Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Thankful Poetry Thursday


Hi Guys! This week we are doing Sammy (and Teddy)'s Poetry! When we first looked at this picture, it reminded our Mom of canoeing on the Little Red River when she was a teenager. 

 Adrenaline rushing through imagination 

Then they stopped on the brink
Looking down made their stomachs sink
Of the tallest water fall
And the worst feeling of all
How to remove themselves from the top
Without that immediate stop
That crashing to the bottom would bring
Thinking of how much it would sting
Then another went kayaking by
And they let out a terrific sigh
Perhaps their imaginations went wild
The Fall was really a stream that was mild
But what a story the tale they told
Something to remember when they were old

The above is an actual photo called Kayak waterfall, adrenaline rush at Victoria Falls, Zambia, Africa. The photographer wrote, “To capture this feat, multiple camera angles were needed. For the film crew (and myself) to avoid aviation authorities and fly below the 1,500-foot minimum flight limit, the paddlers had to set off across the crocodile- and hippo-infested waters above the falls before sunrise. The paddlers approached the edge of the mile-wide, 350-foot-high falls to scout the rapids below. This moment was captured from a helicopter circling 500 feet above the falls, battling with mist and wind blowing up from the narrow canyon. Challenges included extreme air turbulence and constantly having to wipe water from the spray off of the lens. I had initially planned to shoot wide at 15 mm, but a last-second in-air lens change in these conditions rewarded me with this shot.” Photo #13 by Desré Pickers

Mom's Reality


We are thankful that the river behind the house has melted!

The Kettle February 28, 2021

The Kettle March 31, 2021

Cinnamon is looking forward to summer when she can go swimming and Alex can go Kyaking and Tubing!

We are thankful Mom has a rental car for tooing and froing!

❤❤❤ Thank you furrends, we love and appreciate you! ❤❤❤

We are pawticipating in Thankful Thursday at Brian's Home. Thanks for hosting this awesome blog hop! We love visiting all those who participate and reading their thankfuls too!



Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Wordless Wednesday Flashback to March 2015

 Kozmo and Nellie from this day in 2015


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Monday, March 29, 2021

Weekly Pet Horoscope March 30-April 5, 2021

If you don't know what sign your pet is, click this link to the Farmer's Almanac's Pet Zodiac Traits page, This page explains the different traits for pets born under each zodiac sign. If you already know when your pet was born, it is fun to see if your pet’s sign seems true. 


Here are the horoscopes we have written for you for March 30 - April 5, 2021, with your Purrsonal lucky day.

Aries (Mar. 21- Apr. 20) Today, do as little as possible. Spend the day daydreaming of all the things you'd do, if only you have a much longer leash. A favor you did for another kitty or some other kind of critter is repaid in kind. Midweek you have no energy and you nap all day. Towards the weekend you have more energy. Don’t let others bother you, be charming. This weekend, everything is fun and games. But by the beginning of the week you are once again exhausted and you nap.  Your purrsonal lucky day is Friday! There is definitely a silver lining!
Taurus (Apr. 21- May 21) Being alone is hardly your idea of a good time, and for some reason being with your human is not much better. You need time with your pack. Break free of the leash if that's what it takes. Thursday is an easy day and Friday is a flat-out cakewalk. Saturday is a good day to take in some culture (maybe a great movie on TV) and Sunday is a big day for gifts. Monday you are all over the map. Anything can happen. Your purrsonal lucky day is Sunday! Something magical can happen!   
Gemini (May 22-June 21)  You feel silly today, which may be pretty common. Your great mental energy suddenly shifts and let you see things from the human's point of view. Midweek, communication is difficult, especially with your family. You think they can read your mind, but they can’t. Spend Friday with someone who knows you. The weekend holds good things for you. On Monday You're in a logical, observational mode; but, as you know, some things simply can't be calculated. Your purrsonal lucky day is Sunday! Something magical can happen!
Cancer (June 22-July 22)  Today you are on the prowl. Daydreaming and staring out the window are perfectly good ways to spend the day, but today you need something more. If your human won’t play, you try to slip out on your own. Midweek, a furbling needs your help to work out a problem. Cleaning house (the sucky monster) figures in your life on Friday and/or Saturday. Stay active this weekend! On Monday, a decision, even a small one, can expand into something complex. Your purrsonal lucky day is Sunday! Something magical can happen!
Leo (July 23-Aug 22) If the humans are bugging you, it may be time for you to hang out on your own for a while. You're more patient than anyone realizes, but you do need some alone time now and then! Some days you like to retreat from the spotlight (as you'll do on Wednesday and Thursday) but on other days (such as Friday) the spotlight on you never seems bright enough. This weekend, surround yourself with people and furblings (anyone). Next Monday you're in detective mode, consider every angle. Your purrsonal lucky day is Thursday. Purrhaps you get a new toy.
Virgo (Aug. 23 -Sept. 23)  This is quite a week for you. Try not to get too obsessed with one bug or kibble. All week you'll be getting things done without a lot of fuss. Make sure your toys are where they should be on and, on Friday and through the weekend, brace yourself for a series of adventures with your human(s). Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it's also the heart of discovery. You are nothing if not curious Sunday and Monday. Your analytical powers have never been stronger. Communicate what you're thinking. Your purrsonal lucky day is Wednesday! You find something you lost.
Libra (Sept. 24 -Oct. 23)  Today is perfect for you to sneak up next to your human for a cuddle session. Your energy gets your human(s) to see splendid life is! This week, everyone thinks you have the answer. Even if you don't, (You want to yell: 'I'm really not that smart ') The truth is, you are smart, and perceptive! You are rewarded with affection and energy and beauty and glorious attention all  and weekend! Next Monday, you think about the future. You need to strike a balance. Your purrsonal lucky day is today, Tuesday. Maybe special treats along with the cuddles!     
Scorpio (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)  Today you can’t tell the difference between reality and dreams, but that’s OK. You evade anything awful and the human(s) will get a kick out of watching you! Midweek, timing is everything. And you are better off flying under the radar. Purrhaps the human(s) are stressed and has nothing to do with you. Friday you need to make a decision and on the weekend don’t ruffle any feathers. Monday you're confident and feel like a new you. Your purrsonal lucky day is Friday. Purrhaps something extra special for you!
Sagittarius (Nov. 23 -Dec. 21) You are talkative today and tell everyone your hot ideas. Even the densest human(s) are clued in, so speak up! You wish every day is like this! You are happy and you find things to laugh about. Midweek takes you out of this idyllic mode. Your human(s) rub you the wrong way or drives you crazy, but by Friday you're laughing again. The weekend is filled to the brim with fun, love and play! On Monday do what you want to do! Your purrsonal lucky day is Saturday! you are treated like the star you are. 
Capricorn (Dec 22.- Jan. 20)  When a human needs you today, you are happy too help! Hop in their lap and help them out. Midweek is purrrfect to be inquisitive, dig through the garden, hide under the bed and play. On Friday you have energy to burn! You dig and hide even MORE! This weekend expect company, if you are not up for it, hide. Next Monday look at the particulars and get organized. Your purrsonal lucky day is Sunday. Something that is soft and cuddly will be at your disposal. 
Aquarius (Jan. 21 -Feb. 19) Today you have bottomless energy! And you cause trouble everywhere you go. Midweek, you have something puzzling to deal with. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. But your human(s) are extra loving. Friday, you have a chance encounter, the world is filled with wonderful peeps and pets! Pay attention to some of them this weekend. Next Monday, take it slow and think before you leap. Your purrsonal lucky day is Wednesday. You get extra attention.

Pisces (Feb. 20-Mar. 20) The transformation is amazing. You can go from a bad pet to a good pet in a matter of seconds. If a delicious treat is involved, that is. If you feel the urge to be critical of others midweek help them out instead and everything changes. By Friday, you are in self-improvement mode and on the weekend you have good things coming to you. Monday, you get what you want but your human(s) are wonderful. Your purrsonal lucky day is Wednesday. Treats, treats and more treats.
This is the 16th Week of Writing the horoscopes

What's Happening in the Sky This Week 


 Tuesday, March 30 – Zodiacal light (after dusk) - At the end of March, we receive another opportunity to view the zodiacal light. Best seen in a location where the sky is free of light pollution, after the evening twilight has disappeared you’ll have about half an hour to check the western sky for a broad wedge of faint light extending upwards from the horizon and centred on the Ecliptic (i.e., below Mars). The viewing period will end with the new Moon on April 11. (Read  Howell's article for more on zodiacal light)

Tuesday, March 30 - The Moon reaches perigee, the closest point to Earth in our satellite’s orbit around us, at 2:16 A.M. EDT. At that time, the Earth-Moon separation will be 223,886 miles (360,310 kilometers). 

Sunday, April 4 - The Moon will officially reach its third quarter phase at 6:02 a.m. EDT (or 1:30 GMT) . At third quarter, our natural satellite always rises in the middle of the night and remains visible in the southern sky all morning. The Moon will appear half-illuminated on its western side, toward the pre-dawn Sun. Third quarter moons are positioned ahead of the Earth in our trip around the Sun. About 3.5 hours later, Earth will occupy that same location in space. The ensuing week of moonless evening skies will be ideal for observing deep sky targets.


And, because we can, we are pawticipating in Comedy Plus' Happy Tuesday, You can click on the button to be taken to her site!

Sunday, March 28, 2021

SPARK and Awww

We are still catching up! We did not get to visit everyone the last couple of days but we hope to tomorrow.  


McGuffy’s who was hosting the Sparks is on hiatus.  She says “I truly do 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. There is hope. Together, we can light up the entire world!

Sparks Badge 

This week's Spark is from Mom and Cinnamon. They are filled with gratitude that they were not injured last Friday. Close calls make you realize how precious your friends are and your life is.


Now the AWWW!

There is only one joke this week. This could be a good thing!


No frogs were eaten creating this joke!

We are pawticipating in Comedy Plus's Awww Monday! Please click on the button to be taken to the Comedy Plus Blog!

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Selfie and Art!

 Hi Guys! Cinnamon is the Selfie this week. We wanted to let you know that she is OK.

Cinnamon is outside almost all the time these spring days. Alex has been cleaning up the trees along the river bank. She goes out with Alex and he throws her ball!  She is very shaggy this time of year, she is shedding her under-coat. And our house is full of Dog and Cat hair!

As Mom was getting ready - Kozmo photobombed the shot!


Cinnamon laughed! And it was the purrfect shot!
We are grateful we can share our selfies and see all the other pawticipants at the Cat on My Head's Selfie Sunday blog hop!
Please click on their button to be taken to their website and see all the other wonderful selfies!

And we made ART!

As we missed Caturday art on Athena Cat Goddesses blog Caturday, we created a piece of art too! We used Photoshop,  LunaPic and The Deep Dream Generator. 
 To see all the terrific art please click on Athena's button.

Thank you all for your kind words about Mom and Cinnamon's accident. We are sad that the deer and the car are no longer with us but glad that Mom and Cinnamon are purrfectly OK. 
preview110pieceArtsy Cinnamon

Friday, March 26, 2021

We will return to regular programming soon

 I'm miffed there is no Caturday Art.

Mom and Cinnamon were headed to the next town to get groceries and drop off the donation from Cinnamon's birthday this morning (Friday), and hit a deer. Mom and Cinnamon were unhurt but the car is a write off. Mom has to go to the City to get a rental until we can buy a new car. We will try to catch up with our comments and posts as soon as we can.



Thursday, March 25, 2021

Feline Friday with Marv!

We are pawticipating in Purple Day for Epilepsy

Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26th annually, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness. Last year, people in more than 85 countries on all continents participated in Purple Day! 

Our Uncle has epilepsy. He is one of approximately 260,000 Canadians have epilepsy according to an epilepsy prevalence estimate. Today, it is highly treatable and our uncle has lived a full and wonderful life. 

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 We LOVE you Sandee! Thank you for putting Cinnamon's Birthday Bbadge in your Sidebar and thank you for your Hops! 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Thanks From Cinnamon!

 We had a terrific party yesterday! 

So many of or friends came from all over the world! We are touched. If you like, you can have a badge!

Cinnamon is still totally tuckered out!

She did move from the sofa to the lawn.

The Winners

Because of your comments yesterday, we are donating $50 to the Boundary Helping Hands Feline Rescue Society. They are a local a feline-focused rescue; trapping abandoned, feral, and stray cats and providing them with a better quality of life. They stepped up to the plate to house feral cats who need veterinary treatment before they can be adopted to fur-ever families. They started late last fall with a cat colony that had to be moved and worked with regional groups to get the cats to Critteraid. It became apparent that there was at least one other colony and ferals that needed help too. Working with the City of Grand Forks, BC, they opened in a building that had been purchased by the City after the major flood we had in our region in 2018. They rely primarily on donations, volunteers and fosters to take care of these abandoned and feral animals. Our local vet has provided heath care, shots, spay/neuters and micro-chipping (at a highly reduced rate) for these cats and kittens. 

We are so happy to be helping them and we thank you for participating by coming to Cinnamon's 10th Birthday!

You ALL Rock!

❤❤❤ Thank you furrends, we love and appreciate you! ❤❤❤

We are pawticipating in Thankful Thursday at Brian's Home. Thanks for hosting this awesome blog hop! We love visiting all those who participate and reading their thankfuls too!