Monday, April 30, 2012

Beltane Greetings!!!

And this is what happens when you let your cats help you decorate for Beltane ... LOL!!

Beltane Blessings from all of us here at Witchy Cats!!!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

And the winners are ...

This time, I left Mr. Midnight pick the Witchy Cat winners. Can you tell? ...

Are you all ready? Here goes ...

The winner of the Witchy Cats wreath is Auntie Robin Larkspur of "Wiccan Writes"!

The Cornwall Cottage Collection piece goes to Auntie Jan of   "Shabby Elegance With a Touch of Witch"!

And the winner of the cute ceramic kittens figurine is Auntie Stacy from "MagicLoveCrow"!

Congratulations to all of the Witch Cats winners!!! Stacy and Robin, I already have your address to send your gifts to. Jan, if you could be so kind as to e-mail me your address at, I would be very happy to send you your prize as well! As always, your addresses will remain private I assure you!!


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Welcome to the Cat's Room (and oh yeah, a little reminder) ...

The cats asked me to give you all a virtual tour of their very own room. This used to be our spare guest bedroom, but since it was only ever used once since we moved into the house, we decided to turn it into the "Cat's" room instead. This is the room where we keep their kitty litter box, the bunny cage and food, cat litter and scooper, toys, benches, etc...

Special wood cabinet to put cat box in for privacy

Pet supplies area

Eeyore latch hook rug I had made for them to lay on

Handmade bench my brother made for them

Stereo system for when we go away on vacaction, etc.

Well, that concludes the cats little tour. We thank you all for joining us on this post and our blog!

And now for the important part, a little reminder to all who participated in the Witch Cats Blog Give-away to check in with us this Saturday for the winners of the drawing!!! Good luck and Blessed Be all!!!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

More Catables ...

I want to thank you guys so much for your kind comments about my "catables." I am somewhat proud of my cat collection and I very much appreciate your thoughtful words! ;)

Anyway,  I thought perhaps you might be interested in a few more of my favorite cat things ...

Cat Christmas/Yule Collectable plate

Cat Halloween/Samhain Collectable plate

Small Cat House with minature wooden figurines

Cat Buddies!

Handmade hanging cat votive candle holder made out of 100% recycled soda cans! This was actually made by an Amish man in Lancaster County, PA at the Kutztown Folk Festival

Brightest Blessings to everyone and Goddess Bless ~


Saturday, April 21, 2012

My Catables

Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far! Midnight is doing well since his surgery. He is eating, playing, doing cute things as usual. Now all we have to do is take him back this Thursday to the vet to get his stiches out. Won't he just enjoy that, eh? LOL!!!

I thought perhaps I would post some of my cat collection ~ what I call "catables" for all of my fellow cat lovers ...

My Fenton Glassware cat collection ~ my Birthday cat, Rose-tinted cat, Yule cat, and Summer cat

Black cat and mouse

My favorite set which my grandmother gave me and I loved them growing up as a child

Suzanimals handmade cat

Kittens music box that plays, "Memory" from the musical "Cats"

Cat salt 'n' pepper shakers (a gift from my friend Kiki-girl)

Celtic Black Cat & Pentagram

Beautiful Bastet statue

Of course, this is just a small taste of what I have collected throughout all these many years. What can I say, I am a true, if not insane, cat lover! LOL!!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend all and I will leave you with this little image of what we call a lazy Saturday afternoon ...

Thursday, April 19, 2012

More about Witch Cats Give-Away

Okay everyone, here are the other two surprise gifts I promised you  ...

Cornwall Cottage Collection "Ambleside Cottage" figurine


Cute ceraminc kittens

Again, if anyone is interested in joining the give-away, all you need do is leave a comment on this or the previous post letting me know that you would like to be added to the drawing!

The drawing will be held on Saturday, April 28th!!!

Brightest Blessings to All,


Monday, April 16, 2012

Witch Cats Blog Give~Away!!!

Hi everyone! Midnight told me what he did, but I am not mad at him because I am so sure that his bratty sister, Kiki, put him up to it! My Midnight would NEVER do such a bad thing ~ I just know it! LOL!!

Anyway, as you now know I have been planning another Witch Cats Blog Give-Away and here is a glance of what I am giving away in my drawing ...

This is my Witchy Cats wreath!!! So if anyone is interested, please let me know by commenting on this post. I will be giving away 2 more gifts, but they will be a surprise and I will give you all more details at a later date. So stay tuned!

Brightest Blessings all!!!

Kim, Midnight, Kiki and Haley

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Pssst!! Don't tell mom ...

Pssst! Hey it's me, Kim's darling little boy, Midnight. Don't tell her, but I have stolen her blog password in order to tell you all about an up-coming Witch Cats Blog Give-away she is having soon. I wasn't supposed to tell anyone yet because it is a secret, but I couldn't wait ~ tee hee!!!

