Sunday, March 24, 2019

Our 4th Blogoversary

Holy Cat is it really that time again?  Good morning, Peaches here! As alpha cat in the household, it's my job to make all announcement and instigate all celebrations.

Believe it or not, this is Carol's 4th Blogoversary  We can understand why she wants to write about US! What confuses us is if OTHER cats get involved.  More on that as we go along.

Several milestones this year!
 1) Carol had a blog makeover by talented artistic Debbie of Glogirly Design. Those cute pink circles around us, surrounded by peaches & paprika didn't happen by accident! 

2) Carol's photo-art of me & Paprika for National Button Day won a finalist place in the Cat Writers Association contest. Boy were we happy! She's going to be hard to live with now!  She never would have been a finalist for anything if not for us! We'll point out the photo later

3) Carol started working on her first book about...guess who?  She's hoping some of our Facebook readers who say they love us so much will be interested. She is starting to read up on a world totally new to her! 

4) We got more popular on Facebook, and our LIKES went to over 10,000.  It sounds good but is a mixed blessing.

5) Our blog got less traffic than last year despite our prancing around in cute costumes but our human says she is working on some new approaches. We'll see!

Carol wants to thank everyone who contributed to our blogging  world by hosting blog hops, putting together books, Christmas Lists and other's definitely a group effort!  She was going to put together a list of names but since she is a totally cluts she will probably leave out someone so pawleez consider it a group hug!

2018 - 2019 Retrospective:

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

March 2018 photos

SPRING FORWARD TIME - Our human tried to disturb our beauty rest on this day, claiming our clock was wrong. Clock, Shmock! I told Paprika: "ignore her."

We also hosted a really cool MEOWY GRAS Parade of our Facebook readers for Mardi Gras. Everyone was all excited about it.  This is one of the occasions where we feel the slideshow should have been all about us. But she insisted o involving other felines.

April 2018

An extremely important holiday took place in April:  my namesake, PEACH COBBLER DAY! You can see why this was a "MUST CELEBRATE!"

Hot on the heels of Peach Cobblers Day, came NATIONAL HAIRSTYISTS DAY. Paprika and I had a great time playing dress up!

May, 2018

In May we came back to earth abruptly because it was CLEAN UP YOUR ROOM DAY! I tried to instruct Paprika on etiquette for this activity but she was impervious to suggestions.

National Wine Day
As you can see, I know how to enjoy myself!

2nd Annual Memorial Honoring

For the second time, we honored kitties belonging to our Facebook and blogger friends. 

June 2018

Imagine our surprise during HOT AIR BALLOON DAY when we found ourselves suddenly in the air!

And for FATHER'S DAY, we honored the many KITTY DADS of our friends. there were more than we thought!

July 2018

Summer is filled with exciting opportunities. To celebrate BARBERSHIP QUARTET  day, our human recruited Bionic Basil from the Bionic Basil blog & one kitten friend of hers.

Creative Cat Event

We also celebrated BODY PAINTING DAY by "painting" many cat friends and having an unbelievable slideshow!

August 2018
Lots of great summer holidays came along like this one.  It was not easy to teach Paprika about marshmallows, though....

We continued to celebrate Tummy Tuesday throughout the year!

September 2018

 Our Rosh Hashanah celebration was met with great enthusiasm.

Paprika's Dental Surgery

In September my sister Paprika had a couple teeth pulled. The big  news is, she was given her own TENT afterwards to rest in. And I, her big sister was not permitted to enter.  The nerve!

October 2018

An important holiday awaits us in October!

Our 2018 Halloween event
We also hosted a Black & Orange Cat Spooktacular for our Facebook friends and interested bloggers.

November 2018

National Button Day
This was one of our Uber cute pictures.  It's the one that placed in the FINALS of the CWA contest.  Don't we look like sweet little innocents?  We're not that innocent!

For a brand new excursion, we tried out Cyber Monday, hearing about free catnip...we think it was a come on though and we couldn't get into the computer to get the catnip out...

December 2018

December was a fun month for all cats!

SECRET PAWS...YUM!  both packing & receiving provided incredible thurrillls!

At long last Christmas Eve arrived and we crawled into our stockings...I was a bit worried 

We then made a slideshow of all the other Bloggers' Card who was enjoyed by all!

January 2019

January brought snow, birds and National Squirrel Day!

