Photo Challenge: What Makes Me Smile

This week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge is smile. Boy, that’s an easy one because so many things can put a smile on my face.  Some that top the list would be nature, my family, gurgling babies and cats. There’s a very good reason why there are so many funny and adorable cat photos and videos online. It’s to make people like me laugh and smile, boosting our mood and lowering our stress level.

So here are a few photos of my two, adorable smile-makers. I hope they give you a big smile, too.

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cats at the door

 

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cats in bathroom sink

 

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Have a great day and share a smile with someone else today. A smile is universally understood. 🙂  🙂  🙂

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2017 in Review

Wow, 2017 went fast, didn’t it?

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So, let’s look back…

Some new blogs I followed:

The Zen Hiker – Hiking in the Hudson Valley

The Blessings of Animal Companions – Reflections of living with and caring for animals

Night Owl Poetry – Dorinda Duclos

Wolf’s Birding and Bonsai Blog – My birding trips and bonsai activities in and around Cape Town

Aimee Eddy  – Advocate, Overcomer, Insightful

 

My most popular posts: 

Photo Challenge: Air Plant Collage

Photo Challenge: Scenes from Atop

A Salute to Mother Earth!

Wanderlust through Books

Bonsai Expo at Duke Gardens

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My accomplishments:

We adopted sisters from the Durham Independent Animal Rescue for Valentine’s Day.

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Quinn (left) & Harley (right)

To read more about our little sweethearts –  Two Warm Hearts For Valentine’s Day

We bought our house and are now setting down roots in our new state, North Carolina.

I finished the manuscript for my second book, 2 Cats, a Bodyguard & an Heiress (working title), and will begin sending it out to agents and publishers.  Elizabeth has a stalker and now an ex-military bodyguard. So much for plans of a relaxing summer…

And I have continued to meet so many interesting people all over the world through social media!

Share some of your accomplishments in the comments below, no matter how small. Every accomplishment deserve praise!

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Top Ten Tuesday! Ten Reasons Cats Are Better Than Dogs

I agree with all of these plus some. What can you add to the list?

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Last week I gave dogs and the dog people their due in the worlds oldest debate.  This week it’s the cats turn. Don’t worry, I have no plans to continue comparing animals.

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10. Cattitude: You’ve got to respect their aloofness. They’re not all needy like dogs. If you’re gone 5 minutes, a dog acts like you’ve returned from the Bataan Death March while your cat just checks his watch and goes back to sleep.

9. Pooping indoors: When it’s cold and snowy and my dog has got to go at 6 a.m. I have to take her out. My cat on the other hand is even more stealthy about his bowel movements than I am. Cats are the ultimate Poop at Home People.  Some cats can even poop on a toilet.

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8.  Cats are never sick: My cat has been to the vet two times in three years. My…

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Happy #TRT – Tummy Rub Tuesday (Week 139)

If you are like me, you can’t get enough of kitty tummies. Join your furry tummies with the rest through this great blog…

Here’s mine:

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Katzenworld

Hello everyone,

Welcome to another week of Tummy Rub Tuesday! Oh, and if you haven’t subscribed to our newsletter yet, why not sign up by clicking here to never miss a TRT again.

We have setup a Katzenworld Forum and would like to encourage everyone to make their entries for Tummy Rub Tuesday on our new dedicated Tummy Rub Tuesday post. Simply leave a comment on the post and attach the image you’d like to use. If you’ve got more than one image to use, make multiple comments!

Alternatively you can still send them in via info@katzenworld.co.uk. Or just leave a comment with the link to the post / photo you’d like us to use.

And in case you missed last week’s post click here to see the full list!

People that follow us on a regular basis know that we’ve got a special place for black cats… so…

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Mews: Shortest living domestic cat (height)

If you like cats and world records you will love this post!
Enjoy, on this TunaTuesday 🙂

Katzenworld

Hi everyone,

The Guinness World Records kindly gave us permission to repost some of their cat world records as part of their 2016 book which is available in stores!

Today we are looking at the Shortest living domestic cat (height):

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The shortest cat is Lilieput, a nine-year-old female munchkin cat, who measured 13.34 cm (5.25 in) from the floor to the shoulders on 19 July 2013, and is owned by Christel Young (USA) of Napa, California, USA.

All photo credit goes to the Guinness World Records.

We’ve seen plenty of munchkin cats in our cat cafe features in Japan! But Lillieput certainly looks a lot shorter. I always wonder how these little ones get on with their life as the normal activities can’t be easy for them! 😦

And don’t forget you can subscribe to our Newsletter by clicking here.

Thanks,

Marc

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Friday Fun Post #18: Two For the Price of One

This Friday I thought maybe it was a particularly tough day for you. So, here are two funny images to enjoy. Who doesn’t love cats and babies? Have a great day!

 

 

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Which one is your favorite?

Did you miss last Friday’s Fun Post? Click here.

Friday Fun Post #13 – Cats & Ghosts

As we go through another Friday Fun Post, we are getting closer and closer to Halloween. So in the spirit of cats and ghosts I chose this photo for our caption fun. What do you think this cat is saying?

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Here’s mine:

Eeek! A ghost mouse just took off with my cat nip!

 

If you missed last Friday’s Fun Post, click here. (crocodiles)

 

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