I learned that people aren’t that great about leaving feedback for sellers on eBay or Etsy. I think we are just busy and we forget to do it. Well, it is a really different story when our cats are involved! My Cat Ball customers are really good about remembering to leave me feedback! Not only do they leave me feedback, they also often take the time and effort to send me letters, thank you notes and photos! Here are some of the fun photos that my Etsy customers have shared with me.
I love the Nyan Cat
Inspired by the cutest pop tart pet on teh interwebs, I made a Nyan Cat Ball!
Here are some behind the scenes photos of the Nyan Cat Ball.
Unfortunately I’ve sold out of this fabric. I hope to find more of it because it was popular!
I found a great tool during this session. It was a weird white string with a nice bounce to it, so it had a neat movement that Twix enjoyed, and the prop looked good from a styling point of view. Now if I could just get better at lighting….
Not everyone has a purebred ball of fluff, or some sleek and lanky cat with Asian heritage. Some of us have “average joe” domestic house cats and we really love them! The Average Joe Cat show is for this feline demographic.
Sponsored by Purrfect Pals, the Average Joe Cat Show is held in Shoreline, WA. There is a photo contest that you can enter right now (be ready to submit a high res photo), and you can also enter your cat in person to compete in a whole bunch of funny categories! These categories include stuff like:
- Biggest Feet
- Longest Whiskers
- Best Tuxedo Cat
- Best pair of Cats
- Best Senior Cat
- Most Obnoxious
Attention cat lovers! The Cat Ball will be available in person at the upcoming Petpalooza in Auburn, Washington!
- Auburn Petpalooza
- Saturday May 19, 2012
- 10: 00 am to 5:00 p.m.
- The Dog Trot 3K/5K Fun Run starts at 9:30 AM
- Auburn, Washington
This is a family event for everyone! There will be a “Dog Trot” fun run (expect some funny costumes), stage entertainment, Skyhoundz Disc Dog Championships, Seattle Flydogs demos, pony rides, the ‘Unleashed’ pet contests, agility areas, a noon pet parade, over 150 vendor booths, and a petting zoo!
Location: Game Farm Park
3030 R St. SE
Auburn, WA 98002
If anyone wants to lend me a tent for vending, let me know!
I’ve been asked if dogs will use a Cat Ball. I’ve even been asked about hamsters, bunnies and ferrets. Well, they probably will. The bunnies might try to eat it, but all of these animals will probably give it a try. I just wasn’t expecting this:
I’ve included the kitten photo because this Cat Ball actually belongs to the kitten. Matilda the dog is just borrowing it for a nap!
How To Photograph Cats #2: An Exercise in Futility
I’ve been using a tripod and remote shutter control device a lot lately. This allows me to reposition the cat frequently (these things move around a lot). The disadvantages are that it can be hard to get the camera to “hear” the remote, and my butt seems to be in about 50% of the photos. I figured this set of photo outtakes was worth a giggle.
This customer letter made my day today!
So apparently Zeke got into the new Cat Ball right away without any hesitation! He might have claimed it for his own. I hope that he will share with his brother Zak, but we will have to wait to find out!