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Pittsburgh Aviation and Animal Rescue Team (PAART) has been busy rescuing animals from shelters after recent hurricanes, transporting them safely north to Pittsburgh where HCMT/Pittsburgh C.A.T., among other rescues and shelters, has been taking in the cats they can to give them veterinary care and help them find new homes.

In September PAART transported medical supplies to, and 15 cats and dogs from, North Carolina shelters. HCMT/Pittsburgh C.A.T. took in six cats ranging from 4 months to 13 years old who needed some veterinary care; other rescues helped as well. In October PAART did a 39-cat rescue from the Alachua County Humane Society in Gainesville, Florida where the shelter’s clinic had been destroyed and the building damaged, and the shelter needed space for animals being rescued after the hurricane. HCMT/Pittsburgh C.A.T. took four adult cats from this flight; a total of seven rescues in the Pittsburgh area found space for all 39 cats: Pittsburgh C.A.T., Animal Friends, In Care Of Cats, Paws Across Pittsburgh, Kitty Queen Cat Rescue, Angel Ridge Animal Rescue, and Two Ladies Four Paws Rescue.

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This practice is sometimes questioned—rescues and shelters here are already full, and how will people in affected areas find their pets if they were moved? The cats and dogs transported were up for adoption in shelters in the hurricane-hit areas, not animals rescued after the hurricane—in fact, in some cases adoptable pets were transported away so that rescuers had a place to take local pets rescued after the hurricane when their families couldn’t be found, so they could be held safely and treated for any possible injuries until reunited with their families. In other cases the shelters were damaged or destroyed and because of the broad scope of hurricane damage animals can’t transfer to another shelter. Most other local shelters are also out of commission, and even foster homes are unavailable because of widespread damage and evacuations.  The outlook for shelter animals in these situations is bleak, and they may even be euthanized if no one can safely house and care for them.

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Margo Cicci, vice president of Homeless Cat Management Team, compared the situation to HCMT and Pittsburgh C.A.T. “Those are our fellow rescuers,” she said. “I would be so thankful for those other rescues to come in and pull a couple animals so that we can help the ones that are truly in crisis at that moment.”

“During a disaster the pressure is on shelters to clear space for incoming pets that were either displaced or surrendered by fleeing residents,” PAART Executive Director Mary Withrow said. At the Alachua County Humane Society, “the clinic was destroyed, the building was damaged so these guys had nowhere to go back to.”

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PAART

PAART offers a unique service dedicated to rescuing animals including transport from hoarding cases, saving animals from dog fighting rings and natural disasters, and helping overcrowded shelters. They’ve flown up and down the coast and as far west as the Mississippi River, and last year flew their first international mission after Hurricane Maria. In addition to their plane they have a transport van for about 50 animals. They also provide drone service where there is suspected animal abuse, hoarding, or unsafe conditions for animals.

Hurricane Florence rescue and video

Hurricane Michael rescue and video

PAART website

Adopting from Pittsburgh C.A.T.

As these cats come up for adoption you’ll find them on Pittsburgh C.A.T.’s Facebook page and on the Petfinder page. If you are interested, it all starts with an application, which you can find here. All cats available from Pittsburgh C.A.T. are spayed or neutered, tested, vaccinated, wormed, flea treated and microchipped, and they’ve also had any necessary veterinary treatment they need.

Help Pittsburgh C.A.T. help these cats, and rescue even more

If you’d like to help us with the cats in our care, here are 3 ways you can help!

Don’t forget the ringworm cats

Pittsburgh CAT now has six litters of kittens with ringworm! They need your help with supplies.

“In order to treat ringworm, we change out our kittens’ environment every day. We take everything out, clean thoroughly, and give them new towels, new toys, new scratchers, and new training pads under their paws. We empty their litter boxes, throw away all of their litter, and then give them new litter after disinfecting their boxes. They get daily medication and weekly lime dips. That’s why we need so much disinfectant, and so many toys, training pads, and scratchers. They recover much more quickly from ringworm under this regimen!

If you are interested in donating supplies to help Pittsburgh C.A.T. care for their ringworm kittens, you can find the Amazon wishlist here: http://a.co/eFBVCOD

Donate for a Discount

Many of my readers have often been generous in helping with the costs associated with rescues and other issues needing funding. My favorite reward program is titled “Donate For a Discount”. I will give you a gift certificate toward shopping on my website in thanks—for every $25.00 you donate in goods or cash I’ll give you a gift certificate for $5.00 off a minimum $25.00 purchase.

