Hill’s Science Healthy Cuisine cat food Review

My cats are always excited when they get something in the mail.

One they get a box to play in for a bit and then the actual product they get to play with or eat. This time around they got Hill’s Science Healthy Cuisine wet food.

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I brought Gizmo & D-O-G together and told them the flavors of wet cat food that Crowdtap & Hill’s sent them to try.

  • Seared Tuna & Carrot Medley
  • Roasted Chicken & Rice Medley
  • Poached Salmon & Spinach Medley

Gizmo licked his lips & D-O-G listened carefully.

Food

Healthy cuisines combines delicious flavors in a mouthwatering sauce. They have a perfect balance of taste & nutrition. There is no artificial flavors or preservatives & a great source of protein. They have good chunks & morsels and then mixed in a sauce. Its perfect for my my cats because they love sauce and prefer chunks/ morsels that they can chew.

When you read the ingredient list you can see why your cat will love this food. Real ingredients like : Chicken broth, tuna, pork liver, carrots, chicken, spinach, rice. Nope I’m not listing a recipe for me.

You can even see ,it looks kind tasty. If I put that over rice and said it was a stew … you probably would think it was.

Chowing On Hill's Healthy Cuisine

Gizmo & D-O-G loved all the flavors. They licked their bowls clean & took a nap.

They both give 2 paws up 🙂

 

I received this product complimentary from Crowdtap for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

 

 

New Arm & Hammer Clump & Seal Litter review

I was picked for another Smiley360 mission.

My kitties are pretty excited with their perks I’ve been getting lately. I wish Lexi was still here , she would have been good to test this litter out.

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There are two kinds to choose from :

Multi cat

Fresh Home

This litter is specially formulated to give you a 7 day odor-free home.

So how does it do that?

7 featured that guarantee a 7 day odor-free home::

•Seals moisture activated micro granules form a tight seal around cat waste odor.

•Destroys Heavy duty eliminators plus Arm & Hammer baking soda destroy sealed in odors on contact.

•No Crumbly crumbs Plant derived particles help create rock solid clumps for easy scooping .

•Low dust Helps keep floors cleaner.

•Low Tracking Unique formula helps keep litter in the box instead on cats feet.

•Soft Touch

Made with fine micro particles , softer feel.

•7 day Guaranteed

Experience the confidence of a 7 day odor free home.

One of the things I like is that the main ingredients in the litter are derived from mineral and plant sources.

Also the box is recyclable (check with you recycling center)

So what did D-O-G , Gizmo , & myself think about this litter?

As you can see the litter is like sand.

It had a nice fresh scent , which made my bathroom ( where my litter box is) smell nice … Even after the cats used the litter box.

That surprised me, never had a litter make my bathroom smell nice. Lol

It was very easy to scoop up, it didn’t fall apart or get messy .

Also there was no dust as I poured it into the box or as the cats dug around. I hate pouring litter and you breath a bunch of dust because of a dust cloud from pouring.

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I did a review for the litter genie recently and mentioned I changed from using litter to using shredded newspaper.

My lovely cat Gizmo has had issues with the litter box since I’ve had him as a kitten. Tried every litter and changed shapes and depths of litter boxes. Twelve years later I learned he prefers shredded newspaper. I think it’s because the litter hurts his paws or doesn’t like the way it feels.

So I filled one with the Arm & Hammer clump & seal and one with newspaper.

Well guess who went in the one with the litter? GIZMO! It must be because of the small sand like litter .

This litter is perfect for him too .. Well for me too because when he goes number 2 , wow does he stink! I think he is a bit embarrassed about it too.

So when he goes , it seals the odor in so I don’t have to smell it and he doesn’t have to be embarrassed about it.

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D-O-G was so happy to have litter again. He likes to dig … And throw it all over the place lol. One of things I don’t miss about litter. I mean he flings it all over.

When I did get litter , I wouldn’t buy clumping litter . One of the reasons was it would get stuck in their paws tracking it all over and I didn’t like them trying to get it out and maybe ingesting some while getting it out between their paws .

This litter didn’t do that at all which is a plus for me.

As for the low tracking , it still ended up outside the box mainly from D-O-G when he digs. But when I was a sweeping Gizmo was in the box and as he stepped out, there was litter on his paws that he tracked out not that much though.

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D-O-G, Gizmo , and myself recommend this litter.

When I found it at Target a 14lb box is $7.99

If you would like to try it out for your furry babies, or  get a $3 coupon here -> Clump & Seal

•Low/no dust

• Really does keep odor away

•scoops easily and doesn’t fall apart

• doesn’t get stuck in cats paws

·Keeps it odor free for 7 days

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I received this product for free from Smiley360 for review purposes. Opinions are 100% my own.

