30 September, 2023

It's The Beginning

It's Caturday!

The weather has cooled, and trees have begun dropping leaves.

Have snapped a few images, then created a collage.
Click on the image to enjoy a jigsaw puzzle.

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29 September, 2023

Beckoning Cat

Today, 29 September, Japan celebrates Maneki-Neko (Beckoning Cat) Day.

Maneki Neko brings happiness, good luck, and wealth to homes, businesses, and their customers.
Have collected these images because I like the space alien vibe!

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28 September, 2023

#Remember Me Thursday๐Ÿ•ฏ️


Shining a light on orphan pets waiting for forever homes.

Celestial Angel and Chuck were adopted from my brother's co-worker.

Celestial Hobo, Sammy, and George were community cats whom we TNR'd and cared for.

Manny and Chili Bruce were a bonded pair whom I met at the pet store while in lunch break; they were being fostered by the Michigan Humane after a landlord turned them in as they were left behind by renters, without being neutered.

Sweetie, our once Yard Queen now Inside Queen, was someone's pet before she was dumped or got out, and was never recovered.  She wasn't spayed, and we have no idea how many kittens she'd had before we ended that cycle in 2009.

Any cat that I can help, I will do so, and I find cats wherever I roam.

Rescued is our favorite breed.

Don't shop, ADOPT!

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27 September, 2023

Neck Wear

27 September is National Scarf Day!

For you who don't know, I am a scarf aficionado.

Have hundreds of scarves.

Surprisingly, I only have 10 cat scarves!

Whaaaaattt?!?

Yes, there are only nine in this photo; one is a winter scarf, and is packed away.

I wear all of these, and will find more in my quest to have the purrfect scarf for each outfit.

Hmm...funny.

I don't have any neck ware FOR the cats!

*gears turning in my head*
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25 September, 2023

Doing their 'thangs'

It's Twozday!
Da Boyz are everywhere in their section of the house; often together, yet each has their particular likes and dislikes.
Manny, in his favorite bay window beddy.
Squirrel Alert
Chili Bruce, monitoring The Hubby in the kitchen.
Yesterday, The Hubby mentioned that he cannot believe Da Boyz are 9 years old, and I said, "Whoa, hold it, BUB...they aren't NINE YEARS OLD!"

I checked the vet's notes, that show that they are 7 years old.

We adopted them in 2017, and the adoption records said kittens, but the veterinarian who saw them a week later said that they were well OVER 2 years old.

So, The Hubby MAY be correct, but nope, I'm stuck on 7.

!!!!!!!!My BABY BOYZ!!!!!!!!
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Outtakes

It's PO'Monday!

If you think that Celestial Paddy O'Malley was always super photogenic, well, here are a few images from September, 2015 to prove that he often a blooper waiting to happen.

Purrsonally, I love every single image that I have of The PO'M, even these blurry, silly ones!
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P.S. Thank you for your support of our Blogoversary!

It's really hard to believe 10 years have gone by.

24 September, 2023

Farewell, Misty May

Image borrowed from © The Cat On My Head
Our adorable friend Misty May earned her angel wings short of her 19th birthday.

If you haven't already, please leave a comment of condolence at
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23 September, 2023

Equinoxing

Today is the Autumnal Equinox, at 2:50 AM Eastern US Time.

Don't have a problem with Autumn at all, but it's the season after it that gets under my skin!

To enjoy today's significance, let's enjoy some Stonehenge recreations that I've found here and there:
Trombone Henge
Beans and Weenies Henge
Crumpet Henge

And it's Caturday, so I offer my artwork as an image taken while at Lake Michigan last week; the shadows are of myself, my mother, and my eldest brother.

Some of the last rays of Summer sunshine.
Click on the image above to enjoy a jigsaw puzzle.
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22 September, 2023

It's Been A Decade

We started this cat blog on 22 September, 2013.

I enjoy it, because cats are highly entertaining, and love to read other blogs too.

Thank you all for your support!

Please enjoy this slideshow of some of the earliest photos of our cat ❤️❤️❤️ at Eastside Cats.
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21 September, 2023

International Day of Peace

21 September is designated by The United Nations as International Day of Peace.

Read more here,

This year’s theme is Actions for Peace: Our Ambition for the #GlobalGoals

It is a call to action that recognizes our individual and collective responsibility to foster peace.

