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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cats, books, life is sweet... and so is dinner!

There are at least 808 library cats on the planet. Cats living happily in libraries, contributing to the quality of experience.  Cats, laps and books just naturally go together.

Not just cats, but dogs have an important place in libraries, and with readers around the globe.  There are many dogs that work in reading programs. Pets offer a way to help children learn about the joys of books, of holding a book in your hands, feeling the pages, becoming lost in the magic of imagination instead of just watching it happen on a screen In Baysville, until very sadly Princess passed away, the Library was honoured to have a dog who came to sit with the children while they read to her.  Vicki's dog was such a popular asset, a lovely, warm way for children to spend time reading. Non-judgmental, always supportive, with a lovely wagging tail, Princess's reading program was a big hit, and she will be missed.  If we know Vicki, she'll be back with a new dog, bringing joy to children in the library!

The Baysville Friends of the Library are holding their Silent Auction and Dinner event  this Saturday. Hugely popular, this event usually sells out fast, with tickets at $50 and dinner catered by Spencer's Tall Trees.  The theme this year is "Black and White" and it will be a great evening out.

 Napster has been honoured by a request for a print, and has provided -- in honour of Princess' memory -- his work, "Yoga, Downward Dog" to this noble cause.

He would also like to suggest his list of
1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
2. Beginner’s Guide To Cat Yoga
3. In the Napping House
4. City Mouse, Country Mouse
5. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
6. The Devious Book for Cats
7. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
8. Bad Cat
9. I Can Haaz Cheeseburger?
10. Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
11. Cat & Mouse (Alex Cross) by James Patterson
12. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
13. Cat Cora’s Classics with a Twist: Fresh Takes on Favorite Dishes by Cat Cora
14. Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood
15. The Audubon Backyard Birdwatcher by Robert Burton
16. Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
17. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
18. The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
19. The Bird Artist by Howard Norman
20. Birds Without Wings by Louis De Bernieres
21. There Is a Bird on Your Head! by Mo Willems
22. Bird in Hand by Christina Baker Kline
23. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
24. Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young
25. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Keeping the FUN in Fundraising

Napster had a print at the Animal Shelter for Huntsville fundraiser last month. It did very well,  That's good. Napster started out as a wild cat without a sofa to call his own, so he knows what it's like for a stray.

His 'first family,' Sue from Lane's End came to visit a few weeks back. She went home with some prints for herself, and also one he donated to her event, Lane's End Horse Trials this August, which is raising money for cancer.  Sue is a cancer survivor. So is our Brian, so we are all keen to support this cause as well.

This Saturday, he will have two of his prints on offer for A Wing and a Prayer's annual Fundraiser in Port Carling, at the Community Centre, from 12.30.  He has raised over $1000.00 for A Wing and a Prayer.  There's still time to grab a ticket for that event! Give Janice a call!

His print that was auctioned at the Hamilton to Haiti fundraiser sold for well above it's listed price.  That's money going to one of the most deserving causes.

It's an astonishing list, really, the charities that Napster has taken under his paw. We're impressed at how successful his efforts have been, how very well received.

We're proud of that cat.  Not that he lets it go to his head.  But then, he has a dog to keep him grounded.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Aloha! Hawaii Bound!

Art knows no boundaries, it seems.
Napster is celebrating the sale of three prints (and some cards) to a Veterinary Clinic in Maui, Hawaii.
Pretty exciting stuff.  Coming so closely on the arrival of his letter from St. James Palace, and the formation of his Swiss Fan Club, it's almost more than a cat can take.
We put on some nice Hawaiin music, gave him a tall drink, and let him ease the stress of it all by lying in the cat hammock.  Seemed appropriate...