22 Years as a Cat Owner

Happy Friday everyone! Today is book day and I have a great book to recommend. Lucy is not going to review a book today, she is just going to show us her Halloween costume: 007. Lucy loves Grumpy Cat so I made her a mask.

My recommendation is another book by Marie Symeou, A Forever Home For Athena. Here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/Forever-Home-Athena-Marie-Symeou/dp/1484071417/ref=la_B005O9NHXE_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1414029659&sr=1-1. You all know Athena Cat Goddess, but do you know about her humble beginnings? I loved this book because it gives us a cat’s view of being in the shelter. I also love that it promotes adopting from shelters.

It broke my heart that Athena and her sister weren’t adopted together. I pray her sister got a great home like Athena did. It also made me think of my Joanie and Sammy, there was a third sibling that was gone before I got to them.They were almost 4 when I got them so I always feel like they miss him or her. If you haven’t had a chance to read this, then be sure and add it to your to read list.

Today is our 22 year wedding anniversary so in a way it is my 22 year anniversary as a cat owner too because I didn’t have a cat until I became hubby’s kitty’s mom in 1992. weddingMy niece that got married last year was the flower girl. And this was us 2 years ago in NYC by the LOVE statue: 033One of the kitties made us a lovely gift in the bathroom this morning. A Jackson Pollock in poop, I assume one of them stepped wrong in the litter box and shook it off- yuck. Have a great day everyone! And I hope you had a better start to your day.



  1. MOL! We love the Grumpy Cat mask. 🙂 And we love Athena and her mom. We need to check out her book.

    Happy Anniversary…both in marriage…and as a cat owner!

  2. Oh what a beautiful bride you were!! Love the whole wedding photo – everyone looks so happy……and the photo of you and hubby by the LOVE statue – perfect! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!

    Hugs, Sammy and Mom

  3. This is a most interesting post. How many posts have a book recommendation, wedding photos and stories of poop all wrapped up into one. Way to keep it interesting. MOL!

    YOU WON THE COPY OF THE BOOK: A CAT WITH THREE TALES. Mom has your address so will get it mailed to you right away!

    P.S. Don’t forget to join us on Sunday with a selfie for our Sunday Selfies Blog Hop. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

    1. Thank you-glad you liked my post. And THANK YOU!!! I am so happy to win a book-it is the first thing I have ever won on blogs. Thanks for the reminder of the selfies hop too.

  4. Congrats on 22 years and happy cat anniversary too! Love the Grumpy mask! Will check out that book and thank you for not showing us your Jackson Pollack gift! MOL! Purrs…

    1. Thank you and yes, I didn’t think anyone would want to see that masterpiece 🙂

  5. Hi there, we stopped by to see what’s happening. Gosh we know Athena and must tale a look at the site you have down. Mom has a thing with pooh since Kali was diagnosed as being allergic to commercial cat food. She would probably enjoy your kitty’s pooh as well. She is kinda’…..shall we say different. She even takes pictures of it. We leave her be when she’s like this….even dad does. May the good pooh be with you.


    1. I am sure you will enjoy Athena’s book. Thanks for stopping by to visit us. I didn’t take photos of the pooh, but I can see why your mom would.

  6. That does sound like a great book. Happy Anniversary on both accounts. Good for you for being a cat Mom for that long. Well done.

  7. Yes, Happy Anniversary! And we love the mask as well . . . two paws up for the ever patient model wearing it. As for the Pollock? Those are some very artistic kitties!

    1. Thank you and thank you. I bet you are glad I didn’t take a photo of the Pollock.

    1. You’re welcome, I loved both of your books that I have read. You put into words so many thoughts and feelings I have.

  8. Concatulations ! Happy 22th Anniversary ! We would have loved to see the Pollock 😉 ! It’s so nice from anonymous kitty to have thought of you MOL ! Purrs

    1. Thank you for the anniversary wishes. If they make another Pollock, I will take a photo just for you 🙂

  9. Happy belated Annivesawy. Sounds like a gweat book. As kitty wiff littermates dat didn’t get adopted wiff me and even sis Lexi can tell ya’, hers had littermates too dat went to a diffewent home, weez not miss them. Da life weez hav wiff mommy is vewy fullfillin’ and weez not hav da time to miss littermates. And meez suw yous kitties not miss theirs eevew. Yous giv them a pawsum and luvvin’ home and dat’s all they need.

    Pee Ess, sis Lexi met up wiff hers brofur littermate ’bout 6 mumffs after they wuz seperated, and hers hissed at hims and didn’t wanna hav anyfin’ to do wiff hims. Hims did da same fing to sissy, so weez suwe ’bout what weez sed.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

    1. My kitties were with their sibling for almost 5 years so I think they had a lot more time to bond than kittens do. I know they are happy though 🙂 Thanks for the anniversary wishes, we had a nice day and went to a diner we both love for blueberry pancakes while Grammie kitty sat.

    1. Thank you and thank you. I feel like I had a deprived childhood now because we only had dogs, bunnies and guinea pigs- boy, was I missing out.

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