January 2017 | Lola The Rescued Cat
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

It's National Backward Day!

Hello and Happy Tuesday! Do you know what today is? Go ahead, take a guess…. OK, never mind, let me just tell you. Today is National Backward Day! According to what I read on the internet, National Backward Day is an opportunity to reverse our ways. This gave me the purrfect idea for a post, and an opportunity to psyche Mommy out at the same time! (And you know that Lexy and I often put our own spin on things, anyway.)

OK, let me set the scene. Lexy is usually the one to sit next to her bowl and look at Mommy with her big dreamy eyes to let her know it’s time to eat. I don’t usually do that – I usually follow Lexy into the kitchen and let her do all the work. I just go along for the ride! So, for Backward Day I thought I’d be the one to remind Mommy it’s nom time!  

National Backward Day|sure feed bowl

Halo Wholesome Real Chicken Cat Treats Review

Hello, everyone.  This is Lexy checking in with our monthly Chewy.com review.  This month I chose the Halo Healthsome Real Chicken Cat Treats – a very yummy choice. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

It's National Opposite Day!

Lola: Hello and Happy Wednesday! 

Lexy: Hello, everyone. Not only is today Wednesday, it’s National Opposite Day. A day when people do the opposite of what they mean. Lola and I decided to put our own spin on the day. 

Lola: That's right! Lexy and I sharing something that is the opposite of what we usually do. And let me just meow, it will surprise you. 

Lexy:  That’s for sure, Lola.  *snickers*

national opposite day

Lola: Can you guess why that photo is the opposite of what we usually do? 
Sunday, January 22, 2017

Selfie Sunday - An Easy Day

Hello, everyone. This is Lexy checking in with my Sunday Selfie.  I decided to show how I enjoy getting my easy on.  

selfie sunday|cat selfie|cat in a basket

I love this basket. After this selfie was snapped Mother put another cushy blankie in the bottom so I would be more comfortable.  And of course, I love my pillow made by our pal Zoe Blue's mom. 
Friday, January 20, 2017

Catnip Caves by Smarty Kat - A Review

Hello, everyone.This is Lexy checking in with toy review.  Today I present you with Catnip Caves by Smarty Kat. 

There are many things that we kitties like, and two of them are paper bags and catnip. Catnip Caves are both of those rolled into one. 

smarty Kat|catnip caves

SmartyKat Catnip Caves are irresistible to cats because they combine the allure of a rustling hideaway with stimulating catnip. The surface of the paper inside the bag is treated so catnip scent is released with every touch – just like a scratch ‘n sniff sticker! The paper bags are made with recycled material, and we like being kind to the environment. 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Lola's Great Collar Caper

Hello and Happy Wednesay! The other day I had a caper - Lola's Great Collar Caper! Mommy came from work and noticed I didn't have my collar on. I was naked! She asked me where it was, but I wouldn't tell her. 

Monday, January 16, 2017

It's My Sixth Gotcha Day!

Hello and Happy Monday! Do you know what today is? Go ahead, take a guess. OK… never mind… let me just tell you. Today is my gotcha day! Six years ago today I came home to live with Mommy and Lexy. Six whole years – I can’t believe how time flies. I don’t have a ton of pictures of me during that time, so I have to use the same photos every year.  I really hope you don’t mind. 

OK, so my adoption journey has three parts. It all began on January 6, 2011 when I was rescued from the shelter.  Here’s what I wrote in my diary that day: 

“Today was an exciting day! A worker came to my cage to take me out and put me in a box. I got real scared because I thought I was going to be put to sleep.  I couldn’t see out of the box so I didn’t know what was going on.  I heard a lot of humans talking, and the next thing I knew I was in a car.  Imagine that! A car! A little while later I finally got to come out of the box and I couldn’t believe it – I was in a different doctor’s office.  “Oh boy, here we go again” I thought. I looked up – and there was the lady that was asking about me yesterday!” 

It was so good to be out of the shelter, even though I was a little confused. 

The second part of my journey is probably my favorite, and that’s the day I met Mommy. Before I tell you about that, let me share a little something she wrote on Facebook on January 7, 2011. 

Photo courtesy Janice Rossel

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Selfie Sunday - Practicing My Innocent Look

Hello and Happy Sunday! Today for my selfie I'm practicing my "Innocent Look".  Mommy would never believe I was up to no good kitty mischief if I gave her this look. 
sunday selfie|cat selfie

What do you think? 
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Wellness Natural Hairball Control and Kittles Crunchy Cat Treats Review

Hello, everyone. This is Lexy checking in with a review of some great food by Wellness. Lola and I were lucky to receive a bag of Natural Hairball Control  AND some packages of Kittles Crunchy Cat Treats.

Let’s start with the good stuff first, and by that, I mean the treats.

Monday, January 9, 2017

2017 Pet Blogger Challenge

I’ve been a little out of the blogging loop lately and was unaware of the GoPetFriendly.com’s 2017 Blogger Challenge. On Friday I read Melissa’s post on Mocha’s Mysteries and Meows which inspired me to participate and share my answers with you. My goal for 2017 is to challenge myself as a writer and a blogger and move out of my comfort zone.  I've never participated in a challenge before, but here goes! 

