Feline Friday



Martha snuggling in my blankets.  Photo Taken 25 August 2018


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Friendly Fill-Ins

This is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs. Be sure to visit and join in the fun!

New Friday_Fill-In_BadgeHere are the fill-ins:

  1. Black Friday ______________________________.
  2. A pet peeve of mine at this time of year is ___________________________.
  3. ‘Tis the season for _______________________.
  4. I never jumped on the ___________ bandwagon.


Here are my responses:

Black Friday is a madness that I would rather avoid and fully plan to avoid!

A pet peeve of mine this time of year is greed and all the “gimmees”. This world has lost track of the reason for the season in all the rush to get more stuff.

‘Tis the season for remembering the Gift that Heavenly Father gave us when He sent His Son into this sin-filled world to offer us eternal life, paying for it with His own life.

I never jumped on the “latest fashion craze” bandwagon. I wear what I want to wear, what feels most comfortable to me. I don’t care whether it is in style or not. If I like it, I wear it. If I don’t, I don’t.

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

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Happy Thanksgiving!



An Old Irish Blessing

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!

May you and your family be blessed this Thanksgiving Day and all the year through!

Happy Thanksgiving!


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Quadrille Monday

Lillian over at Quadrille Monday at dVerse has provided us the prompt “spoil”.  We are to use it in a quadrille.  This is a poem of 44 words with no particular rhyme scheme or rhythm.


You spoiled me.
You gave me everything I could ever want or need.
I fell head over heels in love with you.

Conquest made,
You could no longer stand the mistress you had styled.
You threw me away like a spoiled piece of meat.

©November 2018 Suzanne G. McClendon


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Press Release: This Holiday Season, Basepaws Offers the Pur-Fect Gift for the Cat Lover and Genealogical Expert on your Holiday List

This Holiday Season, Basepaws Offers the Pur-Fect Gift for the Cat Lover and Genealogical Expert on your Holiday List

Basepaws an at-home, feline-specific genetic test allows you to learn about breed and ancestry markers that are present in your cats DNA explaining the physical traits are in your cat’s genes. So if you’ve ever wondered where your cat gets the extra fluffiness in his or her tail, now you can find out! Using what we currently know, we can tell you how closely related your cat is to select cat breeds and wildcats. Launching in 2019 Basepaws will also be able to let any possible health and wellness risks that may be present in your cat’s DNA.

Pets are part of the family and now more than ever are treated as such. According to the 2017-2018 American Pet Products Association (APPA) National Pet Owners Survey, almost three-quarters of dog and cat owners purchase gifts for their pets, and almost half of dog owners and 38 percent of cat owners buy holiday gifts for them.

As a pet owner, you want to know as much information as possible about any potential health risks for your beloved cat. With knowledge from your cat’s genetics, you can make more informed decisions about their health-care needs earlier—possibly mitigating or even preventing illness down the road.

To send Basepaws the sample, you collect hair from your feline or use a mouth swab for cats without hair. After mailing the sample in you can expect results in 2 to 4 months. Once you are part of the Basepaws family, your cat will receive a lifetime of benefits. This includes report updates, personalized recommendations, membership in the Basepaws community, access to the latest research on cat science, tools to connect owners of similar cats, and discounts on future products that will be specifically formulated for your cat’s genetic needs.

Basepaws is the purr-fect holiday gift for any cat lover and their cat this holiday season!

Basepaws DNA Kit is available now at www.Basepaws.com for $95.00.

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Our big and clear mission, to make the world better for cats (and their humans), is built off the simple insight that cats make our lives better. Our continuously updated research will provide benefits beyond any current test on the market. We are investing in our science and our community to create a future where all cats can benefit from our genetics research.

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