Wednesday, June 19, 2019

International Box Day

Not to be confused with Boxing Day, which occurs the day after Christmas, and I still haven't quite figured out what Boxing Day is all about, since we don't celebrate it in America.


Here are some images of Eastside Cats enjoying their cardboard boxes.


Chili Bruce 

Manny, asking for me to give him an box Uber ride!

Chili Bruce, taken yesterday!

We are fortunate that I have an endless supply of boxes from my office.  Copier paper boxes, used shipping boxes, and coffee packet boxes pile up daily.  Repurposing is recycling, and the cats enjoy them so.  The 'O' Cats often get fresh boxes, since the rain and snow make them mushy, plus both Sweetie and The PO'M use them as scratchers.

I even purchased a fancy box-cutter, with retracting blade, just for boxes to be made more usable by the cats.  The Hubby does NOT have access to this tool; it's MINE!

Sexy, and mine, all MINE!
Technically, this is a Self-Retracting Safety Knife with Tape Splitter
Disclaimer: I bought is 'cause I wanted it, and am not trying to get anyone else to buy one!


Tuesday, June 18, 2019


Did I fool you?

Da Boyz LURV these catnip and silvervine toys, and it's just plain cute that two black cats carry around two black cat toys!

For your viewing pleasure!

Monday, June 17, 2019

Paris Cats!

My niece is on a month-long internship in Paris!
My sister and her husband flew over for a visit, and while they were there, I received photos of cats from their travels!


Seriously, I am so lucky to have family members who think about me while they are off having a great time!

Pierre-Auguste Renoir:
Julie Manet, also known as Child with Cat
Detail from an Henri Rousseau artwork
Pierre Bonnard: The White Cat
"La dΓ©esse chatte Bastet"
Tapestry detail
Ancient cat mummies and statues
Majestic lion!
The Blue Cat Chocolatier...yum...!
And some images of just the usual stuff one sees in Paris...

Arc de Triomphe
Notre-Dame de Paris
Eiffel Tower
Fingers are crossed that my niece finds employment with this company, and goes back to work in Paris, then I'll be there, sleeping on her sofa, and visiting museums, eating at cafes, and drinking coffee and wine!
O la la!  Quelle vie!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Happy Father's Day!

The Hubby holds kittens Angel and Chuck
Chuck's admirer!
Flirting with Angel through the window
A few 2004 photos of The Hubby with Angel and Chuck.

Happy Father's Day to all the cat dads, granddads, uncles, and brothers!


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Book Report: Something Worth Saving

Something Worth Saving
Author: Sandi Ward
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Kensington (December 18, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1496711130
ISBN-13: 978-1496711137

Audiobook Cover

Lily is a kitty who walks with a limp.  Her sweet boy Charlie loves her to pieces, as do the rest of the family.  But Dad has moved out, and Mom is trying to keep her children in line.  Older son Kevin and daughter Victoria have so many interests of their own.  But Charlie has bruises on his body, and Lily wants to know who is hurting him.  As the story unfolds, this book covers some amazing territory, and all is handled with care and understanding.  Drug addiction is bad, but how did a person get that way?  Teenage love can be fleeting, or can it stand the test of time?  If a boy wants to act like a girl one day, and a boy another, who has the right to say otherwise?  Guns and violence; do children really understand?  Can an adult fall in love with a whole family...or with their limping kitty?

An excellent read...or, listen, as in my case.  I stumbled upon this book while looking for another, and am so very glad that I chose it, and I hope you'll agree with me.


Thursday, June 13, 2019

Thankful Thursday: Ellen Pilch and Penny

I Am Not A Skunk
Author: Ellen J. Pilch
Illustrator: Nicolas Peruzzo
Paperback: 26 pages
Publisher: Mirror Publishing (March 28, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1612254225
ISBN-13: 978-1612254227

This charming children's book is about a black-and-white cat who is mistaken for a woodland creature!  The author, Ellen Pilch, gifted me with a signed copy of her book.  After I read it and positively reviewed it on GoodReads, I donated it to my local public library for the kiddies to enjoy.  It's a terrific story, with cute illustrations, and no matter one's age, the story is timeless!

Marjorie Kinzy, Librarian holds up "I Am Not A Skunk"
Mount Clemens Public Library, Michigan USA
 Thank you, Ellen, for your book!

Penny, a tortoise shell kitty who lives with Ellen at 15 And, sent me a gorgeous framed portrait of herself (with a few of Ellen's special crocheted cat toys), as a thank you for the shiny new penny and a penny blank that I received from the U.S. Mint in Denver, Colorado, and gifted to her.  Pretty Penny Cat deserves a pretty penny, no?  Read her post here.

Cute cat frame for Penny's image,
and a note from Penny too!
(Penny, you tell your dad that it's YOUR penny!)
Thank you, Penny, for your portrait!

Disclaimer: I received "I Am Not A Skunk" book in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

In addition, I am grateful for all of your comments about Sammy's passing five years ago.

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