Guide cat helps blind dog

Awww, sweetest story ever!

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This story of Pwditat, the cat, helping Terfel, an 8 year old blind pup, melted my heart. See- all you cat haters, CATS ARE AWESOME!!

For the 8-year-old blind pup, Terfel’s life was mostly spent confined in his basket and bumping into walls after being diagnosed with cataracts. After his owner, Judy Godfrey-Brown, let a stray cat into the home, she noticed something remarkable happening. Pwditat walked right up to Terfel’s basket and led him to the garden. Ever since then, Pwditat has been guiding Terfel on his walks and around the house.

Godfrey-Brown also adds, “She uses her paws to help guide him…They are glued to each other and even sleep together now.”

Ugh, I die.

*story taken from here.

Ok, so unrelated to that heartwarming story…here is the final painting of Cosmo. My mother and step-dad were genuinely surprised. They had no idea I was painting this portrait of Cosmo for them and my step-dad actually teared up! It was a really nice moment for all of us.

Cosmo

annnnd I just have to add this funny pic of Fergus inspecting the portrait of Cosmo! LOL, like I said, cats are awesome!

Fergs

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Almost…

Wow, it’s less than 3 days left till Christmas and I have a little over a day left to finish my painting of our family dog, Cosmo, for my mother and step-dad’s present. I was having major anxiety over this painting especially since Cosmo is soooo LOVED and cherished in my family that I feel I really have to do this portrait justice.

Here’s a pic of it…I’ll post a better one once the portrait is finished.

cosmo

Anyway, since I’m probably going to be burning the midnight oil on this painting I’ve been listening to a lot of music and can I say I am really excited about the upcoming Foals‘ album, Holy Fire?! Gosh, I wished there were more samples but these are amazing already:

Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight)//Ramones

*1987, B-side to the single I Wanna Live

Merry Christmas, I don’t want to fight tonight
Merry Christmas, I don’t want to fight tonight
Merry Christmas, I don’t want to fight tonight with you

Where is Santa? At his sleigh?
Tell me why is it always this way?
Where is Rudolph? Where is Blitzen, baby?
Merry Christmas, merry merry merry Christmas

All the children are tucked in their beds
Sugar-plum fairies dancing in their heads
Snowball fighting, it’s so exciting baby

I love you and you love me
And that’s the way it’s got to be
I loved you from the start
‘Cause Christmas ain’t the time for breaking each other’s hearts

Where is Santa? At his sleigh?
Tell me why is it always this way?
Where is Rudolph? Where is Blitzen, baby?
Merry Christmas, merry merry merry Christmas

All the children are tucked in their beds
Sugar-plum fairies dancing in their heads
Snowball fighting, it’s so exciting baby

Yeah, yeah, yeah

I love you and you love me
And that’s the way it’s got to be
I loved you from the start
‘Cause Christmas ain’t the time for breaking each other’s hearts

Merry Christmas, I don’t want to fight tonight
Merry Christmas, I don’t want to fight tonight
Merry Christmas, I don’t want to fight tonight with you

 

Last Christmas(Wham! Cover)//The xx

Ooooh me likes!!

Here’s a pic of my humble tree, it looks a bit bare because I have misplaced some boxes of ornaments that I hope are floating in my garage somewhere.

xmas tree

Are you all done with your X’mas shopping yet? I FINALLY finished mine today and am sooooo relieved. I luv the holidays but it can get so stressful shopping for gifts!

Arlo Jacob

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One of my favorite candles is Modern Alchemy’s Speakeasy. I luv the smell of woodsy pipe tobacco and am always on the hunt for something that is close to it. Speakeasy is nice but it is always sold-out plus $50 for a candle is a bit too pricey for me. I’m so glad I took a chance with Arlo Jacob’s “The Courlander”. As soon as I read the description I knew this was the candle for me  annd it’s $38, not a bad price at all!

Hand-crafted with the essence of my grandfather’s 75 year-old tobacco recipe. Now you, too, can enjoy his signature combination of blended tobacco, anise seed, brown sugar, and a pinch of dried plum.

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This candle is much sweeter and milder than Speakeasy. I actually enjoy it more and I can really smell the notes of the dried plum. It is a very nostalgic smell for me, smells like my grandfather’s wooden cabinet where he had stored his wine gobblets and silverware.

Definitely a nice gift to a dude or someone like me that enjoys the smell of pipe tobacco.

*I also like Tom Ford’s Tobacco Vanille Parfum but gulp, $495?!?! I have a vile of it that I use sparingly. I recently bought Viktor & Rolf’s Spicebomb(1.7 oz for $75) that smells similar. It is the closest to Tobacco Vanille and I feel is more of a unisex scent than a men’s cologne.

RDR

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My grandfather was always good at taking me out to places. I remember going to the Queen Mary & the Spruce Goose as a kid on several occasions. So funny to look at this photo now as I live really close to the Queen Mary. Happy Birthday Grandpa, you are forever in my heart…

Oil & Leather: 21 Handpainted Biker Jackets

Levi’s Vintage Clothing celebrates the 1950s biker by commissioning 21 artists from around the world to hand-paint custom artwork on the iconic Biker Jacket:

The brief was simple: “Using oil paints, create something beautiful in your own hand that you feel would look great on this amazing leather jacket.”

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The exhibition will be on display in the following locations and I’d definitely check it out if I were you:

San Francisco: Union Square Levi’s Store from November 15th – 25th
New York: Pop Up Flea from November 30th – Dec 2nd
Toyko: Shinjuku Levi’s Store Dec 7th – 23rd