Ten Things of Thankful

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and Ten Things of Thankful.

My first thankful is also my art for the week. Online puzzles, they are providing me with a lot of amusement. I made one for St. Patrick’s Day with a photo I took several years ago when my niece and her cat, Nixon lived here. He is 11 years old now and doing well. It took me 19 minutes and 37 seconds to complete, I guarantee you that you can beat that time.

2. Thankful we only got 4 inches of snow on Tuesday, some places in Massachusetts got 27 inches.

3. Thankful a good cardiologist is only an hour away for Emmy. I am sure she would like one even closer, but it isn’t that far.

4. Thankful that Tallulah is recovering well from her big dental.

5. Thankful for a surprise package that arrived in the mail just as we returned from Emmy’s appointment. It was a pleasant surprise especially during this stressful week with so much going on with the kitties. Thank you to Rachel at Three Chatty Cats for all these great treats and for the kitty stickers she sent for “The Great One”.

There were even photos of adorable Harley enjoying his Tooth Fairy gifts.Joanie agreed to pose, but she called dibs on the 12 oz. bag of Temptations 🙂

6. Thankful my Mom stayed with the cats while we were with Emmy. I am always afraid to leave the house unattended for fear that someone would break in and harm them or they would get out and be eaten by coyotes. ( We had coyote tracks in the snow around our house).

7.Parchment paper- I used to always burn my cookies until I started using it.I made a batch of cherry winks for my hubby, but I used green cherries for St. Patrick’s Day.

8.Joanie is thankful that Mrs. Potato Head and Gremmie are friends again.

9. I am thankful for toys, “The Great One” and I had fun playing grocery store and vet clinic the other day.

10. A great nap that made up that hour we lost.


Ten Things of Thankful

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art and Ten Things of Thankful Blog Hops. My art this week is my new crochet creation. I have been finding a lot of new patterns while searching for my A-Z ideas.

Crocheted vases are so easy and fun to make. Then I added pussy willows because they don’t need water. I gave these to my friend who runs the senior center in the next town. They will be centerpieces on the lunch tables and then can be given away.I have made some more too already for myself and family.

And here are my ten thankfuls.

1,2) Hubby and I had our annual dermatologist appointment and all is well. I love going together so I can point to everything I want checked. The dermatologist said, “wives save lives.”

3) Lunch out with the hubby after our appointment.

4) My mom stayed with the cats while we were out and catered to their every whim.

5,6) Coffee with a friend and her adult daughter had time to come too. We always have fun.

7) Time spent with my mom and “The Great One”. Even though whenever I sing, she says not to and cries if I won’t stop- I guess my college choir teacher was doing everyone a favor when she told me to mouth the words.

8) No power outage for this past storm.

9) Thankful that my hubby plows our yard so I only have a little shoveling to do.We got 10 inches on Thursday.

10) The library finally got some books in for me, I have been cutting into my emergency stash of about 40 books.



Ten Things of Thankful

Hi everyone! We are joining Ten Things of Thankful and Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hops.

Here is our art made on ribbet:

And here are my thankfuls-

  1. We lost power Friday from the storm, but it was back in 2 hours.
  2. Our 20-year-old generator failed and we were afraid is could cause a fire, I am thankful that our electrician who installed it and is now retired came over to disconnect it for now.
  3. We got all rain from this storm instead of snow or sleet.
  4. Breakfast with my mom, niece and the great one.
  5. I am thankful that the great one has so many people that love her, I wish all kids we so lucky.
  6. The teller at the bank I go to retired a year ago and I didn’t get to say goodbye. I am thankful that my mom and I ran into her( not literally) in the grocery store parking lot and had a nice conversation with her.
  7. I am almost done all the crocheting for the A-Z challenge.
  8. New episodes of my favorite shows on tv this week.
  9. Thankful my hubby qualifies for a senior discount at the vet ( that sounds funny, you know what I mean though :)).
  10. My sweet hubby.

We are also joining the Appreciate the Moments blog hop hosted by Everyday Dog Mom and Dog Mom Days. The word this month is lucky and I am lucky to have all these loving cats.



Ten Things of Thankful

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art and Ten Things of Thankful Blog Hops.

