It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

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

Today we celebrate Martin Luther King Day in the USA so I chose a quote from him for my Spark: “Faith is taking that first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

I hope we are all brave enough and have enough faith to take that first step to wherever we want to be.

Now that Joanie has Gremmie under control , she has a book review.  I read, French for Cats: All the French Your Cats Will Ever Need by Henry Beard. Here are some words I learned.

I purr- Je ronronne

I sleep -Je dors

the mouse -la souris

the fish-le poisson

I think I am going to cough up a fur ball- Je crois que je vaid cracher une boule de poils

I don’t know why they call fish poison, it not poison, it is tasty.

Thank you Joanie, I think your gremlin needs you now.

I have also been reading a lot.  Before Christmas, I won Jackson Galaxy’s new book, Total Cat Mojo from Caren and Cody’s blog.  I have been learning a lot from it. I sometimes think I know everything about cats after living with so many for so long, but that is definitely not the case. He actually recommends having a litter box in the bedroom and living room. Apparently, cats don’t like the privacy we do when going potty. Maybe that is why they like to join us in the bathroom 🙂

 

At the moment, we are not having issues, but if any do come up, I will try a box in one of those places despite not really wanting to have one in those areas. If you haven’t read this yet, I highly recommend it.  ( I won a copy of the book, but I am under no obligation to review it. I just like to tell people about good books).

 

 

 

 

It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

Hi everyone! Now that the holidays are over and I am trapped in the house due to the cold weather, I have had time to read. We are joining The Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? , McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks and Comedy Plus’ Awww…Mondays.

My Spark is a quote from the author of the book I am recommending. Not sure how I have never heard of Joy Mangano, but until I read her book, I had no idea who she was. I like memoirs and reading how people become successful so I got Inventing Joy by Joy Mangano from the library. If you are not familiar with her, she has invented many products and her first was the wonder mop.

Actually, she started inventing things when she was a kid, but didn’t follow through until she was a single mom with three kids. She now has a huge empire and is a permanent feature on HSN. Her story was very interesting and a reminder that no one is an overnight success, years of hard work go into any successful endeavor.

There is a movie about her too with Jennifer Lawrence playing Joy. I haven’t seen it yet, but I ordered it up from the library and hope to pick it up tomorrow. If you are looking for some motivation this year, I highly recommend her book. It is part memoir and part self-help, with several pages of quotes at the end.

My spark for today is on of Joy’s quotes, ” No matter who you are or where you’re from, you have the power to change the world. ”

Sammy wants to know if he looks fat in his sweater?

If you donated to our friend Toby’s dental, we want to thank you for your generosity. And I want to let you know I am mailing all the packages out today( except for one I am waiting for an address on) of the mats and toys. Sorry for the delay, but it took me a while to make everything and then the weather turned bitterly cold. Also thanks to all who shared and are praying it goes well.

One more thing, please purr and pray for McGuffy’s Reader’s Kenzie, The Cat on My Head’s Cooper Murphy ,Timmy Tomcat’s Mr. Buttons and FurEverywhere’s Milita as they are all not feeling well at this time.

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year!! We are joining McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks and Comedy Plus’ Awwww…..Mondays.

Our Spark for today is to remind everyone that we are all starting with a clean slate today so go for your dreams and take steps to make them happen- starting today.

And Brody wants to say thank you to all who donated to Toby’s dental. If you missed yesterday’s post about it, please check it out.And thank you to all who are purring and praying that it goes well.

 

There is a Santa Claus

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww…Mondays and McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks today.

Our Spark is a quote from Francis P. Church

“Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no VIRGINIAS”

We believe in Santa, even if he does smell a lot like Daddy.

Joanie Prancie

Emmy Sammy Brody Millie Penny Jinx KaTwo Tallulah Polar Bear

Noel

My you all have a beautiful Christmas spent with those you love.

Sparks

Hi everyone! We are joining McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks and Comedy Plus’ Awww…. Mondays Blog Hops.

For my Sparks this month, I have been writing about nice things to do for those that might be forgotten at the holidays. This week, I will remind you to remember those closest to you. Sometimes, they are not given all the love they deserve. I know when we are having a party, I get tense with preparations and my poor hubby has to bear the brunt of my moods. This year, I am going to try very hard not to be grumpy toward him.

Millie really loves his Dad.

One more thing for my Spark, a fun Christmas song, one of my favorites.

 

Sparks

Hi everyone! We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww…Mondays and McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks blog hop. I haven’t had a chance to do much reading with decorating , shopping and working on Christmas cards so I am skipping the reading hop.

I have a double spark this week. I have been recommending forgotten people to remember this holiday season. This week, I am suggesting the staff at the vet clinic. Most of you probably don’t spend as much time at the vet as I do, I usually get there at least once a week- not a good thing, The receptionists are always so sweet and the vet techs too. I will be there this week with Sammy for his dental and Polar Bear for his thyroid blood work. When I go, I plan to bring a treat for them , probably peanut butter fudge that I will make. I know most receptionists get minimum wage or not much more so I like to acknowledge their hard work. Is there a place you frequent that you could bring a treat to?

My other spark was of all things, on my McDonald’s coffee cup. They have nice festive cups, mine said ” Give the gift of kindness and hope it gets regifted.”  I thought that was such a great idea. I never thought of wanting something to be regifted, but kindness should be.

Don’t forget to comment on Sunday’s post for a chance to win Prancie’s Grumpy giveaway.

 

Sparks!

Hi everyone! We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww…Mondays and McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks Blog Hops today, but first, a word from Joanie.

I has been duped! Those were not gremlins, they was Furby’s. I still want gremlin to train.

Our Spark for today is not a quote. From now until Christmas we will be giving ideas to make people happy this holiday season.I think that counts as a spark.

I put a basket of goodies outside on the steps with a note for all Fedex, UPS and USPS to help themselves. I put out bottled water, chocolate, apples and some packages with crackers and cookies. I am sure anything you choose will be appreciated by these hard workers and will brighten their day.

We will get back to reviewing books next Monday. And Penny will be here tomorrow with one of her tips.

  Today is 7 years since my KaChoo left for the bridge. This was taken at Tufts a few days before she passed. I miss her every day.

 

Thanksgiving Giveaway-1

Hi everyone! Welcome to our first giveaway for Thanksgiving week, but first Joanie has something to say. 

The gremlins had 2 babies and then went to hybernate now I iz stuck with them so I haz no time for book reviews.

Our first giveaway is a paperback copy of :Cats are Not Stupider on Jupiter: Vacuum Man vs. Cats (Mighty and Brennon Book 2) by Alexis Cleoford.

I reviewed book 1 of the series back in June, if you missed it you can click here

*Disclosure: I received a free Kindle version of the book in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are my own.

The second book is even better than the first. Mighty and Brennon are two house cats that want to enter a competition so they train themselves to swim. Another cat enters the competition with a Vacuum Man. After the contest, Vacuum Man somehow escapes and plans to destroy Jupiter which will affect the entire solar system. Will Mighty and Brennon be able to stop him?

This is a book written for older kids and young adults, but it is a fun read for any age. The author has set up a rafflecopter giveaway, to enter click here.

I apologize, but this giveaway is only open to US readers. The author will send the book to the winner.

If you don’t win, but want to purchase a copy you can get the Kindle version for 99 cents and the paperback for$8.99 at Amazon. Click here.

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww… Mondays and the Kid Lit version of It’s Monday What Are You Reading hosted by Unleashing Readers and Teach Mentor Texts.

And our Spark for today is: “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” Buddha

 

It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

Hi everyone! Sorry , but Joanie will not be doing a book review. She has some trouble with her “gremlins”.

  Help!! They iz multiplying.

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awwww….Mondays, McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks and Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

Emmy is posing with A Bump in the Road by Roby Sweet. I am sure most of you are familiar with her Miss. Cuddlywump’s Investigates series, but I am a little late to the party. I have been following her blog, The Cuddlywumps Cat Chronicles for a long time.

A Bump in the Road is the first in a series of five mysteries. I really enjoyed this book and didn’t want it to end so I am thrilled there are four more to read and Christmas is coming ( hint, hint Mom). Miss Cuddlywumps is a beautiful and very intelligent calico cat that is adopted by a 40-something year old single woman named Rory.

Miss Cuddlywumps happens to witness a murder in Rory’s front yard. She attempts to investigate it herself, but is caught every time she sneaks out. I am in love with Miss Cuddlywumps and enjoyed reading her efforts to help solve the murder.

And here is my Spark for the week. “A minute of thought is worth more than an hour of talk.” from the book , How Would Buddha Think by Barbara Ann Kipfer.

 

 

 

It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

Happy Monday everyone! We are triple hopping today with Comedy Plus’ Awww…. Mondays, McGuffy’s Reader’s SPARKS and Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

Joanie will not be reviewing a book today.

I haz no time to read. I find 3 gremlins* and need to take care of them.

I have been reading All Hands on Pet! Your How-To Guide on Home Physical Therapy Methods for Pets by Susan E. Davis PT.*

*I received a free copy of All Hands on Pet ! in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are my own.

When I accepted the free copy of All Hands on Pet! I had no idea I would be needing it. It has actually come in very handy in dealing with Prancie. This book is filled with a wealth of information for all pets, although the main focus is dogs.

It covers many health issues and the treatments available. I finally learned what an Assisi Loop is, I had seen them in giveaways, but never understood why they are therapeutic. I also learned that reptiles can get gout.

For Prancie, I am using the spreadsheet for managed care to keep track of her medicines ( ear drops and thyroid pills) as well as her condition. There are many photos showing where to rub dogs for massage and therapy so if you are a dog owner, I highly recommend this.

And now for my SPARK this week, it is a quote I found on Pinterest.

“People who winder whether the glass is half empty or half full are missing the point. The glass is refillable.” I think it was a joke about wine, but it made me think about life in general and how we can add anything to our glass ( lives) so why worry about the full or empty just fill it with what you want.

*Please don’t tell Joanie those are not gremlins, they are furbies.