Originally Posted by Persi & Alley
Marianjela won 700 points for using the word but. But, she started a sentence with But. Should her grammar count? No other winners today.
Well, I deserved that one.
BUT, I'll take the win nonetheless!
Thank you very much - again - Lee!
As for being the only one to win... I dont know how much skill that required since there didnt seem to be much participation yesterday - errrr... today. Maybe everyone is out trying to enjoy the last remaining days of summer. Although here in NW PA, it's a rainy dreary day, just perfect for curling up on the couch with the laptop.
Now on to the KatKwery... The last thing I bought for my cats was food! what else? I have 3.5 resident cats and a foster and her 6 kittens. As you can imagine, we go through a lot of food and kitty litter.
Aside from the essentials though, the last thing we bought for the cats were some toys. My daughter likes to spend her allowance on the pets, and she purchased a mouse with catnip and a bag of plastic balls that we adults step on later
The kittens love the balls though, with their little balls inside. Oh yeah, fun to watch them scurry around on the floor, but they might be more enjoyable (for the humans) without the noise packed inside them
The most expensive thing I have ever bought for the cats is their cat condo/ kitty tree - whatever you want to call it. The adult cats dont really pay it much attention, but the kittens love to use it as their stalking grounds, hiding in the nooks and crannies.
As for using it as a scratching post, Roly would prefer to use a cheap old box over the carpeted surface. I have even tried buying him the corrugated box things you can get to lay on the floor. There is just something about an empty box that attracts the cats and lures them and taunts them until they shred it to pieces! The most expensive thing I bought my dog was possibly his bed, which the cats probably use more than he does! He prefers to lay in front of the living room door as a draft stopper which suits the cats just fine since they hijack his bed. And it's a bonus since they all fit on his single cushion. I guess it was meant to be - better than me having multiple cat cozies sprawled all around the house. Although, they sleep where they darn well please really.
If I have ever bought something for the cats that neither of us ever paid attention to it - I never noticed it.
No really. When we buy toys for the cats, they always get use. Especially in the beginning when we first bring them home. The kids love to play with the cats with their toys. We've bought feathers on a stick, gloves with long fingers and pom poms on the fingertips, weeble wobble boxing dummies, balls in a track... they are spoiled. Just like the kids, toys are great fun when you first buy them, but the novelty soon wears off. As I type, my youngest daughter is in the dining room constructing a play house for the kittens. It's made out of a small box, she cut holes in it, stuffed a piece of material in it and hung a piece of string in one of the openings. It'll be in the garbage next week no doubt, but they will have fun with it today.
I dont think I ever started a thread to announce the purchase of anything for my cats. I dont think I actually started many threads here on TCS at all really, relatively. But no, I dont remember starting any threads or posting about anything I bought. Well, I do remember posting about possibly buying a new kitty litter box system though, it wasnt a thread I started though. I was doing some research into whether it was worth buying. In the end I didnt end up getting it. I cant even remember what forum we were in. I have read threads about other peoples purchases and reviews though. I especially paid attention to the thread on grooming and made mental notes on the brushes, combs, slickers and rakes members were using and had success with. I will be watching to see how you like your Furminator Lee. Although I do have long-haired cats and they do shed their fair share, they are not the biggest shedding offenders in my house. As you can imagine, Chewbacca, my 100 pound bag of fur is the biggest offender! With 5 children and him lounging around and depositing hair daily, we vacuum regularly on a daily basis, so we dont notice cat hair as much. But when they are on my lap and I pet them, I do notice hair flying around more and it is aggravating and frustrating and my constant reminder that they need a brushing.
As for the advanced search: when I see the KatKwiz today, I knew immediately to go to the Advanced Search page. I entered your username, and keyword "bought" then changed the dates to list within the last 2 weeks and seen your post on the furminator. However someone had already beaten me to it. But I had to check anyway just in case
I suppose someone could have found the answer by just browsing through the posts you've made int he past 2 weeks, but using the search function was a lot quicker and more convenient. I know I have the search function down pat - at least I think I do, but you never know when new member will come along and your question may help them, so ask away Lee!
Well, once again, I have gone on enough.... Good luck everyone, and thanks again Lee, Persi, Alley & DW!!!
PS - I have been doing my homework over the past couple days, gearing up for the playoffs and the anticipated Superbowl. I'll donate today's points (from yesterday's Kwery) to the first person who can tell me what the most popular secret word has been this Kwery season. I suppose the advantage will go to whoever actually reads through my posts
Thanks again Lee!