One-of-a-Kind Kitty Bowl Giveaway

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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.

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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.

53 thoughts on “One-of-a-Kind Kitty Bowl Giveaway”

  1. What a unique idea! My husband is a wood turner and we have talked about making one-of-a-kind wooden bowls with animals names wood burned into them. Since we already make many one-of-a-kind bowls we thought it would be unique to add a pets name to them and sell them.

  2. This is Beautiful work. It’s always nice to have special items to remind us of our present and passed furry companions. 🙂

  3. What a beautiful way to remember the cats we have the privilege of caring for. One cat does lead to another…Phoebe * Phineas * Quincy

  4. As an artist myself, this is inspiring all sorts of other cat oriented items. How beautiful to create something especially for our pets! <3

  5. This bowl is beautiful and being personalised makes it even more beautiful!!!! Samone would LOVE this..she seems to like artsy things. It truley is amazing how it is personalized!!!

  6. Princess and Queenie, my feline royalty, would love to win a personalized inscribed bowl with their names. Royalty demands the best! Libet Henze makes beautifully artistic cat bowls. I shared this on Facebook, tweeted it, pinned it too and liked your Facebook entry about it too on the Cat Wisdom 101 Facebook page. Thanks for offering this phenomenal gift for one of your readers just in time for the holidays.

  7. It’s a perfect bowl for Domino,Gris Gris,Merlin,and Odin:))))
    I had left a comment earlier,but I guess it was in the wrong place.A big thanks to Libet for showing Joe such kindness and for donating in his honor.Beautiful picture of you,Ms.Layla:)

  8. What a lovely bowl and wonderful idea to inscribe we kitties names on it. My Mom would adore one to remember all of us.

  9. What a beautiful bowl! I love that you have all your cats names on it (we also have a cat named Odin!). I think I would get “The Pratt’s Cats” put on ours if we won.

    (we also “Liked” on Facebook)

  10. What a beautiful bowl and story to go with it! We love the fact that you put water in it! The founder of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde, the late Christopher T. Cat, who passed before we moved to Smurfreesboro, passed away from kidney disease so we are always into things that work well for water. ::grin::

    Our question would be this, would all of the Horde’s name fit? Zaphoid, StarWalker, Knives, Audrey, Rose & Thomas* or would it be better to just get The Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde put on there if we were lucky enough to win?!

    *short forms

  11. Beautiful and special like every kitty we have ever known and ever will know. Luvs Skeeter and Izzy >^..^<

  12. Hi Layla,

    Wow, that is a beautiful personalized bowl. Love the coloring and inscriptions – professional and very artistic.

    Merlin knows his name is on it but he’s also trying to drink down to get the fish 🙂

    =^-^= Hairless Cat Girl =^-^=

  13. I pinned it first off before I read the article. It’so beautiful.Something to treasure forever. I really want to win, not for me but for my Mother, I could give her a Memorial of her lost ones.

  14. How pretty! I know Misty would love a blue one to go with her eyes or purple to go with the rest of the kitchen. I’d totally use it for water too. We all need fish swimming at the bottom of our dishes!

  15. the bowl is lovely – we would put water in it too so we could see the fish (though mom suspects Tim would just spend more time splashing in the dish). And she gives back too…..lovely!!

  16. The bowl would be a wonderful reminder of friends who have passed and I would inscribe it with the names of my husband’s and my cats who are still with us in our hearts every day when we see a shadow in the corner of a room or a movement we can’t explain in the middle of the night on the bed.

  17. It’s amazing!!! Names inscribed on the bowl makes even more special. I would probably use it as a water bowl also since it would probably make me teary-eyed as well.

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