Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year!

I've been playing catch-up all week!

I filled in as receptionist at the church this week, bored out of my gourd! And, the computer I had available didn't have the stuff I needed to work the website, and it took off again this week. Some folks decided to send an article I wrote through the email, and everyone who gets the email is checking out the site. This is great news! However, I get a proportionally larger number of emails because of that. I've been playing catch-up all week! I get to where there are only a couple left from early that morning and all the stuff from the day before is done - then a few hours later, there are more messages in the inbox than before I started... To top it off, the email box is getting full. I'll have to do some file-clearing as soon as I have a moment...

The newsletter is ready, and there will NOT be a specials page this month. All the specials are included in the newsletter. The SEs are picking up the specials pages and while it might be good for sales, it's not what I wanted to happen. Anyway, the newsletter will be in your email Tuesday morning.

Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Bugsy Finally Got Her Stitches Out!

Missy Bugs finally got her stitches out yesterday. Because I only worked a half-day for the holiday, I got to go with. She didn't care for someone touching her tummy that wasn't me, but she did very well.

She's filling out nicely, and is very cuddly. Unfortunately, when I got out of bed this morning, her face was in the way of my foot (still on the bed), but I've apologized to her and all is well. She definitely got a good tap on the nose, though.

I found some cool toys at K-Mart last night when I got more cat litter. They are called "Crazy Spinners" by Petmate. These come 4-to a pack and cost $1.99 USD. I put out 2, and the cats love them. The cats weren't sure what to do with the toys, and put a paw to them. The toys spin and can scoot across the room. The cats love it!

With so many cats, giving them each enough play is difficult - one or 2 hang back to watch the others all the time. I don't think Princess has had any play with me for months! She gets lots of cuddles, but she needs some play, too. They do play tag a lot, though, and she joins in on that.

Well, that's the news for today. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas if I don't post again till after that.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Christmas Busy-ness

I've been so busy lately, that it's been almost impossible to keep up to date with anything at all!

Poor Missy Bugs STILL has her stitches in - I just can't get her to the vet to get them out. It's been almost 3 weeks since she was spayed. She's lovey, cuddly and very affectionate! However, those stitches really need to come out. Her skin is beginning to grow around them. If I had the right kind of scissors (round tips so I won't poke her), I'd remove them myself.

Beasley is very sweet, but obviously depressed. He needs mommy time and he isn't getting it. He's always having to compete with Queenie and Bugs. If he gets on my lap, Bugs will make herself comfortable in another part of my lap! I've never seen anything like it...

Meanwhile, Pretty Girl is just loving being picked up and hugged. Princess is very affectionate, too. I've been giving Princess cuddles when I come in at night and she's "hiding" behind the curtains. I move the curtains and give her snuggles and scratches. She loves it. She purrs that rumbly purr of hers and acts out her love by leaning into my hands. Pretty Girl is snuggling on my hands and biting again. These are love bites, but because of her history of biting, I have to push in and give her the gag reflex. Otherwise, she is really snuggly. She comes to me in bed and tickles my nose with her whiskers.

On a positive note, I only have one more social function till Christmas, and that's on the 23rd. It's optional, but will be good for me. I hate going out at night, but I guess sometimes it's just best for me to do that.

Well, at least I've posted a message to you. Have a wonderful Christmas, and remember the reason for the season...

Monday, December 11, 2006

Finally Approved!

My article was finally approved!

You can read it or copy it into your ezine.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Review of "Stuff"

I LOVE the Ecos-Pet Laundry Detergent! It is so concentrated that a little goes a long way. It cleaned up my knitting bag in no time and I'm using the bag again. I'm so pleased!

The Microbe-Clean does what it says! I heartily recommend it to everyone! It actually removes all the odor with no pre-cleaning on most surfaces. Amazing!

I'm not as pleased by the Vet-Kem Breakaway Collars. They seem to be for repelling fleas instead of killing them during an infestation. All the cats are wearing the collars, and I can run a fingernail under the collar and catch a flea. Not what I want in a collar, but maybe they will work better after using the Advantage Drops. We know those work in the case of an infestation.

The Siphotrol Premise Spray, as I've said before, is truly effective. I haven't tried the All-on-One Flea powder with diatomaceous earth yet, so when I do, I'll post a review.

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Article Finally Up!

The Peppermint Article is finally up! I had to go to another submission service because it had been over a week and still not reviewed. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the article. It's a little longer than the page on the same topic on my website. I needed to add a few words to qualify the article. So, if you just want the info, go to the page, but if you want to see the article, click on the link above.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Got My Stuff

I got my stuff in! I got a gallon of Microbe-Clean, a 20-ounce bottle of Ecos-Pet Laundry detergent and my ONP All Natural Flea Control. The deodorizer, Microbe-Clean, is for my landlady, and the rest is for me. I'll be using the flea control powder all over the building, but also on the cats. I can use it every place that fleas go! Totally non-toxic.

I need the Ecos-Pet because Missy Bugs got one of my knitting bags when she was telling me they needed another litter box. I don't want to toss it because a dear friend made it for me, and I like it.

I will be using some of the Microbe-Clean on my briefcase, so I can keep that. Just spray on and let it dry. I'll be spraying down my whole apartment, really. I need to make the place smell fresh for the holidays, and Microbe-Clean gets rid of ALL odors, not just pet odors. I won't need more than a cup or so, and I'll get more next week.

Meanwhile, my doctor changed some of my medicine, and I've been really dragging ever since. I know that when you mess with the heart, this can happen, but it's really messing with me on a lot of levels. I don't have the energy I used to have. Any exertion at all and I'm totally wiped out. I hope I get used to the medicine pretty soon, or I'll have to do something else. It's been about 4 days so far, and everything is getting away from me again.

Well, more next time. I've submitted an article, but I'll wait till it's up to tell you how to find it.