Freelance Office Party (As Planned by the Office Manager Cat)

As the senior ranking pet member of the household, I took it upon myself (Jones, the Office Manager Cat) to organize this year’s holiday festivities for my fellow feline, Leroy, the slobbery mongrel, Rigby, and our female human.

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We had a photo booth.

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I served an array of delicacies…as well as some sort of treats  for the human.

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There were party tricks!

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And then we chilled in the break room until the human yelled “last call on tuna snacks!”

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Leroy loves treats more than I love sleeps (and that’s a lot).

It was an adequate celebration of the Holidays for our work-at-home unit. And now I shall return to my tower on high to oversee the female human’s continued work in the New Year.

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Interested in how other freelancers celebrated? Check out my blogging friends and their solo Christmas party posts here!

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I Thought it was a Regular Cat Show. What Happened Next was UNBELIEVABLE! #catscatscats

I witnessed something unbelievable this weekend. Something that I never could have imagined, even in my wildest dreams. I attended a Halloween Cat Show at the Halifax Forum. And it was magnificent.

At first, I thought it was just a “regular” cat show – whatever that means – with judging and various categories.

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Cats waited patiently in their cages for their turns to be judged.

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Some cats even had their pads decked out, Halloween-style.

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I wandered the aisles, pet some of the kitties, and watched some of the judging. It was fun, and funny, and cute. After a while, I realized that they were starting the judging of a new category. An exciting category. A category that would change my life forever: THE CAT COSTUME CATEGORY.

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It was unbelievable. Some people even coordinated with their kitties.

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This chicken reminded me that life’s worth living.

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And this saucy devil just wanted us all to have a happy Halloween.cat halloween8Meeeeee-owww.

Krista

Happy Dogs All Around

This past Saturday I attended the ElderDog Annual Jubilee and Butterfly Release. I’ve gone for the past three years and it’s always such a great event. In addition to live music, a barbecue, raffles, and so many happy dogs, attendees have the opportunity to release a butterfly in memory of a loved pet. The proceeds go towards the Place to Paws “— a small, chapel-like building where people (and dogs) can honour the animal-human relationship and pay tribute to canine companions who have passed on. Place to Paws will house a gallery for commemorative photographs, a memory wall, a contemplative space for quiet repose, and a meeting area and will host pet loss support groups and annual memorial services.”  (from http://placetopaws.ca/building-site/)

It’s such a beautiful organization and the event was filled with so much love. I find it so sweet to see the connections that people and their furry companions have with one another. It’s nice to recognize how important that connection can be.

 

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My favourite part is the number of happy dogs of all ages waddling around and accepting affection from anyone and everyone they pass. I was constantly finding new pals who were free to explore the area of the event. One of the best was a big fluffy guy with a sign around his neck that read “Watch out for me! I steal food!” So funny.

If you’re an animal lover, I recommend checking out ElderDog for a “Pawd” to support in your area.

 

Here’s a story the Chronicle Herald did on the event.

Krista