Phoebe’s Traveling Shades Are Home

When Phoebe sent out her traveling shades in 2016, I had no idea she would no longer be with me when they returned. It was a bittersweet day when they arrived in the mail this week. I want to thank all 19 families that participated. Sadly, several of these families have also lost kitties during this time. I hope they are all playing with Phoebe while waiting for us.

Joanie posing with the shades

  1. Critters in the Cottage (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 )
  2. Canadian Cats part one and two
  3. Pipo and Minko
  4. Lone Star Cats
  5. One Spoiled Cat (Sammy)
  6. Friends Furever
  7. Timmy Tomcat
  8. 4-Legged Furballs
  9. Cat Scout Charles

10 . Annie and Pierrot

11. Toby, Simon and family ( part 1, part 2)

12. Miss Mudpie

13, The Kitties Blue (part 1 , part 2)

14. The Island Cats ( part 1, part 2)

15. Trout Talking Tabbies

16. Eastside Cats

17.Lola and Lexy

18. McGuffy’s Reader

19. Summer ( part 1, part 2)

Phoebe’s shades traveled with an autograph book. Reading all the sweet messages to her made me feel like she was still with me. Thank you all for participating and being great models. The shades and the book are safely tucked away in her memory box now.

We are joining The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop and Ten Things of Thankful ( I actually have 19 thankfuls). Thank you to all who participated and were friends of my Phoebe.

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 89

Hi everyone! Time for The Friendly Fill-Ins Week 89. Be sure to leave your link at McGuffy’s Reader .You can also answer in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate.


1. I have never been able to _____________________.

2. I wish I could still ___________________.

3.  ____ is my ideal winter night.
4.                      and                      .

My answers:

  1. I have never been able to do a cartwheel, not even when I was a kid. That bothers me ,but I am not going to start practicing now.
  2. I wish I could still fit into my wedding dress, but that is never going to happen.
  3. Being home with the hubby and kitties is my ideal winter night .That is my ideal night and time of year.
  4.  Joanie and her Gremmie are adorable.

We is playing hide and seek, please don’t tell Gremmie where I am.

We are also joining Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus.

Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! Today we are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop and Sammy’s Poetry Day.

I am thankful that my folks never get mad at me. Look at the paper I shredded and they just laugh and say I am an artist. .Sorry about the laser eyes, mom could use a photography class. I am also thankful that I will get to see my Grammie today.

And here is my poem based on this photo:

A little over a year ago,
can’t remember if there was snow.
Our friend, Sammy was ready to leave
his passing everyone would grieve.
Before he left, he took a ride
in a hot air balloon, riding inside.
We each showed him a special place
we chose Emily Dickinson’s birth place.
I know you already know it,
but Sammy was an excellent poet.
More than that , he was a friend to all
and when he left, we all did bawl.

Here are the Friendly Fill-Ins for tomorrow. Mom came up with the first two and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader came up with the second two.


1. I have never been able to _____________________.

2. I wish I could still ___________________.

3.  ____ is my ideal winter night.

4.                      and                      .

 

 

#ChewyInfluencer

Hi everyone! We have a great product from Chewy to review today.

* Disclaimer- we received the PetSafe SlimCat Interactive Cat Feeder for free in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are our own.

This is great for cats that eat too fast or need to lose weight. I had hoped to use it to help KaTwo lose some weight, but she won’t eat any food off the floor. She will only eat food out of her dish.

I decided to have Joanie try it because she tends to inhale her food down ( and then yack it back up). As you can see by this short video, she enjoyed it.

 

It is larger than the treat dispensers because it is meant to hold their entire meal. I like that the kitty can “hunt” for their food too. It is also dishwasher safe.

The PetSafe SlimCat Interactive Cat Feeder is on sale at Chewy for only $3.49  ( that is more than 50 % off) and while there, you might as well stock up because 1-2 day shipping is free with orders over $49.  If you are interested just click here.

 

It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

Hi everyone! We are joining McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks, Comedy Plus’ Awww…Mondays and Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? blog hops.

Today we celebrate Martin Luther King Day in the USA so I chose a quote from him for my Spark: “Faith is taking that first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

I hope we are all brave enough and have enough faith to take that first step to wherever we want to be.