Farewell Lexi

July 6th was a very sad day.
One of my furry babies took her last breath around 11am

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Let’s go back to September 2002.
I was 17 , already had D-O-G and Gizmo.
I worked at a tourist shop on the beach in Ft Myers FL. One of my co workers brought in her new pet , a striped orange kitten. I really wanted an orange striped kitten, asked her where she got him. I called but the lady gave them all away.
Shawn said why don’t we look in the paper and see if we can find an orange striped kitten. We found someone in Cape Coral . I remember on the way saying we don’t need to get another cat but Shawn insisted.
We pull up and go into the house.
They handed me one small kitten , she laid on her back and fit in the palm of my hand and let me rub her belly. She was so calm and laid back as she stayed for 12 years. They tried to gather the other kittens but I said she is the one.

We took her home .
I’m sure D-O-G hissed and growled at her but Gizmo wanted to be friends .

When we got her we were fixing up our condo (painting and tiling ). There was a small fold up ladder against the wall that I kept asking Shawn to take away. One day around 5pm were were watching tv . All of a sudden there was a slam. We both jumped up and it was Lexi. She was exploring , tried jumping on the ladder and it fell on her. All I saw was blood. Gizmo and D-O-G also ran to her and started smelling her. We took her to the emergency vet , where Shawn ended up yelling at them because they didn’t accept debit cards or checks.
She stayed over night and we picked her up in the morning . She had a slight concussion and bloody nose.
This is the moment she became spoiled and babyfied.

I would put her in her cat bed wrapped up and then place that on my bed next to me.
That’s probably why she loved to go under the covers.

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She was best to cuddle with in the winter , we kept each other warm and cozy. Sometimes she would try to lay all the way on my stomach but she was too heavy. She once topped around 18lbs!

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I would call her my little fatty , Lexi poops , poopy ( last 2 because she would grunt sometimes using the bathroom lol) and my little tiger cub.

Her favorite things to do was eat (obviously) , sleep, lay in the sun, and keep the boys in check.

Her favorite spots was by the window , on my bed or Shawn’s bed , and under the heater .

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Her best friend was definitely Gizmo.
When we first got her so many times we would hear a sucking sound . One time we followed the sound and Lexi was trying to nurse off of Gizmo and he didn’t care. Haha
Anytime she made a sound he would run to her and make sure else was ok.
She would sometimes lay on top of him … Like really on top and he didn’t mind at all. I would find them cuddling all the time .

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D-O-G and Lexi had a love hate relationship . He would sometimes take his anger out on her by jumping on her and fighting but made sure he did it in front of me. He can be such a bully!

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I would call her my little tiger cub because she her growl was so loud , it was like how is that big growl coming out of this small cat? She growled a lot at D-O-G

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But at the end of the day they loved each other .

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They were all great friends.

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My favorite thing was seeing them all chase each other through thee the house . It would be D-O-G , Gizmo then Lexi waddling in the back.

Another thing I loved was when Lexi would get all sassy and try to play fight with D-O-G.

She was great when traveling in the cat. She laid on my lap the whole way from Florida to Connecticut, Occasionally sit up and look out the window . The boys would be freaking out.

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She loved sitting or laying in the grass when we would bring them outside (supervised) especially when the sun was shining bright.

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Here is a funny photo Shawn took.
It was February ,the sun didn’t make an appearance in awhile. When it did we all took a spot, myself included. Shawn just thought I was sleeping but I was just soaking up the sun and warmth!

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When she started getting sick I was really worried but then she started to get better only to get worse.
I remember googling her symptoms which made it worse .

I didn’t know it but when I had Shawn call the vet they told him it sounded like liver failure and they would put her to sleep. She died the day she was going to the vet.

She was getting weak doing anything. Walking to get food , water or bathroom she would plop down like she walked so far.
She still jumped on the bed though which was hard for her to do healthy , do I had hope she was doing ok.
Day by day she got weaker, one night I put her on me because I was really scared of how sick she was getting . It was her favorite spot right by my side , halfway on my stomach . She looked happy. I woke up all wet , she peed . That isn’t like her at all. She peed herself a few more times during her last week. I ended up putting her on a garbage bag with a soft towel on top.
The whole week I stayed up or woke up often to make sure she was ok.
When she stopped eating like she normally does it made me sad. While feeding her shredded chicken ” Lexi please eat you love chicken and love to eat!”
The night before she died I didn’t remember he eating or drinking . I was freaking out. I went to Walmart to see if they had cat milk . Nothing . So I got a few of her favorite wet foods. She wouldn’t even eat it . Lexi looked at the food like it was garbage .I tried to think of a way to get her to eat. I needed a syringe. Shawn went to get one. We mixed the wet food and some water. I had to force feed her. I didn’t like that part at all. She was having problems swallowing or not wanting to swallow it but still did. She didn’t even lick her lips.

