Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Opt to Adopt Blog Hop! Traci Mae!


The Winnie's Wish Kitty I'm highlighting today REALLY wants her own family! Tracy Mae is six years old and it's about time her people showed up and saw what a real little darling she is! Please help find these elusive people!

Tracy Mae is a sweetheart who just wants a human of her own that she can purr and purr and purr for. She loves to be petted. She may do better in a home with no other kitties, or maybe just one other kitty. In the cathouse she just tries to stay out of the way of the other cats. But she loves loves loves pets and attention!


If you know of a great home for her, please contact Chrystal at Daily Dose!
email at c3k@lazernetwireless.net


Another big way to help Winnie's Wish is to check out and join in on our Cozy Kitty FUNdraiser!

There are  couple of new designs and every donation helps the kitties of Winnie's Wish!


Monday, November 24, 2014

Shelf Sitters and FUNdraiser Update

I took the sleeping mat I made for my kitties last year and put it on the top shelf and moved the bed that I made at least 8, maybe 12 years ago over so there are two on the kitty shelf, hoping to see two kitties sharing that space more often. (You can almost see the pink mat next to Leo)

The problem is that on the other side is the heat vent, which we have covered by paper to keep the kitties out (but since the heat is no on, the paper flutters and is half down) and no kitty wants to sleep by it! I would think they'd like the extra heat.. So I guess that leaves one good spot up top.

Glitter: I'd like a turn up there now, please.
Leo: I just got settled. Wait 'til after my nap.
Glitter: But your naps can be hours!
Leo: So can yours.
Glitter: *mutter* selfish boycat..
Leo: *mutter* pushy girlcat..


Hey! If you're still thinking on getting in on the Cozy Kitty FUNdraiser, you're in luck! We've just restocked! We now have more of the popular Kitties Hearts and Fishbones  as well as two new designs!

Sweet Grey Kitties

Cartoon Kitties on White

They are on the updated Cozy Kitty FUNdraiser page, check it out!


Tell your friends!!

Every donation helps Winnie's Wish!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Too Good To Last

Did you see yesterday when Cashmere had full control of the prototype Cozy Kitty FUNdraiser bed?
Well, once in a while you do have to get up, and when you do...

Sigh, sisters.
Cashmere: I knew I should have waited to go get dinner..
Glitter: Doesn't matter, you know that when you eat, I show up!
Cashmere: I gotta learn to chew quieter then..
Glitter: Ok, you do that while I keep the bed warm!
Cashmere: *grumble* You'll have to use the litter box sometime, and when you do.. Pounce, my bed!
Glitter: Shh... sleeping here.. zzzzzz


It's not too late! You can still get your kitties a Cozy Kitty cat bed or mat in the Cozy Kitty FUNdraiser benefiting Winnie's Wish!


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thankful Thursday

When I start a FUNdraiser, there's always a prototype (or two, or a dozen) to help me decide on the design.

Cashmere is very thankful she got to keep the Cozy Kitty FUNdraiser prototype!

This is my beddy! I will protect it from all comers!

No floofy sister coming from this side..

No big galoot of a brother coming from that side..

Perfect! That means I can nap in peace and not have to share!

On this prototype I was working on how to finish the edge. I had made a satin finish with my machine on the beds I'd made for my kitties previously, but somehow I couldn't make it work this time. The proof is the slightly raggedy edge that you will NOT see on the beds in the FUNdraiser.

Also, please notice the size. I have LARGE kitties! And Cashmere is no exception even though she's the smallest. After seeing a picture of their feral mother I believe they have some Main Coon in them, the Clydesdale of cats! As you can see, there's plenty of room, they are good sized beds!

If you'd like your very own Cozy Kitty bed, with a much better edge, you can join in on the Cozy Kitty FUNdraiser!


Donations to the Cozy Kitty FUNdraiser help Winnie's Wish!

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Opt to Adopt Blog Hop! Nisha!


Oh boy do I have a sweet Winnie's Wisher picked out for today! She's not been at Winnie's Wish long, but she sure got ready for a home of her own fast! She loves to talk, loves to purr, loves to be with a human, loves to be pet! Won't you help Nisha find a great forever home really fast??

You can find out more about Nisha HERE!

If you know of a great home for her, please contact Chrystal at Daily Dose!
email at c3k@lazernetwireless.net


The FUNdraiser for Winnie's Wish is live now! Wonderful kitty beds or mats in exchange for donations to Winnie's Wish!

Get all the details HERE

Help us to spread the word, both about super adoptable Nisha and about the FUNdraiser!
Thank you!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Shared Sunbeam

It's getting colder by the day around here! (I refuse to look outside as I've been told there is something white on the ground that I do NOT want to see!) But we still get sunbeams!

Kitties love sunbeams, or sun puddles as we like to call them. My girls are no exception, they love them too! But how do you share when it's not that big of a sun puddle or it's in a weird spot??

Glitter and Cashmere were trying to figure that out over the weekend..

Glitter (left): I think you need to move over just a little more. I'm not completely in the sun puddle yet.
Cashmere (right): I'm so 'over' now that I think I'm out of it!
Glitter: Not true, I see some on your side!

Cashmere: Do you see? Do you see what I put up with?
Glitter: Oh here we go, now I got some sun on my nose too! But my paws are still in the shade..
Cashmere: *sigh*


Want to help your kitties stay warm and cozy in a soft flannel beddy this winter AND help Winnie's Wish at the same time??

Join in on the Cozy Kitty FUNdraiser! See the details in THIS POST!

Please help spread the word about the FUNdraiser too if you can! Every share, tweet, and post helps!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Cozy Kitty FUNdraiser for Winnie's Wish!!

Cool weather is coming to most of us, so to help keep kitties warm we are starting the

Cozy Kitty FUNdraiser!

This FUNdraiser is all about sleeping kitties! We've got sweet cat beds, or if you prefer, we keep the sides down and it's a big flat sleeping mat!
The bed is approximately 12" by 15" with 2 1/2" sides, and the mat is approximately 20" by 17"


There is a variety of designs on these padded flannel beds/mats and I will try to keep a count of how many of each design are left currently. We're going to have to keep these designs on a first come first served basis. If the design you want is gone, I will email you to let you know.

This FUNdraiser it is VERY important that you email me either before, or right after sending your payment! There have been people who have not emailed in the past and I haven't gotten a response when I try the email address supplied by paypal. But since I want you to be able to pick your design, I need that email!

Each bed or mat will be $20 (US dollars), with postage in the continental US included.

Here are the current designs:

Cartoon Kitties on White (2 available)
Sweet Grey Kitties (3 available)

Paw Prints on Brown (5 available)

Butterflies on Blue (2 available)

Butterflies on Pink Leopard (5 available)

Cats Hearts and Fishbones (4 available) Got more!

Cats with Words (2 available)
(says Here Kitty, Meow, kitty kitty kitty, Lazy, purr, etc)

Now here's the kicker! You can also have your choice of either potent catnip or amazing silvervine sprinkled on the bed! Or You can keep it plain, with neither nip nor vine. 
If you do not send me your choice, the default set will be plain.
Edit: Forgot to add that these beds/mats are completely machine washable!
Now that we know how they are being packaged, we have a better idea of the postage rate!
If you email first for international, I'll get you as accurate a postage cost as possible! I know for sure now that a set of two beds to the UK is an additional $12 US, so I'm sure anywhere else with one bed will probably be less than stated here.
We will ship anywhere in the world. However, international postal rates have gone up a lot so I'm afraid most countries outside the USA are going to require an additional $10 US making the total $30 in US dollars. 
Here's a list of some of the countries that will need the extra $10: Australia, Canada, Great Britain, France, Austria, and Singapore
All other countries, please email and I will check the rate before you donate.
EDIT: Postage rates have changed since this FUNdraiser, please email first for out of the USA.
CLICK the donate/paypal button on my sidebar and make your donation,
THEN EMAIL ME at anniclan AT aol DOT com with your mailing address, design choice and if you want plain, nip or vine. I’ll get your bed out to you ASAP and send the donation on to Chrystal and Winnie's Wish!
If you don’t have paypal or prefer not to use it, email me and I’ll give you the address to send cash, check or money order, once it clears, I’ll send your bed!
Any questions, email me first!
Winnie's Wish will get at least $12 per set after we take out paypal's cut, postage and a small amount for materials. (Most likely it will be closer to $15 to Winnie's Wish, we'll know more after we actually send one and figure out what, if any, changes at paypal cost. Materials cost more this time as well)
We hope you will want to give your kitties a cozy place to sleep and help out Winnie's Wish at the same time!
If you can, please share the Cozy Kitty Fundraiser on your facebook, twitter, blog, or wherever so we can spread the word!
Also, Please let everyone know about the great kitties of Winnie's Wish waiting for homes!
Feel free to use our poster at the top of the page, or this sidebar sized one here:
We also have new special order crocheted kitty beds available now! They are 14 inches across, but can be made a little larger. They are also available for a minimum donation to Winnie's Wish of $20!
Please email me at anniclan AT aol DOT com to discuss details of these custom made beds!
 As they would be special ordered, it will take a bit more time to get them out as I will make them after they are requested.
Available right now are some that I made to test the design and just because I thought they would be pretty! EDIT: These are gone, but if you like them, new ones in these colors can be made. Email for information.

