Hey everypawdy, it’s me, RaenaBelle, comin’ to ya’ live from the ranch. Can you believe it? It’s almost Christmas!!! I’s so x’cited, I’s can barely contain mine’s self. I’s been slidin’ down the hall on the piddle pads and zoomin’ up and down the liberty tree like a hunnerd times a day. Mommy says I’s make her head spin sometimes. I’s not seen her head spinnin’, but maybe I’s was zoomin’ too fast. Let me tell ya’, it’s turned cold, cold, cold again and I’s really been enjoyin’ cuddle time with mommy. Ya’ know, that’s mine’s favorite thing in the whole world.
RaenaBelle, take a breath. Me’s x’cited too, but ya’ don’t see me flyin’ ‘round like a hooligan.
Well of course not sissy, we’re kitties, we can’t fly. ‘Member, I’s learned that one the other day.
Yeah Raena, me ‘members. But, me wasn’t meanin’ me was literally flyin’, it’s just a figger of speech.
Another figger of speech, sissy? Why is it okay fur you to use those figgers and not me? Every time I’s use one, you make fun of me or try to correct me.
Not always Raena, just the times you use one wrong, or say somethin’ really stupid.
I’s not stupid sissy. Mommy says that’s not nice to call somepawdy stupid.
Me’s not callin’ you stupid Raena, just some of the things you meow. There’s a big difference. Mommy says even the smartest peeps in the world sometimes say stupid things. Anyways, we need to tell everypawdy ‘bout the new stuffs we’ve been tryin’ out from Tomlyn. The holidays can be a stressful time fur peeps and anipals alike. What with all the hustle and bustle of shoppin’, decoratin’ and visitin’/guests, our tummies can get upset, or we can get nervous or scared. There might even be days when our schedules get thrown all out of whack. During those times, good supplements can make all the difference. Now we don’t get lots of treats ‘round here, but the truth is, we’re kind’a picky and don’t like a lot of treats. So, it makes it kind’a hard fur mommy to know what to get fur us.
Ain’t that the truth sissy. And sometimes we’ll eat one treat once and never touch it again. But one thing we do like is a good sprinklin’ of pre/probiotics on our noms. Mommy says they’re good fur helpin’ to keep our guts healthy. But, not all pre/probiotics are the same. We purrsonally don’t like flavored pre/probiotics, so we were happy to learn the Tomlyn Pre & Pro Biotics were flavorless and colorless. They come in individual packets and are a fine white powder that dissolves in the liquid mommy puts over our food. Let’s see what Tomlyn has to say ‘bout ‘em:
Nutritional Supplement for cats to help maintain balanced intestinal health. Contains the highest colony forming units (CFU’s) on the market and is a source of live (viable) naturally occurring microorganisms.
Advanced formula with over 4 billion CFUs of probiotics per packet to help support proper digestive and bowel health
One prebiotic added to support the growth of beneficial bacteria & five probiotics
Contains direct-fed microbial cultures to supply beneficial microorganisms that occur naturally in the hind gut of healthy animals
Flavorless & easy to digest – all natural source of probiotics
30 easy to use packets
Individually sealed packets are airtight to keep out moisture
100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!
STORAGE: FOR ANIMAL USE ONLY. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND ANIMALS. STORE AT CONTROLLED ROOM TEMPERATURE.
We can be picky, but we really liked these. They say to feed one packet mixed with food and water daily. So, mommy uses half the packet fur brekky and the rest fur dinner. While these are help maintain our gut health during stressful times, they’re purrfect fur every day use as well. They’re available online and in many local stores fur ‘bout $17.49 fur a 30 day supply.
Mommy thinks they’re a bit on the ‘spensive side, but she does luvs to see us gobble down our meals. And mommy’s always happy when we’re happy. We also tried out Tomlyn’s tasty hairball treats and paste as well as the sterile eye wash. So far, we’re all paws up fur the Tomlyn products.
