Chatting Cats: 2018 Gift Guide

Hey everypawdy, are ya’ out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. (Raena looks around and out the door and back into the living room. She sees Dezi washing her face after eating a few bites of breakfast and meows…) Hey sissy, is our innernets back on? I’s don’t know who keeps cuttin’ what, but I’s ‘bout tired of them cuttin’ our innernets. I’s asked mommy ifin she had furgotten to pay the bill or somethin’ cuz this was the 3rd time this month we’ve been offline. 

 

Dezi wipes eyes atop cat tree

 

 

 

          Me knows Raena. It’s really frustratin’ when ya’ have things to do and no way to do ‘em and no answers as to why. We do seem to be back online, but who knows fur how long. Mommy’s counselor said she was told that somepawdy had cut one of the fiber optic lines and cut the innernets fur all of Southern Oklahoma the last time and this time. Y, Even the stores couldn’t opurrate cuz they’re credit card machines weren’t workin’. Me can only ‘magine what it would’a been like had it been black Furiday or Cyber Monday. (Dezi shakes her head

 

 

Dezi lays on liberty tree and Raena on the small perch looking at each other in front of the door.

 

 

 

Meowin’ of shoppin’ days sissy, I’s thought we’d post our Holiday Gift Guide picks today. 

 

          Great idea Raena. We’ve chosen some pawsum items fur the whole family. 

 

Dezi and Raena's 2018 Holiday Gift Guide graphic

 

 

 

Yep, and we tried to make sure we picked somethin’ in every price point. Ya’ know, not everypawdy has a lot of green papers to spend. We must let ya’ know that this posty contains a few affiliate links. That means ifin ya’ buy somethin’ usin’ our linky, we’ll get a small percentage so we can buy us some treats or somethin’. Mine’s furst pick are these really cool food and drink bowls. 

 

 

Vivipet Q bowl for cats
Vivipet Ceramic Q-Bowl for Cats

 

 

 

1.  Vivipet Ceramic Q Bowl and the Big Head Water Bowl fur cats or the Pawsome D Bowls fur dogs: At $24.99, $26.99 and $34.99 for quality ceramic, they would make a great addition to any kitty or woofie’s meal time. And they come in 5 great colors.

 

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          Me thinks those are great Raena. Me’s been tryin’ to get mommy to get us a couple. Vivipet also has some great elevated feeders, cat grass containers, and toys. And me’s pick fur the cat luvvin’ humans:

 

 

Set of 2 Vivipet dinner plates

 

 

 

2.  Set of 2 Fat Cat Plates and/or the Angel Cat Mug’N Bowls: Cost: $24.99

All ceramic and beautiful colors to match your furry furiends dishes fur $24.99 each; make these a great choice fur our peeps. 

 

Dezi checks out litter robot from the inside

 

 

 

Mine’s next pick is a bit on the high end, but worth every penny:

3.  The Litter Robot III Open Air or Litter Robot 3 Connect:  Cost: $449.00 or $499.00    Reward: No Scooping (Yay!!!) 

Ifin you’re lookin’ fur a self cleaning litter box, this is our top pick. Easy set up, works with most clumping cat litters and any trash bags. No ongoing equipment or accessory expenses required. You can check out our review here

 

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          Me’s next pick is one that almost all kitties luv:

4.  The Yeowww Nip Banana: Cost: $4.95   Reward: Hours of fun fur kitty

At $4.95, even ifin you already have one, it’s great to have one in reserve. These nanners get lots of luvvin’ and need to be replaced occasionally. ‘Course, nanners aren’t all Ducky World (Yeowww) makes. Click the linky to check out other great Yeowww nip products. We even located them in the UK. 

 

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You are so right sissy. We should add that there’s no comparison, so don’t waste money on knock offs. Fur you kitties that don’t get any enjoyment from catnip, don’t worry, mine’s next pick is top of the line Silvervine:

 

 

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5.  Cloud Nine Silvervine powder: Cost: $11.99   Reward: Ecstatic Kitty

At $11.99 this little tin should be kept out of kitty’s reach, it’s like kitty gold. We also hear from our good furiend Purrseidon, that CatABliss has some pawsum nip and vine mixes you might wanna try. 

