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Sha-bay and her Magic Eye by TeaPhotography Sha-bay and her Magic Eye by TeaPhotography
I know I have rarely done this during 2017, if at all... , mainly bc of the physical inabilities to create as much art, or enough variety and the overwhelming thoughts of what to upload when, since I couldn't and didn't upload many- which would negate some of that latter worry.  As a result all dedications were group ones, a difficult change from past years. But sometimes we need to make changes to suit our lives better, and not all change is bad. ;)

Anyway, I would LOVE to dedicate this to Lilia Annissina :iconannissina:

who I love to call Lily and think of the the lily flower, one of my very favourites. And like the flower, she is one of my favourite people I've ever met in this life time.

Though there have been a few people who have followed the story of "Seizonsha"
- (ABOVE) Japanese for "survivor", or Sha-Sha for short, who has has had many nicknames where "SHA-BAY" simply comes from Baby Sha -
ever since I joined dA, I know that Lily has always continued affection for Sha-Bay over all many years. And she and I joined nearly around the same time, I think. ;)

If I tried to list everyone who has expressed affection, or who has told me that Sha was their favourite (of the ones WE have been able to adopt), I would lose such a list, and certainly leave someone out, which I really dislike doing.

So, I am stopping at Lily, my beautiful friend, and a rare type of person in all the good ways! :heart:

Sha-Sha turned ten this past Oct. ... she had a super rough start in life. We adopted her in January of 2008, to give our first cat, Jikan some extra company, as I was still working full-time outside of the home at the time that we adopted Jikan July of 2007. 

No one really knows exactly how she lost an eye. We adopted her this way.
The story that has been nearly concluded from much conjecture- how the wound was, where and how she was found, records that it was most likely lost while she alone as a mere kitten was foraging for food, and was either injured by a competitor, or a human foot who did not want her around.

The thing about Sha-Sha has always been her utter fearlessness. She does not scare, but at all! It is difficult to protect ones' self sometimes if the one tool you don't ever use is to just RUN! She stands her ground and fights- even now all but 6 pounds!            

So, the vet that the foster care place used to perform the surgery, TWICE, before we ever got her, did not do a good job, and nearly a year after we adopted her and around her first B-Day in Oct. 2008, we had to have our vet re-do the surgery... bits of surgical material were found left back there!!!

While this time, the 3rd surgery was successful, she/the non-eye developed a major infection... and to me this was the worst of all. She had to have a 4th surgery- maybe more of just a procedure to alleviate this infection, and then placed on major anti-biotics for a very long time!

Well, as you can see, she has long since survived the traumatizing events from the very beginnings of her life. And she is still a fighter, and her name was always quite fitting!

Oddly enough, her ONE EYE is amazing! To this day, she has not lost interest in her toys! Not even a bit. She continues to play soccer quite adequately, with both front feet, passing it to me each time perfectly. Her aim is amazing. She's always the first one to notice where a flash light hits and is more attracted to lights and colours that cats can see first and more efficiently, than any other cat we've ever had.

She is a true survivor, and she is exceptionally incredible. Sha-bay never ceases to fascinate us. :heart:
She is a real legend in her own time. :aww:


:bulletorange: :bulletorange: :bulletorange: An EXTRA shout-out of thanks and gratitude to all Affiliates and Super Affiliates of "The Shelter Project" - whose donations from a wide variety of works of art, and even points as well that have gone to products, have always gone to local cats and dogs with medical needs and spays/neuters- (but not to those who become within our personal care... this is the way that we- ALL- can help *other animals* that we can't adopt).

Cats - They're Watching Stamp by TwilightProwler Love Shelter animals by piratekit Shelter Project Stamp by Astrikos


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[ :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.
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:iconava-the-gremlin:
Ava-the-gremlin Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  Student General Artist
She's beautiful :love:
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vanndra Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww :love:
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Applemac12 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
It's amazing how they adapt to such change! :wow:  Too cute Tea! :aww: :love:
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sc62568 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
An amazing cat!
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anasofiajc Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely kitty💗
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CreativeMark24 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist
So very sweet! :hug:
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Andaelentari Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what a beauty :clap:
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Sanluris Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
What a pretty sweet baby! My sister's cat is a little winker as well. He had his left eye removed last year because it had glaucoma. He's doing really well though. The vet said cats often do well with just an eye. I just have to make sure I don't come up on his blind side. I'm glad Sha-Sha is doing better.
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GBLXVIII Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018
Fantastic!
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018  Professional General Artist
Means a lot to me!
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Ludifico Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017  Student General Artist
Awwwww :aww:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Professional General Artist
Sweet of you! :aww:
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poca2hontas Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
A lovely dedication to our beautiful friend Lily Annissina :rose:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Professional General Artist
I appreciate that... Lily Annissina has been a wonderful mutual friend for both of us. I'm sure she wouldn't mind me saying that we both appreciate your friendship as well!
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Annissina Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course I don't mind, Marty poca2hontas is such a sweetheart! :iconloveyouplz:
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poca2hontas Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww :aww: She is a beauty!  And a survivor for sure.  She's been through a lot in her short life yet is beyond happy, despite it all.  We humans should take a cue from her. :heart:!
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much Linda! I believe you are right, and probably about most animals-- many lessons that we humans could learn, come from many animals. :heart:

