Phoebe Thursday

Hi everyone! I hope you all realized that photo you saw of me with Brody yesterday was clearly photoshopped. dscf2622-2 OK, I admit it, Brody is starting to grow on me like a wart. I got to see Grammie Tuesday and Wednesday. I love her so very much! I spent lots of quality time in the kitchen with her and we played cards.

Today is Sammy’s Poetry Day featuring the letter P so Mom decided to write a poem for all 3 of us girl kitties that have names that start with P. Polar Bear will have to wait for his poem.

Phoebe

The day I met you, it was love at first sight
sadly, I couldn’t bring you home that night.
With you I was smitten
but, you were going to have a kitten
For three months I had to wait
all the while begging my mate.
Then one day he gave in
I went to get you with my kin
You were full of trust
needing no time to adjust
all the other cats loved you
and you loved them too.
Phoebe, I love you with all my heart
I never want to be apart.

Prancie

You showed up on
the coldest night of the year
and warmed our hearts.

Penny

I found a Penny
I picked her up and now
I have such good luck.

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Today is the next to the last day for P.S.Annie’s 19-Somethin Challenge.The question is:Were you into Star Trek or Star Wars or both? Mom wasn’t into either—until she met Dad and he had her watch all the Star Trek movies ( she fell asleep for some). Now she is quite the Trekkie and decorates Dad’s Star Trek Christmas Tree for him every year. To see it click here

And here are the Friendly Fill-Ins for Friday, Mom came up with the first two and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader came up with the second two.

1. _______________________ a __________________________________.

2. My favorite magazine is ____________________________________.


3. Recently,                                       .

4. Even though                                , I                                   .
I will see you on Sunday and I am going to have a giveaway.

 

Mostly Wordless Wednesday

Hi, I am going to be mostly wordless except for P.S.Anie’s 19-Somethin Challenge. The question is: When was your first date? My junior prom, I was a late bloomer.

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Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop

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#CHEWYINFLUENCER

Hi everyone! We have a Chewy review for you today, but first I want to thank everyone for their responses yesterday to my question(s). I am thankful to be a part of such a caring group of people who value cats ( and all animals). When I told my therapist that most people I knew felt the way I do about cats, he doubted it , but now I have plenty of proof that you do. We all value our furbabies and feel quality of life is top priority before expenses. Now on to that review.

This month we tried Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets Venison and Green Pea Formula Canned Cat Food. It is on sale for $18.96 for 24 cans ( 3 oz.), it comes in larger cans too. To order click here and remember shipping is always free on orders over $49*

There are quite a few ingredients for limited: Venison, Venison Broth, Venison Liver, Ground Peas, Natural Flavor, Venison Meal, Salmon Oil, Canola Oil, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Dicalcium Phosphate, Guar Gum, Salt, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Flaxseed Meal, Kelp Meal, Cranberries, Dl- Methionine, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Carrageenan, Yucca Schidigera Extract.

Prancie has food allergies so I especially  wanted this for her:

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It was a hit with 10 out of 13. The other 3 were excluded because Sammy has a special diet, Joanie spews when she eats canned food and KaTwo will only eat dry food.

*We received this food for free from Chewy in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are our own.

We are joining the Chewy Blogger Hop hosted by Sugar Golden Woofs and Oz the Terrier

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And the question for P.S. Annie’s 19-Somethin Challenge is:What do you remember most about the year you turned 19? I met my hubby that year 🙂

 

A Question For All

Hi everyone! This week I am skipping some hops to ask an important question, but first I need to give you some background. I know I have written before, but just in case you are a new reader I will fill you in. In 2010 when I reached the magic number of 15 cats and the end of my hubby’s patience, I started to see a therapist. I never want to be a hoarder, I want to help cats and I need to be able to care for the ones I have and give them a clean place to live and medical care. Since then I have never surpassed the number 15.

