March 4, 2024

Monday Sparks and a Happy Birthday

Before we share today's Spark, we want to say Happy Birthday to our pal Teddy!  We hope you have a pawsome day!  Click HERE to teleport over and wish him a Happy Birthday!




 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.

March 3, 2024

Dr Seuss Sunday Selfies

 I used one of Mom Janet's frames for my Dr. Seuss Selfie.  I hope Sawyer likes it!


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



March 2, 2024

Caturday Cat Art Dr Seuss Day


We know this is a Flashback but we've always loved Angel Raz's Seuss day photo so we're sharing it again today for our Caturday Cat Art..


We realized we never made a puzzle of this one so we did one for you today.
preview120pieceAngel Raz dr Seuss

 We're joining Athena's Caturday Art Blog Hop



See more Caturday Cat Art HERE.

March 1, 2024

Friendly Fill-ins and Flashback Friday Seuss week!

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



Since we can't read, Mom answered for us.

1. My favorite place to read is ____________anywhere!________.
2.My favorite genre to read is __either cozy mysteries with cats or murder mysteries______.
3. _No one favorite but some of our cat friends have great author Moms.___ is a book I could read over and over again.

4. The book  ____ inspired me to ____again, no special choices since there are too many to count._____.

Today is also Flashback Friday.  Our Flashback is a collage we did in 2018.  Sadly, Allie and Raz are now Angels and only Noelle is here to celebrate Dr. Seuss.


February 29, 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

Rafting
These folks are enjoying a trip on a raft.
We think they are quite daft.
Why would you want to get all wet?
We wouldn't even do it on a bet!


Today is also Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Mom was a slacker again this week so no Firstie badge for us but she did agree with the winning guess.


February 27, 2024

The Adventures of Periwinkle and Stinky

 

Tuesday morning is always busy for Periwinkle.  She gets up early and spends extra time grooming her furs so she looks as nice as possible for her boyfriend, Stinky.  When she is done, she waits (not so)patiently by the Teleportation Tunnel for his arrival.  She jumps up when the Tunnel starts to shake and the familiar WOOSH lands him right in her waiting paws.  They spend some time whisker kissing, paw patting and catching up on the last week.  Soon Periwinkle takes Stinky's paw and leads him back into the Tunnel.  

After a very short trip, they arrive at their destination for the day.  Stinky giggles and says "this is amazing" which makes Periwinkle giggle too.

Periwinkle explained that they were in St Cloud and were visiting a small, privately owned, exotic animal rescue.  Periwinkle explained "The majority of the animals here have been surrendered by owners after they realized they were in way over their heads with a wild animal they thought could be a pet or found themselves unable to care for them. Others have been retired from zoos and educational programs where they interacted with people. Some of the animals, like wild-caught boa constrictors, have been removed from the lands they are invading and rather than be destroyed, find a new life here. Many of the birds and other native Florida species have been hurt or orphaned and are deemed unable to be released by the state."  Impurressed by her knowledge, Stinky took her paw and they went off to visit the animals.

They first came upon this sweet family of Capybara...


Periwinkle pointed out the sign telling more about them (you might need to biggify)

Always the scamp, Stinky ran off and Periwinkle found him "hanging out" with the sloth...
                                            

From there the saw the Fennec Foxes.  They both were amazed by how much they resembled cats.

Periwinkle said, "According to Wikipedia, The fennec fox is a small crepuscular fox native to the deserts of North Africa, ranging from Western Sahara and Mauritania to the Sinai Peninsula. Its most distinctive feature is its enormous ears, which serve to dissipate heat and listen for underground prey. The fennec is the smallest fox species."

With apologies to da Tabbies, they visited the burds...

They were amazed by the Patagonian Mara...

Having done her research, Periwinkle explained "The Patagonian mara is a relatively large rodent in the mara genus Dolichotis. It is also known as the Patagonian cavy or Patagonian hare. This herbivorous, somewhat rabbit-like animal is found in open and semi-open habitats in Argentina, including large parts of Patagonia."  Stinky smiled and told her how impurressed he was with her knowledge which made Periwinkle blush.

They saw a Bobcat...


and a marbled fox...

They stopped to read about the Ring-Tailed Lemur...


and then they visited him...

It was almost time to go but they wanted to visit the Geoffroy's Cat...

He seemed interested in them too...

As much as they didn't want to leave, they knew it was time to head back to Periwinkle's house.  They had a snack on the back porch since the weather was nicer...

Stinky spent some time visiting Periwinkle's Mom and fursib and then the two took some time to whisker kiss, paw pat and hug before Stinky had to leave.  

Stinky hopped into the Teleportation Tunnel and blew one last whisker kiss and, with a WOOSH, headed home.  Periwinkle found a sun puddle and napped and dreamed about her next Adventure with Stinky.




February 26, 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.

February 25, 2024

Sunday Selfies

 This Lizard was taunting Reesie from outside the window.  He actually had the nerve to take a Selfie too.  Reesie was NOT happy!



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



February 24, 2024

Caturday Cat Art

 Not our own artwork but we thought this Astrocat was adorable!  It was created with NightCafe so, obviously, some people have good luck with the app.


We're joining Athena's Caturday Art Blog Hop




See more Caturday Cat Art HERE.