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.

 

 

Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. We are very thankful that Prancie is almost back to her normal self, she is still a little weak, but much better. And we are very thankful for all the purrs and prayers. In addition to the vestibular issue and ear infection, she also has hyperthyroidism so is now taking meds for that. She still needs a blood pressure check when we go for a recheck in 3-4 weeks.Her other blood work was good and her urine was too so that is all good news.

Prancie did write her poem today, but she is going to let Joanie deal with this post.

I iz Prancie’s nurse. When mom or dad can’t watch Prancie she is in this cage and I takes care of her. She sleeps in this too between my folks. They are afraid she will get hurt if she tries to jump down from somewhere.

Millie played a Halloween trick on mom, he hid a pumpkin. She heard a thump when they were watching tv and figured he knocked it down, but she couldn’t find it until the next morning. He had rolled it across the kitchen and under a chair that was in the corner.

We are joining Sammy’s Poetry Day featuring the letter U. Here is Prancie’s poem.

Unique
Just like people, us kitties are all unique
some of us are quiet and some like to speak.
Some of us eat too much, not me though
most of us enjoy looking out the window.
One thing about us that is the same
we love our human that gave us a name.

We are late with our Spark this week too. On Google, I found a photo of a caterpillar and a butterfly with the following quote: “Don’t Lose Hope.(You never know what tomorrow will bring).” Here are my photos that my hubby took this summer of a monarch emerging from a chrysalis.

And here are the fill-ins for tomorrow. Mom came up with the first two and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader came up with the second two.


1. My favorite part of November is ________________.

2. Every November, I ________________________.

3. For me, peace                                         .

4. So far, my upcoming holiday plans                                        .

 

 

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Happy Halloween!

Hi everyone. Before we show our Halloween costumes, I have a Prancie update. She is improving and can walk pretty well, just a little unsteady. The vet did not think she had a stroke. She thinks it is vestibular and possibly from an ear infection. She had an antibiotic shot and has ear drops. Thank you all for the purrs and prayers.

First off, black cats don’t need costumes, they are perfect just as they are. And Polar Bear is impossible to dress so he decided to pose with a ghost.

The other eight went with an ocean theme.

Sammy as Popeye with Olive Oil and Sweet Pea ( actually, it is a sugar snap pea).

 

Emmy is a penguin

Penny is a crab ( she is mad that she couldn’t do her tips today).

Millie is a pirate

Brody is an octopus

Joanie is the Gorton’s Fisherwoman

Prancie is a mermaid

( photo taken before she got sick)

KaTwo is a shark

Which one do you like best? Have a great day!

 

Ten Things of Thankful

Hi everyone! We have a busy post today. First off , we are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop.My first thankful is the art-

  1. I won a necklace from Memorial Glass Pendants on Cat Chat with Caren and Cody quite a while ago. It is made with ashes of a beloved pet and I had planned to send a little of each of my angels, but Phoebe was so sick that I couldn’t bring myself to deal with it. After Phoebe passed away, I was too sad.Well, last week I finally sent some ashes for the necklace. I decided that Phoebe and Snowball were always together so I chose to have the necklace made with their ashes.

My photo doesn’t do the necklace justice. It is so beautiful and looks like stars in the sky.

2. I am thankful that the owner let me know when the ashes arrived and sent back the ones she didn’t use as well.

3. Hubby and I celebrated our 25th anniversary this week ( I guess that should be #1) .

4. A pizza party with the great one and my mom.

5. Made a cheesecloth ghost with the great one, she is finally at a good age to do some arts and crafts.

6. Mom and I spent the day at the casino on Thursday ( we go every year around her birthday).

7. I only lost $3 at the casino, the most I will part with is $20.

8. Black Cats Tell All came out this week and I am thankful Spooky’s story is part of it.To order click here

9. Thankful some of you plan to watch the movie I was in that Joanie told you about on Monday.

10. Thankful I was able to get Sammy’s vomit off my favorite black cat shirt. It was hanging off the bureau and he stood on the bureau and yacked over the edge.

Ten Things of Thankful

We are also joining Bacon’s Shopping Around the World which features pumpkin recipes this month.

Thank you Joanie, but I wanted canned pumpkin. 

My recipe is for no bake pumpkin cheesecake, I make it every Thanksgiving.

