Friday, December 10, 2010

My Review of Deluxe Seedling Real Cat Tree House

Originally submitted at Nip and Bones

Your cat will definitely like hanging out in this Tree! It even has sisal cord rope to stretch thier paws on. **This Tree is for Larger Breed Cats because the platforms are far apart. This is not a Tree for older cats or cats who have difficulty jumping.** It features removable carpet for ease of...

This is an incredible cat tree

By flicka47 from Paso Robles, Calif on 12/10/2010


5out of 5

Pros: Attractive Design, Fun

Best Uses: Active Cats, House Cats, Large Rooms

Describe Yourself: Long-time Pet Owner

Wow! My cats love this tree. They have been climbing all over it since it arrived.They love the tree branches as well as the sisal rope post. It's recommended for larger cats,but my cats are actually fairly small. A better recommendation would be for active cats that like climbing like mine do!

It's fairly large being close to 6' tall and the leaves make it spread out well over 3' wide(I think the base is 24" x30") so it does need a fair amount of space but even in a room that was 10'x12' you could still make it fit without too much trouble. It's quite attractive for humans too! Each one is going to be unique as they use real tree trunks!

It is very sturdy,and things like the carpeted base are easy to clean as they used velco to keep them in place. This is something my cats are going to enjoy for a very long time!

Rosie is thrilled with her new tree!


Tags: Cat tree, Picture of Product, Using Product


Saturday, September 18, 2010

That dog you help save? Just might be your new best friend

Wow! This is a wonderful campaign that  the Pedigree Dog food company has going! For every blogger who posts about their program set up with the #blogpaws group, Pedigree is donating a 20 lb bag of their Healthy Longevity Dog food to a shelter! You have until tomorrow September 19th to write a post, so go help a dog now! There are over 270 posts so far. That's over two tons of dog food that Pedigree is donating!

You don't blog? Well, Pedigree also has a fan page on Facebook , just go hit their "like" button and they will donate a bowl of dog food for every new fan. Or do both!!

So, go write a post if you haven't already, and be sure to link it to the BlogHop, so they'll know to count your post!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Anipal Photo Hunt #4 ~ My Bed

Oh, this one definitely belongs to my cats!! This is Luna sleeping in the middle of her tree! Three cats, three sleeping baskets!

Yeah, Luna again! Awake this time!

This is Molly's favorite place to sleep, the back of the couch. She's not so sure about have a "bed" on top of it!

This is Rosie's second favorite bed, after the top basket on the cat tree!

Well,there ya go!
Some of my cat's favorite sleeping spots! 

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Anipal Photo Hunt

This is me! Mom loves this pic, but I almost never pay attention like this,
silly mom! 

This is Rosie, mom said it would only be fair to put her picture here as she's the reason I have a blog, and she's a pretty good book reviewer too! 

So now it's your turn.
Hop on in, let's see those anipal pics!

Monday, April 12, 2010

We Can All Help, We Can All Be The Change

  Over this past weekend the first Blogpaws convention was held. This was for people and animals that blog, and want to help animals. We weren't able to attend, but I bet it was a grand time, and all these folks got a chance to see where they have come in the past year. Several of them have blogged about animals or worked with animal rescues and shelters for a long time. But many of them saw this past year because of twitter, facebook and other social media sources what they could do as well, so they joined in at the pawpawties, helped their local shelters, started blogs, and twittered, twittered, twittered! (boy have we driven the "real" people there crazy!) And they have seen that even a little bit can help. And all those little bits added up to a lot of help for a lot of homeless animals.

  Even the "real" people are joining us now. Either with their animals getting an account (with the invariable effect of the animal soon having more followers than they do!),or they come to the pawpawties as themselves. From only a few hundred "pawpawtiers" to now several thousand all over the world! It's a very little thing, but it means so much for all the homeless animals out there. And it is something we can all do. The average donation at the pawpawties is probably $10. but, it's a lot of $10. that add up to a lot of help!(and we all have a super time pawtying!)