For all my friends out there who did not know, I had two cysts removed last Thursday by my friendly vet who really adores me (who doesn't, of course?).  I am doing okay post op and mom tells me that I have to go back in two weeks to get my stiches out ~ *sigh*.

Anyhow, it was good talking to all of you and thank you so much for reading my very first (uh, hum..) post.  And remember, please don't tell my mommy that I told you there will be a give-away!!

Luv,  Midnight

Saturday, April 7, 2012

To Declaw or Not to Declaw?

To declaw or not to declaw? That is a question that many cat owners ponder. While this is not a post designed to "debate" this issue so much as it is to explain "why" someone would choose to declaw their cat.

You see, I have done my share of research and homework regarding the declawing of cats and I feel that this is NOT a cut and dry issue as the animal organizations would have you believe! 

When I lived in my first apartment many years ago, I was told that the only way I could have a cat was if I had them spay and/or neutered and if I had their front paws declawed. Rather than be unable to give a cat or two (or in my case three!) a good, loving home, I indeed declawed my cats. You bet!

What these animal organizations fail to understand is, while declawing is undeniably an unpopular surgery for a lot of people due to the fact that it is a type of amputation to the toes, it must be an alternative in my view! If nothing else, as a last resort should other options fail (and believe me, they can and do!) leaving many cats homeless!

There are a lot of countries which have already made declawing illegal. So far, the United States is not one of them. Think of it this way if you will, most landords and/or apartment complexes do not allow cats ~ period!!!  Around here, you would be hard pressed to find anyone willing to let you have any kind of animal at all no matter what it was. Making declawing illegal limits cats options for getting adopted into good homes tremendously! Not everyone can afford a house!

I find it so ridiculous that these animal organizations are so against declawing at any cost to the cat, but yet they beg you to give one of their cats a home and actually force you to sign a document promising that you will not declaw the cat and they make supervised trips to your home to make sure that you didn't!  This makes absolutely no sense at all to me, really it doesn't.

My cats want for nothing and never have. They are happy, healthy, loving, "got it made in the shade" cats! If the animal activists and organizations have their way, declawing for any reason will be illegal here in the States. In which case, all they are really doing in the end is hurting the cats chances of gettng good homes ~ Period!!! I love animals and have seen too many of them hurt and/or killed over extremists groups such as PETA, etc..

I used to give to organizations like PETA until I found out that they were so extreme that some members of their group decided to put anti-freeze in dogs water at dog shows because they believed that the dog was better off dead than to "live like that!" PFFF!!! I am not kidding and I find things such as this an unexceptable mind set!!

Getting back to the subject of declawing, making it illegal is extreme to me. Our cats rule our home and we like it that way! As soon as you walk into our home, you can tell right away that we live in "the cats" house. We adore our cats. They are beloved members of our family and we can not imagine our life without  having them in it! Our cats are 100% INDOOR kitties and therefore, are never exposed to the dangers of the outdoors. I do not believe; however, that declawing is a good idea for cat owners who (and I can't fathom for the life of me why they would want to?) allow their cats to be so-called "indoor/outdoors" cats. Personally speaking, I feel that this is far too risky as there are too many variables that can happen to the cat.

Bottom line, declawing is a personal choice, atleast for now, and I believe it must remain a viable option for both cat owners/guardians and their beloved cats!!!

Monday, April 2, 2012

What would Jackson Galaxy do?

Okay, in case you do not follow my other blog, The Wiccan Life, I have been having a bit of an issue with our two female cats marking their territory  all over our good couch since we took in our temporary guest, Niecy, for my friend while her family is on vacation until next Saturday!

Now first of all, our girls are already spayed, so that isn't in the least bit a problem. Not to mention that we cat-sat for this particular kitty last year without incident.

Females. What a real pain in the ass these girls can be! I guess my hubby and I were extremely fortunate in the past as we had two beauitfull, well-behaved, non-territorial females who NEVER pulled this crap ~  not even after we took in our black and white male tuxedo cat, Mr. Bojangles, as a kitten!

Okay Jackson, what would you do other than perhaps tell us to never take in another female cat unless they were either:

A.  an only house cat or,
B.  Litter siblings

Needless to say, we have washed the couch cushions and their covers (twice) and saturated everything with "Urine Gone" and "Nature's Miracle's Orange Oxy Power" spray. Not too sure about the Orange Oxy yet, but the Urine Gone may as well be plain old water as it has done absolutely nothing to deter them

I tell you, gimme a neutered male cat (or 5) any day of the week! LOL! As for Niecy, she is just chilling and is as calm and relaxed as can be in a strange house around strange cats.

Hmmm, maybe I can trade one of my females in for this little sweetheart, eh? ...