Sunday, July 21, 2019

Cool Cats on a Hot Day

Peaches the cat, here.  There is only one thing to do on a 100 degree day...chill, luxuriate and stretch out I say! 

This is the life I say!  Look at that fine leg-stretch I got going on!

Paprika here.  I'm no show off. There is nothing like a leopard spotted CAVE on a hot day, I say. This is mine and I'm staying IN it. I don't need to show off like my sis-fur.

Peaches the Cat here again.  I decided to try a variety of creative positions since I saw my human still lurking about with the flashy box

Here is one I considered quite creative.  My human told me I was showing off again but I don't care! --Peaches

Not content to stop at one weird position I decided to try a new one, rotating my torso and flattening one ear.  She said I was over-doing it. Hrrrmph!

Paprika here again.  My sister can act silly all she wants.  I got the best spot in the house.  And I can look out and see what's going on!

Well now that our "COOL CAT SELFIES" are "hot" off the press, we are hastening to join the The Cat on My Head's Sunday blog hop.  Happy Blogoversary, guys!

Friday, July 12, 2019

My New Moves - by Peaches the Cat

My initial Stretch

This week my human spent some time looking at cutesy pictures of OTHER CATS her Facebook friends sent to her for Pet Photo Day.  And she ignored ME, her OWN cat!  Not only that, she locked me & Paprika in the bathroom while she did something called "Carpet Steaming". Hrrrumph! When we got out, I decided to take immediate action. I knew to get her attention back I had to do something NEW. so How do you like THESE moves? The first picture was my initial stretch on a hot day...once she looked my way I then gave her what I thought was the quintessential Pose.  

My Second Pose

The above pose was popular but was she happy? NOooo! She complained my tail was out of sight. 

My Final Pose
 My final pose with TAIL showing is above.  Howze THIS?

My human enjoyed my new moves and FINALLY took my picture which she hasn't done in some time. It's
a shame I had to work so hard for her attention. 

How did I do? Which do YOU like best?  

Love Peaches the cat

PS: We're joining Cat On My Head's Sunday Blog Hop today. What are YOUR creative positions for beating the heat?

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Cat Bloggers Cat-Riotic Slideshow 2019

Click on Picture to see Slideshow
 It's fourth of July and time to celebrate with another slideshow!   Here is a 3-minute colorful musical slideshow we made of about 15 bloggers.  Just click on the picture and it should get you there.   

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Peaches First Month in New Home

While searching for a Cat-ur-day Art photo I came across this old photo of Peaches her first week here! It is close to my heart.  

She looks so different then! Slightly unsure of herself, wanting to please and stay in her new home.  Thinner, too! (Not yet her confident, cheeky slightly overweight self).

She and her sis-fur Paprika had been through so much before coming here.  THREE shelters & foster homes,  a night on the dreaded NYACC "to be euthanized" list and many journeys.

I can't imagine anyone NOT wanting to adopt these charming sisters but I'm very glad they're here to stay!

This photo is slightly enhanced with Topaz & a vignetting effect but is pretty close to the original. We are joining Athena's Cat-ur-Day art hop and Cat On My Head's Hop this weekend.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Cat World Domination Day

Happy Cat World Domination Day! Our human has a cartoon she created for this special purpose honoring US and we won't let her post any other picture on this, our special day.  This picture is living proof that we, as cats, RULE THE WORLD! Don't you agree?

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Murphy the Lonely Orange Love Cat - Looking for a friend

I work part time at an assisted living community and this week met Murphy, who I gotta call the LOVE CAT. He, sadly, is lonely because his human is away having surgery and won't return for a good long while. Meanwhile he's being fed by allergic relatives but they're in and out really quick.  
Murphy is alert, healthy looking and love-starved!  Within 10 minutes he was on my lap trying to love, kiss and smooch.  I told him he was being a little forward but who can argue with a large, orange cat who wants to kiss you?

I'm hoping to find a better solution for Murphy, someone to spend a lot more time with him and a better solution is to find him a good adoption, as ihis human's future situation is uncertain.  Just thought I'd share this wonderful cat here in case others have had similar experiences of this all too often occurrence. ( I know CK has shared a heartwarming post from a while back that I read.) -- Carol the Human

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Happy International Picnic Day & Tummy Tuesday

Hot dogs anyone? Okay, so it can be an imaginary picnic.  But today IS both Internationa Picnic Day AND Tummy Tuesday! A day to have a hot dog, kick up our heals and show a little tummy all at the same time.  Paprika is a wet blanket sometimes, insisting on cheeseburgers and hamburgers. Happy Picnic Day AND Tummy Tuesday!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Happy Kitty-Dad's Day!

