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 our 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 →
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.
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.
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 →
I want to tell you more about the wonderful organization that saved my life as well as the lives of my adopted brothers and sisters. This is what mom has told me about them.
With most people, rescuing sneaks up on you gradually. MeoowzResQ started with one woman, founder Dani Ryan, who agreed to help a co-worker out with some feral bottle babies. Then she took up volunteering at a local shelter and with another rescue group.
Soon, she and another friend, Judith, hooked up to save bottle babies from their local county shelter. It was Friday, April 20, 2001, Dani’s birthday, when she was asked to come down to the shelter and pick up a litter of kittens. To her surprise, when she arrived, there were 21 babies that would be euthanized if she did not take them. What would she do? She … Continue reading →
Yesterday was a perfect day. It was Sunday so we all slept in a little. Then we had breakfast and I took a nap. After my nap, the best part happened. Mom went in the kitchen to make us a new batch of raw food. She has been feeding us raw food that she makes herself for about three years now. You can read how this came about and how she makes it here. Even Echo, who can be a picky eater, loves it!
Oh, I almost forgot the not so perfect part of the day. I’m still not doing great on the harness, so mom said she figured if she puts it on at meal times, I’ll walk around with it, distracted, since I like food so much. So, on it went, this time with the leash attached. She was pretty much right. I didn’t really forget … Continue reading →
I just read the silliest thing on Facebook. An article in the Birmingham Mail says that now Facebook is responsible for black cats not getting adopted. As if they didn’t already have enough problems! The article goes on to say, “Black cats are said to photograph poorly for Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and the like, with more colourful felines pre-furred. Owners just don’t like snapping selfies with them.”
Really? I think this was just a publicity ploy for Cats Protection Birmingham (and I’m all for whatever it takes to get a kitty adopted) but mom took it as a challenge. Since we have little Beyonce, the foster kitten, here with us, mom decided she should learn at an early age how to … Continue reading →
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