Friday, September 19, 2014

9-19-2014

5 Weird Smells My Cats Are Crazy About

I like the aromas of flowers and freshly baked apple pie. My cats prefer wet swimsuits and freshly worn shoes.
Cats can be little weirdos, at least in the eyes of us humans. They are entertaining, though -- there's no doubt about that! We love watching the little things they do, especially when they don't know we got our eyes on them. We always wonder what they're thinking, and what drives them to do certain things. We know a lot of it is because they're cats and it's instinctive, but I still like to imagine they're thinking human thoughts, because that's way more entertaining to me.
We love it when they totally get off on certain smells -- ones that we never care to whiff. Here are five of them:

1. Invisible spots on the carpet, blanket or bed




You know when cats start sniffing a certain spot and then do that open-mouthed breathing? And you look and don't see a single thing? Of course there's something there that only they can sense, but it's funny watching them go nuts on what looks like an invisible spot. 

2. Hair



We have several cats that like to smell and chew on my hair, especially when it's wet. We can only assume he/she likes my hair product, or that he's/she's grooming us. Sometimes we do need grooming, so it's probably a good thing he's/she's jumping in there and doing something about it. You can hear the sniffing sounds as he/she takes in the hair that's close to the ear. Maybe it's his/her way of telling he/she wants to go to beauty school.


3. Wet swimsuits and wet cloths



They go nuts for the wet swimsuits/cloths, blankets, and we know it's the chlorine/detergent/human scent. If the suits/cloths, toys are on the floor, they'll even roll around on them. 

4. My breath


Occasionally when we are holding a cat, you breathe in their face and they lean in and curiously sniff. They're probably trying to piece together what we last ate. And we bet they're also kinda jealous if we ate something like chicken or tuna. They wish they could absorb the smells and enjoy the meal through us. 

5. Shoes



Cats enjoy a nice stinky shoe, don't they? We have even seen photos of cats asleep with their face buried inside a well-worn shoe. We would never, ever place our nose anywhere near a smelly shoe, especially one from a teenage boy. Teenage-boy stink must be a delicacy.

We really hope you all enjoyed the 5 weird smells that cats enjoy!!!


Thank you so much for the gifts from our Amazon wish list!!!


Amazon never gives us your contact info,  they often do not even give us your name and sometimes there are no packing slips.  Please know how grateful we are to you for your kindness!!!

This list is from several days!



Cenydd Blackwell thank you for the Weruva cat food pouches
Charina Ann Orpilla thank you for the Cat safari toy and wubba cat toy
Christine Harto thank you for the Amazon gift card
Danielle Pouletsos thank you for the wubba bunny toy
Elizabeth Fraser thank you for the trash bags, cat litter, rainbow and banana toys and towels
Gilbert Kloepfer thank you for the cat food
Joanne Madigan thank you for the cat toys
Lauren Holt thank you for the cat food
Linda higgins thank you for the wasp and hornet spray
Lynn Tapella thank you for the wasp and hornet spray and green floor cleaner



Unknown thank you for the cat food
Unknown thank you for the cat food
Unknown thank you for the mr. clean magic erasers
Victor Sosa thank you for the high velocity fan and wasp and hornet spray



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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

09/17/2014

Keeping pets safe in a disaster

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How to protect your pets in an emergency

The best approach to dealing with any disaster is to be prepared. Here are the steps the Humane Society suggests you take now in the event something unexpected happens to you and your family.
  • Ready your PET'S CRATE, or carrier. And if you don't have one, get one. Be sure it's large enough for your cat or dog to comfortably stand up and turn around in. Introduce your pet to his crate by occasionally putting treats or toys in it. Your pet's positive association will make it a speedier exit easier.
  • Set aside supplies. You should have enough pet food and water for at least three days, and a leash or and harness on hand.
  • Know your options. Find out which disaster relief locations in your area accept pets in the event of an emergency or evacuation (most do not), and identify which hotels or motels in the area allow pets, or make exceptions in emergencies.
  • Arrange backup. Set up plans in advance with a trustworthy neighbor or close friend to come get your pets in the event you're away when disaster strikes.
  • Microchip. Your dog may get loose from his collar, but his chip will remain with him his entire life. If you've got a cat, microchip him as well.
  • Keep a photo on hand. In the event you become separated from your pet, you'll want to be able to provide a picture, as well as prove the animal is yours once you're reunited.
  • Leave early. If there's even a small chance you'll need to evacuate, just go — and take your pets with you.
Please go to website http://cattime.com/california-wildfires-dog-cats.htm for more information.





Thank you so much for the gifts from our Amazon wish list!!!


Amazon never gives us your contact info,  they often do not even give us your name and sometimes there are no packing slips.  Please know how grateful we are to you for your kindness!!!

This list is from several days!




