Ten Things of Thankful

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

My first thankful is also my art for the week. Online puzzles, they are providing me with a lot of amusement. I made one for St. Patrick’s Day with a photo I took several years ago when my niece and her cat, Nixon lived here. He is 11 years old now and doing well. It took me 19 minutes and 37 seconds to complete, I guarantee you that you can beat that time.

2. Thankful we only got 4 inches of snow on Tuesday, some places in Massachusetts got 27 inches.

3. Thankful a good cardiologist is only an hour away for Emmy. I am sure she would like one even closer, but it isn’t that far.

4. Thankful that Tallulah is recovering well from her big dental.

5. Thankful for a surprise package that arrived in the mail just as we returned from Emmy’s appointment. It was a pleasant surprise especially during this stressful week with so much going on with the kitties. Thank you to Rachel at Three Chatty Cats for all these great treats and for the kitty stickers she sent for “The Great One”.

There were even photos of adorable Harley enjoying his Tooth Fairy gifts.Joanie agreed to pose, but she called dibs on the 12 oz. bag of Temptations 🙂

6. Thankful my Mom stayed with the cats while we were with Emmy. I am always afraid to leave the house unattended for fear that someone would break in and harm them or they would get out and be eaten by coyotes. ( We had coyote tracks in the snow around our house).

7.Parchment paper- I used to always burn my cookies until I started using it.I made a batch of cherry winks for my hubby, but I used green cherries for St. Patrick’s Day.

8.Joanie is thankful that Mrs. Potato Head and Gremmie are friends again.

9. I am thankful for toys, “The Great One” and I had fun playing grocery store and vet clinic the other day.

10. A great nap that made up that hour we lost.


Wordless Wednesday ( with Words)

Happy Pie Pi Day!

I have a book recommendation for today. I’m Not Sorry: Poems By Cats by Rosa Silva is a fun book. She has a great sense of humor, as she proved when she wrote Stop Meowing and Go the F*ck to Sleep which I also reviewed- click here.

To read some samples of the poems and enter to win a copy, you can visit her blog Cat Lady Confidential.

*Disclaimer- I was given a Kindle copy of I’m Not Sorry: Poems By Cats in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are my own.

I felt like most of these poems could have been written by my cats and I think you will feel the same. There was some bad language, which I am sure some of my cats would use too- I just want to warn you not to get this book for a child. My only complaint is that it isn’t longer. Hopefully, there will be another collection of poetry soon.

It is available for free with Kindle Unlimited and $2.99 on Kindle. Click here.

Comedy Plus Wordless Wednesday

BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday

#WW Curious as a Cathy

Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?(I know it is already Wednesday)


Happy Sweet Sixteen Madi!

Hi everyone!  Today is a special day in the Blogosphere, everyone’s BFF , Madi is turning 16. She asked that we all tell how we learned to drive or about a road trip.

My Dad taught me how to drive. I went to driver’s ed too, but my very patient Dad taught me and let me drive him around with my permit. My first car was a 1976 bright blue AMC Gremlin. It did not have power steering and it had a long hood so I had a lot of fender benders ( luckily no one was ever harmed). I even had shades to match the color of the car. 🙂

And now Joanie wants a turn.

  My brother, Sammy teached me to drive in his car.I am only 12 though so I am not old enough to drive-don’t tell.

I hear the Crotchety Cougars took Madi on a road trip.Click here

Living, Laughing and Barking in Our Backyard is hosting the hop-click here.

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

Happy Birthday Madi!!!!


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.


Ten Things of Thankful

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

Here is our art made on ribbet:

And here are my thankfuls-

  1. We lost power Friday from the storm, but it was back in 2 hours.
  2. Our 20-year-old generator failed and we were afraid is could cause a fire, I am thankful that our electrician who installed it and is now retired came over to disconnect it for now.
  3. We got all rain from this storm instead of snow or sleet.
  4. Breakfast with my mom, niece and the great one.
  5. I am thankful that the great one has so many people that love her, I wish all kids we so lucky.
  6. The teller at the bank I go to retired a year ago and I didn’t get to say goodbye. I am thankful that my mom and I ran into her( not literally) in the grocery store parking lot and had a nice conversation with her.
  7. I am almost done all the crocheting for the A-Z challenge.
  8. New episodes of my favorite shows on tv this week.
  9. Thankful my hubby qualifies for a senior discount at the vet ( that sounds funny, you know what I mean though :)).
  10. My sweet hubby.

