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Chatting Cats: A Nip Kicker Of a Birthday Surprise

MeOW Hey Raena, are your furs keepin’ ya’ warm enuff?

 

 Dezi sits over the Kitty Kick Stix and looks back as Raena walks away

 

 

 

          What? What are you meowin’ ‘bout sissy? 

 

Oh nuffin’. Me was just bein’ silly. Me’s just so glad to have a Wednesday without the lawn crew, me’s meows can’t ketch up with me’s brain. 

 

Raena lays on her food mat

 

 

          Uhhhhh,  Sissy, I’s thinkin’ you might need a nap. You ain’t makin’ no sense whatsoever. Is that what comes with age? 

 

Are you callin’ me old? 

 

 Dezi rolls on kicker while Raena watches

 

 

 

          ‘Course not, sissy. But, you do have a birthday comin’ up in a few days. Ya’ know, sometimes the nummers speak fur themselves. (Looking over at Dezi who has eyes big as saucers and is rolling around on a new nip toy, Raena meows) Ohhhhhh Now I’s see why you ain’t makin’ any sense…It’s Nip!!!  

 

 Dezi licks paw while playing with the Kitty Kick Stix

 

 

 

It’s some really good nip too Raena. Me thought it was time fur another of me’s special birthday give aways. 

 

          Pawsum idea sissy. Are you “sober” enuff to meow ‘bout our new kicker?

 

This is a sponsored post. We received the Kitty Kick Stix in exchange for our honest review. All opinions are our own and always told as we see it. We only bring products we use or have tried and believe would be of interest to you, our readers and friends. 

 

 Dezi lays on cat mat and looks at the Kitty Kick Stix half out of the wrapper in front of her

 

 

 

Me’s fine Raena. Ya’ make it sound like me’s doin’ somethin’ bad. You know mommy doesn’t allow anythin’ like that in our house. Anyways, me’s really x’cited. Not only is the Kitty Kick Stix an amazin’ kicker toy, the peeps there are lettin’ us give away not one, but two, count ‘em (holds both front paws up) two Kickers. And, all our Canadian furiends can enter right alongside those in the USA. What a way to celebrate me’s birthday.

 

 Raena rolls in the Kitty Kick Stix wrapper

 

 

          You’re right ‘bout that sissy. Can I’s have a turn with the Kicker? This wrapper is purretty pawsum, but I’s thinkin’ I’s would like to give that kicker a little what fur too. 

 

 Dezi rolls on Kitty Kick Stix

 

 

 

Yeah, maybe later. It’s me’s birthday that’s comin’ up, so me should get to play with it as long as me wants too. Why don’t you meow to everypawdy a little ‘bout the Kicker itself. Then you can have a turn.  

 

 Raena plays with Kitty Kick Stix wrapper

 

 

 

          Okay sissy, that sounds fair. We were really x’cited when the peeps from Kitty Kick Stix contacted us. We’d heard rumors ‘bout these large kickers with amazin’ nip and couldn’t wait to try it ourselves. We received the Original 15” handmade in the US of A Kitty Kick Stix in a fun cat image soft cotton fabric layered with Organic Nip. There are several designs and sizes available and cost t’ween $4.95 to $29.95. But, guess what? They’re havin’ a sale right now that’s dropped those purrices even lower. And even better, they’ve given our readers a special code that will let them save an extra 15%. Just use ‘DWORLD’ at the checkout.

 

 Dezi rolls with abandon on Kitty Kick Stix

 

 

 

Do you know what’s even better than that Raena? (Raena looks intently at Dezi) Our special code NEVER expires. That’s right, you can buy one or 10 Kitty Kick Stix today, and in a couple years when ya’ want a furesh Kicker, just ‘member to use ‘DWORLD’ at the check out and you can save 15% off that order too.