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Monday: Adoptable Cats, TNR & Shelters
Tuesday: Rescue Stories
Wednesday: Commissioned Portrait or Featured Artwork
Thursday: New Merchandise
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Kublai, my lighting director.

Yes, it took me until the next year to photograph pretty much anything in my house, let alone any of my cats. I probably couldn’t find my camera in all the mess! But here is Kublai, my lighting director, as I’m trying to photograph my early sketches and paintings to document them. The photo studio was in the corner of the basement. I wasn’t thinking when I covered that old metal desktop with tattersall print contact paper so that it reflected in the glass. Kublai knew he looked good no matter what he did. Why wouldn’t I photograph him whatever chance I got?

But once I was in this house and settled, I resumed my artwork and began photographing the original art I’d already done. Then, of course, I began photographing my cats. The rest is history.

I will soon celebrate my 28th year in this house!

And the sketch was the first color sketch I did, and it wasn’t even in pastel except in a few places—it was in colored chalk!

“Find the Kitty in This Painting”, colored chalk on mat board, 12″ x 19″, 1988 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

I didn’t have pastels and wouldn’t spend the money on them until I knew I’d use them. But I couldn’t get the shadows with the colors of chalk I had, and that made me purchase a few pastel pencils. Later, I invested in the cheapest set of pastels in the art supply store where I later worked. The frame was hand-finished by someone else, who later put it in the trash, where I found it. It’s sponged pink and green with a walnut finish sponged over top. Matched my painting perfectly.

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Another Memory A black cat sleeping on the windowsill.

While driving down Main Street and ready to stop at a light, I looked up at a window I often glance at as I pass. And there in the window was a black cat reclining, just the his ears showing the shape was feline. He was in deep slumber, guessing by his posture and the position of his ears.

This window, though very much changed over the years, is on the second floor above what is now a retail space, but 26 years ago was an office. When the owners of the house I rented told me they wanted to renovate and sell the house and I realized I had to move, I first looked for rental places. I looked at this apartment, the whole second floor, one big room the whole width of the narrow building and deep front to back, one big window at each end (one of the big changes), great for an art studio, I thought, and no garden to distract me, I could just do art all the time and all the cats could just laze around in all that sun and space. And would that be Kublai napping on the windowsill? Cleaning would be a breeze compared to a ten-room house.

I was seriously committed to this idea, but gave myself time to think about it, and once I discovered what current rents were and determined the cost of renting versus the cost of a mortgage payment I began to waver. My rent in the house was seriously low, but rents had gone up in the five years since I’d moved in there. I looked into mortgage programs and determined I had money saved already and could come up with the rest of the down payment through an increase in freelance design and production I had picked up. Paying one-third to one-quarter of what I prospected to for living space was a better deal for my upcoming career as an artist, I knew, as was having my own space to modify as necessary.

In the end, that was what I did, but part of me still dreams about that option of moving into a studio and where I might be today if I had done that. Those four windows, that space around them, was one large multi-paned window nearly as big as the wall itself. It still seems such a cool thing to do, but I think I knew it wasn’t for me.

What the upstairs looked like. Photos From the Archives and Vintage Photos

Photos pulled “From the Archives” were taken by one or another digital camera of mine between 2002 and, well, yesterday, but usually they are older than that, and I had never had the chance to feature them. Vintage Photos are from my film archives back to 1983 when I purchased my Pentax K-1000 camera. They’re a fun way to “introduce” other members of my feline family who came and went before I began blogging, and to illustrate my feline family in general from days gone by.

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Feline Artwork from Portraits of Animals! Are You Looking At Me? pastel, 17″ x 22″, 2005 © B.E. Kazmarski

This is the guy who started it all–and nearly the last one to have his portrait done! I’ve used his image in other works, but I’ve finally decided that the best depiction of his personality is of him being silly, rolling around in the sun and making sure I noticed how handsome he was.

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“Find the Kitty in This Painting”, colored chalk, pencil, charcoal, pastel pencil on mat board, 12″ x 19″, 1987 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

I’m going way back to my beginnings with this painting/sketch. It predates all of my pastels, but is actually my first work in color, when I decided to move from pencil to try to interpret some of the lovely colors I saw in the world around me, and especially in my cats.

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Tuesday: Rescue Stories
Wednesday: Commissioned Portrait or Featured Artwork
Thursday: New Merchandise
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Ailurobibliophile tote bags in four colors!

