Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Cat Baubles, Birthdays, Bowties, Cat Butts and Cuddly Cat Pillows!!

As many of you know, last week I had a HUGE birthday!!!! Not only was it HUGE in years, it was HUGE in love!! I am truly blessed! I had surprises that began on the weekend that continued right through my birthday, my husband was responsible for many of them, but I also received some other special things around the time of my birthday!


Among some of the fantastic gifts I received were these beautiful "baubles" from my sister-in-law Nancy, who lives in Florida. She had visited France last summer and picked these up for me:
They now have a place of honor on a shelf in my office, I just love them!!!


I also received some fabulous cards which you can see below:

Thanks to all who sent me cards, I hope I didn't miss anyone! I loved each and every one of them and am deeply touched!!!

One of our readers commented on our Blogoversary post asking if Cody was wearing a collar. Nope, it wasn't a color but it WAS an adorable Bowtie!!

A few months ago I participated in an auction, and was the highest bidder of these darling Bowties made by Emily from Kitty Cat Chronicles!!!!

Emily makes custom-made Bowties and Flowers for kitties!!!!!

Photo courtesy of

Our crochet bow ties and flowers are hand-made right here at home. They can be made in any color(s) or size. They have elastic bands on the back that slide over a collar. A great gift for any furry furiend, whether they be a kitty or a woofie!

The bow ties and flowers come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you aren't happy with the way your bow tie or flower turned out or if something comes apart, send it back for a fix or replacement at any time!

You can place your order for a bow tie or flower by emailing us at

10% of all proceeds are donated to Circle of Friends Animal Society. - See more at:
Cody's ties were custom designed by Emily because he doesn't wear a collar, so she made a variation for him that ties. Emily asked me first if I wanted this type of a tie and I agreed since Cody does not wear Bow Ties regularly. CAUTION:DO NOT LET YOUR CAT WEAR THIS TYPE OF BOW TIE UNATTENDED. I only put ties on Cody when I am taking photos of him and I was right there with him the entire time. With this type of Bow Tie if you leave the cat unattended he/she could chew on the yarn. You do not want that to happen. As with toys, etc., when not in use, put them away in a safe place (if you have this type of a Bow Tie). 

Cody isn't a fan of bow ties or other items that he has to wear, so I don't normally keep them on him that long.  He wears them for special photos and holidays and that's about it! I thank Emily for doing such an incredible job with them, I am so happy to have been the highest bidder!!  I LOVE THEM!!!!! Cody now has them in FOUR different colors, so he is all set! Thank you Emily!!


The next cat item I received was from my other sister-in-law, Judy. These you have seen quite a bit on the web, but here they are again!

Then, I had a most wonderful surprise from my friend Joanne over at Triple T Studios! Back in September she had a give-away for a Cuddly Cat Pillow that I went crazy for because the gray tabby cat pillow looks so much like Cody!! Well, I entered the give-away, didn't win, but guess what Joanne surprised me with on my milestone birthday? Here it is!!!! The:


The Cuddly Cat Pillow is the purr-fect way to add cat cuteness where you need a cushion.  This soft plush covered pillow measures approximately 15 inches ( 38 cm) wide, 11 inches (28 cm) high and 3 inches (8 cm) in depth.  Large enough to make a statement but small enough to double as a travel or car pillow.  Your new cat nap companion!

Cody doesn't think it looks like him, I think it does!

The Cuddly Cat Pillow is covered with a soft plush material.  The poly-fill pillow insert is included.

The Cuddly Cat Pillow is available in two colors: Gray Tabby and Brown Tabby.

Cody doesn't have to worry, the Cuddly Cat Pillow now resides with my other "artsy" pillows on our couch. I am certain I will find Cody sleeping on it or by it, one day soon!!!!

A huge thank you to Triple T Studios for this MOST APPRECIATED and deeply loved, surprise milestone birthday gift!!!! 

Thanks to everyone for all of the wonderful things that were featured on the blog today! Which ones are your favorites? 


