March 2015 | Lola The Rescued Cat
Monday, March 30, 2015

Book Sale!

We are having a book sale! Our book, Lola: Diary Of A Rescued Cat, will be on sale for $12 from 3/30/15 through 4/20/15.


Ten percent of the proceeds of this sale will go to benefit Oliver's Orphan Oasis. OOO is a rescue that is near and dear to our hearts.  Mommy first found out about this rescue when she started following the story of a cat on "Death Row' named Sal.  (Mommy wrote a post about him here.).  Auntie Carolyn, the owner and president of OOO, also helped Mommy when Will (Mommy's boyfriend) found a little feral kitten. Auntie Carolyn took the little baby, socialized her, and found her a forever home! 

OOO is a one woman operation, run from Auntie Carolyn's home.  We hope to raise a lot of money to help her out.  

If you'd like to get our book at the sale price, you can order it here.  And guess what? Each copy will be purrsonally pawtographed! When ordering, please don't forget to add a note saying how you would like it personalized. 

Shipping is $5.75 Priority Shipping in the USA, and $16.75 International.  

If you have any trouble with ordering, please email us at LolaTheRescuedCat@gmail.com. 

Right now we have 80 books in our inventory.  If we sell all 80 books we will give Oliver's Orphan Oasis $100! Please spread the word!

Lola
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Rescue Stories: Annie - How a Poster Changed Her Life

Today we are sharing  the rescue story of Annie! Annie is the star of Annie's House Co-Starring Pierrot and we're very excited she chose to share her story with us.
Lola


In August 2011, my husband and I were going about our daily lives. We lived in California and had two ailing senior kitties that required quite a bit of care. One day, my husband went to get the mail and saw a picture posted of an orange tabby girl named Annie stating that her owners were moving and they weren't taking her with them. As much as I love cats and have a heart for all the homeless ones, I was really surprised at my husband. Not only did we have the two senior kitties, we were in a small apartment and we had one cat more than the apartments' one-cat-per-household rule. We were not looking for a third kitty. He brought her into our lives, however, by bringing that picture home.

I contacted the person listed on the ad and she said they were going to put Annie in a shelter if they couldn't find her a home but all the no-kill shelters were full. We decided to take her as an interim foster solution and try to place her in another home.


Beautiful Annie.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

#WordlessWednesday - Bliss


Lola
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

And the winner of The Lola Collar is.....

May we have your attention please?!?! We have an exciting announcement to make! We are proud to announce the winner of our very first giveaway.  The winner of The Lola Collar is.....


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Christy Paws! Concatulations, Christy! We are sending you an email for more information.

We had more entries than we expected,which made us very happy. Thank you to all of our wonderful friends, old and new, for making our first giveaway a success.

  Lola
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Pom Pom Photo Bomb

I was trying to have a photo shoot on our cat tree, and I was photo bombed.  By a pom pom of all things!







Be afraid, Pom Pom.  Be very afraid.  

Lola
Monday, March 16, 2015

Still time to enter to win The Lola Collar!

You still have a couple of days left to enter to win my signature The Lola Collar made exclusively by my bestie, Pickles, over at Sweet Pickles Designs.



We're very excited that we got a lot of entries for our first giveaway! You can enter Enter here! here.
Saturday, March 14, 2015

What I think of Daylight Savings Time

Mommy has been VERY tired this week.  She was in a training every day and worked late, but I was eavesdropping overheard her on the phone and she said she was tired because of Daylight Savings Time. I guess that's why she didn't help us with a Daylight Savings Time Post on time, or why she didn't help us with a post for Pie Day today.

(Lexy, off to the side, whispers: psssttt, Lola. It's not PIE day, it's PI Day. )

Pi Day?

(Lexy, still off to the side: Yes. Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.)

You mean I don't get Catnip Lime Pie?



I don't think I like this Pi Day.

