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 123

Hi everyone! Time for the Friendly Fill-Ins. Please leave your link (at bottom of post) here or at my co-host’s Four-Legged Furballs. You can also answer in the comment section.

1. The last time I ____________was ____________________.
 
2. __________________isn’t ___________________.
3. _________ is a blessing in disguise.
4. My favorite word is _________.
My answers:
1. The last time I was on an airplane was in 1992 to go to Puerto Rico to leave on
our cruise. I am not complaining, I much prefer to be home.
2. My book isn’t selling as well as I had hoped. 🙁
3. A disappointment is a blessing in disguise. Sometimes. Whenever my car needs repairs and I can’t go somewhere, I think of it as God protecting me from a car accident.
4. My favorite word is YES. Usually in the form of yes, you can adopt another cat.

Joanie and Sammy thank you all for the birthday wishes.

They shared a kitty cake ( canned food) and got some Temptations for a present. Joanie was sad that her friend, The Great One wasn’t here so we will celebrate again on Tuesday.

Sammy’s day wasn’t as good as Joanie’s. He went to the vet with Prancie because they both were due for thyroid blood work.Bad timing on my part.

We are also joining Create With Joy’s Friendship Friday and Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus.

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Happy Birthday Joanie and Sammy!

We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

I am thankful for Joanie and Sammy who are turning 13 today. I wanted cake ( any excuse for cake) , but later today they will get their gifts and treats. We will show those photos tomorrow.

Millie and Penny are thankful they get to be the kitties to use this cool fountain we won from Lola. It is a Petmate Fresh Flow Rain fountain that is battery operated.  It shuts off automatically and turns back on every 15 minutes. Of course, I am not one to read directions so I thought it was broken when it stopped and I couldn’t get it to start again.My hubby solved that mystery.

Here is my poem for Sammy’s Poetry Day to go with this photo:

Before there was tv and internet
this hobby would keep you out of debt.
It will take you anywhere
even face to face with a bear.
Luckily, we still have books
even if some are stored on nooks.
Whenever you want to get away
just open a book and enjoy your day.
Here are the Friendly Fill-Ins for tomorrow. Mom came up with the first two and our co-host, Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs came up with second two.
 
1. The last time I ____________was ____________________.
 
2. __________________isn’t ___________________.
3. _________ is a blessing in disguise.
4. My favorite word is _________.

#ChewyInfluencer

Today is Meow Like a Pirate Day so we are making our review pirate themed.

*Disclaimer: We received Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Green Pea & Venison Grain-Free Dry Cat Food for free from Chewy in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are our own.

Ahoy Captain Prancie! We have captured the S.S. Chewy!

Thar best be some good booty or you are walking the plank, Joanie.

I haz good booty.

Not that kind of booty. You’ve been drinking too much grog.

This is even better than a trunk of gold..Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Green Pea & Venison Grain-Free Dry Cat Food is delicious.And it is healthy for us too. You can read all about it and order some too, click here. And  be sure to stock up because orders over $49 include free shipping. And all orders arrive in 1-2 business days.

Just beware of pirates!

This was a hit, everyone liked it except KaTwo so 12 out of 13 is pretty good. Sammy is on a special diet, but I let him have some too being it is his birthday week. Be sure to stop by tomorrow to help Joanie and Sammy celebrate their birthday.

Comedy Plus’ Wordless Wednesday

Create with Joy Wordless Wednesday

Be There 2Day Wordless Wednesday

We are also joining The Chewy Blog Hop.

Tuft + Paw

Before we get started, we want to give our condolences to the family of Madi. She was everyone’s BFF, a Crotchety Cougar and a Cat Scout too. We were very sad to see she left for The Rainbow Bridge.

Prancie is excited to tell you about her new bed from Tuft + Paw.

*Disclosure: We received a cave from Tuft +Paw in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are our own.

Joanie tested it first.

 

It even came with this adorable removable liner that is washable.

The cave is 100 % wool and measures 9 inches high, 18 inches wide and 21 inches long. When I first saw it, I thought it looked small and that no cat would go in, but I was wrong. After Joanie got out of it, Prancie got in and hasn’t come out except for the litter box and food/water. Of course, when I went to take her photo, she decided to get up.

It also comes with a 30 day guarantee. If your cat decides he/she is not satisfied within 30 days, you can return it for a full refund ( except shipping costs). The price of this cave is $129, but it is well worth it for the quality. To read more about it, click here.

Tuft + Paw also carries teepees, hammocks, scratching posts, cat trees, blankets, carriers and so much more. To visit Tuft + Paw, click here.

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

Prancie’s Prayer is Now Available

Hi everyone! Today we are joining It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? The kiddy lit version hosted by Teacher Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers.

