May 28, 2015

Thursday in the Garden


We haven't done a Thursday in the Garden post in ages and thought you might like to see Mom's orchids.  If you're not familiar with The Society of Feline Gardeners, it was started by Jonesie of Cory Cat Blog.

Ellie has been chosen to be spokescat for us today...

Hi everyone, Here are some of Mom's orchids.....

Pretty purple (like me!)

Hey.....who's that photobomber??????
This one has a touch of yellow in the center....


This orchid had two huge branches filled with flowers. This was Auntie El's and it always makes Mom happy to see it bloom.


Hey Allie.....this is MY post....



MOOOMMMMMMMM!!!!



We hope you enjoyed seeing Mom's orchids.  NOW.....how can I get rid of the photobomber??????

May 27, 2015

Shopping Around the World

We're so excited.....For the VERY FIRST time we're pawticipating in Shopping Around the World hosted by PigLove.

Here are the rules as posted on PigLove's blog:
Thanks to everyone for another great edition of Shopping Around the World.  It’s so awesome to see the various prices around the world!
Me and my pal Fozzie started Shopping Around the World and it has become a huge hit.  We all want to know if we are paying more or less than everyone else – snorts.  We are going to do it again this month on Wednesday, May 27th.
Do a posting on your blog linked back to mine.  That way we can keep track of all of the different prices.  It should be interesting to see the differences between.  Mark your calendar so you can do a posting with us.  This month we are focusing on items that we *have* to have in our lives.
Items to price this month:
  • FIVE Ingredient Salads.  There you go.  Cold salads, pasta salads, seafood salads, chicken salads, hot salads – any salad of your choosing – five ingredients.  List the ingredients, prices and how you make your five ingredient salad.  We have enjoyed seeing everyone’s homemade dish over the past couple of months.  IF you can attach a picture to your FIVE Ingredient Salad that would be awesome!
HAPPY SHOPPING!
SO.....Here we go.....
Our salad is one of Mom's favorites....it's called a BLT salad and is easy peasy to make and delicious.   She can throw this together in a couple of minutes.
Ingredients:
1.  BACON!!  1 lb nice and crisp and chopped into good sized pieces - 
2.  Iceberg Lettuce - chopped
3.  Shredded Cheddar
4.  Mayonnaise
5.  Grape or cherry tomatoes halved

Mix together and enjoy!  This is one of those salads where you kind of use your own judgement on amounts.  We like lots of cheese and bacon!



Prices:


Smithfield Hickory Smoked Bacon  $7.19 BUTTTT it was BOGO and Mom had $1.00 off so we got TWO pounds for $6.19!!!

Iceberg Lettuce  $1.79


3.  Shredded Cheddar - 8oz - Regular $4.49 but it too was BOGO so it came to $2.25

4.  Mayonnaise -2/3 cup or to taste - guess what?  Yep....ANOTHER BOGO.  $5.77 so one container was $2.89

5.  Cherry Tomatoes - $2.00

So MOOOOMMMMMM....make some NOWWWWW....


May 26, 2015

Toes Tuesday with Raz

Good hygiene is important to a ManCat.  It's very important to have clean toes!!


Make sure you really get between the toes....


Whew...it's work but well worth it to have sweet smelling toes!!


May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day

Graphic by Zoolatry

Graphic by Zoolatry

Raz's gal Madi's Mom made this super collage and we wanted to share it with you.

Graphic by Madi's Mom

In Flanders Fields
John McCrae, 1915.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields. 


Memorial Day is also the "unofficial" start of the Summer!!!  Together with our pals Gracie and Sammy, we are hosting a Memorial Day Cookout!!
If you're here in time for breakfast, please enjoy this bacon and egg casserole!
and some French Toast with tasty mouse sausage!
If you're thirsty, enjoy a cold beverage...
We have lots of great noms....hot dogs, burgers and chick-hen!
Come join us at the picnic table....
Make sure you wait a bit after you eat, but join us in the pool....the water is FINE!!!
Please stop by Gracie's blog and Sammy's blog.....the party continues there.  Raz and Pete's famous fish fry truck is even at Sammy's!!


