Wednesday, October 30, 2019

No Tricks, Just Treats and Cuteness!

Today we are happy to be pawticipating in the No Tricks, Just Treats for Shelters Blog Hop that is being sponsored by our furiends at LLB in Our Backyard. You can pawticipate too by publishing a Halloween post letting them know some way you plan to/or have helped a shelter or pet in need, and link up to the hop. They will be donating $1 per hop entry AND 50 cents  for each comment they receive on the 30th and 31st  Money raised this year will be split between Legacy Boxer Rescue, Marg's Animals and to our local Cat Rescue, HART(Humboldt Area Rescue Team) in Brian's name.

We are going to share some of our favorite Halloween photos of Cody that we have featured over the past ten years (and there will be a brand new one without Cody but of a different "cat") at the end, and beneath each photo we will share how we have tried to help shelters throughout the years.


This photo is from 2013. One way we try to help is we donate to our blogging friends and the shelters that are closest to THEIR hearts whenever possible.


This collage is from 2018. For the past few years we have featured the Petfinder widget on our sidebar that highlights an adoptable pet.


This photo was for a collage we did in 2015. In July we featured a local adoptable cat on our blog who ended up finding her furever home.



Don't remember what year this collage is from, and am too lazy to look it up, but back in June 2012 I attended an adoption event that was held at Kitty City II here in Michigan. It was in honor of Adopt A Shelter Cat Month. I decided to PAY THE ADOPTION FEE for a family that wanted to adopt a kitty that I had fallen in love with. You can read that post here  (I did end up hearing from the people who adopted that kitty but have fallen out of touch with them over the past few years)


This photo was actually taken last weekend when I attended Zoo Boo here in Detroit with my granddaughter, her parents and my husband. I dressed up as a LION!!!!

 Throughout the years I have given back in other ways by:

  • featuring local shelters on our blog frequently
  • featuring local shelter fundraising events on our blog frequently
  • donating toys etc. to some of our local shelters
  • purchasing holiday cards from Michigan Humane

There are more things that I do, but none are as important as the things that SO MANY OF YOU DO by helping feral cats, practicing TNR, fostering cats,  volunteering at your local shelter, adopting your own cats and sooo much more! 

Kudos to ALL OF YOU in this caring community because you ALL give back sooo much!
Have a happy and safe Halloween! Love from,






39 comments:

  1. What a cool idea! We made a post with some archived images...and left a comment there as well:)

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    1. thank you!!! I did my face and that Lion Mane is actually for a DOG! lol!!! Won it a couple of years ago on Lisa Taron's blog!

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  3. We adopt our kitties from the shelter, and we give them food and stuff now and then...the shelter, not the kitties ;)

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    1. duh! I forgot to say that Cody was adopted lol. You made me laugh about the "now and then"

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  4. Rescue groups need our support!
    Happy Halloween!

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  5. We love all of those photos but that last one with your Granddaughter is absolutely precious! Thanks for helping the critters!

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  6. What a great post, Cody. You and your mom do such great posts. Yes we need to help our babies that don't have a forever home.

    Have a purrfect day. My best to your brother and your mom. ♥

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    1. thanks so much dear Sandee! I found a number of typos that I better go back and change lol!!! Thanks so much for your kind words, you are the sweetest! Sending lots of love! xoxo

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  7. Really love all the posters and you as a cat!

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  8. Well Cody today is a proof positive that you are every lady cat's MEOW!!
    Caren I love you as a lioness and what a precious photo for that Grandbaby to have of you 2 together
    Hugs cecilia

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    1. Awww Cecilia you are beyond sweet! Cody lucked out this year because those are old photos, didn't make him go through anything this year. Thanks so much about the photo with my granddaughter, I am crazy about that photo! xoxo

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  9. I love the way you and Cody have helped so many homeless furbabies! Thank you and everyone else in this world that do that! I love those pics too!

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    1. you are too kind and I thank you but we haven't done NEARLY as much as so many of you do on a DAILY basis! We do our best though! We try!!! Thanks so much for your kind words!

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  10. Aww, I loved all these photos and collages!

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  11. You have been doing some wonderful things - good job! Love the photos too!

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  12. We love all these Halloween images...and the fact that you are helping shelters. :)

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  13. So many cute photos of you Cody! Your mom makes a pretty cool Lion too! Thank you for everything you've done to help shelters!

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  14. Great shots of Cody and I love the photo of you and your granddaughter. XO

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  15. Long time no see Cody! We missed you.

    Emma and Buster

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  16. 😸Pawkisses for a Spooky Helloween to all of you👻🐾😽🎃

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  17. Cody's so cute! We love your costume.
    Happy Halloween!
    Purrs and hugs from us!

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  18. Happy Halloween to all of you from the three of us!

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  19. THE LION KING ... the greatest hit of all! MEOW! ROAR! Happy Halloween to all ...

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  20. You do a lot for shelters and awareness too, you and Cody rock! Love all his Meowlloween photos!
    We help to buy food when we can for the TUFCAT ferals at UWC University in South Africa. I like to surprise them by ordering online from their local grocery chain and having it delivered to the campus. I then get a whatsapp message from Patrick with videos of feeding time and saying a big thank you from the cats! The best feeling! :)

    As you know they do amazing work and that's why we know TNR works!

    Happy Meowlloween!

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  21. Great pics!

    Happy Halloween:)

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  22. We think you and Mom rock, Cody! We love how you are helping shelters, and your pictures are so wonderful. Happy Halloween! XO

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  23. What a great post Cody and Caren. We were unaware of the shelter donation as we dom't get around much anymore but will hopefully soon. Budd is our wild one and quite the adoptive son.

    Jean and Shoko

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  24. That last photo to is the CUTEST ever!!! I love how she’s looking at you.

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    1. thank you so much! that's my favorite too and I also love her expression in that photo. Thank you! xoxo

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  25. What a wonderful, festive collection of photos, Cody and Mom!

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