30 November, 2022

St. Andrew's Day: Scotland

St. Andrew’s Day is celebrated each year on 30 November.

People across the Scotland gather to celebrate St. Andrew the Apostle, and share good times. 

The day is usually marked with a celebration of Scottish culture, including dancing, music, food and drink, with parties going on long into the cold winter night.

As I read and listen to audiobooks by Scot authors or authors who write about Scotland, I figured I should honor this holiday, with some memes.

Collected by me: a wee dafty, maybe a numpty, sure an eejit!😹

A short list of some favorite Scottish books:

Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series
Marion Todd's Detective Clare Mackay series
Peter May's Lewis Trilogy
Kelley Armstrong's A Rip Through Time series
Ann Cleeve's Shetland Island series
Disclaimer: All images copied from social media and used solely for the entertainment of our readers.  It all started with finding a meme of a kitten in a sporran, and then "she's up to high doh!"  For laughs and giggles.

29 November, 2022


It's Twozday!

Da Boyz were searching for sunshine:
Manny: "Mama!  Where did the sun go?"
Chili Bruce: "Brofur!  Come here, I think I've found it!"
Da Boyz: "Ahhh...feels so good..."
Mama: "The pink reflection looks like you two are wearing lipstick!"
Da Boyz: "...?????..."

28 November, 2022


It's PO'Monday!

If you thought Celestial Paddy O'Malley fell in love with me at first sight, well...think again!

The following images from May, 2012, to show he was skeptical for awhile.
How nice that he regained his confidence.

27 November, 2022

Cat Art History: Pablo Picasso

Pablo Ruiz Picasso (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and theatre designer. 

One of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore.

He also liked cats!

Here are just a handful of many Picasso cat images for your enjoyment:
Watercolor Cat, 1955
Crazy Woman With Cats, 1901
Dora Maar au Chat, 1941
Cat Catching a Bird, 1939
Femme au chat assise dans un fauteuil, 1964
Pablo Picasso, 1954 
All images posted today were found on the interwebs, and used solely for the enjoyment of our readers.  The artwork titles and dates were also found online; some obviously already translated to English, but I did not find the original titles that could be French or Spanish.

26 November, 2022

Caturday Colors!

It's Caturday!

Couldn't decide on which one of these to post, so here are both of them!

Sweetie photos, run through my Prisma app.

Click on the images to enjoy jigsaw puzzles!

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25 November, 2022

Myth: Disproved!

Funny how I remember Celestial Chuck and Angel being solitary cats, but I've found evidence to the contrary!

They both enjoyed watching the outside world from the upstairs bathroom:
Taken from outside: heads
Taken from inside: tails
Chuck and Angel, in twin beddys but apparently content to be together.

24 November, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving!

Near or far, may you and yours enjoy a pleasant day, filled with good cheer, good food, good company, and something on TV that distracts you from all of the above!
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Disclaimer: Cartoons and memes posted today were found on social media for the sole enjoyment of our readers.

23 November, 2022

Click click click: Sweetie

It's Sweetnesday!

Succession of pics, taken while she lay upon my chest, on 11/20/22.
It's hard to take selfies in this position.

Getting her to look directly at my phone: impossible.

22 November, 2022

Click click click: Da Boyz

It's Twozday!

Images taken 11/1922, in a row.
Trust me, if this was in the days where we used actual film in our cameras, I'd still have thousands of photos of these two, and a huge bill at the local Fotomat!

They are just too cute.

21 November, 2022

Click click click: The PO'M

It's PO'Monday!

Rolly polly Celestial Paddy, images taken in succession on 11/21/20.


What a glorious round mound o'love!

20 November, 2022

Where Does The Time Go?

 Farewell Chuck: 11/20/2017

Where does the time go?

Celestial Chuck may have left us, but our love for him continues.

Instead of feeling blue, I found a few photo fails of him that made me smile:

Whoa; four eyes!
Blurry, but atmospheric
Is that Chuck or the screen?
(Not a fail!)
So handsome
What a cat!

P.S. The Hubby and I will enjoy an incredibly large number wedding anniversary today.
Where does the time go?😹

19 November, 2022

Van Gogh Sketch

For Caturday, I'm not using my own artwork, but a sketch of Vincent van Gogh's "Daubigny's Garden", that the artist included in a letter to his brother, Theo.

This relates to our Thursday post: Van Gogh in America
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Note the cat is there!
This is an image of the Van Gogh letter.

Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who posthumously became one of the most famous and influential figures in Western art history. 

The son of a minister, van Gogh suffered his entire life with mental health issues.

He began work at age 16, when his uncle got him a job as a trainee with an art dealership in The Hague.  

Vincent also was employed at the firm’s London and Paris offices before he was fired in 1876. 

Afterward, he was briefly a schoolteacher in England, then worked at a bookstore back in the Netherlands. 

In 1878, he went to the Borinage, a mining district in Belgium, and worked among the poor as a lay preacher; he gave away his belongings and slept on floors, but after less than a year on the job the religious organization sponsoring van Gogh decided he wasn’t cut out to be a pastor and dismissed him. 

His next career choice, artist, would of course make him internationally famous, although not until after his death.
In a decade, he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of which date from the last two years of his life.

Born: March 30, 1853, Zundert, Netherlands
Died: July 29, 1890, Auvers-sur-Oise, France

Periods: Realism, Post-Impressionism, Modern art, Impressionism, Japonisme, Cloisonnism, Pointillism, Neo-Impressionism
This is the only other image of a cat in van Gogh's entire catalog of images. 

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18 November, 2022

Cat Stuff Everywhere!

If you think I only find hidden cats in Van Gogh paintings, think again!

I see cat stuff everywhere.
Weird three headed, third-eye cat sticker on car in Detroit.
Detroit cat hanging out; too 'round' to be a stray!
Cat rear-window wiper, snapped nearer to home.
First cat we've seen in Paddy's backyard in months.

Goes to show; keep your eyes open to cat stuff.