Sunday Selfies

 

P1160727.JPGFuriends, I am very proud of my purrsonal catnip plant and wanted to share its progress with you. I received this as a Valentine’s Day gift and though it doesn’t smell like one of Ms. Kiara’s irresistible Cat-a-bliss blends, my sensitive nose can appreciate that she uses something that smells similar in her blends. (That smaller plant on my left is chocolate mint, which is also still alive and still as uninteresting as it was to begin with.)

As you know, I have been supervising my staff’s gardening efforts,  which keeps me very, very busy, but since it is Sunday, I’m taking a break to show you now big my plant has gotten:

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It is wonderful to relax in its shade because it makes the back yard smell very good, plus my dear plant keeps away biting bugs.13235744_10206317397309826_308755653_n.jpg

Oh, my elderly brother just told me to tell you that Ms. Kiara honored him by giving HIM a special Cat-a-bliss Coupon Code and you can use  it at Cat-a-bliss – it will give 10% off the whole order until the end of this month… I admit the old guy is moving better, but do wonder why Ms. Kiara never gave ME my own special code … do you think he’s her favorite?!? If so, it must be because he’s become a bit of a ‘niphead…  To prove this, I offered him the opportunity to do his own Sunday Selfie and he chose to do so, while visiting his ‘dealer’ … actually, with all those bags, I guess I didn’t need to tell you where he was…. Kinda reminds you of the photos humans put on the TV after a big bust, doesn’t it?  If he wasn’t moving so much better, I would worry about him and his addiction … fortunately, he isn’t interested in nibbling on my plant.P1180405.JPG

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

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Cat-a-bliss Coupon Code

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Furiends, Mr. M here — MISTERM  is a coupon code you can use at Cat-a-bliss – it will give 10% off the whole order until the end of this month!

Did you notice that Kiara of Cat-a-bliss named the code in my honor?

I never imagined that my dreams of catnip blends would come true, or that I would be asked to test them, but this happened and all because I was being a proper writer’s muse… yes, those catnip blends began as something used by the evil feline, Chester Moreau, but Kiara has proven that catnip blends can also be used for good.  For instance, I thought my tree climbing days were long gone, but Kiara must put something magical in her Cat-a-blissblends because my paws feel much better and on good days, I can climb higher than a comfy chair.

So, if you have a cat you love, please use my MISTERM  coupon code at Cat-a-bliss for 10% off your order and get your favorite cat a treat.

Wordless Wednesday

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(Once Purrseidon realized ‘that Holstein tom’ was really moving, she was magnanimous enough to play hostess at a farewell party… Mr. M looks like he expects something sinister to happen, so he’s ready to duck under the table and Purrseidon is still keeping on eye on ‘the interloper’, who has his eyes on the ultimate prize – wet cat food.  They are wagering  Cat-a-bliss blends & dry food.)

This post is part of Create With Joy’s Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop. AND, since Magellan, the Hop’s handsome host, likes Chewy.com boxes. There is a hint in the photo about the answer to the question asked in Monday’s post – ‘what was in Mr. M and Purrseidon’s box this month‘ — the answer is NOT the mousetrap game, they borrowed that from Master Munchkin. Can you guess what one of this month’s reviews will be about?

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The Silvervine Stick…

Mr. M finally found the silvervine stick (aka Cat-a-bliss Cloud9 Silvervine), which Purrseidon hid from him last week. Mister M is not as amused as Purrseidon. I suspect this is partially due to the fact that he needed a bit of suggestion to check the toy box…

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While his stick was missing, he used some Cat-a-bliss Thyme to Party, and his arthritis seemed to be doing very well with that. From what I hear, a lot of Cat-a-bliss‘ older testers said their cats are now favoring it. I wonder if this is due to the time of the year or if this blend is particularly good for old achy bones…

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Regardless, he hasn’t allowed that stick out of his grasp since finding it… he hasn’t said a meow or taken his eyes off Purrseidon, either.

This post is part of Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop. If you would like to meet other pets, please click here.

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Cat-a-bliss Order #2

P1180362.JPG Mr. M, who still hasn’t found his silvervine stick, is keeping an eye on Purrseidon.

I talked to Kiara (Cat-a-bliss’ owner), who told me that  many people are ordering the tester kits just for the fun of seeing their cats open their mail. (Who knew that many people read my posts on that topic!) Do you think the post office will start seeing a trend of cats receiving “nip mail”?

