Thursday, October 21, 2021

CK, The Artist

Cathy Keisha, The Stunning Keisha made beautiful art from PO'M photos!

Absolutely LURV these! 

Thank you so very much, CK.

πŸ’–Your talent is as great as your kindness.😻

And the well-wishes for Da Boyz's vet visit was remarkable; thank you all!

Vet report:

Chili Bruce weighs 14 lbs, and Manny is 13-1/2 lbs.

CB has significant tartar build up on his teeth; Manny's is less so.

Manny has a slight heart murmur.

Blood work on both will make sure they are both okay for the double dental scheduled in November, and if Manny's heart issue needs attention.

The staff called them "The Beautiful Boys"!

Da Boyz have lovely singing voices, as they alternately serenaded me as we drove there and back.


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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Tock-tober 2021!

In honor of Angel Derby at Just Ducky! Cat Blog, here is a selection of Eastside Cats' 'tocks!
Inside PO'M's backend
Sweetie's 'tocks are lit by the sun!
Da Boyz, with tailios high, inspecting our antique bathtub when they first arrived.
Bonus 'tocks!
From left to right: Sweetie, The PO'M, and Sammy

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Something's Up

 It's Twozday!

Manny: "Look, they're moving stuff around."

CB: "Yes, as if we didn't notice!"

Manny: "Like we don't know what's happening...we can read their minds, after all!"

CB: "Mom is trying to be calm, but she's a bundle of nerves."

Manny: "They've forgotten that this isn't our first rodeo."

CB: "It has been a few years, but a trip to the veterinarian isn't a big deal."

Manny: "Remember that first dude, and we invaded his exam room?  Knocked over the doggie treats jar, and jumped up on top of the cabinet?"

CB: "Yeah, good times, brofur!"

Manny: "Guess it's time to nap; Dad will reach out and pick each of us up.  At least we'll each get our own PTU!"

CB: "And they are freshly cleaned, snazzed up, and soft mats placed inside."

Manny: "ZZZzzzzz..."

CB: "Good idea, bro!  Zzzzzz...."

Monday, October 18, 2021


Paddy O'Malley was comfortable inside.

He napped casually, and sat in my lap just as he did when outside.
On my lap
Comfy in that old rocking chair.
The weekends seem to hit me the hardest, because that's when I'd spend hours in the gardens with Paddy following me around, or sitting on the deck reading as he slept, in my lap.

Knowing he felt secure while inside, makes my heart happy.

If only he'd stayed for awhile longer...
Farewell, Angel Ruby!
A dear blogging friend ran off over The Rainbow Bridge, and she will be missed here on Earth.

Please consider leaving a note at Ruby The Airdale

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Colorful Housepanthers

It's Caturday!

Using my trusty Prisma app, I've colorized photos of Da Boyz; they are such wonderful models!

Chili Bruce chillin'
Da Boyz using me as their cat bed
Sorry folks, but I have been unable to create jigsaw puzzles today; the site times out before anything happens. 

I'll keep trying, and I'll update this post if I am successful.

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Big Mouth!

Paddy O'Malley was such an entertainer!

Handsome and silly.

Colorful, goofy, and so full of love!

So thankful he found his way to us.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Catnip Crazed Sweetie!

It's Sweetnesday, and we are so CHUFFED to show off our prizes for attending Parsley's 9th Birthday Rave over at Bionic Basil's Blog!

Well now, lookie what we received!
This box was FULL of stuff!
And, trust us, that tissue paper will not go to waste; cats love to play with it so!
A toy to hang over the doorknob, two packs of sticky notes, a really cool metal cat (tail for holding correspondence), and feathery wand toy, and greetings from Basil and The B Team!
A very cool nip mat, more toys, a cat pen, a stretchy cat collar and a beautiful teal breakaway collar, and a stone bracelet for ME!

Sweetie got first crack at the goodies; just look at her reaction in the video below!

She wasn't having ANY of the collars, but we'll try again.

Da Boyz will get to peruse the balance of the swag, just as soon as they wake up from their afternoon naps.

Thank you, Parsley, and the rest of the B-Team!

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

An Omen?

It's Twozday!

I found an photo of Celestial Chuck, and the double image of him made me wonder if this had been an omen that Manny and Chili Bruce would come into our lives?

