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Saturday, October 29, 2011

It's All About Catitude Blog Hop-Day Two

October 28 & 29

Welcome to Day Two the “It’s All About Catitude”  Blog Hop which I am hosting in honor
of National Cat Day, October 29, 2011, and our furry little felines.   The theme of the hop is “It’s All 
About Catitude” and 19 crafty ladies have come together to create some purrfectly adorable 
projects in  honor of National Cat Day and our furry little felines.  The hop will run for two days, 
October 28, 2011 and October 29, 2011.  So please be sure to check out each day to see what 
new project each of our talented ladies has in store for you.

It’s All About Cat Blog Hop Lineup:
1. Barbara B. http://barbarab3.blogspot.com/
2. Crafty and Green (Tina) - http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com/
3. Haidee http://created2bunique.blogspot.com/
4. Janet S http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
5. Vicki http://scrapbookingcreationsbyvicki.blogspot.com/
6. Linda T http://www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com/
7. Lisa http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
8. Jamie http://myamusinglife.blogspot.com/
9. Gill http://scrappincreationsbygillm.blogspot.com/
10. Princess Penelope. http://thescrapbookingqueen-princesspenelope.blogspot.com/
11. Gina http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/
12.  Inga  http://mommahobbit.blogspot.com/
13. Vicki R - http://mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com/
14.  Yvette L. http://gammascreativecorner.blogspot.com/
15.  Wendy T.http://www.gilbyscraftster.blogspot.com/
16.  Julie K- http://jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com/
17 Lynda B. http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/
18. Shannon M. - http://www.purplelionpaper.com/blog

My Grand Prize Blog Candy for this Blog Hop is the Cricut Cartridge Create A Critter.   I will also have a little daily grab bag blog candy.  Day Two Blog Candy is a grab-bag of Cat scrapbook items. I will pick the winners on Monday, October 31, 2011.

Rules to be eligible for Blog Candy:
(1)  You MUST visit each blog and leave a comment on every blog in the hop each day
(2) Leave a comment below on my blog
(3) Become a follower at "Craftin’ with Barbara”
If you become a follower at The Adventures of Cuddles and Kit Kat and tell me what is your favorite cat movie? you will get an extra opportunity at the blog candy.  

As we all know, Cats have their own personality and most definitely an attitude.  I have had 3 cats of my own, and I also took care of my mom’s cat and my godson’s cat.  Needless to say, each of those 5 cats have/had their own distinct personality and are/were lovable furballs.  In fact, my two darling furbabies, Cuddles and Kit Kat have started their page.  Please be sure to check out their page.  They would love some friends.  And I heard they are giving out some blog candy of their own, including a special treat to a furry friend follower.

 After Fluffy passed away, I didn't think I would ever get another cat, because well, I never thought I would find such a sweetie as her.  And, I was taking care of my Mom's cat, Tuffy and my godson's cat, Sabrina since neither were able to keep their cats at their homes since they each moved into new places.  But my grandparents' friend who was a vet had some little kittens, and my grandparents told me to go over and pick out one.   Well, I went to the vets, and the vet assistant walked me over to the cage.  As we walked toward the cage, I noticed this white and orange paw reaching out the cage, and this little orange and white kitten.  The tech reached in and picked up the little furball.  She handed her to me and the kitten immediately began licking my nose and giving me kitty kisses as she purred happily.  The tech said she had never done that to them or anyone else.  So, I joke that Cuddles adopted me.  And ever since she has been giving me kitty kisses.   Cuddles is 18 years old.  And I can't even begin to tell you what an absolutely adorable and good natured cat she is.  We have been through alot together and she is my precious furbaby.  She got along great with Tuffy and Sabrina.  The three of them would cuddle.  And after I married, she got a big black lab brother named Brady whom she came to adore.  After Tuffy, Sabrina and Brady passed away, she was lonely. but she still loved cuddling with Mom and Dad.  When she can't find us or her sister, she cries loudly. 
 She loves this easter bunny as it plays the Here Comes Peter Cotton Tail and the eggs opens with a chick popping out.  She sniffs the chick every time.
 She lets Mommy dress her up.
 She loves to cuddle with her Mommy.
 She loves giving her kitty kisses
. And of course, she loves to party!

