Tuesday, January 31, 2012

RIP, Sweetie

My friend, Joanna, recently lost her rescued kitty cat, Sweetie, of 13 years.  He, yes, "he", was a beloved member of her family and I am so sorry for her loss. With deepest sympathy to you, Joanna, and your family.  RIP, Sweetie.

Pets are innocent beings, each with a spirit of their own.  I refer to them as angels that enrich our lives.  Many are in need of good homes and I believe there is a special place in heaven for animal lovers who adopt them.  Thus, the creation of my cat and dog angel tshirts, like the one shown below, with the saying "Cats will know your name in heaven".

Hand Illustrated Cat Angel Tee Shirt, © Susan Calvert, all rights reserved
These handmade, one-of-a-kind cat and dog angel t-shirts were inspired from the devastating pain of losing my dogs.  Several of my customers experienced the same grief upon the loss of their pet too.

These shirts are a fun-loving, practical way, to remember the joy from our animal companions.  Many pet lovers wear them in public.  Others wear them as pajama or exercise tops.  And some even put them on their dogs to wear.  Woof!  Other designs and colors are available for purchase on my website too.  And if you don't see your size, email me at Susan@SusanCalvert.com.  I usually have extra blanks in stock.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Dog Note Cards, A Few Left

I have filled orders for dog note cards from my website recently and came across a few sets of my very first note card set as shown in the picture below from my original paintings of "Allergy Season", "Dog Breath", "Poppy Garden" and "Joy Ride".

(l-r) "Allergy Season", "Dog Breath", "Poppy Garden", "Joy Ride", © Susan Calvert, all rights reserved
I haven't posted the above on my website as there are only a few sets available.  Three to be exact.  I will not be having them reprinted any time soon .  Here are the details if you are interested in purchasing them:

The set, professionally printed, will arrive with 8 cards, 2 of each of the designs shown, along with color-coordinating envelopes in a clear bag tied with a ribbon at the top.  The cost is $12 (inc s&h).  If you are interested in purchasing a set, please send me an email at Susan@SusanCalvert.com.  I will create a Paypal invoice for payment and they will be on their way.

My other dog note card set which includes "8 Cups per Day", "Shortstop", "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and "Gimme" from my original paintings as shown below are available for purchase on my website.
(l-r) "8 Cups per Day", "Shortstop", "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", "Gimme", © Susan Calvert, all rights reserved

And, of course, there are cats note cards on my website too for cat lovers!  And shipping is FREE too!

Happy 2012 from Lucy dog!

Oh my!  It's been a long time since I wrote.  Sorry for the delay.  I've been creating lots of new art in my Imaginary Friends series...

Our beloved, Lucy, is still with us, post cancer, and doing well.  YIPPEE!  She enjoyed the holidays, driving me crazy over her gifts.  Here's how...

You see, prior to her receiving a new "baby" (the word she knows for stuffed toys) or ball, I wash them in the washing machine to get the gunk off of them. It's a two-person job getting toys past her and into the wash machine.  Usually, Steve entertains her while I load up the washer.  Same holds true for drying. She has to be kept out of the laundry room while I put them up or in the dryer. Otherwise, she camps out next to the dryer until I open it.  Upon opening it, she practically jumps in to retrieve her toys.  Does this sound familiar to you?

Here is a picture Lucy's Christmas babies and balls that I placed on top of our hanging clothes rack to dry.  Lucy went bonkers the few days prior to Christmas.  She could smell them and was practically living in the laundry room the entire time.

Lucy's Babies & Balls
On the eve of Christmas Eve, I wrapped her toys in tissue paper while she was sleeping. The balls were wrapped separately from her babies. 

I placed her gifts around the fireplace and, again, Lucy went bonkers.  Her nose got the best of her.  She could not contain herself and dove in grabbing her gift.  She ripped the tissue paper and there they were, her favorites--tennis balls.  She had a chewing frenzy for a while.  Then we played fetch with them.

Christmas Day arrived and she opened up her other gift containing her stuffed babies.  Here she is playing with them.  (We saved the pig in the middle in the above picture for her as a gift for New Year's Day.  She gets a new toy on most holidays to keep her stimulated.)

Lucy playing with her babies
Lucy and I wish to thank all of our readers who follow our blog and post comments.  My New Year's resolutions is to write more this year.  Happy 2012!