Monday, March 25, 2019

Birthday Card Collection

These are birthday cards that I received via snail mail!
Does my family and friends know me or what?
Thank you all for the good wishes; next year's birthday number is a BIG ONE, so I was happy to enjoy this year's smaller digits with a quiet staycation, and a bit of travel with a good friend...where we did cat stuff!  I'll post about those adventures soon.


Thursday, March 21, 2019

Thankful Thursday: A Year Ago

One year ago today, I tripped and fell while on a walk.

I bonked my noggin, scraped my chin, and my right knee hurt like crazy.
My left hand was hurt too, but I didn't know that until days later.
After laying on the sidewalk for awhile, I stood up, and limped home.  Not a car nor a person was anywhere to witness my shenanigans.

I had broken two bones, in two places.
Thankfully, the hand surgeon was able fix me up with pins, instead of surgery.
Thankfully, my office installed computer software that allowed me to talk-to-type.
Thankfully, the occupational therapy office was located less than a mile from my office, so I only used up my lunch times while getting my hand back in shape.

The very first x-ray of my wounded hand

The lovely nurses who assisted the surgeon were sorry that they didn't have 'Hello Kitty!' wrap for my post-op care, so they drew a cat themselves!
Folks, please always remember to take care!
Protect your body at all costs; no matter what age you are, your bones and body are invaluable.
Treat them wisely, and don't text and WALK!!!

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019


Manny and Chili Bruce went to the chiropractor!

The Hubby and I noticed that Chili Bruce doesn't jump like he used to, so I set up a visit for him with Dr. Christina Cole from Advanced Animal Chiropractic.  Dr. Cole looked after Chuck years ago, and I felt confident that she would find any booboos that CB needed to have corrected.  To be fair, I booked Manny an appointment too, so the brofurs would be in solidarity.

The stack was the easiest way to transport!

Dr. Cole sat on the floor.  Manny was examined first, and he was in good shape, except that he has a luxating patella on his left leg, meaning his tiny kneecap can slip around!  The doc manipulated it back into place, and made sure all of his other bones were where they should be. 

Manny's report, showing where the doc did some work

Chili Bruce definitely had more spinal kinks, and he was NOT happy with Dr. Cole, as she gently used her fingers and hands to help him.  We both agreed that a bad landing from a fall could have caused his vertebrae to be in slightly the wrong positions.  CB hissed some, and had to be scruffed a bit.  It all took about 10 minutes, and boy oh boy, did he shed some fur in the process.

Chili Bruce's report

Back home again, Da Boyz were fine.  Dr. Cole was so gentle with the cats, and she had nothing but nice things to say about their glossy black furs, long bodies, and long talios!
Double Trouble!

I am on vacation/staycation this week, to celebrate my birthday today, πŸŒžπŸŒ·πŸŽ‚, and to relax from going at it full bore since the first of the year.  The animal chiropractors move all 'round Metro Detroit, so I was glad that my days off and their roving schedule put us together this week.  

Disclaimer: I received no product or service from Advanced Animal Chiropractic for my review in today's post; am just passing on my own opinions about terrific doctors!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Sweetie Selfies

Sweetie took advantage of my iPhone as it sat on the deck yesterday!  She gets more lovey-dovey every day; and I even snapped an usie with her...before she tried to rip me to shreds.

I cannot help myself; I just slipped my hand under her soft, round belly, and lifted!  She allows head smoochies too, but if I am too grabby-hands, her blazing fast claws of hers will get the point across!

Monday, March 18, 2019

Awww...Neighbor Cats!

Sly, looking gorgeous!

"Harlequin", with foofoo in the air!

Adorable kitties as seen on today's walk!

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Paddy O'Malley, on my lap this afternoon
March 17 is the Feast of St. Gertrude of Nivelles, who is considered the patron saint of cats, and it's also St. Patrick's Day, celebrated in Ireland as a solemn celebration of the country itself.  Here in America, folks started drinking Friday, and kept it up all weekend.  Parades and craziness abound; The City of Chicago even pours green vegetable dye into the river!

The PO'M wishes all a peaceful 'holiday', just as long as he gets his share of yummies and hugs!


Friday, March 15, 2019

March of 2012

'Way back in 2012, we had a plethora of backyard cats!
These photos were taken on the same day.

Paddy O'Malley, just days before his TNR

Sammy, at his healthiest, but we didn't know that yet.

The neighbor's cat, whom I called "Frankie", as in Frank Sinatra.
The neighbor never neutered this boy, and one day she had moved away and we didn't see Frankie again.

Hobo, our old friend
Our first feral; all others can thank him!
Sweetie, enjoying the car's sunroof from the wrong side.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Thankful Thursday: Whew, my toes are okay!

Manny was concerned that sunshine on his toes and ears would damage them in some way!  I reassured him that glowing extremities was an terrific thing, as it means that Spring is almost here.  He is thankful, knowing he needn't worry, although he looks unconvinced...

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019


Manny, with eyes wide and belly white patch on display!
CB is curled up, not caring one little bit that his brofur is airing it out!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Detroit's CatVideo Fest

I previously posted about this here:
Thankful Thursday: CatVideo Fest 2019

On Saturday, March 9, I met up with friends Sue from The Island Cats, and Beth (BG) to watch "CatVideo Fest 2019" at the Detroit Film Theatre.  We also bumped into Cheryl from Black Cat Pottery!

Beth, me, and Sue before the show started.
Sue was wearing her cat ears at one point...

