by Janet Blue on September 28, 2016

Wordless Wednesday


Beautiful C.J. on a beautiful day.



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by Janet Blue on September 27, 2016

Sunshine Blogger Award

We were recently given the Sunshine Blogger Award by dear friend, Annie, from the blog: McGuffy’s Reader. We received this award three and a half years ago and are delighted to receive it once again. This Award is a way of recognizing bloggers who are positive and whose creativity inspires others. Annie, it warms our hearts that our blog does that for you.

As with most awards, this one has some rules:
  1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.
  2. Answer the eleven questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate eleven other bloggers, adding their links and asking them eleven new questions.
  4. Notify the bloggers you have nominated.

The questions Annie asked us and my answers (in teal italics):

1. What did you want to be when you grow up?
I always wanted to be a dancer, but with my neuromuscular disease that was never an option. Then I wanted to be a high school Home Economics teacher, but I stink at science. I started writing in the third grade, and it became obvious that’s the direction in which I was headed.
2. Who was your childhood hero?
I don’t remember having one.
3. What is your favourite song?
I have so many, but #1 is probably Van Morrison’s version of “Brown Eyed Girl.”
4. What was your first pet?
We had 13 cats when I was very little: a Persian mom and two kittens and another mom with nine kittens. We gave away all but two cats, Fluffy and Tiger. My sister and I really wanted to keep Fluffy but our parents ended up giving her away as well. The first pet I had of my very own was a cock-a-poo I adopted when I was a sophomore in college.
5. Who was your favourite teacher?
Sara Cooper, High School Home Economics Teacher
6. What was your best vacation?
This is really impossible. I have been on some totally incredible ones, but I’ll have to go with a river cruise that took us all through Russia.
7. What is your favourite time of day?
I don’t think I have one.
8. Who was your first friend?
My next door neighbor, Bobby Fields.
9. What is your favourite season?
10. Do you have a phobia?
11. What would you like to do-over?
College, if I didn’t have to work full-time, which I did my Junior and Senior years.
Here are my nominees for The Sunshine Blogger Award. If any have already received this award, I apologize for the duplication. I do hope you will accept this award even if you decide not to pass it on to others.
These are my eleven questions for those who accept the award. I look forward to reading your answers.
  1. Who is your favorite author?
  2. Why did you start blogging?
  3. Beach or mountains for vacation?
  4. What is your favorite indulgence?
  5. If you had an unlimited amount of money, what would you do with it?
  6. If you could live any place in the world, where would it be?
  7. What is your favorite form of exercise?
  8. What is the most unusual job you’ve ever had?
  9. What was your first job?
  10. Do you believe in ghosts?
  11. Where do you get your news: newspapers, TV, computer?

I am sincerely thankful to Annie for selecting our blog to receive this award. Her creativity definitely inspires me.

Finally, what would a cat blog be without a photo of a cat? This photo is Mauricio wearing the virtual hat Sammy gave him for his birthday. The cupcake represents Mau’s bakery skills and his Cat Scout Bake Shop.


Good Day Sunshine





September 25, 2016

Sunday Selfies: Week #111 We have a guest host this week. After seeing Misty May’s selfie last week, he asked if he could post a tongue selfie. How could we refuse. Everybody loves a good tongue-out photo. If we’d known, however, that he was going to inappropriately use his tongue to pick his nose, we […]

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September 24, 2016

Caturday Art I loved the photo of baby Astrid I shared yesterday so much, I turned it into art for today.     To create today’s art I used PicMonkey. I added a paper texture followed by a weave texture and the cut-out edge. I didn’t say anything about the photo yesterday. It was taken […]

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September 23, 2016

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #20 Today is a fun hop hosted by our friends, Annie (McGuffy’s Reader) and Ellen (15 And Meowing). They each pick two sentences (Ellen the first two and Annie, the second two) with blanks for the participants to fill-in. To join the hop, add your link on Annie’s blog. My completions of […]

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September 22, 2016

Remember Me Thursday® Awareness Movement     We are joining Remember Me Thursday® and have lit a candle at for our sweet Swizzle again this year. Swizzle is the kitty we continue to sponsor at PAWS of Connecticut. She’s been waiting for more than two years for her new forever home. We pray daily that this sweet […]

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September 21, 2016

Wordless Wednesday    

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September 19, 2016

  Yo-ho-ho! Well th’ wench, otherwise known as th’ petretary, didn’ git any new scurvy gentleman o’ fortune photos made fer us ’tis yearrr. She been too busy doin’ stuff fer Mau fer sea foul beast scouts. Sink me! Avast ye, we be ‘avin’ a retrospective wit’ photos from previous years. Woe ‘em ‘o ye […]

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September 18, 2016

Sunday Selfies: Week #110 I absolutely have no idea what I am doing back on the blog today. I was having a nice bath in the laundry basket when Mom thrust the phone at me and demanded I take some selfies. As I was in mid-wash, I clicked the shutter quickly a couple off times […]

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September 17, 2016

Caturday Art Today, the focus for our post is not really on the art but the occasion. Twelve years ago today, Mauricio and Misty May were born. When we met them and their brother in November, they were three adorable little kittens. Even when I look at photos of those munchkins, I find it hard […]

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