Thursday, July 18, 2019

Thankful Thursday: Happy 15th Birthday, Angel!

 Angel and her brofur Chuck were born fifteen years ago today, July 18, 2004.

Chuck has left us to run at The Rainbow Bridge, while Angel continues to thrive and be adorable!

πŸ’“Happy Birthday, Bunny Rabbit!πŸ’“

We are so very thankful that you joined our family.

Sharing some images taken over the years...

Baby Angel, in 2004

Angel, being a cutie in 2012

Window Angel, from 2009

Back when Angel wore a collar!

Nice mood lighting!
The Birthday Girl, today!

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019


Synchronized Napping
Chili Bruce has the curled tail, Manny is showing his underwear splotch!
Yes, they were asleep, but that did not prevent me from smooching those sweet faces, and petting the exposed bellies!  


Monday, July 15, 2019

Scam Warning!

An elderly relative of mine was scammed out of over $15,000 USD when someone called her to tell her that "her favorite nephew" was in hospital for a drug overdose.  She was told to send cash, and to keep silent, since this was a 'private' matter.

They received her first payment, then called and asked for MORE!  I am told the bank repeatedly asked my relative for a reason for taking out so much cash, but she refused to answer.

When her 'favorite nephew' called her just by chance a day later, she was floored to find out that he wasn't in drug rehab!  She was immediately told to call the police, which she did.

She'll never see that money again.  All of her family would NOT have believed that she of all people would fall for such nonsense.  

Pay attention to your elderly friends and relatives, especially those who live alone!

This could happen to anyone, at any time.  The scammers are VERY GOOD at convincing folks that what they are saying is the truth.

This weekend, while I was picking ripe mulberries from a neighbor's tree, this wee raccoon showed up to join me in the feast!  I hope his mama was nearby, 'cause this little guy was much too young to be on his own.  Once I'd stepped away from the tree, baby racoon raced up the trunk and hid in the leaves, and munched away.
Raccoons are considered masked lawbreakers, just like the scammers that 'got' my relative, however, I would have taken this fellow home in a dang CUTE!

Friday, July 12, 2019

Cats In A Row

To my delight, I had three mancats waiting for me!

Here's how they were positioned
An old kitty, but full of life
Round, mound o' love; The PO'M
Who'd had enough of my, um...attentions.
Don't worry, he's a good kitty!
Kiki lives about five houses south of us, while Jasper is the same distance to the north.  The PO'M oftens waits for me to finish my evening neighborhood walk, by sitting on the sidewalk.  It was charming to have three mancats in a row, just for me!


Thursday, July 11, 2019

Thankful Thursday: 7/11

Today, I'm feeling lucky!  Just a little while ago, I looked at my phone and found this:

Today's date is July 11th, which is written as 7/11 for some.  7/11 is considered a lucky string of numbers!

In addition, seeing the numeral '1' means that your angels are watching you at that moment, and a double '1' extra special!
Today, being 7/11, and a double eleven captured as well!
Our Angel is my phone's lock screen...

I'm just overflowing with thankfulness and luckiness and Angel and LURV!


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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Cat Yard Art

Look at those cute whiskers!
I think three metal cats look just right!

Last year, I scored two metal cat pieces at a local art fair.  I posted about it here.  

Well, imagine my delight to stumble across the same artist at a completely different art fair!  I HAD TO HAVE an upright kitty, and handed over my money quickly.  The Hubby grumbled about it.  But come on, the three cats look FAB together, and since we have two black cats and a cow-colored kitty, isn't it purrfect?

If you'd like to contact the artist for yourself, email me so I can pass along their information.  I didn't ask permission to post about them, nor do I know about shipping, etc.  

Sure, they are metal, and will get some wear and tear from the elements, but that's part of their charm.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019


Sitting on the newspaper, so technically, they are NOT on the table!
CB left, Manny right


Bonus image!

The rose milkweed garden in our yard had a Monarch butterfly visit this weekend!  Hope for more butterflies, hummingbirds, or native bees to stop by for sustenance!

