A Snowflake in My Hand

Happy Friday Everyone! Lucy and I have a lot going on today, we are going to participate in the shopping around the world blog post hosted by :https://piglove.wordpress.com/ and https://dinz1234.wordpress.com/

In my town, we have Walmart or Big Y- these are from this week’s Big Y flyer:

Items to price this month:

  • Random condiment of your choice.- 38 oz. Heinz Ketchup $2.99
  • Random frozen meal of your choice.-Bertolli meals for 2 are $5.99 bag
  • Random dessert/something sweet of your choice.Friendly’s half gallon ice cream $1.98
  • Random Fruit of your choice.-Organic strawberries $4.99/pound
  • Random Item of your choice.- Fancy Feast Appetizers (2 oz package) $1

Lucy and I are both recommending an older book: A Snowflake in My Hand by Samantha Mooney. Thank you to Conscious Cat blog :Β http://consciouscat.net/2015/02/08/conscious-cat-sunday-books-that-change-your-life/Β for recently writing about it or I would have never heard of it.

. Written in 1983, it was written by a woman that worked at an Animal Medical Center in NYC. She worked on the cancer ward where many pets stayed for treatments or were surrendered because their owners couldn’t afford treatments.Β  Samantha had several of her own cats, but always took these patients on vacations to give them time out of the clinic. Just like a snowflake, each one was unique and was only with her a short while.

I usually don’t go for sad books, but this was different. These cats were not abused, they were loved and spoiled until the end of their lives. It was sad that they had cancer, but at least they had love. 005I tried to find some information on the author, but this seems to be her only book and there is no other information. I was curious to know if she continued to work in this heart breaking field.

Please stop by tomorrow when we will be doing all are hopping. And Sunday Phoebe will announce a Dr. Seuss themed giveaway.


  1. I’m definitely going to be participating in the Shopping Around the World hop next month. I wish I had known about it sooner! I have A Snowflake in My Hand in my cat book collection and think it looks like just the loveliest little book. I have to admit that I’ve never read it as I feared it would tear my heart out.

    1. Those kinds of books break my heart, but for some reason, this didn’t make me cry. It was nice to know these cats were loved and cared for their entire lives. I never knew about the shopping around the world either, but this time Sammy of One Spoiled Cat listed it a day ahead for people.

  2. That book sounds very sweet…………blessings to people who do that kind of work….for humans AND animals….ensuring that their last days are wrapped in love. It’s the BEST gift to give anyone but certainly at the end it makes things “right”. Glad you did the shopping thing – isn’t it a blast????

    Hugs, Sammy and Mom

    1. I did enjoy the shopping list, I am so glad you told us what to look for ahead of time.

    1. Lucy says thank you and Phoebe said, “what about me Grammie, I love you so very much.”

  3. guys…we can get fancy feast at one $$ two but onlee rare lee when de store puts em on sale…N can ya guess we loves de skipjack tuna flavor !! πŸ™‚

    heerz two a popeye catalufa kinda week oh end β™₯β™₯β™₯

  4. That does sound like a good book. And interesting prices on the food . I am sure it is all different in different places. Thanks for that good review.

  5. Phoebe that is one book Mom has read. LIke your Mom she doesn’t normally like sad stories but the reality is we all have a time limit. Glad you enjoyed it.

  6. Just reading the book’s particulars made my eyes leak a bit. I am so grateful those babies had someone to give them the love and petting they so so deserved.

    1. Sorry, to make you cry. I usually cry at everything, but this book was written in a way that didn’t make me cry.

    1. I hope your library has it, I had to have my sent in from another library.Please let me know your opinion of it.

    1. Yes, she does sound nice. I wanted to find out more about her, but there is nothing, not even on wickipedia or author sites.

  7. We like those appetizers. Mommy used to split one tween us when hers worked da spay clinic. But fings got all messed up when hers eyes went out and she had to have surgewy and then da pawtment flooded. They never hav gotten back on twack and weez not seen an appetizer since. πŸ™ Hmmmmmmm Weez gotta fiind a way to get one of those again. Hav a pawsum weekend.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  8. That sounds like a special book and the author sounds like a special person! πŸ™‚

    the critters in the cottage xo

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