Caturday Art

Lisbeth is back again today with another photo in the bedroom near the cat toy bin.


Cat within a cat heart: an arty version of a photo of a tuxie cat looking over her shoulder and framed with the outline of an orange cat with a heart at its center.


I like how Lisbeth is looking over her shoulder at me while I snap her photo.

Of course, I used Painnt to create this. This is the Hallucinate effect with a slight decrease in brightness and increase in contrast. And, as always, my frame is from favpng.

I did create a puzzle for all the fans, including myself.

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Lisbeth will be participating in the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. If you’d like to check out the art from other bloggers or link up some of your own, click on Athena’s badge.

Friendly Fill-Ins

The Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop is hosted each Friday by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). You can find the Fill-Ins on their blogs each Thursday. To join the hop, click on the badge at the left.

As we were celebrating Astrid and Lisbeth’s 12th birthdays yesterday, I didn’t post our fill-ins, so I have them today.

The Fill-Ins are always easier to complete when I get help from one or more of the Kitties Blue. This week I had a little help from Misty May. We both used teal italics for our completions. Explanatory information is in parentheses.

1. A sight I would like to unsee is the devastation caused by the fires on Maui. (My friend who lives in Maui had moved out of Lahaina and no longer has her gift shop there. She was visiting family in L.A. when the fire broke out. The fire did not reach her home. My nephew, who is part owner of a business in Lahaina, had returned home to California from Maui just a few days before the fire. He and his partner lost their business. I am thankful he was not there at the time. He works as a Captain with Cal Fire, and I fear he might have been tempted to try to do something to save the business.)

2. I plan to do a lot more gardening and yard work before the summer is over.

3. I sometimes forget that living with nine cats isn’t considered normal by most.

4. Misty May: If my life were a book, the current chapter I’m in would be titled, “Let’s Get This Over With.” (Misty May turns 19 on September 17. That is one birthday I won’t forget! She isn’t in any pain, still sleeps on my pillow or face, enjoys cuddling and sunbathing on the catio! We feed her every time she asks, which is several times each day. She seems quite content and is probably not thinking what I put for the fill-in. Dad Tom, however, said it was inappropriate for me to say that about myself.)

Sunday Selfies Reminder

Another week has flown by, and it’s now only 128 days until Christmas! Anyhoo, that means it is time to think about getting your selfie snapped for tomorrow’s blog hop. As usual, I have no idea which of the Kitties Blue will be here to greet you. I’ll most likely try to snag someone while they are sprawled out snoozing on the catio. We had the most beautiful day yesterday, with the high in the mid-80s and relatively low humidity. Today is supposed to be the same prior to our weather returning to hot and humid for next week. Whomever is here, as well as all the other Kitties Blue and your many blogging friends will be looking forward to seeing you tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping in to see us today. We all wish you a wonderful Caturday!