Wednesday, December 31, 2014

It's New Year's! Be a Little Weirdo!

You know as well as I do that cats can be such little weirdos. Yesterday Phoebe avoided the comfy cat bed that was less than a foot away, and opted to pile up inside this full cat-toy basket. She didn't even fit -- look at her butt hanging off the back!

Happy New Year's Eve! Be a little weirdo!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Win 12 Bags of Delightibles Cat Treats!

Cat treats! If my cats even hear the magic "t" word, they barrel toward the kitchen from all corners of the house. Heck, I do too -- especially now. During the holidays, we can't go two feet without stumbling upon a plate of cookies, fudge or some other kind of delicious decadency.

Speaking of delicious, the nice people at Delightibles asked if Saffy, Cosmo and Phoebe would be interested in trying some of their gourmet treats. I asked them, and they said they were too full, and couldn't think about eating another treat. Ha -- you know that's a joke! They were all in, 10,000-percent.

Phoebe decided she was willing to pause her nap if treats were involved

So Delightibles sent us a bag of their chicken and a bag of their beef treats. As soon as I shook the bag, the cats knew something cool was about to go down, so they followed me to the kitchen, no questions asked.

I opened the bag of beef treats and noticed the size of each nugget was just right. Sometimes cat treats can be way too big, and my Phoebe has trouble with them because of her tiny mouth. And I only call it "tiny" because she has a tough time chewing large pieces of food. She is the mouthiest of my three cats, and is never without commentary.

Saffy and Cosmo go nose-to-nose over the Delightibles.

The treats are crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside, so kitties get a surprise when they chomp into the nummy nom. Delightibles offers six flavors: chicken, turkey, tuna, salmon, beef and dairy. They're made in the U.S.A and are free of artificial preservatives like BHA, BHT, as well as wheat and soy; however, their ingredients include antioxidants and natural flavors.

My cats insisted on tasting the treats several times before offering me their official opinion, which was, "Can we have some more?" I took that as three nods in a positive direction!

Phoebe swats away Saffy, the treat-jacker.

Delightibles and Catladyland are giving away 12 bags of treats (two of each flavor) to one lucky winner! The winner can choose to keep all the treats, share some with friends, or donate some to local shelters. Win-win, right?

If you'd like to qualify to win the 12 bags, please register via the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom of this post. After you click to enter, you'll be asked for your name and email address. No one sees this information but me -- promise! Please remember to place all the information on the same line. If you enter before including all the info, Rafflecopter won't allow you to edit your entry. Just leave me a comment on this post and I'll make sure you're entered.

Good luck, and remember to follow Delightables on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

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I was paid for this review, and the opinions in this article are my own. I do not work for, or with, any brand mentioned in this article, nor do I have any official relationship with them. I have a relationship with GigaSavvy, for whom I create original editorial content.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

How My Cat Woke Me Up This Morning

I usually don't need an alarm clock to wake me up in the morning because I have cats. I'm sure you can relate. This morning, I awoke with a rough licking-sound happening above my head. I turned over and saw Cosmo's rear-half in my face. Then I looked further up and saw from where the sound originated. He was licking the wrought iron of my headboard, which is one of his favorite hobbies. He only has a few hobbies and most of them are kind of gross, but he's still my "deluxie-tuxie." I just made that up.

The back half.

Cosmo's hobby, revealed.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Cat Feet Make Us Awesome

And now, for your visual enjoyment, here are Cosmo's giant rabbit feet and coffee-bean toes. Go ahead, take them in. Take your time.

Now you can go about your day feeling awesome.

Friday, December 12, 2014

This Guard Takes Her Job Seriously

Clearly, Phoebe wasn't going to allow me to fold the basket of clean laundry. She guarded that basket for a couple of hours, ate, and then kept guarding it. The next day I was "allowed" to fold the fur-covered laundry.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Cosmo's Man-Panties, Plus a Bonus

I'm obsessed with Cosmo's fluffy "man panties." Yesterday I snagged a perfect shot of them, along with a bonus hint of his "man nipples." You like?

Monday, December 8, 2014

Photobomb Makes Way for The Cutest Shot Ever

Yesterday we decorated our Christmas tree and Phoebe immediately dove under the skirt, where she'll stay for a better part of the holiday season. She looks adorable, of course, so I had to grab a couple of pics (because I obviously don't have enough "Phoebe under the skirt ones").

As soon as I went for perhaps the cutest shot ever, Sir Cosmo decided to drop a huge tuxie-colored photobomb. Jealous, much? Poor kitty doesn't get enough attention. Ha -- that's funny.

Well, he finally moved and I scored the cutest shot ever ... at least until the next shot shows up. Then that one will be the cutest shot ever.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Tailio's Thinking Outside the Box With a New Cat Health Monitor

What if you technology provided you early detection of cat-related health issues? And what if it all came down to a litter box? I'm serious! Tailio is a new product designed to keep track of your cats' behavior and, um, output while visiting the loo, and then sends the info to a connected smartphone. The mobile apps will be available for both Androids and iPhones. Pretty cool, huh? Here's how it works:

Tailio is a flat, WiFi-enabled device that's placed underneath a litter box. Each time a cat uses the box, it tracks data like weight, elimination patterns, and waste. Tailio is so smart that it even differentiates between multiple cats by creating a "pawprint" for each kitty -- an individual profile of physiology and behavior that's unique to each cat.

Tailo's founder and inventor Alex Trainer says, "I know the heartbreak of discovering your beloved cat's illness too late. I knew if I could develop a device that detected signs of disease or distress earlier, that it would help owners to avoid the pain of losing their pets before their time. That's why I created Tailio."

Symptoms like weight loss, increase in urine levels, rapid weight gain or general changes in litter box behavior could indicate illnesses and diseases like cancer, diabetes, kidney failure, urinary obstruction, diarrhea, constipation, hyperthyroid, and congestive heart failure. Tailio is not meant to diagnose, but gives a critical heads-up that your cat's physical health could be at risk. Always consult your veterinarian if you suspect your cat's health needs attention. And here's what you and your vet will love: You can share the data with the clinic by printing or emailing a report using the Tailio website.

The team at Tailio has been busy fundraising for this smart health-monitor, and they've already exceeded their goal of $30,000, but with a stretched goal, they can provide more color options for the device (currently neutral white) as well as new features for the mobile app. Visit their Kickstarter page to learn more about Tailio and back the campaign, which ends on December 12.

This post is sponsored by Tailio. I was paid to blog about Tailio, but Catladyland only shares information and products we feel are relevant to our readers. Tailio is not responsible for the content of this article.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Resetting the Router With Cat Butt

I don't know about you, but sometimes we have to reset our wireless router. We've found that cat butt is the most efficient way to do that.

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