Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Rest in Your Comfortable Oasis

We kitties always like to find a comfortable place to sleep since we sleep 16-20 hours each day. Sometimes we sleep in one of our cat trees, on one of our scratcher pads, on the cool tile floor, on one of the human beds, or on Mom Paula's lap. There are those times we like a good and comfortable pet bed to rest in. 
Both Truffle and Brulee can fit in the TrustyPup® Comfort Oasis™ Memory Foam Bed

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunday Selfie

We're still staying indoors (of course, we are indoor-only cats) under the ceiling fans and near the AC vents this weekend. All of this fur can make a beautiful ladycat hot! Truffle decided she wanted to pose for today's Sunday Selfie.
Truffle on a hot Sunday morning

You can see more Sunday Selfies at The Cat on My Head.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Caturday Art

It's hot in SC!  We're having several days of 100+ temperatures with a higher heat index. We're staying in the bedroom with the lights off, the ceiling fan on high, and the AC cooling with Mom Paula today.
Brulee, using Sketch 2 in LunaPic

Friday, July 21, 2017

Learning About the Cat Daddy #ChewyInfluencer

Many of you know Mom Paula recently retired in March 2017. She's been busy trying to tie up loose ends with her retirement, purge and reorganize the house, and readjust to a new lifestyle after almost 45 years of working. The last book she actually read (physical copy) was the Harry Potter books. She was so busy with research and reading nonfiction while working as a college professor and a program manager for Academic Affairs that she had little time for reading for relaxation. The first book she's read for enjoyment since her retirement is Cat Daddy from Jackson Galaxy.

Brulee checking out Cat Daddy by Jackson Galaxy

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thankful Thursday

We're really late posting today!  Grandma Faye had eye surgery yesterday and Grandpa Paul has hurt his back, so Mom Paula is helping them out. We'd appreciate all the purrs your can muster for them.

Truffle and  Brulee up close

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Is Your Cat Drinking Enough Fresh Water? #PetHydrationMonth

Did you know that cats need one-ounce of water per pound of body weight daily?  Did you know 80% of your pet’s body is made of water?  July is Pet Hydration Month and we want to share some information about proper hydration and the use of a pet fountain.

Truffle introduces the PetSafe® Drinkwell® Stainless 360 Multi-Pet Fountain

Monday, July 17, 2017

Pet Hydration Month

Did you know your pet needs one ounce of water per pound of body weight each day? Provide clean water at all times and change it frequently to ensure freshness. Using a pet fountain, such as the PetSafe® Brand Drinkwell® Stainless 360 Multi-Pet Fountain can help your pet get the water she needs. We'll share more about Pet Hydration Month and this fountain on our blog this week. There will also be a special giveaway sponsored by PetSafe Brand.
Truffle knows fresh water is important for her health and beauty!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunday Selfie

We're taking it easy this weekend. Mom Paula is doing a "This is Us" marathon by watching the first season through the "On Demand" channel. She didn't watch it the first year and heard so much about the show that she decided to see what all the talk was about. She has three more shows to watch to catch up, so we'll just rest beside her while the TV is on and take it easy.
Truffle snuggling on Mom Paula's lap

You can see more Sunday Selfies by visiting The Cat on My Head.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Caturday Art

Back to LunaPic today for our  Caturday Art creation.  We chose the "illusion" effect for Truffle. This effect turned her into a red cream Persian instead of a silver shaded Persian.  
Truffle using the "illusion" effect from LunaPic

You can see more Caturday Art Creations by visiting Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Cleaning Up the Office

We're helping Mom Paula clean up the home office. Brulee is curious about what's behind the pile of stuff and the closed doors. It's taking a while, but eventually everything will be completed with our supervision.
Brulee to Truffle - Come see.  There's a door behind this pile of stuff!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Thankful Thursday

We're thankful Mom Paula's injury is improving.  She says there's very little pain and the swelling is going down.  Truffle isn't quite sure what to make of her brightly colored bandage.
What is this pink this red thing on Mom Paula's finger?

