2015 | Lola The Rescued Cat
Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy 2016! And a Reflection of 2015.

We wish all of our friends, old and new, the happiest New Year! 

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Blue Wilderness Wild Cuts Tasty Toppers - A Chewy Review

Hello everyone! This is Lexy checking in with a fab Chewy review.  This month, as part of the Chewy blogger program, I chose some tasty treats to review.  Today I bring you Blue Wilderness Wild Cuts Tasty Toppers. 

I have to say, these are quite tasty.  How could they not be? They're made of protein rich chicken, are contain no by-product meals.  And, they contain no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. 

We gobbled them up! Did I mention that they're grain free? Lola and I usually pass up the grain free food, but we liked these.   

You can give Wild Cuts to your kitties as a treat, or as a topper to their meal of canned or dry food.  The 3-ounce pouches contain nice chunks of chicken in a savory gravy. Yum! Wild Cuts really satisfy the inner wild cut in all of us kitties by providing more of the meat we crave. 

With ingredients of Chicken, Chicken Broth, Water, Chicken Liver, Dried Egg Product, Potato Starch, Natural Flavor, Guar Gum, Sodium Phosphate, Salt, Sodium Carbonate, it's a win for both humans and kitties.  (And note that wheat, which is often used as a thickening agent and is known to cause allergies in cats), is not in the ingredient list.  

You can purchase Blue Wilderness Wild Cuts from Chewy.com. A case of 24 3-ounce pouches are currently on sale for $35.76. (Regular price is $45.36, which adds up to a 21% savings!) Take advantage of free 1-2 day shipping by placing an order of $49 or more. And if you choose the autoship feature you'll save an additional 5%. 

Let us know if you try it, and if your kitties like it. 

Disclosure: As part of the Chewy blogger program, we received a free case of Blue Wilderness Cuts in exchange for our honest review, but this did not influence our opinions at all.  Lola The Rescued Cat only shares information on products we think will be helpful for our readers.  Chewy is not responsible for the content of this post. 

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Sunday Selfies - Waking Mommy Up

Hello and Happy Sunday! Today I decided to do my selfies when I was waking Mommy up.  

The first one was a little off.  It's just my mouth and my paw. 

This one is a little better, but a little blurry. 

Wake up, Mommy! Time to start the day! 

We're joining our friends at The Cat On My Head for the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop.  Hop on over and join them! 

Friday, December 18, 2015

Why We Don't Wear Christmas Outfits

Hello everyone, this is Lexy checking in.  I'm here today to explain why you do not see pictures of Lola and me in Christmas outfits. Here is the reason: 

That was the anguish I had to endure my during first Christmas here.  Once Lola saw this, she said there was no way she was going to wear any kind of hat. As a matter of fact, mother had a moment of absent mindedness and bought us a Santa and reindeer hats to pose in this year. Let's just say she ended up returning them.  

Do your humans afflict you with this type of trauma during the holidays? 
Saturday, December 12, 2015

Purrfectplay Pet Toys are the Purrfect Holiday Gifts -and a Giveaway!

Hello everyone! This is Lexy checking in, and I'm so excited to once again write a review for Purrfectplay Pet Toys! We told you all about Purrfectplay and founder Pam Wheelock in this review and giveaway. Miss Pam has some special surprises just for the holidays! 

Hop on over to purrfectplay.com and choose the purrfect gift for your kitty. You can choose from stocking stuffers, gift boxes, sweet treat holiday gifts or gift bags ranging in price from $7 to $35. We were very lucky to get a gift box to review, which contained a kitten mitten, a bunny, and a ping pong. 

Purrfectplay's organic catnip is paws down the best! I can smell it as soon as mother opens the box.  

Mother, please open it! 
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Wordless Wednesday - Cozy


We're part of the BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!


Sunday, December 6, 2015

Sunday Selfies With Will

Hello and Happy Sunday! Today's selfie is with my buddy Will (so it's really and "us"-ie not a "self"-ie. *giggle*)  I got a little annoyed when he didn't do it right the first time and I wanted to give up, but Will kept trying.  The last pic is as good as it's gonna get! 

