Kindness Chronicles, Photography, Quotes

Today is My 1 Year Anniversary with Olivia the Cat

Today marks one year since I adopted Olivia from an animal shelter. I deliberately chose an adult cat since people usually prefer adopting kittens. I’m happy to have her in my life. She’s really deepened my love and appreciation for animals. I’m also grateful that I can provide her a good home.

Haruki Murakami Cat Quote

The is the first time I saw Olivia at the shelter,  TLC Rescue Inc! She was so chubby and cute.

Olivia-Shelter

Initially she was very skittish and would hide under my bed.  About a week later she felt comfortable enough to lay on my bed. 

Olivia-1st-time-on-bed

Recent photos of Olivia

Olivia-Sleeping

Olivia-Curled-Up-Sleeping

Olivia, Today

Olivia-Year-Anniversary

View more photos here!

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Photography

Flickr Commons—My destination for cool free images!

Have you visited Flickr Commons lately? I suggest you check out their galleries filled with cool vintage images. Did I mentioned that the images have no known copyright restrictions? Yup. This is a treasure chest for anyone who loves to create photo montages. Check this self-portrait montage I created using images from Flickr Commons!

“Shifting Projections in the Lower East Side”

When Dublin Meets New York City, Strange Things Happen.

"Shifting Projections in the Lower East Side"  (Copyright: Arlene Ellis, 2013)

“Shifting Projections in the Lower East Side” (Copyright: Arlene Ellis, 2013)

Montage Ingredients

"Upside Down Lower East Side" (Copyright: Arlene Ellis, 2013)

“Upside Down Lower East Side” (Copyright: Arlene Ellis, 2013)

"Meet you under the clock at Clery's" (Flickr Commons: National Library of Ireland)

Meet you under the clock at Clery’s (Flickr Commons: National Library of Ireland)

Woman aircraft worker. 1942. (Flickr Commons: The Library of Congress)

Woman aircraft worker, Vega Aircraft Corporation, Burbank, Calif. Shown checking electrical assemblies (LOC). Bransby, David. Photographer. 1942 June.

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