Friday, June 19, 2015

Diego In A Box for International Box Day

Happy International Box Day!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Happy Belated Gotcha Day, PJ

It was two years ago this week that we brought PJ home to join us.
PJ is our problem child and our bully bully, but we love him.
We just wish he'd stop compulsively bullying Little Isis.
Chill out, dood.  And Happy Gotcha Day.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day

Wishing everyone a safe & happy Memorial Day.

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Happy Easter

Happy Easter from all of us
at Purrchance To Dream

Friday, March 13, 2015

Happy Birthday Chili and Sonora

Wishing our Sonora and Chili a very happy guesstimated birthday!

Here is the first post we put up here about them, when we were fostering them:

We're now a foster family for a trio of adorable kittens known as the Pepper Pack.  These three kittens were brought into the PetCo where the rescue group that NTM volunteers for, and just left!  Someone had them in a box, brought them up to a cashier at PetCo, and just turned around and left!  Can you imagine?

Thank goodness for the rescue group The Way Home, because these awesome volunteers didn't hesitate to take them in.  The volunteers had had Tex-Mex for lunch, and the little grey kitten was MEW MEW MEW MEW MEWING and already trying to get out of the kennel at PetCo.  One of the volunteers said, "This one is a hot tamale!" And so that's how the little grey kitten became known as Tamale.  The volunteers used their smart phone to google other Tex-Mexy sounding names for Tamale's sisters, and they came up with Chili Pepper for the lighter tabby and Sonora Pepper for the tiny darker-colored tabby.
We thought we'd share some other names that these kittens could have been named!  (We're happy with Tamale, Chile, and Sonora!)
1. Tabasco
2.  Ancho
3. Poblano
4.  Adobo
5.  Pimento
6. Cayenne
7. Chipotle
8. Salsa
9.  TropiChops
(yes, the volunteers had eaten Pollo Tropical for lunch!)
10. Burrito
11. Habanero
12. Jalapeno
13. Taquito 

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Happy Birthday, Daphne

Happy Birthday to 
She is NINE years old today!
Last year was Daphne's first birthday without her littermate Chloe, who passed away in 2013.  They were very close, and it was a tough first year for Daphne without her sister.
So last year, we didn't show pictures of Chloe on their birthday, but we wanted to remember Chloe this year, and show everyone how close they were.
We are wishing Daphne a very Happy Birthday, and remembering Chloe always in our hearts.
Here is how they looked the first night they were adopted, when they were eight weeks old:

Here's their first official portrait together, 
when they were about 4 months old:
Here's what they looked like in Michigan,
trying to keep warm together during the long, long winters!

Chloe LOVED catnip bubbles!

And Daphne likes chasing beams of light!


Here's of of the last pics of them together,
iDaddy took this one here in Florida:

And what did Chloe always want for her birthday?
Why Temptations, of course!

You can read more about Daphne 
on her bio page
you can read more about
our dearly departed Chloe
on her bio page.


Meow for now,
~ Daphne 

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Happy Birthday NTM

Thanks to Ann of Zoolatry for the lovely birthday graphic,
and to the person who accidentally forwarded it
in the Shhh it's a secret email, thanks for the laugh!
I appreciate my cat blogging friends more than you know!
~ Mo

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Little Isis Has Her Own FB Fan Page

Like our friends Bob and Coco the Couture Cat,
our own Little Isis now has her own facebook fan page.
We know you're already her fan,
but please make sure to 'like' her on facebook, too!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Please Vote for Little Isis

Our own Little Isis is in a photo contest sponsored by Publix supermarkets.  If you could take a minute to vote for her photo by clicking here, we would greatly appreciate it. You don't need to add personal information to vote, you can just vote.  The contest prize is a grocery store gift card, and that would get our little girl lots of Blue Bag Only treats, so we would appreciate the help!
Voting goes through Tuesday, October 21st.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Meow Like A Pirate Day

Today be the Day us Rogues of the Nine Lives Seas have been waiting for: Meow Like A Pirate Day, you worm-ridden dregs!

Cap'n Isis Of The Purry Buccaneers meows,
Weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen! 
Blimey! The newest Purries be scowling

 for this Letters of Marque, 

ye scurvy kitties! 
 Here be their shipshape mizzens 
fer ye bootylicious pleazures, Landlubbers!

Shiver me timbers!


Scallywag Wench Chili Of The Seven Seas:

"I be a carouser o'the coxswain, if ya know wha' I means, me hearties!"
purrs Chili Of The Seven Fleas, er Seas!


First Mate Sonora Redbeard Pepper:

"Grog, folly an' nipperkin fer all me mates!" growls Sonora Redbeard!


Cabin Boy Angelo:

"... and really bad eggs," sez Rapscallion Angelo,
 even though he be not right in his noggin from all those bottles o' nip!

And Adorable Admiral PJ:

"Avast! Yo Ho!" shouts Admiral PJ Of The Purry Buccaneers!


Arr, if ye be talkin' like a Pirate scallywag on ye ole blogge today,
 make sure ye leaffe yer linkies on Da Cat Blogosphere, mateys!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Happy Gotcha Day, Little Isis

Seven years ago today, Bessie and I found a half-starved, flea-ridden little black imp in the alley behind the building where I lived in Michigan.


Bessie named her Isis and frankly, I thought that Bessie was going to be the one to adopt her.  But she stayed with me, and now I can't imagine life without this opinionated, intelligent, independent, finicky feline.
But seven years?  Where did the time go?  Little Isis is still the size of a half-grown housecat, yet what she lacks in body size she makes up for in cunning brain power!

One of the best parts of having Little Isis in my life is the special relationship she has with Eyad, who The Purries call iDaddy.  She and her iDaddy have a special bond, and she loves her SMACKIES from him!  The two of them can do SMACKIES for hours, and Isis just purrs and purrs.
She comes to me to have her head scratches, but she loves her some SMACKIES from her iDaddy.

internet isis

To celebrate her Gotcha Day, Isis is getting extra treats.
But unlike the rest of The Purries, she doesn't care for Temptations.
She wants only Friskies Beachside Crunch, which she calls BLUE BAG ONLY.

Everybody grab some
and celebrate!
Happy Gotcha Day, Little Isis!
We Love you!
NTM and iDaddy

Monday, August 11, 2014

Happy Gotcha Day, Jack and Bella


Hard to believe it's been five years since Jack and Bella came into our lives!
Here are their first pictures, just to remind us how durn cute they were!
Here's the post introducing Bella, and here's the one introducing Jack.
Did you know that Jack's full name is Captain Jack Sparrow, and Bella is named for Bellatrix LeStrange?
Two great fictional characters, for two great CHARACTERS!


bella goes to the vet

Extra NIP and TEMPTATIONS for everyone today, as we celebrate the day that these two rascals found their forever home!  Can't imagine our lives without them now.

NTM & iDaddy

the foster twins

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Mr Brave

Diego is so funny.  He doesn't mind the vacuum at all.  In fact, sometimes you have to put him into another room or out onto the catio so you don't suck up his floofy tail when he comes to say hello to Mr Vaccum.  However, if he is out on the catio and a neighbor down the street is weed eating or using a power tool. Diego will come to you and give you that, "uh hey there, there's some scary noise here, so we go inside now, please?" look. 

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Happy Birthday, Little Isis

Happy Birthday to our own minion,
Little Isis.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Baby Love at the Tabby Cat Club

Be sure to check out the Tabby Cat Club today, for lots of baby kitty pictures and stories, including our own Sonora & Chili Pepper.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Princess YumYum

Our little foster YumYum. We call her FinFace because of the shark fin on her cheek. 

Friday, July 04, 2014

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July
from all of us
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.