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Thu Mar 26, 2015 at 01:09 PM PDT

Pootie Pad Party: New Fabrics for Cats

by Sara R

Reposted from Sara R by Sara R

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MiMi enjoys a Pootie Pad

it is a constant lament in our country that things are not made here anymore, that our biggest export seems to jobs.  Well, Daily Kos has produced some steps in the other direction, supporting the advertising of small business owned by Kossacks through the Kos Katalogue and inspiring the creation of new things.  Pootie Pads came about that way, they were inspired by the Pootie diaries and are a support to the ladies who make the community quilts.

Pootie Pads are little quilts packed with aromatic herbs for pets.  All our fabrics are pre-washed so there is no toxic sizing to harm your furbaby.  And our herbs are organic.  For cats, we have the finest, freshest catnip from right here in Oregon.  Trust me, it is nothing like the stuff that comes from Asia -- and we use a lot of it.  For dogs, we have a soothing blend of lavender and thyme that we are told is very calming for anxious dogs.

Here is the Pootie Pad store for cats
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Here is the Pootie Pad store for dogs

Today's diary is particularly for the kitties because we have some new fabrics for them.  To wit:

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Our booth at the Portland Pet Expo in October.  Pootie Pads are made in Portland, OR, with love.

NOTE: We are continuing our special sale for you this week only.  Your purchase of Pootie Pads will help us with vet bills for Betty the Basement Cat who has failing kidneys.  Thank you, and we hope you find nice gifts in our shop today!

There is still time to get gifts in plenty of time for Xmas.  Sometimes, folks are really hard to shop for. Some will go so far as to say they don't want "things" (my late mother was like that).  But if that hard-to-shop for person is a pet owner, we have a thought for you!  Aromatic, herb-filled quilts for pets that they can lie on, roll around on, and be comforted.  We call them Pootie Pads and they make great gifts, all year round.  They are made from pre-washed cotton that contains no pesticides or toxins, organic herbs, and love.  The pleasure of watching a cat enjoy Pootie Pad catnip is priceless, trust me -- and the comfort a dog can get from our calming herbs just might make for a more peaceful home.

For cats, we have human-grade, organic catnip.  This catnip helps shy cats become approachable, aggressive cats to chill out, and geriatric or ill cats to become more comfortable.  Wash in cold water, lay flat to dry, and the pad will last your cat more than a year.  

Pootie Pads come in three sizes.  Fabric choices for original and petitie sizes are here - or let us choose for you.

Original: 23" x 17" $30 plus $5.60 shipping (regularly $35)

ON SALE (let us choose for you!) Petite: 13.5" x 9.5"  ONE for $15 plus $5.60 shipping (regularly $18) OR TWO for $30 (regularly $35) plus $5.60 shipping

Play Size: 8" x 4.5 Four for $30 plus $5.60 shipping (was $35)  These make great stocking stuffers!

Pecos the wonder kitteh
Pecos says that Pootie Pads are the best!

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Our booth at the Portland Pet Expo last weekend.  Pootie Pads are made in Portland, OR

NOTE: It is Caturday and we have a special sale for you.  Today, your purchase of Pootie Pads will help us with vet bills for Betty and Leaf, neither of whom are feeling very well.  Thank you, and we hope you find nice gifts in our shop today!

The holiday shopping season is officially underway.  Sometimes, folks are hard to shop for. Some will go so far as to say they don't want "things" (my late mother was like that).  But if that hard-to-shop for person is a pet owner, we have a thought for you!  Aromatic, herb-filled quilts for pets that they can lie on, roll around on, and be comforted.  We call them Pootie Pads and they make great gifts, all year round.  They are made from pre-washed cotton that contains no pesticides or toxins, organic herbs, and love.

For cats, we have human-grade, organic catnip.  This catnip helps shy cats become approachable, aggressive cats to chill out, and geriatric or ill cats to become more comfortable.  Wash in cold water, lay flat to dry, and the pad will last your cat more than a year.  There are several sizes -- and we are continuing the sale on the petite size for the time being.

Pootie Pads come in three sizes.  Fabric choices for original and petitie sizes are here - or let us choose for you.

