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Cats In The Kitchen #ChewyInfluencer

Hey Raena, get outta me’s plate. Mommy made that just fur me.

 

 Raena eats Core shreds

 

 

 

          No she didn’t sissy. She made me a plate of the x’act same thing. 

 

Well, then eat out of your own plate.

 

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

 

Raena eats

 

 

 

 

          Fine, sissy. (Raena moves to her plate and begins to sniff and lick at the food) Mine’s doesn’t taste the same as yours does.

 

Purrlease, it tastes x’actly the same.

 

          How do you know, sissy?

 

 Weruva Cats in the Kitchen Variety pack cat food

 

 

 

Cuz me just tasted it a minute ago. Ya’ know, we should let everypawdy know what we’re meowin’ ‘bout, Raena. As most everypawdy knows, we like and eat all the time, our fureeze dried noms. And mommy says even tho’ it’s ‘spensive, she’d gladly do whatever it takes to keep us in good food. But, she’s always on the lookout fur somethin’ a little cheaper but still good quality, to kind’a fill in once in a while. Ya’ know, like those times when we eat everythin’ on our plate and want seconds. So, when she saw the Weruva Cats in the Kitchen variety pack that Chewy was offurin fur this month, she thought we should try it. We got a case (12) of 3.2 ounce cans in 4 different flavors ($13.92): Funk in the Trunk (chicken and tuna), Chicken Frick ’A Zee (chicken), Lamb Burgerini (lamb and tuna), and Kitty Gone Wild (tuna, sardines and mackerel). Let’s see what Chewy has to say ‘bout ‘em:

 

Key Benefits

  • Convenient, easy-to-open cans feature gourmet recipes that are high in protein and low in carbs.

  • Contains taurine which helps guards the heart and added vitamins and minerals for a complete and balanced diet.

  • Recipe contains no grains, gluten, potatoes, GMO ingredients, MSG or carrageenan, so it’s great for cat with allergies.

  • Variety of delicious flavors help to entice picky eaters with real, deboned meat in a luscious gravy.

  • Helps cats stay properly hydrated, and can be served as a standalone diet or as a topper for dry food.

Ingredients

Funk in the trunk: Chicken Broth, Chicken (Boneless, Skinless, White Breast), Tuna, Pumpkin, Sunflower Seed Oil, Locust Bean Gum, Tricalcium Phosphate, Fish Oil, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Nicotinic Acid (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Manganese Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement.

Chicken Frick ‘A Zee: Chicken Broth, Chicken*, Locust Bean Gum, Tricalcium Phosphate, Sunflower Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Fish Oil, Guar Gum, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Nicotinic Acid (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Manganese Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Copper Sulfate, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement.

Lamb Burger-ini: Fish Broth, Lamb, Tuna, Lamb Lung, Locust Bean Gum, Sunflower Seed Oil, Tricalcium Phosphate, Guar Gum, Fish Oil, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Nicotinic Acid (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Manganese Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Copper Sulfate, Folic Acid, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite (Source of Vitamin K), Vitamin B12 Supplement.

Kitty Gone Wild: Fish Broth, Salmon, Tuna, Sardine, Mackerel, Locust Bean Gum, Sunflower Seed Oil, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Fish Oil, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Nicotinic Acid (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Manganese Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Copper Sulfate, Folic Acid, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite (Source of vitamin K), Vitamin B12 Supplement.

Caloric Content

Chicken Frick ‘A Zee: 78 kcal/can

Funk in the trunk: 51 kcal/can

Kitty Gone Wild: 53 kcal/can

Lamb Burger-ini: 77 kcal/can

Weruva Chicken Cat Food

Weruva Chicken Frick ‘A Zee

 

 

 

 

          As you can see there’s a whole lotta fish. And, as most of ya’ know, we’re not really fish eaters. So, the only flavor we would actually try is the Chicken Frick ’A Zee. After we finished off our dinner one night, we both asked fur seconds. So, mommy halved a couple of cans till she found the one we would try. The chicken is kind’a shredded and there’s this thick “gravy” type substance across the top of it. Naturally mommy added some water to thin that gravy out. Ya’ know, us kitties don’t get enuff water, so anytime mommy can add water to our noms, she does. And, we like a thinner gravy anyways. I lapped up a bit of that gravy and took a few bites of the chicken befur I’s decided it wasn’t really fur me. You on the other hand sissy…

