Basement Cats Have Come for My Soul

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Basement Cats Have Come for My Soul

I always knew the day would come. You can’t live with five black cats and not know there is a reason they’ve chosen you. Don’t they look a little somber? At least their little mom was not involved in the action.

Mimi was there, just on a different table top, and not at all concerned with what her children were doing.

Actually, they’ve come to observe me working, again. They are on the worktable/drafting table in the corner of my newly restored/renovated/cleaned/organized studio, which I have apparently place there with no obstructions for their benefit. In fact, I’ve carried out the entire month-long activity for their amusement and benefit. I’m glad I could be of service to them.

This room was always the “spare cat room” until it just got too crowded, the reason for the newness; in fact, I carried the Big Four and Mimi into this room in a box almost four years ago, and the drafting table where I had their big cage was in the same place it is now. Perhaps they remember it, but I doubt that. I think that’s just my human sentimentality!

I was a disappointed the photo was somewhat blurry, so I adjusted contrast, enhanced colors, ran it through a few fun filters in Photoshop and came up with something that used the soft edges and luridly described the situation. Here’s another take on it, red violet lighting to enhance the weirdness of the situation.

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Basement Cats in Violet

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A Special Needs Stray Needs a Special Home

orange kitty

Parker, a sweet stray kitty who needs a home!

From the time he was a kitten, Parker has had some neurological problems, really just amounting to a tremor in his head.

Problem is, Parker lives in a managed stray and feral colony, and according to the manager the area is not entirely safe since neighbors have been trapping cats and taking them to be euthanized. While they protect the colony from this, Parker is at special risk.

He was recently neutered and given basic veterinary care where the veterinarian said he may outgrow it, and in fact it seems to be getting better as he gets older. Being a stray they did not pursue the exact cause, but the colony manager doesn’t want to see him outside over winter because of his condition.

Parker is about a year old, is a sweet, friendly little guy who’s had all his vaccinations and will be FeLV tested if someone agrees to adopt him.

If you know of anyone who would be willing to give this little guy a home, please call Denise Charmillo on 412-421-7534.

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If you enjoy the articles, photos and artwork you find on The Creative Cat, please nominate me in the Petties 2011, Dogtime’s Pet Blog Awards. You can nominate for more than one category, but The Creative Cat seems to fit in the Best Designed Blog because there is no life without images, all those photos and artwork and visual ideas I love to share. You could also nominate me for Best Blog Post if there is a particular blog post you find memorable. I would send any award money to FosterCat for all they do in finding foster homes and permanent homes for cats who have no other chance. Here is the information you need for nomination:
Name: The Creative Cat
Nominee URL: https://portraitsofanimals.wordpress.com/
Nominee e-mail: bernadette@bernadette-k.com
Click here to go to Dogtime’s Petties 2011.