Sunday, October 17, 2021

Calico and Tortie Autumn Slideshow (Memory Lane)

 Many years ago, we created an Autumn slideshow for Calicos and Torties only.  After all, isn't Autumn  OUR season?  (Ok, others may disagree!) But do click on the link and we guarantee you'll enjoy.  MANY of your kitties are in the show...including MUDPIE, ANGEL HARLEY, CALISTA JO and MORE!

CALICO & TORTIE AUTUMN SHOW

HAPPY AUTUMN TO OUR FRIENDS!

We're joining The Cat on My Head for Sunday hop!

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Celebrating Autumn Slideshow - Featuring Friends of Peaches & Paprika

To celebrate the colorful season of Autumn, here is our last year's Autumn slideshow, featuring 30 fur-ball friends of Peaches & Paprika's Facebook Page!



Sunday, September 26, 2021

Peaches disappears from Motel Room

Petulant Peaches the cat, here. I scared Mom Carol to death this week! (she deserved it).  Mom Carol did not know I was an escape artist. As you can see I am NOT a happy cat today. Well here's what happened.  She dragged us away from our happy home into some thing cold and sterile called MOTEL.  She said something called "plumbing work" meant she had to leave her home for a night...but
did she have to take US?  Well she DID take us against our wishes.

She let us out in a strange room we'd never seen before. I spent the night guarding the food supply. 

Well someone has to do it, since Paprika was cowering in the bathtub in her carrier.

After a while I tried to go under the bed but there was NO "under the bed" being as how something called a "platform" was there instead. UNFAIR TO CATS!

I thought I could get under the bed this way but I could only get this far. Unfair!

Finally I had my chance.  The human LEFT the motel room.  Did you hear that?  She left us ALONE in that weird room. While Paprika continued to "cower in corners" I saw my chance to ES-CAPE!

When my human returned to the motel room an hour later, SHE'D LEFT TWO CATS BEHIND BUT FOUND ONLY ONE CAT when she returned.  I had disappeared ENTIRELY.

Mom Carol was hysterical that only one cat was there when she had left two cats.  She called and called me but Paprika kept coming up to her.  I was nowhere to be found.  She looked 10 times all over the bathroom, opened up all the drawers repeatedly, looked behind the fridge.  NOTHING.

She was sure someone had seen me, noticed my vibrant colors and STOLEN ME!

Finally as she stood there, distraught, I MADE MY MOVE.  The drawer beside her moved slightly by itself.  then it moved again.  She gasped, wondering if the room was haunted and looked for the 9th time into the empty drawer.  First she saw nothing. THEN she saw the corner of my ear--BEHIND the drawer. HOPE sprung in her heart.  Soon she peered over the top & saw ME squeezed in the tiny space behind the
drawer. (and I'm a big cat.) She gasped and tried to pull out the drawer.  It wouldn't budge.  Then she tried to pull ME out. I maneuuvered mightily and finally I managed to struggle out of that tiny space my fur flying all over the room

Afterwards I strutted around casually like nothing had happened, while she recovered.  She then bawled me out saying I was not to "do that again" and we were leaving the motel earlier than planned.

Just as I wanted.

The moral of this story:  If your human does something you don't like, make sure to HIDE so that she or he has some time to appreciate you by your sheer absence!  All cats should be smart  like me.

Needless to say we were soon sprung free back home.  My human was nicer to me than usual afterwards, and gave me and Paprika salmon for breakfast!  No less than we deserved but I should have had the salmon all to myself.

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My human has decided to join The Cat On My Head's Sunday blog hop hoping someone  will commiserate with her.  Don't listen to her!  It's ME who deserves your good wishes.

                                                            -- Peaches the Cat




Sunday, September 19, 2021

MEOW LIKE A PIRATE DAY

 

Ahoy Mates, we may look fierce and we are! Welcome aboard all sea-cats~ (sea dogs NOT allowed). We have obtained our "Sea Paws" and require all those coming aboard to fork over their tuna, sardines  and catnip possessions upon entry.  Once we sail, those not complying with our sailing rules will be CAT-ta-pulted OVERBOARD.

NO PREY NO PAY, so bring your best prey or CRAWL THE PLANK!!!

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We are joining the Cat on my head's Sunday hop hoping to meet other feline criminals....

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Peaches & Paprika Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day

 


Peaches here. We have been advised by the human generation that today is NATIONAL CHEESEBURGER DAY...to honor this human-created weird invention with buns and beef patties.  

I, as a cat OBJECT!  I  requested FISH for breakfast but instead what did I get?  This brown and orange "thing."  What to do?

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Good Morning, Paprikahere.  I see nothing wrong with today's beef entree!  Please pay no attention to my grouchy, surly, "have it my way" sis-fur Peaches.


I cannot let my sis-fur, that scoundrel, goody two-shoes Paprika have the last word.  Here I am again that with wierd brown and orange thing. It looks like I have no choice in the matter.  Grumble, Grumble...Peaches the cat


Human's note:  National Cheeseburger Day was said to have been "invented" in 1926 when someone dropped a slice of cheese on that American favorite, the hamburger.  Read more about it HERE.

I for one adore cheeseburgers and have one as often as I can!

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We are joining Athena's Cat0ur-Day art hop TODAY!



Saturday, September 4, 2021

Paprika and Peaches attack Mom Carol's blue jean shorts


Hello, friends, Paprika here, supervisor of summer clothing. What do you think should be done with this pair of Mom Carol's cut-off shorts now that summer is almost over?



I have the answer to that question!


I am taking excellent care of this pair as anyone can see.  For some reason Mom Carol did not agree!
Listen to the conversation so you can hear what she told me!

As you can see I did NOT agree with her conclusions.


I could not resist!  I could not restrain myself from trying out my world famous "rabbit-kick" on the shorts.

...much to the horror of my human.  But I was not done yet....

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Good morning, Peaches here.  If those shorts are so "special" it's only right that they should be given to the most special cat in the household. Right?





Ho Hum Bo-oring.....it was all I could do to stay awake during my session with them.



Nevertheless, they are MINE now!


Do you hear me?  MINE!





Peaches:  Don't they look good on me?

Mom Carol: Peaches these are Not for cats!

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

Sunday, July 18, 2021

How I Greet My Human - by Peaches the cat

 No point in mincing words, er positions.  I like to get REALLY comfortable in summer. And when my human comes in the entrance door, THIS is what she sees!

All well and good but I overheard my human talking about ME to a friend, describing my "outrageous" posturing and saying I should be, er, more "modest."

All bets are now off! I WILL not let her see my beautiful white chest any more this week. She doesn't appreciate me.

In fact this human needs to be taught a lesson. I won't let her see ANY of the good parts this week.


Signed, Peaches, outrageous cat


Hello Paprika the cat here.  I don't indulge in Peaches-type dramas.  I just yawn & greet my human NORMALLY. Peaches needs to stop the dramatics. - signed Paprika the cat.

We are joining the cat on my  head's hop today!

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Free E-book Give-Away TODAY - SUMMER CELEBRATIONS

 


Our new book, Summer Celebrations, celebrating an incredible group of photo-cartoons celebrating summer holidays is available to download free of charge - TODAY ONLY on Amazon.  Click on the picture to watch the 30 second book trailer, then download a rich array of summer holidays - from July to September.

Included are:

July 3 - National Ice Cream Day (celebrate by both Peaches and Paprika

July 22 - National Hamnock Day

July 30 - Cheesecake Day - celebrated by "Cheesecake Paprika"

August 3 - International Beer Day

August 8 - International Cat Day

August 22 - Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

September 6 - Read a Book Day

September 19 - Meow Like a Pirate Day


We are joining The Cat On My  Head's Sunday Hop today.  Happy weekend to all!

Here's the download link again.  Please bypass "Read this book free" and select the option "Buy Now" because today it's free!

Monday, May 31, 2021

5th Annual Kitty Rainbow Memorial Slideshow - shown today

 Here is our 5th annual kitty memorial slideshow.  Just click on the show to watch. A combination of our Facebook and special blogger friends were honored.  

Also wishing all a blessed Memorial Day, with special honors to those who gave their lives on our behalf.  

Thursday, May 27, 2021

5th Annual Kitty Rainbow Memorial Day


Hello all, for the 5th year we are going to honor kitties 
of our blogger and Facebook friends.who crossed the bridge since our last honoring in May 2020. 


  If you are a blogger & like to have your kitty included and you haven't been in our previous shows, please contact me via comment, or, best, you can post your kitties photo and date of passing on our Facebook page (link below)

KITTY RAINBOW MEMORIAL SHOW

POST YOUR KITTY'S PICTURE HERE  (above) 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

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Paprika guards pillow against intruders


Good morning, Paprika here.  My sister Peaches is not the only one who can guard things.  I am even better at it.  Look at how carefully I protected my human's pillow when she got up at 4AM this morning.  My intention was to "save her place" so it would be warm for her when she returned.  However...I had a change of heart.  How was I to know she would come back so soon?  She couldn't possibly have been as comfortable as I am here.  As you see, I have taken over then whole bed.  Isn't that what we cats are supposed to do?

Signed, Puzzled Paprika


We are joining The Cat on my Head's Sunday Hop!

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Peaches - Refrigerator Guard

 


I have a new gig.  My human stated she wanted to lose weight and I was recruited as a REFRIGERATOR GUARD.  I'm really good at this!

During the idle times she is sleeping I watch out for other creatures of interest.

But when she walks into the kitchen, I am alert at my station!

No matter how sleepy I am, I guard this refrigerator with my life.  You will notice I found something to perch on so I don't get my _____ all dirty.

Where did I get it, you ask?  Well hanging from the stove handle, there was the perfect solution.


It was easy to get that dish towel down!  Nothing to it! 

This dish towel makes the perfect foundation for my job. I take my duties seriously.  Even if its an all night gig!


LOL. We are joining Cat On My Head's Sunday Hop today.  Do YOU have a refrigerator guard for YOUR fridge?   Consider your cat as a candidate!

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Peaches Formal Portrait - Cat-Ur-Day Art


 My latest Caturday Portrait...my human decided that nothing but a formal portrait of MOI would do today so here am I. Can you believe she made me sit still for hours while she painted this? MOL! Just kidding! I'm trying to get her to change to a livelier frame though...Happy Cat-Ur-Day to All!

We are joining Athena & Marie's art hop today!

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Our Sixth Blogoversary

OMG we are actually having a 6th blogoversary & were so busy we almost missed it. When you read below you'll see why. But it's a great time to look backwards forwards and all around...first of all we would like to express gratitude to all our friends, furry and otherwise for being present in our lives,  hosting blog hops, contests, calendars, and other events too numerous to mention.


SPECIAL THINGS THAT HAPPENED
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Paprika thinks this is HER Muse award
...whereas it is NOT!
  1. OMG...AWARDS: We were honored to win 6 CWA 2019
    Certificates of Excellence 
    Awards (wow) -- 2 for photography - Paprika's "Hug Your Cat" Day and Peaches' "Smell the Roses for June" Day, our Facebook page, our Peaches & Paprika Blog and two videos.   We also won two MUSE awards (yay) - for Cat Bloggers Catriotic Slideshow and our 3rd annual Rainbow Memorial Show.

2. We MOVED ... to the BEACH. Yes our human had the un-mitigated gall to MOVE us all again, after we just moved last year.  She explained to us that last year' move was a "r-e-n-t-a-l" - and this new move is more permanent.  Plus she can walk to the ocean. We objected  but here there are alot of sunny windows here which we didn't have before.  So ... long story short...we forgave her!  

3.  Our human wrote lots of BOOKS  -- about US - naturally -- and somehow got them uploaded to Amazon.  She of course did this BEFORE she moved as afterwards she had no energy! (and no computer for a while)  The first book is about our harrowing historyand how we magically survived 3 shelters and a narrow escape from death row. The others are a seasonal "Celebrations" Series, illustrating how we photographically celebrate the whimsical fun holidays - CAT - and otherwise!


The Spring Celebrations book was just released and Summer Celebrations will be out in May.

We also published an "all in one" book appropriately called "Celebrating All Year Long" - which shows us celebrating non-stop - natch!  "Hug a Cat" Day, 
"Kite Flying Day," "Do-nut Day," and "Cat World Domination Day," are only a few of our 100+ colorful occasions.  Kindle ranked us #1 in three cat categories for a few weeks & at one point we received a #1 new Kindle release ribbon!

4.  THE CWA VIRTUAL AWARDS COMMITTEE:  Mom Carol was part of the committee which put on the online show in summer . Her humble role was to gather photos of all the award winners. And then create a slideshow of them to run during the beginning of the ceremony. It was fun learning more about all the wonderful writers and she met (virtually of course) a lot of nice writers.

5. FACEBOOK FOLLOWING GROWS: 

Our Facebook following grew from 11,500 to 12, 700 and our loyal friends continue to engage with us on a daily basis.  (We did activate a mailing list!) We somehow kept our readers entertained during the pandemic with lots of new events & slideshows such as "Cats Just Wanna Wear Masks," "Undercover Cats," Os-Kat Awards," Painted Cats, Gurrls Beauty Contest, Boy-cats Cowboy Parade and many more.

BLOGGING YEAR IN REVIEW

We usually enjoy doing a "year in review" but if we've exhausted you reading this far, hey we understand, our cat eyes would be bleary by now.  

but in case you DO want to read our year's highlights, here they are (since last year's 5th Blogoversary)

APRIL:  WE KISSED A GIRAFFE! Well not really since it was April Fool's Day!

The Corona Virus Year came next.  Were we prepared?  Or course!  And we entertained our growing Facebook crowd with lots of slideshows starting with a St. Paddy show AND a "MASKED CAT" Show featuring THEM  entitled "Cats Just Wanna Wear Masks."




And of course, we would NEVER forget EASTER which also came in April.  An Easter bonnet parade was in order don't you think? Here are our happy purr-ti-ci-pants.


MAY
In May we published our very first Amazon book, and Mom Carol only had to upload it about 35 times before she got the formatting right.  But finally "the deed was done" and the first book launched!


Later in May we created the 3rd annual "RAINBOW MEMORIAL" hich won our first MUSE award for kitties who crossed the bridge  - honoring both our blogger kitty and Facebook kitty friends.   We were sad to lose so many fur-ball friends this year, however!!!!



    JUNE 
We celebrated countless holidays in June, including 
Hug Your Cat Day and

Cat World Domination Day.  We got a lot of good cat hugs which is pretty easy when we flirt with our human. In fact we get more hugs thane want sometimes.


CAT WORLD DOMINATION DAY: I, Paprika started a brand new practice in honor of this day of requesting butler service on the PORCH of whatever house I am living in.  I sustain that practice to this day, disappearing into my cottage and waiting for "room service" by the waiter (Mom Carol-she does a pretty good job but is sometimes delinquent on bussing the dishes afterwards.)

JULY
Mom carol started celebrating a holiday we never heard of (Seashell Day) for some reason. We were later to learn the REAL reason!


In July we hosted the Cat Bloggers Catriotic show which also won a MUSE award!
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Peaches here. We practiced "Social Distancing" religiously by maintaining a safe distance from each other constantly. This is a picnic for me, but Paprika tries to snuggle up to me way too often.  I'm telling her NO!

In July our human also entertained her Facebook gang by hosting a new parade for boy cats only in honor of "Day of the Cowboy" on the 4 saturday in July. We had a guys beauty contest afterwards!
Winners were "Hard Ridin' Plush, "Brawlin Boots" "Notorious Namaste" and many other suspicious characters were purr-ticipants. 

AUGUST

In August we were suddenly presented with a beach house...even tho it was NOT our birthday any more.  We were delighted until we learned the bitter truth:  Our human was packing to MOVE again.  There were BOXES there. We remembered them from before.  She was trying to distract us.



AUTUMN CELEBRATIONS, the first photo cartoon book in our CELEBRATIONS series was released at the end of August:  right before we moved.


SEPTEMBER
The "Moving" started for real! Furniture and other things we knew and loved disappeared..before our eyes!  I found a hiding place here....but I had acted too hastily and was found! - Peaches the cat

I have some rights here, I thought, so I asked for an explanation.  I was not satisfied with the answer yet.  My owner acted like I should not ask so many questions.

Finally "it" happened and we were stuffed into the dreaded carriers again. When we stopped yowling we found ourselves on something we'd not seen before called "porch." Our human had lived in a condo and then an apartment. Now she'd moved into a "mobile home."  With a porch!  She said that was a "big deal."

We soon found inside delights...a huge white sofa that matched our belly furs. And lots of sunny windows. Not so bad...We'll stay!



OCTOBER
Our human recovered by the end of October to host an event for "other cats" (we couldn't stop her) but I insisted on wearing a flamboyant costume of my own so that she would not forget me - her OWN cat. - Peaches.
My Unforgettable costume - Peaches the Cat

Collage of "other" Halloween cats our human insisted on inviting again my objections!


NOVEMBER

Just when we thought our troubles were over, a terrible upheaval occurred and we were he'ld prisoner 
for days while an evil stranger called "contractor" came to "renovate" a bathroom, cuz our human had inherited a major plumbing problem - an uncooperative bathtub which leaked. "We must do it" she said. And WE were confined to a small den and half bath.   To her credit she kept us company.  We huddled together there for 10 days.

Stanley Steeler arriving to clean up the mess!

Here's where we were  held captive!

Mom Carol, having a spurt of energy, released the second book in our series, WINTER CELEBRATIONS, covering holidays we celebrated in January February & March.
DECEMBER

At last the dreaded "renovation" behind her, she could relax, so to speak.  Well only sort of.  First, she had to host a holiday party for her Blogging friends.  After all she wanted to be popular.  Once again, we must point out the "Meowy Catmas" event in question involved "OTHER CATS."  But we had no choice. 
Here they ARE!


SEE anyone you know? World renowned bloggers were featured in the Catmas show!  

JANUARY 2021

We celebrated the new year by painting 30 volunteer kitty fans in various colors from violet to green to orange and had a gigantic wild  musical MEW YEAR'S parade.


The time was right to promote the largest book in our series - a year long photo-cartoon extravaganza of "you know who" acting out fun holidays for the whole year in photo cartoons. We got many wonderful reviews from our Facebook and blogger friends.  For a while we got the Kindle #1 New Release ribbon in one of the cat categories.

FEBRUARY

We tried something new for Valentines Day - "CATMATCH" matching virtual boyfriends and girlfriends by temperament and "cat hobbies."  

What are your favorite pastimes we asked? What are your talents? 50 fur-ball cat owners rushed to answer!  Here is one example of one of the 25 cat match couples we assembled...and then we had a slideshow!
The newly  paired couples were delighted with their new virtual "mates!"  Something different!

Example of one happy couple: Mudpie & Namaste



It would be fun to do this with the bloggers community next year!

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If you've read this far we give you the coveted prize of "most tenacious Sunday reader" and thank you for your attention and time.

We plan to do always "something different" int he coming year and already have a few thoughts brewing on the burners...

We are (natch) joining the Cat On My head's Sunday hop...