Oh, I’m going to make you so happy right now!!
Genevieve (decorator/designer) is on Rachael Ray right now, talking about Christmas stuff.
For those with cats who won’t stay out of the Christmas tree:
Geranium essential oil.
Spray it on the Christmas tree….it smells wonderful….and cats HATE it, and they will stay away from your tree!!!!
See? I knew this would make you smile!!!!
How neat! I don’t need it myself – I haven’t decided whether I’m going to put up our Christmas tree or not this year, but even if I do, it hangs on the wall, and the permanent residents don’t mess with it – but I wanted to make sure everyone saw this.
I think if you spend a little time on Google, you should be able to find a place to order it. I also feel like maybe a health food store would carry it (I could be wrong about that, though!)
Those straws look like peppermint sticks. Very Christmas-y.
I got a pack of four (or five… okay, maybe even six, I don’t remember exactly how many there were) in the Christmas section at Dollar General. Pretty good deal, especially since they’re hard plastic and should hold up against sharp kitty teeth better than regular straws do.
This is only my second time commenting, although I’m a faithful daily reader since Emmy’s kittens were a few days old (and have e-mailed Robyn privately 2 or 3 times). I saw this today and just had to share it with all you ladies. Maybe your hubby/child/partner/significant other/co-workers need an idea for a Christmas present for you?
Diamond Cat Heart Pendant. If you add the code BRADSDEALS the price drops to $21.89. BTW, I have nothing to do with this at all — not getting a commission or anything like that. I just thought it was so cute, but I’d never have any opportunity to wear it, so I just wanted *someone* out there to get the chance to snag it.
This blog is the thing I look forward to every day. Sometimes, like today, I try to save it until I get some work done — so that it’s a reward. Most days though it’s the first thing I look at when I turn on the computer so that I can get through the rest of the day with a better attitude!
Hugs to all my fellow cat lovers!
Thanks for the idea, Charlene!
If anyone wants a good laugh this morning…
I love it!
Just came across this and thought it might amuse everyone here:
This makes me want to get out the vacuum and try to vacuum our cats – but I suspect none of them would put up with it!
Is that a Doodle Cats Notepad Miz Poo has her paw on? I LOVE Beth’s stuff!!
Indeed it is! I really love her stuff, too, it’s so adorable.
I had what must be my millionth Crooked Acres dream last night. In my dream you were keeping kittens in a laundry basket. You had a whole pile of them, and some were really unusual looking. One was steel gray all over, including his eyes – it was kind of freaky.
Another was peacock blue and gold, and looked really shiny like silk, only I didn’t get to touch him because every time I tried, the other kittens in the laundry basket climbed on top of him. Too weird.
I really really want a peacock blue and gold kitten. Like, REALLY. Someone bring me one right now!
I just finally watched the turkey video, and I have to concur on the absolute dumbness of turkeys. I work in a small village in Mexico in the summer, and all fowl are allowed to roam freely in most of Mexico. Chickens are fine, though an occasional rooster scares the crap out of me at 6 am. But turkeys are sooo annoying, and I’m actually scared of them. We’ve spotted them tearing apart a large frog (think guts flying up in the air), and if you approach them the males will pouf up and CHASE YOU. Plus in the roads, you cannot get them to move out of the way; they do indeed challenge cars.
What’s fun is gobbling at them, as they will respond no matter how bad your Turkeyish is. And a friend started mocking the male strutting turkeys with a French accent. So imagine a pouffed up male bragging about how much the ladies love his pouf, with a French accent.
This made me laugh out loud! Oh, turkeys. Just so DUMB.
Hi! Previously commented on the blog regarding getting two cats I rescued from a parking lot, so I’ll give an update: after they adjusted to cages in a week or so, they went home with a forever family, and together! Yay! Bonnie and Clyde (yep, new mom liked my taste in kitten names) are out of the woods.
Hurray for Bonnie and Clyde!
I just got back from my Tire shop. The boredom of waiting and the pain of paying were completely eliminated by the fact that there was a shop Lap Cat! I sat down to read a 100yr old Sport illustrated (blah) & a warm furry thing crawled into my lap. Really, every waiting room everywhere should have a lap cat or pup to elevate the boredom. Oh and they found this little guy under the hood of car…that rolled into the shop from 30 miles away. Car owner didn’t even know he was there. Happy Ending!
Once upon a time, I tried to convince Fred that we should open a used-book store, not only because we both love books, but also because it would have given me a good excuse to have a shop cat! (Or two!)
As we were all talking about going to Robyn’s for vacation when she posted the Google Map of her place, I thought you’d all be interested in this story.
For you non-clickers, the university in Canada is setting up a “puppy room” so students can relieve some of their stress and anxiety regarding exams by going to a room and playing with puppies brought by a local organization. I think the kitty lovers should demand equality!
I think all businesses and stores should have shop cats – but then, I guess that would make it unpleasant for those with cat allergies, so maybe not.
It doesn’t look like Alice hissed and smacked Thist, more like a light smack to protect her claim on the top shelve. I don’t know why, I thought she was a little more aggressive to the fosters? This looks like an almost playful smack.
Alice is actually not all that aggressive toward the fosters. If they persist in trying to get up in her space she’ll get hissy and growly, but for the most part she finds that a good pop on the head or a smack in their general direction usually works.
She’s even (don’t tell her I told you!) been spotted PLAYING with the occasional kitten!
Howdy Robyn. I have a question for Friday. We’re finally taking the kittens in to be neutered next week and were wondering about pain meds for after. When my husband called the vet to get prices for things they mentioned two doses of pain meds for each of the boys. I was wondering if they were necessary in all your experience. Especially since you mention how the kittens always seem to not even notice anything happened to them by the time you got them home. Granted these boys are now 7 months old so maybe being older will change things. Thanks
In my experience kittens don’t really need pain meds after neutering, but that’s with the ones who are neutered at around 12 weeks old. Though actually, now that I’ve thought about it, we had Rupert neutered earlier this year, and he didn’t really seem to notice that anything had been done either. I think that if the pain meds are included in the price of the neutering, go ahead and give them the first dose and see how they do. I really doubt that a second dose will be necessary.
Great and useful things for cats (and dogs)! I love the pet-cam!
That stuff is pretty awesome! I always eyeball the Pei Pod, but there is just no WAY I’m spending over $100 for a cat bed (as awesomely cool as it looks).
The last pics I took of the Weeds girls before they left!
2011: If there’s one thing Chuckles does and does well, it’s make himself at home.
2010: Did I perhaps mention that the Brady Bunch like themselves some sunshine?
2009: I tried to convince Fred that we should go next weekend and take a chicken to have its picture taken with Santa, but he doesn’t seem to be going for that.
2008: No entry.
2007: Tommy & Stinkerbelle.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.