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caddman Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
...Such beauty in this nice pic ...:heart:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Professional General Artist
And such kindness in this lovely comment! :heart:
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caddman Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018  Professional General Artist
Tea

your welcome ...:rose:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:heart:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you Eve, sweetie! :heart:
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Annissina Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thank you so much, sweetheart! I do love Sha-Sha very much! :iconloveyouplz:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
YOU are so absolutely welcome! :glomp: :huggle:

And she knows you do... bc I tell her. Of course I do, and of course she knows exactly what I am saying. ;)
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Annissina Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, just like my dog! :giggle: It's always mind-boggling just how incredibly intelligent animals are! :hug:
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MYPeanutGallery Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2017
She is beautiful! 
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you sweet friend! :heart:
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33M Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! to you Tea    Hi! to Sha-Bay

Have a wonderful Holiday
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Professional General Artist
Oh I appreciate your sweetest greetings!
I wish very much the same for your, and through 2018- you deserve much goodness in this coming year!
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crazygardener Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
so cute!!!
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you dear Dave, my friend!
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crazygardener Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
you're so welcome my friend. 
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017   General Artist
Sha-bay never ceases to fascinate ANY of us :heart:

And - do you remember our boy TAZ?
actually Tigger by Cmac13 He was lucky to have been found by a vet how took the trouble to save his eye (only one surgery needed thank goodness and no infection as he has feline leukemia.) 

As of 12-10-17 he's a full year past his expiration date - thank goodness :clap: :party:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Professional General Artist
She's fascinated many of us. :XD:

It is good there was a vet who could save the eye before it was lost. Sha-Sha's was lost before anyone found her... so,... yeah. But still surely TAZ has his fair share of ordeals... esp., dealing with Feline Leukemia. Cats can extraordinarilyl tough! That he has survived a full year past when they said he would, is a good testament to that! I am happy to hear it, and I know and can relate to the fact that you treasure every single day you have left with your boy! :heart:

Thank you for sharing... the story and photo is quite familiar, but I want to revisit it. :aww:
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XxRisingDemonxX Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awee!!! So cute!! Did you rescue her?
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you, what a lovely comment! Yes, we rescued her from a foster care group having trouble finding her a home. We adopted her from them ten years ago THIS Jan. 2018. I know it's long- but the story there above might be of interest to you! :XD:
Thanks again. :D
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creativemikey Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Professional Photographer
awe
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Professional General Artist
Mike! Thank you, and thanks for everything! :cuddle:
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creativemikey Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2017  Professional Photographer
always and forever Tea as you can always count on me.
Stay well and I constantly pray for your well being :hug::heart::hug:
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Doll-Ladi Featured By Owner Edited Dec 24, 2017
When  I see images like this my heart feels so sad inside Tea as these beautiful creatures were put on this earth for us to enjoy and they should never have to be blinded in this way. I can't imagine what kind of person would be this cruel.  But in spite of it all she is here and I could see that she is a very beautiful cat. She sounds like a real treasure. Thank you for sharing this story about this wonderful kitty. Thank you so much for caring about these animals. Your heart has always been in the right place. 

Beautiful by LOVEMAYU
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DragonsChest Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Professional Writer
How precious...
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Sha-bay is amazing :hug::heart:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you sweetest Mum, as are YOU! Remember this. :huggle: :love:
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconrbyw: My pleasure always. I know how very much your fur babies mean to you . :hug::heart:
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Che--rry Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You must’ve had fun with those tags XD what a precious bean.
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
:lol: Oh, I just go crazy with them. I have no idea. I just go... I love your comment mainly because, no one has ever said anything about my crazy tagging. :giggle:

Indeed she is precious, and I thank you for your total comment! :D
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart: :huggle:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
:huggle: :heart:
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017
She is a beautiful cat!  Thanks for all the good that you do for our fur friends! :heart:
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