Thanks to Everyone Who Made Our Summer Event a Success

Our summer event took place on July 13 (see the event posting), and it was a huge success. Special thanks to Ray Hernandez-Duran who gave an exciting talk on the way these animals we love have served as symbols for aspects of our own art, nature, and spirit; to Michael Anthony, who played some world-class jazz; to the individuals and merchants who donated items for our silent auction and snacks for everyone; to the staff at the Jewish Community Center who made the room so comfortable; and to our volunteers, supporters, and everyone who made this our most successful event ever!

Not only was it a financial success (a good thing, since several of the cats in our foster house need dental care), but also it was the best attended event we ever had. Perhaps the most rewarding part of the event was a chance to spend time with the wonderful community that has grown up around our little cat rescue. Through the afternoon, we had the opportunity to talk with many of our supporters, and also watched people come together around the tables, over food, and at the auction tables for conversation. It made us realize what an extraordinary group of people we have to thank for making all we do possible.

Thank you everyone!

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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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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

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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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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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