Finally, I can let the world know about “ailurobibliophiles”, in four colors! I had the screen made for this design, worked out a big learning curve about the best setup for screen printing tote bags (a little more complicated than I’d anticipated). I printed the first sets on White, Sky Blue, Apple Green and Camellia Pink lightweight canvas totes! They are drying in the basement, so no fancy photos yet. Read more:

Source: Ailurobibliophile Tote Bag in Four Colors – Portraits of Animals

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Wednesday: Commissioned Portrait or Featured Artwork
Thursday: New Merchandise
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Smokie and Bella watch a cardinal.

Basil had been here for about six weeks, and Bella about three weeks. They were fast friends, I mean both quickly and close. We brought Bella in, Basil greeted her, and they were playing hard the next day. Basil’s name was Smokie then.

Little birds came to visit the bathroom window just for Smokie and Bella! Smokie is on the left and Bella on the right, and you can see they are totally focused on something to the right of Bella—a juvenile cardinal with just enough red to tell it from the sparrows happily hopping through the pear tree, pussy willow and grapevines snacking on grapes and bugs. (Remember that Smokie’s name is Basil now).

Well, probably they came to visit for the little purple grapes hanging just outside the window but Smokie and Bella were sure they had come for their environmental enrichment. Below the two stare in stereo in another direction at a sparrow at the same activities.

Smokie and Bella watch a sparrow.

“Don’t feel bad little Smokie, the birdie had to go off and do other things. And why are kittens so dirty and need to be washed all the time?!” says Bella as she licks Smokie’s face.

Bella gives Smokie a little bath.

Bella gives Basil a little bath: Why are kittens always so dirty?

I have to admit, this is from last week, and I’m having trouble keeping up with photos. I have so many nice ones! You don’t get much done with kittens around, though!

In fact, today I was downstairs with a customer when I heard shuffling and rattling of the bathroom door, not unusual when big cats try the door regularly trying to get to kitten food and little cats try the door trying to get out. But this time, when I got upstairs, the bathroom door was open and the room was full of adult cats, all five, who had eaten all the kitten food. Kittens were frolicking in my studio.

Tonight the little ones have roam of upstairs and downstairs, but basement is blocked. It’s being thoroughly explored. Mimi is at the top of the steps telling kittens not to pass so that they spend more time downstairs, Jelly Bean is giving encouraging chirps to run and play and Giuseppe is playing with toys with both. Mr. Sunshine swatted a catnip carrot to Bella. Mewsette and Sunshine asked to go into the basement, though, since there was a mouse down there. Later, they asked to come up so I opened the door and Mr. Sunshine hopped up carrying the mouse. Smokie was sure he was seeing things! I put Mr. Sunshine back in the basement with the mouse. They aren’t ready for that yet.

This is what Smokie thinks! olkkkkkkkkkkkkk896

Photos From the Archives and Vintage Photos

Photos pulled “From the Archives” were taken by one or another digital camera of mine between 2002 and, well, yesterday, but usually they are older than that, and I had never had the chance to feature them. Vintage Photos are from my film archives back to 1983 when I purchased my Pentax K-1000 camera. They’re a fun way to “introduce” other members of my feline family who came and went before I began blogging, and to illustrate my feline family in general from days gone by.

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Feline Artwork on Portraits of Animals “One L-o-o-o-ng Kitty”, ink hybrid technical pen, 9″ x 5.5″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

If you’d like a print of this sketch the original is still available, and I have prints on paper and canvas on Portraits of Animals.

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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
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Sodexo’s Chesapeake Mini-Cakes, one of over 200 new Plant-Based recipes available across hundreds of university, healthcare and corporate services accounts nationwide. Sodexo Launches New Plant-Based Menus Across Hundreds of University, Healthcare and Corporate Services Accounts Nationwide

200 Plant-Based Recipes Created in Partnership with the Humane Society of the United States and the World Resource Institute-Better Buying Lab

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Oct. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — According to a Nielsen global survey, 39% of American consumers are working to incorporate more plant-based foods in their diets. Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, launched its new plant-based menus in hundreds of accounts across its Universities, Healthcare, and Corporate Services segments.  The new menus featuring 200 plant-based recipes were created in partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the World Resource Institute-Better Buying Lab (WRI), to meet consumer demand for plant-based options and reduce the environmental impact of food offerings.

Watch this video on Sodexo’s launch of 200 Plant-Based Recipes

Food production accounts for a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions, and helping people increase the share of plant-based foods in their diets is a critical step in reducing those emissions. “By increasing the proportion of plants in a dish, we help address some of the world’s most pressing challenges,” shared John Wright, senior vice president, global food platform, Sodexo. “This approach aligns with the sustainability and wellness commitments embedded in our Love Of Food platform.”