Today we honor all kitty-dads and are posting a collage we made last year of all kitty-dads who were Peaches and Paprika's Facebook or blogging friends.  We have no kitty-dads in chez Carol, unfortunately or we'd honor them too.  Happy Father's Day to everyone out there today!

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Bloggers Annual Cat-riotic Slideshow--LAST WEEKEND to purr-ticipate

Deadline approaches (June 24) to enter your cat in a colorful patriotic slideshow consisting of Bloggers only! Need at least 10 purr-tiipants to do the show.
How to purr-ticipate:
Email holiday graphic to our human. 1)Include the term "Catriotic Slideshow" in subject line 2) blog name & address 3) your name 4) cats' name.

Easiest to copy and paste the above into your email.

Special Offer: If you're not in the mood to make a holiday graphic, we can do one for you or use one from a previous year!

We are joining this weekend the Cat on My Head's Sunday hop!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The Scary Side of Hot Air Balloon Day

Alas, the day started out differently. Our human was scheduled to take a ride in this device when at the last minute she CHICKEND OUT and made us do it.  Ever heard of a "scaredy-human?"  Well we an be good sports! Now if I can just talk adventurous Paprika from jumping out.  No Paprika...NOooooooo...

PS from our human: This cartoon last published last year but we thought you'd enjoy seeing it again!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Paprika's Hug Your Cat Day

Paprika the cat here.  I finally got to be the star of "Hug Your Cat Day."  It's about time!  Usually Peaches run off with these plum gigs and its so unfair. So this very week I CHASED  Peaches out of the bedroom, so I could have the human to myself. After all since she lost a couple of pounds there's only so much face space! 

Yay! Am I a good "hug-ee" or what! It's a very important day to show your love by one or many hugs.  Happy Hug yer cat day to all! 

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Smell the Roses for June, Rose Month

At last it is here! June and NATIOAL ROSE MONTH! Heard of "smelling the flowers?"  I'm into selling the ROSES!  Is there's anything I like to do it's "sniff things." My humans tell me my ears flatten slightly while I'm savoring new smells.  However do not EAT, though!  and watch those thorns!--Peaches the cat

Paprika the Cat here.  I heard all the fuss about roses and see no reason why this activity should be offered to my sis-fur Peaches. So I INSISTED in purr-ticipating.  Did my kinda "curly" ears! I got way involved with a yellow one, as you'll see here...but it's all good! - Love, Paprika the cat
We are joining The Cat on My Head blog hop today!  Happy June and month of roses to all!  

Monday, May 27, 2019

3rd Annual Kitty Memorial Show

Please click on the icon below to view the show!

Here is our 3rd annual Kitty Rainbow Memorial Show.  We invited many of our blogger friends to purr-ticipate this year so the show is about half bloggers and half Facebook friends.    Again,Just click on the picture to see the show!  Blogger friends include Lone Star Cats, Zoolatry, The Cat on My Head, 15 and  Meowing, Friends Fur-ever, Dash Kitten, Island Cats, Brian's Home, Timmy Tomcat and more. 

We hope you will enjoy the video but offer condolences, purrs and prayers to those who los their dear friends this year and in years past.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Rainbow Memorial Slideshow Announcement

Hello all, for the 3 years we are going to honor kitties who crossed the bridge of our blogger and FB friends.

  If you are interested in having your kitty included and you haven't been in our previous shows, please contact me via comment, or on Facebook, or you can post your kitties pic and date of passing on our 
FB page.
 Here is Peaches & Paprika's FB link:

 Or if its easier you can post a link here in the comments.

If your kitties were in previous shows, reposting not necessary, as we will be showing all the shows on Memorial ?Day!  Condolences to all who are missing their companions!

Hugs, Carol, Peaches & Paprika
PS: Here is list of some bloggers in previous shows so if your name is here, your kitty is already included!

Lorraine Miller - Rosie
Melissa Lapierre - Tara and Truffles
Pamela June Kimmel - Sammy
Sharon K Spiegenhalter - Tamil & Sniffles
Ellen Pilch - Lucy, Stinky
Colehaus Cats - Maxx
Dashkitten - Peanut
Jans Funny Farm - Cameron

Others: Kashim, Georgia, Moosey, Mr. Kitty, Raven, Radish

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Orange Celebration for Crockett

Dear Crockett, we love you and miss you, and wish to offer you this tribute in your honor!  We have a weakness for orange kitties and you were the most beautiful orange of all!  Thinking of you this May 18th!