(click for larger pictures)
This one is a maroon-y red and blue bed. I can make any two colors you want. These are double layered and the bottom is the same as the sides. The sides are stuffed for a nice round bolster but the sides are not that high.
This already made up maroon and blue is a little smaller than the others because I made it first and was testing the size. It would be perfect for a kitten or two or maybe a small kitty.
The picture does not do this Bright Mix variegated color justice! My shiny black table kind of reflected and made the colors look a little odd.. I think it looks like taffy colors!
The side view here shows you how the sides are not very big. But it's more than a mat and I've seen beds with short sides that kitties love.
This color, also not done justice, is called Macaw after, I assume, the bright blue parrot. I think it's beautiful, but then I am partial to blue myself, lol!
See the far side where it looks shiny and darker? That's closer to the true color of this one.

Glitter is a large kitty, the daughter of a Main Coon looking kitty, and she sat in one of these beds. She mostly fit and if I'd let her, I think she could have curled into a ball inside it and fit for the most part, maybe not her tail since she doesn't wrap it when she sleeps but prefers to let it hang.

Like I said, these three are ready to go, but I am basically offering them as special orders
to the color(s) of your choice! (think team colors maybe? Match a room?)
Thank you!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Photobomb boy

Remember those pictures of Glitter and the shredded lounger scratcher?
There was one picture in that mix that I didn't use because it had been photobombed! But it's cute, so I'm sharing it now.

Whatcha doin;? Takin' pictures of the girls? How comes you not takin' pictures of me? I'm cute too!

Yes, Leo, you are cute too. Especially when your big ol' foot with those extra toes looks like a bloomin' onion!

Be sure to tune back into tomorrow when we kick off the newest FUNdraiser for Winnie's Wish!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans Day and Opt to Adopt Blog Hop

Today is Veterans Day! We are grateful to those who put their lives on the line so we can live free!


Today is also Opt to Adopt!


I'm sharing Sugar Cookie! She's a sweet kitten in Winnie's Wish who REALLY needs a home of her own before she grows up in the cat house. Don't get me wrong, the cat house is a million times better than outside, but it's nowhere near the same as having your very own family to love! Please help find her people, I know they are out there, we just have to get them together! Wouldn't you like to be part of the link that gets this sweetheart into a home while she's still a baby?

You can find out more about this adorable kitten HERE.
There is also a bit about her HERE down near the bottom.
If you know of a great home for her, please contact Chrystal at Daily Dose!
email at c3k@lazernetwireless.net


I talked a bit last week about an upcoming FUNdraiser for Winnie's Wish. I hope you will like the selection of kitty beds we'll have this time. At the moment I'm planning on the FUNdraiser going live Wednesday or Thursday, so please tune back in to see the offerings and for the opportunity to help a rescue that really needs the help! Thank you!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Glitzy Glitter and Her Cardboard Litter

Glitter better watch out or she's going to wind up getting fined for littering! I don't know what it is, but this girl LOVES to shred cardboard!

At first I didn't know it was her making the mess! She hid her addiction well! But you can follow along with this photographic evidence and see how bad her addiction has become.

This first picture is very early after the girls arrival. Note that there is some wear and tear on the edges and a teeny tiny bit of the green front is missing.
Glitter has loved sleeping on or lounging against this scratchy from the beginning. Star and Leo would use it to scratch a little then walk away, but Glitter alone has discovered that it's shaped like a lounge chair and uses it as such! (What probably didn't hurt her affection for the lounger is the fact that we got it on the trip to pick up Leo three years ago and gave a few identical ones to Chrystal for the cathouse at the same time, so the girls were familiar with the lounger, if not the smell of our cats on this one!)
I claim this, it belongs to me now. That is all.

A couple months down the road and you can see some of the green paper has been shredded off. Glitter, looking innocent as can be, just lounges there. Cashmere curled up under the chair looked more guilty!
Glitter: Someone's abusing my lounger? Shocked! yes, I am shocked at this turn of events!
Cashmere: Uh.. Yeah, sure Glitter. I'm gonna stay over here, it's getting kinda deep over there..

Another couple of months and I'm all "Oh my gosh, who could be doing this? What a mess!" What a debris field! And there sits Miss Innocent..
I think it was that Hissyface Star.. She's always got her mouth open to hiss or growl, she mist be doing this as well... Yeah, that's got be it..

What's that? The lounger's been here for years and she's never done anything like this before? Well... Oh, she must have realized that I like it! Yeah, there ya go.. that's the ticket... Ok then? Not my fault.

Not too long after the above picture, but you can see that there is a bit more off.
Um, I have no explanation for how there are more shreds even after Star went to the bridge.. Maybe it was Leo after all?

What do you mean it's too small for Giant Boy to use? I'm starting to think you might be implying something about me.. This conversation is over.

This is just the other day. Hmm I really should clean the toys and things out from under that chair..
Fine, if you want to think I'm the shredder, there's nothing I can do to stop you.. Just because my fur is full of cardboard shreds and you 'claim' to have seen me pulling off bits with my teeth.. NO one will believe you! I'm too pretty and lady like to be convicted of such a crime!

I wonder if she'd let me use the vacuum hose on her...