Friday, October 12, 2018


The Mom: "There's a hole in the litter bag!"

The Hubby "Someone nibbled!"

Chili Bruce: "Not Me!  Look it, I'm all snuggly and sleepy here!"

Manny: "Don't look up here!  I'm just minding my own beeswax."
Voiceover: "A mysterious case of evidence, with no proof!  The humans claim that it must have been a cat, but the cats won't admit any wrongdoing, and think that the humans had better watch it!  Could be another unsolved casefile."

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thankful Thursday: Springs!

Prezzies from The Cat On My Head Blog!
Spring toys at the top!

Way back in August, Sawyer from The Cat On My Head Blog reported that he'd recently learned to play with spring toys, and when I commented that maybe Da Boyz might enjoy springs too, they mailed us a few, plus a handful of other coolio toys!

I've been trying since then to snap photos of Manny racing after his favorite spring toy (yellow), or Chili Bruce batting his around (blue), but all you can see are blurs of action.

This Thankful Thursday, sponsored by Brian's Home Blog, I gratefully thank The Kitties Blue for their generous gift of prezzies for The Eastside Cats.  The Hubby is NOT so thankful, since he's the one who fishes the springs out from under various household items using a yardstick, but he's thrilled to see Da Boyz so active. 😸

Da Boyz LURV the springs!

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Sparkle Cat Scarf

See how the silvery cats shine?
Modeling the scarf in front of my office Cat Collection
Three Chatty Cats knew that I'd love this scarf, so they mailed it to me!
Love it!

Thank you, Three Chatty Cats!

Please visit their blog; it's hilarious!

Update on The Cat Hotel: no residents yet!
Thank you for the 'don't worry' messages, yet I won't rest easy until I see pieces of straw sticking out of Sweetie and Paddy's fur, as they climb out of their sleeping quarters.
I'll keep you posted!

Monday, October 8, 2018

Am Afraid That I've Stepped In It...

Michigan is having a few days of ultra-warm weather.  I figured it was a good time to fit out The Cat Hotel for the upcoming cold season, and had The Hubby pull it out from under the new awning he'd created.

To my horror, I found mold.  I pulled back the silvery insulation that we'd attached on the inside, and found it.  DAMMIT!

The Hubby said, "Okay, let's pull off the old stuff, give the inside a quick coat of 'die-mold-die' paint that we have.  In an hour, it will be dry, then we'll tape in new insulation, you'll fill it with fresh straw, and VOILA!"  Included in that list, was to insert the warming pad on the bottom floor.

Unfortunately, the paint didn't dry fast enough, but dusk was falling soon.  Between the two of us, we cut and taped, while Sweetie and Paddy snoopervised.


Even the lid was painted and repaired
It was about 8 pm when we slide the new, improved Cat Hotel back into its slot.  I put out some kibble for the cats, and explained to them what we'd done, and how the mold abatement procedure will keep them comfy and cozy.  I apologized profusely for allowing things to get in such a state, which is why I had insisted that we build a new awning and wind breaks.

Both cats seemed purrfectly fine with everything.  In the past, I had freaked out every time I replaced the straw in the old Mama's House, thinking that I'd scared them off.  Yet, they returned every time.

Except last night.

The 'O' Cats's overnight quarters

This morning

Both cats slept in the cardboard boxes that we set out for them, and replace often.  While filling The Cat Hotel with straw last night, I threw some into one box, and forgot to fill the other.  But that's where they were when I left them last night around 9 pm, and where they jumped out of, for breakfast this morning. 

The Cat Car window, dripping with fog
And, we have FOG this morning.  Everything is dripped with moisture, and visibility is low.  And my cats stayed outside all night!  WHA!  *sob* *sniffle*

I am beside myself, worried that I've screwed it all up, and they won't use The Cat Hotel!!!  Neither cat seemed too distraught, but you know how well they hide their feelings!  The Hubby has reassured me...several times...that they will go in once the paint finally dries (it didn't 'dry in an hour').

And now, I look outside, and it's pouring rain at my office.  If it's raining at home...

The New Awning, with old windows used as windbreaks

The PO'M sleeping under the awning, on top of The Cat Hotel in July
 Am afraid, and quite sure, that I've screwed up this time...

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Farewell, Angel Jack

Please visit Tails From The Foster Kittens and leave a comment;
they are mourning really hard since Jack left
for The Rainbow Bridge so very quickly.

Angel Jack was so gorgeous; I swear that I had a bloggy crush on him!

Friday, October 5, 2018

In with Old, Out with New, etc...

My very old rug-hooking project returned from my sister's house,
much to Angel's delight!
OLD back IN!

Three boxes of new-to-me, but now old
(because they don't fit!) clothes,
donated to the local women's shelter

Milkweed pods from our garden.
Cannot wait for the more Monarch butterflies next year!
Seasons change, and what was old is new, what was new is old.  This was the first year that our milkweed plants grow seed pods, and I will scatter the seeds so Eastside Cats has a healthy crop next year.  I have also shared some pods with Rene at It's All About The Cats!

And for you readers who want to see photos of The PO' ya go!  An oldie but a goodie.

Paddy O'Malley
showing off all of his fine features...
green eyes
goofy expression
raccoon tail
plumb midsection
waving 'em in the air like he just don't care!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Thankful Thursday: Locked Out Again!

Manny, chillin' in the recycle bin
Tuesday night, I stood next to The Hubby in the kitchen, gave him a peck on the cheek, and advised him that I was going outside to check on The 'O' Cats.

It's now pretty dark outside at 9:00 pm.  Sweetie and Paddy O'Malley ran up to join me, and got some pets and lovin' and some kibble.  I freshened their water bowl, bid them goodnight, and walked back to the front door.

The door was locked.