 

 Dezi eats Weruva cat food

 

 

 

What? Me kind’a liked it. Ya’ know, it wasn’t our normal noms, but it would be nice every now and then. Me wouldn’t wanna eat it every day, but that’s only cuz me purrfurs a tasty rabbit over chicken any day. Mommy says she was purroud that me ate any of it. It wasn’t that long ago that me wouldn’t touch anythin’ but a certain brand of kibble. ‘Course, that made me sick, but, me can be finicky. So, all in all, me would give the Weruva Cats in the Kitchen canned food 2 paws up.

 

 Raena eats with her back to the camera

The gravy’s not bad.

 

 

 

          I’s guess I’s could give ‘em a paw up too, sissy. The ingredients are purretty good and it actually looks like chicken. I’s asked mommy, and she said she’d give ‘em a thumb up too. She took a thumb away cuz of all the fish. Fish just isn’t really that good fur kitties, and with so many kitties havin’ allergies, it’d be better ifin everypawdy would ditch the tuna. But, we sure do luvs our Chewy. There’s always a great toy of the box and packin’ paper with every shipment.

 

Dezi peeks out from a chewy box

 

 

 

That’s true Raena. Chewy has the bestest boxes. And, they have goodies fur all the furred, finned, scaled and unfurry members of your family. All orders over $49.00 ship fur furee and all other orders have one low flat rate shippin’ charge. And of course their shippin’ is usually purretty speedy. Chewy says 1 to 2 day shippin’, but we will say that depends on where you live and where your order is shipped from. None the less, you’ll have fun when your box arrives. And, Chewy has great customer service, so you can shop with confidence. Well, we gotta go, seems the mail lady is walkin’ up to our purrch. See ya’ll soon. 

 

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

 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue 

Raena: Navy Blue 

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

Deztinee and RaenaBelle 

Chatting Cats: Surveying My World & Staying Warm

Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. And has I got a deal fur you. 

 

 Dezi stands in middle of floor licking lips

 

 

 

          What are you meowin’ ‘bout Raena? We’re not sellin’ anythin’?.

 

 Raena atop the Liberty cat tree

 

 

 

Well, no, but I’s always wanted to meow that. And, we are havin’ a give away. It’s a really good one. Even one of our UK readers are gonna be guaranteed to win. Since most give aways are limited to the U.S., I’s really x’cited.

 

          Yeah, me is too. But, me also thinks we should tell everypawdy what we’re meowin’ ‘bout in the furst place. Me’s sure Maya and the Kitties of Art of Paws would ‘purreciate that.

 

 

 

Disclaimer: DezizWorld received a Cat Shelf in exchange for our honest opinion. As always we tell it like we see it. Art of Paws is not responsible for the content of this post unless otherwise stated. We only review products we use or have tried and believe would be of interest to you, our readers and friends.

 

 Raena lays on wall perch on the cat tree

I’s still like it sittin’ on the cat tree. Mommy has yet to take

fotos of us layin’ in it on the wall. MOL Ya’ think she’s

layin’ down on the job?

 

 

 

That’s a great idea sissy. Well, let’s take a look back at our Christmas Gift guide. We suggested somethin’ every kitty would like, a Cat Shelf. Yep, a shelf that hangs on the wall and allows kitty to survey his/her kingdom from the cozy comfurts of on high. And I’s do mean comfurtable. This is a high quality wooden curved shelf that measures 16” X 12” X 5”. It’s a really nice size. It’s purrfect fur small kittens and even big enuff fur big kitties like us and Maine Coons.

 

 Raena sniffs wall perch

Mmmmmm This nice fleecy cover’s great fur these cold days, mommy.

 

 

Raena checks out wall perch

Yep, it comes with everythin’ ya’ need to get it hung up and

ready fur kitty to enjoy. The packagin’ is really nicely done.

