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Giveaway: Conscious Cat 2018 Wall Calendar

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I have one 2018 Conscious Cat Wall Calendar left in my personal inventory, and I’m going to give it away to one lucky reader. To my knowledge, this is still the only calendar on the market that exclusively features tortoiseshell cats and their famous tortitude (affilate link*)! As is the case every year, Allegra and Ruby helped me pick out the photos (and as always, there was quite a bit of spirited debate!)Continue Reading

Now Available: 2017 Conscious Cat Wall Calendar

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It’s that time of year again! The 2017 Conscious Cat Wall Calendar is now available for purchase.

As always, Allegra and Ruby helped me pick out the photos (and as always, there was quite a bit of spirited debate!) To my knowledge, this is still the only calendar on the market that exclusively features tortoiseshell cats and their famous tortitude!Continue Reading

2013 Conscious Cat Wall Calendar

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It’s here! Allegra, Ruby and I are excited to announce that the 2013 Conscious Cat Wall Calendar is now avaible for purchase!

Last year’s calendar was a huge success, and we think this year’s calendar is even better. Allegra and Ruby definitely think so, because unlike last year, when we also featured photos of Amber and Buckley, this year’s calendar is only featuring Allegra and Ruby!

Tortie lovers, to my knowledge, this is the only calendar on the market that exclusively features tortoiseshell cats!

Here is a preview of some of the pages:Continue Reading

New from The Conscious Cat: greeting cards

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I love looking at cat greeting cards, both online and in stores. And the more I look at cards, the more I find that there just aren’t a whole lot of tortoiseshell cat greeting cards out there, so I decided to create some! Allegra and Ruby, not being the shy sort, love the idea of being on cards sent to brighten someone’s day. And who doesn’t love getting a “real” card in this age of electronic greetings?

The cards are available in three different designs, the inside of each card is blank. You can get the design above featuring both of the girls, or you can get Allegra or Ruby by themselves.

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We have also updated the design of our Conscious Cat coffee mug to reflect our fresh new look . We think your favorite beverage would taste even better in this cute mug!Continue Reading

2012 Conscious Cat Wall Calendar

 

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Allegra, Ruby and I are excited to introduce the 2012 Conscious Cat Wall Calendar!

After getting comments throughout the year about how much you enjoy seeing photos of Allegra and Ruby, we decided to bring you a collection of some of the best ones in a gorgeous, full color wall calendar. The calendar also features Amber and Buckley.

Tortie lovers, to my knowledge, this is the only calendar on the market that exclusively features tortoiseshell cats!Continue Reading

Giveaway: 6 Packs / 9 Lives Calendar

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Of all the exhibits at BlogPaws, the table hosted by the folks at Found Animals was easily the most eye catching. Was it the gigantic poster version of this calendar? I think it just might have been!

Found Animals promotes pet adoption and responsible pet ownership and encourages people to get out and volunteer for animal related causes in their communities. And since cats generally fare even worse than dogs in shelters, they decided to shine the spotlight on cat adoptions by creating this unique calendar.Continue Reading

Great Rescues: a 16-month calendar and gift book

Great Rescues calendar and gift book

I’m a big fan of animal artist and writer Bernadette Kazmarski. Her photographs and cat paintings capture the essence of cats in ways that only a small handful of artists are able to do. Bernadette is a multi-faceted creative spirit:  artist, writer, graphic designer, painter, animal advocate, environmentalist.  From commissioned pet portraits to animal inspired merchandise ranging from prints to textiles to greeting cards, looking around Bernadette’s websites are a feast for the senses. 

Great Rescues is a 16-month desk calendar and gift book featuring 16 portraits of rescued cats Bernadette has been commissioned to paint in the 20 years she has been an animal portrait artist. This sixteen-month calendar and gift book is a labor of love.

“While the portraits are lovely and I’m proud of my body of work, the stories of these cats, and the people who rescued them, were what compelled me to share them,” says Bernadette. “Each of the stories tells of cats from shelters and cats abandoned and saved, cats found inside car engines and cats reluctantly surrendered by people who could no longer care for them, but each one has a happy ending as a cherished companion in a loving home.”

Peaches by animal artist Bernadette Kazmarski

I’m particularly thrilled that “Peaches” made it into the calendar. I commissioned this painting as a Christmas gift for a friend last year. The original was absolutely stunning. It’s always difficult to tell when you have an artist paint someone else’s cat whether they truly captured the animal’s spirit. I think that’s something only the pet’s person can truly judge. My friend burst into tears when she opened her gift – that probably speaks volumes, especially since she’s not someone who cries easily. The painting not only captured Peaches’ spirit, it also brought a tremendous amount of peace to my friend. Peaches, at this writing, is 19 years old, and my friend is well aware that time is short. She says the painting will help her keep a part of Peaches with her forever, in a very tangible way.

This is one of the most beautiful cat calendars I’ve seen. The paintings are stunningly beautiful, and the stories are heart touching.  And it’s so much more than just a calendar. It also includes a comprehensive resource section covering feline wellness, health concerns, household toxins and poisons, fun cat facts, and more. The spiral bound book also contains a generous amount of blank pages (with a beautiful faint cat design in the background) for notes, or journaling.

Great Rescues calendar and gift book Bernadette Kazmarski 

The calendar runs from September 2011 through December 2012. You can order the calendar directly through Benadette’s website for the incredibly low price of $19.99 plus shipping. Even though it’s only July, it’s never to early to order Christmas presents – Great Rescues makes a purrfect gift for the cat lovers on your list.

I’m giving away one personalized, autographed copy to one lucky winner. To enter, leave a comment telling me why you would like to win the calendar. Tweet about this giveaway or share it on Facebook for an extra chance to win. This giveaway ends Friday, August 12.

You can learn more about Bernadette Kazmarski and enjoy samples of her gorgeous art and photographs on her website and on her blog.

You may also enjoy reading:

An interview with animal artist Bernadette Kazmarski

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