Monday, January 25, 2016

ManCat Monday, Snow Zone!

The only cats that braved the weather round our house this weekend were the ones that 'live' in our yard! And a few birdies!

For once, we were happy to be house-bound with cozy places to while snore away the hours ...

Even if those snoozes were interrupted by Teri and her flashy box!

We hope your weekend was as warm and cozy as ours was!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Wordless Wednesday #BlogPaws Style!

Teri, Disco & Brighton BlogPaws 2010 in Columbus OH

Can you believe it! Only about 5 more months until Teri and Coco will be Reelin' From the Feelin' at the 7th BlogPaws Conference, out in the Wild Wild West! 

Cat Ladies at BlogPaws 2010

The 2016 BlogPaws Ambassadors have been chosen, and what a fab lineup...all of them are fans of ours and visa versa! Oh, what a great experience it was for Teri to be a BlogPaws Ambassador last year! It really brought to life the term Up Close & Personal, and she treasures the new relationships that were made and getting closer to friends she had already made through the BlogPaws Community.

Of course, just our luck that once again, only one of us can fly in the cabin with Teri and that prize has gone to Coco the past couple of years, we know at least a couple of our fans are clamoring to see Disco sunning himself by the pool!

And Brighton says he would make a fine Cabana Boy and would be happy to give massages, too!

But somehow we think that the stylish Ms Coco will be the one that gets to sip drinks with umbrellas in them, by the pool...but we can dream, can't we? 

Whoever Teri takes along with her, seeing our friends, getting energized about blogging and helping animals in need, and oh, yeah...enjoying the fabulous stay at the Wild Horse Pass Resort is something everyone who reads our blog should consider!

Whether this be your first BlogPaws conference or your 8th, we hope to see you there! To learn more, just follow this link!

And just for fun, join the BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop and feel the energy and make some new friends, too!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

#National Dress Up Your Pet Day, The Boyz!

I haven't been dressing up the boys very much lately, seems like Coco and Kely get the spotlight!
But here's a short video of Disco and Brighton for your viewing pleasure!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

#BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop ~~ Winter Shape Up

This is where Disco (and the rest of the cats, and Teri) would like to spend the rest of winter, hahameow!

And we're guessing that 'Winter Shape Up' tips don't include stopping at Coldstone Creamery, do they?

Teri doesn't even have these exercise toys any longer, cuz she says only the kittens played on the Jungle Gym,  and raced around the Cheese Chase, hahameow!

So, because we don't exercise much (supposed to do Air-Oh-Bix 15 minutes twice a day), we are having to Shape Up but changing our diet...and actually that's not been too bad!

We have no more kibble out, none in the Aikiou Stimulo Feeder, none in the foraging feeder...they now have freeze-dried chicken chunks in them.

And our canned food now how no 'plant material' in it at all--no potatoes, no peas, nuttin! We dine on Weruva Paw Lickin' Chicken and Primal Freeze Dried Raw Nuggets sprinkled on top and just today, we started on Darwin's Raw Cat Food, recommended to us by a friend who's kitties have done well on it. 

Disco was diagnosed with IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) back in 2012 and has done well since then on novel protein diets but Teri never ventured into raw much, but she is ready to move in that direction as both Coco and Kely have presumptive IBD (not diagnosed with biopsies like Disco was, but based on lab work and occasional pancreatitis flare ups), and still sometimes we urp up the shredded Weruva (and they don't make pates, darn says Teri). 

And cutting out the dry kibble has helped us all get toned, in spite of our lack of exercise. Teri needs to cut out something, too...if she is going to tone up without working out, hahameow! She just measured all of us to update our files in case we need more clothes and Disco is the Biggest Loser, even though the scale says he's plateaued!

You can't see it in this photo (Yoga Napping) but he has lost 2 inches from his chest and waist and now doesn't quite look like Detective Frank Cannon anymore, HaHaMeow!

And it sounds like exercise that might help you shape up, so why not Hop Hop Hop over to the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop, hosted by #BlogPaws! It's a first step in shaping up, honestly!

Monday, January 4, 2016

ManCat Monday, Al Celebrates his 15th Birthday!

Some of our followers might remember Al as he is one of the kitties that came back home to live with us a few years ago when his family's baby became allergic to him. Of course, Teri took Al back with open arms and out of the blue, she was contacted by a couple in Pennsylvania who had recently lost their beloved Cornish Rex to lymphoma.

Well, they came to meet Al and it was love at first sight and they took him back home to start a new life with them! Teri gets photos and updates from time-to-time and yesterday, she got some lovely photos of Al, who celebrated his 15th birthday yesterday!

Here is what his family has to say about him: 

Hi Teri,
Today is Al Caputo's 15th birthday!  He spends most of his time sleeping in one of his heated beds. But once or twice a day he tears around the house. He chases ping pong balls and plays with his cat dancer. He prefers to be with Greg and I on our sofa. Sometimes he helps us with our jigsaw puzzle. When he is thirsty he cries at the bathroom door and begs for a drink of water from a paper cup or the faucet. At night he snuggles with Greg under a fuzzy blanket and they play video card games together. His health is good. He can still jump up on the kitchen counter (when he wants my attention).  He is a gentleman and a scholar :)

Thank you for allowing Al to be part of our family. 

Take Care,
Leesa & Greg

 They said he likes to watch tennis ...

And bird watching is one of his hobbies, too ...

It just made Teri's day to get that email and the photos of Al, too. She said it's funny, but she still thinks of him as being 12 years old, cuz that's how old he was when he came back home to us. She hopes he has many more sunny days watching the birds and keeping his family company...cuz that is what makes Teri the happiest to think about!

And just to make you smile, here's a cute photo of Al and his brother and sister when they were just babies!