Black Cat Appreciation Day: Niles and Gorilla Biscuit

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Niles looking suave

Niles looking suave

So we’re a little late on this one, but since yesterday was Black Cat Appreciation Day, I wanted to give a shout out to my older brother Niles. Let’s talk about why he’s cool (and this is the only time I’m going to do this):

  • He’s very majestic
  • He has white spots amidst his black hair
  • He’s fifteen and still jumps around like he’s eight
  • He, for some reason, gets to sleep in MomFOD’s bed all night over her head on the pillow holding her hands and licking her nose
  • He always sits with MomFOD when she doesn’t feel well
  • He’s the best at yelling “No!”
  • He sings
Here I am knighting him. He is now known as "Sir Niles!"

Here I am knighting him. He is now known as “Sir Niles!”

Black cats are awesome and are very under-adopted at shelters. To read more about their myths and legends, check out this article we wrote last year:

Black Cats: The Truth Behind the Darkness

Niles, always looking awesome.

Niles,  looking awesome, as always.

Black cats are cool (even though the don’t have stripes that you can see- some of them still do have stripes, you just need to tilt them in the sun a little) and they match anything you’re wearing, so please consider adopting black next time you’re looking for a new family member. In fact, here’s one that needs a home. His name is Gorilla Biscuit and he’s a fighter, among other things.




Revitamal #AntiAgingPets Review and Giveaway!

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The clock turner-backer

I was given the opportunity to test out a product called Revitamal, an anti-aging serum that is supposed to restore function, comfort, energy, and vitality to your pets of all kinds, excluding fish (my apologies to Frances, our pet betta. You’ll have to age like everyone else.)

I was all set to test out the product, but MomFOD took it away from me when I bought kitten formula and put on a bib. Apparently, she thinks I’m too young to try to turn back the clock. However, she did decide to test it out on Rocky, my eldest (and most annoying) brother. Let’s chat with him and see what he had to say about it!

Rocky, certified Revitamal user.

Rocky, certified Revitamal user.

Crepes: Rocky, tell us about yourself.

Rocky: I’m 15, and I like to pee on things.

Crepes: You sure do. I hear that you haven’t been feeling well lately.

Rocky: That’s true. A lot of that is because you keep hitting me when I’m not looking.

Crepes: And the rest of it?

Rocky: Well, I have arthritis in my hips. I also have some things growing around my tummy that are slowing me down a bit.

Crepes: You began using Revitamal on June 3rd. What are your results since then?

Rocky: Since June 3rd, I’ve been sitting down faster because my hips seem to hurt less.

Crepes: What else?

Rocky: For the first time in many, many months, I chased a butterfly. I hit that little SOB with my paws and leapt off the table into the tomato bushes in an attempt on his life.

Crepes: Was the attempt successful?

Rocky: No. Mom stopped me.

Crepes: She ruins all the fun. Anything else?

Rocky: Yes. Within a week, I attempted a four-foot leap from the couch to the table and landed smoothly. I have also been jumping from heights that I haven’t attempted in quite some time, like the top of the piano. And I grumble less when Mom picks me up. Also, they shaved my tummy in January and it didn’t grow back. In the last three weeks, the hair has finally started to fill in! I look less naked now.

Niles: It’s me Niles! I also tried the Revitamal!

Niles, also a user of the product.

Niles, also a user of the product.

Crepes: What? You, too?

Niles: Correct. I’m 14 and in great health, but when Mom saw the results in Rocky, she put me on it, too!

Crepes: And?

Niles: I’ve been napping less. I seem a little more alert, and I’ve been playing a bit more. I heard she even put Doodle on it.

Crepes: What?! This is outrageous. I want to be young, too!

MomFOD: Crepes, you’re three. Stop complaining. Alana here. We have tried out the Revitamal product for three weeks. Thus far, we have seen positive results, and I feel like it’s something I’d like to keep up with, especially for Rocky and Niles. The bottle is presently a little small, so keeping up with ALL the pets might end up being a bit expensive, but we’re hoping they’ll come up with a larger size soon. After getting the OK from our vet,  I mixed the Revitamal (which smells and feels a bit like a high-grade olive oil) into everyone’s daily food, about 1 mL per pet per day, with a little more for Doodle since she’s a bit larger than the cats. They don’t seem to mind it mixed in to the food, although the product tastes a bit peppery on its own (Yes, I tasted it.) Crepes, please give them the details about the product!

Crepes: Eh hem. Revitamal –

  • works by removing toxins and supporting healthy cellular maintenance and works alongside prescription medications
  • is 100% made in the USA, even the glass bottle.
  • is made with no animal by-products to human food grade standards.

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For more information on Revitamal:

Revitamal FAQ

The Science Behind Revitamal

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Interview with Revitamal Chief Clinical Officer

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Exile Day 8: Checks Mix and My Birthday

The days crawl on. It was my birthday June 1st. I spent it in exile. Really, my birthday could be any day this month, but June 1 is what it says on my official Crepes trading card, which is pretty much like law. I was treated to some extra pets and some gruel. I am now three years old.

I also spent some time playing what I like to call “Checks Mix.” Have a look:

Playing a game of Checks Mix.

Playing a game of Checks Mix.

I found within my exile room a dusty old chess board that was crafted by grandFOD many years ago. Within the drawers were chess pieces and what appeared to be poker chips being used as checkers. In general, I prefer nacho chips, but being in exile, one can’t be too picky. Unfortunately, there were no instructions. I don’t know how to play chess. I don’t know how to play checkers, either. And so, I made up my own combination of what I thought was best, hence “Checks Mix.”

I played a few solitary games, but I kept guessing my moves and losing/winning at the same time, which was getting awfully confusing, so I enlisted Niles’ help to play with me. That didn’t go so well. He kept disputing my moves, which is kind of ridiculous, seeing as I made up the rules, but whatever.

Things nearly got physical when Niles disputed my A to forefeather redundant spin maneuver with the Queen.

Things nearly got physical when Niles disputed my patented A to forefeather redundant spin maneuver with the Queen.

Anyway, we spent an hour or two messing with the pieces, then Peabody batted them all onto the ground. She was rolling around so furiously that I naturally assumed it was the apocalypse so I got scared and flattened myself under the bed and fell asleep on the envelope again. Niles faded into a corner somewhere.

Someday soon, I hope to return to my home. Until then, I explore my surroundings further and will report to you all my findings.



PS. My studying of the encyclopedia last Friday of volume F-G tells me that geraniums are a genus that includes over 420 species of flowering plants that are commonly known as “cranesbills.” Fascinating.