Tuesday, February 28, 2012

World Spay Day

It's WORLD SPAY DAY today!!! Spay your cat, your dog, the strays you are feeding...any cat or dog you can get your hands on :). Or donate to a spay/neuter program at your local shelter. Just spay it forward if your pets are already snipped.

What is the best way to make a cat smile???

Monday, February 27, 2012

A few more smiling cats....

Just wanted to share a few more illustrations.... I think I am getting into a groove with this. More cat chat coming soon! We are hoping to TNR another feral cat colony this week. In the meantime, I'll be illlustrating as much as I can. This goal is to complete one a day. Better get crackin'!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Pine Street TNR

For the past few months, my husband had been noticing a lot of cats and kittens living in the front yard of a house he passes by on his way to work every day. He had been urging me to go by there and approach the homeowners about TNR, but I seemed to keep getting tied up with other cat situations. Well, I finally found the time and mustered up the nerve to go talk to them two weeks ago. Thankfully, they were very kind and very receptive to having all of the cats spayed and neutered. The family that lives there started feeding stray cats many years ago and had done their best to spay/neuter the first few, but new ones kept arriving and they couldn't afford to "snip" every single one. Soooo, as it always goes, many litters of kittens have been born and things have gotten a bit overwhelming for them.

Last Friday, I trapped 15 of them and ran them all through our monthly feral cat spay/neuter clinic on Saturday. There are about 20 cats total, so I got most of them taken care of and will try to get the rest at a later date. Some of the kittens were quite sick, so 4 of them are still here with me so I can give them the meds and TLC that they need.

Here are a few photos that I took the first day that I met with them.

The kittens snuggling in a warm bed here at my house....

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Wishing you all.....

...a purrfectly Happy Valentine's Day!!!! xoxoxo

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

HUGE SnipPet Sale!!

Ok, Blog buddies, I am having a seriously HUGE sale in my Etsy shop. Use coupon code: HALFSNIP for 50% off of every handmade SnipPet doll!!!! And ALL of the proceeds will go toward a big spay/neuter project that I am tackling on Friday. So, buy a doll and give a cat the kindest gift of all....snip, snip!

I posted this on Facebook this morning, so several pieces have already sold, but there are still some great dolls and ornaments left!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Experimenting with Illustrating

I have been playing around with my illustration skills (or lack thereof). I have wanted to write and illustrate a children's book for years, and I feel like it is the right time to do it. I am a bit burnt out on the sculpting, so I am putting that on hold for the time being to pursue my book dream.

Ideas are swirling in my head, so I am doing a lot of brainstorming on the text while I experiment with different media....

Here is what has transpired on the art table....

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Princess Goldilocks

Yet another cat in need of a loving home. Goldilocks was abandoned into a feral colony at a Golden Corral right near the Kroger colony that I have been telling you about. She just cried and cried...sooo sad. My dear friend, Carla, was finally able to trap her and get her to safety. I went over to her house a few days ago to see her and take some photos so that we can start trying to find her a permanent home. Goldie is so sweet and friendly. She ran up to me as soon as I arrived and let me hug her and give her chin scratches. Carla says that she defintely wants to be the queen of her domain because she does not like other cats at all. Goldie wants a person all to herself. She has been spayed and vaccinated and is all ready for her next adventure.

Can you say fluffalicious?

This one cracks me up...she was OVER the photo shoot :).