2020 | Lola The Rescued Cat
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Scruffy Paws Nutrition's Kidney-Vitalize Helps Support Your Cat's Kidney Health

Hello, everyone. This is Lexy checking in with another product review for you. If you're a long time reader of our blog, you know that one of our goals is to bring all of you information that can help your cats live a happy, healthy life. Telling you about products that are on the market is one of the ways we do this. 


Kidney-Vitalize Twitter Graphic


Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Six Tips to Excite Your Bored Cat and Relieve Cabin Fever

Welcome to the second post in our new series, Enriching Your Cat’s Life. Today we're going to discuss ways to excite your bored cat.


Cats playing with the Cat Amazing Puzzle Feeder

Friday, October 9, 2020

Lola's Unspoken Story - #MyUnspokenPet

This post is sponsored by CUDDLY

Hello, and Happy Friday! We are very excited to be partnering with CUDDLY for today’s post as part of their #MyUnspokenPet campaign.

#MyUnspokenPet CUDDLY intro graphic
Monday, October 5, 2020

Lola and Lexy's Top Five Ways to Get Your Cat to Drink More Water

Hello, everyone. This is Lexy checking in with another of our "Top Five" posts. In our previous post, we discussed ways to keep your cat cool on hot days. Today, Lola and I have five ways to encourage your cat to drink more water. 


Five Tips to Get Your Cat to Drink More Water

Saturday, October 3, 2020

I'm a Guest on the Wolfkeer Podcast 10/4/2020

 Hello, and Happy Caturday! I have some exciting news to share today. Tomorrow our mom is going to be a guest on the Wolfkeeper Podcast with Toriano Sanzone. It airs live at 12pm Eastern time. 



Toriano's is a master Dog Trainer, Published Author, and former affiliated Dog Trainer for Cesar Millan. And he is also owned by a cat as well as a dog. Toriano's podcast is dog focused, but this month is Cat-tober Take Over and it's cat talk all month! 


We hope you'll listen in tomorrow! You can tune in via the Facebook live on The Woflkeeper Facebook Page or through the Podbean app. If you tune in via Facebook, let our mom know you're there! 

Lola

Monday, September 28, 2020

A Cat Friendly Home – Make Your Cat Happy in Five Easy Steps

Welcome to the first post in our new series, Enriching Your Cat’s Life. Today we’re going to discuss the importance of creating a cat friendly home.


Make Your Cat Happy in Five Easy Steps Twitter graphic

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Monmouth County SPCA Helps Others #SeeTheLight for Shelter Cats - #RememberMeThursday 2020

Ever since I adopted Lola in January 2011, I've made it a point to advocate for shelter cats and encourage adoption. In addition to our blog, I accomplish this through our Facebook page, our book, and through being a contributing writer for the Jackson Galaxy Project's Cat Pawsitive Pro Program. It brings me great joy to write about how shelters and rescues work hard to shine a light on cats who may be considered "unadoptable" so they are not forgotten and forced to live their lives in a shelter setting.


Remember Me Thursday 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Enter the #RememberMeThursday Contest to Win Money & Prizes For Your Favorite Shelter

Hello, everyone. This is Lexy checking in to tell you about a wonderful contest for Remember Me Thursday. 


Remember Me Thursday

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Help Others #SeeTheLight for Rescues on Remember Me Thursday (9/24/2020)

Happy Thursday Purrsday! Lexy and I are purring today because we are excited to be partnering again this year with Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC) to host our annual Blog Hop for Remember Me Thursday. 


As former shelter cats who were once forgotten, the Remember Me Thursday movement is very important to us, and we are always proud to shine the light on shelter pets who are waiting for their forever homes. 



Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Bootsie's Combination Scratcher Satisfies Your Cat's Scratching Needs (Giveaway)

Hello, everyone. This is Lexy checking in with a review of a great product for you. Today I present you with Bootsie's Combination Scratcher by SmartCat®. 

 Two cats with the Bootsie's Combination Scratcher

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Rescue Stories - Mudpie: She Mended Her Mom's Broken Heart

Hello, and Happy Wednesday! I'm very excited to share a very special rescue story with you. Today, I bring you the tail tale of our very good friend, Mudpie of Melissa's Mochas, Mysteries, and Meows! We've been friends with Mudpie and her Mom since just about the beginning of our blogging adventures, and we just adore them. And we remember when Mudpie arrived at her forever home and how excited the cat blogosphere was! Read on to see how she mended her Mom's broken heart. 