 

 Raena rolls in Kitty Kick Stix wrapping paper

 

 

 

          Hey sissy. I’s wanted to meow a bit more ‘bout those fabrics. Ya’ know some kitties kick like lions and need a stronger fabric to ensure their Kicker doesn’t rip. That’s no problem for the Kitty Kick Stix team. Each Kicker is handmade to order and shipped within 72 hours and they even have a ‘It Rips, We ship’ guarantee on some of the more sturdy fabrics called the Clawtastically Strong. And, ifin they don’t get your Kitty Kick Stix shipped out within that 72 hours, they’ll actually send you a 6” kicker, gratis. That means furee. Did I’s mention they give back to the community? Let me meow a little ‘bout that. Startin’ in 2016, the Kitty Kick Stix team started pawrtnerin’ with multiple rescue organizations to donate a purrcentage of each order to the rescue of your choice. Ifin ya’ happen to be one of those rescues who would like to receive help, you can apply here

 

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That’s so pawsum Raena. We just luv it when a company gives back. Ya’ know, we wish every kitty in the universe could have the pawsum luvvin’ furever home like we do, so it’s really nice to know that those kitties waitin’ fur their furevers can enjoy some of the finer things in life…like the pawtastic Kitty Kick Stix. Obviously me gives the Kitty Kick Stix (meow that fast 3 times- mol)  4 paws up. What ‘bout you Raena? 

 

Raena sleeps after having played hard with the Kitty Kick Stix

 

 

 

          Well sissy, I’s think it’s soooooooooooooo good that it knocks me right out. Ya’ know, Nippy Nappy time. MOL  Anyways, 4 paws up from me too. Mommy said she liked that it was big enuff to satisfy big kitty girls like us. Ya’ know, sometimes bein’ such big kitties can have it’s disadvantages. 

 

 Discount code with Dezi and Raena together on either end of the Kitty Kick Stix

 

 

 

Yep Raena, but not with the Original Kitty Kick Stix. Befur we go play some more, it’s time to give a couple of these away. They’d make a great gift fur any kitty, so be sure and check out their website. And, don’t furget to use our code, ‘DWORLD’ fur 15% off your order. Now, ifin ya’ live in the U.S. or Canada, click the enter foto below to enter to win your very own.

 

Give away entry graphic 

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

 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue 

Raena: Navy Blue

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

Deztinee and RaenaBelle 

Service Cats: How To Have A Furry Successful Halloween

MeOW Welcome to another Service Cat Monday. The holidays are fast approachin’, so we’d like to share some Tips to make the holidays safe and fun fur everypawdy, your furry family members included. Today, we’ll focus on halloween. 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 A thru her many years of animal trainin’, cats in purrticular. And to offur insight into your questions about Feline Behavior. 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

 

 

Remember, we think every anipal is much happier with a bit of Training. The first holiday quickly approaching is halloween. We don’t celebrate halloween for religious reasons, but a lot of people do; and it’s very important to remember your fur family doesn’t necessarily find it as much fun as humans do. Let’s look at the costumes first. With the popularity of social media and sharing cute animal photos, more and more costumes for your furry family are appearing. But, not all anipals like getting dressed up. Obviously kitties are less likely to enjoy wearing a costume than dogs, but there are quite a few dogs out there that would prefer their own skin and fur to some elaborate costume. You will know fairly quickly if your pet likes getting dressed up or not. If you happen to have one of those that goes limp, fights, bites, chews at, or tries to shake or scratch off the costume, Please respect your pet and don’t force them into wearing something that makes them uncomfortable. NOTE: A costume is different than a harness worn for safety while walking or being in public.

 

 Dezi in a Santa Suit including the hat

Me didn’t mind the suit. But the hat’s a little more than this kitty likes.

 

 

 

Next up would be the decorations. Maybe you go all out and have stringed spider webs, carved pumpkins, plastic spiders, bowls of goo or slime, cauldrons with dry ice, etc., or you simply buy a big bowl of candy to hand out; you need to know the dangers to your anipal. String of any kind is harmful to your pet if swallowed. Ya’ might get blessed and the string will pass through the digestive system without difficulty. But, more likely it’s going to cause some serious problems resulting in surgery and VET fees. Silly String, or the string in a can is a sticky plastic and manufactured to keep it’s sticky stringy shape no matter what. Not something you’d want wrapped around your anipals’ intestines. Small plastic/pipe cleaner spiders and decorations are more likely to be chewed by dogs, however some kitties might try as well. Again, not something you really want in your anipals’ tummy. And that cool “eerie” dry ice…well it can burn your anipals’ paws, skin or tongue.

 

Raena eats treatsNuffin’ but kitty treats fur us.

