Every spring I offer my solution to help rid your cat of fleas. I guess this would work on dogs as well. As my subscriber list continues to grow I realize that not everyone is a cat lover and I do apologize.
You only need a flea comb, a container for water tall enough to immerse the comb, liquid dishwasher detergent and a few paper towels. Q-tips also come in handy. Fill the container with water and add a few drops of detergent. Stir gently because you don't want a lot of suds. Gently comb your cat while on your lap. Talking softly and assuringly helps. When you snag a flea get the comb in the
water quickly and shake slightly to help it fall off. The q-tips help to dislodge the stubborn ones. Use the paper towel to wipe the comb and repeat until you no longer find fleas.
Years ago I tried flea baths, sprays and various treatments and swore I would never do it again after seeing my beloved Mollie petrified and foaming at the mouth. I pass this along in the hope that I can spare some pets the horror when there is a gentler, kinder way. I have also used Seresto flea collars and they worked fine on indoor/outdoor cats. I have heard some cat owners say they are
harmful to some cats but mine didn't have a problem. My recent and current cats are indoor only and fleas are not a problem although I have heard that even indoor cats can get fleas brought in on clothing, etc. I have been fortunate. I think some cats are prone to them. Luckily, my two don’t have any problems with fleas even though they have long hair.
My photo of Red and Bella with a bouquet of flowers is so popular that I decided to make a special Mother's Day card from it. All of my images are available on Pixels https://karen-rosenblatt.pixels.com so any can be found as a greeting card. This one I added text to and you can find it under the Collection "Images with Text". They can also be customized if you wish.
As it says in the description, I always photograph flowers after putting them in a vase. I'm afraid the cats will destroy them as happened often with Simon, the cat who loved Baby's Breath. Luckily, Red and Bella only sniff.
The image I chose for the card was a composite of the both cats separately from the flowers. It took a lot of photo manipulation to create and then blur out the distracting background. The image has won many awards. Just click on the image for purchasing info.
I am skipping the March exhibit and will be at the April
16 - 17 Show at the Big Apple Bazaar, for Art Scape in the City. Saturday 10 AM to 5:30 PM. Sunday 11 AM to 5:00 pm. Stop by for a visit!
In the last newsletter (February) I showed the progression of Meowjongg - Cats Playing Mahjong from beginning through the various stages. I take a photo after each painting session to evaluate and decide what the next steps
will be. I call this series "Anatomy of a Painting". At some point this may become a blog where you can ask questions and make comments. For now, if you have a request for another painting you would like to see dissected you can contact me at [email protected] or click the envelope icon at the bottom of this page.
I am still enjoying my blooming orchids. They love the South Florida weather. Here are some more beauties and some of my other photographic works. All my images are available on www.karenzukrosenblatt.com.
Some are also in my other shops with additional products.
Calendars are still popular. Cats, Dogs, Africa and Venice are available in 3 sizes. Click on the image to order. Use this discount code
for 20% off on calendars in my Etsy Shop. CAL20. Add in the promotion box before checkout.
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Art gifts are always popular:
Greeting cards, prints, photography and products with all my artwork are on my main POD (Print On Demand) site: www.karenzukrosenblatt.com
Gift cards are available as well. You will find the links at the top of the home page. Any image you see here or on any of my other POD sites can be produced on a product you see in my Etsy Shop. Just email me at [email protected]
My website is a work in progress and includes links to my POD venues and other news. It's an independent site and I may add e-commerce eventually. Right now it links to my POD sites and coordinates all in one place: www.artbyzuk.com
If you have any questions or comments please email me via the link below. I will continue sharing "works in progress" as well as the history behind some of my paintings. I take photos of all my paintings as they
progress. I may turn this into a blog. Will decide eventually.