Friday, May 31, 2013

Feral Friday Fun from Chewy.com

Darby really likes them

We were contacted by Andrew from Chewy.com about reviewing some kitty treats by Natural Balance called Perfect Bites!.  We chose the chicken flavor.  Mom likes this company cuz the food and treats are free of corn, soy and wheat which can cause allergies in cats.

So does Mamacita!

Mom gave them to us house cats just this morning.  Well - as you can see we all loved the treats and scarfed them right up.  They are yummy,  very affordable and only one calorie per treat!  We give these treat 32 paws up!


Even Yoko ate some.

The whitesters are not allowed treats since Snowball had his urinary blockage a few months ago and needs to lose weight.  We are happy to say he has lost  weight being on a strict canned food diet .  He is so slim and trim now that we have a hard  time telling him apart from the others. Before he was the biggest cat by far and stood out by size alone.


Fussy Minnie had some too.


If you would like to order some treats for yourself - go to this Chewy page.  We like buying from Chewy.com - it it easy, fast and good prices.  Have a great weekend y'all!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Happy Memorial Day!

 

Us kitties want to wish you all a very happy Memorial Day!  Many thanks to all those who served in the armed forces, both two and four legged. We remember and are forever grateful!



Mom had to work Fri., Sat. and Mon. so she did not have a restful long weekend! And I, Sweetpea, am in the doghouse so to speak.  I love to hang out in the kitchen while meals are being cooked, scouring the floor for morsels dropped.  It is hard work, so I even stretch out and nap.

Well, last night Pop was was making supper at the stove and I was tailing him a bit too close. When he turned around quickly, I was right there!  He bent his leg funny trying to avoid stepping on me. I love him for that but now he is walking with a limp.  His knee was turned crooked and is all swollen and sore. I have said I was  so very sorry but I just can't help myself! I am right back there in the way again the next meal.



So I guess on Memorial Day, all of us cats will be waiting for Mom to come home  from work and helping Pop rest his knee with an ice pack.  Hope you have a better time than us!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Thankful Thursday


Tabitha

After such a horrendous week  in this nation with the two  major tornadoes that hit Shawnee and Moor OK, it does make one pause and be so very grateful for all that we have.

We have been posting and reposting links on Facebook and Twitter to help people find loved ones and pets.  It is the least we can do to help the tornado victims.  If anyone would like to help  you can also donate

World Vets to help the animals in OK



Text STORM to 80888 for The Salvation Army USA.
Text REDCROSS to 90999 $10 donations, or
FOOD to 32333 for Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.



$10 will go a long way. 


We are thankful for our health, our homes and that we live in a place that is pretty safe, all things considered.. We are thankful that we have each other and have y'all as friends!

"We already have everything we need."  
~ Pema Chodron, Buddhist teacher

Only and his Mom Lily


Monday, May 20, 2013

Medical Mancat Monday with Woody


Happy Monday y'all!  I am feeling much better but I had a runny swollen eye a day ago.  Seems like this was going thru our house - Darby had it and Mamacita too.  If we don't feel very well and it is not serious, Mom treats us with homeopathy first.

She gave us a blend of homeopathic remedies three times one day and it worked on all of us.  She uses different remedies depending on our specific symptoms but always gives us Aconitum napellus to treat any cold symptoms like runny eyes, nose etc.  Other eye remedies that are good to mix with Aconite are Apis mellifica and Allium cepa.  The one the worked for me was Argentum nitricum.


Hope you enjoyed your lesson today.  As you can see my eye is back to normal!  If you ever want to try homeopathy, feel free to email Mom with questions.  She saves us a lot of money using this to treat simple non threatening health issues.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mom Monday - The Winners


Sweet Yoko napping.

Yoko here today.  We are knackered from partying all weekend! I hope you all had a wonderful time at my party.  And I hope that Moms everywhere had a great day yesterday too!  Thank you so very much for coming. I loved having you all here  I am resting up today from all the excitement over the weekend.

Darling Lily and mother of all the whitesters except Al!

Since our Mom's Day was focused on me, we want to make today's photos about our cat Moms - Lily and Mamacita as well as announce the winners of the party guessing games.

