Sunday, May 31, 2020

Corona Weekend: Caturday Art and Sunday Selfies

Hallo there, Effurrybody!

Well, it looks like Mummy was right when She insisted they were opening up the country and easing the lockdown restrictions too fast. Instead of waiting two weeks between the various stages, and considering the developments following each stage before proceeding to the next, the government gave in to the demands of all sorts of interest groups and backed down on some of the conditions they had set for proceeding to the next stages.  As a result, we had a spike in the daily number of new cases, from 10 last Sunday, to 113  (115 according to one of the TV networks) on Furriday!   However, they say it is still too soon to know if this is a trend heralding the expected "Second Wave", or a series of localised outbreaks, as most of the new cases seem to be centred on certain schools in Jerusalem and Rehovot. So We must just wait a few more days and see.
That said, Mummy is still planning on going to her caterwauling lesson later this week (the first time in nearly three months) but She has purr-omised Us to go by taxi and not risk using public transport.

Now, kitties, it is time for Us to take part in the Sunday Selfies blog hop hosted by the Kitties Blue and their HuMom, Janet: 

And here is their badge:  

I like this picture, because it shows Me in one of My Favourite Poses, presenting my Paws to the Camera. I have furr-equently been complimented on the daintiness of My Paws. Indeed, Mummy has often told Me how Purr-ecious they are. I hope you agree!

As you know, We also like to take part in the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena the Wise and her HuMum, Marie.  Here is their badge: 

So Mummy popped over to LunaPic and artified My Selfie by adding the Smoke effect at 70%. Here it is:

I thought that was purr-fectly elegant - and Mummy agreed.

Do you know, kitties, during the lockdown, a great many mewseums have been allowing people to pay virtual visits, using the Internet. This gave Mummy an idea. She thought the Louvre Mewseum in Paris would be vastly enriched by a pawtrait of Moi, so she took my artified selfie off to Photofunia, and came back with this:  

Magnificent, even if I do say so myself!

Now, dear Anipals (and your Humans), it is time for Me to wish you Shavua Tov (a Good Week), and remind you to take care of yourselves and of each other, by making sure that you observe whatever restrictions are in place for your safety. The month of June, and with it, the Summer, is almost upon Us. Let's try to get through it safely and in Good Health.

And now, it's time to blog hop!


Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Shavua Tov to you too.

We never thought how hard COVID-19 must be for people who don't have their own cars. In Mississippi almost everyone has a car as there is very little in the way of Public Transportation.

Mommy is still being very cautious when she is going out and a lot of places are still closed. Mommy is a nervous wreck because she has to take Fenris to a specialty vet soon who is close to New Orleans, Louisianan and not only is it a LONG DRIVE but they are only doing curbside pickup so she will not even be able to meet the Veterinarian and staff in person.

Catscue Catmom said...

Stay safe now! I just love the art, you do belong in an art museum gorgeous!

Brian said...

That's a really cute selfie! Museums are sure fun, or so I hear!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Your art is lovely and has a rightful place in the museum.
Most people here think that they are relaxing things too quickly too.
Those of us doing 12 week shelter for safety have now been told we can go out with one family member from Monday. That means it has been reduced to 10 weeks. So many other things have been eased to but the deaths are still high. There will most likely be another wave soon.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Just keep yourself safe and follow your heart and you should be alright. Love your selfies and your Art is Magnificat!

Little Binky and Granny said...

OMC you are famous...excellent work😸Pawkisses for a Happy Pentecost Sunday🐾😽💞

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Lovely art!

We feel that the lockdown is easing too soon here in the UK too.

The Island Cats said...

We think that picture of you definitely belongs in a museum!

They are easing restrictions here too...which would be okay if humans followed the "rules" but they don't and act like everything is back to normal. It's only gonna cause more problems.

The Indulged Furries said...

The smoke effect is perfect for your selfie.
We hope your Mom is careful at her caterwauling lesson, especially if it is a group. They think here that church choirs were a really bad place to be with all those people standing close to each other for an hour and breathing out forcefully.

pilch92 said...

I love your selfie and the art. Keep your mum healthy. XO

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

You totally belong in a museum!!!

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

What a good idea to be in an art museum, and a furry furmouse one at that!! Cool!!

Stay safe!

meowmeowmans said...

We love your selfie. It's wonderful, and Mummy is right ... you should definitely be in a museum. :)

We hope the spike was just an anomaly. Sending purrs and prayers!

Dash Kitten Crew said...

Here in New Zealand business whines but Jacinda Adern puts her foot down and keeps the country's people as safe as she can.

We worry about our friends lots, and hope they, like you can be safe and careful.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

trixie you look FABulous in Paris; I daresay people will flock to the Louvre just to see YOU !!! we do hope everyone stays happy and healthy :) hugs from dai$y =^..*= and the boys ♥♥♥

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

We have been keeping TBT inside the yard as much as possible. Fortunately, he is not inclined to leave the yard anyway. That's good. We kinna NEED him...