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.

Sunday Selfies

Before we get started, we have more condolences. Our friend Marg of Marg’s Animals had to say goodbye to her beautiful girl Split. To visit, click here.

We are joining The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop.

Joanie is enjoying her new friend Nellie. She babysits Gremmie and is willing to wear the hideous sweater I crocheted.

And the winner of the Dr. Seuss Giveaway is Katie Isabella! We can’t wait to see you in the hat.  🙂

Be sure to stop by tomorrow to learn hoe to make your own mat- and I will tell you a secret way that requires no sewing if you don’t have a sewing machine.

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 144

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. If it wasn’t for ___________________, I ___________________.
 
2. ____________________ before ________________________.
 
3. _________ is my preferred method of communication.
4. You can’t buy _________.
My answers:
1. If it wasn’t for Stacia, I wouldn’t have met my hubby. She was a friend of a friend who was dating my hubby’s friend and thought we would be a good match-and she was correct. Eventually we also became actual friends not just acquaintances and I will forever be grateful to her.
2. I had several house rabbits before I became a crazy cat lady.
3. Writing is my preferred method of communication. I prefer email to the telephone. I like to be able to put some thought into my words.
4. You can’t buy willpower. I wish you could because I have none around food.I know some may say you can’t buy love, but you can- at a shelter for the price of an adoption fee.
Joanie loves her Gremmie.
We are also joining Create With Joy’s Friendship Friday and Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus.

 

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Mewsic and More 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.) The theme for this week s the word shadow in the title.

I immediately thought of Moon Shadow. I remember Mandy Moore singing it on This is Us so I looked for a video, unfortunately it only shows her signing for the last 30 seconds of the clip, but fans of the show will enjoy the whole thing.

And here is a video of her singing the entire song-

And Joanie is posing with our book choices of the week.We are joining Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

Thanks A Thousand : A Gratitude Journey by A.J.Jacobs is a short book with only about 100 pages to read and several pages of credits at the end. I am a fan of the author’s work and how he immerses himself in a subject. This time he wants to thank everyone that makes his morning cup of coffee possible. Amazingly, that is around 1,000 people. I never put that much thought into all that is involved in buying a cup of coffee. He even goes to the place where the beans were sourced from. Others thanked including the inventor of the plastic top on to-go cups, truck drivers,the barista and so many more. An interesting little read.

Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey by Mark Dery is one i just started reading. I am not familiar with his work, but he was an illustrator and writer. I decided to read it because he had 6 cats so I immediately decided he was wonderful. He also owned 20,000 books. Sounds like a cool guy.

And in other news, Gremmie got some new clothes.

I bought this garland on clearance at Michael’s and pulled the clothes off for him. The doubles will go to The Great One for her dolls.

Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

 Joanie is thankful for her Gremmie. Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head are going to watch him today. Joanie is going for a dental and to have two little spots removed. A few years ago, she had a mast cell tumor on her face that I had removed. These look similar so I want them off too. If you could spare a prayer and some purrs it would be greatly appreciated.

And we are thankful to Teddy’s mom who comes up with the best photo prompts for Sammy’s Poetry Day .

Years ago woman went here once a week,
a little gossip they would seek.
A place to get away
while the kids went out to play.
Hair styled like a beehive,
this was before the invention of a hard drive.
Then lots of hairspray so it would hold,
it was a sight to behold.
That made the look complete,
but it is why the ozone is deplete.
This photo reminded me of my Mom’s beehive hairstyle in the 1970’s. I loved it- I could spot her anywhere. She actually still goes to the hairdresser weekly, but not for a beehive.  🙂 I always tease her about hairspray depleting the ozone, although the kind they make now is completely useless so I doubt it is doing environmental harm.

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. ____________________ and ______________ go hand in hand.
 
2. _____________________ makes my heart happy.
 
3. Don’t be afraid to _________.
4. If _________ was a sport, I would win hands down.

 

Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.I am thankful that many loved ones joined us Christmas Eve. I am also thankful that I got to spend Christmas Day with my mom and hubby -and kitties.

My kitties have lots of thankfuls today. Millie is thankful to the manly collar his friend Valentine sent him. It even has a bell.

Valentine also sent these yummy treats .

Our friends, Purrseidon and Katsu sent us this giant bag of toys which also included a tunnel. It arrived several weeks ago, but I was mean and made them wait.

And Four-Legged Furballs recently had a giveaway that we won. A beautiful blanket for me and a mini version for the kitties, although I the cats seem to think both are theirs. Lorianne also added in this giant container of Temptations and a stocking filled with toys. And one of her adorable bookmark creations.

Gremmie got a hat from Joanie.

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

I wonder who lives in this house?
It is way too big for just one mouse.
Maybe in it lives an old sage,
one thing for sure is it doesn’t belong to Nic Cage.
Sorry, not my best work. I am still tired from the holidays.

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. On New Year’s Eve, I __________________.
 
2. A goal that I have for 2019 is ________________.
 
3. If I had to choose a guide word for 2019, it would be _________.
4. New beginnings _________.

 

Sunday Selfies- Letters to Santa Part Three

Hi everyone! We are joining The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop.

Joanie wrote: Dear Santa, I would like a container of Temptations. Don’t be cheap, I want the 30 oz. size. Love + kisses, Joanie

Gremmie wrote: Dear Santa,  I need a gift for my mommy, Joanie, her takes good care of me. XO Gremmie PS: I would like a midnight snack too.

Trouble wrote: Dear Santa, I can explain. I didn’t know I was supposed to be good for you to bring me resents. I will be good from now until Christmas. Love, Trouble

Polar Bear wrote: Dear Santa, I was wondering what you do with your surplus reindeer. I love venison, just saying. XO Polar Bear

Noel wrote: Dear Santa, Do I get twice as many treats because I have a Christmas name? I should! Love, Noel

That was it for  our letters. We hope Santa is good to you all. We will let you know on December 26th if Santa was good to us.

Sunday Selfies -Halloween Costumes

Hi everyone! We are joining The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop.

Today is day one of a 3 day contest. All our Halloween costumes represent a movie. We will give you the year the movie was released as a hint, in parentheses. Some are easier than others. Also, no cats were harmed, I on the other hand, have a few scratches. Sammy was not thrilled with the pom poms 🙂  Put your guesses in the comments and whoever has the most correct over three days will win a prize. You have until Tuesday at 9PM ( EST) to answer. If  there is a tie , we will have a drawing for the winner-Good luck!

Prancie, the paper under her is titled, “The Big Issue”. (2016)

Sammy. ( 2000)

Emmy really got into her role (1999)

Joanie. ( 1984)

Gremmie wanted to join in the fun too, and he isn’t representing Gremlins. ( 1982).

Please come back tomorrow for the next 5.