PetSafe Canada Pet Toy #Giveaway #PetSafeCanada #ad

The world has completely changed for everyone. This statement hold true even for our beloved fur-babies. If you follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, you’ve probably enjoyed all the pictures that have been shared over the years.

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Unfortunately, the pictures don’t account for how our fur-babies are feeling, how they’re reacting to all of the changes they’re witnessing, or to the high levels of anxiety that they’re absorbing. They can sense how we’re feeling even if they don’t understand.

In order to keep our babies on the healthier side, we try to keep Josie, Jasper Jr., and Jacob as active as possible for indoor cats. How does one stimulate their animals’ minds when your own mind is in “stunned” mode? Well, at least that’s how we’ve been feeling since COVID19 started! Our good friends at PetSafe Canada gifted our three babies with two new cat toys to help keep them physically active and mentally stimulated.

At first, their reactions were a mix of confusion, curiosity, fear and excitement. I’m not certain who had more fun with they toys? The cats or us?

PetSafe® Peek-a-Bird™ Electronic Cat Toy – has two play modes: one-time play or play-all-day. Jacob absolutely has fallen in love with this one! He loves it so much that he rarely allows his siblings to play along. He’s even learned how to pull on the feathers until he can bite on them while he brings the entire toy from room to room in search of one of us to turn the toy on for him!! We’ve had many laughs with this.

PetSafe® Dancing Dot™ Laser Cat Toy – also has two play modes: one-time play or play-all-day. With this toy you can place it on a flat surface or hang it from a doorknob. No need to worry; this laser is completely safe! All three of our babies enjoy this toy. The random patterns keep them active and entertained.

Over the years, our Josie has packed on the weight because she’s a nervous one. She eats her emotions! Josie came to us already with typical signs of an anxious cat. It took us a long time to help her cut down on all of her anxious licking. We knew we were successful because all of her patches of missing fur grew back. Jasper Jr. has an issue with Josie and is always chasing after her. He must have too much energy and Josie ends up paying for it. In the end, she eats to soothe herself. Poor Jacob just sits back to watch in confusion.

It’s not easy to keep one cat on a feeding schedule; let alone all three!

PetSafe® Canada has helped us with tackling this difficulty. They graciously gifted us with a fantastic solution!

The PetSafe® Smart Feed Automatic Pet Feeder helps to control, monitor, and schedule feedings. The best part is that I can do all of it easily through their app on my Smartphone. I can schedule up to 12 feedings per day, dispensing from 1/8 cup up to as much as 4 cups per meal. That means both cats and dogs benefit from all of these feeding options.

I love the Slow Feed Setting for Josie because it dispenses meals in smaller amounts over 15 minutes. That means that she’ll no longer devour her feeding in 10 seconds or less!

It’s my belief that I benefit the most (no doubt here) because the Smart Feed Automatic Pet Feeder holds 24 cups of dry food. I can literally dump in an entire bag of dry cat food and not have to worry about the plastic seal of the bag closing properly, or the fact that the bag was torn when I first opened it, or even worrying about spilling the bags’ contents! YAY for me! Can I get a “YAY” from the pet parents who understand me?

I can schedule the times and amounts of the feedings through the app on my smartphone. After each feeding, I receive feeding alerts on my cell. These are notifications that confirm that the scheduled feeding was completed. The Smart Feed Automatic Pet Feeder will even alert me when it’s time to refill the food chamber. NICE!!

Do you know what that meant for us? We finally cleared away the dishes of dry food from the main floor and set up the PetSafe® Smart Feed Automatic Pet Feeder in the basement. It’s conveniently set up close to where we store the bags of dry cat food. We lovingly refer to it as our official Feeding Station! No more up and down the stairs for feeds! I haven’t been this giddy in a very long time.

Thank you so much PetSafe® Canada.

Here’s your chance to score your choice of PRIZE! Winner can choose either (A) Busy Buddy™ toy bundle of treat dispensing toys for the dogs and for the cats (B) Peek-a-Bird Electronic Cat Toy and the Dancing Dot Laser cat toy. The selected winner of the giveaway can let me know which of the two they would like to be sent out to them! 

To enter my Giveaway visit my Instagram page and find the respective post.  You probably should know how to find me there, but just in case, go here.

Good Luck!

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Restored Roman Holiday #RomanHoliday #giftedproduct

Roman Holiday {Gregory Peck & Audrey Hepburn} is the movie that propelled Audrey deep into her career. This was her first starring role; after all. Gregory, of course, was the perfect co-star as he would help Audrey to shine. Audrey plays a royal who secretly escapes her royal life; temporarily, in post-war Rome. She experiences joy, friendship, love, happiness and everything else that a regular life has to offer! This wonderful 1953 film was shot on-site: throughout the city of Rome and it includes all the iconic tourist-visited historical sites!

Disclosure:  I received a complimentary copy of this film for review. The opinions of this blog are my own. I’m not a professional in any way but I am a movie fan. 

This classic ROMAN HOLIDAY debuted on Blu-ray for the first time ever on
September 15, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment. I will admit that I was very excited to watch Roman Holiday because I have so many wonderful memories of watching it every year during my Christmas Break as a child. Over the years, the film would appear to suffer some damage. Wear and tear would damage the actual film over time … this would be why a restoration would become so necessary!