Cat-a-bliss has Arrived!

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So after my old laptop everything was saved on died… I got locked out of Cat-A-Bliss blog and e-mail. Finally, I got it all fixed and I made sure to save these passwords someplace safe (not in my head). A lot has happened since my last post. Cat-A-Bliss has officially launched on etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/CatABliss I am […]

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Cat-a-bliss to the Rescue!

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Finally the little girl pictured above is safe! It took the neighborhood a lot of patience…  and a bit of cat-a-bliss’ Milo Meow Mix blend ( Kiara’s calming catnip blend to get her into the cage)… but I think this little one will be okay.

Cat-a-Bliss is now on Etsy!

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Cat-a-bliss blends are now available to everyone – just pop over to Etsy.  (https://www.etsy.com/shop/CatABliss = the link embedded in the sentence, above.)

If you’ve followed this blog for a while,  you know Purrseidon and Mr. M are testers for Cat-a-bliss catnip blends. I was initially very surprised how enthusiastic they  were about these tests … Purrseidon had never shown any preference for catnip – her favorite dry toys are balls, which she plays kitty soccer with and her water-activated fishy for the tub. (I did not include my ladder, since she doesn’t play with it – she defends it.)

Mr. M has never been interested in ‘nip, either… At least he wasn’t until Kiara, who lives a few miles away, dropped the first samples off. Suddenly, instead of being ‘Mr. Phantom’, he wound around our ankles, as if he was ‘Mr. Sociable’… I initially thought this was an anomaly,  then another friend, who is a tester reported that her furbabies opened the envelope before she got a chance…. and that was the fate of undefended envelopes many other testers received…

I have no idea what Kiara puts in her catnip blends, but noticed that she lists the ingredients on her Etsy site – thus far, she doesn’t seem to have the amount of product listed, but I’m sure she will eventually add that information to her site.

Purrseidon and Mr. M adored being her testers. And, I’m thrilled to report that Mr. M’s general health seems better – the old fellow even climbs. Previously, he never got higher than the lid of the kitchen trash can, which put his big golden eyes just above the counter, allowing him to supervise meal preparation. In the jpg below, he is on top of the beam between kitchen and dinning room!

To date, they’ve tested:

Mister M’s Special Blend 

Milo’s Meow Mix, which seemed relaxing

Purrseidon’s Preferred

Twitch’s Angelic Nip Bliss, which also seemed to calm

Flip My Nip, which seemed to help Mr. M’s urinary track issues

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Wacky Catbacky was relaxing.

Alley Cat Delight seemed relaxing

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Cat-a-stash also seemed good for Mr. M’s chronic urinary track issues – I keep telling the old guy that he needs to drink plenty of water, but he doesn’t seem to like drinking much of anything. That said, the one thing he does like to drink is tea made with Cat-a-bliss blends… those cute little muslin bags that the samples come in make fantastic tea bags.

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Chronical Kitty seemed to give Mr. M a nice spring-tonic boost.

Whole Buds Purrsidon treated these like a toy and batted the buds around, instead of actually nibbling on or rolling in the powder/leaves. P1130718

Smart as a Nip gave M & P nice fresh breath.

As you probably noticed, their tests began with Mr. M’s Special Blend. Please do not assume that Cat-a-bliss named this after my own dear tuxedo. In my The Vi-Purrs, Mr. M’s Special Blend was an irresistible catnip blend, which the evil feline villain, Chester Moreau, developed to undermine Catamondo. When I wrote the book, I’d never heard of catnip blends, but it seemed like something an evil cat with access to a good laboratory might do. Kiara, who owns Cat-a-bliss, also designs the covers for my novels, and she reads the rough drafts to get an idea of the story prior to designing the covers. When she read The Vi-Purrs, Kiara loved the concept of catnip blends and began to research catnip, then develop blends. When she came up with her first blend, she named it after the fictional blend, thus proving that fiction can become fact. So, that is how Cat-a-bliss came to be and now your cat can test many of the blends that Mr. M and Purrseidon have tested. They tested 13 blends, but thus far, only 7 seem to be available on her site. – I don’t know if this is due to the site still being built, reviewers lack of preference or not having ingredients available at the moment.