Hi everyone! Today is day U of the A-Z Blogging Challenge. U is for used, I purchase used items for my cats at tag sales and on Craigslist. I have gotten like new cat trees from both.
Joanie is out of space for all her costumes. I guess we need a bigger box.
I am trying something new. Every week Messymimi lists words for us to make a story with for Words on Wednesday. There were 2 sets of words and I chose: hall, conscious, ad hoc, sign, yarn and share.
Her husband was busy working in the garden which was a big distraction. He was not conscious of what his wife was doing. They rarely discussed anything except for the occasional ad hoc meeting. Now she had grown close to this new guy in such a short time.
She lived for their stolen moments together in the afternoon. Sometimes he got out of bed for a snack like a typical guy. She was a little annoyed that he cut into their special time with food, but at least they were together and he was always willing to share.
The guilt was starting to get to her though. Her husband didn’t sign up for this behavior, he deserved the truth. He was a nice guy despite his obsession with gardening, there were a lot worse things to be obsessed about. They had been married 26 years and this was not the first time she had strayed. Each time was the same, she would meet a lonely soul walking down the street , their eyes would meet and she was hooked.
Even her pet cats were suspicious. One night, she had changed into her pajamas leaving her clothes on the bed. Sammy peed on them. Could he smell him?
Her husband was a forgiving man and after his initial anger passed, their relationship would remain intact. Deep inside he knew she would never change and had accepted it. For a while she would be content with her yarn, making crocheted creations and then she would get into trouble once again. For now, she would come clean. He would be coming in from the garden soon. She headed down the hall to tell him she had taken in another stray cat.
Hi everyone! Today is day O of the A-Z Blogging Challenge. O is for odors and when you live with a lot of cats, sometimes, there are odors. I won’t use scented litters because the smell bothers me and I certainly don’t want the cats to have to lick that stuff off their paws. I just add some baking soda to the litter box. It works, it is safe and it is cheap.
Sometimes one of them pees in a bad spot. Usually Sammy when he is mad at me and sometimes it is when a cat has a bladder infection. I have found washing items with color safe bleach gets the odor right out.
I like how Prancie’s tail is sticking out from under Brody.
Hi everyone! Today is day I of the A-Z Blogging Challenge. I is for Insurance. If I only had one or two cats, I would buy them insurance, but I can’t afford it for my entire crew. There are several companies offering pet insurance now and they all have their pros and cons. Here are two links to websites that break them down. Consumeradvocate and Top10Pet Insurance
You have seen Trouble in “stuff” and “things”, she also gets into “odds and ends”.
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.
Hi everyone! We know it is Wordless Wednesday, but we want to give you a Sammy update.
Basically, we didn’t get any answers at his appointment. The vet said she had not seen a bump like that and thought it could be trauma ( KaTwo does whap him in the nose often). He also has a bad fang and she thought they might be connected. The quickest appointment for a dental was May 9th so if it is still there, he will get an x-ray and a needle aspirate.
It is hard to see in the photo, but it is there.
And don’t forget our book giveaway. Just comment on Monday’s post before Wednesday at 9 PM ( EST).
Happy Purim to all our Jewish friends! Trouble got to dress as Queen Esther this year because this is her first Purim with us. She is a big boned girl so the cape is too small.Here are some of the other kitties in the costume from years past.
Last week I showed you how Trouble gets into “stuff”, she has also been known to get into “things” too.
The A-Z challenge is next month. I have participated 4 times. My themes were random cat things, books about cats and two years of crocheted cat items. My question to all of you is would you prefer I write about blog hops or cost cutting ways to keep your cats happy and healthy?
I am actually a few days late in celebrating Brody’s Gotcha Day. Thank you to Pipo’s Petcretary for this beautiful card ( and reminding me of his special day).
Here is a link to his first post and second post. I was helping an older couple about a mile away to TNR ferals in their yard. Turns out he wasn’t really feral, probably a stray. It took a while, but now he is a proper house cat and even has a friend in Trouble. And KaTwo even protects him when Sammy tries to fight with him.