Sammy's Blog
Raz, Allie,Ellie, Sammy and Gracie want to let you know how HAPPY we are that you could join us today



If you can't see the video click HERE to see how HAPPY we are.

May 24, 2015

Sunday Selfies with Raz

We're pawticipating in  The Cat on My Head's Sunday Selfies today.


Raz says go ahead.....smooch my nose....you know you WANT to!!!


We hope you have a pawsome Sunday whatever you do!!!

May 23, 2015

Photo Hunters Tanned, 52 Snapshots SKY Caturday Art

This week's Photo Hunters theme is TANNED and the 52 Snapshots of Life theme is SKY.

Allie likes sitting next Weston the very TANNED bear.  Weston used to belong to Auntie El and we love him and like to hang out with him.  From this window, Allie gets a nice view of the SKY and the great BirdTV station.




Today is also Caturday Cat Art Blog Hop.

We used Pizap to put Allie and Weston on a beach with beautiful blue SKY and then framed it!




See more Photo Hunters posts HERE.

See more 52 Snapshots of Life posts HERE.

See more Caturday Cat Art HERE.

May 21, 2015

Thankful Thursday.....home again

Our boy Angel Cubby is back home.



Included with his urn was a card from the staff at the ER vet as well as a card with Cubby's pawprint....



and a lock of his fur (which Mom was so upset she didn't think to get)



We also received this beautiful poem from our own VET  (biggify to read)


We're thankful to the Staff at the Animal Specialty and Emergency Hospital staff as well as our wonderful friends at our regular VET Seaside Veterinary Clinic for their kind words and thoughtfulness at this sad time.  We miss Cubby a lot and having him back with us helps a lot.  Mom found Allie sleeping on the table next to the urn the day he came back.

We do have one more thing we're thankful for.....we were the right guessers on Sammy's Tuesday Teaser.  Click HERE to go to Sammy's blog to see the cool place we identified.




May 20, 2015

Not so Wordless Wednesday

As Mom was taking some of the photos off her phone (like the Sunday Selfie one we posted), she
also came across this photo of Angel Cubby in his purple bed.  This is the last photo she got to take of him.


May 19, 2015

Tasty Tuesday - a review

We were recently given the opportunity to review Hill's Ideal Balance Crafted Savory Chicken Pot Pie with Buckwheat canned cat food for chewy.com.  Of course, we jumped at the chance since chick-hen is our favorite flavor!!!



Here's a short video showing how much we loved this food.  We didn't add music so you can hear the sounds of us enjoying this tasty food!



 From the chewy.com website:

Hill's Ideal Balance Crafted Savory Chicken Pot Pie with Buckwheat Canned Cat Food, 2.9-oz, case of 24

Ideal Balance Crafted canned foods are made in a new form -- shredded natural chicken in mouthwatering gravy. These thoughtfully sourced, authentic ingredients are combined with nutritional expertise and unique slow cooking process so you can give your cat a delicious, perfectly balanced meal. Hill's prepares the food the way you would, one batch at a time, so you can spend more time making memories with your pet. Made in Small Batches.
Key Benefits
  • Keeps your cat healthy & active
  • Gluten-free source of energy for an active life, and supports healthy digestion
  • Helps keep cat’s eyes sharp and maintain healthy vision
  • Helps build muscle for healthy play, and provides a great wholesome taste
  • Provides a rich taste and builds muscle for your cat to jump & play longer
  • Perfectly Balanced Nutrition
  • Made in the USA

Thank you chewy.com for the opportunity to try this SUPER delicious food.  Want to order your own?  Click HERE.  We were not compensated for this review but we did receive the delicious Hills canned food free of charge.