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.

The Catburry Bunny Auditions- Part 1

Welcome to The Catburry Bunny Audtions-Part One. We are joining The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop and Rascal and Rocco’s Pet Parade.




Joanie and Gremmie




To see our auditions of year’s past you can click on these links:

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Ten Things of Thankful

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

My first thankful is also my art for the week. Online puzzles, they are providing me with a lot of amusement. I made one for St. Patrick’s Day with a photo I took several years ago when my niece and her cat, Nixon lived here. He is 11 years old now and doing well. It took me 19 minutes and 37 seconds to complete, I guarantee you that you can beat that time.

2. Thankful we only got 4 inches of snow on Tuesday, some places in Massachusetts got 27 inches.

3. Thankful a good cardiologist is only an hour away for Emmy. I am sure she would like one even closer, but it isn’t that far.

4. Thankful that Tallulah is recovering well from her big dental.

5. Thankful for a surprise package that arrived in the mail just as we returned from Emmy’s appointment. It was a pleasant surprise especially during this stressful week with so much going on with the kitties. Thank you to Rachel at Three Chatty Cats for all these great treats and for the kitty stickers she sent for “The Great One”.

There were even photos of adorable Harley enjoying his Tooth Fairy gifts.Joanie agreed to pose, but she called dibs on the 12 oz. bag of Temptations 🙂

6. Thankful my Mom stayed with the cats while we were with Emmy. I am always afraid to leave the house unattended for fear that someone would break in and harm them or they would get out and be eaten by coyotes. ( We had coyote tracks in the snow around our house).

7.Parchment paper- I used to always burn my cookies until I started using it.I made a batch of cherry winks for my hubby, but I used green cherries for St. Patrick’s Day.

8.Joanie is thankful that Mrs. Potato Head and Gremmie are friends again.

9. I am thankful for toys, “The Great One” and I had fun playing grocery store and vet clinic the other day.

10. A great nap that made up that hour we lost.


Friendly Fill-Ins Week 97

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. When I am nervous, I ________________.

2. When I an angry, I ________________.
3. Today, I know for sure                         .

4. For St. Patrick’s day, I                          .
My answers:
1. When I am nervous, I write lists. I also hum ( I annoy myself and anyone around me when I do that).
2. When I am angry, I cry.
3. Today, I know for sure that veterinary care is expensive. Tallulah’s dental was $776 ( I am not looking for donations, I am just in shock- and that was with hubby’s senior discount).
4. For St. Patrick’s Day, I plan to have Frosted Lucky Charms for breakfast- they are magically delicious.
We are also joining Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus
Tallulah is still loopy from pain meds, but she wants to thank everyone for the purrs and prayers. She now only has a few teeth left. Good thing she lives with the tooth fairy.

Thankful Thursday

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

  I am thankful that I got to come home from our road trip. Mom and Dad took me on a road trip, but it easn’t fun. I was afraid they were going to abandon me. My cardiologist is almost an hour away.  Mom packed my gray mouse for the ride ( I wanted to take the brown one).  I don’t have to go back for 6 months now. I need to take 1/4 of a pill daily, but mom said I can have it in cheese so that isn’t bad. Tallulah is having a dental today, she has a lot of resorption.

I thought I would try a poem for Sammy’s Poetry Day, we had to write one based on this photo:

A crowd on the beach,
is someone giving a speech?
Maybe they caught a big fish,
that would make a tasty dish.
Maybe it is a seagull or other bird,
those are tasty too, I’ve heard.
Nope, just a dude on a surf board
nothing worth heading toward.

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. When I am nervous, I ________________.

2. When I an angry, I ________________.
3. Today, I know for sure                         .

4. For St. Patrick’s day, I                          .


Wordless Wednesday ( with Words)

Happy Pie Pi Day!

I have a book recommendation for today. I’m Not Sorry: Poems By Cats by Rosa Silva is a fun book. She has a great sense of humor, as she proved when she wrote Stop Meowing and Go the F*ck to Sleep which I also reviewed- click here.

To read some samples of the poems and enter to win a copy, you can visit her blog Cat Lady Confidential.

*Disclaimer- I was given a Kindle copy of I’m Not Sorry: Poems By Cats in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are my own.

