Sunday, December 29, 2019

Our Secret Paws Thurills

Friends FurEver blog was our Secret Paws Pal, and boy did we luck out! At the end of the afternoon when we ripped open, er, opened sedately our gifts, we were glazed, thrilled, and were prilling and purring.... here are a few highlights!  You can look at the pictures below AND/OR see our SECRET PAWS SLIDESHOW by clicking on this link.

First, there was the box....I, Peaches, thought I should be the one to do the honors, but it was not to be

That scoundrel show-off, little Paprika, pounced on it at just the right angle and, well you can see the picture!

Well now that the honors were done, we could go to, um, work!  There were delights galore...a wand toy with three different attachments...

LOTS of dental treats, our FAVORITES, gifts for our human (see slideshow), a yellow crunchy animal, and, best of all, MICE!  We went CRAZY over the mice!

But there was a curve ball with Paprika.   She thought there were two of her! (takes all kinds)



Boy is she a silly cat. Stopping to have illusions in the middle of this important activity!



Back, however, to important matters...the Mouses!



THERE you are, Mouse!







I, Peaches, nearly knocked down our whole house, trying to get at that mouse.  It was worth it!







The mouse took a good part of our energy, BUT a tiny red sardine competed with it for Paprika's attention. She really does get into zombie-villa which she gets catnapped.  but it's all good!!!











We are joining Cat On My Head's Sunday hop today!

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Paprika's green-eyed glamour portrait

Paprika here! Many people think my sis-fur Peaches is the "glamour cat" but I can be glamorous,  even hedonistic with the best of them.This portrait shows off my green-eyed senuous side, don't you think?Our human used the Painnt effect on me today for my paw-trait! And just a little about me, there is nothing I like as much as a tummy rub, and I don't kick people like some cats when I get one.  This photo was taken during one of my tummy rub sessions.    Ooo, aaah....

PS: Needless to say, we feel compelled to join Athena and Marie in their infamous Cat-urday Art hop!

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Monday, December 23, 2019

5th Annual Bloggers Meowy Catmas Show


Recognize any of these fur-balls? JUST CLICK ON THE COLLAGE PICTURE above to see the 5th Annual MEOWY CATMAS Bloggers slideshow.  We can't believe we have known many of you so long and so value your friendship.  The show is 5 minutes but we guarantee it will be worth the "click!"  Happy Holidays to all our friends, near and far.

LOVE, CAROL, PEACHES & PAPRIKA

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Catmas Card Cartoons


 Our human thought it would be fun to post our comments on all the cards she got in a previous year.  There she was gloating and strutting around about all her cards. But she hardly got ANY cards.  Those cards were for US! We are far more popular than our human, which we take in stride. How can she compete with two gorgeous striped calicos?

PS: She said to tell you she LOVED the cards she got this year, um, that is, the cards WE got this year, and she is going to put them all up on a special wall & send you a photo.

We are joining The Cat On My Head today, wishing all a happy holiday season.  Our human will be posting the Bloggers Slideshow on Christmas Eve.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Happy Silver Cat-ur-day from Paprika

Thought I'd take a break from all the red & green.  I hope you kitties are NOT behaving yourselves today.  Destroy a tree, steal an ornament, knock over a few Christmas cards, that's what the holiday is all about.  This is no time to act properly.  -- Paprika

PS:  I am NOT as sweet as I look in this photo!

We are joining Athena & Marie's Cat-urday hop today!

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Peaches Bad Cat--Pounced on Sister





I'm in trouble with my human.  I am blameless, however.   Isn't it okay to chase my sister Paprika around and make her hiss and snarl?  We are CATS after all!


We were minding our own business - wrestling - when our human went ballistic.  Said we had startled her by doing our dramatics right next to her and...well, it was not pretty.  She chased us both around a while (we actually enjoyed that) but then she forgot all about it and wanted to take my PICTURE with her holiday cards.  Well FORGET that.  I have my pride.  I let her suffer a while. Then I went and knocked over most of the cards.  She wanted to take my picture anyway and I said NO.
She was dumbfounded and tried to apologize to me for chasing me  but I was having none of it. For a couple of minutes anyway...but then I realized...I was TURNING DO\WN A "PHOTO OP."    Posing for photos is my life.   So after pretending to be mad for a couple more minutes, I....

Hope everyone is enjoying their cards from all their furrriends!  I'm making sure my human does NOT get a good look at hers!

Sunday, December 15, 2019

How to decorate the holiday room

We did not want to get overlooked in the shuffle, so made sure we both assisted with the holiday room decorations.  Do you think there is any chance we'll be overlooked?

We are joining Cat on My Head's Sunday hop today!

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Peaches-Golden Gurrrl - Cat-ur-Day Art

It's Cat-ur-day again and such fun to fool around with different artsy stuff.  this is my new "look" - I've decided that GOLD fits my purr-sonality.  The only thing I'm missing is a crown. But I'm working on that.  this gold portrait is from Imikimi with some PicMonkey lettering and frame.  Happy Cat-ur-day from Golden Gurrrrl.  We're joining Athena for the fun art hop today!

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Bloggers Holiday Slideshow Deadline - Peaches & Paprika


It's THAT time!  Yes, the deadline of our 5th annual BLOGGERS HOLIDAY SLIDESHOW approaches...and will YOUR fur-ball or household be IN it?

If you're on Swiss Cats' Christmas Card list and have checked off you want your card to be included, not to worry.

OTHERWISE...please follow these easy guidelines:

1) Email your Christmas graphic to carollowbeer@comcast.net
2) You MUST put "Holiday Show" in the subject line (or we won't see it)
3) Deadline: December 14.

