Just recently Mom Sister Crystal had Participated in a weekly blog hop over at All Recipe Books AKA Esme’s Senior Salon. Mom Crystal’s win happened a few weeks ago. Although Esme’s blog is named All Recipe Books, she helps other bloggers get more traffic by doing a special blog hop and the prize well the person who wins the most views gets to be a featured blogger their post/posts. It’s a win-win for both sides. So what did Mom Crystal win? She won free classes from Esme for Canva.
Another thing that Esme does is she shares your posts. She really cares and wants to help bloggers. Best part is your posts don’t have to be about food or recipes and you can your old posts.
What is Remember Me Thursday? Remember Me Thursday is a special day when we remember all the pets we’ve adopted and saved. Each pet that was either rescued/adopted is very unique in their own special way.
I’ve no my family and I have adopted/rescued all our pets that we’ve had. OK, I’ve had 2 dogs that were pure bread and from breeders but I consider them adopted/rescued too because in my mind, we rescued/adopted them from the breeders. No more breeding—Yeah!!
I would like to share some Rescue/Adoption stories with you. Stories are below.
Adoption Story #1: Snowball
SNOWBALL DOING YOGA EXERCISES AND THIS POSE IS CALLED THE STAND ON YOUR HEAD POSE.
SNOWBALL IN THE LAUNDRY BASKET.
SNOWBALL MAKING HERSELF FIT ON THE ROCKING CHAIR.
SNOWBALL WITH THE WHAT ARE YOUR DOING LOOK ON HER FACE?
SNOWBALL ON MY BED WITH SNOOWPUFF MY STUFFED CAT AND TEDDY BEAR.
SNOWBALL IN BETWEEN THE CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS BY THE CHRISTMAS TREE.
Snowball our white cat was rescued/adopted from a life of being a stray cat and going house to house trying to find food to eat. She also dealt with cruel neighbors. Finally, she found our front porch. One beautiful sunny Afternoon while Dad was laying on the glider taking a nap. Snowball knew she had to convince Dad to take her in the house so she jumped up on the glider with Dad and cuddled up to him and took a nap with him. When Dad realized this, he agreed to take her in and we named her Snowball. Snowball got her furrever home.
Adoption Story #2
Shandar is the Dog we had before we rescued/adopted her from the breeder.
As kids, we wanted a Dog. We knew Dad didn’t want another another animal but Mom and us kids did. I remember Dad saying something no more animals in the house until pigs fly or something like that. Dad liked animals just didn’t always want them in his house. Back to my story though, Mom started looking in the paper and eventually found Alaskan Malamutes. The Day came to go check out the Alaskan Malamutes so my youngest sister, Mom & Dad went to check them but they didn’t tell Dad where they were going. They were greeted by one of the Dogs the breeder owner. Bear was the Dog’s name and he was the Kal-Can Dog of the year at one time and he was a Champion Dog too. Finally they got to talk to the breeder and she finally agreed to to sell the runt of the litter a female Alaskan Malamute. We could take her that but had to agree to wait to get her spade/neutered in case she wanted to show her. Eventually she decided since she was the runt of the litter she wouldn’t make a good show. We disagreed but didn’t argue. Shandar was the best dispositioned female Alaskan Malamute, protective, playful Dog you could own. She was great with people too.
Adoption Story #3
ANGEL QUEEN TIGGER ON MY BED WITH MY WHITE STUFFED CAT AND MY WHITE STUFFED POLAR BEAR.
QUEEN TIGGER ON CURIO CABINET. TIGGER DIED 9-11-2015.
The Cat in the above pictures is Tigger my Grey striped Tabby Cat. Tigger earned her wings and went to the Rainbow Bridge on 9-11-2015. It was a very sad day for me.
Long story short, Tigger was Rescued out of a home with lots of other animals too. The owner, a co-worker of mine was thrilled to find out I was looking for a Kitten. Tigger lived in a bad home and the stories told by her previous owner could have been considered and even called abusive. My family and I couldn’t take it anymore and we agreed to rescue Tigger. However, we thought we were getting a kitten and didn’t find out until the previous owner gave her to us that she was a senior Cat. At that point and time we didn’t care and we gave Tigger a furrever, loving home something she deserved to have. We miss her every day.
Adoption Story #4
DAISY MAE AS A KITTEN LAYING ON MY TONY STEWART FLEECE BLANKET ON ME.
DAISY MAE IN HER RED HAT AFTER BECOMING A CROTCHETY COUGAR.
QUEEN DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY.
DAISY MAE’S HALLOWEEN COSTUME IF SHE WERE DRESSING UP!!
ALWAYS DREAM BIG!!!!
Daisy Mae my current cat was adopted/rescued 15 years ago and 13 days. One night after Mom & Dad picked me up at work and brought me home, we could hear this sound that was very loud. I followed the loud noise with Mom & Dad following behind me. What we found was a kitten yowling at the top of her lungs for all she’s worth. We guestimated that she was around 4 weeks old give or take a few weeks. We fed her of course and gave her a warm bed to sleep which was in our garage. Even though Dad liked animals, he didn’t want another animal in the house. In fact he said, no more animals in the house “until Pigs fly”.
Pigs must of flown because out of the blue Dad finally decided to bring Daisy Mae inside with our Senior Cat Tigger. Although Tigger hissed some Daisy Mae didn’t hiss at all. Daisy Mae mellowed out Tigger and got Tigger to play more.
The day came that we were having my nephew Dylan’s 4th birthday and we decided to show the nieces and nephews the kitten we had found and so we took her to the garage. They loved her. We let them name the kitten. We wondered what crazy name they’d come with to name the kitten since they were young but they all decided on Daisy Mae.
Daisy Mae just turned 15 13 days ago and is still going strong. I love my Daisy Mae so, so very much.
The Cats in the drawing above are Tigger and Daisy Mae. Daisy Mae is on the Left and Tigger is on the Right.
I light my candle for all the Cats & Dogs who earned their wings and passed over the Rainbow Bridge, for those who got adopted/rescued and for those who need a furrever home. I love them all.
Hi everyone, Daisy Mae here. If you don’t know who I am (shame on you). No really, if you don’t know who I am let me introduce myself. I’m Crystal’s pet Cat and the other half of CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. I help out when something happens that Crystal can’t post.
The reason why she isn’t hear is because well she’s had a rough few months. As the title states, Life hit her and her family hard then through her some curve balls to top it all off. I guess it all started way back in April a few days before April 22, 2021. The Dad had started hurting some and then Mom started getting body aches too. Neither one thought anything about it because Dad was out mowing and Crystal picking up sticks so they blamed it all on either a Sinus Cold, Allergies, pollen and bending to much and using muscles she hasn’t used in a year’s time in Crystal’s case (don’t ask). After almost a weeks time and the pain hadn’t left yet it was then Crystal started suspecting something was off and wrong. 2 days later, Crystal’s youngest sister popped in to check in on everyone and when she heard Dad’s symptom’s she said we’re going to get you tested for COVID and that’s when Crystal spoke up and said, I want tested too. So on April 22, 2021 the day the Dad and Crystal were to get their first vaccine shot well that didn’t happen instead they went to this place called Faster Care. After hearing their symptoms they tested them both and the Dad’s Rapid COVID test was negative but Crystal’s COVID test was positive. The strange part is The Dad’s COVID test that was sent out came back positive and Crystal’s came back positive. That evening The Dad was sent to the ER due to Covid then the Hospital people sent Dad home then the following Monday he went to hospital by ambulance then came home a few days later then on Memorial Day Dad went back to the hospital by ambulance once again. Mom Crystal has gone from being a part time caregiver to a full time caregiver who cooks(well bakes mostly), cleans and cares for her Mother who hasn’t been out of the house for quite some time because her Dermatomyositus and Lupus has made her immobile.
I suppose some bright spots in all this is that Crystal’s Dad is progressing very slowly each and that she has won one big contest and some small ones too. The big contest she won the prizes were a Kindle Fire With Aleza, $150 Amazon Gift Card and a few EBooks.
