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.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

 

 

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.

Awww….Monday

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

I have had a lot of helpers with my snowflakes. I am on #93. So close to 100, but the ones at the end are the toughest and take longer. Prancie is helping today. Trouble is banned from helping because she chews through my thread.

I am reading more Happiness books, but Emmy is not happy about it.

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?

All my older cats that are not doing well have been making me sad as well as turning the big 50 recently.  As you can see, I am looking to books for happiness. I just finished Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly.  I also have The Happiness Equation by Neil Pasricha, Happy for No Reason by Marci Shimoff and The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt. I haven’t started any of those yet.

I recently won Happy Money: Understand and Heal Your Relationship with Money by Ken Honda, I wrote a review for it on Goodreads. I thought it was a good book. I like the idea of having happy money. The author recommends we be happy when spending money instead of complaining about it. We will attract more that way. I am going to start adding a smiley face in the memo of checks I write. 🙂 That is my idea, not his.

Penny will be here tomorrow with one of her tips. I think she is mad about being bumped the past 2 Tuesdays. She left a plastic eyeball in my shoe- do you think that she was sending me a message?

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?

I am currently reading The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont by Shawn Levy. I  had never heard of the Chateau Marmont, apparently that is where John Belushi overdosed. It is also where many celebrities have stayed since it opened in 1929. I am enjoying reading about all that have stayed there.It is like reading US Weekly from 1929-present day. No mention of Nicolas Cage though. 🙁

I am not a big fan of fiction, but I am enjoying The Secret Life of Mac by Melinda Metz. It is the author’s second book about a cat named Mac that has a knack for bringing people together.

One more thing- Noel is scheduled for an ultrasound on Friday. The vet said they would be able to tell if the tumor is contained. If it is, I will most likely opt to have it removed. If it has spread, the vet said not to do anything and I agree. Please keep Noel in your prayers.