Saturday, July 4, 2020

2020 Cat-ri-otic Facebook Furriness Show



Okay, so our human purr-suaded us to make another slideshow celebrating Cats-Independence Day.  The hitch is, OTHER CATS are included.  What was she thinking?  It should have been all about us only.  But we had no choice....Please Click on the picture or this link to enjoy the show.  (If you don't mind looking at dressed up cats OTHER THAN US!  Okay, we'll give it a rest...

Friday, July 3, 2020

Compliment Your Mirror Day


From Peaches & Paprika: 
While preparing for the 4th of July (we prepare to HIDE!) we decided to multitask and observe "Compliment Your Mirror" Day  at the same time.  A gurrrl can never have too many compliments...even if we have to give them ourselves!

From Mom Carol:
Seriously speaking, the purpose of this special fun holiday is to give ourselves approval and love, as hard as it may be. We are always criticizing ourselves and this day encourages us to look in the mirror and see the good in ourselves.  Our recent loneliness gives us an excellent opportunity to go deeper and do this.

May all of you, humans and fur-balls celebrate and compliment yourselves royally on this day!

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Cat World Domination Day - Butler Service for Paprika


Hello, Paprika here! Today we exemplify how we rule the world and specifically our hunan's household.  Every cat knows how to do this, whether it be subtle or blatant.
My very favorite domination activity is to request BUTLER SERVICE for some of my meals.  I go to my comfy cardboard cottage & insist my meal be served on the porch! There is an illustration of my technique below!








Sometimes my human gives me "the look" but I don't let it cramp my style! 

-- Paprika the cat

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

National Pink Day

Happy National Pink 
Day!  There is much folklore and history associated with the color pink and we, as  are proud, as cats to celebrate it's delicate and subtle beauty.  It's also associated with "seduction." We cats know all about THAT! You can read more about it here!
-- Paprika 



Good morning, Peaches here.  My sis-fur Paprika seems to have fur-gotten its also TUMMY TUESDAY! O mi COD, Paprika, will you never learn to get all these holidays straight?  

It is time not only to show off the beautiful pink blanket our human got us, but also our tummy and toes.  Sheesh!
-- Peaches

There are many ways to celebrate this day! You could plant a pink flower, buy something pink, use it in a sentence or paint your nails pink! 







Sunday, June 21, 2020

Purr-ticipants in Kitty Dad Day



Happy Father's Day to all kitty-dads! We started celebrating this day on our Facebook page last year, and the number of kitty days who didn't mind sharing their dad-furball picture with us was truly heartwarming.  Here is this year's kitty-day collage, followed by last year's collage of our snuggly purr-ticipants

2019 Kitty Dads


Saturday, June 20, 2020

Happy National Seashore Day

Tomorrow, June 21 is a big day - it's the solstice, Father's Day AND National Seashore Day.  So we are most delighted to celebrate seashell day just a little early.  Our human loves the beach and, well, we have no objection to hanging out in a little shell ourselves! Moe about National Seashore Day, a very recent holiday emerging in 2016 was declared a National Holiday 3 years ago in Fort Myers & Sanibel, Florida. There's a celebration there every year. 
We're joining Athena & Marie for Cat-ur-day hop day!  Happy Cat-ur-day & National Seashore Day to all!

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Sun Puddle Sunday - Part 2


We have made an exception to our sisterly distance routine cuz there is only one sun puddle here and we must share it!
However, stay in your designated place, Paprika. That's an order! - Peaches

My idea of the right place to be is right here in the IN-BASKET! I cannot help but be noticed here! - Paprika

However this tiny IN-BASKET does NOT prevent from getting a serious sun-bath!

I can even let it "all hang out!" - one leg, anyway!

Or I could just be more sedate like other cats! - Paprika
Stop all that stupid "moving around  stuff, Paprika & just enjoy the sun! - Peaches

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All winter the sun did not really enter our apartment but now that the sun is finally high in the sky, Peaches and Paprika are in seventh heaven, rolling around in the apartment's one sunspot and EVEN sharing the space with each other. It's wonderful how adaptable fur-balls can be!
- Mom Carol

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

Friday, June 12, 2020

Happy Red Rose Day from us all



RED ROSE DAY IS HERE!


