Phoebe’s Contest

Hi everyone!

Ready for the contest? I am going to have you take a guess as to whether the new kitty is a boy or a girl. Also, does it have a microchip? I am sure many will answer both correctly so whoever does will be entered to win this catnip mat and crocheted turkey leg and baby rat.

Just answer in the comment section of today’s post. I will accept answers until Wednesday night at 9 PM ( EST). I will announce the winner in Thursday’s post.

Mom will be heartbroken if this kitty has a microchip, she is already quite attached. She has been able to brush the kitty and remove some mats. There was no fleas or flea dirt which is a miracle.

I haven’t seen Grammie since Saturday and I miss her. I love her so very much, I hope she visits soon.

 

 

 

The Big Fork and Spoon

What are these for Phoebe?

Mom and Dad are having a giant over for dinner, maybe he will eat you Joanie.

I am going to go hide.

She is so gullible. These were in the kitchen of Mom’s childhood home and she kept them when the house was sold in 2003. She is thinking about painting them and putting them in our kitchen- I say she should just put them away and leave the 1970’s in the past with the avocado colored appliances.

I got my cup all set for Cinco de Mayo. It says ” Tips appreciated. We do not accept coins.”

Grammie came to see me today and gave me my $5 for Cinco de Mayo. It was morning though and I don’t dance in the morning, but she still paid me. I love her so very much and I would even if she didn’t give me treats and cash.

Don’t forget to comment on yesterday’s post for a chance to win the A-Z crocheted items which will be split among 2 winners which I will announce on Thursday.

I am off to work on my U poem- any ideas for that?

 

 

Z is for Zeppelin

Hi everyone! I am such a dip that I forgot to post my Z for the A-Z challenge in Sunday’s post.  Z is for Zeppelin. I couldn’t find a free pattern so I made it up as I went along.

And now for the fun part, I am giving everything away to 2 lucky winners. Each winner will get 11 toys and 2 hats.Just leave a comment saying which item I made was your favorite. Phoebe will announce the winners on Thursday.

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

Memoirs are my favorite genre so I read Insomniac City by Bill Hayes even though I was not familiar with his writing before reading this. I can’t even put into words how much I enjoyed this book. Mr. Hayes lost his partner in San Fransisco suddenly then he moves to NYC and finds love again with Oliver Sacks ( another author I was unfamiliar with, but will read now).

I really enjoyed his style of writing and how he chose his words. Here is one quote, ” I’ve come to believe that a good cry is like a car wash for the soul.” Another quote after describing some books falling over and making a sound ” …..that sound alone is the reason to have books. May books never disappear. ” I also enjoyed his love of NYC and all the positive encounters he has with strangers.

I feel bad that I haven’t read any cat books lately, I will soon though. I think I spotted a black and white cat last night so I put out food and something ate it, but hubby thinks it was a skunk. Time will smell, I mean tell.

 

Animal Hearted

Hi everyone! It is getting to be t-shirt weather which is the perfect time to stock up on some cute cat t-shirts.

*Disclaimer: We received a $40 gift card to Animal Hearted in exchange for spreading the word about their products.

These are some of my favorites:

 

They also have specific breeds too:

And they don’t just have cat products, they have dogs, alpacas, frogs, chickens and guinea pigs too!  The best part is they donate 25% of proceeds to animal charities, they have a list of them on their website.

I used my gift card for the black cat shirt and also some items for a giveaway.

Just leave a comment on today’s post for a chance to win these goodies which include a bag, 2 car magnets and a key chain. Phoebe will announce the winner on Thursday.

And be sure to check out their website. Click Here

And for the A-Z challenge we have O for Octopus.

Today is one year since Spooky left us, we miss him every day.

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G is for Goldfish

Hi everyone! We are participating in Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and the A-Z Blogging Challenge.

  

Millie is making sure I put enough catnip in this Goldfish.

I think crochet is an art form so this is our submission. Plus, we are pleased to announce that one of our sculptures was featured in The Tabbies of Trout Towne Art Gallery. None of my cats would take credit for the work though.

Make sure you comment on Thursday’s Post for a chance to win an Easter mat and 2 catnip eggs.

It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

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

  Sammy hopes he is awww…worthy.

This has been a slow reading week. I read a Biography about James Gandolfini, but it wasn’t authorized by his family so I was not thrilled with the information the author gathered.

I am enjoying a book sale find, A Cat’s Life : Dulcy’s Story by Dee Ready. It was written in memory of the author’s cat that lived with her for 17 and a half years. I love reading about the bond between humans and their cats, they are all unique. It is available on Amazon new, used and a Kindle version too. Click here

Don’t forget to comment on yesterday’s post for a chance to win a St. Patrick’s Day catnip mat. Winner will be announced Tuesday.

 

Selfie Sunday

  “Watcha doing Phoebe ? ”

( Phoebe) Getting ready to wear the Queen Esther costume for Purim. You have to be special to wear it.

(Joanie) I iz special.

(Phoebe) Yes, you are special. You can wear it.

    Happy Purim to all our Jewish friends. If you want to learn about Purim, there is a great website called My Jewish Learning that has 9 facts about Purim. One fact is that Queen Esther was a vegetarian.

