How I Spent My Summer Vacation Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Today Blogville is having a How I Spent My Summer Vacation Blog Hop. A few of my kitties wanted to participate so here they are:

  I became an adventure cat. I go on 2 walks with my folks every day ( except when it rains). And my Grammie visited me a lot- I love her so very much.

I went to Cat Scouts Summer Camp. I made this hat, climbed the Half Dome and had lots of fun with my Scout friends.

I settled into my forever home.

To see what all our friends did this summer, click here.

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Ten Things of Thankful

Hi everyone! Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop was canceled for this week, we will miss it and hope it returns next week.

We are participating in the Ten Things of Thankful Blog Hop

  1. I am thankful that I can sew ( a little) so I could j=help Sammy with his Cat Scout’s hat.

2. For witchery ( the stuff you use so you don’t have to sew something) , I did have to dust off the old iron though. I used it to get the tiny badges on Sammy’s hat.

3. I am thankful it is raining so I don’t have to go out at midnight and look for meteors. I usually don’t mind, but I need to get up early.

4. The reason I need to get up early is —I am going to IKEA! Finally!  With my niece and great-niece. I wish my Mom was going too, but she thinks it will be too crowded.

5. I am thankful Joanie got through her dental and a small bump removed on Thursday. I always worry when anyone I love is going under.

6. For my 49 free books I got on Monday.

7.Our first corn of the year from our garden-fantastic ( that is the actual name of it).

8. Spending time with my mom and the great one on Friday.

9. For a special Chewy package Phoebe will tell you about tomorrow.

10. I am thankful for all of the friends I have made through blogging, I am truly blessed.

 

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 66

Hi everyone! Time for 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, it is a pleasure getting to know everyone better.

1. Blind dates _______________.
2. _______________years ago, I _______________________.

3. I admire                         because                             .

4.                         makes me think                              .
My answers:
1. Blind dates can actually work out sometime. That is how I met my hubby, a friend of a friend thought we would be a good match-and she was correct. That blind date was June 4, 1989. I actually refused at first, but changed my mind a week later.
2. 25 years ago, I was planning our wedding and working as a mental health counselor. I only have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and still can’t believe I used to meet with mentally ill people and attempt to help them. They still had therapists and psychiatrists,  but looking back now I realize how unqualified I was along with the rest of the staff. This is probably why so many people with mental illness don’t get to function as well as they could.
3.I admire anyone who fosters cats because I know my heart won’t let me. Maybe I am selfish, but once something is in my care, I can’t give it up. I am sure it breaks their heart every time they have to part with a kitty, but they keep doing it and saving so many.
4. My inflamed ingrown toenail makes me think using scissors to cut my nails wasn’t a wise choice. 🙂
We are also joining Feline Friday which is currently being hosted by Comedy Plus.
My Sammy has been at Cat Scouts summer camp ( virtually) all week. Here he is working on a project of sewing a cap. Come back tomorrow to see how he looks in it.

 

Hooligan in a Can

Hi everyone!   Look at all the goodies I won at Cat Scouts. All I did was guess correctly on which horse would win.

  I guessed #5 because Mom made this photo of me on Faceinhole.com and I was on horse #5. Isn’t that cool?

This can of goodies is like a TARDIS, much bigger on the inside. I can’t believe how many goodies were in this can.

  Look at all this loot- there were 3 packages- silvervine, valerian and premium catnip. Plus a birdy that sounds just like a real one ( Jinx caught it and delivered it to Mom). There was a ball and a spring and a tin of kitty mints and a laser and a hexbug and a pouch of food too.

Thank you Denmaster! I promise to share- eventually.

The good news is your folks can get you your very own Hooligan in a Can too from Cat Scouts. You don’t have to be a Cat Scout to order one, but Cat Scouts is lots of fun and open to boy and girl kitties, any age , from any country and you don’t even have to have a blog. To be transported to Cat Scouts to order your own Hooligan in a Can just Click Here.

And who knows, you may meet that special someone at Cat Scouts like I did with Maggie.

We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop.

 

#PetPraising Selfies

Hi everyone! This week we are doing #PetPraising selfies that we plan to enter on Purina’s website for a chance to win a photo shoot and be featured on RealSimple.com.You should all enter too. You can print out a sign like we did or just upload your photo and add the sign on the website.

