Hallowed Halloween

Hocus Pocus

Let’s all focus

No room for mean

on Halloween

Meowie Fly’n High by Peggy

Let love fly high

and fill the sky


Inktober Retrospective #5

Lost and Found

Oct 30 Prompt FOUNDPumpkin Head


Oct 31 Prompt MASKMardi Gras Meowie


Posting a drawing a day on Curious to the Max with a once-a-week Retrospective on CATNIPblog 





Inktober Retrospective #4

  Saucy is as Juicy Does

Oct 23 Prompt JUICY – MEEE YOW EEE! Meowie

One Blind Mouse

Oct prompt BLIND- One is better than 3

 Inky Dinky Dinghy

Oct 25 Prompt SHIP – I Spy Matey Meowie

Squeaky Inky Tober

Oct 26 Prompt SQUEAK-A Squeaky Mouse Gets the Cheese

Oct 27 prompt CLIMBUp a Tree

Falling (literally & figuratively) Asleep

Oct 28 prompt FALL

United We Stand, United We Dance

Oct 29 Prompt UNITED-Conga Line Kitties

Posting a drawing a day on Curious to the Max with a once-a-week Sunday-7 Day Retrospective on CATNIPblog. 





If you want to remember – Forgeta ’bout it!

It’s a strain on my brain

to remember

whether it’s June, July or December

Multiple memories,

lots of tasks

my brain crowns the winner

which I reward with dinner

Eats I never forget

Food my permanent mind set

Trying To Remember Multiple Things May Be The Best Way To Forget Them


“A new scientific model of forgetting is taking shape, which suggests keeping multiple memories or tasks in mind simultaneously can actually erode them.”

“Neuroscientists already knew that memories can interfere with and weaken each other while they are locked away in the recesses of long-term memory. But this new model speaks to what happens when multiple memories are coexisting front and center in our minds, in a place called “working memory.”‘
“It argues that when we let multiple memories come to mind simultaneously, those memories immediately lock into a fierce competition with each other.” When these memories are tightly competing for our attention the brain steps in and actually modifies those memories,” says Jarrod Lewis-Peacock, a neuroscientist at UT Austin.”

“The brain crowns winners and losers. If you ended up remembering the milk and forgetting the phone call, your brain strengthens your memory for getting milk and weakens the one for phoning your friend back, so it will be easier to choose next time you’re faced with that dilemma.”

I’m so smart.  I’ve been employing this strategy for years!  The only problem is when I remember what I forgot, I forget why I needed to remember what I forgot to remember.


P.S. I forgot to tell you that you can read the entire article

by clicking on the title above.





Fears I’ve Overcome and those to come . . .

Humans don’t learn to become terrified of spiders and snakes — we were hard-wired millions of years ago to fear them! 

Apparently, as a scientific study* concludes, the spider/snake specific response conferred an evolutionary advantage to our ancestors- who were able to identify and react to the creatures more quickly.

Reading this article made me reflect on my fears:

  • I used to be fearful of aliens coming to “get me”.  I am pretty sure that the time it would have been useful for them to study me has passed.
  • I used to be afraid that my mind would go before my body.  Since watching the decline of my own parents I’m now fearful that my mind will NOT go before my body.  It may be a blessing not to be aware of what my limitations are.
  • I used to be fearful people wouldn’t like me.  I now consider it a compliment that certain people don’t like me
  • I used to be fearful of snakes. I spent hours in my early 20’s watching snakes (behind a glass exhibit) noticing  how beautiful their markings were, how incredible it was that they navigated their way with their tongue and how remarkable their ability to move was.  I still am afraid of snakes. It’s hard-wired, you know.

  • I used to be fearful of not getting good grades in school.  I’ve got all the diplomas now I need . . .or want.
  • I used to be terrified of dying.  I’m not afraid of that since I’ve embraced the Baha’i belief about the celestial realm.
  • I used to be fearful of never having a boy ask me to dance at high school dances.  Now I fear that if anyone asked they’d find out I can’t dance
  • I used to be afraid of heights.  I took a Wilderness Course in my 30’s where we had to climb poles, walk across streams on tiny logs and fall backwards off ledges into people’s’ arms.  I am still afraid of heights.

Hey! My list of fears has really been whittled down!

All I’m afraid of now is that there are snakes in heaven, I will be a dance instructor for eternity and that heaven is REALLY HIGH up.


What are . . . or were . . . your fears ?





Pawsitively Tuesday – Sex Appeal

Fan-Tail by Peggy

“Sex appeal is fifty percent what you’ve got 

And fifty percent what people think you’ve got.”

Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren, one of the few  to win 
an Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe award 

Thanks Shari!!!



Inktober Retrospective #3

Here’s the third weeks worth of Intober 2017

HEALTHY fat is good for your brain!

click on the above title to read what the FDA recommends

Prompt FAT

Woofie’s Dancing Debut


Messy Clean-up of Filthy Mess


Meowie’s Soft Place

Prompt CLOUD

The Sky’s the Limit

Prompt DEEP

Furry Fury


Strolling by the Stream

Prompt TRAIL

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