Wednesday, January 16, 2019

#chewyinfluencer Sunshine Report




As soon as the JANUARY newsletter for Chewy.com was published, I perused the offerings and picked one for ME! I find if I lollygag, the CANINES get first pick and I often get nothing. Maybe not nothing. I am quite spoiled lately with the new KITTY TREE and the KITTY CONDO - and the CAT amusement  ride -
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NONETHELESS, I felt I was severely overlooked in the food and treat CATegory so I POUNCED. I chose the well-known and respected ROYAL CANIN: https://www.chewy.com/royal-canin-ultra-light-chunks-in/dp/178069


Here are the reasons why I, Sunshine the Cat, chose this particular food
  1. It has CHUNKS. Nothing worse than noshing on mush
  2. It is for ADULTS and not KITTENS. I am a mature CAT
  3. I am an older INDOOR cat who maybe doesn't need as many calories as one who wanders or plays a lot. I am 16 years YOUNG this year. I seldom play
  4. I WANTED to try it
I am very pleased with my decision. The gravy is delectable. The chunks are small which is my preferred CHUNK size. And I actually feel pretty good. I have lost a step or two to arthritis in my joints, but over all I am in good shape. Royal Canin and other good food choices are likely the reason why. Good food is so important to a MORE MATURE pet, like me. So I consider this month's choice a real WINNER.

Before I dash off, here are some facts about the Royal Canin Ultra Light Chunks in Gravy. Please note, this is not a singular protein food. There is so much flavor in each pouch


Ingredients
Water Sufficient For Processing, Chicken By-Products, Pork By-Products, Pork Liver, Pork Digest, Pork Plasma, Powdered Cellulose, Rice Flour, Wheat Gluten, Natural Flavors, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Sulfate, Carrageenan, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Vitamins [Cholecalciferol (Source Of Vitamin D3), DL-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (Source Of Vitamin E), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Niacin Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement], Sodium Carbonate, L-Carnitine, Trace Minerals [Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate].

Caloric Content
802 kcl/kg, 68 kcl/pouch

I just love this stuff and MIGHT keep buying it AFTER the test period is over. I think something of this quality is PERFECT for me - Sunshine the PERFECT Cat.




**I received one box of this product free of charge from Chewy.com in exchange for my ALWAYS honest opinion. All opinions expressed in this blog are ONLY the blog-owner's (Noodles). We are never paid for our words, opinions, or likenesses AND we certainly are never told what to say. So there you have it - TOTAL HONESTY and DISCLOSURE

Monday, January 14, 2019

Trying to Reach My Goals, a Pug's Obsession


Every year I start the same way - just winging it day by day. It works out, for the most part. But then along comes something that wrecks my orderly existence and it takes forever to get back on track. I am specifically referring to this BLOG. I am a very punctual PUG and I like to post M-F, preferably in the morning. But 2018 my blog went up at ALL HOURS. And there were WHOLE WEEKS where nothing was posted. It wasn't that THINGS weren't going on or that I wasn't being my normal PUGALICIOUS self. No, no, no.

I realize NOW that it was because I did not have a plan. Winging it may have worked in my PUPPY-daze, but not now. And this new maturity means I have GOALS and I am on a MISSION to reach all, or at least most, of them.

So Noodles, you may ask, what ARE these GOALS? Hmmmm. Funny you should ask because I am currently COMMITTING them to the page, formulating them as we speak. So BEAR with me while I figure them out.

I, uh. . .  uh . . .


I'm feeling kinds pressured here

Well, I think FIRST I would like to make sure that my blog has been posted every day. If it means writing a few at a time and then scheduling them to post ON TIME and DAILY. That is hard for me because I usually draw inspiration from my previous day activities. So this may prove problematical. I had not thought of that. And now that I AM thinking on that, I don't think the pre-writing idea will work for me.

Okay, okay. Maybe I should MAKE SURE to sit at the computer at the same time every morning LIKE MOMMY AND I USED TO and write the post before even BREAKFAST. Yes, yes. That might just  . . . ummmm. . . before breakfast, huh?  That'll be hard since I am obsessed with breakfast almost as soon as I open my eyes. I, hmmmmm. That is quite a sacrifice that, ON THINKING about it more, I seriously don't think I can manage. So I don't think blogging before eating will work after all.


Well, hmmmmm. This is harder than I thought it would be. But I am sure I can make this happen. I am a PUG with a PLAN, I tell ya! I am going to write down some goals and I am going to MAKE those goals happen!

HERE IT IS! My first goal -


This is one I am SURE I can ACHIEVE!



Thursday, January 10, 2019

Feeling Rather PEEVED Today


I am vexed by my Mommy's LACK of bloginess lately. She CLAIMS she is too busy to write daily but I know for a FACT that she used to be busier and STILL had time for ME. Oh, I guess I shouldn't be so demanding, but a promise is a PROMISE - and I PROMISED to do a post FIVE (5) days a week. I daresay last year I fell WAY SHORT on my promise.
This is a new year, though, and I expect to make GOOD on that promise. No more slacking off MOMMY. Your time is UP for lazing around doing "work" and going to "appointments."

