July 13, 2014

Post-a-Thon on the Catnip Harvest Fest!

Please join us today over at 
for 


Help Oui Oui's fellow Tabbies raise money to benefit the Cats of PAWS in Norwalk, CT
(our honorary brofur Moosey's family's favorite cat charity too!)  and check out our extra special post about...

CATNIP HARVEST FEST!!!!


See you there!


July 9, 2014

June 13, 2014

One Lucky Guy!


So imagine my surprise when Mom, blog slacker that she's been told me that  she was going to do a post today... just for me!   She said it was a very special day because of 3 things.  She said it was my day to be on the Cats of the Cat Blogosphere calendar, AND it was Friday the 13th and I was Black Cat, AND it was adopt a shelter cat month, so it was kind of an "all about me" time. 


 Ok, so I know I'm not ALL black (they wouldn't call me Tipp otherwise), but in my heart I'm all House Panther!  


Here's a little something for you,  it sounds like a joke, but it's not funny, it's a great suggestion...

"What do you do if a black cat crosses your path 
on Friday the 13th ???"

ADOPT IT!

It wasn't on a Friday the 13th, but that's what my Mom and Dad did with me, they adopted me from the UNCats Feline Rescue, which is a group that has a sanctuary for FeLV and FIV+ kitties.
Mom said it was a lucky day for all of us!

Which reminds me...

While some folks think that black cats on Friday the 13th are unlucky, sometimes black cats are lucky indeed!  Did you know....
  
In Australia and Britain and other parts of the world where black is a protective color, black cats are though to be lucky. It was believed that their color gave them the power to ward off negative forces.

Stroking a black cats tail can cure a sty in your eye?

A black cat in the audience of a play means a successful run?

If a black cat greets you at the door it is a lucky sign?

In the south of France, black cats are referred to as "matagots" or "magician cats." According to local superstition, they bring good luck to owners who feed them well and treat them with the respect they deserve.
 
Fisherman's wives kept black cats while their husbands went away to sea believing that the black cats would prevent danger from occurring to their husbands. These black cats were treated like royalty and were considered so valuable that they were often stolen. At one point, they became so expense that few fisher folk could afford them.

Advocates of Feng Shui remind us that cats are drawn to harmony. Therefore a happy cat is the sign of a happy, harmonious home. A figurine of a black cat is often placed in the home, facing north, to ward off evil.

 In Finland black cats were thought to gently carry the souls of the dead to the other world.

See, we're awesome! 

 Anyway... I'm feelin like a pretty lucky guy today, so Happy Friday the 13th everyone, and I'm glad to be crossing paths with you all on this very special day!

Purrs and love, 
Tipp

June 4, 2014

Pia Purple

My girlfriend Pia's brother, Quint the Artist Cat from Colehaus Cats finds his colorful inspiration on walks in the garden and you know what?  It works!!! 

Mom took me out for a walk with her and I found some colorful inspiration too.  The color that inspires me most is, of course, the beautiful color Ginger, the color of my true loves (and my own handsome) floof!  But what I happen to know is that her favorite color is Purple, and when we got outside the back door, and around the yard, and the cottage, and by the fence, and the birdbath, and the garage.... well, it was EVERYWHERE!




Mom calls them Violets... but I know from purple.



I like to hang out in all these purples while mom picks them.  They are in so many places in our yard and there are even some in our woods too!


Look Pia! I picked these just for you!




So Quint found his green and it was called Kiwi...  

I found my purple and I calls it 'luv....


Thinking of you my sweet 'lil bean... love, your Dexter.


May 8, 2014

Happy Harry Nutkin Day!

According to the fabulous "Cats of the Cat Blogosphere" daily calendar,  Thursday May 8th is

Harry Nutkin Day!



We know we haven't been around much, but we really are still out here and all of you, our friends, are not forgotten!  We do prowl around when we can, and try to keep up with you on FB too.  We all are well and happy that we can finally see green grasses starting to grow again... man, we thought spring would never come.

Best wishes to all our friends from your pals up north in the Cherry City...

Harry, Dexter, Tipp and Willow

April 7, 2014

Never before seen footage...


... of the magic of sun puddles...



never seen these two together before, may never see it again, but we wanted to share their "magic" moment.


 

March 21, 2014

Finding Spring

In celebration of the first day of spring,  Harry and I went on an adventure in the back yard... to see if we could actually find any!


We headed to the most protected area, near the chicken coop...


... the dude almost stepped in it


We found some of the first tiny leaves of what will become some beautiful, red Bee Balm... we found thyme, plantain and even a bit of nip right near the wall...


Whew!  There's still tons of snow around here and this weekend is supposed to get down into the teens again, but we have proof positive that spring is here, so we think we'll be alright!


 

March 19, 2014

Spring has sprung!

Even though we have lots of snows still, 
today is the first day of spring!

For now, mom and dad have a garden planted on our window sills and kitchen table, and hutch and soon the seeds will get started in the "land behind the door where kitties don't get to go"

some of our garden, lots of herbs and a couple of horseradish plants!

But have no fear because we are welcoming in spring with a Pinterest board on our farm page called

Harry and Dexter are there, some of our blogging friends like Flynn and Zorro and Loupi from The Swiss Cats, and other cool kitties in pawesome gardens from all over the interwebs.  
Harry, out looking over the garden.. and the indigenous nip!

Handsome Flynn at his favorite watering hole... many thanks to his mom for sharing this photo and more with us.


If you feel like you need a taste of spring, please visit our Pinterest board and do two things...

1.  Follow us on Pinterest!   We want you to do this because when you do, we will follow you back and then invite you to...

2.  Pin your outdoor shots (of yourself or other beautiful garden cats) to our Garden Cats Community Board!

AND

If you don't do Pinterest, we would still love to include your pictures on our Garden Cats Community board.  Just email your favorites to our mom at  cherrycitykitties AT yahoo DOT com  and she will post them with a link back to your blog for all the pinners out there to see and admire !

So happy spring everyone, we're gonna lurk around the kitchen garden for now, but we promise when the weather changes we'll start sharing what's going on around the farm!


pee ess:  as if Mother Nature wanted to play some cruel joke... 
we got about 2 inches of snow last night... 
har-har-hardee-har-har... 
(sigh...)

March 17, 2014

Grá mo chroí...

To my dearest 'lil bean ... gra' mo chroi (love of my heart)


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Le gra' go deo 
(with love forever)

Your Dexter.

 

March 14, 2014

Wanted: Kitties in the garden photos

Hello friends of the blogosphere!

Our mom is sooooooooooooooooo over winter!   Record numbers of below zero days, over 130 inches of snow, and drifts up to.... well, lets just say the birds on our Bird TV channel didn't have to fly up to get to the feeders, they just walked across the drifts and hopped up.  Enough!


So she's putting out the call for your help.   On our Pinterest boards for the farm we live on, Red Trillium Farm, Mom started a board called "Garden Cats"  and we want help her fill it in.  We are looking for all of our blogosphere friends who's moms and dads take pawesome pictures of them out in nature (or "in" in nature, if you have a great flower bouquet shot) who would like to post a great picture of you on our board. Harry and Dexter are already on board and we'd love for you to be too.

If your peeps have a great photo(s) they'd like to add, please have them email our mom at :   
cherrycitykitties AT yahoo DOT com with their Pinterest name so she can send them an invite.   If your peeps don't Pinterest, but would like us to post pictures for you, we'd love to do that too, so just email them (with a description) to the same email and we'll add them for you!   She'll be away for a couple days, but will get your permissions added by Monday and then let you know you can post to the board so we can fill it up for the first day of spring on Thursday!

A spring full of kitties of the blogosphere... that should help melt the cold frosty heart of the Michigan winter away for sure!


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