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  1. about 10 hours ago on Breaking Cat News

    Tommy’s armor looks suspiciously like “merry mushroom” corningware to me. I know “cornflower” is the most popular but as far as vintage patterns go I’m a Spice of Life girl – when I’m not using my everyday 40’s era Pyrex cookware and bowls. :)

  2. 4 days ago on Luann

    Actually, 50% of the sale price isn’t that bad compared to consignment stores. I opted to sell a specialty design kind of coat (victorian themed) at a consignment store because I thought they had the target audience. It was originally $250.00 I expected it to sell around $75 or so. It did sell at that and I got $25.00 when all was said and done. I should have donated the coat to my favorite charity. :(

  3. 4 days ago on Luann

    ebay charges to list items. Paypal (so buyers can pay with a credit card) also charges a fee to accept CC payments. I use to sell on ebay back in the beginning – but then over the years it got more and more expensive. If I remember correctly about 15% of each of my sales was going to fees – and this was years ago. I would expect Bets and Gun to ask 15 to 20% of the sale price for their “Work” (photos, listing, packaging, shipping, tracking, etc) and thats a discount because Tif is their friend. So, say 20% expenses plus their 20% cut — 50% isnt that far off.

  4. 13 days ago on Breaking Cat News

    I assume Lupin can tell that Goldie is a she – from her shapely female cat figure.

  5. 2 months ago on Breaking Cat News

    My guys also have a large diameter ceramic dog water bowl -aka the Savanna Watering Hole (it seems so big). Current and previous cats preferred to drink out of the wide bowl versus the smaller for cats water bowls that were also set out in different places. (The Queen of All She Surveyed would sometimes get a Her tail in a knot and “protect” a bowl – so I had spares around the house so no one ever couldn’t get a bite to eat or a drink.) Even when there was a knotted tail – the Big Bowl was the favorite. Not sure if it’s a whisker thing or if it’s just fun for cats to drink out of really wide low bowl .

  6. 2 months ago on Breaking Cat News

    If today’s News cast causes you to rethink your pet’s bowls… why not check out your local re-sale shops or your local shelter’s re-sale shop. They often have plenty of ‘accessories’ sometimes really cute ones. Years ago I went thru a bunch of store bought bowls – to find which ones worked for my cats – the “disliked ones” were donated to the local animal resale shop (didn’t know about it when I started buying). My next round of cats I used the resale shop for new bowls (food and a water bowl – they have 2 water bowls). I also found a couple of large hard plastic Dog Water bowls (that were alittle rough) for a $1 each. They became Birdbaths on my patio. Cheep entertainment for my cats (and me) and the Birdies seem to like the new “spa”.

  7. 2 months ago on Breaking Cat News

    Yes, I have 2 cats. bowls with low sides work well too. And the cats don’t push the food off on to the floor. One of my cats prefers to tuck in his whiskers and go deep into a round bowl with sides (he works the wet food to the sides (licking all the moisture off it) and then comes back and eats the food from the sides. He won’t touch food in the lower edged bowls. The other prefers a cat food bowl with low sides so she can spread out her whiskers while she’s licking the moisture out of the wet food and then eats the lumps left over. The low sides keep the food in bowl the weight of the bowl keeps it from sliding across the floor/mat.

  8. 3 months ago on Breaking Cat News

    OMG! So cute!

  9. 3 months ago on Breaking Cat News

    I’m hearing Diego Luna voicing Figaro in my head. Selma Hayek is voicing Tabitha. :)

  10. 3 months ago on Breaking Cat News

    The Google sez there really are icecream cone night lights!!! ooooo!!!!