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Kitties and Paintings [Feb. 11th, 2003|10:49 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
My kitties are spoiled. They prefer drinking running water (like from the sink) to drinking out of their boring old water dish. So - Matt and I were wandering about SuperTarget late last night (as we often do) and we found this awesome "Pet Purifying Water Fountain". It's a water purifying system that constantly pumps (like a little table top fountain, but in durable plastic and less decorative) water and trickles it through a filter (it holds 1.5 Litres). It's completely silent too. The kitties just love it! They'll sit and look at it for long stretches of time, and they are drinking far more than usual. They also ignored my paint water when I was painting (usually they are desperate to drink it - ewww). We also bought them a cool feeding contraption that replenishes their food when it's empty (gravity based, like the containers you purchase coffee beans or lentils in bulk from a grocery store). Fancy kitties. We are also going to buy them one of those "Litter Maid" self-cleaning litter boxes pretty soon too.

Matt's in the other room packing away some of his clothes into his Space Bags (those vacuum deflated storage bags you see Billy Mays hocking on the infommercials). They're pretty damned cool.

I put up three little paintings for auction on eBay - click below to see them!

Here are my latest little paintings - they're all starting at a penny with no reserve on eBay - just click on them to see the auctions =)

Here's Poison Fairy #6 (Magpie Mushrooms):




Here's a "Worried Faerie"




Here are some "Swamp Sisters" (one looks like me and one kinda looks like Amber {according to Matt})




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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2003-02-11 09:47 pm (UTC)

My Journal is all set up! Take a peek when you can

First, your new paintings are beautiful as always! I recently painted two Egyptian bastet cat's they were a lot of fun. They are listed on eBay now. I'm planning a few more. I can see them in my head but they will have to wait till I finish a few commissions first.

What is it with cats and water! :) Mine sure don't want to be wet but they love to play in it. I'll have to look at that fountain next time I'm at Target. I think my 4 would love it!

I tried to set my journal up to match my website as much as possible. I think I did pretty well considering how limited the options are for the free journal. If all goes well and I like and have time for it I'll upgrade my account. Here is the link to mine. http://www.livejournal.com/users/tigerpixieart/ I'd love to add you to my friends list.

Thanks again for all you help!
Carrie
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-02-11 10:58 pm (UTC)

Re: My Journal is all set up! Take a peek when you can

Ohhhhhhhhh both of you are lucky to have spoiled kitties who love cute little special made kitty contraptions.

My cats HATE anything fancy.

Fancy food.
Fancy litter boxes.
Fancy little kitty sleeping quarters.
Fancy toys.
Fancy food dishes.

Instead, my cats drink out of a bowl full of water I leave outside for the birds! I can't get them away from that thing! lol

My cats hate kitty treats. They'll sniff them and then leave.

I bought my cats one of those cute little furry basket-like sleeping houses and they never used it.

*sigh*
Oh well. Maybe one day I'll own a spoiled cat :)

Oh Jasmine.. I've been meaning to ask you.
Are your cats vegetarians???

I know places like http://www.vegancats.com/ sell vegan cat food but I've never looked into it too much - and I don't really know if it's bad for them (or healthier!). I should do some research.

Jinx.

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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-02-12 08:49 am (UTC)

Re: My Journal is all set up! Take a peek when you can

Hi Jinx!

My kitties aren't vegetarians - from what I've read they need genuine taurine otherwise the synthetic equivalent can cause a lot of urinary problems (I think it builds up crystals in their urinary tract or something). I might ask my vet about that though - it would be nice if their food was meatless (I wouldn't be so paranoid about washing my hands after I feed them too, lol).
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-02-12 08:53 am (UTC)

Re: My Journal is all set up! Take a peek when you can

Hi Carrie! I just added you to my friends list - welcome to LJ!
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2003-02-12 11:07 am (UTC)

Re: My Journal is all set up! Take a peek when you can

Hi Jasmine,
My user name is tigerpixieart. Can you believe there is another tigerpixie out there! Well there is and she took my name. So actually you added her to your friends list and not me. I did add you to mine. Now I'm no longer friendless :)
Thanks,
Carrie
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-02-12 11:29 am (UTC)

Re: My Journal is all set up! Take a peek when you can

Thank you for telling me! That other tigerpixie is probably wondering why I made her my friend, lol. I fixed it right up though.

I tried to get Strangeling as my LJ name when I first started, but it was already taken...grrr...
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From: jasminefairy
2003-02-12 04:25 am (UTC)
loooove the new paintings. i've been wanting to by that kitty water fountain thing.. im glad you like it.. now maybe i'll buy one too. my kitties get filtered water every damn day and where do they drink from? they toilet. or dishwater. as far as the litteramid goes.. don't waste your money. i had one.. granted it was an older model but got this thing sucked. if litter would get stuck to the bottom of the tray the mechanical arm wouldnt work and it would just sit there in the middle of the litter box so the kitties wouldnt use and then they would find alternate places to go to the bathroom while i wasnt home. like my closet.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-02-12 08:53 am (UTC)
Hehe - a lot of people had the same complaints about the older LitterMaids. I've been researching them online and the new ones are supposed to work a lot better. They even have a "Garfield Approved" seal on the box now, lol. I've also read that you are supposed to buy that type of litter that is 100% chemical crystals (no clay) for those Litter Maids. I forget what brand it is, but one small bag will last a full month (it's only for use in boxes that are regularly scooped or automatically scooped (like Litter Maids), but it's like $12 a bag. We just really hate cleaning up after our cats, lol.
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[User Picture]From: smallgirl
2003-02-12 09:11 am (UTC)
i just have to say that i switched my cats to litter pearls or whatever they are called and i will never go back to sand or clay. i love the stuff it is so much easier to deal with all around.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-02-12 10:10 am (UTC)
Cool! I think that they are pretty, too!
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From: jasminefairy
2003-02-12 03:58 pm (UTC)

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i completely understand. i do have 3 indoor cats after all.
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