May 2016 | Lola The Rescued Cat
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Catit Playground New York! (A Report)

Hello and Happy Tuesday! A couple of weeks ago Catit came to New York City with an awesome kitty playground. Mommy was very excited to be invited to their Black Cat Soiree and she had a great time.  I asked her to make sure she brought home a full report so I could share it with you.

I'm going to tell you about the best part first… the playground! 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Wellness CORE Grain-Free Hearty Cuts - A Chewy Review

Hello everyone. This is Lexy checking in with our monthly review.  

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I can't wait to get it open

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I bet it's yummy! 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Making the Most of All Nine Lives: The Extraordinary Life of Buffy the Cat - A review

Hello and Happy Tuesday! Have I got a spectacular book review for you today.  You might be surprised that I’m writing a book review since Mommy is usually our book reviewer, but let me explain.  Today’s book is about a tabby cat, and since I’m the only tabby here at the White house I’m the best reviewer for this book.  Makes sense to me! 

Buffy The Cat

Buffy tells us that Making the Most of all Nine Lives – The extraordinary Life of Buffy the Cat “documents how I managed to trade hairballs for golf balls and scratching posts for the Evening Post. I’ve always felt that I never received enough attention, so I decided to transition from litter box to literature with this new tale of tabby.” Buffy personally loved learning to karate chip, which is great for self-defense and even better for hunting mice! This handsome ginger tabby really gets around.  His owner, Paul Smulson, does a very nice job of photographing Buffy’s adventures, which include: 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

My First Ever Selfies!

Hello and Happy Sunday! Today I have something special to share with you. I wanted it to be a surprise, but the title of my post gives it away.  That's OK, it's still special.  Today I present you with my first ever selfies! 

Now, you may be thinking that you're going to see Mommy in these selfies, but I took them before I even met her! Here is my very first ever selfie: 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Zen Clipper Nail Trimmer - A Review

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Most cats hate that dreaded time of the month.  You know what I’m talking about – nail trimming time! Ugh! Most of us don’t like our paws being handled because our paw pads are very sensitive.  Add that to the time that humans take to line up the clipper just right so our quick doesn’t get cut in the process and you have an annoyed cat on your hands.  And you know what else? That CLIP noise is scary! It sounds like our whole toe is going to get cut off! Who wants to sit through that?

Well, the folks at Zen Clipper have the purrfect solution for us – and you, too! The Zen Clipper is designed to cut only the tip of the nail through a unique conical, stainless steel blade that is patent pending. 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Straw Hat Selfies

Lola: Happy Sunday, everyone! Today isn't only Selfie Sunday it's Straw Hat Day! 

Lexy: Let me tell you a little bit of the history of this day.  The exact day varies a little bit in the U.S. but it's usually said to be May 15th.  Straw Hat Day unofficially marks the beginning of summer, and in days gone by gentleman put away their felt hats and donned straw hats, which are much cooler in the summer. In 1915 the people of Jacksonville, FL were very stern about this because on April 22 of that year it was declared a crime to wear a felt hat after Straw Hat Day. Apparently people took their hats very seriously back then. 

Lola: OK, without further ado here are our straw hat selfies! We hope you like them. 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

It's a Catit Weekend in New York City!

Hello and Happy Thursday Purrsday! Today we have some great news that will really make you purr! This weekend is going to be a Catit weekend here in NYC! 

That's right, Catit will soon open the doors to its first-ever pop-up shop and indoor pet playground. Get ready for some action-packed fun that includes an oversized kitty playground circuit, cat art gallery, pet expert discussions, and plenty of shopping for you and your feline friends. On hand will be author and cat photographer Lucas De Boeck giving tips on pet photography, and signing his cat portrait book, “Pure.” Animal Haven Shelter will be on hand with many “paws”-atively adorable kitties for cuddling – and adopting! Attendance is free (for you and your cat!), but attendees will leave with a complimentary Catit gift (while supplies last) to commemorate the event. Mock-“tail” refreshments will be served to round out the “purr”-fect weekend event.

It’s open to the public/consumers Friday, May 13 from 2-5 p.m., Saturday (May 14) from 10 to 6 p.m. and Sunday (May 15) 10-3 p.m. 

Mommy will be there and she can't wait! Did I mention there will be cat adoptions? I did? Well, it's worth mentioning twice! If you live in the Tri-State area, come spend a day in the Big Apple, check out the event, have a mock-tail and take home a kitty! MOL  

Do you have any Catit products? What's your favorite? We love our fountain and cat grass! 

Lola and Lexy

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

National Tabby Day Celebration!

Hello and Happy Wednesday! As I reported not long ago, April 30th was the first ever National Tabby Day!  Mommy went  to the celebration (which was also the book launch for Making the Most of All Nine Lives: The Extraordinary Life of Buffy the Catand she gave me a full report which I'm going to share with you. 

Unfortunately, Buffy wasn't there. But Sylvester the cat was! 

He even posed with author Sandy Robins and Tamar Arslanian of I Have Cat

Sunday, May 8, 2016

A Cat Mom's Love on Mother's Day- And a Selfie for Sunday

I have been very remiss in keeping my blog up to date lately, and I have to say Lola and Lexy aren't very happy about being out of touch with their friends.  Admittedly, I had no post prepared for today and had planned on posting a photo for Selfie Sunday with a few brief sentences to go along with it.  But as I began to get my photo ready thoughts started to flow through my head and the post started to take a different direction. 

The term "unconditional love" was in the forefront of my thoughts as I started to type. The researcher in me immediately looked up the terms agape (ah-guh-pay) and altruism, and the psychologist in me immediately thought of Carl Rogers's theory of Unconditional Positive Regard (accepting and respecting others as they are without judgment or evaluation.) But this blog is about my cats and me, so I should just speak from my heart without worrying about citing my work. 

As a 50-ish woman with no children I could very easily feel as if there was something missing from my life. (I find it interesting, though, that in graduate school I did a paper on women who were childless.) But as I sit here on the sofa typing this, I look to my left at Lola in her usual place on the arm of the sofa just being happy to be near me. I look to my right and see Lexy sitting on top of the recliner watching me, and I get a blink. And as other cat moms can only understand, I remember that I love Lola and Lexy as if I would love my own children.  Some people may think that to be a strange thing, but so what?