Lola

Tortie Rescued Story

Monday, August 24, 2020

PetFusion BetterBox Litter Box and ToughGrip Litter Mat Giveaway!

Hello, and Happy Monday! If you read our last post about our new litter box privacy zone, you'll know we announced a giveaway that starts today! 


Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Create a Litter Box Privacy Zone with PetFusion

I’m in the middle of a “catification” project in my apartment, and one of the areas I needed to take a good look at and change was the litter box area. Lola and Lexy’s litter box is in the living room. It was previously in a boxed-in corner, and if one of them decided to engage in “litterbox stalking” the other was pretty much trapped. And the tracking! Oh, the tracking! Even though I use a good, low tracking litter, it would still get on my carpet. It was also placed next to a bookcase that I would frequently need something from, and when I had to open it I would have to move the box. We all needed an update!

PetFusion Litter Boxes and Accessories

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Lola and Lexy's Top Five Ways to Keep Your Cat Cool During the Dog Days of Summer

Hello, everyone! This is Lexy checking in with another Top Five post. Today Lola and I have a particularly important topic to discuss. Summer can bring with it extremely hot days, and it’s essential that you keep your cat cool when it does. Today we have five tips to keep your cat cool during the dog days of summer.



Saturday, August 8, 2020

Rescue Stories - Linus & Tubby: They Changed Their Human's Life Forever

Hello, and Happy Caturday! What better way to celebrate Caturday than with a fantastic rescue story? Today we present the tale of Linus, brought to us by fellow blogger B.J. Bangs at Paws for Reflection. Read on to see the beautiful impact they had on her life. 

Lola



Monday, August 3, 2020

Hound & Gatos® Cat Food - Real Goodness For Life™ (And a Giveaway!)

Regular readers of the blog know that in 2019 I attended Global Pet Expo where I had the opportunity to learn about many pet products on the market. One of these products is Hound & Gatos pet food, and I'm happy to share this high-quality, high-protein cat food with you. 




Thursday, July 30, 2020

Lola and Lexy's Top Five Signs of Dehydration in Cats

Hello, everyone. This is Lexy checking in with our latest “Top Five” post. July is Pet Hydration Month, and Lola and I thought it would be a good idea to talk about the top five signs of dehydration in cats. 





Friday, July 24, 2020

The Feline Meow House Cat House by Petique is the Cat's Meow!

One of my goals here at Lola The Rescued Cat is to bring information to our readers that can help their cats live happier lives. (Well, not only cats but their people, too!)  I accomplish this by doing product reviews so pet parents get a glimpse of different cat-related products out there that can enhance the lives of both their two-legged and four-legged family members.


Petique Feline Meow House
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Working From Home With Cats - Part 6

Hello, and Happy Tuesday! We spent so much time focusing on Adopt A Cat Month in June that we fell a little behind in our "Working From Home With Cats" series. Don't worry, Lexy and I are still busy keeping Mommy on track. Here's a peek into what we've been up to. (Don't forget to click on the photos to see the post on Instagram.)



Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Will You Adopt Me? Meet Divya - She Found Herself in Dire Straights After Being Abandoned on the Street

Today I'm rounding out my group of Tabby's Place cats for our "Will You Adopt Me? series with a beautiful diva named Divya

Tabby's Place Cat Sanctuary
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Will You Adopt Me? Meet Bebe - From Pauper to Princess of Tabby's Place

  1. Adopt A Cat Month may be over, but that doesn't mean we stop promoting advocacy and rescue here at Lola The Rescued Cat. I still have a couple of more Tabby's Place cats to share with you as part of our "Will You Adopt Me?" series. Today I have the beautiful Bebe to introduce to you. 

Tabby's Place Cat Sanctuary
Monday, July 6, 2020

The CWA 2019 Certificate of Excellence Winners are Announced and We're Very Surprised!

The Cat Writers’ Association has announced the winners for their 2019 Communications Contest. Last year I was very surprised at the results for myself and the blog, but this time I was completely blown away! This year I won 14 Certificates of Excellence for the 15 entries I submitted. I’m very excited to share the top spot with my good friend Deb Barnes of Zee and Zoey. I have admired Deb and her work for many years and thought I could only aspire to be her equal in any way. To say I am extremely honored to be on par with her in the contest is an understatement. 