Stanford University found that simply changing the name of vegetables to sound more appealing increased the number of diners opting for plant-based choices by up to 41 percent.  Choices on Sodexo’s new menus include “Chesapeake Cakes,” “Smoky Black Bean Tamales,” “Carrot Osso Buco,” and “Kung Pao Cauliflower.”

“The current language set used to describe plant-based food isn’t creating the right stimulation in consumers’ brains to drive curiosity for trying new dishes,” explained Daniel Vennard, director Better Buying Lab at the World Resource Institute. “Our work with Sodexo in testing naming conventions demonstrated that even a small change could significantly increase willingness to select a plant-based option.”

Talented chefs from HSUS and Sodexo’s culinary team worked together to develop, test and perfect the 200 plant-based recipes that appeal to not only flexitarians, vegetarians and vegans, but also general consumers. In one of many examples, the chefs created a Mexican-themed menu featuring dishes such as jackfruit and avocado tortas, chipotle quinoa burrito bowls, and garlic-roasted cauliflower burritos.

“We are especially proud to expand this program with Sodexo. For more than a dozen years, we have worked closely with Sodexo to improve the welfare of animals and with this latest step, the company has once again shown its commitment,” said Ken Botts, Humane Society of the United States, Director Food and Nutrition-Food Service.

As a leader in food service, Sodexo’s ability to scale and reach tens of millions of customers per day will ensure that plant-based options are available to more people than ever before in North America. Unilever, a Sodexo supplier and client, will be one of the first locations to feature the new plant-based menu at its corporate headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, NJ.

“Offering healthy and sustainable meals is part of our global Better Tomorrow 2025 roadmap for how we improve quality of life for individuals and address the challenge of climate change at the same time,” explained Ted Monk, vice president, sustainability and corporate responsibility, Sodexo North America. “However, the most exciting aspect is that our customers get to experience new foods with new flavors along with creative adaptations of their existing favorites, with more and better choices overall in the marketplace.”

The new plant-based menu items are one example of Sodexo’s “Love Of Food,” a consumer-centric approach that embraces fantastic food, healthy and balanced choices, and culinary innovation among its team of global chefs.

Visit www.sodexoUSA.com/plantbased to learn more.

Sodexo, Inc., a leader in delivering sustainable, integrated facilities management and foodservice operations (PRNewsFoto/Sodexo Inc.)

About Sodexo North America

Sodexo North America is part of a global, Fortune 500 company with a presence in 72 countries. Sodexo is a leading provider of integrated food, facilities management and other services that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life for millions of customers in corporate, education, healthcare, senior living, sports and leisure, government and other environments daily. The company employs 150,000 people at 13,000 sites in all 50 U.S. states and Canada and indirectly supports tens of thousands of additional jobs through its annual purchases of $9.2 billion in goods and services from small to large American businesses. Sodexo is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion and safety, while upholding the highest standards of corporate responsibility and ethical business conduct. In support of local communities across the U.S., the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation has contributed close to $32 million over the past 20 years to help feed children in America impacted by hunger. To learn more about Sodexo, visit SodexoUSA.comSodexoInsights.com and connect with us on FacebookInstagramLinkedInTwitter and YouTube.

Contact: Enrico Dinges, Sodexo, Inc., 301-987-4393, enrico.dinges@sodexo.com

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Portraits, Rescue Stories, Holidays and Events, Essential Feline Information, All in One Book Great Rescues Day Book

Each month features one of my commissioned portraits of a feline or felines and their rescue story along with a kitty quote on the left page, and on the right page the month name with enough lines for all possible dates, with standard holidays and animal-themed observances and events. Great Rescues also includes a mini cat-care book illustrated with my drawings including information on finding strays or orphaned kittens, adopting for the first time or caring for a geriatric cat, a list of household toxins and toxic plants, or helping stray and feral cats and beginning with TNR.

Each book includes also 10 sheets of my “22 Cats” decorative notepaper with a collage of all the portraits in black and white so you can make your own notes or write special notes to friends.

The portraits in this book, collected as a series, won both a Certificate of Excellence and a Muse Medallion in the 2011 Cat Writers’ Association Annual Communication Contest, as well as the 22 Cats Notepaper mentioned below.

