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Chatting Cats: Cots, Canopies And Spam

Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. I’s meowed to ya’ll that we’re not very tech savvy didn’t I’s? Well, it seems mine’s request fur our blogger bloggin’ furiends to turn on the Name and URL option fur us to comment doesn’t actually exist. ‘Stead, ya’ll/they have to allow comments from Anonymous fur the Name and URL option to appear. Now I’s’ll be honest of course and meow that we don’t know ‘zactly what that means fur ya’ll, but we sure do ‘purreciate ya’ll makin’ it easier fur us to comment.

 

Dezi sits atop the liberty cat tree posing while Raena lays on the top ledge

 

 

 

          We sure do Raena. Me doesn’t know why it has to be so hard in the furst place. Fur somethin’ that’s s’posed to be social and bring peeps together, this innernet sure can be unwelcomin’ sometimes. Seems the only peeps who don’t have any trouble communicatin’ are the spammers. Mommy says she doesn’t unnerstand how 4500 spammers can actually send us mail in one 15 minute time frame in the furst place. And who wants to be 5 inches bigger in less than a minute? Me just doesn’t get it.

 

Raena the Ragdoll Cat stands on the pet cot

Hmmmm This is innerestin’ mommy. What is it?

 

 

 

Ain’t that the truth sissy. In the last week since signin’ into google one time fur less than a minute, we’ve been offured Asian beauties, Russian wives, naked ladies, stamina inducin’ pills, loans, grants, credit cards and to become bazillionaires many times over. Those last peeps even call us their dearly beloved’s. Anyways, it’s a real shame that the innernet’s full of peeps who wanna scam unsuspectin’ kitties in the furst place.

 

          Enuff ‘bout those spammers and scammers Raena, me doesn’t think they’re goin’ away any time soon and me doesn’t wanna give them any more time. 

 

Canopied pet cot from K & H pet products

 

 

 

You’re right sissy. Hey, did you see the new hide away we got?

 

          Sure ‘nuff Raena, where’d that come from? 

 

The mail. (Raena meows sarcastically

 

Dezi the Ragdoll Cat lays on the Pet Cot

 

 

 

          Hmmmpht  Me knows that Raena. Me meant did mommy order it fur us or what?  

 

Raena walks on the pet cot with canopy

 

 

 

No sissy. Seems we won it in a drawin’ they had at BlogPaws. We were purretty x’cited to win anythin’, but we actually weren’t sure what it was. And, it arrived in two different boxes on two different days. So, mommy put the bottom together and thought that was it. When we got the second box, she thought maybe they messed up and sent us a second one. It was a much smaller box, but the foto on the box looked the same. That is till mommy furinally opened the second box last night.

 

          Me ‘members Raena. She was squealin’ somethin’ ‘bout how cute and how much we were gonna luv it. Me can tell ya’ what me did luv…watchin’ mommy fallin’ all over herself tryin’ to put that nifty canopy on our new pet cot from K&H Pet Products. 

 

 

Raena sits on the pet cot looking back at the canopy

 

 

 

Yeah sissy, mommy is kind’a funny when she’s tryin’ to put things together fur us. Ifin we could only work the camera. The stories we could meow. Anyways, I’s really like the new pet cot, what ‘bout you sissy? 

 

Dezi the Ragdoll Cat lays on the pet Cot

 

 

 

          Me likes it too Raena. It kind’a reminds me of those hammocks we had wanted a while back. Me’s glad we won it, and that mommy didn’t kill herself puttin’ it together. MOL 

 

Raena the Ragdoll cat sleeps on the pet cot

 

 

 

Yep sissy, I’s was concerned fur a minute that she was gonna take a nose dive right in the middle of it when she was tryin’ to attach the canopy. Ya’ know, mommy has broken a few of our toys by fallin’ on ‘em. Fanky fankfully, she managed to keep both feet on the floor. Guess we oughtta wrap it up fur now. Mommy says she has lots of human things to do befur the end of this month. That means she’s only got one more day. Maybe I’s can enjoy a little nap on the new pet cot since mommy’s put the camera away. 