Yeah Raena, me’s gotta meow, me really liked the hairball treats. They’re a little big, but they’re a soft chew, and easy fur mommy to break up into smaller pieces. And the hairball paste is in the tasty malt flavor that we like. Me’s two paws in fur these products too. And the last thing you want your holiday guests to step in is a hairball left by kitty in the middle of the night. MOL
Well sissy, I’s guess that’s one way of lookin’ at it. MOL Anyways, let’s wrap this up. Mommy’s got a ‘purrtant meetin’ to attend and we’ve got a Gift Guide to put together. Don’t furget to join our Blessing Train this month. That’s it fur live from the ranch today.
Till the next time…………………………………………………..Be Blest!!!
MeOW Welcome to Service Cats and Everything Feline on Furidays. Sorry we missed you all last week, we were on overload and and couldn’t be here. Anyways, we’re back now and can’t wait to tackle our next topic/question. As always, you can ketch up on any post in this series by clickin’ on Training Tips and Everything Feline in our menu. And, don’t furget to leave your questions and topic suggestions in the comments below or send us a purrivate e-mail via our Contact page. Now, let’s get the business outta the way and get on with today’s posty.
With Independence day just around the corner here in the U.S., we thought we’d spend a little time reminding everyone about some safety issues for the furry members of your household. We get asked often what human foods are dangerous for us kitties. Everybody wants to have a good time, unfortunately, us anipals don’t always find human gatherings fun. If you’re planning a party or get together remember to plan ahead and set up a Decompression Room so that your favorite furry can get away from all the hustle and bustle of the festivities. If you’ll be setting off fireworks yourself, remember to keep them away from your pets. An animals hearing is much better than that of a humans’ so the sound of fireworks can be extrememly loud and frightning to us furries.
Toxic Foods & Party Favors:
Remind everyone not to feed your pets. Not everything fit for human consumption is good fur kitty/woofy. Here’s a list of some foods and other party items you want to avoid giving your anipals:
Alcohol of any kind, Marijuana, Tobacco and Nicotene Products, Candy (especially chocolate), Anything with Xylitol (sweeteners, gum, diet sodas, etc,), Coffee and other Caffeinated Beverages, Nuts, Grapes, Garlic and Garlic Powder, Onions and Onion Powder, Raisins, Avocados, Fruit Seeds, Yeast Dough, Citrus, Milk, Cooked Bones, Tofu, Moldy Foods and Mushrooms. Symptoms of poisoning can range from lethargy to kidney disease and/or death.
Parties can often be felt the next day as well. Here’s a list of some medications to avoid giving your anipals:
Tylenol or Acetaminophen, ADHD medications or Human Antidepressants unless prescribed by your V-E-T, Aspirin (for cats), Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Pseudoephedrine, Flea Meds with Permethrins (for cats), and Narcotic Pain Meds (unless prescribed by your V-E-T). Even tho’ some human meds are prescribed for us anipals, you should avoid giving us anything not prescribed by a licensed Veterinarian.
Somebody’s always left with the after party clean up. Here’s a list of some household items and party favors you should keep away from your pets:
Antifreeze, Cleaners (especially those containing bleach), Glow Sticks and their luminescent liquid, Potpourri, Rat and Mouse Poisons, Streamers and Strings, Fireworks containing Gun Powder and Sparklers, Essential Oils and Candles.
Mmmmmmm Pizza!!! I’s want a piece now!!!
Foods You & Fluffy/Fido Can Share:
MeOW That sure is a lot of no no’s, isn’t it? No worries, you don’t always have to say No. Kitties and woofies can have a few bites of Cheddar Cheese, Hamburger Patties (without the seasonings), Brisket and Ribs (without seasonings), small quantities of All Meat Weiners, Watermelon and/or Cantaloupe (without the rind and seeds), Plain Yogurt, Chicken (without the bones or seasonings) and Pumpkin (not Pumpkin Pie filling). Just remember to keep in mind the amount of special goodies kitty/woofy eats and adjust regular meals accordingly.
Did somepawdy say treats?
