We routinely receive parcels from our giveaway sponsors but one parcel made my heart flutter. I knew it contained a bowl made just for us by artist, Libet Henze from Far Ridge Ceramics who makes original, handmade ceramics in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. When she suggested inscribing the names of our four kitties, I waffled. How would I feel seeing Merlin’s name on a bowl after he died? She convinced me it could be a memorial to him and I agreed. I’m so glad I did.
My heart flip-flopped when I saw the beautiful bowl and I got leaky-eyed. As much as I love my bowls from Classy Cat, nothing beats the soulfulness of one-of-a-kind. After all, aren’t all our cats one-of-a-kind?
I loved the quote: One cat leads to another and of course seeing Merlin, Domino, Gris Gris and Odin inscribed. I found it too lovely with the cute fishies swimming in the bottom to use for food so I filled it with water. For Merlin, an old boy with kidney disease, lapped it up with gusto. I can’t help thinking he knew it had his name on it.
One very lucky Cat Wisdom 101 reader will win their own custom made bowl.
To enter to for a chance to win, simply “Like” and leave a comment anytime until midnight Nov 22, 2012. We hope you Pin, Tweet and Facebook share. The lucky winner will have theirs in time for the holidays. Can you imagine your cats’ names on their own bowl? The pet food bowls comes in different glazes. And yes, they make them for dogs too. Libet rescued an abused dog named Joe who inspired the bowls. His story will make you leaky-eyed too. A portion of sales go to the shelter Joe came from.
Take a peek at all the beautiful items from tiles to housewares at Libet’s family-run business Far Ridge Ceramics or her Etsy ShopEtsy If you are thinking of special holiday gift-giving, act fast. Life is is short, live beautifully.