Sunday, March 17, 2019

Caturday Art Selfies on Sunday or: The Purrisoner

Greetings, Effurrybuddies!

We meant to post some Caturday Art yesterday evening, but that was prevented by Mummy getting accidentally locked in the Guest Room by Caspurr.

Caspurr denies having had a paw in it (well, he would, wouldn't he?) and Mummy has no proof - in fact, it could well be her own stupid fault anyway, but - Wait a minute! You have no idea what we're miaouwing about, have you?

Well, this is what happened (as far as we can tell) ...

Mummy went into the Guest Room to get a book. The key to the door, which has one of those magnetic locks, was in the lock on the Outside, because previously, Mummy had locked the door so as to prevent the Mancats from getting at Trixie's food (Trixie being a dainty eater, who likes to nibble her food, then take a break, then go back to it).

When Mummy went in, Caspurr tried to follow her, so Mummy shut the door. When She tried to open it again, to go out, She found She could not. It was locked! Mummy thinks that either the door banged and the key moved effur so slightly, just enough to lock the door, or else Caspurr, who hung on the door handle and tried to open the door to get at Trixie's food bowl, accidentally gave the key a slight turn and thereby locked the door. Either way, Mummy found herself a purrisoner in the only room in the appawtment without a telephone! She looked in her pocket for her miaowbile phone and to her Absolute Horror, discovered She didn't have it with her!

She looked about her for something with which to pick the lock, but found nothing except a wooden carving of a stork with a long thin leg. Mummy thought that if She slid a sheet of paper under the door, and managed to push the key out of the lock, She could then slide the key back under the door towards her, like She has seen them do on TV. So She tore a page out of a magazine and slid it under the door. Furrst, she inserted the long thin wooden stork's leg through the keyhole and tried to nudge the flag end of the key and turn it sufficiently to open the lock. But that didn't work. The key fell out of the lock and hung for a couple of seconds, held by the magnet in the door. Then it fell - but either it didn't fall on the sheet of paper, or the crack under the door was too narrow or else the kitties who were huddled around the door started to play with it (Mummy has to admit, she didn't hear any sound indicative of kitties playing football keyball).

At this point, as you can well imagine, Mummy was purractically hyperventilating. She thought She would be there all night and maybe die of starvation (besides needing the Bathroom really, really badly). She did the only thing left to do. She opened the window and shouted for help with all her might, in the hope that one of the neighbours would hear her. She didn't even have all that much hope, because last night was a wild, rainy, stormy night and one on which most people would be watching TV with their windows firmly shut.

However, Mummy had the proverbial Luck of the Irish (not that She is Irish. To the best of Our Knowledge, She doesn't have a drop of Irish Blood in her). A couple of neighbours DID hear her. Feeling like Rapunzel in her Tower (except that her hair is furry short), Mummy asked them to call Grandpa and Step-Grandma, because they have a key to her appawtment and She wanted them to come and let her out. So Step-Grandma came with the key (which took her a while to find), and Mummy's neighbour climbed over the outer gate to Mummy's front porch (which was ALSO locked, and only Mummy has a key), but couldn't open the front door because the key was in the lock. Worse, the security bolt was on!

The neighbours and Step-Grandma decided there was nothing for it but to call a locksmith. That took another hour and then the locksmith had to drill the doorpost to break the security bolt, as well as remove the lock (one of those expensive security locks), in order to get into the appawtment. Once in, he quickly found the key and unlocked Mummy's Prison Cell the Guest Room door without any difficulty.

Of course, since the front door lock was now completely ruined, Mummy had to have it replaced. Total cost for Rescue and Replacement of Lock - a Thousand Shekels (mostly the cost of the new lock).

Now Mummy is afraid to lock, or even close any door in the house! And She thinks She is furry lucky to have such Good Neighbours, and even luckier that She didn't have a heart attack into the bargain. Because how would the Purramedics have reached her in time? And She also thinks it's lucky that one of Mummy's other neighbours, who saw the furrst neighbour climbing over the gate to the porch and thought for a minute that he was a burglar, realised who he was in time and didn't call the Pawlice!

So, kitties, that is why We didn't post Our Caturday Art yesterday evening as planned. Instead, We are posting it today and in tribute to St. Patrick (whom We don't celebrate usually, not being Irish, or CATholic), We have used LunaPic's Jungle effect, which has a lot of green, and given it a St. Patrick's Day border, also from LunaPic.

