so I’m curious, how many Christmas cards do you send out? and how many calendars do you sell?
This year I sent out 301 cards and have thus far sold 43 calendars. (I usually send out around 300 cards and sell between 40 and 50 calendars.)
How long does it take your more “aloof” cats to warm up to others? Just curious because Oreo is very hissy/growly still about Gypsy (the new puppy). It of course doesn’t help that we have a very open floor plan and there are no good places to “secure” the cat away from others (esp with the holidays coming). The puppy just wants to play and chases her when she sees her. We try to keep Gypsy on the leash whenever we know the cat is up and about, but it’s equally pretty tough to do that on a continuous basis. Any thoughts?
We have a few places the cat can get to. The puppy is not allowed upstairs and that is blocked off. So the cat can escape there and often does. She can climb onto the computer hutch, kitchen counter, or a few other hutches. She also hides UNDER the couch in our family room and the puppy doesn’t know that she is there.
I don’t have any good advice here, so maybe someone will chime in? It’s good that the cat has places to get away from the puppy (and I hope you’ve got a camera trained on the couch so that you catch the first time Gypsy’s going by and the cat reaches out and smacks at her!) I’m sure that part of the issue is that Gypsy’s got that bouncy puppy energy going on, which can be scary to a cat. Hopefully with time and Gypsy growing up and calming down, things will improve.
And is that a little Jake and a little Elwood looking in the carriers at the True Bloods? Soooo sweet!
It certainly is! Here’s another one:
Jake and Elwood pretty much grew up with the True Bloods. They were all about the same age, and played and snuggled together a lot. SO sweet.
LOOK at this!
Starr sent it to me yesterday and said: I placed an order the other day, and a new box popped up to show me my impact of amazonsmile orders. I took a screen shot and have it attached. Please feel free to share this to show folks how a few simple clicks can make a big difference.
Granted I buy most of my parts and supplies for my shade-tree lawn mower/small engine repair work, and I suspect my purchases are on the high side compared to most. I know every little bit helps, and I’m glad I can help.
(Thank you, Starr!)
How amazing is that? It is SO easy to set up your Amazon Smile to benefit Challenger’s House! If you haven’t already, go to this link and search for and select “Challenger’s House.” It doesn’t change the cost for you at all, it’s so easy – and look at the results!
Other ways you can help Challenger’s House: donate your Fresh Step points! Kroger Community Rewards! (You do have to set Huntsville, Alabama as your “preferred” store so that Challenger’s House will benefit from your purchases.)
And of course the oldie but goodie: donate directly to Challenger’s House – Paypal link and the shelter address are at the bottom of this page.
Okay, I’m done sounding like an infomercial (“IT’S SO SIMPLE, YOU WON’T BELIEVE IT!) now. 🙂
At 3 am one morning earlier this week, I was awakened by the sound of a kitten calling for his friends to come play with him. The bottom of the stairs is directly across from the door to my room, and so the sound came directly into my room. I ignored it for a little while, but when it was clear it wasn’t stopping, I got up and stomped out and yelled “IT IS THREE O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING!” Dustin ran back upstairs and Jake and Stefan (who were sitting in the hall looking through the screen door at Dustin) scattered.
That night we opted to open the screen door at bedtime – once the back door was closed for the night – and let Dustin have free reign of the house at night. He LOVES it – he scampers back and forth, goads Jake and Stefan (and sometimes Dennis) into playing with him. Even Alice looked like she might be interested in playing with him, though I haven’t seen her actually play with him yet. Fred puts him back upstairs when he gets up in the morning, and Dustin has taken to the new routine very well.
And everyone’s quiet, which is what’s most important to ME.
Yesterday afternoon I was going into the foster room, and Stefan ran in as soon as I opened the door. I watched to see what happened. Willa ran over and got all up in his space, sniffing and sniffing, and then came over to me for some snuggling. She pretty much ignored him until he went over to the food bowl, and then she RAN over and got all up in his space again. Finally, she unleashed the Paw o’ Doom – and he responded in kind. Then she backed off and didn’t bother him again.
So what I think we’re seeing is that she can get along with other cats as long as they stand up to her. Dustin is a very docile boy, and her bossy, forward ways scare him.
2015: We like to say she’s “Floompfing around the room.”
2014: She swipes! She… misses!
2013: “Santa? Izzat YOU?”
2012: No entry.
2011: Annoyed Chuckles is annoyed.
2010: It’s Rhyme time!
2009: “Whatchoo MEAN ‘stuck in the middle with Poo’?! I THOUGHT YOU LIKED HAVING ME HERE, BLOCKING YOUR VIEW OF THE MONITOR!”
2008: Miz Poo says “I am TOO a kitten, and I belong in the kitten room! Go away, Lem!”
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.