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.

Thankful Thursday

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

  Joanie and Emmy are thankful that Prancie is letting them have the Advent calendar treats because they are too tough for her to chew. ( Don’t worry, she gets Temptations instead).

We are also joining   Sammy’s Poetry Day. Here is my poem to go with this photo prompt.

Laundry day is such a pain
hoping there is no rain.
Looks like everyone is Bombay
chose to do it the same day.
Here are the Friendly Fill-Ins for tomorrow. I came up with the first two and my co-host, Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs came up with second two.
1. I look forward to seeing ____________________ at the holidays.

2. I can see _______outside my ___________ window.


3. _________ always puts me in a festive mood.

4. My favorite holiday tradition is _________.

Penny’s Tips Volume 55

Hi everyone! I am back with more money saving holiday tips for you.

Once again I am forced to dress the part.

I need to give a shout out to Rene at It’s All About the Cats for reminding me of Retail Me Not. It is a great website to get coupon codes for pretty much anything.Mom downloaded two other sites into her computer that automatically search for codes every time she buys something online ( which is a lot). She uses Wikibuy and Honey. Before you pay for your order, they quickly test coupon codes to get you the best deal. Mom never buys anything without a coupon.

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Happy Tuesday Blog Hop. We are also joining the Pet Photo Fails blog hop hosted by Melissa and Miss Mudpie in memory of Roby Sweet.

I happily provided a fail.

And Emmy did too.



Hi everyone! Thank you for all the kind words you left on my blog and Facebook page for the loss of KaTwo. We miss her very much. I am back blogging, but I don’t know for how long because now Millie is getting sicker. He now has several mast cell tumors all over his body. I know cats only live for a short time compared to us, but it really stinks when they all get sick so close together. There is no time to heal our hearts in between. I will try to stay positive though. I am hoping predinisolone can help him.

Last Sunday, a mere 12 hours after KaTwo left us ,I got a phone call about a cat. The same lady that brought me Trouble caught another stray and needed a warm place for her until she could get fixed. I believe everything happens for a reason so I think this sweet girl is meant to be mine even though my hubby immediately reminded me that we don’t need anymore cats. I know that and I am not trying to replace KaTwo, but there is some reason she ended up with me.

I am bringing her to get fixed hopefully this week ( weather permitting) and FELV/FIV tested. If she is healthy and gets along with other cats then she will have a forever home here. She lets me pick her up and purrs her little head off. Any name suggestions?

Hi everyone! We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays.

Penny will be here tomorrow with more money saving tips for the holidays.


Goodbye My Sweet KaTwo

KaTwo left us quite suddenly last night.

( Thank you Pipo’s Mom for this image)

I knew her time was limited after being diagnosed with mammary cancer 15 months ago, but other than the small lumps she had no symptoms and was very active. I think it was a blood clot, not sure if it was from her thyroid related heart murmur or from the cancer. She is the one cat I was unable to give aspirin to, I could barely get her liquid thyroid meds into her.I am thankful we were with her. My heart is so broken , this is the third loss this year. I only had her for 7 and a half years, but I am thankful for that time. She had been in the Secaucus, NJ Animal Shelter for 2 years before we adopted her.

She loved to be right next to me on the couch and that is where she was when she left this world.

And thank you to Teddy’s mom for this beautiful angel image.

Fill-Ins are canceled this week. I will be back blogging Saturday or Sunday. Wishing all the US readers a Happy Thanksgiving.



Friendly Fill-Ins Week 184

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 can’t wait to sink my teeth into _____________________ on Thanksgiving.

2. I will pass on ___________________ on Thanksgiving.

3. I wish _________ was served at holiday gatherings.

4. I will always be thankful for _________.
My answers:
1. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into the appetizers on Thanksgiving. They are my favorite part of the meal-cheeseball and crackers, spinach dip.
2. I will pass on the turnip on Thanksgiving.
3. I wish pizza was served at holiday gatherings. I would prefer that to a turkey meal.
I will always be thankful for my mom. hubby, niece and her kids and my kitties. Also thankful for all who read my silly little blog.
We are also joining Create With Joy’s Friendship Friday and Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus.

More flashbacks from 2015-
My Angel Spooky as an Indian
My Angel Stinky as a pilgrim
I am still having trouble adding the code so please visit my co-host to add your link.

Thankful Thursday

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

First off, I am thankful to have my blog back. I updated a plug-in on wordpress and lost everything. Has that happened to any of you? Being that I don’t know how to do technical things, I had to pay GoDaddy $80 to fix it. It was worth it though to have everything back.Plus I can have 2 more problems within a month included in the price.

Penny is thankful that her friend Amarula ( a fellow tortie) and family at Hairballs and Hissy Fits sent her a Canadian penny. They are no longer in circulation and are hard to come by. They also sent some treats and nip which Penny (reluctantly) shared with her siblings.

And Prancie and I are thankful that her book is being reviewed today on Christmas Tree  Lane ( being that it is Christmas themed). It is a wonderful blog of all things Christmas.

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

1. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into _____________________ on Thanksgiving.

2. I will pass on ___________________ on Thanksgiving.

3. I wish _________ was served at holiday gatherings

4. I will always be thankful for _________.

Penny’s Tips Volume 54

Hi everyone! I am continuing my series of tips to help you save money this holiday season.

 Mom said I should dress the part.

My tip for you today is to take advantage of free shipping. Amazon prime offers a free trial  so why not try it now and do ll your shopping while you have it.

Many stores also offer free shipping with no minimum at this time of year. If you have to send gifts to friends or family that live far away you should use this to your advantage. Have gifts sent directly from the store. No one will care that they are not wrapped, they still have the box to open.

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

Don’t forget to visit Winnie’s Wish Auction- new stuff is added often.

I have lots more tips- see you next week.