by Janet Blue on June 18, 2016

6.18.2016 Intl Box Day BADGE


Today is one of our favorite days of the entire year: International Box Day. That it is on Caturday this year made for a bit of a challenge. As we always pawticipate in Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art Blog hop, Mom needed a photo that she could turn into something that didn’t look like a big brown blob. Luckily we got a huge box containing litter yesterday. Dad put it in the foyer and waited for one of us to get in it. Here’s who showed up: The blog hog himself!


Mauricio has claimed the cardboard box for International Box Day.


Two or three of us could have joined Mau, which would have made for a way more interesting photo. But just as Mom feared… she had a brown and boring boxy photo with which to work. So, you know what happened. She threw everything at it and then some. All the edits, including rotating the orientation of the photo, were done using PicMonkey except the last two things—adding the HDR effect and the black border. She used Picasa for those things.


The box in this photo disappears behind the art.


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Father’s Day Sunday Selfies

Cat4-001Tomorrow is Father’s Day as well as our Sunday Selfies Blog Hop. We are thinking that it might be fun to include your dad in your selfie. If you’d like to have the day off from the pressure of taking your own photo, feel free to enter one with just your dad. It’s always impawtant to let your dad know how much you love and appreciate him. We know some of you don’t have dads, but please don’t let that stop you from joining us and hopping.

Until tomorrow…toodles and love to all.

Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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Little Binky and Granny June 21, 2016 at 5:26 pm

Purrfect Art for both occasions 🙂 Pawkisses 🙂 <3


Melissa & Mudpie June 21, 2016 at 1:15 am

That is pure magic! Happy belated box day!
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McGuffy's Reader June 20, 2016 at 9:20 pm

I love your cat art. It is magical. So are you. XO
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Athena June 19, 2016 at 3:36 am

Great box and art!

Happy International Box Day!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie
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meowmeowmans June 18, 2016 at 11:04 pm

Wow, Mauricio! How’d you get that whole box to yourself? We’re impressed! We also love how Mom art-i-fied the picture. So cool!

Happy Box Day!
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Toby June 18, 2016 at 9:20 pm

Love your box photo and the art!!
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jansfunnyfarm June 18, 2016 at 8:56 pm

We don’t post on weekends any more so we missed box day. 🙁
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Canadian Cats June 18, 2016 at 8:13 pm

MOL I love your box…its so big and roomy. Your mom made the box full in short order. I could still tell it was you Mau.

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Cathy Keisha June 18, 2016 at 7:14 pm

Boxes are great! I’ll be a sketch would have worked great at making it less brown. xoCK

BTW, you know those nip joints I won in December? I finally started biting on and bunnykicking them. Better late than never.
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The Island Cats June 18, 2016 at 7:14 pm

We can’t believe you had that huge box all to yourself, Mau. Happy Box Day!
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Noodle June 18, 2016 at 6:51 pm

You know you have everything you need when you have great art and great boxes!
Have a super weekend too…

Noodle and crew
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Nellie June 18, 2016 at 4:50 pm

Mau in a box art!!! Its fabulishious. My Mommy threw everything at my picture today too!
Mes refused to either get into a box or let Mommy take a picture of mes when she unceremoniously dumped mes in one — so mes not pawticipating. Now mes a little miffed that mes missed it!
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Ellen Pilch June 18, 2016 at 3:10 pm

Nice box and art Mau! Happy International Box Day!
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The Swiss Cats June 18, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Nice artwork, and Happy Box Day ! Purrs
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The Florida Furkids June 18, 2016 at 1:04 pm

Happy International Box Day! Allie was thrilled to see her special guy featured. That’s another thing they have in common…..Allie always the FIRST to pop into a new box here!

The Florida Furkids with tons of smoochies and love to Mau from Allie
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Annabelle June 18, 2016 at 12:38 pm

Happy International Box Day!
What a great box you found. Looks like the whole family could have joined you.
Happy Caturday.
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Katie Kat and Katie Kitty Too June 18, 2016 at 10:56 am

Dats a magical box and it must takes you to a furry special land of boxes! Your Mommy dids goods…. we didn’t do boxies today cause Maxie nots a box kitty unless it am winter. Maxie hurted hims paw and has to go to vets today. Him needs purrz cause dat paw am all swollen. -Katie Kitty Too.
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sasha June 18, 2016 at 9:08 am

waiting for the cat to get in was a good idea. Better than sitting the cat inside and trying to take the photo before he or she leaps out.
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Brian Frum June 18, 2016 at 8:54 am

Happy Box Day sweet friends!


The Menagerie Mom June 18, 2016 at 7:41 am

I think you need a bigger box, Mau…

I absolutely love how the artified version turned out. It’s so whimsical and magical and I absolutely adore it! Purrs to all!
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Peaches & Paprika June 18, 2016 at 7:30 am

OMC, almost forgot! Happy box day, Mau,and thanks for reminding me but your pawsome presence in a great box… lookin’ good!!!
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Sammy June 18, 2016 at 5:03 am

That’s a wonderful box to celebrate Box Day in Mau…………we’ll try to do a Father’s Day selfie tomorrow too………….a special day for that special dood in our lives!

Hugs, Sammy
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mommakatandherbearcat June 18, 2016 at 4:42 am

You are super handsome in your box, Mau! A BYOB (bring your own box) party! Unfortunately, Bear doesn’t “do” boxes. Because I was certain he was missing out on an essential experience of cathood, I’ve tried every kind of every style and every size – but no. And I probably reinforced his fears when I decided to demonstrate how to sit in a box that ended up being just a bit too snug on my behind 🙂
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Summer June 18, 2016 at 1:23 am

I think you did fine with what you had! No photos of me with my dad tomorrow – I’d have to go to my breeder’s in Temecula to pose with him!
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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles June 18, 2016 at 12:18 am

Wow! You sure made a work of art from that box picture!!

We have to go and find our fave box to jump in now…see ya!


Three Chatty Cats June 18, 2016 at 12:06 am

That is perfect art for Box Day! So sparkly and fun!


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