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  • Seems we have many more kitten stories to share here
    At home we have adopted 3 cats. It all started with my Autistic daughter taking in the first one (our black cat, Queen Mimbee) then our whitesocks "Mr Muffin" and lastly our tabby "Nata". Having a cat was a major boon for our daughter, and she became so involved that she started feeding all the strays in the neighborhood (I pay the food & vet bills, of course) and then catching them, taking them to sterilization, due recovery (in what I call "my office", of course) and then releasing them in our front porch where now we have 7 cats.
    Cats have given my daughter an opportunity we had never seen before. I am so happy for all the strays in our lives
    It is like pearls for me. Clearly, I need a pearl necklace for "Queen Mimbee".
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    • That’s wonderful CortezPearls, not-husband once rescued a cat with a stick in it's paw (along time ago before we moved together). It's sat outside the door one day wanting someone to remove the stick. Then it moved in. You don't see cats that are abandoned as much anymore in sweden. Sure there are shelters but there just aren't thst many strays anymore. When I was little there were cats everywhere. Today I think that they are mostly inside eating treats and getting spoilt. My daughter did get a cat from a shelter though.
      Whenever I try to put pearls on my cats they do have to do the tooth test...

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      • Nico prefers to play hockey with my pearls.
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        • Originally posted by Charlotta View Post
          Whenever I try to put pearls on my cats they do have to do the tooth test...
          Here's my daughter's cat demonstrating the tooth testClick image for larger version

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          • Oh my goodness, that kitty cat doing the tooth test, is adorable !

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            • Charlotta I dont know how I missed your modelling the golden necklaces!!!!You look amazing, they are absolutely stunning, and totally perfect on you! Love love love them!

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              • Wendy, too perfect!!!!!

                We used to have lots of wild cats in the neighborhood, but fed and social, you just couldn’t catch them. Then I guess there was an uptick in money when the Brach candy heiress died, and trap, neuter, release took off. I miss seeing cats everywhere, but going by guess and by science, TNR is supposed to be a good thing. I just miss them.

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                • Originally posted by AzFlyGirl View Post
                  Oh my goodness, that kitty cat doing the tooth test, is adorable !
                  I agree! Adorable...and terrifying!

                  Remembered "La Peregrina"'s encounter with Elizabeth Taylor's pooch!
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                  • That cat is adorable Wendy. And thorough. Important quality control.
                    Thank you eolian pearls, those two strands are really pretty.

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                    • Kitties and pearls! Oh my! Love the combo! Thank you for the smiles!

                      This is still my FB profile pic after months and months, as I cannot find anything I love more. The kitty is not mine, but looks so pretty with the pearl. I shall have to take a photo of my tabby boy with pearls if he will not eat them.

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                      • I love it! I remember visiting the page where this photo came from...it has this Tabby becoming Napoleon and many other historical figures.
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                        • That cat is so cool. Mine bites at accessories, they will not model nicely.

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                          • I haven't been able to post any photos recently since I was really sick for two weeks. The last couple of days before I got back to work (you have to be well for a couple of days), I was very bored and spent the time rewatching Lucifer and cutting apart strands. I have been wanting to make a green tahitian strand forever, with at least one white or really light green tahitian in it. Mixed sizes and shapes. It's my next project with Wendy accually. Whilst I rearranged strands I saved some green and blue green pearls. I now have a little pile of 8 pearls. It will likely take a while...I have saved away one big white drop with a faint green overtone, a small blue green Collins pearl (from that strand from Pearlescence last year), a wierdly shaped blue green pearl, 3 roundish darker green, a blue green drop (we will see if I accually includes this one) and a big circled pearl that is green at the bortom and purple on top. I forgot to photograph them yesterday when I had good light. Here is a bad one.
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                            I cannot wait to make this one. I can almost see it in my head. Pity I cannot draw all that well. When Wendy can travel again she will find me the rest of the pearls. I post some of my new remakes in a bit.

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                            • Where to start. I don't remember what pearls I started cutting apart. I do remember that I wanted to have a long white south sea rope, with mixed sizes in it. With only white south sea pearls, no small freshwater pearls. Nothing wrong with that, I just wanted a, not heavier per se but it is, strand with more precense. It might not be the right word. It's 40 inches long and the pearls are between 8-14mm. Maybe you don't remember but I did buy a rope of smaller platinum white south sea pearls some years ago from Pearlescence. I have used those pearls in a lot of strands, well mostly but not all are in this strand now. I added some of the best white south sea pearls from two circled rather big strands I bought years ago. I say the best of them. There were some pretty bad pearls in them. But the luster is great. I really like this rope and might accually keep it for a while. I am in a rope mode. Fear not the rainbow strand remains as it is, it's already perfect.
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                              There are some faint green and blue overtones/stripes on some of the big pearls. I can attatch my tassels to the clasp if I want to.
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                              The rope looks great with most earrings. With my white south sea studs.
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                              With my new silver aqua tahitian studs from cmw pearls
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                              • I love all that you do with your pearls, Charlotta. You are so creative.

                                (But I am also very happy the rainbow strand is unchanged!)
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