Hallo again, Effurrybuddies!
It is a fine, sunny (but coooooold) day, here in Jerusalem - and once again, We are pawticipating in the weekend Bloggie-Hops, as We always do, come rain or shine - 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 Effur So Unpredictable Kitties Blue and their HuMom, Janet.
This week, We have a Surprise for you - an Extremely Rare Ussie!
Yes, Mummy managed to snap all three of Us, together!!!
As you can no doubt guess, Trixie did have some reservations as to whether she could trust the mancats not to pounce on her (which, for some reason, they think is furry funny), and is keeping a cautious Eye on them. Still, this was an amazing transformation as she usually makes sure she is at the far end of the sofa from her brofurs.
An Event as rare as this is worth preserving for Pawsterity, don't you agree?
So We made three different artifications of the picture, all using filters and art effects by LunaPic - and you must let Us know which you like best.
Here is the furrst, made with the K3 effect at 60%:
Next, We tried the Space effect at 60%, overlaid with Nebula at 55%. We think it has a kind of Star Trekkie feel to it:
Our third and final Expurriment used the Delaunay effect at 50%:
And here are the bloggie-hop badges:
Now, We expect you'd like to know what's happening in Israel with the Evil Mutant Ninja Coronavirus, wouldn't you?
Well, it's hard to give exact figures because yesterday, they reported that the Ministry of Health's dashboard crashed. Besides which, since they are now allowing most people to use home testing antigen kits, rather than having to take the more accurate PCR tests at official testing sites, it's quite likely that more people are sick than is known to the Ministry of Health (although probably not all that seriously, otherwise they would be ending up in hospital).
As far as Mummy can tell (using the data from the official Ministry of Health site which is supposed to be updated 3 times a day, but was last updated yesterday evening), there are now more than 442,000 people infected, of whom 732 are seriously ill. 146 of the latter are on ventilators and 16 are on ECMO machines.
In spite of the spiralling morbidity, the government has eased up the restrictions on schools and whereas till now, if one pupil in a class tested pawsitive, the whole class had to go into quarantine, under the new rules, pupils will be tested (with the less accurate antigen tests) every Sunday and Wednesday, and only the pupils who test pawsitive will be quarantined.
Mummy says "NO COMMENT". You may draw your own conclusions.
On the other paw, many institutions, such as the Israel Opera, the Open University and (most impawtantly), Mummy's Caterwauling Club are opurrating on Zoom, as they did during the Official Lockdown.
When will it all end, that's what We would like to know???
Now, it is time to start blog-hopping. Before We go, We want to remind you to make sure your Humans continue to exercise Good Judgement and take all the necessary precautions. If anything happens to them, who will take care of US, after all?
(Just kidding. We love Our Humans and We know you love yours, too and don't want anything Bad to happen to them.)
Be well. Be safe. We love you all.