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Worlds Best Cat Toy

What. you think i’m joking right?

I’m not sure I am lol.

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Ok so it starts with the fact that I volunteer at pet-smart/CNY cat collation on Wednesdays. That means I play with cats, clean cages etc for 2 hours every week. Often this is also means I’m being introduced to 4-5 different cats each week.

We have a bunch of different wand toys. but only one toy seems to matter.  Its a wand toy with a rubbery end that lets it bounce, and has a mousy looking end with leather.

It makes ALL the cats go crazy. They all want to play, and pounce. I pull out a different wand toy and they might play a minute but then get bored. Well 2 weeks ago it broke, was taped back together, broke, tapped, etc. So i thought i’d try to find a new one. And I did, its on Amazon. ( link: https://www.amazon.com/PURRfect-Cat-Toys-Leather-Bouncer/dp/B00G90773S)

I bought two, thinking maybe my cat would like it to.  It didn’t just LIKE it. He’s fucking obsessed with it.  as soon as it came out of the box he was meowing. We played. I went upstairs to get work done. He dragged it up the stairs and meowed. We played. I went downstairs to make lunch. He dragged it back down the stairs and meowed, we played. Later I am skyping with friends, and he drags it and lays it *on my foot* and meows. I kid you not.

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This morning, he drags it into the *bathroom* and meows at me while I am showering. Let me tell you, my cat has never done any of this before. He also doesn’t get bored of it. other wand toys eventually he lays on his back and expects you to just play with him in that position. here he continues to chase the toy endlessly.  … Maybe he’ll finally lose wait.

So I just HAD to share with you all about this great toy your cat may love as well.

 

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Beauty Untold

Is it really untold, if i’m going to tell you about it? haha. probably not.

You ask anyone, anyone at all, and they can tell you that I do not like to be cold, that I loathe it.

So of course I picked up my bags and moved to central new york.  But kats, this place has a wild wonder about it. The snow is stunning. So yesterday I decided to go stomp around in my backyard(ish) area. I took my Lomo Instant camera and my macro lense and just spent some time with the white fluffy stuff.

 

 

And then I keep taking pictures, of cats and downtown Syracuse.

 

 

The Blue Tusk is a lovely bar that lets us get together on monday nights and boardgame. Such epic times are had at this lovely establishment.

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I hope your winter is as full of inner warmth as mine!

xoxo,

Raven.

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Zoo Stars!

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Today in balmy 40 degree weather, I meet up with a group of photographers and went to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse.  In January every year, they let photographers in free and run a photo contest.

My favorite parts of this zoo were the red panda, penguins and the SLOTH. I mean, HELLO, this was my first time seeing a real life, in my face sloth. And he was moving around and being sloth like. It was fantastic.

 

As always, more (and generally the best images) will be put up on my patreon. 

Happy Weekend,

Raven.

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Reowouch!

I was getting ready to write. I was snuggled in my blanket.

When my cat Manu was hunting my other cat Bandit. These two do. not. like. each. other.  (and please, no advice. we are working on it)

But Manu was way more riled up than normal and I got the brunt force of his “play” all over my arm and leg now. Looks like it’s time to clip the nails again.

Anywaaaaays, that being said, I spent the afternoon drawing. Baaadly.  I am so rusty, it’s not even funny. And the location, the historical society, wasn’t really setup for comfortable positions, so after the first long session my back was a mess.

I took a note from some of the other artists, put my easel away and sat on the floor with my back up against some steps, and that helped.

Normally we aren’t allowed to take pictures, but today was different.  This was a genuine flapper dress she was wearing.  The only camera I had with me was my Lomo’Instant so I just rolled with it.

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Look at that dress, and you can’t see here how shiny it is. It sparkled! And she had this round face that seemed to fit perfectly.

My arm hurts, it’s bleeding, i think it’s bedtime. 😉

xoxo,

Raven

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Sorrowful Kitty

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What plight is this? Bandit is saying to me I am sure.

I desperately wish cats could understand me when I say “its ok, you’ll be ok”

Bandit is covered it scabs. Since at least october. He saw a vet in ohio, and was given an injection. We thought it was stress, but he also went on flea treatment. The scabs have flared back up — probably the steroid wore off.

So off we go to a new vet. Stack Vet was so warm and friendly, they even have a separate waiting room for kitties! And now bandit is on hypoallergenic cat food, as diet is probably the cause for the reaction.

But we take care of our cats. Sometimes more than we take care of ourselves or our friends. Because pets always seem so innocent and free. With their non judgemental head butts and panicked chasing after the house elves.

But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t love each other as much as we love our fur babies. If we bring love to the table, the table is full with love. So in this time when fur babies are tortured by vets, and storms brew and lightning strikes all around us, send a little love to the friends and strangers alike near you.

Raven

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