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Tuesday: Rescue Stories
Wednesday: Commissioned Portrait or Featured Artwork
Thursday: New Merchandise
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“Lights Above”, markers, 7″ x 4″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Mewsette and Giuseppe settle under the lights above the cabinet in the kitchen. These early autumn evenings and pumpkin pie baking have kept us all in a cozy spot. I love to watch them and the shadows they make. I have a sketchbook and materials down there, so we’ll be seeing some more of them.

Click here to see other daily sketches.

For a gallery of the ones available for sale, visit Portraits of Animals in the “Daily Sketches” section.

Read about the reason for the daily sketches in Three Years of Daily Sketches.

Download your free desktop wallpaper calendar for computer or mobile, usually based on a daily sketch.

And don’t forget that each month’s Featured Artwork is also one of the free prints available on Portraits of Animals when you sign up for an account.

Allegro, detail of music.

A collection of 34 images of feline artwork

The award-winning* Feline Style Sampler

Now in its third printing, and its fifth anniversary!

Daily sketches, illustrations, commissioned portraits all in a small coil-bound gift book.

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*Certificate of Excellence, Cat Writers’ Association 2014 Communications Contest

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Feline Artwork on Portraits of Animals “Mewsette on the Afghan”, cropped.

Mewsette nearly blends in with the afghan.

I’ll admit, this took a little longer than the usual 15 minutes maximum. I’ve been holding off the sketches with this afghan just because I knew they’d be time-consuming for part of the charm is the detail of all the colors. Today I could not pass up pretty Mewsette quietly napping on the afghan, especially when she opened her big yellow eyes.

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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
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Sienna shares her chair with Mewsette.

Mewsette says she knows how to take care of a little tortie. Sienna owned the chair for a few days, until it was too hot again, but in that time she was glad to share it, as long as no one pushed her off. No one did this intentionally, but a healthy stretch while napping might have ended up with a cat overboard. All photos of these two are blurry because those were darker, rainy days and two dark cats on a black chair was a little too much for my camera. But it adds a nice softness.

Below, purrhaps Mewsette is giving Sienna some sisterly advice while she gives Sienna a big sisterly bath.

Whispering or washing?

They’ll just watch the world all afternoon.

Watching the window and the room. From Facebook

The big news…

Tote bags AND “artist proofs” for Ailurobibliophile! Whew! I’m so excited! Got my screen today and printed this afternoon (more bags than you see here). They need to dry for a day or two then I can heat set the bags and they are ready to go. I’ll frame the prints and list them too! Next print run I think I’ll do some bags in different colors with black ink. Thanks to the fine folks at CommonWealth Press for making my screen and giving me some tips on printing! I look forward to working with you again!

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Ailurobibliophile tote bags and prints.

And feline activities…

Longhaired boys are doubling up on lunchtime supervision. Hamlet spends some time imitating Basil each day.

Basil and Hamlet, double the supervision.

Then after I was done printing…

The scene on my lap when I sat down: Mimi, Sienna and Jelly Bean all purring and trying to fit. It’s probably just the colder temperatures, but maybe they really do like me. Epilogue: They never really all fit without one of them standing until I crossed my arms and Sienna settled there.

Three on my lap.

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Other daily photos shared on this date

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Serious Business, 2017 Serious Business

I have no idea what that business is, but I’m not going to interrupt their deep thoughts.

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From Instagram

Ho, hum, another boring rainy day and what are five housepanthers to do but lie all over the human’s paper so she has to pay attention to us?

Mr. Sunshine, Basil, Jelly Bean, Mimi, Giuseppe.

Five on the desk

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Other daily photos shared on this date

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A Portrait of Me, 2013 “For my most precious Mademoiselle…”

My most elegant and precious Mademoiselle Daisy Emerald Marguerite,

I have asked Mama Bernadette to take a photo of me for you to keep near you. I practiced my head tilt with my brother Mr. Sunshine and posed specially for this photo, just for you, my pretty flower. If you look closely, you’ll see that my eyes are full of love for ebony princess. Trust me when I say that my heart is also full of love for my gem, my emerald-eyed princess, and every heart beat echoes through the air to the north where you live in pastoral splendor by the lake in the the tiny town in the Frontenac, in Canada, even if it’s not like that any more.

Mademoiselle, not a day goes by that I do not spend time thinking of how lucky I am that you are in my life. How elegantly and fearlessly you and your Mama Denise manage your illness that many humans and cats would fear—the needles, the tests, constant observation. You have set a standard for other cats, and while I am not the bravest mancat you have given me fortitude.