 

Raena looks at Prancie's Prayer book commenting

 

 

 

          Oh Raena, that’s a furtastic pick. Me luvs nip, but the vine…is soooooo fine. Ya’ know, we’ve listed some great kitty gifts, human picks and even somethin’ fur the woofies; but we haven’t yet given ya’ our pick fur the mini humans with sticky fingers. Me’s pick fur the young’uns: 

6. Prancie’s Prayer:  Cost: $2.99 – $12.95   Reward: A child’s smile

This pawsum little book will make a great gift fur boys and/or girls. Check out our review here

 

I’s luvved readin’ Prancie’s book sissy. That’s a wonderful pick. (Raena leans in and whispers to Dezi) I’s was thinkin’ we could use our last 4 picks of this posty fur our priceless picks and then post the rest of our picks after Fanksgivin’. What do you think? 

 

          (Dezi nods and whispers back to Raena) Me agrees Raena, that sounds like another good plan. 

 

Box with lid and sticky note padAny plain box with a lid and smallish papers for short notes.

 

 

 

Okay furiends, our last 4 picks today are priceless, but can be given to anyone by anyone. Furst up: 

7.  Love Notes: Cost: Free to cheap    Reward: Priceless 

You’ll need a few pieces of paper cut into 3X3 squares/hearts/circles or any shape you’d like, or post it notes. You’ll also need a small box with a removable lid (shoebox/costume jewelry box, etc.). On each piece of paper, write down something luvving, like, I’s luvs you, You’re special, You’re purrfect, I’s like you, You’re mine’s bestest furiend, etc.. Once you have your luvs notes written down, put them in the box and wrap it. The recipient can pull out a luvs note anytime they need a little pick me up.  

 

Dezi gets love while laying in mommy's lap

 

 

 

8.  Luv Cuddles with Purrs:   Cost: Free   Reward: Priceless: Less stress and happy humans and kitties

          This is me’s next pick. Mommy can never get enuff Luv Cuddles. She says all humans crave this attention from their kitties. You woofies can give Luv Cuddles too, you just don’t have the Purr pawrt. Maybe, you could add a bit of drool. Woofie humans seem to like that. 

 

You’re right sissy, mommy does luvs Luvs Cuddles with Purrs. 

9.  Everlasting Gift Notes:  Cost: Free   Reward: Priceless Elation 

You’ll need the same supplies as those fur Luvs notes, but this time, you’ll write an action you can purrform fur your recipient. Like ifin you’re a man gifting to a woman, you might say somethin’ like, I’s’ll wash the dishes after dinner tonight. Or, Good fur 1 free massage. Actually, that’d be a good one no matter who the giver or receiver is. Ifin you’re a kitty givin’ to your woofie housemate, you could say, No whacky paws across your nose fur 1 whole day. Just ‘member to not go overboard. Don’t purromiss somethin’ you can’t deliver. MOL 

 

 

 

          Or ifin you’re  recipient is another kitty Raena, you could meow that you won’t pester your big sisfur fur one whole week. Anyways, our last pick today is: 

 

 

Raena gets loving in mommy A's lapThere’s no place I’s would rather be than right here with you mommy.

 

 

 

 

 

10.  Together Time:  Cost: Free    Reward: Priceless  

Just spending time together can wipe away all the bads of the day. Turn off all the tech and spend time listening to each other. 

 

Another great pick sissy. I’s know we’ll be givin’ mommy every one of our last 4 picks and I’s sure she’ll be givin’ ‘em right back. Fanky fankfully, she believes that True Luvs is the greatest gift of all and no amount of money can buy it. Guess we better wrap this up…MOL get it, wrap this up? Anyways…let’s try to get some visitin’ in. We can’t be sure how long we’ll have innernet right now, so we need to take full advantage when we do. 

 

Till the next time…………………………………………………….Be Blest!!!  

 

Raena: Navy blue 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue

 

 

 

Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses 

 

RaenaBelle and Deztinee

Chatting Cats: Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. Kittens!!! has it ever turned cold. It’s okay tho’, we’ve got our toasty warm ‘lectric blanky, and mommy. We do luvs to cuddle. 

