Sunday, January 24, 2016

Bloggers Rainbow Slideshow for 2015 Pets in February

Our owner will be creating two slideshows soon  (one for cats, one for dogs (and maybe a third...) for bloggers' pets who have crossed the bridge in 2015.*

We'll be airing the cats show in February and the dogs show near Easter. There may be a third show for pets who are neither dogs nor cats....if so that will be in May.


The names of the Cats show have been assembled from the CB (Cat Blogosphere) postings and badges/graphics made by Zoolatry, and of course the Rainbow Bridge blog by Linda.


Below is a list of bloggers cats assembled for the February show.  Dogs list will be published in a future post)


A-L
Alyce, Ambrose, angel, Angie, Batu Khan, Buddy, Bug, Cameron, Carlos, Cinder, Cinnamon, cubby Cat, Dorf, Gandolph,Georgia,Girl Kitty, Grayce, Henry, Honey B Sunshine, Ivy, Juli, Kashim, Lily, Lucy

M-P
Maddie, Madison, Maxx, Minnie, Miss Hunny Buny, Molly, Moosey, Ms. Stella O'Houligan, Nerissa, Nugget, Oliver, Panther, Patches, Peanut, Peppers, Phoebes

Q-Z
Q2, Reno, Rocky, Rory, Romeo, Rosie, Sammy, Scribbles, Snowy, Tiny, Tober, Tootsie,  Trooder, Truffles, Tungsten, Wren

2016 kitties, Feline, Stinky (and any others who cross the bridge the bridge before the airing will also be included)

 If you're a blogger and your cat crossed the bridge & is not listed, please contact me by email with pet's name and name of blog/address by January 30!    

With love,  Peaches & Paprika + Mom, Carol


email: carollowbeer@comcast.net

Today we are joining our friends The Cat On My Head's Sunday blog hop.  Have a great time visiting the other wonderful animals on the hop

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Brazen Peaches upstages little sister Paprika


Brazen Peaches (left) as usual, stares straight into the camera, upstaging her quieter sister Paprika (right ). 

This process reverses itself when Paprika goes door climbing and reigns supreme!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Peaches, Paprika and Peach Pet Provisions Catnip Toys - Slideshow

3 days ago, when I was posting my photos for the Peach Pet Provisions review I also made a musical slideshow which I finished last night. Same pictures but a little story. Hope you like it!  We love these colorful toys..they enhance the room like fashion decorations!This is kind of a hybrid product-review-entertaining video, only the 2nd one I've done so any comments appreciated! 

Best viewing of slideshow is by clicking below (2 min vid)
COLORFUL CATNIP SLIDESHOW

If that doesn't work, you can click on the video below which is "lower resolution"  (Meow alert: Meows can be heard in it!)

COLORFUL CATNIP SLIDESHOW - LOW RES

video


Saturday, January 16, 2016

Vintage Peaches and Paprika..Sunday Selfie & Caturday ARt



I liked the pictures of me and "the girls" from right after my trip when they were so unusually friendly so decided to convert them in to "vintage" for Caturday Art day using kimi frames. Love those frames!  (And then on SUNDAY I realized these were ALSO "for real" selfies, so I sneaked them hereto join the Sunday blog hop~ Hope youze don't mind! ) Peaches and I are lounging around in the first two and Paprika's portraits are below. Which one do you like the best?

After adapting the Kimi Frame I went to PICMONKEY to do the lettering and add the frame using the photocorners.


Both of us!
Now...time to check out the other animals today for the Sunday blog hop:


Thursday, January 14, 2016

Peaches & Paprika review Peach Pet Provisions Catnip Kick Toys

What better company for Peaches and Paprika to review than Peach Pet Provisions!  We are having a wonderful time reviewing their organic catnip kick toys which the cats will tell you about themselves in a minute.

The stylish Peach Pet Provisions is a home grown small California company started by Georgia Barbush, a Vet Tech who is married to Mike Barbush, an industrial designer.  The result is stylish pet toys & furniture which are much beloved. They're fun to use AND look great!

The company's creations are eco-friendly and made of top quality durable cotton, grown in the USA. Besides the Cat Kicks. their products range from cat and dog loungers to pillow beds to bandanas, all in stylish designs and colors.Today, Peaches & Paprika are having a blast enjoying the organic catnip kicks.  We got four different ones:


Pixie
Tide Pool
Marmalade

Love Bus

They are 9.5" x 2.5" large, just the right size for small and medium kitties like mine, and cost $7.00 + a modest amount for shipping.

