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Chatting Cats: A Winning Dress & Pawtastic Box #ChewyInfluencer

Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. Do ya’ll ‘member this foto from last month?

 

Raena on cat tree in red dress

Yep, I’s was stylin’ in mine’s old new dress and tryin’ to win the Chewy fashion show. Mommy had gotten the dress when I’s was a little girly. It didn’t fit me back then, but mommy said it reminded her of somethin’ called a hoe down complete with square dancers. I’s haven’t been to any hoe downs or square dances, but I’s do like mine’s dress.

 

          Raena, what are you meowmblin’ on ‘bout?

 

 Raena looks at camera while wearing her red dress,

 

 

I’s was meowin’ ‘bout mine’s dress I’s wore fur the Chewy fashion show last month. You ‘member, you wanted me to win so we could get a great surpurrise box from Chewy?. 

 

 

 Dezi and Raena atop the liberty cat tree with Yeowww toy

 

 

          Yep Raena, me does ‘member that. Me fur sure couldn’t fit into that dress, so it was all up to you.

 

 Raena checks out all her winnings from Chewy

 

 

Dezi walks away while mommy shows off her new mug

 

 

Well sissy, I’s won. And OMC what a pawtastic box full of goodies we got. Y, They even sent mommy a little sumpin, sumpin. You know how much mommy enjoys her coffee and even hot chocolate in the winter time. Well, now she has this great kitty mug to drink them with. Mommy said to tell everypawdy, ifin they were lookin’ fur a nice sized mug fur themselves or to give as a gift, look no further, this mug is huge and adorable. I’s gotta agree, it really is cute. Anyways, we got some amazin’ goodies all fur us. We got some of our favorite freeze dried treats, and some of those Kittles I’s like. 

 

 Dezi checks out all the wwinnings from the fashion contest

 

 

          Me saw some of those tasty bonito flakes too. But, me’s favorites in the box were the Yeowww nip toys. We shared with Gizmo and his fursibs durin’ their recent visit, and now we got 2 new Yeowww toys fur ourselves. Ya’ can’t beat a blessin’ like that fur sure.

 

 Raena checks out all her winnings from the Chewy fashion contest

 

 

That’s the truth sissy. And, we got a new wand toy too. I’s can’t wait to play with mommy. Ya’ know, we think any kitty would be happy with any of the items we got. With Christmas not too far away, our peeps might be lookin’ fur some great Christmas gifts to spoil us with. you can get everythin’ from our winnin’ box right there at Chewy.com

 

 Dezi sniffs wand toy from chewy winning box

 

 

          Sure ‘nuff Raena. Me bets all the kitties in the shelters would luv any of the goodies we got too. As a matter of fact, they might even come outta their shells a bit and get adopted quicker. We don’t normally post on Fursdays any more, but we fur sure were thinkin’ ‘bout #RememberMe yesfurday. So many anipals will die in shelters without ever knowin’ the luv and wonderment of a furever home. This makes us so sad. But fur the Grace of God… 

 

 Dezi and Raena atop the liberty cat tree with Yeowww toy

 

 

Oh sissy, mine’s heart just breaks thinkin’ ‘bout all those sweet anipals who never get the chance to be luvved and adored like we do. Purrlease, do everythin’ ya’ can to help those anipals find luvvin’ furever homes. Ifin ya’ can’t adopt yourself, share, share and share again. You never know who might see your posty and be lookin’ fur a furry luv of their own. We really wanna say fank you to Chewy fur our pawsum box. And fank you to everypawdy who has saved a life and shares to save more lives. Looks like this rain ain’t never gonna let up; but, we have new toys to play with. Let’s go play befur the physical therapist gets here to evaluate mommy fur her new wheelchair.

 

 Dezi rolls around on Yeowww toy on cat tree

 

 

          Me’s comin’ Raena. Maybe just a short nap furst. 

