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Cat Care Society Thanks Pres/CEO Diane Stoner At Tails of the Painted Cats Gala

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Cat Care Society formally thanked President/CEO Diane Stoner for her contributions to the Society at the 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner & Auction at Pinehurst Country Club.  

Master of Ceremonies Ed Greene, said: "Diane, excuse me, we have a bit of a surprise for you right now and the first order of business is presenting you with these flowers. The board and the Painted Cats committee have asked me to publicly thank you for everything you do as president and CEO of the Cat Care Society. You’ve taken on a long list of tasks, and you’ve led the Cat Care Society so effectively, during this time of turnaround for the organization. You’ve not only put a development department in place and led a new effort to attract major donors; you’ve personally seen to it that the weekly e-newsletter and Cat Care Quarterly go out in a timely manner….and more recently you’ve led the re-design of the entire website… And all of this on top of holding down a demanding, full time day job! We want you to know you’re very much appreciated for all you do. Please, everyone, could you give Diane Stoner the full round of applause she deserves!"
Link for more information about Diane Stoner

Tails of Painted Cats Tower of Wine Is Back in the Silent Auction This Weekend

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The amazing Tower of Wine in back in the Tails of the Painted Cats silent auction for a third year.

Selections range from a 1985 Chateau L’ Evangile French Red valued at $386 to a 2012 Rombauer Chardonnay valued at $40. You can peruse the list here (click on the photo for a larger image).

The Tower always sells out quickly. Remember to come early (doors open at 5 p.m.) so you don't miss out.

You can register for the Gala Dinner & Art Auction at:http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e97ar39c4d110352&llr=mvjdg9fab

Mark Your Calendar: 2015 Tails of the Painted Cats - Sat, Oct 10, 2015

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Please mark your calendar for Saturday, October 10, 2015. We’ll return to Pinehurst Country Club for  Tails of the Painted Cats 2015…and be celebrating our 5th year and our 100th Painted Cat! You won’t want to miss it! We’ll be recruiting for both 2015 artists and sponsors very soon and you won’t want to miss out.

Tails of the Painted Cats Through the years: 

2014 Painted Cats Gallery

2013 Painted Cats Gallery

2012 Painted Cats Gallery

2011 Painted Cats Gallery

CBS4 Morning News: Kittens Frankie & Annette take Edwina, #1 Fan & Suellen to Channel 4

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Darling Kittens Frankie and Annette (2014 Kitten Painting artists) took Edwina Degas, Number One Fan and Suellen Scott to the CBS4 Morning News today for an interview with Mark Taylor about the 2014 Tails of the Painted Catsand Cat Care Society's great work in the community.

Frankie handled the PR side, purring loudly in Mark's lap!

You can still register for the July 26th Gala Dinner & Art Auction at:http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e97ar39c4d110352&llr=mvjdg9fab

You can bid on your favorite painted cat through noon on Wednesday, July 23rd at: http://bidonacat.blogspot.com ---- last, but not least, CBS4's amazing News & Weather Anchor Ed Greene is the Tails of the Painted Cats Master of Ceremonies for the third year. Thank you, CBS4, for your support!

Link to read about all the 2014 Painted Cats and Artists

Kitten Paintings Are Back! Just In Time for Tails of the Painted Cats on July 26th

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Kitten Paintings are back... just in time for Tails of the Painted Cats 2014.

They always go fast, so you'll want to be at the 2014 Gala Dinner & Art Auction on Saturday, July 26th, at Pinehurst Country Club in Denver, to get yours.

View the 2014 Kitten Painting Gallery:


Link here to register for the Gala on July 26th:http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e97ar39c4d110352&llr=mvjdg9fab

Cat Care Society will of course be auctioning Painted Cats:https://www.flickr.com/photos/catcaresociety/sets/72157643826646023/

And new this year are Flat Cat Paintings:https://www.flickr.com/photos/catcaresociety/sets/72157644238955272/

and Clay Cat Pottery:https://www.flickr.com/photos/catcaresociety/sets/72157645102876642/

Plus there will be the ever popular 'Tails of the Painted Cats' Tower of Wine! Be there!

Note: advanced online bidding for the Painted Cats is open until Wednesday, July 23, noon (MDT): http://bidonacat.blogspot.com/

Check out Kitten Painting Day 2014:


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

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

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