Butterfly Cat Scratcher

Hi everyone! Today I want to tell you about a great product from a company that has been in business since 1986.

* Disclaimer: We received a butterfly design corrugated scratcher from Cat Claws, Inc. in exchange for a fair review.

Cat Claws, Inc. was started by Bill and Gale Seliskar. Bill worked for a corrugated box company in 1986 and realized their cats were always scratching the samples he brought home ( in addition to their couch). Once they made these and added catnip, the cats preferred them to the couch and the business was started.

In 2006, they added Scratch ‘n Shapes to their product line. These led to the start of their retail brand, Imperial Cat in 2007.When Bill passed away on 2009 and his wife in 2010, their 2 daughters took over and the company continues to thrive by offering smart solutions for devoted cat owners. The company is based in Morrilton, Arkansas and makes many products right in the USA.

This butterfly is their newest design. And Sammy definitely approves.

It sells for $24.95 and comes with a big bag of catnip to sprinkle on for more fun. Sammy is 19 pounds, possibly 20 and it was plenty big enough for him. Joanie and Phoebe have enjoyed it too but Sammy is the scratcher king of this house.

If you are interested, click here click here to go to the Cat Claws, Inc. website.

 

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#Chewy Influencer

Hi everyone! This month my cats tried Merrick Backcountry Grain-Free Real Chicken Recipe Freeze-Dried Raw Cat Treats from Chewy. *

* Disclosure: We are part of the Chewy Blogger Program. We received the treats for free in exchange for reviewing them and spreading the word about Chewy. All opinions are our own.

 

These treats were a hit or miss with nothing in between. Joanie and Brody gobbled them right up.

Sammy loved them too as well as Prancie

KaTwo, Phoebe, Snowball and Penny did not like them . Nine out of thirteen is still pretty darn good though. They do break up easily to make them easier to chew. I just fed them as treats, but they can be added to the top of canned foods too.

The ingredients list is short which is always good:

Chicken, Chicken Liver, Dried Peas, Dried Potatoes, Gelatin, Salt, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative).

Chewy has them on sale for $2.72/ 1 oz. bag. And don’t forgetMerrick Backcountry Grain-Free Real Chicken Recipe Freeze-Dried Raw Cat Treats has free 1-2 day shipping on all orders over $49 so stock up on everything while you are there.

 

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It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

Hi everyone! We are joining Book Date’s  It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? and Comedy Plus’ Awwww….Mondays blog hops.

I am still not reading any cat books. I did read a good book that was published in 1999 titled A Year by the Sea by Joan Anderson. It is a memoir of the year a woman spent living away from her husband when they were having troubles after their children were grown up. I have already ordered the rest of her books at the library and look forward to reading them.

I am also reading Bill Hayes’ first Memoir, Sleep Demons: An Insomniac’s Memoir. It is not as good as his latest one because he includes a lot of history of sleep and sleep studies. I wrote about his latest one two weeks ago.Click here.

  Here is an awww worthy photo of Phoebe with The Great One, Phoebe will tell you all about her visit later in the week. All the other kitties disappear when she is here, but Phoebe is a sweetie.

 

 

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Happy Mother’s Day!!!!

Hi everyone! I am so excited that Grammie will be here for brunch. I love her so very much! The Great One will be here too so I am going to go hide our stuffed Cookie Monster. Have a great day everyone!

We are joining The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop.

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A Puzzling Saturday

It has been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery so Colehaus Cats please take this as a compliment. I have been enjoying the puzzles of their cats on their blog so I decided to make one of Phoebe in her famous bikini.

http://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=24b1ada01b84

We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop.

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Friendly Fill-Ins Week 53

Hi everyone! Time for the Friendly Fill-Ins, don’t forget to add your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also answer in the comments, but it would make Phoebe very happy if you joined the hop.

1. My favorite cereal is _________________.
2. My prom ____________________.
3. The                         thing about                     is                           .

4. I cannot help                            , but                                       .
My answers:
1. My favorite cereal is Cinnamon Toast Crunch, I also like Apple Jacks and Lucky Charms. I know, none are healthy.
2. My prom was my junior year in high school, 1986. I went with a friend, he wore a Miami Vice tux. I wanted to post a photo, but every time I try to scan one it messes up my computer for when I try to upload photos from my camera.
3. The BEST thing about LIFE is CATS.
4. I cannot help save every cat, but I can try.
Joanie feels she hasn’t had enough blog time so here she is on my lap.

