Penny is Mad

Hi everyone! Today is the last day of The A-Z Challenge. This month sure went by quickly. Z is for zyrtec, I highly recommend it for kitty allergies. Always ask your vet first though. Prancie has had allergies for years and was always puling off her tummy fir and her leg fur. Special diets helped a little, but it was tough to keep her from stealing another cat’s food. She had been on prednisone different times too, but I find the zyrtec safer for long term use. She gets 1/4 tablet ( original 5 mg, not extra strength or D) and now she has her furs back. Please check with your vet before starting this though.

Sorry everyone, but I am mad at my mom so no tips today. She took me to the vet yesterday. The tech put a thermometer where the sun don’t shine and they took my blood and I got a rabies vaccine!

Quit your complaining! At least you knew you would come home. I was scared! And the tech did the same thing to me with the thermometer. And  I got a rabies vaccine and a distemper shot.

They took my blood too. And the worst part was I am the biggest so I had to use the pink PTU. How humiliating.

I guess I had the easy part- hauling 3 cats around and paying the $500 bill.

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

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.)

This bunk bed was mine as a child and now The Great One plays with it when she visits. My mom made the crocheted blankets back in the1970’s to go with it.

I forgot to announce the winner of Penny’s contest yesterday. There were 394 pennies in the sugar bowl . Four-Legged Furballs‘ mom guessed the closest at 339. Thank you to all who played along.

Now for our selfies.

Sammy and Prancie

Joanie and Gremmie ( Gremmie wants to show off the rubber duckie he got in his Easter basket).

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

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 154

Hi everyone! About the cat I was trying to rescue: Thank you to all who tried to help me with transportation. I got a call yesterday and was told a local home was found for him. It is better for him to stay local because he is afraid of people and it would be a long trip. I am thankful his life has been spared and he now has a forever home.

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. I got my first cell phone in ____________.
 
2. I wish the word __________________ could be removed from the English language.
 
3. I’ll never outgrow _________.

4. _________ make(s) me feel old.
My answers:
1. I got my first cell phone in 1991. My hubby ( boyfriend at the time), got it for me. It was only for emergencies, service was very sparse and it came in a huge bag and plugged into the cigar lighter in the car. There was no charging a battery.
2. I wish the word ma’am could be removed from the English language. I am not a fan of hashtag either- it is a freakin’ pound sign. 🙂
3.I’ll never outgrow stuffed animals, games and needing my mommy.
4. Being called ma’am makes me feel old.
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.
 For my flashback, I have a photo of Trouble on her first day with us last year, April 21st.
Yes, I forgot her Gotcha Day. Poor kitty.  Happy Belated Gotcha Day Trouble!
The A-Z Blogging Challenge, we are up to the letter W. W is for water. I want to remind you if you give your cat tap water to be careful.I am lucky to have a well, but if I had water from town, I would purchase bottled water for us and the cats. A lot of times there is rust in local water from cleaning fire hydrants, there is also a lot of chemicals to keep it free of bacteria.
This week is also the Pet Photo Fails Blog Hop hosted by Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries and Meows in memory of Roby Sweet. Joanie wasn’t looking at me and Sammy’s eyes are lasers.

 

 

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The Catburry Bunny Auditions-Part 1

Hi everyone! Today we have part one ( of three)  of The Catburry Bunny Auditons.

Sammy

Gremmie

Millie

Jinx

 

Emmy

 

Joanie -she is proud of her new tutu. Please don’t tell her I bought it in the Easter aisle, it is a decoration for an Easter basket and a bargain for $1.88.

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.

My hubby is thankful The Red Sox have their first game of the season today- me , not so much. Sammy and I are thankful for all the purrs and prayers for him and his nose bump.

Sammy has written a poem for Sammy’s Poetry Day based on this photo prompt.

I wonder what this building is for?
We could go inside if it starts to pour.
Maybe that is where a bull is sleeping,
that is a place I won’t go creeping.

And the winner of the Gary Sinise book giveaway is John of The Sound of One Hand Typing.

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 am allergic to ____________________.
 
2. My taxes __________________.
 

3. I don’t tell many people _________.

4. When it rains, _________.

 

Wordless Wednesday

Hi everyone! We know it is Wordless Wednesday, but we want to give you a Sammy update.

Basically, we didn’t get any answers at his appointment. The vet said she had not seen a bump like that and thought it could be trauma ( KaTwo does whap him in the nose often). He also has a bad fang and she thought they might be connected. The quickest appointment for a dental was May 9th so if it is still there, he will get an x-ray and a needle aspirate.

It is hard to see in the photo, but it is there.

And don’t forget our book giveaway. Just comment on Monday’s post before Wednesday at 9 PM ( EST).

Comedy Plus’ Wordless Wednesday

Create with Joy Wordless Wednesday

Be There 2Day Wordless Wednesday

#WW Curious as a Cathy

XMAS Dolly ‘s Wordless Wednesday

Grateful American

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

I just completed Grateful American by Gary Sinise. It was fantastic!

*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 haven’t seen a lot of Gary Sinise’s work, but what I have seen was excellent. I know he was the lead in CSI: New York for several years, but I never watched it. I did see Forrest Gump though ( is there anyone who has not seen it? ). As you all know, he played Lieutenant Dan. Little did he know when he played that role, it would set a course for his life.

Gary Sinise was already familiar with the plight of Vietnam vets, his brother-in-law was one. He also went through rigorous training to play that role. Once Forrest Gump was released, Lt. Dan became a symbol for vets. He received letters and was approached by many to praise him on the accuracy of his portrayal in the role. After that, he started to go to VA hospitals to meet injured soldiers. That snowballed into his band going overseas to entertain vets and he is now considered a modern-day Bob Hope. He is truly grateful to the soldiers who keep us safe.

I was amazed to read about all the humanitarian work he does. He helps raise funds to build smart homes for severely injured soldiers. His foundation has also helped children in war-torn countries by supplying them with school supplies. The list of things he has done is endless.

This memoir also included very personal details of his life. I admire his honesty at telling his wife’s battle with alcohol and how it affected his children. I enjoyed reading about how he started his acting career in high school and moved on the theater in Chicago. I highly recommend this book to anyone that likes memoirs, especially grateful Americans.

I enjoyed the book so much that I want to share. I am going to give it away, I can only afford to mail it within the US though. If you want to enter for a chance to win it, let me know in the comment section before Wednesday at 9PM (EST).

I review for BookLook Bloggers

Sunday Selfies

Hi everyone! Today we have an “ussie” from Sammy, Joanie and Emmy. Lately, Emmy has decided she likes to sleep on the bed at night with us and also part of the day. She used to whap Joanie, but now they are friends.

And here is Trouble, “helping” me fix Grammie’s glasses.

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