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  • November 21, 2018 7:48 PM | Tonia Fleming (Administrator)

    Last weekend I went to visit Pickity Place again in New Hampshire, and I was so excited to make time to stop at the White Home Collections in Wilson New Hampshire, which is just down the street. 

    Last summer I visited this great shop, but didn't leave myself enough time to explore everything, as there are three levels inside the store, an outside barn and a front yard, full of vendors items!

     White Home Collections "showcases all things fabulous; antique, vintage, and new." Describes their website, and the newer items have a vintage, shabby chic, garden feel that I truly love. Everything from candles, pillows, home decor, art, and clothes, and garden things. 

    When I visited before, I met Dexter the shop cat, a male, tuxedo cat with a sweet disposition. This time around I made sure to look for him, and I know I wasn't the only one, as I heard some other people mentioning they wanted to find him to say hello as well. After a little while, shopping the main level and the second floor I still couldn't spot him snuggled anywhere in a warm nookie spot, so I asked the cashier and they said that Dexter was no longer living at the shop. They said he was lonely in the store by himself and they found him a forever home. I was a bit disappointed, but I am so happy for him! 

    Well, if I couldn't find Dexter, I was going to shop for my next favorite things, cat art, and collectibles. Things that any cat lover would find attractive and definitely add to their feline collection. 

    First, I have to mention that my husband Dustin found me an amazing Type 2 hat, (Check out Carol Tuttle Dressing Your Truth to Find Your Type) and it was soft, warm, and just the right color, so we grabbed that. Do you think its 20's style or 40"s? 

    I also found a felted cat Christmas tree ornament, to add to my cat and dog Christmas tree that I do every year. Aren't these the cutest! 

    Then I found a variety of antique cat items, like decorations and trinkets, scattered in different spots. 

    Whats funny is, I have something that looks just like these in storage. 

    I also found pictures and a cute cup with a cat drinking what looks like milk, very humorous. 

    Since it is so close to Christmas, we saw lots of decorations and great gift ideas through out all the vendors booths. Here we have a framed art and a very original piece with a cat and the letters CAT. I like the warm fireplace behind the kitty. 

    Of Course Christmas wouldn't be complete without a Christmas Stocking for Kitty. This one seems a little small for a real cat parent would have lots of cat toys and treats that might now even fit in this little stocking, but it had an adorable design I thought. 

    My exploration would not be complete without purroosing for cat books. I can not have enough cat books. When everyone else decides to get rid of books, I will have a full library in my house with a complete cat book collection THANK YOU!

    Blended with cat items is often dog items as well, here were a few items I thought were very beautiful products. 

    I hope you get a chance to visit someday. Here is their link

  • October 26, 2018 8:53 PM | Tonia Fleming (Administrator)

    One of my favorite things is to shop around town, small boutiques and fun places like HomeGoods for feline related trinkets and toys. I love finding cool supplies that will work great in my home and I love finding holiday items that are cat related or are the color orange. 

    Here are some of the things that caught my eye this week, at HomeGoods. 

    Halloween Cat Doll 

    I thought this was very cute. It looks like Purr View Cat and I love her orange mask. She is wearing a lot of type4 colors and patterns but she has a very cute expression on her face and I like that she docent look like an evil cat. She just looks like she is having a fun time at a Halloween Party this year. 

    Cat Bowl Diner Set

    Another item I spotted was a cute are these cat food bowl diner set. I love the low depth bowl and the openers for the cats face to each and clear their whiskers, but I also love the little ears! I like those because they're easy to grab onto and the color is so relaxing! This particular diner set has what looks like a bamboo raised tray. Very pretty and it was only 16.99. 

    Feline Good Cat Water Bowl

    Now this is funny. I like pink but I don't gravitate to it that often. But this bowl is so cute and sparkly and I loved the pink layers in different tones -it reminds me of the 70's style somehow. 

    Love One Another

    This great wall hanging caught my eye because I am always telling the kitty's when they're fighting, "We need to love one another. If we don't take care of each other who else will" It's as if the Lord was saying that back to me. Kind of reassuring- I just think it needs two silhouettes of cats. One in the bottom left corner and the other one bottom right. LOL

    Have you seen any Feline Finds that grabbed your attention?

    Please let us know where you saw it, post a picture in your member photo album or share it on facebook. 

    Blessings, Tonia

  • September 06, 2018 4:55 PM | Tonia Fleming (Administrator)

    Even though today in Massachusetts is sweltering hot, the weather is getting colder and that means we will will all be starting to bundle up to the fall weather and I for one, CAN'T wait. 

    Last night when I was heading to bed in my new camper, I noticed a small cat outside the door meowing at me. I tried to step outside to talk to the cat but it ran away. This made me think about all the felines that are living as community cats, and those that find themselves strays after the summer season around the beach area ends. 

