Sunday, December 18, 2011

It's a Small World After All

I've had this cute spoon rest for years. I think my mother-in-law gave it to me during the time when we had our first calico cat named Callie.

After using it this morning, I was washing it off, and I turned it over and couldn't believe my eyes! I'm sure I've seen the back of this spoon rest many times, but it didn't click until today!

Nina Lyman is a cat gal I know from Facebook! She makes ceramic bowls and other items from portraits of your pets. Here is her website - Nina's Big Store!

I guess I need to start looking at the backside of other stuff around my house - who knows what I'll find!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Secret Santa Recipients!

More kitties are getting in the holiday spirit thanks to a Secret Santa who made an early delivery of some Calvin Collars!

Here is handsome Nico looking festive!

His sister, Oly, looks all sparkly and pretty!

Sweet Bella shows off how easy it is to eat while wearing a Calvin Collar!

Thank you, Secret Santa, for making these kitties happy!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Secret Santa!

A special pal contacted The Cat in the Clover awhile ago and said they wanted to play Secret Santa and send ten holiday Calvin Collars to friends! Here are some of the lucky kitties who got a gift from the Secret Santa!

Handsome Beepers knows how to model!

His pretty daughter, Ashlynne, looks pawsome in green!

Sweet Helen has been a good girl this year, so Santa rewarded her!

Calvin would be so proud that his orange pal, Roger, models the Calvin Collar so purrfectly!

Pretty gal, Tink, is ready to celebrate the holidays!

We think red is the best color for her sister, Snow!

Handsome mancat, Sampson Silver Dollar, is glad Santa sent him a Calvin Collar too!

We'll share more Secret Santa pictures as we receive them! Thanks, Secret Santa, for surprising these pals!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

All of us at The Cat in the Clover wish you and your family a pawsome Thanksgiving! We know later today, you'll be making like a cat and sleeping off that big turkey dinner. We have a headstart on you!

Enjoy the holiday!

Gleek, Newman, Violet, Samoa, and Inky

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Elf Yourself!

We enjoy the holidays - how about you?


Thursday, November 17, 2011

8th Sponsored Cat at Best Friends!

For every 25 Calvin Collars that are sold at The Cat in the Clover, we sponsor an orange kitty at Best Friends Animal Society. We had a generous Secret Santa who ordered ten Calvin Collars and that pushed us over the 200 mark. So, it is time to sponsor another kitty!

Meet Fredrika!

Here is what Best Friends has to say about this pretty girl:

This dry desert air makes it so hard to maintain a decent hairdo....especially with long golden tresses.

But Fredrika, who is a charter member of a famous cat building at Best Friends called the Colonel's Barracks, is a dignified kitty who doesn't let that get her down. She has a favorite spot in the high up in the rafters staked out, but she is an old hand at the sanctuary, and will come down to pose for a camera when it is requested. She also comes inside at night. She is tolerating people much better than she used to, and she gets along with all the other cats in her room. Fredrika was born in 1998 and came to Best Friends from another animal organization near Phoenix.

Fredrika is happy to have a safe place to live, but she still hopes some day for a forever home. If you can't give her that, would you be willing to sponsor her to help her maintain her elevated position here at Best Friends? She will thank you for it!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Newman's Poopology Book Drops!

Are you wondering what has Newman so wide-eyed today? He is very excited that his Poopology e-book has dropped!

You can find it at The Cat in the Clover! He is hoping to be nominated for a Poolitzer Prize!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Howloween!

Nothing quite says halloween like a good set of fangs!

Or cats in pink wigs!

Happy Halloween and Breast Cancer Awareness month from The Cat in the Clover!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Happy Howloween!

It's early, but we wanted to wish you a happy halloween!

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

All in the Family!

This precious family of cats and dogs are modeling their fall Calvin Collars!

This is Digby, and I'm digging the nose dot!

Precious is just as floofy as her Calvin Collar!

The doggies want to get in on the act too - this is Miss Tia, and doesn't she look adorable?

Gizmo is a cutie too!

Thanks for being pawsome models!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

National Feral Cat Day

Today is National Feral Cat Day - a day for awareness and education about these special cats.

Feral cats live in communities all across the world. They typically live together with other ferals, and to the non-cat person, they may appear to be stray cats.

They are different from strays because they have been without love and touch for so long that they don't trust humans. Therefore, they have a difficult time being part of a family like a regular house cat. As hard as it is for me to accept, feral cats enjoy living outside. This is all they have known and they have adapted to their environment. They know where to hide and where to go to be safe.

That doesn't mean they don't need compassion and someone to feed them. There are wonderful volunteers that spend much of their own money and time taking care of feral cat colonies. These cats need to be humanely trapped, spayed and neutered, and returned to their colony. If feral cats are taken to a shelter, it is more likely they will be euthanized because of their inability to be adopted.

This is my Kentucky front porch visitor. I believe he might be a sibling to my Inky because they look so much alike. Inky, however, was very friendly and trusting. Domino, as I like to call him, has become too feral and only visits at feeding time. Before I moved to Arizona, he would eventually let me sit on the porch while he ate, but I could never get very close to him, and touching him was out of the question - he would swat at me.

It breaks my heart that feral cats don't know the love and touch that they deserve. Please visit Alley Cat Allies for lots of great information on feral cats.

And you can visit Alley Cat Allies' Feral Cat Day site to find out how people are showing compassion for ferals.

Feed a feral if you have one living in your neighborhood. It will do your heart good!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Catnap Time!

Cats everywhere know that Friday afternoon is the purrfect time for a little snooze, and where better to do that than in a snooze sack from The Cat in the Clover!

Gump enjoys chillaxin!

Willie doesn't like sharing with his siblings!

Allie looks all comfy and cozy!

Alfie says the snooze sacks are super soft!

Nikko is a fan too!

Five new snooze sacks were added to the shop this week - have you checked them out yet? Have a pawsome weekend!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Gomez is Three!

This handsome mancat is Gomez, and today is not only his birthday, but also his Gotcha Day! Doesn't he look happy to be wearing his Cat in the Clover party hat?

Wishing you a wonderful 3rd birthday, Gomez. Party on . . . . .

Friday, October 7, 2011

Calvin Collars Are Everywhere!

Calvin Collars are being spotted all across the country! Here is cutie Dodger chillaxin in the yard while wearing his Calvin Collar!

Bandit waits for Halloween while wearing his not-so-spooky Halloween Calvin Collar!

Hoot prefers to be inside while modeling her Calvin Collar!

And doesn't Zeus look precious?

You can have your very own Halloween Calvin Collar too! Check out all the styles and be ready for any special occasion!