by Janet Blue on May 7, 2016

We demand an explanation. Why does this big pest get featured on our blog over and over again? He claims it’s his handsome good looks and winning purrsonality that garner him this honor. Pffft!

We are all stunningly gorgeous, and some of us definitely have more pleasant purrsonalities. We know that he is a total suck-up and badgers Mom constantly. We are pretty certain she puts him on the blog just to shut him up. Not as if that ever works. He just continues to natter away hour after hour, day after day, week after week…

Whatever the reason, here he is AGAIN for the Caturday Art Bog Hop in a PicMonkey-created photo.


Mauricio is back again for Caturday Art.


This was a one-and-done creation, which doesn’t happen around here very often. Mom used the Textures feature to overlay another photo atop Mauricio’s. She then added the matt and frame using Picasa.

Here are the two photos she used.


Mauricio is back again for Caturday Art.Coffee stir stick installation.










If you are wondering about the second photo, it is from an art installation at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia. It was created by North Carolina installation artist, Jonathan Brilliant, by using  coffee stir sticks. Here’s a larger photo of a small portion of the installation, which was built on site.


Coffee stir stick installation.


The installation was created as part of Brilliant’s ongoing series, “Have Sticks Will Travel” Tour. The piece is entitled, The Stir City Piece (Roanoke’s nickname is The Star City.) was created by weaving together 70,000 stir sticks. The pattern on the walls surrounding the sculpture was created using espresso grounds to provide the aroma of a coffee shop.

Mom decided to combine these two photos as she thought the lines created by the sisal on the cat tree resembled the lines created by the coffee stirrers. What do you think?


This is our submission for the Caturday Art Blog Hop hosted by Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty and her mum, Marie. To view the other submissions and/or enter one of your own, click on their badge.

Sunday Selfies & Our Special Announcement

Cat4-001Tomorrow’s the big day. It’s Mother’s Day, and we all know how special they are. It its Week #91 of our blog hop. But most impawtantly, it is the day of our B – I – G Announcement. Do you think you have guessed what it is?

We know most of you will be busy celebrating with your moms tomorrow, but we sure hope you can take a few moments from your busy day to enter a selfie (maybe even one including your mom).

The True Tails of Baker and Taylor Giveaway

Yesterday Mom reviewed this heartwarming book about two Scottish Fold library cats from Nevada. It is a book that you won’t want to miss reading. For our friends residing in the U.S., we have one book to give away. Leave a comment here prior to 5 p.m. E.T. on Thursday, May 12, for the opportunity to win. Winner will be selected using Random.org.

Another Sad Goodbye

It is with heavy hearts and tears in our eyes that we say goodbye to another friend: Whitley Westie from Texas. Whitley was a beautiful and sweet woofie. She was always dressed to purrfection in adorable dresses made especially for her by her momma. If you have not had an opportunity to leave your condolences for Whitley’s family, purrlease do so here. Thank you, friends.

 Remembering Whitley Westie


Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo



Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101) May 8, 2016 at 9:55 pm

Congrats to Mauricio!
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Melissa & Mudpie May 7, 2016 at 10:55 pm

Very cool artwork! I need to learn how to combine pictures.
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Marjorie and the Dash Kitten Crew May 7, 2016 at 10:51 pm

Cool art, and we misssed your giveaway as Mum is writing her review. The book is lovely and we hope to see you for the Sunday Selfie!

Savannah's Paw Tracks May 7, 2016 at 9:30 pm

Hey Mau, you are lookin’ might fine, but where are the sisfurs buddy?? MOL Mom did a great job wrapping that interestin’ art thingy into her rendention of your photo
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Noodle May 7, 2016 at 7:35 pm

That is some pretty nifty artwork!
Have a super weekend…

Noodle and crew
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Cathy Keisha May 7, 2016 at 7:05 pm

Female felines of the Kitties Blue. Suck-ups always get ahead. That’s why this little kitteh has been passed over and left behind so many times. I don’t play politics or kiss butt. I hope you’ll get due time shortly. You are very photogenic girlcats.
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The Island Cats May 7, 2016 at 5:58 pm

Well, Mau, you better start sharing Caturday with your furlings. Otherwise, they’re gonna revolt! But that is a great picture of you.
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meowmeowmans May 7, 2016 at 4:44 pm

We love this artwork! Good job by Mom Janet combining those photos of Mau and the one from the Taubman Museum.
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McGuffy's Reader May 7, 2016 at 2:47 pm

This is very cool! Nice artwork! Of course, cute model! Hugs!
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Athena May 7, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Great art!

We’ve already had Mother’s Day in the UK but we are looking forward to seeing all the Mother’s Day selfies tomorrow 🙂

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie
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Ellen Pilch May 7, 2016 at 12:51 pm

Your Mom really outdid herself with the art this week, that came out great. You are all great looking.
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Annabelle May 7, 2016 at 12:15 pm

Mauricio you always always are such a great one to choose for Caturday ART! WE love your creation it is as ever so inspiring!
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The Florida Furkids May 7, 2016 at 10:42 am


you know who THAT was!!!! Allie thinks you should be featured EVERY day! Okay, she knows the other Kitties Blue need time too but you’re number one to her!!!

Looking forward to your big announcement tomorrow!!!!!

The Florida Furkids
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Three Chatty Cats May 7, 2016 at 10:17 am

Looking good, Mauricio!
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The Menagerie Mom May 7, 2016 at 8:56 am

I, for one, love seeing your handsomeness as often as possible, Mau! And this artsy shot of you is great. That is one spectacular art exhibit, and you make it look even more spectacular in your Caturday Art. Purrs, and we can’t wait to visit tomorrow and hear the big announcement!
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Brian Frum May 7, 2016 at 8:28 am

You are always looking mighty fine Mauricio!
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Cat Lovers May 7, 2016 at 8:01 am

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Toby May 7, 2016 at 6:59 am

It’s all about presence – some of have and – let’s be honest – some don’t. Mau and I have it – which is why we are featured on our respective blogs so often!!!! The art is totally cool – and I would love to use that sculpture as a cat tree!!
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Sammy May 7, 2016 at 4:42 am

Oh Mauricio is infinitely photographable so of course he’s liable to be featured frequently in Caturday Art – not that the rest of the Blues aren’t gorgeous (because you ALL are), but Mau is sort of the leader of the pack isn’t he?! Anyway, we think it’s a great photo AND love that art installation from the museum too – what an amazing project that must have been to construct! Humans are rather clever aren’t they (not as clever as cats though!).

Hugs, Sammy
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Sue May 7, 2016 at 3:48 am

I think it’s a tuxie thing everyone. They seem to want to be near their special human all the time! So their pictures get taken more often!

Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles May 7, 2016 at 2:39 am

Well, sometimes we jehear that the others are not happy about having to ‘pose’ so why are they upset with a standnt?? MOL!! Interesting art and a wonderfur sculpture out of all those sticks, OMC!!

We miss Whitley so much…we here have known her and her furmily since Dec. 2009….

Summer May 7, 2016 at 1:36 am

I don’t mind seeing Mauricio a couple extra times.
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