Tuesday, May 29, 2007

New Goodies!

I have been very fortunate to find a new supplier for cat furniture. Burt Elias is local, uses recycled and reclaimed materials to keep costs low (no toxic materials!) and his designs are cat-friendly! I've put up a page of some of his designs. He does a lot more, and I have more to put up, but I'm waiting until the page gets a little bit of traffic. I may put up a second page of the other items, since they are more for cat shows and breeders.

Anyway, Burt is really friendly and his prices are excellent! The end product is attractive and sturdy. He doesn't have a website right now, so I'm selling directly from the website for some "stock" items, and his email address is posted for custom orders.

Hope you enjoy! I certainly do!

Friday, May 25, 2007

More on Foods...

I've broken into the chub of raw food for the cats. I actually like the way it smells. It smells good enough for me to eat!

The cats seem to be very full, and while they aren't attacking it when I put it out, they are eating it. Beasley is not regurgitating it as fast as he takes it in, so he's actually getting nutrition, too. I think that I'm feeding them more at one time, too. I don't want to leave it out to get to room tempertature, since it was frozen, so I keep it refrigerated. I'm feeding about a tablespoon in the morning and a quarter cup in the evening. They also have their crunchies, Innova EVO, and I'm putting the supplement for taurine in their water.

No complaints so far! It's been about 3 days, the food still smells good and they are still eating it.

I have a new goal for the website, too. I'm going to be really working it and trying to make it better. I have a reason, and I'm pretty sure there is another website coming as well, but probably not for a few months.

Later, gator!~

Saturday, May 19, 2007

I had a dream....

No, not the grand, social kind of dream (apologies to MLK!). I had a dream overnight that stayed with me and I want to share it.

I was in line at a bank or some place with a high counter. There was a young woman I didn't know with a misbehaving young child - perhaps the child was 2-3 years old. Running around and hanging on mom at all times. She looked very tired and was confused. She was very pretty, dressed well and was barely able to transact her business for being so distracted.

For some reason, I walked up and wrapped my arms around her and gave her a hug. I offered her a place to be safe, to rest and to be worry free for a little while so she could be strong enough and rested enough to deal with her child. She looked at me like I was crazy. I gave her a kiss on the cheek and released her and she left.

As I reflected on her response (still in my dream) I realized that she might be put off by such a direct approach and she probably was very uncomfortable being singled out for help and charity.

Since in dreams, our subconscious is telling us things, and we are represented by all the players, I think that my dream is telling me that I feel very vulnerable, tired and over-taxed (stressed) by the business of my life (the bank) and the other pulls on my time (the child). I think the child represents my internet activities and other efforts at self-expression, pulling at me and wanting attention. It is also telling me what I need to do - offer myself safety, comfort and time to recover from the stress of life and recharge my batteries, and that I can do that - I am in the position to do so. My reflection, that I am uncomfortable being singled out and that I don't like my vulnerability to show, is very true. I hate to be vulnerable or less than strong in any situation (which causes no end of trouble!) but I need to admit this to myself before I can address things. I need to be vulnerable to myself.

Anyway - this was my dream today. May you find the insights you need from it. I hope my analysis shows you a little of me, and perhaps you will learn (in your own life) what you need to learn from your dreams.

However, I thought the dream was interesting and wanted to share it.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all of you Mothers! If you've ever raised a kitten into a cat, you are a mother sure as any other mother. It takes love, nurturing and patience for children of all kinds.

Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

New Story Up

I got a submission of a story and put it up for you. It's truly heartwrming. It made me cry! I was so sad that Charlie isn't with us any more.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Woo Hoo!

Wow! Apple is So Kewl! I got this computer set up in no time flat! I'm still copying files and applications in, so things aren't exactly how I want them - but they are very close.

The photos were instant! No problem at all! Read my CD and they are all on the computer - and I was so worried!

Still can't figure out some things - like how to add someone to the address book, how to undo an action, stuff like that. I have to set up the accounting program. I'll run April & May on both systems and take reports from the old computer for the first quarter. Thank goodness it still boots up!

I hear it chugging away over there, and there is absolutely nothing running except a text file up on the screen. It's off the internet - probably for good. It might even have another virus, so I'm glad it's over.

Anyway, the newsletter went out and there were some deals in it. I didn't do too much because I've been so sick and tired for the last month. One thing after another! They are all stress related, too. I have some stuff to do this afternoon to fix that, but I'm "over it" with getting so stressed and tired all the time. There are lots better ways to live life.

Anyway, wanted to check in. It will take a while to get all the stuff done that needs doing, so bear with me.

I'll get some pages up pretty soon. I just got a fabulous story about a cat named Charlie that made me cry! The person writes beautifully, and I'm sure you will love it, too.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

What's Going On?

I've had another computer glitch - I've lost part of the mother board and I'm afraid to use the computer much. The computer does not recognize the CD drives. I ordered an Apple Mac Mini, but it hasn't arrived yet.

I'm trying to save the photos right now. Everything else is OK. If there are any apple geeks out there, please comment & leave your email address. I really need help with the conversion. I have several friends with apples, but we can't figure out how to make this thing work and get the photos off.

Will a disk written on Nero software be readable on Mac? If so, I'll only lose 4 cat photos, and I should be able to get those back looking at my emails. I'll also lose my "spring" photos because they weren't backed up before the controller went out.

Anyway, the ezine may or may not go tonight. I'm not sure if I can deal with this thing that long. It's really tough right now.