Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! I am joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. I am thankful for cat grass.

This is the one Mom grew for me and I still have the one Grammie bought for me.I haven’t seen Grammie all week, I miss her I hope she visits me today, I love her so very much.

Here is my poem for Sammy’s Poetry Day featuring the letter E. This week I went with a haiku.

Empty
An emergency
really, this is a crisis
my bowl is empty

My Purrince had a commentathon on his birthday to raise money for a feral cat group. I wanted to send him some of my money so Mom and I sent $10. We want to help him raise more money so I got Mom to do some sewing and crocheting.

  We are having a Flash Sale ( don’t I make a cute Flash?)  For anyone that donates $10 to the feral cat group, we will send you a catnip mat and 2 crocheted catnip toys ( a turkey leg and an ice cream cone). We only have 2 of these sets available so if you are interested just say so in the comments and I will send you the paypal information to pay the $10. Sorry, we can only do this for US residents because shipping is too expensive. Thank you to anyone that can help.

This is the fabric for the mats.

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. My inner child_____________________.

2. My favorite month is ________________.

3. My favourite commercial is                       , because                                .

4. Personally, I don’t care for                                     .

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Wordless Wednesday

  Dad, my perch is not level!

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It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

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

Back by popular demand is Joanie to try another book review.

The monkeys in this book are boring. If you want to read about monkeys, stick to Curious George.

Thank you Joanie, I think you need to ask your boyfriend Simon for some tips on writing reviews. He is an expert, if you want to see one of his reviews, click here.

Despite what Joanie wrote, I liked this book. My Mom recommended it to me because I have a “monkey mind”. This basically means I have an anxious mind that is always worrying . This book gives tips on spotting when one is doing that and how to stop feeding the monkey mind.

I am also reading Do Your Laundry or You’ll Die Alone by Becky Blade. It is filled with motherly advice, most of which my Mom has already dispensed to me over the years. It is a nice refresher though.

I also want to tell you about a book you shouldn’t read. Wherever You Go, There You Are by Annabelle Gurwitch really offended me. It is supposed to be humor, but I found the first few chapters boring. Then I got to the part where she writes about how she can’t feel sympathy for people that ask for prayers for their pets on Facebook. She then writes about Grumpy Cat and calls her a him. Because I was so cranked up about her Facebook comment, I decided to write to the publisher and complain that she made an error about Grumpy Cat and I was surprised an editor didn’t catch it either.  I have yet to get a response.

 

 

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Happy Birthday my Purrince!

Hi everyone! I am mad at my Mom, she told me my Purrince’s birthday was Sunday and it was actually Saturday. Plus she didn’t mail my package to him until Wednesday so it didn’t get to him in time for his special day. And, she thought it would be nice to put my paw print on his card so she stuck my paw in a purple ink pad and it got all dirty- plus it didn’t even make a good print-phooey!!!

Happy Birthday my sweet Purrince!

Grammie got him a gift too, but it is in the package Mom mailed late. I love my Grammie very much, I hope she comes to visit me tomorrow.

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

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Ten Things of Thankful

Hi everyone! Today we are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and a new hop called Ten Things of Thankful that I read about on Messymimi’s blog.

First off, Phoebe made this for her Purrince who turns 3 on Sunday.

And now to list 10 things I am thankful for this week.

  1. I got to go to the mall and lunch with my mom, niece and the great one on Monday.
  2. I had a quiet 4th of July with my hubby.
  3. Emmy and Joanie both had good blood work results.
  4. I scored some free magazines from the library.
  5. My friend Suzanne of P.S.Annie sent me a wonderful box of books for the great one and a Teletubbies dvd for her too. She also included some books for my hubby and I to read.
  6. I am meeting a friend from college for breakfast today.I am thankful for her friendship all these years.
  7. I am thankful that God gave me a wonderful mother who is such a caring person.
  8. Fresh zucchini from the garden- so good.
  9. A new top loading washing machine with an agitator,our machine broke again last week and this time my hubby couldn’t fix it-yay!
  10. I am thankful for everyone who is reading this.

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Friendly Fill-Ins Week 61

Hi everyone. Before we get to the Friendly Fill-Ins, Phoebe asked me to make an announcement. The Crotchety Cougars have lost their first member, beautiful Ellie of The Florida Furkids sadly left for The Rainbow Bridge Thursday morning. The Cougars have a tribute to her (click here) and you can visit her family ( click here).

Thank you to Kali’s Mom for this beautiful badge.

Ellie’s Dad needs some prayers too.

Here are the fill-ins, please add your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also answer in the comment section.

