Beginner Cat Photo Skills

Toulouse Will Travel The World

Today’s selfie is one I am very proud of. Not only is it a member of the Dash Kitten Crew


Toulouse will travel the world as a birthday card to greet Cat Writers’ Association (CWA) members. How thrilling is this?

How did this come about? Late last year I was contacted by Deb Barnes, who is not only a talented blogger at Zee & Zoey but also Outreach Chair with the CWA. She asked me if I would like to be featured on the annual Birthday card sent out to members.

Yes I would!!! (Can you imagine the excitement!).

An image was chosen; tweaks were made and, below; you see the lovely card Deb created featuring my photograph of Toulouse.

I know you will love it as much as I do!

Don’t forget our celebratory giveaway featuring Harvey’s story.

Kuykendall Award for Marjorie Dawson

The image of Toulouse is one of my favourites and also one of the first I took using the lens I purchased with prize money from the 2019 Kuykendall Image Award.

What a selfie and when my own card arrved for MY birthday I was so thrilled!

Cat Writers Contest

I want to add a note for all cat creatives in the blogosphere.

If you write about cats, have written a story featuring a cat(s), written a poem that is on a blog or published in print in the year 2023 then please consider entering.

You have a couple of weeks to do so, and you do NOT have to be a member of the CWA to enter (although they are an awesome bunch).

Muse Medallion
Dot’s Muse® Medallion

Categories you can enter include:

  • Cat health, product review or entertainment posts
  • Poems and stories or books,
  • Podcasts
  • Videos
  • Your Blog
  • Social media accounts (fun, characterful impactful)
  • Photography -Single Image or Series
  • Cat Fine Art or commissioned work

You can find out more about entering and submit your best cat focused work here.

There are also some special awards here for special catgories like senior cats, training, and best NEW blogger (with cash prizes).

13 thoughts on “Toulouse Will Travel The World”

  1. That is an honor for sure!! Congrats!

    Since I no longer have kitties….well, you know…sigh…my sister tells me I should make a book of some of the things our furry ones have done over the years…maybe if and when I retire!! She especially was touched and moved to tears when she read about Minko’s last hours…way back in 2017…on Father’s Day of all things.

  2. Concatulations on your special purrize, Toulouse and Marjorie🎉Well deserved! Double Pawkisses for a Happy Week ahead🐾😽💞

  3. Congratulations to Toulouse!

    It’s fun to write about my cats and other cats I care for, but it’s only for fun. I’d like to learn to really write someday, a Cat Writer’s Association sounds like a fabulous group.

  4. Concatss Toulouse an Miss Marjorie!!!! Well dun!
    **nose rubss** BellaDharma an (((huggiess))) BellaSita Mum

  5. That is quite an honour in deed. Bravo! Alas, the two books I have written/collaborated on are both still awaiting publication. Maybe next year I can enter the CWA awards?

  6. Congratulations on having Toulouse featured on the birthday card. It is a lovely photo.


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