Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Current Lawsuits Against Blue Buffalo

We have posted previously about Blue Buffalo pet foods being highly suspicious. For a variety of reasons. But here is hte current article -

we have never used or recommended this particular food - so  please be aware.

Blue Buffalo gets slammed by a shit storm of new lawsuits

NestlĂ© Purina PetCare Company (Purina) aren’t the only people suing Blue Buffalo, now consumers have jumped on the litigation bandwagon and Blue Buffalo is getting slammed by a multitude of lawsuits alleging deceptive advertising practices. The growing number of lawsuits filed against Blue Buffalo keep growing and they are claiming, among other things, that the company falsely represented that their pet food does not contain ingredients – such as chicken/poultry by-product meals and corn – when it appears as if Blue Buffalo’s pet food might actually contain those ingredients.
Because of the number of class action lawsuits involved the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation has agreed to consolidate seven false advertising class action lawsuits filed against Blue Buffalo Co. Ltd. for misleading customers about the ingredients in its pet food. They alleged that Blue Buffalo misled its customers by claiming its pet food products did not contain any chicken by-products, corn or grain and led them to pay premium prices for the pet food. The class-action lawsuit was transferred to another court where several related lawsuits making the same allegations will be heard together.

The smoking e-mails

It is safe to assume that Blue Buffalo was aware, at some point, that their pet food did contain the vilified ingredient they based their marketing claim on, when during pretrial discovery—the process by which litigants demand internal documents and communications that could become evidence—e-mails revealed that Purina claims reinforce its allegations. In May, e-mails between a Blue Buffalo ingredient broker (Diversified Ingredients) and a major supplier (Wilbur-Ellis) suggest strongly that they did indeed sell pet food containing by-product meal. In an e-mail to Diversified Ingredients, a broker working for Blue Buffalo, a sales manager for supplier Wilbur-Ellis wrote that it did include “some by-product meal” in shipments from a Texas plant intended for Blue Buffalo.
Realizing that the inclusion of by-product meal now has potential legal consequences, Diversified Ingredients expressed alarm to Wilbur-Ellis and a way to respond to the kibble crisis:
“I think if we work together, we can band-aid this situation,” Diversified’s Collin McAtee wrote on May 15 to Darwin Rusu of Wilbur-Ellis. Referring to a “smoking gun,” McAtee added, “If you are going to fill these contracts for any reason, then I’m going to have to go to Blue Buffalo to address the breach of contract and undoubtedly divulge the details of what was shipped and the possibility that Rosser’s material is the smoking gun for their problems. That I do not want to do. If the finger is pointed in that direction and then later verified to have been the cause, then Diversified and Wilbur will both have to answer to this in litigation with Blue. The liabilities in this could be enormous. You are talking about massive product recalls, potential market share loss, etc. That would undoubtedly be in the several million dollar range.”
Blue Buffalo then claimed they were duped by their supplier, by publicly revealing that contrary to prior assurances, Blue Buffalo admitted that ingredients from their supplier did in fact contain poultry by-product meal after all — proving that the central allegations in Purina’s false advertising lawsuit against them. Despite Blue Buffalo’s admission, no mention was made about taking steps to recall the mislabeled pet foods, nor to compensate the millions of consumers that purchased the falsely labeled products.

Voodoo science performed in a highly sophisticated lab

Purina claims that testing of Blue Buffalo’s pet food were conducted in a “highly sophisticated, independent lab“, while Blue Buffalo calls their testing “junk science” and claims the testing was performed with a rudimentary microscope under less than optimal conditions with questionable methods. Regardless, the results of testing and analysis reveal that, in some instances, 9 out of 10 Blue Buffalo products tested contained poultry by-product meal, even though the packaging indicated otherwise. Instead, tests indicated the products contained several signature elements of poultry by-product meal: eggshell, raw feather and leg scale. Further, that quantities of grain were found in samples of Blue Buffalo’s pet food that were labeled “grain-free.”
To learn more about each case, click on the case information below.
SOURCE: U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in re: Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd., Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Belated Merry Christmas

Sorry to be so so late - but it's been a busy holiday season for us with family and work.

We hope everyone had a beautiful Christmas Season and are heading towards a prosperous New Year!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

HCM scans today

Couldnt be more pleased - Draco and his daughter Shelly were both screened today for HCM - and are clear. This is a first screening for Shelly and a 2nd for Draco. Sincerely want to thank Cindy Rogers for putting this together and Dr Paige for coming down from Flagstaff to continue his outstanding dedication.
This continues our dedication to healthy sturdy long lived lines - all HCM scanned clear and PKD scanned negative - beginning from Zoya who will be 10 soon , to Bella who is 7 1/2 , to Draco who is 3 1/2 and now Shelly who is 16 months.