Now, as the autumn arrives and the leaves are turning bright colors and begin to fall, I gaze out the big north window toward the place where you live and think of how lovely your ebony fur would be with a backdrop of yellow and red leaves, your emerald eyes sparkling.

Soon the snow will fall and the short days invite cuddling, and I will dream of you in a red brocade bed by the fire, or napping in the sun.

You have my heart forever,

G.B.V.

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Read about Mlle. Daisy Emerald and the long-distance affaire between the mature French-Canadian feline ladycat and the young American opera star.

They so enjoy writing florid Victorian-style letters to each other, sometimes the poets, sometimes the artists, sometimes the bonneted Mlle. Daisy Emerald and the beplumed Giuseppe Verdi in their Revolutionary roles.

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Giuseppe’s useless human apologizes for neither sending his magic messages nor leaving a computer available to Mr. Sunshine so he can transcribe his brother’s purple prose melodrama loving thoughts to his ladycat. Giuseppe is sure his beloved will never speak to him again and I am under surveillance for possible correction if she indeed does not, but I have assured him that her heart is true. They have passed their third anniversary! Surely that means something important is between them!

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Two Old-fashioned Kitties Mewsette and Bean pose.

Brother and sister cuddle comfortably, and something in their pose looked like a vintage sepia photo.

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Wordless Wednesday: Not.Funny. Not funny.

(It’s Bean. He just asks for things like this.)

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I Am Slicing Beets, 2012 Slicing beets is fascinating.

Apparently this is a fascinating and critical event to observe, judging by the reactions of Giuseppe, Mr. Sunshine and Mewsette. It really gives me a new appreciation for what I do in the kitchen.

The boys didn’t like the beets. Mewsette, of course, did.

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Something In My Office, 2011 The Fantastic Four and Marvelous Mimi, at it again for autumn.

Tell me, could you work with something like this in your office? A glob of black cats nearly indistinguishable from each other? A pile of purring black fur? What would you do if you knew this was happening on the floor behind you? Tell me you wouldn’t be distracted.

Well, guess what? It’s time for the Fantastic Four and their marvelous mom Mimi to curl up on the butterfly rug and wait for the furnace to come on.

At one point this afternoon I noticed a conspicuous absence of cats on my desk. I knew the tortie girls were having their senior special for lunch up in the bathroom, but why not at least one black cat to lie all over my papers and sit between me and my monitor?

I did bring the butterfly rug out of storage and set it on the floor, so it’s partly my own fault. But that vent in the bottom step is a furnace vent, and cats have always been serious about sleeping there. Don’t mind me when I have to practically jump over them to get to the steps when I want to go up, and carefully take one big step over them when coming down. I don’t mind that. It’s just when they get all in a pile like this that I find it impossible to do anything but photograph them.

Below is the “key” to their scramble. Sometimes seeing them from above helps to figure things out. From the top, Mr. Sunshine is using his mom as a bolster, lapping his front paws over her. Mewsette tucked herself into the group when all four had settled in, so she’s on top at about 2:00, her head resting on Jelly Bean’s, though Jelly Bean had been cuddling face to face with Giuseppe until Mewsette came along. They don’t move much when they get into one of these.

All five from above.

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Mimi’s Morning, 2011 Mimi’s Morning

Mimi enjoys a few brief moments of warm sun on the landing on an otherwise rainy morning. After it disappeared behind a heavy overcast and more rain, she remained on the landing, waiting for its return. She’ll have more luck in the next few days.

And though I love the colors in this photo, the wonderful shades of pink in the rug and the warm patterns in the natural wood floor, this composition has a number of elements that typically appeal to me in black and white photos: strong highlights and shadows, a simple shape which becomes a strong focal point in Mimi, and small and large patterns that have sufficient contrast when their native colors are turned to monochrome.

Mimi’s Morning in black and white.

One of those photos that moved me a little closer to the idea of daily sketches.

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Feline Photography from Portraits of Animals! Watching the World in profile.

We all love my studio window, a big, old, battered metal-framed casement about 4′ x 4′ on the second floor looking out at the spruce, maple and river birch in the front of our house. I call it the “tree house” as we watch the weather and light change and spend time with all the tree-dwellers in the neighborhood above the street. Giuseppe was watching Mr. Cardinal singing his spring song on this particular afternoon and I watched the light and images reflect on his eye and admiring his profile.

