ever let it become a full blown fight. Cats live in a world of smells. They have scent glands located on their chin, lips, cheeks, either side of the forehead, paw pads, tail and of course there’s also the anal glands and urine. The scent glands in the head area are all friendly communicators. That’s why mommy loves the “Scent Me Up” game so much. A cat recognizes you and it’s home by Smell and Not Sight.

 

 Dezi pats Raena on the head

Me’s tellin’ Raena, she’s bein’ a little too much.

 

When you’re scent swapping, it’s important to rub your towel or whatever scent soaker you’re using on the cat’s head and not their paws or backside. The scent glands on the paws, make a statement. Think of your cat using it’s scratcher. An enthusiastic scratcher, is aggressively saying, “I own this scratcher, you can use it, but it’s All mine”. And, the scent glands on the tail and backside, communicate aggression and fear, as well as sexual readiness in unaltered cats. In a multi-cat household, ALL  the cats smell like the “Alpha”. Obviously, humans can’t smell this, but we cats can. Keep this in mind if you have a cat that is separated from the others in the house. A separated cat Does Not smell like the others and probably not even you. So they won’t be recognized by or recognize any other kitty in the home. And, remember, cats see with their noses and not their eyes. Think about that last Vet visit where only one cat went and the return home. 

 

 Raena checks out the Cat Claws Butterfly scratcher

Cardboard cat scratchers are great scent soakers. Be sure to

scent them with scents from the facial scent glands if presenting

them to an already Aggresive cat.

 

Here’s where it can get a little tricky. Remember, it’s important to “cater” to your “Alpha cat”, but ultimately, all cats should see you as the glue that keeps the family together. This is really important for the cat that is separated. We told you last week to leave a worn piece of your clothing as a scent soaker, but we didn’t get to the importance of the attitude you had while wearing that item. Cats smell fear, worry, upset, joy, and every other emotion you have. Cats will also respond to your emotions. Mommy calls it “feeding off your emotions”. When she’s angry, we’re on edge and there’s a lot more hissing going on. Thankfully, that doesn’t happen often. MOL  To have a cohesive smell in our house, mommy lightly sprays the sheets (we sleep in the bed with her) with perfume. The same perfume she wears. She also lightly sprays our harnesses, sitting chair, cat trees and cat beds with her perfume. Mommy has always been a perfume girl. It’s her one guilty pleasure. Anyways, our furs pick up that scent. It’s very light, but we smell like mommy and therefore, we smell like each other. So, when we sniff each other, we know we belong together.

 

 Raena playing on the sheets

 

You don’t have to spray your sheets with perfume, but you do need to keep in mind, how your scent changes and try to present the most cohesive scent possible when approaching your Aggressive cat. Ideally, before entering the room to spend time with your separated Aggressive cat, you should hold and “scent up” with all the cats in your house; save the Alpha cat for last. That will be the strongest scent. And, remember, try to get those scents from the face area so you’re presenting as relaxed and friendly.

 

 Dezi and Lexi lay on the bed together

 

Scent is so important to a cat. It is, after all, how we communicate our intentions with others. It’s how we know our housemates and humans. Remember, a cat sees the world thru smells. That’s why a blind cat can still function and live a happy life. Just thought me would throw that in there in case you’re thinking about adopting a special needs kitty.

 

We’re gonna wrap it up fur today. We’ve given you a lot to think about and smell. MOL  Me would like to repurrt, that uncle Pete’s been workin’ on buildin’ the confidence with the other kitties in their home thru play, and the ‘Aggression” issue they were having has gotten much better. Confidence and Scent go a long way towards a happy and peaceful home. ‘Member to click on the links below to ketch up on any topic you may have missed. And leave your questions, suggestions and comments below.

 

Till the next time……………………………….Be Blest!!!