You can see more Thankful Thursday posts by visiting Brian's Home.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

6th Blogoversary

First Header (2011) designed by Ann from Zoolatry

Can you believe we've been blogging with Sweet Purrfections for 6 years!?! Our first blog post was July 12, 2011 and Mom Paula introduced two litters of kittens where a future kitty would be coming to live with her. She'd been blogging with Sweet Praline for 3 years and after losing her in April 2011 to cancer, she continued the blog with special memory posts for an additional month. She decided she wanted a fresh start with a new blog that didn't feature the name of the cat(s) in the title. We explained the process for deciding the name of the blog on our 4th blogoversary post.  By the end of Summer 2011, it was decided that two kittens would come to live with Mom Paula.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Cats and Comfort

Brulee and Truffle know how to relax in style

Mom Paula is trying to take it easy today because when she was trying to open a can where the pop top broke, she decided to use a knife and missed and stabbed her thumb. She said a few HBO words, but she's doing okay.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Wrong Suitcase

Truffle realizes she chose the wrong suitcase to keep Mom Paula from traveling this weekend.  Mom Paula used the other blue suitcase!  Good thing for us she's coming back home today.
Truffle can't believe she chose the wrong suitcase

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Sunday Selfie

Brulee found a new perch on top of the step stool that Mom Paula left out while cleaning up the home office.  She's hoping Mom Paula won't move it anytime soon.

You can see more Sunday Selfies at The Cat on My Head

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Caturday Art

We used the "fairy" effect in LunaPic for today's Caturday Art creation.  We then went to PicMonkey to make adjustments in our eye color and to add our museum frame.
Brulee and Truffle using the Fairy Effect in LunaPic

You can see more Caturday Art Creations by visiting Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Who Goes First?

Truffle and Brulee are trying to figure out how to play with their track ball since Mom Paula isn't here to push it around for them.  We think someone may be a little spoiled.
Truffle to Brulee - How do we get the ball to go around the track?

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thankful Thursday

We're thankful today that the majority of the fireworks has ended (we hope!).  We only had one burst of fireworks last night, but that was it. We know the weekend is coming, so there may be more, but we're going to enjoy the quiet while we can.

Truffle relaxing in front of the computer during fireworks

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Wordless Wednesday (almost)

Brulee and Truffle sleeping in late

Thank Cod the fireworks finally ended (we hope)!  People were still shooting them off until 1:15 am this morning.  We were doing okay most of the evening, thanks to the Pet Naturals Calming treats and other things Mom did to help the house feel as normal as possible.

Don't forget about our giveaway for three (3) of our lucky readers to win a bag of Pet Naturals® of Vermont Calming Treats, compliments of Chewy.com.  Giveaway ends July 10.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Cats + Fireworks ≠ An Unhappy Cat

Mom Paula had to go back to her old mathematical teaching days for our header today.  Cats "plus" fireworks "does not equal" an Unhappy Cat. Mom Paula is going to share with our readers what she does to help keep us calm during thunderstorms and fireworks.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Sunday Selfie

Last night was a little rough here because some of our neighbors began shooting fireworks.  In South Carolina, the general public can purchase and shoot fireworks (even in neighborhoods like ours). Poor Truffle spent most of the evening under the bed.  Around midnight, she finally came out from under the bed and joined Mom Paula in the living room to watch some TV.
Truffle after the fireworks

We have a feeling there are going to be several more nights of fireworks and even thunderstorms.  Truffle didn't used to be afraid of loud noises, but something must have spooked her a couple of years ago, because now she takes off at the first clap of thunder or bang of fireworks.

