by Janet Blue on June 13, 2014


Silhouette with Astrid and Squirrel


Today’s art piece was changed little from the original photo. I added the boarder, sharpened the photo slightly and added a small amount of saturation. It was already a silhouette. If you look very closely, however, you can see Astrid’s eye.

Astrid, who had avoided the catio for a very long time has been enjoying it lately on occasion. Friday, when this photo was taken, she spent about six hours there.

As usual, we are participating in Athena Cat Goddess’ Caturday Art Blog Hop. To enter or view the other submissions at Athena and Marie, click on the badge.


Thanks to all of you who entered our little contest yesterday to identify kitty paws as part of Show Your Paw Day. Only one entrant identified all the paws correctly. Many of you mixed up the tuxie paws of Mauricio, Lisbeth and Misty May, and most of you mixed up Fiona and Giulietta. I purposely picked a less-floofy photo of Giulietta’s paw but still was surprised that I fooled most of you.

Here’s the order of the paws: 1) Lily Olivia, 2) Calista Jo, 3) Mauricio, 4) Misty May, 5) Astrid, 6) Giulietta, 7) Fiona and 8) Lisbeth.

So who is the winner, you ask? It was the fourth guesser, Furries of Whisppy. We know one of the prizes will be some of our primo, homegrown catnip. We’ll let the Furries and everyone else know tomorrow what else will be included in the prize package. Astrid and Lisbeth have instructed me that I must find something extra special for their look-a-likes, Tutu and Boomer, and all their varied housemates.

Instead of our usual Easy Like Sunday post, I have something different planned for tomorrow. Hope you’ll return to see what I have planned.  It’s pretty cute!

Cathy Keisha June 15, 2014 at 4:53 pm

Whoa! Is that a squirrel falling out of the sky right into her arms?
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Marty the Manx June 15, 2014 at 9:01 am

What an incredible photo!
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Sherri-Ellen T-D June 14, 2014 at 10:05 pm

Yow Astrid ya iz a pawsum jumper n ya lookz like ya iz enjoyin jus ‘hangin around’, MOL!! Bet dat squirrel waz capteevated by yer a-jill-i-tea too!!!
Lub Nylablue n Mum too <3 <3
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The Island Cats June 14, 2014 at 9:36 pm

What an awesome picture! And congrats to the Furries of Whisppy for guessing correctly.
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Raven June 14, 2014 at 6:58 pm

That’s a crazy photo. Hopefully that squirrel didn’t bother you too much.
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Deztinee High June 14, 2014 at 6:18 pm

Cool foto. Meez told yous it wus mommy’s fawlt. Hers kep moovin’ names awound and meez wus tellin’ hers it wus wight da fiwst time. MOL

Luv ya’

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Austin Towers June 14, 2014 at 5:40 pm

ConCats to the Furries!!! The silhouette is furry clever indeed! xoxox
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Flynn June 14, 2014 at 5:02 pm

What a great photo!!!
Concats to your winners.
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Angel Abby Grace June 14, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Wowza we love the this photo!
Concats to the Furries of Whisppy!!!!
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Canadian Cats June 14, 2014 at 4:05 pm

What a jump!! This gal is in excellent shape. The squirrel looks like its jumping into her outstretched arms. Fantastic picture! Astrid I bow to your expertise. Congratulations to the winner yesterday…one day I will know them when I see their paws. Have a great weekend.

Hugs, Shoko
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Caren Gittleman June 14, 2014 at 4:00 pm
Glogirly and Katie June 14, 2014 at 3:45 pm

WOW!!! What a photo!!!
… we’d like to know what happened right after that! : )

Congrats to the Nip Winners!
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Penelope June 14, 2014 at 2:51 pm

Wowwzers! What a fabulishious picture! Mes LOVES it!
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Whisppy June 14, 2014 at 2:19 pm

That’s such an amazing shot! LOVE IT!

Thank you for running that fun contest. We had so much fun matching the paws to their rightful owners. 🙂
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Susan and the gang from Life with Dogs and Cats June 14, 2014 at 2:04 pm

Love that pic!

Concats to the winner!

–Purrs (and wags) from Life with Dogs and Cats
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Katie isabella June 14, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Concatulations to the winner. 🙂

Ellen Pilch June 14, 2014 at 10:23 am

Great photo- you always amews me.
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Kitty Cat Chronicles June 14, 2014 at 9:42 am

WOW!!! What a neat photo!! It looks like Astrid is leaping through the air at the squirrel! Sampson is very impressed with her skills and is even more smitten, if that were possible.

We can’t believe we didn’t see your post yesterday! We never got our usual email notification of your posts 🙁 Must have been some sort of fluke! We are going to go try our hand at guessing anyway.

Sampson sends bunches of kisses to Astrid and can’t wait for their date tonight!

We are all sending our love and hugs.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You June 14, 2014 at 9:03 am

What a cool image!
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Sammy June 14, 2014 at 7:36 am

What a GREAT photo!!!! Good thing those two were on opposite sides of the screen!!! Well done to the winner of the “cat paw ID” challenge……..we would NEVER have guessed right……..

Hugs, Sammy
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Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal June 14, 2014 at 6:31 am

That is one COOL photo !!
Well I just knew I got some paws miex up 🙂
BIG ConCATulations to the Furries of Whisppy !

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Pawesome Cats June 14, 2014 at 5:28 am

This is a wonderful picture…love it!
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Molly The Wally June 14, 2014 at 5:16 am

Love the pic. Concatulations to the Furries. Nice one. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly
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Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101) June 14, 2014 at 3:16 am

Wow, this is fabulous!!!
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Sparkle June 14, 2014 at 3:02 am

A big concatulations to the Furries!
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Athena June 14, 2014 at 2:37 am

Cool! Love it!

Purrs xx
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Lone Star Cats June 14, 2014 at 2:08 am

Very cool photo!
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speedyrabbit June 14, 2014 at 1:53 am

love the action of this photo,and congrats to the furries of whisppy,Have a great weekend,xx SPeedy
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Clooney June 14, 2014 at 1:28 am

Love the photo, how cool is that! Sorry to have missed your paw contest, we haven’t been online the past few days. Happy Caturday to y’all!
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Katnip Lounge June 14, 2014 at 1:28 am


We’re assuming they are hanging on opposite sides of a screen!
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Moggiepurrs June 14, 2014 at 12:26 am

That is an incredible photo!! Absolutely, incredible!! Wow. That was definitely one of those “in the moment” photos. Great job, Janet!
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Melissa June 14, 2014 at 12:05 am

That looks so cool!
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meowmeowmans June 13, 2014 at 11:36 pm

We love, love, love that art piece! Hooray for our pals at the Furries of Whisppy!

How nice that Astrid is enjoying the catio. And that looks like a very interactive Squirrel TV channel!
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