Friday Follow-up — Catification and Giveaways

Ocean on the modified top shelf of the big cat tree

Look who mom caught on the top shelf!

The modifications to our cat tree continue. Yesterday, mom bought carpeting for the new shelf and a fancy electric staple gun to attach it. She tried the regular staple guns but decided her old, arthritic hands just aren’t strong enough for them. The men helping her at the store said even their hands get tired with the regular ones if there are a lot of staples and she will need to do a lot. The carpet cost $3. The staple gun to put it on cost $30. Hmmm…

15andmeowing toys 161_2222A while back, I told you about a pawsome prize I won from 15andmeowing. Some of you wondered if Echo ever got to play with the toys after Ocean put the bitey on him. Echo politely waited until Ocean and I were done then he had a blast with them. Ocean and I rolled around on the toys and mat soaking in the wonderful nip. We bit and kicked the toys then languished in the bliss. Echo, on the other hand, chased the toys one-by-one, all over the room. When he lost one under the furniture, he went back for another. I think some are still missing!

Echo ready to attack
Echo batting a toy around

In that same post, I mentioned that mom never won anything but that I, apparently, am a lucky kitty. I have won a few other giveaways including my beautiful Lola collar and corsage from Lola the Rescued Cat and a Zazzle gift certificate from Summer.

I also recently won something from Midnight Calico Farm. Actually, this was a collaboration with mom. At the farm, they make jewelry from horse hoof trimmings. Sounds a little weird, I know, but mom, being a horsewoman, was fascinated by the idea. The trimmings are cleaned, cut, polished and set into jewelry. The “equi-gems” are given a name specific to the horse they come from and Cookie’s didn’t have a name yet so they had a contest. The gemstone name had to be based on her barn name of Cookie or her registered name of Ima Midnight Tuxedo. We came up with Tuxenite. We didn’t win. We came in third place but the generous folks at Midnight Calico Farm decided to give a prize for the suggestions that made it to the top six. Here is the pendant made from Cookie’s hoof trimmings which are now called Midnight Meteorite.

Pendant from Midnight Calico Farm
Pendant from Midnight Calico Farm - Sterling silver and lapis lazuli

Mom was especially excited about this because she loves this twisted wire style of jewelry. She’s even thought about trying her hand at it herself. I’m so glad we won this because mom’s birthday is next week. This is a perfect gift for her from me!

And speaking of contests and giveaways — have you entered mine yet? There’s less than two days left so do it now if you haven’t already. Good luck!

[tweetthis url=””]Enter my giveaway of a fabulous #kitty toy assortment from Nip & Bones. #cattoys #giveaway[/tweetthis]

Wishing you a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend!

Christy Paws

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16 Responses to Friday Follow-up — Catification and Giveaways

  1. Connie says:

    Congrats on all the wins, those are cool

  2. Noodle says:

    Cool jewelry!
    We love lapis…

    Noodle and crew

  3. Sammy says:

    That cat tree is getting more and more interesting isn’t it?! And concatulations on all the fab STUFF you’re winning lately you lucky ducks (oops I mean kitties!).

    Hugs, Sammy

  4. Jewelry made from horse hoof bits…how neat is that?! We will have to go check out the jewelry. We hope you have a wonderful weekend, friends!

  5. you need to go and buy a lottery ticket!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Summer says:

    You really are one lucky kitty! Your human should have you enter all the contests from now on!

    P.S. I’m glad to hear that Echo got a chance to play with the toys!

  7. We hope your mom gets the carpeting on your shelf. It will be so cool when it’s done. And paws up on all the cool giveaways you’ve won.

  8. Ellen Pilch says:

    Thanks for posting again about the toys you won from us. I am glad Echo got a turn, even if he misplaced some 🙂 Happy early birthday to your Mom and what a nice gift you won for her.

  9. Weez glad everypawdy got to play wiff da toys. And dat’s pawsum dat yous be winnin’. Yous mommy did win at BlogPaws. Weez didn’t win anyfin’ there. Anyways Concats and weez so glad yous celebwation was so much fun. As fur da staple gun and cawpet…isn’t dat da way it nowrmally goes? MOL Have a pawsum weekend.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  10. Wow ! You were very lucky on these giveaways ! Purrs

  11. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    guys….glad yur mom iz gettin sum werk done on de cat walkway….it will bee way kewl when herz finished we noe…N phoebe N crew makes sum total lee awesum toys…we loves R fish ….orange ruffy is still missin N dai$y’s knot sayin …wear !!
    heerz two a dusky grouper & dottyback kinda week oh end ♥♥♥

  12. You sure have been lucky on give away’s !

  13. My good cat! There seem to be giveaways all over the place. We are not lucky folk but you’d think we’d win somethin’…oh well, it was fun entering.


  14. Kitties Blue says:

    Since we got lots of new toys at BlogPaws, we are not going to enter the contest. Those were great items you won from 15&Meowing. Mom Ellen makes great kitty items. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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