Friday, March 27, 2020

Social Distancing Cat Style

Hi All! We are still here (thank COD) and doing well (knock on wood!) First, in the photo above that is NOT a stain on the carpet, it's the shadows :)

Thinking of all of you and everyone affected by the invisible demon plaguing us all.

I am grateful that my life was pretty boring long before the virus gripped the world. We don't eat out often, haven't seen a movie in the theater for quite some time. After having lived alone for many, many, many years being alone (or just with my husband, Cody and Dakota) isn't upsetting to me.

I have been busy cleaning, cleaning, cleaning, washing my hands incessantly, taking walks, and keeping up with people via facebook and when I can, I visit as many blogs as possible.

In the coming weeks I am praying for my family, friends and everyone to stay healthy. I am hoping to start drawing again and do some things that I always said I didn't have time for.

Be sure to take care of yourselves, be safe, stay healthy, and as Cody and Dakota are doing above, practice social distancing!

Lots of love from us to you!

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Thankfully I Nap EVERY DAY!

Hi all it's Cody! Well, it appears that Mom dropped the ball again! In our daily planner it states that National Napping Day is today when in fact it was this past Monday! (Shame on you Mom for not checking!) "National Napping Day is observed annually the day following the return of daylight saving time.  National Napping Day provides everyone with the opportunity to have a nap and catch up on the hour of sleep they lost due to the spring forward time change."

"Numerous studies have shown that short 10-20 minute naps are the most effective when midday fatigue hits.  Improvements in alertness, productivity and mood have all been shown to improve with this type of snooze." 

"William Anthony, Ph.D., a Boston University Professor and his wife, Camille Anthony, created National Napping Day in 1999 as an effort to spotlight the health benefits to catching up on quality sleep.  “We chose this particular Monday because Americans are more ‘nap-ready’ than usual after losing an hour of sleep to daylight saving time,” Anthony said"

My Mom is screwed because she stays up til all hours of the morning watching mindless TV and  then gets up at no later than 7am. She will be crabby for at least a week because she NEVER takes naps! 

I just think it's funny because they made a day named after what kitties are smart enough to do EVERY DAY!!

Love, Cody

Monday, March 9, 2020

Cat Care:The Essential Guide (Rob Duffy Series Editor)

I was recently sent a copy of Cat Care:The Essential Guide by (Rob Duffy Series Editor). Throughout the years I have featured, read and own a number of Cat Care books and each one has value in their own right. Cat Care:The Essential Guide is another to add to your toolbox of cat care reference books.

From Perfect Pets Books:

"Cat Care The Essential Guide is a useful resource packed with all the information one needs to provide the best care possible for your cat from infancy to adulthood. Not only does the book cover the vast amount of general things to consider about owning and caring for a cat more specific issues are covered. These include: The early years and the cat ‘teenager’. What a cat should eat and drink and foods that are dangerous. Basic first aid is also covered in easy to read language that guides the owner on the best course of action to take before the cat gets to the vet in case of an accident."

Some Chapters From the Book Include:

Things to Know About Owning A Cat
Microchip, Vaccinations,  Weight, Exercise, Grooming

The Kitten
Kitten-proofing your home. 
Toys and Chews: Perfect Pets Books is based out of the UK and in this section they reference a couple of things that I am not familiar with. Are any of you familiar with fresh breath mint sticks, plaque removing pretzels, chewy wheels and stick shaped grinding toys for cats? Feel free to shed some light on this!

Dangerous Foods for your Cat
This can't be reiterated enough!

First Aid for your Cat

  • What should be in your Cat First Aid Kit? The book has a comprehensive list!
  • What to do in an Emergency
  • Symptoms Which May Need Quick Action
  • Choking

Only 72 pages long, it makes it easily transportable. It is  a quick (but thorough) and  IMPORTANT cat care reference book to add to your collection. The book covers many more topics and is written in "everyday" language that makes it easy for people like me with no medical background, easy to use and understand. Cat Care:The Essential Guide is a MUST for every cat owner!! Click to preview the ebook. If you purchase on the Perfect Pets Books website the currency is is also available on Amazon. They ship worldwide GET 25% off with code perfect25OFF 

  • ISBN-10: 1913296016
  • ISBN-13: 978-1913296018

Monday, March 2, 2020

We Love You Dr.Seuss! #ReadAcrossAmericaDay

A version of this  post first appeared on our blog on March 2nd, 2013....each year we repeat it, why? Because we LOVE it! 

Today is the day,
it's truer than true,
today is the day 
we tell Dr.Seuss
It is also Read Across America Day
which is ALWAYS celebrated
on Dr.Seuss's birthday

"Across the country, thousands of schools,
 libraries, and community centers
 participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books"
Visit Seussville for all sorts of activities!

Cody won this hat
that was made by
Ms.Ellen over at 
15 and Meowing 
March of 2018

Mom first discovered Dr.Seuss
as a child of age 4,
When she would "read"
she would shout
"I want MORE!"

March 2, 1904
is a date to be remembered

Write it on your wall!
It is  the birthday
of probably the most
popular children's book author of all!
courtesy of

He wrote Mom's faves,
oh how she  LOVES those green eggs!

Mom's first long word,
that she ever read,
it was in one of Seuss's books
and at age 6,
 Mom figured it out
just by using her head!

It is only appropriate on this
most special day,
that we wish 
Dr. Seuss the