Happy #TRT – Tummy Rub Tuesday (Week 52)

Sylvester has once again been featured on Tummy Rub Tuesday. He is the Plump, no Fat Tuxedo kitty cat!! Thanks Marc!! Meow!!


Hello everyone,

Welcome to another week of Tummy Rub Tuesday! Oh, and if you haven’t subscribed to our newsletter yet, why not sign up by clicking here to never miss a TRT again. 😀

The easiest way to join TRT is by sending us photos to info@katzenworld.co.uk.

Please find below the photos for this week:


Tippi from LIVING WITH MY ANCESTORS sure is very long. 😀


Meet Mitzi…


… and Roxie from moonlight phoenix has risen.

And Bamboo from Lulu Scribbles is back for another round of tummy rubs! 😀

Meet Sylvester from A fiery spirit. It was his birthday recently so don’t forget to wish him a happy birthday! 😀
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Meet Ponkan and…

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… Howie from MoéGrrL!


A very special guest is Milwee and this is a post in his honor!


Meet Newton who has been submitted by one of our Twitter friends.

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Alaa Murabit on What Islam Really Says About Women

Women must be at the table and reclaim human and religious right!


“Alaa Murabit’s family moved from Canada to Libya when she was 15. Before, she’d felt equal to her brothers, but in this new environment she sensed big prohibitions on what she could accomplish. As a proud Muslim woman, she wondered: was this really religious doctrine? With humor, passion and a refreshingly rebellious spirit, she shares how she discovered examples of female leaders from across the history of her faith — and how she launched a campaign to fight for women’s rights using verses directly from the Koran.” — TED

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The Daily Prompt ~~ Always Something There to Remind Me

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Always Something There to Remind Me.”

Naturally I had to start off with the signature song in sync with the Theme.

Naked Eyes- Always Something There To Remind Me


Let’s turn the dial on the Wayback Machine to 1964. St. Albans, Queens 115th Road & 196th Street.

Defiant DeBorah
Defiant precocious DeBorah

Martha Reeves & the Vandellas – Dancing in the Street (1964)

Mr. Peabody and Sherman
Mr. Peabody and Sherman

Now an 8 track Flashback to my Army days in Augsburg, Germany as a member of the 569th PSC. Hanging out at the NCO Club with my girls! Memories!

Deborah Ann Palmer U.S. Army 1977-1981
Deborah Ann Palmer
U.S. Army 1977-1981

Bringing the Funk with Parliament!

Parliament – Flashlight

Time to Shake Your Groove Thing!

Peaches & Herb – Shake Your Groove Thing

Get Real! There’s a Party Over Here!

Cheryl Lynn – Got To Be Real

Yes I was a Disco Kid back in the day!

Anita Ward – Ring my Bell (Original Disco Version)

Let’s Slow it down a bit. Slow jam on the dance floor of the NCO Club Sheridan Kaserne Friday and Saturday nights.

Heatwave – Always and Forever

Back to my Old ‘Hood’ Jamaica, Queens!

Tom Browne – Funkin’ For Jamaica

Rivers of Ecstasy



Ibeyi – River


Afro-Caribbean Religions | The Digital Caribbean digitalcaribbean.commons.gc.cuny.edu
Afro-Caribbean Religions | The Digital Caribbean

Oh Great Goddess Oshun Let Me Come to Your Waters that You May Wash My Soul.

Capture me in Your Ecstasies!  Wash over Me washing away the filth of modern life, Corporate America, capitalism, greed, anxiety and pain. Flow through me Queen of the Rivers with your cleansing floods. Casting off shadows I dive deep into your essence. Through the sweetest of baptisms I am made whole.  I hear the voices of my ancestors calling me. Calling me back home.

My mind touches the picture. Spirit possess me. Visions reach across centuries and your mind is at one with mine. I feel your emotions. Your fears. Your voice crying out across time. Ancestral spirits rise up from seas, oceans, rivers crossing the veil to those still earthbound crying, “Hear Our Voices! Be Our Conduit to the Future!”  Orisha speak through me! Orisha Speak through me!

Middle Passage and Trail of Tears join forces!  Come forth with Power and Grace!

I eagerly await your knowledge, wisdom and energies O’ Goddess of Creativity!

Female Ancestor from my Dad's side, Name lost to Time
Ancestor known only to God.

Ibeyi – River (RLR Remix)

Oshun « Brandon Valery brandonvalery.com
Oshun « Brandon Valery
Phoenix arising from the Ashes

Igniting an Unexpected Flame


Normal morning bagel run.

Saw him. He smiled, stopped & waited for me.

I was pleasantly surprised.

We walked and talked about the new building.

He made my day.

Still wondering what’s behind the smile. Why stop for me? Am I so special?

Little does he know that he has created a shelter of possibilities within my mind.

Perhaps there will be an Act II.

Shall I have pleasures once more or is this another sweaty middle-aged fantasy?

Hot Flashes need new memories.

Maybe I won’t have to eat myself into oblivion after all.