Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Waffles the Four-Eyed Kitty

"Waffles the Four-Eyed Kitty"
WAFFLES:  OMG, Boss! I'm seeing double. 

KATIE:  News flash, Waffles. You see double every morning at breakfast. You see your dish, then you see mine. 

WAFFLES:  You saw that?

About Today's Photos
Every once in awhile the light is just right. Yesterday, when Gloman was in the kitchen giving Katie some love on the rug by the sink, he started to stand up and quickly motioned to Glogirly to grab her camera and get over there, STAT. While Waffles was saddled up to the kitchen counter on his favorite stool, the light was bouncing off the counter creating a purr-fect reflection. 

Oh Waffles, we're sure glad you don't have four eyes! We can hardly keep up with your TWO eyes.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Olympic Cat Daddy Weekend - Going for Gold

WAFFLES:  Uh, Boss? Are you done yet?

KATIE:  Does it look like I'm done yet?

WAFFLES:  But you've been hogging Gloman ALL day.

KATIE:  It's only noon, Waffles. That's hardly all day.

WAFFLES:  But it's like 12:00, Boss. That's like –

KATIE:  Noon.

Look who's here!
We've been hanging out with our favorite Cat Daddy this weekend. Lots of special one-on-one time for Katie and Gloman. And lots of can-I-lay-on-your-lap-NOW??? time for Waffles. If hanging out with Gloman and soaking up love were an Olympic sport, we're pretty sure Katie would be at the top of the podium basking in gold. With Waffles right there at her heels. 

 Yup. Life is good.

Friday, February 23, 2018

No Scent, No Dust, No Dyes...No KIDDING! TidyCats® Free & Clean™ Unscented Litter

This post is sponsored by TidyCats®

WAFFLES:  Gee, Boss. You're litter smells terrifi– Wait, your litter smells like...I'm not sure what your litter smells like.

WAFFLES:  OMG! My nose is broken! I can't smell anything!

KATIE:  That's the point, Waffles. Our new litter is UNscented. 

WAFFLES:  And it doesn't smell either!

KATIE:  Nothing gets past you, Waffles.

WAFFLES:  So does that mean my you-know-what won't smell like you-know-what?

KATIE:  You know what? I'm not sticking around to find out. 

Free & Clean™ Unscented, YAY!!!
We've featured TidyCats® on our blog many times over the past few years. Though we've always been pleased with the performance of their various formulas, our #1 request has been that they develop a completely fragrance-free litter. It's been the #1 request from our friends and readers too. 

When we heard about the new Free & Clean formula, we couldn't WAIT to give it a try. We've been using it for a couple of weeks now and are positively thrilled! 

It truly smells like nothing. No scent whatsoever. It's free of any fragrances or dyes. For optimum odor absorption, it uses tiny bits of activated charcoal that are made from, wait for it...coconut shells! According to TidyCats, coconut shells provide a cleaner and stronger form of charcoal which means it won't leave any dust or black residue behind. We're not quite sure how they did it, but the part about no dust is absolutely TRUE!  

No fragrances.
No dyes.
No dust.
No kidding!

Free & Clean Unscented is also available in a lightweight formula. We tried the classic. Our tubs that you see in the photos above were 20 pounds each. The same size tub in the lightweight formula weighs 8.5 pounds. As much as we want to love the convenience of lightweight litters, we've found the more classic formulas to perform better when it comes to tracking. Now we didn't try Free & Clean Unscented in the lightweight formula, so we can't say for sure how the tracking is. But the formula we did try has very little tracking. It's on par or even better than other clay litters we've used. 

Would you like to give it a try?  Click HERE for a $2.00 off savings coupon! 

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Hunka-Hunka Burning Mancat Love #WafflesWednesday

WAFFLES:  Glogirly says I'm a hunka-hunka-mancat. Pretty sure the ladies love hunka-hunka-mancats. 

WAFFLES:  Especially hunka-hunka-mancats with pink toes. What do you think, Boss? Do you think I'm a hunka-hunka-mancat?

KATIE:  You're a hunka-hunka something, alright.

About Today's Photos
Today's pics were taken in the master bathroom. Whenever Glogirly is brushing her teeth, putting on her makeup or drying her hair, Waffles and Katie are very close by. Waffles likes to put on a show, twirling on the rug and chortling away. That is until he trots into the shower. While it's ON. Definitely no chortling, but he's surprisingly fascinated by the water sprinkling down from the sky. For about 30 seconds that is.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Waffles: Supervisor of Everything

WAFFLES:  A little to the right.

WAFFLES:  A little to the other right.

KATIE:  I'm SO not taking orders from a cat who doesn't know the difference between right and left. Or right and wrong, for that matter.

