Sunday, December 10, 2017

Our Narrow Escape from New York City



Our Gotcha Day - 5th Anniversary

It's our Gotcha Day! 

 We are celebrating our 5th "Gotcha Day" with Cat on My Head's Sunday Blog our Fifth Year with Carol in Connecticut.  We almost didn't make it out of New York City though...


Our Narrow Escape from NYACC in New York

Our story: We were "peaches & Tigger"in the old days & we had a narrow escape in NYC before moving to Connecticut. We were even on  "death row"for a while. Our previous owners surrendered us to a shelter in NYC when they moved to Puerto Rico.I guess they thought we'd be adopted right away since we had such beautiful calico colorings with gorgeous stripes.

But NO ONE came to get us and day after day went by. We were besides ourselves with grief and terror. Finally the shelter put out a notice we were now on "death row" - a place for cats no one comes to adopt!  We were due to be put to sleep the next day!


"Death Row," Facebook & Loving Volunteers


The good part of the story starts now.  100's of loving volunteer watch the "death row" item in Facebook. They share our stories, post loving words & make donations. We were lucky and captured the hearts of many.

After a couple of days we were "pulled" (SAVED) by a wonderful foster organization in Staten Island. I and Paprika had caught sniffles in the shelter and this wonderful foster lady named Joann nursed us back to health and brought us to Connecticut.

Connecticut

Peaches trying to captivate visitors

For 6 more months we stayed in a large white house with 50 other cats while
awaiting forever homes. I was in charge of captivating visitors. Of course I did antics daily while awaiting forever homes. I was in charge of captivating visitors. Of course I did antics in a sunny window where I could attract visitors and pick the best! MOL.

Then we met Carol. She had fallen in love with me after seeing my picture on the internet.  And then she came to meet me and my sisfur Paprika in that white house. Of course I could not leave without Paprika. So Carol took both of us home.


In Connecticut

Our explorations in the new home
Of course, being the lovable furries we are, Carol loves us both and we're awaiting our 5th Christmas here.  We have taken over the house, believe me!  We set the rules, although we still haven't come to an agreement on the quantity of tuna being served here~

Happy Holidays 
to all our blogger friends, kitties still in shelters and the angel kitties who graced our lives for all too short a time!

Peaches, PaprikaTigger and Carol





Saturday, December 9, 2017

Snow Princesses

Snow Princess, Peaches

Snow has finally arrived here in Connecticut.  This calls for a winter celebration.  I've always thought of myself as a  "Princess." Haughty, Icy, I've got it all!
-signed,
 Peaches the cat











Snow Princess, Paprika


This snow is NOT all about my sisfur Peaches.  I am an extremely glamorous cat & have a purrrfect right to be a snow princess too!
-signed, 
Paprika the cat



May we all enjoy the quiet beauty of winter! This fun frame is from Imikimi. And now we are joining Athena & Marie's Caturday Art blog hop, looking' to meet other icy kitties...!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Decorating Day - Part 2

Isn't this holiday all about US?

Well, our human DID say to decorate this tree however we wanted!  

Since we rule this household, we felt the tree should be all about US!  

Don't you agree?
This fun frame is from Imikimi.

Which is Peaches & which is Paprika?

For the verrry brave, Secret creative Prize will be given to the first human to guess who is who! 

Happy week to all of you!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

CAT BLOGGERS HOLIDAY SLIDESHOW REMINDER

Imagine...YOUR cat a STAR!!!  
DEADLINE: DEC 14! Just a reminder to all bloggers to send us a YOUR kitty's pic for the 3rd Annual Cat Bloggers Holiday slideshow!  No matter if you're not a Wiz at graphics, we'll dress up your furrrballs if you don't feel like it!  Of course if you DO feel like it we'd love you to purrrticipate.  Thanx to Ann of Zoolatry for her cool graphic!   So far we have 10 bloggers signed up and counting...

Will YOUR CATS be next?  
Best way to participate is cut and paste these directions onto your email:
Eazzzy Instructions:

Send email to carollowbeer@comcast.net
Email Title should read: 2017 Holiday Slide Show

Include in the email:

Blog Name

Blog Web Address


Cats' Name(s)


Your Name


Your email



We are joining Cat On My Head's Sunday Blog Hop and wishing all a wonderful rest of the weekend!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Decorating Day - Part 2


Decorating involves  tough decisions.  But we have to start somewhere.  Since we  received many compliments on our 2-some holiday picture, we felt it should be prominently displayed near the tree!

After a lot of work, we left the room and took a nap in our usual place only to wake up inside THIS!!!  Mrowww! 





The only thing to do was  take ANOTHER nap! Hopefully when we awake we are freed & can go eat!
Today's fun frames were from Imikimi and Letting & more Frames were from PicMonkey.  We are joining Athena & Marie's Caturday Art hop today & invite you to visit Aaallll the other lovely furballs!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Cat Bloggers 2017 Holiday Slideshow Time

Yes, we're doing it again!  
The 3rd annual Bloggers Holiday Slideshow!  Thanks to Ann of Zoolatry for our holiday badge! We, Peaches and Paprika, & our human, Carol, will be hard at work soon! Although it has a Christmas theme, all cat bloggers and holidays are welcome!  

We've included instructions below the picture.  You can copy and paste them onto your email, for convenience if you like.

Instructions:
Send email to carollowbeer@comcast.net
Title should read: 2017 Holiday Slide Show

Include in the email:
Blog Name

Blog Web Address

Cats' Name(s)

Your Name

Your email

Look forward to hearing from you soon!  You can definitely send your Christmas card if you are participating in the the Swiss Cats' Christmas list.

Deadline December 14 but early submissions encouraged!!!


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Hill's Science Diet Minced Variety Pack #Chewyinfluencer



Who said cats don't get their own yummy food for the holidays?  


Well just as we'd made elaborate plans to steal our human's food, we got incredibly lucky! We received Hill's Science Diet Variety Pack from Chewy.com as part of our #chewyinfluencer program! 

The best part is:  
the varieties are:  

Savory turkey entree
Chicken entree and +
Turkey and liver entree!


Here is how it all played out!

DISCOVERY By Peaches the Cat

WHAT HAVE WE HERE?

I did not know a Chewy Box had arrived because this time my human had unpacked it for me & presented me with the contents...





PEACHES' INSPECTION:

Wow, how did I get so lucky?    I see here our dinner is made from wholesome ingredients and without the use of corn. And that each flavor delivers to me the perfect amount of energy.  
AND (Paprika should like this): "With so many foods to choose from there's something for even the pickiest of palates."  
Paprika, are you listening?  Whoops she's up here already!


Peaches: Paprika, You better stay away from the turkey cans, those are MINE!

Peaches: I'm serious, Paprika. The Turkey ones are MINE!


PAPRIKA'S INSPECTION:

PAPRIKA: I'm good with the chicken


So? We're waiting!



CHICKEN PREVIEW BY PAPRIKA




What is this?  Paprika's stealing the chicken already?

What about ME?

We're ready now.  At least I am!


We'll wait here! But not very patiently!


It's about time!  But it's worth it!

Well, we are pleased to say, we enjoyed ALL the flavors.  I have to admit that I'm a little partial to the Savory Turkey and thank goodness Paprika is happy with "her" chicken!

Hill's advises us each meal is made with natural ingredients plus VITAMINS, minerals, and amino acids to give us the perfect blend of flavor and nutrition!

You can order this savory combo variety pack from Chewy.com.  There are 12 cans (5.5 ounce each). The price is marked down from $15.49 to $12.70 and free 1-2 day shipping on orders over $49.00

It's about time they thought about us cats over the holidays. We're worth it! And we were starting to feel SO guilty about stealing all that human food!

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Disclaimer:
As members of the Chewy Blogger Outreach Influencer program, we received a 12-can pack of Hill's 
Science Diet minced variety pack in exchange for our honest and fair review.





Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Happy Thanksgiving to all our Blogger Friends!  

We count many blessings this year and you are among them!!!

We are also thankful our human is generally nice to us and puts "virtual" hats on us for holidays instead of making us wear real ones.  You know? 

We also thought we'd post our time-honored cartoon of US checking out the turkey of the day,,,,

Speaking of days, have a wonderful one, whatever you do!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Making a Paprika-Peach Pie



 Notice how we immerse ourselves in our work?  
We just must start the day before Thanksgiving with a pie recipe for which we may have been named! (It's too bad Paprika's name must come first but my hands, er, paws are tied! You will find the link & recipe below! Are you hungry yet? - Peaches the cat

PAPRIKA-PEACH PIE from THE TABLE BLOG

Paprika Peach Pie Recipe

Ingredients
         For the crust
         2 1/2 cups flour
         1 tbs. sugar
         1 tsp. salt
         2 sticks (1 cup) butter, very cold
         1/2 cup ice water
        
         For the pie filling
         6 peaches, sliced (about 5 cups)
         2 tbs. lemon juice
         1/3 -2/3 cups sugar (to taste)
         1/4 cup brown sugar
         3 tbs. potato starch
         1 tbs. sweet paprika
         1/3 tsp. white pepper
         1/4 tsp. allspice
         1/4 tsp. ginger
         1/4 tsp. salt
         2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
         1 tbs. cream

         turbinado sugar, for dusting

Instructions
1  Make the pie dough: Whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt. Using a pastry cutter, cut in the cold butter until just blended. Add the ice water, and then fold the ingredients together with a spatula until they're just moistened. Be sure not to overwork the dough. Divide the dough in half, and form each half into a disc. Wrap the discs tightly with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least an hour but up to two days.
To make the pie: Take out a disc of the dough and roll it out in a circle to fit the pie pan. (I always roll out the dough between two sheets of wax paper because it's easier to transfer from the counter to the pan). Lightly press the 1  dough in the bottom of the pie pan, and then refrigerate the pan and the crust.

2  Peel and slice the peaches. Toss them with the lemon juice, 1/3 cup of sugar, brown sugar, potato starch, sweet paprika, pepper, allspice, ginger, and salt. If you think the filling needs to be sweeter, add additional sugar. Add the ingredients to the pie pan, and then return the pie to the refrigerator.
3  Roll out the second disc of dough to make the top crust. Lay the crust across the pan and crimp the edges. Return the pie to the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes, or until the crust is cold.
Preheat the oven to 425. Brush the top of the pie with the cream, and then sprinkle with the turbinado sugar. Bake at 425 for 20 minutes, and then lower the heat to 375. Continue baking for an additional 30-35 minutes, or until the top is golden and the filling is bubbling. Enjoy!