Saturday, January 17, 2015

Shelter From the Storm


I know you’re waiting for the ending of my Wednesday post about our friend George so I’m going to make you wait a little longer. HAH! I’m starting with my entry in Athena and Marie’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. I was playing around with a couple of pics that I had already played around with. Here’s the result of my playing. I like the above pic cos the blankie has an almost 3-D effect.

Directly below I used the Inner Shadow effect first and them played around in PhotoCat. They don’t name their textures but I liked this one so much, I used it twice. You can’t tell but both pics on the right have film edges. PhotoCat also lets you compare before and after shots so we did screen grabs.



The pic (bottom, left) was originally done using a Lithos filter. Anyone remember lithographs? TW does. She remember rotogravure too. It’s also my entry in Ruckus Eskie’s Sepia Saturday.

I hope you read our Wednesday post about our friend George. When we left off, George had passed away, leaving Gertrude, Tippy, Hope, Rusty and Wendell “orphaned” and unceremoniously dumped back into the yard. Friendly Fred had disappeared while George was still alive. No one knows where he went but it wasn’t good. Here’s where this week’s PhotoHunt—told ya we’d revisit it—challenge fits in. The challenge is Shelter. I know you want to know where this is going. Did they wind up in the shelter?


Although the peeps couldn’t take all the kitties in, they continued to feed them and they told the new upstair’s neighbor the kitties' story. While he was too immature to care for any animals he did what he could, including building them this shelter. He put it up on the porch and out of the weather. It was two carpeted floors and big enough for them to all crowd in. Of course, the biggest problem was the strife between Gertie and Wendell. Gertie was the oldest. She loved being an indoor cat so she moved into the basement where the neighbor had his art studio. She had a litter box and feeding station where she lived until she went OTRB at a ripe old age.

The Calico’s private two story SHELTER. Look at the great paint job. They even have their name on it!

All the kitties lived well into their teenage years. Rusty and Wendell were such good furrends, they went OTRB within days of each other. Even though Rusty had an autoimmune disease, he lived a long and mostly happy life. They were loved by all the neighbors in the old house. They were born in 1986 and Gertrude was still alive to see the new millennium.

Check out who’s riding in the fire truck watching George!

32 comments:

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

What an amazing story...that shelter is so cool! Now I need to check out PhotoCat...

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

How awesome that these kitties were looked after - they were so much luckier than most.

Mr Puddy said...

I like the choice Gertie did make ! Pretty smart :)
Lovely story CK.
And your art just look unique !

Have a fantastic weekend
xox

The Swiss Cats said...

Great story ! And very cool artwork ! Purrs

Molly TheWally said...

That is a pawsome story CK. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Brian said...

That was quite the story CK and you look very artsy!!!

Deb Barnes said...

Very cool story and yes, sigh, I do remember lithographs. Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey kitties!

Mariodacat said...

Love your art work CK. It's really neat.

Marie Symeou said...

What a story! Great photos too :)

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Penelope TheCatFromHell said...

CK! Your Mommy is one talented lady! And what a great story!
Kisses
Nellie

Tamago said...

What a great story! The shelter looks beautiful. So wonderful the kitties got care and love!
Love your art image. The 3D look is very cool!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I never heard of photocat, I must try that. Your art came out nice. I am glad all the cats were cared for, but poor Fred I wonder what happened to him?

RedSetter said...

What a lovely ending to the story so heartwarming.

Anonymous said...

Totally cool photo art........and we love that the story of the kitties had a happy ending........

Hugs, Sammy

Simba said...

What a good story about the kittens. I am glad the "shelter" was the one they had, not the BIG one.
Enjoyed your photo art too.

Flynn said...

That was a great story. I am glad everything worked out well for those kitties.
I like your photo art. Those textures look like an oil painting, but then I always knew you are a work of art.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Yes, yes--The Human is a total Fail, a well-established fact after these last four months or so. Sigh. you have NO IDEA the stuggles I have around here. Sigh again. We are glad to read the "rest of the story" and glad the babies werte mostly taken care of for the rest of their lives. You should not be so hard on your Peeps, CK --though I can't believe I am even saying that--cause they are good peoples who love the Kitties. That is one heckuva good little castle! XOXOXO

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Pawsome pictures on you CK as always !
Glad thoose kitties wad cared for and got a nice shelter !

XOXO

laura brown said...

Great story!

Have a wonderful weekend

Noodle and crew

peppylady (Dora) said...

Sure glad it all worked out. Daisy under the table and Ziggy is sleeping on bed
coffee is ob

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Wonderful story and I just love your photo effects!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

GLOGIRLY said...

Awww.... what a great story, CK.
(((hugs)))

The Island Cats said...

We're so glad that everyone pitched in and took care of the kitties. Those are some cool pics of you, CK.

www.shelter-cats.com said...

I like the way everyone shared the care of the cats. They had a good looking artistic shelter.
Nice pictures CK!
xxoo
Maggie

Clooney said...

That's a cool art photo of you, CK! What a great shelter the kitties had and we are so happy that all were cared for and safe after George passed away.

Gattina said...

It looks really nice ! very artistic !

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Wonderful photos and artwork CK.
Oh we loved the story and we are glad it did have a happily ever after ending.

Anonymous said...

Pawsum foto CK and wunnewful endin' to what kulda udderwise been a sad story.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hello darling, Guess what? My stoopy Human finally figured out how to add my picture to Cat on my Head's blog hop! Woohoo! There'll be no stopping me now! XOXOXOX

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

That is a wonderful story my pal. And I do truly admire that photo of you at the top. Nicely done TW

Bev Green said...

A wonderful; ending CK and so glad the kitties were cared for..the art is fab too and I must have a peeky! I am having a pill of a time trying to comment and I know my addy is a pill to find..computers urghhh
loves Fozziemum xx http://dinz1234.wordpress.com urghhh

Marty the Manx said...

Wonderful Caturday Art! Your Mom outdid herself this week!