Monthly Archives: March 2016

A Brief Summary Of Why Mommy Needs Service Cats

Dezi lays on the top of the Liberty cat tree

Mommy, me thought spring was here. Why is it so cold and stormin’ out?

 

Spring is here Dezi. But April in Oklahoma is windy, chilly and stormy. And we may still get a freeze before it’s all over.

A FUREEZE? But mommy, me wants da sun to come out so we can go fur a stroll.

Dezi lays in the stroller waiting to go out

Let’s g fur a stroll mommy.

I know baby. Trust me, we’ll take plenty of strolls when the weather warms up.

Dezi tries to nap in the stroller

Me’s gonna wait right here.

Okay mommy, thank you. Ya’ know a while back a couple of me’s new furiends asked why you needed Service kitties. Me told them we would write a posty ‘bout it and then lots of things happened dat we needed to write ‘bout  and so we never got ‘round to ‘splainin’ anythin’ to them.

I know baby, maybe we can give them a little over view today.

Dat would be pawsum mommy. And then when me’s new sisfur and helper gets here they can read all ‘bout us trainin’ her. Me can’t wait to meet her.

Me either sweety. I sure hope she finds us soon.

Anyways, a long time ago now, you had car accident dat left you disabled, right?

That’s right.

You had lots of nerve and muscle damage; and cuz of it lots of times you don’t have any feelin’ in your extremities. And you have a blood clot on your brain dat makes you have migraines all da time.

Well sort of honey. The blood clot is just one of the reasons I have migraines. 

 Dezi lays in the wheelchair

Well, okay. Anyways, you have lots of pain and have to take medicines to control it. And when we go to sleep at night those medicines wear off and you get all stiff and stuck in pawsition; so you can’t move in da meownings. So dat’s why you need massages to get your body and muscles warmed up and movin’. And cuz you need to visit da pawdee box room when you wake up, you need me to drive your wheelchair so you can pull yourself onto da, well, you know. And ya’ never know when da pain or da pinched nerves or whatever is gonna cause you to pass out and go fallin’ to da ground. Me knows tho’ and you need me to tell ya’ so you don’t have to fall all da way to da floor.

I sure do baby. I really appreciate you letting me know. That floor sure is hard and an awful long way down. And for a migraine. there’s nothing in the world better than a purring kitty giving a massage. It’s so relaxing and helps so much.

Oh mommy me luvs givin’ you a massage. Me sometimes gets so happy me drools a little. But on with me’s duties. You also pass out in da shower a lot. Somethin’ to do with those nerve things, right? Anyways, a peep can drown in as little as 2 inches of water. So it’s really purrtant to keep your head outta da flow of da shower. And you’re not very graceful mommy. Lots of times you lose your balance and fall. Ifin you was to ever be hurt really bad and couldn’t get to da fone, you would need somepawdy to call da ambulance to help you. Even with a helper me can’t stop da bleedin’ or patch ya’ up.

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Well baby you summed it up pretty good. Now why don’t we end with something positive today.

New Betta fish swimming in his aquarium

Say hey to Dougie me’s fishy

Dat’s a great idea mommy. Me knows everypawdy wants to know what me decided to call me’s fishy. There was a lot of great names suggested by ya’ll. And fur da record me had already tried to name him brekky, lunch or dinner, and mommy sed no. She sed dat was worse than callin’ him fishy. Anyways, me’s furiends over at J-Cats made a really cool suggestion. They live in Israel and sed da Hebrew word fur fish is “Dag” purrnounced Doug. So me’s gonna call him Dougie. Dat way me’s still callin’ him fishy, Dougie just sounds better. So there ya’ have it. Me knows me hit ya’ with several reviews in a row, but dat’s what happens when ya’ take time off. As me sed earlier, it’s stormin’ here, so we will be ‘round to visit as soon as we can.