1.  When did you start your blog and, for anyone who is just seeing it for first time, please provide a description of your site. Would you say your blog focuses more on sharing stories with your readers, or providing a resource for your audience?

I started my blog around May of 2014. I was very new to all of this, and was on a platform that I didn’t understand, so I didn’t do much with it. In December of 2014 I decided to move over to Blogger and that's when I started blogging. 

I originally started my blog as the official website for my book but as time went on it began to take on a life of its own. Lola The Rescued Cat is a humorous blog written (mostly) from the perspective of my cats, Lola and Lexy. I am passionate about rescue and animal welfare and like to promote this as well as responsible pet ownership. I do this by sharing information on health, safety, and animal welfare. I want cats to be able to live happy and healthy lives with their owners and stay out of the shelters and off the streets. My blog focuses both on sharing stories and providing resources. I’m planning on sharing more stories about the day to day antics of Lola and Lexy in the coming year. 

2. What was your proudest blogging moment of 2016?

Being accepted for my first paid blogger’s campaign was definitely a proud moment.  For me that meant that my blog was getting attention, and also that my writing was improving and was on a level that made brands want to work with me.  

3.  Which of your blog posts was your favorite this year and why? (Please include a link.)
Choosing one is hard, but one that is on the favorite list is one I wrote about Tabby’s Place for Blog the Change for Animals. Tabby’s Place is one of my favorite rescues and I always enjoy writing about them to bring attention to what they do. 

tabby's place|animal shelters|cat sanctuary

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Selfie Sunday - Caught!

Hello, everyone.  This is Lexy checking in with my selfie for Sunday.  Up until now, rumor had it that I was the culprit when it came to tearing open food bags.  Pictures say 1000 words and tell 1000 tales, so I can no longer tell a lie.  

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

1-800-PetMeds Cares™ 2017 Change a Pet’s Life Contest

Hello and Happy Wednesday! We’re teaming up once again with 1-800-PetMeds Cares to bring our readers some exciting information about their third annual Change a Pet’s Life Day contest. 

Change a Pet’s Life Day was started in 2009 to encourage pet adoption and draw attention to the many homeless pets in the US. It takes place each year on January 24. 1-800-PetMeds Cares™ introduced the Change a Pet’s Life Contest in 2015 to help homeless pets get the life-changing medical treatment they needed to be adoptable.

In honor of Change a Pet's Life Day on January 24, 2017, 1-800-PetMeds Cares™ is holding the third annual Change a Pet's Life Contest to help adoptable pets in need of medical care. Shelters and animal rescues may enter an adoptable pet and encourage your community to vote for a chance to win up to $2,000 in grants. 

How To Enter

  • The Change a Pet's Life Contest is open to U.S. animal rescues and shelters to change the life of an adoptable pet by providing a needed surgery or medical treatment.
  • To enter: fill out the entry form and submit an adoptable pet in need of medical treatment. Tell the pet’s story, describe how the pet got to the rescue group and include a photo of the pet.
  • Contest is open to US animal shelters and animal rescue groups that adopt out dogs and/or cats in the US and have not won a 1-800-PetMeds Cares™ contest within the last year (1/9/16-1/8/17).
  • Limit of one entry per group.

Submission Period

  • Entry period: January 9, 2017, at 12 a.m. ET to January 15, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. ET
  • Voting period: January 16, 2017, at 12 a.m. ET to January 22, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. ET
  • Winners announced January 24, 2017, on the contest webpage.


  • 1st place: Up to $2,000 towards the winning pet’s care and a video, produced by 1-800-PetMeds Cares™, about the winning pet and rescue group to be featured on the 1-800-PetMeds Cares™ website and social media sites.
  • 2nd place: $1,000 grant for the second-place pet’s surgery and/or medical treatments.
  • 3rd place: $500 grant for the third-place pet’s surgery and/or medical treatments.
  • All monetary prizes will be paid directly to the veterinarians/animal hospitals overseeing the winning pets’ care.

Previous Winners

In 2015 the grand prize winner was Gorilla, from Pug Rescue of Austin. Gorilla is now in his forever home. And in 2016 Regina, from National Mill Dog Rescue, who has also been adopted. 

If you're not part of a shelter or rescue, don't worry! Beginning January 16 you can view all the entries here. We'll definitely be voting! 

Please spread the word about the contest so your favorite shelter or rescue can enter. 

Disclosure: We received a gift for sharing the information about this contest. Lola The Rescued Cat only shares information we feel will be of interest to our readers. 
Monday, January 2, 2017

Litter Genie Cat Litter Disposal System Review - #ChewyInfluencer

Hello, everyone. This is Lexy checking in with our with our monthly Chewy.com review. I was very excited when I read the December choices of products.  I really wanted the Litter Genie Cat Litter Disposal System because I thought it would make a good Christmas gift for Mother. There were only 25 available and I crossed all four paws hoping my request made it in time.  Well, whoever said crossing paws doesn’t work is wrong, because I got one!