P Es: Have you heard about the new book, Furry Paw, Middle Claw: A Novel? Check out my review and enter to win your own autographed copy!
May 22, 2013
May 21, 2013
A new book by first-time author, Barry Jackson is set to be published and offered for sale on June 1, 2013, and you may win an autographed copy. Furry Paw, Middle Claw: A Novel is loosely based upon Jackson's real-life journey, overcoming the scars of an abusive childhood, finding love and raising an autistic child. What the main character, Dean Parker, didn't bargain for was to grow to love his wife's cats and appreciate them for who they are - dear friends, each individuals, some who played major roles in drawing Parker's child from behind the "veil of autism."
May 20, 2013
Happy Monday everybody! I'm happy to introduce you to my new friend, Abby. She's a five year-old short-haired black girl with the most stunning copper eyes I've ever seen. I was immediately struck with her beauty when I visited Kitty City at the Pet Supplies Plus store in Bloomfield Hills, MI. I just knew I had to help Abby find her forever home.
Abby has a very curious nature. She loves to be close by, perhaps trying to help, whenever anything new or unusual is happening. While not a lap cat, Abby enjoys physical closeness. She'd get along well in a household where her new kitty friends would be easygoing and love to play and explore.
Abby has been spayed. She's up to date on routine vaccinations and has tested negative for the feline leukemia virus and the feline immunodeficiency virus. Included in the $59 adoption fee for beautiful Abby is a free examination by the veterinarian used by Kitty City.
If you or somebody you know would like to adopt Abby and give her the happy, loving home she wants so very much, call the Bloomfield Hills, MI Pet Supplies Plus store at 248-333-7545. Don't forget to mention you heard about Abby from this blog and you'll get a $25 Pet Supplies Plus gift card to start things out right with your new friend.
May 19, 2013
Hi, friends! Sorry we haven't written in a few days. Grandma is still in town, so we've been seeing her. Also, we've been seeing our un-furry children friends who don't come over to our house too often. Here I am helping a very special boy named Jona who I've known ever since I've lived here. His younger sister, brother and he are so much fun. I go crazy when I see them.
Mama was asked if she'd help Jona study for his fourth grade test about the U.S. Constitution and government since Mama's got a degree in that stuff. That meant Jona has been here quite a bit the past couple days. I decided to be Jona's study buddy. I think he's going to get some very up-tailed grades.
What Livia didn't know was that Mama was going to move our pink soft bed off of the dining room table and to the floor so there'd be room for books and papers. Mama forgot all about where the bed was last night when she went looking for Livia. There she was, on the floor, sleeping in the pink bed. Mama learned it isn't so much that Livia likes the bed on the table, she just loves that bed. Mama picked the bed up with Livia inside and put it right back on the table. Here's Livia back in bed this morning.
Grandma has been in and out of the house, too. She hasn't found any light bulb dust yet! I, of course, am everywhere. Livia comes out soon after a visitor comes, but Ateret is just a lump under the covers on Mama's bed.
Well, that's what we did this weekend. We hope your weekend was as up-tailed as ours!
May 16, 2013
Grandma is coming tonight. Mama has been telling us she's coming soon, but we didn't believe it until Mama started unscrewing all the light bulbs last night, squirted them with something smelly and then wiped them. You see, Grandma checks light bulbs.
Grandma not only checks light bulbs, she checks door handles and the parts around door handles. She checks light switches, windows and anything hanging on the walls for dirt, dust, smudges - anything. Mama gets angry when she does that, so Mama goes crazy doing super cleaning.
We think Grandma has some x-ray vision or something, and not in a good way. Mama, as you know, hates the housework. Deep, deep cleaning is usually only for Grandma visits. We don't like deep, deep cleaning because our window art goes away and stuff like the carpet ends up smelling funny.
We hope Grandma doesn't find dirt. If she does and Mama gets down-tailed, Mama plays tricks on her. This is what we do to Grandma: Mama combs us and she mails some of our hair in an envelope to Grandma. She opens the envelope and surprise! One time, Grandma left one of her gloves here and while Mama waited for Grandma to drive back here from her hotel, she stuffed one of the fingers of Grandma's glove with some nice, soft fuzz from us.
We'll let you know how things go. In the mean time, how clean are your light bulbs?
May 15, 2013
It was chilly around here last weekend with very little time to enjoy outside. Mama got what she thought was a good idea to park Abbi and me out on the back porch when it was somewhat warm. Maybe that idea is good for some kitties, but we didn't think so at all. So much fun was so close, but yet so far!
Pee es: We feel bad Mama couldn't go to Blog Paws 2013. We hope everybody has a great time.
May 14, 2013
Mama spent Mother's Day at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) with some very dear un-furry children friends of ours. Mama thinks it's fun to look for cats of all kinds at the DIA. She wrote an article last year about all the cats she found there, including this one called Stylobate Lion. (A stylobate is the bottom upon which a column is supported.)
This lion is made of limestone and was made in northern Italy between the late 1100s and the early 1200s.
The most exciting thing Mama saw, however, was one of the artist Van Gogh's most famous paintings, Bedroom At Arles. The painting is on loan to the DIA until May 28th, 2013 from the Musee d'Orsay in Paris.
None of what Mama did on Mother's Day had much of anything to do with us except for our breakfast and a very late dinner. So, as far as we were concerned, it wasn't a very fun day. We hope your mommy's day was great, truly we do. We just can't understand how our Mama could have fun without us.