RW GC Kenders Toujours Pur PKD Neg/HCM clear and daughter

CH Kender's It Can't Rain All The Time HCM clear.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Dakota and retired girl Anna Updates!

A Few quick brief kitty family updates!

From Carol , with Dakota --
Played fetch today. Kept track. 14 throws with 14 returns..... Favorite toy was used.

The three of us enjoyed chicken for dinner. In lap sound asleep.

Oh. Learned about yarn today. Not a toy in this house. 

Thanks for advice on tree.  I'll put up the prelit and see where we go from there. May only just put up tree this year.

And From Utah and Kristen ! --Such a darling girl - and I'm proud to join the crazy cat ladies with posts of our kitty. You know who you are! 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Recall of Natura Dry Cat

Recall -- Firm Press Release

FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.

Natura Pet Recalls 5 Lots of Dry Cat and Dry Ferret Food due to Vitamin Insufficiency


Jason Taylor at 513-622-1017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 24, 2014 – Fremont, Nebraska – Natura Pet Products has initiated a limited, voluntary recall of certain dry cat and dry ferret food lots produced in its Fremont, Nebraska facility. Due to a formulation error, these products contain insufficient levels of vitamins and excess minerals.
Pets can become ill if they lack vitamins for prolonged periods. Early signs of vitamin deficiency may include decreased appetite, lethargy, vomiting and weight loss. If treated promptly, vitamin deficiency can be successfully reversed. The presence of excess minerals in these products poses no health concern.
There have been no reports of animal health concerns to date, but these lots do not meet our quality standards and should not be consumed by pets. No other EVO® products or lots are affected by this issue.
The affected product and lot codes are:
EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food15.4 LB5148 54140002/19/20164300A700D2
EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food2.2 LB5148 54140202/20/20164301A700A4
EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food2.2 LB5148 54140202/20/20164301A700B4
EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food2.2 LB5148 54140202/20/20164301A700C4
EVO® Grain Free Ferret Food6.6 LB5148 54210102/19/20164300A700D3
The problem was discovered during the investigation of an ingredient inventory discrepancy. Only these 5 lots are affected. These lots were distributed through independent retailers in CA, GA, MI, MN, NV, PA, TX, VT and Canada, as well as online. No other Natura products are affected.
Retailers have been contacted and are instructed to immediately withdraw these lots from store shelves. Consumers who purchased the product should discontinue feeding the product immediately and discard as normal household waste. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by this incident. We are taking immediate corrective action as a result of our investigation.
For more information, consumers can reach Natura Consumer Relations at 1-855-206-8297, Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST or visit

Friday, November 14, 2014

Kender's Holiday Posting

Hi Everyone and welcome to the crazy , insane, busy HOLIDAY season.   We just wanted to take a minute to remind everyone if you are getting a kitty from us - at no time during the week of Thanksgiving , nor Christmas will we place a new family member. It just isnt in their best interests or yours.

Let the new kitty have a peaceful meeting and new home transition.  Without parties, extra friends, lots of potentially open doors , electrical things , shiny baubles, dangerous edibles and more.  We are happy to help you by sharing pictures and stories , but save the homecoming for a calmer more  relaxed setting.

And on that note - we do have 1 Spayed Adult female, 2 years old silver tabby & white available. And 1 blue tabby & white baby male kitten available to reserve. He is 3 months and just a sweet fun boy! I will take a deposit on him to hold him until he is 4 months and is neutered.

Tommy is this handsome lads name just a real Mr Personality!

Our retired adult, a pretty lady , already spayed just waiting for the "right" home.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

One More Family Update

I am a bit tardy in sharing these pictures Greg sent to us last month , so I hope he can forgive my lateness. He wrote - Alice,
I don't think we've ever sent you any pics of the boy you helped us pick out for my sister and her daughters up in Montana.  As you can see from the pics, my nieces love him more than life itself.  With the cooler weather up North his coat gets really long and beautiful in the fall and winter.  He's a happy guy.

Gina & Greg

Another Family Update

And again, we are sharing our Kender families! Mindy and her family are enjoying their 2 babies from us.
Sasha & Roxy are the picture(s) of contentment! She writes :

Alice Wright's photo.
Hope all is well! The girls are fabulous!!! Thought I would share some pictures. They love each other!!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!! We are thankful for are beautiful girls!!!
Alice Wright's photo.
Alice Wright's photo.
Alice Wright's photo.

