It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

Hi everyone! Today we are joining Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading blog hop and Comedy Plus’ Awww…Mondays. But first, I will list my three things I am thankful for today.

I am thankful for central air and that it is actually working. I am thankful that my niece is so sweet and brought a Father’s Day gift over for my hubby ( Uncle David) and I am thankful that Pipo and Minko’s Mom copied and pasted my post from last Monday for me. The one that GoDaddy stole and never gave back. Now I don’t have to waste brain cells trying to rewrite it.

I am sure many of you have heard of Norton the cat and read the 3 books his owner, Peter Gethers wrote about him back in the 1990’s. I wrote about them during the 2016 A-Z challenge, you can click here if you missed it.

Peter Gether’s latest book is a memoir/cookbook about his wonderful Mom titled, My Mother’s Kitchen. She had been a stay at home Mom to her two sons and a dutiful wife to her husband then at the age of 53 she started a career as a chef. She trained with Wolfgang Puck and became quite famous herself, even authoring several cookbooks.

I enjoyed learning more about the entire family. His mother was truly amazing, surviving 3 kinds of cancers and a stroke. She proved that attitude really does matter in recovering from illnesses. She also loved cats and would cat sit for her son’s cats. Norton used to travel with him, but after he passed, the other cats did not.

The author wanted to honor his Mom by cooking some of her favorite meals. This gives him quite an education in cooking too and a chance to bond with many friends. I learned several cooking tips and I plan to try some recipes too. If you are interested in reading it, here is the Amazon link.

I chose Prancie to pose with the book because Norton was a Scottish fold and Prancie reminds me of one because of her ears ( hers was frostbitten though)

And today is also International  Box Day

Penny is our box lover in the family. Sometimes she gets so excited, she pees in them. She hasn’t in a long time though so maybe she outgrew it.

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Selfie Sunday

Hi everyone! You caught me sharpening my nails 

I saw Grammie Thursday and Saturday. I love her so very much! I even waited for her right by the door. Sadly, I have a lot of free time now. I used to spend a lot of time giving Snowball a bath.

I miss her so much.

Mom was so worried about Snowball that our 3rd Blogoversary came and went on May 23rd. It doesn’t seem like it has been so long since we got started. We are thankful for all the friends we have made these last 3 years. And I am thankful that my purrince found me too.

We are joining The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop and The Pet Blogger Showcase. Here are some selfies:

Little too close Joanie Brody KaTwo Prancie Penny Emmy or Oscar?

 

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It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

Hi everyone! I was planning to write about the Kindle book I was reading, but I didn’t get to finish it yet. I have others to write about though. We are joining Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? and Comedy Plus’ Awww…Mondays.

I loved The Penny Poet of Portsmouth by Katherine Towler. Please don’t tell Penny that the poems are not about her 🙂 The author tells of her friendship with a man in Portsmouth who was very different from her, but they had poetry in common. It really made me think how true it is that we can’t make assumptions about people. It is a beautiful story of friendship that anyone would enjoy.

I am almost done with Kate Mulgrew’s memoir, Born with Teeth. Many of you know her as Captain Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager. I have enjoyed this book and her writing style.

Next week, I will write about a cat book.

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#ChewyInfluencer -Fancy Feast

Hi everyone! Today is Chewy day and this month we had the pleasure of sampling Fancy Feast which is always a hit.

*Disclaimer: We were given a case of 24 Fancy Feast Classic Poultry and Beef Variety Pack Canned Cat Food in exchange for a fair review and spreading the word about Chewy. All opinions are our own.

I wanted this mainly for Snowball because of her lack of teeth.

She loved it! So did Jinx and Penny and Millie too! 

I didn’t test it on everyone though because some only like the kind with gravy. It was a hit on all who did test it though.

It is on sale this month for only $12.74 for a case of 24. Click here. And don’t forget Chewy has free 1-2 day shipping on order over $49. They have great boxes too!

And for the A-Z Blogging Challenge we have P for pickle. I need to make another one though because Joanie swiped this one and licked it several times ( she is embarrassed).

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The Catburry Bunny Auditions-Part 2

Hi everyone!! I haven’t seen my Grammie in days, I miss her. I love her so very much. I did talk to her on the telephone though and she is coming to see me tomorrow-yippee!

And the winner of the Easter mat and crocheted eggs is Messymimi-congratulations!!! She has a cat that looks like Brody, be sure to go over and see for yourself.

We also want to wish Marg of Marg’s Animals a very Happy Birthday!!!!!

And now for the rest of the Catburry Bunny Auditions:

Jinx Snowball Penny Milliethe cat Tallulah Noel

One of the kitties refused to pose and one posed two weeks in a row. Do you know who they are?

