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A Holly Jolly Jikan by TeaPhotography A Holly Jolly Jikan by TeaPhotography
See images from this year's Holiday Greeting Cards to Help Animals in Need HERE: [link] :heart:

Dedicated to my fellow-Administrators at #Unframed-Nature :iconunframed-nature:

:heart:They are:
:iconjocelyner: :iconphilippel: :iconsahk99: :iconellceebee: :iconsilivrentinu: :iconvampirbiene: :iconsesam-is-open: :iconsharrafrost: :iconiluvbiscuit2:

for their FANTASTIC and very hard work they do for the Group! It is truly an awesome Team, and it is most rewarding to work with them! :clap: :heart:

They are each friends, too, and have been so supportive in various ways, as well, and this very much appreciated and I want to wish them all very well throughout the Holidays and into The New Year...

This is Jikan, [who has a long time] but whose first name means "Time" in Japanese, because it was apparently "Time for me to have a cat."
HE is the CAT who STARTED it ALL.

This is an effort to do 2 things:

This will round out a much nicer collection of Holiday Pet images to be available for Holiday Animal Greeting Cards for NEXT Year...
as I had NO idea I would get what orders I DID get, this year, and I felt unprepared with the images I had, both in the area of holiday animals and regular holiday images to be honest!
[even if it was nice, that the images I had were wanted anyway... :aww: ]

And in a GREATER effort to help support The South Coast Humane Society through The Shelter Project by having a nicer variety in general. :aww:

Jikan picked me, July of 2007, when he was about a 7 month old stray kitten. He chose to live on my doorstep, though I wasn't feeding him and didn't know too much about cats, except that other people's cats always seemed to like me all my life.

Eventually, as it was Summer, we got him and my then TWO female dogs used to each other through the security door, and one day we just brought him in, and the rest is a jam-packed action-adventure history, having to do with everything about cats, for certain!

I love him immensely as he is my first cat, and we do have a very unique bond as we understand each other in many ways. He is a deep, complex, intelligent, moody boy, and loves to be near me always, but not right on me like Herbie: [link], Philippe: [link] and even our brand newest boy Jack, who does have a dA photo, too, but not his Holiday one, yet! :)

Jikan had a lot of health problems at first, mostly stomach, but later developed urinary tract crystals, which must be watched and maintained now the rest of his life. He has to be on special food. :nod:

Jikan's best friend is still Sha-Sha, the 2nd cat we got, who is orange and one-eyed, and those who have followed me the longest on dA, know Sha-Sha and her photos, and she'll have her Holiday Photo debut in my next round of uploads. :aww:

More of Jikan, who will be five this January 2012. :heart:

A Holly Jolly Christmas
by Burl Ives

Have a holly jolly Christmas
It's the best time of the year
I don't know if there'll be snow
But have a cup of cheer

Have a holly jolly Christmas
And when you walk down the street
Say hello to friends you know
And everyone you meet

Ho ho the mistletoe
Hung where you can see
Somebody waits for you
Kiss her once for me
Have a holly jolly Christmas
And in case you didn't hear
Oh, bygolly
Have a holly jolly Christmas
This year

:music: Lyrics HERE: [link]
:tunes: YouTube Link HERE: [link]

[ :note: NOTE: Thank you, in advance, for any :+fav:'s I may receive for this image. :thanks: :aww: :rose: I am honoured and grateful that anyone would think well enough to :+fav: it. :nod: So thank you from the bottom of my heart :heart: . I understand if you don't have time to comment, but thank you for any kind comments, too. :aww:
It's important to know this NOW, as I may NOT be able to do individual thank-you's for :+fav:'s, or in case I cannot respond to each comment, either. Thanks for understanding. :thanks:
And, if you just came to view, I appreciate that, too.
:w00t: ]

Respect Tea Photography.
ALL work produced by Tea of Tea Photography is protected, and shall NOT be reproduced, altered, or used in ANY kind of way.
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1001G Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
:iconsun--plz: featured[link]
poserfan Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional
Your artwork is currently featured in #Holidays' Seasons Greetings journal. [link]

If you do not wish to be featured, please let us know and it will be removed.

bewilderedconfused Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, Tea! Your photo has been featured here*bewilderedconfused
hayley--jade Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
featured! : [link] :la:
hayley--jade Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I might buy one of these. Can't decide which, but I like the cause and I love animals, and so does my family :).
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aw, I certainly do appreciate your interest, believe me!
I can sell a print or greeting card individually, I also do the greeting cards in sets of stationery... if you didn't yet see or find the info. you need for this, feel free to note me, if you think you might do it. :heart:
Shirimasen Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahhhh, how'd I not see this one before? So precious; I love his little nose. :aww:
Villa-Chinchilla Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooohh soooo cute :glomp:
arualcat Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
I :heart: this shot! I want to hug him!!^^
Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
such a adorable cat, eye that talk , lovely colours:rose:
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