Thursday, September 29, 2016

It's National Coffee Day!!!

EVERY day for me is National Coffee Day, but every year on September 29th, the rest of the Nation decides to join me!  Click here to see where to get "deals and freebies."

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I have been a coffee lover since I had my first sip of coffee when I was a child. Well, I THOUGHT it was coffee! In reality, it was a mug of warm milk that my Grandmother "flavored" with a tiny bit of coffee. To me, it WAS coffee and I felt oh so grown up!  I was HOOKED!

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I love EVERYTHING about coffee, the taste, the smell of it brewing, EVERYTHING!

I have laughed and cried over a cup of coffee, read fabulous books, had intense conversations and no conversation at all with a cup of coffee in my hand. I have started and ended meals with coffee. Come to think of it, I have started and ended relationships with it too!

I drink coffee all day, and well into the night. I can have a cup of coffee before going to bed and sleep like a baby. (There is a long-standing argument as to which has more caffeine, coffee or tea? Most believe it is coffee....WRONG...there is MORE caffeine in tea which is why my Urologist forbids me drinking tea because of my kidney stones. But...that could fluctuate depending on how strong you make your coffee.) 

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I am not a coffee snob.  I will pretty much drink all types, but I do have a couple of rules.  NO INSTANT COFFEE!! NO DECAF!!! None!

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My love of coffee is so strong, (pun intended), that I have an entire Pinterest board devoted to it. Some of my  favorite cat-related coffee pins are shown above and below.

You enjoy while I go make a fresh pot of coffee!

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Last, but not least, one of MANY  coffee collectibles that are hanging in my home:

You can see more of my coffee pins, both cat-related and non, by visiting my Pinterest board!

So, tell me, are YOU a coffee freak? What's your favorite way to drink it? Mine is just with powdered creamer, some sweetener or sugar, nothing fancy......and....get ready because International Coffee Day is October 1st!!!

Drink up!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

My Office Romance

He even has his own bed...........

Now, now...who did you expect??????? 

I recently took on a second job, (part time, working from home), and couldn't be happier. While I tend to do my "main job" (blogging), from the dining room table, my second job involves a lot of speaking on the phone. Whenever I am going to be focusing on my second job, I head into my home office, which is quieter, and obviously somebody else appreciates the quiet too.

The other day while I was working, I was so engrossed,  I never noticed that Cody had entered the room, (he has his own cat door). I turned, looked, and saw my adorable kitty boy staring at me.

It doesn't get any better than this!!

Monday, September 26, 2016


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Friday, September 23, 2016

Cat Cards, SqueakNSnap and Cat Toys!

Hi and Happy Friday all!

A few weeks ago our friends over at 15 and Meowing had a pawesome giveaway and we won!!! The main prize was the   Squeak N Snap   , which I had heard about and desperately wanted to try!
What is SqueakNSnap?

The concept is genius, and using the SqueakNSnap is a breeze! It is super easy to use. Most of us who photograph children and pets know just how hard it can be to get them to look at the camera. SqueakNSnap is a cute little bear, with a button hidden in his belly, that when you plug the end of the cord that comes with it into your iPhone or Android phone headset jack or hole (with the camera app OPEN), each time you squeeze the bear's belly, it makes a squeaky (hence the name) sound. The "squeaky" sound is nearly guaranteed to capture your child or your pet's attention. With each "squeak" the camera "SNAPS!!" a photo!! Brilliant!! No more struggling to get the attention of your child or pet, they will automatically look in the direction of the camera, (most of the time!)

 The only glitch that I thought of is, if you have an iPhone that came out BEFORE the new 7, the SqueakNSnap will work. Apple has removed the headphone jack from the new iPhones, but I have a feeling that SqueakNSnap will come up with something to compensate for that.

Here is Cody's reaction when he first heard the "squeak"

I will say that Cody wasn't as interested in the squeaky sound as I had expected him to be, but it worked super well with Dakota (I think dogs are just more tuned into that "squeaky" sound).

I will use the SqueakNSnap until I get the new iPhone. One thing I learned is your first instinct is to keep squeezing the bear's belly to get the attention of your pet, but each time you squeeze, the button in the bear's belly, the SqueakNSnap  takes a photo. (I had about 20 of the same photo until I realized that, because stupid me was too lazy to read the directions FIRST before trying it.)

Dakota is my more reluctant "model" and it worked like a champ to get his attention, I definitely recommend SqeakNSnap if you have a hard to photograph pet or child.

Not only did I win the SqueakNSnap,  Ellen generously  included those hilarious "greeting" cards shown above, along with   two handmade cat toys! That was sooo sweet of her!! If you read the cards above, do you think that Ellen is trying to send Mom a subliminal message? Hmmmm.........

Cody particularly enjoyed the toys!

Check out the video below that shows just how much of a great time Cody had with the toys that Ellen had made! It is only 48 seconds long, be sure to watch around the 47 second mark!  Cody pounces on the toy, does a somersault, and lands smack dab in his bed!! He could NOT have orchestrated that better!

Thanks so much Ellen and kitty family!!!!!!  I am going to have fun trying to get Dakota and Cody to look at the camera more, I am probably going to frame those cards because they are too hilarious to part with,  and Cody will continue to have a blast with his toys!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

#RememberMeThursday "Shine a Light and Save a LIFE" #RemembertheRescue

Hi every furry and human! It's Cody, and I am here to tell you that today is a most impawtant day. It is the day when we honor the millions of pets who lost their lives without the benefit of a loving home, and shine a light on the millions of healthy pets who are still awaiting adoption.

Animal lovers across the planet will honor these loving babies
 by lighting candles on the exact same day.
I am a rescue kitty.

I was blessed that I had an amazing foster mother and was adopted by my Mom at a young age, but things could have been different.

Today I want to acknowledge animals who weren't as lucky as me and pray for those who are still waiting to be adopted. May they all find loving homes.

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