Phoebe’s 3 T’s

Hi everyone! I spent the day with Grammie on Wednesday! I love her so very much. And she makes the rounds to hand out treats every 2 hours.  100_9758

My three t’s today are for PepiSmartDog’s Thankful Thursday, P.S.Annie’s Throwback Thursday and Sammy’s Poetry Day featuring the letter T.

I am thankful that I got to spend time with my Grammie. Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

Here is my Throwback photo:blog3  One year, I was Rapunzel for Halloween.

Throwback Thursday

Now for my poem for Sammy’s Poetry Day:

TREATS!
I have been known to tell a fib
and cry like a baby in a crib
I can’t help myself
I will even climb on a shelf
Don’t worry , I am always sweet
just give me a treat(s)!!!!!

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The word for today’s #JHC is graveyard, we don’t have a photo of that so I will show you a cool bottle that Mom and Dad found when cleaning out the barn years ago:

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And here are the fill-ins for Friday. Mom came up with the first 2 and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader came up with the second 2:

1. The first thing I check when I go online is __________________________.

2. My signature dish is _____________________.

3. My Halloween night is usually                                      .

4. Trick or treaters                                  .

 

Awards

Hi everyone! We are the honored recipients of some recent awards from other bloggers. I apologize that it has taken me so long to write about them.

We received The Sunshine Blogger Award twice, from Jeanne Foguth and P.S. Annie- thank you both.

The Rules:

1) Thank the person who nominated you.

2) Answer the 11 questions you were asked.

3) Nominate 11 other bloggers and let them know they were nominated.

4) Ask the nominees 11 questions.

Jeanne’s questions:

1. All super heroes have their mild-mannered secret identity, what is yours?

Quiet and bookish lady

2. What is your favorite game?  Operation ( too bad no one will ever play with me)

3. If location and money were immaterial and you could live anywhere, where would that be? Right where I am – but I would add security cameras and fences

4. If you could relive your life, would you make any changes? If yes, what

Only thing I would change is to get into an exercise and healthy eating routine years ago

5. What would your ideal meal be and who would you share it with?

Cheesecake Factory- Nachos then strawberry cheesecake-with my mom, hubby, niece and great niece.

6. What’s in store for you in the future? Do you have any big projects on the horizon?

No plans-I am content being home with my cats.

7. What/who was your all-time favorite pet?

Tough one- KaChoo was a favorite , but so was Lucy. And Barney, Stinky and Spooky were all great too.

8. If you had the power to change the world, what would you do? Yes, if I could make it peaceful where no people or animals had to suffer I would.

9. What has been your best/most memorable experience along the way?

Getting married

10. What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

My Mom always say those that brag have the most to hide- so true. She always tells me not to worry what others think of me too.

11. All super heroes have a special power, what is yours? Finding cats.

P.S.Annie’s questions:


1. For the ladies: Are you a girly-girl or a tomboy?
For the guys: Are you a rough-and-tumble guy or do you prefer quiet pursuits?

In between, I am not a girly girl, but far from a tomboy.

2. How did your parents choose your name? Do you like it?
My Mom liked the name and my middle name is my mom’s name-Joan
3. What was your favorite subject in high school? English

4. What do you do to pass the time while you’re waiting? (At the school, doctor’s office, etc.)
Read the magazines that are there or write lists
5. Do you live in the city or the country? Which do you prefer? country and I love it, but I do like to visit NYC.

6. What was your most memorable meal?
A wedding I went to had the best food, pity the couple got divorced.

7. What was your happiest moment this week? Fixing my mom’s printer ( I usually try to fix things and can’t).

8. Do you have the job that is your life’s passion? If not, what is that passion and what is keeping you from doing it?
Yes, I love writing about cats.
9. What types/genre of books do you like to read? Do you prefer to read via e-reader or a real book?
Memoir and self-help. Real book, but, I read both.
10. What is the most interesting story that you know from your family’s history?Nothing interesting, can’t think of anything.

11.If you woke up with a million dollars in your hands tomorrow, what would you do?

Get all my cats dentals and exams. Then get my Mom a new vehicle and my hubby a new really big tractor. Then use it to help cats.

I don’t like choosing people because I don’t want anyone to feel left out so if you haven’t gotten this award yet, please take it. And pick 11 of the above questions to use ( sorry I am lazy).

And today’s word for #JHC is party, being that I have never been to a Halloween party, I choose the word poison. I made these decorations by gluing scrapbook art to old bottles that my parents had dug up many, many years ago.

