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Returning to the 2015 TOPC Gala: The Tower of Wine is Back, Expanding to 64 Bottles

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Generous patrons have yet again opened their wine cellars to Cat Care Society to make an expanded Tower of Wine possible at the 2015 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner & Auction at Pinehurst Country Club, October 10th. Topping the tower list are these French Bordeaux wines:
1990 Chateau La Conseillante ($457)
1989 Chateau Lynche-Bages ($425)
1990 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande ($323)
1985 Chateau L'Evangile ($268)
1986 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande ($252)
1986 Chateau Gruaud-Larose ($231)
1990 Chateau Rauzan-Segla ($220)
1990 Chateau Rauzan-Segla ($159)
1990 Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou ($156)
1995 Chateau Leoville Barton ($148)
1995 Chateau Troplong Mondot ($105)
1994 Chateau Troplong Mondot ($72)
The remainder of the tower is a selection 2007 Balistreri Vineyards wines, including Colorado Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot varietals.
The way it works, each bottle in the tower is tagged and numbered. Those playing draw a numbered card and then win the corresponding numbered bottle of wine. This is the fourth year we’ve had the tower and it usually sells out early in the evening during the cocktail reception, so make sure to come at 5 p.m. so you don’t miss out on the opportunity to win a wonderful wine for your own cellar (and help the CCS cats and community outreach programs).
If you don’t have your tickets yet, link to register for the TOPC Gala Dinner & Auction 
CCS sincerely appreciates both Donna & Rick Albin and Lynn Amsbury for their generous support of our 2015 Tower of Wine!

New at TOPC 2015: Demo Painting During Cocktail Reception By Painted Cat Artist Jody Rigsby

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Botani-Cat Artist Jody Rigsby will be Demo Painting one of her feline creations for the 2015 Gala Dinner and Auction attendees. The painting will then be sold to the highest bidder during the live auction activities on October 10th at Pinehurst Country Club.

Thank you, Jody Rigsby Fine Art for making this fun addition to the Gala possible!

About Jody Rigsby: she attended Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, receiving her degree in Graphic Design. Now working as a full time fine artist, she lives in Lakewood, Colorado with her husband. All of her energy is focused on her painting as Jody's career is building momentum with several invitationals, combined, and featured artist shows. She has attended workshops from Dan Beck, Kim English, Nura Mascareñas, Michelle Torrez and Melinda Morrison as well as classes at the Art Students League of Denver.

Link to Jody's website

Link to register for the TOPC Gala Dinner & Auction

Here is a look at Jody's Botani-Cat:

 

Link to the Advanced Bidding Site

New at the 2015 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner & Auction: Photo Safari Vacation Package

Monday, September 14, 2015
Cat Care Society will be auctioning a 6-day/6-night South African Photo Safari package to Zulu Nyala Resort in Northern Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. Value: US $5,950.

Details:

* Luxury accommodations for 6 days and 6 nights for two people at the Zulu Nyala Luxurious Hemmingway Tented Safari Camp or Heritage Safari Lodge.

* Full board -- three delicious meals per day, prepared by top class chefs - with an African flavor of course.

* Two game viewing activities per day guided by professional game rangers in open game viewing vehicles.  

* The certificate is valid for two years.

* Experience the Magic of Africa!
 
Link to learn more about Zulu Nyala
 
Link to register for the 2015 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner and Auction

Meet the Painted Cats - Part 5

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

This is the last post in our "Meet the Painted Cats" series.  I hope you've enjoyed it.  If you missed them, you can see Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 of the series by clicking on the links.



Goldie: Goldie was created by Jennifer Moorhead and is sponsored by Mary Foster and Jane and Stan Young.  It measures 21 inches tall by 10 inches long by 9 inches wide. 



Typurrgraphy: Typurrgraphy was created by Amanda S. R. Salazar and is sponsored by Karen Gonzalez, Cat Care Society Volunteer and Tender Touch Animal Hospital.  It measures 14 inches tall by 10 inches long by 5 inches wide.



Lil Ms. Sunshine: Lil Ms. Sunshine was created by Ella Buchholz and is sponsored by Maggie Holben.  It measures 21 inches tall by 10 inches long by 9 inches wide.