No, Will.  You're doing it wrong. 

Sigh... no, still not right.  

Friday, December 4, 2015

Catit Oasis Review - The Purrfect Playground for you Cat!

I’m very excited to have the opportunity to review the Oasis kit from Catit! I first became aware of Catit’s products at BlogPaws last May, and fell in love with the redesign and the new products.  Since then I’ve been patiently waiting for their release, and I was very happy when I was contacted to try out the Oasis kit.  And we are having a giveaway for one lucky cat (or person) to win their very own kitty Oasis! 

Oasis is available just in time for the holidays for $129.00 (regularly priced at $155.93.)  

Catit Oasis

For this price you get the following: 
*Magic Blue Cartridge
*Flower Fountain
*Multi Feeder
*Senses 2.0 Wellness Center
*Senses 2.0 Super Circuit
*Senses 2.0 Grass Planter
*Senses 2.0 Cat Grass Kit
*Senses 2.0 Scratcher

All of the Catit products are made of durable materials, are easy to assemble, and easy to clean.  Aesthetically they can blend into many different decors.  They all match one another so you’ll have the same color scheme and not mis-matched pieces (if that’s something you consider when buying furniture or toys for your kitties.) 

I like the three-in-one feeder.  The bowl for wet food is wide and shallow, so there is less stress on kitty’s whiskers. 

Catit Oasis

There’s a paw pit where you can put some dry food so you can leave some food out if you’re going to be home late, etc. “The paw pit stimulates natural self-controlled feeding. By hiding the kibble from view, it entices cats to instinctively paw out snack-sized portions. This natural activity slows down their pace and prevents binge eating.”  Lola actually used it! At first both she and Lexy were trying to put their faces into the pit, but Lola quickly adapted and fished out the food with her paw.  Lexy couldn’t be bothered.  There is a storage space underneath the bowl in which I can fit four three-ounce cans of Fancy Feast. 

Catit Oasis

Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Kittyhood of the Traveling Bikini

Hello and Happy Thursday! I'm very excited that I am now officially a member of the Kittyhood of the Traveling Bikini! 

Phoebe (of 15 And Meowing) sent her bikini traveling in May and it finally got to me! Here is my photo shoot. (But first I need to apologize for how Mommy put it on me. She doesn't know much about bikinis.)

Ummm... Mommy, it's not on right. 
Monday, November 30, 2015

Feline Chronic Sinusitis

Lola has been very open about the fact that she is a "sneezy cat" and will often refer to her "sneeze accidents". Trust me when I tell you those sneezes are not pretty! Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser has become one of my best friends because it really cleans the mucus off of the walls and windows very well.  I always wonder how that much snot can come out of such a little nose! And there have been times where both my boyfriend and I have been the target as it's difficult to detect one of her sneezes ahead of time. 

Bless you, Lola! 

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Lola and Lexy's Christmas Shelter Project

Hello and Happy Saturday! Today I'd like to tell you about a little project Lexy and I started a couple of years ago on Facebook. (We've recently learned that there are similar projects in the Blogosphere, which we did not know about. Last year at this time we were brand new to blogging didn't know many blogs.) 

We named our project "Lola and Lexy's Christmas Shelter Project".  Over the past five years we have made so many friends on Facebook, and we have sent and received SO many Christmas gifts! I mean, we have gotten A LOT of gifts. We are so very blessed that our Mom is able to provide us with everything we could possibly need, so we started this page to encourage others to give to rescues, shelters, and people with animals in need. We're very proud that we have inspired several of our Facebook friends to participate or even start little projects of their own to give back to the rescue community! 

If you go to the photo section on our FB page, you will find a list of shelters that you can donate to this year. If you would like to add a shelter, please post it to our wall or email us at lolatherescuedcat@gmail.com.

We also have a note in our Notes section with a list of possible things you can donate to a shelter/rescue. And of course, you can check the shelter's website for their Wish Lists.