On Friday we asked who said this - "Growing old is not for sissies".  The answer is Bette Davis and Cat's Cats was the first one to guess correctly so her gang will get a hand knit mouse (or two) as their prize.

Mamacita is Rosa's cat Mom!

On Saturday we explained what kind of tabby I am - a very pretty unusual one. (**smile**)  The answer is a "ticked" tabby! Socks from Alasandra, the Cats and Dogs won this prize - a copy of book The Dalai Lama's Cat by David Michie.  Congrats to them!

Sunday we asked how old I was when my baby blue eyes turned the gorgeous green they are now.  When I was adopted from the animal shelter in Florida, they told my beans that I was a bit over 6 weeks old.  Exactly two weeks later, my eyes turned from blue to green. So the answer is 8 weeks and 3 days.  Ginger Jasper came the closest to this with his guess of 2 months and 5 days.  Congrats to them on the cute cat ornament!

Mom will contact each of the winners for their address if she does not have them on hand.  Thanks so much for playing and we hope you like your prizes!

We will be back later this week after a few days off with another tell all posts about Lily or Mamacita.  Come back by then!


Saturday, May 11, 2013

Sunday - Final Day of Yoko's Official 20th Gotcha Day and Birthday Party!


Thank you for all the visitors yesterday.  Mom had to work late and did not get to publish all my friends comments until she got home.

Welcome back to the the final day and the Official 20th Birthday/Gotcha day Party Extravaganza for me - Yoko!  Thank you to Ann of Zoolatry for making these lovely graphics..


Cake will be served to all, so relax and let me tell one more story about my life.

You can see that I still have the kitten's blue eyes.

For those of you who are new to our blog, I will tell the tail of how I came to live at Wildcat Woods.  Back in 1993, Mom and Pop lived in Florida then and already had Chica, my late sister.   They wanted a buddy for her and was going to pick out a puppy (**eye roll**) at the local animal shelter over Mother's Day weekend.  Alas  there were no puppies that day.  (Whew) One of the volunteers was cleaning out a cage with a mom cat and lots of little kittens.  She handed me over to Pop a who was smitten immediately.  Mom was looking at black and white cats while Pop followed her, still holding me.  

Pop talked her into taking me home  and the rest is history.  I was a little young and still had the blue eyes most kittens are born with.  There is a cute handmade pottery cat ornament for the first person who guesses how old I was when my blue eyes turned the actual color they are now.  Here is a hint - It does vary and can be anywhere from 2 to 3 months.


Be the first to guess right and win this


Me when I was young with Pop (he was young too)
I have always been a Daddy's girl since the very beginning.  I love to lay stretched out on his lap or chest..  Sometimes I do look like a fur tie the way I lay on Pop's chest.  Mom gets a bit upset cuz Pop can do anything to me and I will let him but let her try to touch my rather large feets and I will growl and swat!  She just yells for Pop to come get "his" cat.  I don't do that much anymore cuz I know Mom is the one who take scare of me when I don't feel so good.

I hope you have had fun this weekend.  Please help yourself to the nibbles shrimps and fishes, cake and shrimp cocktails (yum).  We have some fun games  like bobbing for fish and catch the lizard.  If you are squeamish about live critters you can try the virtual fish  game!  What you do with what you catch s up to you!  Prize winners will be announce on Monday!

And I would like to wish all Mother's everywhere of all species a very Happy Mother's Day!



Thank y'all for coming and for being my friend!  It has been a pleasure seeing you all here.  I am a very lucky lady cat!!!




Try the shrimps


My version of shrimp cocktails


Fish nips

Bobbing for fish!



Or virtual fish!

Lots of anoles to chase and catch too!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Caturday Open House for Yoko's 20th Gotcha Day/Birthday!

Love our graphics by Ann of Zoolatry!
(So y'all are not confused about the days.  Mom posts the night before  when she goes to bed. So this is for Sat. May 11)

I hope you are all rested and rearing to go after the delish spa day yesterday.  So glad you could come join me.  Saturday and Sunday will be just as mellow - I can't take too much excitement at my age.  We will have  lots of apps to nibble on, niptinis and  games to play for the younger crowd.


