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 is thankful that we got a Chewy order.

Joanie wrote the poem for Sammy’s Poetry Day based on this photo prompt:

To take a leap you need to be prepared
or else your body will need to be repaired.
This guy clearly knows what he is doing,
 I don’t so I will stick to treat chewing.

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. I want to make ___________________.
2. My _________________ are _____________.
3. A day in my life always includes _________.

4. Good things happen to those who _________.

Penny’s Tips Volume 33

Hi everyone! Did you miss me? Happy Chinese New Year! It is the year of the pig.

  Do you know what you are? My mom is a rooster. If you don’t know what you are, click here.

Did you know that pennies in Bermuda used to have pigs on the back? My  mom has some old ones, she as never been to Bermuda, but someone her Gramma knew gave them to her when she was a kid ( a long time ago).

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 just finished Between Two Worlds by Tyler Henry. As many of you know, I am a fan of Theresa Caputo, The Long Island Medium. Click here to read my post about her.  I had never heard of Tyler Henry until I saw his book at Barnes and Noble. I like to go in there and make a list of books to get from the library ( I am cheap).

I believe some do have the gift of communicating with those that have passed. He seems like the real deal to me just like Theresa. He first started getting visions when he was 10 years old and has become more focused with time. I watched an episode of his show on E ( Hollywood Medium) and was impressed. My hubby laughs at these shows when I watch them. I told him that I need to believe these are true. I believe in God, but I like knowing our loved ones are with us always.

Two nights after Tallulah went to The Bridge, some of my cats kept looking behind me on the couch. I kept turning around and not seeing anything so I hoped it was her spirit. Then I spotted a ladybug. In Tyler;s book, he writes of seeing a ladybug at his Grandmother’s funeral and knowing it was a sign from her. Reading that reassured me that my ladybug was a sign from Tallulah.

Penny will be here with her tips tomorrow and to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

Caturday Saturday

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

I made this art of Sammy with Lunapic. A snowflake border with space effect.

Emmy wanted to answer some of your questions.

Last week some of you asked her what a hangurger is. It is a hamburger, not sure why I tell her it is a hangurger. She had a cheezeburger last night to celebrate her upcoming children’s book which has been accepted by our publisher. I Am Not A Skunk will be released sometime in 2019.

And some of you wanted to know how she gets up so high on the entertainment center. There is a cat tree/pole on the side. And yes, she does get her meals delivered up there when she doesn’t want to come down.

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 142

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.

1. Superbowl Sunday ________________________.


2. __________________bores me.

3. If you have _________, you have everything.

4. My skill set could get me a job at _________.
My answers:
1. Superbowl Sunday means nothing to me. I am glad my hubby is not a football fan.
2. Every single sport bores me.
3. If you have someone to love that loves you back, you have everything.( Can be human or pet).
4. My skill set could get me a job panning for gold. I always joke with my hubby that scooping the litter box is like panning for gold and I get lots of practice doing that.
We are also joining Create With Joy’s Friendship Friday and Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus.
Emmy is giving me ” the look “, she is hungry.

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Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.  I want to thank you all for the comforting words and prayers you left for me for the loss of Tallulah. Thank you to all who featured her on your blogs too. I also want to thank Ann of Zoolatry for the beautiful graphic.

And thanks for Pipo’s Mom for the 2 wonderful cards she made.

And to The Kitties Blue’s Mom for this pretty graphic.

And to The Trout Talkin Tabbies for this sweet poem:

St Francis said, “Come little one, there is nothing more I can do for you here, don’t be afraid”.
St Francis gently picked up Tallulah and carried her into the kingdom of heaven, and when the little cat looked around, she realized everything St Francis told her on her journey was true….heaven was beautiful beyond what mere words could express.
Tallulah saw there was no pain, suffering, fear, sickness, hunger, thirst or sorrow, until she looked down and saw the family and friends she had left behind, and for a very brief moment, the little cat too, was filled with sorrow.
Then St Francis bestowed Tallulah with a set of gossamer wings and said, “Use them to return to your family, when their need is the greatest, as nothing can separate your bond of love.  Hold each other in your hearts and your memories, until you are reunited again at heaven’s door.”
And when the little cat tried on her wings, she knew nothing was impossible…… when there is….love ❤️

I apologize if I forgot anyone. Please let me know if I did. I am truly blessed to have so my caring people in my life.

And we are thankful to Teddy’s mom who comes up with the best photo prompts for Sammy’s Poetry Day . Here is my poem based on this photo:

Ice cream, chocolate and whipped cream
I must be having a dream.
What do you mean it isn’t good for me
can’t you see the bananas and strawberry?

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. Thank you Lorianne for running the hop without me last week, you are an excellent co-host.

1. Superbowl Sunday ________________________.

2. __________________bores me.


3. If you have _________, you have everything.

4. My skill set could get me a job at _________.


Goodbye My Sweet Tallulah

  We had to help our sweet Tallulah to the Rainbow Bridge today. Before Christmas, she was peeing out of the box. Tests showed an infection and the start of kidney disease. She had 2 weeks of antibiotics and then an antibiotic shot. She was down to 4 pounds despite her thyroid being in normal range ( on meds). She had  gained a little weight when checked at 2 other visits. The xray showed nothing and the ultrasound yesterday showed nothing. I knew when I was told she lost a pound in 9 days  that it was time and the vet agreed. I asked for one more day. My husband and I both gave her all our attention yesterday. She watched cat videos on my laptop, chased the laser, ate treats and whipped cream. We had a day that I will never forget.

Tallulah showed up in 2006, I thought Jinx had escaped because they looked similar. She was always sweet to us. She was especially close to Noel and Polar Bear. I brought her to say goodbye to them and they each gave her a head bump, they knew.

I won’t be posting for a few days. My Friendly Fill-In co-host will still be running the hop tomorrow so you can check Four-Legged Furballs for the fill-ins.

Wordless Wednesday

Hi everyone. We want to give our condolences to the families of two kitties that recently went to The Rainbow Bridge.

Feline Cafe said goodbye to beautiful Marigold last week.

  To visit, click here.

And Wishes, Dreams and Other Things unexpectedly lost their handsome boy, Ghost.

To visit, click here.

Sorry we are so wordy today, but Emmy wants to join her friend, Stunning Keisha with 12 Stunningly Amazing Facts.

Where would you like to visit but never live? I would love to visit Spitty. I have a crush on him. Please don’t tell him.

What song always makes you happy? Soft Kitty.

What’s one thing that makes the world go round?  When mom makes me my own hanguger. She always forgets the cheese though.:(

What do you think should be illegal that isn’t?  Dumping cats. I was dumped 2 years ago.

What kind of advice do you not want?  Beauty advice. I am already gorgeous.

What wouldn’t you buy even if you won the lottery? A dog.

What are a few words of wisdom that you live by? Never harm the humans that feed you. Don’t be afraid to raise your paw to other cats though.

What causes the most stress in your life.Mom giving me my heart pill twice a day.

What’s something you need to hear more often? Emmy, I made you a hanguger. I only hear that once a week, daily would be better.

What’s something you need to say more often? I love you Mom and Dad.

If you could choose anyone, who would be choose as your life’s mentor?  I am my own hero.

What would be the title of the autobiography of your life? I Am Not a Skunk. Actually, that is the name of the book mom is writing about me.

Comedy Plus’ Wordless Wednesday

Create with Joy Wordless Wednesday

Be There 2Day Wordless Wednesday

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