A-Z Blogging Challenge: C

Hi everyone! Today is day C of the A-Z Blogging Challenge. C is for coupons, the Sunday paper always has some for litter and cat foods. If you don’t get the paper, you can check online. Here are some sites I found with printable coupons: LOZO has several including $2 off Rachel Ray Cat Food, $3 off Purina One and some litter coupons too. Click here.There were several for dog food on there too.

Fancy Feast has coupons on their website- click here

Coupon Mom has several cat food ones too. click here

These are just some to get you started. If you go to the website of your preferred brand, they may have some too.

Emmy is checking out the proof of her book. It looks good so we are going to print and it will be ready in about two weeks.

Comedy Plus’ Wordless Wednesday

Create with Joy Wordless Wednesday

Be There 2Day Wordless Wednesday

#WW Curious as a Cathy

XMAS Dolly ‘s Wordless Wednesday

A-Z Blogging Challenge: B

Hi everyone! Penny is here today with tips, but not Penny’s tips. These are tips to keep your cat healthy and save money. Today we are focusing on the letter B.

To see more blogs participating in the A-Z hop, click here.

B is for brushing. If you brush your cat’s teeth at least 3 times a week, you can prevent dental issues. This is better for your cat’s health and your wallet because dentals at the vet and extractions are costly.

I am guilty of not doing this, but I am going to try. I know already some cats like KaTwo and Polar Bear won’t let me, but I will try on Joanie and Sammy. As you can see from the photo, Penny is a good candidate too. Every time my cats go for a dental, they come home with a toothbrush and a sample of toothpaste. I found a great website that gives instructions. You don’t even need a kit, you can dilute hydrogen peroxide in water ( 25% peroxide to 75% water) , dip a cloth in it and rub it on your cat’s teeth. For more information, click here.

Unfortunately, some cats are more prone than others to plaque buildup so may still require dentals, but hopefully, less often.

Brushing your cat’s fur at least once a week is also a good idea. The more you brush, the less they ingest which means fewer furballs.

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.



A-Z Blogging Challenge: A

Hi everyone! I can’t believe it is April already. Time for the A-Z Blogging Challenge. My theme is ways to save money on our cats, without sacrificing quality of care. I plan to tell you about coupons, offers, freebies and tips.

For A, I want to tell you about the ASPCA website. If you sign up to receive important alerts by email from them, you will get a free pet safety pack snailmailed to you. It includes a window decal to alert firefighters that you have pets inside. You will also get a magnet with the phone number for poison control. To sign up, click here.

To see more blogs participating in the A-Z hop, click here.

We are also joining Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays . Joanie wants you to see her in another set of rabbit ears too.


The A-Z Giveaway

Hi everyone! We are joining Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus, Create With Joy’s Friendship Friday and XMAS Dolly’s Show Off Tuesday which features many giveaways, you should check it out.

Avocado, baseball, coal, Dr. Seuss hat, eyeball, fish, ghost, hedgehog, icicle, jalapeno, kippa, lemon and minion.

necktie, ornament, peanut, Q-tip, raspberry beret, golden snitch, toast, urchin, vase, worm, xeranthemum, yellow submarine and zero, the dog from Nightmare Before Christmas.

I am not sure if I will divide the 2 prizes like this or do every other letter. To enter the giveaway, just tell me in the comments which one of these is your favorite. The giveaway will close on Saturday at 9 PM ( EST) and the winners will be announced on Sunday’s post. These are pretty light for shipping so the giveaway is open to all.

Trouble is bright-eyed and bushy tailed.

No Hopping Today

Hi, I am going to be taking a few days off from blogging. My Mom’s significant other, of 38 years, passed away last night. He was supposed to have heart surgery on Tuesday, but something went wrong, possibly an infection. I was blessed to have had a wonderful father who passed away in 2001 as well as Jerry, who was also a kind man who would do anything for me. He even dressed as Santa for the cats before David started doing it.

