June 2015 | Lola The Rescued Cat
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Science Diet Grain Free Crunchy Creations - Chewy.com Review

Hello and Happy Monday! We are very excited to be a part of Chewy.com's Blogger Outreach Network! Today we're reviewing Hill's Science Diet Crunchy Creations Grain Free Treats.  Lexy usually does our reviews, but I'm doing this one today because I LOVED them!

We received two bags of the Crunchy Creations treats.  One chicken flavor and one salmon flavor.

Chicken looks really good!

Monday, June 29, 2015

What I Was Stalking!

Hello and Happy Monday! Yesterday for my Sunday Selfie I was stalking something, and I asked everyone what they thought it was.  Well, Kitties Blue, Summer, Melissa and Truffles, The Lone Star Cats and Ms. Phoebe got it right. It was... 


She had my string and I wanted it.  I didn't pounce on her though. Mommy got in the way. Lexy was probably lucky. 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Adopted Cats Who Support The Rescue Community - Part 1 (Meet Zoe Blue!)

Hello everyone, this is Lexy checking in. I am excited to announce a little series of interviews Lola and I will be posting. We have several Facebook friends who are adopted kitties who now give back to the rescued community in some way. They are all very talented, creative kitties who have big, giving hearts. We hope you enjoy meeting them and will visit them on Facebook. 

Today you will be meeting Zoe Blue. Zoe is a four-year-old Russian Blue who hails from Wisconsin and is an entrepreneur with her Mama.  

Zoe relaxing at home.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Throwback Thursday #TBT - Stealing Lexy's Mousie Part 2

Last week I posted a little video taken in 2011 of me stealing Lexy's mousie.  This was her reaction:

I guess it was a good thing for me Lexy is such a cool big sister. She really could have beaten me up right there but just gave me a warning.  Thank you, Lexy!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A Little Behind

Hello and Happy Tuesday! We have gotten a little behind in posting because Human things came up in life (not bad stuff, just stuff) and Mommyhad a dental procedure today. We hope to be back in the swing of things soon!  We're  working on something  that we hope you will all like.
In the meantime, our box of swag came and as you can see, Lexy has claimed it for her own. That Lexy... she's  something else! 
We'll meow with you soon!
Friday, June 19, 2015

International Box Day

Hello everyone, this is Lexy checking in.  Today is the BEST holiday of the entire year - International Box Day!  

We're new to the blogging, and I was so elated to find out that the blogosphere created this event so humans could show off pictures of their cats in boxes! My only problem was picking out my best shots. I have tons! So in celebration of International Box Day I present my favorite box photos.  I hope you enjoy them.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Throwback Thursday #TBT - Stealing Lexy's Mousie - Part 1

Here's a little video for Throwback Thursday. This was taken in March of 2011 when I was about nine months old. Lexy got a new mousie and I thought it looked very interesting.

I was still learning my manners when Mommy filmed this.  But hey, the mousie looked fun! Stay tuned next week to see Lexy's reaction.

Monday, June 15, 2015

I'm Too Sexy For This Storage Box

Hello everyone, this is Lexy checking in.  Mother was going to take this box to our storage unit, but I had other ideas.  I really like lying on it, it's a purrfect size.  So in my infinite wisdom I laid on the charm and tried to give my most stunning pose to deter her from removing it.  I didn't realize I was giving her my centerfold look! I think I look beautiful, and there is no way she could remove my lovely pedestal.  What do you think? Is it still here?

Mother will never be able to resist this pose

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Temptations Snacky Mouse - Review

Hello everyone, this is Lexy reporting.  I'm here today with another fabulous review for you. When Mother was at BlogPaws  in Nashville  she spotted the Temptations table and made a beeline for it because she knows Temptations are our favorite treat.  (OK, I"ll be honest - ONE of our favorite treats.  I rarely turn down a treat.) Temptations had this interesting little item on their table called a Snacky Mouse Toy.  Mother tried to sweet talk the Temptation people into giving her one, but to no avail. (She's new at that, so she's forgiven. Maybe she learned some tips she can use next year.)  She just had to get one for us, and luckily she found one in our local Stop &Shop when she got back.

According to the Temptations website, The Temptations Snacky Mouse Toy is "the most delicious game of cat and mouse." All you have to do is fill it with your kitty's favorite Temptations treat and watch the fun begin.

It comes in this cute little package.

Lola is trying to figure out what it is.

Temptations Snacky Mouse, Lola The Rescued Cat
That's not a real mouse, Mommy. 
I think it looks very interesting.

Temptations Snacky Mouse Toy, Lola The Rescued Cat
Let's open this and play! 
Here's a little video of Lola with the Snacky Mouse.  She couldn't quite figure out what to do with it.  She is not food driven at all, you should know that.  I'm quite sure that has a lot to do with it.

And here I am with it.  Of course, I knew what to do. And of course, "you know who" video bombed me.  What else is new? 

I knew Mother was trying to get video and photos, so I stopped playing with it.  I may not be a Tortie, but I've got a 'tude! MOL  When she came home she found it empty 

Temptations Snacky Mouse toy

Overall, the Temptations Snacky Mouse Toy gets two paws up from me.  I was interested in it right away and started getting my snacks out of it.  It was lots of fun! And it gave me something to do when Mother was at work, which is always a good thing. As I said before, Lola isn't food driven, so she wasn't very interested in it.  But if your kitty is like me, they will LOVE it!

Disclosure: We did not receive any compensation for this review.  All opinions are our own.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Adopt A Cat Month - Part 3

Today we bring you part 3 of our series celebrating Adopt A Cat Month.  Yesterday we gave you some things to really think about before you adopt a cat. It's an important decision, because too many  animals end up in a shelter every year.  Do you know why? Here are some reasons:

People realize they never should have gotten a pet in the first place.
Make sure getting a cat is for you! Take a good look at your life and make sure kitty fits into your lifestyle.

