Friday, December 30, 2016
The Holiday rush is over and it is time to relax and reflect. I admit the days are still kind of busy with putting the house back in order and Mommy having to work (don't get me wrong. She is thankful for employment). But I said "Mommy! We have not had any one-on-one time in a while!"
So she stopped what she was doing and said "Come Here Noodles."
She picked me up and put me on her lap. "You're so right," she said. "Let's watch a movie together."
And so we did.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Monday, December 26, 2016
Friday, December 23, 2016
Please forgive my cyber shouting. I just can't help it because I loves loves loves my Blogville family.
I will be busy busy the next couple of days so I want to wish you all the best, You mean so much to me.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
When I see a Christmas Treesy
You will see me dash from everyone
And the Christmas shopping tango
All my posse go
Off to Target to join the fun
Aye! There looks like a million
Shoppers at Starbucks for Brazilian
So I can't get in line for one too
Ah! The cashier's about to open now
There'll be presents in tow
Caramba! It's the Christmas Time Samba - the one dance I can do!
Adapted from Peggy Lee's "Caramba It's The Samba
Adapted from Peggy Lee's "Caramba It's The Samba
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
When Chewy.com sent their December newletter, it was filled with the most wonderful treats imaginable. I think there was even a toy or two. But I am getting older now and although I occasionally bat around a pretend mouse, I really don't need toys. And treats? I have so many of those already because I simply cannot eat that many treats and maintain this wonderful figure. One thing caught my eye, though - the Litter Genie Plus Cat Litter system.
So I wrote to Chewy.com and asked to be one of the lucky 25 CATS to review this item and next thing I knew - it arrived on my doorstep.
The Litter Genie Plus is a plastic bin which opens on the top to put waste in. Then there is a mid-section panel that separates what you put in from what went before. A little like a toilet - which it essentially is. The bottom half is a funnel which empties into the storage receptacle. This is where the poop and stuff drops. At the top is the "liner" which is a holder for the plastic "bags (they become bags when THUMBS tie the bottom into a knot). The bags are pulled down into the receptacle so the waste falls into the bag and not the bottom. A CUTTER is located below the funnel so when a bag is full it can be cut off and tied up. Voila - to the trash with you!
It was easy-ish to set up and only a few HBO words were uttered because the directions are, well, NOT.
Here is the good news - the Litter Genie Plus easily holds a week's worth of waste. It is kept by my box so it is convenient. And I cannot smell that waste at all. (Part of that may be due to the AMAZING cat litter I talked my human into - Cats Incredible by Lucy Pets. It is one product which does EXACTLY what the Lucy Pets spokesperson said it would and what she said sounded too good to be true. BUT this is something I already reviewed and Chewy.com does not carry this product so I will stop here.)
IN ANY CASE, my presence in the household is completely a mystery because there is no cat box smell at all. And the Litter Genie Plus is a huge contributor to this!
The Litter Genie uses 5-layer bags for strength and smell control. This is good for many reasons - one being ammonia, a by-product of waste, is harmful to animals and humans so it is best to keep it in check. The L.G.P. comes with a scoop (and a holder for the scoop fits on the side of the unit) so no one needs to touch the waste. Finally, a refill (available at chewy.com for $7.30) lasts for about 2 months. That is longer than most litters!
This is a really fine product and one I would not hesitate to recommend to others - especially if taking bags of waste to the outside garbage every day is difficult or too time-consuming. It still needs to go out but this product buys you some time.
My one hesitation is the plastic. We use too much plastic already and it does not readily break down in landfills. BUT that said, the Human always grabs a plastic bag to empty the litter box so this is pretty much the same. But the refill dispenser is also plastic and gets tossed. I need to see if it is recyclable. In any case, it bugs me but does not stop me from wanting it.
My human servant says if we did not review it we would never have tried it. But now that we have, I cannot imagine living without it.
*My only compensation for this review was the product so that I could try it, evaluate it and write about it. But the words are all my own - the opinions are mine alone. So there.
