Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Charles de Dog!

While I was playing with the kitties at Best Friends last week, Ted went to Headquarters over at Dogtown. He said they had more volunteers than they really needed. Most of the volunteers want to walk the dogs, but in the afternoon they try to avoid it because of the heat.

The guy in charge kept asking if anyone would like to take a dog on an outing into town. When no one volunteered, Ted said he would do that, but we had a rental car. No problem - they brought him a blanket for the backseat, a portable water bowl, some treats, and Charles de Dog!

Charles was a really good boy and loved riding in the car. They got out several times and took a walk. He was good on the leash too. Charles is 12 years old, and isn't fond of other dogs, but he is great around people.

I hope someday soon Charles de Dog can know the love of a forever home!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Best Friends Visit

Ted and I had the most wonderful week in Utah. We stayed in Snowbird at a beautiful ski resort right against the mountains - which still had snow on them! We had a rental car and took several day trips around various parts of Utah.

The highlight of my vacation was a trip to Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah. They have been my charity of choice for several years, and I was so excited to visit their wonderful facility which is home for over 2,000 animals - dogs, cats, horses, pigs, birds, rabbits, and other wildlife. This no-kill shelter has a 75% adoption rate.

We took a morning tour, and then volunteered in the afternoon. I went to one of the cat buildings to socialize with the kitties, while Ted took Charles de Dog on an outing in town. It was an experience I will never forget, and I hope to visit again someday.

Before our volunteer session started, we stopped by Angel's Rest. It is the Best Friends' cemetery, and it was quite a moving experience.

I hope you enjoy the slideshow, and if you're ever in Utah, you have to visit the sanctuary - you won't be disappointed!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Back From Vacation!

We got back last night from a relaxing vacation week in Utah - what a gorgeous place! As you can see, Newman wanted to go with us. He was super glad to see us come home, and we were happy to see their sweet faces!

I have lots of fun pictures to show from our visit to Best Friends Animal Society. What a great place for the 1,000+ animals who live there. It was the highlight of my vacation!

Friday, June 19, 2009

International Box Day!

I'm sure all the cats out there knew that today is International Box Day! Here is Newman in his younger days - about eight months ago - enjoying a shoe box! He would not fit so easily today!

The Cat in the Clover is going on vacation for a week starting tomorrow! The Etsy Shop is still open, but items won't get shipped until I return on the 28th!

Happy Dad's Day on Sunday! Enjoy the weekend with your Dad - I'll sure be missing mine!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Featured on Pet Boutique Blog!

I'm very excited that my Etsy shop is featured today on The Pet Boutique Blog! Handsome Mr. D is shown with his necktie, and Skeezix is shown in his fancy collar!

Thank you, Angela!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

A Girl and Her Mini Me!

This is Oly - a beautiful torti girl whose boyfriend Ambro sent her the Stray Cat mini-me from my Etsy shop.

She has named her Felina, and as you can tell, they are already sharing secrets about boys!

Don't worry, Oly, your secrets are safe with Felina!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Kissy Kiss!

Newman loves his Mawmee! He calls me the MRS. which stands for Mawmee, Rescuer, Suckee - because my arm is his favorite thing to suck on! He was taken away from his fur Mommy way too soon, and therefore, he wasn't weaned properly.

I've taught him that when I say, Kissy Kiss, he touches his mouth to mine! I was getting a birthday kiss from him last night!

He can be a real stinker at times, but he is so stinkin' adorable that he is forgiven very quickly!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Rest and Recuperate!

This is our friend, Toffy, and he recently went to the vet for a teeth cleaning and to remove a bump off the top of his head. Because he has stitches, he is wearing an e-collar to make sure he doesn't scratch at them.

Luckily, his Mom bought him a blue Cat in the Clover bed for his birthday last week - his e-collar matches!

There is nothing better than being comfy while you shake off that anesthesia! Feel better, Toffy!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

New Items in the Shop!

I added some wristlet key fobs in my Etsy shop a week or so ago. I had a Catster friend ask if I could make something similar in a lanyard. She is a teacher and wears her keys around her neck, and she wanted something cute that would show her love of kitties!

Another friend had the same request! I currently don't have any in the shop (other than these two reserved items), but if you're interested in the lanyard rather than the wristlet, please contact me!

I also added a new purse to the shop. I love this colorful kitty fabric! Click here to see more pictures of this totebag.

Stay cool!