by Janet Blue on September 14, 2019

Caturday Art

I decided to continue with the kitten theme I’ve had lately and use a kitten photo for today’s art. The original of the photo was taken in 2001 and previously posted in June 2018. To see the original, click here to go the post, “Tigger and Another Ginger Tabby.”


Caturday Art


The kitten in the photo is our original ginger tabby, MacKenzie. If you haven’t met MacKenzie previously or visited The Felines page, here’s a little info about him.

When looking for a kitten in 2001, our neighbor had a friend whose vet had a kitten needing a home. So we adopted MacKenzie without ever meeting him or even seeing a photo. One would think a kitten being adopted from a vet would be in good health, but that wasn’t the case. MacKenzie, which wasn’t his name at the time, had ringworm and an inguinal hernia. So an appointment was made with our vet immediately, and he had surgery for the latter.

When MacKenzie arrived here his name was Cyrus. That definitely wasn’t a name befitting an adorable ginger baby. It sounded more like an old man’s name. After we renamed him, we generally referred to him as Mac or Big Mac. Like our current ginger boy, Mac was no light weight; though, he never reached Cooper Murphy’s substantial size and weight.

MacKenzie was my shadow. He followed me everywhere. In 2011 when I was laid up for six months with a broken leg, he was my constant companion. He was suffering from inoperable stomach cancer at the time, and he passed away that fall. Like all the angel Kitties Blue, he remains in our hearts.

How I Created Today’s Art

I aways like to tell you this in case you like the art and might want to do something similar. Once again, I used the Painnt app. I selected the Flowers effect and “multiply” from the Color Composition section. I then added a wide, black border using Picasa, so I would have the space to add some sort of fancy border. Instead I ended up using on overlay from piZap, which still gave the photo a nice, subdued border. And that’s it…nothing complicated or fancy.

Mac and his pal, Tigger, are joining the Caturday Art blog hop with Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. If you’d like to join him and find creations from your blogging friends, click on the badge below.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

An unknown member of the Kitties Blue will be here tomorrow to host our Sunday Selfies blog hop. As yet, no one has stepped forward to claim those duties. But whichever of the gang is here, they will be looking forward to seeing your bright and happy faces joining in the fun. As you know, all anipals are welcome regardless of species. And Kitties Blue don’t even mind if you link up an Easy Sunday photo of you snoozing.

Have a great Caturday. See you tomorrow.


Hemingway and Steinbeck September 17, 2019 at 7:22 pm

Mom said to tell you that your artwork is totally amazing and we agree!!! Mom hasn’t been on the puter much lately but that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t think about all of you. We all hope you’re doing great and we hope to chat soon.
Purrs and Hugs……..Hemingway, Steinbeck and Pam
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Eastside Cats September 16, 2019 at 12:08 pm

MacKenzie is the cutest name, for a sweet Angel kitty!
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Athena and Marie September 15, 2019 at 12:19 pm

Lovely kitty and art!

Adorapurr September 14, 2019 at 7:56 pm

I’m so glad Mac found a good name and a good home with yoo, Miz Janet and Mr. Tom. The poor lil kid had so many illnesses, but yoo were there for him right to the end. And that’s why yoo are on my list of Wonderpurr hoomons.

Timmy Tomcat September 14, 2019 at 7:46 pm

Mackenzie was a special kitty and deserved wonderful art! Hello Mackenzie!
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Ellen Pilch September 14, 2019 at 6:48 pm

That came out great, so pretty. Mac was a sweet boy. XO
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The Island Cats September 14, 2019 at 6:17 pm

Thanks for sharing MacKenzie’s story with us. What a special kitty. And we love his work of art.
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Mary McNeil September 14, 2019 at 5:11 pm

Even while he was facing his own demise, Mac stayed close to comfort you ! What a great cat !

meowmeowmans September 14, 2019 at 5:11 pm

Thank you for sharing about MacKenzie with us today. He sounds like he was such a wonderful kitty. We also love your artwork of him. 🙂
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The Florida Furkids September 14, 2019 at 11:08 am

Cool art. Mac sounds like a pawsome mancat.

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Linda Arthur Tejera September 14, 2019 at 9:36 am

A wonderful story about MacKenzie and lovely artwork!
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Brian Frum September 14, 2019 at 8:47 am

We enjoyed hearing about your dear sweet MacKenzie.
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Memories of Eric and Flynn September 14, 2019 at 5:31 am

It was nice to hear how Mack joined you, and lovely art too.
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Pam and Teddy September 14, 2019 at 4:29 am

That’s a sweet story about Mac who lived a happy life with Kitties Blue as long as he could. He had his challenges for sure though bless his heart. Love the artwork – and the fact that little Mac (Big Mac?) was looking right at the camera for his photo that day…….

Hugs, Pam and Teddy too
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs September 14, 2019 at 2:06 am

That is a sweet story about your dear Mac.

And what colorful art!
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Summer September 14, 2019 at 1:18 am

Thanks for sharing Mac with us today, in art form!
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