Friday, August 30, 2013

Our Beautiful Painting!

 Mom has wanted to get a painting commissioned of the 6 of us for some time, and she just did not know who to get to do it.  She came to know of a wonderful local artist, named Nancy Berkhouse, earlier this year. She even lives just about 3 minutes from us, and we never knew her before this!

The montage started with mom sharing a whole bunch of photos of us with Nancy, so she could get to know us and start planning the placement of each cat.  It's one thing, doing a painting of one cat, but 6 cats?  That was a big undertaking!

The painting took a couple of months to complete, and we could not wait to see the finished montage.  Once we saw it, we could not stop looking at it.  The detail is wonderful and Nancy captured our expressions to show our true purrsonalities!

Mom did not have any idea how the painting would like till she actually saw it finished.  The interesting thing about this, is that the painting has an amazing similarity to the artwork of one of mom's favorite Dutch artists, Henriette Ronner-Knip!  Henriette lived from 1821 - 1900, and her paintings sell at auction for up to the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Our painting is much more special than any of that artist's works, because it is a painting of us.

 We love our montage!  
Thank you to Julie Berkhouse for introducing your mom to our mom, so we could have this fantastic painting created!

Nancy Berkhouse welcomes commissions, and we highly recommend her for your own pets or children's portraits.  Mom saw some of her work at her home, and her artistry is beautiful in person.  Nancy's website is here if you want to see some of her work:  http://www.naberkart.com/

Monday, August 26, 2013

I'm an Executive!

 I'm an Executive, and I help mom with her work every day.  I am her Executive Manager.

Stretching is important for being an effective Executive.

Many trips to the washroom are necessary too.

The work of an Executive is very busy and exhausting.  It is time for this Executive to take another nap now.

No slacking off while I am snoozing, mom!
~JB

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Stunning CocoBean

Stunning CocoBean hopes everyone has had a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Gotcha Day! - Celebrating 13 years with my Mom!

 Today is a very special day for me and my mom.  I came to live with my mom 13 years ago today!  Mom does not have so many pictures of me when I was a baby, but this is one of her favorites.

 I have grown into a very beautiful LadyCat.  Today I will spend my day looking cute and lounging around.

 A little toe-picking might be in order too!

 Hey Charli, this is not your day, it is mine!  Stop trying to steal my spotlight!

It has been a fantastic 13 years.  My mom and I would not trade it for the world! 
Happy Gotcha day to Moi!  These 13 years have been the best of my life, and my mom's life too!
~JB

Friday, August 9, 2013

Doodalicious & Sugar-Free!

 It's me, Armani, and I have news to report!  Last night, mom tested my blood and it was at 100 BG.  It has been steady in the very low 100's for months now.  Mom decided to not give me my medicine (insulin) last night, for the very first time.  This morning I tested at only 118!  Mom gave me about a half a unit of medicine this morning, and will test me again tonight.

I have been eating lots of protein like chick-hen, which is good for diabetics and for all cats.

I have been exercising and grooming myself every day for the LadyCats!

And I have been getting my beauty sleep!

I am super doodalicious and sugar-free!  
To the LadyCats, I am still as sweet as ever for you, so don't worry!
~Armani