We look forward to the fun and community of another Bloggers show!

We are joining Cat On My Head's Sunday Hop today!

HONORING 15 & Meowing's KATWO


We MET KATWO at Ms. Ellen's of the 15 and Meowing blog! She was the most Purr-Rect of cats, had a dignified and regal presence and enjoyed the primer location of a sunny window spot when we met her.

Unlike many other of the household's residents with claws, she carried herself with perfect composure (when we met her anyway, we don't know aha happened later!) and watched the hub bub with a wise and knowing eye.

Who knew where this cat has been, what she has seen?  We DO know she had a loving home with Ellen and family and we honor her life and sweetness today!

Nestle Sweetly over the Rainbow, small one!

Saturday, December 7, 2019

All I Want For Christmas Is...


I managed to wrest control away from the furries in order to write this post.  It wasn't easy since they've always insisted on writing all the posts themselves.  

Just want to say, it's getting close to our Annual "GOTCHA" day next week (December, 2012) and I woke up this morning feeling very thankful for t these two sweet as ever fur-balls...I know I'm gonna catch H___ though for stealing their thunder~!

We're joining Athena and Marie's hop today!

Signed, Carol, Mom of Peaches & paprik

Friday, December 6, 2019

Happy Faux Fur Friday 2019

Do you love your cat?  Do you feel lonely for your cat when she he/she is not with you?  Despair not!  On this special day (and all year round) you can be with your cat in spirit by petting your coat,  hat, scarf, and other fine garments (while thinking of your honey cat).  That's IF you celebrate FAUX FUR day by selecting the right garments from your closet. or buying them ahead of time.  The most luxurious, softest and silkiest of all holidays has arrived...FAUX FUR FRIDAY! (The first Friday in December). 

Here is some really cool history about Faux Fur Day:


Faux Fur Friday, observed on the first Friday in December, provides a stylish way to wear and buy faux fur.
Also known as fake fur, the textile made its debut in 1929. Initially made from alpaca wool, faux fur increased in quality as synthetic fibers became available. The fibers not only allowed for more variety and texture, but they also provided warmth. While the neo fur didn’t breath as well as animal fur, nor did it insulate as well, it lasted longer. Animal fur required refrigeration to avoid degrading. 
Whether you call it fake, imitation or simulated, faux fur has found a place in fashion. Designers use it as an accent on clothing. They also create decor and entire ensembles. Faux fur comes in every color imaginable, too. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #FauxFurFriday

Throw a faux fur style show or shop for a faux fur deal. Wrap yourself in a soft, furry throw or poncho. Add some faux fur to a denim jacket or jazz up pillow in your room. Share your faux fur secrets and use #FauxFurFriday to post on social media.

We have prepared a FAUX FUR Friday Celebration of Our Own, cozying up to various articles in our household!


 Hats are a verrrrry imporlant part of this celebration!
We have a particular attachment to Carol's TIGER hat. Now that might be because we ARE tigers...



 This is one hat that I allow Paprika to share (see below). I am not usually this generous though.


 Paprika here. This is NOT Peaches' tiger hat. It is OURS.  That means it is also mine. My pillow in this case. Peaches better not bother me now.


Hoping you will all enjoy Faux Fur Day with or WITHOUT your fur babies...


Sunday, December 1, 2019

My New Cottage & how I tried to EAT it!

MY NEW CARDBOARD HOUSE: My human got us this cardboard cottage for Thanksgiving and I, Paprika, got i there first! There was much to do. First I hid IN it, then I tried to EAT it, against my human's wishes. (okay, so I just took a couple of bites.) Listen to how my human tried to interfere with all my fun today. Such a wet blanket! - Paprika the cat

Well, I, Peaches, objected! I tried in to get into the cottage which SHOULD have been MY house!

  
We are joining The Cat On My Head's Sunday Hop today!

Saturday, November 30, 2019

The Big Yawn

Peaches the cat, here! Happy Cat-Ur-Day..Every sensible Paws-On-The-Ground cat knows when to take time out. And it's NOW!
After the holiday hub bub, not to mention black friday, yawning and napping is my mission today! And a blissful one if I do say so.  we just might join Athena and Marie's hop and watch everyone else cavorting around! (note this picture enhanced with the Painnt filter)

Thursday, November 28, 2019

How Cats Can Eat Turkey Dinner


We spotted a holiday table so we seated ourselves quickly.  You can see how nervous Peaches is at being discovered.  She's stiff as a board! But I, Paprika, thought: "Hey, it's worth a try!"  Do you think I have a criminal streak?

Wishing all a sumptuous holiday with those you love!
Full disclosure: we posted this cartoon in a previous year but had a hankering to do it again!!

We are joining Brian's Thankful Thursday hop today (how could we NOT?) and of course our Cat Blogosphere furriness!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Intense Scrutiny of the Turkey


Thinking of the treats ahead of us this week, we remembered back to our succulent tastings and anticipation in years past.  Will it be as good again this year?









Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Happy Tummy Tuesday from...The Turkey!

Now WE don't feel we should have to share this important day of the week with a BIRD...

but our human had other thoughts...she felt this other creature should be honored...gosh it's bad enough to share with each other but this threesome is a bit much! 

Oh well! We'll let him stay just for now...and we are ALL wishing all of you a wonderful holiday week!

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day

Today is Celebrate Your Unique Talents Day and our Facebook Furr-balls galore have crowded in for a contest of the most talented fur-balls of the day.  Of course WE participated as well!  Here are our esteemed finalists from a previous year.  The judging happens later today for 2019 hopefuls!