 

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

 

Raena: Navy Blue 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue

 

 

 

Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses 

 

RaenaBelle and Deztinee

Scooping Away With Clay #ChewyInfluencer

Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. Let me tell you, this GDPR thingy has the whole innernets all messed up. I’s mean, we of all kitties and peeps are happy to have our purrivacy and purrsonal infurmation purrtected; but Kittens!!! Sometimes things can go a little too far. ‘Course, you all know we’re purrobably the least tech savvy kitties ‘round, so we don’t unnerstand why so many things have been affected. Like, most of the blogger blogs we follow have their comment settings changed so that ya’ gotta use google to meow anythin’ to ‘em. Google is not our furiend. But, we did try it and within minutes we were swamped with spam, and I’s don’t mean the kind in the can that the coons like.

 

Dezi lays on cat tree with mouth open and eyes shut

C’mon furiends help us meow at ya’ and comment again.

 

 

 

          Yep Raena, me thought mommy was gonna lose it when she saw all that spam. Some of ‘em are really disgustin’ and nasty.

 

Raena stands on scratcher with paw lifted

 

 

 

They sure made me blush sissy. Anyways, there is a way our blogger furiends can help us to keep visitin’ and commentin’ on their bloggies. All ya’ gotta do is change your comment settings to allow us to use our Name and URL. Yep, that’d do it. We’d be able to comment on your posty’s again and not be bombarded with all this disgustin’ spam. Now, we got that outta the way, so let’s move on to somethin’ else. We’re gonna be meowin’ ‘bout pawtty boxes and their contents today.

 

          Purrlease Raena, we’re gonna be meowin’ ‘bout litter. Quit tryin’ to sound fancy.

 

Dezi and Raena watch the Litter Robot Open Air Litter Box

 

 

 

Fine sissy, we’re meowin’ ‘bout litter. As most of ya’ know, we were blest with a Litter Robot Open Air Automatic litterbox last year. We luvs it fur a lot of reasons, and one of those is that you can use just ‘bout any kind of litter you want in it. ‘Course, the Litter Robot peeps recommend clay, but say any clumpin’ litter will work. That was pawsum since we really like the natural litters. But, we had noticed that we have a slight purroblem with stickage. Ya’ know, some of the clump sticks to the rubberized bottom which means it’s not completely clean each time. Mommy always comes behind us and unsticks the stickage and runs another cleaning cycle. We’ve just assumed that was cuz we have to have it set on the quickest time cuz sis Dezi won’t use a dirty pawtty box, and the clump doesn’t have enuff time to set up. So, mommy changed the settings to see what would happen. That still didn’t completely fix it, so, when we had the oppurrtunity to try out a clay litter, mommy decided to see ifin that would help.

 

Raena walks by Scoop Away Complete Clay litter

 

We received the Scoop Away Complete Clumping Cat Litter in exchange for our honest review. Neither Chewy or Scoop Away are responsible for the opinions expressed here unless otherwise stated. As always, we tell it like we see it and only bring products we use or have tried and feel would be of interest to you, our friends and readers.

 

          Yep Raena, we received the 42 pound bag of Scoop Away Complete Performance Scented Scoopable Cat Litter from Chewy this month to try out. It costs $15.99. We can fur sure say that’s cheaper than what we normally pay fur litter, but we don’t know ifin that’s a good purrice fur clay. We can say that’s ‘bout .38¢ a pound and sounds purretty good to us. Anyways, this purrticular litter is scented. Mommy hates scented litters cuz of course, kitties hate scented litters. But, we decided to give it a try anyways. It happened to arrive the day mommy had gone to her monthly doctors ‘pointment. Our Fedex purrson is an idiot and put the box right in front of the door on the ground. After ‘bout 30 minutes and the help of our new neighbor, mommy was furinally able to get the box moved and get to the door so she could get inside. It took both ladies to shove the 42 pound bag inside the door where it then stayed fur a couple of weeks. There is no handle on the bag fur pickin’ it up, and 42 pounds is really heavy.

 

Chewy box delivery sitting in front of door

 

 

 

It sure is sissy. Befur we get to the tryin’ it, let’s see what Chewy has to say ‘bout it. 

