Happy Halloween!

Hi everyone. Before we show our Halloween costumes, I have a Prancie update. She is improving and can walk pretty well, just a little unsteady. The vet did not think she had a stroke. She thinks it is vestibular and possibly from an ear infection. She had an antibiotic shot and has ear drops. Thank you all for the purrs and prayers.

First off, black cats don’t need costumes, they are perfect just as they are. And Polar Bear is impossible to dress so he decided to pose with a ghost.

The other eight went with an ocean theme.

Sammy as Popeye with Olive Oil and Sweet Pea ( actually, it is a sugar snap pea).

 

Emmy is a penguin

Penny is a crab ( she is mad that she couldn’t do her tips today).

Millie is a pirate

Brody is an octopus

Joanie is the Gorton’s Fisherwoman

Prancie is a mermaid

( photo taken before she got sick)

KaTwo is a shark

Which one do you like best? Have a great day!

 

Sunday Selfies

This has been a sad week. Two of our friends have also gone to The Bridge.

Zuzu of Colehaus Cats

and Buddy of Jan’s Funny Farm

I want to thank you all for the words of comfort, emails, cards and prayers on the loss of Phoebe. I am truly blessed. I also want to thank The Cat on My Head for dedicating Sunday Selfies to Phoebe. I am sharing the beautiful badges many of you have made. I apologize if I forget anyone, if I do, please let me know.

From Ann of Zoolatry

From One Spoiled Cat

From Pipo and MJF

From McGuffy’s Reader

Madi made this along with the OTRB post

Four-Legged Furballs’ Mom made a drawing and a  wonderful poem, you can read the poem on their blog

And her Purrince wrote a beautiful poem:

“PURRINCESS PHOEBE”
All most 3 yearss ago
mee asked a kitty gurl out!
Shee said ‘Myeah’ to mee…
for mee there was no doubt!!!
After thee ferst date
mee asked her to bee mine,
Shee was berry sirprized
an said that wood bee fine!
An then mee made her a Purrincess
an pledged mee luv to her….
thee last 2 yearss were amazin
all tho’ now sort of a blur!
Wee went on many datess an
had sleep overss inn our dreemss.
Wee were all wayss together
an now iss emptee it seemss.
It’ss onlee been 4 dayss
since Purrincess Phoebe went away….
It seemss like an eternity
Mee luvss her more than mee can say!
Where efurr you are Purrincess Phoebe,
you will live inn mee heart.
You will ALLWAYSS bee mee Purrincess
you were frum thee berry start!!!”

bye Purrince Siddhartha Henry inn memoree of <3 Purrincess Phoebe

 

Comments are shut off, you have already done so much to help me heal. Thank you.

 

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Remember Me Thursday

Hi everyone! Thank you for all the words of comfort you have left on the loss of Phoebe.I will answer all your comments soon. I am still taking a break , but will return for our regular posts on Monday. I didn’t want to miss this special day because it is so important.

Today is Remember Me Thursday, the day we remember those in shelters still needing homes. Some will die in shelters before they ever get their forever homes.

KaTwo and Snowball spent 2 years in The Secaucus New Jersey Animal Shelter before I adopted them.I wish I had more than 4 years with Snowball, but I am thankful for the time we had.

Joanie and Sammy were also in a shelter when I adopted them. I went for Sammy, not knowing he had a sister, but once I saw her, I wasn’t leaving her behind. Please spread the word to adopt from shelters.

You can help your favorite shelter to win prizes( lots of food) in 3 ways:

  1. Take a photo of your rescue pet and post it on Instagram #RememberTheRescue and #RememberMeThursday.
  2. Post the photo on Twitter too with the same hashtags as above.
  3. Upload your photo to the website. Click here.

 

Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

Hi everyone! Today we are skipping the usual Monday blog hops because it is Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day started in 2015 by Deborah Barnes of Zee & Zoey.

This is a special day to remember all our furbabies waiting for us at The Rainbow Bridge. They have all left their pawprints on my heart and will never be forgotten.

KaChoo, my first cat ( 1994-2010)-this is her last photo , taken at TUFTS when I was visiting her.

Barney   left us 3/ 2013

  Lucy 9/11/2015

  Stinky 1/2016 Spooky 4/2016 Snowball May 2017

Please visit the blog hop at Zee and Zoey’s  see everyone’s posts for today.

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Black Cat Appreciation Day!

Hi everyone! Today we are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. We are thankful for the black kitties in our lives. I am also thankful that my Grammie FINALLY came to see me. I love her so very much!

