Sunday, August 30, 2020

Caught Red-Pawed: Caspurr's Caturday Art and Sunday Selfie

Hallo again, Effurryone.  Shavua Tov (a Good Week) to you all, from ME, Caspurr, King of the Tigger-Tabbies, and the rest of the J-Cats!

We've heard that some of you are having rainy weather, storms and even Hurricanes - which sound furry scary! We hope you are all safe. Here in Israel, on the other paw, We are having another week of above-average temperatures and brutal heat.  We can only dream of rain. At just before 3 pm here in Jerusalem the Capital, it's 36 degrees Celsius, with a Real Feel of 38. It was so hot last night that Mummy couldn't get to sleep. In the end, She managed about three or four hours so She's been walking about half-zonked all day (mol).
Needless to say, We Felines never have any trouble falling asleep any time, any place, anywhere. We also have the Good Sense to stay out of the Sun as much as pawsible, in these extreme weather conditions. But Humans are -well, Crazy  different. They go rushing about in the Midday Sun (just like Mad Woofies and Englishmen)  Mummy was born in England, so that might explain why She went out on Friday on one of her archaeological study trips. She will no doubt write about it in her Own Bloggie later in the week.

As usual, We are purr-ticipating in the Sunday Selfies blog hop hosted by the sweet Kitties Blue and their HuMom, Janet, so here is their badge:

We are also taking part in the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by the Wise and Beautiful Athena and her HuMum, Marie.

For this week's Art, We thought We would try something a little different - a picture of one of my Mighty pawsies:

We artified it with the Watercolour Art Effect from LunaPic:

I call this: "Caught Red-Pawed" (mol)!  Do you like it?  

Now, it is time to set off on the Blog Hop and visit Our Furriends. Before We go, We want to remind you (although We are sure you haven't forgotten):
Stay safe, keep washing your Paws, make sure your Humans wear their facemasks when going out, and keep reminding them to observe all the Social Distancing Rules. That Evil Coronavirus is still lurking out there and We don't want it to get your Humans, now do We?

Till next time, dear Anipals.

Now let's start blog-hopping!

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Time Flies: Caturday Art and Sunday Selfies With Queen Trixie the Black Panfur

Hallo again, Effurrybody!

Here We are again, still struggling with all the Totally Unnecessary Changes to Blogger. We say, if it ain't broken, don't fix it!

On the Other Paw,  with the Mewish New Year rapidly approaching (less than a month to go! Can you believe it?), purrhaps it is a Good Time to try Something New.

Less than a month to go till Rosh Hashana - and it seems as if Pawssover was only yesterday! This horrible Coronavirus has made time go all funny, it seems!

Well, now - having got that off My Chest, it is time for Us to join the Caturday Art and Sunday Selfies blog hops. The former, as you know, is hosted by the Wise and Beautiful Athena and her HuMum, Marie, while the latter is hosted by the Darling Kitties Blue and their HuMum, Janet, who have thankfully, after some hesitation, decided to carry on doing so. 

I think most of Us will agree that Sunday is a day for relaxation and snoozing (just like Caturday, Furriday, Fursday etc. etc. - MOL) and so, in My Entry in the Sunday Selfies blog hop, that is purr-cisely what I am doing!

Mummy and I like this photo, because it displays to purrfection not only my paws (see the little white tufts between my beautiful toesies), but also my magnificent floofy tail.   Caspurr and Shimshi say I am furry vain, but I am not!  Mummy is always telling Me how Beautiful I am, and Mummy wouldn't lie to Me, would She? 

Since I have had not one, but TWO celebrations this month (My Birthday and Black Cat Appreciation Day), Mummy let Me choose not one, but TWO artsy-fartsy effects for the Caturday Art blog hop - both of them from PhotoFunia.  

In the furrst, I am a Calendar Girl. 

All the months are on one page, because We feel Mummy feels that the whole year has been stolen away by the Evil Chinese Coronavirus. She said so to her Daddy. We heard her. And if one Human Year has been stolen away, just think how much worse that must be in Cat Years!!!

The thought of that made Us rather sad, so, to cheer Us up, Mummy dedicated a new wine to Me (although I would have prefurred Catnip Liqueur):


And now, it is time to set out on Our blog hops. Here are the two badges:

One final thing before We go:  nobody seems to know what's really happening with the Evil Virus, so it's best to play safe, stay home unless you absolutely have to go out, (the virus doesn't affect kitties, but you don't want your Humans to have to come out looking for you and exposing themselves to danger unnecessarily) and make sure that when your bipeds do go out, they remember to wear their facemasks.

That's all for now. Have a Good Week (Shavua Tov)!

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Still Celebrating: Caturday Art and Sunday Selfies With Shimshi

 Hallo again, Effurrybuddies!

It is Me again, Shimshi (aka The Little Purrince) wishing you all Shavua Tov (a Good Week) on behalf of the J-Cats.

We hope you all enjoyed Trixie's Birthday Pawty last Wednesday and have not fur-gotten that tomorrow, Monday August 17th, is Black Cat Appreciation Day. We will be celebrating that too, up in the Enchanted Forest, tomorrow at 6 pm Israel Time. Since Trixie is a Black Panfur, she will be Mistress of Ceremonies - that's if We can drag her away from the brand new nip-scented, corrugated cardboard scratcher which Mummy got her for her birthday (mol).

Meanwhile, since today is Sunday, We are, of course, taking part in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, hosted by Our Furriends the Kitties Blue and their HuMom, Janet.  The Selfie above is of Me, atop the upper kitchen cabinets.

And, of course, We are also pawticipating in the Caturday Art Blog Hop, hosted by the furry Wise Cat Goddess Athena and her HuMum, Marie. To that end, We took the above pawtrait and popped over to LunaPic, where We added the Dark Effect at 60%, as well as a frame.