Do you like to give/get massages (make biscuits) 

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

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

Dezi 

Natural Balance Catatouille #ChewyInfluencer

Meowllo everypawdy, hope you’re all havin’ a great week. Me told ya’ in me’s last posty dat we’s honored to be pawrt of da Chewy.com blogging family; and dat we receive some great purroducts every month to try out and tell you all ‘bout. And me also told ya’ dat mommy had chosen our items based on what she thought each of us would like. Me knows sis Lexi isn’t here anymore, but she did get to try a great food this month dat me needs to tell ya’ ‘bout. As ya’ know sissy had gotten really picky this last year and mommy was always tryin’ to find somethin’ she would eat and dat was good fur her. So mommy chose da Natural Balance Delectable Delights Catatouille Stew Wet Grain-Free cat food fur sissy in purrticular and me to try. Now let me tell ya’ a little ‘bout these noms.

Dezi close up on arm of chair

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‘Course they are wet and come in a 2.5 ounce plastic tub; 12 to a case. They also come in a multitude of flavors and either stew or pate. Ifin kitty likes gravy, then da stews are da way to go. Most of da formulas are fishy. Mommy chose da Catatouille cuz we’s don’t really eat much fish here. Fur health reasons mommy doesn’t like us to eat fish, so we never really developed a taste fur it. Here’s what’s in da Catatouille: 

Ingredients

Chicken Broth, Chicken, Chicken Liver, Dried Spinach, Natural Flavor, Modified Tapioca Starch, Green Beans, Carrots, Dried Egg, Pea Protein, Sunflower Oil, Tricalcium Phosphate, Calcium Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Tuna Oil, Salt, Guar Gum, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Folic Acid, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex – source of vitamin K activity), Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide), Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Thiamine Mononitrate).

 

Case of Natural Balance Catatouille

It doesn’t have any carrageenan, so dat’s a plus, and it’s grain free. Sissy luvved da Catatouille. She liked it so well, me never got to try it. At da end it was all mommy kuld get sissy to eat, so me gladly gave her me’s tubs. She wuld be givin’ these an all four paws up. They are full of gravy so fur those of ya’ dat add water to kitties meals fur medical reasons, it’s purrobably not needed here. These meals are complete and balanced fur an adult cat. So what did mommy think ‘bout them you ask?

 

Plate of Natural Balance Catatouille Stew

 

Lexi eating Natural Balance Catatouille

Mommy had to edit out the mess on the table, thus the painted parts.

Well Dezi, I like that they are grain free and full of gravy. The pieces are small but there was plenty of chicken in each tub. They did contain a lot of vegetables as well, but as we said in your last review, that’s pretty normal in most cat foods these days. I was thrilled that Lexi liked them so much and would eat everything on her plate. They don’t contain carrageenan, but they do have tuna oil and guar gum. All in all, I would give these a thumb up. Even the ever pickier Lexi ate them up and I didn’t have to add water to make more gravy.

Well there ya’ go, a fumm up from mommy and four paws up from sissy. Me did get a good whiff of them and they smelled delishus. Altho’ all of our tubs were well blended, there were some kitties who received other formulas dat sed da dried spinach was bunched on da top of da food. So just be aware dat you may get a tub with a green glob on top. It’s not mold, it’s spinach. Just mix it in with da rest of da food or as one kitty did, throw it in da trash. We kitties don’t really need spinach so either way is fine.

 Dezi with the Natural Balance Catatouille

You can get your own Natural Balance Delectable Delights at Chewy.com. All of da furmulas are on sale right now fur $10.32 a case. You can save even more by setting up or adding them to your auto ship which you can edit, skip, cancel or delay at any time. And as always, Chewy ships super fast and free fur all orders of $49.00 or more and a low flat rate on all orders under. Chewy has a great selection of purroducts to meet your furry furmily members needs, and A+ Customer Service reps. You’re never stuck paying fur somethin’ your anipal won’t eat or use, so you can shop with confidence. So while you’re there pickin’ up some Natural Balance Catatouille, check out all da other pawsum things Chewy has. Me’s linkin’ up to da Chewy Review blog hop hosted by da Golden Woofs. You can check out all da purroducts dat #ChewyInfluencers reviewed this month.

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Do you (or your furry) like pate or gravy style meals?

Disclaimer: We received a case of food in exchange for our honest opinion. Neither Chewy or Natural Balance are respawnsible fur da content of this posty. As always we only bring purroducts we use or have tried and think would be of innerest to you our furiends and readers.