    It wasn't a coincidence that Mary Nelson wrote and asked if I would be interested in sharing an info graphic she created to help gain attention to the benefits of adopting a cat. 

    Click on the graphic and you can read her entire article. This is something you can share on Facebook or email to a friend who is thinking about adopting a cat. You know someone! I am sure of it that would help them decide to look into it and maybe even reach out to a local shelter. 

    Please spread the word about wonderful reasons to adopt a pet!


  • August 27, 2018 5:24 PM | Tonia Fleming (Administrator)

    Have you ever wanted to find a way to save on the cost of cat litter? some cat litters are very expensive and can still have odors, fragrances, and other issues. 

    I have many clients who are beginning to use Equine Pine Bedding pellets for their cats litter box material. It smells nice and is basically very easy to clean. 

    Its easy to scoop and easy to clean the box as well. 

    Here is a video of a guy that designed his very own litter box with a sifter system. I love it and want to try it too. Today I bought a large and heavy bag of pine bedding for $5.99 and as long as the cats will use this material I will see how it goes. 

    The example in the video allows for a small gap between the two boxes where, when he sifts the litter thats turned to powder, it just goes down underneath. 

    I might suggest adding a pee pee pad liner underneath to catch the powdered litter or even a cat liner -then you could just wrap it up and put it in the trash. If you have the ability to use it in a ornamental garden or compost for non-food gardens, then you would be able to compost the wood powder and that would be amazing because you wouldn't even be putting it in the trash. 

    Have you ever tried this type of litter? please share your feedback in the comments below. 

  • August 21, 2018 7:52 AM | Tonia Fleming (Administrator)

    If Cats hide their illnesses very well, how can you be sure they are healthy? 

    I'm in the same boat, I have a lot of cats to take care of and I try my best to stay on top of their needs, but sometimes my own illnesses have gotten in the way of staying current with my cats. In addition, it can be emotional taking them to the vet, and even though I know some cats really get sick and throw up on that drive to the vet, most do pretty well. So its no excuse for me. 

    If you don't really like taking your cat to the vet you could always consider giving an in-home vet a call. There are many veterinarians that will go to the home you just have to call around or google them in your area. 

    Also, if you would like to have a feline friendly practice where they will understand you and your cats needs then choosing a cat clinic may be the best place. 

    When you go to the vet, make sure to cover your cats carrier and to keep it off the floor and away from dogs. I always put the carrier facing me on my lap. 

    Check out this cool video on some examples of why taking your cat to the vet is well worth it. 

    If you're a Purr View Community Member let us know in the comments, what your cat's health is like right now. Do you think they need to go to the vet at least once a year?

  • August 18, 2018 7:40 PM | Tonia Fleming (Administrator)

    Do You Think It Would Be Fun To Play Cat-Opy Just Cuz it Looks Cool?

    I can't remember how I came upon my older version of Cat-Opoly, but during the last Christmas season I found a new version (with all the parts, LOL) for half price, at Walgreens and thought this is so cute I'm going to buy one and have some fun playing this at home with my husband.

    I Was Too Excited

    During the big snowstorm Bob Cyclone, my husband Dustin and I sat down to play it. I hadn't played Monopoly since very I was a young kid and didn't remember how it worked. Thank goodness Dustin had played it a lot with his family as a kid so he remembered.

    At first it was exciting reading all the stops on the board, like Scratch Pole and seeing all the breeds across the path. But after awhile I realized I did not like playing Cat-opoly. This game is boring and I lost all my money. So in my opinion, I would frame the board and hang it on the wall. 

  • July 17, 2018 9:11 PM | Tonia Fleming (Administrator)

    New England seems to be heating up. Its been hot, humid and oppressive for a few days in a row. For those with Air conditioning it makes sense to keep it on and cool the house during the heat of the day. But what if you're not home? What if you work and arent there to monitor the situation during the day? What can you do to ensure your cats are safe during a heat wave? First it may seem obvious but keeping the curtains drawn on the sides of the house the face the sun all day is a must. Its even better if you have thermal curtains that can block the sun from penetrating past the window and it resuces approximately 30% or more of the energy. Funny thing is that most cats I know prefer to sleep or stand in a sunny spot anyway .

    Senior cats are really the one's to worry about the most, especially if they have kidney disease or any other illness that would affect their ability to stay hydrated and regulate their body temperature. Early in my career, I took care of an eighteen year old cat with kidney disease and he got so hot in my clients un-air conditioned house that his Temperature went up over 102.5. Thats way too high! Plus he was lethargic, and dehydrated. Ideally the cat should have been rushed to the vet but the owners wouldn't allow it ( now I have a policy in place that avoids this loop hole) but I consulted with my vet and he suggested baby pedialite with no flavor. So I stayed up for hours and syringe fed him doses of that till his temperature came down!

    First, keep your cat inside. When its hot they can find places to hide outside but its still hot and cats can get sick. Keep them in a small space that is cooler. Cats don't seem to like a frigid a/c's but they will feel better if their environment is kept cooler and with low humidity. Next, keep a bowl of fresh water available and add water to their wet food if you need to add water in their system.

    Also, you could try smooth cotton sheets instead of throw blankets. Cat beds can be covered with them to keep things cooler. A oscillating fan can help a lot of cool the air. Lastly, hiring a cat sitter to check on your cats during the heat of the day will allow for someone to make adjustments and you'll have peace of mind knowing your cats are chilling at home.
  • June 24, 2018 9:18 PM | Tonia Fleming (Administrator)

    Shopping At Marshalls

    Last week I went shopping at Marshalls. I was looking for summer shoes, and possibly something to wear in a Carol Tuttle Type 2 energy color. If you haven't heard of that yet you can find out more about the Dressing Your Truth program online at Carol Tuttle and no I don't receive a commission for sharing it with you. Although I wish I did because I've been enjoying exploring my energy type and fashion for about a year now and I'm having so much fun.

    Pet Section

    While I was at Marshalls I had to visit the pet section to see what they had for cat lovers - and whalah they had a few beautiful items that jumped out at me. The first item was a cat food bowlI loved the colors and the cats as mermaids design. I've never seen cats depicted in that way and thought it was very playful and cute. I just always wish the pictures were on the outside as well because the pretty picture gets covered with cat food-right? I also liked the price point under $5.00! I'm kicking myself for not getting it! It was made by signature which is a well known pet dish manufacturer. Cat dosh by signature Next, I saw a poster. It had very interesting and relaxing colors. The cats were in unique shapes. It would be funny if they eyes were glow in the dark.

    Cat Art

    Finally, I found a great little cat item. I can't remember now if it was a bowl or a cat mug. It was plain and simple but cute with little ears. I could see any of these items in my cat cottage, how about you? Like these ? Let us know what kind of cat items you see out shopping - share in the comment section below. Let us know a local store and what city or town, state etc.  We'd love to know of some places where cat lovers can shop for feline finds!  Tonia
  • June 24, 2018 10:04 AM | Tonia Fleming (Administrator)
    The summer is here and having fresh air has been a long awaited pleasure here at the cottage. Even the cats seek out time to look out the windows, watch the birds at the feeder and when I have the window open, we all enjoy the fresh air.

    Thats Albert, he doesn't really enjoy air conditioner fanning on him in the window below, even if its the fan setting. So yesterday I put his entire cat tree io on top of the bureau. He stayed up there all day but wasn't able to get down on his own. So my husband finally took him down for me and we moved the cat tree over near the other window.

    But over on the other window hammock was Zoro. He loves basking in the window from early in the morning until night time. He only leaves it to take his cat nap. Today we ran out of bird seed and he is giving me that look to refill it soon. We've had lots of cardinals and morning doves, crows, squirrels and even bunnies. Its amazing how many beautiful creatures live right here in my own back yard-I'm so blessed.
  • June 18, 2018 9:38 PM | Tonia Fleming (Administrator)

    Yesterday  I had lunch up at Pickity Place in Mason, NH - a farm to table restaurant just over the NH border. If you've never been to Pickity Place I highly suggest taking a trip for lunch. They offer a 5-course meal thats out of this world and you can choose from three seating times. Everyone gets basically the same meal but you can choose a vegetarian option. To view the monthly menu find it here.  

     Joining my friends for a ladies luncheon is a treat that I look forward to and it was wonderful to be able to go on a sunny relaxing day when we could explore the property. Pickity Place has beautiful gardens, where they get a lot of their vegetables and herbs, a green house with lots of garden decor, plants, wind chimes, banners etc., and they have two sheep there. They also have a gift shop with herbs and blends to take home.

    I sat in one of the chairs in the garden after lunch and enjoyed the peace and quiet, but it was warm. I didn't see any cats in the garden as I usually do, so maybe they were sleeping in a cool shady spot.

    Just down the street we explored White Home Collections, an 1860's house filled with over 40 vendors carrying shabby chic vintage themed items, bedding, clothes, garden decor and antiques. I have to go back there soon! It was one of those places that I needed much more time to look at things, and find treasures.

    Beautiful displays at White House Collection[/caption] It wasn't long before I attracted a cat! My favorite find of the day was Dexter, a tuxedo cat that spends his time laying in sunshine spots while entertaining visitors or staring deep into your eyes!

    Dexter- The House Cat at White House Collection[/caption] You can tell they really love Dexter too because each exit door has a note on it that asks shoppers to keep the doors closed, and informing you that Dexter is an inside cat. Sorry Dexter, us cat parents know what thats means 'You're a house cat!' He was so sweet. I really enjoyed breathing the fresh air of NH and spending time with friends. I hope you enjoyed that beautiful day too!
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