May 7, 2021

Friendly Fill-ins and Flashback Friday

 First, we forgot one THANKFUL yesterday.  We got this pawsome badge from the Tabby Cat Club for pawticipating in National Tabby Cat Day!!

We're pawticipating in Friendly Fill-ins sponsored by Four Legged Furballs and 15 and Meowing.


Mom answered the first two, then Noelle and Raz

1. My day is not complete until I __make sure every door is locked.  I always check before I go to bed even though I lock them during the day____.

2. It is time to __get our pool deck cleaned up_____.

3. _Meeting my STEADY boyfriend Sawyer_ made me change my mind about ___boycats.   Raz is okay but Sawyer is PAWSOME!

4. I simply refuse to _go a full day without TREATS____.

Today is also Flashback Friday.    Angel Ellie proudly wore the cute hat Mom Ellen from 15 and Meowing made for the Crotchety Cougars.

May 6, 2021

Poetic Thankful Thursday

 Today is Poetic Thursday hosted by our pals Teddy and Angel Sammy at Two Spoiled Cats



Today's photo prompt is



School days
One of the things I learned in school
That turned out to be a useful tool.
It wasn't math of any kind.
That subject was always far behind.
The class that never made me gripe,
Was the one where I learned to type!

Who knew that typing would be such a big part of our lives?  Certainly used a lot more than the Algebra and Geometry I took!

Today is also Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!


Noelle is THANKFUL that she got to participate in Peaches and Paprika's slideshow for National Hairdressers Day!



We are THANKFUL that our pals are all still doing well.  We're also THANKFUL that Mom got up early and got not just one but TWO badges on Teddy's Tuesday Teaser.  She was a right guesser (but not first) and one of SIX first commenters!!!  She won both of these cool badges for us!



May 5, 2021

Cinco de Mayo In Purrsuit of Flavors

 




It's time for In Purrsuit of Flavours sponsored by our pals at Easy Rider and kitties from Canadian Cats .
From Canadian Cats:

Our next In Purrsuit of Flavours comes out on May 5th. This is Cinco de Mayo Day. Now, I looked this up on Mr Goggle’s page cause he explained what Cinco de Mayo Day is. Cinco de Mayo Day is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. The victory of the smaller Mexican force against a larger French force was a boost to morale for the Mexicans. So this is why Cinco de Mayo Day is celebrated…well, I’ll be a lizard’s bad breath!

Anyway, to honour Cinco de Mayo Day we, meaning the Easy boys and us, will make the theme for May, Mexican. What can you dream up to present on this special day? You can make an appetizer, veg, bread, drinks…..basically, anything edible with a Mexican twist is on the table……so to speak.

 Raz is here to serenade you and Noelle dressed up like a pinata!




Here's our recipe.  Since Mom is low-carb this is purrfect! 

Easy Taco Pie


ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3 tbsp taco seasoning or one packet taco seasoning
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese I used Cabot Chipotle Cheddar for an extra kick!

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F and grease a glass or ceramic 9-inch pie pan.
  • Brown ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat until no longer pink, about 7 minutes, breaking up clumps with the back of a wooden spoon.
  • Add taco seasoning and stir until combined, then reduce heat to medium-low and cook a few minutes longer until sauce is thickened.
  • Spread beef in prepared pie pan.
  • In a large bowl, combine eggs, cream, garlic, salt and pepper. Pour over beef.
  • Sprinkle with shredded cheese and bake 30 minutes, or until center is set and cheese is browned.
  • Remove and let sit 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
  • Top with sour cream, chopped tomatoes and chopped avocado, if desired.

May 4, 2021

The Adventures of Periwinkle and Stinky

 

As always, Periwinkle woke up early that day because she was so excited that Stinky was coming for an Adventure.  She hoped he liked what she had planned.


With a WOOOSH Stinky tumbled out of the Teleportation Tunnel and ran to Periwinkle.  Suddenly he stopped and started Meowing Out Loud.  Periwinkle did not look happy.  "Periwinkle, what are you wearing?   You look so silly...um....I mean cute" he said.  With a slightly perturbed tone in her voice, she said "I'm just getting in the mood for today's Adventure"  Stinky wondered what they could possibly be doing.
"I fixed my furs like Princess Leia from Star Wars,"  Stinky still didn't have any idea what the plan was.  Periwinkle told him it was May 4th.  Still confused, Stinky asked what the date had to do with anything.
"May the Fourth be with you"  she replied.   Suddenly, he realized it was Star Wars Day!

The two spent some time sharing whisker kisses and paw pats and then Periwinkle started telling Stinky about Star Wars Day.  While we are so glad that this day exists, its creation was a fluke. In 2005, a German News TV channel N24 interview erroneously translated this famous Star Wars quote. In German, "May the force be with you", was incorrectly interpreted as "We are with you on May 4th". We do believe, that if this error had not occurred, someone, somewhere would have created this day.

