Happy Sweet Sixteen Madi!

Hi everyone!  Today is a special day in the Blogosphere, everyone’s BFF , Madi is turning 16. She asked that we all tell how we learned to drive or about a road trip.

My Dad taught me how to drive. I went to driver’s ed too, but my very patient Dad taught me and let me drive him around with my permit. My first car was a 1976 bright blue AMC Gremlin. It did not have power steering and it had a long hood so I had a lot of fender benders ( luckily no one was ever harmed). I even had shades to match the color of the car. 🙂

And now Joanie wants a turn.

  My brother, Sammy teached me to drive in his car.I am only 12 though so I am not old enough to drive-don’t tell.

I hear the Crotchety Cougars took Madi on a road trip.Click here

Living, Laughing and Barking in Our Backyard is hosting the hop-click here.

We are also joining The Cat on My Head’s Selfie Sunday Blog Hop too.

Happy Birthday Madi!!!!


Sunday Selfies

Hi everyone! I have been letting Joanie and Emmy get too much blog time lately so I thought I would write today.

Look what Grammie bought for us. I love Grammie and not just because she brings goodies.

Grammie and mom went shopping the other day. I won’t say the name of the mart store because some of you don’t like that store. Mom got the great one some Minnie Mouse pajamas for $1 and she got a onesie for the great one’s baby sister ( arriving in June). It was only 25 cents !
Mom was so happy with it until Grammie saw it and said, ” my aunt is SINGLE and fun? ” Mom somehow missed the single part- oops! Oh well, they do have a single aunt too 🙂

We are joining The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop and Rascal and Rocco’s Pet Parade.

Dr. Seuss Giveaway

Hi everyone! As you know, Dr. Seuss birthday is Friday so we are having a giveaway to celebrate. Mom thinks I look like The Cat in the Hat..

Just comment on today’s post for a chance to win a Dr. Seuss bag, bookmarks, 2 toys and the crocheted hat. Sorry, I am not included. ( giveaway closes Tuesday 9PM EST) .

We have been honored to be recognized for 3 awards recently.

Our friend, Purrseidon and her brother, Mr, M chose us for the Versatile Blogger Award-thank you.


  • Thank and Link The Blogger Who Nominated You.
  • Nominate Bloggers And Link To Their Blogs.
  • Inform Them Of Their Nominations.
  • Reveal 7 Facts About Yourself Your Readers May Not Know About You.

7 facts about me, Emmy- I am a tuxie, I bring my mom toys during the night when I want a snack, I like to chase Joanie, I enjoy napping on mom’s legs, I have a crush on Mr. M, I like fancy feast canned food and I like to get a drink first when Dad cleans our water fountain every morning.

Our friends, Crystal and Daisy Mae chose us for The Sunshine Blogger Award-thank you.


  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you in your blog post and link back to the blog.
  2. Answer 11 questions that the Blogger asked you.
  3. Nominate 11 new bloggers to receive the award and write them 11 questions.
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post on your blog.

Mom can answer these-

  1. What’s Your favorite sport and why? There is not one sport I like.
  2. Why did you start blogging? I wanted to help end the stereotype of crazy cat lady and share my knowledge of living with so many cats for so long.
  3. Are you extravagant or thrifty? Both- I spare no expense on my cats, but I love a bargain when shopping for clothes, etc.
  4. What animal(s) would you like to own(Not counting the pet(s) you have now?I would like to have turtles again.
  5. What’s your favorite Olympic sport? none, can’t wait for them to end.
  6. What’s your favorite food? pizza
  7. Describe something you’ve done skillfully well? crochet
  8. Were you ever bullied/picked on,  do you know someone who was bullied/picked on or both? I had a boy in school that bullied me from K-high school, we are friends on FB now.
  9. What’s your favorite thing about blogging? Finding so many like minded people that love cats and the support we give one another when there is  loss.
  10. What’s your least favorite thing about blogging? The business side of it, I have yet to figure out how to make money.
  11. What do you do when you’re not working? Loving my cats, reading, crocheting.

And last, but not least is the Supawstars award from Pets Overload-thank you

  1. You are to choose 5 pet bloggers and link to their blogs and describe why each of them deserves this award
  2. You must encourage the pet bloggers you shout out to shout out 5 bloggers themselves
  3. You must leave a comment on each other blogs letting them know that you’ve given them the spotlight

I appreciate the recognition. I must apologize for not following all the rules. I will not ever choose specific blogs because I enjoy them all and  can’t narrow it down. Please feel free to take them all.

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

Sunday Selfies

Before we get started, we want to offer our condolences to Brian and his family on the loss of his sister, Kit. She was a proud Crotchety Cougar and will be missed by all.

Joanie was cuddling on the bed with her Gremmie so look what I got back.

Mom has a question for everyone. She is going to participate in the A-Z Blogging Challenge again. Last year, she crocheted something new everyday to go with the letters and then had a giveaway at the end of the month with 2 winners that got all the cat toys and hats. She wants to do that again this year with all different items, but can’t think of ideas for the following letters , I will put in parentheses what she made last year: N(nip tea bag), Q ( Queen’s crown), U ( Uncle Sam’s hat) and W(whale). Any ideas are greatly appreciated and please remember that mom is not that great at crochet so she can’t make unicorns or anything like that.

We are joining The Cat on My Head’s Selfie Sunday Blog Hop and Rascal and Rocco’s Pet Parade.

Selfie Sunday

Hi everyone! We are joining The Cat on my Head’s Sunday Selfies Blog Hop and Rascal and Rocco’s Pet Parade.

Mom promised me my Gremmie won’t ever turn into the bad kind so I took the plastic off of him. I got him a skateboard to play with, but he can’t wear a helmet ( hims ears are too big). Does anyone know where to get a helmet for a gremlin?

Prancie keeps stealing my tent.

  I do not! It belongs to both of us. Gremmie is all yours though.


Selfie Sunday

Hi everyone! I don’t have much to report this week. Mom has been acting pretty normal ( for her).  She did start her decluttering challenge that she told you about the other day. The first room is the bedroom ( not the closet though, that gets it’s own week). Mostly she just moved the crap that doesn’t belong in there and moved it to the dining room for now.

Brody wants to say hi to his sweet Leia.

  Hi Leia!

And Joanie is still enjoying Gremmie.

Gremmie is playing with Weebles.

We are joining The Cat on my Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop and Rascal and Rocco’s Pet Parade.

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.

Sunday Selfies

Hi everyone! Prancie is letting Joanie write today because she wants to talk about her gremlin -again!

  Here is potty

I put Gremmie on potty

then I check

see- he went potty

Is easy to train a gremlin to use potty. Is not easy to find teeny tiny toilet paper.

I needed some me time so I left Gremmie with his Uncle Sammy. I got to read book so I can do review tomorrow.

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

This is actually a doll potty I bought for “The Great One”, I thought it was cute how you can “flush” to get the blue back. Apparently it wasn’t realistic enough though because she poured water from her sippy cup into it 🙂

Sunday Selfies

Hi everyone! Can you see me? I blend in pretty good on this blanket. Dad said to thank you all for the wonderful birthday wishes yesterday. It is very cold so I am going to keep warm in my blankie and turn this post over to Joanie.

Gremmie and I match when I have my sweater on. Mom crocheted some mittens for him.*

His feet was cold too so we got him some UGHs.

See, they say UGH on back.

Next week, I tell you all about his potty training. Now we haz nap.

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

*Clearly I have cabin fever from staying in from the cold. Who makes mittens for a gremlin?