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.

Wordless Wednesday

Hi everyone! Thank you for all the purrs and prayers for Sammy. We got good news yesterday. He has a murmur, but not a gallop. Gallops are very bad so I am relieved. He can also get his dental now. I actually think I am going to bring him to this new place where he got his echocardiogram- they are amazing. It is an hour away, but he travels well.

Trouble can’t figure out why I accused her of biting Brody.

Comedy Plus’ Wordless Wednesday

Create with Joy Wordless Wednesday

Be There 2Day Wordless Wednesday

XMAS Dolly ‘s Wordless Wednesday

Penny’s Tips Volume 39

Hi everyone! My post got bumped last week for a review and I didn’t even get to try the new Catit bed. Something about my reputation for peeing on cardboard made mom think I would pee on that too.

I am still going through my pennies. Did you know some 1955 pennies are worth $1,000? They are called double die pennies and were minted in Philadelphia so if you find one with a D ( for Denver) or S ( for San Fransisco) under the date then you don’t have a good one. The good ones have no letter under the 1955. You will also notice the inscription doubled on it too. In the coming weeks, I will tell you about other pennies worth a lot of money. Of course, I am the most valuable Penny there is-that is what Mom says.

Sammy is going for the echocardiogram of his heart today to find out why it is galloping. Any purrs and prayers would be appreciated.

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays and Book Date’s It’s Monday What are YOU Reading?

I am currently reading. I.M. : A Memoir by Isaac Mizrahi. As most of you know he is a designer, talk show host and much more. I am enjoying reading about his childhood and how he was always interested in fashion and design. Being gay in his Jewish neighborhood made things difficult for him in addition to being overweight. I am glad he was able to get through that and become successful.

It was a funny coincidence, I just got some sheets at TJ Maxx and they happen to be designed by him. I had to have these sheets- the kitties look like Angel Phoebe in her polka-dotted bikini.

 

Grumpy Selfie

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

Joanie is posing with my collection of Grumpy Cat stuffed animals to pay tribute to her.

I am a day late for Sabi Saturday, but here is my entry. (Sabi Saturday is a hop where you show something old, repurposed or upcycled. I wish more bloggers would join this fun hop.)

I recently showed you a war ration book and cookbook to go with it. This is another item that was in the box with my great aunt’s photo collection.

 

Wear Orange For Crockett Day

Today is Wear Orange For Crockett Day in memory of The Lone Star Cats’ sweet Crockett who died tragically this week.

For the art, Brody used Lunapic cartoon and tinted himself orange:

Prancie went au naturale in her orange furs:

Joanie is wearing orange beads:

Sammy is sporting his orange tie:

And KaTwo has an orange hat:

We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and The Pet Parade.

I was also saddened to see that Grumpy Cat went to The Rainbow Bridge, she was only 7.

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 157

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. _________________is my _____________ of the _________________.

2. My favorite character on Big Bang Theory is _____________________.
 
3. I could set a world record for _________.

4. _________ is the craziest thing I’ve ever done.
My answers:
1. Fall is my favorite time of the year. I can’t wait to get the summer over with and get to the good part of the year.
2. My favorite character on The Big Bang Theory is Sheldon. Although, I liked them all and will miss the show. Our Penny is named after Penny.
3. I could set a world record for eating the most Smart Food- I really need to stop.
4. Adopting 2 cats when I already had 13 is the craziest thing I have ever done-as a matter of fact, my hubby told me I was crazy when I did, but I don’t regret it. I( love my Sammy and Joanie.

We are also joining Create With Joy’s Friendship Friday and Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus. We are also joining FiveSibes Flashback Friday.

My flashback photo is Angel Phoebe with my Sheldon Christmas ornament.

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Thankful Thursday

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

I am thankful for this surprise shipment of yarn that arrived last week with a sweet note from Purrseidon thanking me for the copy of I Am Not A Skunk that I sent to her.

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

Tonight it is off to the rodeo
I hope the bull doesn’t give me a throw.
Maybe I will hurt my back,
but for now I will enjoy my coffee-black.

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

1. _________________is my _____________ of the _________________.

2. My favorite character on Big Bang Theory is _____________________.
 
3. I could set a world record for _________.

4. _________ is the craziest thing I’ve ever done.
I apologize to those that don’t watch The Big Bang Theory, but I had to pay tribute to a show that has entertained me for so many years. As most of you know, the final episode is tonight.

Wordless Wednesday

Today is Straw Hat Day.

Comedy Plus’ Wordless Wednesday

Create with Joy Wordless Wednesday

Be There 2Day Wordless Wednesday

XMAS Dolly ‘s Wordless Wednesday

 

We also want to give our condolences to CatRescue on the loss of beautiful Appie. To visit, click here.

And Lone Star Cats on the loss of handsome Crockett. To visit, click here.

We Won a Catit Vesper Cottage!

Hi everyone! Poor Penny is getting bumped from her tips today so we could show you what we won from Sweet Purrfections. We won this at the end of March and it was delivered right away. I left it in the box for my hubby to put together, but he has been busy with outdoor tasks. Then I remembered that I didn’t need him to assemble this- no tools are even needed.

*Disclosure-I won a Catit Vesper Cottage. I am not required to do a review. All opinions are my own.

All I need is my Sammy.

I got this mom

It was idiot proof! You just slide the pieces together like a fun puzzle. It comes in oak and white. I chose white because I have a white bookcase and a shelf in the bedroom which is where this piece will be located.

Joanie and Sammy were eager to test it out when it was on the bed. As you can see, it has 2 levels, and came with a cushion for each level. It is very sturdy and I like the little cat head carved in the top.

Once I set it on the floor, they lost interest, but I am sure they will go back to it. Thank you Sweet Purrfections and Catit for this amazing prize.

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays and Book Date’s It’s Monday What are YOU Reading?

Prancie is posing with my Mother’s Day gift.

I have been reading Dani Shapiro’s memoirs. She has written 5 memoirs highlighting different aspects of her life. She has also written several novels. I started with Devotion:A Memoir and was immediately pulled into her life. After that I read her latest memoir , Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love. She writes about accidentally discovering a family secret.

I have also read Slow Motion, a memoir of her life as a young adult and how a tragic accident affected her. And I just finished Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage. I only have one memoir left to read. She teaches memoir workshops so someday I hope to attend one.