I felt like most of these poems could have been written by my cats and I think you will feel the same. There was some bad language, which I am sure some of my cats would use too- I just want to warn you not to get this book for a child. My only complaint is that it isn’t longer. Hopefully, there will be another collection of poetry soon.

It is available for free with Kindle Unlimited and $2.99 on Kindle. Click here.

Comedy Plus Wordless Wednesday

BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday

#WW Curious as a Cathy

Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?(I know it is already Wednesday)


Penny’s Tips Volume 11

Here I am again-three weeks in a row!

Just in case you don’t have the luck of the Irish, I have a tip to help you be lucky. If you find a Penny pick it up and all the day you have good luck. You are welcome to pick me up if you want- please bring treats if you come over 🙂

Mom bought these Lucky Charms for St Patrick’s Day. She only gets them once a year. That is how her and Dad celebrate.I guess that is how the Polish celebrate the day instead of corned beef and cabbage ( Mom and Dad are Polish- I only mean to insult them, no one else).

Another Blogging 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.)

  I went to photofunia and made this for my spark. I hope it makes you smile.

This week’s theme for Mewsic Moves Me is Songs with colors in the title. Here are my choices. In memory of my Phoebe and her traveling bikini that traveled the US and Canada in 2015-

2. Purple Rain ( Prince)

I have always been a fan of Prince, my Angel Phoebe posed with my purple record in April 2016 after his passing.

3. Blue (LeAnn Rimes)- Haven’t heard much about her lately, but her voice is incredible.

I do have a great book to tell you about , but I thought this post was long enough so I will have that on Wednesday.

Happy Sweet Sixteen Madi!

Hi everyone!  Today is a special day in the Blogosphere, everyone’s BFF , Madi is turning 16. She asked that we all tell how we learned to drive or about a road trip.

My Dad taught me how to drive. I went to driver’s ed too, but my very patient Dad taught me and let me drive him around with my permit. My first car was a 1976 bright blue AMC Gremlin. It did not have power steering and it had a long hood so I had a lot of fender benders ( luckily no one was ever harmed). I even had shades to match the color of the car. 🙂

And now Joanie wants a turn.

  My brother, Sammy teached me to drive in his car.I am only 12 though so I am not old enough to drive-don’t tell.

I hear the Crotchety Cougars took Madi on a road trip.Click here

Living, Laughing and Barking in Our Backyard is hosting the hop-click here.

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

Happy Birthday Madi!!!!


Ten Things of Thankful

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art and Ten Things of Thankful Blog Hops. My art this week is my new crochet creation. I have been finding a lot of new patterns while searching for my A-Z ideas.

Crocheted vases are so easy and fun to make. Then I added pussy willows because they don’t need water. I gave these to my friend who runs the senior center in the next town. They will be centerpieces on the lunch tables and then can be given away.I have made some more too already for myself and family.

And here are my ten thankfuls.

1,2) Hubby and I had our annual dermatologist appointment and all is well. I love going together so I can point to everything I want checked. The dermatologist said, “wives save lives.”

3) Lunch out with the hubby after our appointment.

4) My mom stayed with the cats while we were out and catered to their every whim.

5,6) Coffee with a friend and her adult daughter had time to come too. We always have fun.

7) Time spent with my mom and “The Great One”. Even though whenever I sing, she says not to and cries if I won’t stop- I guess my college choir teacher was doing everyone a favor when she told me to mouth the words.

8) No power outage for this past storm.

9) Thankful that my hubby plows our yard so I only have a little shoveling to do.We got 10 inches on Thursday.

10) The library finally got some books in for me, I have been cutting into my emergency stash of about 40 books.



Friendly Fill-Ins Week 96

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.Before you ________________, you need to ________________.

2. After ______________________________.
3. Winter                          .

4. Spring                           .

My answers:

  1. Before you have breakfast, you need to feed the cats- at least in this house 🙂
  2. After dinner, I like to have something sweet and coffee.
  3. Winter was pretty mild this year despite the 10 inches of snow we had yesterday. A lot of times we had rain instead of snow.
  4. Spring is almost here, the daffodils are peeking out of the ground.

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

KaTwo snoozing on the back of the couch.