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UC Davis FIP Study Seeks DNA Samples

When I’ve mentioned the black kitten Lucy, half-sister to the Four and one of Mimi’s earlier daughters, I also mention a study of feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) in which her DNA, and that of her mother and siblings and the Four, is included. That study is still active, and still

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Felines and Flowers All-occasion Greetings Package

Some people don’t send cards anymore, and many people keep journals of their days electronically, but still some of my most popular products are greeting cards and calendars. Great Rescues Day Book and nearly all the greeting cards offered here were designed and printed after I began blogging. One of

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Wordless Wednesday: Repeating Patterns

Browse some rescued cats and kittens—browse here or visit PittsburghCAT! All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in using one in a print or internet publication. If

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Daily Photo: Who’s the Smallest of Them All?

It’s really not a trick of perspective, Mimi really is about half as big as her two largest children. Here she sits between Mewsette and Giuseppe, looking out the basement door into the back yard, probably watching the groundhog devouring everything in sight. . . . . . . .

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Rescue Story: One Kitten, and Two Lessons

Two tiny kittens ran out in the street from between parked cars, but the driver of the car rolling down the street saw them in time and stopped, then moved on, slowly. Then she parked her car and got out to look for the two. There was no way they’d

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Daily Sketch: Bothering Brother

Jelly Bean was trying to have a serious after-dinner sleep but Giuseppe was just goofing off and being a pest, rolling all over the bed and intentionally bumping into Bean. That’s a brother for you. A little bit later, as the rest of the family joined the two on the

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Daily Photo: Strewn

I usually head to my studio in the evening after I feed the felines their dinner. On Monday I headed up the stairs and, it being a chilly evening, everyone else headed up there with me. I reported to my studio for work while they one by one settled on

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Cats for Adoption: Butch Cassidy and Sundance

Apparently, Butch Cassidy and Sundance need another hole in the wall to hang out. These two boys are young and were adopted together, but one human caretaker recently died of cancer and the other is unable to take care of them. They are healthy and very well-behaved young cats. Here’s

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Daily Sketch Reprise: Just Try to Make This Bed, 2013

Instead I sketched him. The window over my bed faces northwest and only gets angled direct sunlight in the late afternoon. All through the day the light is diffused through the trees outside with just a bit of reflected skylight cast down onto the bed, but the light has a

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Daily Photo: Fly Free

At one point in the Pet Memorial Sunday ceremony, after we’ve heard about the moments of losing our pet and the nature of grief, lighting our candles and reciting an affirmation, we each touch the lead dove of a small flock of white doves, then watch as she is let

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