  You don't have to have a blog where you update daily, maybe only once or twice a month. A lot of the animal blogs do mostly pictures and videos to show what they've been up to. But, you never know how wide your audience might be. So, if you post about the latest pawpawty, a lot of folks may see it! The folks that are not involved with the anipals or the pawpawties might just get to read where you are telling about helping at your local shelter, or how the pawpawty raised over a $1000. for that month's shelter and decide that they can help too! Never underestimate the effect you can have for good. So, do what you can, where you can. And help spread the word, on twitter, on facebook, on your blog, to your neighbors and friends.

  Maybe all you feel comfortable doing is RTing a tweet on Twitter, or posting a link on your Facebook, even that does help! Look at how @BigBoyBosco 's mom found Ginger! From a Re-tweet of a twitter post telling Ginger's story. Or Ming Shai last December, when Kittenrescue, Carsoncats, and Smokey8 and myself had to save that little old gal from the Los Angeles shelter! You can be the change folks!

 We can all make a difference for homeless animals.

 I'll leave you with the wonderful video Pawpawtie's CED @frugaldougal and his staff did for the Blogpaws convention. It says it all!

~ Dolly

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tattle Tails

...snicker....Baby Patches' mom is having a contest for BP's 2nd birthday over at Nip and Bones! And I just couldn't help ratting on all my sisfurs! Here's the contest for anyone who would like to enter, and give up their most "Terrible Twos" moment. You don't have to be two, or do two terrible things, or have two of you doing the terrible thing! Although teamwork some times pays off! Just the most terrible thing you have ever done & are willing to admit to!!

 I figured I'd tattle on everyone here!...snicker....

Where to start...hmmmmm...

 Mom can't even begin to count the pairs of Little Girl's ballet shoes that Ginger and I have eaten. I say it's little Girl's fault for leaving them out! Or the number of phone,computer & other assorted electrical cords we have all eaten. Although, Ginger wins in this catagory with eating through a line of Christmas Tree lights!

 Ginger and I do have a Tag Team event around here that keeps mom on her toes. I'm too short to reach the trash bag, or the catfood dish...but Ginger isn't! So if our hoomins have made the mistake of not taking the trash bag out when they leave for the day this is what we do. First Ginger stand up to the counter that we want to get something off of. Then she pulls it over the edge. Then we both grab hold of the sides of the bag and carry it to the living room where we can spread it out and check out each piece of garbage.We can spend a wonderful morning this way! Of course this only works on rainy days when we get to stay inside while they are gone, or in the middle of the night, as that is also a great time for this caper! Although we generally get caught if we try this at night because Ginger makes too much noise!

 Oh! Next is Rosie's Raiders!...snicker...One of Rosie's favorite things to do is raid the kitchen drawers, and she has lots of help! Both Luna and Molly follow her into whichever drawer Rosie has pulled open, and find a way to get to the next,or the next, drawer over to find a treasure they want to drag out and play with. Sometimes they even drag out stuff for me to play with! Amongst the stuff they have drug out have been extra squeakers for our toys, plastic mesh bags that apples and tangerines have come in, glue sticks, catnip,and an occasional set of keys!

 Luna and I also have a Tag Team event of our own! Luna, like a lot of cats loves to unroll the toilet paper. Left to her own devices that results in a big pile of toilet paper on the bathroom floor...snicker...But, when I help it means I grab a hold of some of that paper and run all over the house!! Oh, do I like making THAT mess! Rosie also has a variation on this where instead of unrolling the toilet paper on purpose, she uses it as a scratching post! Same results, just a lot more little pieces all over the house when I'm done!...snicker...

 Oh, I can not leave this one out, even if I am ratting on myself! The hoomins NEVER leave the dining room table unattended when there is food on it! Doesn't matter if the chairs are completely tucked in or not there at all, or that that table is more than two feet taller than me.....yummm...BBQ steak! I'm drooling just thinking about it(Be right back, I've just got to go see if there's anything there now!)

 I think however the funniest terrible thing we've ever done goes to Ginger! She didn't mean to be terrible, she was trying to help I'm sure...snicker...(sure she was!)!

