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what's going on
so, we are back from furcon, but still so much to do. a successful proof of concept means we need to work even harder to get this baby bird to fly!

and, with the serger in the shop, we are pretty much forced to work on our web site - which is a good thing, overall. it needs doing, and sooner is better. I've been helping write copy and also corresponding with "special order" peeps from FC. it's cool - although I am chomping at the bit to design more, and get back to making things!

also, the kitty issues continue. 4 is not yet on an even keel. sometimes she is hungry ALL THE TIME, for days... then sometimes she will not eat for a day, or even longer. it comes down to her thyroid problems. I even made kitty risotto (rice cooked in chicken broth with butter) and she refused it. I know part of it is she just does not feel good - but I don't like seeing her go more than a day without eating. yesterday I gave her the pink stuff, to settle her upset tummy (I did it so Jovino wouldn't have to do it - I'm willing to be the bad guy and take on the onerous task of oppressing the kitty so she can be mad at me instead - it's actually easier for all three of us, this way. and, she does still sit on my lap sometimes.) she stopped barfing but didn't eat. still, even that is an improvement from the barfing.

today I tried the tactic of offering both a smidge of her food (the better to tell if she actually has any) as well as a little rice. eventually I removed both, hoping to make her actively *want* food. offered it a while later, but no dice. just a bit ago I went outside and picked her a few blades of kitty grass (I think its actually wheatgrass). she LOVES the stuff, and went right for it. after that she ate a tiny helping of her regular Nutro kitty food, but didn't want seconds. I left a little bit out (as well as some kitty risotto, just in case she flips over to the hungry cycle during the night) so we'll see how she does. at least she ate a little. I bet that if I really keep at it I can get her eating again. it just takes finding the right combination.

yesterday, we went to the junkyard to get supplies for more seatbelt belts. it was fun (and I found some great colored webbing, which cleaned up really well!) so now we can offer midnight blue, gunmetal grey, chocolate brown and even some red webbing (while they last) along with our standard black. it actually costs us quite a bit more to source the webbing and buckles from the junkyard (compared to making fake recycled seatbelt belts) but I think they are so much cooler - and I'd much rather use recycled materials instead of new if at all possible. it's not even like we're keeping all that much stuff out of the landfill - but, it does still make a difference - and, doing this instead of contributing to the manufacture of new parts also makes a difference on the other end. it all ads up! besides, they are just plain cooler.

k, I'm really tired now. got to get to bed. one of our furcon friends sent a supercute image of our table at FC and I totally want to include it, but I'm too tired for the logistics this would require. bah.

off to curl up in with my baby, in the warm and cozy bed! =)

I'm feeling: exhausted exhausted

7 smooches or Gimme Some Love!
djdigit From: djdigit Date: January 29th, 2006 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ninja kitty icon!! :) I'm glad your proof-of-concept products were a big hit at the con! And it was neat seeing you guys at Qool the other night, too. I just love the vibe and energy there. So many smiley, sweaty faces. Other than next week (traveling the next day), I hope to go every week. *bounce* *bounce*
djmermaid From: djmermaid Date: January 29th, 2006 08:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, we totally want to make it there more often - now that we are not in such a big time crunch. It was good to see you, too!

And I am having SO MUCH FUN being a ninja... who knew?! ; )
zoe_serious From: zoe_serious Date: January 29th, 2006 04:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

kitty food

Something else you could try is chicken baby food heated up. My kitty used to go nuts for it when she would eat nothing else.

good luck, sick kitties aren't fun.
djmermaid From: djmermaid Date: January 29th, 2006 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: kitty food

Thanks, that's good advice. I remember that baby food trick from working with my diabetic kitty.
jetkat From: jetkat Date: January 29th, 2006 08:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am sorry to hear that kitty is not doing well. I am glad to hear that Bunny Warez is. Did you post a url to the BW site and I missed it? I am all about ninja kitties now ;) but I don't think I could fit one over my dreads.
djmermaid From: djmermaid Date: January 29th, 2006 08:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
We could totally make you a ninja kitty hat that would fit over your dreads! (Once our serger comes back from the shop, of course.) You'd be a super cute ninja kitty (and oh my god, is it ever FUN to be ninja kitty!)

We have bunnywarez.com but it's still in progress...we're still working on copy, images of the warez, shopping cart, etc. I will be pimping it all over the place once it's really together.

Hope to see you soon!
whipsnkisses From: whipsnkisses Date: January 30th, 2006 04:01 am (UTC) (Link)
poor kitty!!

and rock on with the seatbelts..
7 smooches or Gimme Some Love!