Thursday, December 29, 2016

Thankful Thursday - The Best Ever

Hi Pals,

You'll have to ignore D's feet in the picture.  (Shh, Mario - you just called their attention to his feet now).   It was difficult to crop them out M says.  Anyway, see that platform I'm sitting on - well that is my prezzie from Sisfur and SIL at Christmas.  SIL made the cat tree for me with his very own hands.   He even put extra padding on hte top so I'd be extra comfy.   Is he the bestest or what?

I was so very surprised, and it just fits in the space that we had.   Ever since getting it on Catmas Eve, I have perched on the top during the day - only coming down to eat my meals and sleep with M at night.   Oh, I still visit my cat perch in M's bedroom because the sun puddles are there all afternoon.  But the sun hasn't been out very much the past couple of days.

I am so thankful for SIL and the cat tree he made for me.  It is just purrrrfect and I really love iit..

I'm joining Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.   Join in - it's fun and you'll meet new pals.  Thank you Brian and dad for keeping this up.  We are thankful to for you for leading the blog hop and for all the work you do with finding homes for kitties in your area.

Pals, be sure to read Brian's blog today - it's extra special - Just like Brian and his family.


Sunday, December 25, 2016

From Our House To Your House - Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah

Merry Christmas Pals or Happy Hanukkah:

We will be home for Christmas this year.   Sisfur and SIL came before lunch Christmas Eve morning (yesterday)  and had lunch with us.  Sisfur brought Lasagna ready to pop in the oven for supper.  Of course I never get any of that.   They spent the afternoon with us and left after supper.   SIL made me a great cat tree perch, so now I have one in the living room too.    Today, Christmas Day,  they will drive to another city to be with SIL's family.  We hope the weather will be good as they will have to drive for about 1 and 1/2 hours to 2 hours too and from that outing.   M says winter's in Wisconsin make holiday traveling very interesting many times.  This year they may have to worry about ice.  We hope not as M will worry about them until they get back home tonight.

We all hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy 2017.

Love you all,


Thursday, December 22, 2016

The Last Straw

Tucker & Tanner Under MY TREE!
Hi Pals,

You have met my two cousin kitties before - Tucker and Tanner - who live with my sisfur and SIL.  Well, the other day SIL sent M this picture.   Now M goes nuts over these two guys cuz she loves them and thinks they are sooooo cute.   I have to admit they are pretty nice too, as long as they leave MY stuff alone.

This is the final straw - they are sitting under MY Christmas Tree.  When we moved out of the house, sisfur told M she'd go thru the closet where all the Christmas stuff was and grab our artificial tree and some ornaments, etc.   That is the tree sisfur took back to their house.    She then bought us this tree:

Pffft I can't even sit under this little, puny thing.  Meanwhile the two T cats are living it up under MY tree!  What do I do pals?

M says we really don't have room for the other tree.   I say get rid of a recliner!!!    I guess it's too late for this year, but my two cousins under MY Christmas Tree is the last straw!   We have a year to figure this out and they'd better come up with a solution.


P.S.  M is asking for help.  The top picture was taken with a cell phone.  Thus it came out side ways when it was emailed to us.   It appeared side ways when I posted it to blogger.   I then had to crop half of the picture off the top in order for it to post correctly.   Anyone know of a way aorund this problem.   In cropping it we lost the top portion of the tree - would have been a better picture if we could have had the top on the tree.   I'd appreciate any tips you might have.?

I really am thankful that M and D and I are all together.  Therefore, we're joining Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.  We are very thankful Brian has continued keeping the blog hop up after Pepi
Smart Dog had to take a breather from it.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Farewell For Now Sweet Friend - TSK (@DanaPixie)

Dear Pals,

Another very sad week on Twitter.   @DanaPixie's sweet TSK flew away to the Rainbow bridge suddenly.   He had some toothies cleaned and he never woke up.   Needless to say, @DanaPixie and @JimMoody are heart broken to have lost their  precious kitty.

If you know Dana at all, she keeps the #Pawcircle going on Twitter for the anipals in need.   Dana has done so very much for so many pals one can't even count anymore.  No one has worked harder for the anipal community than Dana.

TSK started out to be a neighbor's kitty.   But he kept coming by Jim and Dana's house.   Finally one day, Jim and Dana talked to that neighbor and asked if she would mind if TSK would become their kitty.   The neighbor said it would be fine.    From that day forward, TSK was their precious furbaby.   TSK accompanied them on bicycle trips, RV road trips and anywhere else this active couple decided to go.   TSK loved Dana and Jim as much as they loved him.

