Friday, June 29, 2007

Artsy Catsy has gone Artsy Coltsy!

Rocky here. You'll remember that a few weeks ago a colt arrived at our house after our human artist Suzanne was selected to paint it for Horsing Around In Terre Haute , a city-wide event celebrating our city as host of the Indianapolis Colts' training camp. Union Hospital sponsored Suzanne to paint the colt wearing surgical scrubs and a stethoscope.

Yesterday both our artists attended the champagne reception at Swope Art Museum for the unveiling of the all the colts. Here they are with Suzanne's colt, titled "Scrubs":

More than 30 artists participated, and their colts will be placed in public locations throughout the city. Here are some samples of their magnificent work:









Well, all this horsing around has given me an idea! Cowpainters, the company that manufactures the fiberglass colts, also makes cats! ...







So .... I think when we launch our web site, we should have a similar promotion to raise awareness of the serious stray/feral cat problem in our city and donate the funds to the organizations who are helping to address it! What do you think?

22 comments:

Cheysuli said...

I think it's a fantastic idea! I think it should be nationwide too! I bet even us cat bloggers who don't have a lot of artistic talent would be willing to paint and find places to promote them!

Victor Tabbycat said...

What a grate colt! Yur beans are furry talented, Rocky. I like yur cat idear, too!
Mom met a doptable kitty named Mooch who looked a lot like you, Rocky! He was too busy nappin to say hello.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

What a grate idea! We should, all da blogging cats, paint a cat! Den we cood sell dem to raise money fur feral cat reskue! Hmmm, moooom do yoo haf any paints we can use...

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

First, your human artist Suzanne is very very talented. That colt looks great. The other artists did a fantastic job too.

I think it is a great idea to paint the cats! I think people are becoming more and more aware of the growing feral & overpopulation problem and with cats being the most popular pet, a ton of people would love to buy these figures.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

PS perhaps your local shelters would like to be involved by having cats in their shelter "sign" the, um, tushies, of some of the cats with a paw print (you could attach a photo of the kitty with the figure) and maybe some would even get adopted that way. Does that make sense? My typist has a headache so she isn't sure she is being clear with my idea.

Daisy said...

That is a fantastic idea!

Also, I have to say that I think the "Scrubs" colt is the best of them all!

Aloysius said...

A beautiful job with the colt! My human's sister would love this; she's got horses and cats and dogs, too. And the cat-painting idea is just perfect.

Eric and Flynn said...

That's a good idea. We liked that colt. Yer Beans are furry clever.

Parker said...

That's a fabulous idea! Your talent is amazing!

Mu shue Pooh King Cat said...

Your so liucky misss suzann is so taltneted no you just make sure one those cats is pink wif white spots

Your best bud in the whole world who was wondering if you could go to the 4th of juily party why JH is out of town

crazy meezers said...

Ohh, your Mum is so clever. Her horse is so cool, as are all the other ones. What a great idea. Our Mum says she wants one for our house..and a bunch of those cats too *hehe*

Derby said...

Interesting idea Rocky! Mum isn't that good with painting, me either, but heck, we can sure try.

Kimo & Sabi said...

Cats cats CATS! We vote fer cats! We has an annual event in Santa Rosa each year where da artists paint characters from da Charlie Brown cartoon (cuz Charles Shultz lived here). This year was Snoopy (a dawg)! Tomorrow we will show off some of them so come see!

P.S. - how come there isn't any cats in da Charlie Brown cartoons?

jcfloresinc said...

Wonderful idea! Your horse was very cute. Very talented, too.
Samantha & Tigger

Kimo & Sabi said...

Pssssttt..... Mommakitty gotted her broken nose fixed by da same plastic surgeon that did some "work" on Kenny rogers! Hehehehe!

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We love Dr. Colt!! All the paintings are great.

Painted cats are a very good idea!
~ Napoleon and Miss Emily

momsbusy said...

yur lady is fery talented! ans we finks the painted cats is a grate idea.

yuki & kimiko

Karen Jo said...

The Scrubs Colt is fantastic. I think painting cats is a great idea.

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

I LOVE the idea! We had eagles in our town and Nippers in the town where the Lap Lady works.

Kaze

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

I think that's a pawesome idea!!!

~Marie

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