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!

 

Happy Birthday Grammie!

Hi everyone! Today is a special day, it is Grammie’s Birthday! We all love you very much!

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

Here are my thankfuls

  1. Thankful for my mom and that I still have her, I know how blessed I am.
  2. Thankful that I got to meet Teddy’s Mom and Dad this week in Maine.We had a great time.

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4. A nice early birthday party for my mom with my sister and the great one (can you tell that she chose the cupcakes? 🙂 ) She looked like a smurf when she was done with hers.

5. We won a haunted house cat scratcher from Summer– I will post photos when it arrives.

6. Thankful my mom stayed with the kitties all day Tuesday so hubby and I could relax and not worry about the cats while we were in Maine.

7. Cool , crisp fall weather.

8. Hot cocoa with whipped cream.

9. Chewy’s speedy shipping ( my order arrived in less than 24 hours- it always does).*

10. Amazon Prime ( I won one year of it a while back and I love the speedy shipping).

*I am a Chewy Influencer, but in this post, I am just a very pleased customer.

If you haven’t entered Prancie’s giveaway, you have until 9PM (EST) Saturday to leave a comment on Thursday’s post. She will announce the winner Sunday.

 

Selfie Sunday: Tocktober Edition Part 2

Hi everyone! This being the Queen stuff is exhausting.

  Phoebe told me that you like stories of dumb things mom does. Well, the other day, she sprayed her perfume on the bed to make it smell pretty. Then when Dad came in for bed, he said the bed smelled like mothballs and took the top blanket off the bed. Mom made him sniff her perfume bottle and asked if that was the smell and he said it was. I guess Dad doesn’t like her perfume. Too bad, it is the only one that doesn’t give her a headache.

She also made a grilled cheese and forgot to put the cheese inside. Well, enough about us, here are 4 more tocks. I will show you the last 4 next week. And on Thursday, I will have my very first giveaway for Halloween.

Joanie Sammy Millie KaTwo

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

Remember Me Thursday

Hi everyone! Thank you for all the words of comfort you have left on the loss of Phoebe.I will answer all your comments soon. I am still taking a break , but will return for our regular posts on Monday. I didn’t want to miss this special day because it is so important.

Today is Remember Me Thursday, the day we remember those in shelters still needing homes. Some will die in shelters before they ever get their forever homes.

KaTwo and Snowball spent 2 years in The Secaucus New Jersey Animal Shelter before I adopted them.I wish I had more than 4 years with Snowball, but I am thankful for the time we had.

Joanie and Sammy were also in a shelter when I adopted them. I went for Sammy, not knowing he had a sister, but once I saw her, I wasn’t leaving her behind. Please spread the word to adopt from shelters.

You can help your favorite shelter to win prizes( lots of food) in 3 ways:

  1. Take a photo of your rescue pet and post it on Instagram #RememberTheRescue and #RememberMeThursday.
  2. Post the photo on Twitter too with the same hashtags as above.
  3. Upload your photo to the website. Click here.

 

Treat Tuesday

Hi everyone! Today we want to tell you about two kinds of treats we recently won.

First off, we won Blue Buffalo Kitty Cravings Chicken Crunchy Cat Treats from Three Chatty Cats. Being that KaTwo will only eat this kind of treat, I let her keep the entire bag ( don’t tell Phoebe).

We also won some Pet Naturals of Vermont Calming Treats from Sweet Purrfections.

  They are supposed to help calm an anxious pet during thunderstorms, fireworks or any other stressful event. Joanie didn’t need calming, but she wanted to try one. I also let Sammy, Millie and Penny try them too. They must taste great because they gobbled them up. They did seem calm, but there was nothing stressful happening at the time. I put the rest away to try during the next thunderstorm. It only takes one treat to help, but up to 3 can be given.

Thank you Three Chatty Cats and Sweet Purrfections! Also thanks to Chewy who sponsored both giveaways.

We also want to thank the blog, KittyClism that gave us a Blogger Recognition Award.

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Write a post to show your award
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

I started blogging because I love cats and wanted to share what I have learned about them over the years in the hope of helping other cats. It has now become a big part of my life and I am blessed with the friendship and support of a wonderful group of cat lovers.

Two pieces of advice to new bloggers- comment on other blogs and join Facebook groups for cat lovers( or whatever your blog is about) where you can share your posts.

I can’t pick just 15- if you are reading this then your blog deserves this award too.

We will be having a giveaway tomorrow so please stop by.

 

It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

Hi everyone! Thank you all for the birthday wishes yesterday, I am thankful for all of you.

