Sunday, November 28, 2021

Happy Hanukkah: Caturday Art And Sunday Selfies With Caspurr

Hallo again, Effurryone!

As is so often the case, this week's post is a mixture of Happy and Sad.

We shall start with the Sad - and pay Our Respects to Dad Pete from the Tom Cat Commentary By Timmy blog. Dad Pete was sadly taken from his furbabies a few days ago, and called to the Rainbow Bridge. Yes, Humans do go there too - and when they receive their Angel Wings, they are re-united at last with their furbabies and all their family who went before. So We are certain Angels Timmy, Buddy Budd and Mr Buttons came running to greet him, with angel kitty kisses and gentle headbutts.

We send our deepest condolences to the kitties who were left behind, Miss Fitz, Rumpy, Toby and Einstein and to Dad Pete's human family and friends. Gentle pawpats and healing purrs to you all.

It seems hard to go from that to the joy of Hanukkah, which starts this evening. I, Caspurr, have been dreaming a lot about Hanukkah these past few days - thinking about all the lovely potato latkes and sufganiyot which Mummy is going to be eating (and, hopefully, sharing with Us).  That is why I am licking my lips in this picture, Our Entry in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, which is hosted by the deliciously Unpredictable Kitties Blue and their HuMom, Janet.

We took this picture and turned it into a Hanukkah greetings card for the Caturday Art Blog Hop, hosted by the Wise and Beautiful Athena and her HuMum.

How? Well, as We so often do, We popped over to LunaPic, where We added some Hanukkah symbols (the menorah and a dreidel), and some text. We filtered the whole through the Stained Glass filter at 35% and then added a frame.

And here is the result:

Before We forget, here are the blog hop badges:


We must go now. We have to let Mummy rest before her caterwauling rehearsal this evening. It is likely to be an extra long one. She has a concert on Thursday - but We will tell you about that next week. Till then, you must be extra cautious because it seems there is a new mewtation of the Evil Coronavirus which is, pawssibly, even more contagious than the Delta Variant - although nobody seems to know yet if it causes more serious illness or whether the vaccines are effective against it.

Be well. Be safe. We love you all.

And last, but by no means least - Happy Hanukkah! 

Sunday, November 21, 2021

The Sultriness of Trixie: Sunday Selfies and Caturday Art

Hallo again, Effurrybody!

As you can see, it is I - 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.

I am leading my fellow J-Cats on this week's blog hops - the Caturday Art Blog Hop, which is hosted by the Wise and Beautiful Athena and her HuMum, Marie and the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, which is hosted by the Wonderfully Unpredictable Kitties Blue and their HuMom, Janet.

This has been a furry sad time for Us lately. It was only after We had uploaded last week's post and began hopping to other blogs that We read of the totally unexpected departure of yet another dear, dear furriend for the Rainbow Bridge - beautiful Tuna (a.k.a. Toona) from the Tabbies o' Trout Towne blog.
We are absolutely gutted at this dreadful loss and send gentle purrs of consolation to Tuna's Food Service Gurl, Laura.

The skywater which finally started falling the day before yesterday was surely fed by the many, many tears of Tuna's friends, both quadruped and biped. Mr. Sunshine seems to have gone into hiding. Mummy has taken out her warm, snuggly clothes. It seems winter has finally arrived.

Last Fursday, Mummy hauled Me off to the V-E-T to get my annual shots and also to check out my teefs and my eyes. I was furry, furry Angry and I let the V-E-T know it! It wasn't Our usual V-E-T, this time - although he has seen Us before. He's the young, good-looking one. Well, I say "handsome is as handsome does"! He put Me in one of those horrible Squeeze Cages so that I couldn't move while he stabbed Me! And he has given Mummy drops to put in my eyes, which have been bothering Me of late, as well as ointment for my gums which are slightly enflamed.
Yes, Good Luck with that, Mummy. Do not expect any co-operation from Moi! I'll make you wish you had a pair of baseball gloves (mol).

Do you like the photo We have used for the Sunday Selfies? It was actually taken last month, but We haven't had an oppurrtunity to use it till now. It is one of My Favourite Pawtraits of Me.  I think it makes Me look rather sultry, don't you?

For the Caturday Art, We tried various arts-fartsy effects on LunaPic. Tell Us in the comments below which is your favourite.

Furrst up, here is that same pawtrait, with the Illusion effect set at 50%:

After that, We tried overlaying it with the Painted filter:

And finally, We combined Sketch2 at 70% with the Painted effect:

So, which do you like best?

