cat purrday friday post: choc stars

Hello dear friends, Star here.

During one of mom’s trips at the supermarket, she found these chocolate bars. I know, i know that chocolates are bad for me but mom couldn’t keep her excitement and instantly took a photo.

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My favorites are the second and the last one because well… because they are cat celebrities just like me.

Can you name all of them?

Happy Weekend 🙂

Sweet hugs and purr,
kittycat Star

cat purrday friday post: my fascinator

Hello my furfriends. Mum has been so busy attending to Queenie’s needs. He still needs to take his medicines until end of October. Inspite of that mum still has time to play with me … One time we mum played with my pink feather cat toy. Nope, mum did not let me chase it, instead she made fun of me but i think in a cute way.

Hmm… okay.. love the feathers but does it look good on me?

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Star

Oh i get it, putting that on my head like a fascinator… yes, so princess-like.

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Star

But i am getting sleepy… (mum is so happy taking photos so i am going to tolerate this for a while)..

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Now it looks like i’m wearing a pink furry hat.. Nice… but...

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I am really sleepy.

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Star

Have a wonderful weekend friends.

Hugs and sweet kitty kisses,
Kittycat Star

 

catpurrday friday post: a feral kitty named Trico

Hi everyone.. kittycat Star here. I know it’s already Saturday and mum was late in posting my cat purrday friday post. She has been busy but i promise you it was for a good cause.

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Star

You see, mum has been feeding 5 sometimes 6 neighborhood kitties. Oh yes they have names. They are Big Mama (gingercat), Big Boy (orange and white male cat), Linggit (mostly white with orange tail male cat), Trico (calico female cat), Potty (ginger male cat) and Junior (white with black ears and tail male cat). Potty is one of the kitties dumped in the vacant lot and Junior is an on-off visitor during feeding time. No, i don’t get jealous if i see mum feeding other cats. She says she couldn’t stand hungry kitties. You know i think mum has a cat magnet. All the kitties that she feeds outside are aloof and frightened but except for mum. She could touch them and pet them and they even comes over when mum is calling their names. I think they all trusted mum because they all know that she is the lady with the food. 

Now the good news. The other day, mum brought Trico at the vet and she has been spayed. Yey!

Trico,  is a calico or a tricolored cat and is the 3rd generation of kitties of Big Mama. When mum found out she’s on heat, she immediately planned on having her spayed. Here’s a photo of Trico when she arrived home from the vet. Mum kept her overnight before she was let out of the cat carrier. Right now, i think Trico is doing fine, she’s eating well and the spaying stitch is looking good.

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Trico

While me and mum is busy doing this post i saw my sibling Tiger asleep on the kitty bed at the cat condo. He really loves to take naps. 

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Tiger

My boyfriend Boots is on the floor and begging for mum’s attention so he rolls over like crazy. I just love it when he does that, he looks gorgeous and cute with those big eyes.

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Boots

That’s all for now. Have a wonderful weekend kitties. Til next Friday for my next cat purrday post. See y’all.

Sweet hugs and purr,
kittycat Star

 

cat purrday friday post: this box is mine

Hi dear friends. Can you guess the real owner of the big blue box?

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20131120_205346aIf you guessed Boots, you are correct. Well actually the box is really for Boots. Mum bought this box so Boots could use it as his own litter box. I have my own and it’s colored green. Tiger has his own too and it’s yellow. Both are covered and with flapping doors. I love mine cause you know it gives me some privacy. You see, Boots don’t like covered litter boxes. Silly boy, he doesn’t even know how to use the flapping door. 

Wishing everyone a nice weekend and i hope i made you smile today.

Warm hugs and kitty kisses
kittycat Star

 

cat purrday friday post: popular hashtags on social media

Hello sweeties! It’s Friday once again and it’s time for my cat purrday Friday post. I bet most of you are into Instagram or Twitter like me so you are all familiar with this thing called Hashtag. A hashtag on social media sites is a word or phrase preceded by a hash or pound sign (#) and used to identify messages on a specific topic. The following are examples of popular hashtags. Others are for humans but well, since this is a cat post i will definitely use the hashtag for kitties cause seems applicable to us too, right? Actually, you could make everyday a cat day post by using these hashtags. Here goes:

#MeowMonday – share your funniest and the cutest photo of yourself.

Star #MeowMonday

Star #MeowMonday

#TacoTongueTuesday (#TTT) or #TransformationTuesday – share photo with that itty-bitty-tongue sticking out or show photo about your transformation.

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Tiger #TacoTongueTuesday

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Tiger’s first day at home and Tiger today. He’s almost occupying the whole kitty bed at the cat condo. He used to be a teeny-weeny shrimp. #TransformationTuesday

#WhiskerWednesday – share photo  to show your whiskers.

Boots' whiskers #WhiskerWednesday

Boots’ whiskers #WhiskerWednesday

#ThrowbackThursday (#TBT) – show photo of yourself when you were just a kitty.

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Star at 2 months. #ThrowbackThursday

#GoodNewsFriday – show photo about all things good that are happening with you right now. For example, have you been a good and nice kitty lately?

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Star… i did not jump on mum’s keypad today, is it okay to loaf on your laptop mum while you’re not using it?’ #GoodNewsFriday

Star has this habit of jumping on my keypad while i’m typing on my laptop making a mess of the screen and sometimes finding it hard to return the laptop screen to normal mode. – mum

#Caturday – this is similar to #MeowMonday but usually texts are written on photo thus creating a cat meme.

Star on top of the stereo. Where are the other stuffed toys Star? #Caturday

Star on top of the stereo. Where are the other stuffed toys Star? #Caturday

One of Star’s favorite hangout is on top of the stereo. That’s where i put my favorite stuffed toys but almost always i see them on the floor. Did you notice my new header? That’s how it is supposed to look like. – mum

#SelfieSunday – this is easy, just share a photo of your catself doing the most gorgeous pose wearing the most adorable smile.

Star and Boots #SelfieSunday

Star and Boots #SelfieSunday

Happy Friday everyone!

Sweet kitty kisses,
Star

cat purrday friday post: throwback friday

Hi everyone! Well, i know throwbacks are usually made on a Thursday but i will do it on a Friday so i could share with you some of my photos when i was just a cute kitty… 

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first day with mum

I am about 5 months old in this next photo. I just had a very rough play with my sibling Kristina and i was panting and grasping for air but we had fun.

Star at 5 mos.

Star at 5 mos.

I love my sibling Kristina. I grew up with her and we always sleep together on mum’s bed. 

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sleeping together

We still sleep together… see i’m bigger now in this next photo. This is still Kristina, she just looked different after a haircut. 

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sleeping together

That’s all for now… i hope you’ll visit me again on my next cat purrday post. 

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Star

If you want to see more of my photos (as well as my siblings) you may want to visit my Instagram page. I promise you, i could make you smile.

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Star’s Instagram page

Have a nice weekend. Lots of hugs and sweet kitty kisses,
kittycat Star

 

cat purrday friday post: Tiger’s crib

Hello my dearest friends. I just love Fridays. Well, today i would be telling you about the new crib. Mum bought this at the petfood and supplies store for less than P40.00 or less than a dollar. So cheap isn’t it. You know this crib is really not meant for cats. Yup, that’s right… not for cats. But when mum saw these cribs hanging at the store she thought it could make an awesome kitty bed. Of course mum’s right as this has been one of my siblings Tiger’s favorite place to sleep. Did i just say that this is not for cats? I’ll tell you a secret. This is actually for hens… it’s a nest. Usually, some hays are put inside which makes for a good bedding for hens to lay eggs. Anyway, it’s now called the cat’s nest from now on or shall i say Tiger’s crib. Oh by the way, the crib is actually comfy. It is made of handwoven bamboo sheets, lightweight and most of all it really fits the cat cause we kitties really love to curl. 

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Tiger

If Tiger is not around, you could find me in the cat’s nest too but please don’t tell Tiger. 

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Star

That’s all for now. Wishing everyone a very nice weekend.

Lots of kitty hugs and kisses,
kittycat Star

cat purrday friday post: can you find me?

Hi everyone. Mum is so happy that our internet connection has been restored. Well, it has been down for the past 10 days because of the recent strong typhoon. It had been an agonizing and difficult 10 days… electric power was back after 5 days, water supply was back after 7 days and finally we got to use the phone and the internet just today.

