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.

Penny’s Tips Volume 22

Hi everyone! Can you believe I get to post 3 whole  weeks in a row? I hope I don’t run out of tips.

This is a fun game for all ages. See who can stack the most pennies before they tip over.

Mom and Dad tried it, Mom won with 62 pennies. Can anyone top that?

And for kitties, a fun game is to try to walk past the tower of pennies without knocking them over. Millie is good at that ( see them by his back feet).

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

The Hundred Story Home

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? 

The Hundred Story Home by Kathy Izard is a touching memoir of one woman’s quest to make the world a better place.

*Disclosure: I received this book for free as part of The Book Look Bloggers book review program. I am not required to write a positive review, all opinions are my own.

Kathy Izard was a graphic designer, happily married with four daughters when she felt what she described as an “insistent whisper”. At the time, she was volunteering at a local soup kitchen in Charlotte, NC. One day, while working at the soup kitchen she meets a man who was formerly homeless and later became a famous author, Denver Moore. He asks her one simple question that changes the course of her life. “Where are the beds? ”

Prior to that , Kathy thought the soup kitchen was doing a great job serving the homeless of Charlotte. She had never given a thought to where they go after they eat. This one question inspires her to quit her job so she can find a way to create homes for the homeless.It takes a lot of work, prayer and donations, but she finds a way.

Throughout the memoir, she revisits her childhood. Until she was six, she had a fairly normal life with two sisters and her parents. Eventually, her mother’s bipolar disorder takes her away from the family for years.The author realizes now how easily her family could have become homeless because of this. So not only does she provide homes for the homeless, she finds a way to keep them stable once there through medical and psychological care.

Unfortunately, her focus on helping the homeless takes her away from her family and even when she is with them, she is not giving her all. It takes finding a letter of despair her college aged daughter wrote to make her realize this. Eventually, she finds a happy medium between work and family, but it takes a lot of effort.

I highly recommend this book as an inspiration to anyone that feels they are not living the life they were meant to live. Kathy Izard says, ” I wrote The Hundred Story Home not to convince you to help solve the homelessness in your community but to help solve the homelessness in you. ”

This book also has a reader’s guide and FAQ from readers at the end. I think it would be perfect for church groups or book clubs. It would also be a great gift for a friend that needs a little push to living their dreams.

I am going to spread the joy and give this book away so if you are interested, just tell me in the comment section. We will announce the winner on Wednesday’s post. I can only afford to mail it in the USA though, sorry, but books are heavy.

 

I review for BookLook Bloggers

 

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 116

Hi everyone. Before we start the fill-ins, there are a lot of sick kitties in need of purrs and prayers. Little Binky , click here.

and Sammy and Miles Meezer. Click here

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. I would like tickets to _____________________.
 
2 Please don’t ask me to _______________________.
3. I’d rather _________ than _________.
4. By this time next year, _________.
My answers:
1. I would like tickets to any event that Nicolas Cage is going to attend. I am beginning to give up hope that I will ever get to meet him.
2. Please don’t ask me to talk on the phone, unless you are my mom or my niece ( my 2 exceptions).
3. I’d rather stay home with my kitties than vacation anywhere. Unless, you can guarantee me a Nicolas Cage sighting.
4. By this time next year, I hope to have a second children’s book published  ( first one is coming soon).

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


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Thankful Thursday

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

Mom is thankful that I let her snorgle my tummy.

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

Everyone is so rushed now,
what’s the big rush anyhow?
Need to get there super fast
slowing down makes them aghast.
Many years ago people loved the train,
enjoying a leisurely meal , they would not complain.
Now we must get to that vacation,
hurry to your destination.
Instead ,just enjoy the journey,
before you end up on a gurney.

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. I would like tickets to _____________________.
 
2 Please don’t ask me to _______________________.
3. I’d rather _________ than _________.
4. By this time next year, _________.

 

Penny’s Tips Volume 21

Hi everyone! Can you believe I get to post 2 weeks in a row? It is about time!

My tip is to use a penny as a screwdriver. See this toy bunk bed, Mom has had it since she was a kid ( I guess that makes it an antique).

 

The Great One likes to play with it. One day , Mom realized a screw was loose so instead of going down to the basement for a screwdriver, Lazy Mom just grabbed a penny to tighten it.

Pardon her man hands, unfortunately there are no funds to hire a hand model.

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

Mancat Monday

Hi everyone! We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww…Mondays Blog Hop today. Polar Bear loves this toy rat from IKEA. He has one upstairs, but this is the first thing he goes for when he is visiting downstairs. He lives upstairs with his 2 wives, but they all visit down here when supervised. He is sweet, but likes to walk up to the other kitties and whap them with those big mitts of his.

All this heat and humidity is getting to me so I am only doing one hop today. I do want to tell you about a new cat blog, I am not being paid to tell you, but I like to help new bloggers, especially when I like their mission. They want to help spread the word that cats should not be thought of as bird killers when there are plenty of other things that kill birds. Also, the strong bond between humans and cats. It is called Cats, People and the Environment.