Thankful Thursday: Purina #BetterWithPets, FDNY, Hospitals and Friends



First let me say that we’re sorry for the not-so-good quality of the photos.  The only thing we really had available was our cell phone camera in often low light places.

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As you can see, there was a last minute change in plans and Flat Brian did get to go to the Purina Better with Pets Summit in NYC.  Actually, there were lots of changes in plans this trip.

Let me say that the Summit, what we saw of it, was totally terrific and we want to give a special meow-out to Dan and William from Purina for such a wonderful event and for their concern for our Dad.  Okay, lots have posted about the Summit, so ours is a bit different.

The morning of the Summit, my Dad and a blogger pal Jaimie from boarded the shuttle bus at the hotel to head to the event.  We are not going to disclose too many details here, but let’s just say that Dad had a medical incident with resulted in a call to 911 and an ambulance showing up.  Dad was carted off to the NYU Hospital where he had all kinds of tests, lots and lots of tests.  Not to worry, he is okay now, but we will say it was not a whole lot of fun.  The FDNY EMTs were wonderful and very caring.

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This is our Dad and our blogging pal Jaimie.  Jaimie went in the ambulance to the hospital with our Dad, even though it meant she missed the morning sessions of the Summit. Thank you so much Jaimie for being such a terrific friend and we appreciate you to no end!

In the afternoon we did get to see many of the Summit sessions and they were totally awesome and inspirational.  There were lots of bloggers that we knew there and it was so nice to see them again, even with some unusual circumstances.  We were delighted to finally meet up with Layla from and we wish we would have had more time to chat with her.

99999 Then we were thrilled to finally meet Hilary from and many of you know that she is Angel Alex’s Mom as well as Sister Gracie’s Mother-In-Law.  Flat Brian was so happy to get a Hilary Snuggle!

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Dad and Hilary had such a fun time chatting and we are so happy that we all got to met such a wonderful lady and terrific author.

All in all it was a great even, just not quite what we envisioned when we left home.  But we are thankful for the Purina staff, blogging pals, Jaimie, Hilary and everyone else that help to make a weird day very special for us.

Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!!  More Forever Homes More Often!  Purrrrr! Zip! Later!


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Womancat Wednesday Featuring Sisters Dolly and Kit



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Womancat Whisker Humps with Sister Dolly

Brian's Home.  Adopt cats, we deserve it! Womancat Wordless with Sister Kit

Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!!  More Forever Homes More Often!  Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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Disappointed: What Doesn’t Tell You


Well, this is the second time in recent weeks that we were relying on and they let us down.  We’ve gotten spoiled by their quick shipping to the point where we have relied on them, and that is a big mistake on our part.

Don’t ever wait until you’re down real low on something you really need, like for a sick cat, because you can’t count on them.  This is the second time now they have emailed us as said they shipped our order, but they were out of stock and were shipping from another warehouse location, expect deliver in 5-6 days.  Crap, that means a week.  They need to invest in and upgrade their inventory system so that they tell you that when you are about to order.  IF WE HAD KNOWN THAT WE WOULD NOT HAVE PLACED THE ORDER.  Even though one item has shipped, the second one we had not received a shipping notice on so they would not let us cancel.  With 7 cats we order hundreds of $$$ every month.  Being a good customer has zero value apparently.

Now Dad has to go on a hunt to PetSmart or Petco.  So, the question then becomes, if he has to do that then what is the point of shopping online?

Update: This order had 2 items, both had shipped and they are trying to recall the second item from UPS.  Dad still has to go shopping.

Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!!  More Forever Homes More Often!  Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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Opt to Adopt: Not a Real Senior Cat Austin Wants Your Lap – Greenville, SC



Austin is at Foster Paws Rescue in Greenville, SC

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Austin – Photo from

This handsome dude is just waiting for you! Here’s what his page has to say…

PERFECT ROOMMATE looking for mature individual or couple. If you are looking for a cat who does not wear training wheels, I’m the one. I am a mature, low maintenance, low fuss kitty who is always clean. I may be classified as senior, but I am healthy and I have a lot of years left to live. Can you provide the lap of luxury that I desire? Let me be your perfect roommate. 

My foster home has dogs and cats and I am just now getting used to them .  Please contact foster Diana H. directly at or 864-315-0866 .

Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!!  More Forever Homes More Often!  Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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