In Ways to Enjoy Cats Without Having One, I suggested several hobbies, crafts, and volunteer activities that anyone who loves cats can do, whether or not they live with a cat. Several cat-lovers responded to my request for photos depicting their own cat-related hobbies and pastimes. The result is this photo gallery. Hand-made drawings, paintings, quilts, and other crafts make fine holiday gifts, both for friends and to donate to shelters and cat rescues. It's not too early or late to start right now.
Pictured here is an oil painting of the cat, Misfit Photo Credit: © Jeri Illsley
I'd love to publish photos of your own projects. Please use "Cat Hobbies" as the subject of your email and send it to me at cats(at)aboutguide.com. Include a description of the photo, and if it is a craft, or needlework, include instructions, patterns, or a link to the latter, if it was not your original pattern. If you volunteer for a shelter or cat rescue group, include a photo of yourself interacting with a cat, as well as the name and web site URL of the shelter or group. I'll be glad to suggest any other information needed, once I've seen your submittal. Please read the About.com User Agreement and insert the phrase, "I have read and agree to the terms of the user agreement" in your email. Happy arts and crafting, cat lovers!