Sunday, June 13, 2021

Happy Birthday, Pawppy!!


Today is Pawppy's Birthday, so we are posting his card as a guest selfie.

And here we are, its hot and humid lately and the rains are very sparse, so everything desperately needs a good drink.Petcretary spends about an hour every day watering saplings, patio pots and garden plots. She is nursing a lot of seedlings, and transplanted hostas, lilies and bleeding hearts plants; if they dry out, there won't be anything there next year as they are perennials.

We like to find a bare spot under some low trees, there isn't much grass there, the dirt feels cool, so we lay there a lot, in the shade. Our selfies are taken there this week. 

Once again, petcretary cored at Teddy's Tuesday Teaser...a double score! She was first into the classroom along with four others. Kitty Kop sure had a time keeping order! LOL! The other firsties were, Sharon, from Friends Furever, Timmy from Tomcat Commentary along with his Dad Pete, Csilla, from Kolytyi, and Carol, from Home Sweet Home in Wyoming..

Then petcretary was first with the right answer for this picture.

This is Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York and it’s actually a HOTEL now!   Here’s some great info on this incredible looking place CLICK HERE.

 So she got these two badges:

Holy Cow! FIVE FIRST COMMENTERS on the Teaser post of June 8, 2021 and I was ONE OF THEM!!!

Yet again Miss Ingrid is a double Firstie – she wasn’t the only FIRST COMMENTER but she was one of the first and then she guessed the Teaser photo right.    Congratulations Miss Ingrid………when you’re HOT you’re HOT!

 OH BOY! I was the First Right Guesser on the Teaser post of June 8, 2021 !!! WOW!

Come by early some Tuesday morning...its fun and you might even be a winner and get a badge!

Petcretary gave a notice to the peeps at her work, to reduce her hours to two days a week instead of three. That means more 'US' time, right?? Hopefully her stress levels will decrease, and more things/projects might get accomplished at home. Really?? As if, BOL, BOL! We need her more that all the stuff she wants to do...snicker, snicker...

We sure hope you have a wonderful birthday, Pawppy! Enjoy your special day!

We are joined up to the Kitties Blue's weekly Blog-hop, known as the Sunday Selfies. We love that hop and we are thankful that Miss Janet takes time out each week to graciously host this fun feature with all of her kitty assistants.

You, too can hop in with your selfie!

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Happy Birthday, Benji, on Sunday Selfie Day!



Hooray, I am three today!  I have been here 2 1/2 years, now...and I love it here!

It was very hot outside today, so my selfies were taken indoors...yup, they were staged, BOL!

Since I am now a lot more mature, (did you hear petcretary guffaw?), I have been busy protecting my yard from varmints. I brought in a big fat mole the other day...I helped Dalton get rid of a trespassing racoon, That's a story all by itself...), and later I got rid of the bunnies that were eating *her* garden. I brought them inside and also a big fat mole; to show my prizes to Pawppy and Petcretary...I did hear a bunch of grumbling from them, though. I don't think they liked my offerings...

Somehow she stole them all from me and gave them funerals, but due to covid restrictions I wasn't allowed to be a live audience. She didn't want me to find them back apparently.

(Petcretary: Sheesh, I had put a barricade around the nest of baby bunnies when I saw it...but that was undisturbed, and the bunnies he brought into the house(!) were a lot bigger than the babies. It was about two weeks since I had found the nest...while I don't like rabbits eating my plants, I don't need a rascal dog to kill them...and then he tried to eat them, UGH.)

I still dig my holes and trenches, but I don't like the red pepper *she* puts on them after she 'undigs' them all...phooey, I get busted and thwarted from my fave activities all the time!

I still like to bark at the neighbors when they are outside, and esp if their kitty is there. They had company the other day, and there was a big hound dog in the truck bed...he whined at us, I think he wanted a good romp with us...but his boss-man did not allow it, Bummer!

Anypaws, petcretary said I could hog the blog all to myself, today, since it is MY birthday!

See ya'll later, I have to have some cake and my birthday feast!

(Dalton will be back next week!)

I am King for the day on my birthday!!

Happy Third Birthday to ME!

We appreciate The Kitties Blue, who are the hosts of the weekly Sunday Selfies Blog Hop! Its fun, we love it and you can join in too!

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Sensational Sandwiches, In Purrsuit of Flavours!

 Time to make something yummy...with our hosts, DaPhenny and DaNelly, and also Tyebe and Shoko.

Well, we are going to make some paleo styled food today, sandwiches to be exact. We'll start with the bread, since you can't call it an authentic sandwich without bread, though in the paleo or even the keto lifestyle they do use other things to put around the filling...