Original: 23" x 17" $30 plus $5.60 shipping (regularly $35)

ON SALE (let us choose for you!) Petite: 13.5" x 9.5"  ONE for $15 plus $5.60 shipping (regularly $18) OR TWO for $30 (regularly $35) plus $5.60 shipping

Play Size: 8" x 4.5 Four for $30 plus $5.60 shipping (was $35)

Maggie
Maggie shows how to wear a Pootie Pad.

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Fri Oct 17, 2014 at 05:15 PM PDT

Pootie Pad Party for Kos Katalogue

by Sara R

Reposted from Sara R by Sara R

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Our booth at the Portland Pet Expo last weekend.  Pootie Pads are made in Portland, OR

The holiday shopping season is officially underway.  Sometimes, folks are hard to shop for. Some will go so far as to say they don't want "things" (my late mother was like that).  But if that hard-to-shop for person is a pet owner, we have a thought for you!  Aromatic, herb-filled quilts for pets that they can lie on, roll around on, and be comforted.  We call them Pootie Pads and they make great gifts, all year round.  They are made from pre-washed cotton that contains no pesticides or toxins, organic herbs, and love.

For cats, we have human-grade, organic catnip.  This catnip helps shy cats become approachable, aggressive cats to chill out, and geriatric or ill cats to become more comfortable.  Wash in cold water, lay flat to dry, and the pad will last your cat more than a year.  There are several sizes -- and we are continuing the sale on the petite size for the time being.

Pootie Pads come in three sizes.  Fabric choices for original and petitie sizes are here - or let us choose for you.

Original: 23" x 17" $35 plus $5.60 shipping

ON SALE (let us choose for you!) Petite: 13.5" x 9.5"  ONE for $15 plus $5.60 shipping (regularly $18) OR TWO for $30 (regularly $35) plus $5.60 shipping

Play Size: 8" x 4.5 Four for $35 plus $5.60 shipping

Maggie
Maggie shows how to wear a Pootie Pad.

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Reposted from Kos Katalogue by JekyllnHyde

I've recently moved into a new house. Lately, I've started to unpack my treasured objects from creative, talented Kossacks--all obtained via the Kos Katalogue. Let me give you a short, personal tour of just a few of the ones I use the most.

One of the first items I'll hang on my living room wall (soon, I promise) will be my gorgeous painting by asterkitty, Azalea #1. Isn't it beautiful?

Azalea #1
Please take a look at asterkitty's website for other wonderful creations of hers. She is very flexible and accommodating, and is always delighted to see her work in a happy home.

A box I just opened today has almost all my Fineena scarves in it. (All except the blue one that I was wearing for events pre- and post-move. ;) It is delightful to greet these beautiful adornments again, now that I have made them room, more or less. Besides, when is it a better time to wear orange? Then again, when it gets colder, I'll be wearing one or the other of the woollen cowls of hers, particularly the blue and silver one that my husband commissioned as a gift (hint, hint--to anyone who has a special someone to surprise).

I'm in the middle, between sydneyluv and ICanDoThis, wearing one of my favorites--in orange, of course.
For a while, I couldn't locate the box in which I had oh-so-carefully packed my jewelry. I persisted, however, and now my anxiety is allayed since I can put my hands on my lovely earrings from edrie, my elegant necklaces from Lorinda Pike, and my magnificent necklace from Wings: Hands on Silver, my WhiteHawk (designed by Aji). My husband has been enjoying his great belts from Rocky River Leather Company, run by Kossack meagert. (In fact, he liked the first one I gave him so much he requested a second.) I am sure I am missing some from this list, however, so my apologies in advance for any unintended slight.
Photo of WhiteHawk from Wings' gallery; posted in diary by Aji on 11/25/11
The most distinctive piece of jewelry I own, WhiteHawk by Wings--a Secret Santa gift from several years ago.
As Avilyn mentioned in her diary yesterday, the Secret Santa tradition is a sweet way for us to recognize Kossacks we care about. A nomination is made for a particular item through one of the Kos Katalogue participants. (The request/suggestion can be made by the intended recipient or by someone else on their behalf; the one making the nomination may remain anonymous.) Then the item is posted in subsequent Kos Katalogue diaries, so that donations for the gift can be solicited from the community at large. Eventually, the intended recipient comes into possession of it--and let me link to remembrance's thank you diary from early this year to show you one example of just how meaningful these gifts are. It's a win-win: a wonderful surprise for the recipient, and a boost to the Kossack who created it.

