Sunday, September 6, 2020

A Pause for Paws: Caturday Art and Sunday Selfies with Shimshi

Hallo there, Effurrybuddies!


Shimshi, here. I would like to wish you all Shavua Tov (a Good Week), but once again, the week has got off to a furry sad start, with the news that sweet Allie, from the Friends FurEver blog, has flown away to the Rainbow Bridge, to join her beloved husband Mauricio (Mau) of The Cat On My Head blog, who himself left for the Bridge less than two months ago.

The Kitties Blue  (Allie's in-laws) have naturally dedicated the Sunday Selfies blog hop to beautiful Allie and the hop will take place, even though though their HuMom, Janet hasn't been well herself. We wish her a full and speedy recovery.

I didn't really feel like taking any selfies after hearing such sad news. We have lost far too many furriends this year and even these past few weeks, and I don't really feel like blog-hopping today. So I hid under the fridge. But Mummy said We owe it to Allie. We are hopping in her honour.

Besides which, We should neffur put off visiting Our Furriends. We should always remember, (especially in these days of the Evil Chinese Coronavirus), that Tomorrow is no longer a Certainty (if it effur was) and that for some of Us, Tomorrow may neffur come :-(

Here, then, is Our Entry:





If you look hard enough, you can also see my white pawsies, which I happen to think are effury bit as beautiful as Caspurr's pawsies, which We showed you last week.  In case you can't, here is a close-up:




This weekend was even hotter than last weekend. In Jerusalem, where We live, the tempurrature reached 42.8 degrees Celsius! And in Eilat, it hit 49.8!!! EEEEEEEK! Is it any wonder I took refuge under the fridge?  I would have climbed INTO it, if I could!

At all events, the Extreme Heat was the inspurration for Our Caturday Art entry in the blog hop hosted by the lovely Athena and her HuMum, Marie:





But don't worry. I wasn't really in any danger from the flames.  They are just an optical illusion, created with the Flames effect from LunaPic.


Now it is time to start hopping, Dear Furriends. We will be seeing you.
And don't forget - stay safe, keep washing your paws and make sure your Humans wear their face-masks and remember to observe all the Social Distancing rules.


Till next week...



17 comments:

meowmeowmans said...

We were so sad to learn that Allie was needed at the Rainbow Bridge. It is so hot there in Israel. Do your best to stay cool, okay?

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Wow! That is ridiculously hot! I hope you can all keep cool. I was very sad to hear about Allie.

Brian said...

We love your adorable selfie! We just hated to hear that dear Allie left to be with Mau, sad, sad, sad.

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

That is way too hot! We hope you are taking care.

Very sad news about Allie :(

Timmy Tomcat said...

We are sad too. Those are some special selfies fur sure. Love your toesies and wow it is hot

The Island Cats said...

How do you get under there, Shimshi? It is far too hot where you live. We hope it cools off soon. And we are very sad about Allie. We will miss her very much.

pilch92 said...

You are such a cutie. Thank you for the kind words you left on my blog for the loss of Polar Bear. XO

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

Precious selfie! We don't blame you one bit for hiding under the fridge. We're heartbroken over Allie.

Dash Kitten Crew said...

That looks such a small space. Oooh my goodness!!!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

We are also sorry about Allie, but we are glad that Mau was right there to welcome her.
I'm pretty skinny but I don't think I could fit under our fridge! Ha ha meow

The Indulged Furries said...

It has been a very sad time lately with lots of Rainbow Bridge crossings. How in the world do you fit under the fridge?! It's hot here too, and sadly, there are actual flames lots of places. Winter will be more than welcome here, with cooler weather and maybe some rain. Purrs to you.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

it haz inn deed been a sad week shimshi ♥♥♥ we total lee understand ewe knot wantin ta due a selfeez; tho yur selfeez doez total lee rox :)

we hope ewe can catch a brake in de heet; itz vizshuz out in de western US statez two :(

happee week a head two ewe all ☺☺♥♥

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

That's too hot...sheesh, its crazy hot in a lot of places. But here it was warm earlier last week, but now its in the 60'sF. And rainy/misty. Fallish, but a welcome relief from the hots and dry we had over the summer.

I can't get under our fridge, there is a grate there to keep all kitties and mice out, MOL!
You have sweet pawsies:)

The Florida Furkids said...

Thank you for your kind words about Allie. We miss her so much.

The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

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

Stay safe...

Unknown said...




You under the fridge is priceless Shimshi. What was that.....did you meow 42.8 C? Do you realize this is 109F? My heavens we'd be wee smears on the pavement. We couldn't take it. Now if you were talking -75C.....we could take that but you guys would be popsicles. I guess its a case of what you get used to.


Your Caturday flames are very appropriate. I do love your selfie under the fridge. I don't fit anymore. Something about me being big boned.

Tyebe

Marv, Jo Jo, Komo, Cinnamon & Angel Nellie said...

We were very hot too, but the forest fire, just over the border in the US, has filled our valley with smoke. Though the smoke is awful to breathe, it has lowered the temperature, which has made fighting the fires easier which means the smoke will be gone sooner. And we are enjoying the respite from the hots! We too have been hiding, we may have to have a "guest" selfie this week. And yes, too many of our furrends have gone OTB lately. Wes is sad.
Purrs
Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon and Angel Nellie