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

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

Dezi 

Duck Monday #ChewyInfluencer

Meowllo everypawdy, and Monday too. Yep, it’s another miserable Monday but me has somethin’ yummy to tell ya’ ‘bout, so dat makes it a little better, right? As pawrt of da Chewy blogging family we get to try different purroducts each month and tell you all ‘bout them. And this month was no different. Mommy chose one purroduct with each of us in mind. Of course we both would eat either purroduct. Dat bein’ sed, mommy chose fur me da Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost Duck Minis Cat Treats.

 Dezi close up on arm of chair

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Me likes duck, so mommy thought this would be a good choice. They are freeze dried in little pellet shapes. Most are bite size fur da majority of kitties; but they are easily broken up into a smaller bite or crumbled to put over a meal. One thing to keep in mind with these purrticular treats is dat they contain other ingredients besides just Duck. Here’s da ingredient list:

Duck (including ground duck bone), turkey, turkey liver, turkey heart, pumpkinseeds, carrots, apples, butternut squash, ground flaxseed, montmorillonite clay, dried kelp, broccoli, apple cider vinegar, salmon oil, mixed tocopherols, rosemary extract, blueberries, dried chicory root

Nature's Variety Raw Boost Minis duck cat treats in 2.25 oz. bag

Me is purretty picky ‘bout da size of me’s bite and shape too. Mommy offered me a couple of these as a treat, but me didn’t show any innerest. So she added them to me’s noms and after breaking each bite in two, me gobbled them down. They are purrlenty tasty. They also come in chicken fur those of ya’ dat like a less gamey bird. Here’s some key benefits taken from da Chewy.com site:

Key Benefits

  • 100% freeze dried raw ingredients including real duck, turkey, carrots and apples
  • Great taste and health benefits
  • All-natural with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
  • Grain-free and gluten-free
  • No corn, wheat, soy or fillers
  • Only two calories per piece
  • Made in the USA

Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Boost Minis Duck formula cat treats in Dr. Catsby's bowl

So me gives these all 4 paws up. They taste good and be filling. Now me will say dat you purrobly don’t wanna be addin’ water to these, they don’t reconstitute very well. They be a little spongy, and dat’s after a few hours. Yep, takes dat long. So what did mommy think ‘bout these treats? Let’s ask her.

Dezi chowing down on her freeze dried noms with Instinct duck

Thank you baby. I’m really glad you like them. Since changing your diet, I’m trying to keep a variety of proteins in your plate. I like that there are no preservatives, corn, or grains inside them. And I really like that they are made here in the U.S.. As with most cat foods these days they do include a multitude of veggies that you don’t need, but that’s in almost every food these days. So all in all I give the Instinct Raw Boost Minis Duck treats 2 thumbs up.

Dezi licking her lips over her dinner of freeze dried noms

Yummmmmmm These are lip lickin’ good.

Fank you mommy. Dat’s rare fur you to give somethin’ both fumms up; so me guesses me will be havin’ more of these in da future. You can get your own at Chewy.com. They be on sale right now. They come in a 2.25 oz bag, and da duck be $7.19 and da chicken is $7.99. Course ifin you add them to your auto ship you can save a little more. They also make these fur da doggies. As always, Chewy offers speedy free shipping fur all orders over $49.00 and a low flat rate fur all orders less than $49.00. And Chewy has da bestest Customer Service reps ‘round. You’re never stuck with a purroduct your anipal won’t eat or use, so you can shop with confidence. You can also edit your auto ship at any time. Me’s joinin’ up with da Golden Woofs fur da Chewy blog hop where you can find all da Chewy bloggers monthly reviews.

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Disclaimer: We received free products in exchange for our honest opinion. Dat didn’t sway our review at all. Neither Chewy nor Nature’s Variety are responsible for the content of this post. We only bring you items we use or have tried and think would be of interest to you our friends and readers.

 

Well me will wrap it up now, me’s gotta go eat. Da Instinct Raw Boost minis were a big hit. Ifin you’re tryin’ to switch your kitty from kibble to somethin’ more healthy, these would make a great transitional offering. Course they would also make a great treat.

