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Examiner: Get out the fancy duds for the Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner and Auction

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Quoting Carrie Dow's Lakewood Pet Examiner column:

"The grand finale of the Cat Care Society's 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats is less than two weeks away. Saturday, July 26, at Pinehurst Country Club is the Gala Dinner and Auction celebrating art and helping homeless cats in the metro area.

The event, in its fourth year, just keeps getting bigger and bigger. This year's gala features an auction preview and cocktail hour followed by a grand dinner and then the big event, the auctioning of many beautiful cat sculptures by some of the region’s best artists. To learn more about the cats, see previous post 'Cat Care Society debuts the 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats' or visit the CCS blog,bidonacat.blogspot.com. Advance bidding is available for the sculptures on the blog. CBS4 Weather Anchor Ed Greene returns as Master of Ceremonies and Douglas M. Tisdale, Esq., is once again Auctioneer Extraordinaire."

Link to Examiner.com

John Davidson also wrote about Tails of the Painted Cats in his Examiner column this week. Quoting:

"CAT CARE SOCIETY - There are two weeks left to purchase tickets for the fourth annual Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner and Auction at Pinehurst Country Club on Saturday, June 26. The Painted Cats are brightly decorated feline figurines that are auctioned off to the higher bidders with proceeds going to the Lakewood cat shelter. The event from 5-9 p.m. features a cocktail hour during which you can view the fiberglass cat figures and other objects, followed by a sit-down dinner and then the auction. Information:(www.catcaresociety.org)"

Link to Examiner.com

July Adoption Tales From Our Alumni in their Forever Homes

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Many thanks to Adoption Assistant Karlyn Mendez for compiling this great report:
Manfred (pictured) - is now “Mickey” and enjoys tiny stuffed mice and wand toys. His owner described him as a very special cat and is a good fit to his home.
Precious - likes to run the house day and night but could care less about toys. She also likes to sleep by the owner’s 7 year old daughter and tolerates the dogs that mostly reside outdoors and let her rule the house.
Herbert – who also goes by Herbert George or H.G. was adopted by our adoption assistant David Speckman. Herbert loves to be petted and hangs out on David’s vintage 70’s couch and claiming one whole side as his own.
Mosi - now Norah was adopted by our adoption assistant Linda Langsted. Norah loves to be with her humans all the time. Linda is making slow introductions with her other cats and Norah. She loves her laser light and will play with it until she is out of steam.
Oreo - acts like he owns his new home with an older married couple He also likes to play with their 4 year old female cat as a playmate.
Ziggy - is a major lap cat and loves his pets as his hobby and is adjusting to the older male cat in the household.
Pumpkin - loves to be around the family’s two young children is teaching them to have manners. Her favorite toy is a pink mouse.
Link to view all of Cat Care Society's adoptable cats.

We Told You to Save Your "Save the Date" postcard for Tails of the Painted Cats 2014...Here's Why...

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Remember to bring your "Save the Date" post card to the 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner and Auction on the 26th at Pinehurst Country Club. This awesome Trader Joe's gift basket could be yours. Here are the particulars about this year's "Save The Date" prize:
Trader Joe’s Pantry & Savory Spice Gift Basket (a $300+ retail value):

• Extra Virgin Olive Oil – President Reserve • Vinegar Balsamic Glaze • Miso Ginger Broth • Salsa Verde • Sauce Island Soyaki • Black Olives Pitted Extra Large • Ripe Green Olives Pitted • Marinated Artichoke Hearts • Fire Roasted Red Peppers • Rigatoni Pasta • Arborio Rice • Whole Wheat CousCous • Organic Vodka Spaghetti Sauce • Cuban Style Black Beans • Organic Black Beans • Organic Garbanzo Beans • Organic Diced Tomatoes • Brushetta Sauce • Artichoke Red Pepper Tapenade • Thai Yellow Curry Sauce • Crunchy Almond Butter • Creamy Salted Peanut Butter • Pistachio Nuts in Shells • Caesar Romano Salad Dressing • TJ’s Fat-Free Sesame Dressing • Raisin Rosemary Crisps • Italian Bread Sticks • Dark Chocolate Swiss Bar • Fair Trade Organic Dark Chocolate – 72% • Kona Coffee and Cream Cookies • Original Coffee Rio • Coffee Pajaro Fair Trade • Organic Oregano • Dried Basil • Curry Powder • 21 Seasoning Salute • Ground Cumin • “Dinner’s Done!” Cooking With Trader Joe’s Cook Book • $200 Trader Joe’s Gift Cards • Plus: Charles Shaw Pino Grigio • Charles Shaw Chardonnay • Carles Shaw Cabernet Sauvignon •

Register for the Gala at: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e97ar39c4d110352&llr=mvjdg9fab

Breaking News: Purr Lancelot is headed to his Forever Home

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Handsome Purr Lancelot is headed to his new forever home in Parker.

He was won today for a $3000 'Buy It Now'bid: http://bidonacat.blogspot.com/2014/02/6-purr-lancelot-by-karen-mahnken-and.html.

Congratulations, Purr Lancelot. Enjoy your new home! And, many, many thanks to the family who won Purr Lancelot and who are, in turn, helping the Cat Care Society shelter cats, Cat Clinic and community outreach programs.

