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Chatting Cats: Is Someone Baking In The Bathroom

Hey everypawdy, it’s me, RaenaBelle. Can I’s just tell you, it’s really smokin’ hot here. Seriously, it’s been in the triple digits as mommy calls it. Y, It’s gonna be at least 110° F today. Mommy says that’s so hot you could fry an egg on the hood of a car in the shade…ifin ya’ had an egg and a shade that is. 

 

Dezi and Raena lay on the liberty cat tree

 

 

 

          Raena, are you meowin’ stories again? Me doesn’t ‘member hearin’ mommy say anythin’ like that. 

 

Well sissy, maybe that’s cuz you were UTB (under the bed) hidin’ out from the lawn crew. 

 

          How many times does me have to tell ya’, me’s not hidin’ out. Me’s pawtrolin’ fur intruders. Anyways, enuff ‘bout all that, it’s hot every where right now. Haven’t you seen our furiends complainin’ ‘bout unseasonably hot temps where they live? 

 

Raena lays atop the Liberty cat tree

 

 

 

Yep sissy, I’s have seen that. Still, I’s wanted to meowmble. Mommy says that no matter what the weather is, we’re gonna complain, so I’s just gettin’ mine’s complainin’ in fur today since we’re still in a state of limbo as far as everythin’ else is concerned. Ya’ know, we’re s’posed to meow ‘bout litter and the pawtty box today. I’s don’t know why, since you seem to be usin’ the piddle pads more and more lately. What’s wrong with you? Are you sick, or mad, or are you just tryin’ to create more work fur mommy? Huh, what’s up with ya’? 

 

Dezi sits on a Chewy box

 

 

 

          Never you mind Raena. Let’s do meow ‘bout litter and pawtty boxes. Everypawdy knows, mommy purrfurs natural litters fur us and we, bein’ cats, purrfur the unscented variety. And, most everypawdy knows, we were Blest with a Litter Robot last Christmas which you think is the greatest thing since sliced rabbit with gravy. ‘Course, mommy knowin’ the rules and all kept our great corner box up and runnin’ too. Ya’ know, just in case there was a line to the pawtty box one meownin’. The thing mommy luvved ‘bout the Litter Robot was that we could still use our favorite natural litter, SwheatScoop.

 

Raena sniffs the bag of Swheatsciip

 

 

 

Yep sissy, I’s too young to ‘member such things, but mommy says she ‘members when SwheatScoop furst came out and she had to order directly from the company. Back then it came in generic brown boxes and the shippin’ costed more than the litter itself. There were only 2 sizes, big and bigger. Anyways, lots of time has passed since then and SwheatScoop now comes in their very own bags and several different sizes, 10lb, 25lb and 36lb; we received the 10lb bag. They even have a couple of different furmulas, Fast Clumping and Multi-Cat. They range in price from $9.69 to $24.99. Let’s see what Chewy has to say:

 

Chewy Logo

 

Description

Fill your litter box with sWheat Scoop Premium+ Natural Clumping Wheat Cat Litter, an all-around better litter. It uses the power of natural plant extracts to eliminate odors instead of harmful chemicals, which is better for you, your pet and the environment. The secret is exclusive Noble Ion Technology that infuses wheat enzymes with noble ions to neutralize litter box odors. It’s extremely effective odor control. This high-performing litter has no added dyes, perfumes or dust and is 100% biodegradable. Clumps are fast-forming, firm and compact for easy scooping. sWheat Scoop Premium+ works well for single- or multiple-cat homes.

Key Benefits

  • Three times more powerful odor control for a breakthrough in odor elimination.
  • Three times faster and firmer clumping for easy scooping and a mess-free home.
  • Noble Ion Technology infuses wheat ions with noble ions to naturally break down odors.
  • Recommended by veterinarians with no added dyes or perfumes. Great for single and multi-cat homes.
  • Eco-friendly, all-natural litter is made from wheat and is 100% biodegradable.

10lb bag of sWheatScoop cat litter

 

 

 

          We purrsonally don’t think there’s much of a difference t’ween the furmulas ifin any, so we always buy whichever furmula’s on sale or the cheapest at the time. Some of mommy’s favorite features of sWheatScoop is that it clumps well, only smells when heated by a fresh urine depawsit and is flushable. That heated smell we’re meowin’ ‘bout is like a loaf of bread and goes away quickly. So long as kitty covers their business, it controls odors very well. Me will tell ya’, it’s not a lightweight litter. The bigger bags are heavy, so bein’ able to have it delivered right to our door is a big plus. Now, ifin we could only get the Fedex man to scoop. MOL 

 

sWheatScoop Cat Litter inside a corner litterbox

the white stuffs just a little baby powder mommy shook in there to aid in odor

control. She scooped the smelly right when it happened, so the smell lingered a minute.

