Sunday Selfies

P1190573Dear Furiends,

A pumpkin rotted on the porch,… oh, what a mess! As you know, they last very well if they aren’t cut or gnawed… Someone suggested that Halo might have nibbled… He swears that he is innocent, and, as you can see, he is still guarding the indoor ones. 20171023_115931So, why would he mess with an outdoor one?

Saphera suggested that it might have been that dreadful trash bandit… anyone who would dig not one, but FOUR holes under our fence – holes that are big enough for Saphera to get through – then strew trash all over the yard is capable of anything, right?

While that does seem true, M, who refuses to blame anyone without evidence, suggested that the exterior cameras should be consulted, and we discovered this incriminating scene: IMG_20171108_190032

Obviously, we have TWO rogues loose in our yard!

Oh, the horror of it all!

Since he was our hero (and half asleep), M agreed to pose for a Sunday Selfie, as long as I would also include the dove, who has moved into our star fruit tree.Mute1

Lastly, here is the dove…. M is thrilled that the birds are returning to our yard and so am I. doveDo you think I could ask them to help me come up with a plan to rid my yard of bandits and tree rats?

Purrseidon >^.^<

This post is part of The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfies Blog Hop – to see what some of our furiends are doing this weekend please, click here

 

 

 

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Nutramax Cosequin Calm Chewable Tablets Dog Supplement

Saphera loved Nutramax Cosequin Calm Chewable Tablets Dog Supplement
and so did Livie Lou.  (She shared.) An acquaintance  that she always barks at came over, and while Saphera barked,  her reaction wasn’t even remotely close to how she normally behaves. That was quite unexpected and appreciated.20171108_202246_001
Saphera and LIvie Lou both acted as if the pill was a treat and at the moment, they are happily relaxing. Purrseidon views this as a prime opportunity  to play with tails and give kitty kisses.
The pills are shaped like adorable little bones and made in the USA.
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I suspect with a Nutramax Cosequin Calm Chewable Tablet and her thundershirt, she might actually let strange adults touch her… If you don’t know Saphera, you don’t realize that years ago, when she almost looked like a polar bear cub, we found her running next to the interstate – she was in a ‘blind panic’. Among many other injuries, her tail had been broken. What we didn’t realize was that her injuries went deeper than fur, skin, sinew and bone – her nerves were a mess. We say she has ‘doggy PTSD’. Thus, it can take her years to accept a new person. Unless they are a baby – she loves babies. Unfortunately, she loves them to the point that she doesn’t want to relinquish them to their proper parents. This is why Purrseidon views Saphera as her surrogate mom.
Alas, medication that we’ve previously given her in the hope that she would be able to deal with new people, unexpected situations – or thunder, have not helped very much. Worse, other medications have upset her stomach. So far no tummy issues with Nutramax Cosequin Calm Chewable Tablets.p1110164.jpg
We felt fine allowing LIvie Lou to be a co-tester, even though she is half of Purrseidon’s size, while Saphera is some sort of husky blend because this medication is labeled as being appropriate for all sizes. Apparently, whoever came up with the blend noticed that dogs don’t know how to take a deep breath, so they designed this to help support balanced behavior and relaxation in dogs that show signs of fear and anxiety in situations like thunderstorms, travel, loud noise and visitors…. We couldn’t brew up a proper storm to test this, hence the visitor.
Disclaimer: As members of Chewy’s Blogger Outreach Program, we received product for free in exchange for our fair and honest review. Chewy is not responsible for the contents of this post. We only share products and information that we believe are of interest to readers.
Purrseidon and Mr. M remind you thatChewy boxes are the BEST! (both the actual box & contents) They’ve revamped their website so you can get supplies for your fur-babies and non-furry pets, too. Chewy always has great prices, and a wide selection of products, plus they provide speedy free shipping for orders of $49.00 or more. They also have reasonable shipping rates for smaller orders. You can set up an auto ship so you never run out of your pets favorites (you can skip, cancel or delay these, too – Chewy’s customer Service is tops).

Sunday Selfies

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Dear Furiends,

Lately, there has been more rubbish than usual in my back yard… I knew it wasn’t any of us, so I decided to keep a close watch and my vigilance was successful.

Do you see the sneak coming through the hole under the fence?!?

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Up until now, I suspected an armadillo dug that hole… I admit it when I’m wrong.received_1093631187406671

Does anyone have suggestion for how I can stop this bandit from invading my property? Filling in the hole hasn’t worked… I even tried to fortify the fill with some chicken wire… that still didn’t work. Chickens are supposedly genetically close to T-Rex, so one would think wire that could hold them would work…. Wonder what sort of dinosaur that bandit has similar DNA to…..

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Apparently, I made a better offer today than I did last Sunday, because my brofur didn’t run away… he isn’t happy about the camera, but he isn’t fleeing, either.

MrM

Purrseidon >^.^<

This post is part of The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfies Blog Hop – to see what some of our furiends are doing this weekend please, click here

Friday Fillins

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1. The best part of where I live is that the Atlantic Ocean isn’t too far away.

2. The worst part of where I live is that I don’t get to swim in the ocean every day.

 

unnamed-33. If I had known my sisfur had such an obsession with water, I would have thought long and hard about voting for her adoption.