 

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Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! I am joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. I am thankful that Grammie was here on Wednesday, I love her so very much. I am also thankful Mom bought me 2 bags of catnip Greenies that I don’t have to share. I am also thankful that my Purrince sent me this photo -isn’t he the most handsome boy ever? I am a lucky kitty girl.

Mom caught me with my tongue out, she thinks that is funny.

And here is my poem for Sammy’s Poetry Day, featuring the letter V.

Vampires
Blood thirsty vampires are everywhere
they breathe the same air.
They look just like women and men
we get fooled time and again.
They wear a veterinarian disguise
so next time you see one scratch out their eyes.

Sorry, I got a little dramatic. I know they are going to steal my blood again next week.

And here are the Friend;y Fill-ins for tomorrow. They would love to have more entries so I am begging you to join in the fun, please. Mom came up with the first two and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader came up with the second two.

1. My favorite cereal is _________________.

2. My prom ____________________.

3. The                         thing about                     is                           .

4. I cannot help                            , but                                       .

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Wordless Wednesday

Sammy has his own well used brush.

#PMTphotohunt  @tonkstail

Comedy Plus Wordless Wednesday

Blog Paws Wordless Wednesday

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Miracle Collars

Hi everyone ! A few of you knew what kind of collars Sammy and Brody had on in yesterday’s post because you have also used them.For those that didn’t know, I am eager to tell you because I like to share information that can help other cats.

My sweet Cat Scout, Sammy was getting to be very aggressive toward Brody. He has always chased him, but now he was making contact and getting Brody’s fur in his claws. He was also peeing on the bed once in a while too. Spraying Feliway helped a little, but not enough. Luckily, Teddy’s Mom, wrote to me about calming collars and how she heard they really work. I immediately called the local pet store, but they didn’t have any. After researching them online, good old Chewy had the best price of $12.98 for a 3 pack. I ordered them and they arrived in less than 24 hours.

The collars have phermones ( just like Feliway) and they also are lavender scented. I had read that lavender is calming, but I am sensitive top smells and was not thrilled by the scent. It was bearable though, I usually get an instant headache from scented candles, perfumes and  scented cat litter, but this didn’t give me a headache. I checked the 3 brands sold by Chewy and all are basically the same so I went with the Sentry brand after reading the reviews.

I was just going to put one on Sammy, but my husband thought if Brody and Sammy smelled the same, it would help. Brody used to be a little too frisky and chased any cat that walked past him. He just wanted to play, but the other cats got nervous. I am happy to say they have both calmed down a lot.

On day one there was a big improvement, but Sammy still went after Brody. I think it was more of a habit though because he started to chase him then stopped like he was thinking, ” why am I doing this?” It has been over a week now and we have a peaceful home. I am thinking of trying them on some of the other cats too like Jinx who hates other cats and KaTwo who suffers from feline hyperesthesia. Maybe I should try one too for when I go to the crowded mall on a weekend.

They are supposed to last a month and I will continue for a few months then I will see if they behave without. Even if I have to buy them forever, they are well worth the expense. Has anyone else used them and if so, were you as pleased with the results?

*This is not a sponsored post, I just wanted to spread the word about a great product.

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Another Hopping Monday

Hi everyone! Today is the day for a reflections of the A-Z Blogging Challenge post. This was my third year participating ( and completing) the challenge. I enjoyed it as always and found a few new blogs to follow that I would have not found otherwise. I was disappointed that there was no master list as the previous years. I realize it was too time consuming to manage and keep checking to make sure people posted daily, but I did miss it. I had crocheted several items before the challenge began, but I liked having to make it a priority because there are many days  I don’t have time to crochet.

I am also joining Comedy Plus’ Awww..Mondays, Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading and The Pet Blogger Showcase blog hops today.

I just finished Alec Baldwin’s memoir, Nevertheless. I enjoyed his first book, A Promise to Ourselves, about his custody battle for his daughter. This book was excellent too, he is not only a great actor, but also very intelligent. He seems to have learned from past mistakes and has incredible insight as to things in his past that led him to make mistakes.

  Sammy and Brody are wearing purple collars-did they start a club? I will tell you why tomorrow.

 

 

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