Anyhoo, back to my original story about this Daylight Savings Time stuff.  I had a hard time waking Mommy up this morning! When I was walking all over her she said to me, she said "Lola, it's still dark out.  It's Daylight Savings Time." Hmmpppfff.  I was up and ready for the day


so I thought she should be, too.  Daylight Savings Time is cramping my style and this is what I think of it: 


Next year I think Mommy should just tell it to talk to the paw. 



Lola
Friday, March 13, 2015

Happy Friday! And we're sorry we haven't been around.

Happy Friday, friends! We're sorry we haven't been around to post on other blogs much this week, but Mommy has been working A LOT! I said to her, I said, "Mommy, why don't you just stop working that poopy job and help me be a writer for real?" She said, "Lola, I'm trying.  But we need green papers to keep food in your bowls and litter in your box.  We're not famous writers yet." Sigh... she could work from home all day with me on her lap! Who wouldn't want that??!! We need to get famous FAST!

Anyhoo, please don't forget about our giveaway! We're giving away my signature The Lola Collar



made exclusively by Sweet Pickles Designs, along with a bow tie or a pretty corsage.  You can enter here .  We're very excited!

Lola
Thursday, March 12, 2015

Rescue Stories: Lexy - My Sister's Story

I thought this week I would share Lexy's rescue story.  This is taken right from our book Lola: Diary of a Rescued Cat.  We hope you like it.

Mommy doesn't know a whole lot about Lexy, but I can tell you what I've heard. My human cousin Aaliyah got a puppy for Christmas in 2009 (that's my doggie cousin, Diesel). In April 2010, Mommy was in Petco with some of our family to buy puppy stuff for him, and while she was walking around the store looking for presents for Diesel she saw the adoption table. Mommy had always loved kitties, so she went to look at them.
                             
She was checking out all the kitties when she saw a beautiful black-and-white cat sitting calmly in her cage. This cat reminded her of one she had many years ago, Marvin, that was her baby. She called Auntie Ruthie over to look and said, “Who does this remind you of?” and of course Auntie Ruthie said she looked just like Marvin. The volunteer told Mommy her name was Lexy, and she was a great and friendly cat. Mommy was told Lexy had been there a year. “Why?” Mommy wanted to know. She was wondering if there was something wrong with her. The volunteer told her Lexy is very friendly and sweet, but she often got passed by for a kitten or a more exotic looking cat. (That makes me mad!)

Mommy opened the cage to pet her, and Lexy was so nice! Mommy was told that Lexy loves to play. He said whenever he walks passed her cage she sticks her paw out to touch him and play. (Lexy still does that - she sits on the kitchen chair and sticks her paw out to play with Mommy). The volunteer said she's affectionate and would definitely be a lap cat. A lap cat! Mommy hadn't had a cat in a while and would love a lap cat! Mommy felt bad because all she could picture in her mind was Lexy sitting in a cage on display every weekend for a whole year. How sad. She had to get her out!

There was also another woman there who was interested in Lexy and was going to let them know if she could take her. Well, Mommy wasn't having that. She had already fallen in love with Lexy and wanted to take her home.  Mommy talked about it to Auntie Ruthie and our cousins on the way home, and there was only one problem: her landlord. She had been told she was not allowed pets when she moved in six years earlier. All the way home to Queens, Mommy thought about Lexy and even told Will about her. She dug her lease out of the closet to see what it said, and there it was, stamped in big black letters: “NO PETS.” Oh no… Mommy just had to have Lexy. What was she going to do?

She knew a couple of people in the building had cats, but they had lived there before our landlord bought the building, so their cats were “grandfathered” in. Hmmm, what to do, what to do? Mommy decided to call the landlord and ask him if she could have a pet. She figured, what's the worst that could happen? All he could say was no. When Mommy called him, he told her she's a good tenant and he wants her to be happy, so yes, she could have a cat! Mommy was so happy she could have Lexy!

