It’s Been A Year….

It’s been year as of April 222022. That’s right when all this chaos and life hit my family and life hit my family and I. You see, it all started a few days before April 22, 2021 and then my youngest sister visited to see how everyone was and if we needed anything. I remember to this day what both Dad and I were doing. Dad was mowing and I was picking up sticks to make it easier to mow. We both had started having symptoms but they could be written off as something else or no big deal. The week before, we had scheduled our first vaccine shot for April 22 but that never happened because we were both diagnosed with COVID at Faster Care. Since then, my Dad was in and out of the hospital at least 4 different times and believe it or not he got all of his infections in the hospital. The only thing was Dad had to relearn to walk. Yep COVID took that away from Dad. I’m pleased to say he’s doing so much better now not 100% but doing better. The funny and Ironic thing is, yesterday was a year we both got COVID and we both were doing the same thing we were doing a year ago. Dad was mowing and I was picking up sticks. April 22 was the same day I was thrown into being a full time caregiver for both of my parents and still am doing that today. Things are crazy at our house. 

MY ANGEL 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 IN BETWEEN THE CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS BY THE CHRISTMAS TREE.
SNOWBALL SLEEPING WITH HER FRIEND TEDDY BEAR.

So who is this beautiful Cat named Snowball? Snowball is one of my Angels. She passed earned her wings and passed over the Rainbow Bridge many, many, many, many years. A guy who was the friend of the family came to our door one day for something and when he saw Snowball, he said we should have named her Avalanche. 

Snowball is a rescue Cat who before we rescued her, lived on the streets and went from house to house trying to find something eat and find a place to sleep and try to stay warm. You all know how children are when they want something, they are good at concocting plans and schemes even if that means getting the one parent to go against the other and come in with them on their plan. Well that’s what happened with my two sisters and I teamed up with Mom to try to get Dad say yes but to no avail he kept saying “When Pigs Fly” AKA a big fat NO. Well if you have a cat or even owned a cat then you know Cats can sense who the person is they need to convince. Snowball sure could sense that person was Dad. So one day on a gorgeous day with plenty of sunshine, Dad went out on the Front Porch to enjoy the gorgeous day and the sunshine. Eventually, Dad got tired and stretched out on our glider to take a brief nap. Surprisingly, Snowball showed up and tritti trotted up the stairs to the Front Porch and hopped up on glider and curled up tight against his back and snuggled in to take a nice long kitty nap. When Dad awakened from his nap, he found Snowball sleeping on the glider with him tight up against his back. Well to say the least that did it, Pigs flew that day because Dad finally relented and Mom, My two Sisters and I got a victory because we rescued Snowball and from that day forward, Snowball had found her purrfect furrever, loving home where she got plenty to eat, plenty of toys and gave us so much fun and joy. Eventually, we got a dog who was a Pure Bread Female Alaskan Malamute, Snowball tolerated Shandar our Alaskan Malamute and lived many years with her. A picture of Snowball with Shandar is below.

SNOWBALL WITH OUR FEMALE ALASKAN MALAMUTE SHANDAR.

When Love, Murder & Rejection Collide: Book Update With Background Information

“Hey…the bird feeder’s empty! What did you do, oversleep or something?”

Book Background Information

As most of you know, I have found a new talent and hack to lesson the stress at least it does for me. That new talent and hack is writing for fun and yes it actually works. Well since my family and I all caught the nasty virus COVID 19, I was thrown into being a full time caregiver for both of my parents unexpectedly. So since I had already set a New Year’s goal of being done with the book I’m writing in which I entitled it appropriately When Love, Murder & Rejection Collide.First should tell you all how found out I could write poems, short stories and yes even books. You know how college professors and college classes can be well boring? One day my college professor who was very boring and strict took the class over to a building to where there was a meet & greet scheduled. She took the class to hear Maya Angelou speak and afterward we had the opportunity to meet her. I took that opportunity and met Maya Angelou that day. The one thing I remember her saying is to never give up.  After that, I thought how cool it would be to write for fun so I decided to start small and tried writing short poems. When I found out I had success at that, I tried my hand at writing longer poems then I went on to short stories. Then approximately 2-3 years ago, I wanted to surprise an author friend who I had been following for a while and write her a poem about two of her main characters from some of her books. As a a fluke none less, the poem I wanted to write kept getting longer and longer about 2 pages worth so with good conscious I felt I had to stop then the next day I contacted the author told her what happened and what I was trying to do then apologized and she accepted my apology. After that, we came to a mutual understanding along with mentoring on my writing. She was really great and stills mentor me today in which I appreciate very much. But finally today I have progressed from writing practice books to writing a book of my own. The update on that book is below.

A PINK SUNSET OR A “LOVER’S SUNSET”.

When LoveMurder Rejection Collide: Book Update

You know it’s funny because the title for this book has changed 3 times. This book has literally been a labor of love. Also, it’s been hard work but well worth it. Will it ever be published? I really don’t know but I do hope so. If it gets that far at least I’ll have a draft of the book. My goal for this book is at least 40,000 words AKA novel length if I don’t get more. Right now from Jan. 1, 2022 to present day, I now have 33,983 words and I’m still writing. Am I having fun writing this book? You bet I’m having fun writing because the book is set in multiple settings. Also even though the book is set in multiple settings, the main setting is in Ireland. Like I said before, writing this book has been a labor of love but what I didn’t tell you is although this book is fiction, it’s based on my first hand experience from being bullied what can happen, what I wish would’ve happened and what I wish the way things could have been so this book that is fiction spans multiple genres. What genres is the book written in? The book is written in the genres of Mystery, Suspense & Romance.

 

 

Reflections: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Reflecting on last year made me really think about the last year and few months & how it was good, bad and yes even ugly. Let’s start with the Good.

The Good

Everything up to April 222021 with live giving us a few minor ups and downs but nothing major just colds, allergies. I even helped my parents around the house inside and out. Dad and I once a week would go for groceries. We always had fun and we brought Dinner home that’s Lunch to you city folk. I enjoyed walking and talking to the neighbors a few times a week, meeting new neighbors and their pets usually a Dog. Things were just as normal as they could be during COVID 19 times. I was just thrilled my family and I were fortunate enough not to catch the nasty virus going around called COVID 19. Then it happened really happened. Really happened. The Bad finally caught up with us and more about that  below.

The Bad

As said before, the bad finally caught up with us and boy did it ever. So what do I mean by that phrase? Let me explain. After Dad and I developed symptoms of COVID 19 that could be explained away as a cold, pulled muscles and allergies so neither one of us thought anything of it then my youngest sister stopped by to check on Mom and Dad and to see if they needed anything we didn’t. However my sister said to my Dad that he didn’t look to good and that she thought he needed to be tested for COVID 19 and after she said that, I said in that case I want to be tested for COVID 19 too. On April 22, 2021 a couple days later and the same day we were supposed to get our first COVID 19 shot but instead we ended up being tested for COVID 19 and guess what? We both were positive for COVID 19. Not a good day. Next then I know a few days later, I noticed Mom having symptoms of COVID 19. Now she was never tested but we suspect she had it since she was in a house with 2 people who were COVID po19 positive. My other younger sister came down for a week to help take care of Mom and Dad. When my sister left at the end of the end of the week, she decided to get tested for COVID 19and sure enough she was COVID 19 positive. You know how it goes, your taught to share, share alike and that’s what Dad and I did, we shared COVID 19 with the family.

From April 222021, my Dad was in and out of the hospital about 4 times if not more plus he had to relearn how to walk. Dad’s getting stronger each day and he has learned how to walk again. Also, on April 22, 2021, I was thrown into being a full time caregiver for both of my parents too.

So after all this, you probably think if that’s the Bad then what’s the ugly? Shall we go onto the Ugly? Check that out below.

The Ugly

On December 132021I finally got my second COVID 19 shot. No big deal right? Wrong. You may remember seeing on the news and hearing that there are people who have reactions to the second shot or even the first COVID 19 shot for that matter. Also, it is said by doctors that you may get sick or symptomatic after your second shot but the symptoms are usually mild. Well after my second COVID 19 shot, sure enough didn’t I get sick and became symptomatic on December 13,2021. For 2 months I kept thinking whatever I had was finally going to go bye byes—it didn’t and so I finally decided to go to my new Doctor. He gave me a 5 day antibiotic and some nasal spray but neither worked. Fast forward to March 29, 2022 and low and behold I’m still sick with whatever it is I have. So this why I haven’t been posting as much.

look forward to getting better from whatever it is I have.