 

 

          It also comes with 2 covers. Right now the nice fleecy wool one is great fur keepin’ kitty warm. And, in the summer there’s a nice ribbed fiber cover that even doubles as a scratcher. Ya’ know, ifin ya’ don’t wanna get down to scratch. And, it’s dummy purroof. Ifin mommy can hang it, anypawdy can. It comes with all the screws needed, includin’ wall anchors. We luv it.

 

 

Cat laying on heated cat mat with controls

Photo courtesy of Art of Paws.com

 

 

Cat laying on heated cat mat

Photo courtesy of Art of Paws.com

 

 

 

That we do sissy. But, it doesn’t end there. Maya and the kitties at Art of Paws are also lettin’ us give away not 1 but 2 of those Heated Pet Mats. That’s right, one reader from the U.S. and 1 from the UK will get their very own Heated Pet Mat. And not just any mat, but a nice big fluffy one. It measures, 23” X 17” and has an extra long 6.5 ft. bite purroof cord. It has an internal thermometer and overheating purrtection, so ya’ don’t have to worry ‘bout Fluffy or Fido getting’ injured or burned while they’re nappin’. It only uses 10w of ‘lectricity and the cool wool cover is machine washable. We think this is the purrfect time of year fur this one.

 

 Cat shelf with 2 covers

 

 

 

          Yep Raena, me sure wishes we’d had one of these fur sis Lexi. Ya’ know, us kitties like to be warm, and as we age, we really need all the help we can get. ‘Course, a heated pet mat is great fur all pets, specially durin’ these cold days and nights of winter.

 

 Cat Shelf with Fleece cover

 

 

 

Ya’ know sissy, Art of Paws is a furry family run small business. Maya, the human works with her 4 bootyful rescued kitties to purrvide high quality purroducts at a reasonable purrice fur kitties and doggies…mostly kitties. MOL The Cat Shelf and Heated Pet Mats are only $39.95 and can be bought directly from the Art of Paws website (US)/ Art of Paws (UK) or on amazon, here and here.

 

          It’s time to give ya’ the low down on the give away. One reader in the U.K. will win one of those great Heated Pet Mats. All ya’ gotta do is leave a comment here and enter through the Enter Here foto. And, 1 U.S. reader will also get the chance to win that great Heated Pet Mat. And furinally, 1 reader will have the chance to win that amazin’ Cat Shelf. That’s right, 3 purrizes in all. You know you want one, so ‘member, all entrants have to comment on this posty befur you enter the rafflecopter give away. And, good luck to you all.

 

 

 

 

Prizes: 

1) Cat Shelf 

2) Heated Pet Mats 

Conditions:

Open to all U.S. and U.K. addresses. Must be 18 yrs or older. Must leave a comment on this blog post to be qualified. If you have trouble commenting, please contact us. Winners will be randomly chosen and contacted via email. Winner must confirm within 24 hrs or forfeit all claims. DezizWorld is only responsible for hosting give away and relating winners’ shipping info to the third party, Art of Paws.

 

 Dezi and Raena atop the liberty cat tree with Yeowww toy

 

 

 

That’s great sissy. Let’s go play now. I’s can’t wait to see who wins.

 

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

 

Raena: Navy Blue 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue

 

Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

RaenaBelle and Deztinee    

Mommy A Tries Lucas’ PawPaw Ointment

Hey all, mommy A here. I’ve hijacked the girls blog today to tell you about something I recently found that I think every household needs. As you all know, the girls do most of our reviews. And, I’m thrilled they get to try so many amazing things. But, as you also know, there’s a human behind all the pet blogs including ours. A lot of times the things we humans get to review have to do with cleaning or enriching the lives of our furry babies in some way. Don’t get me wrong, I love my girls and can’t imagine not picking up after them or trying to make their lives better; but, every once in a while I’d like something that didn’t have anything to do with cleaning. lol  

 

Raena poses with the Lucas' PawPaw Oint,ment

 

 

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. We received the Lucas’ PawPaw Ointment in exchange for our honest opinion. As always, we tell it like we see it. We only bring products we use or have tried and believe would be of interest to you, our readers and friends.

 

 

 

As most of you know, I recently had all but 2 teeth removed. And, NO, this isn’t a Denture or Denture Cream Review. lol Everybody can use the item we’ll be talking about today. After years of broken teeth and infections, I’m now living happily without that pain. I’ll get my permanent dentures in February thanks to so many wonderful angels who helped me through this. In the meantime, I’m wearing what they call temporary dentures while my gums heal and shrink. These temporaries are much like the final product and have to be taken care of and worn the same way. Anyone who has ever walked down the dental aisle in a store has seen boxes of denture adhesives. For the most part, they’re all the same. The purpose of these adhesives is to act like a glue to keep the dentures in so one can eat without losing their “teeth”.

 

Dezi checks out the Lucas' PawPw Ointment

 

 

 

At first, everything was going along fine. My gums were and have healed properly and I’m getting used to the feel of “fake teeth”. But, shortly after I began using the denture adhesives, I started getting sores in the corners of my mouth. The corners of my mouth were cracking open and my lips were constantly chapped. Due to medications, weather, age and probably other factors, I have a problem with dry skin, and my lips are no different. So, I use several products to help keep my skin and lips moisturized. When my lips began to crack, I started using everything that’s worked in the past and even tried a few new items. Nothing seemed to give me relief and certainly didn’t heal the cracks. Naturally I spoke to my doctor about it and he suggested the old triple antibiotic ointment. I don’t know about ya’ll, but that stuff tastes nasty. Cats and dogs may like it, but I sure didn’t. And, it didn’t even make anything better. So, I did what I always do, research and more research.

 

 Lucas' PawPaw Ointment

 

 

 

I came across a product called Lucas’ PawPaw Ointment. The PawPaw Ointment is touted as a cure fur a myriad of issues, not the least is my dry skin and chapped cracked lips. Naturally I had to try this miracle ointment. It’s all natural and can be used on the girls as well.

The backstory: An Australian botanist named T.P. Lucas came across the PawPaw tree (Carica Papaya) and discovered the antiseptic properties of the ointment accelerated the cleaning of wounds and was extremely nourishing/moisturizing. He devoted years of special study to the PawPaw tree and creating products. Lucas’ PawPaw Ointment has been a proven remedy for over 100 years.

Ailments Lucas’ PawPaw Ointment can be used for: *Abscesses *Boils *Bruises *Burns *Carbuncles *Chafings *Cuts *Cysts *Dry and Cracked skin on hands and feet *Gravel Rash *Heat Rash *Insect Stings *Mosquito Bites *Open Wounds *Pimples *Scalds *Sunburns *Swelling associated with Injury *Splinters & Thorns *Tinea *Whitlow *Chapped & Cracked Lips *Nappy Rash & Cracked Nipples *Temporary Relief of symptoms of Dermatitis & Eczema *Temporary relief of discomfort of Hemorrhoids by local application

Ingredients: 39 mg/g Fresh Fermented Papaya Fruit, Pharmaceutical Grade Petroleum Jelly and Wax, Minute amount of Gum Balsam Peru as perfume, 0.1 mg/g Potassium Sorbate as a preservative 

 

 Lucas' PawPaw Ointment

 

 

 

As you can see, the PawPaw ointment can be used for almost anything that ails the skin. And since it’s all natural, you don’t have to worry about side effects. You also don’t have to worry about who or what touches you after the application. Anyone who has ever used prescription creams for these ailments knows, some of the ingredients can be dangerous to small children and animals. The Lucas’ PawPaw Ointment can safely be used on your pets. Maybe your dog gets hot spots in the summer, or now that it’s winter, you’re looking for something to put on their paws to relieve ice burns. What about those scratches received during a cat fight or even left behind after kitty got scared and accidentally scratched you? Maybe you or a pet is nursing and needs a little relief to the chapped nipples left behind from suckling young’uns. Or, like me, you’re not that graceful anymore and take a few tumbles now and then that result in bruising or cuts and scrapes. It doesn’t matter what the issue is, you might want to give Lucas’ PawPaw Ointment a try. You can choose a tube or tub on amazon. Prices start at about $8.00. Be sure to purchase from Lucas to be sure you’re getting the Original PawPaw Ointment and not some knock off. A little goes a long way, so it should last a while.

