Friday, November 30, 2007
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Thursday, November 29, 2007
Tonight the magic of the coming season has shown me a preview. A light dusting of powdery white snow has fallen upon the cozy cottage, along the crocked cobblestone walk path, over the frosted garden lights and covering the ocher colored birch leaves like a downy blanket. The garden has been put to rest...Persephone is once again the Queen of the Underworld and Demeter mourns for her daughter until she returns in the Spring. Each season brings its charm for us to embrace....welcome WINTER
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Wednesday, November 28, 2007
This post today was inspired by the clever kitties at Rosehaven Cottage...stop by and read their story of mischief (>^,^<)
The Cat Who Wouldn’t Come Inside: Based on a True Story
Written and illustrated by Cynthia von Buhler
On a cold winter day a cat appears on the porch of an old Victorian house. The girl who lives there feels sorry
for the snow-covered creature and gives him warm milk. The next day she gives him tuna, and the next day a
catnip mouse, and so on and so on, until eventually the porch is as cozy as the house. One day, much to her
surprise, the cat finally answers her invitation inside with an invitation to her. The “house-that-Jack-built”
structure and repetition of this story will appeal to young readers, who will also delight in following the
construction of the cat’s new home. This tale of friendship and trust, of patience and love, is based on a true
story. While living in Boston, in a large purple Victorian house, von Buhler befriended a stray cat, whom she
named Olympus after the Greek mountain. She repeatedly invited him inside, but he didn’t budge from the
porch. So she went to the mountain, so to speak, and over the course of four years, fed him, nursed him, and
built him his own (heated) purple and green house.
Creating the set for the book was a family affair—von Buhler’s father adapted her childhood dollhouse (which
he had built by hand); her mother sewed the curtains, and her sister, a fashion designer, created the clothing.
Von Buhler created all the characters using Sculpey clay. They were baked in an oven until hardened, then
decorated with paint. She created a 3D set, and everything was then photographed with a Haselblad camera
using a variety of lenses and colored gel filters, creating a fantastical world of cottony snow, comfortable chairs,
and hidden delights.
Committed to reaching out to her audience in non-traditional ways, von Buhler has created an art exhibit based
on the sculptures and sets used for the book that also incorporates a children’s cat sculpture workshop . The
exhibit opens first at CVB Space in Manhattan on September 28th, and will then go on to tour children’s
museums nationwide. For more information, please visit www.comeinsidekitty.com, which also includes stepby-
step “make a kitty” instructions, a feature on how the house and set were created, an author’s blog, and
more. Von Buhler is also currently producing a flash music viral video, set to her original music (including her
own vocals), which will feature the book’s characters and set.
Cynthia von Buhler is an internationally known and award-winning artist. Her artwork has been displayed in
galleries and museums around the world, on CD covers, and in books, magazines, and newspapers. Four
illustrations from the book have already been chosen to appear in the prestigious art book American Illustration
in November 2006. They Called Her Molly Pitcher, written by Anne Rockwell and illustrated by von Buhler,
was chosen as one of the New York Public Library’s Top 100 Picture Books of the Year.
Von Buhler has rescued and placed more than twenty-five cats into loving homes, and plans to donate a portion
of her royalties from the sale of this book to City Critters, a New York City animal rescue organization. The
book also contains valuable and practical information for those who find stray cats. She currently lives in a
castle on Staten Island, with a host of pets, including six doves, thirty goldfish, two rats, her husband, Russell,
and, of course, seven cats.
The Cat Who Wouldn’t Come Inside is a loving tribute to feline companionship, sure to warm human and kitty
hearts, because cat company is worth waiting for. Available wherever books are sold or by contacting Houghton
Mifflin Customer Service at
September 2006, Picture Book
Posted by MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ at 2:23 AM
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
1]Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, my mommy sleeps late because she is a night owl.
2]Mommy never answers the telephone when it rings. That's what they make an answering box for she says!
3]Most of mommies favorite things begin with the letter~C~....Cats, cards, cat bloggers, coffee, castles, cozy cottages, cheese (the stinky the better! LIMBURGER...she is German after all!) cruise ships, chocolate...did I mention CATS?
4]Mommy used to Hoover the house each day because she has some OCD...now we are down to just once a week! YEAH because I hate that noisy sucker! Plus that gives her time to work on my blog.
5]Mommy also used to be a Master Gardener....but now she has a hired gardener so she can spend more time with me and on my blog.
6]Mommy married the Lapdaddy in the beautiful Victorian Yaquina Bay Lighthouse in Newport Oregon...it is haunted by a good ghost.
7]If mommy could pick up our cottage and put it down anywhere else....it would be at the coast in Depoe Bay Oregon. It is her favorite spot in the world because the Lapdaddy took her there on their first trip and she saw her first lighthouse.
Monday, November 26, 2007
TIS THE SEASON FOR GIVING...HERE IS A SPECIAL BRACELET UP FOR AUCTION TO BENEFIT THE CAT BLOGOSPHERE TREASURY!
Click to bigafy!
While I was watching the many different dogs on the dog show on Thanksgiving, day I had an idea. I also wanted to help like the many others who are fundraising for the Blogosphere right now! So here is my creation up for auction for the next week till Friday at midnight. I call it "COATS OF MANY COLORS" (hey there is a beautiful Dolly Pardon song with this title!)It is a slinky style wrap around cuff bracelet, so one size fits any:) All the stones used are semi~precious gem stones, except the cute little cat face bead of course. The gemstones include tigereye, goldstone, blue goldstone, green goldstone (synthetic) ameythyst, mookite, Indian jasper, picture jasper, labradorite, crazy lace agate, yellow jade, green jade, yellow, quartz, green quartz, rose quartz, opalite, green aventurine, autumn jasper, leopard jasper, clear quartz, butterscotch aventurine,peach aventurine, snowflake obsidian, catseye (synthetic), moonstone, carnelian. Tiny golden seed beads are used as spacers to nicely set off each stone. I am sure you will love playing with the stones and watching them dance in the sunlight. They shimmer and reflect with each turn of the wrist. You will love this bracelet!! Oh did I mention that the earrings are also included! So dig deep for the greenpapers and lets support the ladies who keep the Cat Blogosphere alive with love and charity for all who need it!! Just place your bid here on this post till the deadline. The winner will pay with PAYPAL directly to Mom Robyns charity account (addy given later:)
Thank you for your kind consideration and remember tis the season..........Love Miss Peach and the mommy
Sunday, November 25, 2007
This drawing of my NOMSS buddy JACKSON was done by PAPPY's daddy NAT DICKINSON
http://pappys-blog.blogspot.com/ He is a very talented artist and Pappy is an adorable terrier with a cowpoke gait and a chuck wagon cooks fuzzy mugs of a face:) Stop over, enjoy the art and see all the fun Pappy gets into at his loving home.
Have a wonderful Sunday everyone, stay warm and finish off that left over turkey!
Saturday, November 24, 2007
I am in the spotlight again!
Mommy and her new flashy box are getting on my last nerve! What are those white things in that first snap shot? You call this art mommy? You better have something worthwhile for Sunday or you will lose all of my audience! Think I will take a nap now and dream of my Santa Cat list of things I wish for this Christmas....
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Friday, November 23, 2007
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Thursday, November 22, 2007
Thanksgiving cards by CCCC
Remember to carry change in your pockets for the Bell Ringer season is upon us.
Please put out some bird seeds for our feathered friends.
A bowl of kibble on your front stoop will strengthen a wandering feline.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Posted by MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ at 1:48 AM
Monday, November 19, 2007
Today I would like to introduce you to a sweet little batch of Devon Rex kitties. They live with my dear friend Diana Nelson in Portland and are guests at the moment. The mommy kitty gave birth to these adorable puddins and they are three weeks old right now. Look at those sweet little tiger stripes! My sweet little Miss Peach once looked just like this many years ago. Now she will be 15 years old on January 10th. Such a blessed life...I love you little Peaches.
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Saturday, November 17, 2007
Do you remember the first time you heard the word BLOG? What does this strange word mean...what can it offer me? One night I was searching Google for 'Sphynx Cats' and I came upon this beautiful cat named DRAGONHEART who lives in Munich Germany. A magical town that I spent many of my childhood years in. Intrigued I clicked him up and was charmed from his very first photo. I had entered the world of BLOG! DRAGONHEART worked his magic on my heart from the start. Can you see him sitting on my lap in the photos above? Look close and you will see with the eyes of my heart. The kitty I am holding is name YODA. He came to stay with us for one precious week while his beans were away. Even the fussy Miss Peach was charmed by him. Yoda is now at the rainbow bridge but his gentleness will never be forgotten. We know what kind of a kitty will be our next dream kitty. My first cat was a simple ginger...then I had a blue~creme Persian...then came the longed for Devon Rex Miss Peach. One day I will have a Sphynx on my lap. When, I am not certain...but this I know: The kitty will come from my dearest friend Diana Nelson who does breed rescue for Devon's, Cornish and Sphynx kitties. It might be a kitten...it might be a geezer cat like Peach is... it might be an unwanted rejected cat impurrrfect in many ways. But are we not all to some degree?
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