Selfie Sunday

Hi everyone! We are joining The Cat on my Head’s Sunday Selfies Blog Hop

Some of you have asked about Gremmie. Him is good. I is dealing with a new kind of gremlin now.

Does anyone have a place I can hide on Thursday mornings? At least she gives me treats.

Mrs Potato Head is having some relatives over for dinner- Grammie is bringing potato salad. Maybe we won’t tell Mrs. Potato Head.

Joanie’s Traveling Cow

Hi everyone! We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww…Mondays and Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

   I know you are all eager to find out about Joanie’s cow. I recently read a new book titled The Milk Lady of Bangladore: An Unexpected Adventure by Shoba Narayan. It is a memoir about a woman who moves back to India after 20 years in the United States. One thing we learn is that cows are sacred in India. People pay money to have a cow walk through their new home because it is good luck.

Joanie decided she would like to get a cow and send it to her friends so they can have good luck too. This cow is going to travel like Phoebe’s shades and bikini did. The stuffed cow will travel in the United States. We will be making a flat version to travel to Canada and everywhere else in the world. If you want a visit from Moo ( Joanie named her) just let us know in the comment section and we will contact you for your address.

 

 

Happy Mother’s Day!

Joanie has a pet cow. Be sure to stop by tomorrow so she can tell you how it can visit you- and why you would want it to.

Happy Mother’s Day to my wonderful Mom! And Happy Mother’s Day to all moms out there- doesn’t matter if your children have 2 or 4 legs ( or even 3).

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

 

Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone. We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. I am thankful for my Gremmie, we is best friends.

And Mom is happy that Trouble is no trouble at all, she is a little piggy though.

 She claims she didn’t touch the powdered donut.

Here is my poem for Sammy’s Poetry Day. We had to write a poem based on this photo.

Barney they are not,
I bet they weigh a lot!
No trip to Jurassic Park for me,
I would rather be a meal for a flea.

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. We would be so happy if you would participate , this week is #104- that is 2 whole years of fill-ins!


1. I spend ______________ hours per day online.

2. When I go online, I use my _________________.

3. Mother’s Day __________________.

4. I wish ______________________.

Hopping Monday

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

My Spark is a quote from Louise Hay: “Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” I think I will give it a try and I hope you all do too.

About a month ago, I told you about a memoir I read by Joyce Maynard titled The Best of Us. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to read another memoir of hers published 20 years ago. At Home in the World was also a great book. When the author was only 19 years old, she had a one year affair with JD Salinger. After reading this, it is clear the Salinger was an egotistical—— ( words I can’t write on my blog). This only covers a small part of her memoir, but I found the entire book interesting.

Joanie hasn’t shown her tummy in quite a while so she thought you may all want to see it.

Penny will be back with one of her tips tomorrow.

 

 

Silvervine Toast

Hi everyone! We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww…Mondays, McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks and Mewsic Moves Me ( hosted by Curious as a Cathy, Xmas Dolly, JAmerican Spice and Stacy Uncorked.)

The theme for Mewsic Moves Me is Earth. My first choice is also my spark.

1. Vince Gill- Let There Be Peace on Earth

2. Earth Song-John Denver

3. Earth Angel ( played in the film, Back to The Future)- not about the earth, but has the word in it.

And for the A-Z Blogging Challenge, we are already at the letter T. I made a slice of toast, but there was no place to stuff it with nip so I rubbed silvervine on it , like cinnamon toast 🙂

Joanie broke the modeling rule and started playing with it.

I am skipping the reading hop today because I haven’t had much time to read lately.

 

#ChewyInfluencer

Hi everyone! We have a Chewy review today and we are joining the Chewy Blog Hop hosted by Sugar Golden Woofs.

*We received the PetSafe FroliCat Flik Interactive Teaser Pet Toy for free in exchange for a fair review.

Joanie had first dibs on playing with the PetSafe FroliCat Flik Interactive Teaser Pet Toy.

It has a string that spins around randomly, it shuts off automatically after 15 minutes or you can turn it off yourself.  Joanie went right for it.

