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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AnthroDesk Wired Ergonomic Vertical Mouse to the Rescue #AnthroDesk #ad

The AnthroDesk Wired Ergonomic Vertical Mouse is connected through an USB cable that has approximately 4 feet of cable, while the dimensions of this item is 122 mm L x 62 mm W x 75 mm H.

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

The mouse has five buttons [back, forward, DPI, left click, and right click] and a scroll wheel. At a glance, this right-handed mouse looks as if made of a matte-black rubber; however, it is made of plastic.  The scroll wheel is made of a tempered ABS material and it makes it more resistant than the regular plastic used on other mice. The lower price point doesn’t deter from its effectiveness.  It’s ready to use right out of the box; simply plug it in and it’s ready!

This mouse is equipped with a DPI button that allows you to adapt it to your needs [1000, 1600, 2400, 3200 DPI’s (Dots per Inch)].  However for me it doesn’t really play an important role.  DPI’s essentially is how sensitive the mouse is; or rather, the higher the DPI the farther the cursor on your screen will move when you move your mouse.  This feature is more crucial for gamers and for those involved in graphics.  Good to note:  this mouse is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X.

The AnthroDesk Wired Ergonomic Vertical Mouse has an LED light indicator.  It glows green, pink, blue, and red depending on your DPI configuration.  While the LED light indicates the DPI configuration, some say that the LED lights can assist you to find it in the dark.  This would be useful for students who stay in a dorm room but share it with another student … just imagine being on different schedules and having to stay up late to do homework while your room mate has to get some sleep!

The shape of the vertical mouse is sculpted to fit your hand, as if you had it extended to shake someone’s hand.  This makes for a comfortable position; it reduces the potential for wrist pain and strain because your arm isn’t twisted as it is with the use of a traditional mouse.

I have carpal tunnel syndrome and after using the AnthroDesk Wired Ergonomic Vertical Mouse I can say that I have really noticed an immense difference!  The vertical position is ergonomic which makes it comfortable for anyone to use, and especially for those who spend long hours at their computer, or for those who already have health concerns.

Overall, the AnthroDesk Wired Ergonomic Vertical Mouse is an excellent economical choice.  If I were to make any changes it would be to suggest that it not be made as lightweight as it is.  When I click the left button it’s difficult to hold the mouse still.  Perhaps it’s just me?   I just think that if it had a little more weight that it might make it feel more substantial and therefore make it easier to hold it still while clicking the buttons.

Visit the website for more details:  https://www.anthrodesk.ca/

 

Want Your Cat To Be Happy? #ArmandHammerCat #ad

Arm & Hammer™ Cloud Control™ Breathe Easy Clumping Cat Litter (Multi-Cat) is relatively new on the market.  I actually haven’t tried any other cat litter since I was introduced to my current litter!  I basically fell in love with it and became loyal to it.

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

Since I have a past relationship with Arm & Hammer™, I was extremely excited when I received an invitation to attend an event held in Toronto last week.  The small group of invited guests were introduced to Arm & Hammer™ Cloud Control™ Breathe Easy Clumping Cat Litter (Multi-Cat), and we also were able to play with two adorable kittens that are available for adoption through SPCA Ontario.  You can view the video I recorded, and posted, of them.  Simply follow this link to see my post on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B3KLQkhBjpY/

More importantly, you can visit the Ontario SPCA website to adopt a fur-baby!

[ ontariospca.ca ]

They are so adorable and will probably be adopted quickly.  At least I hope they will be.  Honestly, I was tempted to put them in my pockets and walk out with them.  Don’t you think they’re sweet?

It was difficult to focus on the Arm & Hammer™ Cloud Control™ Breathe Easy Clumping Cat Litter (Multi-Cat) presentation while the two adorable kittens were in the background.  I thought it best to focus on my needs; I have 5 cats at home after all.  So what’s important for me?

Key Reasons I was excited to try this litter:

  • I’m already an Arm & Hammer™ Cat Litter user.
  • Made with a hypo-allergenic light scent.
  • Helps to reduce airborne dander when scooping.
  • Seals and destroys odours for 7-day odour control – guaranteed.
  • 100% dust-free litter.
  • Clumping litter makes scooping easier.

If these key reasons are important to me then I’m certain that they’re important for you as well.

I hope you’re not thinking that it’s “just litter”.  In my opinion, it’s much more than just plain litter.  When I’m the one that has to clean the litter boxes in my home litter is extremely important!  As I mentioned, we have five cats.  Four are ours and the fifth is a foster (for now).  When I am bent down cleaning out the litter boxes the last thing I want to do is breathe in the nasty smells that come from them.  Aside from the smell there are allergens, airborne dander, and litter dust to consider; none of which are good for our health.  So if there’s any product that promises to provide a solution then I am open to trying it.

While scooping out the litter boxes, it’s true that you’ll often see/breathe a cloud of dust.  There is; however, a moment where that cloud is worse.  Personally, I can’t stand pouring litter into the boxes because that is when a huge cloud is emitted.  That cloud of dust makes me cough, but the fine dust also rises and spreads out.  The dust ends up covering everything in its vicinity.  I noticed this happen because my litter boxes are kept in the basement near where I do my laundry.  One day after doing the laundry, and after I had folded everything, I noticed that the litter boxes needed a top up of clean litter.  I had set my clean laundry on the table, and proceeded to fill the litter boxes.  That’s when I noticed the cloud “poof”, rise up, and cover my laundry with a layer of litter dust!  I was obviously not pleased.  From that point onward I never completed those tasks at, or around, the same time.

Understandably, I felt compelled to witness the actual pouring of Arm & Hammer™ Cloud Control™ Breathe Easy Clumping Cat Litter (Multi-Cat).  I had to see for myself if there would be a cloud of litter dust or not.  At the end of the event the group gathered around the kittens and I walked to the front of the room and quietly asked if I could pour the litter out myself.  We set up a little experiment, and I was amazed with what I saw.  It was amazing to see NOTHING.  Not a thing.  While pouring the litter there wasn’t a cloud of litter dust; at all. No dust.  No poof.  There was nothing at all.  It was beautiful to see.  I recorded it and posted it on my YouTube channel.  You can view it here:

https://youtu.be/AvCDxp4p3gA

I have to say, the kitty litter station is so much nicer to deal with now.  I’m very happy with my experience with Arm & Hammer™ Cloud Control™ Breathe Easy Clumping Cat Litter (Multi-Cat), and I urge all cat parents to try it too.  Cats don’t like dirty litter boxes so they’ll be pleased with a clean box.  Remember that you should have one litter box per cat plus one extra.  That would mean that if you have 2 cats then you would need to offer them 3 litter boxes.  You should also clean the litter 1 to 2 times daily.  Since I have 5 cats I clean their litter boxes 4 to 6 times daily.  Remember to completely change the litter and thoroughly clean the box once every 30 days.  It might seem daunting (and it is) but it will ensure you have happy kitties.

My babies are happy cats, and I’m a happy cat-mom.

Thank you Arm & Hammer™