Sunday, December 9, 2007

Wonderful life

Well things didn't go as smoothly with the new kitten as I expected. My old cat never adapted to indoor living, so the nights were very sleepless until I gave up and let him out again. The only challenge is to allow the older cat to come and go freely without the kitten learning to use the cat door. Might end up just being a dream... but...
One of the other things that doesn't make me too excited is the litter box. My old cat never uses one, since he is outdoor cat when it comes to going to bathroom. And this new kid on a block is really enthusiastic about digging and throwing the litter all over the place. So I have a mission and it is to teach him to go to actual toilet. And this is the situation where you don't know if you should laugh or cry. Part of the training includes the cat using a metallic mixing bowl as their box... and it is placed inside the toilet bowl, under the ring. Well... the litter keeps falling to the bottom of the bowl and the cat keeps throwing it more and more furiously finally outside the bowl to create some sort of hole to the litter. So now that bathroom is out of every other use than kitty training, it just is too messy for anything else. If you sneak to the shower after cleaning the litter from the floor and rug, you can be sure that when you come out of your shower, it has all returned. Luckily it is not the only bathroom in a house, or this experiment would have been over already. He is a smart cat and learning fast, but so far it has been just getting used to different things, now starts the real training to new things, and I am worried that it won't be as easy anymore.
Sometimes I keep thinking that life would be so much easier if I wouldn't like animals so much. But I am willing to go ways with these critters, they make my life so colorful and fun. I believe that my pets have made me into me... And I wouldn't change a day I get to hang out with them, except today... and you would not wonder why if you would see the bathroom. I will not be sorry though when he has finally learned to use it... and if not... I will just wonder for the rest of my life what was I thinking trying to create such insane mess in the bathroom.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Training for life

He is so good boy, most of the time anyways. He doesn't bite, he doesn't scratch and he doesn't climb up furniture and jump on a fire place mantel... all this is followed by a word mostly.
My older cat just refused to stay as indoor cat and after agonizing month for everyone I just had to let him back out. If coyote gets him, at least he lived happy until that. He brought me tons of rats right after this joyful return to the outside world, but looks like the population is getting under control again.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Finally home!

So my adoption is finally done. I have a cute little cat, that I named after a hockey player. I know it is not like me at all, but the name just suits him so well, so here is Zubov! I know it's not the best picture, had to cover his glowing irises with black paint too :o).
He is the best behaving cat I have ever seen. He plays like 4 month old kitten should... like crazy, but he never uses his claws, never bites, doesn't climb up your legs, doesn't scratch the furniture. But he has one flaw, he purrs like a cartoon bear agains my ear when I sleep. Or it would be a flaw if I didn't love it.
So I was only able to adopt one cat, cause the other one was already in the adoption process, but I think it was just for the best. The cat is not allowed (this is the animal rescue organization's rules) to go outside... so now I had to keep my 6 year old outdoor cat indoors only. He isn't too happy about the situation, but he is getting used to it after one week. At least I don't have to worry about him getting in trouble or danger, but I think he would really enjoy going outside. There has been talk about building a screen to the patio, so he could still go out, but not be able to leave the patio... I think he would love it.
The most surprising move came from my dog, she seems to love that little kitten, but then again, I am not very surprised, since he is so well behaving.
Life is so good.

Friday, November 2, 2007


Well it sure is tricky this kitty adoption thingie. The place where i applied for the kittens didn't have almost any of the ones online available anymore. They neither returned our call, even the one they promised. So I went ahead to local Petco and saw two so adorable kitties, that I could not possibly decide between them, and after quite a bit of talking got agreement for two kitties.