Our art today is a puzzle of Emmy. I love doing online puzzles from Colehaus Cats , Basil and One Spoiled Cat so I decided to make one of Emmy. When you got to the page, it is labeled Phoebe because I made one of her last year. Emmy is wearing a Dr. Seuss hat in anticipation of Dr. Seuss Day. Tomorrow she will announce a giveaway to celebrate.


It took me 22 minutes and 51 seconds, I guarantee you that you can beat that.

Here are my thankfuls-

  1. Tallulah’s ultrasound on her heart was good. She can now have her dental which she needs because she has tooth resorption.
  2. Online puzzles- they are so fun.
  3. Toys-I love playing with the great one and her fun toys.
  4. Some nice days that felt like Spring.
  5. Allegra and Benadryl-especially helpful when I have something with MSG.
  6. The Olympics are almost over- new tv shows next week.
  7. Coffee with a friend.
  8. 8 A walk with the hubby.
  9. My shopping trip planned for today with my family.
  10. Didn’t read much this week, but I got lots of crocheting done.


Ten Things of Thankful

Hi everyone. Before we get started, we want to offer  our condolences to our friends at Bad Cat Chris on the loss of their sweet boy, Puck. If you haven’t already visited them, please do.

We are joining Ten Things of Thankful and Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hops.My kitties are sharing some thankfuls today too.

1. Sammy is thankful that he got to go to The Cat Scouts dance with his girlfriend, Maggie. This is also our art photo too, Maggie’s mom made it.

2. Joanie is thankful for her boyfriend, Simon.

3. Penny is thankful for her boyfriend, Toby.

4. Millie is thankful for his girlfriend, BobbieSue

5. Jinxy is thankful for his girlfriend, PeggySue

6,7 and 8

Joanie on my lap, Emmy on my legs and Sammy leaning on one of my legs.

9.Allergy shots, they work.

10. Lots of Valentine’s wishes from friends and family, and the hubby. I am blessed.


Cats of Jerusalem

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and Ten Things of Thankful. I used a new site called photovisi which is a site to make photo collages. There is a free service and a paid premium one. I am pleased with the choices on the free service which is how I made this collage.

Special thanks to my friend’s daughter who spent the past 5 months at a dance school in Jerusalem. She said there are cats everywhere and took many photos, including these. It breaks my heart that they are homeless, but she said they are well fed and quite friendly. I also didn’t notice any tipped ears so I fear they are not fixed.

Here are my thankfuls-

  1. Thankful my friends had a safe time in Israel and are now back home.
  2. Thankful there are so many TNR programs in the USA- I wish they were everywhere.
  3. Zataar, a tasty spice blend my friends brought back from Jerusalem. I added some to humus and it is fantastic!
  4. Thankful we have had rainstorms between the snowstorms so it never accumulates.
  5. Thankful for the library, I am going to get Season one of Timeless tomorrow to keep us busy during The Olympics. The show returns in March, it is canceled, but they made a short season 2 to wrap up the show for fans. Have you ever seen it?
  6. A cat Cardiologist less than an hour away, I had Emmy’s ultrasound report sent there and she is recommending we start meds. I agree, I want to stop damage instead of waiting to see if she gets any.
  7. The flu shot seems to be working for us, so far.
  8.  A $1 box of bandages, my mom got them for The Great One and we enjoyed seeing her put them all over her dolls 🙂
  9. A $1 package of diapers I got The Great One for her dolls. I can’t believe it costs $6 for 3 doll diapers and only $1 for 5 real diapers-that is a rip off.
  10. All my cats, they are all unique and loving in their own way.

Ten Things of Thankful

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and Ten Things of Thankful.

Today is National Wear Red Day to raise awareness of heart disease. It is for humans, but Emmy has a heart problem so she has agreed to wear a red scarf. I framed her photo and added the text on Lunapic. Unfortunately, she didn’t agree to keep her eyes open.

Here are my thankfuls-

1. Coffee with a friend on Tuesday.

2. Tallulah went to the vet Monday, she has lost a lot of weight. I am thankful it is just her thyroid which is easy to deal with.

3. Prancie also went to the vet, she got a rabies shot. I asked for a one year one so there would be less stuff going into her. We still don’t really know what happened to her a few months ago so I don’t want to take an chances.

4. Lunch and shopping with my Mom on Wednesday.

5. Bargain on socks at Macy’s, between the sale and plenti points, I got 6 pairs for $2. I love a bargain.

6. Lots of reading time this week.

7. Hubby and I went to the nursing home to visit his former secretary ( for 27 years) -she was doing well and the place is cheerful and doesn’t have the typical nursing home smell.

8. Thankful that my parents kept me safe from all harm, I feel so bad when I hear of kids that are abused in many different ways For example, all those gymnasts abused at the hands of a supposed Doctor.

9. Thankful for my warm home in this very cold and snowy weather.

10. A phone call from one of my friends who is a nun, it was nice to catch up.

Ten Things of Thankful

Hi everyone. Before we get started, we want to say goodbye to Mr. Buttons of Timmy the Tomcat’s family. He was only 7, but lost a battle with kidney disease. Please visit his family, if you haven’t already.


We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and Ten Things of Thankful Blog Hops.

  For my art, I used Lunapic-cartoon and black and white effects on Emmy’s shopping cart photo.

Here are my thankfuls-

1. Someone calling me Miss instead of the dreadful Ma’am.
2. My great-niece’s growing vocabulary, she told my mom and I to calm down the other day 🙂
3. Nice and Easy hair color- why pay for a full color every 6 weeks when I can spend $6 on this?
4. Pedicure with my mom.
5. Chinese food lunch with my mom after the pedicures- even if we looked odd in flip flops when it was only 30 degrees.
6. Breakfast with a friend.
7. A bargain- found 2 long sleeved v-necks for only $3/each.
8. Joanie sleeps between us every night, not the whole night, but she is always there in the morning.
9. The Babies R Us closest to me is closing , I am not happy they filed bankruptcy, but I am sick of people registering there for baby showers when they are so expensive.
10. A warm home, it sure has been a cold winter.



Phoebe’s Traveling Shades Are Home

When Phoebe sent out her traveling shades in 2016, I had no idea she would no longer be with me when they returned. It was a bittersweet day when they arrived in the mail this week. I want to thank all 19 families that participated. Sadly, several of these families have also lost kitties during this time. I hope they are all playing with Phoebe while waiting for us.

Joanie posing with the shades

  1. Critters in the Cottage (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 )
  2. Canadian Cats part one and two
  3. Pipo and Minko
  4. Lone Star Cats
  5. One Spoiled Cat (Sammy)
  6. Friends Furever
  7. Timmy Tomcat
  8. 4-Legged Furballs
  9. Cat Scout Charles

10 . Annie and Pierrot

11. Toby, Simon and family ( part 1, part 2)

12. Miss Mudpie

13, The Kitties Blue (part 1 , part 2)

14. The Island Cats ( part 1, part 2)

15. Trout Talking Tabbies

16. Eastside Cats

17.Lola and Lexy

18. McGuffy’s Reader

19. Summer ( part 1, part 2)

Phoebe’s shades traveled with an autograph book. Reading all the sweet messages to her made me feel like she was still with me. Thank you all for participating and being great models. The shades and the book are safely tucked away in her memory box now.

We are joining The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop and Ten Things of Thankful ( I actually have 19 thankfuls). Thank you to all who participated and were friends of my Phoebe.

Ten Things of Thankful

Hi everyone! We are joining Ten Things of Thankful and Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hops.

Today is Rubber Duckie Day so our art was made at Facein the Hole-

Sammy with rubber duckies

Here are my 10 thankfuls:

  1. Thankful I have room in the attic to store the Christmas tree still standing ( I did remove the ornaments.
  2. free magazines from the library!

every January the town library gives away magazines. I scored some Writing ones, House Beautiful, HGTV, Prevention and some cooking ones too. It looks like I cleaned them out, but there were two tables filled with the, so I barely made a dent.

3. Warmer weather, from negative temps last week to 50’s this week.

4. Hubby was able to take our spiral Christmas trees out of the ground, I really thought they were going to be there until April.

5. Emmy was a meme on Savannah’s blog-click here.

6. Thankful that Angel Phoebe’s Purrince is currently stable, he has IBD.

7.Thankful that Emmy doesn’t need heart meds and her heart is not enlarged.

8. Also thankful that Emmy’s thyorid is fine, I already have 4 cats on thyroid meds.

9. For our ginger girl , Prancie ( yesterday was Kiss a Ginger Day so we gave her lots of kisses).

10. Joanie wants to do the last one-

I iz thankful that Gremmie uses the potty now.