Good news, our human let BOTH of us show off today. This is the day we concentrate on the red rose which is honored today as another fun holiday.  The giving of this rose as a symbol of love and devotion The red rose, symbol  of love, has been used in weddings and valentine ceremonies. Our human's mom grew red roses all her life so we are happy to honor this loving tradition! Our human photographed the roses below in Hartford's Elizabeth Park municipal rose garden.  More about this holiday here!

Monday, June 8, 2020

Best Furrriends Day - Ear Washes, Cat Hugs & More

We  cats can be best furrriends too! Think of all the friends ear washes and cat hugs
given in one year.  More about the infinite possibilities shortly! 



We celebrated Best Furriends with enthusiasm on our Facebook Page and 50+ smoochy lovey dove pairs purr-ticipated! You can see the slideshow by CLICKING HERE OR ON THE BELOW PICTURE.


You can read more about Best Friends Day HERE!

Friday, June 5, 2020

How we Cats Celebrate Donut Day

 Maybe humans enjoy eating donuts but we cats have a more fun activity in mind:  getting inside them.  We love getting inside objects and if the donut were large enough there's no reason we couldn't...er..


Okay, enough joking around.  We hope you humans go out and munch on a few free donuts cuz EVERYONE appears to be offering them! You can read more about it here!


Hello, Paprika here.  I wanted you to know that an athletic cat like myself would love climbing ONTO the donut, if our human will get it in the right position for me!  I love to practice my climbing skills.  Happy National Doughnut Day to all!




Thursday, June 4, 2020

Hug Your Cat Day: Sharing Our Human

Show-offy time!  The above picture is to prove that we get lots of hugging and smooching around here!


I get the right side of my human (which is the best side) and my sis-fur Paprika get the left but we have come to an agreement to share her. (Though sometimes there are communications errors, like when Paprika leans over her human and tries to make eye contact with me.) Nothing doing, its each cat for herself here! 

Next, to demonstrate how well loved we are, we wish you to present you with a little movie that shows I am the cat of the hour!

Lots of times I get my human laughing when I display my antics.



I prefer the horizontal position ACROSS the bed, about which my human complains I am taking up all the space.  I see nothing wrong with that.  Cats should have priority, don't you agree?

I now turn the baton over to my sister & rival, Paprika.

2015
Good morning, Paprika here.  I am the most flexible of cats, as I take up very little space in the bed, so am hugged the most! As you will see from these two pictures, one five 
2015
years ago and one last week, (the pink one) I have not changed at all and till have my kitten-loo! If my human moves around, well I just move with her, I am an economical cat and very aware of spatial limitations.  Still, I have my wily side.

We wish you a wonderful day (and evening) with YOUR fur-ball an may you all get and give lots of good hugs.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Rainbow tribute to Two OTB Orange Friends

We decided that from time to time we will do a few little memorial slideshows for some of the cats we felt particularly close to and since we still get to hear about angel Eric & Flynn's earthly adventures we think of them often.  In fact Paprika had a big crush on Flynn and I myself watched Angel Eric with  keen interest. Any way, here are our two slideshows we did for them which have not been done before. 


Short Slideshow-Click on Picture


 Long Slideshow - Click one Picture
Our original plan was to do these on Memorial Day with our Rainbow show but things got busy and, well...at least this week we're at last ready.  the 3 minutes= show is the first one and the next one is a longer show...whichever you prefer.  


Paprika still speaks of Flynn often and, well, we just had to visit these orange snuggles one more time!


Love to Eric and Flynn across the bridge.

We're joining Cat on My Head Sunday hop today.


Water-A-Flower Day But Don't Water ME


Good morning, Peaches here! When I heard the word "water" I thought this was NOT a good idea, but weirdo Paprika my sis-fur is into water so I agreed as a one time occasion to visit the garden during watering season.  I have to tell you though that if that watering can comes near ME x 'm outa here!  The purpose of this day is obviously not to 
just water one flower, but to emphasize the beauty of  gardens and the growing season - and if you have one, to  keep it healthy.  If you don't have one, it's great day to enjoy someone else's...which is what our human is doing!  More about this fun holiday here!  

Watering relationships is something we may not think much about but this is also a day to contemplate how we can enrich the ones we have!  

We are joining Athena and Marie's hop today and Happy Cat-ur-Day to all!


Monday, May 25, 2020

4th Annual Rainbow Kitty Memorial Show


This year we created (with absolutely no help from our human, our annual Kitty Rainbow Memorial show, honoring any kitties who crossed the bridge.  Just click on the PICTURE to see the 2020 show.

50 cats are in the show. This year we included blogger kitty's 15 and Meowing's kitties, Brian's Home kitties, Zoolatry, Catscue, Cats of Wildwood Kitties and many Facebook friends!

We are also posting links to a the previous memorial shows in which other blogger angel kitties were honored.


2019 – 3rdAnnual Kitty Rainbow Memorial Show (Bloggers & FB)

2018 2ndAnnual Kitty Rainbow Memorial Show

2017 1stAnnual Kitty Rainbow Memorial Show – Facebook only

2016 1stAnnual Kitty Rainbow Memorial Show – Bloggers only


We also mourn the loss of those who served our country and those we lost to the Corona Virus this year.

Lovingly yours, Peaches & Paprika

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Greetings from the Grass-Happy Memorial Weekend

Wishing everyone the happiest Memorial Day weekend possible in these trying times.  Our human put our new book in the GRASS as you can see! 
 Was that a good idea since its going to rain?  But she wanted to harp on the fact our new book came out on Amazon this month, and there's no stopping her when she gets something in her mind!  

You can click on the picture for the link if you haven't seen it yet!  We are joining Athena and Marie's Saturday hop and Cat On My Head's Sunday hop!

Thursday, May 21, 2020

4th Annual Rainbow Memorial Show Announcement

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

  If you are a blogger & interested in having your kitty included and you haven't been in our previous shows, please contact me via comment, or you can post your kitties photo  and date of passing on our Facebook page.

 Here is Peaches & Paprika's FB link:



POST YOUR KITTY'S PICTURE HERE TO BE PART OF RAINBOW MEMORIAL SHOW
 Or if its easier you can post a link to Angel Kitty 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!

Kitties Blue - Lily Olivia

Bionic Basil - Bsil
Two Devon Cats - Eric & Flynn
Lone Star Cats - Crockett
Jan's Funny Farm- CindyIsland Cats-Wally
Zoolatry/Ann - Maggy
Brian's Home - Gracie, Sascha
Lorraine Miller - Rosie
Melissa Lapierre - Tara and Truffles
Pamela June Kimmel - Sammy
Sharon K Spiegenhalter - Tamil & Sniffles
Ellen Pilch - Lucy, Stinky, Tallulah
Colehaus Cats - Maxx
Dashkitten - Peanut
Jans Funny Farm - Cameron

Crystal - Tigger
Others: Kashim, Georgia, Moosey, Mr. Kitty, Raven, Radish, more

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Our New Book + Sun Puddle Sunday


We hope you  will check out our book just published!  Heck, if you like it wouldn't mind a great review.  It's an introductory book, intended to introduce a summer-fall book of celebrations!  Link to the AMAZON book is below.  and for a preview, there is a 30 second video!
Writing our new book was so exhausting, not to mention de-stressing our human with fur massages while she tried to upload it to Amazon...that today we are declaring a new holiday:  SUN PUDDLE SUNDAY! We have not enjoyed the sun so much since last spring!

Lest we forget, here's link to our book...which tells how we escaped from death row and charmed our human into adopting us!
Book Link

We're joining Cat On My Head for a nice Sunday hop today!





Saturday, May 16, 2020

Our New Book Published This Week!

 Our very first book ever ever ever is now LIVE on Amazon! (Jumping for Joy).  It's about our very first year in Connecticut but also goes back aways as to how we survived three shelters, escaped from "death row," purr-sueded our human to take us home, and how we kept her interest an love all these years (AHEM!)  

Anyway, if you'd like to know little more about us and how we got here, there's a FREE DOWNLOAD of the e-book version TODAY 5/16 till 12 Midnight (PDT) on Amazon.  

Free Download Link:

Not forgetting, of course to wish you a HAPPY CATURDAY!


OUR BOOK COVER ON AMAZON


We're joining Athena and Marie's artsy hop today being as how we are very artsy cats.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Happy Mother's Day to all Kitty Moms!




This year's Mother's Day and Kitty Mama Day will be, well, a little different but we will find a way to celebrate anyway, kitties, mamas and their families. Wishing all a love-filled day!

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Cats Honoring Nurses for National Nurses Week

Today is the start of National Nurses Week and National Nurses Day.  We honor those brave solves who have braved danger to help the sick, go above and beyond or simply show up.  We have been informed about their dedication and good deeds and we cats wish to pay tribute to them on this day and week for helping our beloved humans! You can read more more about National Nurses Day here.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Cats' Cinco de Mayo

Who says CATS can't celebrate Cinco de Mayo?  Any excuse will do for a little fun and music. But we DO wish to acquaint you with the history behind this holiday which can be found on this  Britannica link!   It commemorates avictory in 1862 celebrated in Mexico & parts of the U.S.when victory was declared over the French forces of Napoleon III! 

Monday, May 4, 2020

Cat-Of-the-Month - Sjors - from the Netherlands







Our May 2020 Cat-Of-The-Month is the dream-boat, SJORS who resides in the Netherlands near The Hague and Lissen, where the tulip fields grow.

Sjors is a gorgeous 12 year old kitty, who has captivated his household and our Facebook friends with his huge green eyes and mellow disposition.  

His human, Karla, tells about her first bittersweet  encounter with Sjors:

"I was visiting my friend and Sjors
walked in.  Apparently his owner had put him "on the street!" 

Luckily Sjors was microchipped & her friend traced him back to his original owner.  Astonishingly, his owner did not want him back due to "allergies." But this sad story had a happy ending.  Sjors without hesitation jumped right on Karla's lap. Captivated by his sweetness,  she could not resist this orange beauty and took him right home. Even though she did not own a cat at the time, she quickly acquired the necessary "cat supplies" to make Sjors feel welcome.

His relaxation techniques
are second to none!

About Sjors 

Sjors is one of the most relaxed cats ever!  His laid back sleeping styles include lying on his back or curling up in the cutest big ball ever.  One of his great loves is crawling under covers. To accomplish this, however, he has learned how to tap his human on the nose to notify his intention.  What a creative cat!




"I didn't do it.  It wasn't me!"
Sjors "Creative" Talents

Sjors has a few little, er,  "talents" his human wishes he would replace with different skills.  Despite scratching posts, he IS irresistibly drawn to furniture and, as a creative cat, tries to make his own designs on them with his personal"scratchings."  These unique markings were not what his human intended when she acquired the furniture.  He maintains it was not his fault but the evidence is there!

Sjors in Costume

Sjors has been a "regular" at many of our slideshows and we located a few pictures of his star appearances!

Summer Garden Show
Christmas

St. Patricks Day



Valentine


We are delighted to welcome Sjors as our May Cat-Of-The Month. When asked what she liked best about Sjors, his human said: 

"He is a very friendly and sweet cat, he even likes the vet. He loves to cuddle all day. And gives me a wash regularly. We are best friends and I would not know what to do if I did not have him anymore. Even my friends and family see how well we fit together."


Sjors even likes the VET and gives free washes! Now that's a friendly cat, for sure!  It was a lucky day when Karla and Sjors met each other!