Fabulous Felines Visits North Star Day Care!

There is no greater gift than to see ourselves through the eyes of children. Their simplicity, honesty, and compassion are a rare treasure. We were given that opportunity recently when we were invited to tell a group of children at North Star Day Care about our work.

Always happy to talk about Fabulous Felines, I went there not knowing what to expect. I had loaded some pictures of our rescue cats on some slides, and just started talking to the group of several dozen children. Soon, they were telling me about their pets – most of which were rescued – and showing a deep understanding and compassion for the plight of lost and community cats, and for the work we do.

When I was all done, the kids gave me a gift of some blankets they had made for the rescue cats.

Cat Beds Made by the Children at North Star for Our Foster Cats
Cat Beds Made by the Children at North Star for Our Foster Cats

I left with confidence that these children would grow into the sort of adults who would continue to show compassion and care to lost and frightened animals. All this from 5 – 10 year old children! Deepest gratitude to all the kids and staff at North Star!

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Free Lecture Series: Anticipating the Loss of a Pet, Seeking Support and Celebrating Your Animal Companion’s Life

Most of us have suffered the loss of a beloved animal companion. Perhaps it is because the connection we have with our animals is non-verbal and so directly emotional, but these losses bring about a unique kind of grief that is particularly difficult to manage. We often experience a range of emotions when we anticipate the loss of an animal companion. This talk will provide you with a better understanding of how to cope with the emotions of an impending loss. It will also discuss how we can access services to help us through our grief, and to celebrate our best pal’s life.NimGolAnn05

Ann Beyke, M.A. LPC, is a counselor in private practice in Albuquerque, providing individual counseling and pet loss groups. For the past nine years she has worked with those who have anticipated the loss or have lost an animal companion. You can learn more about Ann and her work by visiting her web site, and by joining us for this important talk.

In addition to Ann’s talk, we have a special surprise planned that we think you will enjoy!

 

Date & Time: June 14, 2015 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM

Place: VCA Montgomery Conference Room (enter on the west side of the building) (map . . .)

9901 Montgomery Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87191

Cost: Absolutely Free!

We want to thank our sponsors for making it possible for us to bring these talks to you for free. To date, our sponsors are Best Friends Pet CrematoriumVCA West MesaClarks Pet EmporiumShelton JewelersSteward’s Plumbing and VCA Montgomery. Please patronize them, and when you do, don’t forget to mention Fabulous Felines!

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Join us for the “Geeks Who Drink For a Cause” Benefit for Fabulous Felines!

Do you like movies? Music? Politics? Comics? Geeks Who Drink quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. Geeks Who Drink ia hosting a Quiz for a Cause to benefit Fabulous Felines! Come eat some food, drink some beer, and play our game, all while benefiting those felines who need our help. These are not your Grandfather’s trivia quizzes, but are fast-paced, multi-media events modeled after pub quizzes in Ireland and the UK. Just come to The Cube BBQ, either with your own team of savants, or join one of the many teams that form spontaneously.

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Date: June 4
Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00PM
Place: The Cube BBQ
1520 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM

Though the quiz is and always will be free to play, we ask that you donate $5 per person on the team. A cash prize is offered to the 1st place team, and the rest will go to Fabulous Felines, but only those teams who donate can win!

This has to be the most enjoyable way to support Fabulous Felines yet, and we hope to see you on June 4!

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Free Lecture Series: Establishing a permanent trust for our pets

The second talk in our 2015 Free Lecture Series brings a very special speaker to Albuquerque to speak on a topic of great importance to everyone who shares their home with a beloved animal friend.

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Mary Lane Leslie

Mary Lane Leslie is a Taos Attorney who specializes in Wills and Estates. She has been practicing law since 1979, and has a special interest in estate planning and trusts to address the needs of companion animals, whether they be dog, horse, llama, bird, reptile, gerbil, or cats!

She is also the founder of W. O. O. F. (Watch Over Our Friends), a charity whose purpose is to provide a  trustworthy agent to oversee funds we may set aside to provide permanent care for our beloved companion animals. W. O. O. F. offers a concrete solution to the daunting problem of finding a reliable agent to oversee pet trusts, and guard the interests of our animals on a permanent basis.

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LectureSeries2014Part4Please join us for the exciting free talk, and the opportunity to learn how to engage W. O. O. F. in setting up a trust to protect our animals. And, don’t forget to download the event flyer and share it with friends, coworkers, or anyone who might be interested!

Date & Time: May 17, 2015 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM (note the later start than our usual talks)

Place: VCA Montgomery Conference Room (enter on the west side of the building) (map . . .)

9901 Montgomery Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87191

Cost: Absolutely Free!

We want to thank our sponsors for making it possible for us to bring these talks to you for free. To date, our sponsors are Best Friends Pet CrematoriumVCA West MesaClarks Pet EmporiumShelton Jewelers, Steward’s Plumbing and VCA Montgomery. Please patronize them, and when you do, don’t forget to mention Fabulous Felines!

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Join Fabulous Felines and Kim Jew Photography for an enjoyable afternoon!

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Glenwood Blount Watercolor

We hope you will be able to join us for an unusual and enjoyable fundraiser. On Saturday, May 2, from 4:30 to 7:30, we will be joining Kim Jew Photography in Corrales for an art show and party. The show will feature watercolors by Glenwood Blount, oil paintings, art glass, and other items.

In addition, Kim Jew is graciously providing a special offer for attendees: if you make a $99 donation to Fabulous Felines at our event, you will receive a $500 gift certificate for a Deluxe Family or Children’s portrait session (a $250 value), with $250 towards your portrait selections.

Admission is free, and we will also have live music and refreshments. So, please take this opportunity to enjoy an afternoon drive to beautiful Corrales, to catch up on all the things we are doing at Fabulous Felines, and maybe even pick up some original art to brighten your home!

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Date & Time: May 2, 2015, from 4:30 to 7:30
Location: Kim Jew Photography
4604 Corrales Rd.
Corrales, NM

Please download the event flyer and post it as a reminder to join us for this event!

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