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.

Comedy Plus’ Wordless Wednesday

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Caturday Saturday

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

I made this art of Sammy with Lunapic. A snowflake border with space effect.

Emmy wanted to answer some of your questions.

Last week some of you asked her what a hangurger is. It is a hamburger, not sure why I tell her it is a hangurger. She had a cheezeburger last night to celebrate her upcoming children’s book which has been accepted by our publisher. I Am Not A Skunk will be released sometime in 2019.

And some of you wanted to know how she gets up so high on the entertainment center. There is a cat tree/pole on the side. And yes, she does get her meals delivered up there when she doesn’t want to come down.

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 142

Hi everyone! Time for the Friendly Fill-Ins. Please leave your link (at bottom of post) here or at my co-host’s Four-Legged Furballs. You can also answer in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate.

1. Superbowl Sunday ________________________.

 

2. __________________bores me.

 
3. If you have _________, you have everything.

4. My skill set could get me a job at _________.
My answers:
1. Superbowl Sunday means nothing to me. I am glad my hubby is not a football fan.
2. Every single sport bores me.
3. If you have someone to love that loves you back, you have everything.( Can be human or pet).
4. My skill set could get me a job panning for gold. I always joke with my hubby that scooping the litter box is like panning for gold and I get lots of practice doing that.
We are also joining Create With Joy’s Friendship Friday and Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus.
Emmy is giving me ” the look “, she is hungry.

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Wordless Wednesday

Hi everyone. We want to give our condolences to the families of two kitties that recently went to The Rainbow Bridge.

Feline Cafe said goodbye to beautiful Marigold last week.

  To visit, click here.

And Wishes, Dreams and Other Things unexpectedly lost their handsome boy, Ghost.

To visit, click here.

Sorry we are so wordy today, but Emmy wants to join her friend, Stunning Keisha with 12 Stunningly Amazing Facts.

Where would you like to visit but never live? I would love to visit Spitty. I have a crush on him. Please don’t tell him.

What song always makes you happy? Soft Kitty.

What’s one thing that makes the world go round?  When mom makes me my own hanguger. She always forgets the cheese though.:(

What do you think should be illegal that isn’t?  Dumping cats. I was dumped 2 years ago.

What kind of advice do you not want?  Beauty advice. I am already gorgeous.

What wouldn’t you buy even if you won the lottery? A dog.

What are a few words of wisdom that you live by? Never harm the humans that feed you. Don’t be afraid to raise your paw to other cats though.

What causes the most stress in your life.Mom giving me my heart pill twice a day.

What’s something you need to hear more often? Emmy, I made you a hanguger. I only hear that once a week, daily would be better.

What’s something you need to say more often? I love you Mom and Dad.

If you could choose anyone, who would be choose as your life’s mentor?  I am my own hero.

What would be the title of the autobiography of your life? I Am Not a Skunk. Actually, that is the name of the book mom is writing about me.

Comedy Plus’ Wordless Wednesday

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