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

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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....


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day




Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

If you want to send a really CUTE cat or dog ecard, check out Sloppy Kiss cards.



Monday, March 16, 2009

Beautiful Hope Scrabble Pendant Giveaway at Nana's Box






Nana's Box is giving away a beautiful HOPE Scrabble Pendant. It's SUPER easy to enter. Check it out and maybe YOU will be the winner :) Good luck.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Quotable Sunday #3


Yay...it's Sunday and that's means another round of Quotations. Don't forget to check out Toni's page and sign the Mr. Linky so everyone can come and check out YOUR quotations and of course EVERYONE loves to receive comments!!


Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.
-
Anonymous

As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind.
-
Cleaveland Amory

Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.
-
Colette


If you, like me, were made of fur and sun warmed you, like me, you'd purr.
-Karla Kuskin

Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a great many different ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia.
-
Joseph Wood Krutch


I love cats because I love my home and little by little they become its visible soul.
-Jean Cocteau

If you like these quotes, check out this month's quotations at my main site (I also have archives of quotations--but not organized--sorry!!) so if you are like me and are a quotation lover, you will LOVE the quotation section of my site.


Saturday, March 14, 2009

M & M Studio Fabric Giveaway






Check Out M & M Studio's Fabric Giveaway. She is giving away 4 FULL yards of fabric. WOO HOO!! So, go check it out and you might be a LUCKY winner.


Friday, March 13, 2009

Aloha Friday #2

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.

PhotobucketMy question this week has to do with spirit animals. As an animal lover, I have always been fascinated by very NATURE of spirit animals. What animal would you choose for your spirit guide? Or which animal IS your spirit guide??

Suite 101 has a good article on it, if you would like more info. According to Native American beliefs, there are 9 different animal guides.

Bear-comforting and protective, common sign for moms
Butterfly-stands for the ability to accept the beauty of growth and change
Coyote-trickster, humour, self-sabatoge
Eagle-very spiritual, wisdom & power
Hawk-messenger-perspective
Horse-power; permission to be oneself
Snake-healer; transformation
Spider-creative
Wolf-true teachers

For me-butterflies have always had a really significant place in my life. I truly love to see a butterfly in nature. It is just SO beautiful.


Update:

Thanks for everyone who stopped by last week :) Seems like EVERYONE has either a friend or family member take care of their furbaby (furbabies) when they go on vacation. YAY!! I think that our pets don't like being boarded too much--just saying--IMHO!!


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday #2 Cover Girl


Doesn't she make a GREAT cover girl?? If you would like to make YOUR kitty a cover girl, go over to Cat Channel and try it out.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Spring Fling Popz




Is it JUST me or it is REALLY hard giving up that extra hour when we SPRING ahead?? I REALLY hate it!! I want my HOUR back!!! UGH!! Anyway, Spring is definitely in the air. We have this absolutely BEAUTIFUL flowering tree in the front yard--it is JUST gorgeous. SIGH! Another way to know Spring is here--the Spring Fling Popz are here!! What exactly are Popz?? Let me have the EXPERTS explain it to you, OK????





What are Blog Popz?A virtual version of the lollipops you gave in school to friends and admirers, each color represents a different theme. Get popz to give to fellow bloggers from authorized candy stores, receive them from admirers, and register your pop for a chance to win fantastic prizes for distributing and receiving the most popz.
How do I give a Blog Pop?Go to the store of the pop you want to give and follow the directions on that site.
"Yours is one of my favorite blogs."
Fav! Pop Store:
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"Your blog is cute."
Cute Pop Store:
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"I love your blog."Love Pop Store:
The Not-So-Blog Blog
"You're a great blog friend."
Friend Pop Store:
Ohana Mama
Thanks for being a blog mentor."Mentor Pop Store: Suzy Q Homemaker



Now what? If you're lucky enough to receive a pop, proudly display it on your site. Reciprocate if you'd like, and don't forget to register your pop for a chance to win prizes.Why should I register my pop?Registering your pop is the only way to win *Spring Fling* prizes. Complete the short form below for each pop you give and receive to increase your chances of winning. The two biggest poppers will receive first choice of prizes along with the most popped in each category. If you receive a pop it must be displayed on your site to be eligible to win.
Complete the
Blog Popz Giver Form if you gave a pop.
Complete the
Blog Popz Receiver Form if you received a pop.
Check current standings anytime on the
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Lovely Labels $25 Gift CertificateHow to play:Visit one of the blog popz stores listed above and follow their directions!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Quotable Sunday #2


Another round of Quotable Sunday. YAY :) I love quotations. I have them all over the house....on scraps and bits of paper. Whenever something touches my heart, I write it down and save it for my website (where I have been doing a monthly quotation page for about 10 years--I have an archive page too--but nothing so organized as by subject or author-LOL!! Just by date!!)

Anyway--Since this is a Ragdoll site--we shall continue with kitty quotes....

Books and cats and fair haired little girls make the best furnishings for a room.
-French Proverb

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
-Winston Churchill


Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.
-Joseph Wood Krutch


The trouble with sharing one's bed with cats is that they'd rather sleep on you than beside you.
-Pam Brown


A computer and a cat are somewhat alike -- they both purr, and like to be stroked, and spend a lot of the day motionless. They also have secrets they don't necessarily share.

-John Updike


Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.
- Jeff Valdez


So which (if any) did you like?? Please leave some Comment LOVE. Muffin and I LOVE to read comments and will return all visits :)If you would like to see more quotations, visit my
main site. Have a truly WONDERFUL weekend :)



Friday, March 6, 2009

Aloha Friday #1

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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So this is MY very first Ragdoll Cat Mom Edition of Aloha Friday. YAY! My question is this: If you have furbabies--what do you do with them when you go on vacation? Do you board them? Do you have a friend petsit them (just once a day or do you have them also housesit as well?) If you don't have any animals, have you ever taken care of a pet for a family or friend who went on vacation? Tell me your experiences! How do you feel about pets and vacation?? Don't be shy--Muffin and I are waiting to hear your comments...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday #1 Who Wants a Big Waxy Smooch?


What a silly monkey! Doesn't it look like she has waxed lips?? This is one of the pics that our breeder, Laura took before we were able to bring her home. Every SINGLE week, Laura was so sweet--she would take several pics so we would see how big Muffin was getting--and this was one of the pictures that was a result of a weekly photo session.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Quotable Sunday #1


I LOVE quotations--and what could be better than QUOTES and cats :)

Here are some of my favorites....

Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you later
-Mary Bly

When the mouse laughs at the cat, there is a hole nearby.
- Nigerian Proverb

There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat.
-Tay Hohoff

I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.
-Jules Verne


Even overweight, cats instinctively know the cardinal rule: when fat, arrange yourself in slim poses
-John Weitz