Ten Things of Thankful

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

Today is Rubber Duckie Day so our art was made at Facein the Hole-

Sammy with rubber duckies

Here are my 10 thankfuls:

  1. Thankful I have room in the attic to store the Christmas tree still standing ( I did remove the ornaments.
  2. free magazines from the library!

every January the town library gives away magazines. I scored some Writing ones, House Beautiful, HGTV, Prevention and some cooking ones too. It looks like I cleaned them out, but there were two tables filled with the, so I barely made a dent.

3. Warmer weather, from negative temps last week to 50’s this week.

4. Hubby was able to take our spiral Christmas trees out of the ground, I really thought they were going to be there until April.

5. Emmy was a meme on Savannah’s blog-click here.

6. Thankful that Angel Phoebe’s Purrince is currently stable, he has IBD.

7.Thankful that Emmy doesn’t need heart meds and her heart is not enlarged.

8. Also thankful that Emmy’s thyorid is fine, I already have 4 cats on thyroid meds.

9. For our ginger girl , Prancie ( yesterday was Kiss a Ginger Day so we gave her lots of kisses).

10. Joanie wants to do the last one-

I iz thankful that Gremmie uses the potty now.

Wordless Wednesday

Emmy and I thank you all for the purrs and prayers. The full report with the proper terms was not ready yet, but for now Emmy is good. She needs a recheck in 6 months to be sure he heart isn’t enlarged. I was told it was not a normal cat heart and not something they normally see. There was something wrong with blood flow, but I had pulled over in my car and didn’t have a pen and paper with me to write things down. I will explain it more when I find out.  We are also waiting on blood work for her thyroid, it was close to being hyperactive when I first got her. She sure is happy to be back home.

Comedy Plus Wordless Wednesday

#WW Curious as a Cathy

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Emmy’s Eye Envy

Hi everyone! A few weeks ago, we won a giveaway from Sweet Purrfections. Eye Envy is perfect for kitties that get discoloration under their eyes.This tends to happen to some Persian cats that have flatter faces. Emmy is not a Persian, but the vet told me she has a blocked tear duct.

*Disclosure-we won a 3 piece set of Eye Envy for Cats. We are under no obligation to do a review, but we like to spread the word about great products.

I just started using it on her, but I already think she looks better. The kit came with pads ( basically like eye makeup remover ones), a liquid and a powder. You pot some liquid on the pad to wipe under the eye after you have wiped it clean with a warm washcloth. Then you dab some powder on. It is all natural. If you are interested, you can get more information by clicking here.

Emmy is going for an ultrasound today. She has a significant heart murmur so I thought it would be wise to look into that. I have several cats with heart murmurs, the odd thing is Snowball is the one I lost to heart disease last year and she never had a murmur.

So much about Emmy is a mystery. The vet guessed her to be anywhere from 6-14 years of age. She has a faded spay scar, but there were no other clues to her age. I always have this odd feeling that I should not get too attached to her. It is too late for that though, I love my Emmy.

 

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 87

Hi everyone! Time for The 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.

1. My guiding word for 2018 is _____________________.

2. A house is not a home without ________________________.

3. I look forward to                         this year.

4.  I really need to                  , because                     .
My answers:
1. My guiding word for 2018 is minimize- I want to minimize my possessions and my weight.
2. A house is not a home without at least one cat ( you knew I would say that ) .
3. I look forward to my niece having her baby this year. She finds out in a few weeks if it is a boy or a girl.
4. I really need to lose weight, because I am fat.
We are also joining Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus.
It has been chilly lately so Joanie has on her sweater
and Millie does too. I put one on Emmy and she went into the closet, made some noises then came over to me to show me she got it off. 🙂

 

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.

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.

 

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?

#ChewyInfluencer

Hi everyone! Santa came to visit us early this year, actually better than Santa, it was a PetFusion 3-Sided Vertical Cat Scratcher from Chewy.

*Disclaimer-As a Chewy Influencer, we were given a PetFusion 3-Sided Vertical Cat Scratcher in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are our own.

Sammy got to it first and loved it.Emmy got a turn and tried rubbing it with her chin to claim ownership.

 Prancie even got a turn and enjoyed it.

Most of the cats have tried it and go for the bottom piece, but Sammy has used the sides too. Unfortunately, he is too quick for me to get a photo.

If you still need a great gift for your kitty, you have time to get one and they are on sale. Don’t forget, Chewy has free 1-2 day shipping on order over $49. To go to Chewy just click here.

 

 

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 83

Hi everyone! Time for The Friendly Fill-Ins Week 83. Make sure you 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 learning more about you.


1. The best part of last week was _______________________.

2. The worst part of last week was ____________________.
3.                               is a Winter project that I will be working on.

4. A holiday gift that I always buy for someone is                           .

My Answers:
1. The best part of last week was Sammy’s heartworm antigen test being negative
( although, I pan to get another one in a few months and an x-ray just in case a heartworm survives to adulthood).
2. The worst part of last week was worrying about Sammy.
3. Decluttering is a Winter project that I will be working on. I know I always write about decluttering and I start, but then life gets in the way. My husband is not very cooperative in this area either.
4. A holiday gift that I always buy for someone is a Fontanini nativity piece for my husband’s sister. We have been adding to her collection for 25 years, I had no idea there were that many people in Bethlehem.
  Emmy in her Christmas dress.

 

Letters to Santa-Part 1

Hi everyone! We are joining The Cat on my Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop. Here is part one (of three) of our letters to Santa.

Joanie wrote:

“Dear Santa, I wants real Gremlin. I promise not to get him wet or feed him after midnite. Love, Joanie”

 

Millie wrote: ” Dear Santa, I want a catnip carrot of my own. Love, Millie ”

Emmy wrote: ” Santa, With all the stuff going on in the news do you think it is wise to have kids sit on your lap in exchange for a gift? I will stick to gifts from Grammie and my folks.Emmy”

 Brody wrote: ” Dear Santa, I want Sammy to love me or at least stop beating me. Love, Brody”

Have you written your letter to Santa yet?