Mum was so funny the other day, she has been looking for me and couldn’t find me and she thought i was under the bed but i’m up here. 

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star’s chilling spot

I love my mum, she really reserved a spot for me in the cabinet where i could take my nap. Can you find me? 

Oh by the way, here’s another photo of my boyfriend Boots. Mum has updated her ABOUT page and he’s now one of the family. He is such a cutie wearing the green jersey!

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Boots

That’s all for now and see ‘ya all on my next cat purrday post. Have a happy weekend 🙂

Hugs and purrs,
kitty Star

 

 

 

 

cat purrday friday post: TGIF

Hello furry friends,

It’s TGIF and it’s time for my cat purrday friday post. Before anything else, i want to share this photo which mum took very recently. As always, mum had a hard time looking for me because my color almost always blends well where i hide. I did a lot of grooming after that cause it’s kinda dusty in that old shoe cabinet. 

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Star’s new found hideaway

Do you remember Noisy the new (fur)kid on the block which mum posted here? Well, mum is so happy that for the first time in weeks that she has been feeding him, Noisy brushed himself on mum’s legs while begging for his food this morning. Taking advantage of the little trust, mum slowly began to stroke her fingers on him and slowly inched her hand to his head. Noisy did not hiss but tolerated mum’s stroking. 

Next week, i will have a new playmate because mum would be fostering a handsome fellow and his name is Boots. His human (mum’s niece) will be working overseas so mum will be taking care of him when she leaves. She already fostered Boots before when mum’s niece went for a vacation for two weeks and she blogged about him here. Well, i wasn’t even born yet at that time so Boots is older than me. This time, i think Boots will be staying with us for a very long time. Here’s Boots together with my bestfriend and sibling Kristina. 

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Boots and Kristina

That’s all friends.. i’ll be looking forward on your next visit. Have a happy weekend.

Hugs and purrs,
kitty Star

cat purrday friday post: spot the kitty

Can you spot the kitty?

Yesterday, i had a hard time looking for kitty Star and was so surprised about her new hideaway.

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can you spot kitty Star?

Star’s all white color makes her almost invisible and as such, it’s even harder to shoot a good portrait. I think every photographer knows that it’s always a challenge to make a better photo of a certain subject with only one color.

Last August 5, 2013, i sent a photo (portrait) of Star my lovable kitty to Otto thru his Picture Critique site because i would like to have some feedback from a professional with regard to my photography. I believe that his tips and suggestions could help me to further improve my skill.

Here’s a portrait of Star which i think some of you may have seen before as i’ve already posted it previously in my blog here.

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Star

Otto’s reply and feedback:

This is a delightful portrait of an equally beautiful cat. You have captured it in a expressive moment when the cat is following something outside of the frame with intense interest. The light is soft, coming from the left which brings out the features of the kitty in an appealing way. Looks like you used the light from a window which almost always provide nice light as long as the sun doesn’t shine directly onto the subject (or maybe it was a soft bank?). The reflection of the light in the eye, makes it come alive. I like the fact that it’s almost a black and white picture except for the yellow eye and the pink snout, which then adds that little detail that brings life to the picture. Very eye catching. I also like the way the white cat stands out from the clean and almost black background. I am not sure if it’s caused by the way you have lit the picture or because you made the background dark in the post-processing. It really doesn’t matter, the result is nevertheless a clean picture easy to read. Maybe I would have like to have some nuances in the background so it doesn’t get all monotonic and a bit dull. Another minor objection on my part is the way the head is centred in the frame. Maybe you should crop the picture much tighter so that the head is placed more to the right in the frame. Another idea could be to extend the canvas along the top edge which would create a lot of space in the direction the cat is looking. It should be easy to accomplish since the background is so evenly black. It would make for a very dynamic composition. Anyway these are only minor objection. I think you have made lovely picture, captured the spirit of the kitty in a delightful way.

Well, i guess my photography is not really bad at all. I was so delighted reading Otto’s feedback. You may also submit one of your best photos to Otto if you want his thoughts and opinion. Don’t worry, he gives constructive feedback which are really encouraging and inspiring.