 

 Dezi and Raena check out the Lucas' PawPaw Ointment

 

 

 

As for my cracked chapped lips, they started healing within a couple of days. I’m thrilled with the results and since I’ll be needing that denture adhesive for the rest of my life, it’s nice to know I don’t have to worry about the side effects and pain of cracked lips. I’ve also used the Lucas’ PawPaw Ointment on my feet, elbows and hands with great results. Although they list a perfume in the ingredient list, there’s no smell or taste I or the girls can detect. Well, that’s it for me today. I have a few more reviews coming up fur ya’ll and look forward to many more this year. Thank you all for reading and for being our friends.

 

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

 

Love ya’

 

Mommy A 

Chatting Cats: A 3 Sided Scratcher #ChewyInfluencer

Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. I’s still livin’ on Christmas time. I’s sure do luvs me a blest Christmas. We’ve been gettin’ lots and lots of extra luvvin’, huggin’ and brushin’. And, mine’s favorite thing in the universe is layin’ in mommy’s lap. There ain’t nuffin’ else quite like it.

 

 Dezi selfie on cat scratcher

 

 

 

          Uh, Raena, do you plan to tell everypawdy ‘bout the new scratcher today or what?

 

 Chewy Logo

 

 

 

This is a sponsored post. We received the PetFusion scratcher in exchange for our honest opinion. Neither Chewy or PetFusion are responsible for the content of this post unless otherwise stated. As always, we tell it like we see it and only bring products we feel would be of interest to you, our readers and friends.

 

Raena stands on box and checks out the PetFusion cat scratcher

 

 

I’s gettn’ to that sissy. I’s just wanted to tell everypawdy what mommy gave us furst. I’s do luvs gettin’ luvved on. Anyways, you’re right sissy, we do have a scratcher to meow ‘bout, so I’s’ll get to it. Ya’ll know how much we kitties luvs to scratch. Ya’ know, it’s not somethin’ that can be trained out of us. Mommy says us kitties are really smart and can learn lots of things. And, while you might be able to teach kitty not to scratch the furniture, you can’t make kitty quit scratchin’ altogether. And why would ya’ wanna? After all, we’ve got claws made fur scratchin’. That’s where a good scratcher comes in. Not only does it help purrtect the human furniture, but it gives us kitties a place to sharpen our claws and get a great mani-pedi.

 

 Raena on top of box with the PetFusion cat scratcher

Now this is some kind’a box.

 

 

So, were you one of the kitties that got everythin’ on your wish list fur Christmas? Or, do you wait fur the after Christmas sales? Or, maybe you got a gift card or green papers and are lookin’ fur somethin’ special to buy. Well, maybe we’ve got just what you’re lookin’ fur. The PetFusion 3-sided Vertical Cat Scratcher over at Chewy might be the scratcher fur you. As you know, we’ve reviewed a few different scratchers lately. And, as we’ve meowed many times, a kitty can never have too many scratchers. We’ve got at least one scratcher in every room of the house. Well, x’cept the kitchen. Mommy says our kitchen’s way too small and we don’t need to spend much time in there anyhow. Let’s see what Chewy has to say ’bout the PetFusion 3-sided Vertical Scratcher: 

 

 

Key Benefits

  • Creative vertical design naturally attracts cats that enjoy scratching cardboard. There’s no assembly required!

  • Made of eco-friendly, recycled and recyclable corrugated cardboard and non-toxic corn starch glue so you can feel confident in letting your furry family member play with this.

  • Curves make for easier and more stimulating scratching and stretching and it features a cubby hole for exploration and play.

  • Durable construction and dense cardboard lasts longer than other scratchers. It also includes silicone floor grippers to keep in place and premium USA catnip leaf to train your cat.

  • Recommended by Hauspanther, a recognized leader in modern cat products.

  • What’s Included

    Cat scratcher, premium USA organic catnip leaf, (4) silicone floor grippers.

 

 Raena walks past the PetFusionCat Scratcher

Yeah, it’s purretty. And, fankfully, there’s no assembly required.

