Friday, November 24, 2017

Cat Bloggers 2017 Holiday Slideshow Announcement

Yes, we're doing it again!  
The 3rd annual Bloggers Holiday Slideshow!  Thanks to Ann of Zoolatry for our holiday badge! We, Peaches and Paprika, & our human, Carol, will be hard at work soon! Although it has a Christmas theme, all cat bloggers and holidays are welcome!  

We've included instructions below the picture.  You can copy and paste them onto your email, for convenience if you like.

Send email to
Title should read: 2017 Holiday Slide Show

Include in the email:
Blog Name

Blog Web Address

Cats' Name(s)

Your Name

Your email

Look forward to hearing from you soon!  You can definitely send your Christmas card if you are participating in the the Swiss Cats' Christmas list.

Deadline December 14 but early submissions encouraged!!!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Hill's Science Diet Minced Variety Pack #Chewyinfluencer

Who said cats don't get their own yummy food for the holidays?  

Well just as we'd made elaborate plans to steal our human's food, we got incredibly lucky! We received Hill's Science Diet Variety Pack from as part of our #chewyinfluencer program! 

The best part is:  
the varieties are:  

Savory turkey entree
Chicken entree and +
Turkey and liver entree!

Here is how it all played out!

DISCOVERY By Peaches the Cat


I did not know a Chewy Box had arrived because this time my human had unpacked it for me & presented me with the contents...


Wow, how did I get so lucky?    I see here our dinner is made from wholesome ingredients and without the use of corn. And that each flavor delivers to me the perfect amount of energy.  
AND (Paprika should like this): "With so many foods to choose from there's something for even the pickiest of palates."  

Paprika, are you listening?  Whoops she's up here already!

Peaches: Paprika, You better stay away from the turkey cans, those are MINE!

Peaches: I'm serious, Paprika. The Turkey ones are MINE!


I'm good with the chicken ones!

So? We're waiting!


What is this?  Paprika's stealing the chicken already?

What about ME?

We're ready now.  At least I am!

We'll wait here! But not very patiently!

It's about time!  But it's worth it!

Well, we are pleased to say, we enjoyed ALL the flavors.  I have to admit that I'm a little partial to the Savory Turkey and thank goodness Paprika is happy with "her" chicken!

Hill's advises us each meal is made with natural ingredients plus VITAMINS, minerals, and amino acids to give us the perfect blend of flavor and nutrition!

You can order this savory combo variety pack from  There are 12 cans (5.5 ounce each). The price is marked down from $15.49 to $12.70 and free 1-2 day shipping on orders over $49.00

It's about time they thought about us cats over the holidays. We're worth it! And we were starting to feel SO guilty about stealing all that human food!


As members of the Chewy Blogger Outreach Influencer program, we received a 12-can pack of Hill's 
Science Diet minced variety pack in exchange for our honest and fair review.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Happy Thanksgiving to all our Blogger Friends!  

We count many blessings this year and you are among them!!!

We are also thankful our human is generally nice to us because she  puts "virtual" hats on us for holidays instead of making us wear real ones.  You know? 

We also thought we'd post our time-honored cartoon of US checking out the turkey of the day,,,,

Speaking of days, have a wonderful one, whatever you do!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Making a Paprika-Peach Pie

 Notice how we immerse ourselves in our work?  
We just must start the day before Thanksgiving with a pie recipe for which we may have been named! (It's too bad Paprika's name must come first but my hands, er, paws are tied! You will find the link & recipe below! Are you hungry yet? - Peaches the cat

PAPRIKA-PEACH PIE from "THE TABLE" BLOG (used with permission)

         For the crust
         2 1/2 cups flour
         1 tbs. sugar
         1 tsp. salt
         2 sticks (1 cup) butter, very cold
         1/2 cup ice water
         For the pie filling
         6 peaches, sliced (about 5 cups)
         2 tbs. lemon juice
         1/3 -2/3 cups sugar (to taste)
         1/4 cup brown sugar
         3 tbs. potato starch
         1 tbs. sweet paprika
         1/3 tsp. white pepper
         1/4 tsp. allspice
         1/4 tsp. ginger
         1/4 tsp. salt
         2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
         1 tbs. cream

         turbinado sugar, for dusting

1  Make the pie dough: Whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt. Using a pastry cutter, cut in the cold butter until just blended. Add the ice water, and then fold the ingredients together with a spatula until they're just moistened. Be sure not to overwork the dough. Divide the dough in half, and form each half into a disc. Wrap the discs tightly with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least an hour but up to two days.
To make the pie: Take out a disc of the dough and roll it out in a circle to fit the pie pan. (I always roll out the dough between two sheets of wax paper because it's easier to transfer from the counter to the pan). Lightly press the 1  dough in the bottom of the pie pan, and then refrigerate the pan and the crust.

2  Peel and slice the peaches. Toss them with the lemon juice, 1/3 cup of sugar, brown sugar, potato starch, sweet paprika, pepper, allspice, ginger, and salt. If you think the filling needs to be sweeter, add additional sugar. Add the ingredients to the pie pan, and then return the pie to the refrigerator.
3  Roll out the second disc of dough to make the top crust. Lay the crust across the pan and crimp the edges. Return the pie to the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes, or until the crust is cold.
Preheat the oven to 425. Brush the top of the pie with the cream, and then sprinkle with the turbinado sugar. Bake at 425 for 20 minutes, and then lower the heat to 375. Continue baking for an additional 30-35 minutes, or until the top is golden and the filling is bubbling. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Peach Paprika Pie

PEACH & PAPRIKA PIE: It's True! We're learning to cook. Our human says, "it's about time." 
 Our first Thanksgiving effort will be an infamous "Peaches & Paprika Pie." Yes there is such a thing. We will reveal the recipe in the coming days! Yummmmm!  

We are joining The Cat on My Head's Sunday blog hop today!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Taking advantage of the Falling Leaves

There is nothing to do at a time like this but to enjoy colorful leaves!  Okay we confess.  We're indoor cats: this is a "leafy" blanket our human bought to entertain us .  Well, instead we thought we'd entertain her! 

Lo and behold, we have received offers from our efforts.  Please watch for us in the news!
Note: Carol has never heard of these publications

Wishing a happy "End of Autumn" to all this month and we're joining "The Cat on My Head's"  blog hop to celebrate! 

Note: We posted our "fallen leaves" portraits a couple of years ago but thought we'd remind our human and the world what fun it is to have leaves on the ground!