Evie's Ark, All Things Animal
One feisty redhead, her two adorable cats, and a whole lot of painting and sewing!
Welcome to Evie's Ark, All Things Animal! Since 2001.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Photo of the week - No cavities!

Izzy looked so sweet sleeping in her kitty bed with her green and orange mouse. I immediately grabbed the camera so that I could capture the precious moment. But then she yawned!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

How I fell madly in love!

Yesterday was the Happy Tails Kitten Adopt-A-Thon, which I had been looking forward to for many months. I had been thinking about adding another cat to the family, but didn't want to bring home just any kitten. I wanted to make sure that I had the perfect match for Zoey's spunky personality. So a friend and I headed over to the Adopt-A-Thon event a half hour before it started. And when we got there, the room was already packed with people snatching kittens out of cages and furiously filling out adoption papers! It was beautiful chaos!

The small lobby of the storage company was packed with wire cages filled with nearly 50 kittens. I saw a sweet little tortie kitten that reminded me of my first cat Taz. I also spotted an all-white kitten with one blue eye and one green eye! Then my heart skipped a beat when I saw a fuzzy gray and white kitten with green eyes. She shared a cage with 5 tuxedo boy kittens who were swinging from the top of the cage like monkeys. She calmly took it all in stride. And I knew I had my new kitten.

Meet Isadora, or Izzy for short.

Izzy stakes her claim on the cat bed. Zoey settles for the king sized comforter.


And the best news - all 49 of the kittens that were available for adoption found forever homes with permanent families!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Kitten Adopt-A-Thon!

It’s “kitten season” and animal shelters are overrun with kittens needing loving, permanent homes! So Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary will hold a Kitten Adopt-A-Thon this Saturday! The event will be held at Extra Space Storage located at 30th & B Street in East Sacramento from 10am - 4pm. Bring the family out for refreshments and fun giveaways — and maybe take home a new furry family member!

Who thinks that Zoey needs a little sister?

For more information about Happy Tails, visit their website. Meows!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Arrgh, mateys!

"Feed me some cat treats grub, or I'll make ye walk the plank!"
~Cap'n Zoey

Monday, June 8, 2009

She: an all-female art show

Just a quick reminder about my upcoming art show. Hope you'll stop by Vox's new location to celebrate their grand re-opening with an all-female art show! In addition to the amazing art by so many talented women, there will be live music by Reggie Ginn and Ricky Berger. And this show will benefit the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. See you there!

Vox Gallery
Saturday, June 13 from 5-10pm
20th and H Streets in Sacramento

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Why my quilting mom is a rock star!

Yesterday, I was thrilled to discover that my mom's "Tattoo Girl" quilt was featured in the Quilt Beauty online gallery! Mom is thrilled!

The image on the website links back to my blog entry "Like Mother, Like Daughter" where I wrote about the fabric challenge that mom and I did when we created our tattoo inspired quilts. And here's the image caption on the Quilt Beauty website: Quilted by Evie's Ark's mom. Isn't that sweet? Even though her name is Gale, you can all still call her Mom!

Mom's "Tattoo Girl" art quilt was on display at Side Show Studios' Second Saturday Art Walks for the March "Tattoo" art show and the April "Textiles" art show. You can next see this stunning quilt at the River City Quilters' Guild annual show in November. And you'll also be able to meet my rock star mom then, too!