Fostering peace contributes to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will create a culture of peace for all.

United Nations Secretary-General Antรณnio Guterres said, "Peace is needed today more than ever. 

War and conflict are unleashing devastation, poverty, and hunger, and driving tens of millions of people from their homes. 
 
Climate chaos is all around.

And even peaceful countries are gripped by gaping inequalities and political polarization."

Manny and Chili Bruce, napping in peaceful slumber.

Am thankful for those who love me, who talk me down from the stresses of life.

It means more than you know.
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20 September, 2023

A Decade

It's Sweetnesday!

10 years ago, she was living outside.

That she's an inside-only cat now makes my heart go pitter-patter; just love her!
September, 2013.

Sweetie was the Queen of The Yard.
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19 September, 2023

Cats Be Wee Pirates

Aren't they?

They steal your stuff.

'Nuff said!

A few memes and cartoons for your viewing pleasure on "Meow Like a Cat Day"!

18 September, 2023

Moody

It's PO'Monday!

September, 2014.

These images seem atmospheric and moody.

Guess the angle of the sunshine gets steeper as we move into Autumn.

Methinks the mood made Celestial Pommy look even more handsome.
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17 September, 2023

Saugatuck

For a family wedding, we were in Saugatuck, Michigan.

For more information on this quaint town near Lake Michigan, try here.

While many folks were walking dogs in the shopping district, of course I managed to find CATS!

These babies had been TNR'd, as they have eartips.

This cat did not enjoy close human proximity.
These two were so very friendly!
While traveling through town, we pulled over because I was sure these were cat cutouts in the window shutters!
Alas, they aren't cats but squirrels, but they are cute.

Always on the look out for cats!

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16 September, 2023

Gadzooks!

It's Caturday!

Da Boyz were being extra adorable, on top of the refrigerator.

This pic didn't come out very well with lighting and focus, so I played with my Primsa app.

The '8bit' filter was, like, wild man...then I added a frame.

Gadzooks, this is pretty lively!  
Click on the image to enjoy a jigsaw puzzle.
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15 September, 2023

Stylin'

15 September is Felt Hat Day!

Am so very thankful to have such EXCELLENT cat models:
Sweetie says, "Meowdy, Pardners!" in her rakishly angled felt cowboy hat.
Um...Manny looks...er, um...interesting, in his felt top hat.
CB looks daggers while showing off his felt bowler hat.
Manny, you're doing it wrong!
Disclaimer: No cats were harmed during this photoshoot, even if they obviously preferred to be doing ANYTHING ELSE but wear those hats!
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14 September, 2023

New Friends

Folks, am just ticked pink to have found some new 'hood cat friends in windows!
And here I thought I'd seen every 'hood kitty there was, but NOPE!

I'll try to find names for these sweeties, should I ever come across their human servants.

Am thankful that cats are so beloved around us.

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13 September, 2023

Trip UP

It's Sweetnesday!

In May, while ascending the stairs with both hands full of Sweetie's breakfast and bowls, I managed to hook my left big toe in the billowy fabric of my right pajama bottom.

As I fell forward, desperately trying to keep all cat food contained, the strain on my toe was extreme.

I had a purple toe for many weeks, and pain.

Was chuffed that I hadn't spilled anything!

Now, in September, the toe still aches.

I bit the bullet, and saw a doctor last week.

He said, "See that extra piece there?  Well, it's not supposed to be there!"

Yup, I'd broken my toe, and nope, nothing to do about it.

The doc said come back if it still hurts in a year, as that is how long this type of thing takes to heal.

If I'd splashed that gushy, smelly stuff all over the staircase, Sweetie would have been upset with having to wait until after the clean-up for noms.

What's a broken toe when her schedule must be maintained?  
Queen Sweet the First: "Harrumph!  Such histrionics, servant.  Allow me to show you how much I appreciate your sacrifice on...my...be...half....Zzzz...zzzz....zzzz..."

And how many folks trip going UP the stairs?

I have talent!
It has been mentioned by a certain somebody that these pajamas are DANGEROUS and should be binned immediately.

But looky, they are my favorite flannel pair, and there are Meowy Catmas Cats.

Perhaps I'll add elastic to keep them from being so billowy.

Sweetie says: "Zzz..zzz...zzzz..."