      A few years after her stroke, my mom moved into her own apartment again.  She had lived with us and she bonded with Cuddles.  So, she was lonely.  One day while at the Vet, I noticed a cat in a cage.   It was up for adoption. Once I picked her up, I knew we needed to adopted her.   The tech told me she had been kept in a cage alot as the previous owner had gone to jail and had a friend watch her, but the friend didn't like cats so the friend eventually tired of caring for her and brought her to the Vet.   So, I got the cat for my mom. .   We named her Kit Kat.  She was 18 months and she a Seal Point Himayalan.  A year later, my mom had to move into assisted living and she couldn't keep Kit Kat.   So, Kit Kat came to live with us.  At first, Kit Kat was standoffish but soon, she was part of the family.  Cuddling with us and Cuddles.  Purring loudly and playing happily.  She still doesn't like loud noises specially firecrackers and thunder.  At first Cuddles pretended not to like her, but soon, they were sisters.  And now, they love to hang out together.  Kit Kat is a sweetie.  She loves her older sister and loves to clean her. She loves sitting in my craft room as I craft.

 She tolerates Mommy putting silly hats on her

Sisterly Love

 My Projects
 I used my Cricut to cut out the Title and Paw.  The Cat was cut with my Sizzix.  Cuddles tolerated me putting Daddy's hats on her and taking her picture.


Now, hop on over to Tina at Crafty and Green and see the beautiful creations she has made for the hop.  I want to thank the talented ladies of this hop.  And, Remember, to adopt/rescue a little furry feline friend.


EnjoliCollums said...

The "cat Deere" is priceless! I love all of your great work.


Vicki said...

Super cute layouts of your kitties! I could read cat stories all day long because they do have different personalities each and every one of them..My Grumpy is the only one I have talked about here but I have had sooo many cats. I know that God knew we would need them so He blessed us!..


Patti Ross said...

Soooooooooooo cute!!! I have had cats and am now allergic, as is my son and grand-daughter...so I have become a yorky dog person. Just love your layouts...so special!

Patti Ross

Amanda said...

Fantastic layouts...I LOVE LOVE LOVE them, you have done such a great job.


lindaplus3 said...

Looove your cats.. i have 3 and one is a himalayan named miss turtle... my favorite cat movie is an old disney one,,, Thomasina :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

smyiow said...

I love all your layouts! This has been a really fun hop!


Vicki said...

Wow, you've been busy. Love all the layouts. Wonder if I could get my cats to wear hats? Thanks for hosting just a fun hop.

vwilson577 at yahoo.com

HockeyScrap said...

Love the stories. Love the layouts! John Deere one is adorable. Dbonczek@comcast.net

kimberly said...

very cute... love the lo's you have done. my dd cat gives her kisses on her nose as well... and she is the only one who gets them!! He is truely her cat

Kim H said...

Oh the kitties are adorable and so are the layouts. They all say kitty. Thank you for the hop and chances to win. My favorite kitty movie is probably "That Darn Cat", the original one.

kimberly said...

Hey Barbara -
I know I have already left a comment but I wanted you to know I tried to leave comments on all posts for both days... but some didn't post on Saturday :( - just an fyi

Janet said...

Kit Kat is gorgeous as well as her sister Cuddles, I am enjoying all the cat tales and the photos. Your album is awesome BTW! TFS
Big Blog Hugs! Janet

OCCricut said...

Such sweet photos of your kitties!!! I really like your LOs

Gill McCall said...

AW i love your photos and i am amazed at how placid they are to let you dress them up. I have tried tried and tried with mine but fail each time. I did snap a terrible pic of lucky wearing a santa hat - think i might use it in a project ! I adore what you have created on these pages - such precious memories. Thank you for hosting this hop and having me on board.

Haidee said...

Cute fur babies... TFS all the LO & thanks for letting us share our fur babies off, hehehe

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

Cute, cute, cute!!!
Puppy Hugs!