Sunday Selfies

Hi everyone! I am a day late for Sabi Saturday, but here is my entry. (Sabi Saturday is a hop where you show something old, repurposed or upcycled. I have shown this in the past, but not for Sabi Saturday so here it is again.

This was my mom’s book as a child. I guess it is still technically hers, but I am the keeper of it. Does anyone know what Dolly Madison’s surprise was?

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

We have lots of participants today-

KaTwoJoanie wondering what I was thinking when I bought these striped pants.

Prancie

 

Yaheetech Cat Tree Review

Hi everyone! We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. We are most thankful to have gotten to purchase a fantastic cat tree at a discount.

*Disclosure- We purchased a Yaheetech Cat Tree at a discount in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are our own.

  The tree arrived very quickly- two days. I took everything out to make sure it was all there- and it was! I can’t tell you how many times I have ordered something only to have it be missing a part. And all the holes were drilled through which is a miracle. My hubby usually has to get the drill out , but this time he didn’t have to and I actually put it all together by myself- well, with the help of Joanie and Sammy.The only tool needed was an Alan wrench which was was included. The entire tree was assembled in less than 30 minutes- by me! I realize for many of you that is not a big deal, but I was quite proud of myself. And trust me, if I can do it- any one of you can do it too.

Joanie inspecting the first part. As you can see, the condo part has plenty of room for Joanie. That section is 13.4″ x 16.5″ x 11.2’’ (LxWxH).

All the posts are covered in sturdy sisal rope. And the rest in covered in a plush carpet. The base board is very wide to insure stability, it is : 25″ x 19.3″

It also came with a safety strap that I am not planning to use as it is already quite sturdy. Sammy is 17 pounds of pure love and he barely rocked the tree when he jumped on it.

Sammy was lucky to get a turn because Joanie thinks it belongs to her and her Gremmie. I assembled it in the bedroom so I could put the pieces on the bed instead of the floor. I had planned to move it into the living room, but now I may leave it in the bedroom so I don’t break Joanie’s heart.

The only small part that would only be good for a kitten is the tunnel which measures, 8 inches wide and 9 inches long. Joanie decided it was the perfect size for Gremmie.

I am very pleased with this cat tree. The regular price for this 62 inch tree is only $73.99 which includes shipping. They also have many other sizes and styles and a wide selection of colors. Our tree is the Yaheetech 62-inch Cat Tree Condo with Scratching Post Plush Perch and Tunnel, Cat Tower Furniture Gray. ( Click the name to be redirected to the product on Amazon). They had trees 51 inches -79 inches. I know many cats like to be up high but I chose the 62 inch instead of the 79inch because the 79 inch one would be to wide in our small house.

To visit their blog, click here.

Yaheetech also has a Youtube channel showing many of their products, including assembling the cat trees. Click here.

To see all the cat trees they have available click here

To see all the products they have available on Amazon,click here

For tomorrow’s Friendly Fill-Ins, visit Four-Legged Furballs.

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Wordless Wednesday

Helpers

The winner of our book giveaway for I’M Possible is Colehaus Cats– Congratulations! Seems appropriate they won being that Quint is an artist.

We want to give our condolences to the blog, I Have Three Cats on the loss of sweet Parker. To visit click here.

Comedy Plus’ Wordless Wednesday

Create with Joy Wordless Wednesday

#WW Curious as a Cathy

Be There 2Day Wordless Wednesday

XMAS Dolly ‘s Wordless Wednesday

 

I’m Possible: Jumping Into Fear and Discovering a Life of Purpose

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

I just finished reading I’m Possible: Jumping into Fear and Discovering a Life of Purpose by Jeremy Cowart. I found it very inspirational.

*Disclosure: I received this book for free as part of The Book Look Bloggers book review program. I am not required to write a positive review, all opinions are my own.
I was not familiar with Jeremy Cowart, but I chose to review this book because i enjoy memoirs. I think everyone has a story to tell that can contribute to improving the world. Jeremy Cowart is a photographer that uses his God-given talents to help others. He is not a typical rags to riches story. In fact, he grew up in a loving and supportive home in Hendersonville, TN ( fun facts: Johnny Cash used to live there and Taylor Swift went to high school there).  His grades in school were not great, but his Dad always reminded him of the biblical quote, ” You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.”
Jeremy excelled at art despite his average grades. He was able to make a career with design, but was not happy in an office so he took a chance to start his own company. And later tires of that and moves on to bigger and better things. I like that he is willing to take that leap of faith so many of us only dream of doing- and it paid off. Along the way he met several people that mentored him along his path to being a successful artist.
He now uses his photography skills to help those in need. The book has a section displaying some of his collages and art which are all amazing. He has documented people in Africa. Haiti, and many other places after tragedies so they can tell their story. This has brought awareness to causes and helped raise funds for them.
I highly recommend this book to anyone that wants more out of life or is still trying to find their purpose. I think it would make an excellent graduation gift too. I love when people use their talents to improve the lives of others and that is exactly what he does. I also enjoyed the inspirational quotes and biblical references.
I enjoyed it so much that I want to share it with someone so if you want to enter for a chance to win ( sorry, I can only afford to ship in the US) just say so in the comment section of this post before Tuesday at 9PM ( EST) . Winner will be announced Wednesday.