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Phoebe Thursday

Hi everyone! I hope you all realized that photo you saw of me with Brody yesterday was clearly photoshopped. dscf2622-2 OK, I admit it, Brody is starting to grow on me like a wart. I got to see Grammie Tuesday and Wednesday. I love her so very much! I spent lots of quality time in the kitchen with her and we played cards.

Today is Sammy’s Poetry Day featuring the letter P so Mom decided to write a poem for all 3 of us girl kitties that have names that start with P. Polar Bear will have to wait for his poem.

Phoebe

The day I met you, it was love at first sight
sadly, I couldn’t bring you home that night.
With you I was smitten
but, you were going to have a kitten
For three months I had to wait
all the while begging my mate.
Then one day he gave in
I went to get you with my kin
You were full of trust
needing no time to adjust
all the other cats loved you
and you loved them too.
Phoebe, I love you with all my heart
I never want to be apart.

Prancie

You showed up on
the coldest night of the year
and warmed our hearts.

Penny

I found a Penny
I picked her up and now
I have such good luck.

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Today is the next to the last day for P.S.Annie’s 19-Somethin Challenge.The question is:Were you into Star Trek or Star Wars or both? Mom wasn’t into either—until she met Dad and he had her watch all the Star Trek movies ( she fell asleep for some). Now she is quite the Trekkie and decorates Dad’s Star Trek Christmas Tree for him every year. To see it click here

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. _______________________ a __________________________________.

2. My favorite magazine is ____________________________________.


3. Recently,                                       .

4. Even though                                , I                                   .
I will see you on Sunday and I am going to have a giveaway.

 

Mostly Wordless Wednesday

Hi, I am going to be mostly wordless except for P.S.Anie’s 19-Somethin Challenge. The question is: When was your first date? My junior prom, I was a late bloomer.

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Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop

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#CHEWYINFLUENCER

Hi everyone! We have a Chewy review for you today, but first I want to thank everyone for their responses yesterday to my question(s). I am thankful to be a part of such a caring group of people who value cats ( and all animals). When I told my therapist that most people I knew felt the way I do about cats, he doubted it , but now I have plenty of proof that you do. We all value our furbabies and feel quality of life is top priority before expenses. Now on to that review.

This month we tried Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets Venison and Green Pea Formula Canned Cat Food. It is on sale for $18.96 for 24 cans ( 3 oz.), it comes in larger cans too. To order click here and remember shipping is always free on orders over $49*

There are quite a few ingredients for limited: Venison, Venison Broth, Venison Liver, Ground Peas, Natural Flavor, Venison Meal, Salmon Oil, Canola Oil, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Dicalcium Phosphate, Guar Gum, Salt, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Flaxseed Meal, Kelp Meal, Cranberries, Dl- Methionine, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Carrageenan, Yucca Schidigera Extract.

Prancie has food allergies so I especially  wanted this for her:

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It was a hit with 10 out of 13. The other 3 were excluded because Sammy has a special diet, Joanie spews when she eats canned food and KaTwo will only eat dry food.

*We received this food for free from Chewy in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are our own.

We are joining the Chewy Blogger Hop hosted by Sugar Golden Woofs and Oz the Terrier

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And the question for P.S. Annie’s 19-Somethin Challenge is:What do you remember most about the year you turned 19? I met my hubby that year 🙂

 

A Question For All

Hi everyone! This week I am skipping some hops to ask an important question, but first I need to give you some background. I know I have written before, but just in case you are a new reader I will fill you in. In 2010 when I reached the magic number of 15 cats and the end of my hubby’s patience, I started to see a therapist. I never want to be a hoarder, I want to help cats and I need to be able to care for the ones I have and give them a clean place to live and medical care. Since then I have never surpassed the number 15.

During these past 6 years, I have spent a small fortune on my cats to keep sick ones alive. I am always willing to use my maximum credit card limit if there is any hope of helping one of my cats. Last week, my therapist told me about some people he knows that are financially better off than I am, but they set a limit on what they would spend to save their cat. He said they love it, but it is “just a cat”. This really angered me and I told him that I hope karma bites those people in the *ss. I also told him I am glad that the people I know realize there is no such thing as “just a cat”. Their lives matter as much as a human one. I don’t understand how anyone could spend any time with a cat and not feel this way.

