If you can draw, you can bask in the glow of royalty

Do you draw, paint, sculpt, make collages or do anything artistic? If so, you can show off your talent and also join me at one of the best parties around~ the next group show at the Gallery at the End of the World!


From September 3-6 the venue will be filled with art and people who love art. There is also live entertainment, including a range of bands, DJs and me dancing (on Friday Art Club night).


To be a part of the “in crowd” and get your stuff on the walls where people can see it and even buy it, stop by the gallery this Saturday or the next. Grab your portfolio and go:


Open call for artists

Noon-5 p.m. July 25 and August 1

Gallery at the End of the World

2475 N. Lake Ave.

(cross street is Mariposa, next door to Rancho bar)

Altadena  zip- 91001

(626) 794-8779



Now carry on, as you were,

Queen Mickie




Welcoming a new princess

Hello dear readers,


Mommy’s busy and her blog looked like it needed some words of wisdom from a certain little dog, so here I am. But I have BIG news!! After a long wait, my new – or should I say mew? – friend Mia is finally home and word is that she is a perfect princess.



Several months (about 180 kibble dishes in dog years) ago my human friend Vernor was taking a walk when he heard frantic cries. He looked around and discovered a dirty, skinny kitten hiding under a bush. He checked to see if her mother might be near, but there was no sign of her nor any of her siblings. Vernor picked up the nameless kit and she clung to him for all it was worth. She was scared, but friendly.


Smart man he is, Vernor took the kitten to his veterinarian to be checked out. She was quite young and would need lots of TLC, plus lots of feedings. Vernor enlisted the help of a rescue organization to help care for her and on Monday they said she was big and healthy enough to go home! Yay!


Mia, as the kitten has been dubbed, is now learning to get along with Vernor’s other cats, Tasha and Goldie. She is eating well and is a “cuddle monster.” My mommy reminded Vernor not to forget his other cats while giving out attention just because Mia has that “new cat smell” lol! He promised and I believe him, as he has a big heart and is one of my fans.


Best wishes to Mia on her new forever home!


Paws up,


32nd Doo Dah Queen’s photos on exhibit


32nd Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade Queen Skittles is a talented photographer and will be displaying some of her work this evening. Here’s the skinny:

Artists included are: Julie Klima (aka Queen Skittles), Cassandra Marquez, Kristina King, Conan Dynes, Mary Amor & Arpi Alaverdyan.

What: Edgar Varela Fine Arts presents ‘3500 sq feet in 48 hours’,
Curated by Julie Klima

Where: The Continental Gallery @ 408 South Spring St., Los Angeles, CA

When: 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Thursday, July 9

Google map:

Queen Skittles
32nd Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade
Blog @ www.QueenSkittles.com

July 4th tips from the Royal Pup and the ASPCA

I’m a Yankee Doodle Doggie, but I still get quite nervous when all those fireworks start going off. I also know that I’m not alone. In fact, my best friend Indiana Bones ended up in the

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animal shelter after a 4th of July weekend. His family never came for him, which is very sad, but he was adopted into a new forever home and is loved, which is awesome.


Indy still cowers at the sound of the pops and bangs. It’s funny too because he is a Belgian Malinois and is supposed to be brave. Still, I can’t laugh because I’m trembling myself. And I’ll bet your pets aren’t too thrilled either. That’s why I’m sharing this:


The ASPCA recommends keeping your pooch indoors as much as possible during backyard parties and Fourth of July festivities, even if he is a pro picnicker. From toxic food and beverages to raucous guests and fireworks, the holiday weekend is a minefield of potential pet problems.

“Even the most timid dog can leap a six-foot fence if he’s spooked by loud noises,” says Dr. Pamela Reid, Vice President of the ASPCA Animal Behavior Center.

If your dog shows signs of distress from fireworks or boisterous revelers, Dr. Reid suggests giving him a Kong toy stuffed with peanut butter.

“The persistent licking should calm his nerves,” she says.

The ASPCA offers some more expert advice to keep your pet singing, “Oh Say Can You See,” all the way to the fifth and beyond:

– Keep your pet on the wagon. Since alcohol is potentially poisonous to pets, place all wine, beer and spirits well out of paws’ way.

– Avoid scraps from the grill. Stick with your pet’s normal diet– any change, even for a day, can result in stomach upset. Certain foods like onions, avocado, chocolate, grapes and raisins are especially toxic to pets.

– Skip the sunscreen. Avoid lathering your pet with any insect repellent or sunscreen not intended for the four-legged kind. Ingestion can result in drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst and lethargy.

– Stay fire-smart. Keep your pet away from fireworks, matches, citronella candles and lighter fluid, which if eaten can irritate the stomach, lungs and central nervous system.

– Be cool near the pool. Don’t leave pets unsupervised around a pool or lake– not all dogs are expert swimmers! Also, pools aren’t large water bowls– they contain chlorine and other toxic chemicals that can cause stomach problems.

As always, if you suspect your pet has ingested something poisonous from the picnic table, please contact your vet or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.

For more information and tips, visit www.aspca.org


I hope I get a nice peanut butter Kong every day over the weekend!


Have a safe and happy 4th of July and paws up,