by Janet Blue on May 13, 2017

Caturday Art

I am the guardian of any unopened box, especially when I sense something for us kitties is waiting inside. Sometimes that job becomes totally boring, as those boxes don’t always get opened right away. This particular box from Amazon came on Thursday, and I spent the entire day and a good portion of the night napping on it. I was caught snoozing in one photo and posed for a second one.


Box boy Mauricio napping.

Box boy Mauricio posing.


Mom used the second photo to create our art for the Caturday Art blog hop. She decided to first turn it into a pencil sketch using Picasa.


Box boy Mauricio as a pencil sketch.


To create the final arty version, Mom applied the Transcendence effect from Dreamscope, pushed the contrast way up and added the flowers using piZap. The final border was added using Picasa. I’m not certain why she thought I should be plopped down in a field of posies, but I guess for the sake of art I won’t complain.


Transcendent box boy Mauricio.


This is our entry in Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art blog hop. You can join as well or view the other submissions by clicking on Athena’s badge.

I bet you are wondering how my bitten bum is doing. Well, I am taking advantage of our crummy, rainy weather to get lots of rest, as you can see in the first photo. Mom says that will help me heal more quickly. I’m not begging to go outside or trying to sneak out. I don’t know how long that will last. In conclusion, I’m taking life slowly and letting by body heal.

Sunday Selfies

Yep, tomorrow’s the day we kitties and our anipal friends love to hate. Our humans enjoy seeing all our cute faces, tongues, toes and tummies, but we abhor being forced to snap photos of ourselves. There’s always something better to do, like napping, snacking and watching bird and squirrel TV. Regardless, all the Kitties Blue hope you’ll take a moment to snap a photo and join our weekly blog hop.

As tomorrow is Mother’s Day, please include your mom or caregiver in your selfie if you like.

Ciao and meow, your pal Mau



dây chuyền sản xuất May 17, 2017 at 3:27 am

The world of cats. So cute is not it Everyone who loves cats would not have a word to describe right?

Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles May 14, 2017 at 1:37 am

That is a great way to guard the box, Mau!

And an excellent pose, too!

Glad to know you are getting good rest to heal up…see that is the silver lining in those rainy days:)

meowmeowmans May 13, 2017 at 10:36 pm

You’re a super box boy, Mau. Guarding whatever’s in there is hard and exhausting work, so we can certainly understand your need to take a nap. 🙂
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Bichonpawz May 13, 2017 at 10:04 pm

We are kind of Cat-Like as we also enjoy boxes! Especially Chloe! Your Caturday Art is awesome…love the bright colors! We wanted to stop by to say Happy Mother’s Day!
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Cathy Keisha May 13, 2017 at 9:23 pm

I love boxes too especially when they’re for me.
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The Island Cats May 13, 2017 at 6:28 pm

Cool art, Mau. We’re glad your bum is feeling better. But we wanna know what’s in the box.
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Johnny May 13, 2017 at 5:43 pm

I absolutely love these photos little one <3 🙂
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Noodle May 13, 2017 at 5:04 pm

You could call it art in a box!
Have a wonderful weekend…

Noodle and crew
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Annabelle May 13, 2017 at 3:18 pm

Maurico you look so handsome in all the different versions of your photo.
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Little Binky and Granny May 13, 2017 at 2:54 pm

WOW! Your final artwork looks pawsome, Mau. We love the border. Here are some Healing Pawkisses for the bum. Hope it heals soon❤❤❤
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The Menagerie Mom May 13, 2017 at 12:47 pm

We love boxes, too, Mauricio! We just got one in the mail today, and Thimble’s been snoozing on it since it arrived. Who knows when its contents will get to see the light of day. Oh, and we love your box art, too, of course!
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Canadian Cats May 13, 2017 at 11:50 am

You look awesome Mau. We are happy you are relaxing with your bitten butt. It will heal faster. Your mom could invest in some diapers for your next visit to the neighbours.

Shoko and Kali
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The Florida Furkids May 13, 2017 at 10:13 am

Mom says thanks for the warning…..she made sure Allie was safe before we opened this post! Mau looks soooo sweet guarding that box!!!! Great artwork too. Allie thinks it’s cool that she and Mau are both the subjects of today’s artwork!!!

The Florida Furkids with tons and tons of smoochies and love to Mau from Allie

Athena May 13, 2017 at 10:08 am


Hope you find some great treats in the box 🙂

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie
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Brian frum May 13, 2017 at 9:29 am

Boxes are the best and we hope you are all well soon pal.
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Peaches and Paprika May 13, 2017 at 9:13 am

Haha Maurico, we just imagine you saying, “Please state your business with this box.” We think you are doing an excellent job of guarding it and love the transcendence effect which we hadn’t seen before. We feel guarding boxes are among the most important responsibilities assigned to cats.

Linda Arthur Tejera May 13, 2017 at 9:00 am

My but you look beautiful in blue! Love the colors AND love the posies! 😀
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Ellen Pilch May 13, 2017 at 8:59 am

That is too cute, caught snoozing on the job 🙂 Your Mom’s art came out very nice, I love the one with the posies. XO
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Roby Sweet May 13, 2017 at 7:38 am

I think the field of posies is perfect. Sometimes, in art, you just have to take chances. Happy Caturday!
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Teddy May 13, 2017 at 4:34 am

Mauricio you are doing a FINE job of guarding that box but I have to wonder what might be in there? Something for you? I’m glad to hear that your bum is healing up – all this icky rain we’ve had helps provide a lot of “down time” for that kind of thing! Your Mom really hit the jackpot with “eye appeal” on your artistic photo for Athena – it’s got so much color and those posies at the bottom? Guys look just as grand in a field of flowers as girls do! Happy Caturday!

Hugs, Teddy
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Summer May 13, 2017 at 3:30 am

Nice art, but you know, your human could have used the time actually opening up that box!!!
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