Saturday, March 30, 2019

Condo Control Day - Cat-ur-day Art

Paprika here! We cats have always had a "thing" about who's in control....WE are, of course!  

 This holiday was originally started when then-Pres Reagan was shot & recovered, however, we, as cats, have decided to take it over & use it as an occasion to strut our stuff! - Paprika

That Paprika-cat, above, has nothin' over me!  I just climb atop the condo, assume my "Fierce Peaches" look and...well you see the ambiance!

Our human used Painnt-Poster effect to get us looking like this!

We should call it "Condo-Control!" Cuz when we're up in our condos, we, um, well we RULE THE WORLD!    What do YOU cats do to assume control? - Peaches the cat

Friday, March 29, 2019

Smoke & Mirrors Day - by Peaches the Cat

Peaches here! We're back...or at least I'm back...with another weird holiday.  

This one is a doozy...its called Smoke and Mirrors Day! All about magic...Of course I, as cat, make magic every day!

But ANYWAY... I was so proud of myself, having ascended to the TOP of Carol's mirrored closet...then I noticed something funny...

there seemed to be ANOTHER CAT there with me! 

 I looked...and looked...and finally found her! 

She's obviously related to me somehow, as she has similar markings....

 If YOU go climbing around atop a mirrored closet, you never know what you will find there...

Love, Peaches the Cat

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Respect Your Cat Day!

Did you know today is 
"RESPECT YOUR CAT" day?  Well it is!  That is why I feel totally confident expressing my dominance over Carol's office and, well, EVERYTHING!

Peaches feels the same but it's ME who can really get up there ON TOP! - Which is where I belong!

-- Respectfully submitted, Paprika the Cat

HELLO, Peaches here.  I have my own way of commanding respect.  I simply remain seated, er, lying in the central focal point of the room, i.e., central office chair...and refuse to move under the "what's yours is Mine" rule.  

I don't have to get on top of things to command respect! MOL...

-- Disrespectfully submitted, Peaches the Cat

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Quirky Country Songs Celebration - Singing' The Blues

Did you know that today is...celebrating Quirky Country Music Song Titles?  

We chose an easy one: "Singin' the Blues" by  Marty Robbins. The lyrics are:

'Cause I never thought that I'd ever lose
Your love dear, why'd you do me this way
Well, I never felt more like cryin' all night
'Cause everything's wrong, there ain't nothin' right
With-out you, you got me singin' the blues.
Now the moon and stars no longer shine
The dream is gone I thought was mine
There's nothin' left for me to do
But cry-why-why over you
Well, I never felt more like runnin' away
But how can I go when I couldn't stay
With-out you, you got me singin' the blues.

What is YOUR favorite country song?

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Purple Peaches

Just call me "Purple Peaches." This day is to raise awareness of Epilepsy by wearing purple.  Although I have no purple in my wardrobe, I have done my best to surround myself with purple to honor this day. I even have my own purple blanket!  You can read more about this day HERE! 


Sunday, March 24, 2019

Our 4th Blogoversary

Good morning, Peaches here! Holy Cat is it really that time again?   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 actual peaches & paprika pix 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 total 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 2019 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 on 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 Cobbler Day, came NATIONAL HAIRSTYLISTS 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 have no inhibitions about enjoying myself!

2nd Annual Memorial Honoring

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

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 her own.

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 Tuesdays 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 as 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' Cards (those who volunteered) 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 2019

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!

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. There are volunteer angel humans who share the pets' pictures and pledge money and never stop trying. The volunteers who rescued then via Facebook (those know about) in 2012 became & still are 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 she continues to admire my tummy 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 to make sure they "measure up."

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?