Selfie Sundays and #JHC

Hi everyone! I got to see my Grammie Saturday. She loved the necklace I picked out for her. I love her so very much. dscf2694

I am mad at Mom for making me into a witch on Friday’s blog. I got my revenge, I yacked on her fancy witch hat decoration she had on the coffee table.

I am not one to toot my own horn, but I just have to tell you that I was interviewed by Bailey. Yes, the Bailey ( The Boat Cat)! You can check it our at this link: Click Here

dscf2692 Joanie is resting comfortably. She was fine the next day once the drugs were out of her system. She is Mom’s lap cat and sometimes Dad’s too.

Today’s word for the #JHC is forest/plants. All we have is this painting from 2014 when Mom and her niece did a paint and sip class.  admin-ajax-php Mom added a pumpkin and a black cat to her tree painting.

We have a special selfie today too of a snapping turtle. Dad took photos of our pond ( what is left to it) and he saw this guy who wanted to be in a photo.

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We are joining The Cat on My Head Sunday Selfie’s Blog Hop and Rascal and Rocco’s Pet Parade too!

Pet Parade August



Pumpkin Book Art

Hi everyone! Grammie wants to thank everyone for the purrfect birthday wishes yesterday, she read them all and they made her very happy.

For Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and for the #JHC, ( decoration is today’s word), I want to show you the pumpkin books I finally finished.

100_9730-1 100_9728-1I had been stressing about Joanie’s ear so I went a little crazy and made 10. I actually made 11, but I tried to dip one in diluted paint instead of spray painting and it did not go well. They were very easy to make, I found this video to have the best directions as well as a link to templates to use to cut out the books.

I used some larger paperbacks and some small ones. To decorate the smaller ones, I used a branch for the stem, on the larger ones, I painted it green on the book. I am hoping to make more this weekend. I have an old Grey’s Anatomy book I would like to make one for my Doctor with. I think it would be fun to match books with people’s interests to make them special.

Caturday Art

100_9749 Sammy got this cool neckerchief in the mail yesterday from Cat Scouts for participating in a Quest. He is very proud, it was his first quest.


Happy Birthday Grammie!

Hi everyone! Today is Grammie’s Birthday- Happy Birthday Grammie!! We love you so very much!


Joanie was the unlucky kitty that went to the vet yesterday. She had to go to a surgeon to have a deep ear cleaning. Last week, her regular vet cleaned her ear under sedation and found the ear drum ruptured and suspected a mass. Thankfully, the mass was just was and debris. He cleaned her other ear too and found a small perforation in that ear drum too. 100_9650

Time for Friendly Fill-Ins Week 24, don’t forget to add your link at McGuffy’s Reader.

1. One Halloween, I dressed as _________________________.
2. My favorite comedian is ________________________________.
3. My scariest Halloween was                                 .

4.                         is my favourite Halloween treat.

My answers:

  2. My favorite comedian is ADAM SANDLER ( I know he is in a lot of stupid movies, but I have the need to see them all and I used to love to listen to cassettes of his comedy act in the car with my Mom and niece). I like Marc Maron too because he is a cat lover.
  4. A CANDY APPLE is my favorite Halloween treat.


And today’s word for the #JHC is cauldron so I used photofunia to make Phoebe into a witch at her cauldron. photofunia-1476495703



Happy Tocktober!

Hi everyone! Today is the day we celebrate Tocktober in memory of Ducky, but first, a special poem to my friend Sammy ( not my brother).

My Friend Sam
This is a poem for my Sam,
he can be a real ham,
but bacon is the meat he likes best
and on his porch he likes to rest.
He is a high ranking Scout,
you will never see him pout.
Every Tuesday his teaser stumps me,
his cheerleader Suzie is something to see.
Sammy we all love you
that I know is true!


Here are some tocks for you- Joanie and Sammy:

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I haven’t seen Grammie all week, but she is coming today! I love her so very, very much!

Mom asked me to give you the fill-ins for tomorrow, she came up with the first two and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader came up with the second two.

1. One Halloween, I dressed as _________________________.
2. My favorite comedian is ________________________________.
3. My scariest Halloween was                                 .

4.                         is my favourite Halloween treat.


Drat! That carrier is out again, someone is going to the vet. I don’t think it is for me, but I am going to go hide just in case.


PS: #JHC’s word today is fog, but we decided to go with TOCK!



Make a Bandana Pumpkin

HI everyone! I am joining Create with Joy’s Inspire Me Monday Blog Hop ( I know it is Wednesday). I am obsessed with Pinterest and found some cute pumpkins made out of  bandanas on SadieSeasonGoods. I changed it a little and made mine into a catnip/silvervine pumpkin.

100_9695 100_9722  I cut an orange bandana in half, then folded it inside out and stitched it on 3 sides with the sewing machine. I filled it with polyfil and catnip then hand stitched the top. Then I used embroidery floss* to sew some lines on the pumpkin. And to top it off I stuck a silvervine stick in the top for a stem. I got the silvervine stick from CatABliss on Etsy.

*I only let me cats play with this under supervision because of the embroidery floss. No one has tried to chew it, but you never know.

