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 wish more bloggers would join this fun hop.)

I thought my Dad’s dog tags would be appropriate for this week’s Sabi Saturday. Sorry the photo is blurry.

Slipper selfiePatriotic selfie

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

Thankful Thursday

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

Despite looking grumpy Brody is thankful to have another friend, Millie.

And here is my poem for Sammy’s Poetry Day based on this photo:

Grammie please come visit me,
you can chase me around the birch tree.
Maybe you can bring me some candy
and I will show you where mom hides the brandy.

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 ________________on Memorial Day.

2. I try to avoid _________________.

3. If I had a catchphrase, it would be _________.
4. _________ motivates me to work hard.

Penny’s Tips Volume 38

Hi everyone! Penny has a tip for you today, but first Joanie wants to announce the winner of the Star Wars Giveaway.

And the winner is Mark’s Mews. Congratulations!

Hi everyone! Did you know there are some pennies out there worth up to $200,000. Not me, I am worth way more than that.

In 1943 there was a copper shortage so pennies were made out of steel, but about 40 were made of copper and some are still in circulation. In January one sold for $204,000 at an auction. To read more, click here.

Let me help you Penny. We sure could buy a lot of treats with that kind of money.

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

#ChewyInfluencer

Hi everyone. Thank you for all the purrs and prayers for my sick kitties, they are greatly appreciated.

We have a Chewy Review today. I let Millie have this toy all to himself.

*We received the Ethical Pet Shimmer Glimmer Fish with Catnip Toy in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are our own.

He was excited to smell the package.

It is a good-sized fish. Colors vary, but Millie is quite pleased with his pink.

 

He gives it 4 paws up.

The Ethical Pet Shimmer Glimmer Fish with Catnip Toy is only $3.99. Click here to find out more information. And don’t forget orders over $49 include free 1-2 day shipping.

We are joining the Chewy Blog Hop and the  Comedy Plus’ Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

 

 

Millie Monday

Hi everyone! We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww….Monday. 

Millie is giving a sneak preview of our upcoming Chewy review.

I have a few medical updates. Millie could use some prayers. Last Tuesday, I felt a small lump on his side so we took him to the vet on Wednesday. The vet did a needle aspiration  and it is a mast cell tumor. Apparently in cats, they don’t tend to spread. Joanie had one removed from her face a few years ago and Angel Lucy had a toe removed when she had one. Ideally, we would just get it removed to be on the safe side. Nothing is ideal though, Millie has a heart murmur and is almost 15. He has also lost weight despite the fact that his thyroid is under control with meds. He will need an ultrasound to check his heart before any surgery, he also needs an ultrasound on his tummy to be sure he doesn’t have a cancer.

KaTwo’s lumps are a little bigger. Fortunately, her appetite is still good and she is still playful and enjoying life.

Sammy is also scaring me. He has a bump on his nose. I have been watching for about 10 days and it is still there. I think it is a little smaller, but I am not sure if that is wishful thinking. I will be making an appointment for him soon.

Today Prancie has a recheck on some of her blood work and Emmy is getting her annual blood tests. Seems like we are always at the vet.

 

 

Millie’s Basepaw’s Results

Hi everyone! Poor Penny got her post bumped again. Millie wants to tell you about his Basepaw results. Almost a year ago, we won a kit on the blog,  Pets Overload. I chose Millie to test because I was certain he had some Siamese in him. He is quite vocal which is one of their traits.

*Disclaimer: I won a Basepaws kit. I am not required to write a review. All opinions are my own.

He was shocked with the results.

This is what they wrote:

Now let’s talk about Millie! We sequenced Millie’s DNA, which we extracted from the sample you’ve submitted to us. This resulted in 19,183,303 DNA fragments sequenced, which represents 2,472,946,222 DNA bases that were sequenced. Using this data along with the latest cat genome (felis_catus_9.0), we analyzed genetic variants across 18 chromosomes to generate this report.

We assigned Millie to the Western breed group based on the comparative genomic similarity to breeds belonging to the Western group. Within the Western breed group, we ranked the individual member breeds based on how similar your cat is to each breed.

Millie is most related to a Maine Coon. I know nothing about genetics, but I am not convinced. I think Basepaws is a good idea, but needs some work. It took around 10 months to get our results which seems like a long time. I am glad I won a kit, but honestly, I would expect more if I had paid the $95. I checked the website and an Alpha kit will be available soon ( I assume it will cost more money), but it will include health information which could be useful.

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

 

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 _________.