Thursday, July 30, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Mr. Bobo "Boby" Hooper

This is Boby when he was a vibrant and healthy cat. My little boy, who was for years quite hefty, started declining a few months ago. He's been with me through nearly half my life, sleeping with me at night (UNDER the covers and in my arms) sitting with me at the computer or on the couch...always there, always talking to me. The bond we had was so strong and he was such an intrical part of my life that I've actually been mourning his death for over 12 years now.

When my husband and I split up, I offered to let him keep Bo. After about a day he decided, no, I should keep him. I said, you know the only reason I'd let you have him is so that I never have to deal with his death. To which Manuel replied: that's why I'm letting you take him. Yes, Boby was beloved by all who met him. Most cats don't like crowds, but Boby was always there at every big or small party I had...usually looking for someone to fill his food dish, though he'd take a pat on the head too.

I had to bring Boby in to the vet yesterday to be put down, he was so very sick. I kept telling him it was ok to die, just go to sleep...but he wouldn't, he was so devoted to me. I couldn't let it go any longer, so I decided to do the thing I've been dreading for all these years. He was 19 years old and the best animal I have ever known. He's now with his Grandpa Dave who brought him to me all those years ago, probably sitting on his lap and purring again. RIP Bo.


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Monday, July 20, 2009

new ebay!

this just in, this just in...this painting is now available on ebay for your bidding pleasure..8x10, starts at an affordable $25...see here..

Saturday, July 18, 2009



Just had a lovely visit from my dear friend Glenn and this is the sketch (of me and sister Marty) that launched our industrious friendship nearly 20 years ago at the New Orleans Jazz Fest: first through the mail, then through the phone and eventually, through visits.

Glenn likes to play with food and on this visit he made me a rice omelet and banana pancakes using not flour but oatmeal. Very clever you are Glenn. They were almost as good as the Orange Juice/Cumin French Toast...almost..

tic tac toast

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Simona is one of my newest damsels. Click on THIS to see the other ones I've finished. Starting on a new gal today!

What do you think Simona is thinking?

Monday, July 6, 2009

new on ebay...

lookie lookie, black kitties waiting for you on ebay...see here for this and more:)

Saturday, July 4, 2009