Thursday, October 29, 2015

National Cat Day

I decided to celebrate National Cat day by posting pictures of all three of my kitties together. I started looking through my old pictures and couldn't believe there are so many of them all together! I love it!
And Greg was just saying he didn't think they hung out together much.. The pictures prove it!

There were so many I had to stop looking, but couldn't resist ending with one of their baby pictures! (plus one, Spritz I believe, is under Leo)

If you find yourself in need of a new furry family member, please consider adopting from Winnie's Wish! There are so many wonderful kitties there needing homes!

And don't forget the upcoming auction for Winnie's Wish!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Opt to Adopt Dora the Kitten!

It's Kitten Time!

Oh have I got a treat for you today! Today's Winnie's Wisher is the most adorable little calico kitten!
That's right, I said aDORAble!

Her name is Dora! And she's just so sweet!

The name Dora means 'Gift' now, who wouldn't want this darling little gift for their very own??
Can you help find her the perfect forever family? Distance is not a problem, transport can be arranged! Please share her everywhere!!

I mean, really, how can you resist this face!
You can read about how she went from the side of the road in the middle of the night to becoming a Winnie's Wisher HERE. (Scroll through July and August for more stories on her on the Daily Dose site)

And you can see some more great pictures of her (along with some other Wishers) HERE

Contact Chrystal to talk about adoption:

EDITED TO ADD: New post about Dora and her buddy, Jaws HERE


It's getting closer! The Winnie's Wish Auction Starts November 7th! But right now we're still looking for donated items to put in!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Sleeping Through Monday




The weekend got away from us! But sleeping kitties make up for a lot, don't they?

Don't forget about the upcoming auction for Winnie's Wish! It starts on the 7th of November, so now is the time to let me know if you want to put anything in it, thank you!

Friday, October 23, 2015

The Weekend is Here!

Hey Leo!

♪♫ I can't hear you.. ♪♫

Leo.. I know you can hear me..
Sorry, busy taking a bath... I'll get back to you.. maybe.. when you lose that camera..

Leo The Chinese Lion!
Rut Ro.. she used my full name.. that's trouble..  ♪What Mommy?♪

It's Friday, I wanted you to wish your friends a happy weekend.
Weekend? Yay!!! Have a good weekend everyone!!

There's my good boy! And look! A cute little happy face fang!


Just so you know, I'll be posting this every day just in case someone hasn't seen it yet! And to keep it at the forefront of your minds. ;)

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Opt to Adopt Zen

Today I am sharing Winnie's Wish kitty Zen!

Zen is a beautiful tuxedo with an adorable little beard and a huge desire to be a lap cat, and a hug cat, and a love cat, and YOUR cat. She just also wants to be an only cat!

Read more about Zen HERE

Contact Chrystal to adopt! (
Remember, kitties can be transported across the country and even into Canada!


As a fundraiser for Winnie's Wish, we are holding an auction! It starts November 7th, but right now we are accepting donations of items to put on the auction block!


Monday, October 19, 2015

So Much Wrong With This Picture

And yet it's so cute I had to share it anyway!

Too much to see.. I.. I don't know where to look first!
First, and most obvious, bad cell phone picture. Also taken with the sun outside the window and dark inside. Blurry, as if I had to hurry before someone moved.. Crooked. And then, some big furry boy tore down the makeshift curtain in order to look out there (over three years, no trim to put curtain rods on.. grr) At the moment I snapped the picture, he's looking into the back yard, but moments before he was looking at the frame (I called it window jam to Greg, don't know if that's a thing, lol) very intently.. I just know there's some awful hideous bug lurking up there, waiting until I fall asleep to jump out and attack!

To the good, look at my fuzzy boy! See all that tummy fluff? That is not a chubby belly, he's very slim, like a long tube of a cat. That is all fluffy fur! He's so stinking tall, he's standing on the sill (without a sill plate, grr)  and holding onto the top of the bottom window and he had just ducked down to see under that bar; tall boy! And seriously, is this not adorable?? That's why I had to use this awful picture!

Friday was the official start of actively looking for donations for the upcoming Winnie's Wish Auction! Plenty of time to get your items in and thank you to those who already have!
Ann of Zoolatry made our banners and all the graphics for the auction site, aren't they awesome! Thank you Ann!
I have always loved Marg of Marg's Animals and think it's awesome how she runs the Auction for Petz in need, but wow, I have a new found respect for her because there's a lot more to this than you'd think! Thank you for all the advise and for everything you do, Marg!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Overture, Curtains, Lights!

It's happening!

The next Winnie's Wish Fundraiser is starting!

I know it's early to think about Christmas and Holidays, but I think you'll see that the timing is actually pretty good!

You see, we're having an AUCTION! Oh boy is it going to be awesome! We'll have Holiday items and items that will make great gifts! (Even for yourself!) And hopefully lots of other stuff too!

The auction is set to start November 7th (see, within shopping dates!) But right now what we need is YOU!!

That's right, you! If you have any items you'd like to donate to be included in the auction, now's the time to let me know!

Dear friends, it's the fundraisers that help Winnie's Wish take care of the kitties! There are lots of daily needs, food, litter, heat/air, and all that good stuff. Then there are the big things like vaccines, medicine, vet visits, tests and so forth. If you've been reading over there, you know that sweet Peter Pan has recently had some big medical problems. You may not know that his tests are kind of expensive and thanks to us and the last fundraiser he was able to get them right away. But that won't last and he will need more, so please help make this Holiday Auction just the best ever! Together we can help the kitties!!
If you have a blog, won't you please take the badge and post it for us? We really want to reach as many people as possible!

Please contact me if you have something to donate to the auction!


And wow, thank you Ann of Zoolatry for designing everything for the Winnie's Wish Auction Site!
Want a sneak peek at it? Go on over HERE and see!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Throw Back Thursday

I believe this is from back in 2013! Love my silly sleeper Leo!

Tune in tomorrow for THE BIG NEWS!!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Leo's Got a Tail and Opt to Adopt Snowflake!

Ok, it's his own tail! But he still has a good grip on it! Guess it got a little too rowdy and he had to put his paw down.

I might have to put my paw down on mommy if she keeps up with the puns..


Are you ready for snowflakes? I guarantee you'll want to keep this one around all year! She's a sweetheart who loves to talk and really really needs a home of her very own! Won't you find room for a sweet Snowflake in your home? If you can't, then won't you share her just in case her forever family is someone you know? And ask your friends to share her too, because it could be one of their friends! Lets get this pretty girl in front of a whole bunch of people so she can finally have a home of her very own!

Find out more about Snowflake HERE

Contact Chrystal to adopt! (
Remember, kitties can be transported across the country and even into Canada!

Make sure you check out the Daily Dose blog(Winnie's Wish) Tuesday's post, (usually live by 8-9AM EST) for a special announcement! Oh boy oh boy, it's gonna be awesome!!!!!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Ready For The Weekend

Are you ready for the weekend? Glitter is getting there.
Ok, Got my spot all scoped out. From here I can see out the door and can see that pesky squirrel coming and going..

..I can also see out the back window where I can keep my eye on the loud birdies..

Oh great, I can also see the pesky camera.. Hey, cameraman, kiss my paw! hee hee

I'm just in aw that she sat there with that paw stretched out for so long! I guess she was serious about having it kissed..
Hope you all have a great weekend!


Quick question, is anyone else having problems commenting on some blogs? I think it's mostly blogger blogs. I go to comment, the comment box shows up for flash, disappears and nothing brings it back. It's frustrating! I've been trying to comment, honest! It just wont let me!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Throw Back Thursday - Leo's Epic Tale

I love love love this tale! I know it's long, but it's so fun!
This happened when Leo had only been here about four months. He was living downstairs only, Star was protective of her space upstairs. We blocked him out of upstairs at night because they would bother each other. Early in the morning, when Greg went to work, he would open the gate. There weren't usually any issues then until I would get up.
This epic story happened because Leo was just starting to want to come upstairs and see me in the morning. These would be touchy situations, as you can see in what is one of my favorite posts:

Leo's Epic Tale

An Expedition of Terror and Triumph by a Brave Young Mancat

My name is Leo. My game is.. well, usually it’s feathers, but the other day, it was exploration. It’s a tale filled with highs and lows and enough horror to put hair on your chest, even if you’re not a manly man cat who already has a chest full of gloriously long gray furs.

It was an average day, but I was not in an average mood. I decided that I needed to take an expedition to the Land of Running Water and Tree High Views. I felt a little trepidation, but I ignored it. Looking back, maybe I shouldn’t have. But it’s too late now and I cannot regret anything. Us manly he-cats never do.

I was sure I knew who was in the Land of Running Water and Tree High Views, so I had no qualms about running in at full speed. You see, the Land is not the scary part. It’s getting there. First, you have to climb Mount Stairs where there is no cover to protect you from the Growling Creature who lives up there. Once you reach the top, it becomes even scarier! You have to pass the Cave of the Growling Creature which is RIGHT at the top, and has many was for the hissing, slavering, terrible terrorizing beast to conceal itself until it’s too late for brave young souls to get away scot-free.

There’s only one way to do it, and that’s full speed, no looking back! So I crept up the stairs, took a deep breath and dived into the Land! I almost crashed into mommy’s legs! But I made it! No Growling Creature, no hissing, no nothing. Whew! Time to check things out and get some much deserved petting!

You know those movies, the kind my mommy refuses to watch, where it seems like everything turned out good, and all the horror has passed and the hero has gotten away clean only to be SUDDENLY INEXPLICABLY ATTACKED once he’s calm and relaxed his guard?? Well that is EXACTLY what happened! I was sitting there, barely inside the door, letting my heartbeat slow down while I decided where to explore first when from behind I heard it..

ggGGRRRRROOOOOWWWLLLLLLLLL! HISSSSS! SPITTT! Accompanied by the WhapWhapWhap of those fast paws on the floor RIGHT BEHIND MY BUTT!

Thankfully, it missed me as I dove further into the room. But the Growling Creature wasn’t stopping! She continued to hiss and sound like she was in a catfight, but she was just sitting there just outside the door... (can you say nutjob? Yeesh)

Mommy thought fast! She swung the door shut! Right in Princess HissyFace’s face! AHAHAHAHAHA! That was great!

While funny, and effective, the door was not shut shut. I mean, you couldn’t see the Growler any more, but the door wasn’t shut tight. Mommy thought this was good enough, even though she KNOWS Grumblepuss KNOWS how to push open doors left like this! In fact, she can’t even stand to see one like that when she doesn’t even care to go in! She just opens them to open them! So the danger was not past, but it was abated. There would be a warning if the creature got in because the door would have to swing open before she entered.

Ok, so I took some time to scope out the Land, since that’s why I was here in the first place.. I did a quick circuit then sniffed at the door to see if I could tell if the growler was still there. Mommy knew what I really wanted though, so she picked me up for a fast snuggle (ok, I’m trying to be manly here, mom.. keep it cool..). The snuggle wasn’t what I wanted, but it put me in proximity to where I wanted. I wriggled until mommy put me down on the Tableau of the Periodically Running Water. A few of my feet slipped into the basin, luckily the running water wasn’t running. Us manly he-cats don’t take baths until the expedition is over.. I got control of the situation and went to my goal, the Tree High View! I nudged aside the gauzy blue ..uh.. leafy thingies, and looked at amazing vistas available from way up there. My tail was twitching overtime as I spotted the birdies that live in the eves right above the View!

Side note: Mommy complains that she’s had to move the heavy ceramic soap dispenser because I get so excited that I knock it into the sink with my huge tail and wriggling butt and it’s ears have chipped off. It’s shaped like a kitty, but it’s a white kitty, not gray, so I think she should replace it anyway.. But I digress..

The birdies left quickly; I have no idea why.. I was smiling at them, a big toothy smile even! You’d think that would lul them into a false sense of security put them at ease. I got bored, but I wanted to see if I could see anything further over. I put my front paws on the window sill, it’s almost wide enough for my big manly paws. I scooted them over to the other side of the window, which I should mention is dangerous because it’s not above the counter and I have to hang way over with nothing under me but a long way down and a funny brush thingie in a beheaded cat shaped holder (mommy says it got beheaded because it fell over, not because I destroyed it, though I’m sure I would have crashed into it at some point if I’d wanted to.. It’s still kinda scary looking, with it’s head on the floor beside it like it was left there as a warning to others not to go this way).

