Caturday Art – Cosmic Raven

I thought I’d push my artistic boundaries and try to create something more colorful today. I used PicMonkey and applied the sketch – colorize filter to Raven, then applied the Space effect. Caturday Art

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My Birthday Present Is Here!

A big box was delivered today and Mom said it was my birthday present. She ordered it from the Amazon forest on the 14th and my birthday was the 16th, so there was no way it would get here on time with the free shipping option. But that’s ok because I amused myself with some new feather toys, a little box from some books she ordered for herself, and a lizard I found in the house.

The box was nice and sturdy to sit on and do some grooming.

Dad helped me open the box to see what was inside.

Wow, look at how big that scratcher is! I’ll walk over and check it out.

Or maybe I’ll check out the cavernous box.

It’s fun hiding in here. You wouldn’t be able to see me if mom turned off the camera flash.

That’s better. Not perfect, but better. She turned the flash away from me but not off.

Ok, I’ll come out and investigate the scratcher again.

It’s very sturdy and spacious. But the box is calling me. Even my new feather toy can’t distract me from that big, inviting box.

I haven’t decided which one I like more – the scratcher or the box. Ok, I like the box more but I’m sure I’ll like the scratcher too. I’ll help you find a good place for the scratcher and please don’t throw away my box until I’m done playing in it ok?  Thanks for my present mom. You made turning 10 years old very special.

Raven’s birthday present is the PetFusion Jumbo Cat Scratcher Lounge. Raven also has the PetFusion Cat Scratcher Lounge – Deluxe and has enjoyed using it for a couple years.  She’s too big to fit inside the ends, so I decided to get her this large, open scratcher – lounge. Raven uses the deluxe scratcher more as a lounger and as a step up to her window seat. She only does a little scratching on it so it still looks really nice. I expect she’ll use this new jumbo version more as a lounger too, but it will also be good when she gets the urge to scratch.  The box was a bit dinged up during shipping, but the lounger was fully wrapped in bubble wrap so it arrived in perfect condition.

As stated on The Typist page, I don’t get any products for free, wasn’t compensated, and don’t have affiliate links. Although, if PetFusion wanted to send my cousin Pewter one of these I’m sure she’d enjoy it!  I sent her the deluxe model as a house-warming gift when she moved into her new house and she loves it. 

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No sign of my birthday present yet, but…

When mom ordered my purportedly amazing birthday present from the Amazon forest, she also ordered herself some cozy mystery books (with cats, of course). I have yet to receive my present, but her books arrived yesterday. At least they came in a box that I found to my liking.

Raven in small boxSmall but cozy.  Sheesh mom, tilt the flash to the ceiling please! That flashy thing bothers my eyes.

Raven in small box

That’s better. Thanks. I’ll wait here until my present arrives.

Raven in small box

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Felix’s sunbeam is eclipsed by Eddie Bear

While I wait patiently for my supposedly amazing birthday present to arrive I asked mom to dig into the archive and show me some photos of the kitties who came before me. These photos are from 2003.

Felix was enjoying a peaceful snooze in a sunbeam —

— until Eddie Bear came to say hi (and squeeze in on the sunpuddle?). Eddie Bear was a floofy 15-pound boy, so he cast a big shadow on Felix.
Felix in a sunbeam

Mom told me that Felix loved his kitty brother and didn’t get upset that Eddie Bear was stealing his sun. And Eddie Bear wasn’t trying to make Felix leave, he was just coming by to say hi. Once he realized the sunpuddle wasn’t big enough for both of them, he left and Felix continued his nap.

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Monday Mischief: Lorchen – a kitty who needs a helping paw

Hi everyone. Today I’m going to share an inspiring story about a cat sanctuary and one of the kitties there named Lorchen.

Angel’s Cat Sanctuary is a one-woman sanctuary in Arizona. Hannelore took it upon herself to rescue and provide sanctuary to 25 stray and feral cats from a trailer park that was being dismantled. She spent several months building a shelter in her yard, then trapping and spaying/neutering the cats from the trailer park and bringing them to their new home.  Many of you know I’m trying to keep Squatty the Stray – just one cat – safe and well cared for. When I read about Hannelore’s dedication and the lengths she’s gone to in providing a sanctuary for these cats, it touched my heart. I thought it the least I could do to share her story.

Lorchen at Angel's Cat SanctuaryLorchen is a one of the kitties at the sanctuary. Lorchen is beautiful, but unfortunately, her teeth are not so pretty. She has a bad case of stomatitis, which is a very painful condition that causes severe inflammation and other damage in the mouth. Lorchen requires surgery by a veterinary dentist to remove all of her teeth, and that’s going to be expensive! So Angel’s Cat Sanctuary has set up a fund raiser to help pay for Lorchen’s medical bills.

Three other kitties from this colony have needed this surgery, so you can imagine the vet bills have drained her resources. The good news is that after surgery, all three kitties are healthy and doing well, and Lorchen’s future should be the same.

We’ve put a little bit of our money where Lorchen’s mouth is. :-) If Lorchen’s situation resonates with you and you would like to donate to her medical care, you can use the PetCaring widget below or donate via PayPal on their Angel’s Cat Sanctuary website. If you donate via PayPal you may want to note that it is for Lorchen’s surgery.

If you aren’t able to donate, maybe you could visit Angel’s Cat Sanctuary on Facebook and offer your support to Hannelore. I know caring for one or two pets with health issues is stressful, and I can’t imagine the emotional ups and downs of caring for 36 cats and 4 dogs, some of which have medical issues that need dealing with! Or maybe you can share a link to the fundraiser on your social media to help spread the word about Lorchen and the sanctuary.

You might be wondering how this relates to Monday Mischief.

Here’s a recent photo of Lorchen being mischievous and not allowing her kitty friend Rosie to go potty in private. You can barely see Rosie’s tail in the bottom left, but Lorchen is right there supervising! Imagine how much mischief Lorchen will get into when her mouth is healthy and she’s feeling better!

Lorchen supervising Rosie going potty

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