Advent Calendar for Cats

This week, I am joining Create with Joy’s Inspire me Monday and Comedy Plus’ Awww…. Mondays. I know several of you already scored the Advent Calendar for Cats at Trader Joe’s. I was lucky to get one the other day too. It is for Prancie

At $5.99/each, I can’t get one for all my cats. I figure she puts up with fluids twice a day and all her meds, she deserves it the most.

Don’t worry, the other eleven kitties will not be excluded. I still have the Advent Calendar I made for them back in 2014.

Here is a refresher on how to make one for your kitties. All you need is a mini muffin pan with 24 spaces, scrapbook paper and a bag of treats.

Just cut out 24 circles ( hubby cut them for me). Then number them 1-24, add treats to each space and cover them. Then hide it from the kitties or they will eat them all on day 1.

Penny will be here tomorrow with another money saving tip for the holidays.

 

 

 

Mewsic Monday

Hi everyone! We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays and Mewsic Moves Me hosted by Curious as a Cathy,Xmas Dolly, JAmerican Spice and Stacy Uncorked.

Our dear friend, Stunning Keisha is honorary co-host this month and she has chosen songs about or by American Indians in honor of Native American Heritage Month.

This one stumped me a bit, but I came up with two.

1.From the movie Pocohantas-Colors of the Wind-

2. Tim McGraw’s Indian Outlaw-

 

And I want to wish a Happy Veteran’s Day to all who are serving or have served. I am thankful to you all for keeping us safe and free.

My Angel Lucy with my Dad’s flag and a photo from when he was in The Air Force.

 

 

 

 

 

Blog4Peace

Hi everyone! Today is a special day in the blogging world. Mimi Lenox started Blog4Peace back in 2006 and it continues to grow. Every year we are asked to create a peace globe from the template offered or one you design yourself. This year’s theme is Climate Change.

I used a photo of Sammy to remind everyone to keep the heat down and put on a sweater instead.

To  learn more about this and see more peace globes click here.

And being that Sammy is most awww..worthy, we are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww..Mondays hop too.

 

Mewsic Monday

Hi everyone! We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays and Mewsic Moves Me (hosted by Curious as a Cathy,Xmas Dolly, JAmerican Spice and Stacy Uncorked.This week’s theme is songs about Halloween , autumn or both.  I am sticking to Halloween.

 

I was a teenager when Michael Jackson’s Thriller was released so of course I love it.

 

The Addam’s Family Theme Song-

And a children’s song-Witches’ Brew-

Prancie finally got a turn in the haunted house-

Several of our friends are in need of prayers right now- please click the links to visit them.

Rumpy of Timmy Tomcat’s blog

Travis of Lonestar Cats

 

Zoey of The Island Cats

 

 

Halloween Decorations

Happy Monday everyone! We are hopping with  Create with Joy’s Inspire Me Monday . If you are looking for some crafts and recipes be sure to check Inspire Me Monday out. We are also joining Comedy Plus’ Awww..Mondays

Messymimi wanted to see my Halloween decorations so here are some:

My new throw-thanks Mom!

Bat lights decorating Prancie’s she shed.

My Halloween village

Ghost tocks

I made this wreath- I just added a decorative bow and lots of glitter items to a black wreath.

Jinx posing with Frank

My kitchen scarecrow dressed as the guy from Scream

I made the pumpkin out of a book

Witch hats are “floating” with fishing line above the broom parking sign.

Trouble is my favorite decoration- she is out year round 🙂

Inspire Me Monday

 

Mewsic Monday

Hi everyone! We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays and Mewsic Moves Me (hosted by Curious as a Cathy,Xmas Dolly, JAmerican Spice and Stacy Uncorked.John from Driller’s Place is honorary co-host. This week’s theme is songs about going on a journey ( like Columbus did).

1. You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone ( Anna Kendrick)-

2. Truckin’ (Grateful Dead)-

3. Don’t Stop Believing ( Journey)- Not about a journey, but by Journey 🙂

And for Awww…. Monday, I hope my friend Pam ( Teddy of One Spoiled Cat’s Mom) and I are Awww…worthy. We met in Maine last week for the 3rd year in a row- and I hope we continue this tradition for many more years to come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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Sammy hopes he is awwww…worthy enough for you.

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.

The Little Book of Bob: Life Lessons from a Street-wise Cat

Hi everyone! I have a great book to review today. At the end of the post, I have an update on Noel and Prancie and the winner of the Pirate giveaway.

*Disclosure- I was given a copy of The Little Book of Bob: Life Lessons from a Street-wise Cat by James Bowen in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are my own.

I am sure you have all heard of Bob. You have probably read A Street Cat Named Bob or have seen the film. As you know, Bob is an English cat that rescued his human at the same time his human rescued him. This book is short, only 166 pages, but filled with wisdom. The wisdom of Bob and what he has taught James in their years together.

Prancie thinks they may be cousins

I think we would all agree that our cats have taught us how to appreciate life. Bob has done the same for James. Some things he writes about are Our happiness lies within and believe in yourself. He goes on to explain how Bob taught these lessons.

I highly recommend this book for all fans of Bob and cat lovers in general. Release date is October 22nd, you can pre-order on Amazon, click here.

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

The winners of The Pirate Day giveaway are Charlee and Chaplin of Oceanside Animals. Congratulations!

Noel is hanging in there still. We got very bad news about Prancie this past Friday. The ultrasound showed a tumor on her liver and her gallbladder. The internist feels it is cancer, but the only way to be sure is biopsy and she is to frail for that. She is on prednisone and continuing with fluids. We are praying it buys several months of time. Our hearts are broken. We can’t imagine a world without Prancie in it.

I will try to blog on Thursday and Friday all depending how these two are doing.

 

Awww…Monday

Hi everyone! I am only joining one hop today,  Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays

Trouble likes the hidey hole at the bottom of the cat tree.

Before we go, we want to give our condolences to the families of some friends we lost recently.

Crotchety Cougar and Cat Scout, Ali left for the Bridge on Friday. You can visit her family at her blog, click here.

And Caster of Kitty Cat Chronicles left for the Bridge at the very young age of 6 years old. You can visit his family, click here.