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Sweetie's Silly Spa Day

Sweetie has tons of loose fur.
Yesterday, I simply finger-combed her, and the stuff just flew everywhere!
See the gob of loose fur on Sweetie's head?
 I broke out an old hairbrush, and once Sweetie got into the groove, we had a pile of fur!
I staged this image below...but wait!

and then...

and more...

That Paddy O'Malley, what a silly cat!
He'll photobomb anything...

In a second spa session last night, I brushed Sweetie for a full 30 minutes.

Yep, that's a HUGE pile of Sweetie's fur!

Funny how her fur has a shade of pink to it; that's not a camera glitch.


Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest!

Click here for more info: Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest

Image from the interwebs

Every year on July 4th, Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest is held on Coney Island, New York.  Contestants eat as many hot dogs and buns in as they can in 10 minutes.
The male and female winners are awarded The Mustard Belt.  

Image from Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest website
For many, watching this display of abject hoggery is sick and unamusing.
Yet, The Hubby and I have witnessed this spectacle on TV year after year.   
Last year, Joey Chestnut ate a record 74 dogs and buns, while Miki Sudo won after downing 37.
Often, The Hubby calls Chili Bruce, "Joey Chestnut", making a joke that CB vacuums up his meals like he's in the contest! 

Why are hot dogs such a big deal in America?

Image from the interwebs

πŸ₯πŸ’–Happy 243rd Birthday, America!πŸ’–πŸ₯

P.S. Don't believe for a second that I am encouraging hot dog eating: I'm vegan, for gosh sakes!
America is the home of the free and the brave, which includes free to eat whatever the manufacturers sell us, and brave enough to do it with TV cameras!

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Two-zday & Farewell, Marvin

Lazing on the pool table
Manny in front, CB behind
A close up of their tails and back pawsies, being oh so cute!
Their bodies were purrfectly mirroring each other, until I tiptoed into the room. Manny looked up and skewed the look.  Well, no matter...they are adorable!


Angel Marvin
Marvin fought valiantly, but in the end, his purrsonality was stronger than his body.  Please stop by Four White Paws Blog with a few words of comfort.
We'll miss you, Marv; we've been pulling for you.


Monday, July 1, 2019

Happy and Sad

Happy Canada Day!

The Dominion of Canada was formed on July 1, 1867
Happy 152nd Birthday, to our neighbours to the North!


Angel Binga from SparkleCat Featuring Summer left for The Rainbow Bridge late last week, and we are so sad.  Please stop by and offer your condolences.

That a beautiful kitty she was, and she had lots of tortitude!
Binga, from 2016
Image used with permission

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Book Report: What The Cat Saw

What The Cat Saw
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by Berkley
ISBN 0425252744 (ISBN13: 9780425252741)
Edition Language:English
Series: Nela Farley #1

This cover image alone made me check it out from the library!
Nela has moved into her vacationing sister Chloe's apartment, to both cat sit for Jugs, whose human just died, and to help out at the charitable foundation where Chloe works.  Nela quickly discovers that she can 'hear' Jugs, and he tells her that there is danger afoot.  The investigative reporter side of Nela is put to the test, as she quickly becomes entangled in vandalism, arson, robbery, and murder!

An enjoyable book!  I've not read any other of Carolyn Hart's books, but a quick online search shows that she is an accomplished writer.  I grabbed this one, because the local library had a display for "June is Adopt A Cat Month", and most of the other books I'd already read.  I would have enjoyed more of the 'Jugs and Nela' connection, however it may blossom more if this is the first of a series.


Thursday, June 27, 2019

Thankful Thursday: Sneakers!

You all know about Sly, my half-way-'round boyfriend, on my neighborhood walks.  His brofur, Sneakers, will watch but not approach, in the past.  Lucky for me, he's recently become a love-bug!  I am thankful for that, even if Sly is withholding judgement on Sneakers horning in on his action.


Working it...

...working it some more!

Sly looks on with attitude!

Sly and Sneakers's humans have told me over and over again, that Sly will let anyone pet him, while Sneakers is very shy.  Well, guess I've proven them wrong, and I don't appreciate them telling everyone that Sly is easy!  Sly and I have a 'thing'; it's not because I have hands...really...


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