Monday, October 31, 2022

Blessed Samhain

The All Saints' Day celebration was also called All-hallows or All-hallowmas (from Middle English Alholowmesse meaning All Saints' Day) and the night before it, the traditional night of Samhain in the Celtic religion, began to be called All-Hallows Eve and, eventually, Halloween.
Shrimpie O'Holleran wears her pointed hat, with a requisite glare!

Some black cat Halloween decorations in our 'hood:

Happy Halloween, y'all!
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Sunday, October 30, 2022

Devil's Night

The night before Halloween is called Devil's Night.

The idea, when I was a young'un, was to be a bit naughty, by draping trees with toilet paper, using soap on windows, ringing doorbells and running away, and any other light trouble that kids will think up.


Today is the intersection of Devil's Night, Halloween, Black Cat Month, and Bat Week.

Therefore, here is some silliness!
All images copied from social media, and are posted here for the entertainment of our readers.

Saturday, October 29, 2022

National Cat Day!

 October 29 is American National Cat Day!

This day reminds us to show extra love and affection to our feline friends and to emphasize the importance of spay/neutering your cats to avoid overpopulation and abandonment.

Who better to represent today than my ❤️ cat, Celestial Paddy O'Malley! 

PO'M artified, by my Prisma app, 8bit filter.
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Let's Hop for Caturday!

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Friday, October 28, 2022

It's Bat Week!

 Bat Week 10/24 to 10/31

Learn more here: Bat Week

"Humans need bats. 

Worldwide, there are more than 1,400 species of bats—that’s almost 20 percent of all mammal species. 

Bats live almost everywhere on Earth except the most extreme desert and polar regions. 

So, no matter where you live, it is almost certain that there are bats living near you. 

Bats are amazing animals that are vital to the health of our environment and economy. 

Although we may not always see them, bats are hard at work all around the world each night. 

Most bats in North America eat insects, including moths, beetles, aquatic insects, and flies. 

A single bat can eat up to its body weight in insects each night. 

Eating all these insects helps protect our food crops and forests from insect pests, saving farmers and forest managers billions of dollars each year."

A cutie seen at a Bat Lover's seminar.
I ❤️ bats!
Must have a cat with bats image too!
Bats look like kittens, with big wings, no?
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Thursday, October 27, 2022

National Black Cat Day!

 Celebrate Housepanthers!

Here's a selection of ours:

Celestial Chuck in 2009
Outside Sweetie, 2010, giving me the stare!
Chili Bruce on left, Manny is right
Taken a few weeks ago.
The Hubby and I hope to never be without a melanistic feline!

(Melanistic animals are animals with an increased amount of the dark pigment melanin in their skin, hair and feathers, etc., giving them a dark appearance.)

Let's Hop!
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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

10/26 is National Pumpkin Day

It's also Sweetnesday!

Not hip to pumpkins herself, Queen Sweetie allowed some ridiculousness to happen in her general area.
Sweetie and Pumpkin-costumed Troll
Sweetie sleeps near a pie pumpkin.
Pumpkin with black cat candy basket, and a black cat with a pumpkin one!

 You know what I like about pumpkins?

Roasted pumpkin seeds!!!

Yum...

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Da Boyz on a Typical Day

It's Twozday!

Manny and Chili Bruce
Chili Bruce, surveying his domain from a front window.
Nose to nose.
And no, I didn't pose them like this; they handle their double-cute all on their own.

Manny, surveying his domain from atop the fridge.
A modified yin-yang symbol, no?
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Monday, October 24, 2022

October Paddy

It's PO'Monday!

October, 2013:
Paddy and I hadn't yet established our snuggle sessions at this time.

However, he certainly didn't mind being the focus of my camera.
Upside Down.
A bit of a showoff!
Enjoying the sunshine.
πŸ’“πŸ˜»πŸ’“

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Turtle and Opossum

Michigan had beautiful weather on Saturday, and being a college football widow, I spent hours outside with Mother Nature and her children.

Today's Sunday Selfie was made by Miss Woody, a wood turtle kept at the Nature Center of Stony Creek Metropark, in Shelby Township, Michigan.

Miss Woody!
This possum was enjoying snacks that had fallen from the bird feeder.
The colors were so bright!
So many beautiful images while enjoying the nature trails.
Below is a video of Stony Creek, burbling as it flowed beneath a bridge.
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Saturday, October 22, 2022

Look Deeply Into My Eyes!

It's Caturday!

I artified a photo of Sly, my neighbor's cat with whom I have a special bond.

Those EYES!!!
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Friday, October 21, 2022

Cat Art History: Andrew Wyeth

Andrew Newell Wyeth (July 12, 1917-January 16, 2009) was an American watercolorist and tempera painter, noted primarily for his realistic depictions of the buildings, fields, hills, and people of his immediate world.

He was one of the best-known U.S. artists of the middle 20th century.

And he included cats in his artwork.
Christina’s Bedroom (1947)
Cat Nap (1963)
Miss Olson (1952)

Disclaimer: Images of Andrew Wyeth art posted here were gathered from the interwebs, and used solely for the enjoyment of our readers, who happen to really, really like cats.

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Tock-Tober

In honor of Angel Derby's birthday, we celebrate Tock-Tober!


Here are a few of our 'tocks images:
Da Boyz
Sweetie, looking coy
'Tock to 'tock!
Sunshine Sweetie
Happy Birthday at The Rainbow Bridge, Angel Derby!

We are happy to share our silly 'backend' photos, as life is no fun without humor.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Shrimpie O'Holleran

It's Sweetnesday!
The Hubby has coined a new nickname for our wee Sweetie.
😹😸😹