Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
Every year our vegetable garden has three kinds of uninvited and undesirable guests: cabbage butterflies, snails and rabbits. If let them to do what they want to do at our garden – be specific, to eat what they want to eat – we can forget about our harvest.
We have few individual methods how, actually, to make those uninvited guests of the garden to feel uninvited, and our Murchyk the cat being real help in it. Seriously! Not only Murchyk the cat, but some his cat-related, let say, gadgets :)
For example, I have read somewhere that rabbits normally don’t like a smell of cat’s urine and they don’t go very close to the area where they smell a cat. So what I do regularly, I am spreading a content of Murchyk’s litter on the borders of the garden, and… it works! After I am doing this, approximately once per week, I didn't see rabbits at our garden for while. So if you are vegetable gardener as well and your garden is suffering from visits of bunny rabbit, you can use this method, too. I wouldn't recommend to do it though if you cat’s litter is made out of clay, with adding some other stuff, like chemicals etc. (more than that, I wouldn't recommend a litter with chemicals in it to use for cat, never mind garden). Only if your cat is using some organic litter, like pine clumping or other natural stuff, you can spread it around your garden without any fears that natural environment of the garden will be damaged.
Our Murchyk the cat use pine clumping (the one on the picture below) – he is very happy with it! And my husband and I are very happy, too, when it’s come to chasing rabbits away from the garden.
Also, as I mentioned earlier, as rabbits cannot stand a smell of the cat, very often our kitty-cat is being a guard of our garden himself – at the video below you can see, how he is chasing a rabbit away from our yard:
Just like a dog – he chased the rabbit to the border of our (and his, Murchyk’s) property, that’s it!
We love you, the guard of our garden!
Friday, May 10, 2013
I cannot take my eyes off these adorable handbags from
! Look at those two kitties on the bag! Aren't they adorable? Ukraine
Or those two:
The bags are cross-body ones:
And that’s how the bags look inside:
This beauty is made out of leather. All the work is handmade and a style of the bags is traditional to
of . Except the kitty images – this is a creativity of the
authors of the bags. Amazing creativity, I must say! I am seriously thinking to
get one of those bags in one of my travels to Ukraine , which is my home country. Ukraine
When I used to live in
, I have few handbags of this style. I
preferred them over other bags because of few reasons: Ukraine
1) They are ALWAYS in style – everything traditional is never out of fashion
2) They are very durable and lasted me for years – made out of 100% leather and the work (sawing, stitches etc) was very high quality;
3) They are just very beautiful and classy looking! First thing what is catching woman’s eye when she is shopping for handbags and purses
And here, in this case, both of these kitty-cats handbags caught my eye twice, I would say: firstly, as a cat person; secondly, as a woman.
Oh, and a main thing – who is creating this handmade beauty? The bags are made by the artists Kotylasya Torba Studio, here is their Facebook Page.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Do you know a cat lover who doesn't have at least one cup or mug with kitty-cat on it? I don’t. I am a cat person myself and, of course, I got few of those mugs and cups. They are warming up not only my throat when I am drinking my tea or coffee from them – they are warming up my cat lady’s heart and make me smile just looking at them, and bringing up some nice memories, like this one, with a ginger cat on it:
Cute, isn’t? Actually, this is a gift I gave to my future husband not knowing yet he will be my husband one day :) But I knew already, back that time, that my Ron is the same cat person like I am. And… I have no idea how I could predict when I bought that mug with a ginger cat on it that one day Ron and I will have a cat just like one on this cup – ginger cat with a white mouth, white chest and white paws, our beloved Murchyk the cat? Here he is, our sweetie:
Now, guess how Ron and I call this mug with cut ginger cat on it? Right! A Murchyk mug :)
Speaking about functionality of the mug, I like to drink my coffee or hot milk from it – Murchyk mug is think-walled and keeps my drinks warm for long time.
Okay, now I would like to show you another one my cat lover’s special cup, with entire cat family on it – two adult ginger tabby cats and two kittens. Here is a one side of the cup:
Here is another one:
Except, that the cup got a very enjoyable picture on it, I love the quality of the cup – this is fine thin-wall porcelain, the best one for tea. Tea lovers know that the thinner and lighter your teacup the better your tea tastes. So if I decide to have a nice cup of tea, I use my kitty-cat china only.
Next mug with a kitty-cats on it that I want to show you, is not mine – is my friend’s Candace. Candace is a cat lady like I am and she got the funniest and the cutest cat mug I have ever seen in my life!
Take a look at one side of the mug. See a kitty felt asleep? Read why – it is because the coffee was Decatff:
On another side of the cup kitty-cat is wide awake and cheerful. Guess what kind of drink was in the cap? Catffeinated! Yay!
Well, that’s all so far about cat mugs and cups that I wanted to tell you and to show you. I love finding something really funny and cute and cat-related. So if you would like to share a picture or a story about your mug or cup with a kitty-cat on it, you are always welcome to post it at our Murchyks Facebook Page.
Have a good morning or good night, depend what drink you are sipping right now from your cup – coffee, tea or milk. If you are cat lover like me, I am sure your mug is with a cute kitty-cat on it :)