 

 Dezi and Raena in Christmas frame

 

 

 

          Raena, quit ramblin’ on. We’re gonna share our Christmas Gift Guide today. Ya’ know, time’s runnin’ out and we’ve got some great gift suggestions fur peeps and furs alike. And we’ve tried to pick items from just ‘bout every purrice range, so there’s somethin’ fur everypawdy.

 

 

You’re so right sissy. I’s so x’cited. Can I’s go furst? (Dezi rolls her eyes but nods yes

HexBug for Cats

Hexbug for cats
Photo courtesy of Hexbug

 

 

 

Let me tell ya’, these things are sooooooo much fun. We got one of these buggers in our Hooligan in a Can purrize pack from Cat Scouts. As soon as mommy turned him on, we were off and running. I’s will say, he works bestest on non carpeted floors. But, kitty HexBugs are great fur hours of fun and a great source of some pawsum action shots fur all you fotographers out there. There are several places to get your HexBug from the creators website to amazon. They run anywhere from $4.99 to $19.99. They don’t specifically make a HexBug fur doggies, but there are some bigger bugs that we think any woofie would enjoy as well.

 

 

          Great choice Raena.

Kitty Kick Stix

 

Discount code with Dezi and Raena together on either end of the Kitty Kick Stix

 

 

 

          Me’s furst pick is those pawsum Kitty Kick Stix we just reviewed (see our review here). They’ve got a kicker fur every kitty. They range in size from 6” to 15” and they’ve even innerduced some new refillable kinds. And, ifin you use our special code DWORLD, you can save 15% off their sale purrices of $3.95 to $26.95.

 

That’s a good one sissy.

 

Frisco 33.5” Scratching Post

Dezi stretches on the scratching post

 

 

 

Mine’s next pick is the Frisco 33.5” Scratching Post from Chewy.com. We not only reviewed this pawsum scratcher, we liked it enuff to ask if we could give one away (see our review here). This scratcher is tall enuff fur even the larger housecat breeds. And it’s purrlenty sturdy, so it’s sure to be liked by the kitties on your list. You can find it on Chewy fur $32.99. And, it comes in brown and cream.

 

          And, we know every kitty needs a good scratcher, don’t we Raena?.

 

Garfield Cat Litter

Raena looking at the Garfield cat litter

 

 

 

          Speakin’ of a kitty’s needs Raena, every kitty needs a good litterbox filled with a great litter. One of our top choices fur the latter is the Garfield Cat Litter. There’s still time to get in on our current give away too. Just click here to check it out. It comes in a 3 pack of 5 lb bags or 1) 10 lb bag and is available in 2 different sizes, tiny grains and small grains. The cost runs $14.90 to $22.90 at Chewy. Ifin ya’ sign up fur autoship, you can save even more.

 

And, ya’ gotta have somethin’ to put that litter in sissy.

 

Litter Robot Open Air III

Litter Robot Open Air III with Garfield Cat Litter

 

 

 

When it comes to automated litterboxes, our choice is the Litter Robot Open Air III. Stay tuned fur our review. We’ve haven’t decided ifin it’s a toy or a litterbox. Hey, maybe, it’s both!!! MOL Like I’s said, you’ll have to wait fur the review. But, we do luv it. Now, we realize this is purretty ‘spensive. But, when ya’ think ‘bout the fact that you’ve gotta have a litterbox, and somepawdy’s gotta do the scoopin’, then we think this makes perfect sense. It’s got features out the wazoo to make the peeps happy and functions purrfectly fur a kitty’s needs. It runs $449.00 and comes ready to go outta the box…just add litter and kitty.

 

          Raena, you’re gonna have to learn to let the scoops go. It really isn’t a toy.

 

Yeowww Nip Nanner

Dezi bathes in front of the fireplace with the nip nanner in reach

 

 

 

          Anyways, what kind of kitties would we be ifin we didn’t list the famous Yeowww nip nanner? At only $5.99 at Chewy, ya’ can’t go wrong. It’s full of purremium grade catnip to delight every kitty. Okay, maybe not every kitty, but most.

 

Hey sissy, we purromissed items fur the peeps too.