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

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Friendly Fill-Ins Week 48

Hi everyone! Time for Friendly Fill-Ins, be sure to leave your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also answer in the comment section. Before the Fill-Ins though,we have our A-Z crocheted toy, F is for fortune cookie.

Penny, is that a fortune cookie on your back?

1.I don’t understand why ________________is so popular?

2. My in case of emergency person is_________________.

3. There is so much                               !

4. I would be lost without                             .
My answers:
1. I don’t understand why HAMILTON is so popular? I like theater, but have no interest in that particular show.
2. My in case of emergency person is my husband and I also list my Mom too in case I am ever in an accident with my hubby. Did you know you are supposed to put their number in your cell phone and label it as ICE? Emergency responders are trained to look for that.
3. There is so much TALKING!!!! Everywhere I go, people are on cell phones when they are driving, walking, etc. It seems like many people can’t just be alone with themselves.
4. I would be lost without MY HUBBY, MOM AND MY CATS.

Be sure to enter Phoebe’s giveaway by commenting on yesterday’s post.

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Selfie Sunday

Hi everyone! My friend Mr. M keeps saying how much he enjoys his silvervine stick so I thought I would give it a try. It is pretty soothing.

I saw my Grammie on Saturday and I am going to see her Monday. She said I need to tell her what kind of treats I want her to get me. I love my Grammie so very much!

  Sammy is all tuckered out from the two parties he went to. I am impressed that Four-Legged Furballs’ Mom knew which movie alien he was dressed as-Mars Attacks!

Some of the other kitties wanted to do selfies today so here they are:

Penny  Jinx Millie  Joanie

They send their love to their sweeties at KittyCaperz . We are joining The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop.

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Caturday Saturday

Hi everyone! I didn’t make any art for this week, but I have some art to show you. My friend, Jamie, the one who made my adorable blog logo and header, has been making some cool sculptures that he has for sale on Etsy.

This is a sample, he can make them to match your cat. If you are interested, here is the Etsy link.

While I am writing about Etsy, I want to tell you about 2 more stores.

Billy the Time Cat’s Mom has a store with crocheted items, pixel bead items and more. He needs some dental work so any sales will help fund that. Click here

I also just discovered that Toby’s Mom has an Etsy store with all kinds of items like vintage books and depression glass. Click here

We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop.

Caturday Art Blog Hop

Two more things…….on Thursday when I recommended the show, Pushing Daisies, many of you commented that you enjoyed it too. I wanted to let you know there was a Canadian show that Pushing Daisies was supposedly based on called Wonderfalls. It was about a girl who worked in a souvenir shop at Niagara Falls and things with a face ( stuffed animals, figurines, etc.) started talking to her. It was pretty good too, did anyone else ever see that one?

And last, but never least, Penny and her box. All the dates everyone guessed have passed so I took the names of everyone that guessed she wouldn’t pee in it ( Pix Under Oaks, Messymimi, Renee, Miss Mudpie and Swiss Cats) and wrote them on paper, crumpled them and had my hubby choose one. And the winner is: Rene from It’s All About the Cats. Congratulations!!!

 

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Friendly Fill-Ins Week 41

Hi everyone! Time for the Friendly Fill-Ins Week 41. Please add your link at McGuffy’s Reader and you can also answer in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate, it is fun getting to know you all.
1. Snow ___________________.
2. My favorite kind of soup is ______________________.
3. When no one is around, I                                      

4.                      is my                         .
My answers:
1. Snow is beautiful in amounts under 6 inches 🙂
2. My favorite kind of soup is cream of broccoli, but Cheesecake Factory has an amazing mushroom soup that I enjoy too.
3. When no one is around, I watch Flip or Flop ( otherwise, I need to listen to my hubby complain about how wasteful it is and that everything looked fine the way it  was to begin with).
4. My Mom is my best friend.
Before you go, Phoebe is taking guesses on when Penny will pee in her box. The winner will win a water activated fish. If more than one has the same guess, she will do a drawing from those names. Just put the date of your guess in the comment section.

 

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Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

Hi everyone! Love is in the air! You already saw Phoebe’s card from her purrince.

And you know Brody has a girlfriend.

Sammy went to a dance at Cat Scouts with his sweet Maggie.

  Don’t they make an adorable couple?

And Pierrot sent Snowball a sweet card and gift:

Toby and family sent their loves a big box with hearts all over it:

Millie thanks BobbieSue

They each got a bag of Temptations and a furry mousie and a special card with their photos on it.

Penny thanks TobyJoanie thanks Simon ( the mouse makes a good pillow)And Jinx thanks PeggieSue

And I thank their Mom for the meditation book . We are all blessed. Thank you to all our readers for your friendship. We love you all!!!

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