Friday, 30 April 2021

National Tabby Day and Adopt A Shelter Pet Day #caturdayart

 Happy Caturday😻

tabby cat

The art today was created using BeFunky. Mum forgot which effects she played with but it was probably a mix of Underpainting and either a light touch of Cartoonizer DLX or a light touch of Oilpanting DLX.

Here is the jigsaw


Friday 30 April is National Tabby Day, and since we post our Caturday Art blog on Friday night (here in the UK), and no longer do a Feline Friday post, we just had to celebrate this special day somehow - so here we are doing just that! 

 April 30th is also National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day and as a rescue kitty myself, I love advocating for pet adoption (and Mum does too). There are so many lonely and sad homeless pets all over the world and they deserve a loving forever home.

So please, if you are wanting a pet, please try to adopt don't buy.

tabby cat

Most of you will know my rescue story but here is the short version. 

I was born in May 2011 (my birthday is next week) and was found abandoned in someone's garden as a tiny kitten. The wonderful Wood Green, The Animals Charity took me in and looked after me until I was ready to find my forever home. It wasn't long until my Mum Marie came along after seeing me on the charity website. We met - touched finger to paw through the mesh - and it was instant love. I wanted her to be my mummy!  On July 21, when I was just over 10 weeks old, I went home with my new mum and the rest is history!

You can read my rescue story here. The early part of the book is a fictionalized account of what happened to me before Mum came into my life. 

Caturday Art is a chance for all pets and their humans to get creative
 with their photos. 

And if you're an artist feel free to share your animal art as well. We'd love to see it! But the focus of Caturday Art Blog Hop is to get artsy with your pet photos by adding filters (there are many free photo editors and apps available, as we're sure you all know.) Have fun!

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 Marie's Pet Adoption and Rescue Board on Pinterest!


Brian said...

Such beautiful eyes sweet Athena!

Cathy Keisha said...

That's a wonderful rescue story and art. You were lucky your mum found you.

Summer said...

Your gotcha day is my human's birthday! She wants to know if that makes her your auntie.

Timmy Tomcat said...

You have a really great adoption story Athena. I am a failed foster while my fella Toby was a shelter cat. We purr for many more adoptions to come

Lone Star Cats said...

Great art Athena!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That is lovely art, Athena. You and your mum were destined for each other.

Cleo said...

I, too, am a happy adopted cat. I was a senior ladycat in a facility full of youngsters when mom and dad spotted me and next thing you know I had my furrever home.

Little Binky and Granny said...

We're so happy you found such a wonderful furrever home, sweet Athena, and such a creative one too💗Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend to the both of you🐾😽💞

Eastside Cats said...

Thanks for hosting this hop; we love it!
Athena, you are a pretty kitty.

The Florida Furkids said...

You found the purrfect home!!! Thanks for the puzzle!

The Florida Furkids

pilch92 said...

That is beautiful art, really shows off your eyes. Thank you for the puzzle and for hosting. XO

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

I love how the color of your eyes and your nose really stand out with that effect, Athena!

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Gorgeous photos and art! I love your adoption story.

meowmeowmans said...

We have always loved your adoption story, Athena. And your artwork is beautiful!

Marv, Jo Jo, Komo, Cinnamon & Angel Nellie said...

Athena, you and your Mom have such a terrific story! We LOVE reading it! And your art this week is purrfect! Athena you are gorgeous!

The J-Cats said...

How lucky you and your Mum were to find each other, O lovely Athena.

Basil and The B Team ~ BionicBasil ® said...

Lovely art Athena, Happy Sunday and thanks for hosting! XOX