   

Description

Enjoy all-in-one, maximum-strength clumping and odor control with Scoop Away Complete Performance Scented Scoopable Cat Litter. Perfect for multi-cat homes, this litter addresses all of your needs, starting with a patented formula that contains special minerals that actually trap and eliminate odors on contact—no harsh chemical or additives included! It also inhibits the growth of bacteria through the Ammonia Shield technology, which helps that pervasive ammonia smell from spreading. And with maximum clumping strength, it helps to save you precious time on cleaning.

Key Benefits

  • Created with plant extracts for maximum odor control. No harsh chemicals or additives are used. Scoop Away litter’s patented formula contains special minerals that actually trap and eliminate odors on contact.

  • Scoop Away litter also inhibits the growth of bacterial odors through Ammonia Shield technology, which help prevent ammonia odors from growing.

  • Made with maximum clump strength, this product will cut down the time needed to clean your litter box. Make cleaning time less of a chore.

  • Scoop Away litter uses patented technology to ensure that: 1) Waste and urine smells are absorbed and eliminated on contact, 2) Waste and fluids are easily removed, and 3) There’s virtually no used litter left behind after scooping.

  • Designed to help keep your house clean, this product has low-tracking and is 99% dust free.

 

Scoop Away Complete Cat Litter

 

 

 

 

So, the claim is that it has maximum clumpin’ ability, tracks less and contains special minerals that trap and eliminate odors on contact. It even guarantees 10 days of odor control. We’ll see. We’re purretty sure those minerals are the purretty purrple and green pieces ya’ see throughout. Ya’ll know how much we luv purrple, right? MOL

 

Bowl of Scoop Away Cat Litter

 

 

 

          Yep Raena, we also saw ‘em on your bloomers. Girl, you gotta learn how to squat without your “wee” actually touchin’ the litter. Cuz me thought mommy was gonna break her neck tryin’ to get to you befur you started cleanin’ the purretty specks off your bloomers. Unlike the natural litter we normally use that breaks up when it gets rewetted, clay just clumps harder. It’s like all mommy could see was this huge clump o’ clay in your tummy.

 

Sissy, are you tryin’ to embarrass me? Least I’s use the pawtty box every time and make mommy happy. I’s not used to the litter stickin’ to mine’s furs. Ya’ know, that stuffs s’posed to stay in the box.

 

Clump in bowl of Scoop away cat litter

 

 

 

          You’re right Raena, it is. Fankfully, the floral purrfume smell isn’t overwhelming. We still purrfur unscented, but this one won’t kill us. MOL In other words, the smell isn’t so overpowerin’ that the whole bathroom smells like it. Since mommy can’t actually lift the bag to pour it, we can’t really meow whether it’s dusty or not. The openin’ in the top of the bag comes with a zipper seal to keep any unused litter fresh. The openin’ is really small, so it made it hard on mommy to ‘dip’ out litter to put in our boxes. As fur trackin’, we find it tracks ‘bout as much as most other litters and it also gets stuck to the furs. Ifin you’re a short haired kitty this won’t be as big of a purroblem as it is fur us longer haired kitties. That stuff’ll stick to anythin’ that’s wet. This of course is very disturbin’ to mommy who doesn’t want our tummies full of clay.

 

Scooped clump of scoop away cat litter

 

 

 

Yep sissy, it is sticky. I’s tried to spit that piece I’s cleaned off mine’s bloomers out over and over again, but it just wouldn’t leave mine’s tongue. That meant I’s had to get an extra dose of malty (hairball paste). Cuz we mixed the Scoop Away with our normal litter, mommy put some in a bowl to test out the clumpin’ factor. Mommy says it clumps purretty well. She also says she ‘members now just what that house I’s came from smelled like. The amonia smell eminatin’ from the Litter Robot waste drawer is pawfully overpowerin’. So, we don’t think the Scoop Away Complete does much fur long term odor control. 10 days? No Way, we say.

