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MeOW We are so waterlogged and feelin’ deaf from all the noisy storms and machines ‘round here. We got our furst break in the weather yesfurday and started to visit our furiends, when mommy got word she needed to take care of some business. By the time she finished, she was so exhausted, there was no helpin’ us visit or anythin’ else fur that matter. Ifin ya’ missed our regular Service Cat Monday posty this week, don’t worry, we will return next week with another posty on aggression. Now, (Dezi hears the sound of lawn monsters) the lawn crew’s back!!! Seems their day’s gonna be Wednesday this year.
Oh sissy, I’s so hate the lawn crew days. I’s just sneeze mine’s head off all day long.
Me knows Raena. And, mommy’s eyes water and her nose runs. ‘Tween the nose blowin’, which by the way, she’s happy to be able to do again, and the Bless ya’s, we don’t get much else done.
This is a sponsored post. We received the Thirsty Cat drinking fountain in exchange for our honest opinion. As always, we tell the truth as we see it; and only bring products we use or have tried and feel would be of interest to you, our furiends and readers.
Did you see the rain shower I’s made the other day?
Hmmmmmm check out da new fountain Raena.
That wasn’t a rain shower Raena, that was…it was…well, it was just a yucky mess.
It wasn’t yucky sissy. I’s couldn’t help it. I’s was checkin’ out our new Thirsty Cat drinkin’ fountain when I’s suddenly sneezed and water went all over the place. MOL Mommy thought I’s had done gone and jumped in and she was jumpin’ up and yellin’ “Quit slingin’ water all over the place, Raena.” I’s looked at mommy like I’s had no idea what she was talkin’ ‘bout, and then she felt really bad fur yellin’ at me.
Wha’cha doin’ Raena?
I’s goin’ in fur a sniff sissy.
Yeah Raena, mommy always feels bad when she yells at us, ‘specially when she realizes she made the wrong assumption. What do ya’ think ‘bout our new Thirsty Cat drinkin’ fountain?
It sure is purretty, sissy. Mommy says it’s a piece of art.
Me thinks so too Raena. Ya’ know, me had a little purroblem with me’s urinary tract a while back and as a result, mommy brought in a fountain to encourage me to drink more water. You know, when you’re searchin’ fur a fountain fur your fur babies, the choices can sometimes seem overwhelmin’. There’s a ton of them on the market. They come in plastic, steel and ceramic, and deliver water in different ways; and the purrices are just as diverse. Ifin that wasn’t enuff, us kitties have our own ideas ‘bout how we want to drink that water.
Hmmmmmm A little bubbly puddle, a big bowl of puddle or a
bit of overflow. Where to drink?
Yeah sissy, I’s like a little puddle to drink from and you like a stream. I’s don’t know how you even get anythin’ lappin’ at that stream in mid air?
Does it have the stream me likes?
Me gets purrlenty Raena. Me just luvs a good stream. We have the worst water round here, and just ‘bout every fountain we’ve had gets a really bad calcium build up on it in less than a month. It really gets to mommy, cuz she doesn’t have the strength to scrub it off and her good ole vinegar solution doesn’t work. So, she had resorted to usin’ a plastic fountain fur us cuz it had both a puddle and a stream, and didn’t get that build up. But, as most peeps know, us kitties can have a purroblem with chin acne from usin’ plastic containers. Mommy hated tradin’ one purroblem fur another, so she kept lookin’ fur the purrfect fountain to suit our needs.
We have the bestest mommy ever, don’t we sissy?.
It smells okay sissy.
Yep Raena, we’re fur sure Blest. Anyways, she came across the Thirsty Cat Fountain website in her search and felt like she had struck gold. An email flurry ensued and befur ya’ could say kittens 3 times, we had our very own, one of a kind piece of Thirsty Cat drinkin’ fountain art. Mommy was shocked at how big the bowl actually was, and how bootyful it was.
Let me smell Raena. And let me check da stream.
Yep sissy, ya’ know it has to be big ifin mommy thought I’s had jumped in. MOL It also came with an adjustable pump so mommy could control the flow of water comin’ out. Oh and the cutest ever little dots to keep it from slidin’ all over the place. It was easy peasy to set up, and comes with one filter that lasts ‘bout a year, and extra non slippin’ dots. Mommy says I’s should tell everypawdy that I’s didn’t get to play with the dots, nor should your fur babies. What a pawrty pooper.
Yep, smells okay to me too. It’s got a great puddle all ’round da bottom
fur ya’ Raena; and even in da top there’s a bubblin’ puddle.
Don’t furget ‘bout that cute piece that camouflages the plug. It’s purely aesthetic, but the Thirsty Cat drinkin’ fountains really are works of art (click the name and see them being made). Each one is handmade, and one of a kind. In other words, no other kitty in the universe will have our exact fountain. Jackie and Keith make everythin’ includin’ the glazes from scratch. As a result, they are 100% food-safe and completely unique one of a kinds. And guess what’s even better…NO CALCIUM build up!!! That’s right, mommy’s cleaned our fountain several times now and was so shocked she didn’t have to try to scrub off the build up. And of course, the cleanin’ was so easy, mommy said she didn’t even mind cleanin’ it. Now that’s sayin’ somethin’.
It sure is sissy. Mommy says some of those fountains are a real pain to clean. We’ve had a few that she “thought” were easy, till we got the Thirsty Cat fountain. ‘Course there’s always been that build up thing that usually makes mommy put the fountain away cuz she just doesn’t feel like they’re clean and we stop usin’ ‘em.
Yep Raena, and she’s put a few away cuz they have the wrong flow pattern and me won’t use them at all.
You and your streams, sissy. (Raena shakes head)
Photo courtesy of ThirstyCatFountains.com
Now this is a stream.
Me likes what me likes Raena, and mommy says it’s okay to be picky. Me’s favorite of the Thirsty Cat Fountains are the ones that have that copper piece that makes the purrfect stream fur me. You have to get a specific type of fountain ifin ya’ wanna add any of those copper pieces at a later date. So, ifin ya’ think you’re furry might purrfur that kind of stream, check out the larger fountains. You can see all the fountains here.
Photo courtesy of ThirstyCatFountains.com
This is a great stream too.
Hey sissy, don’t furget, Thirsty Cat fountains can also be found on Etsy here. Mommy says the Thirsty Cat Fountains are a little more ‘spensive than a lot of those mass purrduced ones; but, they’re worth every penny.
Hey sissy, who’s purrettier, me or da ThirstyCat fountain?
Yep Raena, they look bootyful in your home, and really are the purrfect size. We had a similar type ceramic fountain, but, the bowl was so small, nokitty wanted to use it, and it got that build up really fast. Fountains are a great way to entice us kitties to drink more water, and we all know how ‘purrtant that is. Me’s really glad you like our Thirsty Cat fountain. Mommy worried a bit ‘bout your drinkin’ habits at furst cuz of me’s purroblem. Fankfully, you seem to enjoy drinkin’ water. MOL
Maybe I’s should give this tiny stream a try.
I’s really ‘purreciate Jackie and Keith sendin’ us such a pawsum drinkin’ fountain, sissy. It’s so purretty I’s sometimes furget it’s there to drink from.
I’s think I’s might stick with da puddle in da bowl.
We better wrap this up and finish brekky Raena. Hopefully, we’ll get to visit a few of our furiends befur the storms roll back in.
Till the next time………………………………………Be Blest!!!
Dezi: Vibrant Blue
Raena: Navy Blue
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
Deztinee and RaenaBelle
Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. Have I’s got somethin’ fur you today. Dezi, did you see our new 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.
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?
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.
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.
OMC I’s so glad mommy knows better. What kind’a life would that be?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
RaenaBelle and Deztinee
Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. Can you believe it? I’s getting’ to take the lead today. And guess what? We have a pawtastic give away fur all of ya’. Dat’s right, everypawdy can enter. Anyways, let’s get to the good pawrt. We were contacted by the sweetest gentleman, Aaron Seminoff, ‘bout checkin’ out his website full of animal related purroducts fur our humans. Let me tell ya’, mommy was some kind’a x’cited when she saw all the amazin’ kitty tee shirts.
She sure was Raena. Mommy doesn’t wear a lot of tee shirts, but when she does, they’ve gotta be kitty related.
Disclaimer: We received Animal Hearted products in exchange for our honest review. As always, we tell it like we see it. We only bring you products we use or have tried and believe would be of interest to you, our readers and friends.