Sometimes people move to places that don't allow pets.  Pet-friendly housing can be hard to find.  You can do a web search for pet friendly housing, or reach out to a local shelter or rescue to see if they have contacts.

Financial problems. 
The cost of a pet can be high at times.  Sometimes people don't realize the financial obligation before they adopt, or they may come upon hard times. .

Changes in lifetsyle/no time. 
How sad is this? A new baby may come into the family and there is no room in the family for kitty. Or maybe someone has fallen ill. Or maybe the human got a new job and will not be home much.  Poor kitty.

Litterbox/behavior problems. 
Litterbox issues may be a symptom of an underlying medical problem.  Or it could be an easy fix like keeping it cleaner or getting an extra box.  Also, look at where the litter box is. Does kitty need more privacy?

Now that you're ready, where do you go to find one? Well, the first thing we have to say is ADOPT, DON'T SHOP! Just because it's "Adopt" a cat month doesn't mean everyone understands not to shop. I'm sorry, I get on my kitty soap box when it comes to this subject. It's easy to find a shelter/rescue cat that needs a home. Below are some sites you can use.




All of the above will search for pets in your local area.

If you have allergies or really have your heart set on on particular breed, there are breed specific rescues you can look into.  You can also do a web search for local shelters in your area so you can visit in person.   Whichever path you choose, remember, you will be giving a cat the best gift you could ever give her - a forever home with a forever family of her own, filled with love and happiness.

We hope you enjoyed our Adopt A Cat Month series.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Adopt A Cat Month - Part 2

Today we bring you part 2 of our series celebrating Adopt A Cat Month and we are writing about things to consider before adopting a cat.  According to the Human Society of the United States, 6 to 8 million pets end up in shelters each year.  Before adopting a cat (or any pet)  you need to remember that pets are FOREVER.  We are not disposable, we are a long term commitment! So before adopting, think about the following:

 Why do you want a cat? 
Too many pets are adopted just because someone felt like it one day. Or because it's Christmas and we're a gift. Or because our daughter's friend got a kitten and now she wants one.  You get the picture.  Think about why you really want a cat.

Photo courtesy of morgueFile
Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Adopt A Cat Month - Part 1

June is Adopt A Cat Month, and this will be the first post about that subject we will share.  Adoption is a subject near and dear to our hearts, so we couldn't let June go by without sharing our thoughts and important information.  Adopt a Cat Month is brought to you in June by the American Humane Association. On their website they say "each spring during “kitten season,” thousands of newborn kittens join the millions of cats already in shelters across the country. That means your local shelter has tons of cute, cuddly newborns, in addition to all the mellow, older cats and everything in between". We join the AHA in bringing this to the public's attention.  Let's get cats out of shelters and into forever homes!

As you all know Lexy and I were adopted from a shelter.  Lexy came from the Hudson Valley Human Society and I came from Animal Care and Control of New York City. This is my shelter photo, which many of you have seen before.

Lola The Rescued Cat
Me in the shelter. 
I wrote in my book "Well, here I am in the shelter, where they gave me an animal ID number and named me Lola. My name isn’t Lola, but they don’t understand what I’m meowing when I’m trying to tell them my real name. The lady who named me is nice to me, so I’ll let her call me Lola. I’m warm and I have a bowl of food, but I don’t like this cage. I don’t like this place. I want my home". It was a scary time and I'd like to save every cat in the world from this.
Saturday, June 6, 2015

Help Your Favorite Rescue/Shelter Get A Donation!

Happy Caturday! Today Lexy and I were sitting around meowing about how we have some donations to make since we got a royalty check.  We just LOVE sending donations, because it makes us happy to help kitties (and other pets) get what they need.  We had two ideas for a post today, so we decided to combine them into one. (Don't worry, it won't be TOO long!)
Friday, June 5, 2015

Pawesome Pet Of The Week!

I'm the Pawesome Pet of the Week over at Pawstively Pets!  Miss Ann interviewed me and it's posted today. 

Click on this link to read my interview.  Many thanks to Miss Ann for including me and thinking I'm pawesome!


Oh, Box Of Swag, Where Are You?

Stop the presses! I'm putting out an ABB (All Box Bulletin) on our Box Of Swag that Mommy mailed from Nashville! It still hasn't arrived and Mommy can't locate it.  GRRRRR.... It has A LOT of stuff in it!

She did bring home a few things that we can show you.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

National Hug Your Cat Day

Today is National Hug Your Cat Day! Here is Mommy giving us hugs.

National Hug Your Cat Day
You're squishing me a little bit, Mommy

National Hug Your Cat Day
OK Mother, we're done now.

Did you hug your cat today?

Lola and Lexy
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Blog Paws Boot Camp?

Mommy is stuck at the airport in Nashville,  but we hacked into her account so we could post something.  After seeing some of her stuff Lexy and I think she should have gone to Blog Paws Boot Camp before she left.  Stay tuned, you'll see why.

OK, so we told her we wanted to see EVERYTHING from Blog Paws and this is what we got:

The fountain in the hotel:

Her Blog Paws badge. (Did she REALLY have to put the new attendee ribbon on it?):

Monday, June 1, 2015

House Patrol

Mommy is coming home tomorrow! I've  been very busy while she has been away doing House Patrol. As you can see, I've  been making sure her pillow is safe. Not only is it safe, it will be nice and warm and covered in my pretty fur.  The rest of the house is safe, too. She put a lot of stuff away before she left so we wouldn't  knock it over, but I found  some of it under the coffee table. I'm  keeping my eye on that stuff, too. This is a lot of work so I'll  be glad when she walks through that door! And Lexy I and want to hear all about #BlogPaws!