Friday, July 20, 2018

Belated Birthday Bash Giveaway

WAFFLES:  Hey, Boss! Lookee who came to Glogirly's birthday party! 

KATIE:  I don't think those are party guests, Waffles. 

WAFFLES:  So if they're not guests, I can eat them, right?

KATIE:  No, you can't eat them. They're prizes for our Birthday Giveaway.

WAFFLES:  We're giving away a birthday? COOL! Glogirly said she didn't want her birthday this year on account of there being so many candles and all. And there's a fire ban in the mountains.

KATIE:  You can't give away a birthday, Waffles. 

WAFFLES:  Glogirly thinks someone will take hers. She said she'd even pay–

KATIE:  Yeah, that's not really how it works.

It's a Birthday GIVEAWAY
Yesterday was our girl's birthday so we decided to celebrate with our favorite kind of giveaway. What could be more fun and pink than a bunch of cool GLOGIRLY swag???  Each time we've shared photos of our swag on Facebook, or hosted a giveaway of the coveted pink stuff, SO many of our friends and readers have wanted to know how to get their paws on some of their own. We still have a tiny stash we've been saving for just the right occasion. And today's the day! 

Four Winners & Open Worldwide
Ok, not exactly elebenty-hundred... but  lucky winners will receive a prize package worth MILLIONS of... 

...smiles. What? You were thinking millions of dollars?? HAHA!!! 

Our giveaway is open worldwide and each prize will be lovingly packaged right here in the Colorado Rockies. NOTE: Winners may select a small tuft of tuxedo or orange tabby fur. 


WAFFLES:  Cool, Boss! I'll get your fur tufts ready, ok?


1. Genuine GLOGIRLY Swag Bag
Just the right size for lunch, snacks.... or half of Waffles.

2. Officer Katie & Waffles Greeting Card
Our most popular greeting card from the Glogirly Zazzle Shop featuring our favorite and most shared photo.

3. Limited Edition CatBell & Pen
Because sometimes you just need more catbell.

4. Waffles & Katie Mini Fan Cards
Bound to be valuable collectors items, these sweet little cards feature Waffles gobbling his chicken legs and Katie looking lovely in her diamond daisy tiara.

KATIE:  But wait, there's more? There's always more.

5. BONUS! 
Each winner will also receive a catnip mouse in their swag bag. Either Cotton Candy Pink Miss Mouse or Mr. Chocolate Mousse Mouse.

Good luck everyone! 
And thank you SO much for letting us into your inboxes and hearts. 
You mean the world to us. xoxo

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Program

WAFFLES:  BOSS!!! The interwebs are broken! How am I going to chat with my girlfriends???

KATIE:  Don't know. Don't care. Take a nap.

WAFFLES:  Well that's not a very good answer, Boss.

KATIE:  Would it be a better answer if I meowed in ALL CAPS???


Whaddya Mean Our Interwebs Are Broken?
Today's blog post is coming to you live from Glogirly's Jeep, parked at the way top of our hill by the mailboxes. Why? The short answer is because a certain phone and internet provider that shall remain nameless *cough-cough-Century-cough-Link* is totally and completely inept. 

Here's the long answer - 
Because that phone and internet provider that shall remain nameless charges SO much for a landline that only gets used by annoying spam and marketing callers, Glogirly decided to go strictly with her cell phone and downgrade our service to internet only. Well after 45 minutes on the phone this morning to change our service and another 45 minutes tonight to figure out why we now have NO internet, it turns out they shut off ALL of our service. Way to go, phone and internet provider that shall remain nameless.

Without out internet signal, Glogirly cell phone doesn't have enough of a signal on it's own to go online and publish our blog post.

So she had to drive to a spot where she could pick up a couple of bars and use her cell phone as a personal hotspot to connect. 

Hopefully, we'll be back in business tomorrow. But we're not high fiving ourselves yet. It's going to require another couple of 45+ minute phone calls. 

Serenity now.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Felines, Fog, and Imaginary Frogs

WAFFLES:  Hey, Boss! BOSS?

KATIE:  Busy, Waffles. 

WAFFLES:  Is it still froggy outside? Can you see anything out the window yet? 

KATIE:  Foggy, Waffles. Not froggy. 

WAFFLES:  Well? Can you see anything

KATIE:  How about you get up and see for yourself?

