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The Cheezits: Colby and Cheddar

Two kittens taking over the world, one human at a time, Colby and Cheddar share their insights, faves and pet (heehee) peeves. Featuring pet product reviews from Colby, Cheddar and sometimes Mom (their human).

Updated: 2017-09-05T23:02:34.637-04:00


World's Best Cat Litter


We gots a chance to try out World's Best Cat Litter! They have a new look for their packaging and website, with the same great cat litter recipe.Here is what we thought about it.Mom's Take: We tried out two big bags of the litter. I know, from talking with all of you around the cat blogosphere and from asking the vet about it, that cats can be...stubborn about things like this. So we took the first bag of cat litte, and gradually, over time, mixed it with their usual brand. We then went on to just completely using World's Best Cat Litter with the second bag.World's Best Cat Litter is unlike any other litter I've seen. It's much finer, more like soft flakes than granules, and made from whole kernel corn, so it is probably also the greenest, in terms of the environment, cat litter on the market today as well. It is 100% biodegradable and microporous, so it absorbs odor really well. I do know that when the kitties would, well, poo, in the litter box, there was virtually no odor.Unfortunately, we had a LOT of odor when the cats urinated.This is because they WOULD NOT PEE in the litter box once we had the World's Best Cat Litter in it!Instead, they sprayed all over the back, screened-in porch. The smell of ammonia was just horrible when we realized what was going on! First, we thought maybe the outdoor cats that we see slinking around the screen sometimes, taunting the Cheezits and Fancy, were to blame, but it became obvious that no, it was our usually perfectly-litterbox-trained kitties who were peeing under the porch benches, tables, chairs...what a mess!We had to power wash the entire porch, and we went back to Fresh Step, which was our litter of choice before World's Best Cat Litter.I cannot explain this, but cats just have their preferences, and mine didn't think, for some reason, that World's Best Cat Litter was for peeing on. They weren't going to do it. Period. Even though, as I said they did poop in the box, and there was no odor in the litter box room from that, which was awesome.I DO think the litter is much better for the environment and certainly much better about stopping odor than a lot of other litter out there, BUT only (obviously) if your cats will use it! So I think that if you started a kitty from scratch (so to speak) on the World's Best Cat Litter, and they had not already been used to another brand, you would be very happy.World's Best Cat Litter IS pricier than the litters you buy in your local store, but as I said it is made from corn and 100% biodegradable, so you are helping the planet out!Fancy and the Cheezits give their take: We didn't give Mom permission to change our litter! We likes the old litter just fine. Now we got our old litter back. We pooped in the box, but we sprayed the porch with pee until Mom listened to us!We were sent three bags of World's Best Cat Litter (another one just came in the mail the other day!) to help us with our review. Mom used two, and we wouldn't go for it, so she will donate the third bag to the local shelter.[...]

Dis Iz My Worrit Face


(image) Samantha and Mr. Tigger are still not back.


Dis worries me, because dey are normally furry good kittehs who would not put dere Mommy through all dis.

Efurrybody, please be on the lookout for two silly kittehs who maybe got lost a little bit, okay?


Mr. Tigger!

Come home *now* !



Did you miss us? Mom's all done wif dis summer vacation stuff, young beans are back in school, now it's our turn again!(image)
Which meant we had to go to the V.E.T. the other day.

I did NOT like dat at ALL!

But I was furry smart. *preening*

See? Here's a pic of me, Cheddar, hiding in da V.E.T. office.

Okay, I knows you can't see me, because I am cleverly hiding, but I'm behind da scale.

Colby did not like da V.E.T. either. He tried to climb up the metal fing dat's used for weighing big fat goggies and woofers and he got his claws stuck and Mom had to get him down!

So, we gots out claws trimmed, too.

You know what, though? Fancy didn't mind the V.E.T. at all!

Oh, she didn't like riding in da big van, or being in a carrier (she had to share with Colby, but I got mah own because I'm so floofy).

