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.

Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! Today we are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop and Sammy’s Poetry Day.

I am thankful that my folks never get mad at me. Look at the paper I shredded and they just laugh and say I am an artist. .Sorry about the laser eyes, mom could use a photography class. I am also thankful that I will get to see my Grammie today.

And here is my poem based on this photo:

A little over a year ago,
can’t remember if there was snow.
Our friend, Sammy was ready to leave
his passing everyone would grieve.
Before he left, he took a ride
in a hot air balloon, riding inside.
We each showed him a special place
we chose Emily Dickinson’s birth place.
I know you already know it,
but Sammy was an excellent poet.
More than that , he was a friend to all
and when he left, we all did bawl.

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. I have never been able to _____________________.

2. I wish I could still ___________________.

3.  ____ is my ideal winter night.

4.                      and                      .

 

 

#ChewyInfluencer

Hi everyone! We have a great product from Chewy to review today.

* Disclaimer- we received the PetSafe SlimCat Interactive Cat Feeder for free in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are our own.

This is great for cats that eat too fast or need to lose weight. I had hoped to use it to help KaTwo lose some weight, but she won’t eat any food off the floor. She will only eat food out of her dish.

I decided to have Joanie try it because she tends to inhale her food down ( and then yack it back up). As you can see by this short video, she enjoyed it.

 

It is larger than the treat dispensers because it is meant to hold their entire meal. I like that the kitty can “hunt” for their food too. It is also dishwasher safe.

The PetSafe SlimCat Interactive Cat Feeder is on sale at Chewy for only $3.49  ( that is more than 50 % off) and while there, you might as well stock up because 1-2 day shipping is free with orders over $49.  If you are interested just click here.

 

It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

Hi everyone! We are joining McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks, Comedy Plus’ Awww…Mondays and Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? blog hops.

Today we celebrate Martin Luther King Day in the USA so I chose a quote from him for my Spark: “Faith is taking that first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

I hope we are all brave enough and have enough faith to take that first step to wherever we want to be.

Now that Joanie has Gremmie under control , she has a book review.  I read, French for Cats: All the French Your Cats Will Ever Need by Henry Beard. Here are some words I learned.

I purr- Je ronronne

I sleep -Je dors

the mouse -la souris

the fish-le poisson

I think I am going to cough up a fur ball- Je crois que je vaid cracher une boule de poils

I don’t know why they call fish poison, it not poison, it is tasty.

Thank you Joanie, I think your gremlin needs you now.

I have also been reading a lot.  Before Christmas, I won Jackson Galaxy’s new book, Total Cat Mojo from Caren and Cody’s blog.  I have been learning a lot from it. I sometimes think I know everything about cats after living with so many for so long, but that is definitely not the case. He actually recommends having a litter box in the bedroom and living room. Apparently, cats don’t like the privacy we do when going potty. Maybe that is why they like to join us in the bathroom 🙂

 

At the moment, we are not having issues, but if any do come up, I will try a box in one of those places despite not really wanting to have one in those areas. If you haven’t read this yet, I highly recommend it.  ( I won a copy of the book, but I am under no obligation to review it. I just like to tell people about good books).

 

 

 

 

Sunday Selfies

Hi everyone! Prancie is letting Joanie write today because she wants to talk about her gremlin -again!

  Here is potty

I put Gremmie on potty

then I check

see- he went potty

Is easy to train a gremlin to use potty. Is not easy to find teeny tiny toilet paper.

I needed some me time so I left Gremmie with his Uncle Sammy. I got to read book so I can do review tomorrow.

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

This is actually a doll potty I bought for “The Great One”, I thought it was cute how you can “flush” to get the blue back. Apparently it wasn’t realistic enough though because she poured water from her sippy cup into it 🙂

Ten Things of Thankful

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

Today is Rubber Duckie Day so our art was made at Facein the Hole-

Sammy with rubber duckies

Here are my 10 thankfuls:

  1. Thankful I have room in the attic to store the Christmas tree still standing ( I did remove the ornaments.
  2. free magazines from the library!

every January the town library gives away magazines. I scored some Writing ones, House Beautiful, HGTV, Prevention and some cooking ones too. It looks like I cleaned them out, but there were two tables filled with the, so I barely made a dent.

3. Warmer weather, from negative temps last week to 50’s this week.

4. Hubby was able to take our spiral Christmas trees out of the ground, I really thought they were going to be there until April.

5. Emmy was a meme on Savannah’s blog-click here.

6. Thankful that Angel Phoebe’s Purrince is currently stable, he has IBD.

7.Thankful that Emmy doesn’t need heart meds and her heart is not enlarged.

