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Welcome to Chat Noir Studio, Gracefully Glamorous Vintage & Uniquely Chic Handmade Creations Rich in Elegance & Mystery . . . A Most Luxurious Place – Locked & Loaded with Pure Catitude . . . .

Tux, Chat Noir Studio's Stray Cat King in Residence & Boss Man at Large: Tux is a male tuxedo feline with predominantly rich luxurious blue-black fur with hints of white and the most mesmerizing amber eyes. He is an independent spirit who enjoys coming & going as he pleases. Tux is the Lord of the Land and reigns supreme in the alleys & backyards of Lyndhurst. He likes more than one dinner each night and frequents several families’ homes to be served his favorite dishes. He lets the loving folks pet him and sleeps in the finest made beds; but . . . he still has to be free to do as he wishes. (He sure does seem to enjoy spending most of his time with us, though, indulging himself…

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  • Born on January 25
  • Joined January 21, 2010

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black velvet, black lace, black cotton, ribbons, vintage rhinestones, paper, ink, acrylic paint, crystals, canvas, sequins, creative magic

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Welcome to Chat Noir Studio, Gracefully Glamorous Vintage & Uniquely Chic Handmade Creations Rich in Elegance & Mystery . . . A Most Luxurious Place – Locked & Loaded with Pure Catitude . . . .

Tux, Chat Noir Studio's Stray Cat King in Residence & Boss Man at Large: Tux is a male tuxedo feline with predominantly rich luxurious blue-black fur with hints of white and the most mesmerizing amber eyes. He is an independent spirit who enjoys coming & going as he pleases. Tux is the Lord of the Land and reigns supreme in the alleys & backyards of Lyndhurst. He likes more than one dinner each night and frequents several families’ homes to be served his favorite dishes. He lets the loving folks pet him and sleeps in the finest made beds; but . . . he still has to be free to do as he wishes. (He sure does seem to enjoy spending most of his time with us, though, indulging himself in round-the-clock room service and lounging on an antique velvet chair in our attic salon, Chat Noir Studio.)

The female kitties love him and the male cats envy him. Tux is the Keith Richards of the feline world -- he continues to outlast them all simply by just being himself – locked & loaded with pure catitude. . . . .

Tux’s Mantra & Motto: “I am FREE; I am ME – and I ALWAYS WILL BE!” --Tux


Six Haiku about & for Tux:

By

Christine Bruness


Alley cat’s eyes
peering from a dark cranny
studying the drunks


On my backyard deck
a weathered black cat meows
claiming its new turf


The garden in spring~
under the blooming dogwood
sleeping black kitty


Humid June morning
the cat who stayed out all night
now wants food and sleep


Winter evening
stray cat becomes new house guest
during the snowstorm


This rainy morning
resting in my living room
our block’s toughest tomcat



“TUX, THE ALLEY CAT”

An Acrostic Poem

By Christine Bruness


Tough
Undaunted
eXpert stalker


Territorial
Houseguest
Enduring


Adorable
Loved Bruness family member
Lounger
Enjoys gourmet cat food
Yard Lord


Cunning
Adaptable
Tender, too -- sometimes



My name is Christine Bruness. I am an author, artist, poet, antique & vintage goods dealer, nature lover, cook, lover of vintage glamour, art admirer, Etsy patron, and animal lover -- with a profoundly special love for felines . . . .

I am completely drawn to cats. They are my greatest inspiration. I have had and continue to have a lifelong extraordinary connection with felines. This connection has richly blessed my life.

My husband's name is Richard Bruness. He is a mail carrier, photographer, gardener, model train enthusiast, antique & vintage goods dealer, nature lover, and all-around AMAZING handyman who can fix just about anything -- though, he is too humble to ever admit this fact. He is also a lover of animals, particularly fish, birds, and cats.

We are both free spirits who love to create….

The lion’s share of what Chat Noir Studio makes goes towards caring for and pampering our beloved pussycats in the fine fashion that they expect and deserve. We also use the earnings to pay for food & more for our stray & feral feline friends, bird seed & more for our bird friends, and a variety of non-invasive flowers & more so that the butterflies have a place where they can thrive.

Our backyard is officially certified by the National Wildlife Federation. (ID Number: 35738.) Using sustainable gardening techniques, we have been able to create a wildlife sanctuary that provides small local wildlife with food, water, cover, and places to raise young.

~~ For more information about starting your own Backyard Wildlife Habitat project, please visit: http://www.nwf.org/gardenforwildlife/create.cfm. ~~

(If you would like to know a bit more about me, please check out: http://www.writers.net/writers/35570. Thank you.)


Please feel free to stop by our sister sites:


Bohemian Angel:
http://www.bohemianangel.etsy.com;

The Rose Rooms:
http://www.theroserooms.etsy.com;

The Blue Hours:
http://www.thebluehours.etsy.com; and,

Forever Glamorous:
http://www.foreverglamorous.etsy.com.

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Thank you so much for stopping by Chat Noir Studio. Have a graceful day and glamorous night filled with magic!

We will leave you with my acrostic tribute poem to all of our feline friends:



“ALL KINDS OF CATS”

Nine Acrostic Stanzas for Nine Long Lives

By

Christine Bruness


Cunning cats
Adventurous cats
Tough cats
Swift cats


Curious cats
Alert cats
Territorial cats
Sinewy cats


Cuddly cats
Adorable cats
Trouble-making cats
Soft cats


Cute cats
Adept cats
Tender cats
Special cats


Clean cats
Affectionate cats
Touchy cats
Skilled cats


Confrontational cats
Avoider cats
Timid cats
Scaredy cats


Companionable cats
Arresting cats
Temperamental cats
Survivor cats


Courageous cats
Adaptable cats
Testy cats
Sleepy cats


Country cats
Alley cats
Tom cats
Suburban cats


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