Pirate KittyCatToons in Partnership w/ Home For Life Sanctuary

Thanks for all the support and encouragement for the Pirate KittyCat Toon™ project!

LuRain Reads Pirate Kitty is getting hit on youtube.

A wonderful review of the work by Cathryn Wellner just came out.

Indigo Black :: Adventure Cat has his own Facebook page.

And orders for the book are coming in!

This presents a challenge in self publishing which I will be detailing in the next blog.

In an effort to raise awareness of the project & generate income, I’m selling my art & products through theCodifyerGallery  & from me directly.

As always, I welcome any insight or advice on the subject of publishing & will pass it on through the network.

The Pirate.KittyCat.Toon Store donates 10% of royalties on sale to Home For Life®  in Minnesota to the end of 2012!

This wonderful organization provides a true home for life for pets whose age or physical condition makes them otherwise ‘un-adoptable’.

From their website:

Home For Life® is an expression of a new kind of animal shelter—the long-term animal sanctuary. We provide animals with loving care, a nurturing environment that is safe and stable, a place to belong. We provide lifetime care for cats and dogs with special needs who cannot find a home, but who can still lead a quality life. Most shelters offer two options for animals: adoption or euthanasia. A typical family home is not appropriate for every animal.

Those who are old, or who have disabilities, health or temperament problems may do better in another setting. Home For Life® believes that these special animals deserve an alternative that will meet their needs. Hence, we created “The Third Door” animal rescue and welfare program where special animals have an option previously unavailable. The Home for Life® animals enjoy a quality life, where they can be themselves, run and play, and be loved and cherished for as long as they live. The Third Door™ program provides an animal rescue option for such special animals.

Through their various community out-reach programs, “HFL touches people of all ages through our innovative community outreach programs and the client organizations we serve. Animals that were once rejected and neglected are given a second chance at our sanctuary, and then, with faith in life restored; give back through their participation in the Pet Peace Corps.”

I am proud that the LuRain Reads Pirate Kitty has been chosen as  part of the HFL Peace Creatures® A collaborative program with the Tubman Family Alliance of the Twin Cities and the Women of Nations Shelter in St. Paul, MN, the Peace Creatures® project uses volunteers, staff and animals from the sanctuary to teach peaceful conflict resolution to families impacted by domestic violence. This is truly an honor & exactly the use to which I hoped this project would be put; teaching empathy through Art.

 Support the Artist & HFL – please pass along our links & consider us for your gifts this Holiday.

Thanks to all who have encouraged this project.

Cheers!

thecodifyer

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2012

LuRain Penny Reads Pirate.KittyCat.Toon by Codifyer

LuRain Penny reads Pirate.KittyCat.Toon!™

This is the next step in mounting the book for sale.

Hope you get a chance to look, like & leave a comment.

When Miss Penny first met Indigo Black she wasn’t sure she was going to like him.

Only a short time before, our beloved dog Cody passed from us, leaving an empty hole in our home & our lives.

Indigo hung out on the back porch for months until we noticed.

His loneliness touched my Heart so I invited him in.

Miss Penny was not ready to love another animal. Her feelings for Cody were so profound she was resentful of the cat.

In her own words, “I was skeered of him at first. Teeth like bone needles!”

But he soon won her over with his gentleness, humor & his Love.

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Plans are in the works to send Miss Penny into schools & libraries to read Pirate Kitty to kids & share an interactive discussion on kindness & caring.

“We must reach the children if we want to create a Better World. They are the future.”

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In Other News:

A percentage of royalties from sales at the Pirate.KittyCat.Toon Store will be donated to The Home For Life Sanctuary in Wisconsin. This wonderful organization takes care of otherwise unadoptable pets & deserves recognition & support.

More about them in the next blog.

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Thank you for your encouragement of this project.

Happy Hols!

codifyer

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©2012

Indigo Black :: Star of Pirate.KittyCat.Toon

Indigo Black is the star of Pirate.KittyCat.Toon.

He was abused, abandoned & homeless for many years before adopting me after my beloved
Cody passed.
He courted me for several weeks; coming over for dinner, sleeping with me & leaving in the
morning. A Typical male. :-)

Indigo likes to kiss on the lips.

Watching him in his natural element, I discovered why he survived where others wouldn’t.
Though he limps a little from a mangled foot, he is a tenacious hunter.

Smart, courageous & faster than spit.

He fed himself by catching wild bunnies, lizards, & birds. He doesn’t need to forage anymore,
but keeps his chops sharp by stalking the wild cricket.


When I put a collar on him the first time, he threw his arms around my neck & hugged me.
He enjoys sitting outside on his own, always staying in the yard.
He’s never going to be homeless again.
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Indigo talks & does so constantly.

His ability to carry on conversations never fails to
make me laugh. We understand each other absolutely.

He is quite the ham, loves having his picture taken & his collection of hats rivals that of my
friend LuRain Penny.
Last Halloween, I bought him a pirate hat.


This picture began the project which has consumed & engaged me for almost a year.
He is the perfect hero.
His resilience, humor & intelligence is a testament of grace under pressure & no grudges held.
In-spite of everything he suffered, this little kitty is the soul of sweetness.

He healed my wounded Heart & inspired me to create by best work.
How lucky can I get?

codifyer

BTW – read more about my art & Miss LuRain in this interview by Bill Nigh.

© 2012 ®