Some Things To Remember:
If you’re grilling on a coal barbeque, remember to make sure all coals are out and cool before leaving it unattended. If your celebrations include a fire pit or bonfire, make sure the fire’s completely out before leaving it unattended. If you’re celebrating in the park or campgrounds, pick up after yourself and your anipals. Be considerate of others so the fun can continue. And always keep the number for Poison Control and your V-E-T on hand, just in case. You know what they say, “Better safe than sorry.” If you suspect that your anipal has been poisoned, don’t hesitate, call your V-E-T immediately.
Well, there ya’ have it, some things to keep in mind for the coming celebrations. Father’s day is Sunday and there’s sure to be a few celebrations honoring dads everywhere. We celebrate our mommy, who has to be both fur us. Don’t furget to leave your questions or topic suggestions in the comments below or send us an e-mail. We luv hearin’ from you all. And, check out our previous topics by clickin’ on the Training Tips and Everything Feline links in our menu. We’re also joinin’ Comedy Plus fur Feline Furiday. We hope you all have a safe and blest Summer.
Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. I’s sure wanna fanky fank everypawdy that came to mine’s pawrty and wished me a happy birthday. I’s sure am a Blest kitty girly. The weather was so nice over the weekend, I’s got to go fur several strolls. What fun!!! Unfurtunately, we’re in fur storms over the next couple of weeks and it’s time fur mommy to get all our stuffs ready to recertify our lease, so I’s purrobably won’t be gettin’ very many strolls this month.
You don’t know that fur sure Raena. After all, May is the month we celebrate mommy. Furst there’s Mother’s day and then we’ve got her birthday at the end of the month. You know mommy always purrfurs to celebrate us even on her special days.
Really sissy? I’s don’t really ‘member too much ‘bout last year. Are we gonna get mommy somethin’ special fur her special days?
Sure we are Raena. We’ll give mommy lots of extra luvvin’ and attention this month. Me’s not very good at readin’ the calendar, so me isn’t sure which days are the special ones. That means, we’ll just have to treat her special every day.
I’s know the furst thing we can do fur mommy, sissy. We can let her have a whole cup of that coffee she likes so much while it’s still hot. We can just eat and not bother her fur a few extra minutes. After all, how long can it actually take to drink a cup of coffee?
Oh Raena, that’s a great idea. X’cept, ya’ know ifin we let her do it once, she’ll think we oughtta let her do it every day from now on. You know mommy should never put anythin’ befur our wants and needs. Me was thinkin’ just a few extra massages and lap luvvin’ times. Comin’ up with gift ideas was always sis Lexi’s depawrtment. She was really good at that kind’a stuffs. Me never really wanted to be in charge. But, me’s not so sure me wants you to be in charge either.
Oh sissy, don’t worry, I’s luvs bein’ in charge. So, I’s still think the coffee thing’s a good idea. Ifin we only had thumbs we could make mommy her coffee and serve it to her in bed. Now wouldn’t that be somethin’.
Yeah Raena, that’d be somethin’ alright. Now, let’s get serious and actually make some plans. In the meantime, we oughtta fank everypawdy fur their purrayers. The hot water heater sprung a leak. Fankfully, it wasn’t nearly as bad as the flood we had a few years ago. The plumbers came out and put in a new one. Mommy’s still got some piddle pads down to soak up any water left unner the floor planks. We’ll most likely need a few replacement planks once everythin’ completely dries up. Anyways, we’re happy we didn’t get completely flooded out of our ‘pawrtment.
We sure are sissy. And mommy was so purroud of you fur alertin’ her to that flood befur it got outta hand. Mommy says she knew immediately somethin’ was wrong when she heard you chuffin’ and chortlin’ in the hallway at 4 in the meownin’. Anyways, let’s wrap this up, we’ve got lots of furiends we need to ketch up on.
(Dezi sees something fly by the door and jumps on the liberty tree to look out the door) Me’s with you Raena. Furst tho’ me thinks another birdy might be usin’ that nest on our alarm outside. Me’s sure those other birdies already left the nest. Let me just check this out furst.
(Raena sees the bird diving toward the door) Hope that momma birdy don’t dive bomb mommy when she goes outside. MOL I’s think I’s’ll just watch the birdies fur awhile and maybe have a little nap.