Danny Cook  thank you for the Weruva cat food 
Glen P Kalisz thank you for the replacement cleaning pads, scratch and rest and variety cat toys
John Barra thank you for the Weruva cat food pouches
Lauren Holt thank you for the Clorox, litter and clorox clean up
Lisa Glicksman thank you for the Gain laundry detergent and dryer sheets
Oxygenplus business thank you for the Frontier catnip, laundry detergent and mr. clean magic eraser pads
Unknown thank you for the ecosmart home pest control
Violet D. Palakiko thank you for the cat toys, and cat food



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Monday, September 15, 2014

9/15/2014

Thank you so much to everyone that shared so generously of their time to come to open house!!
These are just a few pictures,  we uploaded a bunch on facebook :)

Glen and Stevie nap time

Smudge with Ginny

Treat time

Glen & Candy

Chance being cutie

Wheel running for a new friend

Lily found someone to snuggle with

Jill and Paul






Great Article:  E-cigarettes are toxic to cats.  Although the benefits of e-cigarettes for humans are still in question,  according to the Pet Poison Helpline,  nicotine poisoning of pet cats and dogs is on the rise.  To read the full article,  click here:  http://cattime.com/e-cigarettes-are-toxic-to-pets.html




Thank you so much for the gifts from our Amazon wish list!!!

Amazon never gives us your contact info,  they often do not even give us your name and sometimes there are no packing slips.  Please know how grateful we are to you for your kindness!!!

This list is from several days!

Thank you Andrea Walker for all the foods, toys, trashbags and litter!
Thank you Diana Aird for the turbo scratcher!
Thank you Sherrey Rogers for the cleaner, toys and food!
Thank you Antoinette Putnick for the foods, trashbags and toy!
Thank you Troy Brazile for the Amazon gift card!
Thank you Ashley Ford for the vaccines!
Thank you Gary Taylor for the food and saline spray!




Thank you unnamed for the air conditioner!
Thank you Beverey Cartwright for the tubo scratcher and tower of tracks!
Thank you Becky Monarchi for the towels!
Thank you Renee Rogers for the foods, toys, batteries, and trashbags!
Thank you unnamed for the food!
Thank you Veronica Belsuzarri for the large fan!
Thank you Ngayam Cheung Latham for the large fan!
Thank you Patricia de la Bretonne for the food!




Thank you Jason Collins for the food!
Thank you Brenda Pursell for the foods!
Thank you Menchu Rouillon for the food!
Thank you unnamed for the toys!
Thank you Deborah Peterman for the toys and tunnel!
Thank you Larry Young for the food and litter!
Thank you Merry Curran Gregg for the food and treats!
Thank you Katrina Petrovich for the food!


Thank you unnamed for the turtle bed!
Thank you Kimberly Ferguson for the toy!
Thank you unnamed for all the suture removal kits!
Thank you Karen Johnson for the catnip mice!
Thank you Alana for the catnip blankets and toys!
Thank you Becky Monarchi for the trashbags, & foods!
Thank you Deborah Peterman for the wasp spray!



Thank you Lisa Marie Takemoto for the food and rainbow toy!
Thank you Gary Taylor for the wasp spray!
Thank you Gayle Blackham for the nose drops!
Thank you unnamed for the NZ food!
Thank you Celia Chapman for the towels!
Thank you Veronica Belsuzarri for the towels!
Thank you Victoria Baghdjian for the litter and treats!
Thank you C. Courtney McLaury for the frontline!


Thank you R Wells for the nose drops
Thank you Sharon El_Saadi for the gain and dryer sheets!
Thank you Andrea Walker for the q-tips!
Thank you Jessica Langevin for the food and Gain!
Thank you Natalie Shen for the food and nose drops!
Thank you Rita Boschi for the food, toy and dishwashing soap!
Thank you Aysa Acar for the wasp spray!
Thank you Jessica Langevin for the wash sprays!
Thank you unnamed for the bleach, clean up and tissues!

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

9/09/2014


For those of you that have questions, concerns,causes and care for cats with blindness. A cat with blindness is able to overcome this and can do anything a seeing cat can do.

The most common causes of blindness is untreated eye infections, glaucoma, high blood pressure, diabetes and hyperthyroid. Other cause not that common are trauma, taurine deficiency, block tear ducts, disease, cancer or tumors, worms (dewormed).

If you notice or become aware that your cat misjudges heights, bumps into things, confusion, clumsiness or rubs their eye constantly these are a few warning signs. In these cases it is important to take your cat for diagnoses by a vet and treated as soon as possible. Please insist the vet check BP- if hypertension.

Never trim a cats whiskers (especially blind cats) they use them for brushing up on stuff and for distance.



Thank you so much for the gifts from our wish lists!



