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COTTAGE GROVE SENTINEL NOVEMBER 1, 2017
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Cato arrived on artist Sujo's
porch as a bedraggled, fl ea rid-
den, gray, starving kitten. After
a bath, the gray kitten emerged
as a fl uffy white kitten!
When Sujo moved her art of-
fi ce/shop/home to Highway 99,
she was terrifi ed for Cato's safe-
ty. "I tried keeping him inside,"
explains Sujo, "but it didn't
work! After I nearly knocked
over some arriving clients in
my attempt to 'save him' run-
ning out the door and crossing
the highway, I decided then and
there that God was in charge of
Cato has had two names.
As a baby, his sweet personal-
ity led to his fi rst name, Sweet
Pea. "When he emerged into a
teenager, he became anything
but sweet! When my mother
brought her tiny black poodle
over, Sweet Pea watched the
dog from atop a counter and
pounced on him!" said Sujo.
"Then, they'd chase each oth-
er and wrestle, in fun, having
a great time. As a result, Sujo
changed her cat's name to Cato
after the Green Hornet's side-
Cato mystifi ed people as he
sat in the window. Strangers
walked up to the window to in-
vestigate whether it was a real
cat or a statue.
"Once, a client burst into my
offi ce with his daughter and in-
troduced her to Cato, ignoring
me. Then, as an afterthought,
he said 'Oh. Hi, Sujo. I wanted
my daughter to meet Cato.' Just
as fast, they turned and left!"
"Cato insisted on his food
being served at 3:30 p.m. If
his meal was late, he would fl ip
anything he could fi nd; papers,
pens, pencils, paperclips, etc.
off counter tops. If that didn't
work, he walked across my key-
board. If there were fl owers,
he'd pulled each fl ower, one at
a time, out of the vase with his
teeth until I got up and served
Once, when friends were cat
sitting Cato, they had a near di-
saster. I had just put an herbal
fl ea collar on Cato. Right after
I left, he lodged one paw under
the collar which he was franti-
cally trying to free.
My friend, also in a panic,
called another friend, and they
chased Cato all over the yard.
He was hopping and running on
three feet. Luckily, they caught
and released his leg.
After Cato died, I began in-
corporating him in my artwork.
He is included in every ceram-
ic covered bridge plaque, he's
painted on Main Street's fence
mural, and on the Humane So-
ciety's building mural." Sujo
has also painted her childhood
dog, Fritz, in the mural. Fritz is
chasing Cato up a tree!
"I've also painted two murals
in the alley behind The Book-
mine," adds Sujo, "because their
customers were concerned for
the safety of the alley cats. Cato
and my present cat, Milly, and
the two alley cats are all painted
in the murals cautioning drivers
to slow down.
Look next to Dave's Cor-
ner Market at the little yellow
house's upper windows! Cato
LAST ART WALK HELD
is painted there, on the shed,
and carport. One painting was
shown on Animal Planet's "Must
Love Cats" TV show, when they
featured Angel Scribe's famous
swimming cats! http://animal.
Along with other Cottage
Grove Art Guild artists, Sujo
has painted fi ve of the paint-
ings in the All America Park's
restrooms, designed the mural
on the Main Street fence, and
painted the animal mural on the
Humane Society's This 'n' That
shop. The Guild's artists have
truly "painted the town." They
also volunteer and paint pet por-
traits supporting the Humane
"Cato was a typical aloof
egotist who didn't need any-
thing from anyone. Mr. Aloof
knew the sound of my car so
it was heartwarming when he
mysteriously emerged to greet
me," says Sujo.
Not only is Cato remem-
bered around Cottage Grove, so
is Sujo for her 'heartwork!' To
top it all off, in her "spare" time
she helps with the Humane So-
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Top right: Steve Hermansen and
his daughter Bella. Top left: Peggy
Severns (l) and Beth Robinson (r).
Bottom right: Oragami artist Ben
The fi nal art walk of the season was
held on Friday, October 27 in down-
town Cottage Grove. The tradition
will begin again next summer.
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How to Recycle in Cottage Grove
Step 1: All material must be clean – no food residue in glass or tin cans, no
soiled paper or cardboard, no waxed coated cardboard, no lids or caps.
* No plastics.
Step 2: Commingle only these items together in your bin or cart:
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• Cardboard: Flatten & place in or next to bin.
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Step 3: Set these items next to the bin or cart:
• Glass: Food and beverage glass only.
• Used engine oil: Must be in leak proof plastic container no larger than
5 quarts. No transmission luid, cooking oil or antifreeze.
Contaminated commingle will be left at the curb.