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Catnap in the Garden

FAIL missed 2 days of 30 day blogoff challenge #SMCSFBlogOff

However, I’ll make up for by sharing a new image of Oreo, our first Florida rescue cat, who will turn 9 years old this month.

One of the first art exhibits I participated in when we moved to Florida in 2003 was the holiday event at Cauley Square. Oreo was a tiny, scared kitten that had been dropped off to fend for himself. He was beyond scrawney, but very hungry and willing to come out of hiding to eat just the small crumbs of food that my daughter Jenna, was luring him in with. He devoured the crumbs and became the first of our tribe of 7 rescue cats that now rule my morning and evening rountines.

Morning coffee with the kitties under my favorite garden trees is the best way to start any day!

Here’s another Oreo pose… across the table watching, waiting for another crumb from any thing a human is eating. He has a healthy appetite and is an excellent sleeper 🙂

 Happy Birthday Oreo!

 

 

 

 

 

Shelter Dog Zimba is waiting for you to take her home!

Zimba would love to be your newest family member!

Zimba would love to be your newest family member!


Zimba – a really affectionate dog who deserves a home where she
can make her person the center of her universe.
Take Zimba home for the holidays and know that you have done
a wonderful thing for a gentle soul.
She’s waiting for you!

ZIMBA #1115548
Miami-Dade Animal Shelter
Volunteer & Mobile Adoption Liaison
www.miamidade.gov/animals
Direct: 305-805-1778
7401 NW 74 St, Miami, FL 33166

click image to see all 12 months


There are literally thousands of animals lost or abandoned in Miami-Dade every year. Many of them are injured and need critical medical care. All of them need caring, loving families. Animal Services, the dozens of animal rescue organizations, veterinarians and individuals all over South Florida (and the world) are working to educate people and help as many of our furry, feathered, scaled friends (little angels in my opinion) as possible. This all takes time, money and mountains of compassion, patience and education.

When you purchase any of the ‘Art For The Animals’ products, 50% of the profits are donated to helping animals (and the other 50% helps the artist pay her bills and keep creating new works to help even more animals!)

See all Art For The Animals products here and

Order your large format, 17 inch wide
2009 ‘Adopt A Shelter Dog’ Wall Calendar HERE

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