September 2018 | Lola The Rescued Cat
Monday, September 24, 2018

Be Disaster Prepared with the Sleepypod® Go Bag

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. For years I thought I didn’t need to worry about being prepared because I have never lived in an area that required evacuation or that was hard hit by a disaster. Then in 2012, Hurricane Sandy decided to hit my area, and she hit us hard. When I saw the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel flooded, I began to worry.

(If the video doesn't play, you can watch it on Youtube.)

And when the local news showed a neighborhood just three miles from me totally flooded, I began to panic because I had nothing prepared. I ran around the apartment grabbing things and throwing them in a bag in case we had to leave.

Sleepypod Go Bag|Disaster Preparedness
Photo by WABC-TV
That made me realize that in order to keep my cats (and myself!) safe, I need to be ready.
Thanks to the folks at Sleepypod I have the perfect Go Bag to pack my emergency kit in.

Sleepypod Go Bag|Disaster Preparedness

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Why Lexy Writes to Save Lives - #RememberMeThursday 2018

Hello, everyone. This is Lexy checking in for Remember Me Thursday. Lola, Mother, and I are very proud to be partnering with Helen Woodward Animal Center to promote this important day! We hope you’ll join us and our pals Three Chatty Cats in our blog hop to shine a light on pet adoption. (More details about that below.) 

Today I decided to tell you why I write to save lives. (Last year Lola wrote about her point of view on this subject, which you can read here.) My story may sound a little familiar to many of you because I wrote a post about it on my seventh gotcha day. But this is exactly why I write to save lives. Here’s my story…

Remember Me Thursday|Helen Woodward Animal Center

Thursday, September 13, 2018

DIY First Aid Kit for Your Cat

If your cat had a minor medical emergency, would you be prepared? Before working on this post I was not. I’ve been reading a lot about the importance of having a first aid kit for your cat and I thought it was time for me to put one together. Medical emergencies can occur suddenly without warning (like the time Lola fainted). It’s important to get your cat to the vet immediately, but being prepared for minor emergencies before they happen can be beneficial to both you and your cat.  

First Aid Kit For Your Cat|DIY first aid kit

Here's how to make a DIY First Aid Kit for your cat.

Monday, September 10, 2018

The Brodie Fund Gives Hope to Cats With Cancer and Their Families

A diagnosis of cancer is devastating for a pet parent. Not only is it heartbreaking, it is also a confusing time as well. The options to treat cancer in animals have a broad range, and for some can be quite costly. I have two friends who had dogs diagnosed with cancer. One spent probably close to $20,000 to prolong her dog’s life for a little over a year, and the other did what she could to keep her dog comfortable because she did not have the financial means for extensive treatment. I wish I had known about The Brodie Fund at that time so I could have shared this information with my friends. 

The Brodie Fund

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Save the Date! Remember Me Thursday® is 9-27-18 (And We Have an Announcement!)

Hello, and Happy Thursday Purrsday! I have some very exciting news to share with you today that will definitely make you purr! But first, get your calendars out so you can save the date for a very important event. Ready with your pencils? Okay, the date is Thursday, September 27, 2018, and the event is… Remember Me Thursday

This is the third year that we’ve been participating in Remember Me Thursday, and we’re honored to be partnering with Helen Woodward Animal Center once again. 

Remembe Me Thursday|Helen Woodward Animal Center

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Jackie - In Memoriam of a Special Cat at Tabby's Place

The first time I visited Tabby’s Place in April of 2011 I met Jackie and immediately fell in love with her. I was warned that she can be feisty and to be careful petting her, and for some reason that made me more intrigued with her. She was not afraid to let everyone know that if you wanted to interact with her, you had to do it on her terms. She was a girl of conviction. 

Tabby's Place
Jackie wondering who all the intruders were in her suite.