Caturday Art

Those of you who follow Kitties Blue know that Astrid is our timid kitty. Most of that is derived from her fear of Misty (The Bully) May. To stay safe she has become a cave dweller. She hides herself away (unless she’s on my lap) in the shark bed, a cat tree cubby, the SleepyPod or any of the many enclosed cubbies, beds or boxes strategically placed throughout the house.

cave dweller - comfy cocoon #1Thanks to her thoughtful husband Sampy (Kitty Cat Chronicles), she now has another place to tuck herself away—a Jackson Galaxy Comfy Cocoon. Sampy sent her one for Christmas along with an ornament with his very own paw print.

She loves snuggling into her cocoon. It is very small, and I am fairly certain none of the others would fit in it. Luckily for her, they haven’t tried.

cave dweller - comfy cocoon #2

I have gotten several photos of her, including this one with her eyes almost completely closed.

I used a similar photo of her with her eyes open to create our entry into this week’s Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. To generate our art, I started with a custom filter from Dreamscope, which I then manipulated using Ribbit, with a final edit in Picasa. It is not one of my most favorite creations, but I do find it interesting.


cave dweller - caturday art


caturdayartbannerIf you would like to see the other art entries and/or add one of your own to the blog hop, click on Athena’s badge.

christmas cat - cave dweller postAstrid was not the only one to receive a gift. Sampy’s mom, Emily, who I think of as a daughter, sent me this gorgeous cat statue.

Astrid and I send Sampy and Emily thanks, love, kisses and hugs. We both think our gifts are purrfect!

Sunday Selfies Reminder

Cat4-001The first week of  January is almost behind us, and tomorrow will mark week #126 of our selfies blog hop. We’ll be having another guest host tomorrow. Kitties Blue will have their paws crossed that oodles of you will decide to come by to see who it is and to join the hop. If you are new to our blog or the hop, all anipals are welcome regardless of species. The best part of the hop, besides having the opportunity to make new friends, is that as soon as you snap and post your selfie you have the entire day to enjoy a nice Easy Sunday. And with the snow and cold temps, we’re fairly certain that’s what we and most of our friends will be doing.

So until tomorrow…toodles.