Happy Sweet Sixteen Madi!

Hi everyone!  Today is a special day in the Blogosphere, everyone’s BFF , Madi is turning 16. She asked that we all tell how we learned to drive or about a road trip.

My Dad taught me how to drive. I went to driver’s ed too, but my very patient Dad taught me and let me drive him around with my permit. My first car was a 1976 bright blue AMC Gremlin. It did not have power steering and it had a long hood so I had a lot of fender benders ( luckily no one was ever harmed). I even had shades to match the color of the car. 🙂

And now Joanie wants a turn.

  My brother, Sammy teached me to drive in his car.I am only 12 though so I am not old enough to drive-don’t tell.

I hear the Crotchety Cougars took Madi on a road trip.Click here

Living, Laughing and Barking in Our Backyard is hosting the hop-click here.

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

Happy Birthday Madi!!!!


Friendly Fill-Ins Week 95 /Dr. Seuss Day

Hi everyone! Happy Dr. Seuss Day! Time for the Friendly Fill-Ins, be sure to add your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also answer in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate.

1. My favorite Dr. Seuss book is _________________.
2. The most interesting person I have ever met is ______________.
3. Besides books by Dr. Seuss, my favourite book as a child was                       .

4. Lately, I have been working on                          .

My answers:

1. My favorite Dr. Seuss book is The Cat in the Hat. ( I am sure you all could have guessed that).

2. The most interesting person that I have ever met is my husband’s father, he was an inventor of hydraulic construction equipment with several patents.In addition, he was an avid gardener and a great cribbage player. I wish I had more time with him, he passed away in 1999 at the age of 91.

3. Besides books by Dr. Seuss,my favorite book as a child was Dolly Madison’s Surprise. It was my mom’s book as a child and I still have it.

4. Lately, I have been working on crochet projects for the A-Z Challenge in April.

We are joining Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus and The Dr. Seuss Hop hosted by Dory’s Backyard.



Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year!! We are joining McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks and Comedy Plus’ Awwww…..Mondays.

Our Spark for today is to remind everyone that we are all starting with a clean slate today so go for your dreams and take steps to make them happen- starting today.

And Brody wants to say thank you to all who donated to Toby’s dental. If you missed yesterday’s post about it, please check it out.And thank you to all who are purring and praying that it goes well.


There is a Santa Claus

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww…Mondays and McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks today.

Our Spark is a quote from Francis P. Church

“Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no VIRGINIAS”

We believe in Santa, even if he does smell a lot like Daddy.

Joanie Prancie

Emmy Sammy Brody Millie Penny Jinx KaTwo Tallulah Polar Bear


My you all have a beautiful Christmas spent with those you love.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving! Emmy here and this is my first one with the family so Prancie is letting me take over her post today.I am told we will have tasty turkey- he doesn’t look very tasty.

We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. I am thankful for my home and family even though the crazy mom lady is always hugging me.

Here is my poem for Sammy’s Poetry Day featuring the letter X.

Xander de Hunter
Xander is the purrtector of cats
this handsome boy wears many hats.
He reminds me of James Bond
but he is from our side of the pond.
There are many books about him

You can read mom’s reviews here and here and here.

Here are the Friendly Fill-Ins for Friday. We know many are busy with the holiday so please remember the link is open until Wednesday night. Mom came up with the first two and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader came up with the second two.

1. I start to decorate for Christmas/Hanukkah __________________________.

2. I prefer a ____________________ Christmas tree because ____________________.
3. The best thing about the holidays is                                              .

4. The worst thing about the holidays is                                             .
Have a Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful to all of you for your friendship!
Don’t forget to enter the giveaways if you haven’t already.


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:

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


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