August 2016 | Lola The Rescued Cat
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!
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. 

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. 

Friday, August 12, 2016

Rescue Stories: Rico - Rescued From A Dumpster

Hello and Happy Friday! As part of our Rescue Stories series we have a great story for you.  Today I present you with Rico! We met Rico on Instagram and just had to find out more about his rescue. Rico was found in a dumpster, just like me. And let me tell you, the dumpster is not a nice place. Read on to see how his Mom fell in love with him at first sight. 

Almost 12 years ago I lived on a busy street, and as I was walking home one day, I took the short cut which was behind a shopping center. As I walked past a dumpster I heard a cat crying.  I looked around but didn’t see anything, so I kept walking. The further away I walked, the louder he cried.  It’s so strange to say this, but it was as if he knew that I was walking away. I stopped and went back to where I could hear him more clearly, and realized it was coming from the dumpster behind a fast food place. I immediately searched for a couple of boxes so I could reach him deep down in the dumpster. I was horrified at this tiny emaciated kitten that obviously was put in there by a human (for the lack of a better word!) He had no hair except for the tip of his tail and you could count his bones that were protruding from his little body.  I walked across the street with the kitten to my vet’s office to get him some help. He was infected with ring worms and infested with fleas and round worms.  The vet treated him for all but the fleas. I brought him home and named him Rico. I had to de-flea him with a bath of pesticide, and I had to keep him away from my senior cat, Tazz, (who was diagnosed with cancer) for four weeks. In about two months he was fully recovered. 

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Rico is a handsome boy! 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Got a Stinky House? Freshen it up With Fresh Wave!

When I was at BlogPaws in June I was happy to see that Fresh Wave was there.  I had heard about their products and was very interested in learning more about them.  I’ve been moving towards having a chemical free home for the past couple of years because products laden with chemicals really aggravate my migraines, and I like to use products that are safe for Lola and Lexy. So I’m always on the lookout for natural products and was not disappointed with Fresh Wave.

It was interesting to know that Fresh Wave has been around for over 20 years, way before it was popular to use natural products. Their mission is to emphasize the safe and the natural, concentrating on making great products without using harmful chemicals or destroying the planet.  A company with a conscience! I love it! Fresh Wave natural odor removing products use simple, pure and natural ingredients — water and natural extracts of lime, pine needle, aniseed, clove and cedarwood — to get rid of organic and inorganic odors. No chemicals, no headaches, and no worries around your pets. 

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Introducing Bearden the Bearded Dragon for Not of my Own Species Day

Hello everyone! This is Lexy checking in with a special interview for Not Of My Own Species Day. Today I am happy to introduce to you to our special friend, Bearden, a bearded dragon! We met Bearden on Instagram and fell in love with him. We just know you will, too.

Hello Bearden! Since today is Not Of My Species Day,  I thought it would be a great day to introduce you to our blogging friends. Welcome to our blog and thanks for joining me.  Ok, can you tell everyone what species you are and where you originate from?
I am a bearded dragon and my breed originates from Australia!

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Bearden close up

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Rescue Stories: Max - He Healed Two Broken Hearts

Hello and Happy Thursday Purrsday! I’m really purring today because we have a great story for you as part of our Rescue Stories Series.  Today I present you with Max! We met Max on Instagram (@mrpawesome) and fell in love with him.  He’s also from New York, and... he was in the same shelter as me (NYACC)!  What a small kitty world! Max had a rough start, but he’s definitely living the good life now.  Read on to see how he mended two broken hearts…

On February 27, 2013, our world came crashing down.  I was getting ready for work when our three-and-a-half-year-old cat, Theo, suddenly collapsed and stopped breathing. Tragically, he passed away.  Theo was the love of our lives, and had been with us for exactly two-and-half years, to the day.  We were beyond crushed.  The experience of losing him - and the trauma of trying to get him help that rainy morning - was soul-crushing.

We knew we'd adopt again, but wanted to wait awhile.  I found solace chatting every night with others who'd recently lost pets at (Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement). Slowly, I began to heal from the trauma.

About three weeks after Theo's passing, I felt compelled to look at online adoptable listings. I was feeling brave, a bit stronger, and thought I'd try looking at cats without getting too upset.  I browsed through the listings, and then stopped when I saw an ad for a seven-month-old smokey tabby tuxedo kitty named Max.  His mischievous expression and unusual markings drew me in.  I felt my heart race a little, the same way I'd felt when I first saw Theo's photo.

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