 

 

You’re a laff a minute today sissy. I’s like the sWheatScoop litter. Since It’s all natural, it’s much safer fur me to clean off ifin it gets stuck to mine’s bloomers. Bein’ wheat, an actual food product, anythin’ that makes it into mine’s tummy by accident, just comes out the other end. ‘Course, ifin you’re ‘lergic to wheat, it might be a purroblem…just meowin’. I’s not, so I’s give the sWheatScoop 4 paws up. What ‘bout you sissy? 

 

sWheatScoop in the Litter Robot Open Air

 

 

 

          Me fur sure likes it better than any of that clay stuffs Raena. Me gives it 4 paws up too. And, cuz we buy the big bags, we always get a great size Chewy box to play in. Me knows mommy gives 2 thumbs up or she wouldn’t keep orderin’ it after all these years. Meowin’ of orderin’, Chewy’s a great place to shop fur all your pet’s needs. They offur speedy furee shippin’ on all orders $49.00 and up and a low flat rate speedy shippin’ on all orders below. They have a great auto ship program that lets you save an additional 5% and makes sure you never run out of your pet’s faves. But don’t worry, you can always skip, cancel or delay any auto ship up to 24 hours befur shipment.

 

SwheatScoop liquid clump on sccop

Nice little clump, easy for scooping

 

Disclaimer: We received a bag of sWheatScoop in exchange for our honest opinion. As always, we tell it like we see it and only bring products we use or have tried and believe would be of interest to you, our readers and friends.

 

Raena peaking out of a chewy box

 

 

 

That’s right sissy, and they have the bestest Customer Service peeps ‘round. They also have great boxes and packin’ paper…just meowin’. Ya’ know, that means a new toy every month. MOL Guess we better get off here and see ifin we can help mommy. She’s still purretty stressed, so we’re tryin’ to take really good care of her. 

 

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

 

Raena: Navy Blue 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue

 

 

 

Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

RaenaBelle and Deztinee

Chatting Cats: Raena’s KitNip Birthday Box

Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. It’s been so crazy ‘round here lately and we’re so far behind, I’s don’t think we’ll ever get all caught up. Then mommy goes and says somethin’ like “All caught up is a relative statement, baby. Sometimes, life has to take precedence over play. If we want to keep a roof over our heads, then mommy has things she needs to do to keep that roof. And that sometimes means spending time running errands, making copies, calls and getting together all pertinent paperwork to re-certify our lease.” Hmmmpht How am I’s s’posed to argue with that? 

 

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

 

 

 

          You’re not Raena, you’re just s’posed to accept it and be glad that mommy takes good care of us. Now, me thought we were gonna meow ‘bout that box we got just in time fur your Birthday last month.

 

Raena checks out the the KitNip box

 

 

 

We are sissy, I’s was just makin’ sure mommy knows how furustrated I’s am ‘bout all the time she’s spendin’ doin’ things that don’t include us havin’ fun or visitin’ our furiends. But, you’re right, that was a purretty fun box we got. The peeps at Kit Nip Box sent us one of their pawsum subscription boxes just in time fur mine’s Birthday. Unlike mommy with her birthday purresent, I’s had to wait to open mine’s.

 

          Why don’t we meow a bit ‘bout the KitNip Box befur we get to what was inside. 

 

KitNip box

 

 

 

Good idea sissy. The KitNip Box is a monthly subscription box filled with goodies fur the felines in your home. They have 2 different box plans, $19.99 a month and $29.99 a month. Fur $19.99 you get 5 purroducts hand picked fur kitty and 7 in the $29.99 box. Boxes are shipped out on the 1st and 15th of each month and your credit card is charged 1 – 7 days prior to each shipment. They currently ship boxes to addresses in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia. Ifin ya’ live somewhere else, they say to call their customer service number to see what they can do to get a box to ya’. Shippin’ is furee fur the U.S. and $6.95 – $7.95 fur other countries.

 

Dezi sniffs toys from the KitNip box

 

 

 

          Don’t furget to meow ‘bout the charity work Raena. Each month the KitNip Box peeps donate a portion of the proceeds and products to shelters, rescues, TNR efforts and other feline welfare causes, like the Paw Project, Wayside Waifs, SAAP and more. Y, any organization can apply fur help just by contactin’ ‘em.

