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 76

Hi everyone! Today is the official Tocktober day, but we are waiting until Sunday to show the rest of our tocks. We will give a sneak preview though. Whose tock is this?

Time for the Friendly Fill-Ins. Don’t forget to add your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also answer in the comment section. Thank you to all who join in the fun.

1. If I was a ghost, I would haunt ____________________.
2. I always _________________ when _______________.
3. My favourite scary story is                               .

4. I will be so glad when                           .
My answers:
1. If I was a ghost, I would haunt everyone I love. I would be a friendly ghost, like a guardian angel ghost.
2. I always burn myself when I use my glue gun.
3. My favourite scary story is The Legend of Sleepy Hollow ( the tv show was pretty good too).
4. I will be so glad when my cats stop fighting.Lately, Sammy and Emmy are mean to each other and to Joanie, Brody and Prancie.
We are also joining Feline Friday which is currently being hosted by Comedy Plus.

Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! I am joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. I am thankful that all of you have been so accepting of me. I know I will never be as fun as Phoebe, but I will try my best.

And to thank you all , I am having a giveaway. Just comment on today’s post for a chance to win. I will announce the winner on Sunday so you have until Saturday night 9pm (EST) to enter. The prize is this ghost print catnip mat and 2 crocheted catnip ghosts.

Brody wants me to tell you how he caught two bats and a rat

   Shhh! Please don’t tell him they are Halloween decorations. Mom wasn’t too happy he de-tailed the rat.

Now for my poem for Sammy’s Poetry Day, featuring the letter S.

SPIDERS
Some spiders are hairy
and some are scary.
Some a really big,
but most are smaller than a twig.
We have all kinds in this house
maybe I will hide one in mom’s blouse.

And now 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. If I was a ghost, I would haunt ____________________.

2. I always _________________ when _______________.

3. My favourite scary story is                               .

4. I will be so glad when                           .

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Wordless Wednesday

Joanie is the only kitty here that likes me to cover her

#PMTphotohunt @tonkstail “cover”

BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday

Comedy Plus’ Wordless Wednesday

#ChewyInfluencer

Hi everyone! We are reviewing a great product made for Chewy today.* We have a post about a post.

*Disclaimer: As Chewy Influencers, we received the Frisco 33.5 inch Scratching Tower free in exchange for a fair review.All opinions are our own.

It came in 4 pieces with lots of bolts and the funny little L shaped wrench. It was easy to assemble and I did it all by myself ( I got sick of waiting for the hubby to do it). It weighs a lot and is very sturdy.

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Prancie and Sammy helped me, so I guess I can’t take all the credit for assembling it.

Millie decided it would make a great pedestal.

Joanie turned on her lasers and started scratching.

Almost all the cats have been using it, but my camera is slow to turn on and by the time I get it on, they have done their scratching. It is definitely a hit and I love that it is so sturdy and well-made.

If you are interested in the Frisco 33.5 inch Scratching Pole.Tower , it is on sale this month for $33.99. It comes in brown or cream.  And don’t forget that Chewy has free 1-2 day shipping on all orders over $49.

We are joining the Chewy Blog Hop hosted by Sugar Golden Woofs and Oz The Terrier.

Penny will return next Tuesday with Penny’s Tips.

Another Hopping Monday

Hi everyone! We are joining three hops today, but first I would like to ask for purrs and prayers for our friend Astrid of Four-Legged Furballs. She had surgery on what was thought to be a benign tumor, but now needs more surgery because it is a malignancy. Her mom is very worried so please pray for her too.

First off is Joanie’s review:

I haz no time for review this week. Halloween only 2 weeks away and I needz costume.

Sammy and I thank Grammie for late birthday gifts. 

The book I am going to review ties in with my “Spark” for this week.

Einstein and the Rabbi: Searching for the Soul by Naomi Levy is an amazing book. The author was inspired by a letter that Einstein wrote to a man who had lost his son.She searches for the man and many others whose lives he had touched. Her search is only part of the book though, she also offers ways we can connect with our soul. One way is through meditation, she recommends just meditating on the word “husa”. I was not familiar with the term before reading this book. It means an artists love for his ( or her) creation even if it is flawed. Much like we are all flawed, but God still loves us. By meditating on this we will become more forgiving and soften our judgement of others and ourselves.

