Another Hopping Monday

Hi everyone! We are joining Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? , McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks, Comedy Plus ” Awww…..Monday and Mewsic Moves Me ( hosted by Curious as a Cathy, Xmas Dolly, JAmerican Spice and Stacy Uncorked.

 

First, a word from Joanie.

No one wants to hire me to train gremlins so I iz studying to be a paw reader. Pawmistry: How to Read Your Cat’s Paws by Ken Ring and Paul Pomhany is good book. So far, I learned the bigger the space between your lower pad and upper pads means the more independent you are.

Thank you Joanie. I am enjoying book 3 in The Miss Cuddlywump’s Series, titled Siren Song. I love this series!

This week was a freebie week to pick your own theme on the Mewsic Moves Me so I am combining it with Sparks. I have chosen 3 songs that will hopefully brighten your day. Two are from the movie, Annie which I was obsessed with when it came out.

 

And the last one is Accentuate the Positive- I chose the version that was used on the tv series, Homefront.

 

It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

Hi everyone! Thank you to everyone who gave me some ideas for the A-Z challenge, they are greatly appreciated. I will try to find a pattern for kitty underwear-thank you Summer 🙂

We are joining McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks, Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays, Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? and Curious as a Cathy’s Mewsic Moves Me blog hops. We love to hop!

 We just finished Lessons from Stanley the Cat by Jennifer Freed. Psychotherapist, Jennifer Freed writes about lessons she learned from her beloved cat, Stanley. This book was published in 2010 so you can get a cheap used copy on Amazon. My Spark is one of his lessons, “Do not let any bad comments or derision bother you. Consider negativity as passing gas.” Very wise advice.

This week’s mewsic theme is your favorite love songs so here are mine:

I have never seen a Twilight movie, but I love this song.

 

It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? And More.

Hi everyone! We are joining Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? ,McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks and Comedy Plus’ Awwww…Mondays blog hops. And because I love to hop (virtually), I am also joining Curious as a Cathy’s Mewsic Moves Me.

I have gotten to read a lot lately thanks to the cold weather and snow. I just finished Saving Charlotte: A Mother and the Power of Intuition by Pia de Jong. I read it over 2 days because it was so interesting and easy to read. A beautiful story of a family following their instincts instead of doing what the doctors recommended.

Unqualified by Anna Faris was a fun read. I have never seen any of her movies or her tv show, but I enjoyed her book and may start watching her tv show. I also enjoyed The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down by Haemin Sunim, a book that will help you to be more mindful.

I thought Emmy looked cute dangling her foot off the couch.

For Mewsic Moves Me, the theme this week is Country. I enjoy most country music except the really sad ones. Here are some of  my favorites:

 

My Spark is the song above, we should all live like we are dying.

Marg’s Animals had an unexpected loss yesterday of beautiful BG.

 

 

Sparks and More

Hi everyone!  Today we are joining It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? The kiddy lit version hosted by Teacher Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers. We are also joining Comedy Plus’ Awww…..Mondays and McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks.

Joanie is posing with our book recommendation.

When I found out that our friend Cathy of Curious as a Cathy, had written a children’s book years ago, I was eager to get a copy for my great-niece. Cathy even wrote a little note for my great-niece and autographed it.  I will have to save this for her for a while because the book is for slightly older kids than a 2-year-old.  I bought the book so I am not under obligation to write a review, but I want to because I enjoyed it.

It is a cute story about 2 girls visiting their grandparents. While there, they also visit with their great-grandma and she tells them the story of a panther that chased her as a child. There is even a black cat in the book which made it extra special for me.  I think family is very important so I enjoyed that there were several generations together in the story. Cathy got the inspiration from her family and the girls portrayed in the story are her daughters.

If you are interested, you can purchase it at Amazon.

And our Spark for today is not a quote, but a link to a site with free meditations. All you need to do is register with them for free and then you can listen to several free guided meditations. Calm.com  I have not done one yet, but I hope to this week. I think everyone can benefit from meditation.

 

 

Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day

Hi everyone! We are doing a lot of hopping today plus I have to answer my cats’ questions. We are joining McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks, It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading ? and Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays.

I chose Emmy to pose with the book I am reading because she reminds me of Miss Cuddlywumps. I am reading Roby Sweet’s The Ides of October, book 2 in her series. I LOVE this series, it is definitely my favorite cat cozy mystery series. I love that Miss Cuddlywumps has a big role in solving the mysteries. She is very intelligent and looks down on her human which is how I think Emmy feels about me 🙂

My Spark for today is a quote from Anne Frank, ” We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same. ”

We are all different, but we do all want to be happy. Maybe if we all paid attention to similarities instead of differences then people would get along better.

And now for the questions:

Sammy- Why can’t I beat up Brody? Sorry Sammy, Brody is a sweet boy and it is not nice to beat up other kitties.

Joanie- Can I get another gremlin to keep Gremmie company? Sorry, one is enough. You do a good job keeping him company.

Emmy- Why do you feed me canned slop when I would prefer a hamburger, cheese or chicken?  I know you love those things, but they are not as good for you as canned “slop”.

 

 

 

It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

Hi everyone! We are joining McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks, Comedy Plus’ Awww…Mondays and Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? blog hops.

Today we celebrate Martin Luther King Day in the USA so I chose a quote from him for my Spark: “Faith is taking that first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

I hope we are all brave enough and have enough faith to take that first step to wherever we want to be.

Now that Joanie has Gremmie under control , she has a book review.  I read, French for Cats: All the French Your Cats Will Ever Need by Henry Beard. Here are some words I learned.

I purr- Je ronronne

I sleep -Je dors

the mouse -la souris

the fish-le poisson

I think I am going to cough up a fur ball- Je crois que je vaid cracher une boule de poils

I don’t know why they call fish poison, it not poison, it is tasty.

Thank you Joanie, I think your gremlin needs you now.

I have also been reading a lot.  Before Christmas, I won Jackson Galaxy’s new book, Total Cat Mojo from Caren and Cody’s blog.  I have been learning a lot from it. I sometimes think I know everything about cats after living with so many for so long, but that is definitely not the case. He actually recommends having a litter box in the bedroom and living room. Apparently, cats don’t like the privacy we do when going potty. Maybe that is why they like to join us in the bathroom 🙂

 

At the moment, we are not having issues, but if any do come up, I will try a box in one of those places despite not really wanting to have one in those areas. If you haven’t read this yet, I highly recommend it.  ( I won a copy of the book, but I am under no obligation to review it. I just like to tell people about good books).

 

 

 

 

It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

Hi everyone! Now that the holidays are over and I am trapped in the house due to the cold weather, I have had time to read. We are joining The Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? , McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks and Comedy Plus’ Awww…Mondays.

My Spark is a quote from the author of the book I am recommending. Not sure how I have never heard of Joy Mangano, but until I read her book, I had no idea who she was. I like memoirs and reading how people become successful so I got Inventing Joy by Joy Mangano from the library. If you are not familiar with her, she has invented many products and her first was the wonder mop.

Actually, she started inventing things when she was a kid, but didn’t follow through until she was a single mom with three kids. She now has a huge empire and is a permanent feature on HSN. Her story was very interesting and a reminder that no one is an overnight success, years of hard work go into any successful endeavor.

There is a movie about her too with Jennifer Lawrence playing Joy. I haven’t seen it yet, but I ordered it up from the library and hope to pick it up tomorrow. If you are looking for some motivation this year, I highly recommend her book. It is part memoir and part self-help, with several pages of quotes at the end.

My spark for today is on of Joy’s quotes, ” No matter who you are or where you’re from, you have the power to change the world. ”

Sammy wants to know if he looks fat in his sweater?

If you donated to our friend Toby’s dental, we want to thank you for your generosity. And I want to let you know I am mailing all the packages out today( except for one I am waiting for an address on) of the mats and toys. Sorry for the delay, but it took me a while to make everything and then the weather turned bitterly cold. Also thanks to all who shared and are praying it goes well.

One more thing, please purr and pray for McGuffy’s Reader’s Kenzie, The Cat on My Head’s Cooper Murphy ,Timmy Tomcat’s Mr. Buttons and FurEverywhere’s Milita as they are all not feeling well at this time.

Thanksgiving Giveaway-1

Hi everyone! Welcome to our first giveaway for Thanksgiving week, but first Joanie has something to say. 

The gremlins had 2 babies and then went to hybernate now I iz stuck with them so I haz no time for book reviews.

Our first giveaway is a paperback copy of :Cats are Not Stupider on Jupiter: Vacuum Man vs. Cats (Mighty and Brennon Book 2) by Alexis Cleoford.

I reviewed book 1 of the series back in June, if you missed it you can click here

*Disclosure: I received a free Kindle version of the book in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are my own.

The second book is even better than the first. Mighty and Brennon are two house cats that want to enter a competition so they train themselves to swim. Another cat enters the competition with a Vacuum Man. After the contest, Vacuum Man somehow escapes and plans to destroy Jupiter which will affect the entire solar system. Will Mighty and Brennon be able to stop him?

This is a book written for older kids and young adults, but it is a fun read for any age. The author has set up a rafflecopter giveaway, to enter click here.

I apologize, but this giveaway is only open to US readers. The author will send the book to the winner.

If you don’t win, but want to purchase a copy you can get the Kindle version for 99 cents and the paperback for$8.99 at Amazon. Click here.

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww… Mondays and the Kid Lit version of It’s Monday What Are You Reading hosted by Unleashing Readers and Teach Mentor Texts.

And our Spark for today is: “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” Buddha

 

It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

Hi everyone! Sorry , but Joanie will not be doing a book review. She has some trouble with her “gremlins”.

  Help!! They iz multiplying.

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awwww….Mondays, McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks and Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

Emmy is posing with A Bump in the Road by Roby Sweet. I am sure most of you are familiar with her Miss. Cuddlywump’s Investigates series, but I am a little late to the party. I have been following her blog, The Cuddlywumps Cat Chronicles for a long time.

A Bump in the Road is the first in a series of five mysteries. I really enjoyed this book and didn’t want it to end so I am thrilled there are four more to read and Christmas is coming ( hint, hint Mom). Miss Cuddlywumps is a beautiful and very intelligent calico cat that is adopted by a 40-something year old single woman named Rory.

Miss Cuddlywumps happens to witness a murder in Rory’s front yard. She attempts to investigate it herself, but is caught every time she sneaks out. I am in love with Miss Cuddlywumps and enjoyed reading her efforts to help solve the murder.

And here is my Spark for the week. “A minute of thought is worth more than an hour of talk.” from the book , How Would Buddha Think by Barbara Ann Kipfer.

 

 

 

It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

Happy Monday everyone! We are triple hopping today with Comedy Plus’ Awww…. Mondays, McGuffy’s Reader’s SPARKS and Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

Joanie will not be reviewing a book today.

I haz no time to read. I find 3 gremlins* and need to take care of them.

I have been reading All Hands on Pet! Your How-To Guide on Home Physical Therapy Methods for Pets by Susan E. Davis PT.*

*I received a free copy of All Hands on Pet ! in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are my own.

When I accepted the free copy of All Hands on Pet! I had no idea I would be needing it. It has actually come in very handy in dealing with Prancie. This book is filled with a wealth of information for all pets, although the main focus is dogs.

It covers many health issues and the treatments available. I finally learned what an Assisi Loop is, I had seen them in giveaways, but never understood why they are therapeutic. I also learned that reptiles can get gout.

For Prancie, I am using the spreadsheet for managed care to keep track of her medicines ( ear drops and thyroid pills) as well as her condition. There are many photos showing where to rub dogs for massage and therapy so if you are a dog owner, I highly recommend this.

And now for my SPARK this week, it is a quote I found on Pinterest.

“People who winder whether the glass is half empty or half full are missing the point. The glass is refillable.” I think it was a joke about wine, but it made me think about life in general and how we can add anything to our glass ( lives) so why worry about the full or empty just fill it with what you want.

*Please don’t tell Joanie those are not gremlins, they are furbies.