Friday, September 22, 2017

Stop-Action Sweetie

She's got impressive claws, but I simply love that she'll flex at least one paw at a time when we are having a snugglefest.  These images were taken selfie-style, as she danced around behind my back, head-butting my kidneys, then peeking around.  Her fur is silky smooth.  Those weapons of hers were not used on me!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

WeeHeeHee Wednesday

Surprise card from co-worker
A couple of weeks ago, we had pretty much the entire global management team for my company visiting my office for four straight days.  I arrived early to meet the caterer, and stayed late to assist the sixty or so travelers.  As tiring as it was, I hung out with some really fascinating people, and it doesn't hurt to rub elbows with my bosses bosses, right?

The executive assistant for the company president sent me this gorgeous kitty card, with a thank you for my hard work.  She had noticed that my office is coated in cat images, statues, framed art and calendars!  She has her own cat too.

How delightful to receive this card, which I have pinned up next to the rest of my cat artwork.  Makes me all giddy to get lovely cat-themed items from out of the blue!

P.S. Please send healing thoughts for Phoebe, at 15 And Meowing.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

9/19: International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Avast, ye mateys!

Landlubbers an' scurvy bilge rats be warned!
This day is for buccaneers to roam
all 'o the seven seas...
and search for treasure hidden under 
Davy Jones' locker.
So hoist The Jolly Roger,
and push off for pilagin' and grog swillin'!
Any swabby will be walkin' the plank or keelhauled, 
for not followin' the Cap'ns orders!


Pirate Angel

Monday, September 18, 2017

Caption Contest Winner!

Oh, what fun!  Pets Overload is having a weekly photo caption contest, and yours truly won for Caption Contest #3 (click here).

Silliness is a good thing, dontcha think?  As we are all buried under stress, news, Mother Nature's antics, and a bazillion other things that make us want to weep... we have our loved ones, our furry, finned, and feathered friends, and EACH OTHER.

Tell a joke, send a smile, giggle a little, guffaw a is a gift, and we can treat it like the surprise present that it is.

Image used by permission from Pets Overload
Go visit Pets Overload; it's a terrific blog!


Friday, September 15, 2017

And Some More 'Hood Cats!

As I work on honing my Cat Observer skills, this new kitty appeared!

My guess is it's a boy, but he wouldn't come near me when I did my smoochie noises and coos.  I've nicknamed him 'Harlequin'.  Although this was the first time I have seen him, I am confident that he lives at the house that he was dancing in front of.  Since I walk past this house almost daily, it's probable that Harlequin is a new resident.
Harlequin, on Smith Street
More Harlequin...
Then, lo and behold, one of the Floofy Tail sisters decided to say hello!  She rolled on the walk for me to pet her tummy, and she LURVs chin scritches. When my phone came out, she walked away and refused to come back any closer.
Floofy Tail #1, on Miller Street, being haughty
We've know both Floofy Sisters for years, but they are not always around.  More streetwise hipsters than hausfraus, they wander around the yards, and keep themselves to themselves.  Every time I see them, I offer them food and lodging at Chez Eastside Cats, and point the way to our house.  As of yet, neither had taken me up on my offer.
The Hubby and The POM
Just in case you were worried that I was neglecting our own clowder, here is proof that Patty O'Malley (POM) can really work his magic on everybody!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thankful Thursday

We have joined "Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop"!

Thankful that our friends and family in Florida and Georgia are safe and sound, even if still waiting for electricity.

Thankful that we have wonderful blog friends in the Blogosphere who continually give us encouragement, great information, and friendship.

Thankful that my bestest friend J is recovering after surgery.

Thankful for local pet stores that work hard to make both their four-footed and two-footed clients happy!  Premier Pet Supply is one such business in Metro Detroit that I visit regularly.  While at the Beverly Hills, Michigan store yesterday, I had the pleasure to meet: Newton!

On YouTube

In addition, I saw this decal on a car in the parking lot:
Yep, that's Hello Kitty!,
wearing a Detroit Lions cheerleader outfit
Disclaimer: This is my opinion only.  I was not compensated for mentioning Premier Pet Supply in any way; I am a customer there and wanted to give kudos to a locally-owned non-big-box pet store.

Shout outs to Caren of Cat Chat With Caren And Cody, who is a Detroit Lion's fan, but we cannot fathom WHY, and to Sheebie of Katnip Lounge who LURVs Hello Kitty!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wisdom Wednesday

"If you walk barefoot through a house with cats,
expect to find surprises"*
Chuck, who left a tootsie roll at
the bottom of the stairs...which was stepped on

Angel, who upchucked in the
front room...which was stepped on
*I totally made this saying up!