She immediately emailed the shelter and found out that Lexy was still available! She filled out the application and waited. And waited. The person in charge couldn't reach Mommy's references, so they wanted to contact the vet Mommy used 15 years ago in Rockland County--15 years ago! Mommy was getting nervous that they wouldn't give Lexy to her. After emails back and forth, Mommy sent this one: “I am very much a pet lover and Lexy will have a wonderful loving home. I've already gone to the pet store to buy everything she would need. She will definitely be well cared for with me, I can assure you.” And guess what the next email said? “OK, she's all yours then!” Yay! It seems since Lexy was such a favorite they wanted to make sure she went to a good home.

The very next day was Saturday, so Mommy went back to the pet store with Auntie Ruthie and my cousins (they all wanted to see Lexy). Lexy did very well on the ride home. She ended up being in the car for almost two hours! At first she was meowing, but Mommy put some nice jazz music on and she calmed down (Mommy always puts that music on now when Lexy is in the car).

As soon as they got home, Mommy showed Lexy her food and litter box. Lexy had to pee; good thing she made it to Queens! Here's a picture of Lexy when she got home:


She just knew she was going to be the Queen!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Our First Giveaway! Enter to win The Lola Collar by Sweet Pickles Designs

Oh boy, are we excited! We are having our first ever giveaway, and it's an extra special prize that one lucky kitty will win.

Lexy and I have a very good kitty friend named Pickles. She's one of our bestest besties and she's just adorable.


She's a rescue kitty just like us, and her story is in our book. (Here's a little spoiler about her story - she was found on the side of a busy highway! Imagine that! You'll have to read the rest for yourself!) She's not only cute, but she's the CEO of her own business, Sweet Pickles Designs! She's quite the fashionista and gives fashion advice to all the kitties on Facebook.  (You can follow Pickles on her purrsonal page here or on her business page here.)  All the best dressed kitties on Facebook wear Sweet Pickles collars!

Pickles gave me the biggest honor and gift she could ever give a kitty - she named a collar after me! It's called.... drum roll please.... The Lola!


Saturday, March 7, 2015

National Pet Sitter's Week and On All Fours Cat Sitting

Did you know that this week is National Pet Sitter’s Week? When we heard that I just HAD to write about the BEST pet sitting service in the five boroughs of New York City – On All Fours Cat Sitting.


 I have so many wonderful things to say about this business that it's hard to figure out where to begin. So I guess the best place to start is at the beginning.

When I first came to live here, Mother would board me at the vet when she went away.  Lucky for me she only went away for a couple of days at a time so I didn’t have to stay there very long. I didn’t like being boarded, and Mother felt very bad about that, but she couldn’t leave me alone. One day in January of 2011 she was looking around on Facebook to find someone that could help her catch a stray cat that was living around our building.  Well, one page on Facebook led to another, and she came across the page for On All Fours Cat Sitting, which happened to be in Queens. She was very happy to find this page, so she started to look it over carefully. Little did Mother know that finding this page would greatly change both of our lives.
Friday, March 6, 2015

Being Cute Is Hard Work

Mommy: Lola, what are you doing under there?
Lola: Thinking of ways to look cute!




Getting into position -

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

#WordlessWednesday - Patience


We had a little bit of a snafu and our #WordlessWednesday was posted on Monday.  Mommy is a very good Mommy and we couldn't ask for a better Mommy, but she's not a very good secretary.  But because we don't have thumbs we depend on her. Maybe she'll get better at internet stuff.. 

Anyhoo..... here's our #WordlessWednesday! 



Lola
Monday, March 2, 2015

It's National Old Stuff Day

Today is National Old Stuff Day.  Now, the idea behind this National Day is to think of different ways you can change up your day.  You know, instead of doing the same old stuff today, do something different! I decided to put my own spin on this day, and show you stuff that I used to do that I don't do anymore.  I changed up my routine a while ago and gave up some of the following stuff.

This is me on my second day at home in my new bed.


Cat beds are old stuff for me and I don't sleep in them anymore.  Ever since I came out of the bathroom after I got better and could meet Lexy, I gave them up.  I only sleep on furniture or Mommy's bed.