by Janet Blue on January 2, 2016

Here we are: the first Caturday of 2016. Those of you who follow us won’t be surprised to see who has claimed the premier Caturday Art spot for the new year.


Wintery Caturday Art


It’s our favorite poser…Mauricio! Can a man cat be a diva? I am hoping Allie‘s mom is standing by when Allie sees this. She has a tendency to faint when her boyfriend is looking particularly handsome. And I think you’ll have to admit that he is that.

I used Pixlr Express this week to create our art. I wanted something that looked wintery and found four overlays, that when combined, gave me the appearance I desired.

neonThis is our entry for Athena and Marie’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. If you haven’t tried your paw at some computer-created art or entered the blog hop, why not make that a goal for 2016. The internet abounds with free photo-editing applications. If anybody would like a copy of the list of these apps I have compiled, just let me know in the comments.

To join and/or view the hop entries, click on the badge.

Tomorrow will be our first Sunday Selfies Blog Hop for 2016. If you haven’t tried a selfie yet, make that another goal for 2016. Lisbeth will be our host, and she challenges all the other tuxies in the blogosphere to join her. As most of you know by now, all anipals, not just cats, are welcome and encouraged to enter. We look forward to seeing what unusual critters hop over tomorrow.




Fiona asked me to thank everyone for their purrs and prayers and for posting about her on your blogs and Facebook. Though she is now being very picky about her treats and still won’t eat renal food, she’s been eating a bit more. Unfortunately she is really fighting us when it comes to the SubQ fluids. She hasn’t gotten her full amount the last two days, so she still needs those purrs and prayers. She will see Dr. Neel again on Monday and post an update on Tuesday.

Happy New Year, dearest friends.

Shoko Neilson January 3, 2016 at 9:51 pm

Mau, you devil…what a smashing picture of you. Allie will be fainting at your sexy posing.

Shoko and Kali

The Swiss Cats January 3, 2016 at 2:46 pm

Beautiful picture ! Purrs
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Marty the Manx January 3, 2016 at 10:58 am

LOVE this!!!! Mau looks so regal! Winter is his color scheme 🙂
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Raven January 2, 2016 at 10:37 pm

What a handsome man-cat you are, Maruicio.

Have you tried giving Fiona buprenorphine prior to the sub-Q fluids. It works for some kitties to take the edge off their anxiety and calm them enough to tolerate the fluids. It didn’t work for our Eddie Bear, but it’s certainly worth asking your vet if it’s an appropriate option for Fiona.
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Cathy Keisha January 2, 2016 at 9:27 pm

I really like today’s winter art.
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Ellen Pilch January 2, 2016 at 8:39 pm

Mau is a handsome guy. I am praying for Fiona.
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Deziz World January 2, 2016 at 7:55 pm

Gweat foto. We have heard a few men called divas, so we suppose it’s purrfectly normal. Mau be lookin’ very handsum. Have a gweat weekend.

Luv ya’

Dezi and Lexi
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Harvey Button and Marjorie January 2, 2016 at 6:39 pm

Oh man we know about struggling with a cat – hang in there – keep at it. Keep going Fiona and Mum!!!

Mauricion – lookin’ good there guy!!
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Melissa, Mudpie & Angel Truffles January 2, 2016 at 6:09 pm

Absolutely gorgeous. I’m chilly just looking at your artwork!
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The Island Cats January 2, 2016 at 5:58 pm

What’s nice about that picture, Mau, is that you look cold without really being cold!
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S January 2, 2016 at 5:40 pm

**pokess Ladymum**…
Lookss like shee fainted Mauricio……you sure have SUM power over Kittygurlss an Hu’man gurlss! 😉
Mee must say you DO look ree-gal in yur photo!
Happy Mew Year mee furend!
**Hi 5’ss** Siddhartha Henry an fainty LadyMum

Little Binky and Granny January 2, 2016 at 3:54 pm

Looks like you are in a slapstick movie, handsome Mauricio. Allie is such a lucky girl..sigh.. Pawkisses and continue healing pawkisses and purrayers for Fiona 🙂 <3
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The Menagerie Mom January 2, 2016 at 1:48 pm

Oh, Mauricio, I love your wintry picture! So handsome and festive!

We still purr and pray for Fiona every day! I am especially praying that she comes around to the sub-Q fluids. My Rosie despised her daily fluids at first. She would squirm and kick and tell us off – at that point it took two (sometimes three!) sets of hands to administer her fluids, and she would run off and hide afterwards. It broke my heart, but I was determined to give her the treatment. And in her case persistence paid off, because before long she resigned herself to it, especially after learning that the fluids meant cuddles and rewards. For her last year or more, I was able to give Rosie her fluids all by myself, from beginning to end, because she had become a good little pro at sitting still for them. Purrs and prayers to Fiona, you, and your entire family!
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Flynn January 2, 2016 at 12:41 pm

That is a lovely wintry look! I am keeping purring for Fiona.
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lorraine williamson January 2, 2016 at 12:20 pm

mauricio you are so adorable fiona please eat your food and take your meds we all love you and want you to get better sending zen hugs and prayers
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The Florida Furkids January 2, 2016 at 11:37 am

Thanks for the warning. Mom was holding Allie when she saw this so she didn’t hurt herself when she fainted!

Dearest Mau….you are SOOOOO Handsome!

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mariodacat January 2, 2016 at 10:33 am

That is really cool art. I especially like the snowflakes falling over the top of the art. Oh the art work is good too, I didn’t mean to indicate otherwise, but the snow just adds to it. What a handsome model. M says she would love a list of art sites. Thank you.
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McGuffy's Reader January 2, 2016 at 10:13 am

Ooh! This is really nice! Wishing you wonderful things this year, and only happy ones!
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Brian Frum January 2, 2016 at 9:48 am

Keep those toesies warm pal!

prancer pie January 2, 2016 at 8:57 am

Mauricio looks so handsome and debonair!
We are sending lots of purrs to the lovely Fiona and the Sub Q Fluid giver, too.
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Toby January 2, 2016 at 8:37 am

That’s a great art photo, Maurico!! I hope you’re not too cold – just Chill!!
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Sammy January 2, 2016 at 5:40 am

Beautifully artistic shot of Mau and I’m SURE Allie will definitely faint when she sees it! As for dear Fiona, so sorry she’s not “with the program” on her fluids and eating…’s just a huge adjustment – maybe she’s just taking her time getting there! We hope so as we know she NEEDS to eat better and get the subQ treatments too. Sending POTP…..always…….

Hugs, Sammy
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Summer January 2, 2016 at 4:50 am

That is such cool art! I don’t have a selfie yet for Sunday – I need to get one done! Unless there is something lying around I’ve forgotten about…
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Sue January 2, 2016 at 3:41 am

Something about tuxedos make them so photogenic! I have more pictures on my phone of my tuxie TC than I have of my two gingers! Admittedly, TC is such a love bug and really wants my attention!
Don’t feel bad about Fiona not getting her full amount. If she is getting most of it, that’s pretty good! My Punkin doesn’t get his full amount either. I had to resort to giving him half at a time.
Happy New Years!

speedyrabbit January 2, 2016 at 2:50 am

Love the wintery look,Happy New Year!xx Speedy
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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles January 2, 2016 at 1:16 am

You look furry regal there, Mauricio!
But do not get chilled, MOL!!

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