Dale Cat Huly: Dale Cat Huly is our raffle cat this year.  It was created by Carla Pawlewicz and is sponsored by Mark Pawlewicz.  It measures 28 inches tall by 30 inches long by 13 inches wide.

You can view all of the Painted Cats as well as bid on them at our Advanced Bidding Site.  

Are you planning to attend the 2015 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner & Auction?  Purchase your tickets here.


This post is written by Sierra M. Koester, Professional Blogger and Cat Care Society Volunteer. 

August's Feasting for Felines at Jose O'Shea's

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Photo Credit: Jeff Kramer.

Please join us next Wednesday, August 19th, at Jose O'Shea's for August's Feasting for Felines from 11am to 11pm.  Jose O'Shea's serves Mexican food with a lot of choices on their menu. to choose from  

Please print and present this flyer to your server, and 20% of your order's proceeds will benefit Cat Care Society.  

Location

385 Union Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 
Phone: 303-988-7333

We hope to see you there!


This post is written by Sierra M. Koester, Professional Blogger and Cat Care Society Volunteer. 

Meet the Painted Cats - Part 4

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

It's time to introduce you to another five Painted Cats!  If you missed them, you can check out the rest of the Meet the Painted Cats series in Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.



Mellow Yellow: Mellow Yellow was created by Tanis Bula and is sponsored by Mary Ann Schultz.  It measures 24 inches tall by 23 inches long by 9 inches wide.



Kitty Perry: Kitty Perry was created by Joan Kaufman and is sponsored by a CCS Volunteer.  It measures 30 inches tall by 14 inches long by 14 inches wide.



Monarch-Cat: Monarch-Cat was created by Pam Schmidt and is sponsored by Barbara Buddy.  It measures 26 inches tall by 17 inches long by 20 inches wide.



Porcelana: Porcelana was created by Carla Pawlewicz and is sponsored by Anonymous.  It measures 18 inches tall by 18 inches long by 6 inches wide.



Botani-Cat: Botani-Cat was created by Jody Rigsby and is sponsored by Richard and Kathy Husband.  It measures 21 inches tall by 10 inches long by 9 inches wide.

The Painted Cats are even more stunning in person.  From now through August 27th, you can stop by the Main Street Fine Art Gallery, located at 28186 Colorado 74 #4, Evergreen, CO 80439 to see all of this year's Painted Cats.  

If you'd like to bid on a cat in advance of the Gala Dinner & Auction, you can do so by visiting the Advanced Bidding Site here.  

Don't forget to purchase your ticket for the 2015 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner & Auction on October 10th.  You can purchase tickets here.  


This post is written by Sierra M. Koester, Professional Blogger and Cat Care Society Volunteer. 

Purr Prints of the Heart Fundraiser to Help the Cat Care Society Kitties

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Photo courtesy of Deborah Barnes.

Purr Prints of the Heart is a heartwarming and beautiful story told from Mr. Jazz's perspective (with a little typing help from his human, Deborah Barnes).  He chronicles his life from the time he was a kitten through adulthood to his afterlife at the Rainbow Bridge.  Cat lovers everywhere will be able to relate to the memories Mr. Jazz shares.  
This book touched me deeply.  When I read the prologue and discovered that Mr. Jazz had passed away exactly one year before my beloved Jewel (who passed away August 28, 2014), I immediately felt a connection with Mr. Jazz and Deb.  Little did I know then how much impact this book would have on my life and my grieving process. 

Mr. Jazz's passing made me cry quite a bit, and it may make you cry, too.  But please don't let that stop you from reading this amazing book!  The tears I cried were healing.  Mr. Jazz's story brought me so much comfort and peace.  After I finished the book, I felt I had more closure on Jewel's passing, and I felt a great deal of peace knowing that she is in a beautiful place now.  



Jewel was a gorgeous, loyal, and loving cat.  I miss her every day.

Deb has graciously offered to donate 10% of all Purr Prints of the Heart book sales for the month of August to Cat Care Society in honor of Jewel and Mr. Jazz! 

Please help the kitties at Cat Care by purchasing a copy of Deb's book.  It is an amazing book any cat lover will enjoy.  I believe it is especially helpful for cat parents who have had to (or will have to) say good-bye to a beloved companion.  