Dis is me again, being floofy in mah carrier.

(image) But Fancy didn't mind da V.E.T once we got dere. She walked all around da V.E.T. office. Here's a pikshur of Colby watching her. He liked to sit on da scale, when he wasn't huddling wif me in dah corner.

Fancy even--you won't BELIEVE this--*purred* at the V.E.T.!!! And she gave Mom head butts while we were dere, too.

Colby says she's a traitor cat.

But you know what? I fink she's just really brave.

What do you fink?

Aunty Deb is dah Bestest!


We all luv Aunty Deb here in da Cat Blogosphere--no one does more for kitties than she does. We are furry proud to be her furriend.

Today is her birfday, so make sure you go and visit her at the Taylor Catssssss! Give her head nudges and tummy rubs for her special day (but save da catnip for us, kay?).

Happy Birfday, Miss Deb!

Me in Mah Box


I is getting furry big, just like a Maine Coon should. I bets Colby and Fancy are jealous, cause dey are not fancy kittehs like I am. The downside is dat I am havin a hard time finding a box dat I can fit into! Here is a big under-bed box dat is good for a manly, generous size kitteh like me!

These Woofers Are Famous


(image) Papi & Chloe from BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA

We keep seeing these woofers all over the TV--dey gets to walk around unleashed all the time, and beans take pikshurs of them. They even dress up in funny clothes like beans do!

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Mom says dey have dere own movie where dey get into all kinds of adventures, and little beans seem to like it.

Dat's sweet.

Why don't we have a movie deal? We're cuter than dese woofers are!

We could call it, "Florida Furries"! We could invite Daisy, and the Island Cats, and all the Florida kittehs.

Think we could get them to pay in 'nip instead of green papers?

Wordless Wednesday: Spoiled



We need dis: Cardboard Cat Chase Lounge for lyin' around and stuff!


Dis looks furry comfy for big furry kittehs like me, so I wants my beans to make it for me.

I thawt you all might like a speshul bed, too, so here's the link to the Cardboard Cat Chaise instrukshens that tell how to do it. It's from "Evil Mad Scientists Mad Laboratories", but I fink dey seem furry nice, since dey obviously know da right way to treat kittehs!

Now if we can just get Mom to stop being so lazy! She and the Dad person went on a cruise and she's way behind with our blog 'cause she's been so "relaxed" lately! Why do they need a vacation from US, anyway?!

Here's more proof we should have one of dese: Look, dis kitteh (on the left) even looks like me, only not so handsome (dat's me, on da right):


He's BACK!


Thank goodness! We were calling him and calling him and then we got out the *treats* that he loves in the plastic bottle, and we shook the bottle as we called, and he came trotting right up like he hadn't been making us frantic all day!

Thanks so much, everyone, for your comments! We are so happy he's home--and no, he's NOT going out on the porch unsupervised again any time soon!



We are really, really worried because Colby has disappeared!

Dad fixed the hole in the screen where Houdini Colby had been escaping, and for a couple weeks now we have had no problems with escape attempts.

Last night, we let Colby out on the screened porch along with Fancy. The weather turned nice here in the last couple days, and it has been in the high seventies, going down only into the sixties at night, so the kitties have been wanting to spend a lot of time out there.

This morning, we could not find Colby. At first we thought one of the kids had let him back in along with Fancy, but they said no, and we looked for him in the house and could not find him, so back out to the screened porch we went to check--Colby had torn a new hole in the screen!
Dad, obviously, was NOT very happy about this.

Colby having escaped before, and the kids needing to go to school, I left to take them. I was sure when I came back he would be at the front door or on the windowsill, very annoyed as he had missed breakfast, and wanting to be let back in.

But he is still nowhere to be found, and now it is nearly 2:00! Cheddar is very worried about him and has been sticking close to me most of the day, purring and head butting when I call Colby and then getting worried and walking out to the edges of the porch to add his own squeaky meow to my cries.

Fancy seems unconcerned--let's hope she knows something we don't!

