Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Purrfect Together: Celebrate the Bond Between You and Your Kitty This September

Hello and Happy Wednesday! Did you know that September is Happy Healthy Cat Month? There's never been a better time to show your cats some extra love. Recently, the cat lovers at Meow Mix ran the Purrfect Together Survey, which asked cat parents around the country about their special bond with their four-legged friends. Here are some of the meow-nificent results:

83% of cats take naps with their humans

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This is surprising—and not because 83% of people love napping with kitty. The bigger question is: Who are the 17% of deprived humans who don't get to experience the joy of napping with their cats? I sleep with Mommy all the time, day and night. I can only imagine how lonely these humans are in the middle of the night!

80% of cat parents believe they can interpret their kitty's meows. 

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While humans and cats may purr in different languages, that doesn't stop most cat moms and dads from understanding what their kitty wants—whether it be some treats, cat nip, or just a snuggle partner. Mommy understands our meows purrfectly.  She knows when Lexy is hungry or when she has brought her a toy in the middle of the night.  She knows when I’m hunting a bug or when I want her to pick me up and hug me.  And she knows when Lexy is just saying hi or when I’m just singing a song.  It’s pretty cool to have a mom who understands us.

72% of cat parents love to surprise their kitties with treats

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Speaking of treats, nothing makes a cat happier than some spontaneous, unexpected goodies from the person who cares for them the most. Mommy portions out our treats carefully.  OK, I’m going to divulge a secret here… we mostly get treats when we’re doing photo shoots. She tries to sneak me treats every now and then without Lexy knowing (because she has to watch her weight), but Lexy hears the bag every time!

55% of cats love chicken-flavored nibbles.

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Exciting news: Meow Mix has just released a brand new culinary-inspired food made with real chicken or salmon, Bistro Recipes—a classy meal for a classy kitty!

Head over Meow Mix's new Purrfect Together web portal right meow, and you can download a coupon for $2.50 off any bag of Meow Mix Bistro Recipes. How cool is that?!?

And that's not all! You need a classy painting to go with that classy meal. On the Purrfect Together portal, you can enjoy the unique experience of converting a photo of you and your cat into a Meowsterpiece—a digital "oil" painting that helps express and immortalize your cat-love on canvas. We did it, and you should too! We love our meowsterpieces!

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Now it's time to show the world how special your human-cat bond is! Post your Meowsterpiece on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with the hashtag #PurrfectTogether. Be sure to share your thoughts in the comments below.

Wishing a fantastic Happy Healthy Cat Month to you and your feline friend!

Disclosure: We were compensated to help Meow Mix spread the word about celebrating the bond between you and your kitty. Lola The Rescued Cat only shares information and products we think will be of interest to our readers. 

Monday, August 29, 2016

Pate, Shredded, Morsels... Wet Food Options for Your Cat

Hello and Happy Monday! Today we're sharing some great info from Petco about feeding your cat wet food. Read on for some of their great hints!

How do you feed your cat? There are plenty of options, but if you haven’t investigated the range of soft cat food, you may want to give it a try.

Wet, or soft cat food comes in an array of types, from pate to shredded, flaked, cubed, morsels, and broths. Each one of those relies on differing textures as well as varying amounts of liquid. If you are going to try wet cat food, there are certain considerations to follow. Wet food can’t be left out all the time, but dry food can. Instead, you have to train your cat to eat at certain times of day and store it in the fridge when your cat isn’t eating.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day - Hobbes, AKA Stinky the Cat

Lexy: Today we’re joining Deb Barnes and the Zee and Zoey gang to celebrate Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day. 

Lola: We’re writing about one of our best friends who made his journey to the rainbow bridge two years ago. His name is Hobbes, AKA Stinky the Cat, and we miss him so much. 

Lexy: Hobbes was known throughout Kittyland on Facebook as the best dancer.  He loved all types of music but disco was his favorite.  His favorite song was Stayin Alive by the Bee Gees, and he would often make his entrance at parties to this song. His “Stinky Dance” became quite famous. 

Lola: Stinky (I called him by his popular name, Stinky.  Lexy always liked to call him Hobbes) was very fond of wearing speedos.  He started a trend of cats wearing speedos. Spaghetti Bob and George were not so fond of speedos and started a movement to have them banned.  But Stinky always defied this and strutted around in his speedos. I hated those speedos and always teased him about them! 

Lexy: One of the things I miss the most is the Mysterious Stranger, which was Hobbes’s alter ego.  

The Mysterious Stranger went around and played pranks on his friends, such as: spraying whipped cream on them or dipping their paws in water as they slept, hiding their toys, dipping their toys in spicy stuff, etc.  Hobbes wore a disguise and claimed he was not the stranger, that the stranger was some cat from Finland. I remember one time when he sprayed whipped cream all over Lola, and he hid her toys. She couldn’t find them for days! I have to admit, he was my partner in crime. He would sneak up the fire escape and I would let him in the bedroom window.  Then I would sneak him out. 