Family Updates

Just wanted to share some of our Kender family updates! Amy writes us tonight saying -I don't even know where to start..Rexy is the most beautiful, loving, sweetest cat I have ever had in my entire life. Words cannot express how much I love him, and how much he means to me. He brightens my day EVERY DAY, and always knows when I need a good snuggle. Thank you for giving me the best little furry friend I could ever imagine! Hope these pictures make you smile

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Would like to remind a few - our kitties go out on contracts for a reason - if you have purchased, been given etc a kitty without our knowledge and consent it IS in violation of our signed contract. And I MAY chose to seek legal recourse to reclaim that kitty.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Rainbow Bridge

It is with great sadness that I share with everyone, Bandit - Kender's Just Clowning Around has passed the Rainbow Bridge.  His human Carol has shared his life for a long time as Bandit was 14 1/2 years old.

He was a sweet funny boy who will be most sincerely missed.

............... "May I go now?" "May I go now? Do you think the time is right? May I say goodbye to pain-filled days, and all those lonely nights? I've lived my life and done my best, an example tried to be; So can I take that step beyond and set my spirit free? I didn't want to go at first, I fought with all my might; but something seems to draw me now to a warm and loving light. I want to go, I really do. It's difficult to stay. But I will try as best I can to live just one more day. To give you time to care for me, and share your love and fears, I know you're sad and afraid because I see your tears. I'll not be far. I promise that, and hope you'll always know. that my spirit will be close to you, wherever you may go. Thank you so for loving me...You know I love you too... That's why it's hard to say goodbye and end this life with you. So hold me now, just one more time, and let me hear you say, 'because you care so much for me, you'll let me go today'." ~ Author Unknown, (but very wise, indeed)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Family Updates

Some wonderful updates from our recent kitty families. -
3:59pm Sep 13
Little Rex is such an incredible kitten!! He brings me so much happiness, and I want to thank you again for being so wonderful and giving him to me! He is SUCH a snuggler, he doesn't just want to be little spoon, he wants to be as close as possible, preferrably cuddled up in my neck. My roommates absolutely love him, and they have shorter work days so they play with him when I can't be home. He definitely keeps himself entertained though, he goes crazy over the feather toys, then within seconds passes out, always right next to me in bed. Your cats are one of a kind, and I am so lucky to have little Rexy in my life! Thanks again!
Sasha is the sweetest kitten ever!!! She loved and cuddled up to all of us last night. She loves her new toy!!!
Thank you for choosing us to be her new family!!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Allergy Diagnostic Tool !

Just wanted to share this with everyone - NO I AM NOT ENDORSING this company or product  BUT it could prove very interesting and hopefully even helpful to someone who may be battling the mysterious allergy diagnosis! 

Obviously this is NOT meant to replace veterinary care and advice , but could be a phenomenal tool that is price conscious for the average pet owner!*fb6016155320695

Our simple at-home evaluation can reveal allergies and toxicities causing your pet's itching, chewing, ear infections, watery eyes and more. Play video...

Top 10 reasons our customers chose

We asked our customers why they purchased the ImmuneIQ test. Here's what they told us.

  1. I could not afford $1,000 allergy test and office visits
  2. I've tried everything and I can't figure out what is wrong
  3. We are not sure it's a food allergy. We want to know if it's something else.
  4. Benedryl®, Temaril-Pl®, steroids or other medications stopped working and Im worried about the side-effects
  5. The allergy tests we've researched just do not test enough
  6. My vet has run many test and still has no answers for us
  7. Your value was better than the other tests my vet told me about
  8. We tried an elimination diet and our pet's symptoms are just getting worse
  9. I wanted confirmation on another test(s) that I did for my pet
  10. I didn't want my pet to have to endure the skin prick or scratch tests

Monday, September 1, 2014

More "Family" Photos

Here are some pictures sent to us from our wonderful extended Kender Kitty families. We do stay in touch with our families and hope you take that into consideration when looking to get your next (or maybe your FIRST )Siberian!

Kender's Just Clowning Around - at 14 Years! of age ! Holy Smokes!

Below is a phenomenal picture of Dragos - not quite 2 yet in the home that loves him

And this lovely young lady is Song - who went over to Hong Kong to apparently become a fashion model ! WOW ! Thank you Jackie for making her a STAR!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Contact -

Just a quick heads up - if you ahve called us in the last couple of days - please send us an email instead - we just discovered our phone is dead and the charger chord has been eaten thru by certain feline friends! LOL

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

HCM Additions

We would like to thank Xena and Madison's owner. She took both girls to the Irvine CA HCM clinic in July - and both passed with clear scans.  Kender's Warrior Princess ( Draco x Flower) and Kender's Madison ( Ivan x Raysa) . 

We will continue to scan our breeding kitties, encourage other breeders to do the same, and hold those we work with to the same standard.