Noel Jinx Tallulah

  Angel Spooky

We are proud of Spooky, his story was chosen to be in a new book all about how wonderful black cats are called Black Cats Tell All.

To learn more about where and when you can purchase it click here

And I am most thankful for my beloved purrince. He is a handsome panther too! To visit him click here.

And here is my poem for Sammy’s Poetry Day, featuring the letter J.

JERK
My brother Sammy has a quirk
he is a bit of a jerk
One night he sleeps on mom’s head
the next, he poops on the bed
He thinks he is a cool dude
and steals everyone’s food
You may think he is a perfect Cat Scout
but at home he is bad without a doubt.

  Now Brody move! You are on my new favorite spot.

PS: Here are the fill-ins for Friday. Mom came up with the first 2 and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader came up with the second two.

1. If someone were visiting my area, I would recommend a visit to _________________________.

2. My favorite room in my home is _________________________.

3. Back-to-school time makes me think of                               .


4. My favourite year of school was                         , because                                 .

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Friendly Fill-Ins Week 62

Hi everyone! Today is Phoebe’s Gotcha Day!!! I got her 14 years ago. My Mom drove and my niece was there too. My niece had just finished her freshmen year in high school and now she has been out of high school for 11 years and is married with a baby-time flies by too quickly. To read Phoebe’s story click here.

I love you Phoebe!

Now for the fill-ins, be sure to add your link at McGuffy’s Reader if you wrote a post with them. You can also answer in the comment section. Thanks to all who participate.

1. My inner child_____________________.

2. My favorite month is ________________.

3. My favourite commercial is                       , because                                .

4. Personally, I don’t care for                                     .

My answers:

1. My inner child is out all the time, I need to find my inner adult 🙂

2. My favorite month is October, I love the Fall, Halloween and cooler weather. Plus my Mom’s birthday and my wedding anniversary is that month too.

3. My favourite commercial is the Sheba Perfect Portions commercial where the man is with a woman, but the cat stares at him and he gets up to feed it. I am sure that could happen.

4. Personally, I don’t care for anyone that doesn’t like cats.

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Happy 4th of July!

Joanie

Phoebe ( this is an older photo of Phoebe, but I love it).

We hope you all have a relaxing day!

Happy Canada Day!

Phoebe’s Purrince lives in Canada as well as many of our blogging friends so we want to wish you all a Happy Canada Day!

We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop.

Cat World Domination Day

Hi everyone! Today is Cat World Domination Day- I am sure your cats reminded you of this. I used this same globe last year with just Phoebe’s photos. This year, I used 7 of my cats- can you guess who they are?

Sparkle started this special day and now Summer continues it.

We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop

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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 blog hop and Comedy Plus’ Awww…Mondays. But first, I will list my three things I am thankful for today.

I am thankful for central air and that it is actually working. I am thankful that my niece is so sweet and brought a Father’s Day gift over for my hubby ( Uncle David) and I am thankful that Pipo and Minko’s Mom copied and pasted my post from last Monday for me. The one that GoDaddy stole and never gave back. Now I don’t have to waste brain cells trying to rewrite it.

I am sure many of you have heard of Norton the cat and read the 3 books his owner, Peter Gethers wrote about him back in the 1990’s. I wrote about them during the 2016 A-Z challenge, you can click here if you missed it.

Peter Gether’s latest book is a memoir/cookbook about his wonderful Mom titled, My Mother’s Kitchen. She had been a stay at home Mom to her two sons and a dutiful wife to her husband then at the age of 53 she started a career as a chef. She trained with Wolfgang Puck and became quite famous herself, even authoring several cookbooks.

I enjoyed learning more about the entire family. His mother was truly amazing, surviving 3 kinds of cancers and a stroke. She proved that attitude really does matter in recovering from illnesses. She also loved cats and would cat sit for her son’s cats. Norton used to travel with him, but after he passed, the other cats did not.

The author wanted to honor his Mom by cooking some of her favorite meals. This gives him quite an education in cooking too and a chance to bond with many friends. I learned several cooking tips and I plan to try some recipes too. If you are interested in reading it, here is the Amazon link.

I chose Prancie to pose with the book because Norton was a Scottish fold and Prancie reminds me of one because of her ears ( hers was frostbitten though)

And today is also International  Box Day

Penny is our box lover in the family. Sometimes she gets so excited, she pees in them. She hasn’t in a long time though so maybe she outgrew it.