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

Deztinee and RaenaBelle

 

Service Cats

What to Look For     Training Foundations     Train Kitty To Massage

Smelling Disease     Do You Need One     Who Bears the Cost

Housing Laws & Exceptions    Accommodations & Common Sense

When the Handler Dies     Proper Training Methods Pt. 1 & Pt. 2

Easiest Task to Train      Getting Kitty Ready for an Outing

Discipline: Stop Countersurfing Kitty     Internal Disputes

Calling Emergency Help      Just What Is Kitty Capable of

Shad: Original Service Cat      Harness, Vest, Leash or Stroller

Dezi, the Wheelchair & Chest      Round and Round We Go

Tumble & Fall Response      Raena Calls for Help

The Rest of the Story     Raena & the Wheelchair Pt. 1 Pt. 2 Pt. 3 Pt. 4

When to Train      Explaining Rewards & Kitty’s Feelings

Stop Kitty’s Begging     Calling For Help Options Pt. 1

Medicating Kitty

Training the Pig Headed, Stallion Strong, Submissive Pup & Conniving Cat

Cats Love Training & Social Media Downfalls

Reintegrating the Scared or Bullied Cat     There’s No Bully Cat Breed

Going for a Walk When in a Wheelchair     Calming the Tiger Pt.1

Blest Sunday: The Storm Moved Inside the House

MeOW!!! It’s furinally Blest Sunday!!! Kittens!!! Have we had the weather or what? Ya’ know, several peeps have asked us ifin this is “Normal”?

 

 Blest Sunday purple kitty clip art graphic

 

          Yep sissy, and several peeps have said we seem to have a lot of storms. Mommy says, ya’ think with all the storms we have you’d have learned not to be ‘fraid by now.

 

 Dezi looks over the edge of the cat tree

 

Me told you, me’s not ‘fraid Raena, me’s bein’ safe and doin’ what the weather guessers say to do durin’ the storms. You know, we had car, home, peeps and animal damagin’ hail, winds and tornadoes the other day.

 

hail on the sidewalk

It was really dark outside, so we tried to lighten the foto as much as we could. Most of the pieces are broken, but you get the idea.

 

          Yeah sissy, I’s never seen anythin’ like it befur. And where was mommy?

 

 

Oh Raena, me can’t believe she was out there tryin’ to take fotos of the hail. The weather guessers said it was the size of golf balls, and mommy was out there tryin’ to figger out how to get a foto without getting’ hit.

 

 Piece of hail beside a quarter

 

          Yep sissy, and it was really dark out too. Every time the hail would hit the ground it would shatter. Mommy furinally got the broom out and tried draggin’ a piece to her. By the time she got it up to the door, it had melted down to the size of a quarter.

 

Maybe Raena, but it was still dangerous. The truth is, this is storm season fur us, so this weather is purretty much “normal”. Altho’ the last couple of years the storm season does seem to last a bit longer. Mommy says, it may only seem like it, cuz we’re now on the cat puter. Or we would be ifin it wasn’t stormin’. We got our furst real break in the storm yesfurday, and was tryin’ to visit our furiends a bit, and then mommy had a really bad fall. The storms may have broken outside, but inside, it was ragin’ on.

  

 Raena eating the grass from Valentine

 

 

          She sure did sissy. And all the way down, she was hollerin’ fur us to leave the fone alone. She must’ve hid the one by her sittin’ chair, cuz I’s couldn’t find it at all. Fankfully, she didn’t need an ambulance.

 

Dezi sits atop the Liberty cat tree

Me’s sure glad ‘bout that Raena. Me was worried. It took furever fur her to get up. She had a big gash on the top of her foot and her knees look pawful. Mommy says old peeps break easier than young’un’s and so she called Uncle Pete, Timmy Tomcat’s daddy, fur a little medical reassurance.

 

 Timmy Tomcat selfie

Foto of TimmyTomcat

          I’s really glad we have such pawsum furiends sissy, so mommy had someone she could ask fur advice. Ya’ know, Uncle Pete’s a nurse in real life, so mommy was able to confurm that she hadn’t broken anythin’ and didn’t require a dreaded trip to the emergency room. Ya’ know, mommy hates hospitals.

 

Me knows Raena. That’s why me can’t figger out why mommy thinks she needs to take us to the VET. We hate the VET as much as she hates hospitals. MOL  Me thinks there must be some kind’a double standard goin’ on here.

 

          What do ya’ mean sissy? What’s a double standard?

 

Dezi eats Wysong Uretic

Yummm mmmm mmmm Don’t bother me right now, meez eatin’.

 

Well Raena, it means that mommy can eat junk but we have to eat good fur us food. And, mommy can avoid the hospital, but we have to go to the VET.

