Michael Anthony Joins our Summer Event!

SteinlenCatFeedingAs we said in earlier postings, we have been working on making this year’s summer party the best ever, and with the addition of the great Jazz Guitarist, Michael Anthony, it looks like we have done it. Michael is one of the finest Jazz guitarists anywhere, and he will be playing at our fundraiser on July 13!

In addition to Michael’s music, and an exciting talk by UNM Art and Art History Professor, Ray Hernández-Durán, we have been getting some great silent auction items, including stays at several New Mexico hotels, golf passes, artwork, and restaurant gift cards.Announcement&Agenda_thumbnail

Our agenda is set. You can download a pdf of the final agenda and post it at work, your church, or other public space or just put it up on your fridge as a reminder, or you can scroll down and read it here. So make your reservations now!

Date and Time: July 13, 2014, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: The Jewish Community Center
5520 Wyoming Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM

If you would prefer, you can send a check for your admission to:

Fabulous Felines
P. O. Box 14841
Albuquerque, NM 87191

Summer Event Agenda

Michael Anthony
Michael Anthony

2:00 to 3:00 Jazz Guitarist Michael Anthony.

Michael Anthony is one of the treasures of New Mexico’s thriving music scene. Michael has played jazz guitar professionally for over 50 years, recording and performing with Tony Bennett, Nelson Riddle, Henry Mancini, Ray Brown, Elvin Jones, and Louis Belson among many others. Michael moved to New Mexico in 1980, where he gigs regularly, teaches, serves as Prof. of Jazz Guitar Studies at UNM, and performs and records some of the best jazz around! For more about Michael, visit his web site!

3:00 to 4:00 UNM Art & Art History Professor Ray Hernández-Durán

Prof. Ray Hernández-Durán, Ph.D
Prof. Ray Hernández-Durán, Ph.D

Friends of Fabulous Felines are already familiar with Prof. Ray Hernández-Durán, and his unique perspective on the role cats have played in our cultural and intellectual lives. His 2013 talk for us was an exciting look at the representation of cats in global art, from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia to the Americas. This year, he is returning to speak on Symbol, Guide and Familiar: The Cat & Human Spirituality Through the Ages. His talk is sure to give us a deepened appreciation of the unique relationship humans have with these beautiful animals.

4:00 to 5:00 Conversation, Silent Auction wrap up.

Spend the last hour of our afternoon making last bids on the silent auction items (it will close at 4:30), chatting about Michael’s music, Ray’s talk, and the work we are doing at Fabulous Felines.

Join us for a delightful afternoon!

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Marey and Mack have a Forever Home!

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Marey and Mack

Those of you who follow Fabulous Felines probably recall our posting in search of a permanent home for Marey and Mack. Well, we are delighted to let everyone know that they have found that home. A wonderful man, and longtime friend of Fabulous Felines had been fostering them for us, and it seems they have all turned into a family. He has officially adopted the beautiful brother and sister.

These days, we all need more happy endings, and Marey and Mack’s story certainly provides one. They were raised by a little girl who loved them very much, but was forced to gave them up when her family had to move to a place that would not allow them. They came to our foster house, where everyone adored them, but we long felt they deserved a permanent home. Probably because they are older, and because we felt they should remain together (they are inseparable), we were unable to find a suitable place. We placed them in foster care because we thought they would do better as “only cats,” and it seems their wonderful personalities did the rest. Their foster home has become a forever home.

We still have some lovely cats who would make dear companions. Although they are no longer kittens, the love they have to give does not diminish with age. Please contact us at fabulousFelines@comcast.net if you would like to meet some of these marvelous animals. In the meantime, we leave you with a video of Marey and Mack playing.

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Reserve Your Space at Our Summer Party!

Preparations continue for our summer party. University of New Mexico Professor Ray Hernandez-Duran will be speaking on Symbol, Guide and Familiar: The Cat & Human Spirituality Through the Ages, and we are busy arranging food, entertainment, and getting items for our silent auction.

Date and Time: July 13, 2014, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location:
The Jewish Community Center
5520 Wyoming Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM
Tickets: $20 / 2 for $30

If you would like to learn more about Ray and his talk, see the next posting, or if you are eager to reserve your space, just click the button below to go to PayPal,

If you would prefer, you can send a check for your admission to:

Fabulous Felines
P. O. Box 14841
Albuquerque, NM 87191

We’ll see you on July 13!

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Join Us At Our Summer Party!

Egypte_louvre_058We have started working on our summer party, and are sure this will be the best ever!

One reason we are so excited is that University of New Mexico Professor Ray Hernandez-Duran, whose talk on The Representation of the Cat in Global Art was the hit of last year’s lecture series has agreed to return to our summer party with a completely new talk. This year, Ray’s talk is entitled Symbol, Guide and Familiar: The Cat & Human Spirituality Through the Ages. People and cats have shared a long and rich history, and along the way these animals have shared our spirits as well as our home. Ray will draw on the representation of cats in art through history to explore this journey we have shared – and continue to share – with our feline friends. We had lunch with Ray a few weeks ago, where he shared some of his ideas for the talk, and we were just blown away by them.

Prof. Ray Hernández-Durán
Prof. Ray Hernández-Durán, PhD

We are looking forward to spending an afternoon with you, our supporters, sharing this terrific talk, food, conversation, a silent auction, and other entertainment, so reserve your place soon!

Date and Time: July 13, 2014, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: The Jewish Community Center
5520 Wyoming Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM
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Seating for this event is limited, so don’t wait! In addition, if you make reservations for the party before July 7, we will enter your name in a drawing for a special prize!

Also, please download our event flyer, and share it with your friends, co-workers, and any one else who would enjoy this terrific talk.

To make your reservations through PayPal, just select the quantity you would like and click the purchase button!

If you would prefer, you can send a check for your admission to:

Fabulous Felines
P. O. Box 14841
Albuquerque, NM 87191

So mark your calendar for July 13, and we will see you then!

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Fabulous Felines Free Lecture Series Goes to Santa Fe: What is a Pet Trust, What is a Pet Trustee and Why do I Need One?

By request from our Santa Fe supporters, and with the invaluable assistance of Leah Chavez and Peaceful Pet Sitters, Fabulous Felines will present its next free lecture in beautiful Santa Fe. Taos attorney Mary Lane Leslie will be speaking on What is a Pet Trust, What is a Pet Trustee and Why do I Need One? on May 4 th from 2 to 3 PM at the Santa Fe Community Foundation. (See below for directions and Parking).

We presented a talk on this subject in Albuquerque last month to a packed house. Now, we are excited to share this important topic with our friends in Santa Fe, and also to offer all of our supporters a chance to visit this beautiful city and hear Ms. Leslie’s insights on protecting out beloved animals in our estate plans. We often don’t think about becoming incapacitated, or otherwise unable to care for our animals, but what if we weren’t able to take care of our pets?  Please join us to learn about trusts for our beloved companion animals.

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Mary Lane Leslie

Fabulous Felines’ speaker, Mary Lane Leslie, is located in Taos, and serves the towns in northern New Mexico by traveling to her clients.  She prepares wills, trusts, and guardianships, as well as working on real estate transactions.  She is a founder of W.O.O.F., a non-profit that specifically manages animal trusts.  Their web address is http://www.watchoverourfriends.org, and it has a wealth of helpful information about trusts, and selecting a guardian for your companion animals.  You can also visit visit the web site for Mary Lane’s law practice at: http://www.marylaneleslie.com.

We want to thank Leah Chavez and Peaceful Pet Sitters for their role in bringing this free talk to Santa Fe.  Leah has arranged the venue, provided refreshments, and helped us advertise this talk!  Leah and her husband, Gabriel, run a top notch pet sitting business in Santa Fe.  Please visit their website: http://peacefulpetsitters.com/  They have integrated many reassuring practices into their business, such as the capacity to use GPS so a client can see his dog’s path for his walk.

Date & Time: Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Location: Santa Fe Community Foundation
501 Halona Street
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505.988.9715 (map . . .)

LectureSeries2014Part4_thumbnailParking: Because parking is limited at the SF Community Foundation, overflow parking can be accommodated at Kaune Food Town on the SE corner of Old Santa Fe Trail and Paseo de Peralta.  We recommend coming early.  The Community Foundation, located on Halona at Paseo de Peralta, is one block east of Kaune.  The Kaune parking lot and the Community Foundation are both on the same side of Paseo de Peralta.

Admission: Free!! Also, if you email us at fabulousFelines@comcast.net to let us know in advance that you will be coming, you will be entered in a drawing for a special prize! (you must be present to win)

You can help us greatly by downloading the event flyer (courtesy of Jess Langer), and sharing it with friends, or posting it in your workplace, church, or other public place.

The Fabulous Felines Free Lecture Series would not be possible without the support of our 2014 sponsors. These include VCA Montgomery, Best Friends Pet Cremation, VCA West Mesa, Shelton Jewelers, Steward’s Plumbing, and Clark’s Pet Emporium. Please patronize them, and when you do, thank them for supporting Fabulous Felines!

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