Friday, June 23, 2017

Friendly Fill-Ins

Today we are joining the Friendly Fill-Ins Blog Hop. It's all about learning about each other and making friends! Thank you to our hosts, 15andmeowing and McGuffy's Reader.

1. A recurring dream I have is for more homeless animals to get loving forever homes. Since I can't really remember my sleeping dreams as of late, I went with this. It's so sad going into PetSmart this time of year and seeing all the kittens and young cats. However, there's always a need for good homes for animals of all ages and types.

2. Turn lemons into lemonade. It's corny I know, but looking for the silver lining or counting my blessings and being thankful really does change my mindset when things are tough or sad or worrisome.

3. Home repairs are driving me crazy! We've been in our place just three years and have had to replace just about every single thing-- even our balcony!  The latest is our washer. We'll be at the laundromat this weekend.

4. Lately, I have been a little homesick. Actually, I've been missing my parents and feeling nostalgic for bygone days.

Monday, June 19, 2017

International Box Day

The lady and Pierrot love International Box Day. I know most kitties love boxes, but I just happen to not be one of them. Nevertheless, every year I give it a try.

Pierrot loves to show off how good he looks in a box.

I'm outta here!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thankful Thursday

This is my 10-second video playing with Ratsie's tail.

I'm joining Brian's Home, hosts of the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Real Hamsters Don't Bite

Real Hamsters Don't Bite by Alexis Cleoford is an imaginative and charming children's book featuring two feline brothers.

This story is written from the point of view of a kitty named Mighty.  I love his descriptions of his life experiences, whether he's talking about chasing sunlight or how he and his brother, Brennon, spend their days: "My life is almost purrfect." His insights seem distinctly feline: "Purring feels like blankets made of the fuzziest velvet."

At the beginning of the story he says to keep reading if we want to know how awesome cats are. Of course, most of us know this already but he does a great job of reinforcing that point. Mighty and Brennon set out on an adventure in their quest to find Cat Land, a perfect place for cats. Their trek encompasses all kinds of adventure and characters.

The end promises a new adventure for Mighty and Brennon.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Sunday Selfies

Hi! We're having a great weekend and we hope you are too. It's warm and sunny. Yesterday, I helped make the bed, spent time on the balcony, played a little and got a chicken jerky treat. Pierrot played a lot as well as enjoyed balcony time and got a treat.

Pierrot was having some fun with this toy.

I was chillin' in my favorite spot.

We're joining the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop hosted by The Cat on My Head.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Friendly Fill-Ins

Today we are joining the Friendly Fill-Ins Blog Hop. It's all about learning about each other and making friends! Thank you to our hosts, 15andmeowing and McGuffy's Reader.  Today, we all are participating. The lady did the first one and Pierrot and I answered the remaining three.


1. A prop from a TV show or film I would like to own is something from I Love Lucy.  I struggled with coming up with an answer to this.  I decided that since I like vintage things and I Love Lucy, I'll say I'd like an item from I Love Lucy such as clothing, furniture or dishes.

2. My oldest friendship is the lady!  Annie

3. Whenever I sniff Annie, I always receive a growl as a response.  Pierrot

4. The best day is a sunny day with treats.  Annie

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Thankful Thursday

I know we've been talking about our balcony lately and how much we enjoy it, but it really makes us happy. It took us a long time to feel comfortable being out, and I, Annie, still will not go out if the big guy or lady is out there.

Instead, the lady will sit just inside in order to watch over us, but that allows me the comfort to go out.

We're also thankful for the hosts of the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, Brian's Home.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sunday Selfies

We decided to do our selfies in black and white. Pierrot has been spending the bulk of his time lately in the perch snoozing and enjoying the view.

Honestly, I'm happy here, just very relaxed. Very, very relaxed. I feel like I'm on a cloud.

We are joining The Cat on My Head, host of the always fun Sunday Selfies Blog Hop.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Friendly Fill-Ins

Annie in black and white

Today we are joining the Friendly Fill-Ins Blog Hop. It's all about learning about each other and making friends! Thank you to our hosts, 15andmeowing and McGuffy's Reader.

1. A law I would like to see passed is no dumping/abandoning pets. Also, it would be great to see declawing outlawed in all states.

2. My favorite card game is Kings in the Corner or Gin Rummy. It's been a long time since I've played either of these. When I was young, I played these two with my grandmother. As a matter of fact, she taught them to me. My other grandmother taught me a few variations of Solitaire, which were fun.

3. With summer unofficially here, Annie and Pierrot are enjoying spending more time on our balcony.

4. A favorite summer memory is going to San Diego with my parents. I grew up in Southern California, so a trip to San Diego was less than two hours away, but we'd spend several days there going to the beach, renting sail boats, going to Sea World and the San Diego Zoo. At home, I enjoyed going to the library and checking out lots of books, namely Nancy Drew.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day

Today in the U. S. is Memorial Day, a day set aside for us to honor the brave men and women of the American military and animals too who paid the ultimate price while serving our country.  We are so grateful.

In between the rain, Pierrot and I have been enjoying time outside on our balcony this weekend.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sunday Selfies

Yesterday, I supervised as new neighbors moved in across the way. They have two little kids and lots of bikes. I haven't yet decided if I approve. I was hoping the lady would serve me snacks while I was on duty but no such luck. I did take some time to snap my selfie. I only had a moment. Duty called!

We are very sad that Snowball from 15andmeowing has passed away. Pierrot loves his sweetheart. We will miss sweet Snowball.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Friendly Fill-Ins


We're joining Friendly Fill-Ins, hosted by 15andmeowing and McGuffy's Reader. Please feel free to join! We love reading your answers.

1. My idea of roughing it is camping in a tent. I'm far from being a glamorous person, but I prefer to do my camping in a motel. No shared bathroom, no dirt (hopefully), no bugs and a real bed.

2. I never get sick of talking about cats!

3. My youth was happy overall.There were some difficulties and sadness. I like the saying, "Youth is wasted on the young."

4. My "golden years" are coming soon. I think. Maybe I'm in them. I'm in my early 50s with no sign of retirement any time soon. My hope is to be healthy with adequate savings.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sunday Selfies

It's kind of a weird selfie, but it's our selfie. There we were, one on each side of the toy box, toys lazily tossed hither and thither, and for some unknown reason, I came over to smell Pierrot's fur. Click! Picture taken.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sunday Selfie

It's the weekend, and when it's the weekend a lot of humans have all kinds of "fun" plans: going out to eat, going shopping, going to the movies, going to parties, taking a hike and whatnot. My weekend is way more exciting. I help make the bed and get chin scratches. Then I take a selfie for the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop.

Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sunday Selfies

Sometimes, it pays to be a cat.  Well, actually, it's always great to be a cat. In this particular case, we're happy to be kitties because that means nobody will mind--and maybe even expect--that we cheat on our "selfies."  Pierrot wanted to do a vampire selfie, so he posed and the lady snapped the picture.

I honestly didn't want to do a selfie at all, but the lady sneaked up on me.

We're joining The Cat on My Head, host of the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop. Please click on the link to see many fun selfies.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Thankful Thursday

We are thankful for sunshine, happiness, home and good friends. We're joining Brian's Home, host of the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday Selfies

It's Sunday selfie time! I took time out of having some catnip fun to take my selfie.

Pierrot posed with the Easter toys he received from his best gal, Snowball.

We're joining Cat on My Head, host of the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Friendly Fill-Ins

Rearranging toys and taking inventory

We're joining Friendly Fill-Ins, hosted by 15andmeowing and McGuffy's Reader. Please feel free to join!

1. The most interesting museum I have been to is The Louvre in Paris. I also think The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Philadelphia Museum of Art are very interesting. This was a hard one for me because I love museums and have been to many in both Eurpoe and the United States. There are so many really interesting museums!

2. The most interesting historical place I have been to is Rome. There are many excavations throughout the city that reveal ancient ruins. Philadelphia, which is just an hour away, is a very historical city. Also, not very far from us is the Delaware River. They do reenactments of George Washington's crossing of the Delaware every year on Christmas morning. We went one year. It was really wonderful. 

3. Ice cream is back! Now that the weather is warming up, I love to eat ice cream!

4. I was surprised that Annie went out on our balcony. Pierrot has been going out with us quite a bit just recently. He loves it! Annie is unsure. She only goes out for a very short time and only when we stay in. I watch her through the screen just to be sure she's safe. It's funny how she only feels comfortable when we're not out there.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Last week, the lady took me to the vet to get a senior blood test. It tests for just about everything. I'm 10 and a half and it's something the lady has wanted to do for a while. We are very thankful because all my test results are perfect!

This is my 10-second video showing my happiness.

We're joining Brian's Home, host of the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sunday Selfies on Easter!

We wish you a happy Easter. We're having some selfie fun on this beautiful day!

We're joining The Cat on My Head for their Sunday Selfies Blog Hop.

"He is not here: for He is risen, as He said." Matthew 28.6

Friday, April 14, 2017

Friendly Fill-Ins

It's time for Friendly Fill-Ins, hosted by McGuffy's Reader and 15andmeowing.  Please feel free to join or answer in the comments if you like. 

1. An Easter or Passover tradition I have is spending it with family. Living in Pennsylvania, I haven't celebrated Easter with my family in several years.

2. My favorite flavor of ice cream is mint chocolate chip.

3. One of my favorite Easter/Passover traditions is spending the day with my grandma, going to church and having lunch. I also remember one year when I was a little girl winning a big stuffed bunny at an Easter egg hunt in Palm Desert, California.

4. My favorite spring flower is tulip. Honestly, I don't think I have a favorite. I love so many flowers, especially all the colors!

Happy Easter!

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. John 3:16-17