Sunday, October 11, 2009

Happy Halloween :)




Surprise!! Did I scare you?? It really is me!! I had to take a bit of a break over the summer. We had record heat in my neck of the woods and summer is always hard for me but for some reason this year was just especially brutal. I also was having a lot of CNS (brain) problems which made communication very difficult. On a good day--I have trouble stringing more than a couple of words together, but when my brain is not working correctly--FORGET about it!!




SIGH!




I really want to thank those of you who took the time to check in with me :) and also those who just keep me in your prayers.




Halloween is just around the corner...don't you love this time of year?? I just love the pumpkins, the different colored leaves...just the beauty all around--take time to appreciate it!




Have a Happy Halloween.




Until next time....




Gentle hugs,








Sunday, April 19, 2009

Link to Site Buttons Giveaway




For the life of me, I can NOT figure out how to make one of those fancy schmancy "buttons" that every respectable blogger has these days. I have tried and tried...but nope...just can't do it. Well, if you are like me...help has arrived (if one of is is the lucky winner of an AWESOME giveaway at Learning Together Hand in Hand. Anissa is giving away (3) Link to Site Buttons and entering the contest is SUPER easy. Just head on over to her site and make a comment. That's your first entry. If you decide to follow her (that entry #2) and so on.... Good Luck *)





Quotable Sunday #8 Cats and Kittens, of course :)

Yahoo...it's Sunday so that means another round of Quotable Sunday is here. Head on over to A Daily Dose of Toni to check in with Mr. Linky (and to read the rules if you are a newbie) All of the fun is to make the rounds and check out everyone else's quotations. You will be inspired, encouraged and entertained--I promise. (Don't forget to leave comments when you find something that made you laugh or touched your heart--or just to say hi!! Everyone LOVES comments :)

My theme, as usual, since this is my Ragdoll (Cat) Mom Blog...is Cats and Kittens quotes. Seriously, some of these quotes in the past have made me smile the whole day or at least given me a giggle..so I hope these are just as good. Happy Quotable Sunday :)



Cats aren’t clean, they’re just covered with cat spit.
- John S. Nichols

Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will pee on your computer.
- Bruce Graham

A cat can purr its way out of anything.
- Donna McCrohan

I really am a cat transformed into a woman.
– Brigitte Bardot

To a cat, “NO!” means “Not while I’m looking.
— Unknown

When they are among us, cats are angels.
– George Sand

No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch.
~Leo Dworken



Friday, April 17, 2009

Aloha Friday #7 Pet Peeves




Aloha everyone!
It's Friday, which means that over at An Island Life it is time for Aloha Friday. In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So on Fridays we take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, she asks a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. Then everyone else asks a simple question of their own blog for others to answer.

The question this week is an easy one. What is your pet peeve. Come on....what is it that REALLY gets under your skin? Drives you bonkers?? Spill it here...just between us. LOL :)

My pet peeve is people who just lack manners (now I am not Miss Etiquette by any means, but I do try to be polite and not act like a fool, you know??) I don't know when it become the "in" thing to NOT RSVP but suddenly NO ONE does it anymore. Have you noticed that?? Also, does ANYONE hold the door open for another human being anymore--much less give up their seat on a crowded subway, bus, or train (guess I must be watching too many old movies on TCM, again, huh?? So, that's my Pet Peeve...tell me yours. If you give me some comment love, I will return the favor. Have a GREAT weekend :)






Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Not So (Wordless) Wednesday Simon's Cat Tv Dinner








I can't help it. I love You Tube Videos. Here's another one. (Thanks, Jackie, for sharing the great "Simon's Cats Videos!!) If you have a cat, you will definitely be able to relate to this one--enjoy :)




Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Nana's Box Giveaway-Win Beautiful Angel Jewelry


Nana's Box is sponsoring another great giveaway...this time it is for a beautiful set of angel jewelry. The set includes earrings and a necklace--see picture below. Best of all, it is really easy to enter :) Aren't these just gorgeous?? I love angels and would love to win these. Good luck to all who enter this giveaway ;)




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Monday, April 13, 2009

Friday Fill In



And...here we go!
1. Anonymous...or author unknown is an author of so many WONDERFUL quotations!! (LOL!)
2. Prayer is a wonderful gift we can give to others.
3. Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, For a hug can do wonders for the soul.
4. My roses blooming is what I look forward to most about Spring.
5. Who needs therapy when there's chocolate.
6. Peeps, Marshmellow Bunny, Godiva Chocalate, Reese's Peanut Butter Rabbit, and Cadbury Caramel Eggs MUST go into the Easter Basket!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to Blogging/Reading, tomorrow my plans include coloring Easter Eggs (with lots of GLITTER!!) and Sunday, I want to celebrate the risen Lord at Mass and go to brunch with my hubby!
Happy Easter to those that celebrate it!


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Quotable Sunday # 7

Happy Easter :) It's Sunday and another round of Quotable Sunday is here. Head over to A Daily Dose of Toni's to sign in with Mr. Linky (and read the rules if you're a newbie) and also to read all of the other great quotes. I promise you will be encouraged, inspired and entertained :) As this is my Ragdoll (Cat) Mom site...more cat/kitten quotes...hope you enjoy them as much as I do...show some comment love and I will return the favor :)



After scolding one's cat one looks into its face and is seized by the ugly suspicion that it understood every word. And has filed it for reference.-Charlotte Gray

Cats always seem so very wise, when staring with their half-closed eyes. Can they be thinking, "I'll be nice, and maybe she will feed me twice? -Bette Midler


Cats are the ultimate narcissists. You can tell this by all the time they spend on personal grooming. Dogs aren't like this; a dog's idea of personal grooming is to roll in a dead fish.-James Goreman

If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer.-Alfred North Whitehead

A meow massages the heart.-Stuart McMillan

If stretching were wealth, the cat would be rich.-African Proverb

My husband said it was him or the cat... I miss him sometimes-Rita Rudner

A cat will be your friend but never your slave.-Theophile Gautier

When you are looking a cat acts like a princess, but the minute they think you are not looking, a cat acts like a fool.-K.C. Buffington


If you enjoyed these quotes, check out my main website. I have been collecting quotes for over 10 years (I have a monthly quotation page :)


Friday, April 10, 2009

Best Cat Mom Award {Blush}


Thanks, Anya, for the sweet award, Best Cat Mom :) Please go check out her site. She is from the Netherlands and has a truly awesome site...go show her some love.

Aloha Friday #6 Easter Bunny and Fido and Fluffy, Oh my :)




Aloha everyone!
It's Friday, which means that over at
An Island Life it is time for Aloha Friday. In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So on Fridays we take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, she asks a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. Then everyone else asks a simple question of their own blog for others to answer.


With Easter just around the corner, I was wondering how many other folks out there are as crazy about their pets as I am. At Christmas, Muffin has her own stocking. We give her gifts on her birthday (no cake, though!!) On Easter, she will get some goodies. (She doesn't have a basket--but that's a thought-LOL!!) So, come on you pet moms and dads--'fess up and tell us what YOU do for your pets. If you aren't a pet owner, have you ever bought a gift for a friend or a family member?? (If you give me some comment love--I will return your visit :)


Thanks for those who took the time to answer last week's question. The question was who was your favorite animal movie character. The answers ranged from Buhlo (Jungle Book), Lassie, Silver and Lady (from Lady and The Tramp.)


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Not So (Wordless) Wednesday #6 Boogie Bunny



Okay...Another YouTube video...(it's a quickie) see if you can NOT keep from either smiling or dancing in your chair--I DARE you...give me some comment love and I will return your visit :)


Sunday, April 5, 2009

Quotable Sunday #6

Another Sunday--Another Round of Quotes for Quotable Sundays--YAY! Head on over to A Daily Dose of Toni's to sign in and make the rounds of everyone else who has checked in for the day--and remember we ALL love to hear comments :) Since this is my Ragdoll site---the quotes are about--guess what?? Kittens and cats...so let's get quoting...

The cat seldom interferes with other people's rights.
His intelligence keeps him from doing many of the fool things that complicate life.
-Carl Van Vechten

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
- Ben Franklin

To please himself only the cat purrs.
- Irish Proverb

There are people who reshape the world by force or argument, but the cat just lies there, dozing; and the world quietly reshapes itself to suit his comfort and convenience.
- Allen and Ivy Dodd

The cat has too much spirit to have no heart.- Ernest Menaul


People that hate cats will come back as mice in their next life.- Faith Resnick


There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast. - Unknown


Its easy to understand why the cat has eclipsed the dog as modern America's favorite pet. People like pets to possess the same qualities they do. Cats are irresponsible and recognize no authority, yet are completely dependent on others for their material needs. Cats cannot be made to do anything useful. Cats are mean for the fun of it. - P. J. O'Rourke


A human may go for a stroll with a cat; he has to walk a dog. The cat leads the way, running ahead, tail high, making sure you understand the arrangement. If you should happen to get ahead, the cat will never allow you to think it is following you. It will stop and clean some hard-to-reach spot, or investigate a suspicious movement in the grass; you will find yourself waiting a fidgeting like the lackey you are. But this is not annoying to cat lovers, who understand and appreciate a good joke, even when it is on them.- Robert Stearns

Time spent with cats is never wasted - Collette


If you REALLY love quotations, check out my main website. I have been doing a monthly quotation page for over a decade now (sorry I don't have it organized or have a search engine--it is just archived by the month/year...some day I hope to get it archived correctly...Anyway, there is the current month quotes and then there is a link to the archives.



Friday, April 3, 2009

Aloha Friday #5

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Aloha everyone!
It's Friday, which means that over at An Island Life it is time for Aloha Friday. In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So on Fridays we take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, she asks a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. Then everyone else asks a simple question of their own blog for others to answer.


This week's question?? Who is your favorite animal movie movie/tv character? I always loved Lady (Lady & the Tramp) and Nemo (Finding Nemo). What about you?? Don't be shy...

Update: Everyone who participated in last week's question agreed that animals and their owners are able to communicate on some level. Thanks again for leaving your comments and hope to see your comments THIS week :)






Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Not So (Wordless) Wednesday









Ok...now this had me LOL. Let me know which one made you giggle or chortle--or maybe you just didn't like it one bit--let me know that too (but gently--please!) My fave is when the little kitty chases off the big old animal three times its size (I don't want to spoil the surprise on WHAT the animal is...) Have fun...












Saturday, March 28, 2009

Quotable Sunday #5 Cats

Yup...it's Sunday and another round of Quotable Sunday is here. Head on over to A Daily Dose of Toni to sign in and get more info (if it's your first time) If you love quotations as much as I do, check out my main site (I don't have it organized--sorry :( but I have been collecting quotes for about 10 years!) Anyway--since this is my Ragdoll (Cat) Mom site--you know that this is going to be about CATS...



I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It's not. Mine had me trained in two days.~Bill Dana



A cat determined not to be found can fold itself up like a pocket handkerchief if it wants to. ~Louis J. Camuti



In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him. ~Dereke Bruce



Anyone who claims that a cat cannot give a dirty look either has never kept a cat or is singularly unobservant. ~Maurice Burton


A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in the garden.~Robert Southey

When the cat's away, the mice dance on the table.~Swedish Proverb

No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens~ Abraham Lincoln







Thursday, March 26, 2009

Aloha Friday #04

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Aloha everyone!
It's Friday, which means that over at
An Island Life it is time for Aloha Friday. In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So on Fridays we take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, she asks a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. Then everyone else asks a simple question of their own blog for others to answer.

