May 1, 2016

Sunday Selfie with Ellie

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




Oh darn....I had the timer set and my furs were all purrfectly groomed....then I was distracted by the RED DOT....DRATS.


April 30, 2016

National Tabby Cat Day

Raz is excited because today is National Tabby Day!


Pop on over to the Tabby Cat Club to read about Tabby Cat Day and to see more fabulous Tabby Cat posts!!

Doesn't Raz have gorgeous Tabby stripes?


Read more about Tabby Cat Day by clicking HERE.

April 29, 2016

Happy Birthday Ellie and Allie

Today is a VERY SPECIAL DAY!  It's Ellie and Allie's Birthday!!!


Many thanks to Ann of Zoolatry for this fabulous graphic!

Weren't they cute kittens???

Allie on the left, Ellie on the right

And they grew into lovely ladycats!!

Beautiful Ellie

Lovely Allie


Now....let the party begin....

Start off with a nice niptini...


Or a bit of nip tea...

Assorted treats

Some Hello Kitty tuna treats...


Anyone for a stinky goodness cocktail??


We also have real live dead shrimps....


and, of course, HAM!


Enjoy a berry or two...



Lots of fresh nip....



Help yourself to a slice of birthday cake....


Please take a party gift bag on your way out..


We hope you enjoyed the party!  Thanks for joining us!  Mom says we're having a special dinner tonight in honor of  Ellie and Allie!!!  We think there might be real live dead shrimps!

Ellie and Allie want to say many thanks to our pal Sammy from One Spoiled Cat for the pawsome card!


Allie also wants to thank her sweet and wonderful ManCat Mauricio for the beautiful card he sent her.  Is it any wonder she loves him so much?  Such a thoughtful guy!


April 27, 2016

Shopping Around the World

It's that time again - Shopping Around the World hosted by our pal Bacon of PigLove.

Do a posting on your blog linking back to mine.  That way we can keep track of all of the different prices and recipes from all over the world.
This month we are highlighting sandwiches.  Show us your creativity and your best sandwich.  What makes it special?  What kind of ingredients do you have in it and what does it look like?  It can be more than five ingredients

Today we're sharing the recipe for a sandwich that Dad absolutely loves (Mom too but minus the bread)

Croque Madam by Paula Deen

Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 extra-large eggs
  • 12 oz smoked ham, very thinly sliced
  • 8 oz Gruyere cheese, sliced thin
  • 8 slices sourdough bread

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400°F

Set half of the slices of bread buttered side down in the griddle or cast iron skillet, and cover each with a slice of cheese. Place 3 or 4 slices of the ham over the cheese, and place the top slice of bread over the ham, buttered side up. Heat griddle or skillet over medium heat. Cook sandwiches until bottom is golden brown and cheese is melted, about 3 minutes per side. Remove sandwiches and place on a plate. Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on the top of each sandwich, and then place a slice of cheese on top. Put the sandwiches back onto the griddle or skillet then place in oven, cooking until golden brown and cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in skillet over high heat. Cook each egg sunny side up. Turn egg over and cook 3 minutes longer for a soft-cooked egg, or 5 minutes longer for a hard-cooked egg. Repeat with remaining butter and eggs.

Place one fried egg atop each sandwich. Season egg to taste with salt and pepper. Serve sandwich immediately

Ingredients:

Mayonnaise -  BOGO $5.15 (2.48 each 22 ounce container) 
Butter - $3.99/lb
Eggs -$2.85/ dozen
Ham - Boars Head $10.99/lb
Gruyere - $19.99/lb
Sourdough bread -$3.75/loaf

Yummm....now Mom wants to make Crozue Madam!!

April 26, 2016

Tuesday Teaser

No....not us.....but we wanted to remind you that our pal Sammy at One Spoiled Cat does a fun Tuesday Teaser every week.  If you've never visited Sammy, or if you have but not on Tuesday, hop right over there.  The Teasers are always fun and challenging, Suzie Q is known for her "interesting" cheers and the comments are hilarious!

Last week we submitted a Guest Teaser and got this super badge....



We were also in a three way tie for first commentor and got this super badge....


Normally we are clueless, but even then you can get a great badge....the BIG GREENIE!


Click HERE to visit Sammy's blog right now....you COULD be first comment or first right guesser!

April 24, 2016

Sunday Selfies - Astor

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



Mom and Dad are taking a Citizen's Police Academy class.  The program is 12 weeks and the classes have been a lot of fun.   One of the demonstrations was Astor the K-9.  As you can imagine, Astor is well trained and very dedicated to the job.   Astor asked Mom to help take a selfie during  a drug sweep demonstration.    We think Astor did a great job!


Here's Astor's official SBPD photo!  Dad is the SBPD photographer and took this shot.  No surprise that of all the photos he took, a print of  Astor's was the most requested!




April 23, 2016

Photo Hunters RAIN and Caturday Cat Art

This week's Photo Hunters theme is RAIN.

Mom loves her Weather Whiskers app on her phone.....isn't this little guy cute?  He's got his slicker and umbrella on because he's out in the RAIN!



Today is also Caturday Cat Art Blog Hop



We used Imikimi to create a RAIN frame and black and white effect.



See more Photo Hunters posts HERE.

See more Caturday Cat Art HERE.


April 22, 2016

Earth Day 2016

graphic by Zoolatry




Today is EARTH DAY!   In the spirit of Earth Day we're recycling this post from 2009!  Since that date, Mom has gotten really good about using her reusable bags every time she goes to the store.  She's even gotten more bags than these pink ones!  We have single stream recycling and we recycle a LOT more now that it can all go into one can.



Allie says that reusable shopping bags help keep the Earth clean!






And they make a good place to take a nap!!



An Earth Day Song:

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

(Tune: Itsy Bitsy Spider)

Reduce, reuse, recycle; words that we all know.
We have to save our planet so we can live and grow.
We might be only cats, but we will try, you’ll see.
And we will save the planet; it starts with you and me!