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Daily Sketch Reprise: Pinwheels, A Nap on the Quilt, 2014

Mewsette and Bean were completely relaxed on the purple and white pinwheel quilt in my bedroom for the afternoon. Lucky them. I liked their silhouettes, but I also liked it when Bean turned and looked at me. I initially visualized this in colored pencil, but then tended toward watercolor pencil

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It’s Great, We’re Eight!

It’s a big day in our house! Guess whose birthday it is? I can’t believe it’s been 8 years. They didn’t actually arrive at my house with their mama Mimi until July 29, which is an even bigger day for us, but today we celebrate their arrival in the world

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Daily Sketch Reprise: Summer-colored Kitty

I think I was overtaken by the Oaxacan feline carvings and all their colors—and also their stylized shapes. Sketching the black kitties is always a good exercise, but I truly appreciate their solid black when I’m working with simply form and non-representational color. I watched Giuseppe bathe on the stool

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Daily Photo: In the Corner

I worked in the studio through the afternoon and while I had some supervision at first I guess everyone got tired of me and all my stuff laying around. Later I left the room and looked in my bedroom to see six of them on the bed, the only two

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Book Review: “Rescued”, and Browser the Library Cat

Many cats have the opportunity to live as they should with caring humans who feed, protect and love them. But it often seems just as many are abandoned by humans, surrendered to shelters already overflowing with cats who somehow didn’t meet human expectations, or simply tossed out the door to

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Daily Sketch Reprises: You’ll Have to Step Over Me and Two Blue Cats

Cats laying in doorways, an age-old problem. What to do? Draw them! There was originally another kitty with Mr. Sunshine but he left, and then the phone rang, so if it looks a little unfinished, it is, but I like the loose quality. . . . . . . .

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Daily Photo: What They Did All Day

I worked in the studio through the afternoon and while I had some supervision at first I guess everyone got tired of me and all my stuff laying around. Later I left the room and looked in my bedroom to see six of them on the bed, the only two

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Bravo Pet Foods Voluntarily Recalls Select Lots of Chicken

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 23, 2015 – Manchester, CT – Bravo Pet Foods of Manchester, CT is recalling select lots of Bravo Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats due to concerns of the possible presence of Salmonella. The recall was initiated after routine testing by the New York

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99 Lives Cat Genome Sequencing

Cat genome sequencing might seem a frivolous or unimportant thing, but it’s actually already benefiting not only feline health in real time, but human health as well. Ten cats who had different diseases or traits that could be inherited were whole genome sequenced to study mutations that might be responsible

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Daily Sketch: Naps

We’ve been fortunate to have a temperate summer so far, but today it was just plain hot and humid. Jelly Bean was happy to have the entire top of the wardrobe at the top of the stairs by the open window all to himself. Some air circulates there and it’s

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