 

 Dezi watching Raena while they eat

 

          I’s like our food sissy. And mommy says Primal just came out with some new proteins that we’re gonna luvs. She even added ’em to our amazon wish list

 

Me likes our foods too Raena, but me also likes pizza. Anyways, speakin’ of food, we need to go finish eatin’ our brekky.

 

 Raena sleeps on cat mat

Mommy says I’s da cutest thing ever. Look’it mine’s angelic face. 

 

          Let’s link up with the Kitties Blue fur Sunday Selfies furst sissy. And say fanky fank ya’ to Uncle Pete fur helpin’ mommy.

 

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Fanks Raena. And yes, fank you Uncle Pete. We are so very blest to have amazin’ furiends, our home that shelters us from the pawful storms, and our luvvin’ mommy, that’s gonna be okay. We wanna remind all our furiends to take a minute today and every day to give thanks fur the many blessings in your lives. We really wish we had been at BlogPaws this past week with those furiends who went, but maybe next year. Mommy’s gonna be sittin’ with her legs up and ice on fur the swellin’, so we purrobably won’t get to do a lot of visitin’ today either. Ifin ya’ can spare any purrayers, we sure would purreciate ‘em. And ‘member to join us tomorrow fur Service Cat Monday. The topic of aggression continues.

 

Dezi sniffs the Hooligan in a can CS Derby Prize

 

And one last thing. Ya’ know that “hooligan in a can” me won? Well you can get your very own. Cat Scouts is a pawsum place fur cats and their peeps to mingle with others of like mind. And it’s totally furee. Den Master created this pawsum place fur us to get together to have fun, help others and learn lots of things. We know it takes money to keep things goin’, but Den Master has never mentioned chargin’ any of us scouts a dime. ‘Stead, she’s created a store where peeps can buy Cat Scout memorabilia and the furtastic “hooligan in a can”  and help suppurt this amazin’ place we call Cat Scouts. Me’s a little ashamed me didn’t see the card included in me’s purrize till yesfurday. Ya’ know, we was just so taken by all the goodies included in da can. But me saw it and so me wanted to tell you all where to get your very own tin of cat goodness. Just click here to get it now while it’s on sale.

 

Raena lays in mommy's lap

Till the next time……………………………………..Be Blest!!!

 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue 

Raena: Navy Blue

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

Deztinee and RaenaBelle 

That’s No Hog, It’s Thunder!!!

HEY!!! IS ANYPAWDY OUT THERE? IT’S ME, RAENABELLE!!! (Raena meows at the top of her lungs) Mommy, I’s don’t think they can hear me over the thunder boomers. Are they ever gonna stop? At furst, I’s thought somepawdy had left their motercycle runnin’ full blast. But then the whole room lit up with that lightnin’ stuffs, and I’s knew it wasn’t no “Hog”. I’s really tired of it mommy. We haven’t got to visit any of our furiends all week long. And where’s sissy? Sissyyyyyyyyyyyy…Sissy!!! Where are you? I’s wanna play, sissy. Purrlease come out and play with me.

 

 Raena looks outside from the small perch

Isn’t this sunshine bootyful? It lasted a whole 30 minutes.

 

          (Dezi meows back from UTB in the bedroom) Me’s bein’ safe Raena. Didn’t you hear mommy talkin’ ‘bout all the tornadoes and hail? The weather guesser said cars, outside animals, roofs and trailer houses WOULD be damaged!!! Don’t you ‘member mommy cryin’ and us purrayin’ fur all the animals what live outside?

 

 Dezi lays in the house on the Liberty cat tree

 

Of course I’s ‘member. But what do I’s know ‘bout hail and damagin’ winds? All I’s know ‘bout is that wet stuffs. Did you see mommy and me tryin’ to get in the house befur we got soaked? I’s was so x’cited to see the sunshine peekin’ thru the clouds yesfurday. I’s thought it was a great oppurrtunity to go fur a nice stroll and get some furesh air. And I’s couldn’t wait to wear mine’s new harness. Did you see me? I’s grew into it so nicely. It’s a purrfect fit now. Altho’ mommy says I’s not thru growin’ and will purrobably have to get a bigger one next year. Anyways, did you see me? Didn’t I’s look adorable? 

 

 Raena sits on butterfly scratcher in harness

 

          (Dezi meowmbles from UTB) Perrfect fit, uh huh. Adorable, sure thing. (Meowing loudly now) You looked real cute hunkerin’ down in the stroller while mommy was tryin’ to get ya’ll back in the house befur ya’ both got struck by lightnin’.

