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Hi, it's KOIT's proud #CrazyCatLady & avid dog lover. When I'm not hanging with my five furry family members, I'm volunteering with animals, enjoying a Bay Area microbrew or touring a dog-friendly vineyard. >^..^<

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by Charly Kayle posted Oct 9 2015 8:59PM
(above) Portrait of PINKY in the studio of San Francisco Bay Area artist Sheila Kafi.

I met Sheila in the dog park, when she was giving my friend Teena a painting
she had done for her birthday, of one of her dogs, Kakoa.
She was humbly trying to slip her the present, without any fanfare.

Sheila, your humility is refreshing. And your work deserves a little fanfare!
So here you are, some fanfare for a talented artist. (I sincerely appreciate humility.)

(above) KAKOA, a Miniature Bull Terrier. (above) Not a dog. TIGER the Persian cat.

(above) Portrait of LADY, with original picture to the right.

(above) Wall of work in various stages of completion. Impressive!

See more of Sheila Kafi's work on her website & Facebook
Contact: Tel: 415.573.6847

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by Charly Kayle posted Oct 8 2015 6:05PM
Took my dogs to the dog park today at Golden Gate Park, and look at this little
angel in the Halloween dress. It's Zoey, a sweet senior girl originally adopted
from Muttville Senior Dog Rescue of San Francisco.

Trick or treat!

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by Charly Kayle posted Oct 7 2015 7:58PM
I'm entranced by colored lights. I love them anywhere, but how especially
beautiful to see them in the upstairs bar at the W Hotel in San Francisco.

Those aren't reflections on the bar surface, those are little lights inside the bar top.
Love it!

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by Charly Kayle posted Oct 6 2015 3:40PM
Fill 'er up, please! Delicious food from Little Skillet inside Victory Hall
& Parlor at 360 Ritch St, a few blocks from AT&T Park in San Francisco.

Little Skillet is trying to build a Parklet in front of their location,
to provide the area with an open green community space.

Help them build on

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by Charly Kayle posted Oct 5 2015 8:43PM
After a week of cable issues, I finally spent the last hour and a half on the phone trying to get things working again, They aren't, so a technician is coming out tomorrow. Which means I can't spend any time on the work I need to do.


I sure wish Sasha would pick up that broom and help me. Her tail would make a great duster!

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by Charly Kayle posted Oct 2 2015 10:44PM

Yes these are all ours.  #FireballFriday  
A way to decompress after a hard workweek. 

And we always have a good time!  Sports Bars rule. 

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by Charly Kayle posted Oct 1 2015 9:55AM
We found a celebrity cat named "ACE", which we'll claim for the "Andrew & Charly Entourage" club. (Join by texting ACE to 69299. Mssg/data rates apply.)

He was actually named for Ace Hardware, but that's another story. We discovered him because the new 2016 Maine Coon Adoptions Calendar is out!

(above) October of 2016 is now our favorite month, with Ace on board!

Now available for 2016. All proceeds benefit MCA. Only $20. Purchase here.

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by Charly Kayle posted Sep 30 2015 8:15PM
I just looked down and saw my knee brace is officially stamped "ACE".

To us, that can only stand for "Andrew & Charly Entourage".   Now I'm on the lookout for more "official" ACE items.  Glad my knee brace is on board!

(Torn cartilage & pulled ACL from dog park incident where another German Shepherd tackled me while trying to show my 49ers how it's done.  The dog
did it right, but my body took the beating.  Former story here.)

To join the club, text ACE to 69299. Message & data rates apply.  From time to time, we text out contests, giveaways, or interesting information.  You can opt out anytime.

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by Charly Kayle posted Sep 29 2015 7:30PM
Sasha, my German Shepherd, became instant best girlfriends with Scout, the
Toy Fox Terrier/Chihuahua-mix puppy who is my new dog walking client!  

Here's video of them playing.  Too precious!

Yes, I now do dog-sitting & dog-walking on the side.  I'm just thrilled that
these two adore each other.  Makes my new job a lot easier!

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by Charly Kayle posted Sep 28 2015 9:45AM
The effects of the Valley Fire have been devastating, and unfortunately will be long lasting, both for the people involved and the animals.  Many volunteers are working together with limited resources & even less funding to save the lives of the family pets, some claimed, many not.  They desparately need help to continue.  

You can donate for medical supplies, veterinary care, and whatever the Valley Fire animal victims need (it changes daily) through FurEver Animal Rescue, whose volunteers have been going there every single day to help.  Direct donation link through PAYPAL here (please write "Valley Fire" in comments).

Below is an excerpt from the heartfelt message on Furever's Facebook page, written by Terry Messer, Executive Director, after one of her recent trips to volunteer.
(Read the full message and see a video of Terry's pictures of the devastation here.)

Dear FurEver Families,
I was in Middletown today delivering/donating medical supplies for the animals burnt or injured in the fire, and our Adoption Coordinator, Kimberly, was working with the hospital going out to the hard hit areas looking for survivors, doing welfare checks and delivering pet food to animals still on some of the properties.

I do not think I can put into words what my heart wants me to say. What I saw was devastating and heartwarming at the same time. 3,000 people have been left homeless. These people have lost everything, yet they remain friendly and uplifting, and the way they care for one another is inspiring. The fire showed no mercy and destroyed anything that was in its path. 

I think every available street corner, park or open lot has some type of command center set up to provide assistance for a particular service. They have FEMA, Red Cross, Veteran’s assistance, every insurance company under the sun, bottled drinking water, hay for the livestock and wonderful groups/clubs like the Lyon’s who have a brought in donations of clothing, household items, kids toys, baby strollers, you name it and someone has tried to provide it.  

My heart aches for the furkids and the pain and suffering they have endured because of this fire. It spread so quickly that many had no time to do anything but get in their cars and hope that they could make it out alive. The loss of life is overwhelming and the injuries will take months to heal. 

Countless pets are still missing and their owners diligently look for them every day, but with each passing day the hope of finding them alive gets slimmer. There is one story that touched my heart deeply and makes such a great advertisement to PLEASE microchip your pet. Two cats wandered or I should say ran for their life, in a different direction from their burning home and got caught in the fire. Each treated at different hospitals for severe burns. Their owners were desperately looking for them and believe it or not they ALL were reunited because of being microchipped!

The animal's medical needs will be costly, and on-going for months. Average cost for medical on a burn victim ranges from $400 to several thousand. Today FurEver Animal Rescue donated nearly $1,000 worth of medical supplies because one small hospital was critically low in supplies to do dressing changes on small animals who have burn wounds, running low on IV fluids and burn medication. We plan to stay in close contact with Dr. Sara Reidenbach, the doctor who is coordinating the staff for the medical sites.

We need your help to purchase the necessary items the veterinarians and rescue crews list for us. (It changes daily.) Donations can be made through FurEver Animal Rescue’s PAYPAL here. In the comments please write “Valley Fire”.

Thank you for your love, generosity and support, and for allowing me to share this with you. 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email me at
or call my cell 510-418-8602.

FurEver Thankful,
Terry Messer, Executive Director, FurEver Animal Rescue

Terry's video of experiences while volunteering at the Valley Fire site.

Thank you Terry & Julie & Kimberly.  We are FurEver thankful for you! 

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