 

Just Kitten Around Coffee Mug

Dezi walks away while mommy shows off her new mug

 

 

 

I’s would like to suggest that huge coffee mug Chewy sent mommy a while back. She says it’s purrfect and adorably cute. And at $9.99 every kitty luvver will have a big smile with their coffee, tea or hot chocolate.

 

          That’s fur sure a good one, Raena.

 

Cat Shelf

Raena lays on wall perch on the cat tree

This is great mommy. Ya’ gotta hang it up? I’s couldn’t wait.

 

 

 

          Ya’ know, we haven’t listed any purrches fur us kitties. We received a great Cat shelf from the wonderful cats at Art of Paws. It’s a family run business, 1 purrson and 4 cats. Now that’s me’s kind of business. MOL Anyways, the shelf we received if just purrrrrrrrfect. Very well made and it looks just bootyful. It has 2 removable washable covers, soft wool or a ridged fibre type. And, it’ll hold up to 33 pounds. That means it’s purrfect fur us. It comes with everythin’ you need to get it up on the wall includin’ the wall anchors. Ifin ya’ live in a small space like we do, you know you have to take advantage of the vertical space. ‘Course, anypawdy who knows cats, knows, we like the high places anyways. This shelf is only $39.95 and worth every penny. So, mommy, when are we gonna have a whole wall covered in these purrches? MOL 

 

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I’s luvs the purrch sissy.

 

Pawsitively Beautiful Tote Bag

Paw Print purse gift from Vonda

 

 

 

A lot of ya’ may ‘member the pawsum tote bag mommy got fur her birthday. She still luvs it and so it has to be a pick on our gift list. It’s roomy enuff fur a blogger to carry their laptop or tablet in as well as all the things a lady might need in her purrse. And, buyin’ it means 71 anipals get fed. That’s a great deal. You can check it out here. It’s currently on sale fur $34.99 and comes in 3 different colors.

 

          And ifin mommy doesn’t fill it too full, there’s even room fur one of us, huh Raena? Well, that’s a lot of shoppin’. As purromissed, there’s a little somethin’ fur everypawdy/kitty.

 

We haven’t finished sissy. We have one last gift to list. This gift is considered purriceless to the recipient and everypawdy can afford it. We know money’s tight fur everyone, so we fur sure wanted to list what mommy’ll be getting’ us fur Christmas…

 

Love and Hugs

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There ya’ have it. The greatest gift of all. And now we wanna list our next Blessin’ fur the Blessin’ Train. Love!!! We have the love of God and our mommy. With that Love, there’s nuffin’ we can’t overcome. We do hope ya’ll will jump on the Blessin’ Train, it’s headin’ your way.

The Blessing Train

Dezi and Raena on the Blessing Train boxcar with Love Blessing

 

 

 

Till the next time………………………………..Be Blest!!! 

 

Raena: Navy Blue 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue

 

 

 

Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

RaenaBelle and Deztinee

Gift Picks From Blessings

Here it is supposedly da biggest shoppin’ day of da year and we’re still givin’ thanks fur our many blessings. But dat bein’ sed we thought we wuld put together a gift list this year. We’ve never done one of these before but we’ve received and reviewed so many pawsum purroducts this past year and a lot of ya’ trust us to tell da truth ‘bout things dat we thought we wuld be remiss ifin we didn’t. We’re not getting’ paid fur this and we won’t get anything ifin you buy any of these things, but we think these items would be great gifts fur the furry purrer(s) in your life.

 

1. We’ll start in January when we were so blest to have received da Fandango Liberty Cat tree from Cat Tree Steve and a special donor. It retails fur $349.00. Yes, we were and are very blest as mommy kuld never have afforded this. Obviously da Liberty tree is pawsum, but Cat Tree Steve makes a variety of trees, posts and steps, and all are made by hand out of real wood and great quality carpets. And he takes special orders. So ifin you don’t see what suits your fancy, let him know what you would like, we’re sure y’all can come up with somethin’. All things considered, his prices are good. His scratchin’ posts start at $39.00 and prices go up from there based on the item you choose. But trust us, sometimes you get what you pay fur, and when it comes to trees and scratchers, you want somethin’ sturdy and safe fur your kitty to use.