Meanwhile a very good  Twitter pal, Ingrid of @Nocrrybabydogs, learned she had cancer and didn't have long to live.   She and Dana were friends, so she naturally thought of Dana as a new human mom for her dog,   Daffy. came to live with Dana and Jim right after ingrid crossed the human rainbow bridge.  Daffy and TSK bonded right away.   It was amazing to most of us on Twitter as to how quickly they bonded - thanks in large part  to Dana and Jim's fantastic way with animals.

TSK will be sadly missed by all of us on Twitter as he wass such a large part of Jim and Dana's life.

TSK pal, you and I wiill meet again some day - just not right away as I'm not ready to cross that Rainbow Bridge.yet.   M and I love you buddy and will always remember you.   M sends big HUGS to your human parents, who are devastated.


P.S.  Dana created a memorial for TSK at:

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Sometimes It's Hard To Be Thankful

Hi Pals,

It's really hard to be thankful when your Christmas Tree went from this

to this:

Geeesh, I can't even lay under it this year.  I always loved laying under the Christmas Tree.

M says that I need to be thankful that we are all still together.   Not too many apartments for the elderly will allow pets, but this one will take cats and small doggies!    I guess she's right - I am thankful we are all together and that I can join Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

But, I can still miss our old tree can't I?


Friday, December 2, 2016

Flying Away with Sammy - One Spoiled Cat and honoring Easy

Hi Pals,

This post is to honor Easy of, suddenly crossed over to the Rainbow Bridge recently.  Easy wanted to do a Fly Away with Sammy of  They wanted to fly around the world to visit all of our blogging friends.   We would LOVE to have them visit us in Green Bay, WI.   Here's why:

First off, the city of  Green Bay, Wisconsin is the home of the Green Bay Packers Football Team. While they aren't doing all that great score wise this year, they are known all over the world and have won  4 Super Bowls, in 1966, 1967, 1996, and 2010.   We are proud of them as they are the only big-league professional football team that is owned by shareholders many of whom live in Green Bay.

For you history buffs, Green Bay is the oldest city in Wisconsin.   Jean Nicolet founded a small fur trading post in 1634 on the Fox River.  From there it grew into the City Of Green Bay.   The city restored many of the original buildings of that first settlement on the Fox River shore and turned it into a Living History Museum, which then became a  State Park - Heritage Hill State Park.  This is a picture of the first court house:

So Sammy, we hope you will choose to visit Green Bay, Wisconsin.  But, you'd better hurry cuz winter is just around the corner (M says).    (Looks up to sky to see if Sammy is coming yet.)   I think I see him way off in the distance.    

Your pal,


P..S. M here:  Sending big HUGS to Sammy's humans.   We know how tough it is, and we will miss that little precious boy also.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving From Our House to Your House

Hi Pals,

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a turkey with the thought of being someone's dinner on Thanksgiving?   I don't think it sounds like much fun.  But, guess what M and D will be having for dinner - yup - you guessed it -----turkey.   They love it and M says it's tradition!  What is your family having for dinner?

My peeps are going to my human sisfur's and SIL's house for dinner.   At least that means I'll have undisturbed nap time whenever I want it.   I hope it's sunny outside so I can have a sun puddle.

Now if you will excuse me, I think I'll start Thanksgiving Day early.  

Happy Thanksgiving pals.


Monday, November 21, 2016

Annual Visit to the Dreaded Vet

Hi Pals,

Do you see anything wrong with the picture?   Well it was taken about 9 months ago when we were still living in the house.   But that dreaded carrier came with us to the apartment, and I got put into it on Friday to make a trip to the dreaded vet.  (M says I shouldn't say dreaded vet, cuz we have a very nice vet lady - but she's not the one getting poked and prodded!)

No there isn't anything wrong with me.   My peeps insist I go to the vet at least once a year for a check up.   Makes no sense to me when I'm feeling great.  But you know how our peeps are - they like to create a problem!   

M meant to take the camera with her, but in the excitement of  trying to get me loaded into the car, she forgot all about it.    Who wants to see a picture of me being groped and prodded anyway.  We do have this one tho and this is exactly what I did the minute they let me out of the carrier:

Vet lady said all was well.    M asked her about taking a probiotic since I'm a senior now.   She is going to prescribe something and M  will go pick it up when it comes in.

