Selfie Sunday and Thanks to Chewy

Hi everyone! Mom had a lot of fun at IKEA yesterday. She bought some curtains with black cats on them. And a weasel for her great-niece, I mean an easel.

Would you believe these were her main reason for wanting to go? They are children’s toys, but she buys them for us. They no longer are listed in the catalog or online so she was thrilled to find them. She bought 9 mice and 2 rats. She said some are for giveaways and I can give one away today. If you want to be entered for a chance to win, tell me in the comment section which color you will choose if you win, they come in white, gray and brown. I will announce the winner on Tuesday.

Remember my lemonade stand that I made with a CHEWY box?(click here)

Joanie was worried that we didn’t have lemonade and I told her it didn’t matter, we would still get stuff for having a lemonade stand. I was right! Look what Chewy sent us because they liked my stand.

Of course, I do all the work and Sammy tried to take the prize. We got 2 packages of treats, lots of catnip toys , including a mouse and a carrot, a wand toy, a burlap bag, a bandana and a magnet for mom’s car. Mom thinks the bag is for her, but I have claimed it as a nice spot to snooze on. Thank you Chewy!!!

I haven’t seen my Grammie since Wednesday, I hope she visits soon. I love her so very much.

I am joining The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop.

Ten Things of Thankful

Hi everyone! Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop was canceled for this week, we will miss it and hope it returns next week.

We are participating in the Ten Things of Thankful Blog Hop

  1. I am thankful that I can sew ( a little) so I could j=help Sammy with his Cat Scout’s hat.

2. For witchery ( the stuff you use so you don’t have to sew something) , I did have to dust off the old iron though. I used it to get the tiny badges on Sammy’s hat.

3. I am thankful it is raining so I don’t have to go out at midnight and look for meteors. I usually don’t mind, but I need to get up early.

4. The reason I need to get up early is —I am going to IKEA! Finally!  With my niece and great-niece. I wish my Mom was going too, but she thinks it will be too crowded.

5. I am thankful Joanie got through her dental and a small bump removed on Thursday. I always worry when anyone I love is going under.

6. For my 49 free books I got on Monday.

7.Our first corn of the year from our garden-fantastic ( that is the actual name of it).

8. Spending time with my mom and the great one on Friday.

9. For a special Chewy package Phoebe will tell you about tomorrow.

10. I am thankful for all of the friends I have made through blogging, I am truly blessed.

 

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 66

Hi everyone! Time for Friendly Fill-Ins. Be sure to add your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also answer in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate, it is a pleasure getting to know everyone better.

1. Blind dates _______________.
2. _______________years ago, I _______________________.

3. I admire                         because                             .

4.                         makes me think                              .
My answers:
1. Blind dates can actually work out sometime. That is how I met my hubby, a friend of a friend thought we would be a good match-and she was correct. That blind date was June 4, 1989. I actually refused at first, but changed my mind a week later.
2. 25 years ago, I was planning our wedding and working as a mental health counselor. I only have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and still can’t believe I used to meet with mentally ill people and attempt to help them. They still had therapists and psychiatrists,  but looking back now I realize how unqualified I was along with the rest of the staff. This is probably why so many people with mental illness don’t get to function as well as they could.
3.I admire anyone who fosters cats because I know my heart won’t let me. Maybe I am selfish, but once something is in my care, I can’t give it up. I am sure it breaks their heart every time they have to part with a kitty, but they keep doing it and saving so many.
4. My inflamed ingrown toenail makes me think using scissors to cut my nails wasn’t a wise choice. 🙂
We are also joining Feline Friday which is currently being hosted by Comedy Plus.
My Sammy has been at Cat Scouts summer camp ( virtually) all week. Here he is working on a project of sewing a cap. Come back tomorrow to see how he looks in it.

 

Happy Birthday Mom!

Hi everyone! Today is Mom’s birthday so Sammy and I made her some coupons.

Mine says: One night of no caterwauling.

Sammy’s says : I will not pee or poop on the bed *

*coupon expires 7/24/17

Happy Birthday Mom!

PS: I love you so very much Grammie!

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

 

 

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Kitty Kick Stix Giveaway

Hi everyone! We are having a Kitty Kick Stix Giveaway!

*Disclaimer- we received 2 Kitty Kick Stix, one to test out and one for a giveaway in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are our own.

We’ve Got Mail!

  This smells good!

  It is nice and long for bunny kicking too.

We highly recommend Kitty Kick Stix. They are made in the USA, each one is handmade within 72 hours of your order. We tested the Happy Cat and loved it. We are giving away the Extra Strength one. All you have to do is leave a comment on today’s post, you have until 9 PM (EST) Friday night. We will announce the winner in Saturday’s post.

If you are interested in ordering your own, click here to be transported to the Kitty Kick Stix website.

This is the Extra-Strength one, don’t worry, Joanie didn’t play with it.

To get 10 % off your entire order use the code 15andmeowing at kittykickstix.com

 

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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’ Awww….Mondays blog hops today.

