Penny’s Tips Volume 3

Hi everyone! Did you miss me? My mean mom keeps pushing me off for silly things like reviews and Halloween.

My tip today is to use a penny to replace a missing checker. My folks have this apple checker board and the apples are fun to roll around so they do need to use this tip sometimes. I thinks they should give me all the apples to play with and they can use pennies.




  1. Those apples DO look like fun to bat around. TBT asks: Have you considered adhesive magnetic strips under the board and spray-painted red and black streel washers that would be held lightly in place?

    1. That is a good idea, but I am too lazy to do that. I usually keep it safe in the dining room so the cats can’t get it πŸ™‚

  2. I’m amazed that you have any apples left! They look just the right size to bat around or carry away. If we had the set, all the apples would be under a couch somewhere or in the back yard with teethmarks in them! Good job hanging on to those, and for the tip to use a penny while one is missing!

  3. WOW…’s amazing those apples are still on that checker board! Nice round, rolly polly things like those? Tempting!

    Hugs, Teddy

  4. Hmmm, you couldn’t have nothing but pennies, you’d get mixed up with whose pieces were whose. If you lost all the pieces, i guess you could use pennies for one side and nickels for the other, tails up until you need to be “kinged” and then you could flip it heads side up.

    Using a penny to sub for a piece is a great tip!

  5. Oh, Penny! I think your tip is great and your humans should pay better attention to what you have to say!! Love and purrs, Toby ?

  6. You’re adorable. Yes indeed and I like your idea about you having the apples.

    Have a purrfect day. My best to your peeps. β™₯

  7. We think that apple checker board is pretty cool! Perhaps your mom should get you a catnip apple instead. That’s much more fun.

  8. Penny, I haven’t played a game of checkers in, like, a bazillion years! I play lots of solitaire (on my phone), crosswords (in the newspaper), and sudoku (I almost never solve them!). Oh, and jigsaw puzzles…online, of course!

  9. What a cute checker board! And those apples are so cute! They sure look fun to roll around. You should get them in exchange for pennies πŸ™‚

  10. Penny! You have come up with the perfect solution. Hide…err I mean put away the apples and slide a few pennies over as a hint. I think they may be able to take the hint and forget about the apples.

  11. penny; tell yur mom ta ree place thoz apples with 50’s and 100’s… then she can haz de apples bak N ewe can keep de 50’s N 100’s !! πŸ™‚ β™₯β™₯

    this izza grate tip bye de way ~

    1. Thank you. The apples have little holes in the bottom for the stem to go through when you king someone. πŸ™‚

  12. Penny did you know that Canada no longer makess penniess??? It iss so weerd mee can tell you.
    As fur Checkurrss mee not know what they are…mee goin to ask LadyMum to buy mee sum Checkurrss so mee can leern how to play….
    **nose rubsss** Siddhartha Henry xXx

    1. I hope your mum teaches you to play checkers, it is fun. Sorry you don’t have pennies in Canada anymore. XO and nose rubs

      1. LadyMum sayss shee NOT miss thee penniess now that they are gone. Butt shee doess not like thee Looniess an Tooniess much as they are heavy inn thee wallet. Shee wood like to see $1. an $2. bills back like youss’ have.
        An LadyMum said shee will look fur a Checkerss game JUST Fur Mee!!! Way kewl mee finkas Penny!!

  13. What a fabulous idea! But Canada does not have Pennies any more Penny!
    My Mommy would have to use nickles
    Or Loonies (our dollar) Or Toonies (a $2 coin)

  14. Those apples reminded petcretary of some little ‘tops’ she had and wow, they would spin…and if yours could spin, they would go on the floor where they are prey for whomevfur can catch them…and then your wish for more pennies as checkers would work! MOL! Penny, you are brilliant like a shiny new penny!!

    1. I have a little top similar to these too, it is orange and I gave it to the cats to play with. Penny thanks you. XO

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