WAFFLES:  But you're already up there. And I'm WAY down here. Can you see anything? Any frogs?

KATIE:  Nope. Not a thing. No frogs. 

WAFFLES:  Are your eyes even OPEN?

KATIE:  Well they are now. So if I tell you there are frogs, will you leave me alone? 

WAFFLES:  Are they big? And green? How many frogs???

Fogged-In Sunday
It's been unseasonably hot and dry lately in the mountains, but yesterday's weather was a very welcome change.

The temperature dropped nearly 30 degrees with some desperately needed drizzles and rain. The fog rolled in like a cool blanket of mist and though it covered up our mountain views, it made everything look like a magical dream.

There's nothing quite like the smell of fresh mountain rain.

Even though it was chilly, Glogirly had the windows wide open to chill down the house so we can keep it cool when the temperatures start to rise again. Waffles AND Katie were snuggled up to Glogirly while everyone took a nice afternoon nap curled up under the blanket.

Oh, and to be clear. There were never any frogs. Lots of hummingbirds and chipmunks dodging the rain, but no frogs.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Frenzied Feline Fun with OurPets Electronic Interactive Cat Toys

This post is sponsored by OurPets.

WAFFLES:  *garbled chortling*

KATIE:  Jeez, Waffles. You look a little...crazed.

WAFFLES:  *more garbled chortling*

KATIE:  Not that you don't often look, you know...crazy. But this is a whole new level of crazy.





WAFFLES:  OMG, Boss! There's another feather in here! 

KATIE:  You're scaring me, Waffles.

WAFFLES:  And it's spinning!

WAFFLES:  There's feathers and toys and chirping stuff EVERYWHERE!

KATIE:  Don't eat the bird.

WAFFLES:  I'm gonna eat the bird!

KATIE:  DON'T eat the bird!

WAFFLES:  I'm totally gonna eat the bird!

KATIE:  Tell me you didn't eat the bird.

WAFFLES:  Got to.

WAFFLES:  Catch.


KATIE:  See? I told you he was crazy–


Born to Hunt, Pounce, & Play
Cats are natural hunters. And play that mimics that natural instinct exercises a cat's body AND mind. What we love most about the OurPets electronic toy collection is how each toy engages Waffles and Katie in fun and healthy play by tapping into that innate hunter instinct. 

The nice people at OutPets send us their entire collection of interactive electronic cat toys to try out. Waffles and Katie really hit the jackpot. In fact, Waffles is still recovering from the frenzied photo shoot. And he's still playing - morning, noon, and night.

Each of the toys has either movement action, sound, or both. They take regular batteries, which we love because they're easy to get and we usually have extras on hand. (AAAs, AAs, and Cs, depending on the toy.) 

They're designed to shut off after 10 minutes and Waffles made sure Glogirly knew exactly when they shut off. He'd find her and start meowing, getting her to come over and turn them on again. 

Waffles' Signature Game
Waffles was SO enthralled with the toys, he even created his own new game by combining two of them: The Catty Whack Sound and Feather Action Toy and the Pounce House. 

When the little feather poked out one of the holes in the Catty Whack toy, he grabbed it with his mouth and actually dragged the whole toy inside the Pounce House. Then he stalked the Catty Whack feather while hiding outside the Pounce House. He'd peek inside the house, around the openings, just waiting for the right opportunity. When he dove inside to catch the Catty Whack feather, things really went wild!

Our Take on All 5 Toys
When we received the cornucopia of OurPets electronic toys, we were pretty sure a couple of them would be a big hit. Little did we know, they'd ALL be winners. But they really are. Kudos to OurPets for coming up with a variety of interactive toys that cats can really connect with!

Here they are, with our own description of each below–

1. OurPets Bird in a Cage Electronic Action Cat Toy
The little bird wiggles and tweets. The base is made to tip while kitty paws at it, but not tip over. It will right itself and stand back up on it's own. This toy was Katie's FAVE.

2. OurPets Pounce House Electronic Spinner Cat Toy
There's a little pocket on the top of the house where the feather spinner is placed. It's spins around, pauses, and spins some more. Waffles really enjoyed pouncing the feather, but he also loved just hanging out in it. Sometimes to rest, and sometimes to stalk one of the other toys. He really loved pouncing on top of it too. Hence the name! It will squish down and collapse when pounced on, and then it pops right back up into place.