 

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

 

Raena: Navy Blue  

Dezi: Vibrant Blue

 

 

 

Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

RaenaBelle and Deztinee

Perfect Form For Tummy Upsets #ChewyInfluencer

Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. I’s beginnin’ to think all the sky knows how to do is cry. There’s sure ‘nuff a lot of sads in the world right now, but I’s got paws, not fins. It’s hard ‘nuff to get mommy to let me walk on dry ground, you think she’s ‘bout to let me go prancin’ thru the mud? Not likely. So sky, I’s have a message fur ya’. Rain, rain, go away, and don’t come back again another day. Isn’t that clever? Sissy taught it to me last night while we were huntin’ fur intruders UTB (under the bed).

 

 Dezi sits in chewy box

 

 

          What are you meowin’ ‘bout Raena? Me’s not scared of the rain. 

 

‘Course not sissy. I’s was meowin’ that we were lookin’ fur intruders, not hidin’ out. 

 

          So long as you’re not fibbin’ on me. Don’t you have a review to do today? 

 

 Chewy Logo

 

 

I’s do sissy. We luvs our Chewy, even ifin we don’t always like the things mommy gets fur us. As most peeps know, we both got sick with upset tummies a few weeks ago. Mommy was really worried ‘bout us. You were a little sicker than me, to the point that you were walkin’ funny. Mommy knew you were hurtin’, cuz you walked ‘round almost doubled over. Mommy cried and purrayed so hard fur us to get better. And, she even thought ‘bout takin’ us to the V E T.

 

 Raena sniffs honest kitchen perfect form

 

 

This is a sponsored post. We received the Honest Kitchen Perfect Form in exchange for our honest review. As always, we only tell the truth as we see it. Neither Chewy or the Honest Kitchen are responsible for the opinions in this post unless otherwise stated. We only review products we use or have tried and feel would be of interest to you, our readers and friends. 

 

 Raena sniffs honest Kitchen perfect form

 

 

          Yeah Raena, me’s sure glad that didn’t happen. But, she did see a purroduct offured by Chewy fur our review that she thought might help us. The Honest Kitchen Perfect Form Herbal Gastrointestinal Supplement. It can be used fur both cats and dogs. It comes in a 5.5 ounce jar fur $14.69. Let’s see what Chewy has to say ‘bout it.  

 

Key Benefits

  • Helps support proper gastrointestinal and bowel health

  • Combats gas, facilitates regularity, firms up loose stools, soothes and protects the GI tract

  • Helpful for dogs with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBD, Colitis or occasional digestive upset from factors such as environmental stress, transitioning to a new diet, or dietary indiscretion

  • 100% human grade with minimally processed dehydrated whole food ingredients such as herbs like slippery elm, fennel and plantain

  • Safe and effective for both dogs and cats

Ingredients

Papaya Leaf, Plantain, Slippery Elm, Organic Pumpkin Seed, Pectin, Papain and Fennel.

 Honest Kitchen Perfect Form

 

 

 

Yep sissy, mommy was hopin’ to furm up our runny, run, runs and calm down out tummies. The ingredient list is all good fur ya’ herbs with no controversial ingredients. Mommy thought it was somethin’ like the probiotics we use that she would sprinkle over our noms. At that point she would’a tried anythin’. So, she ordered it post haste. Fanky fanks to Chewy’s speedy shipping in spite of those old hurricanes, mommy had it in her hot little hands in no time. Mommy quickly read the directions and realized she needed to make a gel/paste with it ‘stead of sprinklin’ it over our noms. Since that meant she didn’t need to wait fur meal time, mommy purromptly mixed some up. 

 

 Honest Kitchen Perfect Form

 

 

          Yep Raena, and then she put it on her finger and offured it to me furst. Me backed away and took off fur pawrts unknown as quick as me’s doubled over body would carry me. Me was faster than white lightnin’. The foto she was tryin’ to take was all a blur.

