Friday, September 24, 2010
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Thursday, May 20, 2010
Rori just brought me five of her "babies" that she dug out of the bathroom garbage can, chirping at me and at them. Her choice for "babies" are q-tips! She carries them around, decorates the house with them, then bites one of the ends off and swallows it. Not the best idea, so we pick them up when we can, and usually put used ones in the fireplace rather than in the garbage so she can't get to them in the first place.
Tabby's choice is the cardboard tube left over from a toilet paper roll. Once she sees one of those, she asks you to throw it for her, then goes absolutely nuts batting it all around the whole house. She pounces on it, chases it up and down the hallway, carries it into a room then bats it out to the hallway again, and growls at it in a mock battle.
What are your cat's favorite household "toys"?
Friday, May 14, 2010
I have a pet stroller for my cats. Tabby uses it when she goes on her therapy visits to the nursing home, but the others go out in it from time to time as well. It's a Pet Gear Ultra-Lite, and we've had it for almost three years now. They absolutely love it! In the above picture, Tabby is trying to figure out why I zipped it up, because she loves to get in it and sleep, besides strolling!
I decided to decorate the stroller with various patches. I got these at local craft stores, but you can get patches a variety of places, even on eBay! Most of mine were regular iron-on patches that I glued on using Fabri-Tac. Don't use Fabri-Tac, because two days later the patches fell off. I am going to glue them back on with Gorilla Glue or another heavy-duty adhesive.
I also have a yield sign with two light options: blinking red and steady red. This bag attaches to the handle of the stroller, and the sign attaches to it with a strong magnet. The bag is from a baby store, and the sign (by Nathan) is from a bike/outdoor shop.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
At first glance, it looks like an ordinary aerosol can. However, there are no harmful products or byproducts, the propellant is nitrogen, and it is safe to use around pets without additional cleanup afterwards! Just shake, spray, and rub in with a cloth! It's very easy to use, smells great, and degrades into gas and water after cleaning.
Starla had just peed outside the box, so I cleaned up the urine then sprayed the Litterbox Odor Eliminator on the wood floor and the wall. Immediately, the smell in the air was gone, and within five minutes most of the smell on the floor was gone. I rubbed the product in with a washcloth, waited about 20 minutes, then smelled the floor. No urine smell at all! It had all been taken care of!
This product works better than Nature's Miracle for wood floors, and eliminates the odor in the air as well as the surface odors, so is twice as effective with less product. I am very happy with the Clean & Green Litterbox Odor Eliminator, and will definitely order it in the future.
To order this or Clean & Green's other cleaning products, see their website, Twitter, or Facebook pages.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Another awesome idea from Drs. Foster & Smith is the Feline Health Record form. At only 49 cents each, you can get one for each cat in your family. Fill it out with the pet's name, address, your name, and all the vaccination information. Keep track of when shots are due, when the next appointment is, and medicine refill schedules. If you foster, fill one out for each of your fosters and send it along to their new home when they get adopted.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
I wish I'd known about these Cord Protectors when we had all the kittens last summer. They look like a great product! Each strip is 10 feet long (yes, you read that right!) and can be cut to length with household scissors. They are clear, thick, flexible plastic with a slit to slide around the cord and prevent chewing. If chewed on, the cat (or dog, or other animal) will only be making contact with the protector and not the cord itself. They are $8.99 plus shipping, and can be purchased from Drs. Foster & Smith at the link above.