Friday, November 16, 2018

Holiday Houseguests INCOMING! Ready, Set, It's a FELIWAY® Giveaway

This giveaway is sponsored by FELIWAY®
WAFFLES:  Something smells funny, Boss. And not ha-ha funny. 

KATIE:  What, did you sleep right through the doorbell? 

WAFFLES:  What doorbell?

KATIE:  You know. The bell. On the outside of the door. The one people ring when they want to come inside. 

WAFFLES:  So that's what the ding-dong sound means. I thought it meant the man in brown shorts brought us a new box. 

KATIE: We have houseguests, Waffles. 

WAFFLES:  What? No one told me. 

KATIE:  I'm telling you now. 

Thanksgiving is just a few days away. That means a revolving door of people invading our space, making lots of noise, and smelling up the place with their stuff for the next few weeks. We won't be in the clear until 2019.

WAFFLES:  2019??? That's like NEXT YEAR!

Holiday Houseguest-Ready 
Now that Halloween is in our rearview mirror and we've got a couple of snowstorms under our belt, Glogirly is already untangling holiday lights and sorting ornaments. Usually, we wait until Thanksgiving weekend, but she wants to be ready for guests early. Ok, truth be told, she's just super excited for Christmas and has a thing for twinkle lights. And when you have a red kitchen, well...the holiday spirit is there all year long.

Getting ready for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Hanukah means getting ready for guests too. And a big part of that for us is FELIWAY®.

We like to greet our overnight visitors with smiles, meows, and a fresh bottle of FELIWAY® CLASSIC Spray. A couple of spritzes on their luggage and boots helps to keep Katie and Waffles feeling comfortable and secure.

Ok, so Waffles typically warms up to new guests VERY quickly.

But for Katie, accepting new people takes time.

Another important item in our houseguest arsenal is the FELIWAY® CLASSIC Diffuser. We keep a couple plugged in when we've got visitors. Particularly in areas where people and cats spend the most time. (Like Waffles' favorite room - the kitchen)

How Does It Work?
Cats communicate through natural messages released in the air called pheromones. These pheromones give them a sense of safety and belonging.

FELIWAY® mimics naturally occurring feline pheromones, or "messages."
It's important to understand the difference between these feline "messages" as well as the difference between the FELIWAY® CLASSIC Diffuser and MultiCat Diffuser in order to select the best formula for your needs. We use both depending on the situation.

Happy Messages - For Stress Due to Houseguests and Visitors
You've probably seen your cat rub their face against corners, furniture and even you. As they mark their territory, they leave an odorless message called a Feline Facial Pheromone. These happy messages provide comfort and security. The arrival of houseguests can certainly upset this apple cart. The FELIWAY® CLASSIC Diffuser and the FELIWAY® CLASSIC Spray deliver these happy messages, helping cats to feel more comfortable and secure when newcomers are in the house.

Harmony Messages - For Cat-to-Cat Animosity and Stress
Momma cats communicate with their kittens through natural messages released into the air. These Cat Appeasing Pheromones help to maintain harmony and social bonds between cats of all ages. The FELIWAY® MultiCat Diffuser helps to reduce conflict between cats living together by creating "harmony messages." It may help decrease fighting, chasing, blocking, and even staring, which for us is the perfect storm of displacement aggression behaviors. 

How to Properly Use the Diffuser Plug-In
  • Plug into an outlet in the room where the cats spend the most of their time. We like to position a second in our guest room as well. 
  • We've found it takes about 24 hours to kick in. 
  • Leave plugged in continuously. 
  • One vial will last approximately 30 days. The diffuser should be replaced about every 6 months. 

Pick-Your-Own Giveaway!
We're celebrating the holidays with a special GIVEAWAY! Three lucky winners will receive their choice of any one these three FELIWAY® products.
  • FELIWAY® CLASSIC Diffuser Starter Kit
  • FELIWAY® MultiCat Diffuser Starter Kit

Enter below via Rafflecopter. Though prizes can only ship to US addresses, we're offering the giveaway 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 so much for entering!

FTC Disclosure: This post and giveaway is sponsored by FELIWAY®, which means 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 would be relevant to our readers.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A Bohemian CATsody Holiday Plus a Flash Giveaway

WAFFLES:  Galileo! ♬♬  Galileo! ♬♬  Galileo! ♬♬  Galileo! ♬♬  Gali– 
How many Galileos am I suppose to sing, Boss?

KATIE:  I don't know, Waffles. Is this the real life? Or is this just fantasy? I'm hoping fantasy, because I'm getting pretty tired of all your Galileos. 

Long Live our Love for Queen
Glogirly has been blasting her favorite Queen songs through the house ever since she came back from the theater last week. She saw Bohemian Rhapsody, the amazingly fabulous Queen and Freddie Mercury biopic. Queen's iconic songs are part of her life's soundtrack and she's been a fan since she first heard them on the radio in high school. 

If you're a fan of Freddie and you haven't seen the movie yet...oh wait, there probably isn't a Freddie Mercury fan on the planet who hasn't seen it! Well, whether you're a fan or not, we think you'll love the movie. One of the best and most surprising parts is how Freddie's deep love of his feline companions is portrayed. It will literally melt your heart. 

We couldn't resist the opportunity to have some Photoshop fun with the song the movie is named for. When we posted the lead graphic on Facebook last week, people immediately started reacting and commenting. Many offered new "catified" lyrics. Some channeled their inner Waffles while rewriting the song. It was hilarious. The comments were more fun than the graphic! 

Exclusive Bohemian Catsody Christmas Cards
One of the commenters on Facebook mentioned how fun the photo would be with Santa hats. Voila! Our Bohemian Catsody holiday cards were born.