Saturday she seemed weak. She stopped walking. It was heartbreaking to see her try to walk and her back legs give out.
Then she couldn’t even stand . She would lift her head try to stand to walk and just throw her head down in defeat. It was like she was trapped in her body.

I think D-O-G knew . He stayed by her and slept next to her.
At one point Gizmo joined.

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Sunday morning she was really trying to move. In the mornings she would head to the window to lay in the sun. So I brought her over there. It was 8am . I didn’t have much sleep so headed to bed for a nap. I fell asleep looking at her making sure she was ok.
All of a sudden I hear a noise , not even awake and aware I leap out of bed towards Lexi. I see Shawn , he was starting to cry.
He said he was just petting her she let out a meow and a deep breath… her last breath. I started to cry. I took her from his arms .. Lexi ! Lexi! Please wake up . I was rubbing the side of her body hoping it would stimulate her and come back to life.
D-O-G and Gizmo also came over and smelled her.
Shawn went to find a box. I wished she would start moving.
I just cried and cried. I went through a half of a huge box of tissues .
The first few days were bad. Just had a big empty feeling . Crying on and off.
I will miss her cuddles . She was the one I would cuddle with when I was stressed or sad . So not having her in a situation where I would go to her for comfort, was hard.

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I’m not crying as much but I still am.
Little things like filling the water makes me sad. When the bowl was empty she would let me know by meowing repeatedly , waddling behind me to make sure I am filling it.

Looking in her spots and she’s not there.

Remember funny things she did.

Both of the boys seem sad too.
Here is Gizmo and me

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Gizmo and D-O-G have been laying together and in close range of me.
For the first few days they seemed sad.
Gizmo would check her spot behind the curtain by the window and her chair and seemed confused why she isn’t there.

It’s just so weird not having her. Almost like she’s just gone for a bit and will be back. I’m just glad she was in my life for 12 years . She is really missed . She was a great cat/ furry baby .

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Saved some kittens

Someone my friend Shawn was taking to was going to bring these 2 cats to a kill shelter. So Shawn brought them home .

We found them homes already.
My cats were pretty pissed off . The grey one left first and the last 2 days my cats started warming into the striped one.
Their original names were grey and woody it renamed them Luna and Zander.

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My cat d-o-g smelling Luna. … Twinsies!

Free Stuff

In my first post I mentioned that I like saving money. I started following some blogs about getting freebies and coupons. Also articles in magazines and people who also read the blog would post info too.

I’m still in the process switching computers and getting all my stuff on my new one but here are some links to get you started :

GimmieFreebies

Hunt4Freebies

Hey, It’s Free!

post that Carra D sent you when you “like” them.

For the most part they have the same posts but sometimes one will have a different one.

I will add more info about getting freebies/coupons soon.

Also this week has been good for me, this week I received

3 coupons for a free suave professionals styling product ( valued at $2.99 each)

Free Hair dryer from Suave- $30

4 coupons for free Philly Swirl Ice cream product ( dairy/gluten free/low cal & tasty!!) -valued at $3.49 each

4 body washes from cvs (valued at $2.27 each)

While at CVS go to that machine where you can scan your card. Coupons will pop out. I received 3 coupons for free things 20pk of carefree panty liners, 20 pk cvs brand band aids($3.89) & a carmello bar ($1.19)! 🙂

Here are some photos of my free goods:

Last month was also good too, I received a booklet with coupons 1 free playtex sport tampons up to $5- 18ct  , 1 free playtex glide tampons $5 18ct, free suave skintimates shaving cream & $4 off schick quattro for women razor.

I also received 2 coupons for Pom Juice. I “like” them on facebook & they posted the first 20 people to tell them what their weekend plans were would get a coupon for free Pom Juise, so when I got 2 I was pretty happy! Similar thing happened with 8th continental soy milk

So follow your favorite brands on facebook, they are always posting freebies/coupons for you.

If you have a cat and use fresh step litter they have a rewards program called my paw points www.mypawpoints.com. You can redeem your points for free bags of litter, toys, scratching posts ect.  I cashed in my points for 4 bags of free litter 🙂

If you are in the North East and shop at stop & shop go make an account online. Last month I received and email for $1 of produce with a purchase of $5 & 3 ears of corn for free. You just add to your card and the savings are taken out at register. 🙂