Thursday, July 31, 2014
On our last visit to the pet store, Henry and I struck a compromise and we left with neither a fish nor a dog bed. Instead we bought a brain game. The one we bought has 3 different games that are all a variation of hiding a treat. One involves turning over little cups to reveal a treat, the other moving a disc to reveal the treats and the third requires the pooch to slide the cups to get the treat.
We thought this game might be fun for Henry and would requiring a little bit of thinking which would be a good thing. The easiest game seemed to be the one where you knock over the cup to reveal the treat. So we loaded up the game with treats and added the cups. To help Henry get the hang of things we even put treats in the open spaces. Freebies so to speak to get him interested.
Here's Henry's first attempt at the game.
Henry quickly eats all the "free" treats. He knows that there are more treats under the cups, but in typical Henry fashion, he decides he better hang back and ask for permission to eat the cover treats. He wouldn't want to cause a ruckus.
While Henry was waiting around for someone to uncover his treats, the cat became pretty interested in the game. So we gave her a turn. She certainly wasn't waiting for permission to eat the covered treats. She managed to figure out how to slide the green circle to reveal little bits of hidden roast beef.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Move over Pillow King! The Pillow Queen has arrived!
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Santa brought Cupid some cat grass for Christmas that I somehow forgot about. When I stumbled upon the cat grass again, I decided to make it for her to enjoy. Cupid has a way of being impatient and not letting the grass fully grow before she plucks it from the soil, so I added the necessary water and put the grass on a table that Cupid could not get to so the grass had time to fully grow.
A few days later, the grass had sprouted and Cupid was meowing her head off wanting me to put the grass in her reach. The grass had grown considerably so I let her have it. She then spent a considerable amount of time licking the grass blades. I'm not really sure what goes through her head, but she's happy so I'm happy.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Happy Gotcha Day, Cupid! 14 years ago we sprung this mischievous kitty from the pound.
It might be Valentine's Day, hence the name Cupid, but don't let the sweet look of this picture fool you. Poor Henry has to share his favorite spot with Benjamin and Luna and now Cupid wants in on the action.
Cupid, has been laying on the sofa recently, but unlike Benjamin and Luna she isn't quite as willing to share. When she gets on the sofa, she lets Henry know which cushion he is allowed to use and if he so much as looks at her there will be consequences to pay. Poor Hank!
Thursday, September 12, 2013
I had a moment of weakness a few weeks ago and broke down and bought another dog bed. The justification behind this bed is that it is unlike any of the other beds we already have. It is raised and much firmer and I thought it might be kinder on the pugs' aging bones.
However, from the moment we assembled it, the cat has claimed it. She loves to lay on top of the bed and you can frequently find her sleeping underneath the bed.
And since the cat has taken ownership of the bed it is technically a cat bed and not a dog bed.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
You probably heard Cupid's voice over in yesterday's ice cream video. When I took the video, Cupid was just diagnosed with diabetes so there were no ice cream treats for her and she wasn't too thrilled about that.
Since her diagnosis, Cupid has been back to the vet on a weekly basis to get her blood tested to see if we can get her sugar under control.
The first time we went back her sugar was too low. So, we dropped her shots to once a day rather than twice a day. The next week her blood sugar was still too low. So, we stopped giving Cupid insulin shots all together. Last friday, we took her back in for testing and her blood sugar was just right!
We're not really sure why Cupid had the shortest bout of diabetes ever, but we are not going to question our good luck on this one. That being said, we are going to keep a close eye on Cupid as diabetes can come and go in cats. But for now, no more insulin shots for Cupid.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Cupid has not been feeling 100% for the last two weeks and the pugs have really picked up on that. Cupid just wants to lay around and not be bothered and Henry and Luna have complied with her wishes. Benny, on the other hand, feels compelled to find Cupid and lay with her. I know Benny is convinced that by hanging around he will help Cupid feel better. Cupid, however, is not convinced. At first, she would move to a new spot after Benny layed with her. And Benny would innocently get up and follow her to her new spot and find a spot to lay. This would continue until Cupid was exhausted with the whole process and just decided to stay put.
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