It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

Hi everyone! Today we are joining Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading blog hop and Comedy Plus’ Awww…Mondays. But first, I will list my three things I am thankful for today.

I am thankful for central air and that it is actually working. I am thankful that my niece is so sweet and brought a Father’s Day gift over for my hubby ( Uncle David) and I am thankful that Pipo and Minko’s Mom copied and pasted my post from last Monday for me. The one that GoDaddy stole and never gave back. Now I don’t have to waste brain cells trying to rewrite it.

I am sure many of you have heard of Norton the cat and read the 3 books his owner, Peter Gethers wrote about him back in the 1990’s. I wrote about them during the 2016 A-Z challenge, you can click here if you missed it.

Peter Gether’s latest book is a memoir/cookbook about his wonderful Mom titled, My Mother’s Kitchen. She had been a stay at home Mom to her two sons and a dutiful wife to her husband then at the age of 53 she started a career as a chef. She trained with Wolfgang Puck and became quite famous herself, even authoring several cookbooks.

I enjoyed learning more about the entire family. His mother was truly amazing, surviving 3 kinds of cancers and a stroke. She proved that attitude really does matter in recovering from illnesses. She also loved cats and would cat sit for her son’s cats. Norton used to travel with him, but after he passed, the other cats did not.

The author wanted to honor his Mom by cooking some of her favorite meals. This gives him quite an education in cooking too and a chance to bond with many friends. I learned several cooking tips and I plan to try some recipes too. If you are interested in reading it, here is the Amazon link.

I chose Prancie to pose with the book because Norton was a Scottish fold and Prancie reminds me of one because of her ears ( hers was frostbitten though)

And today is also International  Box Day

Penny is our box lover in the family. Sometimes she gets so excited, she pees in them. She hasn’t in a long time though so maybe she outgrew it.

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Hi everyone! Today is International Box Day! My kitties love their boxes. Chewy boxes are always popular , but their favorite box is Sammy’s TARDIS he made for Cat Scouts.

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Can you guess who is hiding in it in the photo above?

We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop this week with more button art:

DSCF1583  I bought some blank cards and made a horseshoe card for a friend of the family that used to shoe horses for a living. She loved it and is planning to frame it. I started filling in one of the larger cat ones I made, I was dark blue for the night sky and yellow for the moon. Well, I ran out of blue and when I went back to Michael’s Craft Store, there were no more buttons! I checked online too. I had other blue ones, but they are not the same and would look strange.

Caturday Art

We are also joining Racal and Rocco’s Pet Parade.

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Happy International Box Day!

Happy International Box Day everyone!!! We all loves boxes

005Lucy likes Chewy boxes that come with yummies in them.

Millie really get comfortable:


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003and Joanie likes all boxes

To see Prancie, Stinky and KaTwo in their boxes go to :

And thank you to Ann of Zoolatry for the Box Day Graphic:International Box Day 2015 BADGE

Lucy and I love to read so we are joining a hop called I found out about it from, but it is hosted at: . You pick a line on page 56 in the book you are reading. I read 5 books at a time so here is one: Just Kids from the Bronx by Arlene Alda. It is a collection of oral histories of people who grew up in the Bronx from the 1930’s-80’s. Page 56 is by George Shapiro, “We worked in the Catskills on the weekends and on holidays, at Grossinger’s and a place called the Flager Hotel.”

Thank you for the prayers for Phoebe’s Dad, he is on an antibiotic and improving- he even did some gardening yesterday. See you tomorrow for lots more hopping.