 

 

Most people know that chocolate isn’t good for your pets. But what about all those other candies one might buy to pass out? A lot of candies are made with xylotol, which can lead to liver failure. At the very least, your furry friend might end up with gas and tummy upset. Candies made with pure sugar, like a halloween favorite, candy corn, can cause a bad case of diarrhea. Other hard candies and candy in wrappers can cause obstructions. Another trip to the VET and more green papers. Caffeine, also found in many candies, is also toxic to anipals. Raisins, grapes and other healthy for humans treats are toxic to anipals. So, be sure to keep the candy dish covered and out of your furry’s reach. And, please remember, alcohol, carbonated drinks, caffeinated drinks, marijuana, and other human spirits, are all toxic to your furry family member. You can always buy your pet some of their favorite treats to celebrate with. You might even want to make kitty a nice catnip/chamomile tea (boil catnip leaves in water for approx. 15 minutes, let cool, strain and serve). 

 

So, you’re planning a party with all of your friends. Remember, not all animals like loud noises, strange people and commotion. And what about the “Door Darter”? You know, we’re quite happy to stay inside with mommy even when the door’s wide open. But, some anipals look for any chance to slip outside for a quick sniff of fresh air. MOL  It’s a good idea to set up a “Decompression Room” (described here) for your pet during the party or when you’re passing out candy to trick or treaters. The last thing you want is for your cat/dog to escape through an open door or to get startled by someone’s costume and bite. Pets ARE NOT Decorations for your holiday party or anything else!!! 

 

Black blinky cats emoji

As most of you know, we’re against letting your anipal freely roam outside without you. This is especially important during halloween. This particular holiday seems to bring out the kooks worst in people. Whether it’s kids playing pranks or actual Satan worshippers (yes they do exist), black cats in particular are are often targeted for torture. And yes, ANY Animal Abuse is Torture. Altho’ we’re not familiar with it, it’s been brought to our attention the last few years that all white cats are also at risk, as well as dogs of the same colors. PLEASE, keep Fluffy or Fido of any color inside or on a leash with you at the other end during the weeks surrounding halloween. 

 

 Raena walks towards the woods on her harness

 

 

 

Taking a few extra steps to ensure your pet is safe and comfortable can make your celebrations a success. You might want to keep the number for animal poison control on hand (888-426-4435), and be sure to check with your VET about after hours emergencies. Better safe than sorry. Be sure to tell your guests not to feed kitty/doggy or better yet, put them in the Decompression Room. 

 

 Dezi and Raena atop the liberty cat tree

 

 

 

Well, we hope we’ve offured some tips you didn’t know or maybe refreshed the ones you did. There’s no way we could cover every possibility, but ifin you implement just a few of these Tips, everypawdy can come out winners. ‘Member, ifin you have any questions or topics you’d like us to cover, leave a comment below or send us an email. And you can always ketch up on any posts you may have missed 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

Are Spray Bottles Effective      Hands Are Not Toys

Does My Cat Need A Friend      Helping Your Bullied Shy Cat

Why Cats Scratch

Blest Sunday: Noms, Tocks and Plandids

MeOW  Raena, get away from the door and let’s write our Blest Sunday posty. We’re so blest we just can’t contain it. 

 

 Raena sits on perch and looks out door

 

 

          We are at that sissy. Let me just finish mine’s brekky and I’s’ll help ya’ with our posty.

 

 Dezi sits atop the liberty cat tree and licks her lips

 

 

 

(Swallowing the last bite of food on Raena’s plate after having finished her own)  Uhhhh  Me thought you were already finished Raena. You walked away and left a couple bites.

 

          You stole mine’s noms, sissy? I’s meowin’ to mommy. you’re s’posed to eat your own.

 

Me did Raena, and me was still hungry. You were on the purrch at the door, so me figgered you were thru.

 

          That’s okay sissy. I’s’ll just ask mommy fur seconds. Now that mine’s eyes and nose are better, I’s eatin’ a lot. Mommy says I’s already put on 2 pounds in just a week. Mommy’s so happy ‘bout that. 

 

Dezi and Raena atop the liberty cat tree with Yeowww toy

 

 

That she is Raena. Ya’ know, mommy doesn’t want us to be fat or nuffin, but she does like kitties with a little meat on their bones. She worries when a kitty’s too skinny. Anyways, ‘nuff meowin’ ‘bout that. Did you ever find the lady in the box? She seems to be afraid of storms. Last night when all those thunder boomers were happenin’ she was makin’ all kinds of noises. She was beepin’ and yammerin’ on ‘bout not unnerstandin’ us and connectin’ our fone and turnin’ on one click orderin’. Like, what does all that mean anyways?. 

