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, 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:

 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!


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

St. Patricks Day


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!

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Bird Day for Indoor Cats

As indoor cats, we may not be able to celebrate this mouthwatering day as we would like.  But we have our own methods for appreciating these beautiful creatures. As you can see, we are no slouches when it comes to finding birds...but as indoor cats there are "special opportunities!

BIRD DAY, celebrated tomorrow, May 4, is THE oldest bird holiday and you can read about it by clicking the link. It's not to be confused with "National Bird Day" which is January 5 or "International Migratory Bird Day" which is the 2nd Saturday in May.

On Bird Day we have a rare opportunity to really collaborate on reaching birds in unconventional ways, as shown above.  Check out that brave Paprika, extending a paw. But there was a barrier!

There are ways around all obstacles, as inventive Paprika takes the lead to  discover.

Disclosure: We did post similar photos last year, only mistakenly thought it was National Bird Day. This gives us license to correct our little error...heck we're only human, er...feline!

We are joining Cthe Cat on My Head Sunday blog hop.

And now we ask, how do YOU kitties celebrate birds and bird day?

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Where to Get a New Hairdo in Covid-19 Era

Beauty salons closed?  No one to fix your hair?  Not a problem with a virtual new hairdo!

We cats celebrated National Hairstylists Day (April 30) with a large kitty parade of ourselves joined by 25 of our enthusiastic Facebook gurrrl friends! Click on the collage to see the fun (3 minutes well spent) we had and see pictures of the beauty winners (via group vote) below!   No prizes besides the ribbons but all in fun!

We started off the parade with an announcement of brave volunteer gurrrl kitties!  We figured its harmless frivolous fun during these indoor quarantining times!

We do think this was an artsy experience enjoyed by all so are joining Athena & Marie's Cat-ur-day Art hop today!