Lola: I knew it was Stinky the whole time, but I played along. So I created the Masked Stranger! 

I used to sneak in and paint his nails with red nail polish! I also sprayed perfume all over him. MOL Those were fun times.  One time Stinky played a big trick on me! He posted a picture of himself with lipstick marks all over his face and blamed me! 

He had all of Kittyland thinking I did it! But the he got busted. Here’s proof he did it himself. 

Lexy: Lola, don’t forget the magic show! 

Lola: Oh yes! We were part of a magic show that Prince Pan Pan held, and I got to saw him in half! Now that was the best!

Lexy: He was also part of the Cat Pack, along with Spaghetti Bob, George, Lord Ugly Boy Byron, Billy Bob, and Gentle Ben. When they did a concert, all the girl kitties swooned. 

Lola: If I remember, Lexy, you were quite the fan girl!

Lexy: I don’t know what you’re talking about, Lola. Anyway, We really miss Hobbes.  Life hasn’t been the same since he left for the bridge after being diagnosed with cancer.  He had a tumor in his mouth that was removed.  After a while he didn’t want to eat and was on a feeding tube.  The cancer spread to his brain, so his mom kept him comfortable until he let her know it was his time to make his journey. 

Lola: Friends live forever in our hearts, and Stinky will always have a home in ours.  He’s always nearby, fluttering around with his beautiful angel wings, watching over us. One day he was just a cat we met on Facebook, and the next his whole family became our dear friends. 

Lexy: We will always have fond memories of Hobbes, and we are so glad we got to share part of our life with him. 

Lola: So that’s a little bit about our bestie.  We hope you enjoyed reading about him! 
Lola and Lexy

Photo Credits: Fatboy Babushka, Prince Pan Pan's Royal Art Gallery. 

Friday, August 26, 2016

Rescue Stories: Keigo - Adopted During a Lunch Outing

Hello and Happy Friday! Today we have another installment in our Rescue Stories series.  Meet Keigo, who was adopted when a family went out to lunch.  We met Keigo on Instagram and quickly found out he's a cool dude cat.  Read on to see how he adopted his family. 

My children had always wanted to have a cat, but my husband was not really keen on the idea. But after much persuasion, he finally relented when a family friend’s cat had kittens.  Our friend promised to give one of the kittens to my children once it was weaned from its mother. Over the course of few weeks he sent pictures of the kitten to us and my children fell in love madly with the little fluffball. Unfortunately, a few days before we were supposed to pick the kitten up, we received devastating news; the kitten had contracted a deadly virus and did not survive. My children were heartbroken and we felt so sorry for them.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Addiction Pet Food - Review and Giveaway #Sponsored #PetAndPeopleFoodHop

When Mother returned home from BlogPaws, I smelled some deliciousness in the swag bag that I couldn’t wait to get my paws on. I snuck a small bag out, but Mother put it back. When I was finally allowed to delve into the swag bag I was in my glory. Here's a little video so you can see how determined I was. 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Rescue Stories: Olive - It Was Love at First Sight

Hello and Happy Friday!  Today as part of our Rescue Stories series I present Olive. Olive is also a NYC kitty, who we met on Instagram and then became great friends with. Would you believe our Mom and her Mom were at an event together before we met them? Imagine that! Read on learn more about her love at first sight story, and how she filled her human’s heart and home with more love than she could ever imagine. 

As long as I can remember, I was always a cat person. I just loved them!  Growing up as a child my mom did not want pets in the house, so I "adopted" all the strays in the backyard of our building (I grew up in Israel and there were lots of them).  This was before I knew the hardship of stray cats, or about spay and neuter.

We moved to America and to my surprise I found out that I was allergic to cats.  The hopes of getting a cat of my own when I would eventually grow up and move out were crushed.  

One winter, my friend got a new kitten and to my surprise there were no allergies.  After a few weeks some of my dear friends convinced me to “just go and look” at cats at the ASPCA in NYC.  That Saturday we did not see any cat that seemed to be the “one“ for me.  The following Saturday we were the first ones in line at the ASPCA when they opened. I really wanted was a small kitten and we were told there was only one, who the previous week had an eye infection.  All of her siblings were adopted the week before.  We went upstairs and I saw this little grey tabby jumping all around the room playing with the volunteers.  I think I fell in love that moment.  I got to meet “Beatrice”, who shares her birthday with my dad.  She did test positive for FIV which I knew nothing about.  I was taken around and met other cats, but kept thinking of her in her little cubby calling to me. The vet at the ASPCA met with me and explained FIV to me and that there was still a chance she was false positive. I decided to take a chance.  

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This was the first picture I took of Olive. I texted it to my friend and told her I think she is going to be my cat. 

Monday, August 15, 2016

And the Winners are.... Lola and Lexy!

Hello and Happy Monday! Since we've been blogging we've been very lucky and have won several giveaways.  Today I thought I'd share some of our recent winnings with you. 

We won the Petmate Flitter Cat Toy from The Island Cats! Here's a little video of me playing with it. 

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