 

 

          The PetFusion 3-sided Vertical scratcher comes in 2 sizes, Standard: 18” X 10 1/2” X 16” and Large: 23.9” X 10.5” X 21” at a cost of $44.34 and $59.95 on sale right now. It’s really ‘purrtant to get a scratcher that’s large enuff fur kitty to get a really good stretch. All that scratchin’ we kitties do isn’t just ‘bout a mani-pedi, we’re also exercising our muscles. Cuz we’re such large kitties, we got the Large one. It’s a really nice size and purretty sturdy to boot. It also came with a page of silicone grippers that were easily applied so that it wouldn’t fly out away from us while we stretched and scratched. It’s made of cardboard altho’ the scratchin’ surface isn’t like any other cardboard scratcher we’ve seen. Mommy took some close ups so ya’ll could get a good look at it. Ya’ may be askin’ why that matters. Well, as we pointed out in our Why Cats Scratch Service Cat Monday posty, kitties like certain textures better than others. And, ya’ might have more than one kitty in your house that purrfurs somethin’ different each. 

 

 Non slip nubs for Pet FusionCat Scratcher

Package of grippers to apply to the scratcher

 

 

Yeah sissy, initially neither of us showed much interest in this purrticular scratcher. With it’s long  scratchin’ surface ‘stead of the traditional honeycomb like holes, we couldn’t really get much of a grip fur stretchin’ and pullin’. Even the old silvervine couldn’t entice us. And the bag of nip that came with it? Throw that stuff in the trash, it ain’t any good. Mommy couldn’t smell it at all, and even our keen sniffers couldn’t pick it up. Anyways, mommy moved the scratcher ‘round the house and furinally found a spot where we’ll use it.

 

 Close up of Pet FusionCat Scratcher

See the long notches? This is on all sides of the scratcher, as

opposed to the traditional honeycomb shape.

 

 

          Meow fur yourself Raena. Me still doesn’t like it. It just doesn’t feel right to me’s paws. And the walk thru cubby isn’t really big enuff fur me. Me has a kinda boxy build unlike your long thin build, so me needs a wider openin’. Oh me could fit thru ifin me wanted, but me just purrfurs somethin’ a bit bigger.

Raena plays in the PetFusion cat scratcher

Hmmmmm What’s on the other side? Fanky fankfully,

there’s no dangerous dangly toy hangin’ down in here to

choke or strangle a kitty girl.

 

 

 

That’s okay sissy. We just happen to be one of those houses where we like different textures. You kind’a like scratchin’ carpeted surfaces and I’s can’t ‘magine why. And yet, we both like sisal. Anyways, with the PetFusion 3-sided Vertical scratcher sittin’ in the dinin’ room, I’s use it sometimes while waitin’ on mommy to fix our brekky. I’s can scratch and keep tabs on mommy at the same time. It’s not mine’s favorite scratcher, but it does look nice and will get the job done in a pinch. So, I’s give it 2 paws up. Mommy says she thinks it’s a bit overpriced cuz of the strange scratchin’ surface. And, we’re not sure ifin it’s just ours or ifin they all come that way, but ours has a notch cut out on just one of the corners?. Kind’a strange ifin ya’ ask me. We can’t see the purr-puss in the notch, so we’re thinkin’ it just might be a quality control issue.

 

Raena plays in the Pet FusionCat Scratcher

Ooops I’s already on the other side. Ain’t no greener over there. MOL

 

 

Now, the scratcher came in a huge box with tons of packin’ paper. I’s mean a box that any size kitty would luv. That Chewy sure knows how to make a kitty happy.

 

Raena sits by the Pet Fusion cat scratcher

It’s not quite as tall as the other scratcher, but it’s a nice size.

 

 

          They sure do Raena. We must’ve pulled out packin’ paper fur a hunnerd minutes. What fun. And, Chewy has all kinds of goodies fur all the furry, feathered, scaled and unfurries in your life. You can also set up an auto ship so you never run out of your anipals’ favorites and save a little extra while you’re at it. All orders of $49.00 and up get speedy furee shippin’ and a flat rate of $4.95 on all others. Ya’ really can’t beat that. And, Chewy has the bestest customer service peeps ‘round ifin ya’ ask us.

