December 2016 | Lola The Rescued Cat
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year 2017 from the White House

Lola: Hello and Happy Saturday Caturday! As 2016 comes to an end, we decided to do some reflection. We’ve never done a “look back” kind of post, so this is our first one ever. To be honest, as new bloggers, we never had much to report on. But now that we’ve been blogging for two years we have a little bit more to look back on. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Our Secret Paws 2016 Goodies

Hello and Happy Wednesday! This year was the first time we participated in Secret Paws, and it was so much fun! Our Secret Paws were Zoey, Ernie, and Wally of The Island Cats, and they sent us a bunch of presents! Just wait till you see what we got. 
Friday, December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, from our house to yours! We wish you all the happiest of holidays, full of peace and love. Thank you for being a part of our lives.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Stressed by the Vet? Try a Cat Friendly Practice®.

Did you know that the United States is one of the highest ranked cat loving countries? In 2016 Gfk conducted a global study in which more than 27,000 consumers (aged 15 and older) in 22 countries were interviewed online. Results indicated that cats reside in 39% of households in the U.S., ranking below only Russia with 57% and France with 41%.

And according to the U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook  published by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AMVA), in 2012, 36.1 million households owned cats at that time, with the estimated number of pet cats being 74.1 million.That’s a lot of cats! Which makes me very happy on a personal level. But, that same sourcebook also points out that only 55% of cat owners took their cats to the vet, vs. 81% of dog owners. That statistic is indicative of our beloved felines not receiving the routine medical care they require.  

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Lola at the vet

Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas is coming! Six Tips to Cat Proof Your Christmas Tree

Hello everyone. This is Lexy checking in with some very important holiday information. Christmas is a very festive time of year with a lot of decorations, the biggest one being your Christmas Tree. Christmas trees are oh so pretty, but can be oh so dangerous for kitty.  I’ve got six simple tips that will keep your cat safe, while your tree still looks festive, this Christmas. 

Opt for an artificial tree.

Did you know an artificial tree is safer for your cat than a real tree? The pine needles on a real tree are not only dangerous (they can puncture internal organs if ingested), they are toxic.  If you do opt for a real tree, make sure the stand has plenty of water to prevent it from drying out.  The water in the tree’s bowl is also unsafe for your cat, so try keeping it covered with the tree skirt to deter kitty’s temptation to taste it. 

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Lola's first Christmas at home.

Make sure the tree is secure.

You can do this by anchoring the tree to the wall with a wire and taping with base with duct tape to the floor so it’s not easily knocked over. If possible, try not to have the tree next to shelves or furniture that your cat could use as a launching pad to pounce on the tree.  

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Lexy's first Christmas at home

Skip the tinsel. 

Tinsel can gather in your cat’s intestines and cause a blockage. A better alternative? Strands of beads. Mother uses these on our tree instead of tinsel, and they’re very pretty. 

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Avoid glass ornaments.

Decorate your tree with non-breakable ornaments. Glass shards can cause lacerations on the mouth, or worse yet, severe intestinal damage.  If you do use glass ornaments, place them high up on the tree out of your cat’s reach. Speaking of ornaments, hooks can also be dangerous. Alternatives are using twine or ribbon to tie them to the tree. It’s also a good idea to not have very small ornaments that can be easily ingested. 

Use caution with lights.

Electrical cords can pose a danger for cats who chew them.  Make sure the lights are secured to the branches and are not dangling to reduce temptation. Keep in mind that some larger lights can get hot and could cause a burn.  Remember to unplug lights when not in use and pet proof your extension cords with a chew safe cord cover like this or a Pecord Pawtec like this.  

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Be mindful of gifts and wrappings. 

Beautifully wrapped presents under the tree may add to the holiday d├ęcor and increase the Christmas spirit, but ribbons are a hazard for cats. Ribbons are exciting and we may think they are a fun toy.  But ingestion could result in emergency surgery. When leaving gifts under the tree it’s best to avoid ribbons or other decorations that could be chewed or swallowed. 

I hope these tips are helpful.  Do you have anything to add to the list? Is your cat mischievous with the Christmas tree? 

Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links.  If you purchase an item with one of these links I will earn a small commission. 

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Lola and Lexy's Gift List for Cat Lovers

Lola: Hello and Happy Thursday! We’re back with another gift list, just in time to for a last minute gift.

Lexy: On Monday we shared a list of books we thought would make great gifts.  Today we’re sharing some very affordable items for the cat lover on your list.  So without further ado, I present you with Lola and Lexy’s Gift List for Cat Lovers. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wordless Wednesday - Winter is Coming

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If temperatures didn't plummet into the low 30's, Lexy and I wouldn't be sharing the lumpy comforter.  The look on my face says it all. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Lola and Lexy's Book List for Christmas Gifts

Lola: Hello and Happy Tuesday! With Christmas upon us, Lexy and I thought it would be a great idea to put together a little list of pawesome gifts. Hey that rhymed! 

Lexy: Very cute, Lola! Since we are book lovers here at the White House, we put together a collection of books that we enjoyed.  There were SO many that we’ve read and it was hard to just pick a few (and they are in no particular order.)  So, without further ado, I present Lola and Lexy’s Book List for Christmas Gifts. 

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Selfie Sunday - Me and my Buddy

Hello and Happy Sunday! When I looked at the calendar I couldn't believe that we haven't posted in two weeks! Oh my stars, that's not good.  *taps on the mic* Is anyone there? Do we still have friends? I hope so. 

I thought that it would be great to do a Selfie Sunday post after being away for so long.  I think I picked a really good one, too.  I was hanging out on the couch with Mommy and Will one night when the purrfect photo op happened. I meowed to Will "Hey Will! Let's take a selfie of me letting you share Mommy's my pillow with me!" I think it came out great.