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Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, September 19, 2013

2013-09-18T00:00:00Z 2013-09-18T16:57:40Z Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, September 19, 2013By Kathleen Dorsey nwitimes.com
September 18, 2013 12:00 am  • 

If you've ever met me for more than five minutes, you probably know that I'm entirely in love with my cat.

He's huge. I don't mean fat, he's just huge, with this tiny little pointy face and impossibly soft fur. And so, so sweet. I've always had the theory that rescues make the best pets, and Bear is no exception. When we found him at the Humane Society Calumet Area two years ago, he immediately captured our hearts, and that was it. He's the boss now.

And up at Art Prize in Grand Rapids, artist Martha Cares has taken this idea and immortalized it in a friendly steel sculpture. Martha says, "[Pictured] is Papa and Mama Meow with their kittens, Baby Red, Bright Eyes and Baby Blue. The young kittens are leading the way to a brighter future with their forever family, and are dressed in red, white and blue to highlight the compassion Americans have for our animals. The second rescued family is Ms. Meow Bling and her two kittens, Baby Pink, and Baby Bling. They too are homeward bound and looking to a future of happiness!"

The installation is ready to be viewed now - Art Prize began yesterday, Sept. 18, and will continue through Oct. 6.

We just put out another issue of BusINess magazine, honoring this year's group of 20 Under 40 honorees. Although it's always a challenge to put together these publications, it's a challenge that I love, and especially worth it for these 20 business people. The event is always a landmark of networking and interesting stories, and this year's will be as well attended as we've ever experienced.

On a side note, I'm sure everyone is just dying to know how my chair restoration project is coming along. Well, I disassembled it, learned a lot about the inner mechanics of an entirely wood swivel chair, and managed to sand three very thick layers of old paint off the thing. I was planning to stain it on Sunday, but I had so much fun at the Krewe Apollo event hosted by Scott Fech and Rick Soria that I just couldn't handle the idea of powering up the sander that morning.

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