You can see more Sunday Selfies at The Cat on My Head.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Caturday Art

We felt a little wild today, so we used the Kandinsky effect on LunaPic for our Caturday Art creation.  The app turned our eyes a red/orange, so we went to PicMonkey and added green back to our eyes, so we'd still look like ourselves.
Truffle and Brulee using the Kandinsky effect from LunaPic

You can see more Caturday Art creations by visiting Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Defective Table

We had what we thought was the purrfect table for the guest room to go beside the day bed.  Mom Paula spent a few hours putting it together only to discover that two of the screws would not stay in, the nut wouldn't twist around the lamp pole and the "wings" broke off, and there were sections in the bottom that didn't meet up.
Truffle in bottom of defective table

And the worst part is that it didn't fit in the place Mom Paula had set aside for it.  We notified the company and they are letting us send it back.  Now, let's see how long it takes Mom Paula to take it back apart and put it back in the box.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Supervising the Closet Clean Up

We've been busy today!  Mom Paula is in the midst of purging and reorganizing things in our house and today was the closet in the guest bedroom.  We love it when that closet door is opened which hasn't occurred too much lately because of all the junk in the room.
Brulee and Truffle supervising the closet clean up

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wordless Wednesday

Truffle behind Brulee

What do you think is happening in this photo?  What caption would you add to the photo?

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Adding Lamb and Rabbit to Our Diet with Ziwi® #Chewy Influencer

When Mom Paula first had cats, she fed them the same thing all the time and it was usually a bag of food from the grocery store.  When Sweet Praline came to live with Mom Paula, she slowly added canned food to her diet, thinking it was something extra that should be fed occasionally. As Praline aged, Mom Paula realized Praline needed the wet food as a good source of hydration.  She didn't feed fish to Praline because she'd read somewhere it was not good for cats to eat all the time, so she tended to stick with chicken.  That was fine until the recipe was changed and then discontinued. It took a long time to find a food that Praline would eat, so when we came to live with Mom Paula, she decided she would vary our food so we wouldn't become bored.
Truffle introduces the Ziwi® cat food

Monday, June 26, 2017

Jackson Galaxy® Collection by Petmate® - Review and Giveaway

Jackson Galaxy is our hero!  Every Saturday night, all of us sit in front of the television and watch him work with cats and their humans who are having some problems.  The majority of the problems tend to stem from litter box issues and aggression.  We've learned a lot about our daily lives by watching Jackson work with cats who are having problems. We've discovered that many times, the litter box isn't located in the right location or isn't large enough with tall sides.  Many times, the aggressive cats need outlets for their energy and interactive toys help.  Each product speaks to natural cat behaviors – Hunt, Catch, Kill, Eat, Groom and Sleep

Brulee with some Jackson Galaxy® cat items from Petmate®

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sunday Selfie

There's nothing like taking advantage of a little sun puddle in the middle of all this rain we've had.  If you look closely in the background, you'll see Truffle taking a nap.  We need it to dry out a little bit because we've been invaded by millipedes. They are driving Mom Paula crazy. Believe it or not, we tend to ignore them.

Brulee taking in a sun puddle

You can see more Sunday Selfies at The Cat on My Head.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Cat World Domination Day

Today is Cat World Domination Day sponsored by Summer over at Sparklecat.  We know, just like Summer, that we dominate the world everyday and our humans know it. However, we needed a special day to let everyone in the world know that we've taken over the world.  Just look at all of the images of cats on the Internet and on Facebook.   To celebrate this day, Mom Paula got a little nostalgic and went back to this day six years ago (2011).  Truffle was three weeks old and Mom Terri sent these photos to her.

Photo courtesy Terri Rogers

Truffle at 3 weeks old

Friday, June 23, 2017

Happy Friday

This has been a long week and we're glad it's almost over. The computer files are finally downloaded to our new computer and the process of reloading software is ongoing.

Truffle and Brulee

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Brulee is such a calm influence

Mom Paula:  I'm so thankful I have Brulee and Truffle in my life where they have a calming influence on me in these times of stress.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

SHERPA@ Ultimate on Wheels - Review and Giveaway

Do you travel a lot in the car or on airlines with your human? Does your human always have a lot to carry in addition to you when walking places?  Has your human had shoulder surgery like Mom Paula?  Do you need a pet carrier that is predetermined to fit under the seat on airlines?