8. Also thankful that Emmy’s thyorid is fine, I already have 4 cats on thyroid meds.

9. For our ginger girl , Prancie ( yesterday was Kiss a Ginger Day so we gave her lots of kisses).

10. Joanie wants to do the last one-

I iz thankful that Gremmie uses the potty now.

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 88

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

1. I would like to ask_____________________ why _______________________?

2 My favorite fast food restaurant is_________________________..
3. If I could go to any concert of someone still performing, it would be                        .

4. My Winter pastime is usually                           , because                        .

My answers:
1. I would like to ask Nicolas Cage why he chooses to be in such crappy movies lately?  OK, if I ever get to meet him, I wouldn’t really say that.
2. My favorite fast food restaurant is Burger King, I am actually glad the closest one is 30 minutes away. Wendy’s isn’t bad either, I like their chilli.
3. If I could go to any concert of someone still performing, it would be Rob Thomas. I have been to many concerts over the years, but I have yet to see Rob Thomas or Matchbox 20 which he was a member of.
4. My winter pastime is usually crocheting, because it is more fun to work with yarn when it is cold than when it is too hot.
We are also joining Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus.

Sammy’s sweater looks better from this angle.

25 Amazing Facts About Prancie

Hi everyone! I am joining my friend Stunning Keisha in doing 25 facts about me. I am also joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday blog hop and Sammy’s Poetry Day.

Me with my Christmas stocking before mom put it away

1. Where is your cell phone? What is a cell phone?
2. Your hair? orange and white
3. Your dad? my favorite
4. Your mom? dippy
5. Your favorite food? venison
6. Your dream last night? mouse hunting
7. Your favorite drink? water
8. Fear? Sammy
9. Favorite shoes? Dad’s slippers
10. Favorite way to relax? sleep
11. Your mood? sleepy
12. Your home away from home? none, this is my one and only home
13. Where were you last night? in my special bunk bed
14. Something that you aren’t? patient
15. Muffins? yes, please blueberry
16. Wish list item? a force field to keep Sammy away from me
17. Where you grew up? Don’t remember, my life officially began when my folks found me
18. Last thing you did? bathe
19. Favorite thing to do? eat
20. Your TV? too loud
21. Your pets? Joanie has a gremlin, but I have no pets
22. Friends? Joanie
23. Your life? happy
24. Missing someone? Phoebe
25. Something that you are? smart

I am thankful that it wasn’t me that had to to go to the vet this week. Also thankful Emmy’s thyroid is fine.

Here is my poem to go with this photo:

SAMSUNG

Sometimes we are afraid
we need some aid.
Afraid to jump right in
much to our chagrin.
All is takes is a helping hand
to jump right in then strike up the band.

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. I would like to ask_____________________ why _______________________?

2 My favorite fast food restaurant is_________________________.
3. If I could go to any concert of someone still performing, it would be                        .

4. My Winter pastime is usually                           , because                        .

 

 

 

Wordless Wednesday

Emmy and I thank you all for the purrs and prayers. The full report with the proper terms was not ready yet, but for now Emmy is good. She needs a recheck in 6 months to be sure he heart isn’t enlarged. I was told it was not a normal cat heart and not something they normally see. There was something wrong with blood flow, but I had pulled over in my car and didn’t have a pen and paper with me to write things down. I will explain it more when I find out.  We are also waiting on blood work for her thyroid, it was close to being hyperactive when I first got her. She sure is happy to be back home.

Comedy Plus Wordless Wednesday

#WW Curious as a Cathy

BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday

 

Emmy’s Eye Envy

Hi everyone! A few weeks ago, we won a giveaway from Sweet Purrfections. Eye Envy is perfect for kitties that get discoloration under their eyes.This tends to happen to some Persian cats that have flatter faces. Emmy is not a Persian, but the vet told me she has a blocked tear duct.

*Disclosure-we won a 3 piece set of Eye Envy for Cats. We are under no obligation to do a review, but we like to spread the word about great products.

I just started using it on her, but I already think she looks better. The kit came with pads ( basically like eye makeup remover ones), a liquid and a powder. You pot some liquid on the pad to wipe under the eye after you have wiped it clean with a warm washcloth. Then you dab some powder on. It is all natural. If you are interested, you can get more information by clicking here.

Emmy is going for an ultrasound today. She has a significant heart murmur so I thought it would be wise to look into that. I have several cats with heart murmurs, the odd thing is Snowball is the one I lost to heart disease last year and she never had a murmur.

So much about Emmy is a mystery. The vet guessed her to be anywhere from 6-14 years of age. She has a faded spay scar, but there were no other clues to her age. I always have this odd feeling that I should not get too attached to her. It is too late for that though, I love my Emmy.