Sunday Selfie

Orange Crush Ginger Cat Love for Valentine’s Day

Deb and her ultimate ginger diva, Jazmine.

February is the month of love, and one of the things I love best of all is cats, all cats. But there’s just something extra-special about ginger and orange cats, so I decided to do something about it (along with help from our one and only ginger diva, Jazmine). Read more

Please – A Little Peace and Quiet for Sunday

Rolz and Peanut

Well, it’s 2021 and we’re already off to a crazy start. I don’t know about you all, but I’m in need of some centering, and what better way for calm, peace, and Zen, than sharing some Sunday Selfie pictures of my cats who have perfected the art of chill (in-between the cat fights and general mayhem, of course).

Anyhow, hope everyone is doing well. I got an Instant Pot Pressure Cooker & Air Crisp Duo for Christmas, so I’ve been busy learning how to use the darn thing. It’s rather intimidating at first, but I gave macaroni and cheese a try and it was not only DELICIOUS but super easy to cook (clean up, not so much…the pot was really hard to wash).

Have a great day everyone and enjoy the peace. And if any of you are Instant Pot pros, please feel free to share tips!

Mia and Rolz

Jazmine in all her floofy glory!

The ever-relaxed, Kizmet

Mia and Zoey

Shadow

Zee

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Happy First Gotcha Day For Our Mini-Panther, Shadow!!!

A year ago today, a small black kitten showed up in front of our garage in the early, dark hours of the morning. Already a seven cat home, we were not looking to expand our feline family. But it was meant to be and this little guy who we named Shadow is now celebrating his first Gotcha Day with us. We could have never predicted the crazy world we live in now back then, but we could predict Shadow would fill our hearts with love and joy.

Happy first Gotcha Day Shadow – you’ve turned into a gorgeous and gregarious handsome panther cat and here’s to hoping for many, many more years together!

My first photo with Shadow in November 2019. He’s gotten so big since then!

Moments Captured in Time – Portraits of Mia

For Mia and me, our happiest moments are those that are also the quietest.

I love all my cats, each for their wonderfully distinct personalities, but I share a special affinity for my sweet Mia, a cat who most vividly mirrors me if I were a cat and she a human. We both have our moments of strength and boldness, but for the most part, we are introverts at heart, rather unbothered by our frequent desire for peace and solitude. Read more

The Many Wonderful Roles of Mom

Zoey back in 2008 with kitten, Rolz. Happy Mother’s Day to her, too, because she’s a mom, too!

Mom. Three little letters, but three little letters that are unique in meaning to all of us. For me, I’m a mom to my sons, Chris and Joe. I’m a daughter to my mom, and a step-mom to Dan’s kids – Crystal, Michael, and Jackie, as well as a daughter-in-law to his mom. I’m also a mother-in-law to Chris’s husband, Jason, and I’m a grandma to not only their dogs Rick and Rocco, and cat Rose, but a first-time grandma to their adopted son, Calvin. And, of course, I’m a cat mom to my gang – Zee, Zoey, Mia, Peanut, Rolz, Kizmet, Jazmine, and our newest feline family member, Shadow.

Through all these roles, there have been good times and bad. Highs, lows, ups, and downs. That’s what life is – a kaleidoscope quilt built of memories and relationships. Whatever the day is for you, I hope you make the best of it. For me, I’ll be spending some masked time with my grandson and I can’t wait. Take care everyone and I hope you enjoy my Mother’s Day photos.  

Christmas with my boys – Chris and Joe.

Enjoying summer vacation with Crystal and Jackie in Key West.

Me and my beautiful mom.

Hanging out at the Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood a couple of years ago with my step-son Michael who was visiting from Boston. I was made fun of for being a Dolphin Fan, but we won the game the next day against the Patriots!

Me with Chris, Jason, and my grand-dogs, Rick and Rocco.

Celebrating Mother’s Day a few years ago with Dan’s mom, Dotty, along with Jackie.

One of my all-time favorite pictures that truly represents the bond between me and my cats. This was all seven before we added Shadow to the mix.

Can’t forget my newest feline sweetie to capture my heart this Mother’s Day – Shadow.

My favorite mom role? Being grandma to my first grandson, precious Calvin.

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