Friday, December 8, 2023
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Cats-up Time!

Charm being charming in the basket.
Charm being charming in the basket.

Tee hee, that’s a pun on “catsup” or “catchup” or “ketchup”, but I’m not going to put any ketchup on my cats! Every once in a while there just aren’t enough hours in the day, and when this week looked as if the days might run long after Sunday’s clinic, though I had posts planned and drafted, I knew I wasn’t going to be able to post on time. Rather than post scattershot, fall asleep editing photos because I took too many, lose track of where I was and have way too many errors in my articles, I decided to just wait until the weekend when I could start “catching up” with my week and enjoy it all. I’ll be posting most of this past week’s articles today and tomorrow, then next week’s articles will be on time, in part because there is a certain important date next week.

Above, Charm finally settles into the basket and is totally cute!

Look who’s in the basket! Charm is killing me with cute. It’s just who she is, even after being abandoned and kittens. Haven’t seen a drop of tortitude, she is just all sweet.

I posted this photo on Facebook to a lot of likes and comments, and why not? This one is from my phone, and in the one I took with my good DSLR her head is turned just a bit to the left and she’s looking out the window. I think I need to paint this one anyway.

And that’s another consideration with fostering and what it does to my schedule…no daily sketches, falling behind on artwork, and the studio activities that involve the bathroom for water or washups or hanging things to dry don’t get done, or take way more time. So after a meet and greet and an adoption of Zorro and Crayola—together—integrating Charm and arranging a meet and greet for her, rearranging the upstairs now that the bathroom is open, catching up on artwork and handmade goods, a big design project and a second one the customer and I wanted to finish, sending out queries as always for new work and articles, I’m ready to get back to posting and my daily photos and sketches. And helping to catch another litter of kittens from where Charm and her kittens were found…

Two tiny black kittens who will not go into the trap!
Two tiny black kittens who will not go into the trap!

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Monday: Adoptable Cats, TNR & Shelters
Tuesday: Rescue Stories
Wednesday: Commissioned Portrait or Featured Artwork
Thursday: New Merchandise
Friday: Book Review, Health and Welfare, Advocacy
Saturday: Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat, Living Green With Pets, Creating With Cats
And sometimes, I just throw my hands in the air and have fun!





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4 thoughts on “Cats-up Time!

  • bluemoonalone

    I don’t know how you do it lady..if I were you I would be getting up and falling asleep in my cereal bowl every

    • Bluemoonalone, I just reached a point where I can no longer pull an all-nighter, or even a most-of-the-nighter. That’s why there is less getting done, but I guess that’s how it is.


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