So I apologize to all of my readers who MIGHT be missing my daily observations. This behavior by Mommy PEEVES me and I will do better.

In other MUSINGS . . . I have decided that I like to NEST-le. What is that you say? I like chocolate? No, no, no. I am not talking the large SWISS company called NESTLE that makes chocolate stuff. No, I mean I like to snuggle down in mu Costco Nest Bed and mellow out ALL DAY. It is such a comfortable spot and I can ignore all of the shenanigans Molly and Sunshine might be pulling. Their behavior PEEVES me to no end. So I retreat. This is me in my NEST BED



My NEST bed is the one bed that is JUST FOR ME. I have to share all of the others (like the PITK one to the right of my nest bed). Sharing in our house means Molly or Sunshine will bully me off of the bed I am occupying because they want it. Then I have to search out someplace else to nap. BUT my nest is kept in MY BEDROOM which I share with Mommy and only I have access to it.

Today I am NEST-ling. And I am going back to that right now. YAWN!

Monday, January 7, 2019

Drying out


Howdy Everypuggy
It has been storming and raining and blowing here for the last 2 days. TWO WHOLE DAYS! It was so bad even I refused to go outside to potty! I eventually did because I got sorta desperate. . . but I sure did not want to. I came back in and was wetter than if I had taken a BATH!



This is what Mommy chose to do on the rainy and windy Saturday morning - make persimmon jam. I actually don't like it when she makes jam because I don't get any of it! Well, depends on what she is brewing. Some FRUIT she will share with me. Not persimmon, though. She worked so hard at this task and denied me cuddle time.


So I gave her the cold shoulder when she FINALLY sat down with me. I need to set the guidelines, you know, or she will totally take advantage of my tendency to CUDDLE.

Today, Monday, it rained early and right now is drying out. It is still cold and damp, though. After so many years of drought and then bad wildfires, I will take all the rain the skies can dish out. Well, short of flooding. That isn't fun either.

We are supposed to get rain pretty much all week. It's a good way to begin the new year.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Time to Consider That New Year D-I-E-T


You all know that NOWADAYS I'm a pretty SVELTE pug PRINCESS? Well, I am. I might teeter up to 17 pounds but usually I am staying at 15 pounds. My DOGter says it is a good weight for me. But a really BAD thing has been happening over the holidays. So bad . . .because . . . I . . . have . . . been . . .

OVEREATING

And we are not talking a LITTLE. No, no, no - we are talking way way way too much of all of the good stuff. Constant TREATS! Constant grazing the kitchen floor for fallen tidbits (it happens, especially when Aunt T makes dinner). Constant EATING.

Mommy says if we don't stop soon we are gonna look like this group

These are the sea lions who hang out at Pier 39 in San Francisco
Mommy took this photo which is why it is not so clear (hehe)

Too be sure, this is a good look for a sea lion - which I am not. So I am taking matters into my own PAWS. I just signed up for the GAIAM exercise channel and for this month's Chewy.com review I picked a Healthy Weight (code for DIET) food by Blue Buffalo. 

I'll let you know how me and Mommy are doing as we get going. But first, let me put down this cookie so I can publish. . .

WHAAAAAT? You didn't expect me to start COLD TURKEY, did you? Come to think of it, some cold roasted turkey might go well with this cookie.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

New Year, New Happenings



Happy New Year EveryPUGGY! I cannot believe another year BLEW by me. I guess that is what happens when you are no longer a puppy. Time just zips by and before you know it, a new one is starting up.

Speaking of puppies, the OLD year ended on an exciting note - my cousin K and her Hubby C had a furless puppy! Yes they did! And he is as cute as if he had FUR. I hope to meet him someday. Right now he is pretty little and not even very mobile so meeting me is OUT of the QUESTION. But, I know I like Cousin K and I am pretty sure if I meet Hubby C I will like him too; therefore I am destined to like Lil' Cousin L a lot. . . . SO, I am pretty sure it is just a matter of time before we are in the same place at the same time.

You should have seen the HuMOMS around here on the day he was born, though. They were all nervous and complaining about NOT hearing anything. It was a long day but I thought it was a bit humorous. They NEVER get like that - at least not in my 9 long years. So I guess this was a MAJOR milestone for them.

I spent NYE with BOTH of my Mommys at Mommy #1's suite on campus. I have been there a lot but Mommy #2 has not. So it was a pretty fun and low key evening with the two PEOPLES I love the most in the whole wide world. What a good way to ring in 2019.


Yesterday, the second day of the NEW YEAR was also a return-to-work day for all of the adults. That was different as they had taken the final weeks of the old year off, so I was used to a whole different routine. My Mommy #2 works from home so she didn't go anywhere, BUT she was busy at her computer. I sit close by . . . but it is not the same as the lap I occupied towards the end of December. That was when she finally had a chance to relax.

Here's to a new year - 2019

and a whole array of ADVENTURES and HAPPENINGS, and a slew of LOVE, too!