Saturday, November 18, 2017

It's “M I C. K E Y. M O U S E! Mickey Mouse!"

"Hey there, Hi there, Ho there!!" Welcome boys and girls, cats and dogs!!! I was so excited when I read that today is Mickey Mouse Day!!   Why? Because I am a child of the 50s (yes, I am a relic from the Stone Age), and when I was around five years old I was COMPLETELY obsessed with Mickey Mouse!

Every day I would watch the Mickey Mouse Club, as I am sure that many of you reading this blog did too!  ( I had the Mouse Ears also!) When the closing theme song would play, I would be sad that I had to wait until the next day for another episode.

There was no color TV back then, everything was in black and white, but in my five year old mind, Mickey was REAL!! A walking, talking, red shorts wearing ADORABLE MOUSE. I thought the kids that were members of the Mickey Mouse Club were the luckiest and coolest kids in the World!
  (I also couldn't understand why Karen spelled her name funny....but I digress....).........

I tried to share my excitement and memories of Mickey Mouse with Cody. I figured since Mickey was a MOUSE, well....cats LOVE mice, right?

I guess not..................

Anyway, hoping you all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Blogging Cats Calendar 2018- Hurry! 25% off expires November 16!

Cover Art by Ann Adamus of Zoolatry

Looking for the PURRFECT gift for a cat lover in 2018?

Are you a blogger who has a New Years "intention" (I HATE the word "resolution" , it is too definitive and confining, but I digress....) of being better organized?

I don't know about you, but if  I didn't maintain an editorial calendar for each of my blogs I would be even more disorganized than I am now!

That being said, you do NOT have to be a blogger to enjoy seeing some of your favorite kitties from the blogs you love, (and some you have yet to meet!),  beautifully showcased in the

One of MANY things that I love about this calendar is that the area where you  write  is large enough to include quite a bit of information. I use my calendar EVERY SINGLE DAY WITHOUT FAIL. I literally would not be able to function without it.  Have writer's block? I can't begin to tell you the number of times this calendar has been the impetus for a post on my blog(s).

I have seen comments on blogs when people blog about a certain event and someone will say they "didn't know about it." Well, there is a good chance if they have this calendar that will NOT happen again!

Kitties from all over the world submitted photos to Mom Paula from the adorable blog, Sweet Purrfections (starring Truffles and Brulee)who had the painstaking and rather daunting task of adding all of the kitties to this incredible "week-at-a-glance" planner! Once again, Mom Paula outdid herself. The calendar is exquisite!  And...this year there are special contributions to the calendar (keep reading this post to learn more!) 

Price: $34.99
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This weekly planner is perfect for someone who blogs about their cats or who loves photos of beautiful cats from around the world. This full-colored weekly planner contains photo collages of blogging cats from around the world.

 Each week contains national and international standard holidays, special pet holidays and celebrations, and weird & funny days of the year.

 Each month features an article about cats from well-known cat writers. Featured cat writers include Deborah Barnes, Susan C Willett, B J Bangs, Dawn White, Caren Gittleman (that would be me!!) , Bonnie Elizabeth Koenig, Lisa Richman, Amy Shojai, Janiss Garza, Kate Benjamin, Julie McAlee, Sue Doute, and Paula Gregg. I have read each submission and they are meowvelous!!
If you want to read my submission
 and the fabulous submissions by others,

Monday, November 13, 2017

World Kindness Day

Friday, November 10, 2017

Cats (and their stories) Needed For Cat Calendar 2019 !! (Yes...2019!)

Fellow Tabby Cat, Barn Cat Petunia seeks help from cats around the world!  Her human, artist,
Alex Hubbell has obsessively painted her throughout the year. It’s time to broaden horizons for both animal and artist. Petunia’s calling all cat lovers to share photos and stories for the 2019 calendar. 
Photo Courtesy of Alex Hubbell

TWELVE OF THE BEST CAT STORIES WILL BE CHOSEN from all submissions. Alex will create an original artwork based on the winning kitties for each month in 2019. To get involved and submit your story visit us at on 

"My cat, Petunia, may be the star in this year's calendar, but next year, I want to paint cats from around the world, and I need your help. Either you love cats, or you know someone who does, and you have a story to tell.  

So please, send me your cats, because I need 12 FRESH felines to be featured in next year’s edition.  If you send me a photo and a quick story with your backer survey, I will be painting a selection of your cats throughout this year.  You could be part of a Commissioned Cat Calendar for 2019!  So, please, join me! I can’t wait to see what stories you have to share."

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Au Revoir Sweet Loustiquette

1 May 2002 - 30 October 2017

Photo used with permission 

My heart broke when I read about sweet Loustiquette becoming  an angel. 

Sweet, chubby, I was partial to her because I often felt when I would visit her blog that if I were to come back in this life as a cat, I would BE HER.
Photo used with permission

She was deeply loved by her family and they are simply devastated by her sudden illness and passing.

Photo used with permission

Loustiquette thank you for sharing your wisdom with us. Thank you for showing us how to enjoy sun puddles and lolling by the pool. Your leaving so soon has filled me with great sadness. Sending love and sympathy to your kitty sibling and to your family. You are free of pain sweet girl. I will miss you always. With much love and my deepest sympathy.

 For those who want to send messages of sympathy, you can do so here. 

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