Calico Mom & Kittens

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“Calico Mom & Kittens”

-Painted with Golden acrylics.
-Approx. 10″ x 7 1/4″ x 1″ Piece of pine
-Topped with two coats of gloss varnish.
-Signed, titled, and dated on the back by me!

This calico Mom and her kittens, lay together in their suitcase bed.

School Time Already?

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“Feline School Co.”

-Painted with Golden acrylics.
-Approx. 10″ x 7 1/4″ x 1″ Piece of pine (left over from shelves I put up)
-Topped with two coats of gloss varnish.
-Signed, titled, and dated on the back by me!

These very well behaved kittens were on their way to school!

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 “Back to School”

-Painted with Golden acrylics.
-Approx. 10″ x 7 1/4″ x 1″ Piece of pine (left over from shelves I put up)
-Topped with two coats of gloss varnish.
-Signed, titled, and dated on the back by me!

Off the bus and towards the school house they go! Ready to start a new school year!

Morrissey & Kittens

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“Moz & Kittens”

-Painted with Golden acrylics.
-Approx. 5″ x 7 1/4″ x 1″ Piece of pine (left over from shelves I put up)
-Topped with two coats of gloss varnish.
-Signed, titled, and dated on the back by me!

A young Morrissey with kittens. =D

Story Time for Kittens

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“Story Time For Kittens”

-Painted with Golden acrylics.
-8″ x 7 1/4″ Bit of wood .5″ thick.
-Topped with two coats of gloss varnish.
-Signed, titled, and dated on the back by me!

After working on their color theory paintings, the cats all settled in for a good story!

Kittens in Scarves…and a Dog

Pierre in a scarf
Ok, so I wasn’t sure if I’d get around to taking photos of the kittens in scarves, like I did the cats last year. Guess what? I did! I had an hour to spare and my Mother was willing to be the cat handler. Enjoy cute kittens in scarves!
Rosebud in a scarf
Willow in a scarf
Claire de Lune in a scarf
Fionnoula in a scarf
Dorian in a scarf
Apple in a scarf
Peaches in a scarf
Pierre in a scarf

Saying Good-bye

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It’s never, ever easy. Today, we realized, our little Pi Yao’s time had come. He was born in our home when we took in his Mother during the winter. She was a stray, who turned out to have a home with some very questionable people. We let her go back, only to find her at our door the next morning. Pi Yao suffered from Manx syndrome. Born with an cyst and an exposed spinal cord. It was amazing he lived so long, 5 months. He suddenly became very ill and we knew it wasn’t good. An infection in his spinal cord. I received a message from my mother while I was at work this morning, asking if I could call the vet, it was time. As I broke down, asking my boss if I could leave, she said of course. I held little Pi Yao’s paws as he drifted off into his forever sleep. We’re all devastated. Rest in peace, our sweet little baby Pi Yao.
Peaches and Pi Yao

It’s Black Cat Appreciation Day!

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It’s no secret that I love all cats, and might have a preference towards the gingers, but I can’t say that I love our gingers any more than our black cats. We have 4 black cats, and today is their special day! (Ok, who am I kidding? Everyday is a special day for our cats!) So here’s a collection of photos of our 4 black cats throughout the years.

Violet & Carbon
Violet and Carbon
Kitty Hugs
Violet & Carbon hugs
Carbon kitty
Carbon Kitty
Violet & Carbon with painting.
Carbon & Violet with painting.
Carbon & Violet with Fireflies
Carbon & Violet with Fireflies
Violet
Violet
Violet sitting pretty
Violet sitting pretty
Violet and Carbon
Violet and Carbon
Lily Moonfall
Lily Moonfall, our semi-feral girl.
The babies.
Young Violet and Carbon
Carbon & ornaments
Carbon overseeing my ornament creations.
Violet Nightshade
Autumn Violet
Pierre
Pierre Baby
Oh...dear
Hilarious Carbon

Birthday Books and a Pet Show

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July 24th was my birthday and it was the best weather day so far this July! Cool, at times cold, and no humidity! We went to a book sale at a local Episcopal church and scored on a lot of great classics. I had an internet friend visit from Alabama, which was super awesome! I showed her this tiny little town and stopped for a bite to eat at my friend’s restaurant. Then to finish the day, Anna begged me to let her take a kitten to the local pet show, which her best friend was going to along with Flurry the goldfish. I gave in and we went. Peaches ended up winning 1st place in unusual markings, 2nd place for prettiest eyes, and 3rd place for fluffiest-though technically he should have won 1st place for that. haha =P It was a great day.
Peaches, the winner

Good reading

Ginger invasion!

Happy Caturday!

Pierre
Wee Pierre
Tiarnan & Pierre
Tiarnan & Pierre (Tiarnan named him)
Sniffing
Rosebud & Puddy checking each other out.
Rosebud and Puddy
Neither of them are too sure about the other.
Sleeping Rosebud
Sleeping Rosebud

It’s Kitten Tuesday!

Rosebud & Peaches

Ok, not really. I don’t think such a day exists. But as I’m currently fighting with a new painting, I offer you a photo of kittens. =)