Friday, July 04, 2014

Happy 4th of July


Happy 4th of July
from all of us
at 
Purrchance To Dream

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Diego In A Box Day


Happy International Box Day!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Laundry Day?



PJ in the hamper, ready to help iDaddy with laundry. 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Happy Gotcha Day, PJ




Happy First Gotcha Day to our one and only PJ.
We can't imagine life without you, Peter Junior.
Nip For Everyone!








Monday, May 19, 2014

Mittens


 

Foster kitten Mittens says, "More stinky goodness, pweeeze!"

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Where's The Treats?


Little Isis is not so patiently waiting for treats this Sunday evening.  
Hope you all had a good weekend!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Happy First Gotcha Day, Sonora


We can hardly believe it's been a year since our Sonora Pepper became a permanent member of our family! Along with her sisters Chili and Tamale, Sonora was a foster bottle baby kitten here.  
Tamale has been adopted by another family, and Chili didn't become adopted by us until a later date, but Sonora had won our hearts and was our first "foster failure" with The Way Home cat rescue.  
Today, we call Sonora our Sonny P, and we love her so much and are happy we have her sibling Chili (who we call Silly P) with us, too!
Happy Gotcha Day, Sonny P!




Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day


Spooker's Gotcha Day was on Mother's Day ~

First Mother's Day without her in 20 years.

~*~*~*~*~*~*~

Wishing every Cat Mom a very special day today
remember to tell your loved ones how much they mean to you.


Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Happy Gotcha Day, Daphne



Today is Daphne's 8th Gotcha Day.  She and her littermate Chloe came to live with us up in Michigan as tiny kittens, and now that Chloe is gone, Daphne is the grande dame of Purrchance To Dream.
You can read more about Daphne here on her biography page.
We wish her the very best today, and remember our Angel Chloe fondly, and with love.




Tuesday, May 06, 2014

On the Catio



On the catio this afternoon with Diego. 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter


Happy Easter from all of us
at Purrchance To Dream

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Thanks


Thanks to everyone who commented on our post about Chloe the other day.
We greatly appreciate your comments.
Several people remarked on the frame/graphic in the post, and we neglected to say that we'd gotten that from Loonapix, a free photograph graphic site online.
Here's another example:


Again, thanks to everyone who left a comment about remembering our Chloe, it meant a great deal to us.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Remembering Chloe


A year ago, our lovely calico lady Chloe went unexpectedly to the Rainbow Bridge.  She is still greatly missed every day, especially by her litter mate Daphne.  Life goes on here at Purrchance To Dream, but the reality is that we will always have a calico hole in our hearts, and simply miss our Chloe.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Easter Lily Reminder


Easter is next Sunday, and stores are filling up with Easter Lilies, usually near the checkout lanes for an "impulse" buy.
If you have cats in your home, just say NO to Easter Lilies.

Each year, hundreds of cats in the USA get very ill (and some even die!) from ingesting parts of this lily. This specific species of lily is very toxic to felines. Many members of the lily family (like onions!) are not safe for cats, but Easter Lilies are particularly toxic. Note: all parts of the Easter Lily (leaves, petals, pollen, and bulbs) are toxic to cats.  Even a few grains of pollen from an Easter Lily on a cat's fur, licked off when grooming, can cause kidney failure!

A safer option, if you want a floral purchase at this time of year, is an Easter Cactus. Plus, epiphytic cactus can easily be cared for as a house plant, and it will reward you with repeat blooms. 99% of Easter Lilies are thrown in the trash.
 Many houseplants are toxic to domestic animals, but the epiphytic cactus family is considered a low toxicity plant -- still, to be safe, provide cat greens this year instead!
Be safe,
Not The Mama


Monday, April 07, 2014

Happy Anniversary to Our Daddies


Happy Anniversary to our Daddies.  They can't be together today, but it is their fifth anniversary together in their hearts, and our iDaddy will be home from the UK two weeks from today!  We cannot wait!

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Peppers


Another flashback to
Sonora Pepper and Chili Pepper
as babies
with their sister Tamale 
in the background.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Pepper Flashback


Another flashback to about a year ago - babies Sonora Pepper (Sonny P) and Chili Pepper (Silly P) sleeping with their Daddy.
You can see my thumb on the left, so see how tiny Sonny P was at the time.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Flashback Weekend


It was just about a year ago when three amazing little kittens came into our lives. In the picture above, you can see Sonora, Tamale, and Chili - the Peppers!
Tamale eventually was adopted into a Forever Home and Sonora & Chili became part of our family.  Hard to believe it's been almost a year since they came here.  When Sonora and Chili have their Gotcha Days we will definitely celebrate, but for now just wanted to share some of the first pictures we have of them.  Have a great weekend!




Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day


Over the years, our beloved Pete was the one gracing our St. Patrick's Day post.  So we thought it only fitting that our sweet PJ follow in his footsteps and get all gussied up for a bit o' the luck o' the Irish.
And Little Isis, below, also thought she'd get into the act, chasing leprechauns.

May your day be full of treats not blarney,
and remember the pot 'o gold is in your heart,
not your wallet.
~ The Purries
of Purrchance To Dream




Sunday, March 16, 2014

Our Rainbow Friends & Spooker


February's Our Rainbow Friends has been published.  It is a compendium website for beloved pets who have passed away, and February's edition has just been posted.  Our own Spooker is listed there, and we are thankful for the people behind the scenes there who included our dear Spooker.
Today, I go to pick up her ashes.  I was dreading this, but when I saw her picture this morning at Our Rainbow Friends, it was like a sign with her telling me that it's ok, that I can do this.
Thanks to everyone for their love and support.  Life does go on, we just have a few more tears once in a while remembering those who have gone on before us.
~ Mo



Friday, March 07, 2014

Happy Birthday Daphne


Happy Birthday To Daphne
Somehow, inexplicably, my lovely green-eyed tabby is now the senior lady of Purrchance To Dream.  Her litter-mate Chloe passed away last April, so this is the first birthday that Daphne has ever gone solo, and now with Spooker's recent passing, this puts Daphne as the matriarch of our clan.  I don't think this is a role either her or I ever imagined her in, but she is handling it with her typical stoicism and grace.  I know she still misses her sister Chloe, but in the past year, Bella has stepped forward more and more into that role.  Sometimes her shadowing Daphne enters into stalkerville, even, and Daphne gets a bit frustrated by Bella's clingingness.  I mean, can't a tabby lady go to the loo by herself? is the look Daphne, emerging from the litterbox, will often give a patiently waiting Daphne.  And I do not believe Daphne has eaten kibble alone in the past year either, Bella is consistently at her side when she eats.  It's a good relationship, however, and it does make me smile to know Daphne's not alone.
All of us at Purrchance To Dream wish our lovely Daphne a very Happy Birthday!  May there be many more, we love you!
~ Not The Mama & iDaddy