Awww Mondays


Tabby cat atop an open suitcase looking disgruntled.


Like most kitties, Audrey finds her human’s suitcase irresistible. And, as always happens, she was not invited along on the trip, thus her disgruntled look.

If you enjoyed this photo, check out another displeased, suitcase cat at, “Dad Tom Gets Kizmet’s First Stink Eye.”

Though Audrey didn’t get invited to join her dad for a night out of town, she is joining the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. If you’d like to do the same, click on the Awww badge.



Male house finch on a bird feeder with the quote, " Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except the ones that sang the best."


Growing up I always strived for perfection. Of course, I never achieved it, and I am trying to learn that just doing my best is okay.

The author of today’s Spark, Henry Jackson van Dyke Jr. (1852 – 1933) was an American author, educator, diplomat and Presbyterian clergyman. He graduated from the College of New Jersey in 1873 and Princeton Theological Seminary in 1877.

Dad Tom took this photo of a male house finch on one of our bird feeders.

Sparks is the creation of Annie from McGuffy’s Reader. Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend. Annie stated when she began Sparks, “I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world.”

The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

Those two fun-loving tabbies, Periwinkle & Stinky, will be setting off on a new adventure tomorrow. You’ll be able to find them over at Friends Furever, as it is Periwinkle’s turn to plan their adventure. Adventures are more fun when you join in, so they’ll be waiting for you.