Wednesday, April 18, 2018

My Cats Are In The Kitchen With Weruva!

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From time to time I like having something special for my cats. I put a little bit of gravy on their food and when offered to send them some wet food in gravy I thought it was the perfect combo!

The Weruva Variety Pack is a grain free cat food that has 12 different pouches and 6 different flavors.

The pouches are extremely easy to open and pour out, I don't need to mess with can openers or worry about spilling. The food is high in protein and contains vitamins and minerals to help your furry friends health. It also contains taurine which is amazing at guarding the heart and helps with overall care. There are no grains, gluten, potatoes, GMO's, MSG or carrageenan so it's perfect for cats with allergies!

Here is what the food looks like when I put it on their plate (I mixed two kinds so you can see better)

My cats enjoyed it and wanted more! Even my picky eater enjoyed it, so I'd say they give it four paws up, and I'm thrilled they love something that is good for them.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Live In The Now

You only have a short time on this Earth to live your life. Although it feels like time moves very slowly when we are younger, we realize that as we age, it seems like time will not stop. Each year goes by faster than the last and it’s hard to really soak in all of the precious moments that we are creating because we are so focused on work, school, or other more challenging aspects of our life. We need to cut this out and instead, focus on what is in front of us. This is hard to do because we live in a world that is so centered around work, social media, and technology, but it is possible. If you want to know how you can live your life to the fullest, keep reading!

Let go of bad vibes

Say no to negativity and focus on happiness, love, and healthy relationships. Huffington Post says: “We’re attracted to negativity because it entertains us, and it does so by giving us the opportunity to delight in misfortune — a thing no one would bother doing if they were happy. It’s not that happy people walk around in bubbles of ignorance; they just know what a mess of self-loathing is involved with all that outwardly projected hate and they avoid it by not participating — which makes them seem uninteresting.” All this does is drag us down and makes us unhappy. Let’s find a way to spread positive and happy vibes, in order to make ourselves and the rest of the world a happier place!

Don’t let anyone hold you back

I cannot stress this enough - do not let anyone hold you back from doing what you want to do. Do not let their fears get in the way of your success when it comes to a happy life. If you want to jump off a cliff in Jamaica, do it. Don’t let someone tell you that there could be a shark waiting for you. If you want to skydive, do it. A lot of the time, people hold you back because they are jealous. With social media being in the front of our lives, people constantly play ‘keeping up with the jones’’ in everyday life now. Ignore those telling you no, or giving you horror stories and do what you want to do, when you want to do it.

Say yes

There are so many amazing opportunities for you out there and the only way you will get to experience them is by saying yes. A lot of the time, saying yes will get you out of your comfort zone and that is a good thing, in my opinion. According to Forbes, “Fear is a valuable thing. It keeps people safe and encourages caution when caution is due. But it's also a limiting thing: Not everything you're afraid of deserves fear or caution. And sometimes, moments of bravery are what are needed to make your life better.” Saying yes opens more doors for you, creates a more fulfilling and colorful world for you to live in, and it also promotes positivity in your life and others lives around you.

Take care of your body

Just like we only have one life, we only have one body and if we do not take care of it starting at a young age, we will pay for it in the future. Pain seems to be one of those things that a lot of people end up dealing with, starting at a young age, but let’s start spreading awareness, in order to prevent it. There are many ways to eliminate pain and take care of your body. One New Jersey business that focus’ on pain relief, in order to enjoy life is AllCure Spine & Sports Medicine. AllCure Spine & Sports Medicine is a family-owned practice that uses emerging, non-surgical treatments to provide long lasting relief from pain. Owner and clinic director, Dr. Anthony Alfieri believes that an integrated approach is the best way to tackle physical rehabilitation and pain management. This is why they offer four different types of doctors under one roof, providing services such as pain management physiatry, acupuncture, physical therapy, chiropractic, massage, and more. Living your life to the fullest also means that you need to feel your best and companies like AllCure Spine & Sports Medicine can help you achieve those goals.

Do what you love

When it comes down to it, the only way you will live life to the fullest is by doing what you love. That is what it all stems to. Gone are the days when you have to sit at a desk for 10 hours straight, in order to pay your bills. While I believe technology can put stresses in our lives, I also think there is a really huge benefit to using it on a daily basis. There are so many ways to work remotely now and I believe that everyone should take advantage of it. Businesses do better when their employees are happy and employees are happiest when they have freedom to do what they want and need in life.

Put down your phone

Put that phone down and focus on the moment that is in front of you. Being a blogger, this is very hard, but when I do it successfully, I have found that I am less stressed, create better memories, and I have enjoyed my day more than when I constantly video my day. By having our noses in our phone (looking at other peoples days), it is limiting how great our day can be and we are not forming the connections with our family and friends like we used to. Put the phone down and spend much deserved time with your people.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

My Boys Are Loving Their Dr. Elseys!

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My male cats are both finicky eaters. My husband and I like to joke, since they are both rescues, they sure have expensive taste! They refuse to eat any of the "less than desirable" cat foods that are out there, AKA the inexpensive food that really isn't good for them anyway. I like to feed my cats the best, there was a time I ran out of food and forget to get another bag so I made a quick dash to the store to buy a small bag of the "inexpensive" brand cat food just so they would have food to hold them over until I got their regular food. They REFUSED to eat it! They know what's good for them, what tastes better and most importantly they know what they won't eat. 

Recently sent us some Dr. Elsey's Clean Protein Salmon Formula,  that's a grain free dry cat food, to try out.  

Offering high quality ingredients, you can be sure your kitties are eating healthy food. Contains 90% protein animal based, which means your furry friends are eating quality meat and not by products. It's grain and gluten free so if your cats have allergies this will also work.

When I opened it, it didn't have the normal cat food smell. It literally smelled like fish! Not that fish is a particularly pleasant smell, (I don't even like to smell it at a restaurant when my hubby gets it) but I knew it was the real deal!

I felt comfortable giving it to them, and they were very comfortable eating it.

Here's a blurry shot of the two of them enjoying it (they wouldn't hold still or wait to eat)

As you can see from the mess they are making here, the food is small, which I like because my black cat is older and doesn't have the best teeth. To me, this is a perfect food all around and they both seemed to enjoy it.

If you're looking for a healthier alternative for cat food, I'd recommend this!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Bailey & Her 30 Day Challenge!

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This month Bailey has been participating in a 30 day challenge with and it's for the Rachel Ray Nutrish Grain Free Natural Wet Lands Recipe dog food.

So, this challenge for her means trying out this food and seeing how she likes and, as well as my opinion on any added benefits for her while on this. 

Here is the food:

If you look closely, you'll see a hole in the bag right under the green  square logo, that's because when I received it Bailey apparently could smell it through the bag and decided she wanted to eat it right then! She didn't get any because I caught her red handed (pawed) and she gave me that guilty look. I knew the food obviously peeked her interest just by the smell, so that was a good sign!

It's a dry food that is made from USA farm raised chicken, which is important to me because I want all of my dogs to be enjoying something that I can feel good about giving them. She's getting older (she's 9) which, as you know is old for a large breed dog such as her, so I'm happy that there is a lot of vitamins and minerals for her overall well being.

Another point I want to mention that stood out to me was that every purchase of the Rachel Ray brand food offers a portion of the profits to animals in need through the "Rachel's Rescue" they offer.

The size of the food is perfect for her because it's not too tiny. Sometimes when the kibble is tiny she has a hard time seeing it and makes a mess so this is a good fit.

I'll be updating you throughout the month of April on how she likes it! Stay tuned.