You can purchase the print or Kindle editions of Purr Prints of the Heart on Amazon.  You can also order the book directly through Deb.  When you order a book directly through Deb, she will autograph it, tissue paper wrap it, and send you a beautiful keepsake bookmark.  You can order a copy of the book directly through Deb by emailing her at: info@zzppublishing.com.  

We will be holding a book discussion group for Purr Prints of the Heart on September 26th at Cat Care Society in the lower level classroom.  

You can find Deborah Barnes by visiting her website, blog, Zazzle store, Zee & Zoey's Facebook page, and the Purr Prints of the Heart Facebook page.  

Author Bio: Deborah Barnes resides in the tropical paradise of South Florida with her fiancé and feline family of seven.  She is the author of the 5-star rated books, The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey - A Journey of the Extraordinarily Ordinary and Purr Prints of the Heart - A Cat's Tale of Life, Death, and Beyondas well as the award winning blog Zee & Zoey's Cat Chronicles that continues to cover the everyday journey she shares with her cats along with topics from the humorous behaviors of cats to very serious subjects on pet responsibility.  Deborah was awarded 2013, "Writer of the Year" by Friskies Purina on behalf of the Cat Writers' Association and she is also the Secretary of the nonprofit,Pawsitively Humane, Inc. of Miami, Florida, whose mission is to create public awareness and reduce the numbers of animals on the streets and in shelters through an extensive educational campaign. 


This post is written by Sierra M. Koester, Professional Blogger and Cat Care Society Volunteer. 

New: Buy Bissell Products and Help CCS Shelter Cats and Community Outreach Projects

Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Cat Care Society is proud to be a Partner for Pets! BISSELL and LostPetUSA.net have teamed up to help organizations like ours raise money, and now you can help too!

When you purchase pet products on bissell.com and enter the code ADOPT at checkout, a portion of your purchase will be donated to our organization!

It’s simple.

· Shop pet products on www.bissell.com 

· Enter the code ADOPT at checkout 

· Then select our organization!

Learn more at www.bissell.com/partnersforpets.





Meet the Painted Cats - Part 3

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

I'm delighted to be introducing you to five more of our Painted Cats this week.  If you missed them, you can check out Part 1 and Part 2 of the Meet the Painted Cats stories as well.



Animal World: Animal World was created by third grade students at Slavens School and is sponsored by Harold and Christina Taylor.  It measures 28 inches tall by 30 inches long by 13 inches wide.  



Japanese Tea Kitty: Japanese Tea Kitty was created by Kelly D. Finn for the 2013 Painted Cats collection.  It was donated back to Cat Care Society for re-auction.  It measures 28 inches tall by 18 inches wide by 14 inches deep.



The Fabulous Mr. Fish: The Fabulous Mr. Fish was created by Kristina Spargo and is sponsored by Clete Nolde (Cat Care Society Volunteer).  It measures 21 inches tall by 10 inches long by 9 inches wide.  



La Catrina: La Catrina was created by Amanda S. R. Salazar and is sponsored by Clete Nolde (Cat Care Society Volunteer).  It measures 29 inches tall by 14 inches long by 14 inches wide.



Route 66: Route 66 was created by Wendy M. Luck and is sponsored by Barbara and Clyde Dawson.  It measures 24 inches tall by 23 inches long by 7 inches wide.

You can view and bid on all of the 2015 Painted Cats on the advanced bidding page.  

Have you purchased your ticket for the October 10th 2015 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner & Auction?  You can purchase your ticket for the event here.  



This post is written by Sierra M. Koester, Professional Blogger and Cat Care Society Volunteer. 

A Fundraiser to Help Cover Jarrett's Medical Bills

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Jarrett came to Cat Care Society when a Good Samaritan found him wandering around in their yard.  When Jarrett came to the shelter, his body was covered with scratches and bite wounds.  More concerning, however, was that Jarrett was limping.  An x-ray revealed that he had a non-displaced fracture of the metacarpal bone in his front left leg.  

Jarrett has been in a cast on cage rest and will need to continue with this treatment for four weeks in order for his leg to heal properly.  Once his leg is fully healed, he will be available for adoption.  Jarrett is a trusting cat who would like to find a loving forever home to call his own.

You can help Jarrett by donating through the Animal Rescue Site to cover his health expenses.  Please go HERE to make a donation.  


This post is written by Sierra M. Koester, Professional Blogger and Cat Care Society Volunteer. 

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