Wordless Wednesday

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.

Emmy 2018

Joanie 2017

Phoebe 2016

Lucy 2015

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XMAS Dolly ‘s Wordless Wednesday

 

Millie Monday

Hi everyone! We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww….Monday. 

Millie is giving a sneak preview of our upcoming Chewy review.

I have a few medical updates. Millie could use some prayers. Last Tuesday, I felt a small lump on his side so we took him to the vet on Wednesday. The vet did a needle aspiration  and it is a mast cell tumor. Apparently in cats, they don’t tend to spread. Joanie had one removed from her face a few years ago and Angel Lucy had a toe removed when she had one. Ideally, we would just get it removed to be on the safe side. Nothing is ideal though, Millie has a heart murmur and is almost 15. He has also lost weight despite the fact that his thyroid is under control with meds. He will need an ultrasound to check his heart before any surgery, he also needs an ultrasound on his tummy to be sure he doesn’t have a cancer.

KaTwo’s lumps are a little bigger. Fortunately, her appetite is still good and she is still playful and enjoying life.

Sammy is also scaring me. He has a bump on his nose. I have been watching for about 10 days and it is still there. I think it is a little smaller, but I am not sure if that is wishful thinking. I will be making an appointment for him soon.

Today Prancie has a recheck on some of her blood work and Emmy is getting her annual blood tests. Seems like we are always at the vet.

 

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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

As most of you know Lent began last Wednesday. I decided to read Whispers of Rest: 40 Days of God’s Love to Revitalize Your Soul by Bonnie Gray. There are 7-8 pages to read each day that include a scripture, a prayer, questions to think about and ideas to expand on each day. Some ideas include journaling and taking photos.

I am joining another hop that just started at CactusCatz called Sabi Saturday. I am late this week, but I was so excited that I figured better late than never. In the hop, we will show something we have found and rescued or repurposed, etc. You can read about it in full by clicking here.

I think most will put items they have rescued and I will eventually, but today I am showing you Emmy. I found her outside and kept her. Actually, I could show you a photo of almost every one of my cats because that is how most joined our family. I hope some of you will want to join in the new hop.

Penny is getting bumped tomorrow so I can tell you about Millie’s Basepaws results that finally came in.

 

Caturday Saturday

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and The Pet Parade.

For our art today, we want to give you a sneak preview of how Emmy appears in I’m Not a Skunk which will be released in a few months.

Emmy wanted to participate in Stunning Keisha’s 8 Facts About the Cat!

If you could do anything you wanted right now, what would it be?
Sit on my mom’s lap- I am actually doing that.
If money was no object, what would you do all day? I would buy mom a date with Nic Cage ( dad could go too) so she would shit up about him already.

Who would you want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island? Spitty! Sorry CK, I love him too.

Where do you most want to travel, but have never been? Nowhere. I like staying home.

What has been your biggest challenge? Getting my folks to realize I wasn’t a skunk so they would feed me.

What is your biggest success up until now? Getting into this family. And soon I will have a children’s book about me.

If you were to create a piece of art, what would the subject be? I am happy with the art above.

What one thing would you change if you had to do it over?  I wish I had lived here since I was a kitten.

Fat Tuesday

Hi everyone! Today is Mardi Gras so several of my kitties have agreed to pose with beads. First though, Joanie wants to tell you about her new food. I know dry food is not recommended, but that is all Joanie can eat. She has yacked up every canned food I tried on her and she tends to eat the dry too fast and yack that up too. When my friend told me about PawTree and sent me a sample for Joanie I was thrilled.

*Disclosure: I was sent a sample of PawTree Real Chicken Recipe for cats. I was not asked to do a review, but I am choosing to. All opinions are my own.

As you can see in the photo, the pieces are small. She usually eats out of a bowl, but I thought it would be easier to see the food this way. It is made in the USA. No corn, wheat or soy. You can check out all the facts by clicking here. The link goes directly to my friend’s PawTree page so she can get a commission on sales. They have several other flavors too and canned food which I will be ordering for Joanie to test soon.  Joanie has been eating this for a few weeks and so far, no yacking- knock on wood , 3 times.My only complaint is shipping costs, but Joanie is worth it. Now on to the beads!

Drake

Joanie and Gremmie

Sammy

KaTwo

Emmy

Prancie

Brody

Trouble

Who wore them best? No one can top Angel Lucy from 2015. She earned her beads.

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

How To Make a Catnip Mat

Happy Monday everyone! We are hopping with  Create with Joy’s Inspire Me Monday and To Grandma’s House DIY Linky party both are great places to display your creativity. If you are looking for some crafts and recipes be sure to check these out. We are also joining Comedy Plus’ Awww..Mondays

First off, I will tell you how to make a catnip mat if you have a sewing machine ( you could also sew it by hand if you want).

You will need 1/2 yard of fabric, 1/4 yard of quilt batting, catnip and velcro.

Fold the 1/2 yd of fabric inside out.

then place the batting on top

Place the fabric/batting under the needle with the folded part at the top. Stitch down one long end, turn and stitch the short end, turn again and sew the other long end-stop when you have about 2 inches left to sew.

This is where I stopped. Then flip the fabric back through the 2 inch spot you left open so you can see the correct side of the fabric.

Add catnip ( the more, the better). Now glue the velcro into the 2 inch space. Now you can refill as needed.

If you can’t sew, you can buy this magic Heat “N Bond stuff at any craft store ( even at Walmart).

You will open the 1/2 yd. fabric with the good side on the bottom. Roll out a piece of this Bonding stuff on the bottom of 1/4 yd.

Place the batting on top of the piece

Place under piece of bonding stuff on top of the batting and fold the fabric on top. Then you iron the fabric which melts the bonding tape into place. Do this on all 3 sides, leaving 2 inches to add catnip and velcro.

The only trouble with this way is the edges won’t be smooth, but I doubt your kitty will mind. Let me know if you have any questions.

Emmy is tired from promoting the giveaway last week.

Inspire Me Monday

Caturday Saturday

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and The Pet Parade.

Emmy wants to remind everyone of our Dr. Seuss giveaway so I used Lunapic to turn her into a cartoon. I also made a puzzle- it took me 18 minutes and 18 seconds. I am sure you can beat that.

To enter the giveaway, be sure to leave a comment on the Thankful Thursday post. Winner will be announced Sunday. You have until 9PM ( EST) Saturday to enter.

Someone asked if I could give instructions on making a catnip mat. I am going to do a post about it on Monday.

 
preview108 pieceEmmy

 

Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.I am thankful that I got a new sewing machine for Christmas so I can make catnip mats.

Emmy is posing with the Dr. Seuss catnip mat I just made. We are having a giveaway -the winner will receive the catnip mat, 3 fish toys and the hat that Emmy is modeling (sorry, Emmy is not included). We can only offer this to US residents because of the cost of shipping-sorry.To enter, just leave a comment on this post by Saturday 9PM  (EST). Winner will be announced on Sunday. Hopefully the prize will arrive to the winner in time for Dr. Seuss Day on March 2nd.

Here is my poem for Sammy’s Poetry Day based on this photo prompt:

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), “First Signs of Spring,” 1947. Oil on canvas, 22″ x 17″. Cover illustration for “The Saturday Evening Post,” March 22, 1947. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections, gift of Ginny Severinghaus in memory of Nelson “Ben” Severinghaus. ©SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN.

You reap what you sow,
if it is grass, you’ll have to mow.
Wait until after the last freeze
to plant your peas.
And if you want your greens,
plant spinach and beans.
now the most important we must address
it to be sure to plant seeds of kindness.

Here are the Friendly Fill-Ins for tomorrow. Mom came up with the first two and our co-host, Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs came up with second two.

1. I believe ____________.
 
2. I need to go Marie Kondo* on my _________________________.
 
3. It does no good to _________.

4. I find _________ to be a walk in the park.
*If you are not familiar with Marie Kondo, it basically means. what do you need to declutter.
We are also joining XMAS Dolly’s Show Off Tuesday ! Giveaways– you should check it out, there are links to several giveaways.

 

 

Wordless Wednesday

Before we get started, we want to give our condolences to The Island Cats on the loss of sweet Wally.  To visit, click here.

I recently discovered that with Comcast, I can put youtube videos for cats on the tv screen.

My cats love this one- funny thing, my hubby was mesmerized by it too. There are a bunch of squirrels, including a black one and a white one too.

This one is Trouble’s favorite, but she gets too rough with the tv.

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