Tuesday, March 22, 2011

2011 in 2011 Update



Whee!
As of today I'm up to 404 items.
Since the last update (358) I've done some trashing/recycling and basic cleaning out of some things. I didn't learn anything new this time around (like I did with the e-cycling), but I'm still a big fan of Craigslist. I have a handful of items that I need to put on there to sell or give away, but I'm just so lazy about taking pictures. I shouldn't be, the pictures most people post on Craigslist aren't exactly what I'd call award-winning, but they get the job done.


The most interesting items from this update are being picked up this evening. It's a cat tower that my cat just never played on- I think it's a little too un-sturdy for her weight- and a handful of her toys, also that she never played with. She has a handful of toys that she likes, and some she just never showed any interest in. I cleaned them off (when we moved, they were thrown into a big box with all of her things and everything in there inadvertently got cat hair on it) and put them into a bag to give away with the kitty tower.

It's funny how I felt bad getting rid of her toys... like she has no say in the matter. I know I shouldn't feel bad, little kids give away their toys all the time when they are too big for them or just no longer have an interest in them. And I know my dear little kitty only needs a few toys, so why not just hang onto her favorites and get rid of the rest? Especially when she's content to play with something as simple as the drawstring on a pair of shorts in the laundry...


8 comments:

Jen said...

I felt the same way about getting rid of some cat things. But Louie never ever uses them so hopefully another kitty will!

Magnets.com said...

well said.

Doris Sturm said...

A lot of pets are more attracted to simple things you have around the house, like a piece of wadded up aluminum foil because it's shiny, it bounces and makes a rustling sound and they can dig their claws in them, but I don't think it be good if they ate it. I have always attached a piece of string to mine and played with my cat till she got tired of chasing it and then put it up ....

Empty toilet paper cores make good toys too for some cats, but especially dogs. Does your cat love paper bags? I used to always ask for at least one or two paper bags just to leave it lying open around the house for Middi - she loved them (I miss her - Gizzy does not!)

Happy recycling...happy weekend :-)
Love,
Doris and the Gizz!

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Doris Sturm said...

Happy Easter, Samantha - hope you and yours are having a great day!

FishHawk said...

"Samantha's Art Studio" has been included in the eighth edition of this years Thinking of Christmas Gifts in July. I hope this helps to attract many more new customers.

http://asthecrackerheadcrumbles.blogspot.com/2011/07/thnking-of-christmas-gifts-in-july.html

Doris Sturm said...

You were mentioned and linked to in another blog, take a look when you get back (of course!)

http://asthecrackerheadcrumbles.blogspot.com/2011/07/thnking-of-christmas-gifts-in-july.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed

Hope it works. It's your Louis Armstrong painting!

Love,
D&G