Wednesday, February 28, 2018

A Book Review

I have never done a book review, because, well, I'm a cat and I cannot read.  However, I do like picture books, especially with pictures of birds.  I look out the back window all day and watch the birds at the bird feeder, so I guess LL thought that I needed more bird education, that must be why she asked Chewy to send us a book for our February Chewy Influencer promotion. 

 I present: The Sibley Guide to Birds, 2nd Edition by David Allen Sibley

 This is a full size book, measuring in at 9.5x6x1...inches.  It is beautifully illustrated, we loved the paintings of all of the birds.  It's great how the author did multiple paintings for each type of bird to show the many wing positions that you might see when they are flying and also how the feathers look at different life phases. The descriptions of each breed of bird are very descriptive and easy to understand.  He includes a map at the bottom of the page that shows where the birds live, however it would be nice if the birds were categorized based on regions so it might be easier to find one if you were wanting to know what kind of bird you had in your yard. However, the birds are listed by their groups, such as Eagles, Grouse, Owls, Warblers, even Wading Birds, etc. So, if you have an idea of what type of bird it is, you can find that group in the index and locate them that way. 

We are very impressed with this book, and we have seen many bird books. This one is very nice, the quality is excellent with heavy paper and secure bindings, lovely pictures and we liked the descriptions. He does a great job of sounding out and writing words for the bird songs and calls, about the Common Loon, Sibley writes, "Voice: Low, melancholy yodeling or wailing cries"  This is very accurate LL says, she grew up on a lake in Maine where they had many melancholy loons. 

If you are in the market for a bird book, The Sibley Guide to Bird second Edition is Buckwheat approved and recommended.

Here is a page on Red Shouldered Hawks.

Did you know that we were sent this full size, amazing book at no charge, for just being a Chewy Influencer and sharing our opinions in return, how great of a program is that?  Pretty great I say.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sunday Selfies

 I took some selfies this morning while sitting LL's lap at the kitchen table.  It's a lovely Sunday and we are just chillaxin' as I enjoy doing. I do wish someone would take me outside since it's sunny, warm and windy out there.  There are a good many things that I would like to look at and smell.  We'll see...
How do you like this one? I used my back foot to take the picture!  Multi-pawdextrous.   

I entered the Cat On My Head Sunday Selfie Bloghop this week.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Kitten Bowl Card

We don't care much about the big game today, but we thought this Kitten Bowl Cat-Lete card from the Hallmark channel was pretty fun to do.   Go kittens go!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Secret Paws 2017

We participated in the Secret Paws program again this year and had a lot of fun with it.  Secret Paws is a thing that some of us blogging kitties do where Mom Paula from  gathers up everyone's name who wants to play and then randomly matches up a partner for them to send a package to.  We sent our package of toys and treats to the cats at  and we got our package from the kitties at Paws for Reflection.  After the gifts are recieved we all post a story about it at the Secret Paws blog for all to see.  

William did this before me and I'm glad that it is a tradition that has been kept up, because it really fun.  I can't wait until next year's Secret Paws comes around. 

You can check out my prezzints here:  My gifts from Paws for Reflection

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Wheat Poof collecter wipes

For our November trial from there weren't any foods that LL thought that I would like so she opted for something different. For some reason, LL thought that getting more cat wipes would be something that I might enjoy since I don't like baths.  I say, "again", because she has tried another kind on me before and it went about the same as it did this time.

We recieved these Furminator Shed Control Cloths for a test run.  I am a prolific shedder, in fact there is a name for what I let fall off.  Wheat Poofs!  LL often has to go around with the sweepy broom to collect the Wheat Poofs and then she releases them back out into the wild when she goes to shake the dust mop outside. My soft white fur falls out all over the floor, the couch, the clothes, the rugs, the everything in the house.  I guess it was a noble thought that if she wiped me with these cloths that some of the fur would be collected on the cloth versus the other stuff in the house.

The cloths themselves are like thick, wet fabric softener sheets.  They are really thick feeling.  They smell nice, at least for people they do.  For cats, they smell like bad stink.

 Here she is, wiping me.  It didn't last long before I got up and ran away.  I'm not cooperative for brushing, wiping, grooming by people in much of any way. 

 Why do humans think that they need to clean the cat? The cat can clean himself quite efficiently, in fact betterly.  Now I have to wash all of that wet smellyness off of myself.

The Wheat Poof collector wipes were a nice thought, but I am easily annoyed by such things and wouldn't let LL wipe me for very long.  I suppose if someone with a cooperative kitty purchased them, they would likely work very well.  Not so for this guy.

I received this item free of charge from in exchange for my honest review.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

There will be no packing here

I watched LL put stuff in the suitcase.  I wasn't about to just let her go put the laptop in the back pack without some sort of resistance.

A Book Review

I have never done a book review, because, well, I'm a cat and I cannot read.  However, I do like picture books, especially with pictur...