Sunday, May 30, 2021

Caturday Art and Sunday Selfies With the Tigger-Tabby King

Hallo there, Effurryone!

I, Ser Caspurr the Courageous, Furrst of My Name, the Queen's Paw, Commander-in-Chief of the Impurrial Forces and King of the Tigger-Tabbies, bid you welcome to the Abode of the J-Cats.

I shall be repurresenting my fursibs on this week's Blog Hops - the Caturday Art Blog Hop, hosted by the Wise and Lovely Athena and her HuMum, Marie, and the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, hosted by the Deliciously Unpredictable Kitties Blue and their HuMom, Janet.

This is the pawtrait I have chosen:

And here it is, all artified, using LunaPic's K3 Art Effect, at 65%, with one of their elegant picture frames:

We are rather sad, this week, because Our Neighbours, Ms. Revital and Mr. Uzi and their children, who live one floor below Us, are moving away today. Ms. Revital is the lady who sometimes came to feed Us, when Mummy used to go away on holiday, if Auntie Yuli (Mummy's step-sister) couldn't do it. And Mr. Uzi was always ready to step up and help change a light bulb for Mummy, when climbing on a chair made her giddy. Mummy is furry sad indeed, because Really Nice Neighbours are worth their weight in Gold, and We don't know who or what we'll be getting in their place!
Besides which, We don't like Change on principle!

Later this week, Our Grandpaw has to go into hospital for an Opurration - always a cause for concern, especially since Grandpaw is almost 94 Human Years old. That's like about a Gazillion Cat Years. We don't have sufficient claws to count that, even if you take all of Our Claws together!

So We would like to ask you to put your Paws together and purr for Grandpaw, that the Opurration may be a Success and that Grandpaw will soon be safely home!

Finally, here are the Blog Hop Badges:


Before We go, We wish you all a Speedy Return to Normal, now that so many of your Humans have had their second anti-COVID jabs. But don't forget, it's still impawtant to continue to observe whatever rules are still in force for your purrtection from the Evil Coronavirus, until it has been completely defeated. And that means, most of all, WASHING YOUR PAWS (something that should be purracticed regularly even in "normal" times, as effurry Cat knows).

Be well. Be safe. We love you all.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Queen Trixie Welcomes The Return of Peace and Quiet - Caturday Art and Sunday Selfies

Hallo, Effurrybody! 

We are furry happy that the boomies have stopped and that Peace and Quiet have returned once more (sort of) to Our Part of the World - at least for the time being. We don't know how long it will last but We are sure that within a few years at most, there will be Another Round, because the Bad Humans in Gaza still want to kill us all. But for the time being, We can concentrate on Our Caturday Art and Sunday Selfies, and join in the Blog Hops hosted (respectively) by the Wise and Beautiful Athena and her HuMum, Marie and the Charmingly Unpredictable Kitties Blue and their HuMom, Janet.

Here is Our Caturday Art, furrst of all:

This is a pawtrait of Moi, Queen Trixie, Furrst of My Name etc. etc. etc. enjoying a little stretch on the old DVD player in the living room. We used the Renoir Art effect from LunaPic, and a simple frame from their Borders collection.

And here, for my Sunday Selfie, is the Original Photo:

I think both pictures show up my jewel-like orbs to purrfection, don't you?

We have also made a jigsaw of Our Impurressionistic Caturday Art for your Delectation. We can't tell you how long it is likely to take to complete the puzzle,  because Mummy (who is hopeless at jigsaws anyway) hasn't yet tried it.

Before We go, We want to say that We know many of you have not yet completely emerged from the various stages of Lockdown caused by the Evil Coronavirus. If there are still restrictions in place where you and your Humans live, remember: they are there for your own Purrtection and it is impawtant to continue to follow the rules (though it goes against the grain for a Cat to say that) until the Evil Virus is all gone.

Now, one last thing - the Blog Hop badges:



Be well. Be safe. We love you all!


Sunday, May 16, 2021

Shimshi's Gotcha Day Caturday Art and Sunday Selfie

Hallo there, Effurrybuddies!

This has been a Most Extraordinary Week!  As you may recall, yesterday was my Gotcha Day. It has been seven years since Mummy and I gotcha'd each other. However, the Festivities were overshadowed by the fact that Our Country is under attack once more, by the Bad Humans who live in the Gaza Strip. Of course, not all the Humans who live there are bad. Unfortunately, it seems to be the Bad Ones who are in charge.  For more on that, see Mummy's own blog.

Furrst and foremost, We want to reassure you that We are all okay. Apart from last Monday (Jerusalem Day), there haven't been any boomies falling in Jerusalem. But they sure as h*** have been falling effurrywhere else!

We certainly hope no more boomies land in or around Jerusalem, because on Monday, Mummy didn't even wake up from her afternoon nap when the air raid sirens went off. She slept through it all (She must have been completely exhausticated), and woke up a couple of hours later to discover We were at war! Mummy doesn't believe the Bad Humans in Gaza will shoot any more boomies at Jerusalem (this time round, at any rate). It was just to show us they could if they wanted to. We hope She is right - because We don't have a Secure Room in the apawtment, and We are on the top floor, right under the roof. Civil Defence says if you don't have a Secure Room, go down to the shelter (many apawtment blocks have a communal bomb shelter) and if you can't do that, go down one floor and shelter in the stairwell, because the walls of apawtment block stairwells are reinforced. But Our apawtment block only has an open stairwell and the Shelter is three floors down. Mummy could never make it in the 90 seconds they say We have from the time missiles are launched and the Code Red/Iron Dome sirens go off! Mummy has heard on the radio of several people being injured - some fatally so - by falling in the attempt to get to the Secure Room or Shelter, in time. So She has decided to do as We kitties do in case of Emergency. WE go UTB. Mummy says She will dive under the heavy oak table in the living room and pray.

