July 16, 2024

The Adventures of Periwinkle and Stinky

 


Periwinkle paced in front of the Teleportation Tunnel while waiting for her boyfriend, Stinky, to arrive for their Adventure.  She quickly groomed her furs and saw the Tunnel shake and, with a WOOSH, Stinky popped out into her waiting paws.  They spent some time snuggling, whisker kissing and paw patting.  Eventually, Stinky asked her what she had planned for the day.

"Yesterday was Pet Fire Safety Day so I thought it would be good to remind our friends of things they can do to keep their pets and family safe from fire."  Sinky agreed it was a great idea and the two set out to demonstrate some safety tips.



"Let's start with one of the obvious dangers to pets, open flames," said Periwinkle. She went on to say "My Mom doesn't use candles anymore and has switched to flameless, battery-operated candles" 

Both Tabbies agreed these...
are safer than these...


"Pets are naturally curious, and won’t hesitate to investigate candles or the fireplace, not understanding the consequences of getting too close. Never leave your pets unattended around open flames, and double-check to ensure they’ve been fully extinguished before leaving the home with your pet inside.  We have an electric fireplace which is safe (and easier for Mom)"

Stinky added, "
Microchips and ID tags with up-to-date contact information make it easier to reunite pets with their owners in case of separation during a fire event."  Periwinkle rolled her eyes and said "That also helps if your pet goes on a walkabout" which made Stinky blush since he knew she was talking about the walkabout he took three years ago.

Periwinkle said she hoped her Mom didn't get mad but she had to share the messy wires under the computer desk and explained that wires can be dangerous if your pet chews them...
"Mom needs to wrap the wires with this." 
Stinky added, "
Pets commonly hide during fire events. Make sure firefighters are aware of their presence by using the ASPCA’s free pet safety pack, which includes pet rescue window and door stickers."

"My Mom ordered these for us on Amazon" said Periwinkle.
"Of course, you should order these if you have multiple types of pets."

Both tabbies agreed that smoke detectors were impawtent too and that batteries should be tested regularly.

They also took a few minutes to watch a Fire Safety video.

When they were done with the video, Periwinkle took Stinky by the paw and led him to her Mom's car for a short ride to the beach.  "I have something I want to show you," she said.  Of course, Stinky had to run up to the beach access and jump on the handrail.  Periwinkle sighed but was glad he wasn't up too high.


"Remember how we saw the baby turtles being born on the beach?  I wanted you to see the tracks the mommy turtle makes when she lays her eggs."  Stinky was amazed at how far the mommy turtle traveled up the beach.

He cautiously walked up to where the nest was and was super impurressed by how well the mommy turtle buried her eggs.

Periwinkle pointed out a sign that explained about the next and warned people not to disturb them.


It was almost time for Stinky to head home so they went back to Periwinke's house for a snack and to visit her fursibs and her Mom.  They spent time whisker kissing and paw patting before Stinky had to leave.  With one last whisker kiss, he hopped into the Teleportation Tunnel and was on his way home.  Periwinkle decided to watch the video again with her Mom and fursibs and then took a nap and dreamed of her handsome boyfriend.

July 15, 2024

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.

July 14, 2024

Sunday Selfies

We couldn't decide who should do today's Selfie so we both did.  We hope you like our Ussie.  We think we need more toys...what do you think?


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



July 13, 2024

Caturday Cat Art



 We took Noelle's Wordless Wednesday photo from last week and used the Quicksilver effect in Painnt to create today's artwork.  Noelle hopes Sawyer likes it!



We're joining Athena's Caturday Art Blog Hop




See more Caturday Cat Art HERE.

July 12, 2024

Friendly Fill-ins and Flashback Friday


We have a winner!  We had 25 unique comments on our Blogoversary post (there was one duplicate). We put it into Randomizer and got a winner.


Comment #2 was Memories of Eric and Flynn.  Please let us know what rescue you would like us to donate to!  Thanks to everyone who commented!

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


Mom is answering for us today.

1. It would be nice to be _one of my cats_____ for a day.
2. The older I get, the more I appreciate _quiet, stress-free days._________.
3. I like to decorate _my dining room tablewith  fun cat placemats_.
4. You’ll often find _floating Reesie furs__ on my kitchen counter.



Today is also Flashback Friday hosted by  Fivesibes

He might have been a super handsome ManCat but Angel Tamir had a goofy side too!  We sure miss him.


July 11, 2024

Poetic Thankful Thursday

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



Today's photo prompt is


Riding with Grandpa

Grandpa and I love our scooters
They're more fun for us than computers
We don't travel many miles
We sure have loads of smiles.
We ride together like a team.
When we're done we'll go for ice cream!

Today is also Angel Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!


We are THANKFUL for all who commented on our Blogoversary post.  We will announce the winner of of our comment-a-thon tomorrow!

July 9, 2024

Toon Tuesday

 


Click HERE to Teleport over to The Cat On My Head to see what Periwinkle and Stinky are up to today!

Before you go, remember to comment on our Blogoversary comment-a-thon post if you haven't already.  You have through tomorrow to enter!  Click HERE for the post.


July 8, 2024

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.