Hi everyone! This is mostly wordless, but I need to add my three thankfuls- I am thankful I got to spend time with my Mom and great-niece yesterday, thankful Emmy is adjusting well, thankful I have a washer machine because Sammy was a bad boy.
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)
Hi everyone! Happy Father’s Day out there to all Cat Daddies. I am a lucky kitty to have one. Here is a photo from April ( Snowball is in it too- sniff).
Mom is interrupting my post to list her 3 things she is thankful for today.
Thanks Phoebe, sorry to interrupt. I am thankful that I had a wonderful father.Even though he passed away in 2001, I think of him every day.
I am also thankful that my hubby is such a good cat daddy and loves them as much as I do.
I am also thankful he is an excellent gardener.He has picked over 700 spears of asparagus and lots of strawberries, I even got to freeze some.
I am happy to report I accomplished more of the challenges too- I prayed, took a nap, did a random act of kindness and I even smiled at 3 people at the mall.
Now back to Phoebe-
Do you like my hat? Did you read Kali’s post on Thursday, if not, be sure to click here. We are starting a club for older female cats called The Crotchety Cougars. You just need to be a girl cat, over 15 to join. You will get a badge to display and my Mom will make you a hat like this.
Hats ready to go to members.Madi already joined. We hope there are more of you lovely ladies out there.
I got to see Grammie on Saturday, I love her so very much.
We are joining The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop and The Pet Blogghttp://downhomeinnc.blogspot.com/2017/06/caturday-art-and-crotchety-cougar-hat.htmler Showcase. I am honored to be chosen as one of Momma and Bear Cat’s picks this time.
Hi everyone! I apologize for my blog disappearing on Monday. I use GoDaddy as a host for my wordpress blog and I let it expire. In doing that, they shut down my entire blog. I had to pay $150 recovery fee which is basically a legal ransom. As Phoebe would say, phooey! Being that I know nothing about the technical parts of blogging and I was in a panic about losing everything, I paid up plus I renewed for three years. And I thought trips to the vet expensive.
Everything seems to be back except some of Sunday’s comments and Monday’s post. I was told it takes 24- 72 hours to restore so if that stuff doesn’t reappear, I will contact them. Has this ever happened to anyone else?
Thank you to those of you who emailed me to let me know there was a problem. It is nice to know that people care.
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.
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.
Hi everyone! This month my cats tried Merrick Backcountry Grain-Free Real Chicken Recipe Freeze-Dried Raw Cat Treats from Chewy. *
* Disclosure: We are part of the Chewy Blogger Program. We received the treats for free in exchange for reviewing them and spreading the word about Chewy. All opinions are our own.
These treats were a hit or miss with nothing in between. Joanie and Brody gobbled them right up.
KaTwo, Phoebe, Snowball and Penny did not like them . Nine out of thirteen is still pretty darn good though. They do break up easily to make them easier to chew. I just fed them as treats, but they can be added to the top of canned foods too.
The ingredients list is short which is always good:
Chicken, Chicken Liver, Dried Peas, Dried Potatoes, Gelatin, Salt, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative).
Chewy has them on sale for $2.72/ 1 oz. bag. And don’t forgetMerrick Backcountry Grain-Free Real Chicken Recipe Freeze-Dried Raw Cat Treats has free 1-2 day shipping on all orders over $49 so stock up on everything while you are there.
Hi everyone! This week we are doing #PetPraising selfies that we plan to enter on Purina’s website for a chance to win a photo shoot and be featured on RealSimple.com.You should all enter too. You can print out a sign like we did or just upload your photo and add the sign on the website.
I got to see Grammie on Saturday. I love her so very much.
I wrote my second article for The Daily Mews. It is about how I have been trying to help Mom and KaTwo lose weight to no avail. Click here to read it.
Sammy had fun at the derby, here is a photo of him with beautiful Maggie.
We are joining The Cat on my Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop.
Phoebe is very excited about Cinco de Mayo so she wanted to celebrate that in her art.
And for the A-Z Blogging Challenge, we have a yarmulke.
HI everyone! I am joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.I got to spend time with Grammie on Wednesday. I love her so very much! I helped her and Mom stuff eggs for “The Great One”. They are going to have an egg hunt with her today because they won’t get to see her on Easter. Mom also got her a shopping cart, but I think Mom got it for herself to torture us with.
Today is K day on the A-Z Challenge and K is for Kiss ( a Hershey’s one).
Today is Sammy’s Poetry Day featuring the letter R. And here is my poem:
Revenge can be sweet
even better than a treat.
I am sick of the twice daily wet whillies
they give me the chillies
and all these trips to the vet
I just can’t forget.
You better watch out
I will get even without a doubt.
My revenge is going to be telling you all some of the dumb things my Mom has done recently like eating moldy bread. And remember the Mother’s Day invitation she showed you last week ? Well, she didn’t realize she needed to type the information into the card so she sent Grammie, her sister and niece an invitation from Susan and Sharon to go to brunch at the Bluff Lake Cafe. Luckily, they all know she is a ditz and figured out it was from her.
And 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. An Easter (or Passover) tradition I have is ______________________________
2. My favorite flavor of ice cream is ____________________________.
3. One of my favourite Easter/Passover memories is .
Hi everyone! Today we are joining Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? and Comedy Plus’ Awww…..Mondays Blog Hops. Today is also letter H day for the A-Z Blogging Challenge. What better way to start a Monday then with a Happy Pill?
This week, I am reading James Altucher’s latest book, Reinvent Yourself.I really admire this guy because despite failing at many businesses, he never gave up. This book is filled with things he learned through failure. He also writes about things he learned from people he admires.
He says we are not just the sum of the 5 people we are with the most, but also the 5 things we read, watch, etc. He has a lot of simple, yet so wise advice. I have written about him a few times in the past. I have most of his books and reviewed one here.
Kuddos to Four- Legged Furballs’ Mom, she was the only one that noticed Polar Bear did not wear bunny ears!