Sunday Selfies: Mom is Home

Mom has been out all weekend horsing around with her friends. She turned off the computer before she left so I couldn’t do any posting while she was gone. She always does the typing, but if she hadn’t closed up the computer and turned it off, I bet I could have figured something out! She has barely gotten home in time to post my selfies for this week and we are way behind visiting all my friend’s blogs. At least she got the Caturday Art post ready before she left.

Sunday Selfies: Mom is Home after horsing around all weekend

She said she was so grateful that the predicted 95 degree weather had changed to overcast and temperatures in the low 80s. … Continue reading

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Caturday Art: Fiesta Time

Caturday Art: Fiesta Time - Bright colors

Mom decided to do something a little different from the last two Caturday Art pieces and go colorful. This one she actually wrote down some of it but not the particular numbers.

This is a photo with two additional layers. On the second layer, she used the posterize filter. She left it at 100% opacity and used hard light.

Of course, she couldn’t get it totally right. She doesn’t remember what filter she used on the next layer! Sheesh. She left it at 100% opacity and used luminosity.

Caturday Art: Fiesta Time - Bright colorsWhile she was trying to figure out what filter she used on the second layer, she came up with another version. On this layer, she used the outline filter. made the opacity 50% and … Continue reading

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Treat or no Treat?

Mom has been in a quandary over cat treats for a while now. Store bought treats are very expensive (pound for Can we maintain a healthy body and eat cat treats?pound) and have so many chemicals and other bad things in them. They are full of carbohydrates because that is what holds them together. As an obligate carnivore (that means we only eat meat), my body doesn’t handle carbohydrates well.

So what about homemade cat treats? At least that way, she knows exactly what’s in them. Periodically, she’ll do a search for recipes looking for the perfect one, and when she sees one on Pinterest, she adds it to her treat recipe board. But even most homemade treats have lots of carbohydrates in them.

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Do Hummingbirds Count as Wildlife?

Since I’m a city cat who lives strictly indoors, I don’t get to see a lot of wildlife. All the wildlife I know about is from television and, of course, the internet.

Even though mom keeps the windows and patio door open most of the time, not many critters come to visit. It seems like there were a lot more birds in previous years but this year has been pretty bleak.

The one thing we have really enjoyed this year is our neighbors hummingbird feeders. We live in a condominium so Watching hummingbirdsour neighbor’s patio is right over our patio fence. The hummers would buzz through and around our patio on their way next door and we would lay by the patio door to watch them. If we were really lucky there … Continue reading

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Sunday Selfies: Ocean’s Turn

Ocean said he was feeling a little left out, what with mom taking pictures of me all the time and me writing my blog and even writing about Echo’s story a few days ago. So, being the gracious feline that I am, I told him he could do the Sunday Selfies this week.

Since it was his first time with the camera, he had a tough time figuring out how to get both sides of his face in the photo at once.

Sunday Selfies: Ocean's TurnHe kept getting one side and then the other.

Sunday Selfies: Ocean's TurnFinally, he got one, but he was so close … Continue reading

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Caturday Art: Frosted Christy

Well, one of the downfalls of PhotoShop, at least for mom, is that you can get to fiddling with filters and such and forget what you did. That’s what happened with this photo. She was liking the effect so much she just kept tweaking and forgot to write down what she did. She knows she was working mostly with the ink outlines filter. She even tried to reproduce it so she could tell you what she did with not much luck. I have discussed this with her and she promises to be more careful next time.

One thing to keep in mind when working with any of the photo editing tools is that the photo itself will determine how the filter effects it. That means that even if you apply all the same steps to a different photo, it will have its own personality.

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Echo’s Story

Mom loves to tell us the story of how Echo came into her life. It all began with another kitty named Topper.

Mom found Topper when he was a tiny baby. She was at the stable where her horses lived. She and a friend were walking down the stall isle when they heard pitiful little cries. They looked around and finally found him hiding among some trash cans. Mom took him home and he sat right in her lap the whole way. Mom said that was pretty amazing for a little feral kitty. He made himself at home immediately.

When Topper was about two years old, he escaped from the house. The patio screen door was open a few inches in the morning when mom got up. Either someone had left it open or he had opened it! Mom looked for him for weeks and was so sad. Her search for … Continue reading

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