Saturday, August 29, 2009


The other night I was checking to make sure all the kitties were accounted for, but could not find Twitty. I looked everywhere - behind the sofa and in the kitchen cabinets. I looked in the hall and under the table. I looked in the fireplace (!) and on the shelf high above the TV. Where was Twitty? No one would tell me where he was. Of course I called for him, but, of course, he didn't answer. I was 99.99% sure he didn't get outside. (Barring a hole in the wall somewhere that I didn't know about anyway.) I started moving the smallest things, just in case he pulled an "Alice in Wonderland" and got smaller somehow.

I moved the basket. And what did I see? A bit of black and white fur?

Yes, there was Twitty. These are new bookcases and the old ones didn't have space underneath so I'm not used to looking there. He looks at me like "yeah, I've been here all this time; it's really comfy under here."

He's lucky he's a smaller guy 'cause some of the others might have gotten stuck! So Twitty was extracted from under the bookcase and stowed with his brothers. Of course, as I write this we all know exactly where he is, don't we? At least now I know where he is. For the moment. Silly Twitty Cat!!

Friday, August 14, 2009


I checked with my neighbor yesterday about the status of Midi (Midnight), the lab mix puppy he's trying to find a home for. She hasn't found her forever home yet. Neighbor is planning on having her and her kitty companion, Jessie, spayed soon. Here's a picture of Midi and Jessie playing. Aren't they just the cutest things?

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I'm posting before and after pictures of my latest project. I have some kitty condos in my living room for the cats to eat in, sleep in, etc. They are mulitlevel cages. They also help when they need to be stowed away out of trouble. Like crating your dog. Anyway, the shelves all had carpet on them and no matter how much I vacuumed them, I just couldn't get them to look clean. In addition, some were rather worn from being uses as scratching posts. So I decided to recover them. I used some quilted fabric I had and made a sleeve for each shelf. That way they can be removed and laundered if necessary and they don't hold the cat hair and litter dust like the carpet. The kitties were a little cautious of the new coverings at first, but now I think they like them. And they are so easy to keep clean.

The covers were very easy to make. The hardest part of the project was removing the old carpeting. Ugh!!! They must have used a million staples! In the pictures you will see a bit of the hammocks that are in some of the condos. They were made by a friend who volunteers for a local animal adoption group. Very cute and the kitties just love them.




I got this from Fabrics n Quilts' blog . It's a great project & who doesn't have fabric laying around that was given to them that they will probably never use? Check it out!

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