Friday, February 24, 2017

HAPPY Gotcha Day Mozart

OK - so it's technically tomorrow, but since we don't normally post on weekends, this is what happens....

Mom was looking stuff over and realized Mo's Gotcha Day is tomorrow! And it is his 10th!!! We hope she breaks out some good treats or something.

For those who are new here (or have forgotten), Mozart came to us as a foster kitten with his brother Picasso. Mo developed a NASTY cold that infected his eyes and extended his time here with us. Everything healed up, but he does have a corneal scar on his left eye. (which accordingly made mom laugh when she was updating his microchip information and it asked for identifying information - good luck on a solid black short hair cat - until mom remembered the scar). He actually went back to the humane society where mom was volunteering at the time. He was there for a few days - and the vet that was working there at the time put a note on his information that said he may have to lose the eye and the new adopters would have to deal with that. So now they've got a 6 month old, solid black male cat with potential expensive medical issues. Oh...he got pretty cranky about being back at the humane society. Mom finally saw the writing on the wall and brought him back home.

So, to our cranky old man and lovable house panther:


This isn't a great picture, but you can see how the light hits
his left eye differently. THAT is the scar. 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

food review #ChewyInfluencer

This month for our review mom chose the Solid Gold Purrfect Pairings in chicken and goat milk. There are 6 containers to a box and it is actually more of a mousse consistency rather than chunks or pate (which mom would have known before opening the container had she actually read the description a little closer - we of course don't care one way or another). They have other flavors as well but mom is trying to keep us away from fish for the moment. And it is also grain free which she is trying for us as well.

Mom has been hoping to supplement Mozart and Tommy with wet food. This didn't work out so well on the first attempt mom when she fed them in the bathroom and Tommy didn't like being behind the closed door - even if mom was in there with him and Mo.
Mozart was a fan. He doesn't eat much at one time but he did seem to enjoy it.

Tommy can be hit or miss. Normally he will eat just about anything, but mom suspects with the cold he is still fighting, he can't smell much and nothing much is appealing if it is different from what he normally eats. (on a side note, despite the cold, he IS still eating and drinking so mom isn't too worried about him for the moment)

Mom did decide to serve this meal in the kitchen. It has a door sized opening that allowed her to keep Mo and Tommy in and the others out. She wanted to give the older two boys a chance first. Plus, Spud isn't allowed wet food as bad things happen.....

When Mo and Tommy decided they were done, mom allowed in the clean up crew. Daiquiri, Dandelion and Junior were big fans. Ivy wasn't about to get shut in the kitchen with the orange stalker, so she didn't participate.

The Purrfect Pairings come in 5 flavors - we got chicken. There are 6 containers to a package which works out to about $1.39 per 2.75 ounce package. You should be aware though if you are avoiding fish....the chicken version has tuna in it (seems odd to us).

This is on the Chewy website from the manufacturer:

Key Benefits

  • A holistic grain and gluten free food for cats and kittens of all life stages
  • Unique flavor combo of real chicken and goat milk
  • Picky cats will love the light mousse texture
  • Goat milk provides a highly palatable, easily digestible source of essential nutrients
  • Each Purrfect Pairings Mousse contains 78% moisture, making it a great dietary source of water

**disclaimer: we got the food for free in return for our review. This did not influence our review and any opinions expressed are our own.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Almost wordless Wednesday

Allie our feral girl. Probably about 7 years old now and still looking good and doing well.