Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wednesday's Waif: Lucy Clawless!

"Wouldn't it be cool if a statue of a majestic Egyptian cat could come to life?
Well, it did!

I'm Lucy Clawless, a stunning brown and black tabby with long, graceful limbs, gorgeous golden eyes and just about the most regal, classically beautiful cat face ever. I'm also front-declawed, hence my name."

Here I am, hanging out with Staff Gal Jen - her lap is comfy, but I'd sure like my very own!

"Well, that, and I also look like a warrior princess. See, this is me, looking fierce.
Grrrrr!  How'd I do?

"I was found wandering the streets of Grandview as a stray. Can you believe that? Being declawed, I obviously was someone's pet before, but I'm unable to put my life's story into human words, so the folks at Wayside don't know much else about my past.

One thing they have discovered about me: I stress out easily, so I need a calm, quiet, adults-only home.
"Can we play Peekaboo without the "boo" part? I'm not really fond of unexpected surprises.
But I have the "Peek" part down - can you tell?"

"People here at Wayside say I'm a friendly, talkative cat who loves attention.
I'm also very smart, and I enjoy playing kitty games on the iPad.

My Felineality is Executive. That means I'm a moderately brave, intelligent, independent cat. And currently, I'm doing an outstanding job snoopervising Wayside staff member, Jen.

She says not to worry about me. I have "stranger-danger" fears at first, but once I get to know you, I'm fun to be around!

I'm hanging out in her office - come by and say hello!

If you have a low-stress household and would like to add a sleek, smart, stunning feline friend, please come to Wayside and meet me, Lucy Clawless!

Love, Lucy C"

Lucy's available at Allie's Alma Mater, Wayside Waifs.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

'Toon Tuesdays

When double dog dares aren't enough.

Toon Tuesdays feature animal (and sometimes human) humor created by the peeps over at Shoebox Greetings (a tiny little division of Hallmark) - where our mom works, too!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Svelte & looking mighty fine.

Hello there! Allie here, reporting in from high atop the cat tree.

I have news for you - big news!

Well, I suppose technically it would be called "smaller" news, being that this post is all about weight loss and promoting a healthy lifestyle!

That's right: I've been on a months-long journey to a skinnier me: #TeamAllie, working on my Extreme Feline Makeover!

And if I do say so myself, it's been a tasty journey, what with all the delish grain-free canned food my #TeamAllie sponsor, Merrick Purrfect Bistro, has provided.

You could say I've been "eating myself thin!"  *giggle!*

Mother believes strongly in feeding a species-appropriate diet, and for her that means grain-free goodness, with quality ingredients and appropriate portion sizes (I'm right there with her...except maybe on those portions. Let's talk, Mother, 'k?)

Of course, we all know that an important component to a healthy kitty's lifestyle is getting appropriate exercise, and I've been logging plenty of arm reaches by doing spider wand toy reps every day. Pardon my expression - I'm really intent on perfecting my form!

Of course, since I've started down the Road to Svelte, a certain bratty brother has decided he, too, loves taste sensations like Turkey Pate and Beef Wellington.

I've had to hire Maxwell as my very own personal Brinks' Security Guard, so Faraday stays away from my food!

Faraday: yeah, yeah, blah blah blah. 

Let's get down to brass tacks, here, sis. Did you or did you not lose weight this month? 
The scales don't lie!

***drum roll*** 

This month's weigh-in?  12.2 pounds, down more than a half pound in the past 4 weeks!

This glam girl's looking good, and she knows it. Betcha couldn't tell, could you?

Allie: Oh Mother-r-r-r... my driver's license is now wrong. Can I get a new one?

FTC Disclosure: 

Our Extreme Feline Makeover series is sponsored by Merrick Pet Care, and we have received both food and a small fee to compensate us for each post. This covers the time it takes to take photos and write our progress reports.
Every sponsored post on A Tonk's Tail will always reflect our honest and unbiased opinions. Merrick Pet Care is not responsible for the content of this article, and Purrfect Bistro flavors are not specifically formulated for weight management.
This effort is part of an overall health and wellness regime for Allie.