What a difference a year makes!
Last year at this time our movers were finally able to make it down our apparently steep and icy driveway. 

The photos from above were taken just before the movers arrived. 

This was the scene once they left. 

And this is just the entryway, with only a few of the 300 or so boxes we had.

WAFFLES:  So where are those 300 boxes now???

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Snack Cabinet - One Year Later

We can't believe it's already been a whole year since we moved to the mountains! Waffles and Katie have adapted so well. Especially when it comes to the snack cabinet.

 WAFFLES:  I can't find anything in this new kitchen, Boss.

KATIE:  What do you mean? You can see the whole house from up there.

WAFFLES:  I mean I can't find the snack cupboard with the Cheetos and stuff. How am I going to raid the snack cabinet in the middle of the night if I don't know where the snack cabinet is

KATIE:  Maybe there's no snack cabinet. Did you ever think of that?

WAFFLES:  La la la la... I'm going to pretend you never said that, Boss.

Oh how far we've come! 
A year ago, none of us could find anything in our new kitchen. Even Glogirly was lost and she's the one who unpacked all the boxes and decided where the spatulas and soup would live.

Fortunately for Waffles, and by default, Katie, the cat's out of the bag on where the snacks live. 

So 365 days later...


If you're reading us on your mobile device and can't see the video above, just click to watch: Waffles and the Snack Cabinet

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Un-Valentines Day!

WAFFLES:  Did you like my valentine, Boss? 

KATIE:  What valentine? You didn't give me a valentine.

WAFFLES:  Yeah I did. You know, the heart shaped box of chicken.

KATIE:  What heart shaped box of chicken?

WAFFLES:  You didn't get any? 

KATIE:  I think I'd remember a heart shaped box of chicken treats. 

WAFFLES:  Well maybe you just forgot. 

KATIE:  Waffles, you should know by now that I never forget. 

WAFFLES:  That's not true. You forgot to give me a valentine. 

WAFFLES:  Like I said, Waffles. I never forget.

Happy Valentines Day!
Glogirly calls today a Hallmark holiday. As much fun as flowers and chocolates are, she and Gloman have always believed they don't need a special day to show their love for each other. That's what every day of the year is for. 

Pretty sure Waffles feels the same way, especially when it comes to Katie. He doesn't need a special day or a fancy red tie to impress her and profess his love for her. Much to Katie's chagrin, he does that all the time. Every. Single. Day.

Today is the LAST day to enter our FELIWAY® Giveaway!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Lazy Weekend on the Sofa

WAFFLES:  . . . . . . mmmmm . . . . .chicken . . . . . zzz . . . 

WAFFLES:  Boss, are you sleeping?

KATIE:  . . . . . . birds . . . . . butterflies . . . . . wait, Waffles???  Please tell me I'm still dreaming.

About Today's Photos
We were all glued to the sofa this weekend and the only camera within reach was Glogirly's iPhone. While she was busy Netflixing in her jammies, she managed to catch Waffles and Katie in action. Or rather in lack of action.

Then this happened. 

Oh, Waffles. What will the ladies think???

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Friday, February 9, 2018

A Happy Ending Vet Visit

WAFFLES:  Where are you going, Boss?

KATIE:  Where do you think, Waffles?

WAFFLES:  You're not going to come home all smelly again are you?

KATIE:  Not if I can help it.

WAFFLES:  Good, because the last time you went to the you-know-where, you came home smelling like you-know-what. 

KATIE:  Heated seats, classical music. Nice try, Glogirly.

KATIE:  Back to the scene of the crime. Perhaps I can create a diversion and locate an escape route.

Or hide. 

KATIE:  That's it? We're done? I can go home? No needles? No medications? No dental procedures?

KATIE:  Happiness is you-know-what in the rearview mirror.

About Today's Photos
Life is good in Katie's world. She had her final followup visit at the vet this week. Just a quick in and out looksee to make sure everything is looking healthy in her mouth following her dental surgery. It was three weeks ago today she had four pretty big tooth extractions. 

She's doing absolutely great. She's started grooming again, playing floor hockey with her fuzzy balls, and is even back to her mealtime pattycake games with Waffles.

When Katie was at the vet, Glogirly remarked that she was sad that Katie wasn't able to pick up some of her larger toys. In particular, her "babies." Katie has a couple of toys, a large green frog and a stuffed red monster toy that she carries around in her mouth while meowing. She doesn't play with them, just carries them around the house, often dropping them near Glogirly. Surprisingly, Waffles never touches her babies. 

Dr. Fern told her not to worry, that Katie would be carrying around her baby in no time.

Just minutes after they got home, this happened.