Whew - I got that visit over with for another year.  I hate this trip even more now that we moved across town and have to travel a highway to get there.   I don't like going real fast in a car or to have noisy trucks zooming by us.  It's very scary for a little kitty.  But M says there really isn't any other way to get there  and I will survive it.  How does she know??


Thursday, November 17, 2016

DUH! We Finally Got It Back!

Hi Pals,

The Big Mystery of why everything in my side bar disappeared a couple of weeks ago is solved!  M finally got on the Blogger Help Forum and asked her question there.   It seems when she posted that particular post, she posted it in HTML but forgot to turn it off again before posting.   DUH!  Something so simple could cause such a big problem.   Anyway, we are very thankful that we figured out the problem and corrected it.

I'm joining Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.  We'll see if we can do this right this time.   M has been making so many mistakes that sometimes the blog hops don't work for her, but she has no clue what she did wrong.   We're trying again.   Why don't you join us!


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop and Happy Veterans Day

Hi Pals,

Since Veterans Day is Friday, I would like to dedicate this post to all veterans, past and present, who have served our country.   I know many  of you have a human dad or mom, or grandparent who have served in the military.   My D is a veteran, as is SIL (my human sisfur's husband).   We appreciate all the veterans and the sacrifices they and their families have made in protecting our country.  Many throughout the years have returned home with the loss of a arm or leg or other injuries.   That is a lot to sacrifice, so we owe them a big THANK YOU.   If you know a veteran, please take a moment to tell them "thank you for your service to keep us safe."

I'm joining Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.


Saturday, November 5, 2016

Caturday Art Blog Hop with Athena The Cat Goddess & Goodbye House

Hi Pals,

I is somewhat sad today cuz the peeps told me our house has been officially sold now.  The peeps attended the "closing" on Thursday.   We can't ever go back there.   That makes me a little bit sad because I used to get outside there and loved the back yard.    I haven't asked to go out yet in our apartment.  M said she isn't asking me either because she does not want to start that up again.   It's okay tho cuz I have gotten used to it here.  It's nice having M and D on the same floor cuz we have no basement for D to go to.  He and I would do "guy" stuff while down there.  he he

My art work today was done in PiZap once again.   We used an Organic Overlay in the Overlay section.  PiZap is easy to use and fun at the same time.   Give it a try some time.

We're joining Athena and Marie's Caturday Art Blog Hop.  


Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween To All


Don't let the ghosts and goblins
catch you!





Saturday, October 29, 2016

Gasp - What Was SHE Thinking and Caturday Art Blog Hop

Hi Pals

I am NOT 12 years old as M typed in my birthday post.   a week ago.  I am now 11 - NOT 12.  First of all she forgot it was my birthday, then she forgot how old I am.   What was she thinking?   The truth is, she wasn't thinking.    I call it senility - she calls it forgetfulness!   Thanks to Katiebella's human for catching that.  At least Katiebella's mom knows how old I am when my own human don't! I'd trade M off for a new mom, but I've tried that two times now and no one wants her.  I'm STUCK pals.

I think I might have to hire Katie Isabella to represent me in a lawsuit against M.  She's gone too far this time, and I can't let her get away with it.  Do I have a case Katie?

I'm joining AthenaTheCatGoddess' Caturday Art Blog Hop.  The above photo was done in Photoshop Elements 10.   At this point, M tried so many different things and worked so hard to try to save it that we forgot what she did.   I was watching her this time, so have to take part of the blame cuz I didn't understand it either!.

We're having trouble with the links again.   M has been joining these blog hops for at least 8 years now and all of a sudden this year she can't seem to link up right.   Anyone out there that can lend a helping hand.   We have free calling in the US  and would be happy to call you if you can help.


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Happy Birthday Mario - 12 Wonderful Years

Yesterday was Mario's 12th birthday

and Gotcha Day

Hi Pals,

M is taking charge of my bloggie today  cuz it's  my birthday (12th) and she forgot all about it yesterday.  (Can you believe it - this is the 2nd time she's forgotten my birthday!   She owes me big time)
D and I had gone off to church one Sunday after we had
only had Mario about  a month.  When we came home,
this is where we found him.   We assumed he was asking  for
a drink of water, so of course he got one.  It's one of my favorite
pictures of him.

M here:

Yes, I forgot all about Mario's birthday until I got on Face Book last night and saw a "Memories" thing on Mario's birthday a couple of years ago.   I was saved by the bell again.  