Paleo Sandwich Bread


Paleo Sandwich Bread {Grain Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free}
This paleo sandwich bread is easy to make, fluffy, light, and perfect for any type of sandwich! You can toast in and make breakfast sandwiches, have a BLT or top with almond butter, fruit preserves and bananas for a healthy grain free and paleo treat.

* 2 cups blanched almond flour
* 2 Tbsp coconut flour
* 1/4 cup golden flax seed meal
* 1/2 cup tapioca flour or arrowroot flour
* 1/2 tsp baking soda
* 1 1/2 tsp baking powder *aluminum free, or make your own paleo baking powder
* 3/4 tsp fine grain sea salt
* 3 large eggs whisked
* 2 large egg whites whisked
* 6 Tbsp almond milk unsweetened or other non-dairy milk
* 1/2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
* 1/4 cup coconut oil melted and cooled (use refined to avoid coconut flavor)
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line an 8 x 4” loaf pan with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients, set aside. In a separate large bowl, whisk together the eggs and egg whites, almond milk, vinegar and coconut oil.

3. Immediately stir the dry mixture into the wet mixture, stirring until moistened, careful not to overmix.

4. Transfer all the batter (it should be pretty thick, like a sticky dough) into the prepared loaf pan, spread out evenly, tapping pan on the countertop a few times to evenly distribute. If desired, brush a bit of almond milk over the top of the loaf.

5. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 mins or until loaf is completely risen and top is deep golden brown.

6. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for about 30 mins, then remove from pan holding the sides of the parchment paper and continue to cool on the rack until fully cooled.

7. Slice as desired and store leftovers covered tightly in the refrigerator for up to 4 days - you can also freeze this bread to keep it longer. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes
*To make paleo-friendly (corn free) baking powder, mix 1 tsp baking soda with 2 tsp cream of tartar.  For this recipe, you will need just 1 1/2 tsp total of this mixture.

Yup, a bit of work, but hey its so yummy the work is worth it!

Here's the filling:

Breakfast Sandwich

Breakfast Sandwich
A egg and bacon breakfast sandwich made using the Bread from the first recipe.  

* ▢ 2 slices Paleo Bread
* ▢ 1 large egg
* ▢ 2 slices bacon
* ▢ 1 slice Havarti Cheese
* ▢ salt/pepper

* Heat a skillet to medium high heat and add in two slice of bacon. Cook and set aside on a plate to cool.

* Turn the heat to low and crack and egg into the same skillet. Cook to desired done-ness (we like over easy). Set aside on the plate with the bacon.

* Lay two slice of paleo bread down onto a plate. If desired, toast them in the same bacon skillet. Lay down a slice of cheese on the bottom piece. Top with the bacon and then the egg. 

* Optionally, butter the bread or use desired spread, such as mayonnaise, mustard, sugar free ketchup, and top the egg with the second slice of bread. Enjoy!

Oh, my now I am hungry and WANT some!!

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Memorial Day Weekend Selfies

 We are celebrating, or rather we are honoring those who gave all to keep us free. Why, yes, we should celebrate them! They are heroes afterall!

We are a day early, because petcretary has to work on Memorial Day. 

This picture looks a lot better in B & W, due to strange lighting...

Petcretary was first in the door at Teddy's Tuesday Teaser, along with three others! An she scored a double firstie as she was first with the correct answer as well! Hooray!

She knew it, because sometimes she sees movies at her work...and they played this one for which the little island was famous for.

Here is the picture she guessed:

This is the beautiful CAMEO ISLAND in Zakynthos, Greece!   

Fans of the Mamma Mia! movie may well recognize Cameo Island as the wedding venue in the film. Cameo is a tiny island off Lagan├ís in Z├íkynthos. It is a lush, green, and stunning southern Ioanian island of the Greek archipelago. A tiny swinging wooden bridge leads from the town over to the small island where there you can bathe on a pebble beach or relax with a cool beverage at the bar. White scarfs hang from a line over the beach, waving in the wind. They are the icon of the small island.


Here are the badges she got:

I'm a Frequent Flyer in the FIRST COMMENTER department!

I was the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Teaser post of May 25, 2021….I’m a FREQUENT FLYER in the “FIRST” department!!!

Petcretary had other things she wanted to post for us, but she'll save that for another time...

Meanwhile, take some time to remember and think about the price paid to purchase  the freedom we have here. And after that, enjoy the holiday; Memorial Day.

Have fun and join us in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, hosted by the Kitties Blue.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Selfies For Victoria Day Weekend

Yes, Its a holiday weekend in Canada!

Petcretary says she misses being there on special days like this one. 

She is working this weekend, we are posting some selfies we made a couple of years might have seen these, then again, maybe not!

What's the holiday??

Why, its Victoria Day. Its the day that Canada celebrates the birthday of Queen Victoria. She was the first Queen of Canada.

