January 24, 2017

Telling Tueday




Sunday was Answer Your Cat's Questions Day.  Click HERE to see our post. We were REALLY surprised when we actually GOT answers from Mom.  We're not sure we LIKE the answers but we did get them!

1. Why don't we have Stinky Goodness all day long? We think it should be available 24/7.  Silly kitties....you have your dry kibble available 24/7 and if you had Stinky Goodness all day long it wouldn't be "special"
2. We like to sleep on your pillow, why do you think your head should be there??? Um....have you noticed that it isn't there when YOU get up on the pillow to sleep?  Do you think it's comfy to sleep with my head scrunched down like that?

3. Can we sell the woofie on Ebay?  We'll split the green papers with you.  No, you can't.  End of  discussion.  Cubby is a sweet woofie and your pal



4. Why do you feel the need to capture effurything we do with the flashy box? We would like privacy sometimes...how would you like it if we photographed you on the human  litterbox???  Considering the fact that you NEVER let me in there alone I guess that whole privacy thing isn't really something you believe in.

5. Toys are important. We are cats. Everything is a toy for us. Why don't you understand that?  Green papers are NOT toys.  If you play with them and chew them or scoot them under the dishwasher where they disappear there are less of them to buy treats with.

6. Chairs....see question #5.  Um....you already take over all the chairs....that's why I'm typing sitting at the edge of my chair.

7. Napping is a major sport for us, why don't you beans nap more?  
Good question - you're definitely smarter than humans when it comes to napping!

8. Why do you try to close the bathroom door? Don't you understand that we worry that you could be in danger in there and we might have to save you from being flushed away???  As you know, I've stopped closing the door until AFTER you come in with me...much easier that way :)



9. Why do you use that silly voice when you talk to us? We don't change our meow when we speak to you. Silly voice?  

10. . About #9.....why don't you meow? Why should WE learn a different language??  You seem to do a great job communicating in your own language!!

11. We like to whap things. Why don't you put more things on the counter for us to whap?  
You mean like those nice glasses or the treat bags?  It seems you do a good enough job without me adding to the whap fest!

12. When can we do this again?  Next year?


Speaking of #7......we're going to do that right now.....want to join us Mom?




January 23, 2017

January 22, 2017

Sunday Selfies and Answer Your Cat's Questions

We're pawticipating in The Cat on My Head's Sunday Selfies today.



Allie is shouting out the questions we have for our Mom today since it is also Answer Your Cat's Questions day!!!  She managed to do a selfie while shouting.....pretty good, huh?


Answer Your Cat's Question Day, take a moment to gaze into your cat's eyes, chitter-chatter with him or her, observe it's cute body language and ask yourself, "Just what is this cat saying to me?" I'll bet you'll find the answer...
Observed: January 22, annually

Since today is National Answer your Cat's Questions Day. We have a few questions for Mom and we know she can't ignore them today.

1. Why don't we have Stinky Goodness all day long? We think it should be available 24/7.

2. We like to sleep on your pillow, why do you think your head should be there???

3. Why don't you spend more time working on our blog and helping us visit our friends?



4. Why do you feel the need to capture effurything we do with the flashy box? We would like privacy sometimes...how would you like it if we photographed you on the human  litterbox???

5. Toys are important. We are cats. Everything is a toy for us. Why don't you understand that?

6. Chairs....see question #5.

7. Napping is a major sport for us, why don't you beans nap more?

8. Why do you try to close the bathroom door? Don't you understand that we worry that you could be in danger in there and we might have to save you from being flushed away???



9. Why do you use that silly voice when you talk to us? We don't change our meow when we speak to you.

10. . About #9.....why don't you meow? Why should WE learn a different language??

11. We like to whap things. Why don't you put more things on the counter for us to whap?

12. When can we do this again?

So what are you going to ask YOUR beans???

January 21, 2017

Caturday Cat Art


We're joining Athena's Caturday Art Blog Hop.  

                               
Since Photo Hunters stopped the weekly memes, we've had a hard time coming up with new and fun topics.  Today we turned to the Cat Blogosphere Calendar for inspiration and found that it is National Hugging Day!   

We used SuperPhoto Stylized effect and added the Thin Paintbrush frame to our photo of Raz and Mom for Hug Your Cat Day!!



See more Caturday Cat Art HERE.

January 20, 2017

Friendly Fill-Ins and Flashback Friday

We're pawticipating in Friendly Fill-ins sponsored by McGuffy's Reader and 15 and Meowing.


Here are this week's Fill-ins.....we're taking turns  answering.  First Mom, then Allie, then Ellie and finally Raz


1. _Looking at my wrinkly arms_____makes me feel old
2.___Spending time with my husband Mauricio_____makes me feel young.
3. I have   Daddy wrapped around my paw!       .
4.   Being Madi's guy      is    an honor   .

Today is also Flashback Friday and we're sharing a photo of Angel Sniffie.



Angel Sniffie purrfected the art of EASY!


January 19, 2017

Poetic Thankful Thursday "F"

Today is Poetic Thursday hosted by our pal Sammy at One Spoiled Cat.