And let's not forget the blog hop badges:


A few weeks back, We purromised to tell you more about Mummy's mewsical projects. Well, you can read all about them on Mummy's own bloggie. Feel free to skip the bit about the Evil Coronavirus - but remember that it is still with Us, so continue to take all necessary precautions.

Wishing all Our Furriends in the Mewnited States of Ameowrica a Happy Thanksgiving!

Be well. Be safe. We love you all.

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Planning Mischiefs With Shimshi: Caturday Art and Sunday Selfie

96pieceHallo there, Effurrybuddies!

It is I, the Mighty Shimshon (Shimshi for short), a.k.a. The Little Purrince, Furrst of My Name, Master of the Queen's Mischiefs, Captain of the Guard.

How are you all doing?

This is Me in My Our Teleport Tunnel, posing for the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, which, as you all know by now, is hosted by Our Dear Furriends, the Effur Unpredictable Kitties Blue and their HuMom, Janet.  Here is their badge:

As an added bonus, here is a close-up of My Beautiful Toesies, dangling out of the rear window of the Tunnel. Mummy just couldn't resist (mol).

As usual, We take it in turns to repurresent the J-Cats in the weekend bloggie hops, so here now is Our Entry in the Caturday Art Blog Hop, hosted by the Wise and Beautiful Athena and her HuMum, Marie:

In this picture, I was comfortably ensconced on the dining table, planning some new and entertaining Mischief. I have to tell you, Dear Anipals, my pawsition as Master of the Queen's Mischiefs is no sinecure.  I really have to earn My Treats!

For the artsy fartsy effect, We used LunaPic's Pen filter at 60%, overlaid with the Homer effect, also at 60%.

And here is the Caturday Art blog hop badge:

And as a special Treat, We created a Puzzle for you, which We haven't done for some time. We haven't yet tried it ourselves, but We are sure you will all complete the Puzzle much faster than Mummy effur could!

Before We go, as always, We remind you once more to beware of the Evil Coronavirus which is still sneaking around, and which pounces out on you whenever you think it has finally gone. Whether vaccinated or not, you and your Humans need to take effurry Precaution.

Be well. Be safe. We love you all.

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Caspurr's Snoozy Sunday Selfie and Caturday Art for the New Month

Hallo, Effurryone!

It is I, Sir Caspurr the Courageous, the Caspicatious, Furrst of My Name, a.k.a the Snuggle Bug, Commander-in-Chief of the Impurrial Forces, King of the Tigger-Tabbies, here to lead the J-Cats on Our furrst Blog Hops of the New Month - November 2021, Kislev 5782. 


The picture above is of Me, guarding the Twin Thrones at the top of the Grand Stairway at the entrance to the Living Room Grand Salon. I don't know what my fursibs were doing at the time, all I know is, I had to guard the Twin Thrones all by Myself! So exhausticating!!!

Anyway, this is Our entry in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, hosted by our delightfully Unpredictable furriends, the Kitties Blue and their HuMom, Janet.

Of course, it goes without saying that We are also pawticipating in the Caturday Art Blog Hop, hosted by the Wise and Beautiful Athena and her HuMum, Marie.

This next picture was taken with Mummy's  Panasonic Lumix camera, which has all sorts of settings including one that allows you to set fancy frames on the picture.  So Mummy did that and then further artified the pawtrait with LunaPic's  Stained Glass effect to make it even more colourful:

We are furry pleased with the result!

Next, here are the two blog hop badges:


And now for the rest of Our Mews. Our Human Uncle D. (Mummy's brovver) is in Israel for TWO WHOLE MONTHS! He arrived from England the day before yesterday and is currently staying with Us. This means he gets to sleep in the Guest Room Purresidential Suite and so WE got kicked out evicted!!! 

We don't really mind that, what We don't like is that nobody asked Our purrmission beforehand.  Of course We would have given Our Impurrial Consent if We had been asked, as We are furry hospitable Kitties and Uncle D. is Family (even though he always claims to not really be a Cat Purrson).  But We think it was furry disrespectful of Our Human not even to ask Us!!!

We are going to wrap up this post now and go and watch Uncle D. It is furry entertaining to have a new Human to watch. Later, purrhaps, if he forgets to close the door of "his" room, We may go and sniff out his luggage (mol).

We leave you with a reminder to continue taking all necessary precautions against the Evil Coronavirus which is still lurking out there. Even if it seems to have retreated for the time being, We must not forget that it is a Sneaky, Sly Bug and you can never be sure what tricks it has up its sleeve.

Be well. Be safe. We love you all.