I got to see Grammie on Saturday. I love her so very much.

I wrote my second article for The Daily Mews. It is about how I have been trying to help Mom and KaTwo lose weight to no avail. Click here to read it.

Sammy had fun at the derby, here is a photo of him with beautiful Maggie.

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

 

 

Selfie Sunday

Hi everyone!   I am practicing my pole dancing for Cinco de Mayo. That is my favorite day of the year, Daddy gives me $5 and Grammie does too. All I need to do is a little pole dance and tip my head toward my collection cup.

I got to see Grammie on Saturday, she stayed with us while Mom and Dad went to an Open House at a local garden center. I love my Grammie so very much! I will see her tomorrow too-yippee!

Sammy thinks he is so special because his Delorean came in 3rd place for fastest car in The Cat Scouts Cardwood Derby and Jackson Galaxy was a guest judge. When Mom told Grammie she asked if there were more than 3 entries- MOL! Yes, there were at least 10.

  Sammy

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

Sammy

 

Pet Blogger Showcase and Selfies

Hi everyone! I know you are all waiting to find out all the information I got while I was spying.   First off, I found this. Sammy has been getting his car ready for The Cat Scout’s Cardwood Derby. He says his car is top secret, but I know this goes inside of it. I snapped a photo of him working on his car too. Can anyone figure out what kind of car he is building?

And I found this stuff :

  I think it has to do with the April A-Z challenge because I found an apple, banana, cork toy, donut, Easter egg, fortune cookie, goldfish and come other stuff too. The big theme reveal is tomorrow, but I think her theme is crochet.

Now, I need all your help to solve a mystery. Where are my shades? I haven’t seen anyone with them lately.

I got to see my Grammie on Saturday, I love her so very much. And guess what? My friend Bear Cat and his Momma featured me in The Pet Blogger’s Showcase. Many thanks to them.

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

Pet Blogger Showcase

Hi everyone! Sorry this isn’t a great photo, but Mom couldn’t get my latest photos to upload, sometimes she is pretty dippy. Like the other day when she filled the humidifier with a gallon of distilled water and then didn’t put the cover on tight enough. Sploosh! The floor is nice and clean now though- MOL!

I got to see my Grammie on Saturday. I love her so very much!

Sammy had a busy day at Cat Scouts on Saturday. He got to run the bobbing for fish booth. I am surprised that he didn’t eat all the fish. Thank you to Teddy’s Mom for this great photo.

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

Awww…Mondays

Hi, everyone! Today I am not joining the reading hop because I have nothing great to tell you about. I am reading, but nothing that I am thrilled with enough to recommend. I have been reading less books too because I scored a bunch of magazines at the library last week. Every January they clean house and give away the previous year’s worth of magazines. I was able to get HGTV, Prevention and some others too. I don’t take the entire year’s worth, I go through them and take some of each so there will be some left for others. I pass them along when I am done with them too.

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww…Mondays Blog Hop. All you need to enter is an awww worthy photo. Here is Sammy “shrimping” as it is called at Cat Scouts.

He even earned a badge for this.

Pumpkin Book Art

Hi everyone! Grammie wants to thank everyone for the purrfect birthday wishes yesterday, she read them all and they made her very happy.

For Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and for the #JHC, ( decoration is today’s word), I want to show you the pumpkin books I finally finished.

100_9730-1 100_9728-1I had been stressing about Joanie’s ear so I went a little crazy and made 10. I actually made 11, but I tried to dip one in diluted paint instead of spray painting and it did not go well. They were very easy to make, I found this video to have the best directions as well as a link to templates to use to cut out the books.

I used some larger paperbacks and some small ones. To decorate the smaller ones, I used a branch for the stem, on the larger ones, I painted it green on the book. I am hoping to make more this weekend. I have an old Grey’s Anatomy book I would like to make one for my Doctor with. I think it would be fun to match books with people’s interests to make them special.

Caturday Art

100_9749 Sammy got this cool neckerchief in the mail yesterday from Cat Scouts for participating in a Quest. He is very proud, it was his first quest.