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Marketplace: Pet Care and Adoption Fair Saturday June 17, 2023

My tent at the Pet Blessing.
My tent at the Pet Blessing.

Hearts and Paws Pet Care and Adoption Fair
Saturday, June 17, 2023
9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Christ United Methodist Church, Bethel Park

The event is both indoors and out, and I chose to be outdoors. That’s where I usually want to be! And that way I can still use my tent to hang things on.

I will have my full display of items including my animal portraits and Custom Pet Memorial Votives and all the cat gifts I can carry.

I’ve attended this event for years and we just took a break through Covid, but I’m so happy to be back. I also get to see many of the other cat rescuers I don’t see at other times.

I’ll have the votive lamps and keepsake boxes I recently made as well as some garden flags and cat signs and suncatchers and greeting and note cards as well as my Custom Pet Memorial Votives, Custom Pet Memorial Garden Flags and Custom Commissioned Portraits. I admit I haven’t kept up with posting new merchandise here, so please visit Portraits of Animals and see my new keepsakes and votive lamps closeup. Don’t forget this photo of Mewsette modeling all the new keepsakes!

black cat with keepsake boxes
Mewsette models my keepsake boxes.

I’ll admit it will be difficult because I know I’ll be thinking about and talking about Mewsette, and likely it will be quite an emotional day. But that’s also part of my healing. I’m so grateful that last weekend, on the day I had two events and was away most of the day, she was feeling fantastic and we were both so happy about that, and that the following day I was home and physically if not emotionally prepared for what happened.

If I don’t see you on Saturday, maybe I’ll see you at one of my other local events. Check my schedule for where I’ll be this spring and summer.

And don’t forget that I still have a lot of veterinary care, so all purchases are welcome!


Mewsette apurroved of this design based on her photo!

Take a look at other new merchandise and featured artwork.

Marketplace is a feature on The Creative Cat to share the latest coming out of my studio with my readers. Once a week on Thursday I feature something new in my “shop”.

Read about creating custom items

Find out more about creating custom items for your own home using the images you see here. Visit the “Ordering Custom Art” page to see samples and read bout how to order.

Find out about events and festivals where you can find me and my work.

Sign up for my e-newsletter (below), check the widget on the sidebar on my home page, or sign up to receive posts on Portraits of Animals Marketplace. I plan on plenty of events this coming summer in the Pittsburgh area.

It’s all done under the close and careful supervision of my studio cats!


All images and text used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission, although links to your site are more than welcome and are shared. Please ask if you are interested in using and image or story in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of an image or a product including it, check my animal and nature website Portraits of Animals 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.

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Weekly schedule of features:

Sunday: Essays, Pet Loss, Poetry, The Artist’s Life

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!





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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