 

 

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The waste drawer generally gets full and changed after ‘bout 5 to 7 days, dependin’ on how many times it’s used. We still have a second pawtty box that gets used and mommy has to scoop into our Litter Genie. Normally we don’t smell anythin’ comin’ from the waste drawer or the Litter Genie till mommy actually opens them to empty and clean. But, since we added the Scoop Away Complete clay to the pawtty boxes, the amonia smell takes hold after ‘bout 2 hours in the drawer. The Litter Genie tends to hold the smell till you open the lid to dispose of another clump. In the pawtty box itself, it will be overpowerin’ immediately ifin the clump gets broken. As fur whether or not it helped our stickage purroblem in the Litter Robot, the answer is sort of. There is far less stickage with the addition of the clay litter. However, the smell is somethin’ we can’t abide. Mommy would rather come behind me and recycle and dump the rest of the clump than put up with the amonia smell. I’s meow fanky fank ya’ mommy, cuz ifin you think it’s strong in the rest of the room, ya’ oughtta smell it inside the Litter Robot itself. Hmmmpht 

 

Open Bag of Scoop Away Complete Cat Litter

There’s a very small opening for pouring or scooping

out of bag to add to litter box. Has a resealable zipper.

 

 

 

          Yeah Raena, we really have been spoiled when it comes to the cleanliness and smell of our pawtty boxes. All in all, ifin ya’ like clay litters, this is one to try. You’ll need to have someone on hand who can lift 42 pounds, but we think it’s a good value fur the purrice. So long as you scoop regularly into a covered trash can, their shouldn’t be too much purroblem with stink, but hold your breath/nose befur ya’ lift the lid to depawsit new clumps. MOL Watch doggies and children and long furred kitties and clean any stray litter off of them immediately. We’re still advocates fur unscented litter, but ifin ya’ just think you need a scent, this one isn’t overpowerin’ and shouldn’t be too much fur kitty.

 

Raena laying in a chewy box

 

 

 

Great tips sissy. As always, you can find just ‘bout everythin’ ya’ need fur the furry, finned, scaled and unfurred family members in your house at Chewy.com. And there’s a gift of every box. They always offur speedy furee shippin’ on all orders over $49.00 and flat rate speedy shippin’ on all others. You can save an extra 5% by settin’ up an auto delivery so you never run out of food, litter, treats or anythin’ else ya’ might need. But don’t worry, cuz you can skip, cancel or delay any time. You can also add to any auto delivery up to 24 hours prior to shipment. And you can shop with confidence. Even ifin you order the wrong thing or kitty suddenly decides they don’t like the food they’ve eaten furever, Chewy customer service will make it right. Check out other product reviews this month here. Guess we better go now. I’s think that Chewy box is callin’ mine’s name.

 

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

 

Raena: Navy Blue 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue

 

Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses 

 

RaenaBelle and Deztinee   

Blest Sunday: A Very Special Thank You

MeOW  C’mon Raena, it’s Blest Sunday, and we have lots of things to meow ‘bout today. As you know, today is mommy’s birthday and Memorial day weekend. This month has just flown by.

 

Blest Sunday purple kitty clip art graphic

 

 

 

          It sure has sissy. How old do ya’ think mommy is? Do ya’ reckon she’ll tell us this year? 

 

Dezi looks at camera while sitting on cat scratcher

 

 

 

All me knows Raena is that she’s old, as in wrinkles and gray hair and creakin’ bones old. Me’s not sure even she ‘members how old she is Raena. Ya’ know, they say the memory’s the furst thing to go. MOL 

 

Raena lays under pet cot from KH

 

 

 

          Oh sissy, I’s don’t think mommy would find that so funny. But, I’s do agree that mommy’s memory ain’t what it used to be. Anyways, I’s don’t really care how old she is, I’s just glad she’s our mommy. I’s do luvs her whole bunches. You know she always puts us furst. Y, she got some green papers fur her birthday and ended up spendin’ most of ‘em on us. Seems that Drs. Foster and Smith place had our Primal Freeze Dried Rabbit noms on sale fur half purrice. We don’t think we’ve ever seen ‘em that cheap anywhere. So, mommy used her special money to get us a few bags.

 

Birthday card from Ingrid, Pipo and Dalton

Fank you awnty Ingrid, Pipo and Dalton.

 

 

 

 

Yep Raena, we do have a good mommy, that’s fur sure. We do wanna say a meowsy big Fank you to awnty Vonda, awnty Susan, awnty Anonymous, and awnty Ingrid, Pipo and Dalton fur mommy’s birthday money. Mommy cried a lot of happy tears this past week.