I'm really getting worried about Colby--even at his worst Houdini times, when he would escape from the porch, he never stayed out this long!

~Viv, Colby's Mom

Fancy Friday: Baby, It's Cold Outside!


(image) I've been doing a lot of cuddling with Colby these days. It's not so much that I *like* him or anything, it's just that it is furry cold outside!

Colby is furry good at opening doors now--unless the beans make sure they are all locked down, he will go to the door, stand up against it on two legs, pull at the lever with his paw, and then lean on it until it opens. He did this the other night when the teen bean forgot to lock the garage door after covering the plants (plants need blankies when it is cold, too!).

The only thing he, he left the door open (Colby's good at opening the doors, not so good at closing them again!).

You should have heard the Dad bean complaining when he got up in the middle of the night to find the door open and us kitties escapin'!

Okay, yeah, it WAS in the thirties, which is apparently bean talk for "ridiculously freezing cold", but still!

Oh, and you know what?

Cheddar is really enjoyin' this weather!

Yes! Cheddar, who squeaks when he sees a squirrel and runs inside the house if it chatters at him too much, is just eatin' up the cold with his big floofy fur and his big fat tummy to keep him warm. It's just not fair!

I do have it better than Colby, though. I'm ladylike and petite, but I have pretty thick fur--Colby is skinny as a rail and all sleek--his fur doesn't keep him warm at ALL!

So, see, when I cuddle up with him, I'm really doing him a favor!

That's right.

I'm just being nice.

~Fancy, the good girl kitty



(image) Oh Hai! It's me, Cheddar.

I would like to take issue wif certain kittehs *makes laser eyes at Colby* that have been...hold on, wot's dat phrase Mom told me? Here it is: "Impugning my character."

Ahem. It's true that, on occasion, my meow sounds a bit...squeaky. So much so that, in fact, the beans sometimes call it my "battle squeak." But dat does NOT mean I am a girly cat!

No, I am a big, strong, very-nearly Mancat. See, even "battle squeak" tells you so, because battle means fightin', right? And girls don't fight--oh, wait a minute.

Fancy fights.


Well, anyway, here is a pikshur of me and Colby wif a lizard dat I helped kill. Would a girly kitteh do that?

She would?

Well, it doesn't matter! I may be floofy, but I'm as masculine as dey come. Right, ladies?


Colby's lament


(image) I killed a bird today.

You would think the beans would be proud of me.

I'm not even a full mancat, and I killed it all by myself!

I Houdini'ed my way out of my collar and snuck right up on it.

The little bird was eating some fruit that the littlest bean spilled and Mom put out on the grass so it wouldn't go to waste.

It didn't even hear me coming.

It was furry quick--I didn't play with it or nuthin'.

And I started meowing, so they would all come and see what a good hunter I'd been.

The littlest bean heard me, and when he came I showed him where the little bird was.

They should be proud of me!

So...why is efurryone actin' so sad around here?

Happy New Year's Eve!


Hi, it's Fancy!

I heard dat one of my fans requested a pikshur of *me* when the Petcam Giveaway came up, so here I am in all my green-eyed, panther-furred glory!

By the way, Mom says to remind you all dat today is the LAST DAY to enter the Petcam Giveaway on her bloggy thingy! So go do dat, and then come back here and feast your eyes on me s'more.

Fancy (the pretty kitty)

To All Our Furriends


thanks to zoolatry for most of the good stuff in dis pic!

Your beans can WIN PetCams now!


Guess what, efurrybody? Colby is so famous for bein' the escapin' cat now (read the post below if you don't know the story), that the nice PetCam beans gave Mom FIVE PetCams to give away to our furriends!

Now, of course, you will have to be extra-smart kittehs to avoid detection if your beans win, but on the bright side, they will be so thankful when they DO win that they will probably just drown you in treats!

Oh, and woofies can win for their beans, too!

