Evie's Ark, All Things Animal
One feisty redhead, her two adorable cats, and a whole lot of painting and sewing!
Welcome to Evie's Ark, All Things Animal! Since 2001.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Halloween catnip toys are back!

Several years ago, I made some catnip toys in the shape of triangles and from Halloween fabric. And they sold like gangbusters! And each October, I get repeated requests to bring back these Halloween catnip toys. So back by popular demand, may I present the Halloween triangle catnip toy!

Each toy measures approximately 3 inches. The shape makes it easy for your cat to toss the triangle up into the air and around the room. Zoey likes to do the bunny kick on hers!

Each Halloween triangle toy is stuffed with a generous heaping of organic catnip. Zoey approves of this catnip. And she doesn't want to share with her sad-faced sister.

The Halloween triangle catnip toys will be available for purchase at this Saturday's Ugliest Dog Contest & Cutest Canine Pageant.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Happy Tails Tour

On Friday evening, I went to the Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary for a meeting. While there, I took the opportunity to show two friends the facility. Along the way, I snapped a few photos of the feline residents.

There are three large glass enclosed rooms at the Sanctuary. The cats are divided into groups by age. As you walk by each room, the cats either greet you at the glass walls or the metal screen doors. This little guy kind of reminds me of Yoda!

We began in the senior room where the cats are ages 8 and older. I really, really wanted to take this old man kitty home with me and just let him sleep out the rest of his golden years on my couch! He even made old man snoring noises!

We then moved to the general population room which housed about 25 cats in a cage-free environment. This free-roaming area allows you an opportunity to see how the cats interact with each other and it gives you a sense of how they will act in their natural environment. It is much easier to get a feel for their personality in this setting, rather than with each animal just shoved in a confining cage.

The cats who live at Happy Tails are at least a year old, while the kittens are fostered in homes. I loved this spunky and playful girl! And my favorite thing about her - the hair between her toes was so long that it curled around her feet when she stood up!

Just chillin'.

We laughed at this cat who hogged three food bowls to himself! And the funniest thing - he didn't eat directly from the bowl; instead he scooped the canned food out with his paw and then licked the food from between his toes! I wonder if he realizes that is the same foot that was in the litterbox...

Ilsa made a new friend in Chi, a kitty who had an upper-respiratory illness. This outgoing kitty is now in one of the private recovery rooms until she can get over her cold.

When we went to leave, several cats gathered at the door as if to say, "I'm going with you!"

If you are interested in adopting a Happy Tails kitty, please visit their website at www.happytails.org.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Photo of the week - Causing trouble

Izzy likes to spend the afternoon sitting on her kitty scratching post and watching out the front window. I had originally thought that she was just trying to keep up with the happenings of the birds and squirrels in her front yard.

But I've come to discover that she is making faces and sticking her tongue out at strangers as they walk by!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Say no to drugs!

This is your brain.
This is your brain on drugs.
This is my cat's brain on catnip!

Cracked out Izzy supervises the making of catnip toys by guarding the 1-pound bag of catnip!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Pet Halloween Costume Contest!

Ding! I love it when the clock strikes October 1st! That means it's officially Halloween month! And anyone who is a friend of mine knows that Halloween is my favorite holiday. And what better way to combine my love of Halloween festivities and of animals than to have a Pet Halloween Costume Contest? Here's how it will work:
  • Go grab your camera. Now dress your pet in a silly, scary, or unusual Halloween costume and snap a photo. And by pet, I mean a dog, cat, hamster, iguana, or parrot - any species at all. There's no discrimination here!
  • Next, email a photo of your costumed pet to me at eviesark {at} gmail {dot} com with "Halloween Costume" in the subject line. Include your name and your pet's name, as well as a brief description of your pet.
  • I will then upload the Pet Halloween Costume photos into an album on my Evie's Ark, All Things Animal fan page on Facebook.
  • Now, the fun begins! Encourage your friends to "vote" for your costumed pet! And the pet who receives the most number of "likes" on their photo will win a customized pet pillow from Evie's Ark!
  • The winner will be announced on the Monday after Halloween.

Your pet could win a customized Evie's Ark pet pillow like the ones featured in this photo!

Here's Zoey rocking a rainbow clown mullet wig last Halloween. This cat is all business in the front and a party in the back!

Happy Halloween from my pets to yours!