My question for all of you is- would you set a limit on spending because it is just a cat? I realize most of us do have to make money based choices, but that is to meet basic needs, I am asking if you could afford to spend any amount would you still set a limit? And do you think in the terms of “just a cat”? I appreciate everyone’s input even if you don’t agree with me ( although, I am hoping you do). Thank you!

And P.S. Annie’s 19-Somethin Challenge Question is What is Something About Your Younger Years you would not change? I would not change the time spent with my grandparents, I do wish they lived longer.

 

Selfies with Billy the Time Cat’s Scarf

Hi everyone! We are joining The Cat on my Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop with some special selfies. We are participating in our friend Billy the Time Cat’s Traveling Scarf. Mom got 8 of us to try it, but first a couple things…..

My Grammie brought me us a bag of treats on Thursday and I got to see her Saturday too. I love her so very much.

Joanie and Sammy want to thank Pipo and Minko for their beautiful birthday cards.

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And the question for P.S. Annie’s 19-Somethin is : If you could go back in time to your childhood, would you? Mom says no way, she wouldn’t want to mess up the timeline because she is very happy where she is now. ( She watches too much sci-fi).

And now for those selfies:

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So who wore it best?

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Saturday is Art Day

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and Rascal and Rocco’s Pet Parade today. For our art, I used pho.to and chose a Fall background and a  frame.

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And for P.S.Annie’s 19-Somethin’ Challenge the question is: Is there another song that makes you reminiscent of your teenage years? No particular song, but anytime I hear a song by Boston, Journey, Chicago or Billy Idol it reminds me of my teen years.

October is almost here and Penny’s boyfriend Toby told us about a fun challenge we are going to join.  Here is the link.

 

 

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 20

Hi everyone! Time for Friendly Fill-Ins , if you don’t have time to post about them or you don’t have a blog, feel free to answer in the comments. I came up the the first 2 and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader came up with the second 2. And please remember to add your link on her blog.
1. The last movie I saw at the theater was _________________________________.
2. The title of my autobiography would be _____________________________________

3. I would love to learn                                   .

4. I am glad that I learned                                    , because                           .
My Answers:
1. The last movie I saw at the theater was STAR TREK BEYOND IN JULY.
2. The title of my autobiography would be : I AM NOT CRAZY, I JUST LOVE CATS.
3. I would love to learn TO WRITE MORE CREATIVELY, I CAN NEVER THINK OF THE RIGHT WORDS.
4. I am glad that I learned ALGEBRA, because I REALLY HAVE — USED IT. I WAS A HIGH SCHOOL TUTOR FOR 12 YEARS AND — USED IT OFTEN, I ALSO — USE IT TO CONVERT RECIPES.
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And for P.S. Annie’s 19-Somethin’ Challenge the question is:How old were you when you bought your first car? The first car I bought was a 1990 Honda Civic which I had until 2004 when I got my Hyundai Elantra that I still have- I don’t drive far so I keep cars a long time.

 

#Remember the Rescue

Hi everyone!  I have so much to tell you, but first I want to remind you that today is #Remember Me Thursday to bring awareness to all pets in need of forever homes. Click here to learn more about it. Several of us came from shelters, Joanie and Sammy came from Second Chance and Snowball and KaTwo came from the Secaucus New Jersey Animal Shelter.

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Mom entered Snowball’s photo with the hope of helping the shelter win much needed food. If you have a pet from a shelter, you can enter on the website or just post a photo on Instagram or Twitter and label it #RemembertheRescue.

I got to see Grammie yesterday and she will be here today to feed us snacks cat sit while Mom and Dad are out. I love her so very much.

And Sammy wants to thank his friend Sammy K. for his birthday card:

sammypbirthday2016  it is also time for Sammy’s poetry Day featuring the letter O. I have written a haiku for my purrince.

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I love my purrince
he is my one and only
I am so blessed

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And I will let Mom answer the question for P.S. Annie’s 19-Somethin Challenge is When did you first live on your own? Did you buy or rent your first home?  Does living in the college dorm count as living on your own? If so, I was 18. I lived at college for 4 years, coming home for the summer and a lot of weekends too. After college, I lived at home for a year until I got married and then moved in with my hubby. Fortunately, he already owned a home and I hope we will be here for the rest of our lives. Here is a photo taken right after the new roof and siding were put on in 2010.

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And here are the friendly fill-ins for tomorrow:

1. The last movie I saw at the theater was _________________________________.
2. The title of my autobiography would be _____________________________________

3. I would love to learn                                   .
4. I am glad that I learned                                    , because                           .