My inclination was to turn this photo blue as it is of Kitty Blue #1: Skooter. This is the first photograph we took of him, with some creative editing. I layered three effects from PicMonkey and one from Picasa.
When we adopted Skooter, we had two, ancient, small dogs and no intention of opening our home to a cat. I suspect many other kitty bloggers out there never planned on having a kitty or two or more in their lives either. But even if we humans are unaware, some things are inevitable.
For several months a colleague of mine had been telling me about some kittens and begging me to adopt one. Just like our second kitty, Steamer, Skooter was the kitten of a pregnant mother taken in by this friend. I continued to resist until he spoke the words no animal lover wants to hear: “If I can’t find homes, they are going to the pound.”
So, of course, I was on his doorstep that very evening. First we met the kittens’ mom and dad, who just happened to be the neighbor’s un-neutered male, Tubby (and, boy was he ever). We finally found our soon to be first cat hiding under a chair on the front porch.
Skooter was about five months old according to our vet; though, I think he looks much younger than that in this photo. He was a gentle soul and with us for 14 1/2 years, until he suddenly became ill. He died that same day of congestive heart failure while being treated at the Vet. That was in 2001.
You can read a little more about Skooter on The Felines page. You can see additional photos of him by clicking on the Skooter tag at the end of this post.
We are joining Athena, Cat Goddess’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. You can access that by clicking on the badge to the left.
This post also works for today’s Saturday Photos Hunters word: Colours.
Allie: We were sooo excited to see a certain girlcat’s picture on the calendar on this day!
Faraday: yeah, we meant to tell you ON the day, but our mom was busy clutching her tummy & moaning.
Maxwell: TMI, dood. TMI.
Very interesting look to this photo. Dad says he has to try Pic Monkey
Gorgeous picture 🙂
He looks like a little kitten. Nice effects.
Sweet Scooter! Ya waz bery nice to take him in Miss Janet!!! Ya gave him a bery guud life n now he iz in Summerland lookin down on ya all wif LUB in his heart <3
Yer other kitteh Nylablue xxx xxxx
This is very pretty! Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S)
Wonderful memento of your special cat!
Hello all you wonderful Kitties, Make sure you come to visit me today because we have a post about YOU! XOXOXOXO
Darling photo and story…what a cutie pie!!!
Hi again! Thank you for the visit, kind words and support. We just wanted to come back and say we added you to our Feedly feed so we can better keep up with you guys too! And we got you on the Google. We think we may try that Wordless Wednesday you mentioned. That sounds like fun too. Thank you, new friends, we look forward to visiting more in the future 🙂
Hugs to everyone.
That is such a neat picture. We love the colors and effects you made. You have inspired our Mumsy! Thank you, she needed inspiring 🙂
What a kool effect of Skooter! (We had a Scooter before us…but with a c and not a k.) 🙂
Scooter looks like a sweet cat. It’s nice to remember old loves.
It’s Lisbeth Day on the Cats of the CB Calendar!
We love the art you did with Skooter’s photo. 🙂
What a great photo!
Thanks for sharing…
Happy Calendar Cat Day to Lisbeth!
Cool photo, and sweet story. We can definitely understand taking in a cat when you weren’t planning to! You have a big heart. We are sorry to hear that you lost him so suddenly, but we are sure that those 14 1/2 years you were his were very special to everyone. Thanks for sharing Skooter’s story.
Ohhhh I love that photo!
Awwww…Scooter was very special and your art work with his photo is wonderful…I know we will be trying out what you did. We don’t use pic monkey much and never use picasa so some fun today!
That was a nice story and a lovely photo.
I love reading the backstories of the babies we have all come to know as well as their human families. xox
Such a little cutie!
Congratulations on all your awards below – wonderful.
Skooter looked like a lovely kitty. I like the art effect.
Love the effects on the photo of your Skooter…..what a pretty cat he was. So sorry you lost him so suddenly too but bless you for taking him in even though you didn’t think you wanted to! That’s the thing about us…..we know how to wiggle our way into humans’ hearts so we can have a forever home……we are SMART like that!
Hugs and Happy Caturday
That is a fun pic of Skooter and we know you have happy memories.
Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly
Wonderful photo and story!
Awww, what a special fella.
What a wonderful photo – am glad you enjoyed many years within this beautiful boy! RIP Scooter. <3
Love the photo of Scooter, beautiful effects. We are glad he ended up with you for all the time he did.
What a handsome kitten! Skooter certainly DOES look younger than 5 months; I’d guess about 3.5, tops.
I bet Skooter was a spunky kitty and that art work does him justice!
I loved hearing Skooter’s story!
He is beautiful!! Mes thinks that Scooter was a wonderful kitty!! And yous has captured his spirit totally!
Skooter is adorable! No matter how many years we have them, we always wish our kitties would live about 100 years longer than they do XOXOXO
OH MY! We got MAIL!!! We are GOBSMACKED and cannot believe our good fortune!!! It will be our Sunday blog post, so be sure to come check it out! Thank You just doesn’t begin to cover it!!!!
XOXOXO Spitty and his Human
I like the effect–he’s a rainbow kitten! Sorry he couldn’t be with you longer.