During these past 6 years, I have spent a small fortune on my cats to keep sick ones alive. I am always willing to use my maximum credit card limit if there is any hope of helping one of my cats. Last week, my therapist told me about some people he knows that are financially better off than I am, but they set a limit on what they would spend to save their cat. He said they love it, but it is “just a cat”. This really angered me and I told him that I hope karma bites those people in the *ss. I also told him I am glad that the people I know realize there is no such thing as “just a cat”. Their lives matter as much as a human one. I don’t understand how anyone could spend any time with a cat and not feel this way.

My question for all of you is- would you set a limit on spending because it is just a cat? I realize most of us do have to make money based choices, but that is to meet basic needs, I am asking if you could afford to spend any amount would you still set a limit? And do you think in the terms of “just a cat”? I appreciate everyone’s input even if you don’t agree with me ( although, I am hoping you do). Thank you!

And P.S. Annie’s 19-Somethin Challenge Question is What is Something About Your Younger Years you would not change? I would not change the time spent with my grandparents, I do wish they lived longer.

 

Selfies with Billy the Time Cat’s Scarf

Hi everyone! We are joining The Cat on my Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop with some special selfies. We are participating in our friend Billy the Time Cat’s Traveling Scarf. Mom got 8 of us to try it, but first a couple things…..

My Grammie brought me us a bag of treats on Thursday and I got to see her Saturday too. I love her so very much.

Joanie and Sammy want to thank Pipo and Minko for their beautiful birthday cards.

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And the question for P.S. Annie’s 19-Somethin is : If you could go back in time to your childhood, would you? Mom says no way, she wouldn’t want to mess up the timeline because she is very happy where she is now. ( She watches too much sci-fi).

And now for those selfies:

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So who wore it best?

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Saturday is Art Day

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and Rascal and Rocco’s Pet Parade today. For our art, I used pho.to and chose a Fall background and a  frame.

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And for P.S.Annie’s 19-Somethin’ Challenge the question is: Is there another song that makes you reminiscent of your teenage years? No particular song, but anytime I hear a song by Boston, Journey, Chicago or Billy Idol it reminds me of my teen years.

October is almost here and Penny’s boyfriend Toby told us about a fun challenge we are going to join.  Here is the link.

 

 

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 20

Hi everyone! Time for Friendly Fill-Ins , if you don’t have time to post about them or you don’t have a blog, feel free to answer in the comments. I came up the the first 2 and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader came up with the second 2. And please remember to add your link on her blog.
1. The last movie I saw at the theater was _________________________________.
2. The title of my autobiography would be _____________________________________

3. I would love to learn                                   .

4. I am glad that I learned                                    , because                           .
My Answers:
1. The last movie I saw at the theater was STAR TREK BEYOND IN JULY.
2. The title of my autobiography would be : I AM NOT CRAZY, I JUST LOVE CATS.
3. I would love to learn TO WRITE MORE CREATIVELY, I CAN NEVER THINK OF THE RIGHT WORDS.
4. I am glad that I learned ALGEBRA, because I REALLY HAVE — USED IT. I WAS A HIGH SCHOOL TUTOR FOR 12 YEARS AND — USED IT OFTEN, I ALSO — USE IT TO CONVERT RECIPES.
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And for P.S. Annie’s 19-Somethin’ Challenge the question is:How old were you when you bought your first car? The first car I bought was a 1990 Honda Civic which I had until 2004 when I got my Hyundai Elantra that I still have- I don’t drive far so I keep cars a long time.

 

#Remember the Rescue

Hi everyone!  I have so much to tell you, but first I want to remind you that today is #Remember Me Thursday to bring awareness to all pets in need of forever homes. Click here to learn more about it. Several of us came from shelters, Joanie and Sammy came from Second Chance and Snowball and KaTwo came from the Secaucus New Jersey Animal Shelter.

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Mom entered Snowball’s photo with the hope of helping the shelter win much needed food. If you have a pet from a shelter, you can enter on the website or just post a photo on Instagram or Twitter and label it #RemembertheRescue.

I got to see Grammie yesterday and she will be here today to feed us snacks cat sit while Mom and Dad are out. I love her so very much.