I rang the doorbell.
I knocked on the door.
I rang the doorbell some more.
I knocked louder.

No movement from inside the house.


I could see Manny sitting in the recycle bin, and he watched me casually.  

He wouldn't open the door for me.

I rang the doorbell more...ding dong ding dong ding dong ding dong...
I knocked on the wall...bam bam bam bam bam
I yelled!

Finally, The Hubby looked through the glass on the front door, saw me, and unlocked it.

"What the hey!?!" I said.  He grumbled something about thinking I was upstairs.  

*head shake*  WHAT?

Manny didn't move a whisker, so I snapped photos of him.  Chili Bruce was looking out another window the whole time, watching for critters that use our driveway as a path.  Angel, upstairs, was contentedly sprawled on her chair.

This time, I was sorta mad.  I had TOLD HIM.  He apologized.  I wasn't much mollified.

Today, I am thankful that I got back inside, and that it wasn't freezing cold like the last time (see blog post at the top.)  

From now on, I carry my keys with me, no matter where I roam!


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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Womancat Wednesday


Ladies, it's us against The Hubby, Da Boyz, and The PO'M!
Stay strong, and we'll keep ruling the roost for years to come!


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Oh Me Oh My!

This is all I could afford! $15
All About Animals Rescue is where I pick up Advantage Multi for The PO'M and Sweetie.  Usually, I buy six months-worth at a time.  Last week, I left work to drive the 25 minutes to AAAR.  As I pulled up, I grabbed my purse...and oh no!'s too light!  My wallet was not in my purse, nor was it in my tote bag, nor in the pocket of my pants.  Crap on toast!  No money, no credit cards, no driver's license....

* seems that I left the wallet in a bag of goodies that I'd used to take blog post photos of, and forgot it was there.*

I had a $20 bill in my pocket, luckily, so I was able to buy one dose for my Big Boy.  At least now I have 30 days to buy some more...

I made it home after work without encountering the police.  And also was mum to The Hubby.  He'd have my head, so none of you TELL HIM!'s our secret....

UPDATE:  The Advantage Multi isn't doing anything for The PO'M; he's scratching as hard or harder. Crap on toast!  He goes through this every year, and I never know what to do for him.  All holistic remedies don't work either, and years ago the vet just shrugged, gave him a Capstar pill and a shot of antibiotics for the infected scratch sores.  Oh My Paddy! 😿

Monday, October 1, 2018

Feliway® Winner!

We won!

The FELIWAY® CLASSIC Spray and a fun Nuzzle Buddy toy, the raffle hosted by Glogirly!

The Nuzzle Buddy is for hiding under, something that Manny and Chili Bruce LURV to do!  My action photos, however, are horrible, so I've staged nicey nice images. I like the glorious deep color and cute kitty, whereas Da Boyz chew, rub, carry, flop over, etc. and couldn't care less about the purple!  

Thank you, Glogirly, Waffles and Katie!


Sunday, September 30, 2018

Where squirrels hide stuff

Squirrels are hiding black walnut husks around
Eastside Cats!

Front porch corner

Gutter downspout at driveway

In the corner of The Cat Hotel's wind break
(commonly called an old window...)

In the corner of Sweetie's cardboard box

The PO'M: "Are you two hiding any walnuts in there?"
Manny and Chili Bruce: "What's a walnut?  Want to come in and play?"
The PO'M: "Sorry, boyz, but I'm a big, bad outdoor cat!"
Even Angel gets into the squirrels and their nuts action!

Or watch it here:

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Interesting Cat Stuff Seen Around Town

Variations on the "Hello Kitty!" theme...
Nice lady at the grocery store showed me her shirt...

"Hello Pitty!"
She said she loves her pitbull doggie!
 And I saw this decal while driving...
"Bounty Hunter Hello Kitty"
Star Wars reference
 The woman was in a resale shop with me;
she with her Caturn shirt, me in my cat-patterned scarf...
 I love when people express themselves!
Just as long as I don't get arrested for taking photos of people's torsos....


Friday, September 28, 2018

Farewell, Angel Rusty

Angel Rusty
Image used by permission
Our dear friend Rusty left for The Rainbow Bridge.
Please visit Jan's Funny Farm to give your thoughts and prayers.


I've turned off comments today

Thursday, September 27, 2018

#Remember Me Thursday

Lola The Rescued Cat
Three Chatty Cats
#Remember Me Thursday® is a global awareness campaign uniting individuals and pet adoption organizations around the world as an unstoppable, integrated voice for orphan pets to live in forever homes, not die waiting for them.

On September 27, 2018, the entire world will share the importance of pet adoption, and shine a light on all orphan pets waiting in shelters and rescues. In 2017, people using #RememberMeThursday reached nearly 330 million people on social media.

As for Eastside Cats, Angel and Chuck were adopted as young kittens from a family who didn't spay their cat.  Manny and Chili Bruce were adopted as older kittens at a pet store that showcases cats from the Michigan Humane Society.  Hobo, Sammy, Paddy O'Malley, and Sweetie simply showed up in the yard, so we 'adopted' them too!

The Hubby claims that he was the first stray that I took in, but he's being silly.

And, being thankful for our adopted family members...
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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

2019 FatCatArt Calendar

You all know that I'm in LURV with my kitties (especially The PO'M!), but there is one big ginger boy that I am totally infatuated with...

In Russia!

So, the minute that I saw that FatCatArt had their 2019 Calendar available, well, I logged onto the website and bought one!  Zarathustra graces the pages of this most excellent calendar, and I am one happy camper!

Notice Z's brofur DB (David Bowie) in the bottom corner

Trust me, am planning a trip to St. Petersburg, 'cause I'd love to meet Z, DB and Sveta (artist and cat mom) in purrson!