FURminator – Review & Giveaway

Some days it seems like we have a house full of animals, or, more affectionately, fur babies. We love our fur babies most of the time but sometimes their fur gets a bit too much; causing guests to sneeze and adding a whole new layer to our outfits.

We really are not fans of the malting from both cats. One of the many reasons that we opted for a Cockapoo when deciding on a dog breed was the fact that they don’t malt. We couldn’t deal with adding even more hair into the mixture.

Not only is their malting annoying, it can also cause our feline friends discomfort. Cats are self groomers and they end up swallowing portions of their loose hair, which results in messy, stressful hairballs.

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We have decided to nip this in the bud using the FURminator deShedding tool from the FURflex range, a grooming tool with interchangeable heads which makes grooming a breeze, FURmLock technology lets you easily swap heads, from de-Shedding tool to grooming brush to comb depending on your grooming needs leaving you with a fabulously fur-free home.

The deShedding tool collects so much hair, I’m shocked that the cats haven’t halved in size! I’m only slightly exaggerating when I say that Spencer would usually be left with a lap full of hair the size of the sheddling pictured below after smoothing the cats. Instead he collected it all up in this super handy deShedding tool.

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Even Dobby loves a bit of FURminator action!

FURminator - Review & Giveaway - easy pet grooming

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Vlog : A Day In The Life – A Clingy Toddler

This week’s day in the life video was quite a disastrous day, okay that is a slight exaggeration but it wasn’t a good day! It was hammering down with rain so we stayed inside all day. Aria was very clingy and whinging about everything. She said no to absolutely everything, including her yoghurt while she was eating it!

a day in the life vlog, follow our day with life with a toddler and a kitten

I eventually gave up and stayed in my pyjamas all day while binge watching Christmas films on Netflix! Sometimes a clingy toddler really isn’t such a bad thing… My house was a tip the entire day as a result but housework can wait, cwtches are more important, right?

On a side note, I must be crazy but this year I am attempting to join in with Vlogmas. The idea behind vlogmas is that you vlog everyday in December right up to Christmas. I will probably fail, but I figure that it is worth a go, if nothing else it will give me a lot of filming and editing experience.

I won’t be publishing all of the videos on the blog, so if you don’t want to miss them please subscribe to my YouTube channel.

As always I’m being completely disorganised and winging the whole thing. I have a few vague ideas which include day in the life videos, festive toddler finger foods, Christmas money saving tips, weekly found ups sharing the contents of Aria’s Wow Toys Advent Calendar and more! You can watch my Vlogmas trailer for a sneak peek of what to expect :

I’ll be kicking it off tomorrow by showing you my sentimental Christmas tree decorations.

Vlog : A Day In The Life – Never Work with Children & Animals

You may have noticed that I have been trying my hand at YouTube for a little while now. I’ve been slowly building myself up by filming unboxing videos and chatty videos to get myself used to the camera. My main aim was to gain enough confidence to start filming day in the life videos – and I have finally done it!

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Every Monday Aria and I have the day to ourselves, so I am going to be posting a weekly day in the life vlog. They will undoubtedly feature kittens, toddler tantrums, tears, smiles and laughter.

In the first weekly vlog you can watch how cheeky Earl, the kitten, is at breakfast time, come to the hospital with us, come to the park with us and watch me re-create a delicious Piccolo pouch for a meal that is suitable for the whole family.

As I’m new at this whole vlogging business I really would appreciate any feedback, good or bad, I *think* I can handle it!

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Introducing Earl Grey – Our New Rescue Kitten

On 15th September we introduced a fluffy new family member into our household, it really is about time that I formally introduce him over here. We weren’t planning on getting another kitten so soon after loosing our cat, Bob, but then Blue Cross shared the most adorable kitten pictures on facebook in a plea for people to come forward and rescue them. How could we resist?

Introducing Earl Grey - a blog post introducing our new rescue kitten from Blue Cross. Grey kitten with a white moustache and white paws.

Earl was approximately 8 weeks old when we collected him and he was just so cute and fluffy and to be fair he still is. We were a little anxious about how Kitty would react to this crazy new kitten coming into her home. She had seemed a little lonely since Bob went so we decided just to go for it and hope for the best and I am so glad that we did.

Blue Cross rescue were fab, we went to visit the kittens and pick the one that we wanted, we paid a deposit and were given a collection date. We donated £50 in order to rescue him, but in return we had a gorgeous new kitten who had had his first set of jabs and an appointment booked and ready paid for his second set of jabs.

Earl annoys Kitty, he follows her around, he wants to play with her, he wants to cwtch up with her, he wants to be by her side all the time. Kitty gets annoyed by him, I think she likes her privacy, but, now and again you capture a moment, a beautiful moment where they will be sleeping cwtched up together or even rub noses for a kiss.

As for Aria, I loved the idea of getting a kitten for her to grow up with, but again I was a little worried about looking after a toddler and a kitten, I was right to worry, it is hard work! Our house was a little crazy at first but it has settled back down now. Aria absolutely loves Earl and Earl loves her.

They annoy each other too, sometimes Aria gets a little jealous when Earl gets the attention, sometimes she gets a little annoyed when he wants to play with her toys, especially when he runs away with the toy that she is currently playing with! Sometimes Aria is too much for Earl, she doesn’t want him to leave her side and will try keeping him there by force at times, occasionally she pulls him back by his tail (obviously we stop this straight away) or picks him up when he really doesn’t want to be picked up. The laughter and the joy that they bring to each other makes it all worthwhile.

As for me and Spencer? He is a pain in our butts. But he is also very cute and gives nice cwtches. He climbs up us, literally digging his claws into our skin and clawing his way up us. He attacks my fingers when I’m trying to get work done on the computer, his prime position is in the photo above. He jumps on to the table when we are eating and tries to steal our food. We are counting down the weeks until he can have a little op in the hop that having those male hormones taken away will calm him down a little! We wouldn’t change him though, he is lovely, just excitable.

I filmed a short vlog on the day that we collected Earl Grey and bought him home, sharing his first meeting with Kitty and his first explore around his new house. I hope that you enjoy it.