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On World Animal Day, dog activists and their owners eagerly joined the global movement to end animal testing in cosmetics organized by The Body Shop and Cruelty Free International. The dogs and their owners took more than 8 million signatures to …

NEW YORK, Oct. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, on World Animal Day, The Body Shop and Cruelty Free International brought 8.3 million signatures against cosmetic animal testing to the United Nations Headquarters in New York City to create a global framework to end animal testing while advancing the United Nations’ sustainable development agenda.

The celebration of these signatures is a culmination of more than 30 years of advocacy between The Body Shop, the first international beauty brand to campaign against animal testing in cosmetics, and its long-time campaign partner Cruelty Free International, the first global, non-profit organization dedicated to ending cosmetic product and ingredient testing on animals. The joint effort is the most ambitious campaign ever against cosmetic animal testing and serves as a model to inspire action from businesses, governments and citizens to advance Sustainable Development Goal 12 (SDG12): Responsible Consumption and Production.

Lise Kingo, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, joined The Body Shop to discuss how businesses can do more to engage and mobilise consumers in support of the SDGs.

The petition signatures, collected from supporters around the world in just 15 months, call on the countries of the UN to formalize an international framework to end cosmetic animal testing, everywhere and forever.

Cosmetic animal testing is cruel, old-fashioned, expensive and inefficient. Today, there are more reliable alternatives. The Body Shop and many other cruelty-free companies use innovative and effective cruelty-free ingredients in all their products, all tested through non-animal methods.

Although there has been sizable progress, 80 percent of countries still have not made it illegal to test cosmetics on animals. Cruelty Free International estimates that more than 500,000 animals each year are used in cosmetics testing.

A global framework is the only way to eliminate animal suffering and create a level playing field around the world.

Harmonizing safety testing requirements globally would allow companies to avoid unnecessary bureaucracy and test duplication when accessing international markets. Not only would a global framework give confidence to companies that they are producing safe and effective cosmetics while meeting consumer demand for truly cruelty-free products, but also, the global framework would align with the United Nation’s vision of a world in which, “humanity lives in harmony with nature and in which wildlife and other species are protected.”

“In just 15 months more than 8 million people signed their names in recognition that cosmetic animal testing is outdated and unnecessary,” said David Boynton, CEO of The Body Shop. “We are determined to finish what Dame Anita Roddick started back in 1989, and today we are at the United Nations to call for collaboration among the cosmetic industry, civil society and governments to finally end cosmetic animal testing everywhere.”

“This campaign demonstrates that consumers around the world want to see real change,” said Jessie Macneil-Brown, Global Head of Activism at The Body Shop. “We look forward to working with UN leaders to make this a reality.”

“A global framework is the only way to truly eliminate animal suffering,” said Michelle Thew, CEO of Cruelty Free International. “The petition demonstrates that across the globe, people want this practice to end.”

“This initiative shows the potential for brands to engage and mobilize consumers at scale in support of the SDGs, and how, by combining business innovation, enabling policies and consumer power, real change can be achieved,” Lise Kingo said. “The SDGs are everybody’s business, and we look forward to working with The Body Shop to build and share industry knowledge and insights on how to harness consumers and drive collective action.”

Consumers can get involved with the campaign by joining the online rally at www.thebodyshop.com/against-animal-testing, and can show their support by using, #ForeverAgainstAnimalTesting.

SOURCE: The Body Shop; Cruelty Free International

CONTACT: Maeve Atkins , maeve.atkins@thebodyshop.com; Kamali Burke, kburke@fenton.com

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“Rolling Around”, black pastel pencil and white charcoal pencil on blue Canson paper, 10.5″ x 7.5″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Giuseppe was having a really good roll around on the floor, for no apparent reason except that it made him happy. I think we should all do that each day!

This was another fun attempt to follow a moving target with my eyes while drawing with my hand and not looking at the paper. I really like using a mid-range tone and color with my black and white charcoal pencils.

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Feline Artwork on Portraits of Animals “Rolling Around”, black pastel pencil and white charcoal pencil on blue Canson paper, 10.5″ x 7.5″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

I love, love, Jelly Bean’s shape. He’s not fat, he’s not even too round, but somehow when he sits in certain positions I just want to pick him up he looks so pleasingly rounded. Find it on Portraits of Animals.

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Giuseppe is not camouflaged.

It is NOT cold. But it’s that time of year for Giuseppe, systematically destroying my neatly-made bed every afternoon to create his most purrfect cocoon. His idea of leaving just his toes protruding was almost too much for me, and to be perfectly honest I didn’t see the cat shape under the sheet until I saw the toes.

I was having fun photographing him and giggling and poking him so he put up his head and chirped at me through the sheet, and then Mr. Sunshine came in to see what I was up to.