 

 Raena looks out from the stroller

 

Raena sits on sidewalk beside stroller in her tiger harness

 

Who knew the clouds could cry that hard without any warnin’? One minute we were baskin’ in the sunshine and the next we were runnin’ fur our lives in the dark. (Raena shakes her head) Hey Dezi, ya’ know that Hooligan in a Can prize you won from Cat Scouts? I’s luvved it. Fanky fanks fur sharin’ with me. 

 

 Dezi with the hooligan in a can Cat Scout Derby prize

 

Dezi, sniffs the Silvervine bag

 

          Sure Raena. There was purrlenty of goodies to share. Me luvs bein’ a Cat Scout. That trip to the Kentucky Derby was a blast. And who knew me could pick the winner? Me chose me’s horsey cuz we’re always dreamin’ up ways to help mommy, so me thought Always Dreamin’ was a great name. Me fanked Den Master fur havin’ such a pawsum give away and sendin’ such a pawtastic purrize. Me can’t wait to try that grilled tuna fillet. Me can smell it thru the package, and it smells divine.

 

 Raena sniffs the bags of nip, vine and valerian from Derby prize

 

It sure does sissy. But I’s really luvved the smells comin’ from those smaller bags. Ya’ know, the ones mommy said was silvervine, valerian and nip? I’s sure wish I’s could be a Cat Scout.

 

 Dezi rolls with chirpy bird from the hooligan in a can Cat Scout Derby prize

 

          Well Raena, maybe after you grow up a bit more mommy will let you join. Right now, me’s the only Scout in the furmily, and me likes it that way just fine. (Dezi meows under her breath) Me needs some time away from You, even ifin it’s just virtual. (Dezi snickers

 

 Raena plays with refillable lobster from hooligan in a can prize

 

Well sissy, enjoy your time. I’s gonna keep askin’ mommy. At some point she’s gotta get tired of hearin’ it and let me join. In the mean time, I’s gonna go play with our new chirpy bird. Oh and link up with the Pet Parade too.

 

 Raena rolls on nip and toy from hooligan in a can Cat Scout Derby prize can

 

          Hopefully the storms will clear up soon and we’ll be able to visit our furiends. The power has flashed off and on all week, and mommy won’t turn the catputer on when that’s happenin’, so me sure hopes that stuffs stops soon. We’re thinkin’ ‘bout all our furiends even tho’ we can’t get by to visit with ya’. You go play Raena and leave me alone, so me can take a nap. 

 

 Raena's profile in the stroller

 

Till the next time…………………………………..Be Blest!!!

 

Raena: Navy Blue  

Dezi: Vibrant Blue

 

 

 

Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

RaenaBelle and Deztinee

Chatting Cats: The Purrfect Solution for Your Cat’s Need to Scratch

Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. Have I’s got somethin’ fur you today. Dezi, did you see our new scratcher?

 

 Raena checks out the Cat Claws Butterfly scratcher

 

          Yep Raena, me saw it. Did you know that mommy was getting’ the company’s catalogs long befur we got a catputer? They have some really pawsum scratchers. Mommy says she ‘members when scratchers were purretty much all the company had.

 

 Cat Claws MAX Butterfly cat scratcher

 

Yeah sissy, I’s heard that. But she said they had some really cool scratchers compared to what was on the regular market. She said lots of ‘em looked like real live miniature furniture. They purretty much come in all shapes and sizes to fit any kitty out there. 

 

          Sure ‘nuff Raena. Cat Claws Inc. actually got started kinda like our bloggy…by a happy accident. Vietnam Vet, Mr. Bill Seliskar worked in the corrugated box industry and offen brought home samples.

 

Ya’ reckon he left ‘em lyin’ ‘round fur his wife Ms. Gale to clean up?

  

 Raena sits atop a box and plays with a treat

 

          Oh Raena, you’ve been watchin’ too much teevee. Me has no idea where Mr. Bill put the samples, but you know us kitties, we can sniff out a box a hunnerd miles away.

 

A hunnerd miles, sissy? Really? 

 

          Well, maybe not a hunnerd miles Raena, but we can find a box in our own house, that’s fur sure. And that’s exactly what happened. Mr. Bill and Ms. Gale’s kitties found those samples and went to town sharpenin’ their claws.