We want to give a huge thanks to Ellen and “Nurse” Joanie for the Card. The picture of “Nurse” Joanie made my Human Mom smile and she loved it. It lifted her spirits greatly(which she needed might I add). Thanks to all our readers.
Crystal hopes to be back soon but is not sure when but I will pop in to post every now and then.
I’ve added some Cat pictures for Feline Friday. ENJOY!!!!
I would like to be more playful and less noisy (less vocal).
The color of my fur is black and white.
Leaving my Cat Mamma was a difficult choice to make.
I never have trouble sleeping.
Hi Everyone, due to Mom Crystal and the rest of her family caught the dreaded Covid Virus so she won’t be doing Friendly Fill – Ins this week but that’s Ok because I did them. Boy do I hope I get back to my normal real soon.
Hi Everyone, Daisy Mae Here, I have some exciting and thrilling news to share with you all. You see, I had this green pet carrier Mom Crystal used when I was a Kitten and I fit in it real good then I became a Senior Kitty almost a Cougar Kitty Cat. Well approximately a year or two years ago Mom Crystal and her Mom & Dad took me into the Vet for my routine check up no problem right? Well that’s a huge WRONG. You see here is my story in short. The Vet trip started in chaos like it always does because well I don’t like my pet carrier and don’t travel well. Mom Crystal sat in the backseat of the vehicle playing with me and trying to calm me down. Finally we got to the Vet building. Mom Crystal’s Mom stayed in the vehicle while Mom Crystal & her Dad went into the Vet building with me. Just as we turned the corner around the reception desk it happened, my pet carrier fell apart and the roof of it caved in on me and I was trapped even though I tried to get out but didn’t. Finally the nice Vet Tech people saw what happened to me and took us in right away. The vet Tech people even attempted to put my pet carrier back together but to no avail, they put the pet carrier back together backwards and when we got home the Dad took the pet carrier apart and put it together better and stronger. To Say the least, I am afraid to get in my pet carrier now.
Since Mom Crystal has had a blog since 2017, she’s been looking for a new pet carrier online for me. Then just last year on Sweet Purrfections Blog which is a great blog by the way, Mom Crystal got a post from Sweet Purrfections since she follows them and I’m glad she does. Anyhoo, they had this post and did a review on this 5 in 1 pet carrier. Then below the sponsor was giving away this pet carrier. Chances of winning were 50-50 lower for Mom Crystal since she’s not on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Tik Tok and etc…. But one of the chances were to comment and you had to them why you thought you should win the 5 in 1 pet carrier so Mom Crystal told them about my traumatic experience at the Vet. When she found out she had won she was excited, thrilled, shocked and happy for me all at the same time. Ever since this pandemic hit in 2020, I haven’t had a chance to use my new pet carrier yet. Mom Crystal is very grateful.
Title of Books: The Sea Before Us, The Sky Above Us, The Land Beneath US.
Book Series: Sunrise at Normandy 3 Book Series.
Author Of Books: Sarah Sundin.
Amazon Excerpt Of 3 Books
The Sea Before Us Book 1 Excerpt:
In 1944, American naval officer Lt. Wyatt Paxton arrives in London to prepare for the Allied invasion of France. He works closely with Dorothy Fairfax, a “Wren” in the Women’s Royal Naval Service. Dorothy pieces together reconnaissance photographs with thousands of holiday snapshots of France–including those of her own family’s summer home–in order to create accurate maps of Normandy. Maps that Wyatt will turn into naval bombardment plans….
The Sky Above Us Book 2 Excerpt:
Numbed by grief and harboring shameful secrets, Lt. Adler Paxton ships to England with the US 357th Fighter Group in 1943. Determined to become an ace pilot, Adler battles the German Luftwaffe in treacherous dogfights in the skies over France as the Allies struggle for control of the air before the D-day invasion….
The Land Beneath Us Book 3 Excerpt:
In 1943, Private Clay Paxton trais hard with the US Army Rangers at Camp Forrest, Tennessee, determined to do his best in the upcoming Allied invasion of France. With his future stolen by his brother’s betrayal, Clay has only one thing to live for–fulfilling the recurring dream of his death….
More on each book excerpt on Amazon.
What I Thought Of The Sunrise At Normandy Series?
I just loved this series by author Sarah Sundin. This series is made up of a trio fictional stories based on actual events. I loved how Sarah Sundin pulled the series together. She based the events of each book around each Paxton brother. For example, Book 1 was based on Lt. Wyatt Paxton, Book 2 was based on Lt. Adler Paxton and Book 3 was based on Private Clay Paxton.
The series was very interesting, intriguing, action packed and showed how the women helped the men battle why they were serving. I loved this series so much I hated to put it down. I also noticed that when I read this series I found 2 recurring themes. The themes I found were: Love and Forgiveness. For those of you who like romance books this series even has romance. The best part of this series is everyone can read it—YEAH!! I hope you all pick this series up and read it.
My Recommendation, Will I Read Again & More
My Recommendation is to go buy, read & review this book. Just go read this series, I know you’ll like it. Yes, I will read this series again and my Rating for each book is 5+ and for this series is 5+.
The death of island playboy Curtis Marlin doesn’t register on busy caterer River Holloway’s radar…that is, until her brother and his girlfriend are arrested for the former athlete’s murder. Certain of the pair’s innocence, the amateur sleuth sets out to investigate. Suspicion spreads like chocolate sauce when River questions the victim’s teammates. The suspects don’t appreciate her stirring up trouble, but she won’t let an election-hungry sheriff make her brother a sacrificial lamb.
But there’s more than murder on River’s to-do list. A missing groom, catered banquets, and River’s own wedding plans keep her hopping like a short order cook. And as the cherry on the sundae, she has a wild kitty to tame. Under mossy oaks and rustling palmettoes, fact and fiction blend in a mouthwatering romp of good eatin’ and yummy recipes. Spawning Suspicion is the second in Toussaint’sSeafood Capers Mystery Series.
My Honest Review Of The Book
Spawning Suspicion is a fun, intriguing, suspenseful, interesting, mysterious, action packed, page turner book with a touch of romance in it. Another thing I liked was the recipes in the book. I just loved this book. I know I know, I read book 2 first. So why did I do things this way? Probably because I won book 2 and now I have something to look forward to—to read book 1. I also loved how Maggie Toussaint worked the Cat in the story. How the Cat acts is well just like a typical Cat. I laughed and laughed as I read this book. I will say this too, how the book ended was tragic and thought there could be a third book in the series.
My Recommendation For The Book
My Recommendation for Spawning Suspicion is to go buy, read and review this clean book that everyone can read. I will read this book again and will hopefully get Book 1.
Happy Easter and Passover Everyone, we hope the Easter Bunny was good to you and your Humans. Mom Crystal spent spent Easter Dinner(that’s Lunch to you city folk) with part of her family and her Cat. So what did you do on this beautiul Easter Sunday? Mom Crystal wrote a special poem for today. The poem is below.
EASTER SUNDAY is a special day that everyone
Dresses up and goes to church and listens to a
Preacher tell everyone about how Jesus rose on the
Third day and ascended into Heaven then the family will
Come home to get together with friends and family and
Enjoy a good size Easter meal then have an Easter egg hunt
For all the children . Easter is a time when children giggle and
Laugh and make new friends. So don’t be afraid to giggle and
Hi Everyone Daisy Mae here, Mom and and I wanted to join Brian’s Thankful Blog Hop this week. So what are we thankful for you are probably wondering? We are actually thankful for everything. I know it sounds crazy and how do you be thankful for the bad things. Trust us, it’s not as easy as it as it sounds. We are going to list a few things We’re Thankful for below.
Daisy Mae’s Thankful For?
My Catnip Pads.
My Cat Food.
My Ice Cubes.
Crystal’s thankful for
My Furrever Family.
Covid is almost over.
Lockdown is almost over.
The beautiful place where I live.
My Cats Daisy Mae and Angel Tigger.And so much more…...
Hi Everyone, I thought I would share with you the Prologue of my book When Love & Murder Collide. I would appreciate it if you could tell me what you you think of it too. Also, I sure hope you can read this post because ever since WordPress has changed to the Block Editor, I’ve been trying to relearn things. Ever since they changed, I haven’t been able to choose to write in Classic Editor. No it’s Classic Block and trust me it’s not the same thing. Right now this post was written in Post/Paragraph mode. Hope your able to read this post. Well without further adieu let’s proceed to the Prologue which is below. ENJOY!!
It was 1981 and Diann and her two sisters Irene and Ilene had completed Elementary School in Stewart, Ireland and next semester Irene and Ilene would be starting seventh grade at the High School while she would be starting eighth grade. However, what happened next would change all their lives forever. Would it be for the better was yet to be determined. When Diann, Irene and Ilene’s Mom came into the room, she told her three Daughters that they would be changing schools next semester. After they got done moaning and wining, Diann said what her and her sisters were thinking. Mom, I think I speak for all us when I say we love our school and things are going fairly well. Irene and Ilene spoke up and said in unison, yes Mom we agree with Diann please do not make us change schools. Diann their Mother said, I am really sorry girls but it has been decided and your Father agrees. We are trying another school to see if the bullying against Diann lessens. Ilene said, when do we leave since you and Dad are so set on leaving? Well to answer your question about when do we leave? We leave in two months for Friendlyville. Your Father will stay behind as he will be starting his new duties. Diann said, new duties what are Dad’s new duties? Well your Father and I are happily and excited to say the crown will be passed down to your Father and his Coronation is in two weeks. Once your Father is crowned King, you three will become Princesses and we will become royalty. Diann, Irene, and Ilene’s Father’s Coronation Day finally came. They were all finally shown to the Throne Room. They all took their seats and waited for the time when their Father would be shown into the Throne Room to be crowned King. Thirty five minutes later with trumpets and horns blaring, they brought the new King in and and crowned him and put the royal purple robe on him. Then after they did that, they put special robes on Diann, Irene and Ilene and gave a special robe to their Mother too. After they all had been given their robes, they all knew their lives as regular children had just changed.
Two weeks before Diann and her two sisters were about to start High school, their Mother had a sit down emergency meeting with her three Daughters. They had a nice long talk about what they should do and finally decided they should hide the fact they are Princesses or have anything to do with royalty. Then because it was early in the Morning, their Mother took her three Daughters shopping for school clothes. When they had come home, it was around four in the Evening. They had so many shopping bags of school clothes and accessories it would be so hard to choose what to wear on the first day of High School. Finally it was time to eat Supper and sadly it would be their last Supper as a family for a while because the next Morning her two sisters, Mother and her would leave for some place called Friendlyville. That night Diann was really, really restless probably because she did not want to go to this place called Friendlyville. Mirium who was the royal food server brought the food up to everyone’s royal Bedroom so they were to be sure to have a good Breakfast before leaving for the Ireland Airport. After five and a half very long hours, they got to Friendlyville now for the hard part, finding some place to stay temporarily. Surprisingly, it only took them ten to fifteen minutes to find a place. The very next Morning Diann, Irene and Ilene’s Mother drove them over to the Friendlyville High School and went into the Reception Room where a man was sitting behind the desk doing some typing. Diann the Mother rang the bell on the desk and he finally came to help her. He said, How may I help you Maam? Well… I am here to register my three Daughters in this High School. The guy at the desk looked at her then said Maam, You do realize that the registration time is past? Diann the Mother said, That might be true but we are from Stewart, Ireland and so I ask you once again will you not register my three Daughters for this High School and if you will not then I will find someone who will. One moment Maam and I will get you a registration paper. Here you go. Write down everyone who you want to register, and what grades they will be going into and finally their birth dates of course. So Mrs. Royalty did just that and her three Daughters were registered for the Friendlyville High School just like that.
