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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Tubby Tuesday

Hi everyone! You are probably wondering why this post is titled Tubby Tuesday.

  Brody has been getting quite tubby. My hubby calls him Stubby because he does have short legs and a full body. I was going to make him a vet appointment because I know I don’t feed him enough for him to gain that much weight. I was wondering if he had a slow thyroid like me, but then my hubby caught him in action the other morning. I keep Phoebe’s food on a high cupboard in the hallway. I didn’t think anyone would go up there because it is very narrow, but I was wrong. He was up there wolfing down her grain. She likes to eat during the night so I keep it available because if I start opening containers , everyone will come rushing in and expect a snack. I am guessing he has been doing this for a few months which explains his weight gain. I know keep it inside the cabinet.

Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! I am joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. I got to see my Grammie on Wednesday, I love her so very much.

I am thankful that when Mom brought me to the vet Tuesday, they didn’t steal my blood. I just got a B-12 injection and an anti-nausea one. Mom talked to the vet about those and being that they are safe, I can get them every 14 days. The vet checked me and I wasn’t dehydrated so I didn’t need fluids like the last time.

I am thankful for The Crotchety Cougar Club, a place where all my older  lady friends and I can complain. Please read about it on Kali’s blog. And please pray for Kali because she hasn’t been feeling well. I am thankful that we gained two more members this week ( they are not listed yet on Kali’s post, but will be added soon).

I am also joining Sammy’s Poetry Day featuring the letter F.

Family
Some say family has to be blood
I tell them to jump in the mud
My folks and I don’t share DNA
but for my health they always pray
Brody may drive me nuts
but I love that little putz
Family are those that love you
no matter what you do

Brody and Prancie are pretty chummy

And here are the Friendly Fill-Ins for week 63. Mom came up with the first two and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader came up with the second two.

1. My favorite thing on my daily to-do list is ________________________.

2. My least favorite thing on my daily to-do list is ________________________

3. I could really do without                           .

4. I would love to have more                                    .

 

Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone. Before we start, I want to have a moment of silence for Gertrude of Marg’s Animals who left for The Rainbow Bridge on Monday.

I am joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop because I am thankful that we are finally rid of the sickness that we all had ( except Brody). And I will be seeing Grammie today, I love her so very much.

Brody wasn’t sick, but he didn’t escape a trip to the vet. He was due for a rabies vaccine. This week, Brody and I wrote a poem together for Sammy’s Poetry Day.

Damn Vet
Mom dragged me off the damn vet
I am starting to think I’m not her favorite pet
I admit I felt like crud
but those vampires shouldn’t have taken my blood
They gave me an anti-nausea shot
I guess that helped a lot
The next day Mom dragged me off too
please remind me to vomit in her shoe
I was given a rabies vaccine
by a lady whose name was not Maxine
To my lovely Leia I send a kiss
to Mom and the Damn vet a hiss!

Emmy also wanted to give writing poetry a try so she used one of the word choices, dark.

Dark
I only come out when it is dark
that is when I get my spark
When everyone else is sound asleep
I wander about not making a peep
In the morning toys scattered on the floor
to pick them all up is quite a chore
Maybe someday I will sleep at night
instead of sleeping while it is light

Do you like my shades?

Mom is participating in Wandering Through the Shelves TMP blog hop again this week, the theme is summer vacation.

  1. A Walk on the Moon ( 1999)- Set in 1969, a family goes to a Jewish summer retreat in The Catskills. Great music and incredible acting by Diane Lane, Liev Schreiber, Viggo Mortensen and a young Anna Paquin. This is one of my favorite films and it doesn’t even have Nicola Cage in it.
  2. Dirty Dancing ( 1987)- I think everyone knows of this one.
  3. Dirty Dancing (2017) – This is a remake of the original and made for tv, but it was pretty good. Abigail Breslin played Baby, I think she seemed too young for the part. The original came out when I was 18 so it could just be that I am so much older now that she seemed extra young. I did like the extra ending in this one.

And here are the fill-ins for tomorrow. I came up with the first two and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader came up with the second two. Please purr and pray for Annie’s beautiful cat, Chloe Jo , she has been having numerous health problems and was hospitalized for several days.

1. My favorite line from a film is __________________________.

2. Other than blogs, a website I visit often is __________________.

3. When I feel down, I                              .

4. If I could                         , I would                           .

 

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Selfie Sunday

Hi everyone! This was a tough week, we were all sick except for Brody. I think he must be a secret alien. I even had to go to the vet for fluids because I was dehydrated from being sick and with my kidney disease, I couldn’t get better without a little help.

Look what Grammie got for me as a get well gift. I saw her on Saturday. I love her so very much.

And Mom got me my favorite Cheese Party mix and I don’t even have to share.

This week, two of my friends featured me in The Pet Blogger Showcase. Thank you Bear Cat and Heart Like a Dog.

  Here is the alien, I mean Brody , dressed for The 4th of July.

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

Wordless Wednesday

Brody likes to hover above the couch, hoping I will share my snack.

#PMT photohunt @tonkstail

Comedy Plus’ Wordless Wednesday

Blog Paws Wordless Wednesday

#Chewy Influencer

Hi everyone. Today is Chewy day, but first we want to offer a moment of silence on the loss of our sweet friend Minko who sadly left his family on Father’s Day. Rest in Peace dear friend.

Here are my three things I am thankful for: I am thankful that the severe storms predicted for Monday were not bad, thankful that we didn’t lose power and thankful that my kitties get to try something from Chewy every month.

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*Disclaimer- We were given a bag of Blue Buffalo Kitty Cravings Chicken Crunchy Cat Treats for free in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are our own.

Sorry Mom, I am going to pass- I need to fit in my bikini.

Num Num Ooh, these are so good! Slurp!  Wow! KaTwo never eats treats and she loves these.

They are only 2 calories each, I guess I will try them. Very tasty!

And I can still fit in my bikini.

Here are the ingredients: Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Barley, Oatmeal, Peas, Chicken Fat, Natural Flavor, Glucono-Delta-Lactone, Potassium Chloride, Citric Acid, Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols, Oil Of Rosemary.

These must be good, all 13 cats like them. I don’t think that has ever happened.

If you want some, they are $2.79 for a 2 oz. bag. Click here.  And don’t forget that Chewy offers free shipping on orders over $49 so why not stock up on all your cats’ favorites.

We are joining the Chewy Blog Hop sponsored by Oz the Terrier and Golden Woofs.

 

 

 

Selfie Sunday

Hi everyone! You caught me sharpening my nails 

I saw Grammie Thursday and Saturday. I love her so very much! I even waited for her right by the door. Sadly, I have a lot of free time now. I used to spend a lot of time giving Snowball a bath.

I miss her so much.

Mom was so worried about Snowball that our 3rd Blogoversary came and went on May 23rd. It doesn’t seem like it has been so long since we got started. We are thankful for all the friends we have made these last 3 years. And I am thankful that my purrince found me too.

We are joining The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop and The Pet Blogger Showcase. Here are some selfies:

Little too close Joanie Brody KaTwo Prancie Penny Emmy or Oscar?

 

#Chewy Influencer

Hi everyone! This month my cats tried Merrick Backcountry Grain-Free Real Chicken Recipe Freeze-Dried Raw Cat Treats from Chewy. *

* Disclosure: We are part of the Chewy Blogger Program. We received the treats for free in exchange for reviewing them and spreading the word about Chewy. All opinions are our own.

 

These treats were a hit or miss with nothing in between. Joanie and Brody gobbled them right up.

Sammy loved them too as well as Prancie

KaTwo, Phoebe, Snowball and Penny did not like them . Nine out of thirteen is still pretty darn good though. They do break up easily to make them easier to chew. I just fed them as treats, but they can be added to the top of canned foods too.

The ingredients list is short which is always good:

Chicken, Chicken Liver, Dried Peas, Dried Potatoes, Gelatin, Salt, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative).

Chewy has them on sale for $2.72/ 1 oz. bag. And don’t forgetMerrick Backcountry Grain-Free Real Chicken Recipe Freeze-Dried Raw Cat Treats has free 1-2 day shipping on all orders over $49 so stock up on everything while you are there.

 

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Miracle Collars

Hi everyone ! A few of you knew what kind of collars Sammy and Brody had on in yesterday’s post because you have also used them.For those that didn’t know, I am eager to tell you because I like to share information that can help other cats.

My sweet Cat Scout, Sammy was getting to be very aggressive toward Brody. He has always chased him, but now he was making contact and getting Brody’s fur in his claws. He was also peeing on the bed once in a while too. Spraying Feliway helped a little, but not enough. Luckily, Teddy’s Mom, wrote to me about calming collars and how she heard they really work. I immediately called the local pet store, but they didn’t have any. After researching them online, good old Chewy had the best price of $12.98 for a 3 pack. I ordered them and they arrived in less than 24 hours.

The collars have phermones ( just like Feliway) and they also are lavender scented. I had read that lavender is calming, but I am sensitive top smells and was not thrilled by the scent. It was bearable though, I usually get an instant headache from scented candles, perfumes and  scented cat litter, but this didn’t give me a headache. I checked the 3 brands sold by Chewy and all are basically the same so I went with the Sentry brand after reading the reviews.

I was just going to put one on Sammy, but my husband thought if Brody and Sammy smelled the same, it would help. Brody used to be a little too frisky and chased any cat that walked past him. He just wanted to play, but the other cats got nervous. I am happy to say they have both calmed down a lot.

On day one there was a big improvement, but Sammy still went after Brody. I think it was more of a habit though because he started to chase him then stopped like he was thinking, ” why am I doing this?” It has been over a week now and we have a peaceful home. I am thinking of trying them on some of the other cats too like Jinx who hates other cats and KaTwo who suffers from feline hyperesthesia. Maybe I should try one too for when I go to the crowded mall on a weekend.

They are supposed to last a month and I will continue for a few months then I will see if they behave without. Even if I have to buy them forever, they are well worth the expense. Has anyone else used them and if so, were you as pleased with the results?

*This is not a sponsored post, I just wanted to spread the word about a great product.