Did you see what I did there? I tricked Joanie into wearing the outfit. I am having a St. Patrick’s Day giveaway. Mom is going to make a catnip mat with this fabric. Just comment on today’s post to be entered in the giveaway. I will announce the winner on Tuesday.

I got to see my Grammie on Saturday. I love her so very much!

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

 

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Time for Plan Cee

Hi everyone! Today, I want to tell you about a great novel that is being released today.

*Disclaimer -I received a digital copy of Plan Cee in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are my own.

I am a fan of author Hilary Grossman’s blog and all 3 of her books. Plan Cee is the second in a series picking up right where Plan Bea leaves off. In Plan Bea, a woman and her mother heal their relationship. In Plan Cee, that woman’s friend is the main character. Cecilia seems to have a perfect life with a great job, loving husband and adorable twin boys.

At a wedding, she runs into her old flame that broke her heart. I am not going to give away any details about what she does. I will say that for most of the story, I hated Cecilia, but by the end I liked her. I know I can be too judgemental of people’s choices when I should only worry about my choices. This book made me realize that there are always reasons for choices we make and some have not been blessed to have had positive experiences as children and they carry that into adulthood.

A good book makes you feel strong emotions as well as making you think. I highly recommend Plan Cee as well as Plan Bea and Dangled Carat. Once again, Hilary Grossman doesn’t disappoint. Until March 11th, you can get a free digital copy of Plan Bea.

Click here for Plan Bea

Click here for Plan Cee

 

By day, Hilary Grossman works in the booze biz. By night she hangs out with her “characters.” She has an unhealthy addiction to denim and high heel shoes. She’s been known to walk into walls and fall up stairs. She only eats spicy foods and is obsessed with her cat, Lucy. She loves to find humor in everyday life. She likens life to a game of dodge ball – she tries to keep many balls in the air before they smack her in the face. She lives on Long Island. 

 

Hilary is also having a giveaway for a $25 Starbucks gift card. Be sure to enter, if you don’t like coffee, they have lots of pastries and if you don’t live near one, you can order online.

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Happy Gotcha Day Brody!!!!

Hi everyone! We are celebrating Brody’s Gotcha Day today, but apparently I have the day wrong. I was just looking for last year’s post about him and I now see it was February 23rd.

Here is the link to last year’s post.   This is one of his first photos, he was scared and got up as high as he could.

This is him now , all relaxed.

And now Brody has some things to say.

Hi, this is my first time getting to write. Thank you all for being my friends and making me feel so welcome. I want to thank beautiful Leia for being my girlfriend, I am so lucky.

  And thank you to my Pipo, Minko and Mr. Jack Freckles for this beautiful card.

Mom said I could have a giveaway to thank everyone for being so sweet to me. Being that Dr. Seuss Day is coming up on Thursday, I thought I would do a Dr. Seuss giveaway.

   There is a catnip mat, a blue water activated fish and a Cat in the hat styled hat. All you need to do is comment on today’s post and you will be entered in the giveaway. The winner will be announced on Thursday.

Phoebe said she isn’t going to call me a suck up anymore- isn’t that nice? And I want to say that I love Grammie very much too!

Mom says I can join Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays Blog Hop because I am awww..worthy.

Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! We are going to do lots of hops today. First off, we are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. I am thankful that I got to see my Grammie on Wednesday, I love her so very much. Brody is thankful too because Leia said yes to being his Valentine. If you missed her post, click here. thankfulthursdaybadge

And I am thankful for my purrince, he sent me a beautiful Valentine’s card with a lovely poem in it. I am such a lucky girl.

I am also joining Sammy’s Poetry Day, featuring the letter I.

Indoor Only
I am an indoor cat
I am happy about that.
I don’t have to worry about getting hit by a truck
that would really suck.
I won’t get stuck up in a tree
or get stung by a bee.
I wish you all would all stay in the house
even if it means not catching a mouse.

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One of our blogging friends, Curious as a Cathy, let us know about a fun hop on Wandering Through the Shelves. Each week you name 3 movies that go with the theme. Mom used to watch a lot of movies, not as many lately though, but she thought this would be fun. The theme this week is genius/prodigy.Here are our choices:

  1. A Beautiful Mind (2001) : Russell Crowe as brilliant mathematician John Nash who also suffers from severe mental illness.
  2. The Theory of Everything ( 2014): Movie about the life of the famous physicist Stephen Hawking.
  3. Snowden (2016): Movie about Edward Snowden and how he revealed NSA’s illegal surveillance techniques. Not sure if he is considered a genius, but after seeing the film and knowing how well he could program computers, he is a genius in my book.

And now what you have been waiting to know- the winner of the first water activated fish is: Friends Forever! Congratulations to Allie, Ellie and Raz. I will have another giveaway soon for the other one and I am begging my Mom to order more being that they are so popular.

One more thing…the Friendly Fill-Ins for Friday. Mom came up with the 1st two and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader came up with the 2nd two.

1. My favorite kind of cookie is _______________________.
2. ___________________________ would play me in a movie about my life.

3. Love is                            .

4. For Valentine’s Day, I                                .