Tuesday, June 21, 2016

BlogPaws 2016 or Bust!

Hello and Happy Tuesday! Mommy is headed off to BlogPaws in Phoenix tomorrow, so we won't be blogging, Facebooking, or visiting friends until she gets back.  

It's possible that she'll post something from the conference, but I wouldn't get my hopes up if I were you.  She didn't do a great job of reporting on last year's events, as you can see from this post.  She's learned a lot since then, so maybe we'll get a better report this time around. 

We have a couple of things to leave you with before the BlogPaws break.  

First, Mommy will be doing a book signing at the conference! She'll be at the CWA table on Thursday from 2:30 pm  to 5:00 pm and from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  She'll also be there on Friday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Please stop by and say hello, Mommy would love to meet you. We will be donating all of our proceeds from the sale of our book to Catopia Feline Rescue of Arizona.  Miss Shonda, the president of Catopia, wrote a blurb for the back cover of our book and Mommy is very excited to get to meet her in person! 

Second, I was interviewed by Kristian over at SoPurrfect.com

Saturday, June 18, 2016

International Box Day - 2016

Hello everyone! This is Lexy checking in on my absolute FAVE holiday of the year; International Box Day! I praise the Box Gods on this day for bringing me one of my most favored things in the world. This year I chose a photo that I believe depicts my gratitude for not only boxes but for this day of celebration.  I hope you like it as much as I do. 

international box day

If you'd like to see my post from last year, you can see it here.  Are you celebrating today?

We're joining Mudpie and Gertrude in celebrating International Box Day! 


Thursday, June 16, 2016

What it's Like to be a Foster Carer for Cats - A Guest Post From Sopurrfect.com

Hello and Happy Thursday Purrsday! We've really got something to purr about today! Kristian Taylor of SoPurrfect.com is doing a guest post today!  Kristian is a self proclaimed cat lover whose mission is to create the best possible cat experience for his readers by building an online community around cats.  Today he is sharing his views and feelings on what it's like to foster cats. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. You can visit the So Purrfect family at their blog,  on Facebook, Twitter, and you can also follow the So Purrfect cats, Shadow and Frosty on Instagram. (#ShadowAndFrosty). OK, Kristian, take it away! 

What's It Like To Be a Foster Carer for Cats

Fostering cats can be an experience that is truly rewarding with the knowledge that you are making a difference. This is by offering the hope of life to sad cats that would somehow be euthanized in kill asylums. Seeing those adorable, cherishing eyes that find superb assenting families makes it worth every second. When you foster, you agree to take a destitute cat into your home and give him or her adoration, attention and care, either for a fixed time-frame or until the cat is adopted.

You should expect to commit to between a couple of weeks to a couple of months. However, every condition is a little bit different. Most little cats are ready to be altered and adopted at around 8-9 weeks of age. If you are fostering a mother cat as well, you can hope to add a couple of weeks to permit the mother's milk to go away and for her to recuperate from her spay process. If you are fostering more old little cats, you might just have them a couple of weeks until they are ready to go to the adoption centre.

cat foster, sopurrfect.com

Monday, June 13, 2016

Vasovagal Syncope in Cats

Hello and Happy Monday!  Today Mommy is taking over the blog to tell you about a scary experience we had not that long ago. She wants to share some important information with you all in case something similar happens to your cat.  OK, Mommy, go ahead...

A few months ago I had an experience with Lola that frightened me beyond words.  I heard her meowing and knew she was going to vomit; which she doesn’t do that often. (Cat parents will understand that I know the differences in my cats’ meows and what they mean.) When I went to check on her she got startled and she bolted for the other room. Then she started retching heavily and finally vomited, and as soon as she did her limbs became stiff and she fell over onto her side and fainted.  She tried to get up and fell over again. 

I panicked.  I started calling her name and when she was not very responsive I thought she was dying. I panicked again.  Then in a matter of a few minutes I had her in the carrier and I was on the way to the emergency vet.  (I opted for the emergency vet because it could take me an hour in traffic to get to my regular vet.) When she started voicing her displeasure at being in the carrier and was singing the song of her people in the car, I knew she was improving. 

A video posted by Lola (@lola_rescued_cat) on