Caturday Art Featuring Socks

The kit Mommy used for this one was called Memory Lane. Socks will always live in our memories and in our hearts.

WE love how this one makes his eyes pop.

This one has a rather old timey look to it.

Socks kept his playful spirit to the very end and enjoyed playing in a sack a few days before he left us.

And here he is in his favorite sleeping spot in the Master Bedroom with some bubbles to keep him company. Actually Mommy said you are suppose to be looking through a window with it raining outside, but we like bubbles better.  ~ATCAD

Fenris Friday

Fenny here, Mom I think that big yellow thing in the sky might be The SUN. Been awhile since we have seen it.

And yes Mom, I would like to go for a walk, so hurry up with the picture taking , before it RAINS again. Sorry friends, I have to run er walk before it starts raining again.

If you wanna learn more about where I live Mommy visited the Pascagoula River Audubon Center and she did a post about it, you can read Part 1 here.  

 ~Fenris, reporting for ATCAD

Yin is so excited #BlackCatsTellAll is for sell today

Well I have done what none of the other cats in the household have, I AM A PUBLISHED AUTHOR, IN A BOOK. So OK, we all contribute to this blog so we are all sorta of authors, but this is a real book and my story is in it. A lot of my friends stories are in it too and there were even some black cats in there that I hadn't meet before. 

This is what my Mom said about the book.

In the interest of full disclosure my cat Yin's story is featured in the book, but even if she wasn't I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book. It gets 5 stars and then some. Some of the stories made me laugh, some of the stories made my cry but they all touched my heart and I fell in love with each and every one of the cats featured in the book, and the photographs were outstanding.

Black Cats Tell all is a "celebration" of all that is positive about black cats, with the hope of once-and-for-all reversing negative stereotypes that to this day are still far too prevalent.  In most cases the stories are narrated by the cats themselves.   A portion of the proceeds from this book will help Shelter Cats. I was shocked to learn that black cats got a bad rap June 13, 1233 when Pope Gregory IX issued a papal bull proclaiming black cats were an incarnation of Satan. Leading to many black cats being killed.

This book aims to reverse the negative stereotypes that many people still hold about black cats. 

To learn how to get your copy visit  Cat Wisdom 101

 And be sure to check out my story. ~Yin, meowing for Black Cats everywhere

Thursday in the Garden (March) & Black Cat Appreciation Day (Flower Friday)

Apparently after awhile lounger cushions have to be replaced. So Mom asked for new cushions for Christmas.

She didn't  put the new cushions on until March the slacker, we wish she had done it sooner as Socks enjoyed sleeping on the old cushions in the garage.

We approve of the pattern she choose, tropical flowers and birds fit in purrfectly at the Hummingbird Cottage.

Our Carolina Jasmine

Trumpet Vine

And our all time favorite Wisteria.

Mommy needed to weed the Quince but it had a nice bloom.

This is one of our native plants but we can't remember it's name right now. We wish we had more of it.

It is an evergreen and has small pink flowers in the Spring.

And honestly we don't know why Mommy took a picture of the Vitex unless she wanted to impress you with the fact that she actually weeded around it. Alas we have gotten so much rain the Mommy was unable to keep up with the weeding and the flowerbeds look like jungles. We don't mind but apparently the people do.

 And in honor of Black Cat Appreciation Day we are showcasing our lovely Yin.

 Princess Yin is a big help to Mom outdoors and spends most of her day on the back porch or the jungle gym. She makes sure that varmints stay out of the greenhouse and keeps an eye on all of Mommy's plants.

Winsome Wednesday

I love to sit in the window at night there is a gecko that I try to get. Really windows should be liquid like Stargates so I could reach through it and grab the gecko. It's no fair that he is right there but I still can't touch him.

I also like to sit on the back of Mommy's chair I give her shoulder massages and baths. She needs lots of baths. ~Chimera, reporting for ATCAD

Tattletale Tuesday with Yinny

For the most part my canine siblings are very well behaved. You just have to remember that Fenris wants to be as close to Mommy as he can get so you don't want to get in between them. He also likes IN, so you had best move out of the doorway so he can run IN, before you saunter OUT.

My feline siblings on the other paw are not well behaved. Yang and Chimera are constantly going over the fence where they do not belong.

At least Chimera is smart enough to get back over the fence where she does belong if she gets scared. While Yang can get OUT the doofus can't get back IN. Mommy has to open the gate to let him IN.

The greenhouse is a good place to play in the Winter time if the windows are open. Now it is way to HOT to get in there.

The plants are all living outside now too.

I am also the best model of all the cats. That probably surprises you with me being a black cat and all, but I sit still and follow Mommy's instructions. The other cats do not cooperate Yang and Chimera zoom around to much and Scylla closes her eyes.

Here I am doing my sultry look for the Mom. ~Yin, gossiping for ATCAD with a modeling session thrown in.

Mancat Monday with Angel Socks

I have always enjoyed playing and I played up until the very end. Chimera was hiding in the box, we had a nice game of hide and seek going on and I even tried out the scratching lounger.

I taught Chimera the fun of playing in a paper bag, you have to listen carefully so you know where the kitty on the other side of the bag is.

~Socks, remembering for ATCAD

Scylla Sunday

I wanted to have a great tock shot for Tocktober. Which photo do you thing is best action tocks?

Or sitting Tocks? We will use it in the header, for Tocktober probably.  And since humans take selfies of all sorts of weird body parts to share I guess this can be my selfie. It is really hard to take a selfie of your back. ~Scylla, asking questions for ATCAD

PeeS: Since Caturday Art got canceled I am going to share another selfie of Socks that we posted Saturday. And everybody lets give Athena and her Mom some comforting purrs I suspect they could use them.