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I've been an artist my whole life and have had so many exciting art related jobs, which makes me kinda of a jack of a bunch of trades. I'm also college grad with a BFA and went to the High School of Performing & Visual Arts here in Houston. Visit my shop at Etsy and I promise you'll most likely receive a Smile to take with you! I decided to mention that about 10 years ago I was on chemo for 2 years. The chemo worked, but left me with other Heath issues, such as a case of Fibro which left me with having to get disability.Sad news, since I had a great career, that I can not work anymore. With my Faith and determination, I am determined to still do my art. My art gives me inspiration and thank you God! Oh, and please follow my blog! I'd love to have yall join me in my show and tells and also would love to hear what yall have to show and tell!:)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Update on my Problem Child

This is my 3rd entry about my Problem Child, Monet. Well....I have accepted the fact that for now for him to drink water, I have to put water in his food to make sure he drinks water. The pee and poop problem persists as I have tried everything that has been suggested to me, except for the diapers. I had a 3 ft by 3 ft gated area for him to romp in and he kept going on the plastic. So I got 3 boxes, filled with 3 different types of litter. One was the pine stuff, then middle one was the scoopable kind that everyone told me not to use, then the 3rd was the clay kind. Then I enclosed the gated extra area and that left him his fairly large black gated cage fit for a big dog. I left the bottom clean and left his food in there and no toys yesterday. The outside of the cage left only the 3 boxes of litter. He actually chose the pine litter to poop in and the scoopable to pee in!!!!! I gave him tons of praise. Then in the evening I left the tv on, added a few balls he loves to play with, his food, and put a towel in there for him to sleep on. Well he peed in the scoopable and pooped on the towel, so no towel for tonight. Am I making progress here? Only time will tell. I left yall a new a bit grown more of my precious Monet for yall to see. You can almost see that his nose hairs have grown back and if you look closely you can see that it looks like someone painted a black outline around his little nose. Kenzie is still freaked out though, but Kenzie and I have a special relationship and he is definately being cuddly with me again, just can't stand this little new addition to his apartment!!! Will Monet be a new addition in a forever home by the end of August when LeAnne gets back. Only time will tell.

Hope yall have a wonderful Sunday! Now off to take a drawing class from one of my favorite artists!!! I  added 3 favs of my watercolors that she has done. Awhile back when I was writing for Indiesmiles, there should be a link to her article on the right hand side of my wall to read more about her...............It's called A Ray of Sunshine Joy and you will see the doxy pic.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

PS: By the way....

I forgot to say that I have fallen in love with Monet. He may be an awful lot of trouble to take care of for the rest of her life. No one wanted to take care of him, not even foster parents.....vets wanted to put her to sleep....what will happen to him if I don't take care of her?

My Foster Child, Monet

I haven't been around for quite some time and thought it was probably too late now to get noticed again, but I have to try at some point, right? I've recently been a cat sitter for a friend that is a cat rescuer and will be away until the end of August. I've been doing it now for a couple of months. Well, she found this little kitten that had been run over by a car and his head was smashed as well. A very long recoup. and now is 4 months old, but looks 4 weeks old. The sweetest thing in the world. He's been in my lap all day and loves to play and just give and take as much love as he possibly can. His name was Precious, but I didn't like that for a boy cat and thought his markings looked like an impressionist painting, plus if you look at his tail, it has rings around it and the tip looks like it's been dipped into white paint, so it looks like a paintbrush. I went over all the impressionist painters I like and Monet seemed to fit, alas that is where his name came from. I also have a grown cat, Kenzie that hisses at Monet or wants nothing to do with him. I have Monet in a 3 yard by 3 yard fenced in area in my living room. But I will let him free a lot to run and jump around. He follows me where ever I go. I was just wondering if he will ever be able to be potty trained? Or have any of yall heard of a mentally challenged cat that never learns how to be potty trained & yes I have done all what the books say about potty training, but have any of yall heard of a kitty like Monet?
Oh, Here's a picture yall have all seen of beautiful white female kitty named Kenzie: