by Janet Blue on December 24, 2016

Caturday Art

Today’s Caturday Art was created from my very favorite Christmas photo of Fiona. She was sitting on my lap while I opened my gifts. She took an interest in this painted glass ornament of a bear…a gift from my friend, E.T.


twinkling Christmas angel


I wanted to take myself out of the photograph, but my disembodied, green-fingernailed hands looked creepy. I think I have moved myself out of the main focus on my precious angel. I used PicMonkey for all the filters and added the neon animation using LunaPic.

I think the photo now looks as if it is made up of twinkling, colored Christmas lights. What do you think?

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I do want to share the original photo so you can see Angel Fiona as she actually was. I think the expression on her face is priceless.


twinkling Christmas angel


Here is another of our annual holiday traditions, reprinted for anyone who joined us for the first time in 2016.


 A Cat’s Letter to Santa Claws

Oh dearest Santa, I promise I’ve been good.
Always used my litter box and eaten all my food.
That broken lamp was a minor transgression.
I don’t think it required that time-out session.
And it wasn’t I who shred the arm of that chair.
Besides, isn’t that why they come with a pair.
The hairball on the human’s pillow didn’t come from me.
I don’t have floofy furs as you can plainly see.
And all that litter spread through the house hither to yon…
It sprang right out of the box long after I had gone.
And you know that sandwich the human left on the table…
I swear it was stolen by a stray mouse named Mabel.
And the Christmas tree that suddenly toppled over…
Was not pushed by me but a marauding gopher.
I have no idea how these critters invade my space.
I never leave the cat door open or out of place.
Oh. dearest Santa, I’ve truly never ever been naughty.
So please bring me some toys from Jackson Galaxy.
And a big bag of nip to last a whole year…
Please, oh please, oh please Santa dear.
And some nommy treats would be totally pawsome.
I’d eat every one and not leave a crumb.
For I, the cat, have been as good as a cat can be.
So please don’t pass me by this Christmas Eve.
If you’ll stop by my house once again this year,
I promise to leave cookies and a bit of good cheer beer.
And as to next year, I raise my right paw
And promise to be a good cat, oh dear Santa Claws.
Yours truly, The Cat

Sunday Selfies

Cat4-001Tomorrow being Christmas Day, we will reveal our 2016 holiday card for anyone who has not received one in the mail. The card, created from a graphic Nellie‘s mom, Barb, made for us, also will be our Sunday Selfie. We know tomorrow is a super busy day with gifts, church, food and family. If you cannot join us then, that’s not a problem. The hop always remains open through Thursday.
However you plan to celebrate Christmas Eve or the first night of Hanukkah, stay safe!




Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles December 27, 2016 at 10:09 pm

Fiona looks enraptured with that purrty ornament…and the sweet lady who is holding it:)
What an interesting effect!
Happy Belated Christmas to all of you!

Katie Kat and Katie Kitty Too December 27, 2016 at 9:19 am

Thank you for sharing sweet Angel Fiona -love the expression on her face as she looks at the ornament. The poem made me laugh at the antics my own kitties do. Purrz and Kitty Hugs, Katie Kat.
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Clooney December 25, 2016 at 1:00 am

That is a precious expression on sweet Fiona’s face and a very cool Caturday Art creation. Purrs to you…
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Canadian Cats December 25, 2016 at 12:04 am

Attention Blues Kitties and mom…..the poem was a blast and we loved it. Seeing your mom and Fiona together brought a lump to mom’s throat. She looked good…..both she’s looked good.

Have a marvelous day tomorrow.

Shoko and Kali
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meowmeowmans December 24, 2016 at 11:51 pm

We love the artwork you applied to that lovely picture. It’s a great memory, and it really does look as though it’s made up of twinkly, shiny Christmas lights. 🙂

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Roby Sweet December 24, 2016 at 6:48 pm

That’s beautiful! I love the neon lights effect, and it’s nice to see Fiona in happy times. Sending you hugs and purrs this Christmas.