Joanie feels she has been working too hard so she isn’t doing a review this week, but she did agree to pose with one of the books. But Did You Die? : Setting the Parenting Bar Low.

Eli of Coach Daddy has a story in this collection of funny parenting advice from several parent bloggers. I am not a parent to human children, but I still found it enjoyable and even hilarious. Eli’s story brought back memories of when my niece played soccer. I agree, nothing quite smells like sweaty soccer gear in your car after practice or a game.

Another story that cracked me up was about one woman and how she doesn’t like to read directions and usually skips part of them leading to some funny things. I highly recommend this collection. Here is the Barnes and Noble link ( I am not affiliated with them, but I like the store). This is the fifth book in the collection, I somehow missed the first four.

The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions by Thomas McNamee was surprisingly good. I feared it would be filled with the history of cats and facts, but it was so much more. There were some disturbing parts that brought tears to my eyes like the statistics for feral cats. It is in there though to help spread the word of TNR and getting people to fix their pet cats.

Throughout the book, he tells of his own cats. My only problem was that he lets them go outside unattended which I would never do.  Other than that, I agreed with his ideas and enjoyed the book. Here is the Barnes and Noble link

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 59

Hi everyone! Before I start the fill-ins, I want to update my challenges. I have been trying to do all the suggested challenges. I did my own and wrote to a college roommate who emailed me back. I did write a poem ( well, I helped Phoebe with her banana one), I did a craft project ( crocheting), I mailed CK a gift- well played CK. 🙂 I enjoyed every moment except for the one when Sammy peed on the couch. I have been mostly patient and kind with everyone. Someone wrote to help an elderly person, not sure if this counts, but I donated a dozen bee balm plants to the senior center to give away. I try to do that every month, I have donated false shamrock and prayer plants too.

I still need to not eat meat for a day which I guess will be today. And one I doubt I can do is make a new friend with similar interests. I don’t really go many places and it takes a while to build a friendship so I can’t do that one..I enjoyed all these challenges and thank you all for the ideas.And now fill-in time.


1. A recurring dream I have is _______________________.

2. Turn ______________ into ________________________.

3.                              is driving me crazy!

4. Lately, I have been                        .
My answers:
1. A recurring dream I have is the adult version of dreaming one is in school and didn’t prepare for a test. I often dream it is Christmas Eve and guests are arriving, but I am still looking for decorations and I haven’t started cooking.
2. Turn old books into art.
Remember my pumpkin books? I have been finding more ideas on Pinterest that I will be trying soon.
3. Sammy is driving me crazy! I give him more attention than any other cat and he still acts out once in a while and pees on the couch. Luckily, I had it covered with a waterproof pad.
4. Lately, I have been trying to be more thankful for all that I have. Which reminds me, my 3 thankfuls for today are: I am thankful for all who participate in The Friendly Fill-Ins, I love learning about everyone. I am thankful strawberry season is almost over and I am thankful that Joanie is sitting on my lap as I type this.
Be sure to add your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also answer in the comment section.
One more thing- Emmy wants to know if she looks better in this hat than the one she had on last week?

Wordless Wednesday

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.

Prancie says these are too tangy , she would prefer a bowl of steak.

#PMTphotohunt @tonkstail

Comedy Plus Wordless Wednesday

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Happy Father’s Day!

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).

  Dad always shares his supper with us.

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.

Thanks to Kali’s Mom for designing this beautiful badge

  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.

And the Emmy Goes to

You read that right- it’s a girl! And the Emmy goes to me 🙂 Thank you all for crossing those paws. She is even spayed already, FELV/FIV negative and no microchip so she is all mine. Emmy travels so well, not a peep out of her and it was an hour round trip plus and hour and a half waiting for our turn.

The vet wrote down she is 10, but said she could be anywhere from 6-14. Her teeth look great, but she thought her eyes looked old. I think they are just a very unique color, I am hoping to get some photos soon. She also has a heart murmur and may be hyperthyroid so I need to take her to my regular vet. We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday because I am thankful that I get to keep Emmy.

And now I will let Phoebe take over-

Thanks Mom, I was wondering when I was going to get my turn. There were lots of guesses and 12 of you guessed correctly, no chip and a girl. So I had Mom write your names down and I had Dad pull a name out of his baseball cap. And the winner is Critters in the Cottage-Congratulations!

We are praying for two of the Critters in the Cottage, Esme and Mitalee.

I am going to see Grammie today- finally! I love her so very much. I haven’t seen her since Saturday!!!

Sammy is a conehead right now. He has a small scratch on his ear, but when he scratches and shakes his head, it looks like a crime scene. Mom said she needs to hire “The Cleaner” from the TV show, The Blacklist.

Here is my poem for Sammy’s Poetry Day. It is a Haiku titled Zen.

Wanting for nothing
except a meal and warm bed,
cats are very zen.

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. And make sure you add your link if you do a post with the fill-ins.

1. a prop from a tv show or film I would like to own is _____________________________________.

2. My oldest friendship is _________________________________.

3. Whenever I                        , I always                            .

4. The best                    is                          .