Despite all the bullying Diann had endured and Ilene tried to stop, the bullying continued and seemed to worsen each day. The main bully got really bold and decided to walk up to Diann one day at Dinner while in the High School Cafeteria and said something to the effect of Let us go fight after High School is out? With all the students that were eating with her and all the students surrounding her, they all waited with baited breath to see what her answer to the bully would be. Diann sat there a bit and finally said to her bully, I do not think so and the Bully walked away from her. It was 1986 and for the first time in a long time Diann had felt like she had done something good for her self and her self esteem seemed like it was so much better. She thought…. If I can just survive what bullying there is until Graduation Day, I might just make it. Two weeks later it was Graduation Day and many of the Seniors were home getting ready for their big day or at least that is what they were supposed to be doing. Diann said to her Mom, you know I will be so glad when I graduate tonight. OH Sweetheart, I am so proud of you despite everything that has happened to you. Thanks Mom. I hope things get better. Later that Night, Diann graduated from the Friendlyville High School and now was off to tackle finding the right college and then off and then off to find the right job in her field that she got her degrees in.
As most of you know I wrote my first 5 book box set just to see if I could do it. The result -I accomplished it. Afterward, I took a few months break from writing and also debating as I wasn’t surethat I was going to write another book even though I wanted to. After talking with a my mentor and author I decided to write another book but not in a box set this time. I finally started my book a little bit before the first of year in 2021. I started my book with a different title but didn’t really like it so I changed it to When Love & Murder Collide. The book is a Murder Mystery/Suspense/Clean Romance book. I also have a lot plot twists and turns.
I have accomplished so much in the last few months. A lot more than what I thought I would have accomplished. Right now, I have completed the Prologue throughthe start of Chapter 8 which = 15,775 words. I have no idea how many chapters will be in this book but hope the book will be at least novel length or at least 40,000 words.
Writing & accomplishing writing a book is the best feeling. You feel like there actually may be a chance at getting this book published and that’s a great feeling. Who knows, maybe I’ll get lucky enough to be able to publish this book. Right now, I’m just concentrating on getting the book written.
I came toread this book by chance actually. Let me explain. The author of this book Kristen McKanagh, the author of this book & series, I follow her newsletter. She was having this fun and zany random drawing of her book Snowball’s Christmas and guess what? I was one of her winners to get the book. I had to post a picture of my pets. The pictures I posted of my pet was of my Cat Snowball. The for the that post is: Snowball . Please check the post out. I was so happy and thrilled to find out I was one of the winners.
Amazon ExcerptOf Snowball’s Christmas
Snowball—an aptly named bundle of feline fur fluff–is thankful to be spending her first Christmas in the comfort of Weber House, the Victorian B&B run by Miss Tilly. Emily Diemer, who cooks for the guests, dotes on Snowball, but she’s not thrilled about another new arrival at the B&B: Miss Tilly’s nephew, Lukas. Which is odd, because Snowball’s animal instincts tell her that Lukas and Emily should definitely be friends.
Everything Emily needs is in this quaint community–including, she hopes, the chance to open her own bakery one day. She doesn’t think much of Lukas for leaving his aging aunt to struggle while he jets around the world taking photographs. But now that he’s here, helping to spruce up the property and getting mixed up in Snowball’s antics, She begins to soften a little. Until she learns what he has planned.
Booklist, Starred Review
Lukas isgoing to sell Weber House so that Miss Tilly can retire. But Snowball is certain that this B&B, and these people, are supposed to be her forever home. Somehow she has to get these stubborn humans to see things through the wisdom of a cat’s eye, and a kitten’s loyal, loving heart…
“Expertlycrafted…the Perfect Christmas treat”
What I Thought Of Snowball’s Christmas
I thought this Snowball’s Christmas was an excellent book and very well written. I loved laughing along with Snowball’s antics and I also loved trying to tell a fictional character what to do. This is a book that tells how a white feline fur ball named Snowball got her furrever home.
I’m so glad I got the opportunity to win this book because reading it made me laugh until I cried. Loved this book.
Will IRead Again & Recommendation
I will definitely read again and I definitely Highly recommend this book. Do me a favor and go buy this book and review it. Something tells me you’ll like this book. I know I did.
A few days ago, Daisy Mae And I asked for Library Cards so we can be officially guests at Amber, Basil and Crew’s Library. They said that they would be happy and thrilled to give us Library Cards and told us what they needed. We obliged. Here are our Library Cards. Thanks Amber, Basil and Crew.