AND... if you donate to any shelter, please post a photo of your donations to our wall so we can share it! Our friends over at The Cat On My Head have donated to Angels of Assisi. And Smoky Pino bought two things for Catopia Feline Rescue off of their wish list.  How pawesome is that??!!

Mommy will be bringing a bunch of stuff to Tabby's Place again this year, and we will also be donating to Oliver's Orphan Oasis, Catopia, and Hudson Valley Humane Society (where Lexy was adopted from). 

Lexy and I remember that Christmas in the shelter was so lonely, (in my book I wrote "I don't think Santa is going to come to this place.  I think all of us kitties here are forgotten"), and we want to bring cheer to other kitties so they don't feel forgotten.

If you'd like, you can grab our badge to help spread the word: 

Many thanks to Miss Ann of Zoolatry
for our graphics! 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A Safe and Stress Free Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving only a few days away, it’s important to remember a few tips to keep our kitties safe during the holiday. 

Many people may not realize that our centerpieces can be hazardous to our furry children.  Lit candles can be a big danger to you cat as well as your house.  If you’re planning on lighting candles please make sure your cat is locked safely in another room.  And please don’t forget that certain flowersand plants are toxic. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wordless Wednesday - It's a Miracle!

lola the rescued cat
My girls are napping together.  A miracle indeed!
We're part of the BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! .


Monday, November 16, 2015

Constipation in Cats

Not that long ago Lola had a bout of constipation so I decided to write a post about it to help you recognize the signs and symptoms and to help prevent it.  If you think your cat is constipated, please seek veterinary advice for a definitive diagnosis and treatment options.

lola the rescued cat

 What is constipation?
Constipation is absent, infrequent or difficult bowel movements, and is one of the most common health problems associated with a cat’s digestive system.  It is also characterized as the passage of dry or hard feces.  Cats usually have one healthy bowel movement a day, but if your cats are not, or are showing any of the symptoms below, they need to be examined by your veterinarian. 
Saturday, November 14, 2015

Adopt a Senior Pet Month

Hello and happy Saturday!  Did you know that November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month? Senior cats often find themselves in the shelter for many reasons, and being separated from their family after all those years can be very traumatic.  Sadly, many senior pets never make it out of the shelter because they're often overlooked for a kitten. Today we're going to tell you why adopting a senior pet can be a great experience!

1. No need to kitten proof your house! A senior cat has   already learned their manners. 
2. Senior cats are already litter box trained! You don't have to  go through basic training and boot camp like you would a kitten. 
3. Senior cats are the perfect companions for senior citizens. It could be the perfect partnership for the rest of their lives.
4. Senior cats are over that "destructive phase." 
5. Older cats may be a better choice if there are young  children in the house.  Younger children can sometimes be very rough with a kitten. An older cat may be able to tolerate more handling and can leave on their own when they've had enough. 

This beautiful girl is Sheba and she's available for adoption through The Grannie Project.  The Grannies have this to say about Sheba: 

"Sheba is a sweet and petite darling of a cat! About 11 years old, she prefers the quiet life and genuinely adores attention and being near her special person. Her foster mom says she's a doll baby and would make an excellent companion. She's more fond of a affection than her toys, but a good pinch of catnip now and again makes her quite happy! Sheba's pretty blue eyes have a unique marble pattern to them, and her coat is a stunning lilac point color.
Sheba is spayed, vaccinated, FIV/FELV tested and negative, and microchipped. Adopt Sheba! (sheba@thegrannyproject.org)"

We have been friends with the Grannies since we started our Facebook Page. They are a wonderful rescue that specializes in senior cats.  To see other seniors that are looking for their forever home, visit The Grannie Project's Petfinder page, The Grannies on Facebook, or their website

You can also look for seniors at your local shelter. 

Have you adopted a senior pet? Tell us about it!
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veterans Day

Lexy: Today is Veterans Day - a day when we remember all who served in the armed forces to protect our country. 