Brulee outside the SHERPA® Ultimate on Wheels
Brulee presents the SHERPA® Ultimate on Wheels Soft-Sided Pet Carrier

Monday, June 19, 2017

My Cat is My Therapist

I've always known my cats had a 6th sense about my moods, but it was made more clear to me this weekend.  I've suspected Truffle and I had a unique emotional connection since the first day I met her.  Even a pet astrologer (several years ago) said that Truffle thought I was the center of her world.  Mom Terri told me I was getting a very special kitty because of the way Truffle supported her emotionally after Beignet (Truffle's litter mate) died.  Truffle was only 12 weeks old, yet, she followed Terri around and stayed close that first week instead of playing with the other kittens (from another litter). I feel that when I look into Truffle's eyes that she sees inside me and knows what I am thinking and feeling.

Truffle is my special therapist kitty

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day

We're lucky we know who our daddycat is, so we can share photos of Jayden with you.  Jayden is a handsome silver shaded Persian.  We have different mommycats, but Jayden is daddycat to both of us.
Photo courtesy Terri Rogers

Our daddycat, Jayden

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Caturday Art

Our computer crashed Wednesday, so we have a limited number of photos available to us right now. Our new computer has been in the process of downloading our files from Carbonite since Wednesday and it's only 35% complete! We took a couple of photos in our newly decorated guest room with the 2017 Calendar of Cats because we are going to be requesting submissions soon for the 2018 calendar, so stay alert so you can be included (only 52 blogs can be included).
Brulee reminding everyone to get photos ready for 2018 calender
Brulee and Truffle using the Picasso effect in LunaPic

We used the Picasso effect on LunaPic for our Caturday Art creation today.  You can see more Caturday Art creations at Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty.

Start getting your photos selected to be included in the 2018 calendar and stay tuned for an announcement!

Friday, June 16, 2017

A Sneak Peak

The guest bedroom is beginning to take shape.  The comforter is on the day bed, the curtains are hung, almost all the furniture is in the room, and Mom Paula is working on setting up the TV.  We thought we'd give you a sneak peak of the color scheme in the room today.
Truffle in Yellow - a sneak peak of the guest bedroom color scheme
Truffle providing a sneak peak of the new color scheme

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thankful Thursday

We are really late with our Thankful Thursday post today! Our computer crashed!  Luckily, Mom Paula had already purchased a new computer a few months ago, but she had left it in the box as long as the current desktop was working! We woke up Wednesday morning and it had died during the night.
Truffle tries to wait patiently in her Sleepypod® Mobile Pet Bed on the computer to be fixed

We're also lucky Mom Paula purchased a subscription to Carbonite a couple of years ago, so all of our files are backed up.  It takes several days to download the files again, so we're having to wait until photos are downloaded before posting!  We had to remind Mom Paula last night that she can take new photos!  Duh!  We think she's getting a little scatterbrained since she retired.  We're still thankful she planned in advance for this computer crisis!

You can see more Thankful  Thursday posts by visiting Brian's Home.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Bed Built for Two

We shared with everyone last month that Mom Paula is redoing the guest bedroom.  We were quite surprised to learn that the daybed is a bed built for two!  We don't think Mom Paula had this in mind when she purchased the bed, but we've already claimed our mattresses.  
Brulee on top and Truffle on bottom

The mattresses are a little thicker than we thought on the bottom, so Mom Paula has pulled out the "trundle" and is going to put the mattress pad on each and rest on it some so it will flatten so it can do back under the main bed.  We bet Aunt Vicky will be surprised when we can pull out the trundle and sleep with her.  MOL!

Can't wait to show you the new color scheme for the room.  It was blue and white for over 14 years. It's going to be different now!