Thankful Thursday

Today is P day for the A-Z Blogging Challenge. P is for poison awareness. If you let your cats outside then you should check this list of plants you should not have in your garden from The Daily Gardener. And everyone should have The ASPCA website bookmarked. They have an extensive list of toxic and non-toxic plants for cats and dogs.

We are also joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

Prancie is thankful that she won The Easter Bonnet contest at One Spoiled Cat. Thank you to everyone who voted for her.

Prancie wrote the poem today for Sammy’s Poetry Day based on this photo prompt.

Go ahead, stuff that nut into your cheek
you furry little freak.
I see you out there teasing me.
If I get outside, what a tasty treat you will be.
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. An Easter ( or Passover) memory that  I have is ________________________.
 

2. I hope to purchase ________________ this year.

 
3. When the days are warm, I _________.

4. If the Easter Bunny visited my house, _________.

 

Wordless Wednesday

Hi everyone! Today is day O of the A-Z Blogging Challenge. O is for odors and when you live with a lot of cats, sometimes, there are odors. I won’t use scented litters because the smell bothers me and I certainly don’t want the cats to have to lick that stuff off their paws. I just add some baking soda to the litter box. It works, it is safe and it is cheap.

Sometimes one of them pees in a bad spot. Usually Sammy when he is mad at me and sometimes it is when a cat has a bladder infection. I have found washing items with color safe bleach gets the odor right out.

I like how Prancie’s tail is sticking out from under Brody.

Comedy Plus’ Wordless Wednesday

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Caturday Saturday

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and The Pet Parade. We are also joining Sabi Saturday, the new hop my Cactus Catz. You show something you have rescued from the trash or something you repurposed. To find out more, click here.

I used Lunapic, “sadness effect”, I had never seen that effect before- I like it.

I also made it into a puzzle, the link is at the bottom of the post. Prancie is posing with an old Brownie camera that was my mom’s when she was younger. When cleaning out my grandparents’ home, I asked if I could keep it. It makes a nice decoration. Puzzle took me 28 minutes- I know you can all beat that.

preview108 piecePrancie

Thankful Thursday

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

Emmy is thankful her book has the same illustrator as Prancie’s Prayer. Here she is reviewing some of the illustrations.

And I am thankful her blood work was good and Prancie’s was too.

Emmy wrote the poem for Sammy’s Poetry Day based on this photo prompt.

Living on the water is not for me,
I would rather live in a tree.
I don’t like to be wet,
staying on land is a safer bet.

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 admire ____________________.
 

2. I can’t wait for _____________to bloom.

3. I’m proud to say _________.
4. _________ make(s) me nervous.

 

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.

 

 

Fat Tuesday

Hi everyone! Today is Mardi Gras so several of my kitties have agreed to pose with beads. First though, Joanie wants to tell you about her new food. I know dry food is not recommended, but that is all Joanie can eat. She has yacked up every canned food I tried on her and she tends to eat the dry too fast and yack that up too. When my friend told me about PawTree and sent me a sample for Joanie I was thrilled.

*Disclosure: I was sent a sample of PawTree Real Chicken Recipe for cats. I was not asked to do a review, but I am choosing to. All opinions are my own.

As you can see in the photo, the pieces are small. She usually eats out of a bowl, but I thought it would be easier to see the food this way. It is made in the USA. No corn, wheat or soy. You can check out all the facts by clicking here. The link goes directly to my friend’s PawTree page so she can get a commission on sales. They have several other flavors too and canned food which I will be ordering for Joanie to test soon.  Joanie has been eating this for a few weeks and so far, no yacking- knock on wood , 3 times.My only complaint is shipping costs, but Joanie is worth it. Now on to the beads!

Drake

Joanie and Gremmie

Sammy

KaTwo

Emmy

Prancie

Brody

Trouble

Who wore them best? No one can top Angel Lucy from 2015. She earned her beads.

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

The Golden Thread

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

The Golden Thread: Experiencing God’s Presence in Every Season of Life by Darlene Zschech is an inspirational read for anyone going through a tough time.

*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.

For those that are not familiar with the author, she is an Australian pastor, composer and writer. She is also a wife, mother, grandmother and cancer survivor. Using her life experience, she explains seasons of life and how to live a full life during any season.

This book is very heavy on quoting scripture. It would be perfect for a Bible study group. I am a big fan of The Bible, but I was hoping for something unique instead of a rehashing of what I am already familiar with. She refers to Queen Esther several times and how she stood up for her people. I have read about her in many other books too.

Despite my complaint above, I did find some chapters useful. For example chapter 11 was about the Holy Spirit and how we should welcome him into our lives. She also reminds us that prayer is not about telling God what we need because he already knows. We should ask what God wants in our lives.

I recommend this book to anyone looking to grow in their faith. And as I wrote earlier, it would be perfect for Bible study groups. It would also be a nice book to read during the Lenten season which starts next month. It is available on Amazon, click here.

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Caturday Saturday

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

For my art today I want to show you the masterpieces The Great One made for Valentine’s Day. I gave her stickers and fabric to make the cards. And we used paint chips to make the bookmarks ( thank you Lowe’s).

Pretty nice for a 3-year-old 🙂

You probably came here expecting to see a kitty so Prancie willingly posed.