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!