I thought it might be fun to do kind of a "throw back" of a few birthday pictures.  So here we go:

Graphic made by @RealFakeGator for #NipClub
(Not sure of year)

Graphic made for NipClub - not sure of year but
I believe it to be approximately his 8th

Mario's 10th birthday

Thank you for visiting Mario's blog and being such faithful readers for
so long.    We love all his friends.   You are all appreciated.

M and Mario

Sunday, October 9, 2016

What An Honor! .....And Selfie Blog Hop

Hi Pals, I'm honored!  My pal Bailey Boat Cat featured me in his Caturday Connections Blog yesterday.  I'm truly honored because Bailey is  famous and leads such an exciting life.   If you haven't visited his great blog yet, please do so because he really has adventures that I can only dream about.  I'm truly honored and humbled to be featured in his blog.   Thank you Bailey - you made my weekend.

I'm joining the Selfie Sunday hosted by There Is A Cat On My Head.   Thanks again to Kitties Blue for hosting this event week after week.   Love you guys! Mario

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Yes - Now What! (Sunday Selfie Blog Hop)

Hi Pals,

I'm always getting interrupted around here.   I was just sitting peacefully again in the window watching birdies and the world go by.   Here comes M with that darn flashy box.   I really must hide that from her one of these days!

We're joining A Cat On My Head's Sunday selfie blog hop.  Thanks to Kitties Blue for keeping  the blog hop going. Join us and see all the great selfies!  Now excuse me while I try to think of a way to keep that flashy box out of M's hands.

Until next time,


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

YIKES - I Did Not Do It!

Hi Pals,

I thought it  was about time you saw my new digs - errr, apartment.   See that little tiny red X in the middle, well, the window on the right side is our front window.  The bedrooms go around to the side of the parking lot.

Yesterday M and D and I were peacefully sitting in the living room.   M decided it was a little chilly in the house so asked D to turn on the furnace to take the chill out of the air.   Welllllllllll, that set off the smoke alarm in our unit.   M immediately called down to the concierge desk and told them what had happened.    It seems that is typical the first time you turn the heat on in the fall because all the dust and kitty furs settled in the registers over the summer. M could smell it burning and ran around to the two bedrooms, but could not see anything on fire.   

The fellow from maintenance was up to our apartment within minutes and cleaned out the registers for us so it should not do that again.   

I tell you pals, we had flashing lights blinking inside the apartment in addition to the loud siren.   I just stayed on D's lap cuz I knew I was safe there.  It was kinda scary tho!

Until next time,


Thursday, September 22, 2016

I Am A Lucky One! - Thankful Thursday. #RememberMeThursday

Hi Pals:

Today is #RememberMeThursday, a day to remember all the shelter cats that were not as lucky as I was.  Many have died while waiting for their forever home.   What a sad thing to think about.  I am so very thankful that I was one of the lucky ones.   No wonder I  insisted that D adopt me when M and D came to the shelter looking for a cat.  (See my adoption story) in the Tab at the top of the page).    I had been in the shelter for 4 months, and I think M and D saved my life.  It makes us sad that many others didn't make it.  So when thinking about getting a pet (cat, dog, or whatever), check with your local shelter first.   They have so many wonderful, loving, adoptable pets just waiting for a good home.

Our good friend The Stunning Keisha said it so well in her blog yesterday, please read it if you have not already done so.

On this Thankful Thursday, I am so thankful for my loving home with two staff humans that dote on my every need and whim.   In return, I give them lots of love - head bumps, purrs, lap time when they want it, and I'm a very happy kitty to be here.

I'm joining PepiSmartDog's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.  I'm also thankful to Michele for leading the blog hop every week.   I hope my try at linking up goes better this week.  I have absolutely no idea what went wrong last week that I could only connect to part of the link.

Join us in the blog hop and remind pals people to shop at Animal Shelters first when looking for that special pet.


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Working Hard (Thankful Thursday Blog Hop)

Hi Pals,

We have lived in our new digs (apartment) now for 3 months, according to M.   When we first moved in, I stuck to M like glue and didn't have much to do with D, who was always my favorite since the day they chose me at the shelter!   M felt bad for D cuz I was ignoring him.  So Katie Isabella's mom suggested maybe it would be good if D gave me my nightly treats after dinner.

Well pals, that worked.  Now I'm back to being stuck to D like glue and ignoring M, except for sleeping at night.