Today's letter is "F"

Our poem today is titled

 FRIENDS

Friends are special, yes they are
We visit each other without a car.
We  don't always visit each one every day
But we think you're all special in your own way.
Some friends are funny
Some friends are bunnies!
Friends are around when things are bad
Like when we needed prayers for Dad.
Friends are there for the fun times
and to read our silly rhymes.
We love our friends, one and all
Reading your comments is a ball.




Today is also Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!



Raz is THANKFUL for a sun puddle to snooze in!


January 17, 2017

Tasty Tuesday #chewyinfluencer

As part of the #chewyinfluencer group, we got to review another fabulous item.   A lot of our pals have reviewed Tiki Cat foods and we were thrilled to have the opportunity to try the Tiki Cat King Kamehameha Luau Variety Pack,  WOW - is this stuff DEEEE-LISH!!!

But before our video......here's the info from the Chewy site:

Description

There's no point in guessing which Tiki Luau your fussy feline will like the best when you have this 
 variety pack! Let her try them all! With the Tiki Cat King Kamehameha Luau Variety Pack
 your cat can have a different dish for each meal.
 Each can features a high-protein,  low-carb formula made in a USDA certified plant and has 
such a high quality                          
it's certified for human consumption. Cats everywhere agree: They're delicious!

Key Benefits

  • Don't let your kitty get bored with her food, give her a different recipe every day of the week!
  • Gluten, carbohydrate, starch and flour-free recipe for a biologically appropriate diet
  • High in protein but low in carbs to keep your kitty cat fit
  • Tiki Cat formulas contain whole human-grade shredded or sliced meats and seafood. 
  • Each formula is carefully prepared with a healthy broth to mimic the moisture of live prey.
  • Zero glycemic index
This variety pack contains twelve 2.8-oz cans of the following formulas: (2) Hawaiian Grill,                                                                     (2) Lanai Luau, (2) Tahitian Grill, (1) Molokai Luau, (1) Honolulu Luau, (1) Waimea Luau,                                                                       (1) Waikiki Luau, (1) Makaha Luau and (1) Bora Bora Luau.

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Thank you Chewy for the opportunity to review the Tiki Cat King Kamehameha Luau Variety Pack.  As you saw in the video we REALLY loved this food.  Once again, Chewy has given us a winner to review.  Click HERE to have your human order some for you!!

As part of the #chewyinfluencer program, we are not compensated for this review but we did receive the product free of cost for our honest review.

Want to know something else that is FABULOUS about Chewy?   They really are NICE people (yes, they are REAL people!)    Mom received this super nice gift pack from them for New Years!   You KNOW she's going to enjoy it!!


Pawsome, huh?  Thanks Chewy.....it's nice that Mom gets to enjoy something from you too!!!




January 16, 2017

January 15, 2017

Sunday Selfies

We're pawticipating in The Cat on My Head's Sunday Selfies today.



Last weekend, Mom and Dad attended a class all about BATS!  Scary yes?  Not really!  Bats are great for the environment.  Did you know that bats can eat their body weight in insects?   Our city is putting up bat houses to keep the bats that are already here in areas like our ball fields and skate parks.  Bats are a safe and environmentally sound way to control mosquitos...not like spraying chemicals all over us.


Here's a cool story about how one of these bats broke a speed record recently:

When most people think of animals moving at high speed, they envision cheetahs or swiftly diving raptors, but probably not small and unfamiliar nocturnal flying mammals. Yet, a new study suggests that Brazilian free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) may achieve speeds of up to 160 kilometers (99.42 miles) per hour in level flight. This ranks this species of bats faster than any previously documented bird or bat in level flight.
“These are the fastest powered flight speeds documented yet in any vertebrate that is, in bats or birds,” Explains Gary McCracken of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville New Scientist. “We didn’t expect these results, even though the Brazilian free-tailed bats are known for their exceptional fast flight.”
This may be due to their aerodynamic body shape and longer-than-average wings compared to other bat species. Animals with long and narrow wings are typically built for faster flight. Consider the fastest bird on record for level flight, the common swift (Apus apus), which can reach speeds around 112 km/h. Peregrine falcons can reach speeds of up to 300 kilometers per hour, but only when diving.
“Most of the time, these animals [Brazilian free-tailed bats] are moving at moderate speeds, but what we see here is that they exceed these expectations and quite dramatically for brief periods of time,” McCracken says.
McCracken and colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology used an airplane tracking method to document moderate flight speeds of the Brazilian free-tailed bats, and observed bouts of very rapid flight.
“We don’t know the behavioral context of why these bats are doing this, but they must have a good reason as flight is the most expensive form of animal locomotion,” McCracken says.
A small radio transmitter was attached to the backs of the bats and was tracked using a mobile receiver on a small aircraft. The scientists also evaluated data from nearby weather stations to note wind conditions at the time of the studied flights.
This study sheds new light on the mystery of bats and may help reshape public perception of these elusive mammals.
This is Boca.  Like that speedy bat in the story, Boca is a Brazilian Free-tailed bat.   Boca had never done a selfie before and had some problems holding the camera steady....

Here's Boca's "official"press photo.....


Want to learn more about Bats???  Click HERE to read about how important they are AND to learn how all those scary stories about bats are NOT true!  Mom and Dad have purchased a bat house and are putting it up in our yard.....we'll keep you posted!