Yep, sissy, mommy’s a real live Cat Lady. She couldn’t believe how many different kitty designs Animal Hearted has. And not only were the designs pawsum, they also offur several different types of tee shirts and even sweatshirts. Mommy likes her shirts a bit oversized and roomy, so she was thrilled to see the larger sizes offured.
This is great mommy. That’s me!!!
Mommy was really impurressed when she saw the purrsonalization option. That meant she could get a shirt with one of us on it. So, even when she does go somewhere without us, she could still show us off.
And she did just that sissy. When mommy went to her dental surgery ‘pointment, she wore the purrsonalized tee Animal Hearted made fur her. She said it brought her some comfurt to be able to look down and see mine’s purretty face. She also said almost everypawdy complimented her special tee shirt. I’s think it’s cuz they thought I’s sooooooo purrrrrrrr-ty. Don’t you think so sissy?
Unisex Personalized Tee Shirt
Uh, yeah, sure Raena. That’s x’actly why they complemented her. (Dezi shakes her head and mumbles under her breath) That girl is so conceited.
Mommy even got a couple of key chains. Mommy does luv her key chains and baubles. And she said the Animal Hearted web site was really easy to navigate; and the ordering purrocess was so simple anypawdy could do it.
Those key chains say, Stop Stressing Meowt!
Yep Raena, and even tho’ mommy’s not all that great with catputer maneuverin’, she said makin’ her purrsonalized tee shirt was a breeze. The Animal Hearted website took her step by step thru the process and let her back up ifin she made a mistake. She even got to preview her choice befur orderin’.
This pawsum key chain says, Crazy Cat Lady. It suits mommy
to a tee. MOL Get it? A tee? MOL
Sure ‘nuff sissy. And after she placed her order, she got an email almost instantly requestin’ the foto she wanted on her purrsonalized shirt. Initially, the instructions on what kind of foto was allowed, wasn’t real clear. Mommy submitted a collage foto with both of us. The folks from Animal Hearted respawnded very quickly and told mommy that the best foto to submit would be a fairly plain foto of just one of us. So mommy sent in a foto of me layin’ in the wheelchair. In no time at all, she received another email with the purrposed final design.
This was the furst tee Animal Hearted submitted to mommy
fur approval. She didn’t care fur the greens, so they went back
to the drawin’ board.
Mommy didn’t like it. She thought the green washed you out. And she didn’t think the green looked all that great on the gray background either. Not to mention her dislike of pastel greens. At this point mommy got a little nervous. She was worried that when she said she didn’t like it, that they might get a little snippy with her. But mommy went ahead and sent an email tellin’ them she didn’t care for the green and suggested our signature purrple, or blues to match our eyes; just no green. And then she got a purrleasant sur-purrise. The Animal Hearted team quickly and nicely respawnded and sent an email with another design.
Here’s the second and final tee shirt. It’s purrfect!!!
And it was purrfect, wasn’t it sissy?
Yeah Raena, mommy luvved the second design and told them to go ahead. The whole purrocess was easy peasy, and the folks at Animal Hearted were as nice as could be thru it all.
Aaaaaaaw Isn’t that just purrecious?
A few days later, mommy got her purrsonalized tee, key chains, and cutesy tee in the mail. She couldn’t wait to wear ‘em. They’re a light weight cotton and wash up great.
The other thing we really luv ‘bout Animal Hearted, is their mission. Animal Hearted donates 25% of their purroceeds to non-purrofit animal shelters and rescues. That’s right, a whole 25%. And even tho’ Aaron is pictured with his two rescued doggies, he’s also a cat man. Yep, he’s owned by two rescue kitties too.
Now fur the good pawrt. Aaron agreed to let us give one of our amazin’ readers a $50.00 gift card. You can buy anythin’ ya’ want from his website. Altho’ we’re all ‘bout the kitties, Animal Hearted has a variety of animals represented. Just click on the Enter Here graffic below to enter this pawsum give away, just in time fur Mother’s Day. The lawn crew’s here, so I’s gonna wrap it up now and take a nap. Wait fur me sissy.
Till the next time……………………………………..Be Blest!!!
Raena: Navy Blue
Dezi: Vibrant Blue
Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses