Wednesday, October 27, 2021

DAY 3: 2021 CAT LOVERS HOP

 

Notes seen on an apartment bulletin board.

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Handy List of 2021 Cat Lovers Hop Links
 
Upcoming Links for Daily Posts 
DAY 4 Post - 2021 Cat Lovers Hop (goes live 12:05 am Pacific, Thursday, Oct. 28)
DAY 5 Post - 2021 Cat Lovers Hop (goes live 12:05 am Pacific, Friday, Oct. 29)
DAY 6 Post - 2021 Cat Lovers Hop (goes live 12:05 am Pacific, Saturday, Oct. 30) 
Wrap-Up Day Post - 2021 Cat Lovers Hop (goes live 12:05 am Pacific, Wednesday, Nov. 3)


  

Welcome to Day 3 of the
2021 CAT LOVERS HOP!!!


 If you have a project to linkup, please SIGN IN HERE (required to be eligible for prizes) and then go to the Main Hop Page
(Please use #2021CatLoversHop on social media!!)
 Also, please check out my
2021 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQs

 

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Hi, Cat-Hopping Friends.....

Here we are at Day 3 already!  Wow....have you been checking out the fab entries everyone has linked up on the Main Hop Post so far?  Be sure to hop around and leave comments.  You don't want to miss a single one of the amazing posts!!!  

Have you had a chance to visit our sponsors and tell them "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2021 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"?  I have already noticed some very kind notes of thanks and I really appreciate that.  I list handy links for each featured sponsor on the Daily Posts. Feel free to go back to the previous posts to catch up with the sponsors you have missed.  I work hard to line up all these fabulous sponsors and I want them to know we appreciate their generosity!!


NOTE:  When posting your projects on your blog, please remember to post the Cat Hop Badge also if you can.  I know that isn't possible with other platforms like Flickr and IG, but Mistopheles and I would really appreciate it when you can.  Thanks!!

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. 30, 2021.  I have my 2021 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQs in a handy tab just under my header at the top of each page.

Okay on to the Day 3 festivities........

My featured sponsors today are:
Lawn Fawn, Whimsy Stamps, JessicaLynnOriginal, Kat Scrappiness, Ink Road Stamps, CatLadyBox, Reverse Confetti, CAS-ual Fridays, and Ike's Art (kindly sponsoring our Daily Games each day). 

Let's get started with the introductions.....

 

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Lawn Fawn
 
Please say hello to the next returning sponsor to our Hops, Lawn Fawn!! We are all huge fans of Lawn Fawn's adorable critters.

 

PRIZE: Lawn Fawn is generously donating their Meow You Doin' stamp set PLUS the Coordinating Dies to one lucky winner!!! WOW!!






Please take time to visit Lawn Fawn at these social media spots: Blog, TwitterInstagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Facebook. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2021 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"
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Next on our list is returning sponsor, Whimsy StampsAs you can see from their logo graphic, they are the Innovators of Slimline Dies!  How cool.  They really got something started!!!  

PRIZE:  Whimsy Stamps is very generously offering a $20 Gift Code to a lucky Hopper. 
 
BONUS:  We have a Guest Designer Cari from the Whimsy Stamp Team to feature today.  She has made a card to showcase some of the great products from the Whimsy Stamps store.  Welcome, Cari, and thank you for sharing with us.  Such a fun card!  You can find out more about her project on her blog post HERE.
 

 
Please take time to visit Whimsy Stamps at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTubeDon't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2021 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!" 

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JessicaLynnOriginal



JessicaLynnOriginal is yet another of our lovely returning sponsors this year.

 

PRIZE: Jess is offering a lucky Hopper a generous $25 Gift Certificate to her online store!


Please take time to visit JessicaLynnOriginal at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2021 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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Kat Scrappiness is joining us again this year as a returning sponsor.  Kat is really making a splash in the papercrafting world with her very talented Design Team and her wonderful products which include not only innovative stamps and dies, but also beautiful sprinkles and sequins for making spectacular shaker cards and tags! 
 