CWA Communications Contest

Friday, July 3, 2020

Will You Adopt Me? Meet Shifty - A Handsome Senior Gentleman at Tabby's Place

Today we have another Tabby's Place cats for our Will You Adopt Me series. Regular readers know I'm a big supporter of Tabby's, and I sponsor a special needs cat, Rose, on a monthly basis. Today I introduce you to Shifty, a staff favorite at the sanctuary. 

Tabby's Place A Cat Sanctuary

Monday, June 29, 2020

Will You Adopt Me? Meet Bounty - A Chatty Deaf Girl at Tabby's Place

As Adopt A Cat Month comes to an end, we have a beautiful  Tabby's Place cat for our Will You Adopt Me series. Bounty is a beautiful, chatty girl who would make the perfect addition to anyone's home.   


Tabby's Place a Cat Sanctuary

Friday, June 26, 2020

Will You Adopt Me? Meet Raya and Emily - Two Friendly Senior BFFs.

Hello, and Happy Monday! Adopt A Cat Month continues, and we have two beauties who are currently at Pet Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) in Norwalk, CT to tell you about today. Our great friends Kevin and Tracey from Animal Shelter Volunteer Life posted about them on our blog and we just had to share them, too. Our mom visited PAWS a few years ago and was blown away by the facility and the work they do. (You can read that story here.) 

Today we bring you Raya and Emily, two BFFs who were returned to the shelter when their owner could no longer care for them. 

Will You Adopt me series
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Lola and Lexy's Top Five Reasons Cats are Great Pets - Cat World Domination Day

Hello, everyone. This is Lexy checking in with our latest “Top Five” post. Today we’re celebrating Cat World Domination Day with our good pal, Summer. Lola and I put our heads together and decided in honor of today we would put together a list of why cats are great pets.

I present you with our top five reasons cats are great pets!

Cat World Domination Day
Friday, June 19, 2020

Rescue Stories - Rose: Hit by a Car in VA, She's Now a Star at Tabby's Place!

Hello, and Happy Friday! I'm so excited! Can you guess why? Never mind, I'll just tell you. Today we have a very special rescue story for you. Our sponsor sister at Tabby's Place, Rose, is sharing her story with all of you.  Her dedicated correspondent, Ilene, helped her put it together and it's just fabulous! We just love Rose to pieces and bits and we're happy to share this very brave and strong-willed (and cute!) girl with you. Without further ado I present our beautiful Rosie! 

Lola

Tabby's Place a cage free cat sanctuary
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

It's Lexy's 10th Gotcha Day! And We're Raising Money for Tabby's Place!

Hello, everyone. This is Lexy checking in on a very special day. It's my 10th Gotcha Day! Well, my Gotcha Day is actually in  April, but with the COVID-19 Pandemic and New York being on "pause" we didn't' get to celebrate it publicly. Until now, that is! 

Tabby's Place


Friday, June 12, 2020

Lola and Lexy's Top Five Reasons to Adopt a Cat

Hello, and Happy Friday! Lexy and I continue our celebration for Adopt A Cat Month by bringing you our Top Five Reasons to Adopt A Cat. Now, we know there are a billion reasons, but these are five of our favorites. 

So without further ado, let's get into the post! 


Top 5 Reasons to Adopt a Cat
 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Rescue Stories - Harry and Hermoine: Mended Two Broken Hearts

Hello, and Happy Tuesday! We're continuing our Adopt A Cat Month Celebration by bringing you a fab rescue story today. Meet Harry and Hermione, two adopted cats who mended two broken hearts. 
Lola


Friday, June 5, 2020

Will You Adopt Me? Meet Leaf - A Snuggly Senior Boy

In April  we introduced you to a beautiful cat named Purrogi at Monmouth County SPCA who just happens to be their Cat Pawsitve Pro (CPP) shining star. We have great news to share with you; Purrogi was adopted! Cinnamon, who we shared with you in March, is also enjoying her forever home! This month we're featuring another Monmouth County SPCA cat - meet Leaf, a senior gentleman brought into the shelter as a stray. 


Monday, June 1, 2020

Lola and Lexy's Top Five Ways to Celebrate Adopt A Cat Month

Hello, and Happy Monday! Today is June 1st, which marks the start of a very important month. It's Adopt A Cat Month! Lexy and I just love meowing about it because adoption is very important to us. 

Today Lexy and I are sharing our Top Five Ways to Celebrate Adopt A Cat Month. But it doesn't stop here! All month our Top Five will focus on adoption, and there will be other posts about rescue as well. June is going to be a great month! You can read our post from last year here where we explain everything in detail, including some very important statistics. 