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Mommy has been so so busy lately so I have been on my own. Since I do not like being idle for too long - I have always been described as BUSY - I decided to find out where I can best help.
Guess who raised his hand for help?
So when you get your pressies on Christmas day, just remember that
NOODLES WAS HERE!!!
Friday, December 16, 2016
I got a complaint the other day from HERSELF. We were driving somewhere in the car when SHE looked over to me and said
"Oh my GOSH, Noodles! You are actually raining FUR!" I was just minding my own business looking out at the changing scenery so I had no idea what she meant.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Sandy Paws Please Hear My Plea
Don't Want No Clothes
Don't Want No Fleas
Just Bring Me Lots Of Tasty Treats
I Swear This To Be True
My Love For You Surely Meets
My Fancy For A Good Chew
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Monday, December 12, 2016
So I was going about my business on Saturday, as usual when the doorbell rang. Hmmmm, I thought. I am not expecting anyone. And I wasn't! I was all snuggled down on Mommy's lap for a nap figuring this was about as good as it was going to get.
So I let it be known that I, Noodles the Pug, was at home and their presence, though unexpected, was certainly welcome. Best to let folks know where they stand right away. But when the humans opened the door, there stood Little Un's friend from school, with her Mom AND this tiny dog. What is going on? I thought. So I got up to investigate. I said my hellos to the humans and made myself very cute and adore-worthy. All the while, Molly was barking and barking and , , , more barking. She just would not calm down and assess the situation.
After a little while of hellos and how are yas, the strange humans left and the little dog remained. Um. . . Mommy, I said. Did they forget something? No my Mommy quick;y told me - this is Daisy and she is here to visit. But, but, but. . . I stammered. I don't know her at all, I said only slightly whiney.
Oh Noodles . . . she is testing us out because her family needs a family to watch over her at Christmas time. So be nice and show her around. I kinda didn't, though. Daisy sat on the stairs for a long time before she was brave enough to wander. Then when she was brave enough, she was everywhere. I kept hearing "No, Daisy. . . no Daisy. . ." over and over. She is one curious pup. Generally, though, we did not play together at all. In fact, we kind of kept our distance and she found a nice place where she could feel safe and at home - usually on someone's lap. That was okay. I know she must have been scared. We kept out distance for the most part and I only exerted myself once or twice to let her know MY MOMMYS' laps were OFF-LIMITS!
So there you have it. Daisy, a 7 year old Yorkie that MIGHT weigh 8 pounds is going to be our houseguest from Christmas Eve until New Years. I am not sure if I am excited about it but I am not opposed to it either. She is a nice pup, although she is definitely higher energy than either Molly or myself. It will be interesting to see how Sunshine interacts (or doesn't) with her. She spent ALL DAY Saturday hiding in Aunt T's room.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Hi. It's me, Sunshine the Cat with another FOOD adventure. This time I stalked the tasty wild country for a Salmon and Turkey treat - Halo's Mix'n Mores. These nuggets of goodness are freeze dried to freshness and to retain the taste and wholesomeness of the salmon and turkey. And these tasty treats provide easily digested protein which is so important in a senior Cat's diet. Add in no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives and you have . . . well. . . a TIP-TOP TOPPER!
Chewy.com carries a whole line of these treats by Halo, a well respected and conscientious company that specializes in wholesome and natural foods for pets. We all know what happened when I helped myself to a bottle of Halo Liv a Littles . . . let's just say there are STEP programs to deal with that kind of behavior. So I was pretty surprised that I was allowed to come anywhere near these. I am glad the Humans trust me enough to let me try them.
These freeze dried nuggets are just the right thing to add that je ne sais qua to my mealtime. A little goes a long way toward satisfying my hunger, too,
Salmon, turkey, whole flaxseed, salt, mixed tocopherols (a preservative), taurine, calcium sulfate, calcium carbonate, vitamin e supplement, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, copper sulfate, niacin supplement, manganese sulfate, d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin a supplement, riboflavin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin d3 supplement, vitamin b12 supplement, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid
I see Salmon. I see Turkey. I see Flax Seed? Whattha? I don't know what it is but is must be good for me and I am assured it is a natural product. Impressive, though.
