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. We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. Mom is thankful that The Great One’s baby sister arrived a week ago. We will refer to her on the blog as The New One.

Here is my poem for Sammy’s Poetry Day based on this photo.

Years ago, before I lived in this house,
I went into the woods to find a mouse.
I came to a stop
when I spotted a mushroom top.
I was so hungry I almost took a bite
until something blue gave me a fright.
It yelled, “get away from my home”
it was not a gnome.
I apologized and got out of his turf
and now I am friends with a smurf.
When Mom was a kid, she collected these little blue creatures, so she still has a few left.
Mom also wants me to let everyone who donated to Buttons’ surgery to know she is working on those crocheted toys to send you. In case you missed her post, she will send anyone in the USA crocheted catnip toys that donates $15 to Buttons’ surgery. We know that money is tight so please share and pray. Click here.
Here are the Friendly Fill-Ins for tomorrow. Mom came up with the first two and Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs came up with second two.
1. My favorite Disney character is ____________________.

 
2. If I could stay any age for life, I would choose to be age _________________.
 
3. _________ is my secret talent.

4. Life is like a _________.

Penny’s Tips Volume 17

Hi everyone. Before we get started, we ask that you please purr and pray for our friend Minchie, he is not feeling well. You can visit by clicking here.

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Tuesday Fun Blog Hop. This week, I have a tip about hydrangea, actually it is not an actual penny tip. It is an old wives’ tale that planting pennies around hydrangeas will make them turn blue. That is not true.

  (Don’t worry, Mom took the photo and then Dad planted this outside).

If you want blue hydrangea, you need to lower your soil’s ph. To do this, you water with 1 Tablespoon of aluminum sulfate in 1 gallon of water, you do this once a month for 3 consecutive months.

I won’t get to do my tips for the next two weeks because Mom has Chewy reviews to do, I don’t know why she has to cut into my day, there are 6 other days.

Did you see where Moo visited last week? If not, click here.

 

It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

We are joining McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks (even though she is on hiatus), Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays and Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? I am skipping the Mewsic hop again this week. My post gets too long when I do the reading and mewsic hops together. Next week, I will do the Mewsic one.

I just finished Trooper: The Bobcat Who Came in from the Wild by Forrest Bryant Johnson. In 1987, the author found a baby bobcat trapped in a cactus plant. He rescued him and kept him for many years, until Trooper died of old age. I found this book fascinating, I enjoyed reading of the special bond these two shared. Trooper is such a sweet cat that he even befriends a stray cat and brings him home to share dinner. He ends up joining the family too and spends all his time with Trooper.

Trooper lived in Nevada where people can own bobcats, well, back then they could, the laws could be different now. They had a large kitty door put in so he was able to come and go as he pleased. I think you will all love this book as much as I did.

Our spark today is from Trouble, take time to stop and smell the flowers, just don’t eat them because they could be poisonous.

Selfie Sunday

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

I am also joining Stunning Keisha’s 12 amazing facts about ME that may surprise you.

1. What’s your favorite number?  5, that is the most treats Mom will give us at a time.

2. What is your dream job? Mouser, but there are no mice in this house.

3. What is something no one would ever guess about you? I like to take the phone off the hook several times a day ( my folks still have a landline- how lame).

4. A trait you have that people would be shocked to know about you? My rounded ears are from losing the tips when I got frostbite right before my folks found me.

5. Do you think aliens are real? I want to believe.I think I have seen too many episodes of The X-Files with Dad.

6. Can you use a hooded litter box? Not sure, Mom won’t buy one she says they are the equivalent of a port-a-potty.

7. Guilty pleasure? Shredding paper.

8. If the world ends (as you know it) do you want to survive? Not if my folks don’t survive.

9. Do you have any outstanding markings? My short ears. People ask if I am a Scottish Fold.
10. Favorite kitten game that you played? I can’t remember that far back.
11. Do you purr to yourself? I purr when I am eating so I guess I purr to myself.
12. Milk or Tuna juice? Both please.

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 108

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

1. My favorite subject in school was _______________.
 
2. An extracurricular activity I participated in was ___________________________.
3. I want to learn _________.
4. It takes courage to _________.

My answers:

  1. My favorite subject in school was Algebra,I just loved solving equations. After college, I was a tutor for several years and enjoyed helping others understand it.
  2. An extracurricular activity I participated in was student council. I was a member from grades 10-12 and the secretary for 2 years.
  3. I want to learn how to draw, I would love to be able to illustrate a children’s book I wrote myself. Prancie’s  Prayer will have an illustrator from the publisher, but maybe next time.
  4. It takes courage to open one’s heart to another pet after you have lost a beloved one, but I will continue to do it for the rest of my life. I would rather feel pain that never have all the love they give.

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

Joanie wants to show off her tummy today.


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Thankful Thursday

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

Mom is thankful to all who donated to Button’s surgery. Also to those who shared, purred and prayed. We will keep you updated on his progress.

  Mom is also thankful that her talking Sheldon still works. Do you remember him? Phoebe wrote about him here.

The Great One likes to give Peppa Pig and her family a bath in the dog’s water dish at home ( when no one is looking). So Mom thought she would be a cool Auntie and gave her a big bowl of water for them to swim in along with some facecloths for beach towels. Well, Mom went in the kitchen for a refill on her coffee and when she came back into the living room The Great One handed her a wet Sheldon, I guess she thought he wanted to go swimming too- MOL! Mom put him in a bowl of rice to dry him out and he still talks.

Here is my poem for  Sammy’s Poetry Day.

Once again I went with a haiku to go with this photo.

Quiet, relaxing
no cell phone or internet
sit back and enjoy
And here are the Friendly Fill-Ins for tomorrow. I came up with the first two and Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs came up with the second two.
1. My favorite subject in school was _______________.
 
2. An extracurricular activity I participated in was ___________________________.
3. I want to learn _________.
4. It takes courage to _________.

 

 

 

Not So Wordless Wednesday

Hi everyone! We have lots of photos from Moo’s first stop to show you. First though, I want to tell you about a Go Fund Me my friend started for his friend whose cat, Buttons needs surgery on his leg or it will need to be amputated.  If you donate $15 , I will send you some catnip toys ( US only, sorry). And if you donate $50, he will design a badge or photo for you. He designed my blog logo and our fill-in badges. In addition, I will also send you catnip toys. If you do donate, let me know in the comment section and I will contact you. Thank you!

https://www.gofundme.com/Jessica-s-Button

And here are photos from Moo’s first stop at Cat Scout Charles’ home.

Comedy Plus’ Wordless Wednesday

#WW Curious as a Cathy

Create with Joy Wordless Wednesday

 

 

Penny’s Tips Volume 16

Hi everyone! We are joining Comedy Plus’ Tuesday Fun Blog Hop.

My tip today is to use pennies to make a puzzle. We put all these pennies on top of a frame then Mom took a photo and uploaded it to jigsaw planet.

It took Mom 35 minutes to complete the puzzle, I guarantee you that you will beat her time. She is the slowest puzzle doer ever.

 

 

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