About pilch92

I’m a happily married 44 year old woman. My hubby ( David) and I have been married for 21 years (October 24, 1992). We started out with one cat and now have 15. 15 is my magic number ( David may like a slightly smaller one), but when any pass away, I don’t replace the one that is lost, but I do rescue another.
When we got married we were like most people and wanted a family. At some point we both decided that we love our fur family. Some people are made to be parents of 2-legged children and we are made to be parents of those with 4 legs ( although we did have one with 3 legs once-RIP Brina).
It has taken me years to realize that this is my calling. I want to help all cats any way I can. If I can write about something that happened to one of my cats and help another in the process then I will be happy.

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 81

Hi everyone! Time for the Friendly Fill-Ins Week 81. Don’t forget to add your link at McGuffy’s Reader, you can also answer in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate.


1. I start to decorate for Christmas/Hanukkah __________________________.

2. I prefer a ____________________ Christmas tree because ____________________.

3. The best thing about the holidays is                                              .

4. The worst thing about the holidays is  ______________.
My answers:
1. I start to decorate for Christmas/Hanukkah the Saturday after Thanksgiving. I would start Friday,but I go shopping instead.
2. I prefer a fake Christmas tree because it doesn’t lose needles or need to be watered. Plus I worry about the cats drinking water from real ones because I know they are sprayed with pesticides.
3. The best thing about the holidays is Christmas music on the radio and everywhere you go.
4 The worst thing about the holidays is the absence of those we have lost. It seems more noticeable on holidays.
We are joining Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus.
Emmy enjoyed her first Thanksgiving. I think the tryptophan from the turkey made her sleepy ( she only had a little).
Don’t forget to enter our giveaways. The mug contest winner will be announced Saturday and the winner of Black Cats Tell All will be announced Sunday. The other book giveaway was directly from the author and I think the rafflecopter ends Monday.

 

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving! Emmy here and this is my first one with the family so Prancie is letting me take over her post today.I am told we will have tasty turkey- he doesn’t look very tasty.

We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. I am thankful for my home and family even though the crazy mom lady is always hugging me.

Here is my poem for Sammy’s Poetry Day featuring the letter X.

Xander de Hunter
Xander is the purrtector of cats
this handsome boy wears many hats.
He reminds me of James Bond
but he is from our side of the pond.
There are many books about him
.

You can read mom’s reviews here and here and here.

Here are the Friendly Fill-Ins for Friday. We know many are busy with the holiday so please remember the link is open until Wednesday night. Mom came up with the first two and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader came up with the second two.


1. I start to decorate for Christmas/Hanukkah __________________________.

2. I prefer a ____________________ Christmas tree because ____________________.
3. The best thing about the holidays is                                              .

4. The worst thing about the holidays is                                             .
Have a Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful to all of you for your friendship!
Don’t forget to enter the giveaways if you haven’t already.

 

Thanksgiving Giveaway-3

Today is the third and last of the Thanksgiving giveaways. Before we tell what it is. we want to give our condolences to Eastside Cats on their loss of sweet Chucky. He was a handsome house panther.

 

Our last giveaway is a copy of Black Cats Tell All. Our sweet Spooky has a story in it and there are many other wonderful stories told by black cats. To enter, just leave a comment on today’s post before 9 PM ( EST) Saturday, Prancie will announce the winner on Sunday. If you don’t win, you can order a copy on Amazon-click here.

#WW Curious as a Cathy

BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday

Comedy Plus’ Wordless Wednesday

 

 

Thanksgiving Giveaway-2

Hi everyone! Today we have a great Etsy store to tell you about that sent us some mugs including one to giveaway.

*Disclosure: We received 3 mugs ( 2 for us, 1 to giveaway) in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are our own.

DesignsbySunnySide has something for everyone on your gift list. They have a wide selection of mugs and shirts and will even make custom designs for you like the mug with my 15andmeowing logo. Joanie is planning to give the Real Men Love Cats to her dad for Christmas.

And for our giveaway, we have one that says “good days start with coffee and purrs!”

The other side has adorable white paw prints. To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment, we will announce the winner on Saturday so you have until 9PM (EST) on Friday to enter. I am sorry I can only afford to ship in the US and Canada. You can still enter though if you do not live on one of those places and if you win, you can pick a friend to have the prize. We will also add in some crocheted catnip toys.

Right now everything in the store is on sale so why not start your Christmas shopping- click here

 

Thanksgiving Giveaway-1

Hi everyone! Welcome to our first giveaway for Thanksgiving week, but first Joanie has something to say. 