4. My favourite article of cold weather clothing is my very own fur coat.

This post is purrticipating in a blog hop hosted by McGuffy’s Reader & 15andmeowing Yesterday, they asked these 4 fill in the blank questions:

1. The best part of where I live is ________.

2. The worst part of where I live is ________.

3. If I had ________, I would ________.

4. My favourite article of cold weather clothing is ________.

Thankful Thursday / Choices

IMG_20170718_213632Dear Furiends,

Have you ever stopped to think how you got where you are? I mean, how you wound up with your purrticular life; your career, the place you call home, your hobbies, etc.

Do you realize that most everything that’s happened to you or that you’re doing in your life right now, is a result of your purrsonal choices?

It’s true. For instance, I was born to the feral life, but as I got older and health issues gained more power over my body, I realized that each day was a bit more difficult and that I could either stay with the known life OR I could choose something else. Thus, I began looking for options. Eventually, my focus centered on becoming the owner of a human staff, and I quickly realized that not all humans behave the same, so by the process of choice, I chose my family. They are not purrfect, and they expect certain things from me, but that is part of any good compromise. In my case, I get a comfortable house, fresh water, healthy food and a nice selection of boxes, but I had to accept things like annual vet checkups and all the embarrassment that includes. And I am very thankful that I took the time to think about the future I wanted, then made the appropriate choices to get it.received_10212712130987403

If you love your current life, that’s great, but if you don’t, please accept my challenge to the responsibility for your life and change your future…. It’s hard to admit that our own choices have led to failure, regret, shame, or simply a failure to launch in the direction we really want for ourselves, but it isn’t super difficult to acknowledge that if we change our choices, we’ll change our lives and/or our futures.

Your future is not limited, unless you choose to make it so.

That said, realize that very choice we make has a consequence, even the smallest choices. You might choose to skip grooming your coat one time, then, since your fur looks okay, you do it again, then again until it’s a matted mess that only clippers can control.

Repeated choices become our habits — these can be either good or bad.

Our habits become who we are.p1190576

Here are 6 ways to make good choices and claim your personal power:

1. Define Your Personal Values: I’ve learned to measure every choice against my personal values. If a choice doesn’t align with my values, the result will likely cause me some grief either in the long run or short term.

2. Become Aware: many choices are unconscious. But now that you realize that every choice you make could set you off on a trajectory toward success or failure, happiness or misery, confidence or remorse, won’t you take the time to become aware and consider your choices more carefully?

3. Realistically Imagine the Outcome: Carefully consider the possible outcomes of your choice. Feel free to make lists of what you do and/or do not want.  If I hadn’t questioned living feral, then given myself the luxury of p1180758deciding on the future I wanted, and the family I wished to adopt, my life would be very different…. in fact, I might have gone over the rainbow by now.

4. Seek Guidance and Ask others: Sometimes you might not know enough on a ‘big choice’, so you start feeling overwhelmed or confused. This is when it’s smart to phone a furiend. Carefully select two or three trusted furiends or advisers whose judgment you value and/or someone you feel has good knowledge of the subject. Tell them about your choice, show them your list of pros and cons, and ask for their opinions. Mom and Pops are quite opposite and they see things from very different purrspectives, so they usually ask one another first, but they also will research things many ways.

5. Make Choice Automatic with Habits: By creating solid habits from your daily choices, you streamline the process and spend less time. For instance, if you create a daily habit of exercising, then you just do it. You don’t think about it. Learn how to create good, sustainable habits, then you can transform any good choice into a regular habit, but to accomplish this, you need to learn how your purrticular mind works so you can reprogram your thoughts in whatever way that your new, better choices become automatic. (The same holds true for bad choices that have become bad habits. By learning the skills of creating good habits, you can learn how to replace those unwanted bad habits with a positive new habit.)20170422_113637

6. See Every Day as a New Opportunity: It doesn’t matter how many poor choices we’ve made in the past. Today is a blank slate and it’s the first day of the rest of your life… Each of us  has the opportunity to start fresh, whenever we choose!

In conclusion, you control your destiny through your daily choices, your habits, and your willingness to change your direction to avoid an unpromising future. If you want a different future, grab the reins of your life, decide what you want, then make the choices that will bring that life that you, too will be thankful for.m

Mr. M =^.^=

I’m including this post in Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

Blogging for Peace

received_10212752191068880Dear Furiends,

M and I can not understand why humans are unable to get along with each other and why some purrfer to hurt each other – or worse – than sit down, have a cup of catnip tea (or whatever humans drink) and  find common ground to base a truce on. Believe me, it is better in the long run than trying to hurt each other, just for the sake of inflicting injury. AND it is possible to do, after all, humans have more in common with each other than we cats have with bunnies and/or dogs – I give them as an example because M and I consider c1b99a1eeca6f8f4e9b8b80ab7d58c23certain of them to be family. I also admit that M continues to have a few issues with Ms. Cricket, who is a cockapoo. Her being a dog isn’t his problem, her having a crush on him and wanting to lick and slobber on him is the issue…. he is perfectly fine being her furiend, he isn’t very tolerant of wet stuff, but instead of smack her, he simply avoids her and they both have peace.

Love, not hate.

See how simple it can be?

My family accept me for who I am. And I accept them in the same way. Humans should give that a try, instead of slashing, hurting and burning, which doesn’t accomplish anything in the long run.

Purrseidon >^.^<

PS if you love the idea of peace, you can find more posts devoted to this here.