I’ve used a day book for over 30 years and have all the arrivals and, sadly, departures of each of my cats along with my friends’ weddings, my nieces’ births and the births of their children, the day I first registered a business name, all that sort of stuff, conveniently included in one place.
Great Rescues Day Book is spiral-bound and measures 8″ x 10″ to easily fit on your desk or in a purse, briefcase or backpack. It’s not dated for only one year, but has all the dates in a month for you to fill in the birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and social and personal events in your life in perpetuity, or until you run out of space on the page.
Each month features one of my commissioned portraits of a feline or felines and their rescue story along with a kitty quote on the left, and on the right the month name with enough lines for all possible dates, with standard holidays and animal-themed observances and events. After the calendar pages I have a section where the rescue stories are continued.
In the back is a mini cat-care book illustrated with my drawings that includes information on finding strays or orphaned kittens, adopting for the first time or caring for a geriatric cat, a list of household toxins and toxic plants, and helping stray and feral cats and beginning with TNR.
Each book includes 10 sheets of my “22 Cats” decorative notepaper with a collage of all the portraits in black and white so you can make your own notes or write special notes to friends.
The portraits in this book, collected as a series, won both a Certificate of Excellence and a Muse Medallion in the 2011 Cat Writers’ Association Annual Communication Contest, as well as the 22 Cats Notepaper mentioned above.
Below are a few more sample pages.
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