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! 


Kea said...

November has been a very difficult and sad month in the cat blogging world, as well as for other reasons. Nonetheless, we wish you a very Happy Hanukkah, with lots of treats for you both, as well as your hu-mum. Your artwork with the stained glass effect is perfect! Lots of purrs from Derry; have a good week.

The Florida Furkids said...

Happy Hanukah. Great artwork!
We are heartbroken about Dad Pete.

Brian said...

We're all still so sad about Dad Pete. We love your photo today and the art is fabulous. Happy Hanukkah from all of us!

meowmeowmans said...

We're devastated about Dad Pete's passing. He was such a wonderful man.

We love your photo and artwork. Hanukkah Sameach!

catscue said...

Happy Hanukkah! Such a lovely selfie today.

Dad Pete will be missed by so many of us, such a kind man.

Gidget Blue Sky said...

hap-pee hanaka an aloha......oh yeah, mum sez dat hanaka iz not ha-why-an an she wuntz sum latkas

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Hanukkah to all of you! Your selfie and art is lovely.
I am very sad about Pete. He was a very kind and understanding man.

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

That's so sad about Pete. We hope the kitties are OK.

Beautiful art and photo. Happy Hanukkah!

Valentine said...

Caspurr, I hope your momma's caterwaul sounds much better than my sisfur Esmay's did when she was trying to attract her boyfuriend, Coalpepper, to her window. Tee tee hee. Happy Hanukkah to your and your humans and thanks fo visiting my bloggy! Purr purr purr.

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

Dad Pete was a giant in the cat blogging world! He will be missed, be we know that he will visit everyone's before pets at the bridge. Caspurr, we LOVE your smile! And we do hope you get some celebration treats! This time of hope reminds us of our resilience. Wishing you blessings in the year ahead. Happy Hanukkah!

Erin the Cat Princess said...

Such delightful and uplifting artwork. I am sure Pete would approve too. A dearly missed fellow blogger who has been taken from us too soon.
From across the bridge i am sure he will be keeping an eye on us all, as well as spending ime with those he so dearly loved that filled both his life and our own lives with so much happiness fiun and laughter for so long.
Gentle purrs
ERin & Mrs H

M Dawson said...

I love your filter, it reminds me of a charcoal drawing (I could NOT get on with charcoal! Even for a messy person like me, it was TOO much!)

The Indulged Furries said...

It seems like all the usual ups & downs of life have been made worse the past year+ with COVID. We love your dreamy tongue photo and it became a wonderful Hanukkah card.

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

Beautiful photo and art! We're absolutely heartbroken over Pete :(

pilch92 said...

I am so sad about Pete. Adorable selfie and I love your art. Happy Hanukkah!! XO

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

Happy Hanukkah to you all!!

Yes, very sad indeed about Mr Pete. I have known him and his kitties since 2009...I will miss his wit, kindness and all things to do with his kitties. He was a one of a kind man. Simply put, he was an amazing gentleman, very wise, too...sigh...sob...

We love your art and your delish dream, Caspurr!

Hope your Mom's concert goes well:)

The Island Cats said...

Caspurr, what an adorable picture of you with your tongue out dreaming of good things to eat! Happy Hanukkah!

Grimoirely said...

Happy Hanukkah!
Caspurr looks so comfurrtable, what are you dreaming about I wonder? Purrhaps something delicious! Meow.

da tabbies o trout towne said...


we hope thiz greeting reechez ewe all;

"This time of hope reminds us of our resilience. Wishing you blessings in the year ahead."

"Hanukkah sameach"


Cathy Keisha said...

Happy Chanukah! Have you opened prezzies yet? I bet you've gotten treats too. Your card is purrfect.