Penny’s Tips Volume 139

Hi everyone! I can’t believe Valentine’s Day is a week away. I must admit , I get a little sad this time of year. I used to have a boyfriend named Toby, many years ago, but his mom stopped blogging and I never heard from him again. I don’t even know if he is still alive. If you click here, you can see a post from 2016 when he sent me a Valentine and if you click here, you can see a post from 2017 when he sent me my last Valentine.

Well enough of my pity party. Every month, I plan to give you money saving tips so this month I found you some freebies for Valentine’s Day.

Overstuffed Life has free printable Valentine’s Day cat cards-click here.

and some free adult coloring pages are available from

ColoringHome-click here.


AlmostSuperMom- click here. 

And if you would like a love reading from me with playing cards- follow the directions on this post- click here- and let me know which 4 cards you chose in today’s comments.


We are joining Comedy Plus’ Happy Tuesday Blog Hop






  1. Lots of great Valentine ideas, Penny. I need too get out my things for a photo session with the pups…My fave prop is a big red heart with white lace I made while I was taking sewing lessons, when I was 12.
    My Dad used to put it in his shop showcase with diamond rings on it to try and promote sales, though he did far more business with repairing watches and clocks.

    However, it might be a while, as I am sick right now, I have Covid…after all this time working directly in the midst of it, I get it on my days off…who knows from where, unless it was incubating in me before I went on my days off…sigh…So far its just like a bad cold, but I still need to stay away from work and other activities…

  2. I feel your pain Penny, I got pushed into a blind date by so called college friends who didn’t really know me on Valentine’s Day and a year later the guy dumped me on Valentine’s Day and ever since then I’ve hated Valentine’s Day but I try to look at the good side of things.

  3. So sorry about losing a love! I am sort of in love with Ernie and Teddy but they don’t know it and that’s probably being too fickle anyway, haha, I kind of love all darling male kitties…..

  4. Gosh Penny – sorry your boyfriend disappeared but trust me – there are lots of other boycats who worship you from afar. Valentine’s Day is a nice day here – my Dad gets my Mom flowers and Godiva chocolates and I get her a card and she gets US a card…..there are cards flying all over the place! Thanks for the moneysaving tips – these days every penny (tee hee) saved is a penny earned.

    Hugs, Teddy

    1. Thank you. My dad is my Valentine- I am done with boy cats. How sweet you all get each other cards. XO

  5. Penny, you are a sweetheart for sharing some freebies with this today. I am so furry sorry that you no longer hear from your beau. You have wonderful memory cards. Precious

  6. Oh Dear I remember Toby’s Wrecking crew. I’m so sorry you lost contact with him.
    I know friends come and go but it would certainly be nice if they posted one last time before they totally disappeared.
    Hugs Cecilia

  7. Penny,

    What a purrgressive kitty you were to take on a long distant relationship. Too bad it didn’t last long. Don’t be sad. Your mom and dad love you. I betcha you even have a secret admire whose too nervous to make the first move. 🙂

  8. Charlee: “Aww, Penny, we’re sorry that Toby dropped out of sight so many years ago.”
    Chaplin: “We hope he is still healthy and happy, wherever he may be.”
    Charlee: “Not a lot happens for Valentine’s Day here but I happen to know that our Dada has got a card tucked away in a drawer to give to me that day.”
    Lulu: “I’m pretty sure he’s going to give that card to Mama, Charlee.”
    Charlee: “Well then he’d better have another one for me!”

  9. Deerest Penny how furry tragick about Toby…..wee went onto THE postss an hiss bloggie an aftur sunner of 2018 hee fanished. Maybee sumthin happened to his Hu’man?? Or him an Hu’man lost her deesire to post.
    Mee 1st love was Pipo from Dalton an Benji’ss blog.
    My now <3 love <3 iss SPIKE man cat from Scotland….
    Mee BellaSita meowed shee will bee mee Valentine 😉
    Mee will due card reedin seppyrate OKay Penny?
    ***purrss*** BellaDharma an ((hugss)) BellaSitaa Mum

    1. Here iss mee cardss:
      1st card: Jack of Heartss~~ where mee iss now
      2nd card 5 of Spadess~~ influencess now
      3rd card 3 of Clubss~~ mee past
      4th card King of Heartss~~ mee future
      Hope you can make headss or tailss of it Penny 🙂

      1. The Jack of hearts is a young man that may be entering your life, usually a water sign. The 5 of spades -depression and feelings of hopelessness.
        The 3 of clubs is a major responsibility. And the King of hearts is a deep long lasting love with a light haired man .
        I hope something makes sense and I hope you don’t have feelings of hopelessness. XO

        1. HMMMMM Penny wee due have 3 young men who are on Twitch who are guud frendss to us…mee must meow what sign they are!!
          BellaSita iss deeplee Deepressed an feelin Hopeless beecause of our situation with IDIOT an his drugss across hall.
          3 of Clubss has us scritchy scratchin our headss?? BellaSita Mum ALLWAYSS has had Major reesponsibility with all her Kittiess…cudd this mee ‘angel’ Unkell Siddhartha? Hee was THE hardest Kitty to care fore….
          An THE King of Heartss fore Future iss allso confusin…..wait…iss NOT confusin: that iss Unkell Gernot!!!
          Furabuluss reedin mee frend 🙂 THANX!

    2. Thank you. I remember sweet Pipo and Spike is quite handsome too. I would love to send you 2 orange boycats- Rusty and Rudy, but my mom said I can’t. XO

      1. Mew mew mew you wanna send mee THE Beasty Boyss Penny??? Umm NO Thanx!
        Sweet Pipo…mee nevurr meowed how much mee loved him…then it was two late.
        SPIKE NOSE how much mee lovess him 😉
        Nevurr wanna make THAT misstake again!!!

  10. Great tips and I’m sorry about your Purrince isn’t blogging anymore.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Scritches all around and a hug to mom. xo ♥

  11. I am sorry you haven’t heard from your boyfriend for so long. Maybe another mancat will read this and ask you to be his Valentine.

  12. We followed those links and read some of those old posts – it is good to remember them, but sad to see how many are not around any more – including from Penny’s own family ,

    1. Thank you. Yes, Joanie and I are the only 2 left of the original 15andmeowing crew sadly. XO

  13. Penny, we have lost touch with a lot of our former blogger pals too. They just seem to disappear. But no worries, we all would love to be your Valentines.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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