Do you know the history of Veterans Day? Well, I did a little research on it and I'll sum it up in a few sentences.  During World War 1 in 1918 an armistice between Allied Forces and Germany went into effect on the on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Therefore, November 11 is considered to be the end of the "war to end all wars".  In 1919 President Wilson declared November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. 

Thank you to Ann of Zoolatry for the graphic

Lola: And let's not forget the four legged soldiers! I have some information on what you can do for them.  Did you know that you can adopt a retired Military War Dog? Here's another site where you can get more information on that. After they retire they need a forever home! And you know what else you can do? You can send them a care package! Barkpost has some information on that.  The dogs must be so happy to get a package with supplies! 

 “While we can never truly repay the debt we owe our heroes, the least we should do for our brave veterans is to ensure that the government takes a proactive approach to delivering the services and benefits they have earned, so they can access the care they need and so richly deserve.” –Kristen Gillibrand

Lexy: You can also send care packages to human soldiers. And let's also remember the veterans that have served in wars passed. The Wounded Warrior Project is a great organization that helps veterans. According to their website, their purpose is to: 
  • To raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members.
  • To help injured service members aid and assist each other.
  • To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.

Lola: And we're very proud of the veterans in our family. Mommy's father and two uncles were in the navy, and two of her cousins were Marines.  

Lexy: Let's never forget our Vets.  They're the reason we live in a great country. 

Lola and Lexy
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Kong Triangle Play Mat for Cats - A Chewy Review

Hello and Happy Tuesday! Usually Lexy does the reviews, but I was very interested when Mommy opened the box, so Lexy said I could do the review today. 

That looks interesting.
Hurry, Mommy! Open it! 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

My Humans Respect My Space

Not long ago on a Sunday Mommy was straightening up the house before she went to work.  When she went in the bedroom, this is what she found: 

Will had just finished working nights, and his time clock was all messed up, so he went back to bed.  But that's not my point.  See how I'm snoozing on my own purrsonal pillow up on top and he didn't make me move? That's my point.  That's my sleeping spot, and he respected that.  As a matter of fact, I slept there all night.  Well, it's my spot! I sleep there every night so I can protect Mommy. I always have to be right next to her. 

Lexy decided to join us: 

There was plenty of room since Mommy wasn't in the bed. If Lexy decides to sleep on the bed at night she usually sleeps on the bottom and ends up getting kicked.  She should be like me and demand her own space! Don't you agree?

Do your humans respect your space?  

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Weruva Pumpkin Patch Up! - A Review (And Happy Halloween!)

Hello everyone! This is Lexy checking in with another fab review.  Before I get to the review I have a couple of things I'd like to say. 

First of all, I do apologize for our absence.  It has been a busy month for Mother and unfortunately when she had to make a choice between helping us blog and completing other responsibilities, blogging had to take a back seat for several weeks.  We hope to be back to a regular schedule soon. (We do miss meowing with everyone.) 

Second, Happy Halloween! We had a few different ideas for Halloween posts, but we'll save them for next year.  In the meantime, here is a photo of Lola from a Halloween past. (She's a cute little witch, if I do say so myself!) 

And now, onto the review! Chewy had a great list to choose from this month. I chose the Weruva Pumpkin Patch Up! supplement pouches.   

I had two reasons for my choice: I'm prone to hair balls, and Lola... well... she gets backed up. Pumpkin is great for both of these conditions.  

The fiber in pumpkin can greatly reduce hairballs. Take my word for it, hairballs are not fun.  And neither is the tummy ache that comes with it.  (Although it is amusing to watch humans do their best to avoid them, only to end up stepping in them barefoot.  But I digress - that's another post topic.) 

In Lola's case, pumpkin can keep everything in her digestive tract moving right along. And, interestingly enough, it can also help with diarrhea. Pumpkin is also beneficial for Lola because it adds moisture to her diet since she only eats about two teaspoons of wet food a day.  

Weruva Pumpkin Patch Up! comes in convenient pouches. (BTW, dogs can eat it, too.)  You can mix it in your cat's food. I loved it! 