Twin housepanthers?
Have no idea what year this image was taken, but that's Chuck alright; see the jabot on his chest?
Da Boyz's expressions are the same, as they watch some Critter TV last weekend.
Using their human as a cat bed, as it was cool and rainy.
Not sure which of the three of us gained the most from this situation, but I had a big smile on my face!

Monday, October 11, 2021

Farewell, Cole

 Cole and Marmalade Website

Cole and Marmalade on Facebook

Cole and Marmalade on Instagram

Cole and Marmalade Youtube Channel

Image from Facebook
Cole in the arms of Cat Man Chris Poole
3/1/12 - 10/10/21

It is sad when a loved one leaves Earth, but even more so when that loved one is known the world over.

Chris Poole is a huge advocate of fostering and TNR, and practises what he preaches.

Condolences to the Poole family during this devastating time.

We'll all miss you, Angel Cole.


P.S. Happy Thanksgiving to Canada, our neighbor's to the North!


Saturday, October 9, 2021

Curious Events Day October 9

 What is Curious Events Day?

I dunno, but here's what I've noticed:


They are everywhere!

Huge fungus seen while in the 'hood.
Mushrooms growing under my Prickly Pear, and next to Pussytoes.
Some sort of tree fungus.
Very curious!

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For today's Caturday art, 
neighbor cat Sly, looking very autumnal!
Click on the image above to enjoy a jigsaw puzzle.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

A Magical Cats Series Book 13!

Hardcover, 288 pages
Published September 7th 2021 by Berkley Books
ISBN0593199987 (ISBN13: 9780593199985)
Series:Magical Cats Mystery #13 
Author: Sofie Kelly

Oh YES!!!

I really enjoy this series, and I drive to the bookstore on the day a Magical Cats Series book is released, to get my hands on my own copy.

I don't buy many books, but this series is lovely.

Without giving too much away, Hercules and Owen were once feral kitties, but they followed the new town librarian home one day.

And then the plot thickens...!

Cats, libraries, artists, tai chi classes, new loves and old loves, with a murder or two thrown in; what's not to like?

I only wish my job wasn't keeping me so busy that I haven't managed but a few chapters so far, and I'm very, VERY behind on my comments to my fellow bloggers; I'll catch up soon!

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Someone has it made in the shade!

It's Sweetnesday!
Yep, some kitty is living the dream...and dreaming the days away!

We are beyond happy that she's feeling so comfortable.

She is even getting a bit round, from all the good chow AND endless hours of napping here, there, everywhere...oops.

Love her!

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Different Styles

It's Twozday!

Da Boyz are so alike, and yet different.

For example...
Manny's sleeping style, showing off his underwear...
...and he'd have gotten that squirrel in the top left corner, if the darn glass wasn't in the way!
Chili Bruce has a mean lean while chilaxin'...
...and he strikes a pose too!

Monday, October 4, 2021

October 4: World Animal Day

Each and every one of us can make a difference for animals.

Make animal issue front page news - a vital catalyst for change.

Help make this world a fairer place for all animals.

Go to: for more information!

One of our choices for helping animals:

Planting native-to-Midwest plants.

Native plants and native animals evolved together, and are co-dependent.

My gardens attract bees, birds, and bats.

We don't use pesticides.

Virginia Bluebells, in early Spring
Wild Petunia, in early Summer
Hyssop in Autumn

Be nice to Mother Nature and all of her children.

Don't buy furs or give your business to any company that promotes the fur trade.

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Mother Nature Art

With my trusty Prisma app, I couldn't help but use my most recent photos:
Sweetie, comfy but with cattitude!
Artified wild flowers, from Lake Saint Clare Metropark
Artified lily pads and pond, again from Lake Saint Clare Metropark
Click on each photo to enjoy a jigsaw puzzle!
I like difficult puzzles, but know that others aren't as keen, so please change the piece count to suit yourself.
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Friday, October 1, 2021

Happy Birthday, Julie Andrews!

Julie Andrews
Born October 1, 1935

Cat Lady, with a published cat book!

Little Bo: The Story of Bonnie Boadicea
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Hyperion Books for Children; 1st edition (October 1, 1999)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 88 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0786805145
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0786805143

Have always admired Julie Andrews, especially in the Shrek movies and one odd but enjoyable film "Victor/Victoria".

Wishing her many more birthdays!