Another January holiday we could not resist was Bubble Bath Day!  Paprika took it little too seriously ...but that's how she is!.

February 2018

In February we lost friend Wally of the Island Cats blog and a great loss to our blogging community it was indeed.

What a sweet month is February indeed, otherwise. A time to show love!

What another wine holiday?

If you've been patient enough to read this far we want to compliment you on being he most patient reader in the world.  Would you like some PINOT MEOW to celebrate with us?  Maybe some Cabernet Claw?  

Most Patient Reader Award

Thank you again to all for all the camaraderie, support, blogger hops, events, and I hope we hope to keep blogging a long long time!

We are joining the Cat on My Head's Sunday blog today and hope to say hello  to all our friends.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Turquoise Peaches - Cat-ur-day Art

Good morning and Happy Cat-ur-Day!!   A little turquoise, a big splash of extra PEACH and Voila! A new turquoise Peaches!  Do you like the new (but temporary me?!  Believe it or not, we're expecting snow here in Connecticut but hope spring will be here soon. 

We also thought we would try our hand at 15 and Meowing's and Four-legged Furballs Fill-ins! Here are our answers:

Carol's Fill-ins:

1. I admire people who rescue pets from the "last chance" lists at kill shelters.  Because that's how I met Peaches & Paprika who are originally from NYACC. These angels, share the pets' pictures and pledge money and never stop trying. The people who rescued then (that I know about) in 2012 are still my Facebook friends.

2, I can't wait for tulips to bloom. My favorite flower ever.

3. I'm proud to say i was a finalist in one of the CWA competitions (photo art) .

4.  Not having enough structure in my life makes me nervous. I like to have at least a few things planned out.  Being retired has been a challenge.

Paprika's fill-ins

1. I admire my sister Peaches for her glamorous poses. Sometimes I try them out myself.  But she's the queen.

3. I'm proud to say I can still get on top of almost anything in this house and out jump my sis-fur Peaches ANY time.

4. Being picked up makes me nervous.  I like to run away and come back and then run away again.

Peaches' fill ins

1. I admire my own self of course.  He he...but it's true, I can't help it! I'm a charmer.

3. I'm proud to say my human still adores my weird meows as I run around the house like a maniac and and continues to admire mytummy poses showing all my white furs.

4. Visitors make me nervous. Cuz i wonder how much of my human's time they'll take up.  I usually inspect all visitors before i leave them alone with my human.

We are joining Athena & Marie's Hop. Wishing all of you a Happy Cat-Ur-Day! - Peaches the cat

Friday, March 22, 2019

Celebrating National Goof Off Day

We've been waiting and waiting for this day..National Goof Off we could show off what we do best! Nothing!  It's a day to lean back, be silly, and enjoy one's, um, "leisure."

It was not as easy preparing for this day as you think.  We'll have you know we had to do a lot of practicing!

As you can see, I, Paprika, have the most creative stretch of all, while Peaches tries to get by with the old "show my white tummy" routine.  

Which of us could win if there were a goof off contest?

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

My new friend Calissandra--by Peaches the Cat

I would like everyone to meet Calissandra my new furrrriend.  Paprika was not available for cuddling one day so my human introduced me to this strange looking creature you see at my side.

At first I was not up for any socialization so I tried to ignore her as you can see!

Then I decided to give her the tried and true "whiff & sniff" test
Lo and behold she smelled like Catnip!  Yum....
I decided Calissandra was the gal for me!  She never tries to upstage me like Paprika does either.
Looks like me, smells like could we go wrong!  I turned her upside down and gave her little hug, a little squeeze...
And then I assumed my usual position of choice!
Nothing like a little nap with a new friend...

Happy Tummy Tuesday and Way-Out Wednesday to all!


Sunday, March 17, 2019

Irish Blessings 2019

Irish Blessing for our Friends

May your troubles be less
and your blessings be more
and nothing but happiness
come through your door!

We are joining Cat on My Head's Blog Hop today. Happy St Patrick's Day to all!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Worldwide Quilting Day - a great day for calico cats!

Our busy human, who never ignores a challenge, decided to make a quilt collage of US for Worldwide Quilting Day. This is a totally cool day for calico cats since a great number of quilts have CALICO prints! It's a day for sewing, admiring quilts, Kissing! and maybe making a collage!

Needless to say it's also Cat-urday Art Day and we're joining Athena and Marie's art hop! Happy Worldwide quilting day to all!