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.

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 169

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. When I can’t _________________, I get _________________.
2.  Bring back _______________.
3. I’m embarrassed to say _________.
4. I feel like _________ gives my life meaning.
My answers:
1. When I can’t read for at least an hour a day, I get grumpy.
2. Bring back Lemon Coolers. Does anyone remember those yummy cookies covered in powdered sugar?
3. I’m embarrassed to say how much I weigh. I actually don’t know the exact number because I forbid the Dr. to tell me.
4. I feel like caring for my cats gives my life meaning.
We are also joining Create With Joy’s Friendship Friday and Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus.

And here is a flashback photo from August 2015. Angel Phoebe was boxing with Prancie while Angel Stinky looked on.Prancie and Phoebe used to always fight when they were hungry until they got a snack. Now Prancie knocks things down until she gets her snack.

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Thankful Thursday

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

I am thankful that was have a nice crop of green beans. There are two kinds, special thanks to Mark of Mark’s Mews for telling me about Roma beans- they are so good.

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

You would be wrong
if you think I like my hair this long
I have to do laundry by hand
and make sure the food is canned
I have no time to spare
just to cut my hair
( Judging by her clothes, I assume she lived in a time before washer machines and refrigerators).

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. When I can’t _________________, I get _________________.
2.  Bring back _______________.
3. I’m embarrassed to say _________.
4. I feel like _________ gives my life meaning.

Penny’s Tips Volume 45

Hi everyone! Apparently Mom got the hint when I left a plastic eyeball in her shoe. If I didn’t get to write my post today, it was going to be her eyeball in the shoe next time.

  I sent my mom outside to get me a slug and instead she comes in with all these peaches. I don’t have a tip for peaches-unless you make them into a pie then you may want my pie crust tip. Click here.

She isn’t too bright. She was digging for slugs until Dad explained those are grubs. Slugs are not in the ground. We don’t have any slugs around, but if you do, you can repel them with pennies. They need to be made before 1983 ( that counts me out) because it is the copper content in them that repels the slugs. You can read how to make a penny ball for your garden. Click here

See you next week!

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

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

All my older cats that are not doing well have been making me sad as well as turning the big 50 recently.  As you can see, I am looking to books for happiness. I just finished Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly.  I also have The Happiness Equation by Neil Pasricha, Happy for No Reason by Marci Shimoff and The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt. I haven’t started any of those yet.

I recently won Happy Money: Understand and Heal Your Relationship with Money by Ken Honda, I wrote a review for it on Goodreads. I thought it was a good book. I like the idea of having happy money. The author recommends we be happy when spending money instead of complaining about it. We will attract more that way. I am going to start adding a smiley face in the memo of checks I write. 🙂 That is my idea, not his.

Penny will be here tomorrow with one of her tips. I think she is mad about being bumped the past 2 Tuesdays. She left a plastic eyeball in my shoe- do you think that she was sending me a message?

Caturday Saturday

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

I used Fotor, blue effect on Noel’s photo because the results of Noel’s ultrasound have left me blue.

The internist that did the ultrasound thinks it is a mammary tumor. The ultrasound showed that there is cancer in some lymph nodes and her intestines. There is nothing I can do, but spoil her and keep her comfortable. I will know when it is time. For now she is eating and playing so I will take it day by day.  I will not let her suffer. Thank you for all the purrs and prayers.

PS: I asked about steroids, but the vet feels she will be at risk of infection and it would not benefit her.