by Janet Blue on October 29, 2016


7ee089_a2ba57cdc6a04f6c80dd0bc7d0f486e7mv2-jpg_srz_228_227_85_22_0-50_1-20_0-00_jpg_srzToday is National Cat Day (#NationalCatDay), which is celebrated each year on October 29. The day is sponsored by the Animal Miracle Foundation. It was created in 2005 by Colleen Paige, Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate. Since its inception, National Cat Day has helped save the lives of more than one million cats.

Paige established this day in an effort to assist the public in recognizing the number of cats needing to be rescued. Additionally, the day encourages cat lovers to celebrate the cats in their lives for their companionship and the unconditional love they give.

The National Cat Day web-site lists 20 things we can do today to celebrate and help kitties. I intend to wear my cat ears and one of my many cat t-shirts and spend extra time giving all the kitties special attention and love…as if they’d let me do anything else.  We are supposed to have very warm weather (80 degrees F), so I’ll be able to enjoy the day on the catio with Kitties Blue. As we have a full house and cannot add any kitties to the family, I’ll be sending a donation to our favorite rescue, Barn Cat Buddies.

I will be using #NationalCatDay to post on social media and encourage all our cat blogging friends to do the same.

Caturday Art

For today’s Halloween-themed art, I used an older photo of Astrid.


Astrid's #NationalCatDay art.


caturdayartbannerTo create the art, I used LunaPic to add the Halloween effect, “dark.” I loved the ethereal effect, but wanted Astrid’s eyes to standout so colored them using PicMonkey and then added the frame using piZap. I should have removed those two cabinet handles from above her head, but I didn’t really notice how bad they looked until I had completed the project.

This is our entry in Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. To view the other submissions and/or enter some art of your own, click on Athena’s badge.

Sunday Selfies

Cat4-001With Halloween almost here, Kitties Blue are going to take advantage of another opportunity to do something special for tomorrow’s selfie. They haven’t shared with me who will be doing the selfie and in what direction they are going with the design…creepy, cute, zombified, vampirish…

Of course, to participate, you do not need to do anything theme-based. And remember, all anipals are welcome to join the hop. Please invite all your friends to join us. As the saying goes, “The more the scarier merrier”

p.s. I will share my macaroni and cheese recipe tomorrow. It is from scratch but super quick and easy!




Gus at As The World Purrs October 30, 2016 at 8:37 pm

What a pretty fall selfie! Can’t wait to see the ghoulish ones tomorrow.

Gus, Jaq, Pearl, and students
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ATCAD October 30, 2016 at 9:01 am

We didn’t even notice the cabinet knobs until you said something, then we thought they were just spooky.
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Athena October 30, 2016 at 4:59 am

The art work is great and we didn’t even notice the handles until you mentioned it!

Purrs xx
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Canadian Cats October 30, 2016 at 12:32 am

Woo, Astrid looks spooky yet cuddly. This is hard to do but you did
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Ellen Pilch October 29, 2016 at 10:58 pm

That came out great, Astrid is so pretty. XO
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Cathy Keisha October 29, 2016 at 10:41 pm

Love the white “glow” behind her. Great art! Love the green eyes and the frame.
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The Menagerie Mom October 29, 2016 at 9:49 pm

This is such a purrfect post for National Cat Day! It sounds like you all have the day planned out just right. We’re having beautiful weather as well, and spending the day out on the catio sounds lovely. And, of course, you look amazing, Astrid! I just love how this art piece turned out, so beautiful yet spooky at the same time. Purrfect!
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Charles Huss October 29, 2016 at 9:28 pm

Very beautiful.
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Annabelle October 29, 2016 at 7:21 pm

OH Astrid you look astonishing beautiful and purrfect for Halloween.
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Flynn October 29, 2016 at 4:53 pm

That is lovely art for Astrid.
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The Swiss Cats October 29, 2016 at 2:52 pm

Wonderful art ! Purrs
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The Island Cats October 29, 2016 at 1:42 pm

We love this pic of Astrid! Happy National Cat Day to all the Kitties Blue.
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meowmeowmans October 29, 2016 at 10:47 am

Looking good (and a little spooky), Astrid! Happy National Cat Day, dear friends. We are thankful for all that you do for cats each and every day. Hugs!
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mommakatandherbearcat October 29, 2016 at 8:50 am

Exquisite art this week … love that effect on Astrid!
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Brian Frum October 29, 2016 at 8:39 am

That’s very spooky cool!!!
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Toby October 29, 2016 at 8:22 am

Gorgeous artwork. Astros is a beauty.
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mariodacat October 29, 2016 at 7:16 am

Great job on the art work. We didn’t know it was National Cat Day until we saw it this morning. What a great idea. We’ll do what we can too.
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Stephanie B October 29, 2016 at 7:02 am

Happy National Cat Day

JeanneP of bichonpawz October 29, 2016 at 6:39 am

Happy National Cat Day! We absolutely love your picture!! Hope you have a great day!! From the kind of “catlike” bichons!! xo Chloe and LadyBug
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JeanneP of bichonpawz October 29, 2016 at 6:28 am

Happy National Cat Day!!
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Peaches & Paprika October 29, 2016 at 6:16 am

Good morning Astrid and friends! We love your LunaPic Halloween pic. We invite you to our blog today to see your colleague Fiona’s “other” Halloween short for our feline bloggers Halloween slideshow!
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Sammy October 29, 2016 at 5:23 am

Oh Astrid looks fabulous with that special effect but then she always looks fabulous. We love Lunapic though – such fun stuff to try out. Looking forward to your mac and cheese recipe…..one of Mom’s FAVES! HAPPY NATIONAL CAT DAY!

Love, Sammy
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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles October 29, 2016 at 4:01 am

Happy National Cat Day!

Summer October 29, 2016 at 2:40 am

Nice art with Astrid this week! How come it is warmer where you are than it is where we are?
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Sue October 29, 2016 at 2:23 am

Astrid is so very lovely in this picture and I didn’t even notice the cabinet handles until you mentioned them. I thought you were going for a Martian look! Mol

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