Now, it is time to join the Caturday Art Blog Hop. hosted by the Wise and Beautiful Athena and her HuMum, Marie and the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, hosted by the Amazing and Unpredictable Kitties Blue and their HuMom, Janet.

You may be wondering why I look so surprised in this picture. Mummy says that's my Default Look. I always look surprised.
Mummy took this picture with her new Meowbile phone - a fancy-shmancy one with four cameras - five, if you count the Selfie Camera. Mummy hasn't got a clue how to switch from one to the other, but She did enjoy playing around with the phone's Special Effects, and She used the Caricature filter to create this week's Caturday Art:

I must say, I rather like it. What do you think?

Next, Here are the Blog Hop Badges:


Tomorrow is Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks, when We celebrate the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. Mummy will be hosting the family (those who are in Jerusalem, at any rate) for her traditional Shavuot buffet lunch, which (so a little birdie told Us) will include Salmon. We hope to receive Our Fair Share - as well as a generous helping of the cheesecake She has made for dessert. Last year, because of the Evil Coronavirus, We couldn't have a proper family lunch, but things seem to be better this year.  Well - except for the war and the boomies, of course.  Mummy says, all things considered, 2020 mightn't have been such a bad year after all (mol).

Before We go, We want to remind you all that if you and your humans are still under lockdown (full or partial), remember that the restrictions are impawtant to keep you safe. So carry on Social Distancing, and wearing Face masks when necessary. And (it goes without saying), keep washing your paws.

Chag Same'ach     -     חג שמח

Be well. Be safe. We love you all.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Caspurr's Surreal Snoozy Sunday Selfie and Dreamy Caturday Art

Hallo again, Effurryone!

We have a busy week ahead of Us! Tomorrow is Jerusalem Day, the 54th annifurrsary of the Restoration of Mewish Sovereignty in Jerusalem.  Mummy might write a bit about that in her Own Blog tomorrow, if She has time to write anything at all. Next Caturday, May 15th, is Shimshi's seventh Gotcha Day (which We will be celebrating with a picnic and barbecue in the Enchanted Forest, as usual) and next Monday (May 17th), as well as being Step-Grandma's Birthday, is Shavuot (Pentecost),  - so We aren't sure if We will have time to post next Sunday, as Our Petcretary will be busy prepurring for Shavuot.

This week, I, Sir Caspurr the Courageous, Furrst of My Name, Commander-in-Chief of the Impurrial Forces and King of the Tigger-Tabbies, will be leading the J-Cats as We pawticipate in the Caturday Art Blog Hop, hosted by the Wise and Beautiful Athena and her HuMum, Marie and in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, hosted by the charmingly Unpredictable Kitties Blue and their HuMom, Janet.

Here is my adorable self, basking in the boudoir:

I know, I know. You all want to snorgle my tummy, I'm sure. Well - My Tummy is reserved for Mummy alone!

And here is the artified version, using two filters from LunaPic: Surreal at 55%, and on top of that, we superimposed Dreaming at 35%:

It kind of looks as if there is a hole in my Tummy, doesn't it?   But fear not. My Tummy is Whole, with no Hole (mol).

We even attempted a jigsaw puzzle this time - and We hope it doesn't take you as long as it took Mummy?

What's that? You don't know how long it took her?  Well, don't look at Us. Our lips are sealed (mol).

preview96pieceCaspurr's Surreal Dream 

Now, before We go, We want to remind you to Save the Date of Shimshi's Gotcha Day Pawty in the Enchanted Forest this coming Caturday at 5pm Israel Time. Coordinates will be sent automatically to your Tunnels and other Teleporting Devices, as usual, for those who have never been there before and don't know the way,

And here are the Blog Hop badges:


Finally, for those of you living in places where the Evil Coronavirus still holds sway, make sure your Humans continue to wear face masks, observe Social Distancing guidelines and, most impawtant of all:  KEEP WASHING YOUR PAWS.

Be safe. Be well. We love you all!


Sunday, May 2, 2021

A Sad Awakening: Trixie's Caturday Art and Sunday Selfie

Hallo again, Effurrybody!

Once again, it is I, Trixie the Black Panfur, speaking to you from Jerusalem, Israel.

You may be wondering why I look so sad in My Sunday Selfie.
As you may recall, last week We invited you all to Our picnic barbecue in honour of Lag b'Omer, on Fursday night. We could not know that, even as We were celebrating, a terrible Tragedy was unfolding at the central Lag b'Omer celebration at Mount Meron, up in the Galilee. 45 people, including children, were crushed to death and over 150 were injured in the worst civilian disaster in Israeli history. We only heard about it on Furriday morning when Mummy turned on the radio. 

Today has been declared a day of National Mourning.
So I am sure you will understand if We are not much in the mood for blog hopping today. Instead, We will just post Our Caturday Art and Sunday Selfie, and link to the Wise and Lovely Athena and her HuMum, Marie (hosts of the Caturday Art blog hop), and to the Sweetly Unpredictable Kitties Blue and their HuMom, Janet (hosts of the Sunday Selfies blog hop) - and leave the actual blog hopping and visiting Our Furriends, till tomorrow.

Under the circumstances, LunaPic's Sadness filter at 55%, was the obvious choice for Our Caturday Art.

Here, then, are the Blog Hop badges:


We will see you again, next week, hopefully in happier circumstances. Till then - Be Well, Be safe.