So, without further ado, here are our Top Five Ways to Celebrate Adopt A Cat Month! 




Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Lola and Lexy's Top Five Litter Box Tips

Lola: Hello, and Happy Wednesday! As you know, we had to re-think our blog a little bit this year because of the "pause" in New York. Well, Lexy and I came up with a fab idea!

Lexy: I agree, Lola. I think it’s quite outstanding.

Lola: Okay, let me tell you all what it is. Drumroll, please…… *chases tail in a circle*

Lexy: While Lola is making herself dizzy, allow me to elaborate. Lola and I are starting a series on the blog called “Lola and Lexy’s Top Five.” We’re going to talk about different subjects and give you our top five tips, or the top five reasons, or the top five ways…. you get the picture.

Lola: It’s going to be just great! I’m so excited to be taking over the blog again.

Lexy: To start it all off, today we have our Top Five Litter Box Tips.

Lola: We hope you enjoy it! 




litter box tips

Friday, May 22, 2020

Working From Home With Cats - Part 5

Hello, and Happy Friday! I'm back today with part five of our "Working From Home With Cats" series. I was a busy bee in this post,that's for sure! Here's what we've been doing since we left off last time. 



Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Put a Smile on Your Face With Your Cat on Your Feet - Printsfield Socks Review

Hello, everyone. This is Lexy checking in, and I've got a fab review for your today. Times are a little stressful for a lot of people these days, but do you know the best way to put a smile on your face? It's by putting your cat on your feet! Stay with me, friends. It will all make sense in a minute! 


Printsfield Personalized Socks

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Working From Home With Cats - Part 4


Hello, everyone. This is Lexy checking in with part four of our "Working From Home With Cats" series. Lola and I are still very busy keeping Mother on track. Check out what we've been up to. 




Monday, May 11, 2020

Rescue Stories - Elf: Abandoned by His Momma Cat

Hello, and Happy Monday! We have another great rescue story for you today. (You all know what Lexy, Mommy, and I just love a good rescue story!) Today we're featuring our friend, Elf, from the fab blog Catscue. Read how he went from being abandoned by his Momma as a kitten to living a fab life. 

Lola


Cat Rescue Stories

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Creating a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan for Your Cat

Depending on where you live in the country, having a COVID-19 plan for your cat (or any pet) may be a good idea. It is something I actually didn’t think about until I was doing research for another post and came across some information. And quite honestly, I didn't want to think about it. The thought of not being here for my girls is terrifying, but something I know I need to be prepared for. This may be a little late, but if you live in an area that still has a high number of cases it is something to consider.

I have been extremely fortunate during this pandemic and lockdown in New York State – I’m able to work both of my jobs from home, and I'm still bringing in my salary (something I give thanks for every day.) Lola, Lexy, and I have everything we need, and as usual, my girls want for nothing. But what would happen to them in a sudden emergency? 


covid-19 preparedness plan for your cat


Friday, May 1, 2020

Working From Home With Cats - Part 3

Hello, and Happy Friday! Well, Lexy and I are still working with Mommy at home. She's been pretty busy during the day, and we've been helping her. I have to say, it's exhausting! How do humans do this all the time? 




Thursday, April 23, 2020

Working From Home With Cats - Part 2

Hello, and Happy Thursday Purrsday! As you know from our last Working From Home With Cats post, Lexy and I have been very busy keeping Mommy on track while she's telecommuting. 

Just a second... *yells over shoulder* What's that, Lexy? You've been busy working and I've just been snuggling in the morning?  Mind your business, please! 



Monday, April 20, 2020

Scruffy Paws Nutrition Scrub and Shine Dental Powder Keeps Your Cat's Teeth and Gums Healthy

One of my goals here at Lola The Rescued Cat is to bring information to our readers that can help their cats live happier lives. (Well, not only the cats but their people, too!) One way I accomplish this is by doing product reviews so pet parents can get a glimpse of different cat-related products that are out there that can make life easier for two-legged and four-legged family members. 


Scruffy Paws Nutrition

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Working From Home With Cats - Part 1

Hello, everyone. This is Lexy checking in. It has been quite some time since I've taken over the blog, and I must say it's been just too long! I've missed chatting with you all. 

Today starts Mother's fifth week at home while New York is paused. Just like in most states, humans here are practicing social distancing and unless they are essential employees they are supposed to stay home. Mother is very lucky and very grateful to be able to continue her job from home. I've decided to start a little series on the blog called "Working From Home With Cats" because, in my opinion, Mother is very lucky to have me as an assistant. 