And if your cat is like Lola and doesn't care for it mixed in their food, you can give it to them as a snack.  

Look! Lola ate it!  

Weruva Pumpkin Patch Up! is known as the "Happy Belly Maker".  Chewy.com lists the benefits as: 

  • Supports stool quality
  • Soluble and insoluble fibers
  • Supports healthy gut motility
  • Pureed for easy mixing
  • Only two ingredients
  • BPA and gluten-free
I definitely recommend Weruva Pumpkin Patch Up! You can purchase the pouches from Chewy.com where you always get free 1 - 2 day shipping on orders of $49 and more.  There is also an autoship feature as well! A 12-count box is regularly $8.28, but it is currently on sale for $7.44. 

Disclosure: As part of the Chewy blogger program we received a free 12-count box of Weruva Pumpkin Patch Up! in exchange for our honest review, but this did not influence our opinions at all. Lola The Rescued Cat only shares information on products we think will be h
elpful to our readers.Chewy is not responsible for the content of this post.    

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

#WordlessWednesday - Sisters

A rare photo of both of us together.

Lola and Lexy
This is a Blog Hop! 
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Mother's Little Helper

Hmmm... it seems Mother tried to clean my fur off of her uniform after I napped on it and worked so hard to get just the right amount of hairs on it so she wouldn't miss me when she goes to work. It seems she still has some work to do...

Mother! You missed a spot! 

What would she do without me? Do you kitties decorate you human's clothes with your fur? 

Friday, October 9, 2015

Make Your Bed Day? No Thank You!

Hello and Happy Friday!  September 11 was National Make Your Bed Day, but since September 11 is a day of remembrance we Mommy decided to wait to post about it on a different day.  I have to be honest – this is not a day that Lexy and I like.  We really don’t like it when Mommy makes the bed.  (Well, it’s fun playing with the sheets and getting in the way, but after that – bleh!) We like sleeping in a messy, lumpy bed.
That's OK, Mommy.  We can skip posting about this day.  We don't mind. 
Even though I protested, Mommy still insisted that I move so she could make the bed.  
Is this the Twilight Zone?
Friday, October 2, 2015

World Farm Animals Day

Hello everyone, this is Lexy checking in. Today I'm going to tell you about World Farm Animals Day.  

This day was created in memory of Ghandi who believed in treating all living beings with respect.  World Farm Animals Day was founded to bring attention the poor conditions suffered by some farm animals, and promote awareness in the hope something may be done to improve their lives. It makes sense that this day is observed during Vegetarian Month! 

Mother visited a farm animal sanctuary, Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, in upstate New York.  She was actually there twice.  Once she attended their Thanksliving Celebration  and another time she and Will took a drive on a Saturday to visit.  They both loved it! 

The guest of honor enjoying his meal at Thanksliving

WFS was founded in 2004 by Jenny Brown and Doug Abel with a group of rescued chickens from a factory farm, and a rooster who had been dumped in a NYC schoolyard. 

Today WFS regularly takes in farm animals that are victims of cruelty and neglect. Most of these animals are rescued during investigations of farms, stockyards, auctions, and slaughterhouses; others arrive from humane societies and SPCA cruelty cases.

This cow's name is Elvis!

Believe it or not, a large number of the animals come from right here in the streets of New York City. For the first time in their lives, these animals that have only known fear, isolation and pain now enjoy warm and clean barns, nourishing food, veterinary care and love.

In 2015 the sanctuary moved from Woodstock, NY (yes, THAT Woodstock) to a larger farm in High Falls, NY.  Mother can't wait to visit the new place! 

WFS's philosophy is kindness and respect to animals is our duty and that all the creatures that share this earth are here with us and not for us. Like our faithful dogs and lap-sitting cats, farm animals are feeling individuals who deserve to be treated with compassion and to live free from fear and suffering. That's a philosophy we love. 

Here are a few more photos Mother took during her visits.  We hope you enjoy them! And don't forget to hug a farm animal today!
Of course Mother and Will found the resident cat!