 Dezi eating her freeze dried noms out of the Dr. Catsby's Whisker Relief Bowl

Do you (or your anipal) like freeze dried treats and food?

Do you (or your anipal) like game birds like duck?

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

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

Dezi

Blest Sunday: Goin’ To The Fish

Well it’s time fur another Blest Sunday. And this ain’t just any blest Sunday either. Nope sure isn’t. It’s Resurrection Sunday, or as most call it, Easter. We like da resurrection Sunday cuz it reminds us what this day is all ‘bout. We don’t celebrate with eggs or bunnies and mommy doesn’t even get chocolates fur herself. Well normally dat is. She found a dollar bag of tootsie rolls at da store da other day and picked ‘em up fur her to eat while me enjoyed me’s purresent from uncle Garth, awnty Mary Beth, Gizmo and da gang.

Dezi's Resurrection Sunday photo frame with her in a cameo with a gif cross and saying Happy Easter. He Is Risen.

We are so blest to have so many wunnerful furiends. With all dat be goin’ on in this world we give thanks to God each day fur keepin’ us safe. And we ask Him everyday to keep His hands on and bless our furiends and all their furmilies too. Me just doesn’t unnerstand why some peeps can be so mean and have so little respect fur life. Havin’ experienced furst hand da loss of a dear luvved one, me can tell you dat each moment is purrecious. Me doesn’t wish fur anypawdy to have to go thru what me and mommy are goin’ thru. Mommy sez dat death is a part of life and dat everypawdy will experience it at one time or another. Me just wishes dat these terrorists wasn’t in such a hurry to make their furiends and furmilies and all those furiends and furmilies of da innocents they take with them to go thru this. We’s sendin’ purrayers to all those affected by these senseless acts of violence.

 Dezi with bowed head praying. Angel filter effect and glow effect.

Now, on to somethin’ more pleasant. Me told you dat awnty Mary Beth told mommy to get me somethin’ special from her and da furmily when she went to pick up da catputer. Mommy thought long and hard ‘bout what me needed. And she thought ‘bout how me keeps hangin’ out in da pawdee box room lookin’ fur sissy. Mommy wanted to get somethin’ dat would make me focus me’s attentions else where. So after lookin’ ‘round and purrice checkin’, she found what she thought would be da purrfect gift fur da situation at hand. Mommy decided to get me a pet of me’s very own. Dat’s right, she got me me’s very furst ever Betta fish. He’s a real cutey, but me isn’t quite sure what to make of him. Sis Lexi had several Betta fishes throughout her life and a couple froggies too. But mommy decided one Betta fish was enuff fur us right now. After all we are still lookin’ fur me a new sissy and helper. We sure hope da nice lady from Texas dat called us has some good news in dat depawtment. Me will tell ya’ all ‘bout dat in another posty.

 Dezi checking out her new Betta fish

Well, like me sed, fishies aren’t strangers to mommy, but you woulda thought so, cuz she set everythin’ up all backwards. She set up da aquarium and filled it with water and then added me’s fishy befur realizin’ she hadn’t put da rocks down or da plants. So there she was dippin’ out water and usin’ straws to try to place da plants. And using da straw to scoot me’s fishy outta da way so she could pour in some rocks. And Nope, she couldn’t just take da fishy out cuz she furgot to buy a net and he’s a quick little escape artist. Anyways, rocks, plants and fishy in place, mommy stepped back to check it all out. Me jumped up on da table fur a better look see. Oh me cats, he looks so cute. Me can’t wait to have a new sissy to share him with. Mommy sez me has to give him a name cuz we can’t just keep callin’ him “fishy”. So me thought it would be really cool to ask you all to help me name him.

 Dezi watches he new Betta fish intently

He seems to really like me. Every time me goes over to visit with him he comes right over to where me’s at and flares his little gills. MOL And he really likes his plants. Altho’, he’s not so crazy ‘bout them bein’ planted in da rocks. Fur some reason every time mommy gets them anchored he goes and digs ‘em up again. MOL So mommy finally sed they can just float. After all, da aquarium is his house. He oughtta have da last word on how da decoratin’ goes, right? Fank you so much awnty Mary Beth, uncle Garth, Gizmo and furmily. Me luvs me’s new fishy and aquarium.