The picture is currently on display at the Brussels Museum, courtesy of PhotoFunia:


Before We go, We would remind you once more to be well, to stay safe and to make sure your Humans stay safe also, by abiding by all the Social Distancing Rules - including wearing masks.

Now, here are the badges of the two bloggie hops:

See you at the Pawty tomorrow!

Sunday, August 9, 2020

A Bunch of Celebrations: Caturday Art and Sunday Selfies with Caspurr

 Hallo there, Effurryone!

Shavua Tov (a Good Week) to you all, from all of Us here and especially from ME, Caspurr, King of the Tigger-Tabbies!

The picture you see above is Our Official Entry in the Caturday Art Blog Hop, hosted by the Wise and Beautiful Cat Goddess, Athena, and her HuMum, Marie!

Here is their badge:   

The Original of this Pawtrait, before We artified it with the Grey art effect from LunaPic, at 75%, can be seen below. 

This one is Our Entry in the Sunday Snoozies Selfies Blog Hop hosted by the delightful Kitties Blue and their HuMom, Janet. Here is their badge: 

As you may know, this time of year is choc-a-bloc full of celebrations! Last week, We had a lovely moonlight Tu b'Av pawty up in the Enchanted Forest. And yesterday, Caturday, was International Cat Day (although actually, EFFURRY day is - or should be - International Cat Day). And this coming Wednesday,  August 12th, is My Sisfur Trixie's 8th Birthday, which We will celebrate (in the Enchanted Forest, naturally) at 7 pm Israel time and to which you are all invited. And don't forget that coming up next week is Black Cat Appreciation Day, on August 17th. We usually celebrate that and Trixie's birthday together, because they are only five days apart and Trixie is, after all, a Black Cat. But since this year has been made wretched by the Evil Chinese Coronavirus, We all think that it's best to have as many pawties and celebrations as pawsible, so - as We said - Trixie's Birthday Pawty will be on Wednesday, and We will update you next week about the details for the Black Cat Appreciation Day Pawty. Just remember to Save the Date!

Oh! I almost forgot! I wanted to tell you about the Intruder Kitty that tried to invade My Our Territory!

Yes, Fellow Felines! Incredible as it may seem, one evening last week, a ginger kitty followed Mummy home after She had been out feeding the Homeless Kitties on Our Street and jumped over the gate onto Our Porch! Mummy heard a meowing outside and She opened the front door and there was an Intruder, trying to get into the house. Mummy guessed that the intruder kitty hadn't managed to get to the feeding point before the other kitties ate up all the food, so She shooed the kitty out and closed the gate again and went to get some more kitty food. When She went back and opened the front door, the Intruder had returned! He had jumped back in over the gate once more. Mummy shooed him out again but put some food for him on the stairs, outside the gate, which She locked once more.  That seemed to do the trick because when She opened the door the following morning, the Intruder Kitty was gone. But now, he waits for Mummy effurry night when She goes down to feed the Homeless Kitties, to make sure he doesn't miss out on the food.

Now, kitties, it is time to start blog hopping. But before We do that, We want to remind you all, to take care of your Humans, make sure they wear their masks whenever they go out, and stick to the Social Distancing rules.

Be safe. Be well. And We'll see you at Trixie's Birthday Pawty on Wednesday.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

In the Frame: Caturday Art and Sunday Selfies with Queen Trixie

Hallo again, Effurrybody and  Shavua Tov  (a Good Week)!

Kitties, I need a good cattorney! I know, I know - I, myself, am the best there is, but they do say that a cattorney who repurresents him or herself has a Fool for a Client, don't they? Besides which, I think my fursibs are the ones who really ought to be Under Suspicion, so I can't ask them - and, in any case, I think they are the ones who framed Me!

What happened, you ask?
Well, Mummy found hairballs on the kitchen counter, near my jump-off point for when I make My Great Leap to the top of the kitchen closets (where I have My Lofty Perch) and just because I happened to be sitting next to the sink at the time (where none of Us are supposed to be), She immediately assumed it was I who had horked them up!
Now, I happen to know for a fact that Caspurr (and purrobably Shimshi also) eat my shed furs when Mummy is late getting up and serving Us breakfast.They do it in order to make themselves vomit - because nothing gets Mummy up out of bed quicker than the sound of a kitty horking up something. So it could just as easily have been one of them. In fact, Mummy should have realised that if I had been the Guilty Pawty, I would not have hung around there (where We are not supposed to be) but would have beaten a Hasty Retreat.
But She whipped out her flashy phone thing and took my picture - for evidence, She said!

I was furry offended that She could suspect Me of such a thing, kitties! I think you can see that from my Wounded Expression!
Purrhaps She was just in a Bad Mood because of all the Pawliticks going on here (about which She wrote in Her Own Bloggie) and wasn't thinking straight.

At any rate, We are going to be using these two pictures in the Caturday Art blog hop, hosted by the effur-beautiful and wise Athena and her HuMum, Marie and the Sunday Selfies blog hop, hosted by the adorable Kitties Blue and their HuMom, Janet.

Here are the blog hop badges:  

Since I want to finish on a pawsitive note, before I go, I want to invite you all to a Tu b'Av  pawty this Tuesday night at 10 pm Israel time, up in the Enchanted Forest. There will be a Full Moon that night and it will be furry romantic. And, of course, there will be plenty of noms and drinks and NIP.

Goodness knows, We need some Fun, with all the Misery around Us, caused by the Evil Chinese Coronavirus!
It's gonna be an Overnighter, so you might like to bring your favourite blankies with you and then We can all watch the dawn come up over the Old City of Jerusalem.

Looking forward to seeing you all!