The question for this week is: Do you think it is possible for animals to "communicate" with humans? I talk to Muffin all of the time and I think she understands quite a bit of what I tell her. (Dogs supposedly have an even greater capacity of the English language--it's MY opinion that cats have just a great of an ability--they just don't want any of us to know it!!!) Anyway, what's your opinion? Do you talk to your animals? Do they seem to understand what you are saying?? If you don't have pets, do you have a family member or friend who has pets? Do you think it is possible for animals and humans to communicate? Or is it just a bunch of hooey?? Don't be shy--I want to hear your opinion so leave your comments.

Update: Thanks for everyone who stopped by last week. Seems like we have a lot of happy pets!!! All kinds of pets too!! Also, there are a couple of people who would like to have pets but can't so we can feel for them!! Life is definitely better with fur!!




Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wordful Wednesday-Sweet Muffin at Three


Wordful Wednesday is for those of us that like to showcase a photo but that just can't seem keep our mouths shut about it. If you'd like to play along, post a photo on your blog, and let the words roll. Feel free to "capture" the 7 Clown Circus button on the top to link back, and be sure to add yourself to Mr. Linky. Thanks for playing along!


Sweet Muffin-3yrs old
Ok...With a FACE like this...admit it...could YOU say no? Stare into those pale blue eyes which are highlighted from the "naughty" stripes around her cute as bug ear's pale pink nose. Surrounding her face is a beautiful "ruff" of silky curly hair. Yup...she is one cute, little Ragdoll...and she KNOWS it!!! (She will often just sit up and give you those baby blues as if--WHAT?? WHY NOT?? HOW COME??) Yup...she is one smart little girl. More pics to come...









Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Win a Blog Makeover at Restored 316 Designs

Custom Blog Design Giveaway

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Quotable Sunday #4


Yay...it's Sunday. Another round of Quotable Sunday. Check into A Daily Dose of Toni to see what it is all about and to also sign in. Half of the fun is to make the rounds, read and comment on other quotes. I LOVE quotes. (If you are a quote fanatic, like I am, check out my quote site--I have been doing this for years--sorry I don't have it organized or indexed...someday...
Anyway...more cats quotes (since this is my Ragdoll (Cat) Mom Site...


If cats could talk, they wouldn't.
~Nan Porter

If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.
~Mark Twain

The reason cats climb is so that they can look down on almost every other animal - it's also the reason they hate birds.
~K.C. Buffington

Are we really sure the purring is coming from the kitty and not from our very own hearts?
~Emme Woodhull-B├Ąche, translated

Kittens are angels with whiskers.
~Author Unknown

Everything I know I learned from my cat: When you're hungry, eat. When you're tired, nap in a sunbeam. When you go to the vet's, pee on your owner.
~Gary Smith



Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday Fill In

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And...here we go!


1. Why do we have to__growup___?

2. Reading every day and blogging____ are now habits.

3. I have __CNS (central nervous system) lupus___.

4. I had never heard the phrase "__school of hard knocks ___and it _makes me confused____.

5. __I style my hair ___ the way I always do.

6. How was I to know __I would become a Twilight Addict :)___.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to __the release of Twilight on DVD (I didn't see the movie!)___, tomorrow my plans include __Uh, watching Twilight) ___ and Sunday, I want to _spend time with hubby____!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Aloha Friday #03

Aloha everyone!
It's Friday, which means that over at
An Island Life it is time for Aloha Friday. In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So on Fridays we take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, she asks a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. Then everyone else asks a simple question of their own blog for others to answer.


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Today's question is pretty easy. Do you own a pet? If so, what is it? (If not, would you like to? If not, why?)

Me--I, of course, am the proud mama of a beautiful ragdoll cat, Muffin, who thinks that she is the baby of the family.

UPDATE: Thanks for all who participated in last week's question. Seems like we had a lot of butterflies among us.

Don't be shy...please stop and make a comment....Have a great weekend....

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wordless Wednesday #3 Kittens :)


This video is from YouTube. I can't decide--either really cute--or really annoying? I am leaning towards pretty cute....