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.

Penny’s Tips Volume 49

Hi everyone! The Jewish day of atonement, Yom Kippur begins at sundown so I thought I would tell you a Jewish story. Don’t worry , there is a penny in it.

It is titled, The Rusty Penny by Tuvia Bolton .Many years ago ( the 17 or 1800’s), a rabbi was collecting money to help some Jewish prisoners. He went around with a group and asked everyone to donate. He went to a so-called miser’s home and asked him for a donation. The man gave him a rusty old penny which was considered an insult, but he accepted it and said thank you. A few minutes later, the miser offered him a lot more money which he also graciously accepted. Then the miser offered the entire amount needed. The rabbi later explained the man was not a miser, he had just never had the joy of giving because everyone else threw the rusty penny back in his face.

I may not have explained it that well, you can read the story by clicking here.

The point is, it is good to give and once you do, you will always want to. I am sure that is true, but I am s till not giving away the Kick Stick.


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?

  My librarian is a fellow cat lover so she always sets aside cat books for me. She recently set aside two books for me by Georgia Dunn. She draws her own comics based on her three cats.

Breaking Cat News: Cats Reporting on the News that Matters to Cats and

Lupin Leaps In: A Breaking Cat News Adventure  

are such cute books. You know how cats are always snoopervising everything we do. Well, these three cats do the same, but report it as news. I can’t believe I had not heard of this comic strip until recently, it was started in 2010. Here is a link to their website. Click here.


Sammy hopes he is awwww…worthy enough for you.

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 177

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. October is the perfect month for __________________.

2. The most recent purchase I made online was __________________.

3. If I turned invisible for a day, _________.
4.  _________ has gotten me in trouble in the past.
My answers:
1. October is the perfect month for making apple pie, roasting chestnuts and decorating for Halloween.
2. The most recent purchase I made online was Prancie’s Cerenia ( anti- nausea) meds.
3. If I turned invisible for a day, I would rescue as many cats and other animals from labs.
4. Rescuing a cat has gotten me in trouble in the past. But, I will always take the risk of annoying the hubby to save a cat.
We are also joining Create With Joy’s Friendship Friday and Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus.

And here is a flashback from 2014, Angel  Phoebe dressed as a flapper for Halloween

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Thankful Thursday

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

A little over a week ago I got a wonderful surprise package in the mail. It certainly brightened my day. Back at the beginning of the year, Bionic Basil’s B-Team decided to send surprise packages to the first 10 people that commented on the post. Thank you for spreading joy. I will try to do the same and pay it forward.

Prancie LOVES the mat and doesn’t feel the need to share. Once in a while, Joanie nabs a corner of it.

And they sent an authentic Kraken tentacle. Trouble and Brody have been battling it constantly. The B-team may want to hire them to help battle the Kraken.

I also want to thank Vicky and Carole for the beautiful sympathy cards. And thank you to all who prayed, purred, and sent sympathies for Noel.It is never easy to lose a beloved cat, but knowing others care makes it easier.

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

I think you are the prettiest girl in school
marry me or I will jump into a pool.
Silly boy, I can’t marry you
my heart belongs to my daddy and that is true.
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. October is the perfect month for __________________.

2. The most recent purchase I made online was __________________.

3. If I turned invisible for a day, _________.
4.  _________ has gotten me in trouble in the past.

#Remember Me Thursday

Hi everyone! I know it is Wordless Wednesday, but last Thursday I missed a most important day. #Remember Me Thursday is a special day to bring attention to cats in shelters waiting for their forever homes. Many cats never leave the shelter.

Our friend Dawn, mom to Lola and Lexy is hosting the hop for #Remember Me Thursday so be sure to visit all the participants.

Joanie and Sammy were only at the shelter for a few months. It breaks my heart that they had another sibling that was adopted separately before I adopted them. They were 4 at the time so I am sure they would have liked to all stay together.

My Angel Snowball and KaTwo also came from a shelter. They were both their for 2 years before being adopted. Someday I hope to rescue another cat that has been in a shelter for years. Every cat ( and dog) deserves a forever home. All my cats have brought me great joy and continue to every day.


Comedy Plus’ Wordless Wednesday

Create with Joy Wordless Wednesday

Be There 2Day Wordless Wednesday

Curious as a Cathy #WW


Kitty Kick Stix

Hi everyone! Did you miss me? I have a tip for you today. Be the first one to go through the mail.

*Disclaimer- We received a Clawtastic Kitty Kick Stix in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are our own.

As soon as Dad set the mail on the table, I could smell something spectacular. So I figured it must be for me.

And I am keeping it all for myself. I love the15 ” Clawtastic Kitty Kick Stix. It is guaranteed not to rip- and believe me, I have given it my best bunny kicks.

Each one is handmade and will ship in 24- 48 hours. They are made in the USA and now can be shipped to Canada too. And they are a company that donates a portion of profits to shelters. Places that give back are the best.

To save 15% on your next order use the code 15Meows. To visit click here

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.


Happy 14th Birthday Joanie and Sammy

Hi everyone! Today Joanie and Sammy turn 14!

Thank you to Pipo’s Petcretary for this great card:

And  to Teddy for this adorable card:

We are also joining the  Pet Photo Fails Blog Hop hosted by Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries and Meows in memory of Roby Sweet.

This was a photo fail of Emmy when I tried to have her pose with the pirate day giveaway prizes. We are also joining Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays blog hop.

Sunday Selfies

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

I want to thank you all for the kind comments you left on the loss of Noel. I appreciate each and every one of them.

I also want to thank everyone who sent a graphic or card. They are all beautiful.

  From Pipo and his petcretary


From Teddy and his Mom

From Crystal and Daisy Mae

and from Ann of Zoolatry

For our selfies, we have Joanie showing off her tummy

and Prancie enjoying her new mat ( we will tell you about that on Thursday)

And we want to wish a Happy Rosh Hashanah to our Jewish friends.Shana Tova!