We’s just ‘bout got all da fotos loaded on da catputer, so we shoud be by your place fur a visit startin’ tomorrow. We’s purretty far behind right now, but we’ll get caught up soon. We’s missd ya’ll so much. Member to take a minute today and everyday to give thanks fur da blessings in your life. Me’s gonna enter me and me’s fishy in da Sunday Selfies hosted by da Kitties Blue. Ifin ya’ haven’t linked up, go by and check it out. Have a blest Resurrection/Easter Sunday.

laptop table fan

This is fur all of ya like mommy dat didn’t know what a laptop fan table is.

What name would you suggest fur fishy?

Have you ever had your own pet?

Humans, have you ever bought a pet fur your pet?

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

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

Dezi 

Already? Now That Was Fast!

Meowllo and happy Caturday to you all. Mommy and me was so excited dat me just had to purrticipate in Caturday Art hosted by da gawjus Athena. Excited ’bout what you ask? Well as you know we’s been havin’ catputer purroblems and so we haven’t been able to be online or visit very much fur a while. And as ya’ know, cuz me told ya’ dat uncle Garth and awnty Mary Beth sed they wuld pay to get it fixed ifin mommy kuld find somewhere to take it. Mommy had called ’round to da three places listed in da fone book and found dat only one place was still in business, and dat it was gonna take a week to get our catputer fixed up and back to us once mommy dropped it off. Of course da repair place was a good 45 miles away. As you know we also had da big inspection dat mommy had to get ready fur and then there was da takin’ care of da confused me, so da catputer got put on da back burner till we kuld get thru with da inspection. So on Fursday mommy finally got da catputer over to da repair shop. Da peeps their was really nice but business is business; so they told mommy there was a few in front of us and they wouldn’t be able to even look at our catputer till next Tuesday. Mommy knew there was nuffin’ she kuld do ’bout it, so she left da catputer and hoped da fan was da only purroblem. Mommy called awnty Mary Beth and gave her an update and then back home she came. Yep, she had gone by herself cuz she was pickin’ up sis Lexi too and just wanted to be alone fur a little bit. And yes, me was worried and pacin’ da floor nappin’ on da cat tree till she got home. We finally settled in fur da evenin’. At least da catputer was at da repair shop in line to be fixed.  

 Dezi with targets multiplied

Mommy was able to find a way to get to some of me’s fotos so we kuld post an update yesfurday, and then we settled in fur another visitless day. We miss everypawdy so much and can’t wait to get ’round to check in with ya’ll. Anyways, a little after noon yesfurday da fone rang. It was da nice lady at da catputer repair shop. And she sed, “Your computer’s ready to be picked up. The motherboard fan was really gunked up, but once we cleaned it, it looks like new and is runnin’ like new.” Mommy was like, “Are you kiddin’? Really? Sweeeeeet, I’ll be right over.” Mommy called awnty Mary Beth and she was just as excited as mommy. And since da fan didn’t have to be replaced they charged us a little less fur da repair. So awnty Mary Beth sed, “Get Dezi something for Easter from us.” So off we went to pick up da catputer and somethin’ special fur me. And da peeps at da catputer repair shop sed mommy shuld get a fan table to help keep da catputer cool. So dat meant a stop at da wally world. Of course we was exhausted when we got home so mommy wasn’t able to get all da fotos she’s taken while da catputer’s been out put on it, but we did get one fur today. And me got a really cool purresent from awnty Mary Beth and uncle Garth, Gizmo and da gang. But you’ll have to wait till we can get all da fotos loaded up to see it. So it looks like we’s gonna be back to visitin’ by Monday. Yes we have a lot of fotos to load. Fank da cats, cuz me really wants to know what all ya’ll have been up to. We also got a call from a really nice lady on Fursday dat just might be full of news. We’ll tell ya’ ’bout dat in another posty. In da meantime, enjoy Caturdays’ art and have a wonderful Easter.  

 Dezi's face in a lily with a cross and shadow image of Jesus. He is risen. Happy Easter frame

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

 

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

Dezi

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