 

Raena sniffs the Pure Bites minnow treats

 

 

 

We always luvs it when a company helps out those kitties less furtunate than us, don’t we sissy?. Anyways, let’s get on with the goodies inside that box. Our box had 5 toys and a bag of Pure Bites freeze dried fish treats; minnows the bag said. Let me tell ya’ those were the biggest minnows ever. Mommy says she used to fish and use minnows as bait, but, she’d never seen one as big as these. Seems the whole fish was freeze dried and cut into large chunks…too big fur us so mommy had to break up a piece befur we’d even look at it. As most of ya’ know, we’re not really fish eaters here and these treats were no x’ception. Uh huh, We weren’t havin’ ‘em. On to the toys. There was a couple different mousies that are just the right size fur carryin’ ‘round and playin’ with. And, there was a new wand toy with a soft plushie at the end. 

 

Dezi turns her head away from the Pure Bites Minnow treat

That’s a big ole chunk ‘o minnow.

 

 

 

          Did you see the umbrella Raena? Me still hasn’t figgered out what we’re s’posed to do with that?. Me kind’a liked the big yellow cat face. Mommy needs to soak it in some nip or silvervine and then it’ll be just purrfect to roll ‘round on. Ya’ know, as subscription boxes go, the KitNip box is okay. Me would give it 2 paws up, mostly cuz they give back to feline charities.

 

We received the KitNip Box in exchange for our honest opinion. 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 readers and friends. All opinions expressed here are our own. 

 

Yeah sissy, I’s agree. We’re purretty spoiled and have some of the bestest toys on the meow-kit. But, we think this would make a great gift fur any kitty in your life. I’s would give it 2 paws up as well. Mommy said she thought it was a bit overpriced, but it’s on purr/par with all the other subscription boxes out there. We were really x’cited that the peeps at KitNip Box are lettin’ our furiends and readers save 15% off their furst box when they use our special coupon code: DEZIZ. I’s sure did ‘purreciate receivin’ our box fur mine’s birthday. ‘Course I’s luvs gettin’ gifts any day of the week. Meowin’ of Birthdays, I’s hope we get somethin’ special fur mommy’s Birthday this weekend. You did meow that mommy celebrates us on her special days, right sissy?

 

Dezi looks over the toys from the KitNip box

 

 

 

          She does Raena, but we should purrobably try to do somethin’ nice fur her too. Let’s go put our heads together and see what we can come up with. 

 

I’s right behind ya’, sissy. I’s know the furst thing we can do is avoid purrjectile vomitin’. Anyways, we’ll see ya’ll soon. 

 

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

 

Raena: Navy Blue 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue

 

Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses 

 

RaenaBelle and Deztinee    

Simple Solutions #ChewyInfluencer

Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. You all know how much we luvs Chewy right? Well, the other day mommy and me were comin’ home from her monthly doctors ‘pointment and what did we see when we walked up the walk to our door? ‘Course you guessed it. There were 2 big ole boxes sittin’ right in front of our door. Mind you, I’s was happy to see those boxes, but mommy said those silly fedex peeps just don’t think. With the boxes sittin’ right in front of the door, we couldn’t get to it to open it. And, what ifin we’d actually been home and just hadn’t answered the door? We couldn’t have opened the door to get to those boxes. (Raena shakes her head) Don’t think? Hmmmpht I’s think mommy’s bein’ nice. The may be some of those doofuses like the neighbors and lawn crew. 

 

 Chewy box delivery sitting in front of door

 

 

 

          RaenaBelle!!! Didn’t me just meow to you ‘bout callin’ peeps doofuses? 

 

 Dezi lays atop the liberty cat tree while Raena starts an attack from the ledge below

 

 

 

Uh, yeah, I’s think so, sissy. But do you think I’s lissen to everythin’ you meow? Ifin I’s did that, mommy would have twice the clean up. You’re such a stickler fur only usin’ a completely clean pawtty box that you sometimes leave little puddles fur mommy to have to clean up. You know she hates that. Like the other day. Couldn’t you have held it just a few seconds more till the pawtty box quit dumpin’? Noooooooo, you had to go and pee right that minute. And guess what? You missed the piddle pad. Mommy wasn’t at all happy ‘bout that. 

 

          Like mommy ‘purreciates your purrjectile hairballs any more than me’s accidents? 

 

I’s can’t help the hairballs, sissy. You could’a waited fur the pawtty box, or at least scooted over 6 inches to the piddle pad.

 

 Dezi sits beside Simple Solutions Cleaner on the liberty Cat tree

 

 

 

          Hmmmmpht  Well, me guesses it’s a good thing mommy got to try out the Simple Solution Extreme Stain and Odor Remover from Chewy this month. We got the 32 ounce size ($10.99) but it also comes in a gallon size ($24.99). Me knew mommy was gonna have to try it out so we could meow ‘bout it, so that’s why me left that puddle fur mommy. After all, how could we tell everypawdy whether it works or not ifin we didn’t have anythin’ to clean?

 

Okay sissy, you might be right, but, I’s sure mommy read that it could be used on old stains and odors too. Right mommy? (Raena looks at mommy A who nods) Anyways, let’s see what Chewy says ‘bout it.

