Saturday, June 12, 2021

Angel Sammy: 6/12/14

Today is the anniversary of Angel Sammy earning his wings and flying off to The Rainbow Bridge.

Sammy was a master at being comfortable, shown here as he hid under the shady leaves of a hosta plant to escape the hot weather.

Appears like he's wearing a Carmen Miranda-type hat, no?
Using Lunapic, I jazzed the image up a bit, in an effort to disguise the neighbor's paint peels.
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We miss you, Angel Sammy.

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Friday, June 11, 2021

Early Morning w/PO'M

 I am so excited!

Yesterday's post reached the author Laurie R. King, and she commented to me on FB.

She said she didn't notice the amount of cats in her books.



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1. I am overdue to visit an art museum.  I've gotta have ART!

2. I am so sick of veterinarians who declaw cats, and the humans who have it done.

3. A sandwich of tahini and black olives is a strange snack I like to eat.

4. 1980s Star Trek Golden Trivia Card Game is one of the most random things I own.

Look who woke me up this morning!

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Castle Shade

I read.

My family encouraged reading when I was young, and the habit stuck with me.

Belonging to several book club-like groups on Facebook, plus using the Goodreads website, I indulge my reading desires to the fullest.

In addition, our local library has apps for audiobooks and ebooks, so there is never a time when I don't have something to read or listen to.

Hardcover, 360 pages

Published June 8th 2021 by Bantam

Original Title Castle Shade

ISBN 0525620869 (ISBN13: 9780525620860)

Years ago, I discovered a series written by Laurie R. King, who was gifted the diaries of Mary Russell, the apprentice of the legendary Sherlock Holmes after his retirement from London as consulting detective.

As a young woman, Mary accidentally meets Holmes as she walks the Sussex Downs, head in a book, and almost stumbles over him as he sits watching bees.

The books follow them through mystery after murder after diabolical international intrigue.

 Am so very thankful for the newest book, "Castle Shade", was released Tuesday.

The duo is in Transylvania, as Queen Marie of Romania asked for help in an apparent threat to her daughter, Princess Ileana.

Cats wander in and out of every story, no matter if they take place in London, Japan, Portugal, Monte Carlo, Jerusalem, Cornwall, or Transylvania.

The writing is wonderful, the deep research knowledgeable, and one is quickly drawn into the lives of Holmes and Russell from 100 years ago.

 Am also thankful, that I can read a book, or listen to an audiobook on my phone, with Sweetie laying on my chest, or The PO'M sitting in my lap.

While I am thankful for my employment, sometimes I just want to read, and be a human cat bed. 😹

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The Glare

It's Sweetnesday!

Our Sweetie has always had a terrific glare, when she was outdoors and now while inside!

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Super-sized Scratcher Love


Manny and Chili Bruce really enjoy the super-sized scratcher.

However, The Hubby doesn't like the fact that we've had it for months now, and it still has an odor from its materials, and he advised me to NOT tout it to one and all.

So, I'll keep mum on the manufacturer and from whence I purchased it.

Despite this disadvantage, Da Boyz are just too darling.


P.S. Eric's mom thanks you all for your birthday wishes for her little old man Eric, from yesterday's post.

He enjoyed a special birthday bathroom sink drink, and I was privy to the video taken of the happy event.

Eric is the loudest water licker EVER!!!!

*slurp*  *Slurp*  *SLURP* *lap* *Lap* LAP*

Monday, June 7, 2021

POM Slideshow

It's PO'Monday!

As usual, keeping it clean!

A special Happy Birthday to Eric, who turned 19 yesterday!

Eric's humom is a great friend of The Eastside Cats.

Saturday, June 5, 2021

In Pixels


Used "Corn" on Prisma, then pixelated it in Lunapic

Click on the image above to enjoy an online jigsaw puzzle.
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Friday, June 4, 2021

Hug The PO'M

June 4 is Hug Your Cat Day!

Like the rest of you, not a day goes by when any cat inside, outside, or near Eastside Cats goes unhugged!

But, let's face it, Paddy O'Malley is the best cat to hug, because he gives it right back...sometimes in rather unconventional ways.

Hugging, um...backend.
He thinks his tailio would be a nice scarf for me.
I'll take whatever part of The PO'M I can get; I LOVE HIM!

And this post makes up for the missing PO'Monday post.

Thursday, June 3, 2021


Imagine finding your sidewalk stolen one morning!
And then, a week later, they brought it back, by pouring new concrete...
...oops, a squirrel ran across!

And today, it's ready; a new, flat sidewalk!

The workers neated up the edges, and sprinkled grass seed.

We are thankful for our new cement, and for a city that is working hard to pull itself up by its bootstraps after too many years of being scruffy.

Sidewalks mean a lot, when they are smooth and clean, rather than broken and heaved.

 I always meet some of the nicest neighbors on the sidewalk!

Yes, those are my feet; I prefer to meet my furry friends on their level.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Shed Happens


The wee one is shedding fur like crazy, and every image I snap of her shows it!

 At best, I can get a couple of swipes with the comb at a time; Sweets really isn't a fan.

I have a whole box full of brushes and combs, but she doesn't like any of them.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The Blue Pink Chair

It's Twozday!

Da Boyz really enjoy the pink chair that is blue underneath the deep pink throw.

I like the way their dark furs show up against that pink!