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Ebola and Pets, Are They At Risk, Are We?

#456908612 / gettyimages.com Teresa Romero Ramos, a nurse in Spain, was infected with the Ebola virus after caring for a patient who later died of the virus. Her dog, Excalibur, was euthanized by the Spanish government as a “precaution” against the spread of the disease despite worldwide objection and requests

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Daily Sketch: Curving Silhouette

Enjoying Mimi’s shape as she curled loosely on the cabinet in the warm kitchen on a cool afternoon, I envisioned this placement of her silhouette, and planned it as a scratchboard. I got to my studio to put it together and instead I did a paper cutout silhouette! Well, I’ve

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Daily Photo: Seven

Yes, all seven black cats in one room and nearly in one place! I couldn’t get them all on top of the cabinet or at least on the table and cabinet—Bella is on the floor next to the cabinet. Yes, treats were involved, but they were worth it. It’s been

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Vintage Photo: Girl and Cat Meet Camera, 1983

This photo is from the very first roll of film I shot with my Pentax K1000 in October 1983, as I wandered around with it pressed against my face learning to see the world with one eye closed. [30 YEARS AGO!] And in black and white. I only shot black

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Marketplace: A Bit of Wildlife

Something about bright autumn days and the colorful woods makes me think more of wildlife than other times of the year. I see more animals at this time of the year as all are migrating or scurrying around getting ready for winter, though it’s generally the winter season where I

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Daily Sketch Reprise: Looking Out the Window

Another one of my favorite ink drawings! Looking back on these sketches as I worked out this ink style last fall I have to say it was a medium I’d always wanted to master but didn’t feel I had enough control, even though I wanted the sketches to be loose

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Daily Photo: Ten Things About Today

1. Smokie discovered packing peanuts. 2. Giuseppe is really into this kitten thing, especially when his ninja trainees adore him. 3. Bella likes pens and mice of all kinds. 4. Bella ran out of toys and chased her tail in circles until she fell down. 5. Giuseppe ran at full

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Featured Artwork: “Celebrity Cat Capers” Book Cover

Author Patricia Fry has published her sixth novel in the mystery series “Klepto Cats”, this one titled The Celebrity Cat Caper. In this story, Rags begins work as a therapy cat in a children’s reading program, a film crew filming him in action films…something else, and Rags becomes a celebrity!

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Wednesday With a Few Words: Unsuspecting Chickadees

There has been soooo much birdwatching I just couldn’t choose one photo! Above Smokie and Bella stalk the chickadee on the feeder, and below the chickadee is RIGHT THERE. Then just a neat photo of Bella’s silhouette and another chickadee on the feeder. (Mai up-all-ogees to da tabbees o trout

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Daily Sketch: Inscrutable Patterns

I’m calling it that because the original sketch from January 15, 2014 was called “Inscrutable”, below. I’ve been thinking about this for a while, making a colorful pattern using line art. When I first did this sketch I thought it would be a good candidate for a repetitive pattern, and

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