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Daily Sketch: Cozy Afternoon

The girls were sleeping on the bed on this disappointingly cold afternoon. The boys had been there earlier and torn up the place, burrowing under the bedspread and peeling it back, then leaving it, but Mewsette and Mimi found the wrinkles and folds very nice for sinking into. Green ivy

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Daily Photo: Keeping Our Tails Crossed

We normally roll with whatever the weather brings because if we don’t like it, we just need to wait a few minutes and it will be different. But after this winter we are really done with cold and snow and we were ready for all the windows to be open

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Rescue Story: Kindness Returned With Love

A frightened gray tabby cat came from seemingly nowhere to chose a building where Portland cement was manufactured as his safe place. In the middle of farmland and woods he could have been a lifelong barn cat or been dropped off there by someone who thought a cat might enjoy

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Daily Sketch: Milling

I watched them milling around my legs like koi in a pond, waiting for some action on a day when I was up and down and all over the house and they followed me, anticipating my next move. I pictured them, colorful, on a dark background, loose and active, a

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Daily Photo: Dishtowel

“For maximum effect, seat yourself geographically centered in the stack of clean, folded dishtowels.” Everyone knows that a cat should not sit right on a surface if possible, and even the lift of a single sheet of paper is acceptable, mataining its neat, precise shape even during a bath. However,

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Adopted! Salem and Sabrina

They proved irresistible to their rescuer who decided to formally adopt the girls! That’s also known as a “foster failure”, but there’s no failure when animals find a loving forever home. Their rescuer, Tarra Baranski, spends nearly each weekend trapping stray and feral cats and getting them to spay/neuter clinics

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Cats for Adoption: A Very Special Lucky Boy

Lucky Boy is a sweet and lovable 10-month old kitty who is fine with children, other cats, and dogs. He loves to be held and snuggle and he’s very playful. His lovely white fur is only punctuated by two gray “eyebrows” way up on his forehead and most beautiful of

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Daily Sketch Reprise: Tonal Nap, 2013

Giuseppe was napping, as usual, outside the door of my studio in a pool of sun on the landing. We’ve all grown accustomed to that piece of cardboard, they’ve been enjoying it as a scratching item and bed and big toy, and I’ve been enjoying it as an art element

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Daily Photo: Easy Sunday With a Rainbow

We had a nice warm day with windows open and now and then sun with breezes. Jelly Bean and Giuseppe cuddle cheek to cheek on the wardrobe at the top of the stairs, breezes wafting in from the open window, up the stairs and from the other rooms on the

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Daily Photo Reprise: Imitation is…2013

Giuseppe tries a “Mr. Sunshine” move since it gets his brother so much attention… Are you going to turn our faucet on? Look at poor Jelly Bean, he’s desperate for even just one single drop. All of you just had drinks at your fountain in the kitchen. We’ve been waiting

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