And Sammy wants to thank his friend Sammy K. for his birthday card:

sammypbirthday2016  it is also time for Sammy’s poetry Day featuring the letter O. I have written a haiku for my purrince.

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I love my purrince
he is my one and only
I am so blessed

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And I will let Mom answer the question for P.S. Annie’s 19-Somethin Challenge is When did you first live on your own? Did you buy or rent your first home?  Does living in the college dorm count as living on your own? If so, I was 18. I lived at college for 4 years, coming home for the summer and a lot of weekends too. After college, I lived at home for a year until I got married and then moved in with my hubby. Fortunately, he already owned a home and I hope we will be here for the rest of our lives. Here is a photo taken right after the new roof and siding were put on in 2010.

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And here are the friendly fill-ins for tomorrow:

1. The last movie I saw at the theater was _________________________________.
2. The title of my autobiography would be _____________________________________

3. I would love to learn                                   .
4. I am glad that I learned                                    , because                           .

 

Guest Post with Cat Scout Maggie

32-Maggie-Cougar-Nov-2015Hi everyone! We usually have a guest post every other week, but Cat Scout Maggie was so excited to tell you about some new books that she is with us this week. Take it away Miss Maggie.

Thank you, Auntie Ellen, for giving me the opportunity to give 4 paws up for two new great books!  Hi, everyone!  We have recently heard two authors interviewed on public radio, and their books have also been reviewed in various newspapers.  These two books should definitely join your libraries!

Pets on the Couch, by Nicholas Dodman, DVM and professor at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Dodman has written several books about animal psychology and behavior, and this one takes us into the inner thought processes of some of the pets he’s cared for over the years.  While they’re not all cats, the book certainly includes cats!

Dr. Dodman discusses pet problems and solutions in a very down-to-earth way, so our pawrents can maybe help solve some of our challenges and foibles!  The pioneering veterinarian and author of the New York Times bestseller, The Dog Who Loved Too Much, and the national bestseller, The Cat Who Cried for Help, recounts his stories of treating animals for human-like problems, while discussing his amazing breakthroughs with the new science of One Medicine.pets-on-the-couch

” Inspiring, sometimes heartbreaking, and utterly fascinating, Pets on the Couch demonstrates how what we share with our animals can only lead us to a greater appreciation for them—and our mutual bonds.”    book review excerpt

 

The Trainable Cat, by writer John Bradshaw and Sarah Ellis, feline behaviorist.  Mr. Bradshaw has published other books about dog and cat behaviors, and he has teamed up with Ms. Ellis to tackle our feline challenges!!   This book covers many cat behaviors that can be solved, including litter box problems, introducing new cats into the household, and dealing with cat phobias and eccentricities!  Wow, maybe our pawrents should NOT read it.  Can we possibly be tamed?thetrainablecat

 

 

Happy reading, dear 15 and Meowing Fans!

Thank you Maggie, I plan to read both of these books.

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Purrball Meets Burrball in Brazil

Hi everyone! I have an adorable children’s book to tell you about today. Purrball Meets Burrball in Brazil by Anne Zoet is the sweetest children’s picture book I have seen in a long time. The illustrations are adorable and I love that Purrball is blue. dscf2581-2

Purrball’s family ( a Mom, Dad and little boy named Darryl) are moving to Brazil for a year. When they arrive at the airport, there is an earthquake and Purrball runs away. He ends up in the jungle and befriends a sloth he names Burrball.

I like how modern the story is which includes a cell phone. I also like how they keep Purrball in the plane with them instead of in cargo. I look forward to more books about the adventures of Purrball and Burrball. You can even go to their website purrballandburrball.com and download puzzles and mazes for children. This book is for ages 3-9, but I am going to start reading it to “The Great One” now even though she is only 10 months old. I guess I will have to wait a while for her to do the puzzles though 🙂

You can order your own copy from Amazon.

*Disclaimer: I was given a copy of Purrball Meets Burrball for free in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are my own.

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