Wednesday, August 16, 2017

My 'Hood Boycatfriends

Sneakers, putting it out there!
Storm up close
He's got a cool racing stripe
on his back
Sly is gorgeous!

Remember how I asked you yesterday to keep quiet about my purchase of a new book?  Well, today...don't tell Patty O'Malley about Sneakers, Storm or Sly!  He doesn't know about my other boycatfriends, who purr for me, roll over for belly rubs, and give me head bunts!  Sly even follows me down the street.  Patty thinks he's the only outside cat that I love. These guys all have owners, but they wait for me daily, and then seriously love on me when I stop by!  And who am I to turn down a bit of boykitty snuggle?  πŸ˜½πŸ˜»πŸ˜Έ

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Hot Off The Presses!

Cat Shining Bright by Shirley Rousseau Murphy came out today, and I drove to the local bookstore to purchase a copy on my lunch break. Even managed to read a couple of chapters...

Has that new book smell!
I wore my Hula Cats socks in honor
of the new book
Close Up of Hula Cat!
I started reading The Joey Grey Mysteries in 2009, when I discovered the series while kicking around the public library.  Went out and purchased every book already published, and read them in order. Now as new books appear, I drive to the bookstore and buy!  Yes, they are cheaper if pre-ordered, but the act of picking it off the shelf is now a thrill that I relish.  A routine, if you will...and we all know how much cats LOVE routine!

Shhh...don't tell The Hubby; he thinks I only pick up books at the resale shops.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Close Encounter

Angel let her curiosity get the better of her!  My iPhone was the object of her sniffing...

"Hey Mama, what's dat?"


"Up Close and Personal!"

So, I played with my Prisma app, and love the result!
"Whoa, Dude!"

Friday, August 11, 2017

Shorty Cat Socks!

My dear friend CD gifted me with these sweet cat socks!  Aren't they the cutest?!?

Hula skirt kitties!

Avocado Cats
Thanks again, CD!  I love that they are shorty socks; purr-fect to wear in the summertime.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Thankful Thursday: Stairway To Heaven Edition

Thankful that the Stairway To Heaven still has it's uses!

Someone is using the steps for naps!

Patty O'Malley!


We've joined Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Coolio Award!

Given by Pets Overload
Pets Overload kindly nominated us for a Blogger Recognition Award!

There are rules:

-Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
-Write a post to show your award.
-Give a brief story of how your blog started.
-Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
-Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
-Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post that you created.

This is my first blogger award!  Thank you, Pets Overload!

Eastside Cats began with emails sent to family and friends, telling amusing stories about Angel and Chuck, The 'O' Cats, adoption events, other people's cats, etc.  My very first email was "Ghost Cat".  I then stumbled upon a few cat blogs by accident, and realized that I needed to do it too!

Since I consider myself a 'new' blogger still, the only 'learned lessons' I could mention to newer folks is: keep it short, and use the best photos you can.  And ALWAYS preview your post before sending it out.  My 'voice' for Eastside Cats is as if I were simply talking to you, the reader.

Pets Overload has nominated many of my favorite blogs, so I won't duplicate those efforts.  But I love you all, and thank each one of you for sharing your particular vision with me, and the interwebs.  I learn something new every day! Every blog on my "Favorite Blogs" list is just that: a favorite!  If I didn't include you on today's list, it's because I ran out of room, and I already went over the fifteen blog limit!

Cat Chat with Caren And Cody
Colehaus Cats
Three Tiny Tabbies
Four White Paws
Mr. Puddy+
Madi and Mom Down Home in NC
Catio Tales
A Tonk's Tail
It's all about the cats!
Just Cats
Random Felines
Tails from the Foster Kittens
The Whiskeratti
Following Cats
Fur Everywhere
Peeballs and Pooplogs
Sometimes Cats Herd You

Thanks again, Pets Overload!

Angel says Thanks, Pets Overload!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Every Cat Wants To Be An Island...Alpaca!

I had the immense pleasure of visiting The Island Cats and The Lady with the Yellow Hair, Susan, last week.  I met Wally, Zoey and Ernie in their natural habitat, but refrained from using the camera so I could devote all of my energies to making smoochie noises and squeeing with delight!  Sue and I had met up previously, when we visited The Ferndale Catfe' Lounge; my post about that is here.

We traveled to Gibraltar Bay Alpaca Farm!  Alpacas...really?!?  YES!!!

Lovely markings!

This mama was ready to have her bebe!

Messy eaters

This wild turkey also lives with the alpacas

Cat finger puppet, made from alpaca yarn

Alpaca fingerless gloves...for texting in the cold!
After our romp with the alpacas, turkeys, and basically enjoying the great outdoors, we ate lunch at Bobcat Bonnie's in Wyandotte. Delicious food, with vegan and vegetarian choices (Yay!), huge portions, and another 'cat' to enjoy!

Vegan options, and the food was yummy!

Thank you for the warm wishes for Chuck!
The family that lost Champ and Nala are still reeling from the emotions, but are grateful for the outpouring of love and sympathy