 

 Raena sniffs honest kitchen perfect form

 

 

I’s ‘member sissy. So mommy furst offured it to me like a butter spoon. You know how much we luvs a good butter spoon. But, I’s wan’t havin’ it either. So, mommy tried offurin’ it to me in one of our dinner plates. I’s moved in fur a good sniff and then backed away slowly. It kinda looked like the stinkies all over our bloomers and smelled a bit like it too. Mommy even tried smooshin’ some of it on the tip of mine’s nose so I’s would have to lick it. I’s sure fooled her. I’s shook mine’s head and swiped with mine’s paw till it was all over the floor. Then, I’s went to the bathroom and cleaned mine’s paw off in her teethies holdin’ coffee cup. I’s’ll show her, I’s thought. MOL 

 

 Raena backs away from honest kitchen perfect form

 

 

          You sure did Raena. Me doesn’t think mommy was very amused. She had just cleaned her teethies. While we might not have wanted any pawrt of The Honest Kitchen Perfect Form, we think doggies would lick it all up in no time. Maybe even a few kitties will be tempted by it.

 

Yeah sissy, we’re just really spoiled and overly picky. The thing is, Chewy has amazin’ customer service peeps. So, you can shop with confidence when you shop with Chewy. And, they offur speedy furee shippin’ on all orders of $49.00 or more and a low flat rate speedy shippin’ on all other orders. They also have a great auto-delivery program so you never run out of your pets faves. Don’t worry, you can skip, cancel or delay at any time. You can also add or remove things to/from your auto ship at any time. Sis Dezi and me give the Honest Kitchen Perfect Form 2 paws up fur it’s great ingredients and lack of side effects. Mommy gave it a thumb up fur the same reason.

 

 Chewy blog hop badge

 

 

          C’mon Raena, let’s go take a nap. That’s what you’re s’posed to do on rainy days like this. And, don’t furget, you can see more reviews from others here

 

 Raena laying in a chewy box

 

 

I’s comin’ sissy. Let’s nap in a chewy box, K? 

 

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

 

Raena: Navy Blue 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue     

 

Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

RaenaBelle and Deztinee    

Service Cats: Hands Are Not Toys

Meowllo and welcome to another Service Cat Monday. We ‘purreciate ya’ll bearin’ with us last week. We’ve got a great post fur ya’ today. Let me get the business stuff outta the way, and we’ll get to it. The followin’ post will be written in human English fur reader and translator ease. Our Service Cat Monday posts aren’t intended to be an all inclusive Trainin’ Manual but rather Tips, Tricks and Techniques used/developed by mommy thru her many years of animal trainin’, cats in purrticular. Ifin you have any questions or topics you would like us to cover, purrlease let us know in the comments section or send us an email. When asking behavioral questions, purrlease be as specific as pawssible. And, ifin you’ve missed any of the posts in this series, you can ketch up by clickin’ the links at the end of this post. Always remember, Training is all ‘bout Repetition and Rewards.

 

 Dezi laying in cat tree in new harness

 

 

Our question today comes from awnty Juliea and her new kitty Patzy, described as a calico/tortie mix. Now, they don’t have a blog of their own so we don’t know a lot about Patzy; just what awnty Juliea has said in comments on our posts. Patzy was adopted after awnty Juliea lost her beloved kitty Izzy. Her question refers to Patzy as a “new wild kitty” who is about 1 year old. She was adopted from their local animal shelter, so we doubt Patzy is truly wild/feral, but rather YOUNG and Kittenish. Having lived with a mature kitty, mommy says you’d be amazed at how much one forgets about kittenhood. Now, the question is, “Patzy is a loving kitty who enjoys being with me, but, she plays really rough, which I (Juliea) attribute to her calico/tortie side. I would like for her to recognize love pats as well as play pats.” She also asks about adding a “Buddy Cat” for Patzy. We’ll address the “Buddy Cat” in another post. Today we want to focus on appropriate petting. We’d also like to remind people that a cat’s color pattern or breed DOES NOT mean they are naturally Aggressive. So, Patzy’s behavior has nothing to do with her being a calico/tortie mix. 

 

 Dezi gets loving while laying on the arm of the chair

 

 

The Petting question is a great one. More than once mommy has seen people playing with their cats improperly and then wondering why kitty bites/scratches their hands or feet. We’ve heard numerous stories about those kitties that attack their owners feet while they sleep. Our immediate response is: HANDS ARE NOT TOYS!!! FEET ARE NOT TOYS!!!  The only thing hands and feet should be associated with is LOVE and Exams!!! What may be cute from a 6 week old fluff ball, isn’t so adorable from an adult 10 pound cat. It’s never too late to Train/Re-Train a behavior, but it’s always best to start with the appropriate expected behavior.