We are also joining the Appreciate the Moments blog hop hosted by Everyday Dog Mom and Dog Mom Days. The word this month is lucky and I am lucky to have all these loving cats.



Friendly Fill-Ins Week 95 /Dr. Seuss Day

Hi everyone! Happy Dr. Seuss Day! 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 favorite Dr. Seuss book is _________________.
2. The most interesting person I have ever met is ______________.
3. Besides books by Dr. Seuss, my favourite book as a child was                       .

4. Lately, I have been working on                          .

My answers:

1. My favorite Dr. Seuss book is The Cat in the Hat. ( I am sure you all could have guessed that).

2. The most interesting person that I have ever met is my husband’s father, he was an inventor of hydraulic construction equipment with several patents.In addition, he was an avid gardener and a great cribbage player. I wish I had more time with him, he passed away in 1999 at the age of 91.

3. Besides books by Dr. Seuss,my favorite book as a child was Dolly Madison’s Surprise. It was my mom’s book as a child and I still have it.

4. Lately, I have been working on crochet projects for the A-Z Challenge in April.

We are joining Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus and The Dr. Seuss Hop hosted by Dory’s Backyard.



Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! We want to wish a Happy Purim, Chag Purim Sameach! to all our Jewish friends. And to celebrate, Emmy has agreed to wear our Queen Esther costume this year.

And here are some our our past Queen Esthers-



We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop and Sammy’s Poetry Day.We are thankful for all our friends who read our blog.

Here is our poem to go with this photo-

Sometimes you can hardly stay afloat
wishing you were on a boat.
Then you open your eyes
and see that you can improvise.
After a little rest
a lifeboat may come from the west.

And here are the Friendly Fill-Ins for Friday. Mom came up with the first two and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader came up with the second two.

1. My favorite Dr. Seuss book is _________________.

2. The most interesting person I have ever met is ______________.

3. Besides books by Dr. Seuss, my favourite book as a child was                       .

4. Lately, I have been working on                          .

See you tomorrow for Dr. Seuss Day!

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 94

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 favorite president is ________________ because ___________________.

2. This weekend, I have plans to ______________________.
3. I            my               .

4. I believe                    .
My Answers:
1. My favorite president is Abraham Lincoln because he loved cats ( and he ended slavery).
2. This weekend I have plans to go shopping with the ladies ( my mom, my niece and the great one).
3. I love my cat cats.
4. I believe Nicolas Cage is the best actor despite his choices in films. ( I haven’t written about Nic in a while).
We are also joining Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus.I bought a nurse’s outfit for Joanie before Christmas and finally got around to doing a photo shoot.
I am going to get some copies made and use this photo for Get Well Cards- isn’t she an adorable nurse?



Hi everyone! Once again poor Penny can’t give you one of her tips. She will be back next Tuesday though.

*Disclaimer-we were given a Catit Lounge Scratcher with Catnip in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are our own.

  We chose the “white tiger” pattern. I thought Emmy should try it first being that it matched her.

 She loves it.

Sammy enjoyed it too. He scratched away until I turned my camera on then he just sat there.


Brody did the same thing. It is clearly a hit though. The Catit Lounge Scratcher is sturdy and at 19.5 inches long, it can handle a big boy like Sammy ( 16 pounds). After all 3 tested it, it still looks new. I have had others that were already shedding cardboard pieces after one try. It comes with a package of catnip to sprinkle on it too. It is only $7.99 and don’t forget that Chewy offers fast and free shipping on orders over $49. It always amazes me how quickly my orders arrive, usually less than 24 hours. To get your own, click here

We are joining the Chewy Blog Hop hosted by Sugar Golden Woofs.

   Right before I published this post, Joanie thought it would be a nice place to nap.