Please join me after the jump for more promotion of the Kos Katalogue vendors.

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Reposted from Kos Katalogue by Sara R

How we spend our money is political.  When you are considering the purchase of holiday gifts, why not support the work of a small business run by a Kossack?  The benefits are many.  You will find quality, your money will circulate in the economy promptly, and your purchase will make a big difference to someone who is creating their own job.  It's a win/win!

Below the orange squiggle-doodle, you will find a list of these businesses with links to their stores.  The list is alphabetical, first by category (books, jewelry, services, etc.) and within each category by the name of the vendor.  This list will be updated throughout the season so please hot list it!  This way you are only a couple clicks away from the Kos Katalogue.  

In the coming week, you will see diaries by the vendors and satisfied shoppers.  We are working on a way to catalogue these diaries, too, so you can get greater detail on what each shop has to offer.  Feel free to contact the vendors by Kos Mail or email, as well.  They will love to have your business -- and if you act promptly, custom orders might be possible before the holidays!

If you have a small business and would like to be added to Kos Katalogue, please leave a comment below or contact me by Kos Mail.  Let's make this a wonderful holiday season.  Shop Kos Katalogue!




Kos Katalogue: October 2014




The Holiday Season is almost here! Please consider buying your holiday or celebration gifts for friends and family from the Kos Katalogue.

Kos Katalogue is an online catalog of businesses owned by people who cherish and promote liberal values.  Handmade or original gifts include pet supplies; fine art; quilts; jewelry; children's department; arts and crafts; stationery; books; clothing; craft supplies; electronics; food and drink; household sundries; yarn, knitting, crochet, and weaving; freelance services; software and webdesign; sporting goods; and music.

Below are four examples of these handmade or original gifts.  Thanks for your support.  

Community Quilt Project                        David M Bowman Studio

 Wings: Hands on Silver                        Laughing Coyote Woodworks


Please remember to republish these diaries to your Daily Kos Groups.  You can also follow all postings by clicking this link for the Kos Katalogue Group. Then, click 'Follow' and that will make all postings show up in 'My Stream' of your Daily Kos page.

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Our Basement Cat, Betty, is very ill.  She is hyperthyroid and we have just learned she has a kidney problem, too.  It is very possible that there is something else going on, too because she is dropping weight rapidly and is walking with difficulty.  This sale to to help with her healthcare.

Welcome to the Pootie Pad Party, home of the fragrant, organic catnip-filled quilts for cats that all the Daily Kos pooties have come to love.  It's aromatherapy for your kitty!  Our fabrics are pre-washed for the safety of your pet and our catnip is (what is the word?) awesome!  

Pootie Pads come in three sizes:

Original: 23" x 17" $35 plus $5.60 shipping

ON SALE (let us choose for you!) Petite: 13.5" x 9.5"  ONE for $15 plus $5.60 shipping (regularly $18) OR TWO for $30 (regularly $35) plus $5.60 shipping

Play Size: 8" x 4.5 Four for $35 plus $5.60 shipping

If you order several items and they'll fit in a flat rate box, I'll adjust the shipping cost downwards accordingly.

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Pootie Pads make excellent and fragrant pillows...

Welcome to the Pootie Pad Party, home of the fragrant, organic catnip-filled quilts for cats that all the Daily Kos pooties have come to love.  It's aromatherapy for your kitty!  Our fabrics are pre-washed for the safety of your pet and our catnip is (what is the word?) awesome!  

Pootie Pads come in three sizes:

Original: 23" x 17" $35 plus $5.60 shipping

ON SALE (let us choose for you!) Petite: 13.5" x 9.5"  ONE for $15 plus $5.60 shipping (regularly $18) OR TWO for $30 (regularly $35) plus $5.60 shipping

Play Size: 8" x 4.5 Four for $35 plus $5.60 shipping

If you order several items and they'll fit in a flat rate box, I'll adjust the shipping cost downwards accordingly.

