Monday, October 29, 2012

Meow! It's National Cat Day.

Today is National Cat Day.

I Am Cat Print by TropiCards
Do you know why October 29 was chosen as National Cat Day?  This little article, called Pictures of Cats explains it, while showcasing some great prints and posters of cats.  (You can vote for your favorite one, too)

As long as it IS National Cat Day, how about visiting a couple other pages about cats?  Here's one about some very famous cats, and one that has some lovely trinket and jewelry boxes that are sure to tickle an ailurophile's fancy:

The Polydactyl Cats of Hemingway House
Cat Trinket Boxes

Enjoy - and remember to pet a cat today!

Monday, October 22, 2012

National Nonfiction Day is Coming Up

National Nonfiction Day is November 3.  That's just under two weeks from now.  So, there's still time to grab a copy of that great book you've been wanting to read.  Then, when someone asks, "What book are you reading for National Nonfiction Day?"  you will have a ready answer.

Oh, yeah.  You know it's bound to happen.  What are you planning to read for National Nonfiction day?

Now, while you're at at, don't forget the kids.  It's a given that kids really like nonfiction books.  Kids are like little sponges, running around soaking up knowledge about all sorts of things - Things like the stuff they find in nonfiction books for kids.

Here are several articles about nonfiction books written especially for kids:

Nonfiction Books for Kids Aged 4 to 8
Nonfiction Books for 8 to 12 year olds
The Best Kids Book about the Way Things Work

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Isn't this lovely?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Iguanas, Anyone? (from Netleeks)

 Have you discovered NETLEEKS?

It's a cool new website that lets you create a mini-page - many mini-pages, in fact - with links out to any other pages that you want to let folks know about.  It's awfully quick and easy to use. And, you can include pictures, too.  Even affiliate links, if that's what you want to do.

I did a page about iguanas on NETLEEKS earlier today, if you want to see an example.  It took less than 15 minutes to do it. How's that for quick and easy?  The link above, titled "Iguanas, Anyone?" will take you to it if  you want to see what it looks like.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Have a Pirate Party!

Need to throw a pirate birthday party for your little swashbuckler?
Here are some invitations, stamps, stickers, and magnets that might be just what you need.

All are available in three different color schemes.

From TropiCards

Friday, July 27, 2012

Weather Pin Board

Weather - good, bad, or newsworthy, it's always with us.  And it can be really interesting, too!  I have a pin board about Weather on Pinterest.   Stop by sometime, and see what interesting weather related things I've pinned.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ernest Hemingway's Cats

Hemingway House, Key West, CC

Ernest Hemingway
July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961

Saturday is the birthdate of Ernest Hemingway, one of the favorite writers of all time. 

Did you know Hemingway (whose middle name was Miller) left a feline legacy in Key West?  He did.  The author had a favorite cat, Snowball, reportedly given him by a sea captain friend.  Snowball was a polydactyl.  Yep, a polydatyl cat.  He had extra toes, apparently considered good luck by seamen, and Hemingway loved the sea.

Today, at the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Key West, you can meet documented descendents of Hemingway's cat.  Their caretakers have carefully recorded the lineage of the cats, and made sure to preserve, through selective breeding, the polydactyl characteristics of these very special kittes.

Want to read more about them, and see pictures of some of them that we took on our visit there?
SEE:  Hemingway House Polydactyl Cats

Or, to learn more about Key West, which Hemingway loved, see Pictures of Key West, the Conch Republic.