I will share some other tidbits from my long life - Mom calls me her Zen cat cuz I do everything so very slowly, focusing all my attention on the moment in front of me.

This includes when I eat.  Here is a video of me eating - I guess it does prove Mom's point. Slow but sure!



I also have a habit of making biscuits every time I find a good spot to nap in.  I do this and then settle in for a comfy nap. Again I do this very methodically and with great concentration.

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Making biscuits in my kitty bed.
We have another prize for knowing about tabby cat markings - I am a very special kind of tabby - I have tabby markings on my face and tail and some on my legs but my body has no stripes or spots.  Each hair is individually banded or what they call agouti hairs. This is the rarest sort of tabby coat.  Do you know what kind of tabby I am?  No cheating and the first person to leave the correct comment wins a great book - The Dalai Lama's Cat by David Michie.

Guess what kind of tabby I am!

Be the first to guess right and you win this!


Please make yourself at home and grab a niptini and bite to eat from the array of tuna and ham apps or perhaps a cupcake or ice cream from the dessert selection!

Niptinis

Ham

Toona


Ice cream


Cupcakes


For the youngsters here some live mice to chase and catch..Or snack on if they so choose.



So very glad you could come by to help me celebrate my 20th Gotcha Day and Birthday!  Not very many cats live this long and it is quite an accomplishment.  Tomorrow we will continue the open house with another prize to win and lots more goodies plus some baby photos of me. Please stop by!!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Friday Spa Day of Yoko's Three Day 20th Gotcha Day/Birthday Party Extravaganza!

All graphics from our dear Ann of Zoolatry

Before we start, I have some news.  Mom had to take me to the VET on Wed. this week.  I have a kidney infection and have to take antibiotics for a few weeks.  I have been throwing up a bit too even tho I take slippery elm for my tummy.  Many of you know I have CRF and hyperthyroid.  I feel better today and will be up for my party, don't you worry.  As the saying goes - "Growing old is not for sissies".

Sunday is my 20th Gotcha Day and Birthday since we don't really know the exact date.  Reaching 20 is a huge milestone so Mom is letting me have a three day bash.  Today will be for ladycats only - a spa day!


Mom has hired a beautiful place nearby for us to spend the day and we will get the full luxurious pampered treatment - massage, manicure, pedicure, nails painted if you want, bubble baths, all with lots of soothing music, candles and restful fragrances.  Of course there will be nibbles and beverages for all, salmon and cream cheese apps and mouse blood wine.


Me, getting ready for the big party.






While we relax and enjoy the day, I will reveal some little known traits about myself along with some never seen before photos of me as a young lady cat.

Me enjoying the tree as a young cat.

I have always loved Christmas and love to help with the tree, unwrap gifts and even sit and stare into the lit tree for long periods of time.  That makes Mom is bit worried!

Helping to unwrap the presents

I am a licker.  I love to lick Mom and Pop's skin.  I sit next to them and lick, lick, lick.  It drives them nuts (***wink*** maybe that's why I do it!)



I like to hide under the bedding, in the laundry pile, behind pillows on the couch.  I have done this since I was very young. I get picked on by the other cats so I guess I like it better when I am not seen so I can nap in peace.

I am a high jumper and even at my age can get up on the counter and wail like a banshee when I want to eat!  When we lived in Florida when I was young, Mom used to find me on the top shelf in the walk in closet snuggled in the sweaters sound asleep. She always wondered how I got up so high.

Win this mouse!

I hope you are enjoying yourself today.  We have a cute prize for the first person to guess who said the quote in the first paragraph in this post. A German friend on Facebook makes these knit mice and sent us a nest of them.  Us cats love to play with them so the lucky winner will get one for their very own.

Do come back on Saturday or Sunday for my 20th  Gotcha Day/Birthday Open House.  The party goes all day both days with different things going on so you have no excuse not to come.  Cake, nip and more prizes - a great cat book and kitty ornament - and lots of fun and music.


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