PRIZE:  Kat Scrappiness has generously donated one of their Pet Sentiments Brush Script die sets  to a lucky Hopper!!
 

BONUS:  LeeAnn at Kat Scrappiness and her team have a special Cat Hop Blog Post for us today. So check out their
Blog..and tell them THANKS for sponsoring our Hop while you are there!!  ❤
 
 
Please take time to visit Kat Scrappiness at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2021 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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              Ink Road Stamps  

 I know you are going to be excited to see returning sponsor, Ink Road Stamps.  Lara's stamps are fun and quirky.  She has fabulous and unexpected products that you don't find anywhere else.....including some fabulous Snarky Cat Pens that I totally LOVE!!


Prizes:  Lara at Ink Road Stamps is generously providing TWO separate prizes for our Hop this year.  Each one will go to a different lucky winner:  #1 A Cat Lovers Box of Surprise Goodies and .....#2 a $30 gift code (WOW!!)  Some lucky Hoppers are going to be thrilled!!! 

Please take time to visit Ink Road Stamps at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2021 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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CatLadyBox is a very exciting returning sponsor. They are a little different from our other sponsors because they are not part of the papercrafting community.

They offer subscription-based memberships to receive awesome packages of carefully selected cat-themed products for Cat Ladies...delivered right to your door monthly in a box that even your cat will LOVE!!


PRIZE:  CatLadyBox is again offering one of their deluxe CRAZY CatLadyBoxes, which contains gifts for you AND for your cat!! A Purr-fect combination!! Me-WOW!!!

Please take time to visit CatLadyBox at these social media spots: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2021 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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I am excited to announce a new sponsor to our Cat Hop Family: 
Reverse ConfettiJen always has products that fit in with the latest trends.  You will find a whole range of stamps, dies, stencils, inks, and paper products in her online store.  
 
PRIZE:   Jen is kindly providing a $15 Gift Certificate to a lucky Hopper.
 
Please take time to visit Reverse Confetti at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2021 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"
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CAS-ual Fridays Stamps
 
I have another new sponsor for you to welcome to our Hop: 
 
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.  They have an amazing array of products that are perfect for both your CAS and not-so-CAS creations!!

PRIZE: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps has a lovely product duo for one lucky winner: their Rainbow Bridge stamp set PLUS the Pawesome StencilWow!!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Please take time to visit CAS-ual Fridays Stamps 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 2021 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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DAILY GAME TIME!!!!!
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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 7 years in a row.   🖤
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PRIZE: Ike's Art not only is sponsoring our Daily Games by offering 6 of her wonderful Cat digital images, but Ike is also offering an additional prize of the entire Kitten Kristmas set to a lucky winner!! 

BONUS:  Ike has a special Cat Lovers Hop post on her  Show Us Your Pussies - Cats Only Challenge  blog today.  
 
EXTRA BONUS:  Ike's Show Us Your Pussies - Cats Only Challenge blog theme this month is Furrything Goes/MeowloweenSo any Cat-themed project is acceptable!  Let's make October her challenge's biggest month!!  
 
EXTRA EXTRA BONUS:  Would you like yet another challenge opportunity???  Ike's World Challenge Blog has the theme of Anything Goes/Trick or Treat this month.  So there's another place you can enter your project!!  Yay!  
Please take time to visit Ike at these social media spots: Blog, Store (Note: Currently Ike's store is in transition and she is transferring images to the blog I linked for her "store".  Email her if you see an image you wish to purchase.) Facebook Group. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2021 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

Each day of the Hop, I will feature one of Ike's wonderful digital images as the prize for that day's Daily Game.  I will include a sample from me or one of my Helpful Hopper Guest Designers.  
 
 
NOTE:  Even if you do not use digital images, please play in the Daily Games so we can all get to know you better!!  If you DO WANT to be in the drawing for the digital prize, leave your comment and LINK UP your name below.
 
Today we are honored to have Helpful Hopper Alex (Pink Crafty Mama) as our Guest Designer using today's prize: the Ike's Art - Cheshire Cat image

Alex is a total sweetheart.  After she read I had been ill with Covid, she emailed me and offered to help with the Hop in anyway possible.  I will always be grateful for the subject line of that email: "Sending love…and the cavalry!"  Oh, boy...oh, boy...did I need the cavalry to come to my rescue right about then!!  lol...  THANK YOU, Alex, for your sweet and gentle spirit of helpfulness. ❤ 

Take a look at Alex's "Wonderful" card (which IS wonderful!!) and hop over to her blog post HERE and tell her thank you for Guest Designing!  

 
 

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!



Our dear Cat-Loving Friend, DAnn C., might not be able to join us for the Hop this year (the only one she has ever missed!) because she is caring for her Dad who just got out of the hospital.  He's quite ill and D.Ann is very, very busy helping him.  She sends her greetings, though, and we send thoughts and prayers for her Dad's recovery.  I hope she will be able to join us to at least say "hello".  She sent this hilarious link to:  Bohemian Catsody - A Rhapsody Parody Song for Every Cat Queen and King!  D.Ann and I both thought you all might enjoy it! 
 
DAY 3 GAME: Kitty Limericks, Haiku, Couplets, or Short Free-Form Poems

Cat Poetry seems to be a popular Daily Game topic for the last couple of years, so I am doing it one more time before I retire the topic.

It might seem a little scary at first, but please don't be intimidated! Anyone can make up something about cats. Haiku are easy and follow a 3 line, 5-7-5 syllable form. Here's a great site to inspire you: Cat Haiku.
 
I'll go first.  I did a couple of haiku.......
 
This first one is inspired by our Mistopheles, my 2021 Cat Lovers Hop Badge Kitty.  As I explained in my Kitty Roll Call...he has an adorable habit of running in front of you 7 or 8 feet and dropping to roll and roll, hoping you will catch up to him and pet him.  It's so cute and sweet....esp since he is so round and roly poly!!   He's our Stop, Drop, and Roll kitty. 
 
Black woolly kitty
Runs ahead. Stops, drops, and rolls.
Please pet my tummy. 

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Siamese are fabled to have been bred to be palace guard cats in ancient Siam.  This next haiku alludes to that historic occupation.  
Last year one of my haikus was about how our dear exotic and beautiful Siamese Perdita (sadly, in memoriam) would diligently watch over the new grandbaby from the back of the couch.  

Here is last year's:

The Baby is here.
I will crouch near and guard him. 
Baby will be safe.


After Perdita died, the responsibility of guarding the Baby seemed to fall to 11 yr old Othello (our black Siamese X)  He took over that job....albeit reluctantly.  So here is my haiku about him for this year:   

Perdita is gone.
She left Baby in my charge.
I'm too old for this.


Okay....I KNOW you can do better than I did!!!  So be a sport and give it a go.  Even just a line or two is fine.  :)
This is how to play the Daily 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 with your Kitty Poetry.  I totally love reading your creative verses!!
3. After you finish your Kitty Poetry comment: if you want to be in the drawing for the 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 days for comments. Entries need to be in by 11:59 pm Pacific, Wednesday Nov. 3, 2021 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 #2021CatLoversHop on social media!!) This link-up below is just to enter the drawing for the Daily Game after you have commented with your Kitty Poetry. Thanks!!!

Thanks for all the great participation in these Daily Games.  Are you enjoying them???  They are a signature part of our Cat Lovers Hops and I appreciate you being such good sports playing along!!   Cat Lovers are the best!! 

🖤
Janis


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78 comments:

  1. Really loving the Cheshire Cat card. That's amazing xoxo

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  2. Our kitty is Lemon!
    Asked why named Lemon?
    Because I love this kitty
    and I love Lemon!
    Carla from Arizona

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  3. Not ready with my poem yet, but I noticed that CASual Friday's links go to Reverse Confetti. I'm hopping around to all of the sponsors to say thank you. I'll be back later with my poem!

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    1. Should clarify, it's the links under the prize images that go to Reverse Confetti. The ones above are fine so I commented on their blog.

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    2. Fixed. THANK YOU, my friend!!! I need everyone's eyeballs helping me catch those things during this year's Hop more than ever!! <3

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  4. The cat chases the cat,
    the house will be a mess
    and I look and cry.

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  5. I so loved this last time, so glad to see it happening again!!

    Minnie
    Look at me, I am so small
    Hiding curled in a furry ball,
    Black and silent as nightfall
    In my new home I’m loved by all.

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  6. We have ten kitties.
    And nine more outside.
    We love them so much.

    And P.S. I should have been letting you know each day that I have left a thank you for all sponsors so far - either on their blog or Facebook. Many hugs and much love to you for setting this up. And I'm so sorry to hear you had COVID but glad you've overcome it! <3

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  7. Here's mine, from the heart:

    Our Kiwi, such a sweetie;
    Little Snowie, such a love.
    Now sadly you're not with us.
    Yet you're watching from above.
    The rainbow bridge, you have crossed.
    Our hearts are broken; we feel so lost.
    But Honeydew's here; we're still so blessed.
    Such a fine boy, each day we're refreshed.
    Plenty of laughs and lots of fun.
    Cuddles aplenty and catnip, a ton.
    You give our lives great joy and meaning.
    But now we know your time is fleeting.
    Sweet boy, you're getting all our love.
    We want you here, not high above.
    We take each day as it comes.
    There once were three, now just one.

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  8. Kitty, that's wonderful ! You definitely are a poet. :-D

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  9. The best I can do is to share the poem I did last year. My creative poetry brain went on vacation without me this month. lol

    Ode to the Cat

    Where have you gone
    O kitty of mine?
    Out onto the porch
    For a bit of sunshine.

    Are you coming back in
    Or would you rather climb
    Through the bushes and shrubs
    Before dinner time?

    You'd better come back --
    I'm closing the door.
    You'll have to stay out,
    Meowing ever more!

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  10. Roses are red, violets are blue.
    FT Fit Kitty is as sweet as you,
    She's a friend to me and her best friend B.
    Trading creations with her just makes me purr.
    FT Fit Kitty, a friend for sure.

    [Bunny]

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    1. Bunny!!!! Hehehe, this is so fun! Right back at you, my friend! Totally made me smile!

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    2. oh this is amazing!
      love it!

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  11. I am so thankful to hear D.Ann is okay (but sad her Dad is still very ill). I haven't seen anything on her social channels and have been thinking of her a lot!! So thanks so much for the update, Janis.

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    1. Thanks Becca! Just popping in to say "Hi" I didn't have time to sign in to flicker yet but always love seeing your projects!

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  13. Sorry - for the delete I made a mistake.
    Here's my attempt:
    Oh my cat
    You make me smile
    Your crazy zoomies
    Should take awhile
    Sleep you must
    Upon my legs
    Staying quite still
    Until I turn to dust

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  14. great sponsors!
    I have that kitty stamp set from Lawn Fawn! its so cute!
    poem? can I write on Croatian?
    will try my best :D

    hey little kitty,
    do you have a home?
    If you dont have a home
    you can come with me.
    I will give you all my love
    and we will be furrr-ever friends.

    hope my poem is fine :D

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  15. Coco, always on my lap,
    I need to get up
    Now and then to stretch my legs!

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  16. Bohemian Catsody is so brilliant :-D

    OK - here's my attempt at Hiaku.......

    Little fur ball
    He says mew mew mew all day
    Makes my face smile


    Hugz
    IKE =^..^=

    My Challenge Blog
    My Shop
    My Blog
    FB Fan Page
    Cat Lovers Challenge Blog

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  17. Ichigo, Ichigo
    Where do you roam
    When that faraway look gets in your eyes?

    Not a poet as anyone can read and see! :)
    Love the Cheshire Kat card!

