A Challenging Saturday

Hi everyone! Thank you to all who participated in the fill-ins this week. I am planning to do every challenge, some will be much harder for me than others. I am introverted so meeting someone new with a similar interest and even smiling at someone are going to be toughies. I look forward to napping and going to the library though.

Messymimi’s challenge was to find 3 things to be thankful for each day this week.

I am thankful for having a nice and talented friend that gave me these 2 sculptures. If you like them, you can purchase a customized one on Etsy.

This one looks like my blog header This one looks like Emmy

 

I am thankful that we had friends over to watch a movie last night. And I am thankful for all my kitties.

The sculptures are art, so we are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. We are also joining The 200th Pet Parade!

Caturday Saturday

Hi everyone! I didn’t make any art for this week, but I have some art to show you. My friend, Jamie, the one who made my adorable blog logo and header, has been making some cool sculptures that he has for sale on Etsy.

This is a sample, he can make them to match your cat. If you are interested, here is the Etsy link.

While I am writing about Etsy, I want to tell you about 2 more stores.

Billy the Time Cat’s Mom has a store with crocheted items, pixel bead items and more. He needs some dental work so any sales will help fund that. Click here

I also just discovered that Toby’s Mom has an Etsy store with all kinds of items like vintage books and depression glass. Click here

We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop.

Caturday Art Blog Hop

Two more things…….on Thursday when I recommended the show, Pushing Daisies, many of you commented that you enjoyed it too. I wanted to let you know there was a Canadian show that Pushing Daisies was supposedly based on called Wonderfalls. It was about a girl who worked in a souvenir shop at Niagara Falls and things with a face ( stuffed animals, figurines, etc.) started talking to her. It was pretty good too, did anyone else ever see that one?

And last, but never least, Penny and her box. All the dates everyone guessed have passed so I took the names of everyone that guessed she wouldn’t pee in it ( Pix Under Oaks, Messymimi, Renee, Miss Mudpie and Swiss Cats) and wrote them on paper, crumpled them and had my hubby choose one. And the winner is: Rene from It’s All About the Cats. Congratulations!!!

 

Coloring on Saturday

Hi everyone! How many of you like to color? I have several cat coloring books, but never have time to color. I hope to have a chance soon. If you are looking for some fun and festive pages to color, please visit this Etsy site. For one price you can download a high resolution image as often as you want. These are made by the designer of my blog logo and you all know how cute that is.

Today’s word for the #JHC is Knock, Knock:

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Phoebe: Boo!

Snowball: Boo Who?

019Don’t cry Snowball, I love you!

We don’t technically have art today, but we told you about coloring pages so we are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop.

Phoebe is starting a Day of the Dead themed giveaway tomorrow so be sure to stop by.

 

 

Make a Bandana Pumpkin

HI everyone! I am joining Create with Joy’s Inspire Me Monday Blog Hop ( I know it is Wednesday). I am obsessed with Pinterest and found some cute pumpkins made out of  bandanas on SadieSeasonGoods. I changed it a little and made mine into a catnip/silvervine pumpkin.

100_9695 100_9722  I cut an orange bandana in half, then folded it inside out and stitched it on 3 sides with the sewing machine. I filled it with polyfil and catnip then hand stitched the top. Then I used embroidery floss* to sew some lines on the pumpkin. And to top it off I stuck a silvervine stick in the top for a stem. I got the silvervine stick from CatABliss on Etsy.

*I only let me cats play with this under supervision because of the embroidery floss. No one has tried to chew it, but you never know.

The word today for #JHC is blood, but I decided to go with eyeball instead. And the winner of Phoebe’s eyeball giveaway is : The Island Cats-Congratulations! 100_9687

And one more thing- pawTree is having a contest to celebrate their new line of treats and Superfood seasonings. You can enter a heart warming story about your cat for a chance to win a gift basket of products and $500 worth of products to the charity of your choice. Hurry the deadline is the 23rd! Click Here

Happy Saturday

Hi everyone! We are joining in Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. I want to show you the great art I bought from Four-Legged Furball’s Mom on Etsy.

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She is not only very talented, she is sweet too- she gave me this beautiful print because she remembered I had admired it on her blog. She also donates part of the proceeds to kitty charities and this month it is for one of my favorites, PAWS.

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Please check out her stores, I am sure you will find something you love. One is items she makes from “trash’ to “treasures”- would you believe the sign I bought is made with a coffee can lid? So appropriate for me, the coffee addict.  Click here The other shop is Doodle Downloads where you can download one of her adorable drawings for 99 cents. Click here

I have a cold or an allergy, but I can’t take any medicine for it because I am having allergy testing done next week so I can’t have any in my system. I have great nurses though.

The day shift: DSCF1859 Brody

and the night shift: DSCF1870 (2) Joanie

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.

 

 

 

Phoebe’s Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone!DSCF1716 I decided to try my paw at poetry again, I know I am not as good as Sammy, but I will try. This week is for the letter C.

Cat-A-Bliss catnip is the best
it passes every test
I get excited with just one whiff
don’t come near mine or we’ll have a tiff
Luckily on Etsy ,it is for sale
you can get your own in the mail

I haven’t seen my Grammie all week, she is busy with the great one- phooey! I love her so very much, I hope I get to see her soon. I am thankful to have such a wonderful Grammie so I am joining PepiSmart Dog’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

PepiSmartDog.com, pet centric

I am not looking forward to the start of July. Mom says it is her “birthday month” and she she bosses Dad around ( more than usual) and she makes Grammie go places with her like book sales. She is quite obnoxious, I could see a week, but a whole month? Wait a minute- July is my birthday month too! Dad, go pick me some fresh nip! Mom, I need fresh water ( every hour) ! Grammie, come see me!!