 

paw over the fotos fur our comments

 

 

 

Yeah sissy, anytime we’ve had a purroblem, they’ve always made it right. And, mommy says they always tell her to say hey to us too. Anyways, you know you’ve got some Christmas greenies burnin’ a hole in your paw, so head on over to Chewy now and check everythin’ out. 

 

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

 

Raena: Navy Blue 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue

 

Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

RaenaBelle and Deztinee   

Litter Robot Open Air III: Our Choice For Automation

MeOW and welcome to an unService Cat Monday on Service Cat Monday. Which, due to technical difficulties beyond our control is wayyyyyyyy late. Now that was a mouthful wasn’t it? Anyways, fur mommy’s sanity and to furee up some time, Service Cat Monday question and answer and Training tips will resume in the new year. Altho’ mommy did say that our posty today could actually qualify as a Service Cat Monday posty. So, fur that reason, the followin’ will be in human English fur reader and translator ease. Actually, mommy will be doin’ most of this posty herself. But, you know Raena and me have to have our own meows ‘bout everythin’, so we’ll be includin’ our 2 cents too. Fur now, mommy, take it away.

 

 Dezi and Raena watch the Litter Robot Open Air Litter Box

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: This is a Sponsored post. We received the Litter Robot Open Air III in exchange for our honest opinion. As always, we tell it like we see it and only bring products we feel would be of interest to you, our readers and friends.

 

 

     Thank you baby. As you all know this blog is all about the girls. And, as special as they are, there are still things they can’t do and require a human touch. Most of you know that I’m disabled and need help with a few things. Let me give you a little back story before we proceed. Dezi came to me as a very sick little girl at the age of 2 1/2 – 3 weeks old. She had one of the worst cases of tape worm I’d ever seen in a kitten her size. And, with all that baby fine fur, the diarrhea, and the worms exiting her little body were constantly getting stuck to her bloomers. My response was to clean the litter box and her every time she exited. I must say, it was definitely the right thing to do, but it had lasting consequences. Long after the worms and diarrhea were gone, Dezi expected me to clean the litter box the minute it got used. As far as she’s concerned, we could have 10 boxes and she would still want the one that was used to be cleaned.

 

 Dezi checks out litter robot from the inside

 

 

 

     When you think about it, it actually makes perfect sense. I mean, would you want to use a toilet that hadn’t been flushed after it’s last “visitor”? So, as much of a chore scooping might be, I didn’t really give it a second thought. But, c’mon now, all of us kitty parents know the litter box is probably our least favorite thing about being owned by cats. As I get older and my health declines, scooping at certain times of the day gets more difficult. And with the wheelchair broken, getting to the box first thing in the morning is almost impossible. That brings us to today’s topic, Automated Litter Boxes. If you missed our post about Litter Boxes, Litter and Feline Urinary habits, you can catch up by clicking here.

 

Raena sniffs the bag of SwheatsciipYep, that’s the right litter this time mommy.

     Automated litter boxes have been around for quite some time now. So, I began my search for the “purrfect” automated box that could meet all the needs the girls have and still work for me and my budget and ideals. Ideals being no clay litters. As a Vet Tech I’d seen too many kitties come in with blockages from clay litter, to be comfortable using it especially with long haired cats that get it stuck to their bloomers. That right there, made it almost impossible for us to use one of those automated raking systems. Not to mention the actual box size available for kitty to do their business. But, today’s not about the “bads” of certain boxes, but rather the good and bad of the automated litter box we chose.

 

     After much research, reading reviews, watching videos, and studying how and why the equipment works, we decided on the Litter Robot Open Air III. Now I’ll be honest, it wasn’t until I could actually see a video up close that I decided this was a good product. My initial thoughts were that the litter must end up in the top of the box since it rotates around to empty itself. With that thought, I couldn’t imagine why any cat would want to use it. After all, how would you feel if somebody pee’d or worse on your ceiling and you had to sit under that smell when you went to the bathroom? Thankfully, that’s not the case at all. you’ll see in the video below that the roof of the box stays free of dirty litter and smell. Before we get to the video, let me tell you what we were looking for in an automated litter box.

  1. Covered: Raena occasionally still tries to swat Dezi’s tail when she’s in the litter box, so we have to have a covered litter box for privacy issues.

  2. Size: Dezi is a large cat and Raena will be, so they need plenty of room to get in, turn around, stand, squat, dig and exit.

  3. Works with almost any Litter: I’m not changing my mind and using clay litter, so the box we choose must allow for the litter we currently use: Swheatscoop and/or Garfield.

  4. No Continued Expenses’ beyond electricity and inexpensive filters: Being on a fixed income means I can’t afford to by additional expensive boxes, special bags or trays.

  5. Night Light: Yes I Know it sounds silly, but something happened to Dezi when our apartment flooded and she won’t go to the litter box in the dark.

  6. Easy to Use: The girls must be able to enter and exit with ease. 

  7. Easy to Clean: Even the cleanest of kitties and “dustless” litter can eventually get any box a little dirty. But, due to my disabilities, handling and cleaning the size box the girls require must be easy.

  8. Safe: The girls can sometimes get a little dig crazy and curious, so I don’t want anything around that could hurt or cut them.

  9. Flexible Timer: Since Dezi will often pee and then need to poo almost immediately after, we need to be able to set a shorter timer than the traditional 15 minutes.  

    To watch on Youtube click here.

 

     The Litter Robot Open Air III meets all our needs. If I had to say something negative, it would be about the Control Panel. As most of you know, the girls are Service Cats, and as such they are trained to turn on and off certain equipment. And, as a lot of you may recall, Raena’s been turning on all the power toys since she was about 8 weeks old. So, if I could, I would probably have a small door of some kind covering the buttons on the Control Panel. The thing is, there probably aren’t many other cats out there pressing the cycle button besides Raena; so I can’t really fault the Litter Robot peeps for not thinking about that.

 

      They recently launched the Litter Robot Open Air Connect. If you already own a Litter Robot Open Air, you can purchase the upgrade equipment and install it yourself without voiding any warranty you may have or having to purchase a whole new system. The app connects your Litter Robot to your Apple iphone or ipad and allows you to monitor the waste drawer levels, usage and you could even trigger it to cycle if you have a kitty like Dezi that just peed and now needs to poo and can’t wait the 3 minutes.

 

Thumbs up emolji

 

 

 

 

     The Litter Robot Open Air III sells for $449.00, with the Connect upgrade it’s $499.00. Trust me, I realize that’s a lot of money. I don’t make this recommendation lightly. But, after all the research I’ve done, and after having the unit in our home, I must say, the Litter Robot is worth every penny. The company sells replacement parts for the entire unit, so that you can replace only what may break or wear out in the future. They do sell reconditioned parts and units as well, so that may be another avenue to consider. Yes, it’s an investment, but, aren’t your cats worth it? Aren’t you worth it? As cat owners, most of us scoop the litter box without even thinking about it, but it’s really nice not having too. I definitely give the Litter Robot Open Air III 2 thumbs up. I’ll let the girls tell you how they feel.

 

 Cat with paws up emoji

 

 

Fanks mommy. Me luvs PB. It’s pawsum to always have a clean pawtty no matter the time of day or what you might be doin’. It’s an all paws up from me. 

 

 Cat Paw animated emoji

 

 

 

          Is it mine’s turn now? Well it’s a bout time. I’s luvs, luvs, luvs PB the Litter Robot. I’s luvs to ride the rim sometimes. It’s so much fun. I’s still tryin’ to figger out how to make sissy go ‘round and ‘round like a ferris wheel. Fur some reason, it won’t cycle with her in it?. Other than that, I’s give it 4 paws up too.

 

 The Blessing Train

 

 

 

(Dezi shakes head.) That’s a safety feature Raena. Fankfully, PB has better sense than you do. Cuz guess who’d be getting’ the whacky paw ifin you did send me ‘round and ‘round?. Anyways, we sure are glad PB’s working in our house. Ifin ya’ have any questions, thoughts or comments, purrlease leave ‘em in the comments section. And, any purchases thru the links in our posty mean we make a few green papers. Our Blessin’ today fur the Blessing Train is Health. We have been blest with good health. Yeah Raena’s eyes might be a bit purroblematic, but overall she’s healthy and we’re both happy.

 

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

 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue 

Raena: Navy Blue 

Mommy A: Black

 

 

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

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