Saturday, October 24, 2009

Okay, so after some cat lovin' and computer competition (the feline felt compelled to cover the keyboard as he purred contentment and slept!) I decided to check some blogs (being as how I was so busy petting and hugging the cat and couldn't have fun scrap booking!). Well happy day, I found a "win a prize" type of thing. Turns out if I share the good news (which is hard because it means more competition but I just can't resist sharing crafty ideas) I could enter to win a cuttlebug. OOooh, my latest wish -for item! So here is the link... And by the way, I also wish for the SCAL software...hint hint family!

confine a cat?!

Our furry friend came in one morning after a night of hunting, with a really bad limp - walking on three legs type of limp. We took the feline to the vet. to confirm what we knew, he had a broken leg, totally broken leg, like two pieces from one. His left rear leg just dangles. Poor kitty. We (the whole fam.) is so sad and hoping he can mend but it is hard! The vet said to keep him from walking and more importantly jumping up on furniture. How do you do that with a cat?! We borrowed a pet kennel, designed for a large dog, (thank you uncle Bruce!) but after adding the litter box, the cat only had enough space to lay down. How do you keep an active cat from being active? And it isn't for just a few days - it's for six weeks! And still our beloved pet may still have a gimp. I have resigned myself to having a three legged mouse trap but worry about getting thru. the next six weeks of nightly meowing/howling. We keep him comfortable (with vet prepared pain pills), cater to his needs by bring the food and water to him as he lounges on the comfy feather bed (when we can catsit) but he still wants to walk around, jump up on couches and be independent. Sigh. So how do you confine a cat so he can recuperate!? Isn't confined cat an oxymoron?

Saturday, October 17, 2009


Perfect Pages, Everyday Grid Layout
Complete Scrapbook Kit!
After a couple days of scrapbooking and commenting to my mother how I am running out of paper (and money), I returned home today to discover a box had been delivered to me. It was from Colorbok. I had remembered I completed a survey for the company a few weeks back and if I was one of 100 first responders I would receive a thank you gift. Well I did get an email telling me I was one of the first 100 and a package would be sent soon. I quickly forgot about it (it WAS several weeks ago) and wasn't sure if I really was a "winner" but today's gift changed that! It was a great thank you package. First was a Perfect Pages pack with over 70 pieces, and I thought what a great prize but underneath was a complete scrapbook kit with over 1,000 pieces! Whoo Hoo, just what I needed. Included were at least 2 doz. papers with coordinating embellies and a 12in x 12in postbound Album!. I am so excited I just had to share a picture of the goodies! A big fat thank you goes out to the COLORBOK company! (if I had an Umlaut it would be above the last "O")