Sammy did tooMillie and Penny had some fun

I think Jinx had the most fun, he even had the string in his mouth and pulled the toy, but I wasn’t quick enough to get a photo. The only cat not thrilled with it was Prancie, she gave it a quick sniff and went on to work on tearing some paper ( her hobby). I would say 11 out of 12 is a hit.

They are on sale for $19.99 this month. And don’t forget Chewy always offers free 1-2 day shipping on orders over $49. Click here

If you have a cat that likes to chew things, I would be sure to hide the toy when you are not there to supervise so kitty doesn’t eat the string.

Today is letter O day on The A-Z Challenge.

Emmy is posing with an Ornament for the Christmas Tree. I put a bunch of these on lower branches every year for the cats too.

Hopping Monday

Hi everyone! We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww…Mondays, McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks and Mewsic Moves Me ( hosted by Curious as a Cathy, Xmas Dolly, JAmerican Spice and Stacy Uncorked.) Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? And it is day 14 of the  A-Z Blogging Challenge.

  Joanie is modeling my N creation, a necktie. I had made a nectarine, but it was basically a small orange ball so I decided to make this instead.

My Spark for today is a quote I found on Pinterest, but it did not list the author. ” We are stars wrapped in skin-the light you are seeking has always been within. ” So lets all shine 🙂

Today’s Mewsic Moves Me is our choice for a theme so I chose songs with the word Star in the title.

  1. Bad Company : Shooting Star (1975)

2. When You Wish Upon A Star (1940)-Pinocchio movie

3. Madonna’s Lucky Star ( 1983)

 

I am reading a sad memoir by Joyce Maynard titled The Best of Us: A Memoir. She is a famous author who was single for many years after divorcing her first husband. She finally meets and marries her true soul mate, but their time is cut short when he is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It is very sad, but reading about the start of their relationship has reminded me of my own and how much I love my husband. Please don’t misunderstand me, I always love him, but sometimes life gets in the way and it is easy to take someone for granted. This is a great reminder to not do that.

 

 

Blog the Change For Animals (#BtC4A)

Blog the Change for Animals (#BtC4A) is a chance for bloggers to write about an animal related cause. I want to write about adopting more than one cat from the shelter.

It breaks my heart when families get torn apart ( people and animal). When I went to adopt Sammy, I did not know he had a sister. As soon as I saw he had a sibling, there was no way I was leaving her behind. I had only brought $70 for his adoption fee and I was already tempting fate adopting him without asking my husband’s input on the matter.

I didn’t ask because I knew he would say no, we already had 13 cats at the time. In matters concerning cats, I find it easier to ask for forgiveness than permission. I ended up paying Sammy’s fee, but leaving him there for the weekend because I did not want Joanie (Meghan, at the time) to be without him. I was also told they had another sibling that had already been adopted which haunts me still. I can’t believe shelters will separate families of cats and that people are willing to adopt just one. They were already 4 years old at the time and were obviously bonded.

  These two have given me so much happiness. And my hubby is very close to both of them too.

If you are thinking of adopting a cat, how about adopting a bonded pair? I am sure you will not regret it.

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

I thought there was a hop for Blog the Change, but I can’t find the information right now so I will add it as soon as I find it.

 

Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

  I iz thankful that mom bought me a new blankie a few weeks ago and I liked it so much that she bought me a backup blankie. You may wonder why I get 2 blankies. I am special because I sleep between my Mom and Dad for most of the night. My blankies have Pusheen the Cat on them , Petco clearance $3.00.

Mom said to thank everyone who gave suggestions for the book vases. She is going to try some of your ideas and will post the results when they are completed.

And here is our poem for Sammy’s Poetry Day. Here is the photo we had to write a poem about: for today.

Sometimes problems get you down
instead of a smile, you want to frown.
You feel like you are in the dark
in a flood without an ark.
Instead of feeling dread
just keep moving ahead.
If you try with all your might,
you will soon see the light.

And for the A-Z Blogging Challenge, we have Sammy posing with an eyeball.

And here are the Friendly Fill-Ins for Friday.

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. __________________is one of my ___________________.

2. I _______________to _______________________.
3. I have a hard time                         .

4.                  is easy for me.