I’ve posted here about my dabbling in t-shirt design and gotten good feedback, so here’s one more idea I’d love to get your collective thoughts on …
There are these “name t-shirts” that are popular that say “It’s a [insert name] thing. You wouldn’t understand”. For instance, It’s a Jean thing. You wouldn’t understand.”
So my question is, would it even make sense to do a t-shirt that says “It’s a Tortie-tude thing. You wouldn’t understand”? Would all you tortie-lovers out there be interested in such a shirt? Would you buy something that says that?
Thanks a bunch for weighing in!
I’ve never noticed this. Does Jake’s tail have rings????
It does, though they’re very faint, and they only show up in the right light. Here’s a picture from last January:
And a closer look:
Your use of the term “crazy eyes” gave me an idea for a new name theme: Orange is the New Black. The show has mostly female characters but there are a few male characters. Do you watch it?
We do watch it! We need a large litter of girl kittens for that naming theme. 🙂
I know many of you use Gerber’s baby food to entice ailing kitties to eat or, as in my case, to help the medicine go down. So my question is, what do you do with all the empty glass bottles?
They’re such nice bottles that I can’t bear to throw them out, even to put them in the glass recycle bin. I’ve reused a bunch of them at home, but they’re really piling them up.
I’m thinking maybe grammar schools can use them for some art-y/craft-y thing, maybe?
Hoping to get some re-purpose/re-use ideas from others. Thanks!
Depending on my mood, I’ll either save them or recycle them. I’ve mailed out boxes full of them to readers in the past (a reader had an elementary-school-age child who used them for something crafty at school; I don’t remember what the other readers used their jars for.) I’ve been recycling them lately, but I think that you could post something on Craigslist offering them up, and would likely find a taker. I think that offering them to local schools would work, too.
How about it, y’all? Suggestions on what to do with a bunch of empty baby food jars?
I was like wait, who is Bandit??? Then I saw the hashtag: CatInLaw. Ahhh… Thanksgiving. Lol.
Also thought you snuck another cat in there for a moment. Bandit has zee French daddy, no?
Bandit lives with Fred’s mother and stepfather. He’s around 13 now, and he’s a gorgeous boy. He was super interested in my purse and spent a lot of time sniffing it.
Fred’s sister’s husband is the French Daddy you’re thinking of, and they have Kintaro, who stayed with us for a couple of weeks last year.
Oh btw, have we not seen the ducks lately?
Yeah, I haven’t been out there with the camera in a couple of months. I’ll see if I can’t get out there at some point this weekend so y’all can remember what the chickens, ducks, and George and Gracie look like!
HEY!! I’d like to hear more about Archie! Y U NO SHARE?
Because I was ignoring the situation, of course. 🙂
For those of you who aren’t Facebook friends with Fred, you have no idea who Archie is. This is Archie:
He started showing up at the feeding station a couple of weeks ago. At first, he’d run off immediately if either of us went out there, but eventually he came around. He was an unneutered male and seemed thin, so we gave him lots of canned food to fatten him up. He happened to show up on Monday just as Fred was taking Jake to the vet for his yearly exam, so he went to the vet, too. He was combo tested, neutered, and got all his shots. The vet estimates that he’s about 2 years old.
We ran out of Happy Days names (well, we haven’t used Malph yet, but both think that should go to an orange cat), so switched to another ’70s sitcom, All in the Family, and named him Archie.
He hangs out on the side stoop for a good part of the day, and happily curls up in this shelter nearby at night.
I KNOW you guys want me to bring him inside. That isn’t going to happen; we’re still swimming in a tsunami of cat spray caused by bringing Dennis in as a permanent resident and I’m not adding to the permanent residents’ stress.
If you should happen to know of someone who’d like to give this sweet, friendly, gorgeous boy a home, let me know and I’ll do what I can to make it happen!
Yes, she’s the last kitten, reunited with her brothers and sister! She’s named after the band Thin Lizzy, but her “legal” name is simply Lizzy. I had about given up on them being able to trap her, but we were watching TV Wednesday night, the phone rang, and half an hour later Winnie and Kathie had delivered this sweet girl to me.
She’s scared (which is to be expected) and hisses if you reach for her. She hides in that condo most of the time, but has been out to check out the foster room, and has eaten and used the litter box (thank god for the camera in that room; otherwise I’d think she hadn’t been out at all!)
The other kittens are curious about her, but they’re mostly ignoring her, and I haven’t heard any hissing between them. I’ve petted her a few times, and Fred reported that he pulled her out of the condo a couple of times to hold and pet her, and she tolerated that. So we’ll see how it goes!
Edited to add: They’re planning to TNR the Mom and auntie, but haven’t been able to get hold of them yet. For the time being, there’s a really nice feral shelter on the patio where they’ve been coming around – when it gets cold, they can go inside and stay nice and warm.
2013: The Sopranos, 3 months old.
2012: Dandelion went off to her new home just fine.
2011: SO stressed.
2010: No entry.
2009: No entry.
2008: Every time I look at him, I want to squeeze the stuffing out of him.
2007: “We should do Stinky,” Fred said.
2006: I’m telling y’all, this is the MOST mellow cat I’ve ever seen in my life.
2005: No entry.