Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Man Cat Monday, #BlogPaws Style



Way back in 2010, not too long after we started our blog, Teri heard about a Pet Blogging Conference being held in Ohio, about 9 hours away from us. It was called BlogPaws...and if you've known us very long, you know, as they say, The Rest is History!


Well, five years and 5 BlogPaws Conferences later, that new friend is still our friend and has traveled with us to a few more BlogPaws, too! So there is one reason to consider, if you haven't before, to attend your first BlogPaws Conference and see what it's all about!


To Teri and us, it's a chance to meet and hug and take photos with some of our online besties. We cats don't come away smarter but Teri says she always does. What we learn is that being there makes Teri smile and we like that!


Just look, every single photo of her at BlogPaws is one with a big grin, so we know being there makes her happy! And we know that us being there makes people happy too, if all the pawpawrazzi trailing after us is any indication!

Every year, the conference just gets better and better! Every year now, it's part of my vacation/PTO time off and every year, Teri returned energized and grateful and smiling for the experience! 

Whether you blog for fun, write as a career, promote animal welfare concerns or want to improve your social media savvy, then attending a BlogPaws Conference is for you!

If you would like to see what our very first BlogPaws Conference experience was like, just watch this slideshow... and then register using Teri's 10% Discount Code BP15-Amb-Teri-10. We hope to see you there!

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Oh, and don't forget the 24/7/365 experience of being part of the BlogPaws Community, Join now and take advantage of the BlogPaws Team's experience and learn from the best, and just enjoy being part of the best Pet-Centric gathering ever!

And it's time to do the BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Hop again! It's a great way to meet new friends and grow your following, too!




Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Celebrates Spoil Your Pet Month!


While Teri was in New York City, spoiling Coco, the Couture Cat...we were getting spoiled by our cat sitters (who are LVT's too!) and Disco charmed his way into Laura's hubby's heart, causing him to say that Disco could be the next internet sensation...not Coco!


And Kely & Sammy have finally become good friends (we think the cold weather helped bring them closer together, hahameow! They get spoiled with a soft and warm faux fur bed and down blanket!


And Pixie, who has been back at home with us for a month now and has had no litter box lapses at all, will soon get to move into the library room and get some spoiling herself!


Next on the spoiled cat list Coco, but that goes without saying. She has to work hard at being a Diva...


But makes time to find a bit of sun to bask in!


Find out how other spoiled pets are celebrating February by joining in the #BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop...we are sure you will come up with some ideas to tell your humans about!




Monday, February 9, 2015

Mancat Monday, Jasper & Clover Style


Mancat contemplates a Sunpuddle...


a timeless photograph... Mancats in repose


Shadows and light...on a handsome Mancat


and Mancats hunting for no-see-ems under the coverlet...

Teri was hunting, too, for photos to post on this Mancat Monday, and came across these of Jasper and Clover when they were staying in our B & B a couple of years ago and she thought they were perfect for today!



Friday, February 6, 2015

Frootbat Friday, Pixie Style


It's the day we post our best photos of our ginormous ears, affectionately called Frootbats! And it's been almost 3 weeks since Pixie arrived back at her birth home here, to begin a new life. She's 7 years old now and Teri hadn't seen her in quite a few years...

Pixie at a cat show in NYC when she was a kitten
Her family is getting divorced and Pixie had been unhappy for a long time and showing that emotional distress by peeing and pooping outside the litter box. Teri has a specific protocol she follows when working with a kitty with litter box issues. She has it on her Facebook page, but maybe we should have her do a post just on that!

Pixie at 12 weeks old
Anyone who knows Teri knows how important her kitties are to her and she has taken back quite a few Cornish Rex kitties that have had litter box issues (FIE or Feline Inappropriate Elimination) and she has been able to help many of them get better and be able to find new forever homes that more fit their personalities and temperament.

Pixie when she was a kitten, 12 weeks old
But we are happurry to let you all know that Pixie has been 100% purrfect in her litter box usage since she arrived here and that makes Teri very happurry, too! She now has free run of the old 'stud room' where Sammy and Taddy used to reside when they were Daddy Cats. 


It is free of any carpet or furniture that might entice Pixie to pee on, but Teri did put down a jute runner because, darn--that tile is cold on the tootsies! Pixie spends a lot of her time sleeping in her heated cat bed (kinda like the rest of us do upstairs) and Teri goes in an visits with her numerous times a day, but we are sure she is lonely and maybe a little confused about what is going on in her life...                    

She also had some skin rash on her inner thighs so Teri has been bathing her twice a week in a medicated shampoo and her skin and coat look a lot better now! The doctor noticed she had decreased ROM in one hind leg and it turns out, Teri found out, that she was caught in a closet door when she was a kitten and never went to the vet at the time and I guess no other vet noticed it? Grrrr. Anyway, when she gets her teeth cleaned, they will X-ray the leg to see what's going on there. 

But, they can't clean her teeth quite yet, cuz the vet hears a heart murmur and wants Teri to have a cardiologist see her before she goes under anesthesia. That is the prudent thing to do, but Teri has to save up some green papers so she can that that done!

But she seems happy and well-adjusted and is eating well and gaining weight. The day after she arrived back home here, Teri took her into the vets for a full exam and lab work and the lab results were all pretty normal, except Pixie was slightly anemic. Her parasite tests were negative, so the vet thought it might be nutritional, so Pixie is on a buffet of high quality foods and she already looks better physically. The vet will repeat the lab work in a couple more weeks to see if the anemia is gone. 

So, that is the update on Pixie for this Frootastic Friday! Stay tuned for more mews, and more photos of her soon!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Wordless Wednesday, #BlogPaws Spoil Your Pet Blog Hop

This is Furlinghetti, another handsome Furrydance extended family member. He is very spoiled (we like the word pampered) lounging on a very lovely quilt...

And in our house, you have to move aside a cat bed to sit in a chair or the couch... so we are spoiled (pampered), too!



Why not join in the Blog Hop today and see how spoiled the rest of the #BlogPaws Community is!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Frootbat Friday, Those Who Came Before...


This is the very first Cornish Rex kitty that our Teri ever had. Her name was Trident Rusey Beach of Furry Dance and it was she that began Teri's love affair with us Cornish Rex cats! She was born April 18, 1988 and she lived til she was 22 years old!


And this is Demelza, she was one of Rusey's daughters...she long ago crossed the Bridge, too, at the age of 19 and Teri will never forget her...


And this is Bo, Furry Dance Bossiney... He is the cat Teri calls her Heart Cat because she loved him so...We lost him in 2005, when he was 15 years old. But he lived a wonderful long life considering he had Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Demelza was his sister. 


And here's Trevarren, Bo and Demi's brother. He lived most of his life with a couple who smoked and he eventually developed nasal cancer, so Teri certainly knows that 2nd hand smoke is a serious threat to pets, even more so than humans because of their small size!

Teri named most of her Cornish Rex after places in Cornwall, where the Cornish Rex originated in 1950. A barn cat had a litter of five kittens, and one had wavy fur and that is how the breed began!


Back in the year 2000, before Teri and our CatDad got married, they traveled to England for the Furry Dance festival and we'd like to share some of those photos with you, in honor of the first Cornish Rex Frootbats!