A new-ish addition to my Etsy shop are Catnip Knots - they come with a 1/4 pound bag of the most powerful catnip known to man (or cat).
I decided to break my own rule and test this product on animals and I think the results are pretty good.
"Ma ... why is the room spinning?"
Hunter is such a great little guy .. he's one of those happy go lucky cats that doesn't need much but is so appreciative when he's given something nice. He played with that catnip-infused cloth knot (yes, that white thing he's laying on) for about 45 minutes straight.
This product is really special to me as I donate the entire sale to It's Meow or Never Animal Rescue & Sanctuary. So, not only do you make your own kitties really happy with a new toy, you'll be helping to provide the essentials for kitties that have lived pretty tough lives prior to being saved by my favorite animal rescue organization.
Each of us have a special cause that we feel a calling to and mine happens to be animals. What's your special cause and what do you do each day to help out?
As I mentioned a couple of blog postings ago, I won the March challenge at Etsy for Charity. Today, another of my winnings arrived.
First of all, do you know what this is?
If you answered "standard brown paper lunch bag" you're right. I nearly had to grab one and breathe into it when I saw this:
This bears explaining. When I won, I was invited by Valerie over at Valerie's Gallery to select an item from her shop. "An" ... meaning "one". But ... why were there two packages??
Begin extreme squeal sequence.
When I unwrapped both packages, I discovered that the very wonderfully sweet Valerie included a bonus pair of hand knitted hand warmer muffy things - deliciously soft fingerless gloves that match perfectly to the beautiful pale pink scarf I selected as my prize.
Valerie?? How did you know?? I have been looking (drooling uncontrollably) for a pair of these for so long! I work on the computer A LOT and my hands are always cold. I think I love you. You are my new B.F.F.
How do they look? Fabulous, you say? Yes, I think so too!
In all seriousness, I want to send a great big hug to my new friend Valerie all the way in New York. You have seriously made my day and I couldn't be more thrilled with this lovely surprise in the mail today. Your work is *beautiful*!
If you happen to be surfing around and doing some virtual shopping, please make a point to stop by Valerie's Gallery - in addition to hand knitted items she has beautiful felted bowls and vases in a variety of colors. She's got clever iPod and knitting needle covers too!