N is for Norton the Cat

Hi everyone! Today is N day for the A-Z Blogging Challenge. Many of you probably remember Norton the Cat, but for those of you that were probably in grade school or not even born when Norton was traveling with this human, I thought he was worth telling you about.

His owner, Peter Gethers, wrote 3 books about Norton, the Scottish Fold and their travels. The 3 books are titled: The Cat Who Went to Paris, A Cat Abroad: The Further Adventures of Norton, the Cat Who Went to Paris and his Human and The Cat Who’ll Live Forever. You can get all 3 in one 689 page book called The Norton Trilogy on Amazon.

HRvVvYn We are also joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. Joanie is posing with our Norton collection so we added a frame and some Paris stickers.

Caturday Art

Spooky wouldn’t eat anything today. I got him to lick tuna juice and that was it despite a new anti nausea pill ( cerenia). He also had a B-12 shot and fluids. If Phoebe doesn’t post tomorrow, you will know why. Thank you again for the purrs and prayers.

Sunday with Phoebe

Hi, this is Phoebe-today is not a happy Sunday. We were all sad to hear of the loss of Nylablue- our purrs and  prayers are with her family.

This week is Thanksgiving and I want to tell you what happened to us last year right after Thanksgiving. A little elf showed up the very next day and said he was watching us every day to make sure we were good. He was going to fly back to the North Pole at night and give Santa reports on our behavior. Well, we didn’t like that idea because we can be a little naughty from time to time. So we all chased that little sucker around like a mouse-this is how it ended:

elfMommy went to LOLCATS and made this. We never saw him again and I don’t think he will be back. I know we are a little naughty, but that is part of our job description as cats. Last year Joanie got coal in her stocking: 006

It was just a joke though, it was good coal- the catnip kind. My first giveaway is going to be 2 pieces of catnip coal. To enter, just comment today or tomorrow and tell me the naughtiest thing you ever did. I will pick who I think is the naughtiest and have mom mail the coal to you. Next week I will have another giveaway that the winner can pick a crocheted gift for their mom or dad.

Here is a Sammy selfie: 018he has cute freckles on his nose.

We are participating in Selfie Sundays:Cat4

And this is my new scarf mom made for me: 009I can’t wait for Thanksgiving to spend time with my Grammie.

 

Sparkle the cat book recommendation and great reads

Can’t believe its Friday already-time flies when you are having fun writing a blog. Today is book recommendation day. First off, Lucy has one005 This book is written like a Dear Abby for cats, but she feels humans have much to learn from it. If you are interested here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/Dear-Sparkle-Cat—Cat-columnist-ebook/dp/B005JEKK34/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1402057582&sr=8-1&keywords=advice+from+sparkle+the+cat. I read the book and it does have a lot of useful ideas.

Now for my pick, I am going for another collection that has been around for 20 years. Peter Gethers wrote 3 books about his sweet, intelligent Scottish Fold named Norton. Norton made friends all over the world and will always be remembered. Here is a link to one book that has all 3 books in one: http://www.amazon.com/The-Norton-Trilogy-Peter-Gethers/dp/076077305X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1402058599&sr=8-2&keywords=the+norton+trilogy. I wish I had discovered these while Norton was still alive, I would have gone to a book signing to meet him- and his owner too. I was reading the last in the series in 2010 when I know the end was near for my KaChoo. I actually couldn’t finish the book until several months after she passed away because it was like reliving her death over again. Spoiler alert: being that the book is so old, you should assume Norton has passed away, I will tell you it was from kidney disease which is also what my KaChoo had. Sadly, many cats that live to be 15 plus end up with that.

On a brighter note, I have 8 comments from different people- I will close the contest tomorrow morning and draw a name. If I don’t end  up with 10 new ones, I will put your name in as many times as you have commented- that means those with the most comments have a better chance- I appreciate comments- thank you. Also, make sure you sign up for the newsletter at the bottom right of the page- it only comes 4 times a year.