Thursday, December 31, 2009

Very Last Minute Tax Tips For 2009

Since our mommy is a CPA (she says it means Certified Public Accountant but we know it means Cat's Personal Assistant) and since this is our last post of the year, we wanted to remind you that although charities appreciate donations all year, today is the last day for your cash or non-cash donations to count on your 2009 tax return.
Many charities accept cash donations securely online and will provide a dated receipt immediately after the donation is submitted. Donations by personal check must be in the mail today or taken to a local charity in person. You cannot deduct a cash contribution, regardless of the amount, without proper documentation. This can be in the form of a receipt from the charity, a copy of your cleared check or bank statement, or a credit card statement.

If money is tight these days, there are probably things around your home that you no longer use or want and are in good condition, that you can donate and be able to deduct the value of the items now, not what they cost new. Many communities have thrift shops that sell items to help support charities. In our town, the thrift shop we donate items to supports the local humane society and we're taking in a donation today! This is a relatively painless way to help support causes important to you while clearing your home of unwanted items. It's a win-win situation!

We hope you have a safe and Happy New Years Eve!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tortie Tuesday!

Today is Tortie Tuesday! Since my little sisfur Angel got all nipped up yesterday and couldn't finish showing some of the presents we got, I'll use my Supermodel skills to demonstrate our presents. Here I am showing my happy face at all the presents we got!
We got this cool cube thingy where there is a top bunk...
and a bottom bunk.
Isn't it neat how when napping in the cube, the port hole is cat face height!
See how the cube works with both of us in it?
It wouldn't be very Supermodel-like to play with Angel inside and me outside and I bite the side and tear it so I'll use my Acting skills and pretend that didn't happen. It's also not very Supermodel like to get nipped up on Christmas like my sisfur does but I have to admit I did.
Anyway, hope you appreciated my modeling and thanks for visiting on Tortie Tuesday! Have a great day!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Santa Was Good To Us!

Santa brought really fun presents this year so I thought I'd show you a few of the things we got. He must have known that my old scratchers were shrinking on the floor (it can't be cause I'm getting bigger) so he got me a really big scratcher! I loved it so much I slept on it all night long!
It's so big that my sisfur Isabella fits on it with me! She doesn't know how to use a scratcher but she likes to lick up the catnip.
Another fun thing we got was a Dr. Squidmonster from the CasbahKitten! It's got lots of nip in it and it's big enough to bunny kick which I love to do!
I love all my presents Santa! Santa? Why are you dancing on the ceiling? I think I need to lay off the nip for a bit.
My sisfur Isabella will have to show you what else we got tomorrow while I recoup from all my nip induced, scratching and bunny kicking frenzy.

Hope you have a groovy day!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sunday Siesta

We're still recuperating from our holiday around here. Today Daddy is taking out our toy tree so we stayed up late last night playing with it. It's tiring trying to get all those little pine needles off the branches.
We'll show you some of our presents tomorrow after we get all rested up today.
Enjoy your Sunday!

EtsyBlogger of the Month - CalKat!

The EtsyBlogger for the month of December is CalKat! Carrie and Kathy are the talented artists behind CalKat and also their other shops Ametista, TheClayShoppe and YogaFairies.

Here's some examples of their wonderful work:

Murano Butterfly
Black Cat Cane Pendant - Limited Edition

Namaste Pose - Yoga Fairy

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy Sadieday!

It's Sadieday - my favorite day of the week! Plus, it's the first Sadieday after Christmas! I hope you had a furry nice Christmas cause I sure did! We opened presents on Christmas Eve and Santa Paws was good to all of us!
My kitty sisfurs got lots of toys and I got treats. These are low fat treats - wonder what Santa is trying to tell me.
I loved all my presents! Thanks Santa!
I had an even better Christmas Day because I went on a hike with Mommy and Daddy!
We don't have any snow here but I still had a fun time on the trails!
We even did a little off-trailing too.
I ended up with muddy paws but that's okay cause Mommy and Daddy got muddy too!
Anyway, I had a great Christmas hike and it must have showed cause a lady called me "Smiley".
I hope you had Happy Howlidays! I hope you enjoyed going on a stroll with me too!
Happy Sadieday!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

We hope your stockings and hearts are full of love and friendship today and always! Merry Christmas!
Angel, Isabella and our big sisfur Sadie and our mommy Sharla

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Joy of the Season

Our wish for you this Christmas Eve is to savor the wonder of the season...
and experience the joy of it too!
We hope you have a wonderful day and that Santa Claws visits you tonight!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tortie Tuesday!

It's Tortie Tuesday! Today I'm showing how I help Mommy keep someone from looking at presents in bags. When anyone comes around I give them the big scary eyes.
If that doesn't make them go away, I cover the entire bag with my Tortie body.
Okay, we don't need to show that angle Mommy.
I sure hope this earns me an extra present under the tree!
Enjoy your Tortie Tuesday!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Who Dunnit?

Angel, why doesn't our tree hardly have any ornaments and NO ornaments on the bottom half of it?
I dunno.
Sadie, why are there Christmas tree needles all over the floor and the presents all messed up?
I dunno.
Just a few more days to stay off the naughty list, hope we make it!
Hope you have a great Monday!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Made A List, Checking It Twice...

Hello Santa Claws? It's me Angel! I'm just calling to see if you had any questions regarding my Christmas list?
See ya soon Santa!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Happy Sadieday!

Since this is the last Sadieday before Christmas, I thought I'd show Santa, in case he reads this, just how good I've been this year. Living with two kitty sisfurs isn't easy. Some things that start out nice like looking out the window with my sisfur Angel...
usually turns into her walking right in front of my view. But I was good and just let her.
When walking by my sisfur Isabella, she likes to bat at my tail. But I was good and just let her.
Angel likes to take her nap time by me....
and I'm good and just let her.
So, although I'd love to look out the window without a floofy cat in the way, walk by a table without getting my tail whapped and to take a nap all by myself, I'm a good dog.
Right Santa?
Hope you have a Happy Sadieday!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday Features

It's Friday Features time again! This week's features were inspired by the colors of my Panther charm pendant necklace - red and black. I've always loved this color combination and I hope you enjoy my picks!

Panther - Black Lampwork Glass Cat Bead Charm Pendant Sterling Silver Necklace by BeadedTail

Frolicking Felines - For the Cat Lover by RosiePoseyPurses
Black Cat Superstition by carosell
MUST LOVE DOGS Print - Original Illustration Fine Art Print - Signed and Dated --BUY 2 GET 1 FREE- by CitrusTree
Doggie Christmas Stocking by SewNook
Cosplay Kitty Hat - Black with Red Ears by armadaanime

Free upgrade to Priority Mail shipping in the U.S. on orders from armadaanime if you mention in notes to seller that you found the shop from BeadedTail's blog!

Custom Pet Silhouette made from your photo, 13x13 by TheBeehive