Look at this adorable face and such big eyes. This is our guest, sequestered to a bathroom, but I  already want to keep her.

Saturday morning I got a call from my Dr.’s office, it was the secretary that I had worked with in 2016 to TNR several cats. Last week , when I got my allergy shot, she told me she had more in need so I agreed to transport again. The shelter deals with ferals Tuesday- Thursday mornings, no appointment needed. Well, a male was attempting to mount this little one so she ran outside and was able to grab her. I am sure she was a drop off and not truly feral. She is so sweet and makes muffins when I pet her. Her cats were all upset and she didn’t have a place to keep her other than the garage and it is still chilly at night so of course I agreed.

I have named her Trouble because she is going to cause me lots of it with my husband. There was also a character on the tv show Grimm named Trouble, although it was spelled differently. I am hoping to someday have a Siamese and a cow kitty, but I will willingly accept any kitty God sends my way and he seems to send me a lot of black ones.


We are joining The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop and Rascal and Rocco’s Pet Parade.

Nurse Joanie

Hi everyone! Nurse Joanie here, Mom is sick, just a cold, but she is a big baby. I iz taking care of here.

  Here is her A-Z Blogging Challenge creation, a golden Snitch from Harry Potter. Good job Lone Star Cats and Cuddlywumps Chronicles -you both guessed it.

I am a work of art so I am joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. Mom will do her Thankfuls another day.

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 102

Hi everyone! Time for the Friendly Fill-Ins. 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. New ____________ are _________________.

2. I love to ______________ on the ________________.

3. When I was a child, I loved to play                          .

4. One                    , I                          .
My answers:
1. New slippers are the best. I wear out slippers quickly and was deciding when to break out a new pair. Joanie helped me with that by yacking in the old ones.
2. I love to read on the bed in the spare bedroom with KaTwo.
3. When I was a child, I loved to play with stuffed animals. I never liked dolls, I would hide them in the pantry or give them to the dog. Maybe my mother should have had me tested like Sheldon 🙂
4. One day, I hope to find a publisher for a picture book I wrote, actually I have two written.
Emmy is posing with a Raspberry beret for the  A-Z Blogging Challenge
Any guesses for S tomorrow ( hint:it has something to do with Harry Potter)?
We are also joining Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus and Create with Joy’s Friendship Friday Blog Party. You should all join in the fun too.


Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

  I am thankful that I only had to pose for one photo with this crocheted Q-tip for The A-Z Challenge.Also thankful that Mom didn’t try to stick it in my ear. We are impressed that some of you guessed that she was making a Q-tip. Good job Caren and Cody and Laila and Minchie

And here is my poem for Sammy’s Poetry Day. We had to write a photo based on this photo:

Some need to jump from a plane to feel alive
or go on a deep sea dive.
Some climb Mount Everest
or have to be cleverest.
All Mom needs is to hear us purr
and to pet our soft fur.

We also want to give our sympathies to Cat Scout Foxy’s Dad. If you haven’t visited their blog yet, click here.

And here are the Friendly Fill-ins for Friday. Mom came up with the first two and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader came up with the second two.

1. New ____________ are _________________.

2. I love to ______________ on the ________________.

3. When I was a child, I loved to play                          .

4. One                    , I                          .


Wordless Wednesday

Hi everyone! Today is P day for The A-Z Blogging Challenge.

  KaTwo is posing with a Peanut I crocheted. What do you think I made for Q day tomorrow?

Today is 2 years since Spooky went to The Rainbow Bridge. We still miss him every day. To read his memorial post click here.

Comedy Plus’ Wordless Wednesday

BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday

#WW Curious as a Cathy

Create with Joy Wordless Wednesday



Hi everyone! We have a Chewy review today and we are joining the Chewy Blog Hop hosted by Sugar Golden Woofs.

*We received the PetSafe FroliCat Flik Interactive Teaser Pet Toy for free in exchange for a fair review.

Joanie had first dibs on playing with the PetSafe FroliCat Flik Interactive Teaser Pet Toy.

It has a string that spins around randomly, it shuts off automatically after 15 minutes or you can turn it off yourself.  Joanie went right for it.

Sammy did tooMillie and Penny had some fun

I think Jinx had the most fun, he even had the string in his mouth and pulled the toy, but I wasn’t quick enough to get a photo. The only cat not thrilled with it was Prancie, she gave it a quick sniff and went on to work on tearing some paper ( her hobby). I would say 11 out of 12 is a hit.

They are on sale for $19.99 this month. And don’t forget Chewy always offers free 1-2 day shipping on orders over $49. Click here

If you have a cat that likes to chew things, I would be sure to hide the toy when you are not there to supervise so kitty doesn’t eat the string.

Today is letter O day on The A-Z Challenge.

Emmy is posing with an Ornament for the Christmas Tree. I put a bunch of these on lower branches every year for the cats too.

Hopping Monday

Hi everyone! We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww…Mondays, McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks and Mewsic Moves Me ( hosted by Curious as a Cathy, Xmas Dolly, JAmerican Spice and Stacy Uncorked.) Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? And it is day 14 of the  A-Z Blogging Challenge.

  Joanie is modeling my N creation, a necktie. I had made a nectarine, but it was basically a small orange ball so I decided to make this instead.

My Spark for today is a quote I found on Pinterest, but it did not list the author. ” We are stars wrapped in skin-the light you are seeking has always been within. ” So lets all shine 🙂

Today’s Mewsic Moves Me is our choice for a theme so I chose songs with the word Star in the title.

  1. Bad Company : Shooting Star (1975)

2. When You Wish Upon A Star (1940)-Pinocchio movie

3. Madonna’s Lucky Star ( 1983)


I am reading a sad memoir by Joyce Maynard titled The Best of Us: A Memoir. She is a famous author who was single for many years after divorcing her first husband. She finally meets and marries her true soul mate, but their time is cut short when he is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It is very sad, but reading about the start of their relationship has reminded me of my own and how much I love my husband. Please don’t misunderstand me, I always love him, but sometimes life gets in the way and it is easy to take someone for granted. This is a great reminder to not do that.



Blog the Change For Animals (#BtC4A)

Blog the Change for Animals (#BtC4A) is a chance for bloggers to write about an animal related cause. I want to write about adopting more than one cat from the shelter.

It breaks my heart when families get torn apart ( people and animal). When I went to adopt Sammy, I did not know he had a sister. As soon as I saw he had a sibling, there was no way I was leaving her behind. I had only brought $70 for his adoption fee and I was already tempting fate adopting him without asking my husband’s input on the matter.

I didn’t ask because I knew he would say no, we already had 13 cats at the time. In matters concerning cats, I find it easier to ask for forgiveness than permission. I ended up paying Sammy’s fee, but leaving him there for the weekend because I did not want Joanie (Meghan, at the time) to be without him. I was also told they had another sibling that had already been adopted which haunts me still. I can’t believe shelters will separate families of cats and that people are willing to adopt just one. They were already 4 years old at the time and were obviously bonded.

  These two have given me so much happiness. And my hubby is very close to both of them too.

If you are thinking of adopting a cat, how about adopting a bonded pair? I am sure you will not regret it.

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

I thought there was a hop for Blog the Change, but I can’t find the information right now so I will add it as soon as I find it.


Ten Things of Thankful

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and Ten Things of Thankful. And Rascal and Rocco’s Pet Parade.

My art ties in with The A-Z Blogging Challenge actually my crocheted Minion is my art because I am too lazy to edit the photo.

Much better than yesterday’s lemon. I am quite proud of this one.

KaTwo is posing with it. My poor cats have to pose with everything, but they don’t get to play with these items because I am giving them all away in a big giveaway at the end of the month.

Here are my thankfuls- all book related this week.

  1. Went to my first book sale of the year with a friend.
  2. Found some books I didn’t even know existed.
  3. Going back to the book sale today for half price day- 50 cents for paperbacks and $1 for hardcover.
  4. Bookstores- I went to Barnes and Noble this week and made a list of 12 books to get from the library.
  5. The library and being able to get books from any library in the region delivered right to town.
  6. My friends Suzanne and Dave sent me some books for The Great One and for me too.
  7. Kindle- I prefer real books, but I get some good freebies on there.
  8. My kitties like to hang out with me when I read.

These last two are self-promotions-sorry. Most of you know about these and probably already own them, but just in case there are new readers.

9. Spooky’s story was included in Black Cats Tell All. click here.To order your own,

10. Some anecdotes about my cats are included in Makin’ Biscuits: Weird Cat Habits and the Even Weirder Habits of the Humans Who Love Them- to get your own copy- click here.


Friendly Fill-Ins Week 101

Hi everyone! Time for the Friendly Fill-Ins. 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.___________________keeps me _____________________.

2. _____________________is the secret to _______________________.
3. A friend                             .

4. Right now, I am thankful                          .
My answers:
1. Spending time with cats keeps me happy and calm.
2.Soaking pans in dishwasher liquid or powder with water ( not dish liquid) is the secret to removing grease and burnt on food. ( Sorry, I don’t know the secret to life).
3.A friend is someone to treasure.
4. Right now, I am thankful that Emmy is on my lap ( which is pretty much anytime I sit down now ).
We are also joining Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus
Mrs. Potato Head is posing with a lemon for the A-Z Blogging Challenge. I know it is slightly deformed.
Here is another lap photo of Emmy. she is such a cutie.
We are also joining Create with Joy’s Friendship Friday Blog Party. You should all join in the fun too.