 

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. We received the Cat Claws MAX Butterfly cat scratcher in exchange fur our post and opinion. As always, we only tell it like we see it and only bring products we use or have tried and feel would be on interest to you, our readers and friends.

 

I’s bet Ms. Gale was happy to have those samples layin’ all over the house then. Y, Those samples purrobably saved her sofa. Ya’ know that turned her mad into glad.

 

 Dezi lays on the MAX Butterfly Cat Scratcher

 

          Seriously Raena, you gotta quit watchin’ so much teevee. Nopawdy ever said Ms. Gale was mad ‘bout havin’ those samples ‘round. Altho’ me’s sure she was happy the kitties were no longer tearin’ up her furniture. Ya’ know, humans can sure get beside themselves when we kitties sharpen our claws on their things. Anyways, bein’ so happy ‘bout their new found cat scratchin’ alternative, Mr. Bill and Ms. Gale set out to assemble some of those samples into the furst corrugated cardboard kitty scratchers. Back in 1986, their wasn’t a lot of scratchin’ options fur kitty pawrents.

 

That was way befur mine’s time, huh sissy?

(Dezi shakes her head and nods)

As all good things go, word got ‘round and peeps were knockin’ down the garage door tryin’ to get some of those scratchers Mr. Bill and Ms. Gale was makin’, right sissy? 

 

          Well Raena, there’s no evidence peeps were knockin’ down the garage door, but cat peeps sure did want a few of their own. After all, these were much more affurdable than what was already available. And believe it or not, there was a time when peeps didn’t spend much money on their kitties. Peeps had no idea we kitties need more than a box fur peein’ and food in a bowl. 

 

 Raena climbs on Cat Claws butterfly cat scratcher

 

OMC  I’s so glad mommy knows better. What kind’a life would that be? 

 

 

Back of Cat Claws MAX Butterfly Cat Scratcher,

Dat’s some serious glue they use. But it’s on da bottom and won’t be seen.

          Me can’t even ‘magine Raena, but me’s glad mommy knows better too. Anyways, the Cat Claws Scratching Pad became the furst corrugated cardboard scratcher available to the public. It was such a hit that in 1993 the business expanded. And in 2006, the furst “Scratch ‘n Shapes” came ‘bout. That would include those mini furniture scratchers. And in 2007, Cat Claws launched their new brand name, Imperial Cat.

 

Imperial Cat? OMC  We have lots of Imperial Cat stuffs sissy.

 

 Dezi sits on a box

 

          That we do Raena, that we do. Mr. Bill went to heaven in 2009 and Ms. Gale joined him in 2010; but the business stayed in the furmily. Their daughters, Ms. Ginger and Ms. Jill run Cat Claws today. And they’re still goin’ strong and makin’ great cat purroducts includin’ their signature purroduct, corrugated cat scratchers; just like the one they sent us. 

 

 Raena scratches on the butterfly cat scratcher

 

Hey sissy? Did you know they give back too? They have a wooly white mousey called the Charity mouse. And fur every Charity Mouse purchased, $5.00 goes to help with spay and neuter and help get cats adopted. Cat Claws has all kinds of fun kitty toys, scratchers, NIP, beds, memorials, and so much more. They even have some purroducts fur the doggies. And all those cat scratchers are made right here in the good ole US of A.

 

 Dezi lays on the Cat Claws butterfly cat scratcher

 

          Cat Claws is purretty pawsum Raena. We were thrilled they contacted us and luv our new M.A.X. Butterfly scratcher which came with an ample nip packet, all made in the USA. It’s a nice size too. It’s 20 1/2” L X 9” W X 3 1/2” H, and comes in red or pink fur only $24.95. They do use a purretty strong glue to attach the description page with the retail bar code, but once you sit it down, ya’ won’t see the paper remnants cuz they’re on the bottom. 

 

 Raena ;ays on the butterfly cat scratcher

 

We sure do luvs it sissy. I’s’ll race ya’ to the butterfly. Ready…Set…(Raena takes off running and meows over her shoulder) Go!!! (Raena starts scratching with all her might) You know you want a new Cat Claws scratcher yourself, so head on over and check out their newly designed website. 

 

Till the next time……………………………..Be Blest!!! 

 

Raena: Navy Blue 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue

 

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