 

 

QUEEN DAISY MAE KEEPING WATCH….

QUEEN DAISY MAE SLEEPING ON HER THRONE AND FEELING LIKE ROYALTY.

Here is Queen Daisy Mae sleeping on her royal throne with a Tigger Tabby Cat pillow behind her and she is sleeping among he animal friends. Of Course being a very smart Kitty Cat and always on watch one way or another with one eye open and on her head. Daisy Mae feels like royalty not only when she is on her throne but all the time.

ALL THAT IS HIDDEN: A PAPERBACK REVIEW

About The Book All That Is Hidden:

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 20, 2012)

Language: English

Paperback: 315 pages

ISBN-10: 1479289736

ISBN-13: 978-1479289738

Author: Laura DeNooyer-Mo

Welcome & Book Introduction:

Welcome readers and thank you for coming to CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE: MORE THAN JUST A PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. While you’re here today, we hope you read the paperback book review and intrigues you enough to go out and read it and possibly buy the book. All book information will be at the end of this post in case you are interested.

Goodreads Synopsis/Excerpt Of Book:

“All of God’s earth to my brother Nick and me were the streams for fishing, the fields for planting and harvesting, a world snugly enclosed by the blue-misted Smokies…Other than seasons, nothing ever changed…” Until the Summer of 1986. Ten-year-old Tina Hamilton’s life changes forever. Trouble erupts when a proposed theme park threatens her tiny Appalachian town.  A past he has hidden catches up to him, his family, and the entire town. To read more of the Goodreads for the book All That Is Hidden go to the following link and it is: GOODREADS BOOK EXCERPT/SYNOPSIS FOR ALL THAT IS HIDDEN  .

What I Thought About The Book?:

I really thought the book was an enjoyable read, intriguing, interesting, I was kept engaged from beginning to end of the book especially when the trouble started. Also, I found that this book had wonderful characters and even found a few teachable moments that we could all learn from. For example those teachable were: When a secret is hidden from others that is in our past, that secret most likely will come out eventually and usually at the most inopportune times. What will our secret cost us and others around us? Will it divide the family, our friends, the town/village and surrounding areas.

My Rating Of The Book, How I Rate And My Reason For The Rating:

First my rating for the book is 📚📚📚📚📚(5 books/5 stars).

How I Rate is actually pretty simple. My rating system is below. Starts at 5 stars.

stars Book is well written, clean (no use of swear words), wonderful characters, has action and the author kept me engaged from beginning to end. A definite must read and comes highly recommended.

stars Has some swear words usually no F-words. I may or may not recommend book. If book has swear words but only a couple uses of F-words I may bump rating to 5 stars but that depends on what I think of book and how well it was written.

stars The book was OK but had to many swear words and F-words that I couldn’t finish the book. Not worth my time to try to read again.

and stars = Not worth reading, recommending although I do let everyone decide for themselves. Also, I don’t usually review books that are 3 stars or below.

3 stars = The book is OK but has swear words, use of F-word, graphic sex and in my opinion not worth reading.

4- 4 1/2 stars = The book is better than 3 stars and has a good story and plot and should read the book just to decide for yourself.

5 stars or more = The book is a must read, is clean, easy to read and worth reading.

My Recommendation & Will I Read Again?:

I highly recommend the book All That Is Hidden by Laura DeNooyer-Moore. 

Will I read the book again? Absolutely. I loved the book.

 

 

 

 

 

The Death Of An Apple: A Poem

The Death Of An Apple

Now my apple brother and sisters, we are once again

stuck on this tree again this Summer and

when there gets to be a good crop of us

Mr. Tree decides to bend so low we can

touch the ground so that Humans can

pick us then eat us so they don’t have to

go to the doctor or so they say.

Although hanging around all day on this

tree with you all can be fun, I

sure would like to be down off this

tree and trying out new homes and trying

to stay out of people’s mouths.

Can’t you see it now my apple brothers and

sisters, us apples exploring homes and

getting to know the people that live

there before we well…bite the dust

as the humans say.

So before you say pick me to a Human,

Think do I want to get eaten or

just hang around with my apple brothers

and sisters and get wormy and rotten?

Actually my apple brothers and sisters, if

you think about it either way is a

death sentence to us apples so the

choice is really do you want a

slow death or a fast death?

 

Cat Mystery Readers Challenge: Already Completed….

DAISY MAE IS THE CAT LYING DOWN ON THE BED AND TIGGER IS THE CAT ON THE BED LOOKING AT THE CAMERA.

Happy New Year Everyone.

I have joined a challenge for books that’s called the Cat Mystery Book Challenge.  There are different levels and the highest level is Catnip which is the one I chose. Below are how the Cat Reading Challenge levels go.

  • Purring Level: Read 1-10 books.
  • Kneading Level: Read 11-20 book.
  • Meowing Level: Read 21-30 books.
  • Catnip Level: Read 31+ books. The Sky is the Limit.

I thought I’d give you all an update on how I’m doing. First Catnip level is 30 or more Cat books read. So how I am doing? I’ve listed below the Cat books I’ve read so far. As you can see, I’ve reached 31 Cat books with the Cat in the Mystery playing a major role in solving the mystery already and I’m still going strong.

Books I’ve Read So Far

  1. Grimoire Girls(Cupid’s Curse Mysteries, #2) by Amorette Anderson – Kindle.
  2. Murder at the Courthouse(Hidden Springs Mysteries #1) by A.H. Gabhart – Paperback.
  3. The Case Of The Power Spell: A Hillcrest Witch Mystery, Book #1 by Amorette Anderson – Paperback.
  4. The Case Of The Power Spell: A Hillcrest Witch Mystery, #1 by Amorette Anderson – Kindle.
  5. The Case Of The Banishing Spell: A Hillcrest Witch Mystery, #2 by Amorette Anderson – Paperback.
  6. The Case Of the Banishing Spell: A Hillcrest Witch Mystery, #2 by Amorette Anderson – Kindle.

  7. The Case Of The Desire Spell: A Hillcrest Witch Mystery, #3 by Amorette Anderson – Paperback.
  8. The Case Of The Desire Spell: A Hillcrest Witch Mystery, #3 by Amorette Anderson – Kindle.
  9. The Case Of The Trust Spell: A Hillcrest Witch Mystery, #4 by Amorette Anderson – Paperback.
  10. The Case Of The Trust Spell: A Hillcrest Witch Mystery, #4 by Amorette Anderson – Kindle.
  11. The Case Of The Vision Spell: A Hillcrest Witch Mystery, #5 by Amorette Anderson – Paperback.
  12. The Case Of The Vision Spell: A Hillcrest Witch Mystery, #5 by Amorette Anderson – Kindle.
  13. The Case Of The Voice Spell: A Hillcrest Witch Mystery, #6 by Amorette Anderson – Paperback.
  14. The Case Of The Voice Spell: A Hillcrest Witch Mystery, #6 by Amorette Anderson – Kindle.
  15. The Case Of The Earth Spell: A Hillcrest Witch Mystery, #7 by Amorette Anderson – Paperback.
  16. The Case Of The Earth Spell: A Hillcrest Witch Mystery, #7 by Amorette Anderson – Kindle.
  17. The Case Of The Water Spell: A Hillcrest Witch Mystery, #8 by Amorette Anderson – Paperback.
  18. The Case Of The Water Spell: A Hillcrest Witch Mystery, #8 by Amorette Anderson – Kindle.
  19. The Case Of The Air Spell: A Hillcrest Witch Mystery, #9 by Amorette Anderson – Paperback.
  20. The Case Of The Air Spell: A Hillcrest Witch Mystery, #9 by Amorette Anderson – Kindle.
  21. The Case Of The Spirit Spell: A Hillcrest Witch Mystery, #10 by Amorette Anderson – Paperback.
  22. The Case Of The Spirit Spell: A Hillcrest Witch Mystery, #10 by Amorette Anderson – Kindle.
  23. The Case Of The Fire Spell: A Hillcrest Witch Mystery, #11 by Amorette Anderson – Paperback.

  24. The Case Of The Fire Spell: A Hillcrest Witch Mystery, #11 by Amorette Anderson – Kindle.
  25. The Case Of The Freedom Spell: A Hillcrest Witch Mystery, #12 by Amorette Anderson – Paperback.
  26. The Case Of The Freedom Spell: A Hillcrest Witch Mystery, #12 by Amorette Anderson – Kindle.
  27. The Case Of The Happiness Spell: A Hillcrest Witch Mystery, #13 by Amorette Anderson – Paperback.
  28. The Case Of The Happiness Spell: A Hillcrest Witch Mystery, #13 by Amorette Anderson – Kindle.
  29. The Case Of The Love Spell: A Hillcrest Witch Mystery, Prequel by Amorette Anderson – Paperback.
  30. The Case Of The Love Spell: A Hillcrest Witch Mystery, Prequel by Amorette Anderson – Kindle.
  31. Murder and Mint Tea (Mrs. Miller Mysteries Book 1) by Janet Lane Walters – Kindle.

 

 

 

Thank You To Our Secret Paw, Secret Paw Reveal & Amazon Update

Hi Everyone, Daisy Mae here with my update on my Secret Paw gift from Amazon. According to Amazon, my last Secret Paw gift was finally delivered at 4:00 PM on December 24, 2021. Now that’s what I call cutting it close.

So who was my Secret Paw you ask? My Secret Paw who bought for me was Peekaboo, Onyx, Angel Smokey and Butterfly. Thanks to their Human too. What were the Prezzies I got? The Prezzies my Secret Paw got me are: A 4-pack of Crinkle balls to play with, I got a new Pole to play with–YEAH!!, I got a new catnip mat that’s nice and warm, I got a thermal mat to lay on and it’s nice and warm. I used it already. Also, I got A case of Classic Pate` Chicken Fancy Feast canned, A big bag of Indoor Health Meow Mix Dry Cat Food, A big bag of Hairball Meow Mix Dry Cat Food, A round mat with a toy to chase and a Bag of Chicken Temptation Cat Treats. Thanks to my Secret Paw. I loved everything you got me and we loved your card too. 

I have to tell you this though, Mom Crystal had walked to the Post Office which she does most days but when the Post Mistress handed her the box she told her it was heavy. She had her mail from her mailbox too. So how does she get the box home? Well that’s the part that’s incredible, The Post Mistress put her mail in a bag to carry and she carried the box the whole way home. She got her exercise that Morning.

Now for my Secret Paw who I bought for this year. Who was it? My Secret Paw who I had fun buying for are: Raz, Noelle, Reesie & Sharon.

We have also posted at our other blog Secret Paws. So check that out too by clicking on the following link and that is: Thank You To Our Secret Paw & Secret Paw Reveal

QUEEN DAISY MAE IN THE CHRISTMAS TREE BOX CHECKING THINGS OUT. THIS WAS CHRISTMAS TIME 2017.

 

 

 

Angel Tigger’s Letter To Santa Paws: Part 3

ANGEL QUEEN TIGGER ON MY BED WITH MY WHITE STUFFED CAT AND MY WHITE STUFFED POLAR BEAR.

Angel Tigger’s Letter To Santa Paws

Dear Santa Paws,

You have seen what Mom Crystal and my Sisafur Daisy Mae have asked for and I ask as one of your Angels and helpers that you grant them what they want — PLEASE. This would be the best Christmas gift and really mean a lot to me if you did this for me.

As you can see in the above picture Mom Crystal And Sisafur Daisy Mae really Miss Me. I was special enough to rate a Norman Rockwell picture frame. Please grant my request Santa Paws.

Love,

Angel Tigger

🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁MERRY CHRISTMAS SANTA PAWS🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁

I Did It, I Got My First Vaccine Shot!!

I finally did it, I went and my first vaccine shot. I got the Pfizer one after a lot of thought and careful consideration of which one is the best. The thing is, I didn’t get Pfizer because it’s better but because Pfizer didn’t have as much trouble. I heard and saw things that happened with each one because each one has problems. The question was which one is the better bet. I made a judgement call and hope it works out.  My second shot is supposed to be on Dec. 13. I look forward to getting my second shot and I’m unsure about whether or not I’m getting the booster or not. However, the Pfizer booster shot is supposed to help get rid of the Omicron Variant of COVID.

QUEEN DAISY MAE SLEEPING ON HER THRONE AND FEELING LIKE ROYALTY.

Thankful Thursday & Friday Fill – Ins

Daisy Mae And I are very thankful that my Dad is doing so much better and able to walk again. Crystal and her family have had rough few months since April 22, 2021.

Now for the Friendly Fill – Ins. Mom Crystal And I will be splitting up doing the Friendly Fill – Ins. Mom Crystal’s answers for questions 1 & 2 will be in Purple and my answers for questions 3 & 4 will be in Blue. Now onto our Friendly Fill – Ins answers.

1. Something I lost, and was never able to find was my college class ring. It’s been missing/lost for several years but still have some hope of finding it.

2. When I’m writing or even when I’m not writingI want to publish my book. It’s a dream I have to be published.

3. Sleepy practically all day except for eating and drinking some & exercising some doesn’t bother me.

4. I don’t handle be near the vacuum very well.

 

Concats To Mom Sister Crystal

 

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.

I do hope you all go visit and join her blog hop.

#REMEMBERMETHURSDAY

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 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

SNOWBALL WITH OUR FEMALE ALASKAN MALAMUTE SHANDAR.

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

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 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.

 

 

DAISY MAE IS THE CAT LYING DOWN ON THE BED AND TIGGER IS THE CAT ON THE BED LOOKING AT THE CAMERA.

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.

I’m joining Lola the Rescued Cat’s blog hop.

ADOPT/RESCUE CATS, THEY DESERVE IT!!

 

 

 

 

With Heavy Hearts….

Daisy Mae And  are just heartbroken. We found out today more of our Kitty Cat friends have earned their wings and passed over The Rainbow Bridge. With 2020 being rough on us all in one way or another and Christmas around the corner, we’ve a lot to do including keeping 2020 at bay. The year 2020 has taken so many of our pets and Kitty Cat friends and made their Human owners heartbroken and really, really sad.

In the last few days, we have found out that we need send condolences to more Human pet owners. This time, they lost their Kitty Cats. To give these pet owners condolences please visit their sites and leave a comment. The most recent pet owners who lost a pet are:

Miss Ellen at 15 AND MEOWING  who just lost Jinx, her beautiful Kitty Cat.

Gracie from animal shelter volunteer life earned her wings and joined Jinx over The Rainbow Bridge.

Finally, Henri from his you tube channel Henri Chat Noir  . 

These 3 Kitty Cats joined the other pets who passed in 2020 and before and left their owners heartbroken. Although right now sadness and plenty of tears are in these pet owners eyes, in time their pain will ease but one thing is 100% for sure and that’s they’ll never forget their pet they lost.

Although all the pet owners who lost a friend in 2020 and before are sad right now always remember, your pet may not be by your side but will always be in your heart.

Your memories are golden of your pet and are meant to be shared with your friends & family. I don’t know what else to say Daisy Mae And I are just heartbroken at these deaths and so many happening too.

For those of you skeptical of The Rainbow Bridge, I assure you that there is a pet heaven too. Now I never heard of The Rainbow Bridge until I started  blogging but always believed that there was a Pet heaven. God loves all his animals and will always love them.

To those who recently lost a pet, our condolences. If you ever lost any type of pet in 2020 or before, you know the heartbreak of losing a pet. Yes, I even know that heartbreak and sadly have experienced many times over like some of you probably have.

Best Wishes To All Of You.

Always remember my friends, Cats leave paw prints on our hearts.

 

 

 

 

Spark, Awww…Monday, Happy Tuesday, Wordless Wednesday, Pet Parade, Thankful Thursday, Feline Friday, Caturday Art & Sunday Selfies

MY SPARK OF ENCOURAGEMENT FOR EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!

 

I’m very thankful for these animals in the above picture because they are our friends and teach us that we need to be kind to everyone no matter how different we are. Always remember, We are all different in one way or another. I’m also thankful for finishing my 5 book Series WOOT WOOT!!!!!

DAISY MAE IS THE CAT LYING DOWN ON THE BED AND TIGGER IS THE CAT ON THE BED LOOKING AT THE CAMERA.

My Sunday Selfies  is of the two Cats above in the picture and also in the picture with Deer, Squirrel and Bunny Rabbit.

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BOOK 5 COMPLETED!!!!

I’m excited and thrilled to tell you my wonderful readers I Did It, I Finally Did It, I Really Did It. Can I get a WOOT WOOT!! Book 5 of The Royal Murder Mysteries Series is now completed. Although this 5 book series was written for fun and done just to see if I could do it, I never in my wildest dreams thought I would be able to write this 5 book series.

After I first got started writing this 5 book series, I found myself setting small goals for myself and also large goals. For example, my small goals consisted of finishing a chapter and an example of a large goal is I would give myself a year to finish one book. Which was met for all books I might add. Also In my first year I wrote three books, In my second year I wrote one book and my third and final year my 5th book. Meeting all these goals met the world to me and really kept encouraging me.

Although writing this 5 book series was fun to write, it was hard work a lot of hard work. I couldn’t have done it without the encouragement and mentoring from my friend Amorette Anderson who is also is an author and great writer. She encouraged me the whole way.

So if you’re thinking of being a writer but don’t think you have the talent or don’t think you can do it, think again. That dream of writing isn’t there by accident. If you’re going to dream Dream Big and nurture that writing dream. It won’t happen overnight but it will happen and let me tell you because I know from experience, those little goals in writing a book you complete and make you feel so good you should celebrate those too.

still remember when I first started writing. It was way back when I was in college many, many years ago when my one professor took the class to hear Maya Angelou speak. Hearing this woman speak was just mesmerizing and just incredible. I can still here her telling everyone to never give up. After that, I started writing poems and short stories and just a few years ago found out I could write books too. I also wrote a post on some things you need to do or try to do and you can find that by going to Coronations, A Surprise, Jailbreak & Capture: The Royal Murder Mysteries – Book 5 Update . I do hope you go to the above link.

Good Luck With Your Writing. By the way, if you’re a blogger then you’re a writer.

Friendly Fill – Ins

QUEEN DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY.

Daisy Mae’s Answers

1. Watching my Mom Crystal as she gets up is funny.

2. I’ve written a fan letter to Santa Paws.

3. Talking to Mom Crystal is easier than it looks.

4. Training the Humans in my loving furever family is harder than it looks.

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Crystal’s Answers

1. Watching me talk and yell at my computer is funny.

2. I’ve written a fan letter to Santa Clause.

3. Giving a speech that some animals are smarter than some Humans is easier than it looks.

4. Trying to Train a Cat is harder than looks.

 

Friendly Fill – Ins With Daisy Mae & Crystal

Hello my wonderful readers. How are you all doing?  Daisy Mae & I are doing Friendly Fill – Ins. The Questions and our Answers are below with Daisy Mae’s answers first.

QUEEN DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY.

Daisy Mae’s Answers

1.) I like being all curled up on my head sleeping on the couch in Crystal’s seat. Tee Hee.

2.) I don’t want to go to the Vet, but I have to.

3.) I’m counting down the days until my 15th Birthday because that’s when I become a Super Senior Kitty Cat and hopefully a Crotchety Cougar.

4.) Training my Human is lot like pulling the truth out of a little kid.

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Crystal’s Answers

1.) I like being Kitty Cat Mom & Sister.

2.I don’t want to clean Organize my desk, but have to.

3.I’m counting down the days until can spend the day with my family at Christmas time because we not only celebrate Christmas but my Birthday too.

4.Shopping for Christmas gifts all year round is lot like regular shopping, only the Christmas shopping seems like it will never end. I ought to know, I use to Christmas shop all year round.

We’re joining Friendly Fill – Ins.