 

 Dezi gets her chin scratched while wearing her new tiger harness

Mmmmmm Me luvs a good chin scritch.

 

 

Never, Not Ever, No Way, No How should one ever use their hands as toys!!! A kitty who has learned that hands are toys, are the same kitties that bite VETs, company, children and certainly their owners. This is totally inappropriate behavior. Before bringing a new kitty or any pet for that matter home, you should already have in mind what behaviors you’re willing to allow and which behaviors won’t be tolerated. Keep in mind that some behaviors are are innate and can’t be changed. A cat needs to scratch; even a declawed cat will use a scratching post. (Please, Do NOT declaw your cat. There are other options available.) This is a behavior you can’t change. However, you can make sure kitty scratches appropriate areas with a minimal amount of Training. 

 

 Raena lays in mommy's lap and gets loving

 

 

 

So, you’ve adopted a kitty that already sees hands as toys, how do you stop that behavior and Train kitty to a more appropriate behavior? Redirection is key. When the first sign of aggression appears, immediately remove your hand, say “NO” in a firm but gentle voice, and offer kitty an appropriate toy to bite or chew on. If kitty is laying beside you or in your lap, throw the toy away from you so that kitty must chase it, and totally ignore kitty until the aggression has subsided. Do Not reward kitty’s inappropriate behavior with treats or soothing words. Even when kitty goes for the toy instead of your hand, keep silent. There’ll be plenty of time for love and rewards later.

 

 Raena lays in mommy's lap and enjoys some loving

 

 

Let’s talk a bit about how to PET your cat. Some kitties really like what mommy calls the “Long Pet”. The “Long Pet” has the hand moving down a kitties back from the head to the tail and can include tail scritches. But, the reality is, that most cats get overstimulated and often start nipping at the hand. Remember, the head and face of kitty is welcoming and calm, the tail and hind end of kitty is used to express aggression and ownership. Click here to read about the importance of kitty’s scent glands and what each means. Almost all cats love a good chin scratching, behind the ears and around the face. Petting kitty’s head, chin, neck and upper back around the shoulder blades rarely cause over stimulation. Do Not Rub against the natural direction of kitty’s fur. Do Not “ruffle” kitty’s fur, instead commit to the pet and gently stroke kitty’s head down to the shoulder blades. At the first sign that kitty is going to bite, Remove your hand, Redirect kitty’s attention and Ignore kitty. Before you know it, kitty will enjoy receiving pets as much as you enjoy giving them.

 

 Raena getting mommy love while laying in her lap

 

 

As for the late night, early morning foot attacks, ignore kitty. Do Not encourage kitty’s attacks by moving your feet and toes. You might want to keep a few of kitty’s favorite toys on the night table to employ Redirection. Like the toilet paper rolls, this isn’t something you will have to do for the life time of kitty, only until kitty learns. Each cat learns at a different pace. You must remember to be Consistent. Training Never Stops or takes a vacation. However, once kitty has learned that hands and feet are not toys, there will be little need for continued Redirection. While teaching kitty that hands equal love, it’s a good idea to occasionally run your hands all over kitty’s body the way a VET would during an exam. This will help make kitty calmer during an already stressful situation. And as always, remember, Training is all about Repetition and Rewards. And, Hands and Feet Are NOT toys.

  

Well, we hope this has helped. Ifin ya’ have any questions about this post or any other topic, please leave it in the comments section of this post or send us an email to lexi.dezi@yahoo.com. Ifin you’ve missed any of the posts in this series, you can ketch up by clickin’ the links 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 Pt. 2 Pt. 3

Surviving A Remodel      Taming A Feral Cat

Designer Cats & Scent      DNA Doesn’t Change      Fighting or Posturing

Clicker Training & Operant Conditioning      Wheelchair Training

Basic Training Continues      Managing Without A Wheelchair

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