And then this happened.

*Somekitty* has always got to investigate some other kitty's Sleepypod.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

How Do We Love FELIWAY®? Let Us Count the Ways with a Special Valentines Giveaway

This post is sponsored by FELIWAY®
WAFFLES:  Hey Boss! Wanna know how many ways I love you?

KATIE:  How long is this going to take, Waffles. I don't have all day you know.

WAFFLES:  Don't worry, I'll make it fast, Boss. 

KATIE:  Fast?

WAFFLES:  On account of how it's going to take you an even LONGER time to tell me all the ways you love me

KATIE:  Hmmm...that's okay, Waffles. I only need a minute or so.

WAFFLES:  Or so?? Or so is a really long time though, right? 'Cause you have lots of ways you love me.

How Do We Love FELIWAY®?
We figure there's no better time than now, with Valentines Day exactly one week away, to profess our love for each other and our love for FELIWAY. Ok, so Waffles and Katie's relationship status may be defined as complicated, but that's actually one of the many reasons we DO love Feliway so much.

In fact, we love them so much...
Let us count the ways!

Pssst!  The three lucky winners of this week's Valentines giveaway will have an opportunity to choose their favorite Feliway product as their prize. Maybe it's one you've used before and love, or maybe it's something new you've been wanting to try. It's your choice! Maybe we can help you decide.

1. The Multi-Cat Household with those Clashing Purr-sonalities
It's no secret that Waffles and Katie don't always see eye to eye. Unless of course they're engaged in one of their intense stare-downs. The FELIWAY MultiCat Diffuser helps cats get along better at home. Cats communicate with each other through natural messages, or pheromones, released in the air. FELIWAY mimics these feline messages, helping cats to feel calm, comfortable and secure.

We like to call it our peacemaker.

It's easy to use. Just plug into an outlet in an area of the house the cats spend a lot of time in. For us, that's the kitchen. Sometimes though, we'll move ours around or add an extra in another part of the house. They're especially helpful for times when we've got houseguests staying with us or friends popping over for dinner. Our vet even has a diffuser in every exam room.

Each vial lasts about a month and replacements can be purchased separately.

2. Armed and Ready for Houseguests
Ever since we moved to the mountains, we've had a significant uptick in visitors. Though Katie and Waffles would like to think it's their celibricat-status attracting so many overnight guests, it probably has more to do with the gorgeous views. 

We keep our guestroom stocked with FELIWAY Spray and Wipes. They're perfect for helping to neutralize that foreign visitor smell. A few quick spritzes of the spray is great for covering the guest bedroom and bath. We also encourage our guest to wipe the outside of their suitcases and bags with the FELIWAY wipes. 

It's important to never spray directly on your cat. It's recommended you let the spray settle for 10-15 minutes before letting the cats into the area. We use the spray in our car too, for those often stressful rides to the vet. Spraying ahead of time and giving it 15 minutes to dissipate is especially important in an enclosed space like a car. 

3. Saving Paws, Claws, and Furniture

FELIWAY's newest product is called Feliscratch. Not only does it help to redirect unwanted scratching, it's providing an excellent alternative to the horribly inhumane practice of declawing. Sadly, many cat parents just don't know what's involved in the procedure, or the pain and complications cats may live with for the rest of their lives.

We couldn't be more thrilled that FELIWAY is taking such a strong stand against declawing and are so very pleased they have developed a product to help when kitty is scratching up the sofa or the rug instead of their scratching post.

Feliscratch is very easy to use. Each package contains 9 single-use "pipettes" of liquid. Gently apply in a thin strip along the length of the scratcher. It's best to position the scratcher in the same general area as the rug, sofa, chair, or whatever your cat is inappropriately scratching. The liquid emits a pheromone that attracts kitty to it. The liquid also contains catnip as an additional attractant. And the purple color of the liquid creates a visual cue that encourages kitty to investigate the scratcher.

Want to Learn More?
There's a lot of science that has gone into the development of Feliway's products. They do an excellent job of explaining how each product works on their website. You can learn more at

Where to Buy
Amazon carries the full line of FELIWAY products. We've included links to each of the products we've used in our descriptions above.

Now YOU Get to Pick!
Enter via Rafflecopter to win your choice of any one FELIWAY product:

  • MultiCat Diffuser Starter Pack
  • Classic Diffuser Starter Pack
  • Feliway Spray
  • 12 pack of Feliway Wipes
  • Feliscratch

Though prizes can only ship to US addresses, we're opening the giveaway up to our readers worldwide so that if anyone outside the US wins, they can gift their prize to a friend or shelter here in the US.

Good luck, everyone...and thanks for entering!

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