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  18. Princess Catapult
    Fluffy, arrogant fur ball
    Ruler of our house

    Yep, that pretty much sums up my little angel with horns! LOL

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  19. Sweet "little" Velcro
    Always sleeping on my bed
    Until I'm on Zoom

    True story--He is like a kid. Nowhere in sight until I had to Zoom last year. Then suddenly he is walking across my keyboard. Then stops and "moons" my students! LOL

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  20. My son's kitties love boxes , so there is mine:

    As I stalk the night
    Every box fits perfectly
    While I ambush feet.

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  21. Here is mine. Hope I did it right.

    Why is the hooman so slow with my food?
    Reduced to eating dry,
    Stare until they move,
    Pop of the can,
    Here I come.

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  22. Marisela Delgado said:
    Meow-Meow is sweet and black and white.
    He's as quiet as a Ninja and can cause such a fright.
    He comes and goes as he pleases and when I approach,
    he always sneezes.
    We're not officially his owners and have no clue where he stays. He sleeps and walks in our yard with no permission or if I may. Un gatito mansito, lindo, y carinoso, se conforma con un acaricio. (A tame, sweet, and loving cat, who is happy with a small amount of your love.)

    That's the best I can do. ☺ Meow-Meow is a sweet and very tame/docile (mansito in Spanish) kitty. We don't know where he goes, but he's always sweet and is obviously eating well because he's chubby. ☺☺☺
    BY THE WAY, I was never able to sign up with the Linky thing. It wouldn't let me.
    Warm hugs from San Antonio, Texas. ☺☺☺ Marisela Delgado mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  23. Kitty cat, Kitty cat where have you gone?
    I am looking out, searching the night,
    A flash of movement, into the kitchen I run,
    Your supper is ready, you gave me such a fright.

    Made up on the spot! I may try again later!

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  24. How much fun with different cat images, awesome inspirations!
    Thanks to all superb sponsors!

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  25. Your guest designer card is wonderful, I love that it is not cat coloured (although I'm sure most cats would love to be that colour), and the image is so joyful it makes me feel happy. Thanks for sharing.

    I also loved the apartment notices.

    Thought for the day: Why are apartments called apartments when they are all stuck together?

    Cheers, CarolG

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  26. O.k., here is a real goofy and sappy one! lol..
    The Life Of A Cat
    Squeaky meows,
    Addicted to can food,
    Begging for treats,
    Lap up water,
    Jump in the litter box,
    Digging to China,
    Warm lap to lay on,
    Head boops and kitty kisses,
    Kitty goes out, kitty comes in
    Kitty goes out, kitty comes in,
    Time for dinn dinn,
    Wrestle together and play with toy Mousie,
    Night time crazies,
    Warm, cozy cuddles,
    Sleepy kitty dreams,
    My gifts from God.

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  27. What a fun bunch of poems!!
    My brain is too fried to think this year...
    No news to my feline friends--oh dear!

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    1. Thanks, Janis, for the shout-out! I hope to be back next year with my tail swishing!

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  28. Fun to read the above but my English is poor so I will skip this.

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  29. These are such fun cat poems! Really enjoyed reading them! Been thinking for a couple of days but don't seem to be able to come up with something...

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  30. I really like cats
    Bad allergies keeps them out
    Cat content I watch.

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  31. Kitty-cat, Kitty-cat
    Furry and so wonderful
    Kitty-cat, Kitty-cat
    Oh, they are so lovable
    Kitty-cat, Kitty-cat
    They are always going "Meow"
    Kitty-cat, Kitty-cat
    They hate to hear "Bow-wow"
    Kitty-cat, Kitty-cat
    With them to play is fun
    Kitty-cat, Kitty-cat
    And now my poem is done

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  32. oh boy, my English is not for poems .... so a very simple one:
    I love our cute cat.
    She is wearing a big hat.
    She is oh-so elegant.
    But she is hunting a rat.

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  33. Thanks for D.Ann C for the YT link--very fun.
    My brain can't handle poetry this time.

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THANK YOU so much for taking the time to leave a comment. Your kind words encourage me so very much!!!

Have a lovely day!
<3
Janis