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 Fun

Hi everyone! This week for Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop we made a meme. Our friend Savannah is looking for memes for her blog on Friday. Yesterday, she featured one of Joanie’s memes-click here to see it.

You can make memes on several editing sites. We went to the I Can Haz Cheezburger site to make this one of Sammy.

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You should give it a try and send them to Savvy.

We also want to tell you about our friend, Billy the Time Cat. He is sending his famous scarf out for anyone to try. You don’t have to have a blog, you can show your photo on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Click here to learn more about how to join in the fun.

And the question for P.S. Annie’s 19-Somethin Challenge is Do you Remember where you were when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded? I am ashamed to say that I haven’t a clue.

Phoebe will see you tomorrow.

 

More Button Art

Hi everyone! For Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop I have more button art. These 2 pieces are for a friend’s grandkids.

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I also want to show you what we won from Billy the Time Cat. His Mom is very talented and has an Etsy shop. This was for the 4th of July, but it didn’t arrive until the 5th( Stinkin’ postal service).

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It is a heart, but when turned it looks like my initial “EJP”.

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I attempted to work with these pixel beads and it was a disaster- you can see that post here.

There are several great pieces on Etsy including black cat coasters, Star Wars, Star Trek and Dr. Who items too .

Phoebe will be here tomorrow- I think I am in big trouble for posting that blooper photo of her yesterday.

 

 

 

Sunday Selfies and a Peanuts Giveaway

Happy Sunday everyone! This has been a busy weekend. As you know, we all dressed up for Halloween. We attended a lot of parties too.

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Some of us went to Billy the Time Cat’s Party. I am not the only one who turned his TARDIS into a pumpkin .If you want to know who helped, you will have to visit his site 013

The 3 tabbies ( Stinky, Prancie and KaTwo) all wore costumes to the Tabby Cat Club. And Sammy had a great time at his Cat Scouts party. He wore his Harry Pawter costume and he got to ride with his friend Lady Godiva ( Maggie) on her horse. sammypmaggieonhorse

And the best part of the weekend was I saw Grammie ! I love her so very much. And now time for a giveaway. The new Peanuts movie is coming to theaters November 6th so Mom bought this Fall Snoopy fabric to make a catnip mat, but she has been so lazy busy that she still needs to sew it. There will be catnip toys too- a turkey leg and some others. Just comment from today through Wednesday ( you can comment once a day for more chances).

I will announce a winner on Thursday. 017

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Guest Post From Cat Scout Felix

Happy Friday everyone! We are pleased to have Cat Scout Felix here today to tell us about another seacat. And speaking of seacats, many of you know that Felix’s Mom runs the Museum of Maritime Pets , I am now a proud board member.

33-Felix-Hat Hello, everyone!  We are very proud that Ellen has joined the Board of the Museum of Maritime Pets.  They’re getting ready to mount a travelling exhibit entitled, “Creature Comforts,” which will travel throughout the U.S. in 2016.  More into soon on the website www.museumofmaritimepets.org   Our mom has to confess that our Cat Scout duties sometimes conflict with her museum ones!!

Today I wanted to relay another heartwarming kitty rescue and human bravery story.  This one originated in 1899 in Liverpool, England.  Unfortunately, no illustrations of the humans or kitty exist, just one of the massive 3-masted commercial sailing ship Hawksdale which we are unable to reproduce here, due to technical problems with our scanner!  Registered in Liverpool, Hawksdale sailed to Hamburg Germany to pick up its cargo of 500 pianos, bound for Melbourne, Australia.

One of the ship’s crew was a 17-year old apprentice named Aubrey Chaplin, who was allowed to bring his pet cat Freddy on board for company and as a pest-controller.  Captain William Steele and the crew liked the kitty very much, and he was allowed the run of the ship, always bunking with his master at bedtime. Freddy was a marmalade, and you know how friendly they are!

A few days after leaving Hamburg, Hawksdale encountered gale-force winds, and she went off course, running aground between Margate and Clacton-on-Sea, on England’s East Coast on the North Sea.. The crew attempted to launch one of the ship’s three lifeboats, but it capsized and three crew members drowned.  A second lifeboat broke from its fastenings and disappeared.  The sails were torn to pieces, and the masts were in danger of collapsing.

The crew feared for their lives, but their distress signals were finally picked up by the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution – equivalent to our Coast Guard).  The lifeboat crew approached as near as possible to the grounded ship, and after several attempts and many long arduous hours, Hawksdale‘s crew were all lifted to safety….except Aubrey, who realized at the last moment that he had forgotten his dear cat, still belowdecks.

Despite the urgings of the RNLI’s crew, Aubrey didn’t jump to safety, but he disappeared below to retrieve Freddy, who was asleep in his bunk.  Aubrey put him into a nearby sack, so he could not escape, and the two jumped to safety into one of the two waiting lifeboats.

Aubrey sustained a serious injury while jumping, and in the meantime, Freddy in his sack was nearly submerged in the water that had washed into the lifeboat.  His master had the presence of mind to “come to” and squeeze the water from the sack, holding it tightly for the nearly four hour (15 mile) trip back to shore at Clacton.  Aubrey didn’t know at that point whether Freddy was still alive, because there was no movement in the sack!

Twenty four crew were saved from Hawksdale, and Freddy was weak, but soon resuscitated with some warm milk.  He was taken in by Aubrey’s parents, never to set sail again.