1. My favorite line from a film is __________________________.

2. Other than blogs, a website I visit often is __________________.

3. When I feel down, I                              .

4. If I could                         , I would                           .
My answers:
1. My favorite line from a film is Nicolas Cage in The Family Man, when asked by a child if he likes kids. ” On a case-by-case basis” . I always quote that because that sums up how I feel too.

2.Other than blogs, a website I visit often is Goodreads, almost daily. I like to enter the giveaways and keep track of what I am reading. I also visit Pinterest often too.

3. When I feel down, I eat junk food. Apparently, I do it when I feel fine too. 🙂

4. If I could rescue every cat in need, I would definitely do that.

 

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Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone. Before we start, I want to have a moment of silence for Gertrude of Marg’s Animals who left for The Rainbow Bridge on Monday.

I am joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop because I am thankful that we are finally rid of the sickness that we all had ( except Brody). And I will be seeing Grammie today, I love her so very much.

Brody wasn’t sick, but he didn’t escape a trip to the vet. He was due for a rabies vaccine. This week, Brody and I wrote a poem together for Sammy’s Poetry Day.

Damn Vet
Mom dragged me off the damn vet
I am starting to think I’m not her favorite pet
I admit I felt like crud
but those vampires shouldn’t have taken my blood
They gave me an anti-nausea shot
I guess that helped a lot
The next day Mom dragged me off too
please remind me to vomit in her shoe
I was given a rabies vaccine
by a lady whose name was not Maxine
To my lovely Leia I send a kiss
to Mom and the Damn vet a hiss!

Emmy also wanted to give writing poetry a try so she used one of the word choices, dark.

Dark
I only come out when it is dark
that is when I get my spark
When everyone else is sound asleep
I wander about not making a peep
In the morning toys scattered on the floor
to pick them all up is quite a chore
Maybe someday I will sleep at night
instead of sleeping while it is light

Do you like my shades?

Mom is participating in Wandering Through the Shelves TMP blog hop again this week, the theme is summer vacation.

  1. A Walk on the Moon ( 1999)- Set in 1969, a family goes to a Jewish summer retreat in The Catskills. Great music and incredible acting by Diane Lane, Liev Schreiber, Viggo Mortensen and a young Anna Paquin. This is one of my favorite films and it doesn’t even have Nicola Cage in it.
  2. Dirty Dancing ( 1987)- I think everyone knows of this one.
  3. Dirty Dancing (2017) – This is a remake of the original and made for tv, but it was pretty good. Abigail Breslin played Baby, I think she seemed too young for the part. The original came out when I was 18 so it could just be that I am so much older now that she seemed extra young. I did like the extra ending in this one.

And here are the fill-ins for tomorrow. I came up with the first two and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader came up with the second two. Please purr and pray for Annie’s beautiful cat, Chloe Jo , she has been having numerous health problems and was hospitalized for several days.

1. My favorite line from a film is __________________________.

2. Other than blogs, a website I visit often is __________________.

3. When I feel down, I                              .

4. If I could                         , I would                           .

 

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Wordless Wednesday

Phoebe’s mermaid costume has lots of sparkle. Actually Angel Lucy wore this in July 2014, click here to see.

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It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

Hi everyone! Today we are joining Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading and Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays blog hops.

First off, Joanie wants to try to do a book review. This book not about guinea pigs. They lied.

OK Joanie, we need to work on your reviews a little more. The Guinea Pig Diaries by A.J. Jacobs was not about guinea pigs, but it was a fun book. I enjoyed the author’s other books, The Year of Living Biblically ( he follows The Bible literally) and his other book about reading the encyclopedia from A-Z. In this book, he tries several experiments over the course of a year, including Radical Honesty, which lead to hilarious results.

Hillbilly Elegy : A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D.Vance tells about the struggles of the working class in Appalachia. I actually don’t think these struggles are unique to that area. I see many of the same things in my own small New England town including rampant drug use. In 2015, my town had the highest opioid death rate per capita in the state.

I am also reading Tinker Dabble Doodle Try: Unlock the Power of the Unfocused Mind by Srini Pillay . His book is the opposite of the advice we normally get to stay focused on something. He suggests we unfocus to yield more results. As someone who multi-tasks often, I was happy to read that is a good thing to do.

One more thing..Emmy wants to know if you like her hat?

 

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Selfie Sunday

Hi everyone! This was a tough week, we were all sick except for Brody. I think he must be a secret alien. I even had to go to the vet for fluids because I was dehydrated from being sick and with my kidney disease, I couldn’t get better without a little help.

Look what Grammie got for me as a get well gift. I saw her on Saturday. I love her so very much.

And Mom got me my favorite Cheese Party mix and I don’t even have to share.

This week, two of my friends featured me in The Pet Blogger Showcase. Thank you Bear Cat and Heart Like a Dog.

  Here is the alien, I mean Brody , dressed for The 4th of July.

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

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