I am so excited about the new product I’ve introduced to the shop. I have been wanting to do cushions for a long time but only just got round to it this year. Hopefully it’s the first of many designs I have printed on cushions, I have lots of ideas.
Head over to the shop to get yours!
– Hey Arty, it’s a nice surprise having you here helping me work.
- I’m keeping an eye on you, making sure you’re not telling lies about me.
– Why would I lie about you?
- I’ve seen what you put on the internet, that I’m lazy and don’t do any work.
– Well you are and you don’t!
- I do!
– What have you done so far today?
- I’ve been in bed, working on very important ideas.
– Oh right, what have you come up with?
- Nothing yet, you keep interrupting my thinking process.
So yeh, this is going to end well……!
– Why are you grumpy Pix?
- You know why.
– Pixie, I had to take you to the vets, it’s for your own good.
- I don’t feel good. I had to go in a carrier, I saw a dog and I got prodded by a vet.
– It’s all for the best, I promise.
- I demand tuna and treats.
– The vet says you have to eat dry food.
- WHAT? Could this day get worse?
It was a beautiful sunny day yesterday so the cats had a lovely time just laying in sunbeams, soaking up those rays. I have to admit, I joined them for a bit.
When Applaws contacted me to offer a hamper of food to the cats I didn’t hesitate to say yes. We hadn’t fed our cats Applaws food before but I had heard of how great it was and I was sure the cats would be happy to try it out.
We’ve always been keen to feed our cats high quality food and when Pixie had health problems a few years ago it became even more important. Pixie has allergies. We’re not entirely sure what to but it results in her having skin problems and we do know that it’s food related. I started doing some research and was shocked to see what some companies put in cat food and how little meat is in a lot of it. Cats are carnivores and need a high meat content diet. Lots of brands of cat food include grains which wouldn’t naturally be part of a cat’s diet as well as other cheap ingredients to bulk out the food instead of more expensive meat. Applaws doesn’t contain any of this and uses lots of good meat – just what kitties need.
The cats couldn’t wait to get stuck into the food (Arty even opened the bag of biscuits before I had a chance to). I was amazed at how the food looks, almost good enough for me to eat (I didn’t try though!)
I have to say the cats didn’t have a favourite flavour of wet food, they were all as popular as each other and disappeared in record time. Pixie didn’t try any of the shrimp flavours as we know that is one thing that she can’t eat and the packs were all clearly labeled so we knew for sure which she could have. They all really enjoyed the big chunks of meat and fish, it looks so much better than most of the food I’ve seen come out of tins!
They loved the biscuits too and they seem to be far more satisfied with a portion of Applaws biscuits than they used to with their previous brand. – due to the 80% meat content. I think we’re definitely going to keep on feeding them those on a daily basis.
The only down side to Applaws is the price *but* you get what you pay for and it is a really great food. I would only ask that they did bigger tins as when feeding three cats, opening all those tiny tins is a bit of a hassle and I’m sure they could offer even better value if they sold in bigger sizes.
You can find out a lot more about Applaws on their website and Facebook page.
Have your cats tried Applaws?
Did you know pet products labelled ‘with meat’ only have to have a minimum 4% meat by law?
You should try the Applaws quiz to see how well you know your cat and what they should eat.
I scored 100% What’s your score?
January 5th is the birthday of Hayao Miyazaki- the creator of My Neighbor Totoro so I thought it was a good chance to draw Totoro as a Doodlecat.
If you’ve not seen My Neighbor Totoro, you should definitely check it out. It’s a beautiful film.
It’s ok, it wasn’t my shoe, it was Daz’s
We are going away at Christmas to spend time with my family so Santa was kind enough to bring the cats their gift early.
The tree is from ZooPlus and for the price it is really good (£59). I have to say there are a few little cosmetic problems with the wooden surfaces so I can’t recommend it 100% if you’re looking for something super fancy. That said, it is a really sturdy great tree and the cats started using it before we’d even finished building it. They love the height (Pixie especially) and they’ve all had a good scratch at the posts.
Molly is being cheeky and telling Arty she won’t share.