I am a little OCD so I feel the need to post my Z creation for The A-Z Blogging Hop. It is Zero, the Ghost Dog from The Nightmare Before Christmas. I am impressed that some of you guessed.

I will have a giveaway for all the items later in the week. I apologize if I don’t get a chance to visit your blogs for a few days.


Yellow Submarine

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and Rascal and Rocco’s Pet Parade. Today is also Y day for The A-Z Blogging Challenge.

I used lunapic cartoon effect on a photo of KaTwo posing with the crocheted yellow submarine. I like how it makes the submarine stand out. Monday is the last day of the challenge and after that, I will be having a giveaway of all the crocheted items.

I did not get a chance to bring Trouble to get spayed this week, but she will go Tuesday and I will have her FELV/FIV tested. Hopefully, after she heals she can fit right in. She is a sweetie, it is Sammy I worry about causing a problem, but I am hoping he will be more accepting of a female than he has been with Brody. Although, for the most part, he coexists with Brody.

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 103

Hi everyone! Time for the Friendly Fill-Ins. Be sure to leave your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also answer in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate.

1. I could really use ____________________.

2. ________________________ is a charity that I like to support.

3. One time, I broke                           , and                          .

4. I wish that I had                    , when I was young(er).
My answers:
1. I could really use a few extra hours in a day this week.
2. Alley Cat Allies is a charity that I like to support.
3. One time, I broke my foot, and it healed wrong so now I have a bump on the top of my right foot.
4.I wish that I had started an exercise regimen when I was younger so I wouldn’t be such a sloth now.
And now for my X on The A-Z  Blogging Challenge.
  Xeranthemum- for a photo click here.
We are also joining Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus and Create with Joy’s Friendship Friday Blog Party. You should all join in the fun too.

Thankful Thursday

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

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

Look! A tiny door.
I wonder if it is a little store?
Maybe some forest fairies live there.
It is certainly not the home of a bear.
A place for garden gnomes to gather together
to hide in all kinds of bad weather?
I was wrong, it is the home of elves
they had lots of cookies on their shelves.

Notice I wrote HAD lots of cookies 🙂

Sammy is modeling mom’s W creation for The A-Z Blogging Challenge

A worm

Mom had to make another one because Sammy claimed this one for himself and she would never tell her little Cat Scout that he can’t have something he wants.

And here are the Friendly Fill-ins for Friday. Mom came up with the first two and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader came up with the second two.

1. I could really use ____________________.

2. ________________________ is a charity that I like to support.

3. One time, I broke                           , and                          .                   

4. I wish that I had                    , when I was young(er).




Wordless Wednesday

Hi everyone! Today is V day for The A-Z Blogging Challenge.

Prancie is posing with a vase. I know it isn’t technically a cat toy, but with a little nip in it, it will be. Also, my X goes with it, be sure to check on Friday to see what that is.

Comedy Plus’ Wordless Wednesday

BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday

#WW Curious as a Cathy

Create with Joy Wordless Wednesday

Ten Things of Thankful

Hi everyone! I am late this week with my Ten Things of Thankful, but better late than never.

Also, you need to use your imagination on my A-Z creation. It is a sea Urchin.

Here are my thankfuls-

  1. Cold medicine- daytime so I don’t sleep all day.
  2. Cold medicine -nightly so I can sleep.
  3. Joanie, my very own nurse.
  4. We had to move our enormous entertainment center after 25 years to fix and electrical outlet- thankful for a strong neighbor and his son that moved it for us.
  5. I found 3 cds and a dvd behind it, they were from 2006.Odd thing is, I never knew they were missing.
  6. Also moved a bookcase and found a cool canvas with taxis and a framed photo that I had forgotten about.
  7. A great electrician that is retired, but still came over to help with our electrical issue.
  8. Thankful I am in a position to help a kitty in need ( Trouble).
  9. Warmer weather, but not too warm.
  10. Lots of library books to read, they seem to have all come in at once.

We are also joining Comedy Plus’ new Tuesday Fun blog hop.