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Cat Allard
cathedral of oaks
I'm an fiber artist, painter, photographer, web builder, writer, spouse, mother and cat slave.
Interests: art, fiber art, painting, quilting, painting & dyeing material, altered art, photography, writing, more, more...
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I haven't posted for a long time, almost a year. I lost heart when someone used one of my happiest posts against me. It made me so sad that I lost all heart for writing anything. But I have found... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at Zen Cat Art
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Breezy is checking out the frosty deck! 22 degrees. Burrrr... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at Zen Cat Art
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It is with a heavy heart that I regret to say that we lost Phil's Mom on Sunday. She passed peacefully surrounded by her family. Helen lived a full life and left us just shy of her 86th birthday. She... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2013 at Zen Cat Art
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Always smiling! I was lucky to have you! You are missed! Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2013 at Zen Cat Art
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Sammy in outer space! I just had to post this photo. Our friend Chuck took the picture at our house on Saturday and his friend Paul did the fabulous Photoshop work. I smile every time I see it! Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2013 at Zen Cat Art
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This lovely old house block quilt was sandwiched between a matress and a box spring for years. It was in poor condition but it's looking pretty good now. (By the way, the dark spot in the botton right corner is... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2013 at Zen Cat Art
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My favorite new lunch... I got these tiny bok choy at the Asian Market "A Dong" in West Hartford. It's a fabulous place for all things Asian. Everything from Peeking Duck, to whole fish, incredible vegetables, bread, candy, dishes, at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2013 at Zen Cat Art
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Sir Charlie is out like a light! He is one of the sweetest cats I've ever had the pleasure to know. For a blind cat who wasn't treated well he is so trusting it's amazing. I should be so good...... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2013 at Zen Cat Art
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I got insulin pump today! Yea! This is an Omnipod insulin pump. I should have put a quarter in the picture so that you could see how small it is. About the size of 2 quarters or think about a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2013 at Zen Cat Art
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Beth brought me these sunflowers day after Holly's memorial service and I took them outside to photograph in the sun. You can see there is still snow on the ground in the back ground. I'm still so sad about losing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2013 at Zen Cat Art
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Holly, so many things without you will not be the same. You will be missed beyond words. I really wanted to use words to express a tribute to you and say how profound your loss is to me but I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2013 at Zen Cat Art
Wow! Looks just like Sammy!
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2013 on Sammy discovers Charlie... at Zen Cat Art
Thanks! The two of them seem to have made this instant bond. They are never more than a tail length apart. Well, unless Sammy sits on the ironing board when I am sewing. Charlie sits patiently underneath until Sammy comes back down out of the clouds. When he gets running around and bonking into things, I put him in time out bathroom until he settles down a bit - just a few minutes does it. But Sammy waits outside the door until and sometimes scratches it until I spring him. Cat's are wonderful creatures! I'm so glad they adopted me back!
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Sammy and Charlie sharing a sunny spot on the bed this morning. "Oh Charlie, tell me the story again about how Mom sprung you from the cage you were in and drove you here from Staten Island. I don't like... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2013 at Zen Cat Art
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Sammy taught her new brother, Charlie, how to drink water out of the Christmas tree stand. Charlie can't see it but he had no trouble finding it. But he didn't drink the water. "Yuck!" Good move Charlie! So I wrapped... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2012 at Zen Cat Art
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As you can see Charlie is settling in. He's chosen the big chair in the living room for his evening nap. That way he is in the middle of everything and doesn't miss a trick. Although sometimes it's just too... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2012 at Zen Cat Art
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How far down do you think it is, Dad? Can I make it? Sure Charlie, you can make it! *The little red spot just below his ear is a hot spot that Charlie keeps scratching. We took him to the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at Zen Cat Art
December 14th, 2012 - Sandy Hook, Newtown, CT Twenty children and six adults. A national tragedy. Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at Zen Cat Art
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Just because you get up at 5 am, Dad, doesn't mean I have to...hey, it's really warm here on your side. Call me when breakfast is ready! Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2012 at Zen Cat Art
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Mom! Mommm! Your painting is blocking the hallway! Mom! Mom! Why is the kitchen ladder in the hall? Mom! Mom! There is another cat!! Who is he? Charlie? He's my brother? I don't need a brother. I have two sisters.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2012 at Zen Cat Art
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I'm settling in to my new home! It's pretty good here. The mom and dad are really nice people and I seem to have three sisters but we haven't been formally introduced yet. I've got my regualar crunchies and some... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2012 at Zen Cat Art
Charlie is truely a gem! We are the lucky ones!
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This is Charlie. I've been working for the last few days to rescue Charlie from a kill shelter in NYC. You may had seen him on my facebook page. Yesterday, I drove to Staten Island and brought Charlie home just... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2012 at Zen Cat Art
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Two of my girls settling in for a nap. OK, lets turn over and spoon the other way. Mom! Will you stop with the camera. We're trying to sleep here. Zzzzzz.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2012 at Zen Cat Art
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We live in the woods and one of the best things about it is the wildlife. I've posted pictures before of the birdfeeder outside my sewing room window before. I love the blue jay that calls me to task every... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2012 at Zen Cat Art