Sadly, D is much tougher than M and makes me work harder to get a treat.  I have to stand on my hind legs, front paws not touching anything for support - just left dangling down - and then I have to take the treat from him with my mouth.   Pals, this isn't easy cuz I have no toothies - remember?  I work really hard to get those two treats - really hard.   D can be a slave driver when he wants to be.  But I still love him anyway.  He's back to being my main buddy once again.    I just wish I didn't have to work so hard to get my treats!

It has been awhile since we've participated in PepiSmartDog's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.   We are thankful we are  back to link up with blog hop once again.   Join us and have some fun!


Help pals - We can't get Linky Tools to post all of the other pictures of pals who have linked up.   We've been doing Thankful Thursday Blog Hops off and on for about 5 years and never had a problem.   All of a sudden, we can't post the link.

Any tips or anyone know why?

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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Caturday Art Blog Hop

Hi Pals,

It's been awhile since I've participated in the Caturday Art Blog Hop with AthenaTheCatGoddess and the Selfie Blog Hop with TheresACatOnMyhead.  So here we are once again.

M happened to snap this picture of me sleeping on her bed.  After she bent over and kissed my cheek, she snapped the picture, and I didn't even open my eyes.

Then she put it in a new program she found called PhotoCat for a little editing and to give it the black frame.   They have some pretty cool effects you can use, but she kind of liked me just as I am.  It's a pretty simple program with easy in and easy out!

It's not often she gets a picture of my toesies!  Well, one paw anyway.

Have a great weekend pals.  I plan on doing a lot of snoozing myself.


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

Thanks to Ann Adamus for the  Graphic

Hi Pals,

M and I had lots of fun trying to find pictures of the kitties and woofies that came before me.  But, alas, back then they really didn't take many.   In fact, we could only find 1.   So we've had to resort to pictures found on the internet that look like our pets..

Pepper was the first kitty M  ever had.  She got him when D went over to Korea right after the war.  Pepper was a well traveled kitty as M got him from a shelter in Florida while she lived there waiting for D to come back from Korea.   Pepper lived to be 19 years of age.

Then along came M's first ever doggie - Fritz, a grey and white miniature schnauzer.   Fritz attached himself like glue to M and really became her doggie.   She loved that little guy.   Then he got Arthritis at age 12 and it reached the point where he could barely walk anymore.  Here again we don't have a picture that we had taken, but this looks just like him.

After Fritz cane Tinker Bell, whom M and D got for my human sisfur.   Tinker Bell was a sweetie.  She used to wrap herself around sisfur's neck at night and sleep there.   Sisfur was about 14 at that point so she couldn't get suffocated.  The two of them were inseparable.

Tinker Bell Look Alike

The last kitty before me was Misty.   M and D answered an ad from a lady who had rescued her from the Humane Society because every time the lady went in their Misty talked to her.   That lady wanted to find a good home for Misty.   It was instant love by M and D when they met Misty.  Another sweetie.   Misty's favorite thing to do was visit D's size 13 feet when he sat down in the family room.   She loved it when D mauled her with his big feet and she kept coming back for more.    We think she was about 13 when she developed kidney problems.  After hydrating her a couple of times a week (the peeps learned how to do that at home) for two years, she reached the point where she needed to be hydrated daily.   While she was a good girl when getting hydrated, the peeps just couldn't do that to her every day.   They knew she would soon get smart to the routine and they would have a difficult time catching her.   They decided to let her cross the bridge rather than make her suffer.

Now this picture really is of our Misty.  That is the one photograph the peeps have of her.   She was another sweetie.

That pals, are all the anipals that came before me in M and D's life since they have been married for 50+ years.    Their only regret is that they wished they would have taken more pictures of each one.  But they didn't.   We feel, however, that the pictures we came up with are pretty accurate as to how they looked at the time we had them.

I have been on Twitter for 10 years and been a blogger for 8 years.   During that time (sadly) I have seen lots of pals (including 3 humans)  cross the Rainbow Bridge.  Lots of tears were shed at the time, but now we try to remember them with some happy memories

Twitter Pals that have crossed the bridge:

Thanks to the human of @JinJinDoggy and @PixelDoggy for keeping the picture current

Blogger Pals That Have Crossed the Bridge

Represents only those that asked Ann Adamus for a memorial picture in 2015 and 2016

Thanks to Ann Adamus for the Blogger pictures
We will always remember our rainbow bridge pals - forever and ever.    We really hope we don't lose anymore pals anytime soon.    

I've joined the blog hop hosted by Deb Barnes of Zee and Zoey's Cat Chronicles. Thank you Deb for hosting this important blog hop.