Sunday, June 16, 2019

Happy Cat Daddy Day 2019

The photo I am sharing below is one of my all time faves. I was a tiny little kitten, so young that my eyes were amber and hadn't changed to the glorious green that they are today. I just love this photo though because it shows how my love affair with Dad started right from the time I was first adopted!


Happy Father's Day to the BEST DAD EVER!!!!
 Now, gimme some food!!



I think I found the above
on Pinterest some time ago
Oh and I may not be a huge fan of the intruder who always smells like warm milk, but she sure seems to love YOU Dad!!!! Not bad for a first time Grandpa!!!!!  (Just don't get any ideas of moving her in permanently!!) Love, Cody






We  would like to wish all Kitty Dads, Doggy Dads, Uncles, Brothers, Grandfathers, anyone who has taken on the role of "Dad" (even WOMEN who have to take on the role of "Dad" !) a Happy Happy Father's Day!!!

Friday, June 14, 2019

Flag Day 2019





FOUND THIS VIDEO ON YOU TUBE
IT WAS ACTUALLY MADE FOR
JULY 4TH, BUT IT WORKS
FOR FLAG DAY
THE YOUNG WOMAN IN THE VIDEO
IS TOO CUTE AS SHE WATCHES
HER KITTY SING
AND IT IS HILARIOUS!
ENJOY!


Monday, June 10, 2019

"Shardai" by Sandra Cox, the PURRFECT Cat Book for World Pet Memorial Day

Tomorrow, June 11th,   is World Pet Memorial Day  which was created by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).  It is a day to honor and memorialize your pets that have passed away.  World Pet Memorial Day is always observed the second Tuesday in June.

I have been reviewing less books (by choice), because I had reviewed so many that I felt I was beginning to become burned out. I tossed my self-imposed book ban to the curb when Sandra Cox contacted me and told me the premise of "Shardai"  and asked if I would review it. I eagerly agreed Why? Because the premise completely reminded me of my Angel Bobo who I honor today, World Pet Memorial Day. The bond between Shardai and his human "mother" was such that he would do ANYTHING to return to her. Like Bobo and I, I know that virtually EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU who are reading this has at least one kitty that went to the bridge that you experienced the same bond with. I know that if ALL of our kitties could return to us, they most certainly would.

Today, it is our honor to feature a book that I think perfectly ties in with World Pet Memorial Day.


I often wondered when I adopted Cody a mere two weeks after Bobo passed, if Bobo had sent him to me. Then while reading "Shardai" I got to thinking, what if Bobo's soul was actually in Cody? (I don't think so because Cody had already been born when Bobo passed, but you never know!)

When I opened "Shardai"and read the dedication, a chill rushed through me: "In memory of Chuck, who passed April 16, 2005 and Dr.Diana Bowman, his veterinarian who passed April 15th, 2006. May you meet at the Rainbow Bridge."



ABOUT "SHARDAI"Shardai is a large sleek cat with attitude. He has the courage of a tiger and the disdain of a king. The fearless feline has only one weakness...his guardian. He would do anything, even come back from the afterlife, for her."

"Shardai" is about a cat's journey from Catarau (A cat's Shangri-La/Heaven) in search of his beloved  "mother."

When Shardai tells Ramses  the Abyssinian elder that leads Catarau that he wants to return to Earth to find his beloved mother, Ramses tells Shardai: "Once you leave this holy place and return to the human's earth, we can no longer protect you. If you are starved, tortured or gassed, we cannot interfere. Travel through space is less than a perfect science, especially for cats, and there is no guarantee you will ever find her. Earth is a large place. And even if you find her, what are the odds she will know you?"

"I will know her," the big cat said quietly.
 "That's all that matters."

"Shardai" chronicles the journey of a cat who is DETERMINED to find his human mother that loved him for so many years. I hesitate to say much about certain details because I do not want to reveal things from this wonderful book. I want YOU to experience everything on your own. I WILL say that "Shardai" is a quick read that is full of action, love and some surprises.  There were parts that greatly upset me and made me feel squeamish,  (because the book addresses the dangers that feral cats have to face EVERY SINGLE DAY in order to survive, and many times, they do not.) 