Sunday, August 3, 2014


Well today was a good day for Kender. We had 4 cats scanned for PKD - all scanned clear/Negative ! Mother Bella (7yrs old) and son Draco (soon to be 3) , Mother B'Lana ( 7 years of age) and son Kotey (age 5) - all scanned clear! If you are an owner of an offspring from one of these cats , we are happy to share a copy of the results with you for your records.

This was the first clinic of its kind in the AZ /SW area to have PKD included and are extremely grateful to the organizer of this clinic and hope for its continuation.

CFA RW GC Kender's Toujour's Pur PKD free , HCM Clear, PK free
CFA GC Kender's Surprise Voyager PKD free, HCM clear, PK free
CFA GC Kender's Faithful Servant PKD free, HCM clear, PK free
CFA Ch Kender's Surprise Voyager PKD free, HCM clear, PK free

We are also thankful for Kotey's home , as he has been retired for a while - they brought him all the way up from Tuscon for this screening. 

And not to be forgotten - we are extremely grateful to Dr Russell Green DVM PhD , for his support of the fancy, in helping to  ensure we as breeders are indeed on the right tract in using only healthy sound animals in our breeding programs.  Dr Green and his staff were wonderful !

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Almo Nature Cat Food

While we were out recently , we came across this tinned cat food. Now as most know, I am NOT a big believer in cooked, processed , unrecognizable , chemical laden, canned cat food.  But believe me when I say this food is different. And better!

First - read the label - ingredients
100% Natural Chicken Drumstick
Recipe: Chicken drumstick and water sufficient for cooking.

GA: Proteins 16%, Fats 3%, Ashes 3%, Fibers 1%, Moisture 80%. Kcal/kg 810.

100% Natural Chicken with Pumpkin
Recipe: Chicken, water sufficient for cooking, pumpkin.
GA: Proteins 16%, Fats 0.5%, Ashes 3%, Fibers 1%, Moisture 82%. Kcal/kg 602
100% Natural Mixed Seafood
Recipe: White fish, water sufficient for cooking, baby clams, squid and shrimps.
GA: Proteins 13%, Fats 0.3%, Ashes 3%, Fibers 1%, Moisture 83%. Kcal/kg 480

100% Natural Chicken Breast
Recipe: Chicken breast and water sufficient for cooking.
GA: Proteins 17%, Fats 0.3%, Ashes 2%, Fibers 1%, Moisture 80%. Kcal/kg 620

100% Natural Salmon
Recipe: Salmon and water sufficient for cooking.
GA: Proteins 16.5%, Fats 1%, Ashes 2%, Fibers 1%, Moisture 78%. Kcal/kg 660

100% Salmon with Carrots
Recipe: Salmon, water sufficient for cooking and carrot.
GA: Proteins 15%, Fats 0.5%, Ashes 3%, Fibers 1%, Moisture 82%. Kcal/kg 560

100% Natural Salmon and Chicken
Recipe: Salmon, chicken and water sufficient for cooking.
GA: Proteins 17.5%, Fats 1%, Ashes 2%, Fibers 1%, Moisture 78%. Kcal/kg 690

100% Natural Tuna and Whitebait
Recipe: Tuna, water sufficient for cooking and white baits.
GA: Proteins 17%, Fats 0.5%, Ashes 2%, Fibers 1%, Moisture 80%. Kcal/kg 630

100% Natural Tuna with Cheese
Recipe: Tuna, water sufficient for cooking and cheese.
GA: Proteins 19%, Fats 1%, Ashes 2%, Fibers 1%, Moisture 80%. Kcal/kg 750

Pretty Awesome , wouldnt you say?   Now , how about taste? well I was fortunate enough to acquire a couple of their "sampling" cans - these are super cute tiny 1.7 ounce cans of their product - and let me tell you. My cats growled over it, fought over it, gobbled it down and even in 1 instance picked UP the empty can and ran away to guard it for later perusal!   This product got a big paws up in our house and we are sincerely hoping our local raw Blue Ridge Beef distributor will begin carrying this product so we can order it in locally.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Happy 14th Birthday

Just wanted to take the time to wish Happy 14th Birthday to one of our retirees - Kender's Just Clowning Around, known by his family as Boris.  Born July 1, 2000.

Here's what his mom, Carol has to say about him recently........... Boris is a very loving, spoiled rotten, demanding, beautiful, big, 14 pounder. Loves his screened patio and spends most of his time, awake or sleeping out there on his condo tower. Other places he likes to go is the top of cabinets in kitchen. All windows have smudge marks at Boris' nose level. Funny how things happen. Once in awhile, I'll catch him sleeping in the sink in the bathroom. Ivan taught him that trick.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Meet & Greet Sat 6/28

This is our update - from our meet and greet Saturday night. 
We had such a lovely time,  enjoyed ourselves and the company