It’s hard to believe Catsmas is just around the corner but here we are…
I don’t care for Christmas very much myself. Especially since I started working as a cat sitter, Christmas is always a stressful time for me. Holiday season usually means 16 hours day for those of us in the pet sitting industry.
Having said that, for a bit of fun, I have complied a list of gift list for you all – both for cat lovers and cats! Enjoy!
Da Bird is a best seller cat toy featured on Jackson Galaxy’s show. An incredible thing about Da Bird is the range of refill head available so to keep it interesting for your cats. There are sparkly heads, furry heads, different kinds of feathers and so on.
Check out these cute Christmas theme Valerian pillows? They are straight from a German family business – Aumueller. These pillows are made with great care using the best ingredients. Herbal remedies such as valerian root in German pharmacies quality and well-controlled German Spelt. The intense aroma of valerian attracts cats and magically animate them to play. Valerian is more efficient than catnip and will work on cats who don’t react on catnip.
The good old laser pointers ensure your cat to have hours of fun. Do make sure to end your session by landing the laser pointer to a toy of which your cat can pounce on so that your cat can have the satisfaction of a successful hunting session. Don’t just end the session with turning the laser off. It could cause frustration to your cat and eventually behavioural issues.
The AMAZING Maow Calendar! Yes, it’s my work. I do that every year to feature the amazing cats I know around me. I invite entries from my Facebook followers and have been producing these lovely calendars for a couple of years now. People love these calendars because they are all real cats, no stock photos and it comes with a little background stories from their humans.
2. Cat book
Books always make thoughtful gifts. If you have a cat lover in your life, book is nearly always a safe item to buy. I plan to do book review on this blog in the future. In the meantime, check out the Purrfect Library for my recommendation to get some inspiration.
These beautiful, stylish and soft cat scarf are very suitable for all seasons. These scarf are not the average little fabric around the neck kind of scarf. With generous size of 160cm x 70cm, it will be big enough to cover your shoulders really well. Keep this in your bag and use it on your commute. Subtle cat print, very office friendly for cat ladies. Very easy to be stored in the handbag.
So that’s it for this year’s Catsmas shopping guide, I hope you enjoyed. I might plug in here a little bit to share some Catsmas cat sitting frustration. I don’t see you before the New Year.
Cat Shirts for Cat Punks. For the love of our feline friends. A celebration of cats, art, punk, music, and community. All products are sweatshop free and made in the United States. 15% of every garment sold goes to Alley Cat Advocates.
I recently discovered artist Alex Hubbell and her calendar project and thought I would share with you guys!
Alex has been painting her barn cat Petunia almost every day over the past year. Using the work, she’s made a cat calendar for 2018. Check out these amazing work of art!
Now she’s at it again, but for the 2019 calendar, she is going to paint other people’s cats. Does your cat have a story to share? Join this project on Kickstarter and get your cat to be featured on the calendar 2019!
Twelve cats will be chosen from all submissions, and Alex will create an original artwork based on the winning kitties for each month in 2019.
If calendars are not your thing but you like Alex’ work, the good news is she also accepts commission work!
Something like this…
Each commission comes with a Skype or Phone consultation to discuss details, mounting and framing, and free packing and shipping.
Sounds like it will make an unforgettable gift for a cat lover in your life, right? Reminder: Catsmas is coming soon!
I never knew it’s possible to use watercolour to capture the gracefulness of cats…
Want to know more about the project? Let’s hear from Alex herself!
If you are interested to support this beautiful project, check out the Kickstarter link below:
It took place at the Academy on Abbey Street in Dublin.
Here is me waiting to get the ‘red carpet treatment’…
There you go, me on the ‘red carpet’…
It was a great party with lovely food from KC Peaches.
I went for the satay of course, me being Asian and all, haha.
It was a good party all over.
Unfortunately, I had to leave early due to an emergency so I don’t have a lot to report to you guys.
And no I didn’t win the award. But honestly, I was surprise I got into finalist in the first place so I am still very pleased.
When I first started this blog on 2014, I just wanted to have a place to share all the crazy cat stories working as a cat sitter and behaviourist. I never imagined it would get to where I am today. So thank you thank you thank you once again for all your support.
The Purrfect Job made it into the finalist of the Blog Awards Ireland! I can’t believe it!
The Award ceremony will take place on 5 October at the Academy, Middle Abbey Street. I still haven’t made up my mind if I am going but I am very pleased to know I got into finalist. For someone who is not a native English speaker writing a blog in English, I am thrilled to know my readers and judges think my writing is up to standard! Thank you so much for your support!