Just enter here on Mom's blog by leaving a comment with one of our names: "Cheddar" or "Fancy" to win a PetCam! (Mom figures Colby is famous enough now.) Remember, she has FIVE to give away, so dat's pretty good odds, Mom says. Please make sure you have a shipping address in the US if you enter, since they are nice enough to ship them for Mom.

Good luck!

Oh noes! Help, please! Mom is getting smart!


So, furriends, it's me, Colby. I needs ur help!I have been *looks around furtively* sneakin' outside. How? I'm glad you asked.Mom and Dad have a hole in the screened-in porch place!I snuck out, and Mom brought me back in, and found the hole and covered it up.Now, as you know, I am furry smart *preens*. So, even though they covered up the hole, I found a way out, by pushin' the covering-up stuff aside.And Mom brought me back in, all grumblin', and made it harder, but I kept finding ways out.So they put heavier stuff in front of the hole, and on the outside where the hole was, too, and it was LOT harder, but I ran all the way across the porch and did a body-slam into the heavy stuff, and pushed it away, too. 'Cause I'm smart AND strong.But *sigh*, Mom Saw me.And when they brought ME back in, Fancy, who is pretty smart, too, sneaked out!At night.And you know what? Beans don't see so good at night. They go stumblin' around. Isn't that weird?They searched for Fancy lots and got scared, because this is her new home and Mom worried she would get lost and not know her way back. But Fancy came back, and Mom was happy.Dad couldn't fix the hole, because he's been painting since we were getting Car Pets. And Mom and Dad wanted the door to the screened porch open when the Car Pet guys were putting in carpet, so they could move the furniture and stuff. So I could get out, but Mom and Dad got really tough, and when I did, Dad, who was getting mad because I am so smart, would put me in the little shallow pool and get my feets wet!I did NOT like that!I think they wanted to keep me from going out, but I just made sure I hid better so when I DID get out, they couldn't find me so well.Mom put a collar on me wif my name and our phone number, which I hate because it has a tinkly bell thing, so I can't hunt like a Mancat.I has all my yucky shots and stuff, so Dad says Mom should stop worrying, but Mom still does, and wants the porch fixed because she thinks I'll get eaten by a Woofy or sumfin'.She's like that.So, all this week, it's been me tryin' to be sneaky and get out, and Mom watching me like a hawk and not letting me have any fun.But then! Mom got sneaky! Yes, Mom. Moms aren't supposed to be sneaky! You know what she did? She let me go out on the porch again, BUT she put some strange thing called a PetCam around my neck! Only for a little while, but it got in my way when I went out (of COURSE I got out!). I came back through the hole myself, and pretended I had been a goody -goody cat and not gone anywhere. And Mom took the Pet Cam off.Anyway, once she took it off, I figured I was in the clear. Only the thing is...Mom knows I went out! And, horror of horrors, she knows my bestest hiding places!Because the PetCam TOOK INCRIMINATING PICTURES!See, here in the first two pics, I'm pretending to be good, on the screened porch with Cheddar, who never escapes (I think he's just too skeered).And then here I am running around, you know, hidin' in the grass. You can see our neighbor's houses and the trash cans and stuff.So now what should I do?! Mom knows where I hide, and she won't let me out without my collar, and I don't want to wear the Pet Cam thing around my neck because everyone will know where I go! Help![...]

Beethoven's Big Break is Made for Woofie-Lovers! (But we kittehs liked it too)


Dis is Mom's review of a movie starring a woofie named Beethoven. We finks now dey need to make a kitteh movie dat stars US. Fancy could be a ninja, cause she's black, and Colby and I could be the Good Guys dat fight her. Only not really, cause she's kinda tough, and her claws are really sharp!--Cheddar.Set to release on DVD the day after Christmas, the big mutt that's charmed dog lovers since he first hit the screen returns in Beethoven's Big Break, a new offering available exclusively on DVD from Universal Studios.This charming flick is delightfully engaging. Animal lover though I am, I was surprised to find myself buying into it completely, and really enjoying the movie from start to finish.Starring comedian Jonathan Silverman as stressed-out single Dad Eddie, working in Hollywood as an animal handler, Moises Arias (Rico on “Hannah Montana”) as his son Billy, and Daytime Emmy® winner Jennifer Finnigan (“The Bold and the Beautiful”) as a sweet, befuddled script writer on the new animal film who's thrown together with the duo through a series of unlikely events, Beethoven's Big Break also features the music of popular musical artists your kids will love, like the Jonas Brothers, Rhianna, High City Miles and Everlife.The rambunctious romp sports a supporting cast parents will recognize from other favorite features, too--Rhea Perlman (“Cheers”), Joey Fatone (“Dancing with the Stars,” ‘N Sync), Stephen Tobolowsky (“Heroes”), Oscar Nunez (“The Office”), Eddie Griffin (Undercover Brother) and Cesar Millan (“The Dog Whisperer”) in his feature film debut.But honestly? My favorite supporting member is the newly-introduced (but sure to to become a mega-star after his debut) Pete The Lizard. Love that lizard.And don't even get me started on the plus-one-million cuteness factor of Beethoven's puppy co-stars, pictured to the right.The plot of Beethoven's Big Break is simple: Although animal handler Eddie (Silverman) works with lots of creatures, he has a strict NO PETS ALLOWED policy at home (which is a little counter-intuitive until we learn a secret from his past that Explains All).Well, as I'm sure you can guess, that policy doesn't last. Though Eddie resists letting his son Billy keep adorable stray dog Beethoven and his family of puppies (who could resist these puppies?!), when the star of the animal film Eddie is working on goes missing, Beethoven jumps in with all four big paws, and Eddie is forced to accept him AND his puppies into their home ( I like the moment when his son, Billy, in a smooth maneuver, points out that Beethoven is a single dad just like Eddie. Nice move!).Naturally, through his typically rambunctious antics and larger-than-life personality, Beethoven not only crashes into Hollywood but into Eddie’s heart as well.Beethoven's Big Break is full of more of that over-the-top physical humor kids love, and of course Beethoven is just plain lovable as the shaggy mutt that charms a single Dad.Featuring lots of great bonus materials, like deleted scenes and a gag reel over ten minutes long that makes me appreciate Silverman's improv (and his co-stars' patience) all the more, Beethoven's Big Break, available exclusively on DVD December 26th, is priced at just $29.98.Cool Mom tip: Kids can visit for a FREE coloring page of Beethoven and those adorable puppies to download, print and color at home!P.S. Here's how the smart woofie teaches the little bean wot his name is!--Colby[...]

We Wants to Send You Kris Moose Cards for the Holly Days!



If you is in America, and you would like a Kris Moose card from US, the Cheezits, new and improved with Fancy cat, please leave your shipping address in an email at our gmaily account thingy, kay?

Here's da address (u haf to shrinkify it):

pluckymisha AT gmail DOT com

Fanks! We would love to send cards to our furriends!

We would like to send dem overseas cards, and we is working on sum, but we fink maybe it is too late to ask you guys. Our silly Mom has been busy and was too lazy to post dis!

Merry Kris Moose to Us


Mom has been very busy and stressin' out and stuff on account of da Badderee on the Dad's big moving machine broke down TWICE when da Dad was across the country (Mom says he shoulda fixed it da first time!), and now we is getting some new carpets.

So I said to my bruvver dat I don't like da idea of new pets anywheres around--I just got used to dat Fancy cat!--but if day wanna go in the car instead of us, maybe dese carpets wouldn't be so bad.

And you know what? He says carpets are just big rugs! So dat's new stuff to scratch. Dat's much better than new strange kitties riding around in cars wif Mom!

And da Dad was movin' all da big furnitures around, and paintin' stuff, and we had to be careful and stay on da porch so our furs wouldn't get whited from the paint. (I finks Fancy would look cool wif a white stripe down her back, like a skunk, but she wasn't goin' for it.)

