Saturday, February 1, 2020

Caturday Art WIth The Mighty Shimshon (a.k.a. Shimshi)

Hallo again, Effurrybuddies!

Shavua Tov (a Good Week) to you all!

It has been furry cold all week so I, the Mighty Shimshon (a.k.a. Shimshi a.k.a. The Little Purrince), Master of the Queen's Mischiefs and Captain of the Guard, have been spending as much time as possible snuggled up (purrefurrably with Mummy), under a blanket on the sofa, or under the duvet on the bed, or on top of one of the radiators (no, Mummy doesn't sit on the radiators - MOL).

Here you can see Me prepurring to do just that:








Mummy has not been able to see much TV this week because her Digital Converter has gone on strike. Well, it might be more accurate to say it is Clinically Dead. She called the cable TV company last Sunday, when it was still in Critical Condition and in need of Intensive Care and they were supposed to call her back within an hour but She is still waiting! So She had more time free for reading. And, that being the case, I thought She should be reading about .......CATS! What else?!

All of which gave Us an idea for this week's entry in the Caturday Art Blog Hop hosted by the Wise and Beautiful Athena and her HuMum, Marie:







The pawtrait on the book cover is, naturally, of Myself (because it was MY Idea). Mummy used the Classic Book effect from PhotoFunia - another one of Her Favourites because it is one of the few "free" photo editing sites which really are free.

Several of you have asked after Mummy's Sister, who had an opurration on her hip. She is convalescing nicely, thank you - and She, too, has plenty of time for reading now, so when She visits  tomorrow, Mummy is going to take her a book - not about kitties, but about a woofie. It is called "The Jewish Dog" by Asher Kravitz. It tells the story of a dog born in Nazi Germany in 1935. The woofie is the beloved pet of a Jewish family, until the Nazis forbid Jews to have dogs. And then Caleb (or Coresh, as he is called in the original Hebrew) begins a life of wandering. Mummy read it in Hebrew, of course, but it is also available in English -and We warmly recommend it. Only make sure you have a large box of tissues handy when reading it.


Now, dear Furriends, it is time to join the Blog Hop and then I shall let My Petcretary (a.k.a. Mummy) go down to feed the Homeless Kitties before it starts raining again.

Wishing you all, once more, a Good Week.




Furrst, the Badge:




14 comments:

The Island Cats said...

We love your artwork, Shimshi. You belong on a book cover.

Brian said...

Your art is most beautiful, you're a star in the literary world fur sure!

pilch92 said...

You are such a cutie. I love your art work. I am glad her sister is doing well. I would find that book too upsetting. Shavua Tov! XO

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

I love your art! Nothing goes together better than cats and books. Hope the TV gets better soon though :)

catladymac said...

Our huMom had never heard that the Nazis forbid Jews to have dogs. Which makes her even more shocked and appalled than she usually is when contemplating the Nazis...

Cathy Keisha said...

Whoa! A book about you! The woman reading it is a bit nearsighted, wouldn't you say.

Little Binky and Granny said...

Oh, Shimshi, you look like a bestseller😸You made us MOL about your mommy NOT sitting on the heater...MOL...Pawkisses for a Happy Sunday🐾😽💞

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Lovely art!

Books and cats - purrfect!

Catscue Catmom said...

Beautiful photo and thanks for the tip on PhotoFunia!

meowmeowmans said...

Shimshi, you look great on that book cover!

Timmy Tomcat said...

Very nice book cover indeed. Looking good Shimshi and napping is where it is at

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

We get a lot of unnerblankie time at night and love it. I (Iza) sometimes stay there all night. Marley spends a few hours. Ayla gets restless easily and mostly sits ON TBT so she can come and go more easily. She really likes to wander around at dawn merfing while she carries her softie mouse around.

Deziz World said...

You be lookin' very handsum. We're sendin' extra purrayers and hugs.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

BellaDharma'ss LadyMew said...

Pleese furgive us fore not vissint sooner Shimshi an Trixie an Caspurr an Meowmy! Wee have had so many Pee C woess an LadyMew bin sick an Face Bake keepss kickin us off...one thing aftur another. Wee did not meen to not vissit!!
Wee LOVE yore photo Miss S aka Meowmy...mee will meow to LadyMew 'bout THE foto site you usin. PiZap iss inn-fected an wee can not use it anymore. An LadyMew can not find a site shee likess fore makin purrty fotoss...so this iss another place to try!
**purrsss** an ~~head rubsss~~ BellaDharma~~