Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I Have Cats ( & a Give Away)!

Hi buddies!
  Most of you know that I'm part of a family that includes a few kitties. Mom's very happy that I usually get along with them, and I have to admit, they do keep me on my toes!

  Speaking of mom, she attended a book signing at the Clinton Book Shop to see Simon Tofield, the creator of the wonderful (according to her) "Simon's Cat" videos and Francesco Marciuliano, the author of "I Could Pee on This - And Other Cat Poems" and the "Sally Forth" comic strip.

 (The moderator, Francesco Marciuliano and Simon Tofield)
   She had a great time! The two discussed how their careers began and how they became successful at doing what they love. Most impressive was their innate understanding of cats. I still can't figure my feline siblings out!

  After a "Q & A" session, Simon demonstrated his technique for drawing the Cat and his other characters. Francesco read a couple of his poems, which mom thought were hilarious! *Shaking coonhound head* silly, I know!

    Now for the good news! To celebrate the joys of sharing our lives with kitties, mom bought an extra copy of Simon's latest book "Simon's Cat in Kitten Chaos" to give away to one lucky winner!

(She asked him to sign it "Friend of Prudence" and he even sketched a laughing dog!)

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 Thanks fur stopping by buddies!

Now for the fine print: We received no compensation for this post. Mom bought the book for the purpose of giving it away to one of our readers.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Happy Earth Day!

Hi buddies!
     Today is Earth Day! It's a day that we try to take into consideration how we affect our planet and consider new ideas to help us leave a smaller "carbon footprint".
     While a lot of people planted trees this weekend, we had to have a stand of maple trees cut down. They were beautiful, but infringing on our neighbor's garage. So it was decided that they had to go. Our neighbor Eugene did a great job. I tried my best to help, but mom thought that it would be best if I stayed out of the way while the power tools were in use, BOL! The stumps needed to be dealt with next. Mom keeps an organic veggie garden, so chemical solutions were off the list. Eugene did a little detective work and found out that if you drilled holes in the stumps and poured Epson Salts in, followed by water, the trunks would disolve from the inside out, without using dangerous chemicals.
      So, that's our plan! We'll keep you posted on the progress!

  So once the job was done, I was sure to thank Eugene!
And thank you fur stopping by!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Funny Friday!

A friend of ours put together this Jib Jab video, co-starring a few of our Twitter friends and yours truly! Mom's still laughing!

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Talking About Transports!

Spring is in the air buddies! 
    Above is a photo mom took at Turning Stone Casino in New York last year. She really loves flowers, and can't wait to get started on our garden.
     Previously, I've mentioned that mom has started to participate in a few dog transports. She's very happy to be able to help, even in a small way, to get a pet to his or her furever home! And now that the weather is getting nicer, she's looking forward to doing more of these rides. Her friend Mary Ann is getting involved too now! Above is Mary Ann with Rusty, on his way to a home in New Hampshire. Last weekend, Mary Ann and mom helped a cutie named Mary Kate, on her way to Maryland!

    (Mary Kate with Janet, the next "leg" of her journey home.)
  Thankfully, mom always remembers to come home to me, I try not to get jealous of the pups that I can smell on her when she returns. But she always gives me a special treat and a cuddle, so I forgive her!
Thanks fur stopping by buddies!