Cathy Keisha December 24, 2016 at 6:46 pm

What an adorable pic of you and your Fiona. She wasn’t Angel Fiona then.
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Hairballs and Hissyfits December 24, 2016 at 5:49 pm

Another wonderful tribute to Fiona! Happy holidays!
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Deziz World December 24, 2016 at 3:44 pm

Merry Christmas

Luv ya’

Dezi and Raena
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Flynn December 24, 2016 at 3:07 pm

That is a lovely photo of you and Fiona. Your beautiful card arrived today, thank you.
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Caren Gittleman December 24, 2016 at 3:04 pm

wishing you a beautiful holiday! xoxo
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The Swiss Cats December 24, 2016 at 2:25 pm

We love your poem ! What a lovely photo, sweet memories… Purrs
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Simba December 24, 2016 at 2:21 pm

Oh, the cat’s letter… it!

Athena December 24, 2016 at 2:03 pm


Merry Christmas

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie
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Annabelle December 24, 2016 at 12:53 pm

That is a lovely photo of you and Fiona. Just beautiful.
We loved your spfx on it as well.
A very Merry Christmas to all!
To those who are here and those who are dear to our hearts…memories always remind us of the love.
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Austin Towers December 24, 2016 at 12:43 pm

That is a very lovely photo of you and Fiona!! ❤️ wishing you a peaceful and happy Christmas xx
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The Island Cats December 24, 2016 at 12:39 pm

What a beautiful photo…and such a sweet memory. We know your heart is still hurting from the loss of your Fiona and continue we send you many comforting purrs.

Merry Christmas Eve.
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The Menagerie Mom December 24, 2016 at 11:44 am

How purrfect. I am so glad that you have this Christmas picture with beautiful Fiona, and I am so glad that you shared it with us. Your Christmas angel is shining down on you right now, for sure. Also, we of course love the poem. Wishing a merry and blessed Christmas Eve, and we will see you tomorrow!
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mariodacat roever December 24, 2016 at 10:30 am

That is a wonderful photo, and yes, the expression on her face is priceless.
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Ellen Pilch December 24, 2016 at 10:15 am

That is a beautiful photo of sweet Fiona. XO
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Charles Huss December 24, 2016 at 10:06 am

That is a really cool effect but the original is hard to beat.
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Brian Frum December 24, 2016 at 9:06 am

That is Yule Cool dear Fiona. Merry Christmas Eve from all of us.
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McGuffy's Reader December 24, 2016 at 8:44 am

Oh, I think this is such a great picture of sweet Fiona. I love the smiles in it, too. Merry Christmas to you and all of the Kitties Blues. HUGS.
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Charles Mallory December 24, 2016 at 7:39 am

What a beautiful photo. Thank you for sharing such a precious memory in such a festive way.
Purrs, love and hugs to all….especially my sweet Ms. Lisbeth,
Charles and mom

Stephanie B December 24, 2016 at 7:18 am

Love the photo so much! Hope it bring you the best memories.

JeanneP of bichonpawz December 24, 2016 at 6:25 am

That really is a beautiful photo!

Stopping by to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
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Sammy December 24, 2016 at 4:57 am

That’s a really SWEET photo of you and Fiona together…..Fiona’s expression is priceless as she goes for the ornament AND she looks like SILK – her coat is beautiful and shiny. That poem is great and kind of “says it all” about what Christmas is like for our sweet cats – so much to do and see and enjoy…..temptations all around! We hope that you and Tom and the kitties have a quiet Christmas Eve and we’ll be here tomorrow on “THE DAY”…….one of my favorite photos of Sam as a “memory selfie”.

Love and BIG Christmas hugs, Pam
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The Dash Kitten Crew December 24, 2016 at 4:37 am

We just dropped by as it’s Christmas Eve here and we just finished last week’s selfies. We love your picture of Fiona. We hope your Christmas is quiet and peaceful and full of love.

See you at the Hop!
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speedyrabbit December 24, 2016 at 2:57 am

Aww that is Beautiful,We will be here with Our Final post of the countdown too!,xx Speedy
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Summer December 24, 2016 at 2:28 am

I think the photo of you and Fiona is very sweet! And the poem made me MOL!
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Brenda aka Mango December 24, 2016 at 12:21 am

Mom loves this photo of Fiona helping you open and showing your package! Mom realizes it has been TEN whole years since her Ivory became an Angel! And 6 years since Maple became an Angel. Mom thinks it gets better when the younger wave of kitties needs homes and only Aspen is over 10 because she just turned age 11 on December 22nd as she was born late in 2004 and came to me February 24, 2005!

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