But these kitties do not belong to Petco, they are there just for some exposure, so that someone would adopt them. There is just a business card and a note :apply online and we'll contact you in 24-48 hours... 50 hours gone now and I am getting frustrated. The cats are not obviously happy there, they have diarrhea and nobody can access their cages, so they could even be cleaned. I would get them out of there as soon as I could if I would just get interviewed... or somebody would at least contact me. I would just much rather have my cat adopted than got it free from just someone. It is more expensive, but it will help the homeless cats and dogs. But I might soon just choose some random person from the paper. I understand that they work with just volunteer staff and there's never enough of that, but just email that my application has been received would calm me down. And that could even be automated, so it wouldn't have to take anyones precious time.
I wish I had a picture of those two cuties here, but I didn't want to take it, in case they are already being adopted somewhere else, I would be too sad. If I can't get them both I will only get one cat then. No matter where the cat is adopted or bought from. I don't understand myself how this has made me really impatient, I think I should be happy thinking that maybe they are already in process of getting a wonderful and loving home, that means one less cat without loving home.
And I can't believe that as I am typing here I received an email telling me to chill out: we're going to call you, we're just volunteers and trying our best. Now I feel like total jerk.

But the email they sent said that they have one of the cats reserved for me... one... oh no, might mean that the other one is going somewhere else. Maybe that's for the best, but it will make me somewhat sad. But I am also excited now.
I have gotten very little done in last week workwise because I have concentrated my whole energy for these kittens. This is the reason why I usually try to avoid the rooms at pet stores where they have the kittens... I just cant pass them! They just suck my energy out of me, I would love to take them all home and just hug them forever. *Squeeze, squeeze, would you like to have a bite of turkey or perhaps chicken liver darling little kitty?* If my world would be a perfect place I would live in beach house, biiig beach house... rather in San Diego... where there is nobody for a mile this way and another that way... (everybody knows that place in San Diego?) and the weather would be just wonderful always and I would have many many cats and many more dogs.
Halloween-Haunted House
But because the world is not perfect there house I live in is not biiiig, it's nice size house though, but theres neighbors everywhere... and propably in 30 years this house is full of graffiti that the kids from the school on the other side of the street has made, saying that: "here lives crazy cat lady". And they would throw rocks on windows and this would be the scariest place in a city. Every Halloween people who have never seen the house before would say how good job someone did with the decoration. Not knowing, that it is all just really that creepy! Muhahahaaaa!
Tomorrow my life should be back to normal, and then I really should start creating again. I really can't wait!

Monday, October 29, 2007


All those cute little girls are already in new homes. But she is trying to arrange for us a time to go to see their other cats. All the cats are scattered around the town to different foster homes, so this is not easy to arrange. I almost feel bad for wanting to see the cats. I just have to admire people who do this just for the love of animals. It is propably very rewarding, but it can be heart breaking and hard to keep up with everything. And what do these people ask for themselves? Nothing! That I call commitment. I love animals and I am glad that I have a daytime job where I can be around them, but to do that for nothing is really demanding. I think these people are not just extremely strong, they are also very kind and they have heart as big as Empire State Building, they are heroes. (LOL, just the first one that popped into my mind) So I will be waiting for a phone call to see when will I be able to see all the kitties.

Nerve Wrecking!

Ok, I am at the end of my witts... well, not really. I am just a little too excited about those little kitties, that not receiving an email neither a phone call on Sunday (wich would make total sense in normal state of mind) is now driving me crazy. I see all the terrible scenarios in my mind. My application lost into the data heaven or all the kitties been taken already. AAARRGGGGHHHH!
Ive been told to calm down and wait, but I have no intention of doing it. I resisted the urge to call and demand my kitten already yesterday and I will not be able to do it another day in a row. I will just burst of anticipation.
I think my cat will be first surprised, but he will be so happy to realize that there is a potential for some play and stalking... he likes to ambush. I mean... if I will get my kitty.
Lunch is a little over half an hour away and that's when the phone call is going to be done. I think before that I will have to calm myself down, they will not give anything for adoption for a person who can't wait for a day.