This picture is Our Entry in TWO Blog Hops - the Caturday Art Blog Hop hosted by the furry wise Athena and her Human, Marie - and here is their badge:  

and also the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, hosted by the Kitties Blue and their Human, Janet - and here is their badge:

Now, We are going to try to add both blog hops to Our Page. We didn't succeed last time We tried to do this, so We'll hope some of that Luck of the Irish is still with Us and We will fare better this time. Meanwhile, We wish you all Shavua Tov (a Good Week) and Happy St. Patrick's Day - and also Happy Purim (or rather, Purr-im), which falls later this week, on Thursday.

Now, here is the Caturday Art Blog Hop:

and here is the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop:

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Caspurr's Birthday Sunday Selfie

Hallo there, Effurryone!

It is I, Sir Caspurr the Courageous, King of the Tigger-Tabbies, Commander-in-Chief of the Impurrial Forces etc., etc., etc. (That stands for et CATera, for the Unitiated - mol).

For those of you who may have been unaware, last Thursday, March 7th, was my 6th birthday! However, since Mummy has been furry, furry busy these past few weeks (as you can see from her own bloggie), We decided to just have an intimate family pawty at the weekend, and have the main celebration next month, when We celebrate My Gotcha Day. 

So I spent most of the day napping in one of my many sunpuddles, while Mummy and my fursibs arranged my birthday lunch, and in the evening, I went out for a cosy supper with the Beauteous BellaDharma, who is celebrating her sixth-month Gotcha Day and, all in all, I had a lovely birthday and am looking forward to an equally lovely Gotcha Day celebration in a few weeks time.

Here is my official birthday portrait:

This is also Our Entry in the Sunday Selfies blog hop hosted by the Kitties Blue and their Human, Janet.

Before We start blog-hopping, as is Our Custom, We want to wish you all Shavua Tov - A Good Week.

And now let's hop! Furrst of all, here is the badge:

And off We go!

Saturday, February 16, 2019

A Glorious Valentine's Day/Caturday Art

Greetings, Effurryone!

Here I am again!

Who am I?
Seriously? You need to ask???

It is ME, Sir Caspurr the Courageous, Commander-in-Chief of the Impurrial Forces, King of the Tigger-Tabbies!

What a glorious time I have had this week! The Valentine's Day Ball was absolutely PURRFECT - because I had the immense good fortune to have as my date, the beauteous Panfur Purrincess BellaDharma from BellaDharma and LadyMewss' Purrfect Pad.

I had instructed my Social Petcretary (aka Mummy) to hire a liMOUSEine for us - but She went one better.
Mummy told Me, if I'm taking a ladycat to the Valentine's Day Ball, I had better do it in STYLE. So 
She got Us a Rolls Royce - and not just any old Rolls Royce either, but a classic 1959 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud!

Mummy says, the Queen of England doesn't ride in a liMOUSEine, but in a Rolls Royce. And My Purrincess is at least as good as the Queen of England.

So, here I am with my beautiful panfur girl, just before entering the ballroom. 

Isn't she gorgeous! I could hardly believe it when she told me this was her furrst Ball!

Well, when I walked in with this absolute Stunner on my paw, heads turned - as you can well imagine!  We had a WONDERFUL time, and We danced the night away. The refreshments were wonderful too. We both drank a great many niptinis and catmint juleps. It's lucky we had a  SHOW-FUR to drive Us home (mol)!

Now, since it is Caturday evening here already, I have decided that this photo will be the basis for our entry in the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena and her Human, Marie.  As this is a Valentine's Day photo, My Human has added a cat hearts border and some special effects from LunaPic.

Before We go, I just want to wish you all Shavua Tov (a Good Week). We understand some of you are still expurriencing some furry wintery weather - even being snowed in! We hope that doesn't last and that this coming week, you will see some sunshine.

Purrs to you all.

And now for the Blog Hop.

Furrst, the badge:

And now, let's blog hop:

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Panfur Post

Hallo again, Effurrybody!

As you all know, I, Queen Trixie, am Empurress of Jerusalem, Israel and the Entire Middle East, Guardian of the Boudoir, Alpha Kitty Extraordinaire. As such, it is befitting that I have My Own Purrstal Service, and it goes without saying that MY purrtrait appears on all impurrial postage stamps.

This month, We are issuing a new stamp - the Threepenny Magenta, in which I appear in full impurrial regalia, wearing My Crown.

