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Rescue Story Reprise: A Little Bit About Kelly

JUST ABOUT two years ago to the day I looked at Kelly and decided her story needed to be told for my Tuesday rescue story. I remember, just two weeks after we’d lost Cookie, Kelly and I were finally feeling comfortable with being at our desk without her, Kelly settling

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Oh Very Young…

From a few years ago, when Mewsette struggled to understand why she couldn’t be part of the “senior kitty lunch special”, just as she does today when I’m in the kitchen preparing Emeraude’s meals. . . . . . . . Mmmm, that smells good! Can I have some? No,

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Muse Medallions and a Special Award in the CWA Communications Contest

Now that I’ve been there and back, I’m pleased to report that I’ve won two Muse Medallions in the 2013 Cat Writers’ Association Communications Contest, and I am also honored to have won a huge special award. You can read a bit about my visit to the conference on Friday

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The Best Teachers

Today I especially remember that little dilute calico kitty, Peaches, who I feature as often as possible here and in my art and feline-inspired creations as a thanks to all she gave me in life. With the wisdom of a lifetime behind her, she gently beguiled me and I quickly

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Daily Sketch Reprises: Lucy’s Love of Yarn

Above, the very same yarn bag you saw Cookie tucked into in today’s Daily Photo, and even some of the same yarn! . . . . . . . The Ball of Purple Yarn Lucy was six months old when Stanley was in his last few months, and I decided

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“The Creative Cat” Wins a CWA Certificate of Excellence

I’m pleased to share the news that I’ve won a number of awards for my stories and images published on and originating on The Creative Cat in the 2013 Cat Writers’ Association Communications Contest. These awards are self-nominated so I chose what to enter. They are judged by a jury

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Rescue Story: A Trick of Genetics, Tess and Her Boys

Take a look at these two handsome kittens and what do you think? A little Tonkinese, a little Snowshoe? Well, here’s their mom! Decidedly not a purebred, but very cute and petite. You just never know what will pop up from generations of genetic material. These are their “adoption photos”

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A Little Rescue: Lucy, Charlotte, Angus and Donal

Mimi discusses a certain litter of kittens in today’s rescue story as we continue to celebrate Lucy’s birthday.   I’d like to tell you about the kittens I gave birth to in April 2006 including Lucy, Charlotte, Angus and Donal because Mama Bernadette came to get them as she did

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A Long-ago Foster

Recounting the stories of Sophie and Cookie as they joined my household reminds me of a few other stories of cats who stayed with us who technically weren’t rescues, but then again… In the late 1980s I began studying optimum feline diets and along with cooking for my cats and

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The Housewarming Cat

Most rescue stories are pretty dramatic and any humor one can find is usually an offbeat detail of an otherwise grim story. But every once in a while there’s a rescue that’s just plain silly. After so many stories of cats and kittens brought back from the brink of death,

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