 Mom was planting rose bushes one day, and our ground is very hard clay. This meant that mom was digging over-sized holes and then filling them with water to soften the ground a little. Ginger had been sitting there snoopervising mom, but waterdogs are waterdogs after all! Mom had dug and filled about ten holes with water, and had gone to get her potting soil to put in the holes....well I think a picture is worth at LEAST a thousand words in this case!

Well, what can I say...snicker...Ginger sure gets the prize for the DIRTIEST terrible thing....

OK, folks now go enter Baby Patches' contest & tell us all your most terrible stunts!
Nip and Bones Terrible Twos contest


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tag! Your It!

CokietheCat has tagged me for this photo game called "Tag - You're IT!"

This is how it works:

Open your first photo folder

Scroll down to the 10th photo

Post the 10th photo and tell the story about it

Pass along to 5 other blogs
Ok, so I followed the directions, and here is what I found!
It's me! On the very day my mom picked me up! It was August 13,2006, and she and Little Girl had driven to Lompoc, Calif to get me.That is where this picture was taken! As you can see I was very happy!

And now the five bloggers that I'm gonna tag!

3 Pirulo Furry and his brother Prince
4 DogThunder and his brother Lightening

Well, there ya go! I can't wait to see all the great pictures these guys have. Can you?

Friday, March 19, 2010

An On-Going Collection of Pawpawty Avs

UPDATE ~ I decide it would be easier for folks to see if  I moved this post from January to the top. So from time to time, I'll bring it forward.

I decided it would be fun to save all the pawpawty avs in on place. So check back from time to time to see what's been added.

 First is my regular av that I use for "everyday" ~

My Dance Hall Girl from Dudefest Jan 16-17th 2010 
 She was over at the Cookie Saloon!

Of course, this was my real twitter #dudefest av !
Groucho, the ultimate Dude!

     ...snicker...This is so Me!                                                        My Av for the Viva Wag Vegas Pawpawty  ~ Jan 22-23rd 2010


Well, I just had to keep my Wag Vegas av, but first on Monday the 1st I added a Rusty twibbon, and then on Tuesday a Shorty Team Anipal twibbon that @BrewskieButt put together, and then I turned it all orange on the 3rd with the Leukemia Twibbon. So, since I could no longer stand up from all the weight of the Twibbons for the #shortypawpawty on Thursday the 4th I did this!..snicker...

I think I'm gonna have to use this one again the night of the Shorty awards when our own BZTAT, FrugalDougal's mom, and YodatheDog's mom all meet in NewYork to collect their awards!!

Here's my Valentine's Day avs!

This is the one I used during the week before and to start the #TeddyOlympics on Feb 13th & 14th ~

This one was for the RudyTKat pawty on Feb 13th, and Valentine's Day itself!

This one is for the 2010 Anipal Winter Olympic Games ~ February 20th and 21st!

Oh, March was such fun!

The first pawty of the month was @BorisKitty's #SciFiPawty.
We all started early trying on different avs.

This was my first one, Muttley Pass anyone? And for anyone that didn't get a chance to see it, or wants another Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster,  here's the link to The Cookie Cafe at the End of the Universe

And for the pawty on March 13th, I just had to have this one. While LOTR is technically fantasy more than SciFi, my favorite character of all time is Eowyn, the White Lady of Rohan. So I just had to be her! 
Next we all got dressed for St Patrick's Day.
 And since the following weekend was the First Anniversary of the Pawpawties, many of us stayed green all week long! 

A wee little Leprechaun dog!

This is my St Paw's Day av for the 1st Anniversary St Paw's Day #pawpawty on March 20-21st. It is so hard to believe it's been a year, but it has been a great year, and I hope we have many more just like it!

