Brody’s Selfie Request

Hi everyone! We are joining The Cat on my Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop. Brody is here with his selfie and a request. His girlfriend Leia’s brother needs some dental work, he has some resorption which is painful.

We have donated a little, but want to do more so Brody came up with an idea. For anyone that can donate at least $10, we will send you some crocheted catnip toys as a thank you. If you donate $20, we will send you a catnip mat and some crocheted toys.*I know it is a tough time right after the holidays so no pressure, but we just thought this would be a good way to help. If you do donate, just let us know in the comment section. And please spread the word. Here is the link to the donate page-click here

*I can only afford to send to US addresses or it would cost more than a $10 donation- I apologize to my foreign readers. If you did want to donate though, you could choose a friend in the US to get the toys. Thank you!

Ten Things of Thankful

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and Ten Things of Thankful.

My art today is from Toby’s mom , Sabina. She made me these two beautiful pieces for Christmas and I am very thankful.

The first is a memory box that I am planning to put Phoebe’s bikini and Crotchety Cougar hat in for safe keeping.

She also made me this beautiful book with photos of my angel kitties. I can’t even imagine how long it took to make this. I love it!

Those were my first two thankfuls. And here are the rest:

3. Our open house was a lot of fun and we ended up with 21 guests.

4. I got to spend time with my mom, niece and great-niece this week. Usually, my niece is at work, but she had the week off this week.

5. A warm house and thermal underwear- it has been below zero some days this week and will continue to be that cold for at least another week.

6. I haven’t caught the bad cold my mom has had for weeks  ( I hope she feels better soon).

7. Everyone seemed genuinely pleased with the gifts I got for them this year.

8. Thankful that I do not have to deal with traffic jams often. We went to meet my hubby’s sister for lunch the other day and the turnpike was so backed up. My hubby was more upset than I was, but I reminded him that some people have to deal with traffic every day. This was only the third time in over 25 years I can recall being in traffic with him.

9.Bargains- I scored a huge container of Temptations for $2.48 at Target because it was holiday themed. I got some cheap cards and wrapping paper at other stores too.

10. Emmy- she cracks us up with her hoarding. Every night, she adds to her collection- last night she swiped a stuffed elf off a shelf on the entertainment center.

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 86

Hi everyone ! Time for The Friendly Fill-Ins week 86. Please 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. On New Year’s Eve, I __________________.

2. One goal I have for 2018 is ________________________.
3. In 2017, I accomplished                    .

4. I                 in 2017.

My answers:

  1. On New Year’s Eve, I go out for Chinese food with my hubby and another couple- at 5 PM 🙂
  2. One goal I have for 2018 is to self-publish a children’s picture book. I have written one about Prancie and another about Snowball.
  3. In 2017, I accomplished being published in a book thanks to Layla Morgan Wilde (Black Cats Tell All) and Deborah Barnes ( Makin’ Biscuits).
  4. I had my heart broken twice in 2017. Once when Snowball left us and again when we lost Phoebe.

We are also joining Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus.

Joanie is having a little trouble taming her Gremlin.

Throwback Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! Today, for Brian’s Thankful Thursday, I am going to show some photos of my Angel kitties from Christmas past. I am thankful for all the cats that I have had the honor of sharing my life with, these photos are just the 5 who have left us since I started blogging.

First though, Prancie has her poem for Sammy’s Poetry Day to go with this photo.

Loud booming noises
I am told they are pretty
can’t see under the bed

Lucy

Phoebe and SnowballStinky SnowballLucyPhoebe and Snowball spot SantaSpookySpooky Phoebe writing to Santa

Phoebe wondering if she had a a big enough stocking 🙂

Here are the Friendly Fill-Ins for week 86. I came up with the first two and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader came up with the second two.

1. On New Year’s Eve, I __________________.

2. One goal I have for 2018 is ________________________.
3. In 2017, I accomplished                    .

4. I                 in 2017.

 

 

Santa Was Good to Us

Hi everyone! We hope you all had a nice Christmas.

Sammy thinks Santa left him cookies

Grammie got me lots of treats

Emmy got a brown mouse in her stocking

Mommy got Daddy a telescope ( this is him assembling it)

 

Millie opened this big container of treats from Grammie

KaTwo got these toys from Grammie

And Joanie got her Gremlin, she named him Gremmie

We think maybe Grammie is the real Santa.

Mom even did something stupid for me to write about. She was making gingerbread truffles so she melted white chocolate in the microwave. She thought she set it for a minute and wandered off, when she got back in the room, the microwave was still on and she realized she hit an extra zero so it was set for 10 minutes. Luckily, it had only been 3 minutes, enough to ruin the chocolate, but she was able to save the bowl.

 

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

Noel

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

Christmas Eve

Thank you all for these beautiful cards.I have all the ones that were mailed to me on my table, under the glass.I am blessed to have such wonderful friends. Please let me know if I didn’t include your card, I tried to get them all. I am behind with answering comment and visiting blogs, but I will catch up soon.

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

This is Emmy’s first Christmas, she wants to know if this stocking is big enough?

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 85

Hi everyone! Time for Friendly Fill-Ins,don’t forget to add your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also answer in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate.

1. I can’t wait to see_________________________ open my gift to him/her.

2. I have had the same __________________ for _______________________.
3. I would not mind if Santa were to bring me                    .

4. On Christmas Eve, I always                     .

My answers:

  1. I can’t wait to see my hubby open my gift to him.
  2. I have had the same digital camera for 12 years.
  3. I would not mind if Santa were to bring me a cat or kitten ( my hubby would mind though).
  4. On Christmas Eve, I always host an open house, but this year is the first year that I am not because we are hosting it on the 23rd instead.

We are joining Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus.

How many cats are helping their Dad eat some cheese?