Wednesday, November 6, 2013
As an animal lover, I’m always attracted to wonderful calendars featuring cats and dogs. One of my new favorites comes from Rupert Fawcett. Fawcett does a delightful series of cartoons, called Off the Leash, and he’s gathered some of them into a calendar. He’s graciously allowed me to share an image with you.
Molly Poole is your woman if you’re into watercolors and Labrador retrievers. She donates “a portion of the sales of these calendars to support the rescue and foster efforts of Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue and Save A Lab.”
And another way to have a lovely calendar and help dogs in need is to get your calendar from the Canine Companions Rescue Center. Orders must be received by Nov. 28. You can also get them through Rachael Brown Art of Etsy; the same deadline applies.
Prefer some cats? You can get a calendar, imported from Japan, with the famous cat Maru.
If you’d prefer drawings to photographs, you could get the cat calendar from Animals in Color, which also has a dog calendar and a bird calendar. These are limited editions, which often sell out. They're the work of Sebastiano Ranchetti from Florence, Italy — and readily available via Etsy.
Finally, here’s one more calendar that raises money for a good cause — in this case, for Hull Seaside Animal Rescue.
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