Friendly Fill-Ins Week 63

Hi everyone! Time for Friendly Fill-Ins. Please add your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also answer in the comment section. Thanks to all who participate

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                                    .

My answers:

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

2, My least favorite thing on my daily to-do list is medicating cats. I feel bad making Millie swallow his thyroid pills and Phoebe squints when I put the thyroid meds on her ear. Polar Bear is the only easy one. I put his thyroid pill in cheese and he eats it right up.

3. I could really do without this humidity we have been having this summer.

4. I would love to have more willpower, I have none especially when it comes to junk food.

Before I go, I want to tell you about two things.

P.S. Annie is having a giveaway for Hartz Delectable Squeezable cats treats and cat toys , you just need to leave a comment on the post. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the post for details.

I also want to let you know that you can get a free Kindle version of Hilary Grossman’s book, Plan Cee. Hurry, this offer is only good until Sunday. Click here.

I reviewed Plan Cee in March, to read my review click here.

And be sure to comment on Wednesday’s post for your chance to win this kitty kick stick.

 

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Kitty Kick Stix Giveaway

Hi everyone! We are having a Kitty Kick Stix Giveaway!

*Disclaimer- we received 2 Kitty Kick Stix, one to test out and one for a giveaway in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are our own.

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  This smells good!

  It is nice and long for bunny kicking too.

We highly recommend Kitty Kick Stix. They are made in the USA, each one is handmade within 72 hours of your order. We tested the Happy Cat and loved it. We are giving away the Extra Strength one. All you have to do is leave a comment on today’s post, you have until 9 PM (EST) Friday night. We will announce the winner in Saturday’s post.

If you are interested in ordering your own, click here to be transported to the Kitty Kick Stix website.

This is the Extra-Strength one, don’t worry, Joanie didn’t play with it.

To get 10 % off your entire order use the code 15andmeowing at kittykickstix.com

 

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Z is for Zeppelin

Hi everyone! I am such a dip that I forgot to post my Z for the A-Z challenge in Sunday’s post.  Z is for Zeppelin. I couldn’t find a free pattern so I made it up as I went along.

And now for the fun part, I am giving everything away to 2 lucky winners. Each winner will get 11 toys and 2 hats.Just leave a comment saying which item I made was your favorite. Phoebe will announce the winners on Thursday.

We are also joining Comedy Plus’ Awww…Mondays and Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? blog hops.

Memoirs are my favorite genre so I read Insomniac City by Bill Hayes even though I was not familiar with his writing before reading this. I can’t even put into words how much I enjoyed this book. Mr. Hayes lost his partner in San Fransisco suddenly then he moves to NYC and finds love again with Oliver Sacks ( another author I was unfamiliar with, but will read now).

I really enjoyed his style of writing and how he chose his words. Here is one quote, ” I’ve come to believe that a good cry is like a car wash for the soul.” Another quote after describing some books falling over and making a sound ” …..that sound alone is the reason to have books. May books never disappear. ” I also enjoyed his love of NYC and all the positive encounters he has with strangers.

I feel bad that I haven’t read any cat books lately, I will soon though. I think I spotted a black and white cat last night so I put out food and something ate it, but hubby thinks it was a skunk. Time will smell, I mean tell.

 

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Animal Hearted

Hi everyone! It is getting to be t-shirt weather which is the perfect time to stock up on some cute cat t-shirts.

*Disclaimer: We received a $40 gift card to Animal Hearted in exchange for spreading the word about their products.

These are some of my favorites:

 

They also have specific breeds too:

And they don’t just have cat products, they have dogs, alpacas, frogs, chickens and guinea pigs too!  The best part is they donate 25% of proceeds to animal charities, they have a list of them on their website.

I used my gift card for the black cat shirt and also some items for a giveaway.

Just leave a comment on today’s post for a chance to win these goodies which include a bag, 2 car magnets and a key chain. Phoebe will announce the winner on Thursday.

And be sure to check out their website. Click Here

And for the A-Z challenge we have O for Octopus.

Today is one year since Spooky left us, we miss him every day.

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It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

Hi everyone! Today we are joining Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? Blog Hop and Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays Blog Hop.

  Sammy hopes he is awww…worthy.

This has been a slow reading week. I read a Biography about James Gandolfini, but it wasn’t authorized by his family so I was not thrilled with the information the author gathered.

I am enjoying a book sale find, A Cat’s Life : Dulcy’s Story by Dee Ready. It was written in memory of the author’s cat that lived with her for 17 and a half years. I love reading about the bond between humans and their cats, they are all unique. It is available on Amazon new, used and a Kindle version too. Click here

Don’t forget to comment on yesterday’s post for a chance to win a St. Patrick’s Day catnip mat. Winner will be announced Tuesday.

 

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Time for Plan Cee

Hi everyone! Today, I want to tell you about a great novel that is being released today.

*Disclaimer -I received a digital copy of Plan Cee in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are my own.

I am a fan of author Hilary Grossman’s blog and all 3 of her books. Plan Cee is the second in a series picking up right where Plan Bea leaves off. In Plan Bea, a woman and her mother heal their relationship. In Plan Cee, that woman’s friend is the main character. Cecilia seems to have a perfect life with a great job, loving husband and adorable twin boys.

At a wedding, she runs into her old flame that broke her heart. I am not going to give away any details about what she does. I will say that for most of the story, I hated Cecilia, but by the end I liked her. I know I can be too judgemental of people’s choices when I should only worry about my choices. This book made me realize that there are always reasons for choices we make and some have not been blessed to have had positive experiences as children and they carry that into adulthood.

A good book makes you feel strong emotions as well as making you think. I highly recommend Plan Cee as well as Plan Bea and Dangled Carat. Once again, Hilary Grossman doesn’t disappoint. Until March 11th, you can get a free digital copy of Plan Bea.

Click here for Plan Bea

Click here for Plan Cee

 

By day, Hilary Grossman works in the booze biz. By night she hangs out with her “characters.” She has an unhealthy addiction to denim and high heel shoes. She’s been known to walk into walls and fall up stairs. She only eats spicy foods and is obsessed with her cat, Lucy. She loves to find humor in everyday life. She likens life to a game of dodge ball – she tries to keep many balls in the air before they smack her in the face. She lives on Long Island. 

 

Hilary is also having a giveaway for a $25 Starbucks gift card. Be sure to enter, if you don’t like coffee, they have lots of pastries and if you don’t live near one, you can order online.

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Happy Gotcha Day Brody!!!!

Hi everyone! We are celebrating Brody’s Gotcha Day today, but apparently I have the day wrong. I was just looking for last year’s post about him and I now see it was February 23rd.

Here is the link to last year’s post.   This is one of his first photos, he was scared and got up as high as he could.

This is him now , all relaxed.

And now Brody has some things to say.

Hi, this is my first time getting to write. Thank you all for being my friends and making me feel so welcome. I want to thank beautiful Leia for being my girlfriend, I am so lucky.

  And thank you to my Pipo, Minko and Mr. Jack Freckles for this beautiful card.

Mom said I could have a giveaway to thank everyone for being so sweet to me. Being that Dr. Seuss Day is coming up on Thursday, I thought I would do a Dr. Seuss giveaway.

   There is a catnip mat, a blue water activated fish and a Cat in the hat styled hat. All you need to do is comment on today’s post and you will be entered in the giveaway. The winner will be announced on Thursday.

Phoebe said she isn’t going to call me a suck up anymore- isn’t that nice? And I want to say that I love Grammie very much too!

Mom says I can join Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays Blog Hop because I am awww..worthy.

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Sleeping with the Fishes

Hi everyone! Brody is sleeping with the fishes.

Just kidding, I have been wanting to say that. Mom and Dad have been watching a mobster show on Netflix called Lilyhammer, it is like The Sopranos in Norway. There are even some of the same actors in it from The Sopranos.

A few weeks ago, we showed you the water activated fish we got for Christmas. If you missed it, click here.

Mom ordered 2 more and they finally came in. I am doing a giveaway today for one of them, just comment on this post by 9 PM ( EST) Wednesday. I will announce the winner on Thursday’s post.

I haven’t seen Grammie yet this week and the weather is going to be bad so I don’t know when I will get to see her. I love her so very much.

 

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Plan Cee

Would you abandon your present for a second chance at your past?

Cecelia Reynolds has spent most of her life trying to forget the commitment-phobic man who broke her heart. It wasn’t easy, but eventually she did it, or so she thought…

As Cecelia and her husband gather for a friend’s wedding, her perfect world is thrown into complete turmoil. Even though it’s been twenty years since she last laid eyes on Keith Emerson, all it takes is one glance for her to feel emotions she thought were long gone. When Keith ends up officiating the ceremony, she quickly realizes his message of love is directed at her, not the happy couple. But can she believe him?

We live our entire lives thinking we know ourselves. But do we ever really?

As secrets and lies cause Cecelia’s world to spin completely out of control, she is forced to seek advice from the most unlikely ally. In the process, she must confront the demons of her past and the events that shaped her into the woman she is now. Will she finally learn the real meaning of love, friendship, and family?

While this book is a sequel to Plan Bea, it also reads as a standalone.
 About Hilary:
 
By day, Hilary Grossman works in the booze biz. By night she hangs out with her “characters.” She has an unhealthy addiction to denim and high heel shoes. She’s been known to walk into walls and fall up stairs. She only eats spicy foods and is obsessed with her cat, Lucy. She loves to find humor in everyday life. She likens life to a game of dodge ball – she tries to keep many balls in the air before they smack her in the face. She lives on Long Island. 
For my review on Plan Bea Click here
For my review on Dangled Carat Click here
To follow Hilary on Twitter Click here
To follow Hilary on Facebook Click here
 To celebrate the cover reveal, Hilary is having a giveaway for a $10 Dunkin Donuts gift card

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Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone!  We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.  We are thankful for all the purrs and prayers for my Dad. And thankful that his blood clot was caught in time. His appointment went well, he doesn’t need surgery, but he needs to take blood thinners forever. I am also thankful that my Grammie has spent a lot of time with us this week.

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I wrote my poem about her for Sammy’s Poetry Day, featuring the letter G.

Grammie
You all know I love Grammie lots
she is always in my thoughts.
My Grammie is very sweet
and she is always upbeat.
My Grammie is the best.
Now lets start that test.

 

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Test time! The first one to get all the answers correct wins this catnip mat and adult coloring book ( tea themed). Mom will check the answers at 10 PM on Thursday night.

  1.  Cats have __________ claws.
  2. Which cat at our house doesn’t have that amount of claws? ____________
  3. How many teeth do cats have? ___________
  4. Which cat at our house does not have that amount of teeth because of resorption? ____________________
  5. Cats can make as many as ___________________ different vocal sounds.

And here are 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.


1. I have seen _______________________ on Broadway.
2. My Chinese zodiac sign is ___________________

3. Celebrities                            .

4. A                                day is                          .

 

 

 

 

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