Wednesday, November 30, 2016

#BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop, Bye Bye November!

All the autumn leaves have pretty much fallen from the trees outside our bedroom window now...

And we are all seeking out warm spots to burrow into and stay warm... when it gets cold, we even wait on the carpeted stairs to greet Teri when she gets home from work since now the floors are cold on our toesies.

And sometimes, she even has to come looking for us when she gets home from work! And one of the first places she looks is just where she left us when she headed off to work at the crack of dawn!

Kely goes to work with Teri most weekdays, and Coco has her personal appearances and photo shoots that take her out of the house, but us ManCats were pretty much the stay-at-home types during November!

But we don't have to venture outdoors to be adventurous! We can join in the BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop and live vicariously through our fun-loving friends! You should try it, too!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

#BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday, Celebrating National Senior Pet Month!

Our whole house is filled with Seniors...including Teri, hahameow! One of us is Geriatric, that's Kely!

And three of us are Seniors, Disco at 12, Coco at 11 and Brighton at 10 years of age!

For a change, Teri took all of us on an adventure to Altoona (Not a Tuna in sight, though) a couple of weekends ago! No Old Cat Left Behind, HaHaMeow!

It's usually that Diva LadyCat, Coco, that travels with Teri when she goes to a pet event, but she decided that she would skip the pet sitter and take Brighton, Disco and Kely along to Altoona PA, where Coco was a headliner at the Central PA Pet Expo!

We didn't have to dress up, in fact, we cats spent the weekend watching TV and lounging in bed. That might sound like our typical daily routine, but it was a nice change from napping at home!

Teri took our favorite heated beds and even a scratching pad (she thinks of everything) and we didn't trash the room like rock stars (though Teri always brings along a little sweeper and air freshener and leave the hotel room all neat and tidy).

Coco attended the Expo, and while she didn't sell any books, she had lots of fans who remembered her from her past appearances there, and many, many photos where snapped of her!


So, as you can see, Senior Pets can have fun, travel, be adventurous and enjoy naps! We think that's something worth celebrating all month! 

Join in the BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop today and whether you are young or old, you can have fun, too!

Monday, October 10, 2016

ManCat Monday - Silly Halloween Costume Edition

As we are almost half way through October, Teri thought it would be fun to post some of us ManCat's in silly costumes, rather than couture (like Coco...)

Brighton looks dashing in this airline pilot costume, he needs to find a cute stewardess, hahameow! Although he might attract a hungry LadyCat in this next costume! Nom Nom Nom...

And maybe Disco thinks as Nemo, he could find a fishy snack inside the costume! He comes running when Teri calls out 'Fishy Flakes' (we all do!)

And in keeping with the ocean theme, Brighton looks kinda crabby as a lobster, don't you think?

But kinda cute as a pumpkin, and one that celebrates 'Tocktober, too, LOL...

We aren't sure what Teri has in those storage boxes under the bed but the label says costumes, so she probably has some silly costume for us this Halloween, but we are most comfortable in our birthday suits, HaHaMeow!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Remember Me Thursday

Today is Remember Me Thursday

It is the day we should all pause a moment as give thought to the shelter pets waiting for forever homes, sometimes for years... #RememberTheRescue 

And to think of those who have been lost, never to find love again...

There is much sadness and horror in the world today, but there is also much kindness. It is the kindness that keeps us going and give us hope...

Each year, over 3.4 million pets in shelters lose their lives without ever having a second chance at happiness. And only 30% of owned pets came from shelters or rescue organizations. While we can't change the lives of all of them, we can make a difference by changing the life of even just one...

So today, if each of us would do something, anything, that would help make a difference in even one homeless pets life, then you would 'Be The Light'... And by remembering those who have been lost, we can shine a light on the ones we can save!

Remember Me Thursday was created to shine a light on homeless pets who never got the chance to find their forever home, for those pets who never left the shelters they were surrendered to. The Helen Woodward Animal Center, and Blue Buffalo have partnered to bring awareness, and all around the world, stories are being shared, and candles lit in honor of those whose lives were lost.

One of Teri's biggest commitments is to the cats she has brought into this world, and she has been there for those kitties through thick and thin, and even through some pretty tough times She did not waver in her 'Being the Light' for Kely and Bebe and Carlos and Zeuss and Al...

She knew they would find the perfect forever homes with her help, and she is just Thankful on this Thursday that they did not end up in a shelter, and that they did not become one of those millions that we are remembering today...#RememberMeThursday

GrandmaCat Kely's forever home is with us!
Get involved and become a part of this world-wide awareness movement by sharing on social media. If animal lovers unite around the world, we can make a difference!

To learn more about The Helen Woodward Animal Center and their involvement in this event, as well as Home 4 the Holidays and The International Pet Adoptathon, please click on this link HWAC

Ps: The photo in our post today was taken in our living room and just so you know...those are faux candles that have batteries to make the 'flame' flicker and glow. They are the only safe candles to have around us kitties!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Honoring Those Who Came Before, on Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

Cascais, the very first cat I loved...

Not a day goes by that I don't think of the kitties I have loved, and lost... They say that grief truly never goes away, but softens with the passage of time, and that one can eventually remember those we have loved and gently smile when thinking of them...without grief and pain, but with joy at having been able to share our lives with them all.

Bo, the cat I call my Heart Cat

For me, each cat I have had the honor of sharing my life with brought with them love, and the reason I love the cats I share my life with now is because of the very first cat I ever loved...

Sweet Nanjizal Bay...lived into her Golden Years in spite of severe heart problems

I cannot imagine my life without cats beside me, and to honor the pets we have loved and who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge is the reason for this special day, the Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day. 

Skiddy, spent her golden years with me, being loved...

The sadness we experience when losing a beloved pet, can truly be shared with others who have cared deeply for the animal companions they have had the privilege of walking through life with.

Share your remembrances of your pets who have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge by visiting the Remembrance Day event page on Facebook, and celebrate their life by posting a photo or a poem there...

Nacho, a brave boy... so deeply missed

Sammy, your loss was so recent, my heart still aches...

Friday, August 26, 2016

Frootbat Friday, with a Fashion Friday Style!

Brighton's Frootbats are so large, he has to fold them down to fit in his Sleepypod, hahameow!

He was in his Pod to make a trip to see the cardiologist, because he has heart disease and he is due to have a dental procedure in a couple of weeks and it's the smart thing to do to have his heart check up on before he undergoes anesthesia.

Of course, all the kitties of Curlz and Swirlz are also fashion-forward cats and Brighton is no exception! Here he is in the waiting room at the vets, looking elegant in his tuxedo by Darlene Hachey.

See, Coco isn't the only cat dresses in couture! In fact, this tuxedo was made to match a lovely gown she wore at the Paws in the City NYC Celebrity Catwalk fashion show! And she has some pretty nice Frootbats herself!

But today was Brighton's day and he attracted lots of admiring glances while at the vets, from all the staff!

We are happy to report that his heart defect is stable and he still requires no medication for it, and he has been cleared to have his dental cleaning performed! And it's comforting to know that there is also a cardiologist at the dental clinic he will be going to!