Petcretary once again managed to be one of the first commenters at Teddy's Tuesday Teaser. So of course she got the first commenter badge too! Same as last weeks, and also the right but not first badge...cause well, she was correct with her answer but not quite fast enough! Oh well!! It is a fun feature each week, but having said that, that whole blog is a fun blog! Pay a visit if you haven't ever been there! HERE!

We had to say sad goodbyes to Speedy.The HouseBunny.


There were others too who left for the RB, but we ourselves were not familiar with them...Tubby a Cat Scout, and also from Cat Scouts; the Denmaster's Husband. Some kitties are very busy with that group, but us pups do not romp there...We with them our sincere condolences and sympathy.  May they  Rest in Peace.

Come hop along with us in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop! Its fun!! We thank the Kitties Blue for hosting the hop each week!

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Selfies On Sunday!

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Here we are once again on a Sunday. Wow the days fly by! Petcretary has been busy with all kinds of this and that, so she doesn't always get to let us visit...sometimes we get a few done and then its like 3 am...sheesh, get to bed, we need to sleep too, LOL/BOL! We have not forgotten our friends, let us assure you all of that! *She* just says its hard to keep up! Oh well...

We watch her dragging watering cans to all her little oak tree saplings, and to the other transplanted is SO dry here, we really need a bunch of good rainy days, even though we hate them, the plants need it.

And of course she has to go to her work, several shifts each week...we hear her talking to pawppy about reducing her hours to maybe 2 shifts a week...sort of like a semi retirement! What? She needs tires?? BOL!

She has to mow our yard too, she won't allow pawppy to attempt that chore, the ground here is uneven and full of holes...mole trails and dug out holes, complements of us...Hmmm, sorry pawppy, but we want to help you get rid of those pesky varmints. He still has some issues with his mobility from all his back problems and surgery last year...but he thinks he is very slowly getting better. He pretty much does everything as he did before. It sure would be nice to have a garden hand to help with that, but who is going to pay him?? Meanwhile it adds plenty of steps to her Fitbit, LOL!

We had some nights when it was quite frosty, we can see damage on some of the plants, but things are perking up now. We hope that maybe the frost made the black walnut harvest very minor, as those things are such a mess each fall...Maybe soon the garden plants can be left outside all the time...its a pain to lug all the containers into the back porch each night...but better than losing them to the frosts.  There are a whole lot of self seeded cilantro seedlings coming up in one large planter box, so we have to cover that up, its too big to bring inside. Earlier today, as she was watering the plants, she noticed a lot of scraggly columbine plants. She thought they were frost bitten, but no, they were worm bitten. UGH:(                     So she had to pick off dozens of little green worms that thought they had hit the buffet of their way!

The other day, we were closely watching the neighbor's kitty, when his family came outside and chatted with petcretary for a wee bit. The kitty's name is Sparkle!! (A boy...petcretary sort of grinned to herself when she heard that name...).  Anypaws, she had a bunch of nip cutting in her hand from trimming she threw them over the fence to Sparkle...and he had the hugest nip fest ever!! He was a space cadet kitty...and we all laughed and enjoyed his antics...rolling, kicking the larger sprigs, jumping in the air, and so on:). It was like he's never had any nip before. He is a young grey/brown tabby, and is very friendly and came right up to the fence...(and of course the camera was in the house) he doesn't try coming into our yard, though...we might not like that...afterall, he is NOT our Pipo...He wasn't outside when more nip clippings were harvested, so she threw them in their driveway for him to find later...

Here are our selfies for this week's Sunday Selfies:

Deep in my own thoughts, but not looking at petcretary, BOL!

Since Google is being mean and taking our Feedburner away, does anyone know how to add a widget to add a subscribe to Mail-Chimp Button??  You can subscribe to the Bloglovin widget we already have. We use that, and its pretty good, have used it for many years already. Trying to get a CSV list of my current subscribers is a wicked process even if you follow all the directions. Phooey. You all might need to resubscribe once/if we get the new widget(s) up and running. Sigh...

 Last Tuesday at Teddy's Teaser we were the one and only 'firsties' through the door! Where were the others?? Still snoozing, LOL! But then, when we had found the spot that was what we were looking for, we started to read all about it...and thus we were not first with our right answer! Oh well...that's how it goes:) 

I was the one and only FIRST COMMENTER on the Teaser post of May 11, 2021! I was an EARLY BIRD!

 Yesterday was Straw Hat Day...well, we missed it, (Shhh, she forgot...) here is an flashback of us wearing our straw hats...


We made a memento/card for BearCat, who recently had to become an Angel Kitty.


Join in all the fun with your own selfie, at The Kitties Blue, who faithfully host this feature each week! Thanks, Kitties Blue, we love you!!