Posts Tagged ‘cat’

★★★★★Recommend picture book. My three year old was attentive to this alternate retelling of the classic Prince and the Pauper story. It is a pleasant story that examines curiosity in a positive way. Gratitude is also expressed in this picture book. Easy rhyme text and sweet illustrations have made it an often requested read.

I received this book from the author to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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A Connect-the-Dots Activity Book

paperback, 48 pages.

Review: This is an activity book/ coffee table book. Creative on the part of the author but it doesn’t leave much for the participant since it’s just simply connecting a few dots. Cat photos are full color and the pages are perforated. It is a unique paperback for artsy type people and/or cat lovers. Would be a good gift giving idea. Overall: like not love.

The Blogging for Books program provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.





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A cat who thinks he’s a duck?  He must be Quackers!!

This quirky funny book is about standing out, fitting in, and building a life with room for all.

Quackers is a duck. Sure, he may have paws and whiskers. And his quacks might sound more like…well, meows, but he lives among ducks, everyone he knows is a duck, and he’s happy.
Then Quackers meets another duck who looks like him (& talks like him, too!)—but he calls himself a cat. So silly!

Quackers loves being among his new friends the cats, but he also misses his duck friends, and so he finds a way to combine the best of both worlds. Part cat, part duck, all Quackers!

Hardcover book. pages- 40. Ages 3-7

This is cute story that teaches on friendship and acceptance. The characters in this story (ducks & cats) are nice (no conflict). And the illustrations (soft colored pencil look) work with the story. Quackers is Liz Wong’s debut children’s book. Text didn’t hold the attention of my 2 year old reviewer. It’s a good story but confusing for a little one (a cat that is called a duck). Better suited for older children.

LIz Wong/Randon House Publishers provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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a freshly washed beanbag cover drying over a patio chair

with a cat inside


kitty, here’s photographic evidence that you are NOT invisible 


“A bean bag is a perfect place to sulk. You can sink way down deep, and sulk for hours… You only have to stick your head up once in a while… to see if anybody cares.”

― Charles M. Schulz, The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 15: 1979-1980

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What do you mean “Good Morning”? It’s Monday!


 In remembrance

of a special kitty

who adopted us July 4th several years ago

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SleekEZ was formed by long-time, advanced equine dentist Jennifer Tipton.  Jennifer travels throughout the United States making horses happy, and always enjoys a pretty horse! She is a horse, kitty and dog owner, and lives in Montana where the winters are long and springs are, well, hairy. But, no matter what part of the world you are in, animals shed hair, dirt and dander year round. SleekEZ is one of the best shedding tools on the market and claimed to be better than the Furminator at half the cost!

The SleekEZ is available in three sizes: 10″, 5″, and 2½” for horses, dogs, and cats. They can be purchased separately or together in a combo pack. I tried all three sizes on both horse and cat with great results. I mean super terrific results! 



It is lightweight and easy to use. The blade is exclusive to SleekEZ; the tiny teeth does a great job on removing the loose hair. It is made in the USA from “poplar wood waterproofed with a ‘green’ water-based lacquer”.

And check this out ↓


The SleekEZ is tops for shedding hair. It’s been fun sharing this locally with my horse friends. Everyone is so impressed.

Notes From Dawn received the combo pack from SleekEZ in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.




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The famous quote ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’ was first stated by author George Elliot in 1860. This phrase was used by Elliot in the book The Mill on the Floss and became a popular saying in the early 1920’s. (source)


I took this pic at my local used-book bookstore where I treasure hunt for nothing in particular.

What do you think is cool?


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Just a cat out of the bag



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You have brains in your head.

You have feet in your shoes.

You can steer yourself any direction you choose.

You’re on your own. And you know what you know.

And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go. 


quote – Dr. Seuss

image – Cuatro

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O suns and skies and clouds of June, 
And flowers of June together, 
Ye cannot rival for one hour 
October’s bright blue weather;

When loud the bumblebee makes haste, 
Belated, thriftless vagrant, 
And goldenrod is dying fast, 
And lanes with grapes are fragrant;

When gentians roll their fingers tight 
To save them for the morning, 
And chestnuts fall from satin burrs 
Without a sound of warning;

When on the ground red apples lie 
In piles like jewels shining, 
And redder still on old stone walls 
Are leaves of woodbine twining;

When all the lovely wayside things 
Their white-winged seeds are sowing, 
And in the fields still green and fair, 
Late aftermaths are growing;

When springs run low, and on the brooks, 
In idle golden freighting, 
Bright leaves sink noiseless in the hush 
Of woods, for winter waiting;

When comrades seek sweet country haunts, 
By twos and twos together, 
And count like misers, hour by hour, 
October’s bright blue weather.

O sun and skies and flowers of June, 
Count all your boasts together, 
Love loveth best of all the year 
October’s bright blue weather. 

Helen Hunt Jackson 

Hope your October will be lovely!


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