 

 Raena lays on back of chair

 

 

 

          I’s surpurrised you even heard her. After all, you were in the bedroom UTB (under the bed). Mommy kept hollerin’ fur her to stop. Least I’s think she was hollerin’ at her. Surely she wasn’t hollerin’ at me?. After all, I’s was just purracticin’ mine’s zoomies and havin’ fun. 

 

 Rain, lightning cloud emoji

 

 

 

Me wasn’t UTB too long Raena. Soon as me made sure we were safe from intruders and innerlopers, me came right back out. Them storms just had to start at dinner time. it had been gray and yucky lookin’ all day. But nooooooooo, they just had to wait till mommy put out dinner befur rumblin’ on. 

 

          That’s right sissy, you didn’t stay UTB too long. Mommy was so purroud of you. ALtho’, I’s purretty sure you stole some of mine’s dinner last night too. You’ve been stealin’ a lot of mine’s noms lately. We should start callin’ you Porky.

 

Dezi lays on the arm of the chair next to the Scratching post

 

 

RaenaBelle!!! That’s not nice at all!!!  You take it back!!! After all, Who gains 2 pounds in a week? It’s you we should start callin’ Porky. Anyways, whether the lady in the box was talkin’ out of turn or not, we really do fank whoever sent her to us. 

 

          We sure do sissy. Seems your curiosity over took your fear. We’re so blest to have such amazin’ furiends who care ‘bout us. Mommy told me that we got a surpurrise fur you fur your birthday. 

 

Really Raena? What is it?  

 

          Well ifin I’s told ya’ it wouldn’t be a surpurrise silly. Guess you’ll just have to wait. Meowin’ of surpurrises, we have another give away comin’ up this week. We so enjoy when we can give back to our furiends. 

 

 Dezi's laying tocks

Mommy doesn’t take a lot of tock fotos, so this is the

bestest we could find. Me’s so floofy it doesn’t really matter tho’. MOL

 

 

 

We sure do Raena. And, we’re gonna be writin’ our Holiday Safety posty tomorrow. Ya’ know, this halloween is comin’ up fast. Befur ya’ know it, it’ll be Christmas. 

 

          Oh sissy, I’s luvs Christmas. I’s can’t hardly wait. I’s wish every kitty in the world could have a luvvin’ furever home fur Christmas. 

 

Me too, Raena. We are so blest to have a luvvin’ mommy and furever home and all our pawsumly amazin’ furiends. Each day we have together is a blessing. We like to remind everypawdy to take a minute today and every day to give thanks fur the blessings in your lives. The Cat Blogosphere lost another of it’s gawjus blessings this week when Sascha from Brian’s Home went to heaven. We’ve lost so many furiends. Fankfully we have each other to help us thru the tough times and times of such deep sorrow. We purray daily fur all our furiends, and we’re sendin’ up extras fur those of you reelin’ from loss or in need of healin’.

 

Raena checks out scratching post

Mine’s tocks and a look at that Scratcher

 

 

 

          That we are sissy, that we are. Let’s join the Kitties Blue fur Sunday Selfies and post our plandid fotos as CK called ‘em. We should purrobably post some tock fotos too. Ya’ know, in memory of Derby. We’re late to the pawrty, but we’re struttin’ our stuffs anyways. And, don’t furget our give away fur that pawsum Scratchin’ Post. Click here and then click the Enter foto at the end.  

 

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

 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue 

Raena: Navy Blue

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses 

 

Deztinee and RaenaBelle  

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I'm Dalton, a Rat terrier mix and I came here in Sept, 2017, I was rescued from Hurricane Harvey. My birthday is 8-20-2016. My Gotcha Day is 8-27-2017. And I'm Pipo, I'm a Siamese, my birthday is 12-26-2004; my Gotcha Day is 2-14-2005. We also have Angel MrJackFreckles, (2-5-2018); and also we have Angel Minko, (6-18-2017). There are also Angels Groucho, Simba, Suki, & Toki. We meezers used to be known as WeBeesSiameezers. We'e all from Michigan, Dalton came here from Texas.

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