Catnip Bubbles Meow Monday

This weekend I brought home a bottle of catnip bubbles. Yes, it’s just what it sounds like, bubbles infused with catnip. The video online shows cats frolicking and jumping to get the bubbles. We definitely needed to try this. 

Apparently, my cats aren’t frolickers. They eyed the bubbles with suspicion. Rosie decided they were evil and hissed at them several times, which was hilarious and, of course, we blew more bubbles her way. Kimmy was the only one who enjoyed them. She rolled all over the floor and flailed around at bubbles floating towards her. Although it was mostly just rolling around, it was the most exercise she’s had in a long time. 

My goal was to get some action shots of the cats but it turns out that it’s really difficult to blow bubbles and take pictures at the same time. Add in the sticky catnip bubble stuff that drips into your hands and it’s even trickier. Next time I’ll get an assistant to help.  

How fitting, our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week is named Bubbles! 

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is a 1 year old male domestic shorthair mix. He’s a very social guy who wants to be on everything. If you’re looking for a social director/shadow, Bubbles is your guy. Come meet him at Lollypop Farm!

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Halloween 2015

We did it! We somehow managed to get everything done for Halloween 2015. Okay, maybe not everything. There is still a batch of cookie dough in my fridge that was meant to be frosted Halloween cookies and our 3 pumpkins are sitting in the basement sad, dejected, and uncarved. But, we can still eat frosted ghost and bat cookies and carve pumpkins the day after Halloween but you have to finish the Halloween Costume on time.

This year, J-Man made the jump from cute costumes to kind of creepy. This year he decided he wanted to be Specter Knight. It shouldn’t have been that hard, and it really wasn’t, I just couldn’t seem to start. I didn’t even start the darn thing until a day or two before Halloween.

His costume became a group effort, kind of like the group challenges on Project Runway without all the drama and the “Witch, please!” that usually goes on around group challenges. Sissy made the skulls out of white felt, painted their faces and stuffed them with the only thing we had handy, plastic grocery bags. My husband made the mask, thank you very much! The rest was me. I didn’t have enough time to make the boot covers he wanted, but he was really happy with the results and that’s all that matters.

Specter Knight Halloween 2015
Halloween 2015 Specter Knight Costume

photobomb courtesy of Jezebel.

It was the first time I let the two of them go off by themselves, I know, she’s 17 and old enough to take care of him, but it’s the other people and cars I worry about. They did fine, he came back with a bag full of candy, including a full-size Hershey bar and people handed candy to Sissy too. Score! The only issue of the night? Someone told J-Man they loved his Darth Vader costume. Really? Not sure how they came up with that.

We stayed back at the self-proclaimed Scrabble Queen’s house, ate lots of chili and desserts and had a great time. Once we were home, J-Man checked out his loot while we watched “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” and he ate candy. This morning he said, “Yesterday was a perfect day.” Yes, it was!

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Meowdeling Rosie Meow Monday

Rosie is doing her part by meowdeling to help other cats and kittens find their furever homes. She’s the poster girl for Lollypop Farm’s current cat adoption special. How cool is that??

Meowdeling Rosie

We brought Rosie home as a foster kitten when she was just about 4-weeks-old. We discovered she was deaf almost immediately and it only made us love her more. She was such a tiny little kitten.

Meowdeling baby Rosie
We had every intention of bringing her back to Lollypop Farm with the hope she would find a wonderful family. She did end up with a wonderful family, us! Life with a deaf cat is a little different than with our hearing cats, but not too much. We love our Rosie Posie.
Meet Keisha, our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week. It’s a great time to find a new kitty companion!

Keisha    #29836062

Keisha is a 6-year-old female domestic shorthair who’s a quiet, gentle girl. She’s used to living with other cats and young children and would be a great addition to any home. Keisha is available free of charge, to approved adopters, age 60 and over, through Lollypop Farm’s Seniors-for-Seniors program.

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ABC Family Channel 13 Nights of Halloween 2015 Schedule  

Halloween is my favorite time of the year! To help get us all in the Halloween mood, starting today it’s ABC Family Channel’s 13 Nights of Halloween. Think lots of “Hocus Pocus” (yay!) and other great scary, and not so scary, shows.

Here’s the full line-up so you don’t miss one spooky minute of the 13 Nights of Halloween from ABC Family Channel.

Night One (Monday, Oct. 19)

1:30 p.m. – “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”

5 p.m. – “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”

9 p.m. – “Hocus Pocus”

12 a.m. – Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride”

Night Two (Tuesday, Oct. 20)

4 p.m. – “Corpse Bride”

6 p.m. – “Hocus Pocus”

9 p.m. – “Stitchers” (Halloween-themed episode)

12 a.m. – “Casper”

Night Three (Wednesday, Oct. 21)

5 p.m. – “Casper”

7 p.m. – “The Addams Family”

9 p.m. – “Addams Family Values”

12 a.m. – “I Know What You Did Last Summer”

Night Four (Thursday, Oct. 22)

4 p.m. – “The Addams Family”

6 p.m. – “Addams Family Values”

8 p.m. – “The Hunger Games”

12 a.m. – “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer”

Night Five (Friday, Oct. 23)

5:30 p.m. – “The Hunger Games”

8:30 p.m. – “Sleepy Hollow”

12 a.m. – “Matilda”

Night Six (Saturday, Oct. 24)

7 a.m. – “Matilda”

9 a.m. – “ParaNorman”

11 a.m. – “Corpse Bride”

1 p.m. – “The Nightmare Before Christmas”

2:30 p.m. – “Casper”

4:30 p.m. – “The Addams Family”

6:30 p.m. – “Addams Family Values”

8:30 p.m. – “Monsters University”

11 p.m. – Disney/ Pixar’s “Toy Story of Terror”

11:30 p.m. – “Hocus Pocus”

Night Seven (Sunday, Oct. 25)

7 a.m. – “ParaNorman”

9 a.m. – “Corpse Bride”

11 a.m. – “The Nightmare Before Christmas”

12:30 p.m. – “Casper”

2:30 p.m. – “The Addams Family”

4:30 p.m. – “Addams Family Values”

6:30 p.m. – “Toy Story of Terror”

7 p.m. –  “Monsters University”

9:45 p.m. – “Hocus Pocus”

Night Eight (Monday, Oct. 26)

5:30 p.m. – “Sleepy Hollow”

9 p.m. – “Toy Story of Terror”

9:30 p.m. – “The Nightmare Before Christmas”

12 a.m. – “Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie”

Night Nine (Tuesday, Oct. 27)

4:00 p.m. –  “Frankenweenie”

6 p.m. – “The Nightmare Before Christmas”

7:30 p.m. – “Toy Story of Terror”

9 p.m. – “Hocus Pocus”

12 a.m. – “ParaNorman”

Night 10 (Wednesday, Oct. 28)

4 p.m. – “ParaNorman”

6 p.m. – “Hocus Pocus”

8:15 p.m. – “Dark Shadows”

12 a.m. – “Casper”

Night 11 (Thursday, Oct. 29)

5 p.m. – “Casper”

7 p.m. – “The Addams Family”

9 p.m. – “Addams Family Values”

12 a.m. – “Hocus Pocus”

Night 12 (Friday, Oct. 30)

2:30 p.m. – “The Addams Family”

4:30 p.m. – “Addams Family Values”

6:30 p.m. – “Hocus Pocus”

8:30 p.m. – “Poltergeist”

12 a.m. – “Poltergeist II: The Other Side”

Night 13 (Saturday, Oct. 31)

7 a.m. – “Batman”

10 a.m. – “Batman Returns”

12:30 p.m. – “Poltergeist”

3 p.m. – “Sleepy Hollow”

5:30 p.m. – “The Nightmare Before Christmas”

7 p.m. – “Hocus Pocus”

9:15 p.m. – “Hocus Pocus” (encore)

11:30 p.m. – “Sleepy Hollow”




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It’s Almost Halloween Meow Monday

It’s not just Monday, it’s an almost Halloween Meow Monday.

Halloween is less than 2 weeks away and I’m behind in decorating and costume-making. At least I only have to make one costume this year, J-Man wants to be Link from “The Legend of Zelda.” Not regular Link, but Toon Link. Of course, I know exactly what the difference is. Well, not really.

In the spirit of Halloween, here are a couple of pictures of Snuffy being a good sport about wearing a Build-A-Bear witch’s costume. What the kids will find to entertain themselves when they’re home sick from school

Almost Halloween Meow Monday Almost Halloween Meow Monday - poor Snuffy

Now for our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week!

Sir Lyell Von Chesterton #21282772
Sir Lyell is a 2-year-old Norwegian Forest mix. He’s a lovely, long-haired, orange guy whose breed originated in Norway. Norwegian Forest cats are known to be playful but patient and tolerant of the antics of young humans. They are fluffy to the max but only shed out in the Spring. Like other cats, they need weekly grooming then a major grooming job once Spring rolls around. They like to be up high so, think cat tree. Come meet this unique fellow at Lollypop Farm!

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