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Animal Sympathy Cards from Portraits of Animals

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“Each time I’ve lost a cat, I’ve gained something in my life—made decisions about my career, begun working in a new medium or style, found new friends. Perhaps the trauma of the loss caused me to see things from a new perspective, or it was a gift of gratitude from the cat I’d lost,” says animal artist and writer Bernadette E. Kazmarski.

She had determined years ago to design animal sympathy cards as most of the cards she’d received for her losses were not animal-specific, but wanted to make sure she had enough experience and perspective so she wouldn’t design something she’d later feel was incomplete or immature. One cat’s passing in 2009 gave her the space to follow through. As a fine artist as well as a commercial artist designing these cards was second nature. Continue Reading

Petfinder’s Funniest Cat Contest – Win $4,750

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Petfinder wants to see your funny cats – and you could have a chance to win $250 for yourself, and $4500 for your favorite shelter!

I bet some of your cats are much funnier than some of the famous internet cats, so why not enter the contest? All you need to do is enter your cat’s photo on Petfinder before May 21, 2013.

From May 22 to June 22, 2013, members of the public will be able to vote on the cat that they feel is the funniest cat. Limit one vote per person, per day. The entry with the highest number of votes will be designated the Grand Prize Winner.

Maybe I should enter the photo of kitten Ruby, shown above, in the contest?Continue Reading

Giveway: Enter to win a CatCam for your cat

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I’m sure most of us have wondered at one time or another what our cats are up to all day while we’re away from home. Well, now there’s a way for you to find out!

The CatCam is a small digital camera that attaches to the cat’s collar. It features a user programmable timer function. Based on the interval time it takes pictures or video clips (based on version). The unit is protected against shock, dirt and humidity in order to survive the cat’s lifestyle. To view the pictures or videos, simply connect the camera to a computer.

Wouldn’t you love to win one of these CatCams for your cat? Now you can!

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Review and giveaway: It’s a Cat’s Life by Howie Bingham

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Scrapbooking has gone to the cats! It’s a Cat’s Life is an interactive book that chronicles the life of your cat, from personality to behavior, background to medical history, memories of special times, and everything in between.

This beautifully designed book is organized in a three-ring binder, which includes pages to write about your personal journey with your cat. There are places to insert photos of your cat, list favorite foods and activities, and more. There are sections for cat sitters and veterinarians. The cover features a slot to place a favorite photo of your special cat. Think baby book, but for cats.

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The book is narrated by Howie, The World’s Greatest Kitty (although I’m sure any of us would argue that our cats are the world’s greatest!), Continue Reading