The word today for #JHC is blood, but I decided to go with eyeball instead. And the winner of Phoebe’s eyeball giveaway is : The Island Cats-Congratulations! 100_9687

And one more thing- pawTree is having a contest to celebrate their new line of treats and Superfood seasonings. You can enter a heart warming story about your cat for a chance to win a gift basket of products and $500 worth of products to the charity of your choice. Hurry the deadline is the 23rd! Click Here



Hi everyone! This month we jumped at the chance to try Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost Mixers Chicken Formula Freeze- Dried Cat Food Topper. I have been wanting to get my cats on a raw diet , but with 13 cats, buying one would be too expensive and I am too lazy to make my own. I thought this would be a good test to see if they like raw. It was actually hard to tell it is raw because they are freeze-dried, dry being the key word there.

*Disclaimer: We received a bag of this food in exchange for a fair review as part of the Chewy Blogger Outreach Program. All opinions are those of the cats that tasted them.

100_9698Polar Bear and his 2 wives loved them.

100_9700 Joanie loved them.

100_9702Phoebe did too. 100_9709Millie liked them too  100_9704I even let Sammy try a few ( he is on a special diet)

100_9705Snowball munched hers up 100_9707and Prancie did too ( Joanie was waiting just in case Prancie left any).

Everyone liked them except for Penny and KaTwo so we have 11 out of 13 that approved. If you want to try them, they are on sale this month for $11.99/ 6 ounce bag. And Chewy

always has free shipping on orders over $49 so stock up. Click Here to go to Chewy

We are joining the Chewy Hop hosted by Sugar and Oz the Terrier Blog Hop Badge

And the #JHC word is Fall/Autumn. Penny is the perfect colors for Autumn:


Phoebe will announce the eyeball giveaway winner tomorrow, if you want to enter just comment on Sunday’s post.



It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

Hi everyone! It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? I am entering both reading hops today, the regular one and the one for kiddy lit. 100_9720  For Teacher Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers Hop we have a book we won from Three Chatty Cats. Love Me Gently by Lisa Wienebrink and Illustrated by Eleanor Harbinson is an adorable book that teaches kids to be gentle with pets. I am giving it to “The Great One” because she has a dog and 2 cats. One page explains how the puppy could get sick if he eats people food, the funny part is she has already discovered her dog will eat anything she pushes off from the high chair.

KaTwo is showing you 2 of the books I just finished. This is our photo for Book Date’s Hop and Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays hop too.


I can’t even put into words how amazing Please Enjoy Your Happiness by Paul Brinkley- Rogers was.  In his memoir, he tells of a friendship he had with an older ( he was 19, she was 31) Japanese woman . He was a U.S. sailor serving in Japan in 1959 when this happened. Through their mutual interests of reading and music they became friends and were in love, but never consummated their relationship. The memoir included letters she had written to him as well as poetry. After all this time, he still remembers their time together vividly and even attempts to find her.

And today’s word for the #JHC is treats:

dscf2668 This is Phoebe’s idea of treats 🙂 Don’t forget to comment on yesterday’s post to be entered in the eyeball giveaway- Phoebe will announce the winner on Wednesday. 100_9687


Eye Am Having a Giveaway!

Hi everyone! My world is back to normal, I got to see my Grammie yesterday. I love her so very much. Her and Mom went to Old Navy to get some clothes for the brat “The Great One” .100_9691  I hope that didn’t cut into my treat money. Mom found a t-shirt for herself with a cat on it that looks like Spooky.


Today’s word for the #JHC is trick. Mom loves to play a trick on her niece every year, she always puts a plastic spider in the shower to scare her. So the other day when she was babysitting, she put one in the shower and later that day she got an email from her niece saying ” I hate you” with this photo:showerspider. Don’t worry, she doesn’t really hate her.

We are going to submit some Halloween photos for our friends’ Peaches and Paprika’s slideshow. It is open to all kitties so please join in the fun. You can read about it on their blog. Click here


100_9687 My giveaway is eyeball themed for Halloween. Sammy is posing with the prizes: A catnip mat, a crocheted eyeball and 3 plastic eyeballs for you to bat around.

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



Pumpkins and Spiders

Hi everyone! For Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop we are displaying the pumpkins our friend Nellie made for us back in 2014. 15AND_o_lantern15_o_lantern They have kept really well for 2 years.

The great news is that she is carving more this year so if you want one go visit her site to find out how to contact her. Click here

Caturday Art

Today’s word for the #JHC is spider007  This was Stinky as Little Miss Muffet for Halloween one year. blog10 And another year posing with a big spider.

Phoebe will see you tomorrow with a giveaway.


Friendly Fill-Ins Week 23

Hi everyone! Time for Friendly Fill-Ins Week 23, be sure to add your link on McGuffy’s Reader and you can always put your answers in the comment section. Thank you all for your participation.

1. It is good to have a spare __________________________.
2. I don’t understand why ____________________ is/are so popular.
3. The spookiest thing that ever happened to me was                                      .

4. My favourite Halloween tale is                                           .
My answers:
1. It is good to have a spare COFFEE POT ( I get the cheap Mr. Coffees that only last a year so I always have a spare one ).
2. I don’t understand why THE KARDASHIANS are so popular. It drives me crazy when society rewards people for being shallow, these people have so much money they spend on cars, clothes and vacations instead of using it for good.
3.The spookiest thing that ever happened to me was spooky1  NOTHING SPOOKY HAS EVER HAPPENED TO ME, BUT I LOVED SPOOKY.
4.My favourite Halloween Tale is THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW.
And today’s word for the #JHC is Broom:100_9685 Quidditch anyone?