April 2010

PEEP!...snicker...(Easter was April 4th)

On April 10 @Niqqi and @SmokeyPoodle put together the #Area51 Adventure. We were all on a rescue mission to rescue Dogga.Who it turns out was actually Laika, the Russian dog to first orbit the Earth. Seems her capsule was recovered by aliens! But in some weird time warp thing, the aliens crashed near Area51 almost 50 years later!
All the anipals were divided into teams to rescue Dogga. I was on the stealthteam and we had an invisibilty cloak and the ability to travel thru time.So I had a bunch of different avs I was going to use...until the aliens knocked out my power and I could only add a few more tweets from my phone. Dogga was rescued, and everyone had a great time!
Next on the 17th and 18th was #carniepawty. Put together by @BadAndy_KityKat to celebrate April anipal birthdays. If you haven't already gone to Andy's blog for the pawty it is a must see!
Our official pawpawty on the 24th and 25th this month was #chickfest. I just couldn't resist coming as the hottest chick ever   ~  Mrs. Peel!
May 2010

First pawty in May was a Cinco da Mayo celebration for @kittehboi's sister Chilipepper's Birthday. It was a very festive #chilipawty!
Next was the Pajama Pawty on the 14th. it was put on by BarkWorld Expo in celebration of their up-coming Pet Blogger's conference in Atlanta this summer. The shelter #bwpjpawty helped was A Chance for Bliss
Then our "official" pawpawty was themed Paw's Kitchen and was held on the 22nd and 23rd. Everyone came dressed as chef's or food. Some of the "food" anipals got nibbled on! Our charity was North West English Springer Spaniel Rescue in the UK

Keep checking back to see next months avs!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Thank You,Thank You, Thank You Kolo Martin!

As many of you know Kolo Martin had another animal adoption drawing. This time it was to adopt an animal at the Amazon World Zoo Park on the Isle of Wright where Kolo lives.

Guess what? I won!! I'm so excited! Now I get to pick an animal to adopt! I wanted this one...

But Kolo assures me that they don't have any Aliens, Alien Baboons,or even Baboons because they are just a small zoo with a little over 200 animals.

So I have decided on a little more convention type of animal, a turtle!

Thanks to Kolo, I'll get an adoption certificate and a newsletter from the Zoo. This is another wonderful way to help animals, and I hope you all enter Kolo's next contest for a chance to adopt an animal!
Big HUGS to you Kolo! Thanks again!

~ Dolly

An Out of This World Pawty!

STARDATE 20100313

What a super time everybody had this past weekend at the #SciFiPawty! There were aliens, time travelers and fantasy creatures of all sorts! @CokietheCat did this wonderful poster!

And that was just some of the Star Wars contingent!

There was trouble with tribbles, and @morriscat cooked green alien chicken with his phaser for us. Then there was @ZackRabbit's out of this world cooking show, and his wonderful Adventure with the @Legendofneil(It probably isn't showing, but at Twitpic this is animated! Zack says it's magic! Go here to see it in action!)


Boris had a costume contest for all of the out of this world pictures that folks did of themselves. If you go here you can see the winners and all the entries! Everyone of them was a winner in my book, and I don't know how Boris's Human2 ever decided !

And best of all, all the aliens, star creatures, fantasy visitors, and voyagers helped to raise over $1025. for Boris's shelter charity, the Animal Rescue League of Berk's County!

I hope Boris can be talked into doing another #SciFiPawty again, as it was a total Blast, and I'm sure everyone who came had a fantastic time.

~ Dolly,The White Lady of Rohan

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Ola Kala! The Furry Friend Award

 Pirulo Furry has given me an Award ! The Ola Kala award is given to furry friends that do or have done things to help make the world a better place.

Ola Kala mean's "everything's good" in Greek.  And for this award the first thing you do is write about three things you do to make the world a better place. They don't have to be really big things, like my first thing is that I sleep curled up in the crook of mom's knees to help keep her warm at night! Remember it's the little things that count!

The second would be that (as you probably already know) I love helping at the Pawpawties. Of course, who wouldn't? I'm so proud to be friends with all the great anipals that take part and help to make the the pawpawties such a great success everytime!

Number three would be that we help at our local shelter. We get little toys for the kitties at the North County Humane Society for just about every holiday, and sometimes mom takes them cat food or litter because they need that a lot. Sometimes mom stops by just to play with the kitties!

