Sunday, August 1, 2021

Caturday Art and Sunday Selfies With Caspurr the Caspicatious

Greetings, Effurryone!

Caspurr the Caspicatious here, to update you on all the News (such as it is) and to lead the J-Cats 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 predictably Unpredictable Kitties Blue and their HuMom, Janet.





  



I had just awoken from my post-breakfast pre-lunch nap and was having a lovely stre-e-e-e-e-etch, when I was tricked into becoming the Star of this week's photo-shoot.

Not that I am not fully conscious of my Star Quality, but I am far too Modest to volunteer for the job (mol).

For Our Caturday Art, We tried a couple of different styles.

Furrst up, We let PhotoFunia turn me into a black and white street mural:




And for something a wee bit more colourful, here I am using LunaPic's Escher Art effect at 60% and using one of their nice, clean-cut frames:




Let Us know in the comments section, which you prefurr.



Now, for the rest of Our News.

Here in Israel, they have decided to go ahead with giving a third COVID jab to the over-60s (a booster shot) starting from today. That is despite the fact that neither the FDA, nor the WHO have yet authorised such shots.

Mummy is in no hurry to receive a third jab. Only 2 months ago they were telling us that the double shot vaccination was apparently good for a whole year. Now, basically,  they are telling us it isn't even all that effective for the 6 months for which they claimed it was effective when they started the vaccination campaign. What next? Will they tell us three months from now that we need to have a FOURTH dose? Will we be expected to have boosters every three months? Every two? Every month?

So, kudos to President Herzog and his wife for their purr-sonal example in getting the booster shot - and on live TV, for which they halted the regular scheduled broadcast.  But Mummy is tired of being a guinea-pig and intends to sit out this round and await developments.  That does NOT mean She has entirely ruled out getting another shot. BUT, She wants to wait and see...

It goes without saying, of course, that She will continue to observe all the Social Distancing and Hygiene rules and recommends that you do too. That means Face-Masks, and, of course, remembering to keep washing those Paws!

And now it's time to start blog-hopping. Furrst of all, here are the Blog Hop Badges:


                    

And off We go. Till next week then - and meanwhile, Be Well. Be Safe. We love you all!

20 comments:

Basil and The B Team ~ BionicBasil ® said...

Epic arty effect Caspurr, we adore the black and white one, and we think the colour one is ameowzing too, it's so difficult to choose! MOL Happy Sunday guys XX

Katie Isabella said...

Caspurr, It's too hard to choose really but perhaps, the black and white mural.

I have very strong views on the topic you brought up here in your news. I'll pop over in the tunnel and we'll hash it out.

Loulou said...

OH, mama has fallen in love with that stretched out kitty. Adorable. And thank your mama for the video info.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I like both art forms. That looks like a very good stretch, Caspurr.

Brian said...

You look fabulous in both Caspurr! Y'all be safe from that evil Covid.

Little Miss Titch said...

That is a very good stretch,and those feetsies look preety nice too,though I hope you'll keep those claws hiden for me,xx Titch

pilch92 said...

You are such a cutie. I want to rub that tummy. I love your art, especially the 2nd one. My hubby and I are still wearing masks even though we got vaccinated in March. Stay safe. XO

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

What a cutie you are and we love both of your pieces of art and asking us to chose is liking asking Mom which of us is her favorite cat.

meowmeowmans said...

Caspurr, you are so totally handsome, dude!

The delta variant is really changing the landscape of the battle against COVID-19. It's horrible. We always mask up, even though we are fully vaxxed.

Timmy Tomcat said...

You look like a cat should on a fine Sunday Caspurr. Great pose. Yes Dad has heard that about some countries suggesting a 3rd dose. We are now back to wearing masks again and I guess it will all work out. Purrs

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

The art and photos are lovely!

Kea said...

Heavens, such a splendid tummy! We like both your art work pieces, though lean toward the Escher.

Here in Canada some provinces now have dropped ALL public health measures, including isolation upon testing positive, contact tracing, masking up indoors, etc. However, cases are on the rise again because of the Delta variant, and the biped thinks there will be a fourth wave soon enough. (Schools resume in September here.) She doesn't mind getting a third jab, but right now the medical experts seem to be playing a wait and see game: are there enough people who are fully vaccinated to control the spread and prevent crises in hospitals again? We'll have to wait and see. One thing we do know, the biped is NOT unmasking even if Ontario goes ahead and drops all health measures. Goodness, humans are stupid! 2021 and we still have to tell people to practice good personal hygiene. Really?!

The Island Cats said...

Caspurr, that's what I call "letting it all hang out!" Your artwork is very cool! The mom agrees with your mom about the vaccine...seems like information is changing daily which only makes things worse. Is this ever gonna end??? ~Ernie

Dash Kitten Crew said...

Your pose made me laugh out lode. You really are elasticat!

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

Look at that fabulous tummy!!! Sometimes it feels like we're all a bunch of guinea pigs, doesn't it?

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

Caspurr the Caspicatious you look marvellous in both of your art works! We are still furry hot, and we did have about 37 drops of rain...but the worst is the smoke! Mom had to go to Penticton and it did rain quite a bit, the smoky air smelled weird...kind of like a bear who has been swimming in the river and burnt trees. We are expecting more heat this week (with some chances of rain) and purrhaps we shall see you guys at the enchanted forest! Our region in BC is a tourist destination and we have had quite a rise in the Covid Delta variants at the hospitals and we are ALL back to wearing masks indoors. We do wish the tourists would wear theirs and quit complaining about the smoke and the fact they can't go into the back country.Stay safe!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood !!!! now thatz what we callz chillaxin and chillin yur furz ;) ☺☺♥♥

stay safe and healtheez :) ♥♥♥

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

Wow, you are L O N G, Caspurr!!
I like both arts, its hard to choose.

We have heard rumblings about a third booster, and so far its not been advised as far as we know. Our delta variant cases are getting to be into the scary high range, petcretary has to wear masks at her work, (healthcare), but though as yet is is not required she does put hers on when she goes shopping, etc...even being fully vaxxed she takes care.

R's Rue said...

Beautiful 😍

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

That was a great stretch! And our Bein says he will take any booster jab anytime. The stuff works!