Friday, October 20, 2017

It's Tocktober Time!

It's time to have a little fun today!  It's Tocktober Day!  What is Tocktober Day?

Baby Brulee showing her tocks!
Brulee showing her early fluffy tocks - October 2011


We've celebrated Tocktober Day since 2008 when Sweet Praline first began blogging. She had the floofiest tocks and Mom Paula always loved getting photos of Praline's backside and sharing with the Cat Blogosphere.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Brulee is thankful she has another scratcher she can sleep on until Mom Paula can get her another one that is off the ground.
Brulee resting in her Chin Scratcher

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



Update on Mom Paula:  Mom Paula went to the orthopedist yesterday to check on her knee and thumb. There are definitely contusions, but not broken bones. The doctor said Mom Paula may have aggravated or made her torn meniscus worse because of where the pain is. He offered to give her a shot, but she said she'd wait a little while to see if it got worse. He gave her an ointment to put on her knee to help with the pain and inflammation. She definitely bruised her thumb and the doctor is concerned she could have a scaphoid fracture, which is the same thing she had on her left hand when she fell on the ice 3 years ago. She's wearing a brace during the day to keep the joint stable. Mom Paula thinks she may have hit her chin on the edge of our cat tree because it's sore.



Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wordless Wednesday

Brulee's Cat Lounger - August 2015

Brulee's Cat Lounger last night - After Mom Paula tripped on it

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Keeping Calm in the House

Six years ago was the first time I'd ever had more than one cat in 25+ years. I knew my previous cat, Praline, would get stressed during thunderstorms, but I had no idea of the possible stress of two personalities at one time. I was told about a diffuser that would keep cats calm.
Truffle and Brulee sniffing the Comfort Zone with Feliway diffuser
Truffle and Brulee checking out the Comfort Zone Plugin

Monday, October 16, 2017

10 Helpful Tips for Bringing Home a New Kitten

Mom Paula holding Beignet and Truffle as kittens
Beignet and Truffle

You’ve decided to bring home a new bundle of fur.  It’s important to plan in advance prior to bringing the kitten home in order to keep her safe and happy and to ease the transition from the shelter or breeder. Kittens required special care, just like human babies, those first few days or weeks while adjusting to the new home. If possible, plan on bringing your kitten home when you will have a couple of days to help your kitten get used to the new environment.