I truly am enjoying this addition to my daily kibble. You know how we Cats are. We tire easily of the same flavor over and over and over. Adding a little something to the top is a great way to add variety without changing foods a lot. So touche for Halo.
I award Halo Mix'n Mores a medal of HONOR for its quality and its simplicity. Sometimes good things really do come in small packages.
*I was sent ONE bag free of charge in order to try and assess the treats. No one tells me what to say or do so this review is 100% mine. I was not paid anything to share it with you. Thank you chewy.com for this opportunity.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Just before Mommys #1 and #2 took off for SoCal, our monthly box to review FROM CHEWY.COM came. We met it with the usual excitement as it is one of our most favorite things. Inside the box was a bag of CAT treats for Sunshine - Mix 'N' More by Halo and some cans for me an Mommy of the scrumptious sounding Merrick Grain-free Thanksgiving Dinner. OMD we could not wait to try them. Sunshine got to try hers first BUT we had to wait until dinner time (thank goodness we did not have to wait until THANKSGIVING or it would have been mutiny in Casa de Noodles.
Merrick makes their Grain-free Thanksgiving Dinner in two sizes, regular DOG and SMALL dog. We got the small dog size since we are. . . small dogs, that is. They are small cans, about 1/3 the size of a regular can and the idea is they are a one meal size. Good thinking, huh?
Merrick Grain-free Thanksgiving Dinner has the following ingredients: Deboned Turkey, Turkey Broth, Chicken, Sweet Potato, Carrots, Green Beans, Apples, Peas, Potato, Dried Egg Product, Natural Chicken Flavor, Carrageenan, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate), Guar Gum, Salt, Sodium Phosphate, Cassia Gum, Canola Oil, Olive Oil, Flax Oil, Minerals (Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Glucoheptonate, Sodium Selenite), Thyme, Sage, Rosemary, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Lecithin.
Are you as impressed as I am? And here's the thing - it TASTES like all that fresh stuff. I go totally goofball for this food and Molly does a great impression of a go-go dancer when it is time to BE SERVED.
So here's where we're at with this luscious foodable
- We love the TASTE
- We love the TEXTURE
- Mommy does not mind the SMELL
- We and Mommy love the smaller packaging which is perfect for pups like us
- It is very affordable for us AND it is sold at our favorite food supplier (okay, TRUE CONFESSIONS TIME . . . we get ALL of our food at Chewy.com. But we wander in PetSmart and PetCo and PetFood Express once in a while and they all carry Merrick. It is pretty much available at your favorite pet supply)
*We offer our opinions free of charge and no one dictates what we write. All of our opinions are also based on trying a product (supplied free of charge from Chewy.com) for a period of time and observing behaviors and physical reactions. And let me tell you - it is WORK!!!
Monday, December 5, 2016
Mommy's already working away because she has a presentation to do this week. She has been WORKING on it since before her vacation. She scoffs at the idea that she was on vacation, by the way, because she working 5 of the 7 days she was gone! But she is dedicated to her work and so she puts in the time. I just hope she gets a day off soon (yes, she worked all weekend) so we can sit on the couch and watch a MOVIE or two. I love to do that with Mommy.
(I am referring to Mommy #2 because as we all know, Mommy #1 is away at college)
The weather has certainly changed as well. We have had mostly cool CLOUDYdays for weeks now. Some cool but sunny days here and there but a lot a lot of cloudy days. And windy! The other day I went out back to do . . . you know . . . and I almost BLEW away! I was mentally preparing my postcards even, that's how close I came to an impromptu adventure. Crazy, huh? Just a month ago we were still basking in 80 degree weather and wondering if WINTER would ever make an appearance.
(insert a bluesy guitar riff here)
So that is my story - My MONDAY BLUES tale. I gotta relinquish the computer the the workaholic now any ways - It's all good. I hear my Star Trek bed (from Pugs in the Kitchen) a-calling my NAME.