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It’s a coup to dis- cover something new that is old or some- thing old that is new. ANIMAL KINGDOM Markels is devoted to animals, and Div- ing Cat is somewhat like a zoo, farm, and safari rolled into one unparalleled environ- ment. There are cat collectibles, dog parks, a pond party, and so much more. Nearly every breed of canine can be found in vari- ous forms. Snails, lizards, dragonflies, owls, birds, and tigers live at Diving Cat. As a cat lover, I am enthralled every time I stop by and find a new litter of prancing felines with tall tails. Ursula Dodge magnets and greeting cards are gifts for anyone who wants to be happy. Brighten surfaces with cats cuddling, dogs posing, or horses spreading warmth. Diving Cat has numerous pet favorites painted to illustrate unique traits. Plan to fill you bag with several for gifts and yourself. Refrig- erators, after all, should be more interesting. Everlasting Hug is a remembrance ves- sel designed and created by Charles Kern, a Pennsylvania sculptor. His work represents the celebration of the loving bond people have with their pets, whether new family member or departed. Within each piece is a small hidden chamber that can be filled with a memory, such as a photo, note, a bit of fur, small toy, or other token. When caressed and thought upon, good and spe- cial feelings spread throughout you. Hugs, which are comfortably held in one hand, are made of a special blend of lightweight resin that is individually cast and hand-painted. A percentage of sales are donated to organiza- tions dedicated to the health and well-being of animals. Pet owners will cherish this gift forever. Be sure to ask about spoons molded into silverware animals. And, don’t overlook Markels’ signature flamework glass kitties to wear on a chain. ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE Homes are distinctively personal and pro- vide a blank canvas for expression. Diving Cat offers the media to complete the picture. With so many inimitable gifts for the home, it requires several trips. Your figurative tour only glances the surface of possibilities. Spiritiles by Houston Llew of Atlanta, Georgia, are handcrafted glass on copper collectibles that blend art with a story. Each tile pairs a clever message, amusing witticism, or inspiring thought with enter- taining illustrations. Healing Touch Pottery is created to bring beauty and soothing energy together. The one-of-a-kind pieces are designed by resident potters in a Brent- wood, New Hampshire, studio. Healing pebbles or birthstones are attached to the thumb rest of mugs, and each one includes a description. Among specialty collections are Mother’s, Father’s, Butterfly, Dragon- fly, and Friendship mugs. Diving Cat also carries Healing Touch platters and knitting bowls. More suggestions for giving the home a holiday lift are paintings, sculptures, mixed media, and other works of art. 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