PostHeaderIcon Grumpy Cat and Friends

July 23rd, 2014 Author: Karen McGreevey

grumpy-cat-summerWe recently received an email from Lindsay Balsamo, Intern Rep for Taylor Strategy, on behalf of The Friskies. as they are having several fun things going on this summer that involve Grumpy Cat & Friends: Nala Cat; Hamilton the Hipster Cat; and Oskar the Blind Cat.

This time, the gang are “debuting” their sophomore video single: “Cat Summer”!

And Mikey, Billy and I are helping get the word out about these Cat Sensations.

Lindsay writes, “The latest collaboration pays tribute to the group’s late pal, Colonel Meow, who passed away earlier this year.”

Further, as was done last year, this video has a “charity component” so that each time the video is viewed “one meal of Friskies Grillers (yum, yum – NEW) will be donated to cat charities nationwide on behalf of Colonel Meow, for up to 1,000,000 meals!” That’s a lot of noms to help feed the kitties.

The video is up now at YouTube. You can also get in on additional online hullabaloo when you use hashtag #CatSummer. These kitties really rock out!

Yours in viewing Cat Summer for charity,

and “The Boys”

P.S. There’s more information about this latest promotion at

Photo source: TheFriskies – YouTube

PostHeaderIcon Mikey – *Numero Uno*

July 1st, 2014 Author: Karen McGreevey

GE DIGITAL CAMERAEvery year for the last 17 YEARS, we McGreeveys have celebrated the “actual” birthday of one Mr. Mikey!

He is 17 years old today – that’s actual years, not gotcha years.

Today is no different “thought-wise”, although it is different in that our “celebration team” is getting smaller and smaller!

birthday-cake-smallTwo of us (Billy and I) are left to make some noise and carry on for the eight of us (6 kitties and two humans) that once were.

We used to get birthday cake (that Chuck and I would eat) and ice cream (again, we’d eat it) to celebrate Mikey’s special day. And Chuck would get a new toy or two for Mikey.

Yours in carrying on birthday traditions,

and “The Boys”

PostHeaderIcon You’re ruining it

June 21st, 2014 Author: Karen McGreevey


Yours in making your own fun,

and “The Boys”

Photo source: I Can Has Cheezburger

PostHeaderIcon The Kitty and the Houseplant

June 7th, 2014 Author: Karen McGreevey

snowflakce-caught-smallIs this you? One day you have a healthy plant, the next day the leaves are hanging by bits and pieces and the only thing left to do is toss it in the trash bin.

That scenario reminds me of Snowflake and why I gave up having plants sitting within reach of kitty paws.

I love indoor plants and years ago had them all over the house. I was especially fond of the bookcase shelves where I had many and various sized plants. They were beautiful; apparently Snowflake thought so, too, as she made it a point to regularly get onto the shelves, walk all over the plants, or, if they were in her way, bat them off the shelf with her paw.

Eventually “she won out” as I chose to put those that were left on a plant pole. In the bathroom! (As the Boys have aged, I have been able to now have a plant on top of the TV.)

Plants tattered at the mercy of kitty teeth and paws mean someone maybe needs some hands laid on! But wait before you spank. Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Cat Grooming Tips

May 17th, 2014 Author: Karen McGreevey

catshowercap-smIf your cat(s) is anything like Mikey and Billy (or any of the others we’ve had over the years), your furry feline knows when to clean upf; take his bath and wash his face.

Sometimes, though, the washing up may take some intervention.

Case in point; Snowflake. She was a “barnyard cat” and came to us with fleas and ear mites. Of course, we did not know this until we got her home!

So into the bathtub she had to go, Chuck went with her. She looked like a drowned rat and, needless to say, she was not happy.

After that, for the most part, she kept her all white coat spic and span. Except once or twice she would roll around on the driveway. And become a “gray” kitty. (She was not really an outdoor kitty but occasionally, when we were outside, we would let her nose around a bit.)