Rest assured there are also humorous parts, as well as much love and a number of lessons. "Shardai" by Sandra Cox is a wonderful and worthwhile read that will touch your heart. It brought my Angel Bobo closer to me once again when memories were evoked while reading. I am certain he was looking over my shoulder from the Bridge reading along with me and is already planning when he will return.

"YOUR WINGS WERE READY,
BUT MY HEART WAS NOT."




"Shardai" by Sandra Cox is available on Amazon.  "Shardai" is the first in THE CATS OF CATARAU SERIES. ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE SERIES: AKASHA AND MAKITA.

For more information about Sandra Cox and other books she's written, you can visit her at her   blog , (psssst: Sandra you need to add a link to follow via email), twitter .

In honor of World Pet Memorial Day Please take a moment and acknowledge and say a prayer for all of the cats and kittens who are in shelters and pray that they find furever homes.

I also send healing prayers to the kitties that are ill, or are facing challenges, and to all of you who have loved and lost your beloved furbabies. I also am sending prayers and love   to the countless nameless cats that are "lost" every day. Sadly, many will never know the love that Shardai and our furbabies were blessed to know.

My Baby Bobo


"Shardai" by Sandra Cox is available on Amazon.  I received no monetary compensation for this review.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

National Best Friends Day


Today is National Best Friends Day    It is a day to celebrate your best friend(s) and let them know what they mean to you.

I think the last time I used the term "best friend" was when I was in college. Now, I am blessed to have people in my life that I refer to as "close" friends instead of "best friends." My "best" friends are my "close" friends.

Whether I have known them for decades or days, they all add something to my life that if they were not here, they would be sorely missed.  My "close" friends are small in number, in my opinion, that is as it should be. I don't try to amass close friendships the way people are seeking "likes" on Facebook. True friendships take more time to evolve and grow than Facebook would like us to believe.   I have many "acquaintances", but few who I would consider to be "close friends."

My close friends don't pick my brain and then turn a knife in my back for their own benefitThey don't feign liking me one day, and then have nothing to do with me the next.

My close friends aren't "yes" people to me or to anyone else. They care enough to not just tell me what I WANT to hear, but often will tell me what I need to hear, even if it is sometimes painful, as I do for them.

My close friends are friends whose motives I never question, I never question my trust for them. My close friendships just ARE. My communication with them is easy, natural, genuine, Those close friendships are sometimes painfully REAL. I am grateful for those friendships.

If I were to be asked  to pinpoint when those close friendships evolved, in many instances I wouldn't be able to. Many of my closest friendships were unexpected, oftentimes on the surface they would appear to be "unlikely". To me those are some of my favorite and most cherished friendships.

"Unexpected friendships are the BEST ones."

I am grateful for my close friends, and I deeply love each and every one of them.


Friday, June 7, 2019

June is Adopt-A-Cat Month and we #GIVEACRAP !!

CELEBRATE ADOPT-A-CAT MONTH
 WITH WORLD'S BEST CAT LITTER™
 BY SHOWING THE WORLD YOU
 #GIVEACRAP ABOUT SHELTER CATS!

Finally a campaign that is right up our alley!
 It speaks to Cody and I LITERALLY and figuratively !!

As long time users of World's Best Cat Litter (we have been using it ALL of Cody's 12 years with maybe one or two test runs of other litter that led us right back to World's Best, and I am fairly certain Angel Bobo used it as well), we are proud to voluntarily (which means we were NOT compensated to help spread the word), take part in their latest campaign where they are aiming to donate up to:

ONE MILLION POUNDS OF LITTER
TO SHELTERS ACROSS THE U.S.!!




HOW TO HELP DONATE 1 POUND OF LITTER
POST A PIC. #GIVEACRAP. HELP SHELTER CATS.

World's Best Cat Litter is  making it easy (and free) for you to help donate up to ONE MILLION pounds of litter to cats in need through their GiveLitter™ program. All you have to do is share the hashtag #giveacrap on your social media, along with a picture of your cat. For every post, they will donate 1 pound of their high-performance corn litter to one of their shelter partners.


Now go ahead,  click here to get your own frame, upload a photo of you and your kitty and share on social using #GIVEACRAP
 
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