"Let's hop back into the Teleportation Tunnel and head out to meet some Star Wars characters," said Periwinkle.  They tumbled out at the Star Wars Galaxy Edge.

"I really like R2D2 and C3PO,"  said Stinky and immediately they spotted them.


A little while later, they spotted C3PO and R2D2 along with Luke and Princess Lei and ran over to look out at the galaxy with them.

"Whoa.....look at those lightsabers.  Do you think we can get one to take home?" asked Stinky.  Periwinkle said she was pretty sure they would not be able to bring them in the Teleportation Tunnel but they could go check them out while they were here.

Stinky said he wondered how many Star Wars movies there were and Periwinkle told him there are 9 movies in the main, episodic Skywalker saga, as well as 2 stand-alone installments, or Star Wars Stories, and 1 TV film, making for a total of 12 Star Wars movies.  

Neither Stinky nor Periwinkle had ever watched a Star Wars movie but they were both hoping to meet Baby Yoda.  Both tabbies squealed with delight when they actually got to meet him!

Periwinkle told Stinky that R2D2 actually spoke English at first but then only talked in his cute beeps and whistles.  The original Yoda was almost a monkey too!  The original actor who played Darth Vadar was also banned from all Star Wars movies and sets.  Stinky was impurressed with all the fun facts Periwinkle knew.

Both tabbies were ready for a snack so they headed to the dining area.  "That guy looks friendly, let's see if we can sit with him," said Stinky.  


Soon it was time to head back to Periwinkle's house.  The two held paws and got back into the Teleportation Tunnel and headed to her house.  They spent a while visiting with Periwinkle's brofur Raz and then sat together and shared whisker kisses and paw pats.  As much as they hated to part, Stinky headed into the Teleportation Tunnel to go home.  As he was leaving he blew her a kiss and she heard him say "May The Fourth Be With You."   She giggled and decided to find a nice sunspot to nap and dream of their next adventure.



May 3, 2021

Monday Sparks

 Even though McGuffy's reader is taking a break, we are continuing our Monday Sparks posts!  From the original Sparks posts:

Welcome to Sparks. Many years ago, it was my intent to post an inspirational thought each Monday. It would be my weekly meditation, and perhaps feed other people's spirit as well. Life got busy, and this fell by the wayside. Now, I feel a strong need to bring this feature back. 
The negative energy in the world has become thick and oppressive. Social media has become a part of this dark, negative storm. There is an obvious universal need for more positive energy and peace. And, we can all be part of this affirmative change. 
I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world!
I hope you will join us. Please link up a positive quote, thought, poem, or verse. The badge and code can be found in my sidebar. Add the badge to your post to invite others. The more, the merrier. I welcome your thoughts. Peace.


Here is our Sparks post for today



May 2, 2021

Sunday Selfies

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




I am happy to say there is NO photobomb in my Selfie today.  I think Mom could have done a better job setting up the lighting though!!

Hi Sawyer, I hope you like my selfie.


May 1, 2021

Caturday Cat Art

 

We're joining Athena's Caturday Art Blog Hop



None of these are our originals but we think these are fun May Day maypole graphics!


Sorry, no puzzle since these are not our own creations.

See more Caturday Cat Art HERE.

April 30, 2021

Friendly Fill-ins and Pet Photo Fails

 We're pawticipating in Friendly Fill-ins sponsored by Four Legged Furballs and 15 and Meowing.


Mom is answering for us today.

1. I wouldn’t mind if _The world suddenly became normal again__.
2. I want to __control___ my __anxiety_________.
3. Others come to me when they need __advice about their cats___.
4. All of the precious years I had with Bill___ is(are) a memory (memories) that I regularly think about.


We're also participating in Pet Photo Fails hosted by Mudpie from Melissa's Mochas, Mysteries and Meows!


You know what's missing from this photo????   Our HEADS!!  Nice fail Mom!


April 29, 2021

Poetic Thankful Thursday

 Today is Poetic Thursday hosted by our pals Teddy and Angel Sammy at Two Spoiled Cats



Today's photo prompt is



We decided to do a Haiku this week

All waddling along
All the ducks are in a row
Where are they going?

Today is also Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!


We have a special THANKFUL today.  We are THANKFUL for all the years we had with our sweet Angel sisters Ellie and Allie.  Today would have been their 19th Birthday.   Happy Birthday sweet girls.  We miss you so much.  We're sharing a graphic that Ann of Zoolatry did for them many years ago.


Speaking of having all your ducks in a row....Mom had herself together early enough to be one of FIVE firsties on Teddy's  Tuesday Teaser to earn us this cool badge!




April 28, 2021

Wordy Wednesday

 Our Raz took second place in Peaches and Paprika's Os-kat Cattitude contest! Their Mom, Carol, makes those fantastic slideshows and has written some great books. If you don't know them click HERE to teleport over!





If you went to The Cat On My Head for Periwinkle and Stinky's Adventure, you know it got postponed until today.  Click HERE to Teleport over now to see what they are up to!