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Bon Appétit & Music Too!

Reposted from Awakenings with a touch of catnip…


Gobble Gobble Gobble is the tune of the day if the only thing on your mind is the Thanksgiving feast…BUT that is not all Thanksgiving is about. It’s only a start…

  gluttons for punishment
partake of the Thanksgiving feast
with abundant choices
one can feel like a gorging beast

try this for something different…
go around the table
fill a plate with all the trimmings
deliver to the disabled

~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

  Thanksgiving is not just about food…it’s music too!

music of Thanksgiving
soul felt,  full of emotion
melodies of the heart
spreading joy, inspiration
 it’s rhythmic balance in nature
in tune with songs of life
 spiritually rewarding
“whispers of drum and fife”

 Thanksgiving is about…

 giving thanks for many blessings
received the whole year through
being with family and friends
 cherishing all they do
living, laughing, loving
never forgetting those in need
giving inspiringly
encouraging others indeed
Beyond the Thanksgiving table…
remember blessings said
being heard with a grateful ear
 humbly and earnestly
memorable words to endear
 emit emotions from the heart
those that last all year through
solemn thankfulness amid praise
to never bid adieu


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Trick or Treat!



Visit catnip’s sister site, Awakenings, for MORE hauntings…


brief video history of Halloween,

the craziest selfie ever,

comic horror movie classic,

a bit of nostalgia and

scary vintage Halloween costumes!



Trick or Treat!

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It’s party time…for the CAT!

It is a known fact (um-m-m-m? by whom?) that cats hate vacuum cleaners…

These cats are unaware of that fact…

Now that I have your attention,

It’s party time…for the CAT!


October 29 is… National Cat Day
Head on over to catnip‘s sister site, Awakenings for the celebration!




Touch of Catnip

Smiles and laughter at the close of day…

Would you ever guess “I ♥ CATS !!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😍❤️❤️❤️” ?


Bath Time

Cats are adorable and loveable offering the best cuddles ever but most of all, they are very independent. Their likes and dislikes are solely dependent on the nature of each individual feline. This is especially true at bath time. Take a peek at two extremes but get ready to LOL, then, enjoy the AW-W-W-W-W moment!


Some Things You May or May Not Know About Cats


Are you a cat lover? What inspiring cat moments do you have to share?

 “With their qualities of cleanliness, discretion, affection, patience, dignity, and courage, how many of us, I ask you, would be capable of becoming cats?” – Fernand Mery Her Majesty the Cat


It’s all about the box!

Cats! What adorable creatures! Whether kittens or full grown, our feline friends bring joy and happiness with their cuddliness and antics. Being easily spoiled, each is susceptible to ‘owning’ a plethora of toys. As cat lovers, we all have meow, meow, meow stories/moments to share. We dote upon THE cat with what the cat deserves…THE best, THE craziest, THE funniest…the search is on for the most unique toy! One of the best cat toys on the planet doesn’t cost anything extra, doesn’t warrant a drive to the store, doesn’t require a lot of thought, doesn’t need batteries, doesn’t require any tools to put together and best of all is probably right now, today, this minute, somewhere in your house waiting to be had!

Cats Love Boxes



Our Foxie: Click the Image

Cats love boxes
Small, medium, large
Size doesn’t matter
The cat is in charge

Inside, outside
Tipsy turvy
With holes, without
Straight or curvy

Big cat, small box
Large box, small cat
Same size, any size
Slap spat, that’s that

Skinny cat, fat cat
In pure attack mode
Goin’ for the goal

Pouncin, stalkin’
Havin’ a ball
Climbin’, slappin’
None too short or tall

Hard work, at play
Time for a rest
Smaller the box
Cozier the nest

Always one
Fits just right
Safe and secure
Nite! Nite!

©2015 Sharla Lee Shults


Having a bad day? Adopt a kitten or give a lonely cat a home! If you already have one, let some of that friendly feline persuasion make you feel better! Somewhere around your house is a lonely empty box needing company!


Catnip today came from Kent Gustavson. Visit Kent’s Cutest Kitties on Google +


Hello, 2015!

Happy New Year from all us cats @catnipoflife!

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At Awakenings, Catnip’s sister site, are ongoing daily celebrations, music spotlights and historical tidbits. Today, we are celebrating Electronic Greetings Day, which is November 29. Catnip wishes to purr-r-r-r-rt her own spin on the special e-greeting.
The greeting can be robotic, get to the point so to speak…
Or a special kind of sharing rising to its peak…
It can express love that touches the funny bone…
Or be a message of a more serious tone.
Perhaps someone is feeling under the weather…
Or needing encouragement for things to get better.
Maybe you need to send a simple message that’s sweet
Let the little e-birdies sing Tweet, Tweet, Tweet
Click Image
To celebrate today, I’m happy to provide
A message to make you smile inside!
Now, it is your turn to make someone’s day,
stop what you are doing & send greetings right away! Send them to family, maybe a bunch of friends
Perhaps there is someone with whom to make amends.

An e-card needs no stamp, this you can bet
Just click send right over the Internet!


After Thanksgiving

For some of us, the glutenous meal is over, for others it is yet to come. For our pets, I suppose when enough is enough, it’s enough!

How long do we have to wear these ridiculous outfits?

How long do we have to wear these ridiculous outfits?










Upon occasion you ‘meet’ someone who shares a picture, story, or video that warrants the sharing to continue. This time, for me, it happened in a Tweet. The little birdies sing all day long but time does not allow them all to be heard. This one, however, caught my eye – mira lo que hace este gato look at this cat his name is suco pan de huevo – naturally rousing my curiosity since it was about a cat.

As it turned out, not just any cat but a rescued cat. Even more interesting is his new home being with a person who implies he does not like cats. However, let me clarify with reason. He is allergic to the cat dander. Not unusual but what is so wonderful about the video he shared is his natural affection for Suco and his words midway of the video, “I love this cat.” You will fall in love with Suco, too, and the great message that is shared all the way from Ecuador from his human parent. Thank you, Andres.

May all share the message NO MALTRATO ANIMAL – NO ANIMAL ABUSE!


Share the love! Purr-r-r-r-r-r-r-r



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