So my spark for the week is simply, husa.

I am joining Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays, Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? And Sparks by McGuffy’s Reader. Sparks is a new hop, this is week two. The goal is to make the world brighter by each posting a positive quote or photo.

 

 

Selfie Sunday: Tocktober Edition Part 2

Hi everyone! This being the Queen stuff is exhausting.

  Phoebe told me that you like stories of dumb things mom does. Well, the other day, she sprayed her perfume on the bed to make it smell pretty. Then when Dad came in for bed, he said the bed smelled like mothballs and took the top blanket off the bed. Mom made him sniff her perfume bottle and asked if that was the smell and he said it was. I guess Dad doesn’t like her perfume. Too bad, it is the only one that doesn’t give her a headache.

She also made a grilled cheese and forgot to put the cheese inside. Well, enough about us, here are 4 more tocks. I will show you the last 4 next week. And on Thursday, I will have my very first giveaway for Halloween.

Joanie Sammy Millie KaTwo

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

Ten Things of Thankful

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

My art today is a page that I colored in the coloring book I won from Sweet Purrfections, Cooking with Cats by Jess Erskine.

I tried to color the kitty to look like Joanie, but she doesn’t think it looks like her. I like that these pictures are easier to color than most adult coloring books.

I also want to thank Basil and family for dedicating this week’s mandala to Phoebe and some other angels that left for the bridge at the same time she did.

Here are my thankfuls-

  1. The mandala above
  2. Got my hubby to go to a book sale with me on Tuesday.
  3. Going to same book sale today for half price day ( books will be 50cents-$1, even less for kid ones).
  4. Went out to dinner with hubby Monday night.
  5. My mom stayed with the cats so we could relax. Otherwise, I would have been stressed thinking if someone broke in , the cats could get out and get run over or eaten by the bobcat my hubby saw this week.
  6. I found the perfect gift for a friend at TJ Maxx.
  7. Every week when I see my great niece, her language skills have improved. She will be 2 in 2 weeks and can count, knows her colors and says so many things.
  8. Hubby and I got our flu shots, I am thankful insurance covers them.
  9. Fun lunch “party” with my mom and great-niece, it is a party every time we are together.
  10. Joanie sleeps on my side every night, she just started doing it after Phoebe passed away. I think she senses my sadness.

 

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 75

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


1. Keep calm and ____________________.
2. _______________ disappoints me.
3.                           is my                            .

4. In retrospect,                                   .

My answers:

  1. Keep calm and hug your cat *

2. Nic Cage’s choice of movies to act in disappoints me. I was so excited to have a new DVD from the library last Saturday called Arsenal, but we only watched 10 minutes of it because it was so violent ( and I like mob movies so I am not squeamish).

3.Rescuing cats is my calling in life.

4.In retrospect, I should have majored in something other than Elementary Education in college like English /Writing.

I am also joining Feline Friday being hosted by Comedy Plus.

Millie on a pedestal

*To make your own Keep Calm poster for free, click here

Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! I am joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop and Sammy’s Poetry Day.

I am thankful that I have such a great Dad. He reads to me and everything. I decided my poem would be about reading.

Reading
Reading can take you anywhere
all you need is the proper eyewear.
My Dad reads to me every day
and no one gets in our way.
I have a special book
a real one, not on a nook.
I am a lucky kitty
and Daddy says I am pretty.

And the winner of Love With a Chance of Drowning is Darla- Congratulations!

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.

1. Keep calm and ____________________.
2. _______________ disappoints me.
3.                           is my                            .

4. In retrospect,                                   .

 

Wordless Wednesday: We Love Chewy

Thank you Chewy for this beautiful bouquet you sent us in sympathy for Phoebe. They are in the dining room out of reach of kitties.

Comedy Plus’ Wordless Wednesday

BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday