Phoebe is Back

Hi everyone, Phoebe here. Sorry I haven’t been able to write, I miss Lucy. As Mom was carrying her out, we touched noses. That means she chose me to be the Queen of the house. I was really the only kitty she liked, she liked KaChoo too before she left for the bridge and now they are together.

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Sunday was Grandparent’s Day and I wanted to make a big deal out of it because I love my Grammie so very much, but I didn’t get to. I was going to make her a coaster with air dry clay and my paw prints, but Mom took the clay with her so the vet techs could get Lucy’s paw prints.

Penny has chosen the winner of the socks 010Jan’s Funny Farm

http://jansfunnyfarm.blogspot.com/

Congratulations!! And Penny also is adding in one of the dog toys Mom made and some crocheted catnip toys for the kitties so everyone will be happy.

We have had Cat Scout Charles visiting us, he is very sweet and lots of fun. He even posed for our next giveaway which starts today. As you know ,Talk Like a Pirate Day is Saturday so we are giving away a pirate themed catnip mat:006We will announce the winner on Saturday.

Flat Scout Charles even got to go to Emily Dickinson’s House:

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One more thing….has anyone seen my bikini? It was traveling and I haven’t seen anyone post about wearing it in a while.

Saturdays are for Hopping

Happy Saturday everyone! We are hopping again this Saturday.Before we start hopping, please hop on over to our Funny Farmer Felines’ Interview on Mousebreath if you haven’t yet: http://mousebreath.com/2015/05/15-meows-make-a-home/

Featured 4Now for our hopping-

First off is a new hop that I learned about from another blogger that was doing the a-z challenge. Thank you Eli of Coach Daddy for inviting me to participate. I hope some of you will want to join in too. It is called 6 words or less and for each hop ( monthly)you will be given a prompt to answer in 6 words. https://coachdaddyblog.wordpress.com/2015/04/29/a-to-z-challenge-y-is-for-yeah/

Thank you to Hilary of Feeling Beachie for having me co-host her Follow Friday Fill-Ins. I would be so happy if you would all join us in the hop. I love to read these, you can learn so much about one another.

Feeling Beachie

The statements:

  1. I hate to wear ______________________,but love to wear ________
  2. Hearing ________________________  makes me feel ___________
  3. I have a _______________ on my ________________
  4. I wish I could say _________ to __________________

My Answers:

1. I hate to wear SHORTS, but love to wear PJ’s.

2. Hearing A CAT PURR makes me feel CALM AND HAPPY.

3. I have a BIRTHMARK on my NECK.

4. I wish I could say YES to EVERY DONATION REQUEST TO HELP CATS

 

The theme this week for #52 Snapshots of life is “below ” and 005The kitties have bunk beds and Lucy loves to be “below” the top one which is usually Sammy’s, but in this photo, they were together which had never happened before and probably never will again.

As you know, Phoebe started a Zazzle store so she has been trying to come up with product ideas. She went to photofunia and designed these cards as a sample for Athena’s Caturday Blog Hop: cardphoebe

 

Caturday ArtPet Parade #bloghop for #petbloggers #cats #dogs #pets any #animals52 Snapshots of LifeI need a nap after all that hopping. Phoebe will see you tomorrow.

Guest Post by Cat Scout Felix

Happy Friday everyone and Happy May 1st. I am sad to see the a-z challenge end- I wish there were more letters in the alphabet. We are lucky to have a guest post today from Cat Scout Felix.

33-Felix-Hat Greetings! Felix here again to share a wonderful story that combines kitty and maritime history!  Did you know that in Amsterdam, rescued stray cats are sheltered and cared for in several barges floating in the Singel Canal, in the center of the City?

The barges are a major tourist attraction, and are open part of each day to potential adopters and tourists who support the cause. The first barge was acquired in 1969 and named De Poezenboot (Pussycat Boat) by its owner and cat lover, Henriette van Weelde. She wanted to provide a home for orphaned and sick kitties in the city. At first, her rescues stayed in her home, but soon she had too many!

de-poezenbootIn 1971, Henriette purchased a second barge. Soon she acquired another barge and lots of volunteers started to offer their help.

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In 1987, the Stichting de Poezenboot (Pussycat Boat Foundation) was established to support the rescue, medical and caregiving activities of this only floating kitty shelter in The Netherlands. The barges are renovated and maintained for seaworthiness and cat comfort and amusement.  Veterinarians provide care at cost or on a voluntary basis.  Events are held throughout the year to publicize the Foundation and its inhabitants!

If you travel to Amsterdam, be sure to visit and make a donation to this worthy cause. It is estimated that the city has over 50,000 stray cats!  Check out their cool website, too!

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I’d also like to share with you a story that appeared earlier this week in the Smithsonian Institution’s on-line Magazine. It features more information about maritime pets!

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/adorable-heroic-animals-museum-maritime-pets-180955012/?no-ist 

Thank you for another great story Felix.

Please read our interview it will be available Friday morning at:

http://jansfunnyfarm.blogspot.com/

Thank you Funny Farmers- it was an honor to be interviewed by you.