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Friday’s Friendly Fill-In’s for April

 

Our hosts for Friday’s Fill-Ins are Ellen of 15 and Meowing and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader.                                                        SHOKO…..BLACK
KALI…..ORANGE

1. A book I would like to see made into a movie is ...THE WARRIOR SAGA .  THERE ARE FOUR PEEPS THAT WRITE THE BOOKS AND USE THE PSEUDONYM ERIN GREY. THE STORIES ARE ABUNDANT AND JERK ON YOUR EMOTIONS AS ONE DOES GET ATTACHED TO THE CHARACTERS.                                                             TAKE A PEEK AT THE WARRIOR BOOKS AT http://www.warriorcats.com/books.

 

2. If I could afford a billboard, it would say:                                                        Then we’d watch peeps feel guilty for not hugging their cat before they left the house. MOL

My turn Shoko.  Take it away Kali.

3. I have a hard time SHARING my salmon treats.  They are so good.  I do share though….mom makes me.                                                                          

 

4. I really enjoy …..SUN PUDDLES THEY ARE VERY HARD TO FIND AT THIS TIME OF YEAR BUT WE KEEP LOOKING.

                                                                   NELLIE FOUND ONE…ISN’T THIS A HAPPY MEMORY?

 

That was a fun Fill-In, thank you ladies.

 

                                                                  A guiding candle can make all the difference to those struggling.                                                                  

Sunday Selfie with Kali

The Cat On My Head is hosting the Selfie blog hop and it was my turn to show my stuff.  hehe  I sound so risqué.

KALI…..ORANGE                                                     catonheadbdMom has probably told you my food allergy has been acting up again.  I’ve been scratching my neck until there is a humongous bare spot on my neck.  Mom’s solution, tie Shoko’s bandana from Cat Scouts around my neck.  She also put me on hypoallergenic wet food. OMC….it’s the most disgusting food I’ve ever tasted!  Mom has discovered a way to get me to eat some though.  Now get this my buddies……she spoon feeds me. MOL  I have to put something in my mouth or I’d laugh myself silly.

kalibandana1See the black stuff at the corner of my eyes.  This is worse when my food allergy is acting up.

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I’m almost getting where I like this bandana. I feel rather chic.

Go take a peek at the others posing for the selfies. Click on The Cat On My Head and pop over.

This is a special announcement for those living in California near Elk Snout…..Oh my…..I mean Elk Grove.

The public is invited to a book launch party at the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center, 9080 Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove CA on March 11, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. to celebrate the publication of Mrs. Odboddy Undercover Courier, Elaine Faber’s fifth cozy mystery/adventure novel.
Regular price: $16.00 Special book Launch price $10.00

. Refreshments will be served.                                                                                      mrs_odboddy_frontsmWe’d be there if we weren’t so far away.

Have a great day and stay warm.

                                                                                     sistersinarmswinter

An Interview With Ling-Ling Odboddy

We have a treat for our friends today.  An interview with Ling-Ling, the beautiful Siamese cat from Elaine Faber’s series on Mrs. Agnes Odboddy.  The first book is called : Mrs. Odboddy:  Hometown Patriot.  This lady is so sweet and harmless looking but watch out citizens of Newbury.                                                                         aaaling-lingspeaks Ling- Ling, what a unique name.  What does it mean? Who really knows? It could mean, ‘who put broccoli in my bowl?’ Or, ‘someone is sleeping in my chair.’ A rose by any other name… Mrs. Odboddy can call me anything, as long as she calls me to dinner…

 From my understanding, it wasn’t your choice to live with Agnes Odboddy.  What was your first reaction when you met Mrs. Odboddy? Agnes rescued me when Lily Jengu and her family went to the Japanese Internment Camp. My first thought was relief that I wouldn’t be homeless. Second thought was, no more sushi and fish soup. Now, I’d have to eat ox tails and kidneys. I had no idea cow innards were so tasty.

What kind of lovin’ does Mrs. Odboddy give?  She seems so busy searching for Nazi spies and evil plots against the war effort, one must wonder if her cream still rises to the top. Mrs. Odboddy isn’t exactly the ‘lovin’ type.’ She is too busy rolling bandages, collecting cans, volunteering at the Ration Office and on the Coast Watch or chasing bad guys.  

 What happened with those chickies?  Is it true you jumped in and killed a chicken?  You, a beautiful cross-eyed Siamese would kill a chicken?  What happened to it? Now, I ask you? What self-respecting Siamese killing-machine would allow six chickens to reside in the bathroom and not perpetrate a Black-Ops mission? Of course I snagged one of the feathered fowl. I would have eaten it too, except Agnes’s boyfriend took it away from me and put it in the garbage can. What a waste!

Ling-Ling, did you find Agnes Odboddy’s weird lifestyle grew on you and you woke up wondering what would happen today? She certainly kept my head spinning. Agnes was involved with the doings at the First Church of the Evening Star and Everlasting Light, volunteered for every imaginable war effort, and tried to expose conspiracies. There was no telling what she might do on any given day. And, should I tell you about the day. Mrs. Roosevelt came to a funeral in town? Oh my goodness, didn’t that turn into a fiasco? How could I possibly keep up?

 Do you get treats Ling-Ling?  I know there is a war going on and Mrs. Odboddy uses her ration book for the popular items such as sugar and coffee but what about bacon or something as good….does she share with you? I don’t think I’ve ever tasted bacon. I get lots of cream. That’s the thick stuff that separates from the milk and comes to the top in the milk jug. It’s real yummy. Agnes says that’s why I have such beautiful blue eyes and soft fur. Maybe when the war is over, I’ll learn about bacon. Until then, if your friends want to know more about me, Agnes and her lovely granddaughter, Katherine, they can buy the e-book, Mrs. Odboddy – Hometown Patriot, at Amazon for $3.99. I think they’d like us.

SHOKO…..BLACK
RIGHT SIDE

LING-LING…….BLUE
LEFT SIDE

May your chicken never mate with a cement  mixer.  You don’t need to raise  a brick layer.

sistersinarmsfall

Story Time Review…..The Sea Puurtector Files Pt. 1

 

The first book of the series one must read is, “Latitudes and Cattitudes.” This little book introduces readers to Xander de Hunter and Merlin living in Seattle, Washington.                                                                        aersh

Isn’t this the book mom just finished Kali?  Yep, it’s a James Bond type of story but with us felines and from Xander’s point of view.

Mom says she would have been lost if she hadn’t read, “Latitudes and Cattitudes. ” This little book is a prequel to The Sea Purrtector FIles  and its  free.  Can’t get any cheaper than that.

Our hero is Xander de Hunter, a skillful feline.  Xander is a seal-point Siamese so he is a beautiful specimen.  I believe he is a distant cousin of mine, Kali.  Sure Shoko, whatever you say. *rolls eyes*                                                                   akawashcrAs our story opens, Xander has just won a kick boxing championship.  A white cat by the name of Merlin approaches Xander requesting his assistance to find his littermate.  Our hero doesn’t bat an eye even though Merlin’s sister is lost on the ocean and Xander is deathly afraid of water.                                          Catitudes and Latitudes pic

After reading “Latitudes and Cattitudes” mom immediately started reading “The Red Claw.”
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The location has changed for The Red Claw. We first see our hero, Xander de Hunter on his boat in Jamaica. Our hero has been summoned from the ranks of Catomondo by a letter marked with a Red Claw, a very urgent sign indeed. One of cat society’s royalty is missing. Time for Xander to show his prowess as the Sea Puurtector, even though he’s being shadowed by one of Dogdom’s finest agents…

The shenanigans between Xander and some island residents is priceless.  We  meet up with Sir Simon who holds the important position of Jamaican Purrtector in Catamondo.  So if you like a happy feeling before you close your eyes for the night, we urge you to start reading the Sea Purrtector Files.

So who’s the author mom?  Oh didn’t I say?  No!  Well, her name is Jeanne Foguth and she knows boats and cats.  She’s been over to the Caribbean, observing the locals in their environment.                                                        MerlinwhizzThis is Merlin, author Foguth’s inspiration for Simon.


                                                             lexisch3Our favourite candy date for mayor has stated another reason to vote for her.  What?  Did I read that right….Did Lexi say no taxes?  Paw at this address and see what future mayor Lexi is offering us.                                                                     SHOKOKALI2A big hug to Sammy and Pam from One Spoiled Cat for this lovely badge.  We love this beautiful badge.  It makes us look like we got class.  That’s class Shoko not g-ass.  MOL….sorry Kali,…..MOL mewwww

 

May your whiskers never need braiding!

Typical Tuesday

Today has been a laid back, do whatever you want day….at least for Kali and I. I started the day with a surprise wash from Kali. I wasn’t sure if she wanted some form of payment so I was a little suspicious of her motives.

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After Kali gave me a bath. I was off to the ensuite to examine the shower. Mom has to be kept up to date on the shower condition….does it need cleaning or what? She is a tub freak and dad is the shower freak…sorry dad, you’re not really a freak. Just a term us kitties use for anyone that likes water.

This is lookin' kinda tacky mom....could use a few squirts of a cleaner and some paw power.

This is lookin’ kinda tacky mom….could use a few squirts of a cleaner and some paw power.

Nothing says I can’t have fun with my silvervine catnip bird while looking for grime.

Kali and I grabbed a small bowl of Fancy Feast Beef for breakfast. I cried out, “Where’s the beef?” in my best dramatic voice. Mom is getting used to it and just walked away. Kali headed into the living room to sit on our tree condo and practice taking selfies for the blog hop on Sunday.

Now this is close up

Now this is close up

I headed off to the hall for some practicing on my balancing bar.

I wonder if I could scale this wall and be the first SpiderCat?

I wonder if I could scale this wall and be the first SpiderCat?

Peeky!!

Peeky!!

Woohoo, look Kali…its warm out…let’s blow this joint.

So warm!

So warm!

Mom, its not that warm…let us in!!

It's cool!!

It’s cool!!

I’ll help you with our post mom.

You sure are making a lot of mistakes mom. Whatda mean....I'm in the way?  I usually lay here.

You sure are making a lot of mistakes mom. Whatda mean….I’m in the way? I usually lay here.

I gotta go tinkles mom…..please….let me out….P L E A S E!!

Whew....just made it outside

Whew….just made it outside

The rest of the afternoon was much the same with in and out, in and out.

Mom is off to bed and we’re following to get a good comfy spot. We start a new book tonight.

Bring on the new book, mom

Bring on the new book, mom

The new book is titled, “More Cats in the Belfry.” In this house the author, Doreen Tovey, has two Siamese cats. This sounded good to us so we wanted to hear how other families like us live. It is an uproariously funny book and an excellent read before turning the lights out for the night.