Mikey likes to take his tongue bath after he eats. He’ll start with his face, paws and then move around on his whole body. The whole process sometimes seems like it takes hours. And if you touch him while he’s bathing, he will start over.

Jonny would clean his face and paws and then he’d be done! Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Perception problem!?

May 13th, 2014 Author: Karen McGreevey

Yours in kitty persistence,

and “The Boys”

P.S. Maybe persistent kitty would like to try one of these.

PostHeaderIcon Bowie Revisited

May 7th, 2014 Author: Karen McGreevey

RIP-Bowie-2011-05-07-300x274Today marks three years already since our “baby Bowie” took off for the Rainbow Bridge.

“The Boys” and I miss him terribly.

He sure loved to have his back rubbed, and would stand or sit on the floor beside me for hours, if need-be, looking at me, until I would get the hint that it was time for me to rub his back!

At which time he would jump up onto my lap, turn so his back faced me, sit down on his back legs and wait for me stroke his back. At other times, he would stand on my lap to enjoy the strokes.

Yours in remembering Bowie,

and “The Boys”

PostHeaderIcon The Homecoming

April 24th, 2014 Author: Karen McGreevey

jonny-perch-CB-Calendar-2014 Today I went to the Vet’s to “pick up Jonny” as his ashes were back and I had picked out an urn for him.

I’ve added his photo to the front of the urn that also has his name there.

Jonny is now in the bathroom, on top of the toilet tank. Bowie and Cody are there as well.

Jonny used to sit on the toilet seat with his paws on the tank, looking at Bowie and Cody. So it’s fitting that he’s there now, too.

Yours in kitties coming home,

and “The Boys”

PostHeaderIcon Dear Ones: Thank you, One and All!

April 13th, 2014 Author: Karen McGreevey

jonnycat-bike-small3There are no words for how much “The Boys” (Mikey and Billy) and I appreciate the outpouring of love and support and healing from you all at this difficult time at our loss of our beloved Jonny.

The Catblogosphere community is incredible, and we’re glad to be a part of it.

While we’ve had cats for what seems like forever (The Boys themselves are 16, and we had four others before they came along that lived years), this was the first time it was necessary for us/me to help a beloved furbie to the Rainbow Bridge.

Many of you mentioned that you’ve had to do it numerous times. My heart goes out to you.

Mikey and Billy seem a “little more settled” now, as I think they were sensing Jonny was not well. As a result, I believe they were in a bit of turmoil, too.

I had hoped Jonny could get to 17 years (June 7) and beyond, but it was not meant to be. It was difficult enough knowing he was failing, especially so in the last few days.

And so now he’s at the Rainbow Bridge with Bowie, his fur family brother; Sweet Praline and all the other special kitties that you wrote about that have gone before.

Thank you all again for your love and support wrapped around us.

Yours in claiming your purrs and prayers,

and “The Boys”

PostHeaderIcon It was time to say good-bye

April 12th, 2014 Author: Karen McGreevey

jonny-perch-CB-Calendar-2014If you’ve been reading Mews Nooz the last few weeks or so, you know Jonny has really been under the weather, and struggling to do some of his regular day-to-day activities.

Not to mention the numerous other ills he’s struggled with over the last two years.

Even eating became a chore, not to mention his difficulty getting into the litter box. In addition it was hard for him to try to get up onto the couch or to go up stairs. He could get down the stairs; his back legs just weren’t strong enough to take him back up them.

So late yesterday afternoon, Friday, April 11, 2014, I made that difficult decision. I called the Vet and said thought it was time for him to begin his journey to the Rainbow Bridge.

Needless to say, I cried all the way to the Vet and I cried all the way home. And while my heart is broken, I’m trying to take comfort in knowing it was the right thing to do. He was just struggling so much and failing fast, especially this past week. And yesterday in particular.

Yours in remembering our lost fur loves,

and “The Boys”

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