As much as I love candles (I even sold Partylite for about two years) I’m careful about using them around my many cats. The last thing I need is for a curious cat to burn itself by “checking out” the flame. I learned that lesson back when Loki was a kitten. I lit a few candles one evening and went into the kitchen. About ten minutes later, one of the candles was out and some of her forehead whiskers were melted! Thankfully they grew back, but she looked funny for a few months.
Then I discovered this cool product: Enjoy Lighting Flameless Candles! They have L.E.D. lights inside and flicker just like a real flame. They’re even scented! How cool is that? I can make my home smell better, have candles sitting out, and I won’t have to worry about my fuzzies. Since my kittens are virtually uncontrollable, as evidenced by this picture of Horus lounging on the kitchen counter, it’s a safe option. (And yes, I’ve tried the squirt-gun method of cat training. It doesn’t work on the kittens. They like water.)
Speaking of pets, several weeks ago I wrote about the KOA Picture PAW-fect Pet Contest. The voting is underway to choose a winner from among the ten finalists (I didn’t enter) so follow the link and pick your favorite! The winner gets $250 worth of pet products, and voting ends on March 16th.
I’ll start off with the update: I finally got my car back! After two weeks in the shop, $400 in repairs, and a new serpentine belt, timing belt and water pump, she runs like new. Only now I think another one of my wheel bearings is going, but I’m not surprised. Three out of the four of them are original, so they’re ten years old and have 112,000 miles on them.
Now for the news: due to my newfound interest in football (BTW – my husband says “FINALLY”) I’m declaring next week to be Superbowl Week. I’m going to be posting party tips, football party cookbook reviews, and other related information almost every day, on top of my regular stuff.
Also, this is for those of you who love camping as much as I do. If you’re a camper who brings along your fuzzy friend, Kampground of America is holding a contest that you may be interested in. Here are the details from the press release:
“With all of KOA’s sites being pet friendly and campers being so wild about taking their pets, KOA has just announced its Picture Paw-fect Pet Contest. Pet lovers can submit photos of their pet dressed up for a special event, showing off or just looking cute on a camping trip, up until February 9, 2011. The top 10 will photos will then be featured in the February edition of KOA’s Kompass magazine, where the audience will vote for the most “Paw-fect Pet” beginning February 16. The winner will receive $250 in great pet gear and two nights of free KOA camping anywhere in the nation.”
The link to enter is here: Picture Paw-fect Pet Contest.