Prancie’s Prayer is based on her true story of how she appeared at our outdoor nativity on a cold winter day. It is a Christmas book, but it is never too early to start your shopping. 🙂

I thought it was going to take 6 weeks for Prancie’s Prayer to be available, but it only took one week. I am thrilled, but it did throw me off with my marketing plan. I wish I could give every one of my blog readers one, but I can’t afford to do that. I have sent a few out to be reviewed ( I already contacted those bloggers about this).

I do have an offer for you all though. For anyone willing to write a review on Amazon, Goodreads or Barnes and Noble, I will give you  an e-copy. You would have to put a disclosure on the review saying you were given a  review copy. If you are interested, please let me know in the comment section and I will email you.Thank you.

I will be having a giveaway on here soon and on Goodreads for the paperback version.

If you want to purchase a copy ( or copies) through me, let me know in the comment section and I will contact you with my Paypal information. I am selling it through my blog for $10 which includes shipping in the USA.

It is available on Amazon for $12.99 with a Kindle version for $2.99. The Kindle version should be available internationally. It is also available on Barnes and Noble. I am trying to market it to religious stores and smaller bookstores too. If you have any of those near you, could you please tell me the names so I can look up their contact information. This is all new to me and I am determined to succeed because I have many more stories to tell.Thank you all for your help, it is greatly appreciated.

We are also joining Comedy Plus’ Awww..Mondays. I hope Prancie’s Prayer will make you say Awww..

 

 

 

 

Sunday Selfies

Hi everyone. As you know , it has been a sad week in the blogging world.  And now another sweet kitty , Sister Precious of Brian’s World has left for The Rainbow Bridge. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

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

I hope you don’t mind, but this is a selfie taken last month. Mom couldn’t get her memory card to upload into the laptop. I hope she figures it out soon because we have a Chewy review to do. Plus I got a cool new bed I want to tell you about ( if you follow us on Instagram you already had a sneak peek).

I called my Grammie on Friday night, all by myself. My folks joke that I make phone calls because I take the landline off the hook when I want a snack. I have also taught Joanie this trick too. Well, I took it off the hook and hit redial and got my Grammie. I scared her a little though because she was already in bed- sorry Grammie.

Be sure to visit tomorrow. I am starting a giveaway for a copy of my book. Plus I will tell you where you can get one too.

 

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 122

Hi everyone. Before we get started we want to give our condolences to many friends that recently passed.

Milita

Miles Meezer

Ruska

Please leave your link (at bottom of post) here or at my co-host’s Four-Legged Furballs. You can also answer in the comment section.

1. Being _______________ is _____________________.

 
2.If ___________________ were worth money, then I would be rich.
 
3. I am proud of _________.

4. If I could time travel, I would visit the year _________.
My answers:
1. Being cold is so much better than being hot. Bye-Bye summer, hello fall 🙂
2. If cat poop were worth money,then I would be rich.
3. I am proud of my niece. She is a wonderful wife and mother. She works full time
( currently on maternity leave) and is so good at her job as a pharmaceutical sales rep.
4. If I could time travel, I would visit the year 1948 which is when I think my Dad started smoking at around age 15. I would try to convince him not to ever start so he would not die at age 68 of COPD.
We are also joining Create With Joy’s Friendship Friday and Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus.
Poor Gremmie fell off his skateboard at recess and hurt his ear. We just can’t find a helmet big enough to cover those ears.

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Thankful Thursday

We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

Hi everyone, Emmy here, I refused to open my eyes for the photo. I am punishing mom for schlepping me off to the cardiologist yesterday. It is a whole hour away! Right across the street is a butterfly conservatory and my folks wouldn’t take me. They claim no pets are allowed- I call that discrimination.

My heart is pretty much the same with a mild increase in left atrial size, but I am stable.. I will take my meds every 12 hours now instead of every 24. I don’t need to go back for another check for 9 whole months though.Mom is thankful that I am not significantly worse.She is also thankful that we have such a good cardiologist available for me.

KaTwo is mom’s reading buddy so she is thankful to have her very own library card to Amber’s library. If you love to read, you can get one too. Click here. We love Amber’s book reviews and look forward to her reviewing Prancie’s Prayer.

Here is my poem for Sammy’s Poetry Day to go with this photo:

crisp fall air is here
leaves of orange and red too
sit here and enjoy
Here are the Friendly Fill-Ins for tomorrow. Mom came up with the first two and our co-host, Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs came up with second two.
1. Being _______________ is _____________________.
 
2.If ___________________ were worth money, then I would be rich.
 
3. I am proud of _________.

4. If I could time travel, I would visit the year _________.