Hey, is that some toes under that sheet?

Mr. Sunshine sees the toes.

Hmmm…what’s the best thing I can do with those toes?

Sunshine tries to decide the best way to deal with this.

Sometimes Mr. Sunshine has no sense of humor.

Sometimes Sunshine has no sense of humor.

Sometimes he gets a little carried away with his play, and it ends up as a fairly serious wrestling match. I knew Giuseppe wanted to nap, so I got some toys and set up Mr. Sunshine with some really physical play. All was well.

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From Previous Years

Softened Sunlight, 2017

two at the window.

Bean and Basil have been hanging out in the sun by the big dining room window each afternoon, cuddling on the little scrap of fleece I put there to see if anyone would want to use it. It’s just big enough for one, but the two of them manage to get most of themselves on it, especially if they are sitting side by side, as they are here.

I loved the light, I loved the composition and took several photos, only to find that all were a little blurry; my camera was focusing on the spruce and bird feeder outside. I was picturing nice sharp darks and lots of texture in the lighter areas and a softened background and got the opposite. But even though they weren’t clear and sharp, they were still a nice composition, and any photo can be saved with a little work. I thought of painting it or sketching it, but couldn’t clearly visualize so I just overexposed it and left the soft edges on the cats and the lamp and the table until it looked somewhat like a charcoal or a pastel. Now I really want to sketch it. My cats are always inspiring.

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Mimi is guarding our home.

Mimi is guarding our home.

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This Also Happened

One of the little squirrel babies decided to try to get a drink from the watering can even though the birdbath is full to the brim. She just likes to be different.

She got herself into there to have a drink and held onto the sides.

She got herself in there and held onto the sides.

Then she almost fell in!

Then she almost fell in!

What?!

What?

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Keeping Our Noses Out of Trouble, 2016 Keeping Our Noses Out of Trouble

Each boy’s nose was carefully tucked in to keep them from getting into something they shouldn’t. Or maybe to keep them warm on a pretty cold morning!

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From Facebook and Instagram Eight Black Cats!

Monday is great when greeted by 8! Eight incredible black cats! Hamlet is a regular with the group now though little gray kitty Ophelia still isn’t so sure and is on the floor.

Eight black cats!

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Photos from previous years on this date Unicat Keyboard Rest, Black Cat Model, 2013 Unicat Keyboard Rest, black cat model.

So after the success of the Two Cat Model Black Cat Keyboard Rest in August we’ve devised a Unicat Keyboard Rest because we know some people really only want one cat—we can’t imagine why when handsome black cats (the girls have not yet agreed to model) are part of the package and who wouldn’t want as many as possible? But we also know that, sometimes, two cats do not work well together, especially when they’re not Giuseppe and Jelly Bean.

This model may only have one cat, but he is still a warm and purring black cat willing to be a keyboard rest for any keyboard. This kit comes with one black cat who stretches full length on your desk or countertop and sleeps peacefully while you comfortably work with your keyboard raised to a convenient height. Cat is sized to fit most keyboards so that you can rest your wrists on his front or back legs and still feel the warmth and relaxing purr massage that is the hallmark of these Black Cat Keyboard Rests while still allowing sufficient area on your desk or counter top for use of your mouse. You’ll be so productive you’ll be able to finish work early and move the keyboard off the cat to lay your head down for a nap in that soft purring belly!

All products have been fully tested for performance and temperament before shipping. Keyboard not included. As before, we are sure this product will soon be available in other colors, and hopefully in models who won’t lie there with irritated feline expressions on their faces.

Unicat Keyboard Rest, “Are you done yet?”

Because most computer keyboards seem to be black—it took me quite some effort to find a white cordless keyboard and mouse for use in my studio where I’m often in the dark adjusting colors on my computer—we think this is an excellent way to find homes for black cats. Everyone should have one, either the Unicat model or the original Black Cat Keyboard Rest!

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My Shipment of Cats Has Arrived, 2012 Giuseppe, Jelly Bean, Mimi and Mr. Sunshine

If anyone wondered…

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Feline Artwork from Portraits of Animals! “Sunday Morning”, pastel on canson paper, 19″ x 26″ © B.E. Kazmarski

Moses made it back upstairs after breakfast before I had a chance to make the bed, and I didn’t have the heart to move her. So I got a sheet of drawing paper and my pastels and did a quick sketch of the scene, finishing it later from a photograph. Read more, and purchase.

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Wednesday: Commissioned Portrait or Featured Artwork
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