So I am leaning way out, front paws on the other side, and I try for three paws. I get that paw up on the window and mommy warns me to be careful.. pffft, brave he-cats don’t have to be careful. We laugh in the face of danger! HAHAHA! I valiantly tried to put the last paw on the narrow sill, but it was standing on the dangerous, slippery stack of magazines, which started to slide on me! (Seriously, who reads Popular Mechanics anyway.. there’s no cats in it at all! Not one!) Mommy grabbed the stack before it could fall, thus saying she saved me.. but come on, I didn’t need saving, I would have made it.. probably.. maybe... 50/50 chance.. ignore mommy’s defeatist guess of 80/20 against me..

Anyway, I gave up. No birdies anyway as I said. So I hopped down. The creature must have heard my manly landing thump! It set up a growl RIGHT OUTSIDE THE DOOR! I put my nose to the crack to see if I could tell where the beast was. I was clearly nervous concerned.. so mom pushed the door fully shut with a satisfying click.

Whew! I could explore in peace now! No WAY that awful thing can get me now! I started with the double curtain around the Large Occasional Water Fall Basin. It’s way cool to scoot back and forth between them, making them flutter.. One of these days I’m planning on climbing them, no matter what mom says.. heh heh heh

Inside the Large Occasional Waterfall Basin is cool too! Lots of stuffs to knock down and kick around! There’s towels to lay on, including stacks of them in the tall white cupboard which isn’t all that hard to figure out how to open!

Suddenly there was a noise outside the door. The securely closed door, but still, it bore checking out. I put my nose to the door, but with it fully shut, I couldn’t see anything. So I listened. I heard digging. The she-beast must have been in the new box! I tapped the door and the digging stopped, replaced by a low growl. I crouched down, silently listening. The digging started again after a moment. Then there was quiet, then the digging and scratching at the plastic walls of the outer box (that must be what that’s for, I’ll have to remember that).

Silence again. I kept my vigil by the door and after a few moments I looked up at mommy. She opened the door, just a little... AND THE SHE-BEAST WAS RIGHT THERE! AAAAAAGH!! She was sitting right up against the door, her face (trying to look innocent, yeah right!) was right there! Inches from mine! It growled! Mommy shut the door again! Oh My Cod! It’s waiting for me!!!!!

Doomed! We’re all doomed! We’ll never get out! We’re trapped in here forever with only water and no food! And no box! What can we do??!! We’re accursed to dwell in the Land of Running Water and NO FOOD for the rest of our lives! What did I ever do to deserve this fate?! Oh wait, there’s the Tree High View! Mommy can open the force field, I can claw apart the mesh.. I know I know, daddy just replaced them with strong metal ones.. but I’m desperate! Er.. um.. I mean, someone has to save mommy! Yeah, that’s what I meant... heh

Mommy said not to panic, that we could wait her out.. but I wasn’t sure. I mean, Princess HissyFace can sit still for positively hours! I’m the one who can’t sit still for long, not her! Mommy checked a few more times, but every time she opened the door, there she was! Sitting in the same spot, right up against the door, glistening fangs ready to rend the flesh from our carcasses, claws honed to a keen edge ready to slash us to shreds! Oh it’s awful, why does she keep opening the door! Mommy’s crazy! I’m trapped in here with a crazy person!

Crazy, yes.. but with a plan apparently. She said she was going to open the door and quickly walk right out, forcing the Growling Creature to move back as she did, with luck she would make the she-beast move into the creatures cave so I can make my escape bravely guard the rear until mommy’s safe. But when mommy swung the door open, ready to walk into the face of salivating chompers.. the she-beast was gone! No where in sight!

I tore off down the stairs.. uh.. after knowing that mommy was safe..

It was over! The ordeal finished! Everyone still had the same number of limbs and tails they started with and all their furs intact! It was harrowing but we survived! I was back in the safety of my domain, away from the Growling Creature.

Well what fun is that...

Not five minutes later I bounced back upstairs and into the Land of Running Water and Tree High Views... I didn’t stay there though, I quickly ran to the mouth of the cave of the she-beast and looked at mommy with what she calls my goofy boy look. Maybe next time I should take an expedition into the belly of the beast and the Land of the Giant Cushy Bed..
The brave he-cat rests after his expedition
Thanks for going back in time with us to when tiny Star was still with us and Leo was a goofy silly scaredy-cat young boy!