Tuesday, June 25, 2024
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Daly Photo: Working Cats

three black cats with paperwork
The real work to be done is to pet cats.

Jelly Bean inspects the papers while Giuseppe keeps watch on our guest; Mimi wasn’t getting enough attention so she walked under the paper with instructions Howard had been reading to me—you can just see her tail poking up above the paper he is holding, and it’s all crumpled because Mimi is doing a butt-lift underneath it.

Uncle Howard came to visit today—the Five’s Uncle Howard, not mine. And he actually came to drop off work for me to do so I can buy more cat food, but in reality he came to see the cats. He’s known them since they were a few days old and also known Mimi since she’s been here. The year previous to the arrival of Mimi and the Four, when I had the litter with Lucy, Angus and Donal, Howard adopted, for his son, the kitten Charlotte, one of the only non-black cats Mimi ever gave birth to, and what a mixed up calico Charlotte was!

Giuseppe tried to claim Uncle Howard as is very own person, watching him come down the walk and answering Howard talking to him through the door, then getting up on a table and poking Howard for attention—as if he needed to. Until we went into the kitchen and Jelly Bean and then Mimi joined us, that is. There were papers to be sat on and bitten on the corners and nose-rubbed, and more pets to claim as there were four hands there at the table and only three cats. Howard and I gave up trying to look at papers on the table but held them in the air so we could read them without having to read through a cat, and with a minimum of head butts and paw-punches to the backs of the papers.

When we finished with reviewing the layout for the product we returned to the important task of petting kitties once again.

Announcing the 2013 BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Awards!

An awful lot of bloggers bring you an awful lot of information and entertainment each day.
If you enjoy what you read, here’s a way to thank them all!

You have the chance to nominate your favorite blogs in 12 different categories, and a panel of professionals judge the finalists you’ve chosen.

Nominations are now open, through 3:00 PM EST Friday, March 8.

The categories are:

  • Best Blog Design: judged on overall design elements of the blog homepage/landing page.
  • Best Blog Writing: judged on overall writing skill – is the message clear to the reader? Is the writing well-done? Is the blog post free of errors?
  • Best Humor Blog: judged on overall sense of humor – does it make us laugh?
  • Best Bark Blog: judged on the content as it applies to dogs and dog parents.
  • Best Meow Blog: judged on the content as it applies to cats and cat parents.
  • Best Wiggle Blog: judged on focus of blog toward non-traditional pets (i.e. ferrets, guinea pigs, chickens, etc.)
  • Best New Blog: less than one year old, with good content and engagement.
  • Best Cause Blog: judged on message, purpose and results as demonstrated on the blog.
  • Best Video on a Blog: judged independently (one video per blog); is it well done, focused, creative and purposeful?
  • Best Photo on a Blog: judged independently (one photo per blog); is it well done, focused, creative and purposeful?
  • Best Facebook Design: judged on overall design of Facebook header and use of special Facebook page features.
  • Best Twitter Design: judged on overall design elements for Twitter profile background.

I have my favorites who I read each day! I’m sure you do too, so click on over to BlogPaws, read the information, and vote!
It’s one way we can thank them for providing quality content we enjoy reading, day in and day out.

Here is the information you will need about The Creative Cat:

Blog Homepage: www.TheCreativeCat.net

Contact Name for Blog Owner: Bernadette Kazmarski

Contact Email for the Blog Owner: [email protected]

As part of the nomination you are requested to explain in a few sentences why you’ve chosen your nominee.


Click here to go to the nomination page.


Mimi and her Fantastic Four children, as well as Cookie and Kelly, and Peaches and Namir and all the members of my feline household, and all the kitties whose stories you’ve shared and who’ve found homes through our readers thank you, even if we are not your nominee, because you help all of us.

Browse some rescued cats and kittens!

All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in using one in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or a product including this image, check my Etsy shop or Fine Art America profile to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit Ordering Custom Artwork for more information on a custom greeting card, print or other item.


From health and welfare to rescue and adoption stories, advocacy and art, factual articles and fictional stories, "The Creative Cat" offers both visual and verbal education and entertainment about cats for people who love cats, pets and animals of all species.

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