Thursday, April 9, 2020

Will You Adopt Me? Meet Purrogi - He Made an Incredible Transformation Through CPP

Last month we introduced you to a beautiful cat named Cinnamon at Monmouth County SPCA who is their Cat Pawsitve Pro (CPP) shining star. I received an update on another cat before the program was paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic who I'm excited to share with you today. Meet Purrogi, who initially had a difficult time adjusting to shelter life but is now playful and affectionate. 


Monmouth County SPCA


Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Oxyfresh - Environmentally Safe Products for People and Pets

One of my goals here at Lola The Rescued Cat is to bring information to our readers that can help their cats live happier lives. (Well, not only the cats but their people, too!) One way I accomplish this is by doing product reviews so pet parents get a glimpse of different cat-related products that are out there that can make life easier for two-legged and four-legged family members. 

Oxyfresh Pet Products

Friday, March 13, 2020

Will You Adopt Me? Meet Cinnamon - A Sassy, Smart Lady at Monmouth County SPCA

I’m sure most of you know by now that I am a contributing writer for the Jackson Galaxy Project’s Cat Pawsitive Pro Program. It’s a project that I absolutely love volunteering for because I love seeing cats who were previously considered “unadoptable” find their happy forever homes. From time to time I also form a great relationship with one of my assigned shelters and I love keeping in touch with them. Although the semester is just starting, I’m already forming a wonderful relationship with Monmouth County SPCA in Eatontown, NJ.

When Nina Lucow, their Feline Adoption Manager, sent me a draft of their first report I immediately fell in love with the cat, and knew I just had to share her story on the blog and all over social media to help her find her forever home. I’m elated to introduce you to Cinnamon, a beautiful orange Tabby girl with a little bit of cattitude. 



Monmouth County SPCA

Monday, March 9, 2020

Rescue Stories - Plush: A Rags to Riches Kitty

Hello, and Happy   ! We're back today with another Rescue Story we're sure you'll love. Today we're featuring our friend, Plush, from Life & Cats! Poor Plush went through a rough period, but his story has a very happy ending. Read how he went from being abandoned to being a beautiful show cat! Plush has a wonderful life and family now, and we're so happy for him! 


Lola

Cat Rescue Stories
Monday, February 24, 2020

Lola on the Road: PURRsonal Space - South Jersey's Cat Lounge (Palmyra, NJ)

Welcome back to "Lola on the Road." I'm continuing the series into 2020, and this year I'll be staying closer to home. Don't worry, though! There are plenty of cafés within driving distance to keep me busy! I'll never get tired of reporting on coffee and cats! 


purrsonal space |cat cafes

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Rescue Stories - Donovan: He Found the Love of His Life in a McDonald's Parking Lot

Recently a dear friend, that I met through the Facebook cat community just after I started my Facebook page, passed away. When I asked for rescue story submissions for my book Sherry was one of the first people to contact me. Her beloved cat, Donovan, was a rescue and she was very excited to share his story with the world. And she was so grateful to me for including his story so his spirit would live on through my book. She didn’t realize how grateful I was to her for sharing her story with me.

Sherry had a big heart. She was kind and giving and never turned a cat (or a person) in need away. I wanted to pay homage to her in some way, so I decided to share Donovan’s story on the blog for those of you who have not read it. Donovan made his journey to the bridge a few years ago, and I know he jumped into Sherry’s arms when she made her transition. Sherry, I will forever miss you. Until we meet again, my friend. 


This is Sherry's story as told to me in 2013.
Dawn

rescue stories

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Catnip Nation, Award Winning Documentary, Now Available on DVD

In May of 2017, I introduced Catnip Nation to my readers. As I waited (not so) patiently for the film, Director and Producer Tina Traster contributed thought-provoking and heartfelt articles for my blog. (The Catnip Nation series won a Certificate of Excellence in the Cat Writers' Association Communications Contest last year.) When the time finally came to see the film I was SO excited, and it did not disappoint. Catnip Nation is now an award-winning film, and it is also available on DVD. 

catnip nation dvd

Friday, January 24, 2020

Uplift the Underdog: Cat Edition Contest by Petcurean

Hello, and Happy Friday! I've got a very exciting contest to tell you about today! It's a contest that will benefit shelter cats! And you know, helping shelter cats is part of our mission. 

petcurean uplift the underdog: cat edition contest