A to Z: C – Marigold Bakes a CAKE


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Marigold Bakes a Cake

Mike Malbrough
Philomel Books, 2017

From the dust jacket, “Marigold the cat loves Mondays, for that is when he bakes cakes! With his favorite recipe in front of him, he rolls up his sleeves and gets down to it.

“He whips up egg whites…Easy. He adds a cup of milk…Peasy. Then he sprinkles in just a pinch of FINCH?!

“That’s not right at all! Neither are the smidgeons of pigeons or the spoonfuls of loons who noisily and messily barge their way into Marigold’s kitchen. Clearly a chase is in order.”

Oh, we all loved this book – especially Toby because Marigold is a lovely shade orange. And because Marigold is so beautifully illustrated. And the expressions on his face when the birds invade Marigold’s kitchen and when he has a kind-hearted moment for the attempt at a bird-made cake. The orange tabby’s story made us laugh out loud – especially when Marigold flew into “full feline frenzy”!!

If you have a human or cat in your life who is particularly fussy about everything, read them this book. Maybe it will help them to loosen up a bit.

Rating 5 out of 5 paws because Marigold reminds mom of Toby and his antics.

Reviewer: Simon

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Simon update

Good morning all!

We thank you for your prayers for Simon.

He’s decided to stick around a while longer! He’s no longer walking, but is slurping up his food and enjoying lots of love and attention. Mom and Granmama hand feed him several times a day, keep him dry with fresh bedding, and hold him when he gets fidgety.

PeggySue can be found sleeping near him a lot. We know he appreciates the company.

Now, for an update on PeggySue aka Dr. Jekyll and Ms Hyde.

Her visit to the vet revealed hormonal inbalances that are caused by a false pregnancy. She goes to the vet tonight for an early morning spay tomorrow. After that we are hoping she’ll return to her sweet self and BobbieSue can come out of hiding. (Thank you, Miss Ellen, for the ice cream cone toy. PeggySue and Simon share it.)

Thank you, again for your kind thoughts and prayers. I’ll be back tomorrow with a PeggySue post-op update!