The two versions shown below are available on our GLOGIRLY Zazzle Shop. We've been using Zazzle for custom greeting cards for years. They do such a great job with the printing. We're very impressed with the quality. Their greeting cards are definitely nice enough to frame too. And Zazzle has frequent sales which we totally love.

Flash Giveaway!
To get this party started, we're giving away a couple of our Bohemian Catsody cards. Just in time for the holidays! You'll need to enter fast...the giveaway is only open through this weekend.

Two lucky winners will receive their choice of any one of our holiday cards from our Zazzle Shop. Just enter via Rafflecopter below. Though prizes can only ship to US addresses, we're offering this giveaway to our readers worldwide so that if anyone outside the US wins, they can gift their prize to a friend here in the US.

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

Today's giveaway is self-sponsored by and 

Monday, November 12, 2018

Chicken Snowflakes

WAFFLES:  Look, Boss! I'm catching snowflakes on my tongue! 

KATIE:  Do they taste like chicken?

WAFFLES:  Chicken??? Do YOURS taste like chicken? 

KATIE:  No, they taste like snowflakes.

WAFFLES:  Chicken snowflakes?

KATIE:  There's no such thing as chicken snowflakes, Waffles.

WAFFLES:  EEEEEK!!! These chicken snowflakes are COLD!

KATIE:  The only chicken around here is Waffles. 

Sunday Snow Day
It snowed like crazy all day Sunday. This photo was taken early in the afternoon when we had about 6". By nightfall, our official yardstick read almost 10".

Most of the day was spent cozying up to the fire. But for a few minutes, Glogirly opened up the doors to our deck to give Katie and Waffles a whiff of the fresh snow.

Katie is a gamer. She's fascinated by the snow. She'll touch it and let it blow in on her. She's even stepped in it a number of times. Though you'd think Waffles would be all brave and curious, he's the polar (pun intended) opposite of Katie. We call him the snow chicken. One little paw touch and he hops the other way. He only lasted a few seconds by the open doors. Fortunately, it was just enough time for Glogirly to snap off a few photos.

Mr. Sun should be visiting us soon, so it won't be long before the snow you see today is gone tomorrow.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Insider's Peek at the First Ever Katie & Waffles Calendar for 2019

WAFFLES:  I spy with my little eye...

KATIE:  You mean your little FOUR eyes.

WAFFLES:  Ok, I spy with my– how many did you say, Boss? 

KATIE:  Four. 

WAFFLES:  For what?

KATIE:  For crying out loud, Waffles. 

WAFFLES:  Ok. I spy with my little EYES, a super awesome, totally-kitty-cool CALENDAR! We're calendar cats, Boss! The ladies are going to go MAD for me. ...I mean us. 

KATIE:  This is what I live with. Every minute of every hour of every day. 

About Time...
We've been blogging for nine years now and every year we think about how fun it would be to create a calendar with some of our favorite photos. But usually, we don't start thinking about it until New Year's Eve. But this year, we finally have our act (and our photos) together!

An Insider's Look at our Upcoming 2019 Desk Calendar!
It's a 5" x 7" 12-month pop-up desk calendar featuring 14 of our favorite photos. These are just a few that will be included. Each month's photo and calendar will be printed on a high-quality, heavy-weight paper stock for maximum beauty and durability.

We'll be hosting a giveaway soon and will also have the calendars available for purchase in plenty of time for the holidays. We hope you love them as much as we do!

The calendar photos below are very low-resolution, so they may appear a tad fuzzy here. The finals will be high-res and beautiful though!

WAFFLES:  I thought we weren't allowed on Glogirly's desk.

KATIE:  Pretty sure this is an exception, Waffles.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Cat Daddy Weekend

WAFFLES:  So when's Gloman coming home again, Boss? We weren't done talking about man stuff.

KATIE:  I know, I wasn't done twirling on the rug while he scratched between my ears either. 

WAFFLES:  And called you his Beautiful Girl!

KATIE:  Well at least he didn't call me, "Hey! Get off the kitchen counter!


Surprise Visit
Our Cat Daddy popped by for a long weekend visit. There was lots of lounging by the fire going on with cats on laps soaking up the love. So much love soaking we almost needed an appointment book to keep track of whose turn it was.

Glogirly and Gloman also squeezed in some time for sightseeing and exploring. But with as busy as everyone has been lately, the highlight of the weekend was just hanging out at home, enjoying our time together.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Getting Out the Vote Kitty-Style

Just One More Day! 
Tuesday, November 6 is Election Day in the US. Please let your voices (and meows) be heard. 

WAFFLES:  Can you hear me, Boss? Just want to make sure my meows are heard.

KATIE:  Don't worry, Waffles. Even the neighbors can hear you.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Between the Sheets

WAFFLES:  OMG, Boss! My ears! I can't find my EARS!

WAFFLES:  Have you seen them? BOSS?

WAFFLES:  I better check Lost and Found.

KATIE:  Seriously, Waffles. Have you checked the top of your head?

WAFFLES:  Duh, I can't see the top of my head, Boss.

WAFFLES:  Boss! Now YOUR ears are gone! 

KATIE:  My ears are just fine, Waffles.

WAFFLES:  Are you sure they're fine, Boss?

KATIE:  Yes. What's not fine though, is all that's separating you from me right now is a thin layer of fine Egyptian cotton. 

Bed Making Day
There's nothing quite like the call of freshly washed, toasty out-of-the-dryer SHEETS. Even Katie can't help herself, despite landing in very close proximity to her orange nemesis.

Glogirly has learned to keep her camera within easy reach on Bed Making Day. She can't risk missing all the drama. OR all the posing.

WAFFLES:  Posing? Who's posing?

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