I recently posted an old photo of my now almost 12 year old grand daughter taking home one of the kittens we took in (our original 5) when she was 3. Came across this one today where she was playing with the whole group. My daughter kept telling her that they were not taking any of them home... until the little 'Siamese looking one' (in the foreground) climbed up and over that baby gate when she was saying goodbye and onto her shoulder. Yep, that's the one that went home with her. They are all still with us (except the grey tabby who got out of my son's house and disappeared a few years ago). And Cocoa (that's what she named him) still sleeps with her.
OK... my pottery/ceramics class has now started for Spring 2013. Our main project this semester is to make chess sets. My first thought was... "Really? chess sets?" Now it's not that I don't like Chess (actually I'm not a game person). But as games go, Chess is interesting. But for me the interest is in its fascinating pieces - not the game strategy. I mean, seriously, some chess sets are *art*.
Next subject: If you read my last entry on my other blog, "Cats, Coffee, and Chocolate", you know that I was recently approached by someone who wants to use my "7 cats in a bed" photo on a brochure about a product called Feliway for cats. After checking out the product with our Vet, I agreed that it was OK for them to use the picture as long as it didn't mean that I endorsed the product (I can't endorse something I have never used and know very little about). So I did email the photo and 2 others that showed our multiple cats cuddling together. If any of you have used this product, I would love some feedback. From the info I received from our Vet's office, it is a legitimate product and is sold in Veterinary Hospitals.
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Oh, i LOVE that last picture! Kittens are terminally cute, either alone or in batches. That's what I think. :-)ReplyDelete
Firstly ....ahhh ...not sure how she left any of those kittens behind. As for Chess pieces ...I think you will have such fun creating your own set.ReplyDelete
Lastly Feliway ...brilliant stuff ...they want to promote the chilled out factor...your photo is perfect ...well done to you and your kitties. I have known Vets to use the Plug-ins in their practices to create a calmness and we used them when we moved up here....the sprays are great when a new cat joins the fold and a little fur flies. xx
Angie, I'm glad that you at least knew what Feliway is...Delete
The *idea* sounds good... plug-ins or sprays.
A chess set seems especially challenging to me, because of the small size of the pieces, but perhaps that's only my uneducated first thought. I'm sure it will be fun!ReplyDelete
As for the Feliway, I already had left a comment about that. But I think that it might be used for the wrong purposes, generally speaking. Connie from Tales of the Foster Kittens had a post about it a while ago and I remember thinking that I didn't realize it really wasn't intended to calm cats. My perception is that this is how it's touted. Here's her blog link: http://www.kittyblog.net/
But how far back you go for that is another matter. I'm thinking November or December, but that's just a wild guess.
I think you're right, Kim (at least IMO), a chess set is going to be challenging. But I've *chosen* to believe it will also be fun. I'll keep you updated. If you start to see a lot of *!!#@* in my posts, you'll know the challenging part is winning.Delete
Oh my goodness, that grand daughter with the kittens picture is so precious.ReplyDelete
I will be interested to see what you come up with for chess pieces. Have fun. It is so important to have a creative outlet.
Yes, she was trying to hold them all together, but they just wouldn't keep still enough. ;)Delete
THANK YOU so much, for sharing these older photos, with us. They are totally precious. :-)ReplyDelete
A little red headed girl, and kittens! How could you miss???? :-)
Did they pay you, for the use of your photos?!?!?!?!?!?
No, no pay. But it's for a good cause. If it in any way helps cats, I'm willing to do what I can.Delete
That was one smart kitty....glad all has worked out and they are growing up together. I love happy endings. How nice to have your photo chosen...have you seen it yet? Maybe they will mail you one. I think you will enjoy the challenge of making a chess set...you could get very creative with it. Have fun :)ReplyDelete
I am enjoying the challenge... just a little overwhelmed. But you are right, it will be fun.Delete
Those kittens were gorgeous, Rian. No wonder one went home with your granddaughter. Good luck with the chess set. It's a challenging subject and I look forward to seeing the finished pieces.ReplyDelete
They were truly a wonderful litter of kittens... grew into sweet loving cats. We never regretted taking them in.Delete