Monday, March 21, 2011


I'm just sitting here thinking about stuff.  We've been thinking about and praying for the people and animals in Japan. Mama found two very good organizations who are helping the animals--and one who is helping the humans--and has been following them closely on Facebook. 

It feels so good to warm my legs and face in the sunshine.  I just love sunbeams and we've been getting them every morning for the last few weeks.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wordy Wednesday Challenge

I am a sweet-tart because I'm sweet with a bit of sass mixed in.

Thank you,  Judi from SAS...Sammy, Andy and Shelly, for making this beautiful graphic.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Adopt the Internet Day

Yesterday, we posted about Petfinder's Adopt the Internet Day.  Here are two kitties, out of many animals, that need homes.

This is Sweetie.
She looks a little like Simba
Sweetie, a 2-year-old spayed female, is truly a sweet girl that will make a wonderful companion for the right family. She is a special cat with definite likes and dislikes, which limits her options of being adopted easily. The perfect home for her would be a quiet home with no children. In a home setting she will tolerate gentle children, but will run and hide when they become loud or are running about. Caged at the shelter, she feels trapped and has been known to hiss and swat at them. She has not used her claws, even when being poked at by kids, but definitely sends out warnings. She LOVES older people, and in a home will follow you from room to room wanting to be part of everything you do. She will come over and rub against you for attention and especially likes her head messaged and scratched. She also enjoys the nice warm lap of a human to snuggle down on for an afternoon or evening nap. Being a very intelligent kitty, she has also figured out that men seem to usually have larger laps which are her favorite. As much as she adores attention and being brushed, she does not like to have your face right up in hers, so kissing is out of the question. She also does not appreciate being held in your arms for long periods of time. Sweetie wants to be close to you, and loves the touch of a hand that starts out at her head and goes all the way to the end of her shorter than average length tail, which is simply just too cute! This always gets her purr motor going as she starts to circle in contentment. She is very playful and goes crazy chasing a laser light, but her favorite toys that do not involve the help of a human are simple. Her first love is twirling ink pens, second on her favorites list is hiding in or resting on top of paper bags and cardboard boxes especially if they have a small toy in them, and her third preference would be the large plastic circle toys that have a ball in them for cats to bat at. Sweetie enjoys the company of dogs once she has had some time to get to know them, and we have even caught her cleaning them. As far as getting along with other cats, she has lived in harmony with six other cats in a large house, but does insist on being the queen bee. Note: The chaos of shelter life is a bit too much for Sweetie, so she is currently staying in a foster home. If you would like to meet her, a shelter visit can easily be arranged by calling the front desk at (715) 839-4747.

This is Valentine.
 Hi. My name is Valentine! See my info below and e-mail if you think I could be yours : ).

Looking for love? Well, look no further! My name is Valentine because I have a heart shape on my side, and because I love people! I'm happiest when sitting in the lap of my favorite person, and I'm mellow and laid-back. I like to spend my days gazing out the window and watching the world go by. I'd love a cozy home in which to spend my life!

I am really hoping that these kitties get forever and ever homes very soon!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sunshine and Monday

I'm sorry that I wasn't around much last week.  Mama was working a lot so she couldn't help me blog.  For most of the week, with the exception of a couple rainy days, Simba and I enjoyed the sunshine.

Lately, we've been more ravenous than usual.  Are any of you voraciously hungry? We're like bottomless pits.
In honor of Petfinder's 15th birthday, March 15 is Adopt the Internet Day.
Petfinder Adopt-the-Internet Day
Petfinder is asking people everywhere to pledge to spread the word online about adoptable pets on March 15, 2011.  By taking their pledge that you will tell one person about pet adoption on March 15, you will be entered for a chance to win one of 10 Pet Hair Eraser® Vacuums from BISSELL. If you click on the picture, you can get all the details.

Happy Monday!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Stylish Fur Coats and Awesome Blog

Do you love fur coats?  I mean fur coats belonging to kitties (and other anipals) of course.

How about the tattercoat look?

Care for a creamsicle fur coat?
Isn't it appropriate that the resident fruit loop is surrounded by fruit?

We want to thank Clarissa and company at Clarissa's House of Cats for this award!
I am supposed to share seven things about me. Since I’ve been sharing a lot of tidbits about me lately, this will be a little bit about all of us.
  1. Simba is a thrill seeker.  Every once in a great while Papa will do the “Ali Baba” with him.  It’s like a magic carpet that goes around the house.  Simba loves it, but I want no part of it.
  2. Mama is a book worm. Her favorite books are mysteries that have cats in them but dogs will do too.
  3. Simba is a very messy eater.
  4. I love marshmallows.  I’ve mentioned this before but it’s worth repeating.
  5. I’m very, very clean. Simba….not so much.  He bathes about once a week, whether he needs it or not (and trust me, he needs it).
  6. I  love, love, love sunbeams.
  7. Mama loves, loves, loves chocolate.
Since all our friends have awesome blogs, please feel free to pick this up and share about yourself.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Five Word Wednesday

Happiness is a clean blankie