Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Fun with Memes

A couple weeks ago I found out about the Rachael Ray "Fur Real Pet Moments" contest, in which you could upload a picture of your pet and choose from some sayings to create a meme. All entries were put into a raffle and the winner was to receive a monetary prize as well as food from Rachael Ray's pet food line. I believe the contest is over now, and although I didn't win, I had a lot of fun creating some memes with my furbaby pics.

I'll go ahead a share a few of my favorites now...

In case you can't tell who's who, here are the credits, in order of appearance: Trapper, Astrid, Thimble, Evan, and Talon

Unfortunately, the contest ended before I could create any memes using pictures of Eddy, Toby, or my parents' pretty kitties Gemma and Freya. But, also since I now realize that I have not even posted any pictures of most of them lately, I will be doing so very soon.

I hope everybuddy's having a great week!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Early Bird Night Owl Confessions

I am very much a morning person. I love to get up before everyone else in the morning, when the house and the world outside are still quiet. That's when I take my time to read, exercise, etc., etc.

However, I'll confess that I'm also a night owl. Whereas I love using my mornings for catching up on a good book, working out, etc., etc., I love to use my evenings for another hobby dear to me - arts and crafts. I'll often turn on the TV or some music and start working on this or that piece of art. Doing so, I more often than not lose track of time, only to look up at the clock and realize that I should have been to bed long ago.

So, what do my furbabies think of this schedule of mine? Well, they love to get up early with me, especially my feline furbabies. They love that the first thing I do is open all the blinds and straighten out their window spots:
Evan and all of my other furbabies love to gaze out the back window and therefore get very excited when the morning window-opening ritual occurs. (My back yard is where two of the roaming neighborhood cats often hang out, and my furbabies love to watch them eat the food I leave out there.)
And what about my night owl tendencies? Well, my furbabies love to run and romp around at night. But, even they have their limits. On my especially late nights, I more often than not find my furbabies a little something like this:
Astrid tried to tough it out through my night owl art time last night. But, alas, she was no match for my faulty circadian wiring.
This picture is a bit dark (since, you know, I was up late) and hard to make out, but in it Thimble's on the couch giving me her scolding "you're up past bedtime again, Mom" look. She much prefers when I go to bed early, as she loves to snuggle then.
Since Eddy's just a blurred streak in all of my most recent pictures of her, I'll just say that when I'm home, whether morning or night, she's usually running around and playing. She sleeps all day while I'm at work, and I often even have to wake her for cuddles during my lunch hour. Early in the morning and at night, though, she's just a blur (with the occasional pit stop to fill up on food or cuddles).

So, what about you? Are you an early bird or a night owl? Or both?

Monday, September 21, 2015

Awww Interlude

I haven't done one of my Awww Interludes in a long time. So, on this busy Monday morning, here's a long overdue Awww Interlude.
Although he came to me as a semi-feral kitten with a penchant for biting, this boy is now my little shadow and usually my biggest snuggler.
Have a great week, everybuddy!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Thankful Thursday

On this Thankful Thursday, my furbabies and I are grateful for the beautiful weather and abundant sunshine we've been having. We can feel autumn in the air, and we like it!
Thimble found the sun puddle of all sun puddles. (Can you see her hidden beneath all of those sun rays?)
Astrid chose a window seat a little less blinding for her sentry duty.
Evan has a favorite window seat. He especially loves when he gets to claim his sisters' pretty pink bed.
Last but not least, I GOT A PICTURE OF EDDY!!! She must have had pity on me, because she sat still for a full three seconds and let me snap this sunny shot.
Thanks for letting your momma (finally) snap a shot of you, Eddy!
Happy Thankful Thursday, everybuddy! What are you thankful for today?

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sunny Sunday Selfies

We've been having a beautiful weekend, with lots of sunshine. So, these two furbabies woke me up to remind me what a perfect time that would be for selfies...
The awesome Sunday Selfie blog hop is hosted by the one and only The Cat on My Head.

I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday, with lots of sunny Sunday Selfies of your own!


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Weekend Fun

My furbabies and I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and, for those in the US and Canada, a happy Labor Day! My furbabies certainly love when I stay home from work (and I certainly do, too), even if they spend much of the day sleeping.

Believe it or not, I even caught Eddy taking a long, deep snoozie, so I snatched up  my camera in hopes of catching an ever elusive shot of her. Alas, it was not meant to be! She knew what I was up to and awoke immediately. Then it was time to cuddle and play. So, as usual, I was only able to catch the active little lady in the form of video. Here are a couple short videos of the baby girl playing (with a piece of debris on the exterior of a window) and cuddling:
Special little Eddy may have a head tilt and facial nerve paralysis, but she owns it!

Have a purrfect week, bloggers!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Birthday Angel Art

I mentioned that I would, of course, be creating some more art for my angel Rosie on her birthday this past Tuesday. That was how I felt I could best honor her on that special day. So, here is the result:
I hope you had a grand time at your Rainbow Bridge birthday bash, my sweet Rosie! Love you bunches, baby girl!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Celebrating a Heavenly Birthday

Today my sweet Rosie would have been 22 years young.

I miss her and I wish she were here so that I could celebrate with her as I have for the past 21 years, but I know that she's having a grand birthday up in her new headquarters. I wished Rosie a happy birthday the second I woke up this morning, and, continuing with my recently developed tradition, I will be further celebrating her birthday later today by creating a special piece of art just for her.

Until then, I'll re-post some pictures in honor of my beautiful little lady...
Rosie at about 15 years of age, sitting in one of her favorite boxes.
I loved when Rosie would curl up like this. Do you see how her front leg is shaved? This was back in 2012, after she won a battle against an extremely severe case of pancreatitis and hepatitis at the age of 19. She is and always will be my tough cookie.  
Sweet Rosie sleeping on a lap during a 9 hour car ride (shame on me, but on a lap was how she was happiest). My family and I didn't want to go on vacation without her, because she refused food and her renal medications for anyone but us. So, we took her on vacation with us, and she did great!
As I've said before, this is one of my all-time favorite pictures of Rosie. Perhaps I'm a bit biased, but she was one of the sweetest, most beautiful cats I've ever known. I've always felt like this picture, and her expression in it, manages to epitomize those traits of hers.
This was Rosie back in February of this year, one month after she had her eye removed. She could sometimes make such a disgruntled look for the camera, but I always knew better! We had a happy cuddle session after this photo was taken.
And this was Rosie exactly one year ago, on her 21st birthday. She loved those "Catty Shack" treats, and so I got into the habit of buying her a fresh box for her birthday. Eat to your little heart's content, baby girl!
Happy heavenly birthday, my sweet angel Rosie! I always have and always will love you, little lady!