Saturday, May 24, 2014

Don’t Eat the Yellow Nip


Did you know yellow is one of the colors cats and dogs can see best? I guess that’s why my favorite toys are yellow and yellow is this week’s PhotoHunt theme at the WhistleStop Cafe. It all fits together nicely just like The Cat likes it. OK, so there’s no yellow nip in this post but I bet the title caught your attention.

Everybuddy knows about how much I love my yellow foam rubber rockets. They’re legendary. Let me tell you about my yellow feather wand toy. It was one of my gifts last Christmas from Aunt Pauline. She’d bought it for her cats but one of them was deathly afraid of it. Their lose is my gain.

Make no mistake about it. I don’t actually play with said feather toy. It’s my prey. My hunted. After the peeps go to bed, I drag that feather to the bedroom like it’s something I’ve caught. I drop it outside the bedroom so proudly. TW says I make some pretty weird noises with it in my mouth. HAH! The wand on this feather toy is about three feet long so you can imagine how I look dragging it through the condo! It isn’t easy. If it’s laying on the couch, I’ll carry it down. TW would LOVE to get a video of me carrying the feather toy!

Since I refused to pose with the yellow feather toy—and, believe me, TW chased me all over the condo with the toy in one hand and the flashy box in the other—we decided to make the one grainy, dark photo she did get into our piece for Athena & Marie’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. You don’t have to be a cat to showcase your talents in this Blog Hop.


As you can see, the yellow feather still stands out against my grey furs. We used both the dark brush stroke and a canvas texture in PhotoShop and then framed it with the wooden frame action.

36 comments:

Katnip Lounge said...

Oh CK, we would LOVE to hear your warrior cries! That is, from a safe distance...

Angel Prancer Pie said...

We love that pic!

Happy Caturday, CK!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I bet that thing is really FUN to hunt!

Kwee Cats and Art said...

We can just picture her chasing you all over the place to try and get the photo!
:-D

Lone Star Cats said...

Have fun with those yellow toys!

Tamago said...

I would love to see the video of you carrying around the toy :-)
The art image is beautiful! Yellow color goes very well on your coat!

Molly The Wally said...

LOL CK we can just picture TW trying to get a shot with the flashy beast. Great camera avoidance technique there pal. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Brian said...

That was cool CK! Now we know why we love the nip nanner so much! It's the only yellow toy around.

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

I did not know that about yellow! I'll have to keep that in mind when purchasing kitty toys!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

Marie Symeou said...

That looks fab!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Katie and Glogirly said...

Video! Video! We need late night yellow feather video!
: )

laura brown said...

That looks like fun!

Have a great weekend,

Noodle

Grace said...

Most excellent..

Mike said...

What an awesome pic!


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ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

CK great effects terrific way to combine both art hops!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Oh, we want to see a video of you with your favorite prey!

Anonymous said...

The yellow feather toy looks wonderful on you! I can see why you like to carry it around.

Anonymous said...

Vewy cool. ☺ Purrlease be caweful wunnin wiff da wand. Mommy saw a kitty dat had been skewewed wiff da wand fwum just such a toy aftew playin' wiff it on der own and wunnin intu a wall.

Luv and Hugs and Kitty kisses ♥♥♥

Dezi

www.shelter-cats.com said...

Nice picture! Has somebody been launching rockets at you?

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

Your artwork always looks amazing!

Caren Gittleman said...

that photo is beyond cool!

Mariodacat said...

Me thinks that you and Katiebella do some similar things with bringing something into the bedroom at night. That's pretty cool. I'm too lazy to do that so my peeps have never had that honor.

The Island Cats said...

Yellow looks good on you, CK.

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kate obrien said...

Very cool effect, I didn't know that about yellow.

Mr Puddy said...

" TW chased me all over the condo with the toy in one hand and the flashy box in the other " That sound like my mom...MOL

Love your photoshop's pic. Great Job :)

xoxo

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Yellow, huh? Well, my Human NEVER knew that! I need to send her off to The Temple of PetSmart to fine me some yellow toys! XOXOXOXO

Sushi said...

Mom never knew about the yellow. Now she knows, I hope she gets me some yellow toys!

Clooney said...

We would love to witness this too, we bet it is so adorable! Love the art effect of you and your favorite fevvers, CK!

Anonymous said...

CK I really love those rockets of yours and I too would QUITE enjoy seeing you drag that 3-foot long yellow feather thingie around your condo. That would be quite a "movie" indeed. Sorry I haven't been by lately - for some WEIRDO reason I'm not getting email notices on my Blogger blog buds. Unfair! Protest!

Hugs, Sammy

Katie Isabella said...

I saw some rockets in the same little catalog where we both limey got our red and white striped vip candy bar. I was tempted to get mom to buy them for me.

Mom said she loves hearing me bring things to her in the night. xxoo

Susan Willett said...

One of the best things about artifying something is you can take a bad pic and make it look like a gorgeous piece of art.

Love your result!

(My cat Elsa Clair loves to run through the house dragging her wand toys, too.)

--Purrs (and wags) from Life with Dogs and Cats.

Deb Barnes said...

Oh yes CK - we sure can relate to those funny noises when we catch our prey for our humans! We also have a feather toy here... Jazmine loves to drag that thing around! Purrs from the Zee and Zoey Gang!

Pawesome Cats said...

We love those rockets, great photo!

Kitties Blue said...

C.K, your mommy created a purrfect work of art. Our mommy thinks she should have it enlarged, frame it for real and give it a place of honor in your house. Our question is...no yellow, nip nanner? Efurrybuddy has a nip nanner! XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Austin Towers said...

I bet TW looks pretty stoopid panting around after you!!