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?

caturdayartbannerThis is our entry in Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art blog hop. To submit an entry of your own and/or view the other cool works of art, click on Athena’s badge.

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!