Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Catkins & Introducing Comments for Canines ( & Cats! ).

Starting today StonehousePhoto will donate $1 to Catkins Animal Rescue for every comment that is made on this blog...  I will do this for at least one year... so START harassing me people! The limit is $750 at this point -  I think we can get to that :).

Laura owns and operates Catkins Animal Rescue in Fifield. I did the wedding photography for Laura's wedding a few years back but I actually met her when we were on the board of the Chequamegon Humane Association together. She runs this shelter out of her home and with a lot of her & her hubby's own money. She has a wonderful team of volunteers that keep the shelter running, but we need to help this fabulous lady out! 

Catkins has an awesome "Cattery" that houses most of the felines - while the rest (and the dogs that are not being fostered) live at Laura's house.  Laura is the only animal control person in Price County here in Wisconsin, and she takes in a ton of medically challenging cases and animals who are about to be put down.  Laura also has a bunch of animals that are foreclosure victims that were abandoned at their homes when the families left.

Here are some shots of the residents that I got for the new Catkin's website - they are extremely well taken care of, and Laura is one VERY cool chica!






 
This is Pepper - and she looks exactly like my sister's dog - its crazy!







 
This is Lulu - she LOVES her car - and to play :)



















I love this "you wanna mess with me" pose :)




















 
Cat butts at feeding time :)









25 comments:

Randy January 31, 2010 at 8:53 PM  

Great pics of all the dogs!!!! and who is that strapping gentleman with Popeye! lol

Randy January 31, 2010 at 8:58 PM  

I`ll name them all 4 a dollar a piece, to the rescue!!! (dogs)

Hannah Stonehouse Hudson January 31, 2010 at 9:41 PM  

Randy - THANK YOU for all you do for the rescue - and it was awesome to meet you!!

Scott February 1, 2010 at 11:56 AM  

Hi, I'm a good friend of randy and i'll bet ya i can name all the dogs too ! I love all the dogs and the kitties ! This is a great thing you people are doing. Keep up the great work !!!

Randy February 1, 2010 at 12:34 PM  

Hi Hannah. could I please copy ur pic of me and popeye? I want to frame us!! you are really the best pic taker i know!! very rare to catch me in a natural moment!!! thanks in advance!! and if you dont want to give permission, i do understand!!! HEY PEOPLE!! look at these pics!! very much a pro!!!!

Hannah Stonehouse Hudson February 1, 2010 at 12:38 PM  

Randy - sure - and THANK YOU for asking!!! Email me at stonehousephoto at gmail dot com - I will email you the pic :)

Anonymous February 1, 2010 at 1:34 PM  

Enjoyed all of those pic's!! Thanks for letting us be a part of this. Dawn McNeal

Gail February 1, 2010 at 2:35 PM  

I am Randy's wife and have to say that all of your photo's are great!!
Love the ones of Popeye...but then again he is living with us and is my best buddy sure hope that someone else will see what a great guy he is and not just the fact that he is a Dwarf....yes dogs can be Dwarfs also.

Randy February 1, 2010 at 7:45 PM  

All dog comments; Pic 1, Darby! quirks; talks to go outside and runs faster then the UPS truck. Pic 2,3; Pepper! quirks; when ya sneeze she jumps up on ur lap to c if ur ok! Pic 4, Popeye! quirks; when he comes inside he checks all 9 bowls to see that they have either water or food and if any r empty he dumps em over.(they r steel and they make lots of noise!) Pic 5,6,7,8,9 (lauras fav?) Thats LuLu of coarse! quirks; she loves to sit on the ROOF of ur car!! like.. whats up people!!! Pic 10, Basil! (Clovers sis) quirks; when she gave kisses, she only wetted about 1/8 " square on ur nose.. even if ya had a witches nose! or no nose! and last but not least "The Popeye" again!!! he is partially blind due to his dwarfism, but he so much cooler than any HUMAN!!! luv ya buddy!

magdalenephotography February 2, 2010 at 3:32 AM  

these are excellent Hannah! The grey kitty looks just look one I used to have!!!

Anonymous February 2, 2010 at 5:44 PM  

hey im morgan and gail is my mom and randy is my step dad. one of the best things about going home is seeing all the dogs (and it feels like a few hundred at times) at thier house. i must say that pop eye is great mostly because pop eye has two midget legs!

Anonymous February 2, 2010 at 9:20 PM  

These are really great pics of the animals

Randy February 3, 2010 at 9:49 PM  

Basil has been adopted!!! YAAAAAA!!! and Darby will probably go to her new home this weekend!! YAAAAAA!!! Laura needs more forever homes! Pass the word!

Anonymous February 4, 2010 at 9:20 PM  

AWWWWWW!!! the puppies are sooo cute!!!!!!

Scott February 7, 2010 at 9:29 AM  

Hey randy, ya named all the dogs. ya took all the fun out of it. i love what morgan said about the midget legs lol that's hilarious but that's what makes popeye who he is and he's a great guy ! the pics of lulu are EXCELLENT ! she's a wild one and alot of fun to be around. my sister really liked darby, hope she's found a good home !

Randy February 7, 2010 at 1:48 PM  

Darby DID go home sat. Laura told me the family is super cool!!

Randy February 10, 2010 at 8:34 AM  

Anyone adopting a new friend from Laura, that she "qualifies". I will donate 1 - 35# bag of Preminum Edge dog food along with your new friend! Pass the word!

Randy February 14, 2010 at 6:16 PM  

Popeye and Pepper both have been adopted!! YAAAAA!

Hannah Stonehouse Hudson February 14, 2010 at 6:24 PM  

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whooohoooooooooooooooooo YAY!

Laura April 22, 2010 at 9:52 PM  

I LOVE the "cat butts" picture!! The cat butt on the far right was recently adopted :)

Anne April 23, 2010 at 10:02 PM  

Hi Hannah,
Thanks so much for all you do for the rescue. I was in Laura wedding and was impressed with your photography on that gorgeous day, now as a Catkin's board member I'm also impressed with your generosity! Best of luck to you in your business!

Hannah Stonehouse Hudson April 23, 2010 at 10:04 PM  

Thank you so much Anne!! I love what Laura does and I spread her message wherever I can! And everyone - my blog has actually moved to http://stonehousephotoblog.com! The comments on any post still go to Catkins!!

Anonymous June 4, 2010 at 5:00 PM  

Yay for Catkins! What a great place for the Northwoods with so many abandoned pets.

Anonymous July 9, 2010 at 5:05 PM  

Great pictures!!

And it is a wonderful thing you are doing.

Karren

Anonymous August 8, 2010 at 1:06 AM  

Awesome pictures. Where is this place located? I am looking to get another cat!

Sue Baker
radiosue@charter.net

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