So, anyways, lots of dis stress stuff at our house, and den we gets a Kris Mouse card! Us! Da kitties!

Mom says SHE hasn't even gotten any Kris Moose cards yet, but we has. *preens*

Furriends is furry good for gettin' rid of stress, aren't dey?

Fanks, Eric and Flynn!

We LOVES our Kris Moose card.

It has ur pikshur right on it. Dat's furry cool. Yay!

Happy Halloween!


(image) Hi!

It's me, Fancy, in my new angel wings! The ones I won! Don't I look pretty? Okay, so Mom drew on the halo, but I really am angelic!

And, just for fun, here's Cheddar being a pumpkin!

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Belated Fank Yew


Fanks To Mr. Hendrix, who gave us dis great award, and we was sick and didn't even know it! Or maybe he told us and we was so sick we furgot (which is prob'ly what happened). He is a great furriend, and we are so glad he won the prize package from the raffle!

Okay, we has to pick 7 blogs, so here goes:

1. Rattitude, because they has the bestest (and possibly the only) Rat blog around!
2. Kilroy the Love Beastie, cause Colby and Cheddar are watching him closely for mancat tips.
3. Derby the Sassy Cat, who just had a burfday, 'cause Fancy is all growed up, too, and she needs lady furiends.
4. The cute little guys at The Daily Kitten.
5. Bwog of the genius cat, who is always gettin' blamed for sumfin.
6. Captain Jack, and Dante, The purrageous pirates, and their furry busy Mommy.
7. And Samantha and Mr. Tigger, because they have a grrreat pumpkin doodle!

Fanks to all dese wunnerful furriends. We luvs ur blogs!

Wow! Fancy is on a roll


You know what? Mr. Skeezix just told Fancy dat she won ANOTHER contest, the furry cool Petsmart and Catster costume contest over at Skeezy's awesome Catster blog, The Cat's Meow!

She won dis cool Angel Wings costume!

Dat Fancy sure is a lucky black cat. Maybe we should have her pick lottery numbers for Mom so she can win more green papers! heehee.

We are going to have Fancy put on her new collar AND her wings so she can model them for pikshurs!

Please check out the Cat's Meow, 'cause Mr. Skeezix is also a furry funny and smart kitty and he has lots of good stuff posted there!

Right now, I'm going to go be nice to Fancy to see if she can win me sumfin'. ;)


It's Tocktober Day!



So, Fiona and Orlando bun tell us that today, October 20, is Tocktober Day!

To celebrate Derby's birthday! Yay, Derby!

And dat's why you are seein' Mine.

Mom obviously knows who has da best tocks around these parts!


As you can see, I am a furry athletic kitty and my tocks are firm and lean!

Right, Ladies?

Right? Don't furget that I will be a mancat soon!

In January!



Fancy FTW!


Guess what?

Okay, dat's kinda hard to do, so I'll tell you!

I WON a contest! Woohoo!

My bruvvers entered me into a contest over at Everything Up Close, look what dey said:

“Oh HAI! Dat cool pink collar with the black skulls would look BOOtiful on our sister kitty, Fancy! She's a black cat and she needs a new collar for Halloween. We hopes we win!"

Isn't dat nice? And I won da collar from Miss Moustache! So I will be a furry fashionable, pretty girl for Halloween.
And you know what? Dis PROVES dat black cats are good luck, not bad! So dere!

I thinks you should all go over there to Everything Up Close and see if you can wins stuff, too, cause dey have LOTS of giveaways over dere. Dere givin' away necklaces and stuff, and dey list other bean's contests, too!

Dey even have a brand new contest dat just started, where da Moms can win an apron to wear when dey are whippin' up kitteh feasts!

Once I get my new collar, I'll make Mom takes a pikshur of it so's you can all see what it looks like, okay?

Fanks to my bruvvers, for entering me, and fanks to Everything Up Close for havin' such a cool contest!