Sunday, March 29, 2020

Our 5th Blogoversary - Wow!

Peaches here and...What! Our FIFTH blogoversary!  Not to be believed. But it's true, our human is actually celebrating her 5th year.  Fortunately, since she has US, she has been continually inspired to share us with the world!  And having such a friendly blogging community around us means we feel appreciated!  Our only gripe is that she promised to find us virtual boyfriends and has procrastinated doing so. We have a weakness for orange cats, but would consider any candidates which represent our many colors: black, white, gray and definitely tabby!  so..if you are one of those, please contact her!

Although our blogging visitors are about the same as last year ( less than the year before), exciting new things happened.   

1) Our human joined CWA, the Cat Writers Association (she was looking forward to attending her first meeting in New Jersey). 2) We entertained our blogger friends with 2 slideshows this year, a "Cat-riotic" celebration and Meowy Catmas. 3) Also our Facebook visitors, increased from 10,000 to 11,500.  It's a challenge to keep our Facebook friends engaged and our human kinda has to turn cartwheels to do so (we help her), but its still a nice cozy group. We'll tell you more in our retrospective.

 4) She also finished two books about us, one of them illustrating all the holidays we celebrated and all our kooky costumes.  Now she has to deal with publishing them. (long story but starts have been made). 5) She started her first mailing list and newsletter! 6) Lastly (unless we think of something else) she created her first calendar late last year!  

In August-September our world was turned upside down because our human did something reprehensible to us called "MOVING."
We have forgiven her, but it turned our lives upside down for sure. 

All of us want to give a group hug to everyone who contributed to our amazing blogging  world by arranging group activities like special days, secret santa, Christmas Card exchanges, a calendar,, the Cat blogosphere and more!  We can't thank you enough.

March 2019 - March 2020 Retrospective

We like to do a retrospective each blogoversary of the past year's photo highlights so here goes!

April 2019

We started off the year in jail!  Yes we were arrested for Tuna Theft and some other things, only to find out it was April Fool's Day and just a joke!  We got let out of jail really soon!

Easter came shortly thereafter and we entertained our Facebook furrriends with a gala Easter Parade, giving one hat apiece to many enthusiastic Facebook readers. Then we let them strut their stuff in a musical slideshow!  Here are some of our good-looking fur ball friends. There are a few bloggers involved too!

May 2019

We enjoyed our Kitty-Mama Day celebration as it always gives  an excuse to snuggle with our human! As you will notice we BOTH like to lay our heads against her cheek  Its a good thing she has two of them!

National Bird Day

We noticed there were birds in Carol's computer and we had a fine celebration looking for them!

3rd Annual Rainbow Memorial

For the third time we honored Angel kitties. Sadly many of our blogger friends lost dear friends in the year before our memorial. Among them: Lone Star Cats, Zoolatry, The Cat on my Head,  15 and Meowing, Friends fur-ever, Dash Kitten, Island Cats, Brian's Home, Timmy Tomcat, Bionic Basil and more. 

June 2019      National Rose Month

I was proud to stair in  National Rose Month  and I made certain that may sister  Paprika's picture was smaller than mine!

July 2019

In July we hosted & created a "Cat-riotic Slideshow"
for all our blogger friends. Heartiily enjoyed by all!

August 2019

August was the start of all our moving woes because our human put her condo up for sale, involving strange visitors called "realtors" and having to be displaced during an "inspection." And THEN there was packing!

All this upheaval, however did not prevent us from observing World Lions Day on August 8 (even though we are tigers). Our human found these lion costumes on Amazon & could not resist...

September and "The Move"

Before the move

After the move: confusion and more confusion 

October 2019

FINALLY we and our human both settled down to enjoy the view in our new digs.

And of course we would never overlook Halloween!

November 2019

We hosted a contest on our Facebook page spotlighting cats with, um "unique talents"

 That's Raz from Friends Forever above, in case she looks familiar.

Thanksgiving 2019

We took a chance and dressed up for the big event. I was very nervous about it, though. Not Paprika. She's a born outlaw.

December 2019

In December we created & hosted MEOWY CHRISTMAS slideshow for our Blogger Friends. Almost 50 bloggers purr-ticipated!

And there was Secret Paws...Friends Fur-ever was our generous Secret Paws!

January 2020 - Painted Cat Show

We started of New Years Eve & Day by hosting a WILD psychedelic slideshow for our Facebook group. Here they are, looking multi-colored!

February 2020

February was BUSY! We celebrated the Super Bowl as very talented cheerleaders!

The Os-Kat Awards

Hot on the heals of the Super Bowl came the annual Oscar awards, and we had our own Os-Kat celebration and gave out awards. 

Our Announcement:

A couple of the winning cats

Finally in February came Valentines Day and another slideshow! - our 3rd annual LOVE CATs show!

Are you still there?

If you are, we would like to offer you a drink. Some catnip beer, perhaps?  How about a little Riesling Purr? Though Cat's Happy Hour is normally celebrated in November, it's never too early!  

Seriously, we want to thank you for staying with us, for reading our retrospective, and for all your support, friendship, hosting of events, creativity...and, well, just for being YOU!

Love, Peaches
PS: Now how about finding us those boyfriends?

We are joining The Cat On My Head's blog hop today.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

7 Ways to Respect Your Cat today!

A Major Day

Good morning, Paprika here! For the all important RESPECT YOUR CAT DAY I have assumed a position atop my favorite leather chair which commands respect!  This is a verrrry important day in which we cats are elevated to a noteworthy level.  I am going to make sure my human knows about this holiday. I will suggest some ways for her to respect my sis-fur Peaches and me!

What YOU can do to respect your cat today

1) Keep us from being bored! Play a new game with us.
2) Give us one of those cool little "cat houses" where we can hide out.
3) Pet us in our favorite way - ear scratching is mine!
4) Open the window (make sure you have screens) and let us see what's going on out there
5) Don't hold back! Hand over that favorite treat!
6) Give us serious "wand toy" time even if it bores you!
7) Get silly with us. We are silly cats.

We should love to know if YOU have any favorite ways to respect YOUR cat!  After all, you hoo-mans are experts!

We're joining Athena & Marie's artsy Cat-ur-day Hop today!  We used the software Painnt for todays picture.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Social Distancing for Cats

Our human told us about this new practice. We do wish to get in the spirit & purr-ticipate!  But there should be modifications for cats don't you agree? 

In addition to Cat Blogosphere, we're also joining Brians Thankful Thursday Hop! We are thankful to be home and together. (Though little apart)

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Working from Home - by Paprika

Paprika here! Well my point of view is, if the human is at home, we should help her with everything, don't you agree?  I was thrilled to see a pile of socks yesterday and immediately went to investigate. This used to be my specialty!


Sock Sorting By Paprika the Cat

I then realized there was much work to be done.  I stationed myself in the correct place to begin and surveyed the items...but alas, my joyous task was not to be.  "Paprika, MOVE!" I heard my human say.  I remained steadfast. 

I thought she would come to her senses so I again offered my valuable services. No one knows SOCKS as well as I!  She tried to move me but again I refused to budge.

I am devastated!  I have been informed she wants to do this task herself.  Sometimes I just don't understand the peeps. They don't know what they're missing.  If she's going to stay at home all the time at least she could let us PURR-ticipate!  Don't you agree?

-- Paprika the cat