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A Great Rescue: Milan and Felix

TWO ADULT CATS who’d lost their people but found their way to the same rescuing household; we build our rescued families first out of need and then out of love—do we really find our way to each other, animals and people, until we’re where we should be? . . .

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Daily Sketch Reprise: Their Faces in the Sun, 2013

Mimi and Mewsette settled in the sun from the window on the landing, both of them enjoying the wash of the warm light on their faces as the shadows crept up over their backs. Often, big soft Mewsette settles somewhere and soon I see little Mimi tucked up against her,

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Cats for Adoption, Well, Soon: Scarlett and Charm

For almost an hour today we had eight house panthers in residence! Meet Scarlett. She’s a rescued kitty with a story, but isn’t she pretty? She’s petite like Mimi, with a short little nose and little ears. Another cat rescuer who works in an office building on the other side

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Daily Sketch: Big Nap

Jelly Bean’s roundness is a little exaggerated but it really was a big nap. Another one of the feline shapes I love. . . . . . . . What else was I sketching on this date? No Room for Mimi, 2014 Another iteration of “Perfect Fit” from earlier today,

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Daily Photo: A Sunny Window

Mewsette enjoyed a nice long sunbath at the dining room window this afternoon. It’s a purr-fect spot when the sun comes in, toasty warm and a great view of the birds and squirrels and chipmunks at the feeder right outside the window. Sometimes I get these inscrutable looks from Mewsette

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From the Archives: The Garden Party, 2009

Cookie and Mimi were probably just enjoying the sun on this day in 2009, but I also appreciated them keeping others’ prying paws from my precious tomato seedlings reaching for the sun on the table by this window. I have no idea what the conversation was about that I interrupted,

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In the Language of Flowers

As Mimi and I have spent time in the yard we’ve also spent some time in the area I have always maintained as a little memorial to felines who’ve shared our lives and moved on to another existence. This area includes the sleeping kitty statue given to me as a

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Daily Sketch: Tucked In

Bella is usually pretty vigilant even when napping, but after a particularly strenuous morning of squirrel watching she was absolutely exhausted, curled herself on the top shelf of the cat tree, tucked everything in, wrapped her paw over her face and nothing interrupted her nap. I did an initial sketch,

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Daily Photo: Smokie in a Basket

Smokie wants to show that he can look as cute as Bella in the basket, so he modeled for a series of photos. What can I do but oblige, especially with those crazy eyes? And then he decides to relax, wrestle with Bean, then relax some more. What a life!

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Book Review: “Double Trouble A thru Z”

Do we know brothers and the trouble they can get into? And a human who records it in sketches and photographs? No, it’s not our household here at The Creative Cat, it’s Bugsy and Knuckles and their human HH or “Her Highness” who photographs and draws and paints the two

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