And the winner if my 4th of July giveaway is Lola the Rescued Cat!

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Mom asked me to give you the Friendly Fill-Ins for tomorrow. Mom came up with the first 2 and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader came up with the second 2.

Friendly Fill-In Statements: Week 8

1. I never thought I would miss _______________________________, but I do. 

2. Every 4th of July ______________________________________.

3. If I knew ______________, I would __________________.

4. I have trouble ___________________________.
I am going to rest up for my birthday month now.

Thankful Thursday Giveaway

Hi everyone! Do I look thin? DSCF1421 (2) I haven’t seen my Grammie since Saturday!!!!!! I love her so very much, I hope I see her soon. Mom and Dad are stingy with the treats.

DSCF1425  Mom’s Tiny Hats Book came in and she tried to make some. I don’t have thumbs and I bet I could do better.

DSCF1431 (2) DSCF1429 (2) The crown is OK, needs some bling though, but the Fedora needs more practice.

rednose  It is #RedNoseDay ! This is the best Mom could get out of us ( notice she is holding the nose on Joanie).

DSCF1423  I am thankful for all of you so I am having a giveaway. There is a catnip mat ( I am standing on it, don’t worry, I washed my feet). And 2 catnip ice cream cones ( they kind of blend into the mat). Just leave a comment between now and Saturday ( each day you comment counts as an entry).  The mat has catnip from Cat-A-Bliss on Etsy ( Purrseidon’s Preferred). If you want to buy your own nip, you can get 10% off with the code 15ANDMEOWING until the end of the month.

Tomorrow is Friendly Fill-Ins, here are the fill-ins for those that want to hop with us. If you don’t have a blog, you can put your answers in the comments tomorrow. Mom came up with the first 2 and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader came up with the second 2.

  1. Whatever happened to ____________________?
  2. I always ________________________ on Memorial Day ( or your country’s equivalent).
  3. I used to wish ___________________, but _______________________.
  4.  I just cannot _________________ , no matter ____________________.

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And today I am joining PepiSmartDog’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop:PepiSmartDog.com, pet centric

 

 

V is for Vi-Purrs

Hi everyone! Today is V day for the A-Z Blogging Challenge . I have been looking forward  to V because I get to tell you about one of my favorite authors. As most of you know, I prefer non-fiction, but I love all of Jeanne Foguth’s books which are fiction. I wrote about her Sea Purrtector Files last November and this is the latest in the series.

vi-purrs The Vi-Purrs is the third book in the series, there is also a short prequel called Lattitudes and Cattitudes which is currently free on Amazon-click here. Xander de Hunter is the 007 of the cat world and works for Catamondo. He is assisted by a fun mix of characters including, Mischief, a kitten in training who happens to love water. The author happens to have a cat that loves water, if you are not familiar with Purrseidon, you should visit her blog. And for a more complete description of the series click here.

Special catnip blends are written about in these books so the author’s daughter decided to make her own blends, you can read about that by clicking here. My cats have been “testers” and all the blends they tried were enjoyed. The great news is that there is now an Etsy store to purchase these Cat-A-Bliss blends. I purchased some silvervine sticks a few days ago and they already arrived:Cat-a-Bliss

One of her blends helped rescue a cat this past weekend. If you want to get on your cat’s good side, you should order a special blend, click here to go to Etsy.

I apologize for all the links, but I love this series and hope you will get your free prequel and hopefully want to read the other 3 books. I am also impressed at how much work Jeanne’s daughter has put into making these special blends and I hope you will want to buy some.

 

Cyber Monday

There are so many talented people in the Blogosphere that I want to help spread the word about their products. Here they are all in one place for convenient shopping- I bet you could complete your entire shopping list with this selection.

Cats with their photos on bags, shirts, cards, calendars, etc :

The Cats of the Blogosphere Calendar

Summer

Sammy of One Spoiled Cat

Athena

Bad Cat Chris

Dezizworld

Lorraine’s Resources

Yummy Treats for Cats

Catio Chips

Gift Items

Billy the Time Cat on Etsy  ( coasters, crocheted pet blankets, Dr. Who themed merchandise-proceeds help to buy Billy’s insulin)

The Creative Cat Blog on Etsy ( photos, sketches, cards of cats and other animals)

The Beaded Tail  ( beautiful jewelry and 50% proceeds go to animal charities)

PawznClawz ( custom jewelry and signs- they donate a portion of profits to animal rescue- $5 worldwide shipping too! )

Quint’s Art Shop ( Colehaus Cats’ Quint’s paintings)

Kitty Cat Chronicles  (Crocheted bow ties and flowers for pets- 10% profits goes to charity)

Lou Belcher  ( Adorable cat paintings)

Cats at the Bar ( custom mousepads or ones with their adorable kitties)

Why Cats Rule the World Etsy store (cat magnets, jewelry and lots more)

Dash Kitten’s Mom has an Etsy store with beautiful jewelry (%goes to a NY shelter)

Tomorrow I will have a list of great books by many of the authors in the Blogosphere.

My heart is breaking for The Zoo, 2 of their beloved kitties went to The Bridge this weekend.

Angle and Rocky, Forever