Tortoiseshell Cat Appreciation Day


Awww Mondays – Tortoiseshell Cat Appreciation Day

Astrid and Calista Jo are here today to celebrate this special day for torties and to join the Awww Mondays blog hop.


tortoiseshell cat encircled with label reading, April 17 Tortoiseshell Cat Appreciation Day"

Dilute Tortoiseshell Cat in a frame reading, Tortoiseshell Cat Appreciation Day"


Our two gorgeous torties will be participating in the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. You can do the same by clicking on the Awww badge below.

Awww Mondays badge.




I wanted to use this photo Dad Tom took of some of our azaleas for my Spark, which is the opposite of how I usually do them. Normally, I would select the Spark first. When I found the quote by Wayne Dyer, I knew it was purrfect. For me, our gardens are my happy place and give me the opportunity to think a lot about my life.

The author of today’s Spark, Wayne Dyer, (1940 to 2015) was an American self-help author and a motivational speaker. His first book, Your Erroneous Zones (1976), is one of the best-selling books of all time. An estimated 100 million copies have been sold. He also wrote 20 more best-selling books and produced a number of popular specials for PBS. He was a frequent guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

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


Your favorite, fun-loving tabbies, Periwinkle & Stinky, will be setting off on a new adventure tomorrow. You’ll be able to find them on Periwinkle’s blog, Friends Furever. I know whatever Periwinkle has planned will be loads of fun, and you’ll definitely want to join them. Adventures are always more fun when you come along, so they’ll be waiting for you.



Sunday Selfies: Week #349

Yesterday was Tortoiseshell Cat Appreciation Day, and I missed it. That kind of thing happens a lot around here. With two torties living with us, I feel super guilty for this boo-boo. To make up for it, I have two selfies today: dilute tortie, Calista Jo, and Astrid.




I was a bit surprised they were cooperative after finding out I had missed their special day. But as I always say, “Cats are predictably unpredictable.”

Hopping Time

You don’t need to be a tortie to join us. In fact, you don’t even need to be a cat. All anipals are welcome regardless of species. So get busy and take those selfies. You know all your friends and admirers will be here looking for you. And remember, you don’t need to post on Sundays to join us. The hop is available through Thursday.

Prayers Please

Lisbeth’s longtime boyfriend, Cat Scout Charles, has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, which has metastasized. Lisbeth and all of her fursibs, as well as Dad Tom and I, are devastated by this news. We deeply love this special kitty. We are asking all humans to send prayers, all kitties to send purrs, and all anipals to send POTP, as Charles spends his last days being loved and spoiled by his humans.



Thank you. We’ll be back tomorrow for Sparks and Awww Mondays.