The Traveling Bikini in Caturday Art

The Traveling Bikini arrived here mid-September while we were evacuated from the fire. It was waiting at the Post Office when we got back home. Phoebe's Traveling Bikini BadgeMom apologizes for holding it hostage for so long but has been dealing with a lot of things, mostly computer issues since the fire, and hasn’t been able to write my posts for me much. It’s not very practical to write blog posts from an iPhone. At least that’s what mom says.

Do you know about the Traveling Bikini? Back in May, Phoebe of 15andmeowing had the (fun?) idea to send a bikini around to her friends for them to take photos in, and so began The Kittyhood of the Traveling Bikini. The first kitties to get it after Phoebe were the Critters in the Cottage. You can see their post here. Then, the Florida Fur Kids at Friends FurEver, Pierrot of Annie’s House (Gooey Lounge) and Kitties Blue at The Cat on My Head gave it a go. I think they all did a great job. The next poor victim, er, I mean lucky kitty, is Mudpie of Mellisa’s Mochas, Mysteries and Meows. If you’d like your name added to the list, let me know in the comments below. The bikini will be mailed off on Monday to Mudpie.

So, when mom pulled the bikini out of the package I thought, “You’re kidding, right? You’re not going to try to put that on me, are you?” But I love mom and I try to make her happy so I let her put it on, sort of. As soon as it went around me, what do you think I did? That’s right. I went limp and wouldn’t move, just like the first time she put a harness on me. She tried and tried to adjust the bikini but I just couldn’t move.

I don't think I like this bikiniShe tried turning me to the other side to adjust the seam and I just gave her my “I’ll get even” look. Mom says this would have been a pretty good shot if I didn’t look so grumpy.

I'll get evenFinally, she stopped trying to adjust and just brought out the treats, hoping to take my mind off of it and get some better photos.

Christy posing in the bikiniWell, of course, the treats worked. She even got me to sit up but it looked like I had a load in my drawers, if you know what I mean!

Posing sitting up in the bikiniDuring the shoot, I did have few more choice comments to make.

Not pleased

The best part of the photoshoot is that when it was done, I got a catnip fish from Phoebe. The sweet Kitties Blue sent along a bag of treats that I’ll get to enjoy sometime soon.

Nip toy
Nip toy 2
Nip toy 3

Since I didn’t exactly rock the bikini, mom decided to have some fun of her own with it and include it in today’s Caturday Art. Here’s the original beach photo. She flipped it horizontally and used the cutout filter.

beach photoShe added a cut out of me and some beach clipart, matched the sand to the clipart and, voila, I am enjoying the sunshine and the salty ocean air in my Traveling Bikini.

Bikini on the beach 2Wishing you a sunshine and salty ocean air kind of day!

Christy Paws

We are joining the Caturday Art Blog Hop hosted by our friends Athena and Marie. Click on the badge to see more great art or to join in the hop.


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22 Responses to The Traveling Bikini in Caturday Art

  1. You look awesome in your bikini!
    Fortunate I’m a boy so no bikini’s for me, only bow ties because “Bow ties are cool”

  2. The travelling bikini is a great idea – at this point my cat is saying – “that bikini is for girl cats – I’m a boy, so don’t even think about it!”

    Christy, you look great in that bikini!

  3. meowmeowmans says:

    Christy, you are such a good sport for wearing that bikini and doing a photo shoot! And you look good doing it, too. 🙂

  4. Mee mee-you Christy yur foto shoot iss a suck-sess!!! Yur gorgeeuss inn thee BEEKEENI~~no wurriess there! Wee did laff over the foto when you razzberried yur Mum tho’!!
    Yur thee best mee furend!!!
    ***nose kissesss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxx

  5. MOL @ the raspberry shot. You look lovely in the bikini! We really like your artwork!

    The Florida Furkids

  6. Great post and we love the traveling bikini idea. If you’d like to expand the sisterhood to Australia I have two tabby girls who’d love to participate.

  7. Love the artwork! Athena says there is no way she’ll ever wear a bikini though 🙂

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  8. LP says:

    Christy, we think you look truly adorable in the bikini and you were a very good sport! Tell your mama the photo art with you superimposed onto the beach is really cute 🙂

    the critters in the cottage xo

  9. Annie says:

    Christy, I think you rocked the bikini. Pierrot is a plus-sized kitty too (we saw what Ellen said about Phoebe). I love the pic where you’re sticking out your tongue. You’re so cute! The beach picture is great!

  10. Christy, you’re quite the good sport for wearing that ‘kini. We love your beach picture too.

  11. You look so cute in the bikini! Mudpie can’t wait… not LOL

  12. I agree with Charles….my favourite is the one where you give your mom the raspberry. MOL


  13. Oh Christy, you are priceless!! What a good sport (almost) you are! Your mom did a very good job with the arty pic!!

  14. Kitties Blue says:

    Christy, that one look is the same one Giulietta had when our mom took her photo in the bikini. The art your mom made was the purrfect solution. We think it looks terrific! Hope you’ll join us for Sunday Selfies, and Mau hopes you’ll come by Scouts on Sunday, Christy, as well. Mau is having a S’moresapalooza at the Campfire! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  15. Summer says:

    Christy, I have to say, I am kind of glad I’m not participating in this! I have enough things I have to wear.

  16. You look great, Christy! We’d like to add our name to the list.

  17. Aaaaaaw Christy yous look so cute in da bikini. And da foto shopped foto is amazin’. We never wulda fawt to do any of dat. MOL Gweat foto shoot. Have a gweat weekend and we sure hope fings awe stawrtin’ to get back to normal wound yous place.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  18. Ellen Pilch says:

    You rocked the bikini, but it was clearly too big for you. Phoebe is a plus sized kitty ( don’t let her know I wrote that). I like how you have it as a skirt in some photos and I love the photo shopped photo too. Thanks for playing along and writing about it. XO

  19. Christy….you look pawsome in that bikini. My favorite shot is the one where you look like you are giving your mom the “raspberry”> MOL
    Scout Charles

  20. Sammy says:

    Oh not long ago Phoebe was looking for that bikini as it was “lost in space” – glad it’s in your capable paws and may I say – you are ROCKIN’ that bikini even if you hated every minute of having to wear it!

    Hugs, Sammy

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