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Reposted from joedemocrat by Amber6541
My computer desk was usually messy stacked with books, papers, pens, and junk. There wasn't room for a cat to sit.

A month ago, I decided to clean the computer desk, dust, and everything!  In no time, Cleo was jumping up on the computer desk prancing around making it harder to do stuff.

I couldn't have her walking around on the computer desk all evening. Hm..I decided to put one of her two Pootie Pads I bought from Sara R on the computer desk under the keyboard. She now just sits there a lot in the evening. She does not get in the way of the monitor or anything much anymore.

You can order a pootie pad for your cat or someone else's cat here. You can order a pooches pad for your dog or someone else's dog here.

Over the past few years, many kossacks have purchased a pootie pad or pooches pad from Sara. I've heard only positive reports! Give your cat or dog a nice gift!  Get your pootie pad or pooches pad today!

Here are some diaries written about it!

In praise of pootie pads

Pootie Pad Party for Phil N DeBlanc

Cleo's Pootie Pad Arrives from Kos Katlogue blogathon

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Sat Mar 29, 2014 at 05:15 PM PDT

Pootie Pad Party for Phil N DeBlanc

by Sara R

Reposted from Sara R by Sara R

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Phil N DeBlanc's quilt top, layered for quilting

As many of you know, Phil N DeBlanc is very recently widowed.  He just buried his beloved wife and his heart is breaking from the loss.  We are making him a Community Quilt which is almost done -- and we will make a matching Pootie Pad to go with.

But Phil has twelve cats.

Pooties don't like to share Pootie Pads, as experience has shown.  Fights happen.  And a major cat fight is not what we envision for Phil.  The cats are surely missing Mrs. Phil, too -- and the plan is not to add to their stress.

Instead, would the community like to supply him with enough pads for the whole pride of cats so that he can have a big catnip party instead?  It would lift his heart to see his furbabies playing.  Oh, yes!

The cost for the bunch (11 pads) will be $400 (including shipping) -- and (UPDATE) we have reached our goal!!!  Thanks, everyone!

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Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 02:55 PM PST

Pootie Pad Party: After Catmas Sale!

by Sara R

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MiMi enjoying a Pootie Pad

It's a brand new year -- does your Pootie have a fresh Pootie Pad, a personal quilt full of the best organic catnip anywhere?  If not, we're having a sale and it is a good time to buy.

Our fabrics are pre-washed so there are no toxins to harm your pet -- and our catnip is Oregon Tilth certified organic.  We use a lot of catnip so your pad will give pleasure at least a year if not longer.  Pootie Pads are handmade with love in Oregon, a product that got its start right here on Daily Kos.

PayPal links follow!

Original: 23" x 17" $30 (regularly $35) plus $5.60 shipping

Petite: 13.5" x 9.5" ONE for $15 plus $5.60 shipping (regularly $18) OR TWO for $30 (regularly $35) plus $5.60 shipping

Play Size: 8" x 4.5" FIVE for $35 (regularly $40) plus $5.60 shipping -- Great small gifts!

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Molly on pootie pad
Molly with her Pootie Pad

If you are looking for a holiday gift for a cat-lover -- or if you have beloved pooties at home, consider a Pootie Pad!  Pootie Pads are small quilts for cats filled with the highest quality, organic, Oregon sourced catnip.  All our fabrics are pre-washed so there is no toxic sizing in the product.  And Pootie Pads are made with love by the community quilt ladies.

There are three sizes to choose from.  PayPal links are below.

Original: 23" x 17" $35 plus $5.60 shipping

Petite: 13.5" x 9.5" ONE for $18 plus $5.60 shipping OR TWO for $35 plus $5.60 shipping

Play Size: 8" x 4.5" FIVE for $40 plus $5.60 shipping -- Great stocking stuffers!

Pouches of catnip (about a cup per pouch) FIVE for $25 plus $5.60 shipping

Check out fabric choices at the Pootie Pad store.  Please note we are out of Caligraphy Cats, Piled Fabric, and Laurel Burch.

See satisfied customers below -- and please share Pootie Pad pics in the comments!

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