Hallo there, Effurrybody!
As you can see, this week it is I, the One and Only 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, leading the J-Cats on the weekend blog hops - the Caturday Art Blog Hop, hosted, as always, by the Wise and Beautiful Athena and her HuMum, Marie, and the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, indefatigably hosted each week by the Effur Unpredictable Kitties Blue and their HuMom, Janet.
We had a furry, furry cold week and on Wednesday night, it even snowed. That was preceded - and followed - by days of almost non-stop Sky-water. It should therefore come as no Surprise to any of you, that all of Us spent so much of the past week snuggling up as close as We could - to Mummy and to each other.
SO - furrst of all, here is my Sunday Selfie, taken almost at the furry moment that yesterday became today, at 00:01 this meowning, before Mummy retired to bed. You can just about see that I am leaning against her jeans-clad leg, displaying all my Glorious Floofiness, as well as one of my sweet little paws.
Seeing as it looks as if I have only one ear, Mummy thought We might try LunaPic's Van Gogh effect, but I pointed out that the lovely Athena has gone for a Van Gogh effect this week (although not from LunaPic) and We didn't want you to think We are CopyCats, so We tried three other artsy looks instead.
Furrst of all, here is the Chalk effect:
Next up, the Fairy effect at 75%:
We quite like this, although We don't see what's so Fairy-like about it, do you?
Last, but not least, the Wallpaper effect at 25%:
This last one makes me look quite transparent, don't you think?
And here are the bloggie hop badges:
Now, as a special treat, purr-haps you would like to see the sight that greeted Us when We woke up on Fursday meowning:
Strangely enough, the geraniums in the window boxes seem to have taken no harm from the snow and ice.
And, of course, you no doubt want to know what is happening in Israel on the COVID front...
Well, it appears that the infection rate is falling, but it is still high, and the number of seriously ill is over 1000, of whom 321 are in critical condition. There seems to be some disagreement as to whether we are over the worst or not. Besides which, as We mentioned last week, they have eased the restrictions regarding school attendance, as of last Fursday - but it seems that only half of the home testing kits which were supposed to have been distributed to the pupils have, in fact, been distributed!
So We don't think We can breathe easily yet.
As for all of you, remember that it ain't over till it's over, as they say. Make sure your Humans continue to take Precautions.
Be well. Be safe. We love you all.