#Dezi and #Lexi sit on the #Fandango #Cat tree

2. It would be so wrong ifin we didn’t list one of our favorite toys ever, da Yeowww nip toys. OMC Does this company make a bad toy? We have da nana (altho we can’t seem to find it right now, mol), cigar and sardines and LUV them all. Da link takes you to amazon and da nana, but check out all da Yeowww toys, we’re sure they will be a hit. Prices vary according to product and where you buy them, but they start around $6.00 and go up from there.

#Dezi plays with Yeowww #Nip Nana

3. Next up is a good scratcher. Regardless of how your kitty likes to scratch, all cats need to scratch. Yes, even your declawed kitty still wants and needs to scratch. Mommy sez you need scratchers in a variety of materials and at least one horizontal and one vertical scratcher. We’re furiends with a dog rescuer who once told mommy dat she thought a scratcher was a scratcher and she didn’t know there was any more to it. But there is. Me is a vertical scratcher dat purrfurs carpet and sisal. Sis Lexi is a horizontal scratcher and purrfurs corrugated cardboard; altho’ she will also use sisal. Ifin your kitty is a vertical scratcher be sure to get a sturdy post. Ifin it falls over da furst time we touch it, we won’t ever use it again. Our furst Christmas we won a pawsum scratchin’ post from da Purrfect Post. And this year we reviewed a great horizontal bench scratcher made by Catit. Prices here range according to scratchin’ surface, size, type and where you get it. They can start as low as $8.00 and go up into da $100’s.

#Dezi scratches the Purrfect Scratcher #Lexi enjoys the Catit #Scratcher bench

4. Next up is the Fountain. Something that’s not only fun, but helps your kitty stay healthy. Mommy sez dat just like da scratchers, this one can be a bit tricky too. There’s so many options on da market today dat surely you can find da right one fur your kitty. And don’t get discouraged ifin your kitty seems afraid of da fountain at furst. It took me a good long while afur me wuld even get near our furst fountain, much less take a drink from it. MOL  We reviewed da pawsum Pagoda fountain from PetSafe a few moths ago and we luv it. And mommy luvs it cuz it be easy to clean. But me also luvs to drink from a stream which me can’t do with da Pagoda. American Valley Pet makes a great fountain dat has UV sterilization and a stream. Tween da bubbly ones to da streamin’ ones, plastic, steel or ceramic water fountains, there’s one out there fur your furry pal. Prices here can range from $25.00 to the $100’s. Just remember to be patient and keep a bowl of water out by da fountain till you see your furry pal drinkin’ from da fountain. You don’t want them getting’ dehydrated cuz they’re too afraid to try da fountain. Every kitty can be won over, it just takes a little time.

#PetSafe #Pagoda Pet Fountain

 

 

#Dezi with the AVP UV Fountain

5. Now you know your little hunter needs to play and Jackson Galaxy da cat daddy himself has some really pawsum interactive toys. Da furst one is da Ground Prey wand toy. Oh we luv this one. And with the wire holdin’ da toy to da wand, it’s purretty indestructable. Da next one is da Air Prey wand toy. This wuld be da one fur all you fevver luvvers. Both of these sell fur $15.95 on Jackson’s site. Altho’ a little pricey, they awe worth it when you see da amount of joy on your little hunter’s face.

Jackson Galaxy Air Prey Wand Jackson Galaxy Ground Prey wand toy

Well there ya’ go. A little list of sum pawsum products. Any of these items wuld make purrfect gifts fur da furry purrer in your life. Altho’ we haven’t reviewed all of these fur ya’, we do own them and use them regularly. We hope you enjoy our gift picks and remember da bestest gift of all is Luv. A furever home where we’re safe and luvved is all we really ask fur. As da human in this relationship, it’s up to you to make sure we have da things needed to keep us healthy and happy and not destroyin’ your furniture. We awe so blest to have our luvvin’ furever home with an amazin’ mommy and da things we need to be healthy happy kitties.

Dezi in Autumn Rose frame

As we do every weekend, we’re joinin’ Rascal and Rocco fur da Pet Parade. And come back on Monday fur a pawsum review from mommy. She’s got a gift pick you gotta see. Gotta go now, mommy just pulled out da ground prey wand and me needs to ketch it.

 

Till da next time…………………………………………Be Blest!!!

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

Dezi and Lexi