The second part of this award is to pass it on to five or more furry friends that have done something to make the world a better place. So, my five choices for this award are

1~ @marleyterrier at the Marley and Lola Border Terrierist Blog

2 ~ @Aska_Alaska at the Aska Rabbit Blog

3 ~@CokietheCat at the Hollywood Insider Blog

4 ~ @babypatches at Confessions of the Plume Blog

5 ~@mattiedog at MattieDog: A Little Dog Making a Big Impact in This World Blog

Well,there you have it. Now I'm going to go figure out how to put this award in my sidebar. Oh, really interesting trivia(well to me anyway).Piru chose to use a picture of EL Morro for the award. Which is a historical fort in San Juan, Puerto Rico where he lives. You can read about it at his blog. Turns out I have my own "El Morro" near where I live. It is the giant "rock" that sits at the edge of the harbor in Morro Bay California.

A view from the air

You see lots of these little guys as well as sea lions, harbor seals, and marine birds

This is a very cool Video I found of the US Coast Guard Station in Morro Bay operating during winter storms

And what set of pictures of the California Coast would be complete without a sunset?
Well, there you have it. Thanks again to Pirulo Furry for giving me this award, and I hope all my nominees have as much fun doing it as I have had.


Friday, February 26, 2010

Getting excited now!!

Guess what? Next week is the Shorty Awards ceremonies.That means @Frugaldougal's staff and @YodatheDog's mom will be meeting up with @BZTAT in New York City! They plan to take lots of pictures and keep us updated on their adventure!

The Awards ceremony is on the 3rd of March. Should we throw a celebration pawpawty? That's next Wednesday. Might be a lot of fun!!

Congrats to our anipal friends! But we all knew they were winners, even before the Shorty Awards!


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Valentines For My Shelter

Thought you might like to see some pictures from when my mom took some toys to our local shelter this past weekend. They only have cats, but what can a dog say....

This time mom got pictures of some of their adult cats. She says they are all very friendly, and it is very cool that they all get to wander around and play together. They are waiting for their lunch here. One even got adopted while she was there!

This guy really did like his toy, even though he thought posing for a picture was
 the thing to do when a camera is pointed your way. Boy, I've got to talk to that cat and set him straight!

It's pretty amazing at our local shelter, they have over 200 cats and kittens and only the sick ones, or very small kittens don't get to roam around and play. Some of the cats even get to wander outdoors, and they have a big play yard where they get to go when the weather is nice.
Well, there you have it. Mom's trip to our local shelter. It's a pretty nice place as shelters go. It'd be even nicer though if all those cats had forever homes where they had their own hoomin to love.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Anipal Winter Olympic Games

Oh, this is so much fun! After a really fun weekend with the TeddyOlympics and Rudypawty our main anipal pawpawty theme this month is the Winter Olympics!

What ya think? Do I stand a chance at an Olympic Medal?

All the Anipal Twitterverse is getting ready. It's this Saturday and Sunday, starting at 11 am PST and runs for 24 hours.You can up Sign up here. We'll be skating, skiing, tobogganing! As well we'll be having our usual wonderful noms(the Teddies are graciously leaving the TeddyOlympic Athlete Village open for another weekend!), DJs and quizzes! 

I'm looking forward to seeing you there this weekend!


Friday, February 5, 2010

Play Time Friday!

Hai folks ! It's Rosie again!

I asked mom how come only Dolly got to post her picture on here. I mean after all, I'm a contributor to this blog too! So mom said she'd fix me a shot to use on my posts! Of course, we cats got to playing with our DaByrd while she was taking pictues of me and I thought you might like to see some of them, after all next to napping, it's what we do best!

This is how it started ~

Then Molly got in on the act ~

Silly Molly,she thinks she can keep it away from us!

Well, she does have Luna buffaloed!

Hah! I just can't wait! It's mine now!!

This is what Luna normally looks like...snicker...

So, sorry Luna! It's my turn now!
Yeah, watch me for a while...You'll get your turn!
Heh! She thinks it's her turn now...well OK kid...I guess you can play with it now...

Well, there ya have it folks! What we cats do on a lazy rainy afternoon. I hope you have enjoyed meeting my sister cats!

See ya soon, Rosie