The Tails of the Painted Cats advance online bidding site (with a number of Buy It Now opportunities) is open through Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at noon (MDT). Visit: http://bidonacat.blogspot.com.

The Gala Dinner and Final Auction is Saturday, July 26, 5 to 9 p.m. at Pinehurst Country Club. Register here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e97ar39c4d110352&llr=mvjdg9fab.

Out and About: Painted Cat Zentangle is on Display at Tender Touch Animal Hospital Through July 24

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Stop byTender Touch Animal Hospital, through July 24, and make sure to meet Zentangle, one of this year's Tails of the Painted Cats.

Dr. Apryl Steele says: “Tender Touch Animal Hospital has created a practice that values the feline patient's distinct need in the physical environment of the practice along with the way in which we handle and deliver care to our feline clients.” Visit the Tender Touch website at: http://www.tendertouchvet.com/ or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/tendertouchanimalhospital.

Thank you to the Tender Touch team for co-sponsoring Zentangle along with CCS Volunteer Karen Gonzalez!

Learn more about all of this year's painted cat lineup at: http://www.catcaresociety.org/paintedcatsgallery.html

Register for tickets to the July 26th Gala Dinner & Auction at:http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e97ar39c4d110352&llr=mvjdg9fab 

Two Additional Painted Cats Added to the 2014 Gala Dinner & Auction Lineup

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Number One Fan by Jane McFadden Dorsey & Signed Peyton Manning Jersey (28” tall x 18” wide x 14” deep)

The Peyton Manning Jersey was donated Back to CCS by the 2013 winning bidder, The jersey can easily be removed from the painted cat; both are perfect together or separate. Auctioned as one item. Link to place an advanced bid on Number One Fan/Peyton Manninng signed jersey.

C is for Cat by Liz Cooper (28” tall x 18” wide x 14” deep)

This is a 2012 painted cat donated back to CCS. The winner recently died and his heirs chose to surrender C is for Cat, so we could fine it a new forever home at this year's Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner & Auction. Link to place an advanced bid on C is for Cat.

Important Links:

Advanced Bidding Site: http://bidonacat.blogspot.com

Online Registration for the July 26th Gala Dinner & Auction at Pinehurst Country Club: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e97ar39c4d110352&llr=mvjdg9fab

Summer Tour Schedule: http://bidonacat.blogspot.com/2014/02/see-painted-cats-in-person-2014-summer.html

New: Flat Cats & Clay Cats: http://bidonacat.blogspot.com/2014/02/new-this-year-flat-cat-paintings.html 

Tails of the Painted Cats Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TailsofthePaintedCats

Headed to the Cherry Creek Arts Fest? Stop in PISMO and Say Hi to Red Hot Ruby

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Ella Buchholz's Red Hot Ruby will be hanging out at PISMO in Cherry Creek through July 20th, making friends with all the amazingChihuly glass worksfor sale at the gallery in Cherry Creek.

So if you're headed to the Cherry Creek Arts Festival this weekend, make sure to include a stop at PISMO Fine Art Glass, 2770 East 2nd Avenue. The cats want to thank Sandy Sardellafor making this possible! Visit PISMO's website for more information about the gallery:http://www.pismoglass.com

Don't forget to order your tickets to the Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner & Auction, Sat. July 26th at Pinehurst Country Club. Ruby could be yours, if you do!Link to register. You can also bid in advance here (plus we can arrange for proxy bidding): http://bidonacat.blogspot.com
Click here for all the details about the 2014 Cherry Creek Arts Festival.

Denver Animal News Examiner: 'Cat Care Society: Why Fourth of July fireworks drive cats batty'

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Quoting from John Davidson's July 1st column:

"Here's a different angle on the annual warnings about the danger to animals on the Fourth of July: The nation's birthday observance is probably a cat's least favorite holiday.

So say the experts at the Cat Care Society in Lakewood, where they know a thing or two about felines.

'The noise usually begins a few days before the holiday and may last throughout the weekend, since July 4 is on a Friday,' according to a communication from the society.(www.catcaresociety.org) 'A cat's sense of hearing is much more acute than ours, and all the noises associated with the holiday are much more intense for them. Add to that the lack of understanding of what is going on, and you can have a very scared cat on your hands.'"

Link to Examiner.com

Link to the Cat Care Society "Mews"

Denver Post YourHub: 'Festival of Felines 2014...Saturday, June 28th, 11 to 2"

Sunday, July 20, 2014
The Patterned Cats took to YourHub this week to promote tomorrow'sFestival of Felines at the Cat Care Society in Lakewood (5787 W. 6th Avenue).

Date/Time: 06/28/2014 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  

Location: Cat Care Society 

Great Family Fun! Hope to see your there.

Link to YourHub Event Listing

Pooch & Claws: 'Cat Care Society Festival of Felines is Back Sat 6/28, 11 to 2'

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Quoting from yesterday's posting:

"Join us Saturday, June 28th, 11 am to 2 pm, at the Cat Care Society shelter, 5787 W. 6th Avenue (near 6th and Sheridan) for Festival of Felines.

See all the 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats (even vote for your favorite one)…pet the real kitties…enjoy free popcorn, punch and cake as you browse…there will be free face painting (A Change of Face will be back again this year), coloring and hourly giveaways for the kiddos. Plus, you’ll be able to tour the veterinary clinic and shop at Meow Mart for cat toys and supplies."

Link to Pooch & Claws

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