Amazon never gives us your contact info,  (often they do not put in a packing slip or give us your name)  Please accept our apology for not personally contacting you!  We are very grateful to you for your gifts.  Without you,  there would not be us :)

These were opened over several days



Charina Ann Orpilla thank you for the cat safari toy and wubba cat toy
Christine Harto thank you for the Amazon gift card
Glen P Kalisz thank you for the replacement cleaning pads, scratch and rest and variety cat toys
Jean Dubuque thank you for the catit style scratchers, scratch'n massage beds
Jennifer Price thank you for the variety cat food and litter
John Whorrall thank you for the wubba bunny toy and rainbow cat toy
Karen Croft thank you for the cat treats
Kristy Mitchell thank you for the replacement cleaning pads, cat treats, litter, and cat food
Linda Higgins thank you for the cat food, better life cleaning solution, bleach, litter and dry food
Lisa Fisher thank you for the cat food and scratch and rest




Melissa Baumer thank you for the Amazon gift card
Melissa Hill thank you for the wubba bunny toy, cat treats and better life solution
Patricia McCarthy thank you for the Better life solution, trash bags and play cube
Robert Allcock thank you for the senior litter
S Garnham thank you for the Better life floor cleaner
Stephanie Selekman thank you for the trash bags and rainbow cat toy
Tammy L Evans thank you for the replacement cleaning pads, trash bags, litter and q-tips
Tara Humphries thank you for the better life floor cleaner
Traci Navarrette thank you for the variety cat food pouches
Unknown thank you for the Tiki cat food


Unknown thank you for the Tiki cat food
Unknown thank you for the wubba cat toy
Unkown thank you for the suture removal kits
Unkown thank you for the Tiki cat food pouches
Vince Sands thank you for the rainbow cat toy
Yashita Arora thank you for the scratch and rests

  

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

9/6/2014

The cats absolutely love catnip toys,  one of their favorites are the rainbows.   If you watch on Ustream,  you will see the human really likes them too!  They are super well made, still strong smelling even after being washed.   You can get them for your cats at Amazon.

Toy approved by Smudge :)








I'm Willing to Bet That Your Cat Hates Her Litter Box -- Here's Why: Too many litter boxes ignore the needs of the cat. Here's what's wrong with them, and how to find the perfect box.  Read More:

http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/litter-box-problems-ask-a-behaviorist






Thank you so much for the gifts from our wish lists!

                          http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/14VUTQST8F5XH



Amazon never gives us your contact info,  (often they do not put in a packing slip or give us your name)  Please accept our apology for not personally contacting you!  We are very grateful to you for your gifts.  Without you,  there would not be us :)

These were opened over several days






Candice Smith thank you for the cat toys
Glenda Garcia thank you for the scratch and rest, cat toys and I can see clear now
Jacqueline C Hjelm thank you for thecat food
Jennifer Hatch thank you for the food, cat toys and q-tips swabs
Judith M Alves thank you for the motion toy, cat treats, trash bags and cat toys
Karen Croft thank you for the cat treats and cat toys
Kathleen C Clements thank you for the cat toys, floor cleaner and replacement cleaning pads
Lisa Harenski thank you for the cat toy, scent booster and laundry detergent
Lori Mastrangelo thank you for the rainbow cat toy
Lynda Orchard thank you for the cat toy and cat food pouches




Mark Sandells thank you for the cat toys 
Patricia de la Bretonne thank you for the replacement cleaning pads and senior litter
Tara Westover thank you for the cat toys
Trisha Hisch thank you for the cat treats, pet odor cleaner and cat food pouches
Unknown thank you for the Crinkle ring cat toys
Unknown thank you for the Crinkle ring cat toys
Unkown thank you for the best feline cat food
Yashita Arora thank you for the wobble and scratch toy




 Cookbooks are still available!!   Would make great presents
 for the cook in your family :)





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Friday, September 5, 2014

9/5/2014

We are now on Roku  24 hours a day!! 
 You may see us in any country that has Roku :)  

1,000+ channels of what's on next

There are hundreds of free channels, subscriptions services like Netflix, Hulu Plus, and convenient ways to rent or buy a favorite film or show with M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, VUDU or Redbox. Cable subscribers can even watch their favorite originals and on-demand movies from services like HBOGo, Showtime Anytime, WatchESPN, WatchDisney, FOXNow, A&E and the HISTORY Channel. All the best shows are waiting for you


Click the picture to find out more




YOU CAN WIN a Roku on facebook. Details at
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Thank you so much for the gifts from our wish lists!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/14VUTQST8F5XH

Amazon never gives us your contact info,  (often they do not put in a packing slip or give us your name)  Please accept our apology for not personally contacting you!  We are very grateful to you for your gifts.  Without you,  there would not be us :)



These were opened over several days




Ann Street-Porter thank you for the cat food and senior litter
Catherine thank you for the mat style beds and treats
Donna Dotson thank you for the cat food pouches
Jonathan and Haylee thank you for the cat toys
Judith M Alves thank you for the cat treats
Justin Bakow  you for the Frebeze freshner, cat food and pet odor cleaner
Lisa Fisher thank you for the Savvy cat ball canisters
Mrs N Hargreaves thank you for the scratch and rest and cat toys
Marcelle Taylor thank you for the bath tissue and gain scent booster, cat foord, towels and laundry detergent
Michelle Wilson thank you for the cotton swabs, trash bags, cat toys and scratcher

                                                                 

Richard B Most thank you for the cat toys
Susan Graham thank you for the variety cat toys
Unknown thank you for the Tiki cat food
Unknown thank you for the suture removal kit
Unknown thank you for the suture removal kit

                                                   

 Cookbooks are still available!!   Would make great presents for the cook in your family :)

http://blindcatrescue.com/cookbook.htm




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