Sunday, July 25, 2021

The Floofiness of Trixie: Caturday Art and Sunday Selfie

Hallo again, Effurrybody!

It's Me once more - MOI, Queen Trixie, Furrst of My Name, Empurress of Jerusalem, Israel and the Entire Middle East, Queen of Hearts, Guardian of the Boudoir, Alpha Kitty Extraordinaire.

What wonderful news We all had this week! Sawyer, from the Cat on My Head blog, is finally HOME AGAIN, after being AWOL for 24 days and twelve hours!  We are so furry happy for him and for his Family, both feline and human. And We are delighted to take part in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, hosted by him and his fursibs, the Kitties Blue and their HuMom, Janet.

Here is My Selfie:

And here is the Sunday Selfies blog hop badge:

We are also pawticipating in the Caturday Art blog hop, hosted by the Wise and Beautiful Athena and her HuMum, Marie. Here is their badge:


We used the same picture, and then We artified it, using Lunapic's Beauty effect at 50% and added one of their simple, but elegant frames.

But then Mummy started wondering if that frame, elegant as it is, was not sufficiently majestic for a Feline of My Stature, so She hauled me off to PhotoFunia to pick out a fancy-shmancy frame.

To be quite honest, I kind of feel that frame is a bit overwhelming, and detracts from My Natural Beauty.  

Let Us know in the Comments what you think.

Another great piece of news is that the Cat-O-Lympics have finally started. Are any of you kitties taking part? In which events?

Mummy also found time last week to write her own blog. If you enjoy her caterwauling, do pop over and visit.

Meanwhile, before I set off to visit my fellow bloggers, I want to remind effurrybody, Furries and Naked Bipeds alike, that the Evil Coronavirus has not yet been defeated. In some places, things are better than in others and the Precautions to be taken differ from country to country, but wherever you are, the Rules are there for Your Purrtection, so make sure you and your Humans observe them.

So carry on Social Distancing wherever necessary, wear facemasks (especially in crowded venues) and, most impawtant of all - ALWAYS - keep washing those paws!

Be safe. Be well. We love you all.

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Shimshi's Undecided Caturday Art and Sunday Selfie

Hallo, Effurrybuddies!

It is furry, furry, furry HOT!

We have heard that all over the World, the Weather has been furry hot - and if not that, then there have been FLOODS.  It seems like the Evil Coronavirus wasn't enough! The Whole Wide World has gone CRAZY!

We haven't had floods here in Israel, but, as I said, it is H O T!!!

This Little Kitty isn't dumb enough to go and sit on a Hot Tin Roof, however and I have been attempting to chill out indoors. But the heat makes Me furry tired and sleepy, so I haven't been inventing many new Mischiefs lately, despite being Officially designated Master of the Queen's Mischiefs. Instead, I have been snoopervising Mummy furry closely to see what She is getting up to.

For example, when She opens one of the cupboards in the Kitchen, I have to check out the contents furry diligently, to make sure Mummy is eating the right noms. Otherwise, how will She stay healthy and be able to take propurr care of Us?

We thought this would be a good choice for Our Entry in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, hosted by the Adorably Unpredictable Kitties Blue and their HuMom, Janet.
This week, they are commemorating the Amazing and Handsome Mau, who flew away to the Bridge a year ago.  And, like all of Us, they are still waiting and purraying for Sweet Sawyer to come home.

Here is their Badge:

We are also pawticipating in the Caturday Art Blog Hop, hosted by the Wise and Lovely Athena and her HuMum, Marie, whose Badge We present below:

For this, We used a slightly different picture, which was slightly (only just slightly) blurred:

We tried all kinds of LunaPic filters, and in the end, We found no less than FIVE which We thought looked really good, only Mummy and I could not agree which one was best - not with each other, and not with ourselves (mol).

Furrst of all, the Delaunay filter at 75%:

Next, the Grey filter at 30%:

Next up - the Waves filter at 25%:

One of the reasons We found it hard to choose, was the similarity between these two.  In fact, the next one, Smoke - at 50% - is also quite hard to distinguish from the previous two.

But Option #5, Nouveau at 70%, is completely different - and furry colourful:

Let Us know in the Comments section, which is your favourite.

Here in Israel, We are again seeing almost a thousand new COVID-19 cases daily - mostly the Delta Variant. The Humans in Charge want to see if the Crisis can be managed without going back into lockdown, but that depends on the Goodwill and Cooperation of the People (and so, it seems unlikely, says Mummy, cynically).

