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Napster sincerely hopes that people viewing these images will enjoy them as much as we did in their creation, and that viewers will enter into the spirit of the exercise, as tongue-in-cheek and wonderful as it has been and continues to be.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

"Wow" in two languages

 Brushing up on his language arts, Napster was pleased this month to receive some cards from Lesley, for Eyes on Animals. This charity, based in Amsterdam, requested one of his designs, and is currently selling it in Europe to fundraise.

They selected "Skaters", because it has an obvious connection to the famous Dutch canals in winter.

The reverse of the card has Napster's Tale, told in both Dutch and German.

Lesley also has a great vegetarian cookbook that her charity has published. We have a limited number of copies available here at Bondi, for $20 each.

Napster is proud to be a part of this international association working for the welfare of farm animals.


Chuffed. We do believe that is the word.  Last summer, our friend Hulene selected one of Napster's prints to give to Mrs. David Johnston, the wife our our current Governor General.

She picked Equine Portrait/Rider by Moonlight, because Mrs. Gov. Gen. is an avid dressage rider, so there was a natural fit.

Napster was chuffed this week to receive a letter of acknowledgement from Rideau Hall. He hopes that they will enjoy his little offering. It is quite an appropriate piece for a rider, since turning the work keeps revealing wonderfully alive vignettes of horses -- galloping, in extended trot, or simply in profile.

This piece most recently auctioned on behalf of the Wind Dancer Pony Rescue Foundation for $155.00.

While he continues to fund raise for A Wing and a Prayer, and this month for the orphan fawn at the Aspen Valley Wildlife Centre, Napster is pleased this month to also provide prints for auction for the Interlaken Volunteer Fire Department and the Huntsville Cancer Society.

He is doing good things, that cat.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Just Dance

We are behind, with Napster's artwork. We do confess it.  In part because we have been kept busy keeping up with his orders.  So far, Napster has raised almost $500 for the orphaned fawn, so many thanks to those that have helped support that cause.

This is one of his newer works that I'm just now getting up on the Blog.

Titled JUST DANCE, we think it captures a wonderful sense of freedom and movement, and merely looking at it is enough to get your toes tapping.

Monday, July 2, 2012


She should be romping on our lawn, with her mom.

But she isn't.

This is the tiny fawn that we rescued about two weeks ago, on the advice from the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary.

Normally you don't want to touch a fawn that is hiding in the grass. It is how they survive, and it is common for the doe to leave the fawn for several hours. Eleven, or even twelve hours , is not that unusual. Every year people find a fawn they think has been abandoned, and pick it up. It wasn't abandoned. It is so extremely rare that a doe will 'abandon' her baby, and they know far better than we do how to best care for them.

This little one, however, had been hiding under the same stem of bracken for over 24 hours. That's too long. Especially in the rain. Add to that the finding of a dead doe within 2000 yards of the hidden babe, and it adds up to trouble. Wildlife had been feasting on the dead deer, as they do, so the cause of death was indeterminate, but given the location it would appear most likely that she was struck by a car and suffered a broken pelvis, made it off the road a short distance, collapsed and died.

We called the experts at the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, and followed their instructions, and little Fawn Bondi is now resident at their facility. The good news is that while we're sure she still wonders where her Mom is, is that she has two other fawns in her pen, and they are good friends and company for each other. Jan kindly went in to get some update photos for me -- as soon as she enters the pen, the babies come up to her wondering if its dinner time.

There are currently NINE fawns at the Sanctuary. And THREE tiny baby beavers. None of them are related. All of them demand time and money for their care. We have been trying to help out with some fundraising. Napster, our feline artist, has dedicated this month's proceeds to the Fawn. So far, he has raised $300 for the cause. Visit his Blog at to see his artwork, and hopefully make an order. His cards, prints and bracelets are all available here at Bondi, as well as at the Dwight Library, and anything can be ordered through email to us as well.

If Feline art is not your thing, you can make a Pay Pal donation directly to the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary.

It was most likely through human intervention that Fawn Bondi lost her mother. We're hoping that through a more beneficient intervention, she will one day be able to be released back into the wild where she belongs, strong and healthy. We're very grateful that there are wildlife sanctuaries here in Muskoka. Bear With Us works hard to rescue baby bears. A Wing and a Prayer is busting at the seams with injured birds and has gained international recognition for the work they have done with loons. Aspen Valley is home to a host of tiny creatures and a permanent home to many more that can never be released for various reasons, and Muskoka Wildlife Centre provides forever homes for many species, some being rehabilitated, some who cannot go back to the wild, becoming ambassadors through the many educational programs the Centre runs.

Three cheers for all of these wonderful volunteers and Centres. Let's see if we can, at the very least, help them pay for some of the necessary food items, and perhaps even build new safe habitats to help the babies learn about their natural world.

Bird on a Wire

The very latest artwork from Napster's talented tail.

Titled Bird on a Wire, it captures the vitality of the bird temporarily paused in flight.

We love the muted colours and movement in this piece.   Thanks to Deborah and Lesleigh, both artists themselves, who assembled the palette Napster used for this piece.