by Janet Blue on October 25, 2014

Caturday Art Blog Hop

Living in a house that is over one hundred years’ old does not provide us with many sunpuddles. Most sunpuddles occur in the kitchen where the humans had large windows installed when they renovated. With a southern exposure and autumn stripping the leaves from nearby trees, the sunpuddles can be plentiful on a clear day.

While my housemates are outside on the front porch or watching the birds and squirrels from the Catio, I have all the sunpuddles to myself.

After a busy afternoon of performing my duty as self-appointed fly catcher, I sprawled out and luxuriated in this sunpuddle before settling in for a snooze.

Sunpuddle Saturday with Astrid

As I am a stunning tortie girl and the shadows in the original photo are already blotting out some of my fabulous furs and one eye, I didn’t allow Mom to fuss and fiddle too much. Those of you who regularly follow us know that Mom will continue to tinker and manipulate our Caturday Art photos until she’s used nearly every photo program and filter available. I demanded that she stick with our usual photo editing program, Picasa, and only allowed her to “warmify” my photo and add the “pixelate” filter (with large rectangles so as not to obliterate my loveliness) and the frame.

I am dedicating this Saturday Sunpuddle Caturday Art to my sweet Sampy at Kitty Cat Chronicles and sending him a proliferation of kisses.

We are participating in Athena and Marie’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. You can click on the badge at the left to visit and add your own Caturday Art.

Book Winner

Concatulations to Mom Ellen and the gang at 15 and Meowing. They were the winners of the book, A Cat With Three Tales by Karen Rieser.  We hope they enjoy it!


Mom asked me to to tell you about the super colossal giveaway we are having for five copies Kate Funk’s book, The Best Cat Book Ever with AC the Cat. Plus, there will be 50 postcard booklets given away. You almost can be guaranteed to win something if you leave a comment. Click here to do so.

Cat4Tomorrow is the day y’all wait for so you can show off your selfies. We invite all our furiends to join us for Sunday Selfies. If you haven’t done so yet, what are you waiting for? It is super fun.

So I guess that’s it! Hope y’all have a snoozy, sunpuddle Saturday.

Purrs & paw-pats, Astrid


Pipo &Minko ~ WeBeesSiameezers October 26, 2014 at 8:42 am

Furry nice and evfur so interesting!
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Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal October 26, 2014 at 6:03 am

You look absolutely gorgeous , Astrid !

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meowmeowmans October 25, 2014 at 11:51 pm

Very nice, Astrid! The best part is that you got the sunpuddles to yourself today. 🙂

Hugs to you all!
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Angel Keisha October 25, 2014 at 11:05 pm

O hai! That is such a furry beautiful piksher! 🙂
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Deztinee High October 25, 2014 at 10:59 pm

Yous suwe do look bootyful. And meez suwe Sampy finks so too. 🙂

Luv ya’

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Caren Gittleman October 25, 2014 at 10:54 pm

that is such a beautiful photo, it should be framed.
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Cathy Keisha October 25, 2014 at 10:18 pm

Must be nice having your own sunpuddle. Your art is cool. I’ll be there tomorrow until TW screws up scheduling.
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Katnip Lounge October 25, 2014 at 10:10 pm

Our takeaway? Your peeps need to install MORE WINDOWS!
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Flynn October 25, 2014 at 7:21 pm

That is a great picture Astrid. Concats to 15 and Meowing.
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Brian October 25, 2014 at 7:19 pm

You are very stunning and right fancy too!
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Melissa & Truffles October 25, 2014 at 6:49 pm

Stunning tortie girl for sure…that is just lovely!
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Clooney October 25, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Congrats to 15 and Meowing, that is awesome! We LOVE this Caturday art photo of Astrid and are sure that Sampson will too! Hope y’all are having a wonderful weekend and special cuddles to Fiona & Giulietta!
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The Swiss Cats October 25, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Concatulations to the winner ! Very cool sun puddle effect ! Purrs
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The Florida Furkids October 25, 2014 at 3:04 pm

We like the warm colors on beautiful Astrid!

The Florida Furkids with special smoochies and nose kisses to Mau from Allie
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The Island Cats October 25, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Wow, that’s a great picture of you, Astrid. Good thing you put your paw down and made your mom stop fiddling with it.
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Raven October 25, 2014 at 2:04 pm

You mom did a good job restraining herself creating your art today. I’m sure you had to smack her paws away from the keyboard a few times. Enjoy your Caturday sunpuddle.
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Penelope October 25, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Astrid! Wow that is one gorgeous picture of yous! And those sun puddles looks marvelous too!
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The Canadian Cats October 25, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Hi Astrid…you sure look pretty…in spite of your mom getting all artsy and making you look different. *giggle, giggle* Truly, you are one sharp lady cat.

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Athena October 25, 2014 at 11:52 am

That’s amazing!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie
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Noodle October 25, 2014 at 11:14 am

You make the coolest art!
Have a great weekend!

Noodle and crew

Marty the Manx October 25, 2014 at 11:06 am

Astrid your Mom outdid herself today! You look exceptionally lovely as Caturday Art! It is wonderful!
Marty and Mom
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Ellen Pilch October 25, 2014 at 8:42 am

Thank you so much- I am so happy to win the book! It is a win for the kitties too because I read on the bed and many of them join me.
I think your mom did a great job. Of course, Astrid you are so pretty that any picture with you in it is beautiful. Thank you again.

Cat Scout Charles October 25, 2014 at 7:40 am

Such a lovely picture of Ms Astrid enjoying the sun puddle. Happy Caturday everyone………especially Ms Lisbeth. 🙂
SC Charles

Sammy October 25, 2014 at 6:19 am

Oh that’s a beautiful photo of you Astrid! But then again when you’re a gorgeous tortie what OTHER kind of photo is there?!?!?!?!

Hugs, Sammy
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Alice Marie October 25, 2014 at 6:00 am

You have such lovely photos Miss Astrid. And if sunpuddles are rare in your house, you need to savor that one for as long as it lasts!
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Molly The Wally October 25, 2014 at 5:50 am

That is a nice one of you Astrid in your sun puddle. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly
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Lone Star Cats October 25, 2014 at 3:44 am

Pawsome Caturday Art!
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Summer October 25, 2014 at 2:27 am

I always love the art your human creates!
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Maxwell, Faraday & Allie October 25, 2014 at 1:03 am

Astrid, you look meowvelous in that photo! Your human did you justice for sure!!
Concatulations to Ellen & kitties at 15 & meowing for the book win!
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Kitty Cat Chronicles October 25, 2014 at 12:25 am

Dear Astrid,
As usual, I am blown away by your beauty. The sun puddle really makes you look like the angel that you are. You are practically glowing. Thank you for dedicating this photo to me. You are so sweet. I hope you got the photo of me I had my mom email you. I was dreaming of you in it. Well, I hope you have a great weekend. I’m sending all my love along with all of my kisses.
Your Sampy
P.S. Everyone else sends love and hugs to all!
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