Monday, January 17, 2022

It's PO'Monday!

January is the coldest month on average in Michigan, yet we go through huge snow storms, then sunshine and melting, back to below freezing and grey skies for days on end.

Nothing stopped me from hanging out with Paddy O'Malley, nor he with me.

These images are from January, 2019.

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Cat Eyes

It's Caturday!
Pete and Repeat!
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The Look of Love
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 Enjoying my phone Prisma app, but don't recall which selections I used for today's images.
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Friday, January 14, 2022

National Dress Up Your Pet Day!

January 14 is National Dress Up Your Pet Day!

And since we missed Sweetnesday this week, I persuaded Sweetie into an adorable tie-dye t-shirt!

These photos don't do her justice: she is a cute as a bunny!
No harm came to anyone, except to her pride...and several snags in my sweater.

Just because the same kitty woke me at 4:00 am this morning, and patted my lips with her murder mitts, have no bearing on today's photo shoot!

Nope, no retaliation intended.


Thursday, January 13, 2022

Dear Friends

 Am I lucky to have friends who loan me their, um, of their cats?


Am thankful for each one, so here is a list from yesterday's "Kiss A Ginger" post, with a short history of my dear friends:

Eric, who owns ET in British Columbia, Canada.
Eric's brofur, Angel Sparky, left us not long ago; they were a matched set!
I met ET on FB as we are cat people who love art, and the silliest memes available. 
We have plans to travel around the world together, when the world stops wanting to kill us.
Mango, Rusty, Skittles, and Sassy boss around P&M in Florida.
I met P&M when a stray cat was found in the office parking lot, and they volunteered to care for him on the weekends.
With their guidance and help, we trapped George, vetted him, and he lived out his life with a wonderful family.
P&M and I forged an unbreakable bond.

Rufus, one of six cats who are muses to an artist, and is the only cat on this post whom I've met (and petted, thankyouverymuch!)
CE is smart, talented, and is unafraid to show it.
Not only do I enjoy her company, her art, and her cats, but as a Master Gardener, she is helping me to transform Eastside Cats' yard into a Native Plant oasis for birds, bees, bugs, bats, and butterflies!
Click on the photo of Rufus above to visit her Black Cat Pottery website.  CE lives about 30 minutes away from us, in Detroit, Michigan.

Eddie, the love of RB's life, in Manchester, U.K.
Every day, Eddie discovers a new place to climb, a lap to snuggle in, or a TV program to enjoy with her human.
I met RB via ET (Eric's human above), and although in severely different time zones, we talk cat, sports, films, and Monty Python skits.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Kiss A Ginger Day!

January 12 is Kiss A Ginger Day!

For us, this means ginger or marmalade cats, also called red or yellow cats.

Alas, at this time, Eastside Cats has no resident ginger cats, however dear friends have loaned us theirs for today.

Eric, in British Columbia
Mango, in Florida
Rusty, in Florida
Sassy, in Florida
Skittles, in Florida
Rufus, in Detroit
Eddie, in the UK
Hearty applause for our Ginger Gang, all with smoochies on their wee noggins!

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Underneath and Behind

It's Twozday!

Over the holiday break, I spent much time being a human cat bed.

You cannot see me in these photos, because I am under the blanket!

The story behind Da Boyz' names

Da Boyz were called 'Spiderman' and 'Bruce Wayne' by the adoption agency.

'Spiderman' became Manny; easy enough.

'Bruce Wayne' morphed into Chili Bruce Lee.

Chili: From the character Chili Palmer in the film, "Get Shorty"

Bruce: From his adopted name.

Lee: From actor and martial arts guru, Bruce Lee.

Monday, January 10, 2022

Snow and Cold

It's PO'Monday!

It's gotten cold here, and although we've had some snow, thankfully the sidewalks are clear.

The PO'M was in his element in Winter, I'd always believed.

Today's images are from 2014, about this same time of year, and with the same type of weather.
Didn't he look fine?

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Caught Napping

It's Caturday!

Here's Sweetie, happy napping with her tailio curled.
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Used Prisma app "Hunter"
Manny and Chili Bruce cuddle together, sharing the meager Winter sunlight.
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Used Prisma app "Highway"
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Friday, January 7, 2022


All images found on Facebook or sent to me by friends

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Holmes, Watson & Russell

 Last week, Catscue Blog introduced three foster kittens:

Their names are Holmes, Watson, and Russell.

For those of us who are fans of the Laurie R. King's Mary Russell series, these three names mean an awful lot!

In my glee with Catscue's using the names of some of my favorite literary characters, I linked the post to The Beekeeper's Apprentices Facebook page, where fans of Laurie R. King and Mary Russell congregate.

And the author herself left Catscue a comment!

Woo Hoo, what fun, and I am so thankful for Catscue's tireless efforts to help cats.

Am thankful for the friends that I've found via both blogging AND through Facebook, and for world-renowned authors who make a person's day by engaging with fans.

Image from Catscue's FB page
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Image from The Beekeeper's Apprentices FB page
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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Bowl Smiles

It's Sweetnesday!

Sweetie continues to leave smiling faces in her kibble.
I figure she is simply happy!

 This makes me happy too.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022


It's Twozday!

Today we witness Chili Bruce, as his stands (ouch!) on my chest.

Me: "Look at me, Chili!"
Chili: "Nope."
Me: "C'mon, let's see your handsome face!"
Chili: "Nope!"
Me: "But you must!"
Chili: "Nuh-uh."

At least you can see his lovely whiskers, fine eyes, and his ability to stay focused...on something other than me!😸

Monday, January 3, 2022

It's PO'Monday!

Paddy was the king of our yard, and rarely failed to show up when we appeared.
Those teefs!
He enjoyed being fussed over, and we couldn't help but do it.


Saturday, January 1, 2022

Nappin' Mew Year!

Let's all make like cats, and nap in the Mew Year!
Click on the Da Boyz image above to enjoy an online jigsaw puzzle.
Click on the artified image of Sweetie above to enjoy an online jigsaw puzzle!

As usual, I was playing with my Prisma app, and I just have to have color.

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