We are going to join Cat On My Head's blog hop Sunday too. R.I.P., Crockett, kitten forever!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Love A Tree Day

Hello all, Paprika here.  Today is a wonderful day when we can celebrate the beautiful trees all around us.  Of course Peaches, above, has to show off & take everything literally!  Ignore her and enjoy the trees!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Straw Hat Day

At last! The sun is finally out again in Connecticut...just in time for Straw Hat Day.  But wait!  We don't LIKE the feeling of straw on our tender furs. Nevertheless we try to cooperate with our human when possible. Not that we always do.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Kitty-Mama Day to all

Wishing all my fur-riends, fur-balls and humans a wonderful kitty-mama and mother's day!  We are going Cat on My Head's Sunday hop today and look forward to saying hello.

Saturday, May 11, 2019


For Caturday Art we are celebrating National Twilight Zone Day,  that cool show our human used to enjoy in the 60's.  Did anyone watch it too?  Anyway we're always up fora little experimentation so decided to go along with her Twilight Zone Katz idea.  Though we feel little weird doing it.  Anyway we just might join the Athena & Marie's art hop today! Hello to all of you from the TWIIII-LIGHT ZONE!

Saturday, May 4, 2019

National Bird Day

So today is a VERY special holiday cuz it involves those wonderful feathered creatures we just salivate over. 

As indoor cats, however, we celebrate by watching them on CAT-TV!  

There is always the chance, however, something more could come out of it!

Today we are joining Athena and Marie's Cat-urday Art Hop

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

National Hairstylists Appreciation Day---Celebrated by cats!

Hello, Peaches the cat here! We always wanted to be redheads! And on National Hairstylists Appreciation Day, it looks like we got to do just that.  Okay, so I settled for strawberry blonde because of my ginger spots and my sister Paprika got to be the over-the-top Redhead...but it's all good!  This is the second hear we got to celebrate this fun holiday!  Tomorrow...back to reality....

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Pet Parent Day Selfies - A little exre love!

Hello, Peaches here! Today our selfies celebrate  Pet Parents Day! (Last Sunday in April).    It was not easy to grab this selfie but I snuggled extra close to help. Today gives you an excuse to give your fur-alls an EXTRA tidbit of love -  treat, extra round with the wand toy, an automated toy inside a paper bag?

Picture 1, on my right! : This is the way I assist my human
s trip to slumberland - I snuggle against her cheek for 20 minutes, purring loudly.  It works most of the time! As you can see from this recent photo, my charms still work!

Picture 2:  On my left:  My shy sis-fur Paprika. The reason her eyes are closed is that her eyes are ALWAYS closed when there is a camera nearby.  

I ALWAYS get the right side of our mutual human, leaving the left to Paprika.  We know our places!

Our human is lucky to be acquainted with such great cuddlers! Now its time for OUR treats. How will YOU celebrate Pet Parents Day?

We are joining Cat on My Heads Hop today!

Friday, April 26, 2019

hairball Awareness Day -- and we love it!

This is SUCH an important day!  We kitties shed and shed in Spring and this day is dedicated to all humans knowing that and brushing us and paying attention to the fact that if we try to accomplish the important task of licking it all ourselves we'll get the dreaded hairballs.  Hairballs can be seriously injurious to our health.  there are many ways to prevent them like frequent brushings, special foods and many other means.  Nape of our necks and near tail are particular areas of need of brushings!

Our human purr-tonally uses the Fur-minator cuz there's nothing like it.  AND we have taken over a pink brush previously belonging to her cuz we felt it should be Our brush. As you can see I'm in heaven when brushed!

Please everyone.  Brush your fur babies a lot this month, whether they like it or not.

Now I, for one LOVE it and would like a brushing at least every day.  In fact I meow and ask for it!

Hello, Paprika here.  As you can see we BOTH love the brushings!  And though I have shorter hair than conceited Peaches, I am addicted to that pink brush, and, when possible, take matters into my own paws.  I could spend all day with brushes if she let me.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Paprika in Tulip-land

We thought we'd celebrate our favorite flower today, the tulip! It's not quite tulip time yet here in the East but it's my human's favorite flower. She bought  me this cool tulip bedspread. Of course I went to sleep on it immediately in the middle of my Face-Wash!

Speaking of tulips, there is a month-long tulip festival going on in the Netherlands...wish we were there!

To close, our human wanted to share a favorite photo she took in a previous years of the tulips in Elizabeth Park which is very near us.  Can't wait for next month to see them again!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

My wild Wednesday - by Peaches the cat

I was NOT pleased at being ignored.
Today I tried a new prank.  I thought it was very funny but my human did NOT. 
YOU be the judge.

Now Paprika & I were trained NEVER to use our claws on the humans. 

I DO use my claws when kneading bread on my human's shoulder so I THOUGHT she would have a sense of humor and go along with my little joke.

I had to take matters into my own paws
So,here's what I did:  my human was IGNORING me and doing something called "work" at my computer.  I meowed but she did not answer me.  I could not tolerate such disrespect so I played a little prank on her.

I went back out to the living room. Then, to GET HER ATTENTION I RACED back to her home office, LEAPED upon my cat condo next to her desk and stuck only ONE tiny claw into her forearm.  Chuckcle chuckle.  NO HARDER than when I knead bread on her.  A PINprick.  But She thought it was funny... NOT!

 She had not expected my little claw maneuver,  and gave me H____.  With a murderous look in her eye she yelled loudly, chased me out of the office and SLAMMED THE DOOR!  
Life is never fair

Obviously she can't take a joke. To show my disapproval for the whole situation I went to the very opposite side of the condo wanting no more to hang out with her and her "office."  I have my pride.

We did make up later, as we always do.  What choice does a cat have, she's in charge of the cat food.  But seriously, don't you think  my little "doesn't hurt a bit" one-claw attack was funny?

-- signed, Peaches the cat

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

National Lovers Day

Happy National Lovers Day!  There is no reason Lovers DayLovers Day should not be celebrated by cats, don't you agree? So we thought we'd catch a quick smooch. Don't tell, though!

Monday, April 22, 2019

Honoring the Earth on Earth Day

Hello, Paprika here.  That's me on the right. This is a holiday which means multitude this year. Our earth is is danger and this day reminds us to honor, protect and stick up for the environment!  This holiday is celebrated in over 19 countries, we hear!

As you have noticed, my sister, Peaches often goes overboard, thinking she must literally hug the earth.  But you have to admit, she's getting into the spirit of things.

We posted a similar graphic last year but we know you won't mind!  Wishing happy Earth Day to all!We love this holiday!  

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Our Easter Dilemma

Well, here's what happened!  Seeing that those Easter "bunnies" were stealing OUR thunder, we tried out this special Ear Tonic yesterday.   And THIS is what happened!  Now how to extricate ourselves from this situation?  Meanwhile Happy Cat-ur-day & Easter Weekend!

Thursday, April 18, 2019

International Juggling Day

Happy International Juggling Day to all! Bet you didn't know we were accomplished Jugglers.Since this holiday falls in the middle of Easter week, we decided to juggle EGGS. Hardboiled of course. Bet you didn't know we were so talented...we did DROP a few, though...

Sunday, April 14, 2019

My Selfie for International Plant Day - Paprika

Hello, Paprika here! For my selfie today, I want to celebrate International Plant Day which was yesterday.  Real plants, artificial plants, we both  adore them ALL!  My human won't even keep real ones around for that reason.
Let me share with you a little plant story of mine and Peaches...........whenever we want our human's attention BAD, like when she's attending to something other than US, we approach the nearest artificial plant and pretend to take a bite out of it.  She falls for it every time.  In this picture I am NOT taking a bite of anything.  But my human thinks I look guilty.  What is YOUR opinion?  We are joining Cat on My Head's Sunday Hop today & look forward to seeing y'all there! 

Saturday, April 13, 2019

National Peach Cobbler Day

This is a day that no cat named Peaches can ignore! Or any Peach colored cat!  It's time to think about and dream about Peach Cobbler.  Do you think my human would let me have just a taste?  After all!!!!

Read more about Peach Cobbler Day 

We plan to join 
Athena and Marie's Cat-ur-Day Art Hop today!

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Happy National Pet Day to pet lovers everywhere

Well, we WERE going to take a well-deserved day off, but then YOU KNOW WHO advised us it as National Pet Day! She even made a collage for the occasion and EVEN included D-o-g-s! Good thing she made a little room for US or we woulda had to rebel!

Happy National Pet Day to everyone!  Yet another day to hold your furry one close to your heart!

In thankfulness, we are joining the Thankful Thursday blog hop!