Hawksdale‘s cargo was mostly salvaged by various tug and rescue boats, but the ship was a total loss.  Captain Steele lost his commission, but was later allowed back into service. In the meantime, young Aubrey chose to continue his maritime career, and he was given special leave from his new ship to travel to Dublin, Ireland, where the Lord Mayor and other dignitaries presented him with a silver medal from the Dublin Home for Starving and Forsaken Cats, in recognition of his bravery saving Freddy:

      “Presented to Mr. Aubrey F. Chaplin by Miss Alice M. Swifte, founder of the Dublin              Home for Starving and Forsaken Cats, in remembrance of his brave conduct in             saving the life of a cat, at the risk of his own, in time of shipwreck.”

The obverse of the Medal featured an engraving of a cat and his name, “Freddy.”

Thank you Felix for that amazing story.

Please stop by and visit Billy the Time Cat 

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His Mom tried to rescue this poor feral .

 

 

Black Cat Themed Giveaway

Happy Monday everyone! Monday is fun and games day and we also have a black cat themed giveaway. I love to decorate for Halloween and my 4 black cats are the best decorations- year round.

I bought a kit at Michael’s to make a black cat out of beads that melt. Flat Scout Charles helped me when he was staying with us.003It looked so simple, you follow the diagram and place the beads on the orange board. Then you cover it with the special paper that came in the kit and run your iron over it. The beads melt together and you have a cat- NOT! 003As you can see, many of the pieces didn’t melt and fell apart. Luckily, I know someone who is a pro at this and she has an Etsy store. Billy the Time Cat’s Mom makes all kinds of items from magnets to coasters and Billy recently modeled for some. You can check it out at the link:TCA shop . Billy’s Mom uses the money she earns with the store to pay for his insulin.

Now for the giveaway- Spooky is modeling with the loot.

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A catnip mat ( black cat print on purple) , black cat socks, a mini book with a black cat, a cookie cutter , a black cat pin and your very own bead kit to make a black cat. I will also include some crocheted catnip toys. Just comment today through Wednesday – winner will be announced Thursday. Comment every day for more chances. Good luck!017

Madi Monday

Happy Monday everyone! Today is fun and games day and we have been having lots of fun. Flat Cat Scout Madi was here all weekend. It was rainy so Joanie played Fish with her ( Madi won)

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Our friend Billy the Time Cat sent Phoebe and I a belated birthday gift. His Mom makes really cool items out of beads and she made us each a Dr. Who coaster:004She is very talented to do all the intricate work. My big fingers can’t even text with a cell phone. Here is the link to her Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/nz/shop/TCAshop . She crochets too and has some nice blankets for kitties.

Frolicat Pounce

Happy Monday everyone! Today is fun and games day and we have something fun that we won from our friends Dezi and Lexi (http://dezizworld.com/)- The Frolicat Pounce!

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Some of my kitties were not interested, but I still think it is a great toy. There are 4 playing levels and it will stop automatically which is a nice feature. Most of my kitties are older so I can see why they were not interested, it would be like giving a rattle to a teenager. The link is here if you are looking to buy one:

http://www.amazon.com/Petsafe-Pounce-Toy-White-Yellow/dp/B00FZF3OEO/ref=sr_1_2?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1439164626&sr=1-2&keywords=frolicat+pounce

My kitties also partied with our friend Billy the Time Cat this weekend- that kitty knows how to throw a party- you should visit him:

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And Sammy is back from his Cat Scouts trip to The Grand Canyon:

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Phoebe will announce the winner of the #selfie socks and some catnip toys tomorrow – she will also announce another giveaway for The Perseid Meteor shower August 11-13th. I have my fingers crossed for rain on Wednesday night or my hubby is going to make me go outside with him from 1-3AM.

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Friskies Pull ‘n Play Giveaway

Happy Monday everyone! We are having a giveaway for a Friskies Pull ‘n Play , but first today is fun and games day. The kitties had plenty of fun over the weekend.

Lucy went to Billy the Time Cat’s Wibbley Wobbley Timey Wimey party: http://www.timecat.agency/wibbley-wobbley-timey-wimey-part-3/

And Sammy had a great time at Cat Scouts-I didn’t even think he liked water: Sammy P boatSammy P jet skiSammy P surfSammy PSpecial thanks to Cat Scout Andy for the photos.

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My kitties love ours and we have one to give away. Just comment between now and  Wednesday- comment each day for more chances. Phoebe will announce the winner on Thursday. 043

Purrs and Prayers, Bill, FriendsFurEver (Small)Please purr and prayer for our friends’ Dad.

Father’s Day Selfies

Happy Selfie Sunday everyone! And Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s out there. I know I am very lucky to have a Dad, but any kitty that has at least one human love them is pretty darn lucky so even if you don’t have a Dad, don’t feel bad.

I am not a suck up lap kitty, I like to be petted, but I don’t do laps. Good thing because Dad’s lap is NEVER empty:

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And here is my selfie for the week:004Joanie has been showing off her tummy every Tuesday so I thought you might want a peek at my very touchable tummy ( it is softer too).

I got to see Grammie a lot this week, I love her so very much. She even told me she loves me so very much isn’t she sweet?

Our friend , Billy the Time Cat is having his monthly party so Spooky, Joanie and Lucy all joined in the fun:

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And the winner of the giveaway is Sammy ( https://onespoiledcat.wordpress.com/ ) Congratulations! 013( Joanie not included, but you will get some white grass seeds too).

And thank you to Ann of Zoolatry for this nice graphic:Fathers Day 6.21.2015CLICK BADGE TO VISIT THE CAT ON MY HEAD!