Here it is:

This is Our Entry in the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena and her Human Marie. We used PhotoFunia to create it (Mummy's latest craze - mol). We don't remember how we added the Crown, as We did that weeks and weeks ago when expurrimenting with one of these photo-editing sites.

Anyway, before We join the blog hop, We would like to wish you Shavua Tov (a Good Week), and that those of you who are suffurring arctic conditions and sub-zero tempurratures will be getting some relief from the cold. We feel so bad for all the homeless kitties and woofies and other animals and birdies who don't have warm homes to snuggle in (which reminds Mummy, it's almost time to go out and feed the homeless kitties living in Our Street, which She does effurry day, come rain or shine).

Please, effurrybody, put your paws together and purray for them.  May the Great Cat In The Sky grant them, too, a Good Week.

Now for the bloggie hop.
Furrst, the badge:

And now, let's hop...

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Shimshi's Sunday Selfie

Hallo, Effurrybuddies!

How has your weekend been? Did you make lots of mischiefs?
As you know, making mischiefs is part of My Job Description. As Master of the Queen's Mischiefs, I always like to share ideas about new kinds of Mischief and to receive suggestions from You, My Furriends. So, let Me hear from you how you have been doing.

I have actually been thinking, there ought to be a New CATegory in the next Cat O-Lympics, for Mischief Making. What do you all think?

Now, today, it is My Turn to repurresent the J-Cats in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, hosted by the Kitties Blue and their Human, Lady Janet, from The Cat On My Head blog.

Mummy surprised Me yesterday evening and made Me do this selfie, even though I wanted to sleep at the time. As you can see, I was peacefully napping away under My Her Our blankie, safe in the belief that She was busy watching TV and wouldn't bother Me - but I was so-o-o-o wrong.

I had no choice but to grin and bear it. Fortunately, it was quickly done and then Mummy went back to watching TV and I snuggled up with Her under the blankie and went back to sleep.  But I got my own back on her this morning, when She wanted to sleep late (mol).

Now, where was I? Oh! Yes! The Blog Hop.

Furrst of all, here is the badge:

And here is the linkie to the Blog Hop. But before I go, I just wanted to wish you all a great week. 

Shavua Tov.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Caturday Art Starring Sir Caspurr Cat

Hallo, Effurryone!

It is Caturday evening and We are once again delighted to be taking part in the Caturday Art Blog Hop hosted by Athena and her Human, Marie.

Mummy decided to try something different this time, so She temporarily abandoned her beloved LunaPic in favour of PhotoFunia, where she used the Latte Art effect to create a picture of what She needs most in the meowning - namely, coffee and ME (mol).

But She went back to LunaPic for the snowflake border, because We were promised snow midweek. We didn't get it - well, not much, anyway, at least, not here in Jerusalem, where it was mixed with a lot of rain and didn't settle, but it made Mummy think of how lovely it is to be nice and warm indoors, drinking one's meowning coffee and watching the snow fall, from behind a double-glazed window.

So now, here, with no further ado, is Our Latest Creation - What Mummy Needs Most in the Meowning:


Now, as usual, before We join the blog hop, We want to wish you all an enjoyable weekend and a Good Week (Shavua Tov in Hebrew).

And now for the Blog Hop. First of all, here is the badge:

And off We go:

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sweet Sunday Selfie

Hallo, Effurrybody!

We hope you are having a furry nice weekend. Here in Jerusalem, the weekend is already over and Sunday is a regular work day, so We wish effurrybody also a Good Week. It has certainly got off to a sunny start - although We heard that tomorrow, We can expect it to be cold and for the water to start falling out of the sky again.

Today, We are pawticipating in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop hosted by the Kitties Blue at The Cat On My Head blog, and their Human,  the Lady Janet.

It is MY turn, Queen Trixie,  to be the Star this week. I had a furry hard time choosing between at least a dozen recent Selfies and deciding which of them does True Justice to My Beauty. (That's not fair, Caspurr and Shimshi! I am NOT boasting! I am only speaking the Truth. It isn't boasting when it's the Truth and anyway, Mummy is always telling Us how impawtant it is always to be Truthful!)

I have come to the conclusion that this one portrays Me to Almost Absolute Purrfection:

It fully displays the jewel-like colour of My Eyes, the delicacy of My Ears, the glossiness of My Fur and the Floofiness of My Tail, wouldn't you agree?

Now then, dear Furriends and Admirers, let me wish you, once more, a Good Week and let Us set off on the Blog Hop, where one may meet many an Old Furriend and New.

Furrst of all, here is the badge:


And off We go: