Being Queen Of The Cats

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I often joke that I am “Queen Of The Cats” in our home. It all started innocently enough…when Pete and I met and I had two cats. My older cat had been my buddy since I was 10 and the little guy “found” me in college. There were countless others that came into my life temporarily over the years on their way to their permanent families, and it is obvious to everyone that I possess an unseen power to attract cats. I’m totally okay with that.

When Maddie and Ashley were older, they started showing signs of the same talent if you will. They too are cat whisperers or “Queens Of The Cats.” They have perfected the call and cats all flock to them. It wasn’t surprising that Emmy too had this magical quality, and it didn’t take long for them each to want their own cat. We happily added to our family with these three crazy cats over the years for each of the girls, but at the end of the day, at least two of them still sneak onto my bed and cuddle up next to me. I’m totally okay with that too because they are such great friends to the girls and to me.

spending time with our cats

We think of these three cats as family members, so we take their care very seriously. We give them a lot of attention (on their terms of course…they are cats after all) and we make sure they have treats too.

Special attention is given to make sure that these treats pull double duty if they can. From enrichment activities, like hiding the treat for them to find to teaching them tricks to get these treats, we go all out when it comes to our furry friends!

Beyond that, we put special care into the treats themselves. Their favorite treat right now is Meow Mix Brushing Bites that I bought today at Walmart.

They love the taste and we love that the new Meow Mix Brushing Bites are a tasty treat that helps us care for our cats’ teeth! They are bursting with tasty flavors our cats loved.

why cats are good pets

Since I know that 85% of cats show signs of oral disease by 3 years of age, Meow Mix Brushing Bites are the perfect crunchy treat that helps keep my cats’ teeth clean when I feed them daily.

meow mix brushing

I take dental health seriously with my kids, so it only makes sense that I care just as much about my pets’ dental health too. It makes me happy to give my cats Meow Mix Brushing Bites because they are fortified with Vitamin D and Calcium to help support strong teeth and bones. They are made with real meat or fish and these tasty treats help control plaque and tartar for better teeth care by just giving them a treat!

cat treats

Meow Mix Brushing Bites can be found at your local Walmart and will also be available on WALMART.COM soon. For now, you can find out more about Meow Mix Brushing Bites HERE.

Do you have a special cat at home?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine.

Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


  • I do not own cats and am highly allergic to them but it is wonderful that there are so many pet friendly brands out there. I know animals can be like a member of the family so it is important to keep them happy and healthy.

  • This looks like such an awesome product. I had all the idea in the world that there were products like this for dogs but not for cats.

  • Treats that help with dental health is right on! The cats don’t know any better but you are doing something that will definitely be beneficial in the long run for them.

  • I don’t have any cats but I do have pups. Dental health is so important for our pets and these treats seem like they do the job.

  • Meow Mix Brushing Bites are a favorite treat for my cat. I feel good giving her a treat that helps clean her teeth at the same time.

  • I will have to pick up some Meow Mix Brushing Bites for my furbaby. I would love to get her teeth cleaner.

  • Wow. This is a great product! The cats not only get a tasty treat, they get to have healthy teeth and gums as well. I will get some of these for my kitties. Thanks for letting me know.

  • This is an awesome treat that’s perfect for making the cats happy while also taking good care of their teeth! It’s a win-win! It’s nice to have a cat at home that you can take care of, they are so affectionate and sweet.

  • Although I don’t own a cat, I know that it’s important to give them the best kind of life that we can offer them. This includes taking care of their health. Good to know that there’s a treat that you can rely on to take care of their teeth!

  • Your cat is so adorable! I like to have a cat like that, I remember when I was little we have some in our home.

  • We don’t have cats here, but it’s so good to know all these facts about cats. I surely didn’t know that 85% of cats show signs of oral disease by 3 years of age. Thanks for the info.

  • I grew up with a lot of cats in our home, I miss having one. We can’t have it now since hubby is allergic to cats. This sounds like a good treat for cats.

  • that’s great to have a treat/snack that helps out with the oral care… I’ll have to share this post with cat lovers in the family!

  • That is a fantastic product! The cat gets a treat and you get peace of mind knowing it is keeping their teeth and gums healthy!

  • We have three amazing cats ( a momma and her two girls) and my daughter has 2 boys. We love our kitties. Love how you used the phrase Queen of Cats. They are adorable.

  • Looks like your cats are enjoying the treat. I might consider buying this too for my cats!

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