Tuesday, October 27, 2020




Welcome to Day 2 of the

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Hi, Friends.....

I am so glad you are back today to join us for Day 2 of our 2020 Cat Lovers Hop.  A big thanks to everyone who already pounced on the Daily Game yesterday.  I enjoyed reading about new kitties and catching up on other cats who have made regular appearances on here over the last several years.  

If you haven't participated in the Kitty Roll Call from yesterday's Day 1 Daily Game, I hope you will go back and do so.  You can enter any of the Daily Games all week long. We hope to hear from the rest of you throughout the week.  The games are fun and really help us get to know you and your kitties.  You are NOT required to enter for the digital image prize to participate in the games.  We want to hear from everyone!! 

I'm also enjoying the projects that have been linked up already.  Fabulous!!  I love seeing cat products out there that I didn't even know existed. I make a note of the companies for future sponsor possibilities!!  ;) 

One more thing before we get going for today.....

If you notice broken links or links going to the wrong pages, PLEASE send me a note!! I rely on my alert readers to let me know when they run into something like that.  There is already enough mass confusion during our Hops without me starting some international CAT-astrophy!  I super-appreciate everyone's help in this matter!!!


Just a reminder.....You must SIGN IN HERE to be eligible for prizes. Also, LINK UP ALL PROJECTS ON THE MAIN HOP PAGE by 11:55 pm Pacific, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020.  I have my 2020 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQs in a handy tab just under my header at the top of each page.

Okay....let's get right to the events for today.

My featured sponsors today are:
Knitty Kitty Digis, Poppystamps, Clearly Besotted, MarkerPOP!, Jane's Doodles, The Cat's Pajamas, Stamp On It, and, as always, for our Daily Game, Ike's Art.


 Knitty Kitty Digis

First up today is returning sponsor Knitty Kitty Digis.  I have been a big fan of Annabel's Knitty Kitty images ever since I first saw them.....soooooooo adorable!!   
PRIZE: Annabel is kindly offering 3 digital images or 1 digital set of winner's choice from her store.

BONUS:  Annabel has a special Cat Hop post planned for today at her NEW Blog and FB Group.

EXTRA BONUS:  Annabel has an extra surprise as a thank you for Hoppers that use one of her Knitty Kitty images (freebies count!) in a project this week!!  Check out her FB Group post for details!!!   

Please take time to visit Knitty Kitty Digis at these social media spots: the Knitty Kitty Digis Facebook Group and Etsy Store and also Annabel's Blog. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"



I am thrilled to have Poppystamps back as a returning sponsor this year.  We all are familiar with their fabulous stamps and dies, and their awesome Blog Blitz Giveaways....so much fun!! 

PRIZE: Poppystamps has generously provided two wonderful products for a lucky winner here on the Hop:  their adorable
Whittle Cutie Cat die and the Intricate Cut Butterflies die set.


BONUS: Poppystamps has a special Cat Hop post on their blog today by one of their DT members...our friend and fellow cat lover, Michele Henderson. They talked about possibly offering an additional giveaway over there. Check it out to see!!


Please take time to visit Poppystamps at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"


Clearly Besotted

Please welcome Clearly Besotted back as another returning sponsor to our Cat Hops! 

Clearly Besotted is offering a generous £15 (pound sterling) gift voucher to their online store!!


Please take time to visit Clearly Besotted at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"


I am happy to welcome MarkerPOP! back as a returning sponsor.  They offer an amazing selection of coloring products as well as a huge number of fabulous stamp sets and dies.  

This year MarkerPOP! is offering another Mystery Prize worth at least $50 to a lucky USA winner who is willing to pay $8.50 shipping via PayPal.  This was a very popular prize the last couple of years, and I am thrilled they are doing the same generous package again this year.
Mine was a bag, not a box!!  lol....

NOTE: If you are in the USA and interested in being in the drawing for this prize and paying the shipping, please make sure you mentioned that when you SIGNED IN by telling me "YES to MarkerPOP".
(I was a lucky winner of one of their mystery pkgs in the past...and believe me when I say they are WELL WORTH the shipping!!)

Please take time to visit MarkerPOP at these social media spots: TwitterInstagram, Pinterest, and Facebook. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

Jane's Doodles is back as a returning sponsor this year!!  I know many of our Euro/UK Hoppers are already well familiar with Jane and her lovely products.  But Hoppers everywhere will love seeing what she has to offer, too!!

