About pilch92

I'm a happily married 44 year old woman. My hubby ( David) and I have been married for 21 years (October 24, 1992). We started out with one cat and now have 15. 15 is my magic number ( David may like a slightly smaller one), but when any pass away, I don't replace the one that is lost, but I do rescue another. When we got married we were like most people and wanted a family. At some point we both decided that we love our fur family. Some people are made to be parents of 2-legged children and we are made to be parents of those with 4 legs ( although we did have one with 3 legs once-RIP Brina). It has taken me years to realize that this is my calling. I want to help all cats any way I can. If I can write about something that happened to one of my cats and help another in the process then I will be happy.

Flip or Flop’s Christina is a Cat Hater

Hi everyone! Penny is letting me steal her day so I can have a rant.

Really, I am. This is important.

I have been watching Flip or Flop for years. I am not sure why though because I don’t like their modern designs. I also find Christina very shallow and full of herself. Despite that, I kept watching. A few seasons back she made derogatory comments about cats when they bough a flip that cats had lived in. It annoyed me, but I got over it. Well, this past week’s episode, season 8 , episode 3 really ticked me off.

Christina showed up with bug spray and a fake hazmat suit. She said in a snotty voice how much she hates houses that have a cat tree because she knows they will be  full of fur and fleas. Her hatred of cats really showed. I realize some people with cats do not take good care of them, but it is not the fault of the cat, it is the human’s fault.

Cats already get a bad rap. Many apartments don’t allow cats. I think it is irresponsible of this little snot face to promote that cats are not good for homes. I wrote to HGTV and got an automatic response that my letter would go to the right place, but they can’t answer everyone. I am begging all you cat lovers to do the same to let them know this is unacceptable.  This is a link to the comment form. Click here.

If you are going to still watch the show, could you please DVR it and not watch it for 4 days. That way the Nielsen ratings won’t count for it. I hope others are as angry about this as I am. I tend to overreact when I am passionate about something.

And one more thing. The winner of our Black Cat Appreciation Day is Toby of Timmy Tomcat’s blog. Congratulations! ( sorry, Noel is not included)



We are joining Comedy Plus’ Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.


Sunday Selfies

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

Another shot of Sammy enjoying corn on the cob ( he only gets a little). He seems to prefer the Silver Queen to the Butter and Sugar variety. He never bugs us for any meat or other people food, just corn on the cob.


Every morning Prancie and Brody patiently wait for a taste of butter.

Don’t forget to enter our Black Cat giveaway ( see yesterday’s post).


Black Cat Appreciation Day

We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and The Pet Parade. Today is a special day to celebrate black cats everywhere. They are least likely to be adopted from shelters. I am the proud mom to four and I have two angels too. I used Pizap to make a collage of my four.

  Noel is sticking her foot out, Drake is in his bed, Jinx is being held by his Dad and Trouble is on the rug.

Then I went to Fotor and made the collage into art. I also made it into  a puzzle ( see below)

And to celebrate Black Cat Appreciation Day we are having a giveaway.

Noel is posing with the prizes. A catnip mat with black cats printed on it, 2 black cat clips that can be used to hold bags of food shut and a gray mousie from IKEA. All you have to do it comment on this post before Monday at 9PM (EST). Sorry I can only afford to ship in the USA. If you do not live in the USA, you can enter and if you win, pick a friend from the USA . If you live in a country that says you need to do something to enter, put the answer to 5+7 in your comment.

My Angel Spooky

And Angel Tallulah



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Friendly Fill-Ins Week 170

Hi everyone! Time for the Friendly Fill-Ins. Please leave your link (at bottom of post) here or at my co-host’s Four-Legged Furballs. You can also answer in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate. Don’t forget to add your link to the hop so everyone can visit you.

1. I love it when __________________________.

2. I know it’s time to _________________ when ________________.

3. Others come to me when they need _________.
4. We should never take _________ for granted.
My Answers:
1. I love it when Prancie tortures her Dad. She has him wrapped around her little paw. She will knock things off his end table until he gets up to snack her.
2. I know it’s time to vacuum when Trouble’s bloomers look like this ( see photo)
Poor Trouble, her fur easily catches the cardboard shreds from scratchers.
3. Others come to me when they need anything to do with cats- advice on health, behavior, etc.
4. We should never take anything for granted. If you re able to be online and read then you have it better than most people in the world. And especially, never take your loved ones for granted, we never know how long we have with them ( 2-legged and 4-legged).
We are also joining Create With Joy’s Friendship Friday and Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus.

Be sure to stop by Saturday for Black Cat Appreciation Day. We are going to have a giveaway to celebrate.

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Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

Joanie is thankful for her pet Gremmie.

And here is my poem for Sammy’s Poetry Day based on this photo prompt:

That sure is a big crowd
I bet it is quite loud.
I won’t go near there for any wage
well, maybe to meet Nicolas Cage

Here are the Friendly Fill-Ins for tomorrow. I came up with the first two and our co-host, Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs came up with second two.

1. I love it when __________________________.

2. I know it’s time to _________________ when ________________.

3. Others come to me when they need _________.
4. We should never take _________ for granted.

Penny’s Tips Volume 46

Hi everyone!   If you follow my tip today, you won’t need to have a fly swatter anymore.

Just take a ziplock bag and add water and at least 4 pennies ( not me).  Then you hang it above your door. Something about the flies complex eyes makes them move away because it magnifies the light entering their eyes. Too bad it doesn’t work on nasty mosquitoes.

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.