The film had to be pieced back together, but since it was so badly damaged an extensive amount of tape had to be used to allow the negative to make it through a printing machine. However, due to the fragile state of the negative, a Dupe Negative was made and then blown up a few thousandths of an inch to cover all the splice tape that held the original negative together. Newly remastered from a 4K film transfer, the ROMAN HOLIDAY Blu-ray also includes a new Filmmaker Focus with film historian Leonard Maltin, access to a Digital copy of the film, as well as previously released featurettes on Academy Award®-winner Audrey Hepburn, Edith Head’s Oscar®- winning* costumes, the blacklisting of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, and much more.

Bonus Features:
Filmmaker Focus: Leonard Maltin on Roman Holiday
Behind the Gates: Costumes
Rome with a Princess
Audrey Hepburn: The Paramount Years
Dalton Trumbo: From A-List to Blacklist
Paramount in the ’50s: Remembering Audrey
Theatrical Trailers
Four Photo Galleries: Production, The Movie, Publicity, The Premiere

Ranked as the #4 greatest love story of all time by the American Film Institute, ROMAN HOLIDAY earned 10 Academy Award® nominations, including Best Picture, and won Best Actress for Hepburn, Best Costume Design for legendary designer Edith Head, and Best Writing for Dalton Trumbo.

In my opinion, this digitally remastered film was brilliantly done. As an Audrey Hepburn fan, I am thrilled to now own this feature film. How can anyone not have seen Roman Holiday yet I don’t really know; however if you haven’t, it truly is a film not to be missed!

For more information about this movie (and others) head over to Paramount Pictures!

Stephen King 5-Movie Collection #StephenKing #giftedproduct

Do you have a favourite author? My favourite author is Stephen King and has been for a very long time. I’ve read most of his books and have seen many of the movies that were made based on his books. I think having a 5-movie collection is a brilliant idea. Movie night at my home has certainly become quite interesting.

Disclosure:  I received a complimentary copy of this film for review. The opinions of this blog are my own. I’m not a professional in any way but I am a movie fan. 

For the first time, STEPHEN KING 5-MOVIE COLLECTION: became available on Blu-ray September 15, 2020. Be prepared to be thrilled and terrified while watching Stephen King’s suspenseful stories come to life! Actually, these five films are perfect to watch for Halloween so come October 31st I know what my family will be doing!

So what exactly will you be getting yourself into if you watch these bone-chilling film features? Let’s recap each of the five films:

The Dead Zone: This psychological thriller delivers the story of Johnny Smith [Christopher Walken], a schoolteacher who awakems from a coma due to a car accident, only to find he has lost five years of his life, and yet gained psychic powers. Foreseeing the future appears to be a ‘gift’ at first, but ends up causing problems… The film also stars Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom, Anthony Zerbe, Colleen Dewhurst, Nicolas Campell, and Martin Sheen.
Silver Bullet: Something is killing off townsfolk in Tarker’s Mills. Something mysterious. Something ingenious. Something remotely human. But the only person in town with courage to stop this lurking menace is a 13-year-old boy, confined to a wheelchair since birth. Adapted to the screen by suspense master Stephen King from his ‘Cycle of the Werewolf’ novelette, this exhilarating thriller features astounding special effects by three-time Oscar® winner Carlo Rambaldi (‘E.T.,’ ‘Alien,’ ‘King Kong’). Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, the film stars Gary Busey, Everett McGill, and Corey Haim.
Pet Sematary (1989): The terrifying tale by Stephen King is also a beloved adaptation of the best-selling author’s work. Pet Sematary follows the tragic story of the Creed family. After their cat is accidentally killed, a friendly neighbour advises its burial in a mysterious nearby cemetery. When the cat comes back, it’s only the beginning of an unthinkable evil leading to hell and back. Sometimes, so it seems, dead is better. The Pet Semetary (1989) Blu-ray includes commentary by Lambert, a guided tour of the locations led by King, an introduction to the cast and characters, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, an interview with Lambert about her memories making the film 30 years later, interviews with cast and crew of the 2019 movie discussing the original film’s impact, and photo galleries.
Pet Sematary (2019): Based on the terrifying novel by Stephen King, After the Creed family moves to rural Maine, they stumble upon an ancient burial ground with sinister powers. When tragedy strikes, a perilous chain of events unleashes an unfathomable evil. The Blu-ray has over 90 minutes of special features, including hair-raising deleted and extended scenes, a look at the main characters, cast interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, a chilling alternate ending, and more.
The Stand: Originally aired as a television mini-series, this all-star filmization of Stephen King’s gripping epic of good versus evil chronicles the episodic adventures of a disparate group of people who struggle to reestablish civilization after a man-made catastrophe wipes out most of the world’s population. The world abruptly ends when a deadly virus accidentally escapes from a government sponsored biological warfare laboratory. Soon people are dropping like flies from the plague, but a few survive and find themselves strangely compelled to head into the West. Good-hearted people follow the voice of an ancient black woman and head for Boulder, Colorado. Bad people follow the enigmatic Walkin’ Dude to Las Vegas. It is only a matter of time before the two sides are forced into a climactic battle over the final fate of humanity. This film stars Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan, Laura San Giacomo, and Rob Lowe. The Blu-ray includes commentary by King and members of the cast and crew, along with a making-of featurette.

Suffice it to say, I believe you’ll be frightfully entertained! While I prefer to read; I always become entirely engrossed in novels, I believe when movies are done well and actually bring the written word to life it makes watching the movie well worth it. Such is the case here. Don’t hesitate to grab a copy of this 5-movie collection and enjoy!

For more information about this movie (and others) head over to Paramount Pictures!