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Speaking with my Eyes by TeaPhotography Speaking with my Eyes by TeaPhotography
This is for my very dear friend Jocelyne :iconjocelyner: for many reasons... so many to enumerate... :rose: :rose: :rose:

But not just because she has been a purchaser in The Shelter Project, but that it amazes me how much she works incessantly in her continued promotions of The Shelter Project: [link] in her many News Articles. They're all SO beautiful, and I'm always amazed and touched at how much she works for the Project. And of course her ongoing promotion on her page...
She even thanks others for what THEY have done for the project! How "above and beyond" is THAT! :rose: :rose:

So Jocelyne, continues to amaze me with her utter and true love for BOTH The Shelter Project, and ANIMALS in general, touching my heart :heart: more than I am able to express! :nod: :aww:

I have been saving this image, that I've had meant for Jocelyne for a little while now, as Jocelyne loves ALL animals, cats of course, and definitely BLACK cats! :D

The black cat here, pictured with some buddies in the background ;) is the same one as this one here:


He was nicknamed Scratcher [or Window-Washer] because he was always "Scratching" the windows to get OUT of the Shelter! :nod:

His real name is Donny, and he and his sister, Marie, both have grown up in the Shelter since they were wee kittens. Both are gorgeous sleek black cats, and neither had EVER been adopted since kittenhood to 1 year old. :no:

Recently, a Rescue Group came through and took them, [and a few other "UNadoptables" :hmm: ] and so hopefully they will have more luck elsewhere in a location where there are people a bit more open-minded. :fingerscrossed:

I loved Donnie and Marie, just as much as Philippe, the black cat that I DID adopt, but Philippe was at "adult pricing" and they let me just have him, whereas, Donnie and Marie were always at kitten pricing, and I couldn't afford that.

But I watched Donnie and Marie grow up and I knew them well, and I wish them both MUCH luck wherever they are, they are beautiful, wonderful loving black cats. sigh... :heart:

And I feel it appropriate that Jocelyne who works so hard, as I do on the animals where I volunteer to find homes, to have this image as a dedication, because black cats are the hardest of the cats to be adopted! :nod: :aww: :rose:

And of course this is MOST of all, for Jocelyne's lovely friendship, plain and simple, and truly wonderful... and it feels as though I know her by now besides dA... and I am blessed. :heart:
And what beautiful work she has, so...
Please Enjoy a Feature by Jocelyne:



