Wednesday, March 30, 2011

She is a Marvel!

It's party time at Marvel Ann's house today because she is celebrating her second birthday! And she is doing it in style wearing her Cat in the Clover party hat! You look mahvelous, darling!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Black Beauties!

Black kitties definitely have the most beautiful fur for showing off different colored Calvin Collars!

Here is pretty Alexis . . . . .

and her sweet tuxie sister, Abby!

Miss Sable Kitty enjoys wearing her Calvin Collar for a stroll around the backyard!

Xena Princess Warrior lets everycat know that she isn't called princess for nothing!

Thanks, girls, for being pawsome models!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Go Orange for Animals!

April is the ASPCA's Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. They encourage us to Go Orange for Animals!

Pretty Zoe is proudly showing off her Go Orange Calvin Collar, and she wants to remind you that every month should be prevention of cruelty to animals!

You can go here and Take the Pledge to fight animal cruelty! Do what you can to educate those who don't know how to treat animals!

Go Orange in April!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Plastic Bag Caddy!

Plastic bags . . . . . gotta have them by the hundreds when you own cats! They are my item of choice when it comes to cleaning out litterboxes. I know it isn't in to request plastic bags when you're in the stores, but it is one way to recycle them!

My friends save them for me . . . . one friend even mails them to me! And they get jammed in the closet and look terrible! Not anymore, because I'm now carrying a plastic bag caddy in the Etsy shop!

These storage bags will hold a lot of plastic bags - big opening at the top to stuff them all in, and a smaller opening at the bottom to allow one bag to be dispensed at a time!

This is the purrfect item for showing off some cute cat fabric! You can organize and be stylish at the same time!

Gleek checks out the bag caddy and says it is a pawsome idea!

Be sure to check them out - I'll be adding more in the weeks ahead!

Knead On!

Is your cat a kneader? There is something so precious about watching a cat knead. I guess because it is comforting to them. It takes them back to their kittenhood when they kneaded on their Mommy's belly before nursing.

I recently made some kneading blankies for the shop. These can be used to protect a favorite chair, sofa, or bed where your cat likes to nap. Or it can be placed on your lap if your kitty is a lap cat. Made from fleece, these kneading blankies are the most pawsome place to knead!

Here is handsome Tigger chillaxin on his kneading blankie.

When my cat, Calvin, joined Catster, he started an I Knead You group. The group has 784 members - all cats that like to knead (and a few that drool while they knead!).

As Calvin would say . . . . . . knead on . . . . . .

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Keep the Party Going!

Who says we can't celebrate St. Patrick's Day all weekend long? Here is handsome Ra from Australia modeling his Calvin Collar!

And pretty girl Pie is strutting her stuff in her lime green St. Paddy's Day collar!

Have a fun week!

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Day After

Duchess either stayed out late last night at a St. Paddy's Day party, or she was busy watching NCAA basketball until the wee hours of the morning!

She is going to be taking some good catnaps today in her new snooze sack!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Get Your Green On!

Happy St. Patrick's Day from The Cat in the Clover! Here are some of our pawsome customers modeling their green attire for the occasion!

Pretty Zoe models her Calvin Collar . . . .

Handsome Zeke knows the ladies will like him in green . . . . .

Blue-eyed Rufus knows he won't get pinched because he is wearing green today!

Do you have your green on?

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Friend Journeys to the Bridge

Hazel Lucy became an angel today. She was 13 years old, and was very loved by her Mom, Julie, and by her thousands of Catster friends.

She was a big cheerleader for The Cat in the Clover, and I will always love her for that! She was a Catster legend, and started so many traditions that will continue. It was a sad day on Catster. If you aren't a part of a supportive group like Catster, it might be difficult to understand, but we really care about each other's cats, and we grieve when sad things happen.

Rest in peace, sweet girl . . . . . you will be missed!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Poor Ollie!

Ollie is having his first birthday next week. Unfortunately for Ollie, his brother Teddy decided the birthday snooze sack looked pretty comfy!

We're all sending purrs to Ollie and hoping he gets sprung from the vet's office in time to enjoy his birthday party! He injured his paw and needs to heal in a quiet place.

Teddy - get ready to give up that snooze sack when your brother comes home! Happy Birthday, Ollie!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Cats in a Hat!

When Popeye found out we had a new line of party hats, she and Midnight told their Mom they needed a hat!

She tried it on for size, and said it was a purrfect fit!

Then she told Midnight to give it a try! Now all they need is a party!

Thanks, girls, for being the first to try out the new line of party hats! You're pawsome models!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

New Line of Party Hats for Cats!

I'm pleased to announce a new line of party hats for cats (and small doggies) in my Etsy shop!

A Catster friend asked if I could make a birthday hat for her cat, so it inspired me to design something that would actually fit either in front of or behind cats' ears. Most hats have to fit over one or both ears, and cats don't like that very much!

These hats appear flat but they actually have lightweight cardboard and fiberfill inside. Their design allows me to ship them at a lower cost because they fit in an envelope rather than a box!

They also have an adjustable slide to snuggly fit under any cat's neck. Here is Inky modeling a hat that matches his fur!

Samoa is all pooped out after partying in her hat!

Newman gladly shows cats how to get the hat off with one swipe of a paw! Gotta love that Newman for his demonstration abilities!

I've got about a dozen or so hats finished, and they will be added to the shop sometime this evening. Stop by and check them out!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Poor Murray!

This is Willie. He is catnapping in Murray's new snooze sack that Murray's Dad got him for being Cat of the Week on Catster!

I guess Willie thinks he is Cat of the Week at his house! Better luck tomorrow, Murray . . . . .