Rehabilitating Art #FridayRecommends

Friday RecommendsWelcome to Friday!

Last Saturday, Per Bastet Publications (the website needs to be updated–the Webmaster is a lazy bum–guess who the webmaster is) went to the Frankfort Comic-Con. We were lucky enough to sit next to Katy Dolittle (her working name), an animal rehabilitator with Bluegrass Wildlife. She didn’t have any animals with her, of course. First, the hotel wouldn’t allow it, but also it would have freaked wild animals out.

And wild animals are what she does: She helps them recover their health or raises orphaned/abandoned ones in such a way that they can be released into the wild if possible. Her YouTube channel is a bit sparse, but adorable. My favorite video may be the lazy groundhog eating a snowpea.

Our cousin Peggy Lynn Cox passed away this week, another victim of aggressive, all-system cancer. Here’s what I wrote about her on Facebook:

RIP Peggy Lynn Cox, an amazing artist, excellent educator, and extraordinary person. She also cared for cats, in her home and in feral colonies. Brains, humor, beauty, phenomenal talent, and a big, joyous heart. The world is poorer for your loss, but richer for your having been in it.

If you’d like to see some of her art, you can visit her website. Not certain how long it will be up, so enjoy it while it’s there. We’re lucky enough to have a few of her pieces which she gave us as gifts. All the more precious to us now.

A PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about loss and redemption.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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  1. Mitchell Allen

    July 20, 2018 at 1:27pm

    Marian, what a wonderful tribute. Thank you for sharing your joy and pain. We must be mindful of appreciating the gifts people bring to our lives.


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      Marian Allen

      July 20, 2018 at 3:52pm

      If I haven’t thanked you for “A Morning with Abner,” allow me to do so now. I’ve read it twice, and intend to read it again. 🙂

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  2. Mitchell Allen

    July 20, 2018 at 4:24pm

    Thank you, Marian. You and Holly always inspire me to do my best.



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