  1. What lovely presents! I'm happy that your day was so very special!

  2. You sure did get a lot of neat/fun things!

    Your birthday memories will last a long long time:))

    Cody, you sure did look handsome with that bright bow tie!

  3. Sounds like a great day with lots of awesome presents =)

  4. What great gifts on your Birthday Cody.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

    1. Sillies!! It was Mom's birthday, not mine (wink)....but they ARE pawesome! Love, Cody

  5. What an awesome birthday you had! I'm so glad it was such a special day.

  6. sure did get a lot of lovely loot for your special day Caren! I love everything - and I do think that pillow looks like Cody (only he's a lot cuter!!!!) happy that you enjoyed all the goodies you got....just shows how much everybody LOVES you!

    Hugs, Pam

  7. Caren, you sure scored with lots of awesome presents for your birthday! Woohoo! :-)

  8. WOW! What a wonderful group of gifts! I love them TOO! XXOO

    Katie's mom

  9. Caren we are so glad that you had such a special birthday. What a great bunch of gifts. WE love the bow tie and the pillow. Lots of great gifts. Those cat baubles are just great too.

  10. Wonderful gifts. Love the butt magnets. LOL. Glad you had a fun birthday.
    Sue B

  11. A bevy of good stuff, Caren! Cody, your face is priceless!

  12. I'm surprised the limo didn't end up in this post.

    I'm so happy you had a great birthday.

    Have a fabulous day. Big hugs to you and tons of scritches to Cody. ♥♥♥

    1. Nope! It didn't because this is about cats :)
      My sister-in-law Nancy gave me a few other things and they aren't here either because they aren't cat related :)
      The bowties I bought.....I was the highest bidder in an auction :)

  13. So many great gifts you received Caren! I love the pillow and it does look like Cody a bit :)
    Have a great week!

  14. Very cute. Love the bow tie
    Lily & Edward

  15. I am so glad you had a great birthday! Happy Belated Birthday!

  16. What awesome B-Day gifts! The baubles from France are our favorite!

  17. An exciting birthday indeed!!! Those cat butt magnets are hilarious. And I LOVE the baubles! Absolutely adorable. And Cody.... SO HANDSOME in his bow ties. He makes them look GOOD! So glad that you like them :) Thank you for sharing about them and linking back to me. I truly appreciate it!!! I hope that your birthday celebrations are continuing -- the month isn't over!!! :D

    1. oh you are a sweetheart!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE those ties and your idea was simply perfect with them!!!!!!! You are most welcome, I wouldn't dream of NOT linking to you!!!! You are the best! Thanks so much! xoxo

  18. Dang, that's a nice big bunch of goodies Cody! You do look good in a bow tie pal!

  19. All I can say is WOW Cody.
    YOU are sure handsome in your great bowtie.
    All of those goodies -- super WOW!!!

  20. Your mom-person sure got many super B-day gifts !
    My mom-persons favorite was the cat butts :)


  21. Those are great gifts and cards. I am glad you had such a love filled birthday- you deserve it. And I love the bow tie on Cody- so cute :)

    1. that was so sweet of you, thank you!!!! I love Cody in the tie too, can't wait to put the others on him!

  22. Those are some awesome gifts and cards, Caren! So glad you had a wonderful day, because you deserve it!

    P.S. - did you ever get the card we posted on your FB wall?


    1. Now I got it because you just tagged me! THANK YOU!! I feel awful that I never saw it til today, I LOVE IT!!! THANK YOU!! (((hugs))) and love to all of you!

  23. Meow what a birffday yous had. ConCats those awe all pawsum fings. And Cody looks so stinkin' cute. Have a gweat day.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  24. Don't you love it when people know you're a cat lover and give you all kinds of kitty goodness on holidays? So glad you had such a wonderful day!

  25. What fun gifts you got, Miss Caren. We 'specially like the cat butts. They make us MOL!

  26. You were appropriately spoilt, love the gifts. Purrfect!!

  27. WOW! Look at all that great stuff! Well deserved too!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  28. Great swag!!!! Happy Happy Belated Birthday!!!!!
    Marty, Mom and the Gang

  29. Lots of super fun stuff! Great gifts!