One Burning Question

Today is National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day and I have just one burning question for mom. Why do you insist on continuing to torture me with the harness?

One Burning Question - Answer Your Cat's Questions Day

Mom replies: Oh, Christy, you are doing so much better with the harness, how can it still be torture? To answer your question, I really, really want you to be able to go for walks outside. I think once you are used to it, you will enjoy it One Burning Question - Answer Your Cat's Questions Dayso much you will be sorry you fought it so hard. You love it … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Three Cat Night

This Wednesday is a little wordier than most of ours because I wanted to tell you about these photos. It has been a lot colder in the house for the past few days. Mom likes it cold at night so she turns the heat pretty low, but we haven’t had much heat even during the day. At least not to our liking. I think it has something to do with the way mom freaked out when the electric bill came a few days ago.

I never sleep under the covers, but very early this morning when mom lifted the covers and invited me in, I decided to take her up on it.

Christy under covers

Even Ocean, who usually gets kicked out of bed because he … Continue reading

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Caturday Art: Can I Help You?

CArt 1-17-15We are once again late but still participating in the Caturday Art Blog Hop hosted by Athena and Marie.

Mom created this effect in Photoshop Elements by first making several duplicate layers of the original photo. One layer, with reduced opacity, has a mystery filter applied (mom can’t remember) and the layer behind it has the lighting effects filter applied to create the lighter spotlight area around me. The frame was made from another layer of the original photo with the middle cut out and then the layer was beveled. The mat is just a white layer with the middle cut out.

By the way, mom has come up with the brilliant idea of naming the layers with the filter that she used. Duh! Humans are so slow some … Continue reading

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Sunday Selfies: Here’s Looking at You!

I actually took this week’s selfie last weekend but mom got so busy we missed both Caturday Art AND Sunday Selfies. I’m really trying to get her more organized but she always has so much to do. Since she is supposed to be semi-retired now and really taking care of herself, I hope she gets to slow down soon. This past week at least she has taken the time to ride Dancer several times. I know this really helps her relax. She always shows me the pictures and it sure is green out there!

Dancer and Sequoia

Anyway, here’s my selfie. Hope you like it.

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Caturday Art: Are You Scared?

What can I say about this one? Was I on the attack? In a nip frenzy? Or was I just stretching? Only mom and I know for sure.

Mom loved the photo but my eyes were out of focus which made it a purrfect candidate for Caturday Art.

Wild Christy copyIn Photoshop, mom applied the twirl filter to everything but my face then applied the watercolor filter. A simple blue frame finishes it off.

Have a great Caturday!

Just twirling,

Christy Paws

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Exercise in Frustration

I think mom is really frustrated with us right now, especially me. It all started like this.

A while back, when it was really cold and windy, our power went out. Without power we had no heat. Temperatures were in the 40s during the day and the 20s at night. Mom’s friend, Kelly, called the electric company and they said to expect an extended outage. Well, not knowing what that meant, mom ran right down to town to get a kerosene heater. Of course, while she was gone, the power came back on so she just left everything in the car, where it stayed until yesterday when she decided to unload the car.

The heater came in a very large, heavy duty box which mom thought we would love. She got the camera ready to do aExercise in Frustration - Christy in a box Continue reading

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Waste Not, Want Not

C&O with chicken treatsWhen mom first started making us raw food*, she left all the skin on the chicken. After a few months of eating this delicious concoction, we all started getting a little fluffy, as mom called it. A review of the website that the recipe came from said to remove some of the skin from the chicken if that happened.

Back then, mom was making 30+ pounds of food at a time. So by the time she removed about a third of the skin, that was a lot of skin. She hated to see it go to waste but didn’t know what she could do with it. She thought about the dogs she had as pet sitting clients and wondered … Continue reading

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