 

Description

Simple Solution Extreme Stain + Odor Remover is 3x stronger* (vs. Simple Solution Stain + Odor) to eliminate tough dog stains and odors faster. Extreme Stain + Odor Remover has a professional strength formula that contains Pro-Bacteria* and enzymes that completely breaks down organic residue, permanently eliminating stains and odors, and discourages both dogs and cats from repeat marking the area. Safe to use carpet, upholstery, or other water-safe surfaces in your home to remove urine, feces, and vomit. Safe to use around children and pets when used as directed.

Key Benefits

  • 3x stronger* (vs. Simple Solution Stain + Odor) to eliminate tough dog and cat odors and stains faster.

  • Professional strength formula of Pro-Bacteria* and enzymes to break down and eliminate stains and odors.

  • Safely and quickly removes urine, feces, and vomit on carpet, upholstery, bedding, fabric toys, clothing, or other water-safe surfaces in your home.

  • Discourages repeat markings by pets.

  • Safe to use around children and pets when used as directed.

  • Additional Details

    Avoid eye contact, product may irritate eyes. In case of eye contact, flush thoroughly with water for 15 minutes and seek medical attention if irritation persists. Keep this and all cleaning products out of reach of children and animals.

    Instructions

    Saturate the soiled area. When treating carpet, cover 2x the size of the mess and be sure to saturate the carpet backing and padding. Wait 5 or more minutes for the enzymes and Pro-Bacteria to break down the organic proteins. Blot excess moisture with a color-safe cloth. Allow the area to dry naturally while the enzymes and Pro-Bacteria keep cleaning.

According to the instructions all mommy had to do was to saturate the area and wipe it up after a few minutes. While we’re not sure how those Pro-bacteria and enzymes work, we do know that enzymes work really well on cat urine. ‘Pawrently, our pee is among the strongest on the planet. Who knew? 

 

          Me thinks we kitties get a bad wrap when it comes to the smell of our pee, Raena. Anyways, it took mommy a while to figger out how to work the pump sprayer. And once she furinally figgered it out, it took furever to purrime the pump.

 

Raena sniffs the Simple Solution Stain and Odor Remover

 

 

 

I’s can attest to that, sissy. Mommy sprayed it all over herself cuz she was tryin’ to see ifin anythin’ was comin’ out. MOL  It has a kind’a soft flowery smell at furst, but that soon goes away. Since cleanin’ up the puddle neither of us have even sniffed the area, so mommy says that means it must’ve worked. 

 

          Yeah Raena, and fankfully it doesn’t leave any scent behind. Ya’ know some cleaners try to mask the stench by leavin’ a stink of their own. (Dezi thinks back to one of those old cans of air freshener that lets everypawdy know you’re tryin’ hide somethin’.) We can still smell the purrfume that broke a couple of weeks ago. We fur sure don’t need anythin’ competin’ with that. 

 

 Raena sits beside the Simple Solution Stain and Odor Remover on the liberty cat tree

 

 

 

That’s fur sure sissy. All in all, mommy said she’d give the Simple Solution Extreme Stain and Odor Remover 1 1/2 thumbs up. She took off half a thumb cuz it was hard to figger out how to use the pump at furst and she thinks it’s a little pricey. Ya’ know old eyes can’t hardly read the small print on those bottles. That bein’ said, mommy did say she’d gladly buy it again since it seems to have worked.

 

 Dezi peeks out from a chewy box

 

 

 

          And we’d give it 2 paws each cuz it didn’t leave behind any odors good or bad. As always, we think Chewy has the bestest boxes and customer service ‘round. They offur speedy furee shippin’ on all orders or $49.00 or more and a flat rate speedy shippin’ on all other orders. You can always save an extra 5% on all auto delivery orders. But don’t worry, you can skip, cancel or delay anytime. And, Chewy has purroducts fur the whole house, furred, feathered, scaled and non furry alike.

 

 

 

 

We received the Simple Solution Extreme Odor and Stain Remover in exchange for our honest opinion. As always, we tell it like we see it; and only bring products we use or have tried and believe would be of interest to you, our readers and furiends.

 

 Raena plays with the packing paper in a chewy box

 

 

 

Sure ‘nuff sissy. And while ya’ might have a non thinkin’ fedex delivery purrson, the boxes are always welcome. You can shop Chewy with confidence. Ifin there’s a purroblem with anythin’ in your order, their customer service peeps will make it right. Guess we better wrap it up now and check out our bird teevee. Looks like we might have some updates ‘bout the latest birdies in the nest befur long. 

 

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

 

Raena: Navy Blue 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue 

 

 

 

Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

RaenaBelle and Deztinee

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