Continuing with the theme of introducing you to the kitties of the past for the Caturday Art Blog Hop, this is Louise as a very young cat. We recused her, her sister, Thelma, and other kittens from the engine compartment of my car. They were the second litter that had been deposited there by a neighborhood stray we simply called, “Mom.” Daphne from a previous, engine-deposited litter of Mom’s already was a member of our household when solid-black Thelma and solid-grey Louise became cats four and five in our home.
Louise was a very shy cat. During her 17 1/2-year lifetime very few people ever saw her, and she would dip her head whenever the camera came out making it difficult to get decent photos of her. Later in life, she mellowed (and I think was partially deaf), so didn’t run and hide the moment a human other than her dad or I entered the room or approached her. Louise was fortunate to enjoy such a long life as she underwent several surgeries in her lifetime to remove recurring fibrosarcoma tumors. She passed naturally at home in my arms in 2009.
I am participating in Athena, Cat Goddess’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. You can enter your art or view the other submissions by clicking on the badge.
The art here was created using PicMonkey by applying dark edges in green and two textures (burst and water) to the original photo and then a frame. I selected the green color in honor of the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day.
That’s the thing about cats. Even the shy ones bring us something special.
–Purrs (and woofs) from Life with Dogs and Cats.
Louise looks and sounds like she was such a gentle soul. Love the picture you made of her.
My goodness, that is bluetiful!
Louise was very pretty and we enjoyed her story. Thank you for sharing!
Lubly Louise….ya haz had so many lubly kittehz…
Lub Nylableu n Sherriellen Mum
Blue louise 🙂 gorgeous
That’s super cool, we must try and be more adventurous 🙂 xxoxxx
Mollie and Alfie
very creative! 🙂
You are very artistic! TW never thinks of using 2 textures. Louise was very pretty and you were lucky to be her adopted Mom for so long.
Aw, what a sweet girl! It is lovely she became more trusting later in her life. My Human thinks *I* am becoming less fearful too, even letting the neighbor Aunties pet me sometimes. I don’t what the heck has happened to me to tell the truth, but Louise could probably have explained it to me, huh?
What a pretty picture of Louise. Thanks for sharing her story with us.
Thanks for the background on Louise. Really like the art effects a lot! Happy Caturday!
Marty and Mom
I ADORE that photo!!! The colors are my fave colors!!!!
Beautiful cat, picture, and story! We are enjoying meeting your kitties of the past. Louise’s mom picked the right car engine to leave her kittens in. Sounds like she had a wonderful life with you.
Oh wow, that is a fantastic photo art picture! We love those colors. And it’s very nice to meet you
Miss Louise is a beauty and 17 1/2 years of love. I know so well a kitty who no one else saw and that was our Miss Gracie (and now I wonder if Annabelle will become that way too). Lovely treatment to her already lovely face. We love that you remembered a kitty that came before!
Awesome work pals. Very creative and of course the subject is beautiful.
I bet she was always glad she found you.
That looks like a beautiful tribute.
That’s a beautiful photo of Louise….she sounds like she truly had “the life” with you for a nice long time….so happy you rescued her and even though she wasn’t as “out there” as some cats are, she obviously had the love of your family to get her through some tough times. Bless you!!
Hugs, Pam and Sam
That is lovely. We love these art pix.
Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly
Beautiful cat and picture!
Such a beautiful kitty – I love those eyes! Your art is fantastic.
A lovely kitty, and such beautiful eyes!
So very pretty!!!
The kitty AND the beautiful colors!
What a lovely effect – for a lovely girl!
That is just beautiful…
Beautiful and mysterious portrait. I love the colours.
So, we have hope for Scouty, then?
Louise looks like a little feline leprechaun!
Louise is gorgeous! And I LOVE the color! It matches Lake Louise in Banff!
I always say about those shy ones who mellow later–life isn’t so bad when you lose your senses! My Moses, who was a five-month feral, did the same.