July 28, 2016

Thankful Poetic Thursday!

Hi everyone!  Once again it's Thursday and that means it's Sammy's Poetry Day!  Today's letter is G!

This week's poem is by Raz.

Goofy Guy!

Goofy guy, yes that's me
I'm cute as a button as you can see.
I make Mom Laugh
Even though she's MY staff!
I sleep on my back and play in the sheets
She rubs my tummy and gives me treats.
I love my Mom and she loves me!
A luckier cat I couldn't be.

Today is also Thankful Thursday.  As you might remember, we had a comment-a-thon for our Blogoversary and our pal Timmy Tomcat  won.  Timmy picked Kitty Cottage for his donation.  We had 36 comments and upped the donation to $40 in his name!  Thanks to all who pawticipated!!!

July 27, 2016

Shopping Around the World - SALAD

Today is Shopping Around the world with our pal Bacon from PigLove
Since it is summer in most places and do I dare say hot, let’s concentrate on those easy meals.  When one says they made a salad for dinner, we are always amazed at what they put into their salads.  So this month – ‘salads’ is the key ingredient.  Keep in mind that salads can be tossed, Cesar, macaroni, turkey, chicken – the list is endless.  Share with us what is your favorite salad is along with the prices and pictures can.
Here's our recipe
Not our photo!!

* Exported from MasterCook *

                    GREEN BEAN, WALNUT, AND FETA SALAD
  2  lbs  fresh green beans, trimmed
  1  small  red onion, thinly sliced
  4  ounces  crumbled feta cheese
  1  cup  coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans, toasted
     3/4  cup  olive oil
     1/4   cup  white wine vinegar
  1   tablespoon  chopped fresh dill
     1/2 teaspoon  minced garlic
     1/4 teaspoon  salt
     1/4 teaspoon  pepper

CUT green beans into thirds, and arrange in a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover and steam 15 minutes or until crisp-tender. Immediately plunge into cold water to stop the cooking process; drain and pat dry.
TOSS together green beans, onion, cheese, and walnuts in a large bowl. Cover and chill 1 hour. 
WHISK together olive oil and next 5 ingredients; cover and chill 1 hour.
POUR vinaigrette over green bean mixture, and chill 1 hour; toss just before serving. Yield: 8 servings. 
Prep: 15 min., Cook: 15 min., Chill 2 hours

Green Beans  - $1.49/lb

Red onion  $1.99/lb

Feta cheese - 6 ounce tub BOGO $4.99

Pecans - $11.48/lb
Garlic - $3.69/lb

We didn't price the other items because we always have them on hand.  We hope you enjoyed our recipe.....we can't wait to see what other yummy salads are posted today!

July 25, 2016

Marvelous Mousebreath Monday

We're excited to share the news that Mauricio and Allie's wedding was featured in Mousebreath!!!

Click HERE to read the news story!

Just so you don't miss ManCat Monday.....here's a photo of Raz being silly!!  Mom was tagged on Facebook to share a photo that makes her smile and this one always does!!

and....a photo of Raz and his gal Madi at the wedding!

July 24, 2016

Sunday Selfies

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

As you know, Allie and Mau were married yesterday at Cat Scouts!  The took a selfie with the wedding party.

Cat Scout Charles, Sammy, Mauricio, Allie, Gracie, Anya, Sundae

More photos to follow this week!!

July 23, 2016

Photo Hunt HARD and Caturday Cat Art

This week's Photo Hunters theme is  HARD.

Raz says "It's HARD to control myself when there are treats around."

It's also HARD to contain our excitement because today is Allie and Mau's wedding!!  Photos to follow!

Today is also Caturday Cat Art Blog Hop

We used the Super Foto app and the Pebble effect.....we think it's HARD to see Raz in the photo now.

See more Photo Hunters posts HERE.

See more Caturday Cat Art HERE.

July 22, 2016

Flashback Friday and Friendly Fill-Ins

As we approach the wedding of Allie and Mauricio, we remember our sweet Angel Sniffie who met her true love Angel Nimbus when they were both at the Bridge.

Angels Sweet Praline and Angel Inigo were their maid of honor and best ma and our pal Brian had a one day pass to visit and officiate.  It was a beautiful ceremony.  Click HERE to relive that special day.

Tomorrow is the big day for Allie and Mauricio!!  We're so happy for them!!

Today is also Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by  15andMeowing and McGuffy’s Reader

This week Mom is answering again.  

1. I wish I could afford to hire someone to  Keep my plants looking beautiful_____.
 2. Zucchini __Noodles (known as Zoodles) are wonderful________.
3. One Summertime memory I recall is  going to Seaside NJ with my grandparents                 .

4. This Summer,  we're using our pool more                     

July 21, 2016

Thirsty Thursday and Poetry Day

This kitty is obviously enjoying some tasty water while showing off his pawsome paw action and fabulous tabby tummy!!

Today is also Poetic Thursday hosted by Sammy.  

Today's letter is F  and MOM wrote today's poem

Funny things happen all the time
From this addled brain of mine.
Poetry day is a fun event
Sammy's even in a tent.
Forgetful is another word
Which I've often heard.
Today's poem I've forgotten
In trouble with the Furkids I've gotten.
Dearest Furkids, forgive me please
I'll dispense treats today with ease

July 20, 2016

Wonderful WomanCat Wednesday

On Saturday our Allie will be marrying Mauricio from The Cat on My Head.  The wedding will take place at Cat Scouts.  

Of course, there is a lot that needs to be done prior to the wedding and one of the most important things was for Allie to find the purrfect gown......so she went to New York and visited Kleinfelds
with some of her pals....

The limo ride over...
Photo by Gracie

In front of Kleinfelds....
Photo by Gracie

They all had a super time and, most importantly, she Said Yes To the Dress!!!  Of course we can't show you here because it's bad luck for the groom to see her in it before the wedding.   Take our word for it..............it's GORGEOUS!!!

July 19, 2016

Tasty Tuesday - #chewyinfluencer

It's the third Tuesday of the month and that means it's #chewyinfluencer review time!

This month we got to review another nommy treat.  Cat-Man-Doo Extra Large Dried Bonito Flakes!

From the chewy.com site:

A natural and delicious treat for your pet! Use the Cat-Man-Doo Extra Large Dried Bonito Flakes as a healthy meal additive or as a nutritious treat! Bonito flakes are among the highest quality flakes on the market and they are derived from a single protein source, making them a healthy choice when rewarding your pet. Cat-Man-Doo flakes are larger, moister and have a fresher aroma and appearance than other Bonito flakes. Because Cat-Man-Doo Bonito is high in protein and low in calories with a minimal fat content, it is the perfect choice for our more “robust” pets. It also contains Taurine which is an essential dietary requirement for feline health. Taurine protects your cat from serious eye maladies. The natural fish oils that are found in Bonito will keep your cat or dog’s fur shiny and beautiful. With no additives and no preservatives this is a great all natural, high protein treat that cats and dogs love!
Key Benefits
  • No additives or preservatives, just fish!
  • Appetite stimulant
  • Made with high quality single ingredient 
  • High protein, low fat
  • Healthy meal additive - helps entice finicky eaters when crumbled on food
  • Natural fish oils will keep your cat or dog’s fur shiny and beautiful
  • No refrigeration required
We couldn't wait to dive into these fabulous fishie flakes.....if you watch closely in the video, you can see how Ellie really tried to dive into the bag!

Want some of your own?   Click HERE to go to the chewy.com site....even better - these super treats are on SALE right now!   We gave these treats 12 paws up!

We were not paid for this review but did receive the Cat-Man-Doo Bonito Flakes free of charge for our fair and honest review.