February 26, 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 this week.
1. You don’t have to convince me to ____spend time loving on my kitties_____.
2. _Thinking about hurricane season___is causing me stress.
3. Speaking from experience, _worrying doesn't help anything__.
4. Over time, my opinion of __how my life would turn out___ has changed.

Today is also Pet Photo Fails!

This would have been a cute photo of us giving each other a bath if you could actually see our faces!


February 25, 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 hope you like our Haiku
The beach is crowded
For sure this is pre-covid
No room to sunbathe

Today is also Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

We are THANKFUL that, as far as we know, all our pals are staying safe and healthy.  We're also THANKFUL that Mom got her first shot of the vaccine last  Friday.

We're also THANKFUL that Mom was one of four firsties to comment on Teddy's Tuesday Teaser!

February 23, 2021

The Adventures of Periwinkle and Stinky


As always, Periwinkle woke up early and as standing with her ear to the Teleportation Tunnel.  It seemed like ages since she saw her boyfriend, Stinky.  Last week was so special...especially when he asked her to go STEADY!  She smiled as she thought of that and then WOOSH....he was there.

"Hi Periwinkle.  What are you smiling about?" he asked.  She told him how she was remembering last week and said how happy she was to be his steady girlfriend.  She told him she was the luckiest girlcat in the world to be going steady with such a handsome guy.  Stinky blushed and they spent some time catching up, sharing whisker kisses and paw pats.  Stinky asked what they were going to do that day. "I hope this isn't too boring, but today is an important day and I thought it would be good to do a PSA for our friends about World Spay Day" she replied.  Stinky agreed that it was an important message.  "As long as we are together, anything we do is special" he said.

"Tell me more about World Spay Day" said Stinky.  Periwinkle explained  "Launched in 1995, World Spay Day is an annual campaign that aims to encourage people to save animal lives by spaying and neutering companion animals and feral cats. World Spay Day itself is celebrated annually on the fourth Tuesday in February but the event, no matter how big or small, can take place anytime throughout the month of February, which is recognized as Spay/Neuter Awareness Month."

Periwinkle told Stinky that she looked up what was going on in her county and found the following information.

On the last Tuesday of every February, World Spay Day shines a spotlight on the power of affordable, accessible spay/neuter to save the lives of companion animals, community (feral and stray) cats, and dogs throughout Brevard County that our team at Animal Services encounter on a daily basis.

Spaying or neutering offers a variety of health benefits to your pet, including reducing the risk of your pet contracting many life-threatening conditions, and is also the most effective way to reduce the number of homeless pets in our community.

In support of World Spay Day, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Team will be performing 100 spay and neuter surgeries for several of our local rescue partners to include; PURRS, HOPE, Space Coast Feline Network, Friends for Animals Sanctuary, Smiling Dog Rescue, and Purrfect Friends during the month of March at no cost.

Each of these organizations is an amazing partner with our agency and community in trying to do everything we can to protect animals throughout Brevard County.

As always, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is committed to eliminating overpopulation of pets in our community and would like to thank our citizens for all they do to support this amazing effort.

There is no doubt that our agency and community would never have achieved the goals we have without the strong support of our employees, volunteers, private partners, and citizens.

On behalf of all of the Furry Citizens we take care of…Thank You!!

"My brofur, Raz, came from the Space Coast Feline Network." He was neutered before Mom adopted him. Noelle (my alter ego) was spayed by her foster Mom before she came to live with us. She has a tipped ear." "My Mom and Dad made sure that all of my fursibs were spayed or neutered too. Kizmet came to them already spayed." said Stinky.

Both Periwinkle and Stinky were amazed when they read the chart about how many kittens can be born from unspayed female cats.

"Wow, that's a LOT of cats" said Stinky.  Periwinkle agreed and they both said how sad it was that not all of those were as lucky as they were to find great homes.  There are other reasons to spay and neuter too.

"I'm glad we're able to tell all our fans how impawtent this is" said Stinky!

 Periwinkle agreed.  After reading more about World Spay Day, the two decided it was time for a snack.

"The weather is so beautiful, let's go out to the pool deck", said Periwinkle.  Stinky agreed.  He said the weather was much colder at his house.   Off they went to spend some time enjoying snacks and just being together.  Stinky remarked at how nice and green everything was at Periwinkle's house and how pretty the flower were.  "Of course, they are not as pretty as you are" he said.  Periwinkle smiled and couldn't hide her blush.

After whisker kisses, paw pats and headbonks, it was time for Stinky to head home.  "I hope today wasn't boring, I just felt it was an impawtent message to share" said Periwinkle.   "Not at all, I love that we can enjoy being together AND share great information with others" he replied.   He stepped into the Teleportation Tunnel and with a WOOOSH, he was headed home.   Periwinkle found a sun puddle and napped while dreaming of their next adventure.

February 22, 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's today's Sparks!  Since Perseverence just landed on Mars, we thought a space-themed photo was appropriate!

Those two adorable tabbies, Periwinkle and Stinky have another adventure here tomorrow.  We hope you come by and join them.

February 21, 2021

Sunday Selfies

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

Noelle's boyfriend Sawyer sent her a great card for Valentine's day.

She took her selfie thanking him for the card!

February 20, 2021

Caturday Cat Art

 We're joining Athena's Caturday Art Blog Hop

We took this not so good photo of Raz sleeping

We used the Dune effect in Painnt and added a frame with Fotor since we couldn't get Pizap to work.

Here's a puzzle too!
preview120pieceSleepy Raz

See more Caturday Cat Art HERE.

February 19, 2021

Friendly Fill-ins

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

We are taking turns this week.  First Raz, then Noelle and Mom is doing the last two.

1. I keep hoping ________that the treat bin will open itself_____________.
2. Last year at this time, I was __dreaming of my boyfriend Sawyer...okay I ALWAYS do.__________.
3. Cool (not cold) temps and low humidity___ is my favorite kind of weatherOf course, cool for us is 70s!
4. One random fact I happen to know is_ Raz is a treat monster!_

February 18, 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

The Fog

She walked through the woods
Her jacket had a hood.
The fog was very thick
She walked carefully since it was slick.
She remembered brighter days
Today there were no sun rays.
She longed to bask in the sun.
She knew today there would be none.

Today is also Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

We're THANKFUL that our pals are all doing well.  We're also THANKFUL that Mom finally remembered what day it was AND got up in time to be one of four first commenters on Teddy's Tuesday Teaser.  

February 17, 2021

Wordy Ash Wednesday

 Today is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent.  We wanted to share this memory of Angel Sniffie from when she got into the fireplace and got ashes all over her feet.  There will be no distribution of ashes this year because of Covid so Mom won't be getting any today.