The gremlins had 2 babies and then went to hybernate now I iz stuck with them so I haz no time for book reviews.

Our first giveaway is a paperback copy of :Cats are Not Stupider on Jupiter: Vacuum Man vs. Cats (Mighty and Brennon Book 2) by Alexis Cleoford.

I reviewed book 1 of the series back in June, if you missed it you can click here

*Disclosure: I received a free Kindle version of the book in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are my own.

The second book is even better than the first. Mighty and Brennon are two house cats that want to enter a competition so they train themselves to swim. Another cat enters the competition with a Vacuum Man. After the contest, Vacuum Man somehow escapes and plans to destroy Jupiter which will affect the entire solar system. Will Mighty and Brennon be able to stop him?

This is a book written for older kids and young adults, but it is a fun read for any age. The author has set up a rafflecopter giveaway, to enter click here.

I apologize, but this giveaway is only open to US readers. The author will send the book to the winner.

If you don’t win, but want to purchase a copy you can get the Kindle version for 99 cents and the paperback for$8.99 at Amazon. Click here.

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww… Mondays and the Kid Lit version of It’s Monday What Are You Reading hosted by Unleashing Readers and Teach Mentor Texts.

And our Spark for today is: “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” Buddha

 

Selfie Sunday and Ten Things of Thankful

Hi everyone!   I am enjoying my heated blanket here.

Mom is going to cut into my post to do her Ten Things of Thankful. Before that though, I want to tell you about my special week of Thanksgiving giveaways. We are so thankful to all of you for your friendship that we are going to have giveaways three days in a row so be sure to come back tomorrow.

Here are mom’s thankfuls:

  1. A box of books from my friends, they included books for the great one too.
  2. . My friend came over to clean the cat room, Polar Bear has feline herpes and makes quite a mess when he sneezes everywhere.
  3. Pedicure with my mom.
  4. Chinese food after pedicure.
  5. Shopping trip with my mom.
  6. A bargain on a cat bed at the store 5Below, $5
  7. Emmy continues to sit on me and even spends part of the night on the bed.
  8. A spare bed to retreat to when hubby snores too loud, I used to wear earplugs, but they are uncomfortable.
  9. Finally had time to do some crocheting so I made 15 toys to donate to be sold for the local shelter.
  10. Brussels sprouts fresh from the garden, even tastier after the frost and the best part is the hubby cleans them off and cooks them for me.

We are joining The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop. Be sure to stop by tomorrow for our first giveaway.

Caturday Saturday

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop.I am skipping the Ten Things of Thankful today, but I hope to get my post done for it before the link closes for the week. I’ve been busy trying to get Christmas shopping done before the stores get too busy.

I used Face in the hole to turn Brody and Emmy into pilgrims.

 

 

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 80

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


1. I can’t wait to eat _____________________ on Thanksgiving.

2. My favorite kind of pie is _______________________.

3. This year, I am particularly thankful for                                    .

4. A funny holiday tradition in my/our house is                                   .
My answers:
1. I can’t wait to eat cornbread stuffing with cranberries in it on Thanksgiving.
2. My favorite kind of pie is banana cream, but I don’t make that for Thanksgiving.
3. This year, I am particularly thankful for the addition of Emmy to our household.
4. A funny holiday tradition in our house is watching several Thanksgiving episodes of Mad About You and Everybody Loves Raymond. The Mad About You ones are just me, but the hubby likes Raymond.
We are also joining Feline Friday which is currently being hosted by Comedy Plus.
Emmy and Brody look like they could be related. Every morning they sit and wait for a taste of butter.

 

Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! Can you see me?

My Dad rigged up the bottom bunk bed for me to stay in when someone is not around to watch me. They are afraid I will get hurt jumping down from a chair.

I have lots of cozy blankies and pillows and a litter box too. Don’t worry, I am not a prisoner, I get out a lot.

I am joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. I am thankful my Dad will do anything for me, mom will too.

And here is my poem for Sammy’s Poetry Day, featuring the letter W.

Wishes
I wish everyone’s wishes would come true
than no one would ever be blue.
All cats and dogs would have a home
and they would not be allowed to roam.
No one would ever die
so there would be no reason to cry.

And 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. I think mom was hungry when she came up with hers.

1. I can’t wait to eat _____________________ on Thanksgiving.

2. My favorite kind of pie is _______________________.

3. This year, I am particularly thankful for                                    .

4. A funny holiday tradition in my/our house is                                   .

 

Wordless Wednesday

Prancie prefers her venison bbq’d instead of baked.

BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday

Curious as a Cathy #WW

Comedy Plus Wordless Wednesday