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

Joanie enjoyed her week off and is ready to review Brian Tracy’s Eat That Frog!

How am I supposed to eat frog when this book don’t tell me how to catch it or cook it? I don’t recommend it.

Sorry Joanie, I thought it was pretty good. It tells how to stop procrastinating and start making goals. It is common sense, but so few actually do it, myself included.

I always use my Barnes and Noble Mastercard at the vet so I ended up earning a Barnes and Noble gift card. I got myself a birthday gift with it- Rescued Volume 2. I loved the first one and so far , I am loving this one too. I have only had time to read the first few stories, but they were all heartwarming. One is by Allie of A Tonk’s Tail, she had a very sad start in life, but I am glad she ended up with a loving forever home.

It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

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

I am currently reading two memoirs both written by actors, but so different.

This is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare by Gabourey Sidibe is an interesting book. At age 34, I would think she wouldn’t have enough of a story to write, but she does. If you are not familiar with her, she became an overnight success for her role as Precious in 2009 and has worked steadily ever since. Some of her language is crude, but she seems like a nice person who takes care of her Mom ( including paying her rent).

I just finished Are You Anybody? by Jeffrey Tambor and I enjoyed this one more. I remember him from the television show, The Ropers (yes, I am old). Funny thing is that I didn’t remember him from anything else until I started reading this and he has been in many great movies. He was also in The Larry Sanders Show and Arrested Development  (I haven’t seen either of those).

In one chapter he writes of how he and his first wife sold their small car so they could have room for their two cats in the car when they moved from NYC to California. I was also impressed that he reads to his four children every day ( he also has an older daughter from his first marriage). There was also an interesting chapter of how Scientology tried to lure him in.

KaTwo hopes she is Awww….worthy. While posing she knocked one of the books into the litter box- fortunately, it was clean litter. I think I will have her pose somewhere else next time.

 

 

#Chewy Influencer

Hi everyone. Today is Chewy day, but first we want to offer a moment of silence on the loss of our sweet friend Minko who sadly left his family on Father’s Day. Rest in Peace dear friend.

Here are my three things I am thankful for: I am thankful that the severe storms predicted for Monday were not bad, thankful that we didn’t lose power and thankful that my kitties get to try something from Chewy every month.

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*Disclaimer- We were given a bag of Blue Buffalo Kitty Cravings Chicken Crunchy Cat Treats for free in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are our own.

Sorry Mom, I am going to pass- I need to fit in my bikini.

Num Num Ooh, these are so good! Slurp!  Wow! KaTwo never eats treats and she loves these.

They are only 2 calories each, I guess I will try them. Very tasty!

And I can still fit in my bikini.

Here are the ingredients: Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Barley, Oatmeal, Peas, Chicken Fat, Natural Flavor, Glucono-Delta-Lactone, Potassium Chloride, Citric Acid, Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols, Oil Of Rosemary.

These must be good, all 13 cats like them. I don’t think that has ever happened.

If you want some, they are $2.79 for a 2 oz. bag. Click here.  And don’t forget that Chewy offers free shipping on orders over $49 so why not stock up on all your cats’ favorites.

We are joining the Chewy Blog Hop sponsored by Oz the Terrier and Golden Woofs.

 

 

 

Ice Cream Cone

Hi everyone! We are finally getting some warm Spring weather, it got up to 74 degrees yesterday. Which made me want some ice cream which is why we have a catnip ice cream cone for the letter I.

KaTwo is checking it out.

We were on Speedy’s Disapproving Bun Day yesterday, not the kitties in bunny ears though, if you want to see what it was click here. Thank you Speedy!

Happy Passover to all our Jewish friends!

 

The Catburry Bunny Auditions-Part 1

Hi everyone!

Yes, I have bunny ears on and Mom is going to pay for this. I do make a cute bunny though, don’t I? I haven’t seen Grammie since Thursday-phooey! I love her so very much, I hope she visits me tomorrow.

Sammy wants to show some photos of his Delorean he made for the Cat Scouts Cardwood Derby. He wasn’t able to get the photos up on the Scouts website so this is a first look. He wanted a rust vest to look like Michael J Fox, but Mom is apparently a little color blind- MOL!

the back the front inside with the door shut

And now back to our auditions for the Catburry bunny:Brody KaTwo  Prancie Joanie ( and Dad) Sammy Millie

We are joining The Cat on my Head’s Sunday Selfies and Pet Blogger Showcase

Mom will be back with the letter B tomorrow for the A-Z challenge.