October 2016 | Lola The Rescued Cat
Saturday, October 29, 2016

National Cat Day 2016

Hello and Happy Saturday Caturday! Today is a great day – it’s National Cat Day!  In 2005 National Cat Day was founded by Pet and Family Lifestyle Expert & Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige to help bring attention to the number of cats that need to be rescued each year. Ever since then National Cat Day is celebrated on October 29 to celebrate cats and help them find forever homes.  Of course we couldn’t resist participating! 

National Cat Day

Friday, October 28, 2016

Solid Gold Purrfect Pairings Savory Mousse Review - #ChewyInfluencer

Hello everyone.  This is Lexy checking in with our monthly Chewy.com review.  This month I chose something I thought would be yummy; Solid Gold Purrfect Pairings Savory Mousse. Humans have chocolate mousse and now kitties have a mousse they can enjoy. 

solid gold purrfect pairings|solid gold pet food

We got the tuna and goat milk variety, but Chewy.com also carries chicken, chicken liver, salmon, whitefish and shrimp, all with goat milk. 
Monday, October 24, 2016

Want a Happy Cat? Have an Odor Free Home! #CLUMPandSEAL

This post is sponsored by ARM & HAMMER™ and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about ARM & HAMMER CLUMP & SEAL™ available at PetSmart®, but Lola The Rescued Cat only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Arm & Hammer and PetSmart are not responsible for the content of this article.

arm & hammer clump and seal|petsmart

Hello everyone. This is Lexy checking in with some information on a great product that we here at the White House love – ARM & HAMMER™ CLUMP & SEAL™ odor sealing litter. We are a multi-cat household that shares a one-bedroom apartment with a human, which means there are not a lot of options to hide the litter box.  It also means it’s hard to hide litter box odors. That is until ARM & HAMMER™ CLUMP & SEAL™ odor sealing litter came to the rescue.  

arm & hammer clump and seal|petsmart

A stinky litter box sets the tone for the household.  As you can see, Lola and I were not happy when litter box odors took over the apartment, and neither was Mother. She would constantly spray air freshener, or worse yet, she’d buy perfumey litter to try to cover up the smell.  (That only resulted in flowery scented poop.) Not good. Once we discovered ARM & HAMMER™ CLUMP & SEAL™ we were much happier cats, and Mother was a much happier person. 
Friday, October 21, 2016

Tabby's Place Visit - 10/8/16 (Part 1)

Hello and Happy Friday! Today I have a great post to share with you today! Not long ago Mommy went to visit Tabby's Place in New Jersey to visit with the kitties and check on our sponsor sister, Rose. She and our Auntie Jenna gave out lots of toys and treats and it was a great day for all! 

I present you with the Tabby's Place kitties! 

Jackie. Mommy loves Jackie, and you can read about her in a previous post here.

Mommy met Hilde for the first time. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Wordless Wednesday - Before and After

On the left is me six days after I came home.  On the right is me today.  What a difference love and good care can make in a cat's life! 

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

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Selfie Sunday With a Tabby's Place Kitty

Hello and Happy Sunday! We haven't participated in Selfie Sunday in a while, but we're back - with a special guest! Not long ago Mommy went to visit Tabby's Place in NJ and when she was there she asked a very special kitty to pose for a selfie. 

Raja is a long time resident of Tabby's who Mommy fell in love with in 2011, and during her visit she asked Raja if she would like to sit for a selfie. Mommy had a copy of our book with her and Raja was excited to pose with it. 

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I'm going to try to pose just like Lola for my selfie. 
Friday, October 14, 2016

A Visit to Koneko Cat Cafe in NYC With CWA Members

On Tuesday I told you about BlogPurr, a wonderful cat writer's event I attended here in NYC.  After the sessions were over we ended our day with a visit to Koneko Cat Cafe on the Lower East Side.  It was the purrfect end to a purrfect day, and I loved spending quality time with some of my favorite bloggers - and friends! 

Koneko Cat Cafe|BlogPurr|Merck|CWA
Cat Writers L to R: Amy Shojai, Caren Gittleman, Leah Mastilock, Julie McAlee, me, Layla Morgan Wilde, Paula Gregg
I only had my cell phone with me that day, so I apologize for the quality of the photos. I took so many and I had a hard time choosing a few for this post. 

Koneko is located at 26 Clinton Street between E. Houston (That's "House"-ton) and Stanton.  Don't blink, because you may pass it. 

Koneko Cat Cafe|BlogPurr|Merck|CWA

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wordless Wednesay - Our Re-Designed Window Blinds

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It's a good thing Lexy and I re-designed these blinds so we don't have to wait for Mommy to pull them up.  

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

BlogPurr Cat Writer's Event in New York City

Last month I was very lucky to be invited to a cat writer's event here in New York City, BlogPurr, sponsored by Merck

Merck Animal Health|BlogPurr

It was a very intimate gathering of ten bloggers, most of whom were friends that I was very happy to get to spend time with again. The speakers included veterinarians and a cat behavior expert, and we discussed topics such as learning the secrets behind common cat behaviors, information on the latest treatment for protecting cats from parasites, making trips to the vet easier for cats, and understanding reasons why cats receive less health care than dogs. 

Merck Animal Health|BlogPurr|cat writers
Cat Writers L to R: Paula Gregg - Sweet Purrfections; Julie McAlee - Sometimes Cats Herd You; Leah Mastilock - Rascal and Rocco; Layla Morgan Wilde - Cat Wisdom 101; and me . 

Friday, October 7, 2016

Surefeed Sealed Pet Bowl Review and Giveaway

Hello everyone. This is Lexy checking in, and have I got a great product to tell you about today.  When Mother was at BlogPaws this past June she saw the Surefeed Sealed Pet Bowl by SureFlap and liked it right away.  She thought it would be a great product for us (and she was right.) We were very excited when we were contacted by the folks at SureFlap to give this bowl a try. 

surefeed sealed pet bowl

surefeed sealed pet bowl

surefeed sealed pet bowl

Monday, October 3, 2016

Animal Assisted Psychotherapy

One day as I was browsing through Instagram I came across the profile for @julie.wilson.indigo. I was intrigued to read that Julie Wilson is a psychologist who utilizes Animal Assisted Psychotherapy (AAP).  As a mental health professional and an animal lover I was interested to learn more about Julie’s work so I reached out to her. Julie graciously agreed to be interviewed for my blog and explain more about this wonderful approach. 

animal assisted psychotherapy|julie wilson
Julie and one of her beautiful horses.