Here is how it all played out at the pad of Peaches-Paprika

Peaches:  We heard a wonderful treat was in store for us. Oh Mi Cod, they smell like...CATNIP!!!


Remember Paprika, I, PEACHES get first choice. You get second choice!



Wow, how to choose!  Eeny, Meeny, Miney...Mo...
It's with Tide Pool Cat Kick I will go!

Tide Pool, I love you!
Paprika, come over here, I found one in your favorite colors - Pink & White!

My Mouth is watering in anticipation of "Pixie."  Yum!
In fact, Pixie don't take this wrong but I have the sudden urge to kick you!

You're having way too much fun, Paprika! We have to finish 
trying these out!  MARMALADE is next.

I decided, for a little variety, to place the toy in a box and roll around on top of it!


I know that looked a little odd, but I was really getting into it!

Our last venture was the blue & white "LOVE BUS" toy
Both Paprika & I "got ahold" of it! Watch my ears curling up!

  
By now, we are feeling no pain....but it's time
to make a choice...

We choose...ALL of THEM!

Having been forced to share with my sister Paprika, yet again,
it was decided the only thing to do now was to take a catnap.
Goodnght, Paprika
Good night Peaches, Catnip Dreams are on the way...ZZZZ


* * * * * * * * *

Well it's no doubt, EVERYONE enjoyed the Organic Catnip Kicks to the Max!

The kick toys are also available in additional shades of Dandelion, Harlequin, Indigo Denim, Rosie, Slate, Surf and Union Jack to match your cat and his/her colors and disposition!

To check out Peach Pet Provisions' color coordinated classy catnip toys, bandanas, and stylish pet furniture, visit their website at www.peachpetprovisions.com



DISCLAIMER:

We were not compensated for this review. We received 4 organic catnip kicks in exchange for our honest review.





Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Peaches, Paprika and the Pilch Blue Bonnet


Meant to link this yesterday but wanted to do a rainbow bridge tribute to Stinky instead so am linking it today! Without further ado, we present Peaches own comments!
Peaches: Blue is OUR color, don't you agree?  And now to explain this delectable blue bonnet we are enjoying...You may think this is yet another gift from my human's lucrative Christmas visit over the hills & valleys to Pilch's place....but NOoooo, this blue bonnet comes from an earlier excursion to a fun cat show in Strubridge Mass where I met Ellen Pilch of 15 and Meowing blog for the first
time and she gave me...this delectable BLUE BONNET made by the famous Phoebe's Grammie...a talented lady indeed.  Paprika and I thought we should model the blue bonnet from all angles so you could see how it augments our calico charms...well okay so we're feeling conceited today.  
I've always been at my best upside down

Or NOT UPSIDE DOWN...!




PAPRIKA my sneaky sisfur soon got in the act...

and learning it was "Tummy Tuesday" yesterday

insisted upon posing for multiple "cheesecake" shots!
Paprika: It's LEGIT!  It's tummy Tuesday! This blue bonnet is perfect
against my midriff, it's okay isn't it?


Thank you again Ms. Ellen of www.15and meowing and Grammie for this delectable  blue bonnet!  We love the way our ears come right out of it



Rainbow Bridge Tribute to Stinky, Ellen Pilch's Cat from Peaches-Paprika

Our human went to Ellen's house for Christmas where she met this sweet cat Stinky, who true to his name was into everything.  We are so sorry to learn of his passing.  A reminder how uncertain and previous life is.  Here is Ellen's blog address 15andmeowing.com/if you want to pay tribute to Stinky. Here are some photos of Stinky which our human took while she was there.  She told his he loved to sit by the window in the sun, was endlessly curious and liked exploring new places.  Our kitty hearts go out to Ellen & her cat and human family!
Art Portrait by the window

Not wanting to leave that sunny spot

As if the sun isn't enough, a lamp must also be used. We're liken' that light!

Hark! What's going on, here?

Being congratulated by fellow feline Sammie on new cowboy hat

Yup another window shot-is there any other place as good?
Hiding out in the small tent in the back.  Yup, it's him!