Anyway, if We are facing a 4th Wave, you probably are too - or will be, sooner or later. That being the case, We hope you and your Humans are remembering to take all sensible Precautions for your Purrtection: Social Distancing, Face-Masks and (it goes without saying) - WASHING YOUR PAWS!

Be safe. Be well. We love you all!


Sunday, July 11, 2021

Caspurr's Peekaboo Caturday Art and Sunday Selfie

Hallo there, Effurryone!

It's Me again!

In case just one of my beautiful Eyes and Ears aren't enough for you to identify ME, I will reveal that it is I, Ser Caspurr the Courageous (and Caspicacious), Furrst of My Name, Commander-in-Chief of the Impurrial Forces and King of the Tigger Tabbies (but you knew that, didn't you? - MOL) and I am here to lead the J-Cats on this week's blog hops - 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 Delightfully Unpredictable Kitties Blue and their HuMum, Janet.
The Blue Family are still awaiting news of sweet Sawyer, who has been MIA for over two weeks now. We have been purraying all day and effurry day for him to come home, and We know you all are too. Wherever Sawyer is, may the Great Cat in the Sky continue to watch over him.

It has been a furry busy week for Mummy, who took part in not one, but TWO concerts with her Caterwauling Club. Tonight, they are having their End-of-Season Pawty and then We will have Her to Ourselves for the rest of the Summer, thank goodness!

The Box you see in the picture above was one Mummy ordered for Us specially, from SuperPharm. There was a lot of junk in it, such as shampoo and scented soap, and Other Such Things. We didn't want to throw them all away and waste them, so We gave them to Mummy. Mummy was so grateful, She cut out windows in the Box, to make it more interesting for Us.  Each of Us posed for Our Pawtraits in The Box, but, as I said, this week it is MY turn to lead the blog hops. 

We chose another picture of Me in the Box, for Our Caturday Art - with both eyes, this time (mol).

We artified the picture with LunaPic's Mosaic Effect, which We overlaid with the Yarn Effect at 70%. Then We added an elegant frame - and THIS was the result:

And now it is time to join the blog hops. Here are the badges:


Before We go, We want to remind you that the Evil Coronavirus has not yet been defeated (indeed, here in Israel, it seems to be on the rise again - especially the "Delta Variant"). Until it is, remember to carry on Social Distancing and wearing Face-Masks and, most impawtant of all - keep washing those Paws!

Be safe. Be well. We love you all.

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Trixie's Sultry Summer Sunday Selfie and Caturday Art

Hallo again, Effurrybody!

Once more, I, Queen Trixie, Furrst of My Name, Empurress of Jerusalem, Israel and the Entire Middle East, Queen of Hearts, Guardian of the Boudoir and Alpha Kitty Extraordinaire, have been chosen to lead the J-Cats as We pawticipate in 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 Amazingly Unpredictable Kitties Blue and their HuMom, Janet.

It is a furry hot and sultry day, kitties - and I think I am looking pretty sultry too, don't you?

This is my Sunday Selfie - but what I was thinking about, when it was taken, was Sweet Sawyer, of the Kitties Blue, who is still missing, without a trace. We can only imagine what his family must be going through. Please, please, please, Great Cat in the Sky - look after Sawyer and send him safely home to his family!!!

Next, here is Our Caturday Art. We took My Sultry Sunday Selfie and Artified it with LunaPic's Landscape Filter at 70%.

Mummy then added the Finishing Touch with a Flower Frame, from PhotoFunia, to make it really and truly summery.

Here are the Blog Hop badges:


We had a bit of a scare last week when Grandpaw had to go back to hospital because of a post-surgery complication, but luckily, the doctors were able to clear up the purroblem quite quickly and send Grandpaw back home later the same day.

You may have heard that the Evil Coronavirus is on the upsurge again here in Israel. So far, they have reinstated the obligation to wear masks at public indoor gatherings (like the theatre, etc.) and (we hope) tightened the enforcement of restrictions at ports and airports. Mummy hopes there won't be any need for further restrictions, as her Caterwauling Club is giving a concert tomorrow - the first one in months - and next week, she is going to the Opurra for the first time in over a year.

Also, you remember We mentioned that the Washing Machine broke down. Well, Mummy bought a new one last week and We She has just done the furrst batch of Laundry with the new machine!

Now, before We set off on the Blog Hops, We would like to wish Our many furriends in the United States a Happy Independence Day.

We also want to remind you, and your Humans, so long as the Evil Coronavirus is still around, to carry on Social Distancing, wearing Face-Masks and - most impawtant of all - Washing those Paws!

Be safe. Be well. We love you all!