|Celtic Blessing Tree by Ruthie Redden, read on for more on how this talented artist made my day!|
|I went to see her several times, she hated the IV in her little paw.|
|A poster in the vets office, some pretty plants toxic to cats and dogs, some are toxic to people as well. Click here for more info|
There are many plants that are bad for cats and dogs to eat that you might not even think of. Of course not all cats and dogs will eat them, lucky me, I have a cat that eats all plants like they're made of tuna. I know many people who have told me their cats play amongst day lillies in the yard and don't eat them. I think that outdoor cats that are used to being around a larger variety of plants are probably less likely to chew on random greenery. I've tried that cat grass they sell for cats to eat, but that's the only plant Willow doesn't want, much like the fact that the couch is always better to scratch than a scratching post. For those interested, here's the ASPCA's website with info about toxic plants and foods, (click here) it's actually quite surprising. It's good info to have just in case, after all I could have lost a wonderful member of our family because I didn't know. I'll tell you what else, after a 48 hour stay at the emergency vet, that was the most expensive flower I ever bought! Willow was worth every penny, but I would have preferred to avoid the whole thing.
On the last day Willow had to stay at the vet, on the night of the full Celtic Willow moon, which was also a Supermoon (see previous post) I got a package in the mail that lifted my spirits!
|All the lovelies in the package from Ruthie Redden, along with the gorgeous print, she included a handmade card, a card with the poem on it, seashells and feathers all the way from Scotland. Such treasures, it's like she knows me!|
|Ruthie's business card, visit her website http://www.ruthieredden.com and pick up a print for your home too!|
As I write this little Willow with her two little shaved front legs is purring happily in my lap, life is good!
|Willow is a great cat model, here she is "painted black" for the Hidden Path card, Art of Magic" Click here|
|Willow showing her "true colors" for my Magic is Afoot piece. Click here|
Willow and my cat Garfield will also be making an appearance in the upcoming Mystical Cats Tarot, we'll see what card they end up on!