3. OurPets Twirl & Whirl Electronic Spinning Interactive Cat Toy
Ok, this one sent Waffles into a scratching post FRENZY. It's easy to set up. Just strap onto any scratching post and turn it on. Waffles went so nuts with this one, he had to lay down and rest. ...watching it every second. As soon as he caught his breath, the frenzy continued. 

4. OurPets Mouse in Pouch Electronic Action Cat Toy
Both Waffles and Katie love stalking and pouncing on something they can't see. Like when Glogirly is making the bed and wiggles her fingers under the covers for them. This toy is similar in concept, but not nearly as risky when it comes to fingers! Just turn on the little mouse toy and slip it inside the pouch through a hidden opening. He scurries, spins, and squeaks. 

5. OurPets Catty Whack Electronic Sound and Feather Action Cat Toy
This one was a HUGE winner with Waffles. As we mentioned before, he even invented his own game with it. The little feather pops randomly out of the holes on the sides, while making a chirping sound. It's very fast. Half the fun is just stalking it. When Waffles caught it, he didn't want to let go! 

Rebate Gift Card for PetSmart
Click HERE for a $5.00 rebate gift card from PetSmart when you purchase an OurPets toy at your local PetSmart store. (E-commerce/online purchases do not count.)

Learn more about OurPets electronic interactive cat toys on the website.

You can also find OurPets on Facebook.

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by OurPets®, which means that we were paid to create and feature this content. Regardless of the payment received, we only feature products and services we use and/or feel are relevant to our readers. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

If I Fits I Sits

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss! Bet you can't fits on this one!

KATIE:  What do you mean, I can't fits??? I can fits just fine. 

KATIE:  I just choose to fits on something much more comfortable.

A Box is a Box is a Box
Waffles loves boxes. ALL boxes. Big, small, flat, tall. And if he can't figure out a way to sit IN it, he'll surely find a way to sit ON it.

It's funny, even if Glogirly puts a piece of paper on the floor, he'll sit right on top of it. Right in the middle. A few years ago she was putting some masking tape on the floor to mark where she wanted to place a dresser she was moving from one room to another. Just to make sure it would fit. Well, it fit AND Waffles fit too. He sat right down in the middle of the masking tape. In fact, we wrote a blog post about it HERE!

Katie, on the other paw, is happier fitting on her favorite blanket or pillow. 

Monday, July 9, 2018

Nothing Says Togetherness Like Making the Bed

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss! Wanna play Let's Make the Bed?

KATIE:  What, with YOU???

WAFFLES:  C'mon in, Boss. The sheets are warm and fresh!

KATIE:  I'm not getting under any sheet with YOU.

WAFFLES:  No sheet?

KATIE:  No sheet.

WAFFLES:  Look out, Boss! King size comforter - INCOMING!

Laundry Cats
Laundry day is a highlight. Fluffy towels in a cozy laundry basket is like nirvana to Waffles. See?

But making the bed is a full on sport for Katie and Waffles. It's one of those rare games that makes Katie forget she's actually playing with Waffles.

Friday, July 6, 2018

A Cat Daddy 4th of July

WAFFLES:  Wait, what???

KATIE:  Gloman's going back to Minneapolis soon, Waffles. 

WAFFLES:  Gotta. Fit. Into. Gloman's. Suitcase.

KATIE:  Sorry, Waffles. His suitcase is already 5 pounds over the weight limit. 

WAFFLES:  Well then what's another 10 pounds?

KATIE:  10 pounds??? Have you LOOKED in the mirror lately? Someone's been finishing my breakfast leftovers. 

WAFFLES:  Duh...that's because they're leftovers.

KATIE:  Whatever, Waffles. Now hurry up. You better soak up more Gloman while he's still here.

WAFFLES:  I hate goodbyes. 

Better Than the 4th of July
Fireworks are fun, fresh watermelon is yummy, but having Gloman come to Colorado is the best EVER. He and Glogirly have been exploring more of Colorado. This time with some awesome neighbors and friends visiting from Chicago. In fact, they took the Jeep off-roading on a super rugged trail way called Rollins Pass, way up to the Continental Divide. At over 11,000', they even saw a little bit of SNOW!

The views along the way were incredible! And so was the weather. Though it was in the 90s in "flatlands" of Denver, it was a breezy 72 degrees on the trail.

This is just a quick iPhone snap at the beginning of the trail!

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