I review for BookLook Bloggers

Sunday Selfies

Hi everyone! I am a day late for Sabi Saturday, but here is my entry. (Sabi Saturday is a hop where you show something old, repurposed or upcycled.

We have repurposed a lot of screen doors for use inside the house. This is one in the kitchen leading to the hallway. We had to come up  with a way to separate cats and allow heat and air to pass through the doors.

Joanie and Gremmie wanted to do the selfie for today.

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

 

Cat Vs Dog-The Pet Diaries 1

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

I was thrilled when Rosa Silva offered me a chance to review her latest book Cat VS Dog- The Pet Diaries 1. I enjoyed her other two books, you can read those reviews here and here.

*Disclaimer- I received a copy of Cat VS Dog in exchange for a fair review.All opinions are my own.

I am pleased to report that this book was just as enjoyable as Rosa’s other two. The illustrations are fantastic and really bring the diaries to life.

It is fun to read what Oliver, the cat thinks of Max, the new dog. At first, Oliver wants to get the dog into trouble, but Max’s sweet personality starts to wear him down. I don’t want to tell you everything as this is also part mystery story. I highly recommend it for any cat lover ( and/or dog lover too).

It is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle format.

 

Grumpy Selfie

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

Joanie is posing with my collection of Grumpy Cat stuffed animals to pay tribute to her.

I am a day late for Sabi Saturday, but here is my entry. (Sabi Saturday is a hop where you show something old, repurposed or upcycled. I wish more bloggers would join this fun hop.)

I recently showed you a war ration book and cookbook to go with it. This is another item that was in the box with my great aunt’s photo collection.

 

Wear Orange For Crockett Day

Today is Wear Orange For Crockett Day in memory of The Lone Star Cats’ sweet Crockett who died tragically this week.

For the art, Brody used Lunapic cartoon and tinted himself orange:

Prancie went au naturale in her orange furs:

Joanie is wearing orange beads:

Sammy is sporting his orange tie:

And KaTwo has an orange hat:

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

I was also saddened to see that Grumpy Cat went to The Rainbow Bridge, she was only 7.

We Won a Catit Vesper Cottage!

Hi everyone! Poor Penny is getting bumped from her tips today so we could show you what we won from Sweet Purrfections. We won this at the end of March and it was delivered right away. I left it in the box for my hubby to put together, but he has been busy with outdoor tasks. Then I remembered that I didn’t need him to assemble this- no tools are even needed.

*Disclosure-I won a Catit Vesper Cottage. I am not required to do a review. All opinions are my own.

All I need is my Sammy.

I got this mom

It was idiot proof! You just slide the pieces together like a fun puzzle. It comes in oak and white. I chose white because I have a white bookcase and a shelf in the bedroom which is where this piece will be located.

Joanie and Sammy were eager to test it out when it was on the bed. As you can see, it has 2 levels, and came with a cushion for each level. It is very sturdy and I like the little cat head carved in the top.

Once I set it on the floor, they lost interest, but I am sure they will go back to it. Thank you Sweet Purrfections and Catit for this amazing prize.

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 156

Hi everyone! Thank you all for the purrs and prayers for Sammy.

Things did not go as planned. Sammy did not get his dental because the vet heard a “gallop” in his heartbeat. She didn’t hear it when he got his blood work 2 weeks ago. He will need an ultrasound of his heart before he can go under anesthesia. I am glad the vet chose to be cautious.

I still have no answers on the nose. She numbed it and tried to get a fluid sample, but there was no fluid. She couldn’t take a sample unless he was under anesthesia so that had to wait. She took an x-ray, but there “expert” needs to review it.

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. Don’t forget to add your link to the hop so everyone can visit you.

1. ______________ was a very good year.
 
2. There is nothing quite like _______________.
3. If I had a talk show, I would want to interview _________.
4. There is nothing I wouldn’t do for _________.
My answers:
1. 1992 was a very good year. That was the year we got married. I was thinking of other years when good things happened, but unfortunately bad ones did too in the same year.
2. There is nothing quite like sharing a bed with cats. It is wonderful in some ways like falling asleep to the sound of purrs, but then there is the scratches they accidentally give me and the pillow hogging. I can’t sleep without at least one though.
3. If I had a talk show, I would want to interview Nicolas Cage.
4. There is nothing I wouldn’t do for my immediate family and my cats.

We are also joining Create With Joy’s Friendship Friday and Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus. We are also joining FiveSibes Flashback Friday.

Here is a flashback from 2014 or 2015. Sadly, 3 of the 4 of these kitties are no longer with us. Snowball, Lucy and Spooky are at The Rainbow Bridge.

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