I'm a crazy cat lady and -- though I'm not ashamed -- I draw the line at wearing the clothes. As in, "You're never gonna see me in one of those cat print sweatshirts..." But that was before I saw this Pusheen t-shirt at ModCloth. I can't imagine a t-shirt that could possibly be more ME. A cat drinking a cup of coffee and penning a letter? I need this shirt. Oops - I mean, this would be a great gift for the crazy cat lady in YOUR life.
Another great gift for cat lovers is a Sonicare toothbrush. Anyone who *really* loves their cat spends an enormous amount of time sitting on the couch drinking coffee and tea in order to feed the spirit of pet togetherness. A sonic toothbrush keeps the coffee drinker's smile nice and white - and is well worth the investment for what you'll save in dental care. You can get a good deal on a Sonic toothbrush at Costco and many other stores.
Probably the most difficult thing for the crazy cat lady to cope with is the social shame of the multiple litter box smell. Ladies, all the Mood Sprays contain pure essential oils that will clean the air without harmful chemicals. Apathy™will be the strongest and most effective option for the multi-cat owner. If your cat is particularly standoffish - you might try a bottle of The Antidote for Ego™. The organic French lavender in Ego will calm the kitty crazies and give the uppity cat something to think about before rejecting your loving advances. Anyone who travels with a pet will enjoy a set of TSA friendly mini mood sprays, especially helpful when your pet poops or pukes in the car carrier or on the airplane.
If you're still struggling to find a thoughtful way to organize all the cat costumes you purchased at Halloween, consider investing a few dollars in this handy book by Lissanne Oliver. If you follow this blog you know I've been using Oliver's book Sorted! and have found it very helpful. She lives in Australia but the book is still affordable and ships fast enough to please the gift-giving families of any US-based hoarder. I recommend it for anyone who has a pile of stuff and no idea what to do with it.
Most toys are a complete waste of money. The Cat Dancer, on the other hand, is the best $2 you'll ever spend. It doesn't look like much but your crazy cat lady's cat will love The Cat Dancer toy to the point of obsession. It's a simple twist of cardboard on the ends of a stiff wire that, when unrolled and moved through the air, looks like a flying insect.
What crazy cat lady wouldn't be touched by a set of custom postage stamps with pictures of her kitties? Choose her favorite Facebook shares and make some custom postage at Photostamps.com or Zazzle. Now she'll have the chance to share her love with the WHOLE WORLD.
Pet Food Nation changed the way I think about the cat and dog food industry. Some of the things that Joan Weiskopf writes about are difficult to hear but so important for understanding the challenge of pet nutrition in a competitive marketplace. I make several of the natural pet food recipes in this book for my pets (though five years ago I would have said that was CRAZY) and I've seen fewer hairballs and more satisfied bellies and it's alot cheaper. I know what you're thinking...and I thought the same thing...but cooking for your pets isn't actually all that hard once you get in the groove.
A FURminator grooming tool thins your pet's undercoat and reduces the hairball "problem" around the house. Specifically, the throwing up on your pillow problem. It's a little more expensive than your average brush, but it really works. My cats don't enjoy it as much a regular brush but will tolerate it in short spurts, which is all you really need if you FURminate regularly.
I can personally vouch for everything on this Crazy Cat Lady Gift Guide - I'm not ashamed to out myself on the Internet or anywhere else. I love my pets! Any of these items will be a great gift for the pet lovers in your life. Are you a crazy cat person? What are some items you can't live without?
Creative by nature, I surround myself at work with art that inspires me. Today, I bought four prints from inflated/deflated . Each speaks to the character of the four anti-bad-mood sprays I manufacture. It matters to me that you've bought them, and you love them, and it matters to me that world class resorts like Four Seasons Resorts want them too. It was a tiny idea, and the idea waited nearly twenty years until I was in the right place, at the right time. Which is right now. So I'm celebrating by supporting someone else's idea.
People smell, and that’s not so out-of-the ordinary.
And neither is chronic, day-to-day misery. What’s unusual is when people –
either smelly people or miserable people – actually make an effort to do
something about it.
In an email to HR Products’ headquarters, Heather A. explains
how much she hates her life:
“Things at my work are going to hell in a hand basket. The only
thing keeping me sane is the sprays. My co-worker says that that I look like a
‘huffer’ when she catches me in my office sniffing all the room sprays.”
smell,” says Heidi Rettig, CEO of antibadmoodsprays.com. “At least I don’t
think so, because we’ve never actually met, but her life is obviously
completely miserable because she bought all four of my mood-lifting sprays.
Heather A. bought a bottle of Apathy™and then ordered the other
three scents just hours after receiving her first delivery.
I’m hooked. I hate you. I just got my box delivered, and now I’m ordering
again. I’m spraying this sh*t on me and everyone that comes in my office. And
my home. Ahhh … now I can function. Thank you for making my life bearable.”
How does HR Products feel about that? Heidi Rettig
replies, “We love Heather.”
Last week's column dealt with office b.o. This week's column is about how to handle "holy rollers" in the workplace. Heidi Rettig, creator of anti- Apathy™ mood spray gives frank advice on your job complaints.
Got a problem at work? Send your question to antidoteforego[at]gmail.com and it may be featured in an upcoming installment of "What Would Ewe Do?" on www.thecollaredsheep.com
TODAY ONLY: Buy three aromatherapy mood sprays (your choice) and get one free*.
The perfect office gift for your secret Santa; the natural antidote for bad smells in workplace restrooms, at home, or in the car.
Apathy™; The Antidote for Ego™; Passive and Aggressive™ aromatherapy mood sprays are spray-able essential oils. Each formula is custom blended to combat a specific kind of bad mood. The scent is subtle enough for use in shared spaces.
*The purchase price will be refunded to your credit card when order is processed.
How many times a day do you find yourself thinking, "I hate my boss?" Google Analytics tells us that this phrase brings more people to The Antidote for Ego website than any other. The sad part is that people aren't even really looking for a "cure," per se. They're just making a kind of search engine confession. These are desperate times.
Cubicle mood sprays can't fix your situation, but they will help you cope. At least in a small way. The aromatherapy blends in each bottle were developed to mitigate common workplace complaints; behaviors that affect all of us at one time or another.
The biggest seller on my website is Apathy™ - and Apathy™ is a great cubicle mood spray to start with if you've never tried aromatherapy before. It's a fresh, grapefruit scent subtle enough for use in a shared space. The natural citrus will clean bad food smells out of the air and improve your mood.
A great idea for your Secret Santa, but mostly, a great idea just for you. Free shipping through the holidays.
James R. Thompson wrote a great article, "When Smells Overtake the Workplace" for TheOfficeProfessional.com Somewhat timely given yesterday's crisis in downtown D.C. And not just because he mentioned our products.
Somewhere near 13th and H Streets, NW, an intern microwaved his leftover fish in the office kitchen. This is another common problem with interns in D.C., though not nearly as well-publicized in the media. Each semester, a well-to-do, pampered-from-childhood Ivy Leaguer joins a company. Desperately wanting to save their parents' money (since they are not being paid) decides to bring their Morton's leftovers to eat for lunch. Regular air fresheners won't cover it. The result? What one staffer called, "Mountain Breeze Flounder."
Apathy™ ; The Antidote for Ego™; Passive™ and Aggressive™ essential oil air fresheners are formulated with citrus oils that clean the air naturally - instead of just trying to cover bad smells with artificial scents or harmful chemicals.