PRIZE: Jane's Doodles is offering a generous $20 Gift Code  to a lucky winner!! 

Please take time to visit Jane's Doodles at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"


The Cat's Pajamas

 The Cat's PajamasThe next returning sponsor is a natural for the Cat Lovers Hop!  Give some purrs and tails up for The Cat's Pajamas!!! 


Take a look at the hilarious What the Froth stamp set that The Cat's Pajamas is generously offering to a lucky Cat Hopper!!! I LOVE the fabulous facial expressions on the cats (okay...there's also a dog...lol) and the crazy sentiments. What a great set!! 

Please take time to visit The Cat's Pajamas at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"


Stamp On It

I am delighted that Stamp On It has joined us as a new sponsor this year!  They handle an assortment of products for all your stamping needs from a variety of great companies, including QKR Stampede, Eureka, and Biblical Impressions....plus others! 

PRIZE: Stamp On It is offering 3 digital images of the winner’s choice to a lucky Hopper!!

Please take time to visit Stamp On It at these social media spots: QKR Stampede Blog, Eureka Stamps Blog, Store, and Facebook.  Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"



The Daily Game is generously sponsored each day by Ike's Art!!!  Ike is another returning sponsor who has been kindly offering her digital art for the Cat Lovers Hops for 6 years in a row.  Many thanks, Ike!! 🖤


Very Special Note to all Cat Hoppers:
Many of you already know that our dear friend Ike is currently battling cancer and has been undergoing surgery and chemo.  More surgery is in the near future and so she might not be able to join with us during this year's Hop.  Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers as she fights through this difficult challenge. 
We love you, Ike, and are praying for healing and strength!!  💗💗💗

PRIZE: Not only is Ike's Art sponsoring our Daily Games, but Ike is also offering an additional grand prize of a $20 Gift Code to her online store!!   (WOW!!  Some lucky digi lover is going to go crazy with that prize!!!)

BONUS:  Ike's Show us Your Pussies - Cats Only Challenge theme this month is Furrything Goes Let's flood her challenge with our cat entries and show her how much we care about her!!  
Please take time to visit Ike at these social media spots: Blog, Store, and Facebook Group. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

Even with Ike's medical challenges, she has pre-arranged with me to sponsor our Daily Games by graciously delving into her vault to offer one of her wonderful sets of kitty digital images for prizes. 
Take a look at her fur-bulous Fleaz Navidad digital set...which she originally designed for the 2016 Cat Lovers Hop.  It's a good one!!  Each day of the Hop, I will feature one of the images from this set as the prize for that day's Daily Game. 

In the interest of keeping things manageable for myself in this year's Hop, I decided to follow Ike's lead and I am using cards I made back in 2016 as samples again, too.

So, for today......the featured digital image from Ike's Fleaz Navidad digital set is "I LUV My Teddy" 

Here's what I did with the sweet digi:

That's one enormous teddy bear!!  And one way too brightly-colored calico!  lol...

Not all of you use digis and have indicated that to me when you SIGNED IN.  I hope you will still participate in the Daily Games.  You do NOT have to participate in the digi giveaway to answer the Daily Game question that lets us all get to know each other better.  If you DO want to be in the digi prize drawing, be sure to link up your name each day that you participate!

REMEMBER.....you must link up your name in the linky tool at the bottom of each post to be in the drawing for the digi prizes.

Not my cat.....but could be!!!  lol...

DAY 2 GAME - What weird thing(s) does your cat eat???

I'll start.......
We've had a lot of cats over the years and we have seen cats seem to really like the taste of some unexpected foods.  The ones that surprise me the most are fruits....particularly citrus fruits.  Cat metabolism makes their own Vitamin C, and therefore it is not an essential vitamin in their diets.  It makes sense, then,  that their tastes are not usually geared toward tangy citrus.  
We had a little runt of a kitty named White Nose (AKA "Snot Nose"....  lol) who was always kind of sickly but loved, loved, loved tangelos.  We were never sure if due to nasal congestion he could not smell the citrusy aroma (which usually repels cats) or what....but he would sure gobble up little pieces of the tangy fruit.  We also wondered if his compromised physical condition perhaps made him require more Vitamin C than his body could synthesize and that is why he liked the tangelos so much.  We never did know, but he is the only one of our cats that has ever liked citrus.
This is how to play the game to be eligible for the prize drawing:
1.  Make sure you have SIGNED IN HERE to be eligible for prizes.
2. Leave a comment telling about something weird your cat eats.
3. After you finish your comment: if you want to be in the drawing for the Ike's Art prize, fill out your (own) name in the link up below. This doesn't have any thumbnails so no photo needed! You don't even need a blog!!!  This is for everyone!!!

NOTE: The Daily Game link ups will be open the entire duration of the Hop, including the extra day for comments. Entries need to be in by 11:55 pm Pacific, Sunday Nov. 1, 2020 to be eligible for the daily prize. So you have more than just today to comment and link up. I realize that not everyone has access to a printer or likes to use digis, so I am still keeping the link up gadget to make sure the digi prizes go to winners who can use them. But I am hoping EVERYONE will participate in answering the questions whether they are putting their name in for the prize or not.
Okay, now it is your turn!!  

REMEMBER: Link your cat-themed projects over on the Main Hop Page. (Please use #2020CatLoversHop on social media!!) This link-up below is just to enter the drawing for the Daily Game after you have commented. Thanks!!!

Okay.....let's continue on with the feline fun today!! Thanks so much for your excitement and participation!!!


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  1. I told you yesterday about Sammy and Charlie, the cats who used to own me. They both loved chocolate and cake. The first Christmas we had them, we hung chocolate baubles on the tree - big mistake, they were all stolen and eaten. Another year, I made a display of chocolate Easter eggs and they too got cannibalised. And once, one of them licked all the chocolate buttercream off the cake I'd made and decorated for my daughter's birthday.
    Rich fruit cake was another favourite - they always begged for scraps. I usually make my Christmas cake in October and "feed" it with brandy every week. Once I poured the brandy over the surface of the cake then left it unwrapped to soak in. Shortly I heard a loud crash from the room where I'd left it - and found Charlie on the floor looking groggy. He'd stolen the entire top layer of cake, still soaked with brandy that hadn't filtered down into the rest of the cake, and was staggering around drunk. Luckily it made him so sick he brought everything up before it could do him any damage, but my cake was ruined!

  2. Weeeeell, I'm sure cats are not weird to eat lizard (oh and she didnt! kinda), but more like what she does...

    Yassi is intent on catching little lizards (skinks) and she will run inside bellowing with the thing inside her mouth! She doesnt kill the lizard, but it'll drops its tail... and she'll eat that!
    The rest of the lizard - she gives to me (gift) and each time the lizards are okay other than dropped tails, so I'll scoop it up and while she is not watching - I'll put them back outside again!

  3. Good morning, Janis! Probably not strange, but all 3 of our cats like to nibble on the houseplants. Honeydew likes to lick plastic bags and will eat them if they are the right kind of plastic. We have to be very careful with plastic bags in our house! Snowie will eat any type of human food - you name it, she will eat it. Thank you for Day 2 of the Hop! Your card is so cute with the big teddy bear and pretty calico kitty! I'm off to thank today's sponsors; will try their blogs first :-) Thanks for the links!

  4. Morning, WOW I am loving your hop. Thank you so much for all the hard work. Im finding lots of fab companies that I did know existed. I dont do facebook but have been visiting their blogs and shops.
    I hope my second make is ok for it as I had a wee girl on the stamp too.
    Harry only eats cat food and chicken. My very first kitty Suki had a mad thing for cheesy wotsit crisps. (They are a bit like cheetos). You wouldn't even have opened the pack when she would be up on your knee mooching for some.
    Love your card today with the giant ted and fab coloured calico cat,
    Take Care, Hazel (Didos) xx

  5. Hello Janis and Cat Lovers! I enjoyed visiting everyones blogs and seeing Day 1's projects yesterday. Janis, your card today is sooo cute! It did take me a few moments to get the meme at the top of your post, but I chuckled when I saw it! :) My Casey is a picky eater. That is, he's picky about cat food - he needs at least three choices before he'll settle down to eat. He loves human food, especially tuna and prawns, but he's partial to porridge and toast too, oh and digestive biscuits and salted crisps. xx

  6. My cats Goose and Maverick love salty things, mostly tortilla and potato chips. Maverick likes cheese too. Our Iceman will eat ribbons. I have to be sure to keep my ribbon drawer closed and I never buy balloons with long ribbons, we had quite a litterbox incident because I didn't know he was eating them! Fortunately, he did poop them out.

  7. Sorry, my english is not great, let me write short. My 3 cats are eating something else. The eldest liked apricots and donuts. Mediumcat, she likes green olives. The youngest kitty loves cake baked on powder. The ears are shaking. Cute card, I love images from Ikea's.

  8. LOL, our newest rescue and the youngest of our furry tribe is Loki, and he eats just about anything - whatever you're eating, he wants some! Blueberries, bananas, strawberries, lettuce, asparagus, kale, spinach, potato chips, pretzels, donuts, cake, boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, potatoes just to name a few. He's an absolute trip!

  9. P.S. I LOVE your teddy bear and calico kitty card! He is brightly colored but he's adorable! <3

  10. Hi Janis! I'm not sure if my comments are going through or not. I don't see them. The link seems to keep looping in a circle, asking me to comment, then my info, then comment again, then my info, until I just stop. Then my comment doesn't appear. Anyway, that's why you might have all these comments from me or none at all. I can't figure it out.

    1. Arrrgh...Thanks for your persistence in trying over and over, Michele! I don't know what could be causing that...except for the Blogger Goblins. Sometimes they seem to be out in full force! I wonder if anyone else is having trouble. (BTW....I loved your post and card over on Poppystamps!! THANKS so much!)


  11. My youngest, Queenie, has a real thing about potatoes. We discovered this last Thanksgiving when she raided the kitchen counter on which were stacked the dirty dinner dishes waiting to go into the dishwasher's second load. One of the bowls had left over mashed potatoes and she was happily licking that it clean! Not turkey or gravy but potatoes!! A few days later, I was cutting raw potatoes into chunks which I was going to fry as cottage potatoes for breakfast, along with bacon and eggs. I dropped one of the chunks and Queenie pounced on it. I figured she'd get a taste and spit it out but she crunched down every bit and came asking for more! Now, anytime I'm cutting potatoes, she's at my feet begging for bits of them. Who knew she was that weird?

  12. Oh goodness, our Oreo is a problem. He likes to chew on plastic. He doesn't eat it but he likes to chew it and it freaks me out. He had a past affinity for hair ties too. Oy!

  13. Don't have any pets at this time.
    Can't remember anything weird tht
    Tommy ate so I'll share one of the
    things a cat ate that Dr Jeff (TV
    Vet) took out of his stomach. The
    lady had those rubber floor mats
    and the cat chewed on it. Resulted
    in surgery to remove the piece of
    rubber. take care

  14. OK, my cat is really really fussy. So she does eat wet cat food, but only one brand, and not pate, it's got to be in jelly and chunky, but not reconstituted chunks, gotta have a bit of chewiness. And she will eat cat biscuits, but only if they are mixed in with the aforementioned cat food OR if you place them on the floor. She will not eat cat biscuits from a dish, and if forced to it she will hook them out with her paw onto the floor before eating them. Iz not puttingz my faze in dat dish. She will condescend to eat a little cheese if offered, but only a little, at breakfast time!!! Good gracious we are so well trained!!!!! She also does not eat anything she kills. Just leaves it on the doormat. Hugz

  15. The pic of the cat on pizza makes me giggle :D How fun!!
    All my cats just adore lick my hands when I put cream (hand care cream). I don't know what there is in it, but seems very taste.
    I licked the cream too to understand, but I don't like it! :D Ah ah LOL
    As Yonabunny's cats, all my six cats don't eat cat biscuits from a dish, only if I put them on the floor. Strange thing.
    Hugs and thanks for the Hop!!

  16. That picture of the cat with the pizza is just too cute, my four babies king, fury Prince and fury will eat or try to eat about anything from lettuce, fruits, vegetables I'm loving this hop and how I get to know each of y'all on here and I love to hear about everyone's cats I thought mine were the only ones to eat weird stuff or do weird things but I was wrong

  17. I had a kitty named Kimmy that loved to eat my homemade soups. I mostly made either chicken or turkey with vegetables, and she liked the veggies and noodles I put in the soup as well as the meat.
    Coco likes to eat dry instant mashed potatoes. I was fixing some one night to go with dinner and caught her licking the measuring cup of them that I had out on the kitchen counter.

  18. So many generous sponsors! Thank you to each of them. :)

    When I was a young girl, my cat, Samantha, loved icing. So for her birthday each year, she had a special cupcake so that she could lick off all of the frosting.

    Every cat (and dog) that has been in our family, including those belonging to my sons, drinks coffee, tea, and water from my cup. Taking after me, I guess. ;)

    Our current cat, Moon Pie, has to be on a special diet because of his illness. He tries to sneak the dog's food any time he thinks he can get away with it. Interestingly, he is not a fan of fish or cheese, nor does he want the same flavor of food served in a row. He is quite vocal about that! :D

  19. My cat, Custard, enjoys his Friday night treat tea of chicken and cheese. We're convinced that he knows when Friday comes around because that's my hubby's turn in the kitchen and Custard sits just outside in the hallway waiting for his share! Jo x

  20. Love Jane's Doodles!
    She is here in Croatia and I want to meet her but I didnt had a chance!
    One of the cats likes to drink my tea.
    weird that they eat I didnt notice.yet.
    I did had cat who loves to eat popcorns.

  21. We've always had wild cats
    and never fed them fish. We
    had a bunch of kittens and
    we caught a lot of White Bass
    and my husband began feeding
    it to the kittens. The bigger
    cats that never had it as
    kittens, wouldn't eat it!
    Carla from Utah

  22. Oh my goodness, it's nice to see my cats aren't alone in their strange pallets!
    When my husband and I were first married, we had four furbabies that have since passed. (we now have four more, the next generation.) But, we had one cat, that we caught on more than one occasion sneaking food off the counter if we hadn't done the dishes yet. And she always stole the veggies! There would be meat and veggies and she would leave the meat!
    We currently have a cat that loves carbs. If there is a pancake, pizza crust, cookie or bread within reach, she will snag it and run.
    And living in warm weather, we are constantly gifted with lizards and frogs. :)

  23. Oh, this is fun! Well, my Ralphie has eaten lettuce before; the kind that is pre-shredded. Miley and Leo love to sit on either side of me when I am having something they like, such as chicken, pork chops, burger etc, and I give them each bites. I cook chicken and pork chops in the slow cooker, and I don't put spice on it, so I think it is pretty healthy for them. And P.J. will occasionally eat a nibble of chicken or pork chop, but not very often. Of course, they all go nuts for their wet food (kitty crack!).

  24. Sampson (our food-oriented kitty) tries to eat *everything*. If there is any food left unattended, he eats it. If it's vaguely food looking, he'll give it a try. I think the craziest thing he ever ate was a star anise - yes, the woody star shaped spice thing. Crazy boy.
    Lola likes to lick things. Plastic is her favourite. She will lick plastic bags if they're around, or bubble wrap. She's also recently started licking the walls in the bathroom if she's in there...
    Elvis is relatively sane and only eats the food he is meant to eat ;)

  25. Probably the strangest thing our cats eat (at least Zipper & Ginger) is cheese. At least, I think it's strange. LOL I mean, are they part mice??? :) ~ Andrea

  26. Well our 4 cats don't really have any strange food likes, but are quite fussy...yes just one type of wet cat food, has to be jelly or gravy not that pate muck and two of them won't chew lumps just lick around the plate so that's quite good as the others will finish these off. We had to start feeding Watson urinary dry food, soon the others were like, we don't want the cheap stuff. Watson loves to catch live things like mice, geckos and grasshoppers and brings them inside but doesn't eat them, Arthur will often be right behind him as he will eat them.

  27. When I lived in UK, my cat a few years ago was obsessed with jars of Olives !! She knew you'd opened one from miles away.
    I have gutsy Ghandi here now and he will eat just about anything - given half a chance LoL

  28. I had a cat who seemed to be enjoying the veggies cooked by my mother. It is so strange to see her enjoying them.

  29. Our cat just eats her cat food although lately I have been cooking up mystery meat from the freezer and she has been enjoying it.

  30. our cat = cat from our grandma eats everything or she tries everything, even food from dogs.

  31. When we had the 2 brothers, Perky and Patience. Perky LOVED tuna, he could be anywhere in the apt., the second he heard the can open, he was there. Hi brother, Patience never like it. However, Patience LOVED yogurt, but Perky hated it. LOL! Patience would also only eat treats with "Chicken" nothing else. He was very particular. We also had to have 2 water bowls for Patience. One was a dog dish, so that he couldn't knock if over. He would use his left paw and bring each piece of dry food over the lip of the bowl and drop it into the water one by one. Then he would use his right paw to scoop it out of the water bowl. It always made us laugh. Our last cat Boo, would also take out the dry food from her bowl 1 morsel at a time to eat it.


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