Dear Jocelyne,
Your friendship abounds, and I'm lucky and blessed to be friends with someone like you, not just for what you do for me, as I've mentioned, but in the friend-ways that count. How you understand me, my ways, my issues etc., and you are patient and kind, a good listener, etc., i.e. a real friend. But I won't forget ANY of everything, ever! You are true gem, now and forever. :star: :heart: :star: :heart: :star: :heart:
:iconflowersplz:
Your Friend,
Tea




~~~~~~~~~:rose:

[NOTE: I just wanted to say, in advance, how especially grateful for anyone's :+fav: I may receive for this image. :thanks::aww::rose: I am honoured that you would enjoy or think well enough of my work here, to :+fav: it. :nod: So I thank you :thanks: profusely, and from the bottom of my heart :heart: . And because I do realize time constraints all too well, I understand, if you are unable to also leave a comment. :aww: However, whichever you may do, [or even both! :omg: ] I genuinely appreciate it beyond measure. I need you to know this now, in case I'm not capable of doing individual thank-you's for :+fav:'s, which I've not been capable, or in case I cannot respond to each comment, either. Thanks for understanding. :thanks:
:love: And even if you just came to view! :eyes: I am also very HAPPY :D for this! :w00t: ]


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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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:icongothbarbie:
GothBarbie Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yes and he says " i require tuna slave... hop to!"
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:icondevinemrs:
devinemrs Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have 2 black cats myself, he' s beautiful very nice shot.
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surrealistic-gloom Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
This awesome picture is featured on my profile page [link] under the widget Beautiful Works, left hand side. :hug: :rose:
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such smooth, pretty fur :iconiluplz:
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:iconinsanitybunneh:
InsanityBunneh Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Student Photographer
Oh my, this cat reminds me so much of my kitten. They look like twins! : )
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:iconmiarath:
Miarath Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Looks beautiful. :heart:
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:iconriscas:
riscas Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Beautiful.
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GradyArt Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The eyes have it! The ears being straight up like that have a lot to say as well. Very nice shot, of a beautiful cat!
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:iconzootnik:
zootnik Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
This is wonderful
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mk-kayem Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Beautiful photo!

I hope with all my heart that Scratcher gets adopted. I help out at our local shelter, and wish I could take all of them home!

Thank you, Tea for your continued work for the animals. :heart:
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MadeByRona Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice picture!:love:
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:iconnetta43:
netta43 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Very pretty tea. :love:
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:iconhermitcrabstock:
HermitCrabStock Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Very beautiful :D
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:iconmomotte2:
Momotte2 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful gift ! :clap: :love:
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o-Helix-o Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
from a recent adopter of sibling black kittens Charlee and Lucy who are now about 7 months old and my little male boy looks like donnie here, little poor black kitties are so misunderstood! LOVE the photos and all you do to help with shelter with your proceeds! I give my time at the local shelters near me by offering my time for grooming and over all cleaning of kennels, not to mention taking out in the yard for "recess"....keep up the great work and being an angel for all you help
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KendraKayKayKamera Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
nice focus... and pretty kitty! :D
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:iconshinyheels:
ShinyHeels Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks so proud and so vice,i love those eyes1:heart:
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:iconkerovinblack:
KerovinBlack Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awww :D
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RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Beautiful compazition Tea:))
Are they all ur cat or street cats?
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MysticalSanity Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
I love everything about this picture!!
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:icon33m:
33M Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Beautiful capture.....I just love it very much

M
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AgentBabycakes Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Pretty cat!!
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! He really is good looking, I just hope he's having more luck now. :nod:
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AgentBabycakes Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Awww, he was having bad luck? What happened?

And thanks for the fave.
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Hermione75 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
meyowwww
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :hug:
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:iconhermione75:
Hermione75 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A pleasure
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DragonflyAndromeda Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011   Photographer
So cute))):iconsocuteplz:
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! You're so nice to be supportive. :hug:
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DragonflyAndromeda Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011   Photographer
You are very welcome))) :aww: :hug:
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cowboyB0B Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i love the way this is composed Tea. The kitty is just magnificient!
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much, Sarah! I really do appreciate it. :D
:hug:
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bookbunny9 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. A gorgeously captured shot of a majestic kitty! Simply lovely!
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh thank you so very much! What a great and wonderful comment! :w00t:
Your support is always so appreciated. :hug:
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bookbunny9 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:hug:
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Dixscion Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks like a black siamese cat.
Nice shot, he is a very good model. :)
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh, that's cool! :aww:
Thank you, and yes, he was always a good model for me! :D
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Aww! Oh! I am speechless, Tea, it is a magnificent picture of a beautiful cat, it is looking like an Egyptian sculpture whit those amazing ears and the eye expression! :heart:
Great composition and tones, it is not easy to photograph black cats and you have done it so well - I am not surprised though! :love:

Such an awesome gift, dear Tea, I LOVE it, I am so grateful, thank you, thank you so very much! :tighthug:

And not to tell about of your sweet words towards me, it is so kind of you, you never forget to praise your friends, Tea, you are a so unselfish and caring friend, those who are lucky enough to know you - and they are numerous - are aware about it and do appreciate it, believe me!
And I am part of these lucky ones, to have you as a friend is a real gift "now and forever" as you say and you know how much I appreciate the true friend you are for me and the beautiful person you are! :star: :heart: :star:

Donnie and his sister has not been adopted before they got on year old? Unbelievable, this cat is looking so bright and he is beautiful too! People should know that black cats are always adorable, sweet and peaceful! I hope they will find a home, if not already! :pray:

Tea, thank you so much for the feature too, there also, I recognize the thoughtful and caring person you are! :iconbigloveplz:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
:aww: Jocelyne, I'm very happy you do like it... :cuddle:
I have been excited to dedicate it to you, because it seems to be one of my better black cat photos, for one just one reason. Thank you for the compliments on this photo- it makes me so happy and coming from you who gets to practice on your own black cats often, who I adore! :heart:

As you know, you know I mean everything I say, SO MUCH!
:nod: :aww:

But you are too kind to me here.. and I am humbled,
especially given all that you do, but still I thank you for your sweet and wonderful words, you are very good to me, and I am blessed to know you...
Thank you for your friendship, and also for what you also do and mean to others, as well! :rose:'s

You are right, Donnie and Marie, grew up in the Shelter from very small kittens until a year old. They were at the Shelter for one year, and no one ever showed interest to adopt them. :hmm:
A "Rescue Group" came got them instead... supposedly this means they will have better luck in a better facility somewhere else where the population of people are more open-minded in general.

Statistically black cats are not so popular with the population in general. :hmm:

I know it is hard to imagine, because if only people would try to learn about them and understand how very wonderful they are...
I hope they will find a home, too... maybe they have by now. :fingerscrossed:

You're welcome for the feature, too, but for all you have done, and I do mean ALL...

:iconbigheartplz:
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
If you knew how much I love it, Tea, it is reminding me of my little kitty who has the same eye expression when she is serious - mot very often serious though! :D
It is an awesome photo and knowing you were keeping it for me is touching me so much! You will always be so caring, dear Tea! :heart:

I really don't understand why black cats are not popular, they are always so sweet cats and very clever ones. :nod:

Thank you you so much again, it has been a wonderful surprise! :tighthug:'s :iconpurpleheartplz:
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amcforeverman Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
He's a handsome sweetie :-)
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
:aww: Why thank you so much!! :D
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philippeL Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG that is absolutely lovely, Tea :love: I am sure that Jocelyne adored it. :hug:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Philippe! :glomp:
Thank you sooo much! :D
I see from a couple comments down, that she does.. :heart:
Thanks again, Philippe... for everything! :rose:
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philippeL Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're so welcome, Tea, your cat photos are beauties :love:
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some1lovesyou1417 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
may cats look exactly like that
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
:aww: That's sweeet! :D
Mine does, too.
I adopted one that looked sort of similar from this same Shelter where I volunteer. I wished i could have taken Donnie, too, but he was at kitten pricing at the time. :hmm:
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some1lovesyou1417 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
? whats pricing?sorry, lol. all my cats are adopted :) you should watch me and ill upload some pics of them
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kurios-kat Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wild, unfathomable, mysterious cat-talk...
Expressive eyes.
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
:boogie:
Thanks for your wonderful comment and support!
:hug: :haert:
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