Sits on a floor..... crosses her legs on her lap..... joins the middle fingers with her thumbs..... puts her hands on her knees, palms facing upwards..... Inhales..... exhales..... inhales..... exhales..... hmmmmmmm.... ok, I am ready!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Well, it's that time of the year again. I love Halloweens. This was just my 4th Halloween ever and the first one that I actually got dressed. Ok, so now you're thinking that what is she talking about? Halloween is next week. True, and you are totally right to be kind of confused here. But that durn day is in a middle of the week, what's up with that? It should be national holliday! Really, I do mean it. And because of that, I had a Halloween party this weekend. And ofcourse I had to choose my costume from the obvious choices, like a real Halloween newbie. Yes, I was Dorothy, and my dog was Toto. I just wish I had chosen diffirent Dorothy costume. This one had way too little fabric. I am defenitely size small or maybe sometimes medium, but I had to tug my dress down constantly and I had difficult time breathing. And the dress was size S/M. And my shoe cover thingies... AAARGHHHH!!!!! They were driving me bananas, finally I ended up with bunch of duct tape in my shoes. But it was all fun and almost everyone dressed up with a costume and they looked so great. I think I will have another party next year, but this time I will start early enough to decorate everything to be as creepy as possible, and make even all the food really gross looking. I just had no idea of all the possibilities.
Anyways, long live and learn. I had fun, but I think that next year I will have even more fun after planning carefully before hand.
But this is the day I have actually waited all night. I have wanted for a very long time to get my cat a playmate. So last night finally after thinking of it for a year almost i decided to go ahead and adopt a kitten. I hope I will manage to post these pictures too... I am not very good with this computer stuff, but I seem to be learning quite a bit all the time. So I hopefully have the picture of kittens here now...

Aren't they just adorable. I am just waiting that it gets a little closer to the noon, so I can give them a phone call and ask where my kitty is!!! There is always a chance that they are not available anymore, or that they consider that I would not be the best match for these kitties (wich I have hard time believing). But I did go ahead and filled the application online, and I hope I am not expecting things to happen too fast, but I am going to give them a call today. The house will never be the same anymore.
Though could be possible that I am getting myself into something where there is no turning back from... I am a handfull allready by myself, and then to add a wild kitty into the mix... hahaa! My cat brings me rats, so he keeps me entertained pretty much every night, don't have to look for things to do, cause if he didn't kill them (it's almost like bringing somebody fresh bagels) I will have to chase them down. Luckily it has only happened once, other times my dog has killed them. This is all just so gross. And for a first time for a long time I could have had peaceful sleep last night, but I decided in my sleep to take the can of pepsi from the window sill and dump it into the bed. Well... I got really good wake up and had to start doing laundry in a middle of the night. So now on top of that I have a dog and a cat and hopefully that new bundle of joy!
I will try to kill time today by making new designs with my beads... I need time to go fast, my kitty is anxious to get into her new home! I am just so exited. Have to think about a name too. It has to be very good, I'd prefer a Finnish name.... *puts on her thinking hat*. I feel very relaxed and calm, even though I am exited and can't wait, but I have this really cheezy feeling of the little kitty just solving all the problems in a world. She is just so full of positive energy that all negativity just disintegrates into the wind and gets carried away. Do not wake me up from my beautiful dream!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Here we go!
Life of an artist and crafter is full of decisions. Especially when you fall in love with several different materials and you have been doing this and that since your childhood.
This is my revealing blog, I will finally get more public, I will reveal something out of me and my life as I have never done before.
The funny thing is that I grew up with bunch of kids who all wanted to be famous. Most of the time it had nothing to do with being famous because of... it was being famous for being me. It was kind of confusing to me, but I decided that sure that is something everyone wants. No, even though I thought so, I still don't want to be famous. I want my work to be famous and I will reveal myself only to get my work noticed.
Ok, the choices I was talking about I would roughly divide into two categories: what to represent and how to do it.
I'm still debating with myself on both of these choices, but I will get there soon enough.
Oh and I think I need to apologize for my typing, I do not generally use capitals or apostrophes, so if I forget to type them, or just miss spell something (English is not my first language, like you propably guessed a while ago...), so please don't be too hard on me!