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:megaphone: NOTICE: Please EMAIL ME at zroing[at]gmail[dot]com if you have a question about your commission and need an immediate reply. I only check notes and comments on art sites (such as deviantART and FA) on Sundays and Mondays. Thanks! :thanks:

Everyone, meet my beloved cat Shampoo:

Shampoo by MarinaNeira

Today marks the first time in all my time online that I’ve ever truly had to ask for monetary help. Is it, however, not exactly for myself, as I will explain below.

Some explanation: when I moved out to live with my fiance, my mom’s life became much more difficult, as I used to pay full rent ($1000/mo) and part of the reason I moved out was so that my entire salary could go for the extensive dental work I needed done ($19,000+ worth, which I will continue to pay for the next two years, $800-ish per month.) I couldn’t help my mother anymore, and for a variety of reasons I can’t go into, she can’t currently leave her apartment to find a cheaper one. Some of the reasons are, this one is very close to her job, she can walk to it. Any place that was cheaper enough to make a difference would have to be very far from her job. Rent is costly anywhere here, and she can’t drive. That, among other reasons.

My mom is also stuck taking care of the two cats that we owned mutually. I could never separate them, and they keep her company with me leaving the house after us being together for 31 years. I help my mom with their upkeep with my commission money whenever I can. Usually what I can do is enough.

Unfortunately one of the kitties, 11 year old Shampoo, has been doing poorly enough that she needed a hospitalization yesterday. We still don’t know what is wrong with her. She has been throwing up, not eating, and just not acting herself. Yesterday she didn’t greet my mother at the door for the first time in her entire life, so my mom took her in, and she had to be hospitalized as she was severely dehydrated.

Here is the bill (the biggest number is just the deposit, the bill will be closer to $700+ as it says in the smaller number!):

Vet Bill by MarinaNeira

And a little video of her:

And here is poor Shampoo on the way to the vet yesterday… :(

Shampoo Vet by MarinaNeira

My mom and I love this cat dearly. Unfortunately this HUGE bill ($780.40 just to start –the $350 are a deposit) has been only to diagnose whatever she might have. As of this morning, her blood tests and parasite tests came out okay, but she needs continuous fluids due to being very dehydrated, and because they still don’t know what is happening. So it has already been determined that another night stay is needed, even more money, let alone to heal whatever she has. Hopefully it isn’t very serious, but even as it is this is nearly a month’s worth of rent for my mother, and she is beside herself with worry for her own sake as well as our beloved cat’s.

You all know I’ve been through some rough stuff, barely keeping a roof over my head, I never asked for a penny. I would have been ashamed to do such a thing. I am doing this for my mom because I can give her maybe $100 or so but then I’m tapped out. She cannot pay for this herself, but she’d skip meals to do whatever she can for Shampoo. Still, this is very overwhelming for her and I am at a loss, so I appeal to you, if you can donate anything, or spread the word on this, please, I beg you, any help you can give us, we would be so grateful. Please, please.

You can donate directly to my mom’s PayPal,



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Today I want to share with you the work of :iconpastel-hime: Pastel-Hime, whose art I really enjoy. I consider Pastel a treasured friend and encourage you to check out her page, as she is as sweet as she is talented, and getting better with every drawing she makes:

Autumn Outfit by Pastel-Hime Dedenne Gijinka by Pastel-Hime Pastel-Hime ID by Pastel-Hime
Spring splashes by Pastel-Hime Mary Blair style attempt by Pastel-Hime More Penny by Pastel-HimeSofiya Commission by Pastel-Hime
  • Mood: Desperate
  • Listening to: Spotify
  • Reading: Chicken Feathers
  • Playing: Story of Seasons
  • Drinking: Coffee


Marina Neira
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Hi hi! *waves* My name is Marina and I'm 31 years old. I live in Miami, Florida, where I make a living as a freelance illustrator. My life is all about reading, drawing and writing! I often take commissions so check my site for rates and samples. ^-^

:megaphone: NOTICE: Please EMAIL ME at zroing[at]gmail[dot]com if you have a question about your commission and need an immediate reply. I only check notes and comments on art sites (such as deviantART and FA) on Sundays and Mondays. Thanks!




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tdickensheets Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
I like your art. I like draw.
Erudi Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I just want to say I am in love with your art!  I adore your soft style and how colorful and detailed it is.  It makes me so happy. :D  That's all I have to say.  Have a nice day!
MarinaNeira Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. I'm having a tough week recovering from surgery and your words really cheer me up. :heart:
Erudi Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!  I hope you're doing okay.
shrimpos Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Hey, do you have a Skype I could possibly add you on? Really dig your work and you seem like a cool person to talk to !
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