 

Dezi and Raena sniff the maranta from Ellen for mommy A's birthday

 

 

 

          She did sissy. And then she cried some more when she got the box from my kitty godmommy awnty Ellen. Mommy luvs exotic house plants. Rumor is that she used to have a whole house full. Anyways, one of her favorite plants is the maranta, better known as the purrayer plant cuz it closes it’s leaves at night to resemble praying hands. When mommy opened up the box from awnty Ellen, she saw the purrettiest purrple leaves pawppin’ out all over the place. ‘Course we had to check it out too. We could smell somethin’ emanatin’ from inside that box that really caught our attention. Sure nuff, awnty Ellen hadn’t furgotten ‘bout us. We got one of those furtastic pieces of silvervine toast each. I’s ‘member when Sammy modeled his fur their posty. That awnty Ellen is so clever. Who would’a thought ‘bout makin’ silvervine toast? 

 

Dezi and Raena shiff the maranta gift from ellen for Mommy A's birthday

 

 

 

Me sure did enjoy that toasty Raena. You’re right ‘bout awnty Ellen. She is so very talented. We luv all her Made with Luv goodies. You slobbered all over your toasty and then tried to steal me’s one. Hmmmpht That wasn’t happenin’. MOL 

 

Raena rolls around on the silvervine toast from Ellen

 

 

 

          You were s’posed to share sissy. ‘Stead, you flopped your floofy big hiney down on your toasty and hid it.

 

Dezi rolls around on silvervine toast from Ellen

Oh divine silvervine, me luvs you.

 

 

 

You had your own Raena, and me didn’t want slobber all over me’s toasty piece. Fank you soooooooooooooo much fur includin’ us awnty Ellen. The silvervine toast was a big hit. 

 

Raena plays with silvervine toast

 

 

 

          Sure nuff. Fanky fank you awnty Ellen. Sissy, can you x’plain a bit ‘bout Memorial day? Peeps keep sayin’ happy memorial day and I’s don’t know what’s so happy ‘bout it. 

 

Dezi plays with silvervine toast from Ellen

 

 

 

Yeah Raena, me doesn’t get the happy pawrt either, me thinks peeps just don’t know what else to say. Memorial day is the day set aside to pay homage to those men, women and anipals that died while serving in the military. Me knows fur sure, that we ‘member them and their families every single day. Ifin not fur them, our country and way of life wouldn’t exist. The freedoms we have, wouldn’t exist. This country is great because of those willing to fight and die to make it so. No where else in this world has the freedoms and rights that the U.S. does. And shame on those who want to tear it down. The next time you complain about the government or somebody saying/posting something you don’t like or agree with, remember, you have the right to do that because someone died to make it so.

 

Raena plays with silvervine toast cat toy

 

 

 

          I’s sure am fanky fankful fur all those who gave their lives so we could live in such a pawsum country sissy. I’s so fanky fankful fur their families who suffered loss, fur the children who lost mothers or fathers to wars on distant shores. Sometimes peeps furget, the soldier serving and fighting should be at the top of our purrayer list, but their family serves as well. So, to all those soldiers who never came home, we salute you and purromiss not to take the freedoms your lives bought us fur granted.

 

Dezi and Raena in a memorial day frame with the American flag and headstones

 

 

 

Yep Raena, we are blest to have been born in the U.S. and mommy and me join you in saluting each and every soldier. Thank you fur your service and your sacrifice. And to all those Vets and currently serving, we fank you as well. God Bless America. As we do each week, we’d like to remind you all to take a minute today and every day to give Thanks fur the Blessings in your lives.

 

Dezi scratches cat scratcher while looking at the camera

 

 

Raena profile selfie laying in mommy's lap getting love

 

 

 

          We’re also joinin’ up with the Kitties Blue fur Sunday Selfies. We are so Blest and wanna fanky fank you all fur bein’ our furiends. We luvs you all bunches and bunches.

 

Me couldn’t have meowed it better Raena. C’mon, let’s go give mommy some more birthday cuddles. 

 

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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