Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Natural Balance review

I think knows that I love wet food.  Almost every month they let me choose a new yummy food to try,  in return for my opinions. 
This month I've been trying out Natural Balance Delectable Delights in O'Fishally Scampi flavor.  Let me just say,  I love this food  so very much!   Delectable doesn't cover the true deliciousness of this stuff.  Mum tries to say that I just love food, which is mostly true,  I do love to eat, have a look at the size of my furchin-it'll show you,  but this food is more wonderful than other food I've tried. 

Thank you, this is the best food I've tried yet! 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Monday, March 28, 2016

Monday, March 21, 2016

SlimCat Food Dispenser Review

Hey everybuddy!  Today I'm putting on my Chewy Influencer hat and giving a review for a food toy that sent me this month. They send me items of my choosing, for free, in return for an honest review.  

As we bounce into Spring time, it is important to keep our energy levels up, but after the long winter some of us may have some extra weight on our bones. I saw a fun picture today that had a caption that said "Finally my winter fat is gone, and now I have spring rolls"  I though that was pretty clever.  My vet has told us that I'm a little on the rolly polly side, which I disagree with, I'm just a big mancat in my opinion.  I have never turned down a meal and I don't plan to start now.  

However, humans tend to have different opinions. They think about weight too much sometimes, don't get me wrong, I understand that it is important to be healthy, but all this talk about weighing too much is just too life consuming.  Alas, I digress, I'm supposed to be reviewing this food gadget that we got.

Let me introduce, The PetSafe SlimCat food dispenser...

You can click to biggify, but most of the words are in other languages anyway.

The concept of the SlimCat, is to make feeding time become exercise time, "Play away the pounds" as they say.  You see, the human puts food in the little green ball, then sets the hole size.  They put it on the floor and the kitty has to roll it around to make the food fall out of the holes.  There are different challenge settings, big holes make it easy, small holes make it more difficult. 

When Mum first gave it to me to try she put it on easy, so I wouldn't get frustrated with it. When she watched me figure it out right away, and apologized for forgetting that I'm a feline genius, she reset it to the harder setting.

As you can see on the video, I don't get much exercise with this dispenser.  I reach, tap it, then move slowly to eat what fell out.  Sometimes I'll chase it a little bit if it gets away, but our floors are pretty level so it doesn't roll far. I see the idea, but it really doesn't promote as much activity as they say it will.  It's ok for Mum to use to put out as an after breakfast snack that I can get while the peepul are at work.  I don't care to eat out of it when I'm starving for breakfast, she's tried, but I just walk away from it and keep begging for my morning bowl of food. The instructions say to feed only with the ball, but we kind of deviated from that, oops. 
So, all in all, it's kind of fun, but I don't see it as a way that I want to eat every meal.

As always, thank you to for allowing me to be a monthly #chewyinfluencer. As I noted above, I do not make any compensation, other than the free food and toys that I get to provide reviews on.  If you want to become a Chewy Blogger, send Sydney an email at I'm sure she'd love to sign you up.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Sunday Blogging

Mum has the laptop on the kitchen table, so it encourages her to help me blog more.  I guess she would rather be downstairs than up in the office, which is fine, I'll hang out anywhere.  Wherever she goes, I goes.  Today we are sitting at the kitchen table, on the big bench seat.  I'm just laying here, providing cuteness for her to put on my blog.  Everyone loves to see my cuteness!

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Moth Hunting

The other night while the WB was grilling the peepul's dinner (you'll see the bratwursts that he cooked on the video) he allowed a moth to enter my domain.  As you would all agree, any flying creature that enters the house is fair game for hunting.  I've even trained Mum to do the staring at the ceiling bit whenever there is a bug in here.  This is the video of my hunting expedition.

Sunday, March 13, 2016


Holy cats!  It's been over 10 days since my last post, and that one wasn't even that good, I'm sorry friends.  We had a bit of blogger's block it seems. You'll be pleased to see that, today I finally have something fun to talk about.


Normally I don't get to try things like this, unless I beg really hard or just take it without permission.  On this fine day, the WB was sitting on the couch, eating food, a rare combination of things, since they usually eat at the table. As we all know, once the food is in a place that we are unarguably allowed to go, then it's fair game for a kitty to take part in.  

Thus commences the pizza thieving (attempt). 

Hey WB, I would very much like to sample that pizza, it looks so delicious, I can almost taste it.
(Mum giggles everytime she sees this photo)

Here, I'm just going to lick it, just see if I like it.

OK, yes I like it.  I will just be having this piece, you won't miss it will you?
(WB is saying "HEY, that's mine!  Yes I will miss it!")

So in the end I did not get to take the pizza, but the little sample I did have was darn tasty.

Disclaimer:  William has never eaten actual pizza, bread on the other hand has been successfully stolen and devoured on more than one occasion.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Goodbye Mr. Stand

Some of you recall when we had a berd, (and a phish, hence my blog title, the Phin, Feather and Furr Gang).  Well that berd had to live in a cage, and that cage sat on a table, except for that one time that I knocked the whole thing off of the table.  Hold on, let me see if I can find a picture...
...20 minutes later...
Okay, well I finally found a video that we took a snip from with a picture of the berd stand:
That was from Jan 2011 and the stand had been with the berd since the berd joined the family in like the year 2001 or something.

Anyway, Mum actually gave that stand away to a neighbor today.  It has been with us for ages and it is still in very good condition even after numerous military and personal moves, from one side of the country to another.  It's been with us as a family for all this time and she just gives it away, like its nothing.  Apparently we are getting some furniture in the space that it has been occupying since we moved here and I guess it didn't match anything else so it was sent to a new home. 

I didn't have any personal attachment to you Mr. Stand, but you served your time with the Snapp family with duty and honor.  Congratulations on your new lot in life.  
I hear we are getting new furr-niture to go where you were, and I'm kind of excited about that.


No I'm not talking about the ham like stuff that comes in can, but email SPAM.    I'm sure glad that my Gmail pays attention to ...