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Daily Sketch Reprise: Purring Points

It’s a wonder I get out of bed with treatment like this. Every healing discipline has its healing points on the body. My cats certainly know mine. I sleep on my stomach, and when I awoke I could feel them all lined up on me from top to bottom. Because

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Daily Photo: And Simon Has Settled In

Published on March 3, 2015 in Bert, foster cats, Simon

“My Boys…. I love that they are close and play.” Simon’s, aka Bert’s, adopter shared this photo of Simon and his now BFF (best fur friend) Piper after a play session. I’m so glad—after hearing him with Ernie bouncing off the walls in the bathroom I know he’s a playful

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Daily Photo: Ernie at Home

Published on March 3, 2015 in Ernie, foster cats

Ernie chills on the couch on his adult human’s lap with his furless human brother and his furry doggy sister. Could it get any better than that? I got a little update on Ernie, and I’m so happy to see the photos! He was really tentative at first but his

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Thank You For Helping Countess Through Art for Assistance

With the help of donors, an online auction of goods and gift cards and Art for Assistance, the $1,000 goal for Countess’s current veterinary bills and appointment with the veterinary cardiac specialist is met and exceeded! A total of $1,160 came in through GoFundMe, where all the donations were collected.

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Daily Sketch Reprise: Colorful Kelly

This sketch totally surprised me—I’d never done a thing like it before. Inspired by Kelly awaking from a nap on my desk I’d been about to try out these watercolor pencils while she was sleeping. I discovered that what I thought was black was navy blue and decided to go

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Daily Photo: Giuseppe and Sunshine Are Waiting…and Waiting…and Waiting…

I really got on a roll with these multiple photos and videos. Actually, I finally cleared enough space off my smartphone to take videos, so now I do. The multiple photos has always been an issue. Cats can co things I really don’t understand. I suppose Giuseppe and Sunshine had

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Cats for Adoption: GiGi and Cheyenne

A friend is working independently on a large colony TNR project at a trailer park west of Pittsburgh along with two smaller projects near her home. These two cats were trapped in one of the colonies near her home and she is fostering while she works out the other projects,

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Frankencat and OGD Are Dog Writers Association of America Award Winners

Published on March 1, 2015 in award, special award

My article, “Devoted to the End: Frankencat and Old Grand Dad”, has won another award, this time from the Dog Writers Association of America. In December I learned the article had won a Certificate of Excellence in the “Online Article: Rescue” category which meant it was up for a Maxwell

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Daily Sketch: Three Black Cats on White

Yesterday, when Mimi gave me the hairy eyeball about drawing her on black paper, I instead used the black paper to draw her children, and this is the sketch. They spent the whole morning tucked together on this one spot on the kitchen floor. What was so special about that

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Daily Photo: Paper Towel Artist!

A new artist in the family! Smokie does a little work on a roll of paper towels in my studio. He’s quite the sculptor—I can tell he’s studied with Mewsette. He skillfully uses his teeth and all four paws to pull away all the pieces of paper towel that don’t

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