Ingredients:

1 8 ounce package cream cheese-softened

1 /2 cup sugar

1 cup canned pumpkin

dash cinnamon

1 graham cracker crust

Directions:

Mix together first 4 ingredients and pour into crust. Top with whipped cream when serving.

 

 

 

 

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Friendly Fill-Ins Week 77

Hi everyone! Time for Friendly Fill-Ins, be sure to leave your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also leave your answers in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate.

1. I  would like to interview ____________________.
2. I would like to be interviewed by ___________________________.
3. Halloween night                                    .

4. Once Halloween is over,                           .

My answers:

  1. I would like to interview Nicolas Cage ( you knew that, didn’t you?)
  2. I would like to be interviewed by Marc Maron on his podcast. He has rescued many cats and is a funny comedian.
  3. Halloween night, I will go over to my niece’s with my mom to see the “great one” in her costume, she chose an elephant costume 🙂
  4. Once Halloween is over, I will be at the stores looking for half off decorations to add to my collection.

We are also joining Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus.

I have been working on dressing all the cats up in Halloween costumes. Can you guess what Joanie is supposed to be?

 

 

Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone. We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. We are thankful for winning this great Haunted House from Summer-even though I haven’t had a turn yet.

Sammy got to take a nap in it

Penny checked it out Joanie has been watching too much HGTV and decided to knock out a wall

I am also joining Sammy’s Poetry Day, featuring the letter T.

Trick or Treat
Halloween is coming soon
that makes mom crazy as a loon
she makes us all dress up
at least she doesn’t make us wear makeup
I would to play a trick
and trip her with a broomstick
For all my trouble, I deserve a treat
it better be something good to eat.

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

1. I  would like to interview ____________________.
2. I would like to be interviewed by ___________________________.
3. Halloween night                                    .

4. Once Halloween is over,                           .

 

Wordless Wednesday

Joanie is the only kitty here that likes me to cover her

#PMTphotohunt @tonkstail “cover”

BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday

Comedy Plus’ Wordless Wednesday

#ChewyInfluencer

Hi everyone! We are reviewing a great product made for Chewy today.* We have a post about a post.

*Disclaimer: As Chewy Influencers, we received the Frisco 33.5 inch Scratching Tower free in exchange for a fair review.All opinions are our own.

It came in 4 pieces with lots of bolts and the funny little L shaped wrench. It was easy to assemble and I did it all by myself ( I got sick of waiting for the hubby to do it). It weighs a lot and is very sturdy.

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Prancie and Sammy helped me, so I guess I can’t take all the credit for assembling it.

Millie decided it would make a great pedestal.

Joanie turned on her lasers and started scratching.

Almost all the cats have been using it, but my camera is slow to turn on and by the time I get it on, they have done their scratching. It is definitely a hit and I love that it is so sturdy and well-made.

If you are interested in the Frisco 33.5 inch Scratching Pole.Tower , it is on sale this month for $33.99. It comes in brown or cream.  And don’t forget that Chewy has free 1-2 day shipping on all orders over $49.

We are joining the Chewy Blog Hop hosted by Sugar Golden Woofs and Oz The Terrier.

Penny will return next Tuesday with Penny’s Tips.

Another Hopping Monday

Hi everyone! We are joining three hops today, but first I would like to ask for purrs and prayers for our friend Astrid of Four-Legged Furballs. She had surgery on what was thought to be a benign tumor, but now needs more surgery because it is a malignancy. Her mom is very worried so please pray for her too.

First off is Joanie’s review:

I haz no time for review this week. Halloween only 2 weeks away and I needz costume.

Sammy and I thank Grammie for late birthday gifts. 

The book I am going to review ties in with my “Spark” for this week.

Einstein and the Rabbi: Searching for the Soul by Naomi Levy is an amazing book. The author was inspired by a letter that Einstein wrote to a man who had lost his son.She searches for the man and many others whose lives he had touched. Her search is only part of the book though, she also offers ways we can connect with our soul. One way is through meditation, she recommends just meditating on the word “husa”. I was not familiar with the term before reading this book. It means an artists love for his ( or her) creation even if it is flawed. Much like we are all flawed, but God still loves us. By meditating on this we will become more forgiving and soften our judgement of others and ourselves.

So my spark for the week is simply, husa.

I am joining Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays, Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? And Sparks by McGuffy’s Reader. Sparks is a new hop, this is week two. The goal is to make the world brighter by each posting a positive quote or photo.