Ellen please accept all our condolences for your loss!  Rest in Peace, cat who loved the sun!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Pet Blogger Challenge 2016

Inspired by The Cat on My Head's recent post, (they just completed the 2016 GoPetfriendly.com Pet Blogger Challente) I decided to defer everything else I was doing today to take the challenge as well!  

So here are the answers to their questions:

1. How long have you been blogging?

I am still in my 1st year and March 2016 is my blogoversary! (It feels like I've been here forever, thought!) My blog is about my 2 beloved tiger-calicos, Peaches & Paprika. I also feature guest "cats-of-the-mont" & musical slideshows I make of local shelters here in Connecticut to enhance adoption efforts. I started blogging out of a love for Peaches & Paparika and the wish to be part of a similiary minded community.

2.    What is the one thing that you accomplished during 2015, either on your blog or because of it, that made you most proud?

I coordinated a TV series called CAT TAILS on our local community station in summer 2015, dedicated to the health & welfare of all cats. The shows were broadcast online & in 8 local communities. Our guests included a therapy cat organization, a local vet speaking on "the fat cat," animal reiki, a CT TNR clinic and many more interesting guests.
I
I 3. Which of your blog posts was your favorite this year and why? (Please include a link.)
I I had recently accidentally learned through internet growing that my Peaches & Paprika were briefly on "death row" before I met them. My favorite post of the year was called "Remembering Our Shelter Days"  and Our Narrow Escape from New York City." --  telling my kitties' story from their nights on the dreaded "euthanasia list" at NYACC to their journey to Connecticut where I met, fell in love with and adopted them. I included quotes from hundreds of volunteers whose posts, shares &  donations saved them. I will always be grateful to these dedicated volunteers! 

4. What is one thing you've done in the past year that has brought more traffic to your blog?
    Actually...I hope to increase readership this year but I don't think I've been very talented in bringing more traffic to my blog. Probably if anything increased readership, it was getting more involved with the community in this, my first year.  One example is a Christmas slideshow icreated, involving about 30 or 40 members of the blogging community.  I hope to do more of this.

  5.  Which of your blog posts got the most traffic this year?  Why do you think it was so popular? (please include a link)
     That would be International Box Day The wonderful Ann Adamus, gifted and generous person behind the Zoolatry  blog created some amazing collages of Peaches & Paprika and we had a co-celebrant, Luke of Jan's Funny Farm. I think the post' s popularity was due to the fun celebration and that it was done in tandem with Ann's and Jan's help and participation. Community building for sure!
6. What is one blog that you read religiously – other than your own – and what makes you such a devoted reader? 
 I read Glogirly's  blog because I particularly admire its creativity, sharp, varied photography, and general cleverness. (Please include a link.) I am also a regular reader of many more!
7. What resources do you rely on to enhance your technical, writing, photography, social media, or other skills that improve your blog?
I have written all my life and also have a part time photography business so I use those skills a lot. I add to the skills by creating animal slideshows with captions and music.  It’s incredible though how much I have learned from other bloggers as to really fun photographic and other software. It has really revolutionized my life!
8. What is the best piece of advice you can offer other bloggers?
Balance, balance, balance!  It’s so easy to be swept away with the fun of blogging and letting it take over your life.  Keeping blogging in proportion and still having a good time is the best piece of advice I can offer. I just need to take it myself!
9. What is your vision for your blog in 2016? Do you have specific goals?  I hope to become more involved with the blogging and animal loving community in general. I hope to widen my range of social media to additional avenues than blog/facebook, and also to learn to use Wordpress so I can have a wider range of creative options on my blog.
10. You have the attention of the pet blogging community – is there one blogging challenge you’d like help with, or one aspect of your blog that you’d like input on?
I would like to learn more about how to expand my other social media sources in additional to blog/facebook. Beginning with understandiang how Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram work in tandem with my blog. Also to learn Wordpress so I'll have more options available to me.


Sunday, January 10, 2016

Welcoming our Human back home - Peaches & Paprika


We wondered whether our human deserted us when we didn't see her for several days.when she returned she said she'd been to a place called F-L-O-R -i-D-A. We thought she'd left us for good. The other human who came to feed us didn't  pet us correctly! When she finally returned we decided we better show her we missed her!  But even after her return, my mind was NOT completely at ease....