Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday Mewsings

Another two Fashion Fridays have come and gone, and it's not because Coco hasn't been taking the fashion scene by storm! I need a personal assistant, or at least a maid, so I can focus on being Coco's personal assistant!

The big news of the week? On November 16th, 2014, Coco was named the winner, by unanimous decision by the judges, of The Paw Vogue Fashionista 2014 Award!

There were 67 entries, and Coco was the only feline. I thought that might put her at a disadvantage, along with the fact that she had not yet strutted the runway in New York City, as so many of the entries had, and they all had a style and verve that I often envy myself!

But the judges were looking for a winner that had everything in that one photo - style, setting, attention to detail and a fashion sense that wowed! In the words of one of the judges, the winning photo of Coco showed her 'fierce attitude and uncompromising way she wears fashion!'

Here's the winning photograph, taken by me, at the fabulous Christmas Holiday display at Merrifield Gardens!

Getting that perfect model pose, looking over her shoulder, with a look that says "I'm Fabulous!" was chance, and I couldn't have guessed how stunning it was, even though the setting and the other shots I got that day were all charming and filled with glitter, gold and was this photo that spoke to me! 

And, so it seems, did it speak to the judges also and I am so proud to know that what I saw in Coco, they did too! 

Here's two more photos of that session, and while they are pretty and festive, you can see why that one photo had the vote of each of the three judges!

Here is a fabulous article, by one of the judges, Jody Miller-Young of Bark and Swagger, and Couture by Sophie...we thought you would like to read all about it!

I am honored and know that Coco will try to live up to the expectations of her adoring fans, and to have fun and help homeless cats by spreading the word of the organizations we support! 

And watch for our post on Fashion Friday, when you get to see the gown that Coco picked out (with my help, of course) as her prize for being chosen Paw Vogue Fashionista 2014!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Not So Wordless Wednesday...

Grab a cup of Java or Chai or Hot Spiced Cider (it is the season) and catch up with us, why don't you!
(Note: Cornish Rex will seek out any warm spot, as you can see...).

I know that Halloween has come and gone and we are heading towards Thanksgiving now, but thought you would enjoy seeing some of the best photos from the Lake Anne Plaza Howloween festivities.

Coco's Day of the Dead ride

Coco, with a decked out waitress, both looking good in red!

This pup was my favorite, sporting an orange mohawk and a tie!

Coco joined in the costume contest, of course... and she won the Scariest Costume, but she really wasn't frightening at all, but she was the center of attention, as all Diva's want to be!

Then last weekend, we attended the Capital Cat Fanciers cat show in Maryland, to see old friends and to promote the new book featuring Coco!

If you would like a pawtographed copy of your own, or to give as a Holiday gift, just leave us a comment and we will get in touch with you on just how to go about doing that!

We had a fab time and sold 13 books and Coco made quite a few new friends, too. She carried herself with her usual aplomb and wow'd the visitors with her fashion sense! 

And we donated a portion of the sale of each book to a local cat rescue organization that had a booth at the cat show. That is something we are doing with every book we personally sell, and that makes us feel good!

Another thing that makes us feel good is not missing out on this weeks BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! You will feel good if you join in, too!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Dona Nobis Pacem #blog4peace #blogblast4peace

Today, November 4th, Coco and I are purring for peace...

Bloggers all around the world are doing the same...

Some of our hopes for the day...

purr loudly...
don't hiss at each other...
breath deeply (especially of catnip)...
and love just as deeply...
(remember kneading = love).