Coffee With Cats

Cat in red bow tie drinking morning coffee with cookies

Starting tomorrow I’ll be running a new monthly adoption event for the Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue at Pet Valu Trainyards in Ottawa. It’s on the third Saturday of every month from 10am -2pm. For a small donation to the rescue you can come have a bit of breakfast and check out adoptable cats. There will be coffee freshly brewed throughout the event, muffins I baked fresh that morning, and other goodies baked by awesome OSCatR volunteers!

So come join us some Saturday at Coffee with Cats!

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Winter Is Coming…

And House Roba is ready!

It’s that time of year where here in Canada we like to start bundling up in sweaters to fight off the chill. So why not get your furry companion a cozy sweater as well? Here at House Roba we make custom size sweaters in a variety of styles starting at $20 CAD.

If you would like a sweater for your furry companion fire us a message and we’ll discuss what the perfect sweater for them would be.

Mission Pawsible – Beat the Heat Online Auction

Until July 16, 2017 Mission Pawsible is having an online auction! The proceeds of the auction go to help out two wonderful animal rescues in Ottawa, ON; The Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue and Furry Tales Rescue.

A word of why the rescues need help from the Mission Pawsible people;

‘Between the two rescues, there are over 200 cats in care with daily requests to take in more cats. The rescues cannot take in cats and help them find their forever homes without the funds to make sure the cats have been vet checked, vaccinated, spayed/neutered and microchiped. Adoption fees do not cover associated medical costs so fundraisers like this one help to bridge the gap.

Please help us make this auction a successful one so that more cats can be saved and find their forever homes!’

The auction is not just for cat lovers! Many of the items were donated by restaurants, jewelry makers, services, and the list goes on.

Bearly Work Creations and I donated a suPURRvisor basket to the auction.

The suPURRvisor basket is a  wicker basket with a pillow and a wooden sign for the front that says suPURRvisior that a small to medium sized cat can fit in.

In the basket is a pillow, a hand hooked wool rug called Fat Cat from Bearly Work Creations  and a number of crocheted things by me; a placemat, a Santa Paws stocking, and a Jingle Jangle toy.

 

On the Web

Auction website

Mission Pawsible Facebook Page

Furrry Tales Rescue

Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue

Fun Times at the Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides

Today was the day, and Team Emma was ready to hit the streets! It was a small crowd, but everyone had a great time.  Emma got to hang with the big boys. Two big huskies to be exact.

This was the first year for the event so we’re hoping word will spread and get more dogs involved next year.  This year over $1000 was raised for Dog Guides!

Due to Ottawa Race Weekend taking place we had to change the route for the walk, which ended up being a far more pleasant route. The last leg of our journey was along Beechwood Avenue where the race was taking place, so lot’s of cheering and music going on. So we decided to have a bit of fun with it. Even though this was a walk and not a race we cheered the dogs on as they made their way to the finish line. Due to her strategy of slow and steady wins the race (and some help from the husky parents) Emma was the first one to cross the finish line. Little stumpy legs beat the big boys! lol

Thanks to all Emma’s sponsors who helped her raise $131!

Thanks to Pet Valu Beechwood for putting on such a great event! Team Emma will be there again next year!

Last Chance to Sponsor Emma in the Walk for Dog Guides

Last chance to sponsor Emma in her walk for Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides ! The walk is tomorrow morning at 11am from Petvalu Beechwood to Stanley park. A long walk when your legs are only 4 inches long.

We set a goal of $200 and so far with in person and online donations we’ve made just over half that. Also, this morning we discovered someone STOLE some of her donation money from the jar in her house.

So any little donation would greatly help a wonderful organization.

***** I’ve been told that with online donations that it looks like you have to donate $25. You don’t. Look for the ‘other amount’ button.

 

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Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides

One week from today,on May 28th, my little buddy Emma, her mother, and I will be taking part in a wonderful charity walk event and could use your help!

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DRC Comiccon Panel Mentioned In Ottawa Life Magazine

This past weekend I presented my newest panel at Ottawa ComicCon called Inside the Tickle Trunk: Mr  Dressup. Had a good turnout of people who were enthusiastic to take a trip down memory lane with me.

My little panel even got mentioned in an article from Ottawa Life Magazine entitled Classic Canadian Television Comes to Comic Con

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Ottawa Comiccon Starts Today

I’m  doing a panel about Candian children’s icon Mr Dressup. Come see what’s inside the Tickle Trunk today at 5:15pm in Meeting Room B.

Local Craft Wizards Celebrate Spring

Spring has sprung (sort of) here in Ottawa and it’s time to come out of hibernation for a craft show!

Join me and a host of other awesome local vendors at Wizard Werks Spring Fling Craft Show!

On Sunday April 9, from 3-7pm the wizards will be peddling their creations at The House of Targ on Bank Street.  Enjoy some pinball and perogies while you shop!

I’ll have some new pet goodies with me like the Squeaker Tie Fighter Dog Toy I just created.

New Panel for DRC at Ottawa Comiccon 2017

It’s that time of year again. Time to get ready for the upcoming convention season.

For the past three years I’ve had the pleasure of talking at both Ottawa and Montreal Comiccon about the work of a childhood hero, Jim Henson. In the past my panels have been about The Dark Crystal, and building Skeksis costumes from said movie.

Photo by Katya Perin

This year I’m trading in one childhood hero for another. I will not be speaking on anything Henson related. Instead I’ll be doing a panel called

Inside the Tickle Trunk: Mr Dressup.

That’s right. I’m talking about Canadian childhood icon, and the reason so many of us love costumes… the one… the only…. Mr Dressup!!!!!

I’ll share more details when they come available.