Video of a person petting wee kittens...the crowd "AWWW'd" loudly!

Video shot of a man playing piano, using his cat's paw to hit a specific key.
Very cute!

This fellow was ringing the bell to get treats, and didn't seem to understand 'no more!'
The audience laughed heartily.

This kitty was filmed while enjoying catnip.
So hilarious!
Me, Sue and Beth had lunch at Seva in Detroit
It was yummy!
Vegetarian and Vegan foods

I purchased this shirt just for the occasion!
Thrift store, hanging in the wrong aisle, and in with the wrong colors.
Am thinking the cat gods meant it for me!

Go here: CatVideo Fest to see where it's playing in your next of the US of A woods!  I hope they decide to allow it to travel to other countries. The Detroit Film Theatre has already announced that they'll put the CatVideo Fest 2010 on the agenda, as the 2019 version was a rousing success.

Monday, March 11, 2019


Antique roasting pan still roasts!
I'm serious!

The Hubby roasted a whole turkey yesterday, after several days of defrosting the behemoth in the refrigerator.  We'd obtained it in late November, and it was sitting in the freezer until now.

Da Boyz went berserk all day, as the smells of cooking turkey filled the house.  The Hubby pulled out an old roasting pan, which he believes is from the 1940's.

Since I began my employment with this company in 2011, we've received a frozen turkey for the US Thanksgiving Day every year.  The Hubby and I are vegans, so we cook up the turkey to make into cat food.  The Hubby will grind the turkey meat, mix in some broth, and make portions, but last night we fed the cats small chunks of meat.

And, needless to say, the cats LURV'd it!  Chili Bruce ate his so fast, that we humans had to guard against him stealing from Manny's bowl.  Angel made squeaky noises, then stood frozen for a few seconds, as if taking in the beauty of the bounty.  Sweetie almost pulled her bowl out of my hand; she knows a good thing when she smells it!

The Hubby didn't spice the turkey, not even salt and pepper, because the cats don't need that stuff.  He's aware too that fat needs to be limited.  He cooks the bones, gizzards, and skin down to make the broth.  We know that it's not purrfect cat food, but it's a kind of treat for them; they'll only get one meal every few days until it's gone.

Image from November, 2014
So you can see the portion size
***We tend to warn Tuna, Dai$y, and Mack when we post about BURDS!***

Friday, March 8, 2019

Whapping Paper

See what happens when you leave your wrapping paper in the closet where Da Boyz like to investigate!  Oops...

Can't blame this one on The Hubby, although I may try...*wicked laugh*


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Thankful Thursday: Yay, it's done!

Just a few hours ago, I and my co-worker delivered a slide presentation, with commentary, to some of our company's top executives via video conferencing.  Even though I've met every person in the meeting, having them all looking and listening to ME...even for only half of the time...was very, very difficult.  I was sure I was going to faint!

In order to give myself strength, I wore my new Laurel Burch cat earrings, and my silvery cat scarf, gifted by Rachel from Three Chatty Cats Blog last year.  

Aren't they cute?
I got them at Laurel Burch Studios
From October, 2018
Notice Quint's art hanging on the wall behind me;
you can get one too at Colehaus Cats Blog!

I rose an hour early, (Thank You, The Hubby!), to make it on time for the presentation, and then, of course, we had to wait...and wait...and wait.  In the end, it went smoothly: delivered, commented on, and we received high-fives all 'round!

So very thankful that it's done.  We've worked on it for close to six months, and I had my cat accessories to help give my psyche a boost. Yay! 😺

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I mention Quint from Colehaus Cats and Laurel Burch because I love them, and only for my own pleasure at their products.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

As Seen On The Road

My eye was drawn to the 'cat' part of this license plate.
But I don't know what it's supposed to mean.
Maybe the car belongs to a computer whiz, using cat instead of dude or pro?


See Grumpy Cat decal?
Sorry for the weird image; taken through my frost-dotted window, while waiting at a red light.
Grumpy Cat is flipping 'the bird' with both paws, but we all know that cats would never do such a thing! 



Friday, March 1, 2019

Young Masters Tree Service is on call, for tree or cat...

Folks, The Hubby and I have seven big trees in our backyard, and they needed a trim!  We called William, at Young Masters Tree Service in Mount Clemens, Michigan because 1) they are local to us, 2) they have terrific reviews from satisfied customers, and 3) they rescue cats!  Yes, cats stuck in trees.  YMTS helps out the Michigan Humane Society (where Manny and CB came from!), as well as many other rescues in Metro Detroit, and they don't charge for cat-saving.  I've grabbed a few images from their Facebook page:

No, that's NOT The PO'M!

Oh, kitty!

Cold kitty was rescued!


Rot, caused by mulching too high up the trunk, I'm guessing

This is why we had our trees trimmed!
We were worried about this!

Look at those paws!

Kitty wants down!

The fallen tree really messed up this house!

I also follow Canopy Cat Rescue in Washington state, and The Cat Rescue Guy in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  And here, in my own town, is another dedicated group of cat-lovers, who climb up to get kitty back down!

Young Masters Tree Service use donations, to help cover the costs of saving cats.  If I had some depth-perception, I'd ask to join their team...well, after about 6 months of heavy physical training.  Yeah, I spend my days sitting in my tookus, so I'd have to get into condition.  But cat love would do a lot to propel me upwards!

Disclaimer: I've posted about Young Master Tree Service for the benefit of the company and the cats that they save, and received no remuneration or consideration.  They are a good bunch of people, and I'm simply telling their story.