Now that Joanie has Gremmie under control , she has a book review.  I read, French for Cats: All the French Your Cats Will Ever Need by Henry Beard. Here are some words I learned.

I purr- Je ronronne

I sleep -Je dors

the mouse -la souris

the fish-le poisson

I think I am going to cough up a fur ball- Je crois que je vaid cracher une boule de poils

I don’t know why they call fish poison, it not poison, it is tasty.

Thank you Joanie, I think your gremlin needs you now.

I have also been reading a lot.  Before Christmas, I won Jackson Galaxy’s new book, Total Cat Mojo from Caren and Cody’s blog.  I have been learning a lot from it. I sometimes think I know everything about cats after living with so many for so long, but that is definitely not the case. He actually recommends having a litter box in the bedroom and living room. Apparently, cats don’t like the privacy we do when going potty. Maybe that is why they like to join us in the bathroom 🙂

 

At the moment, we are not having issues, but if any do come up, I will try a box in one of those places despite not really wanting to have one in those areas. If you haven’t read this yet, I highly recommend it.  ( I won a copy of the book, but I am under no obligation to review it. I just like to tell people about good books).

 

 

 

 

Sunday Selfies

Hi everyone! Prancie is letting Joanie write today because she wants to talk about her gremlin -again!

  Here is potty

I put Gremmie on potty

then I check

see- he went potty

Is easy to train a gremlin to use potty. Is not easy to find teeny tiny toilet paper.

I needed some me time so I left Gremmie with his Uncle Sammy. I got to read book so I can do review tomorrow.

We are joining The Cat on My Head’s Selfie Sunday Blog Hop.

This is actually a doll potty I bought for “The Great One”, I thought it was cute how you can “flush” to get the blue back. Apparently it wasn’t realistic enough though because she poured water from her sippy cup into it 🙂

Ten Things of Thankful

Hi everyone! We are joining Ten Things of Thankful and Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hops.

Today is Rubber Duckie Day so our art was made at Facein the Hole-

Sammy with rubber duckies

Here are my 10 thankfuls:

  1. Thankful I have room in the attic to store the Christmas tree still standing ( I did remove the ornaments.
  2. free magazines from the library!

every January the town library gives away magazines. I scored some Writing ones, House Beautiful, HGTV, Prevention and some cooking ones too. It looks like I cleaned them out, but there were two tables filled with the, so I barely made a dent.

3. Warmer weather, from negative temps last week to 50’s this week.

4. Hubby was able to take our spiral Christmas trees out of the ground, I really thought they were going to be there until April.

5. Emmy was a meme on Savannah’s blog-click here.

6. Thankful that Angel Phoebe’s Purrince is currently stable, he has IBD.

7.Thankful that Emmy doesn’t need heart meds and her heart is not enlarged.

8. Also thankful that Emmy’s thyorid is fine, I already have 4 cats on thyroid meds.

9. For our ginger girl , Prancie ( yesterday was Kiss a Ginger Day so we gave her lots of kisses).

10. Joanie wants to do the last one-

I iz thankful that Gremmie uses the potty now.

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 88

Hi everyone! Time for the Friendly Fill-Ins. Be sure to add your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also add your answers in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate.

1. I would like to ask_____________________ why _______________________?

2 My favorite fast food restaurant is_________________________..
3. If I could go to any concert of someone still performing, it would be                        .

4. My Winter pastime is usually                           , because                        .

My answers:
1. I would like to ask Nicolas Cage why he chooses to be in such crappy movies lately?  OK, if I ever get to meet him, I wouldn’t really say that.
2. My favorite fast food restaurant is Burger King, I am actually glad the closest one is 30 minutes away. Wendy’s isn’t bad either, I like their chilli.
3. If I could go to any concert of someone still performing, it would be Rob Thomas. I have been to many concerts over the years, but I have yet to see Rob Thomas or Matchbox 20 which he was a member of.
4. My winter pastime is usually crocheting, because it is more fun to work with yarn when it is cold than when it is too hot.
We are also joining Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus.

Sammy’s sweater looks better from this angle.