Friday, February 16, 2018

It's Really the Year of The Cat

Yo! What's all this I've been hearing about the "Year of the Dog"? That's fake news if I ever heard it. Everybuddy knows that every year is the Year of the Cat. They even wrote a song about it. You don't see no songs about the year of the dog, do you? Everyone talks about the Chinese New Year but it's also the Tibetan New Year known as Losar. TW used to attend a huge celebratory concert at Carnegie Hall that included both Tibetan and rock music. Now we celebrate by watching a pawsome fireworks display over the Hudson River. The peeps oohed and aahed but The Cat put her paws over her ears. It was too loud. This year I'll celebrate with some Flashback Friday fotos and fill-ins.

It's Really the Year of The Cat

Back in November 2011 when foto #1968 was taken, I was still getting excited when boxes addressed to me arrived. This one was from Baby Patches and her mom. They were sending me some Comfort Zone to try out cos I mentioned how stressed I got going to the vet. I'll bet she sent me a toy too. They were nice that way. The foto was taken from a weird angle up above so you can see the Tibetan rug off to the left. Isn't it funny I'm allowed on the expensive wool rug but TW has to cover the futon couch with a blankie or throw. Thanks to Edie C. for requesting this foto.

It's Really the Year of The Cat

Moving right along, The Swiss Cats opted for #5 from September 2009. I've shown this one before but it's good every once in a while to rerun one of the earlier fotos since they've all been picked. I’m on the kitchen table sticking my head outta a Macys' bag. I'm looking surprised that TW didn’t use the flash cos I’m in soft focus. It almost looks like a painting. I might also be surprised that TW was actually working at the time and could afford to shop at Macys. There were still towels in the bag and TW hadn't had time to take the handles off. I did have an accident when I was first here where my head got caught in a shopping bag handle. It wasn't pretty. I've been more careful since then; in fact, I get panicky if I think TW is going to put something around my neck.

It's Really the Year of The Cat

The Friendly Fill-Ins are hosted each and every week by 15andmeowing and McGuffy's Reader. They make up the fill-ins and I make up the answer truthfully. Each week my image relates to one of the fill-ins. This week it's about Losar. TW was too lazy to look for the million fotos she has from the Carnegie Hall concerts so I had to pose with her prayer wheel. This wheel is from one of Uncle Neil's trips to Tibet.

1. My Chinese zodiac animal sign is the cat. It has to be the cat, right?

2. My zodiac sign is January.

3. Income tax season means the peeps will have even less time for me as they get all their paperwork done and scanned.

4. In hindsight, I'm glad I landed here and not with the other couple who wanted me.


I hope you liked my Valentine's post. I saved a doodle that I did for my entry in The Caturday Art blog hop, hosted by the lovely Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty and her mum. You can see digital art created on one of the online apps, Photoshop art and art that is painted or drawn by those with true talent.

Whatever you're doing this weekend, have fun.

30 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Of course it's the year of the cat - EVERY year is!

Brian said...

Boxes, bags and cubbies oh my! Looking good CK!

edie said...

That's some awesome artwork, C.K. You certainly got lucky ending up with T.W. and Pop, they take very good care of you.

Purrjamm Cats said...

That's right! It's always year of the cat in our house. Love your artwork, super cool. Have a super pawsome weekend CK. Purrs

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Nice photos, you have great taste being in a Macy's bag. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I agree, it is the year of the cat, not the dog. You were definitely meant to be with your folks. How sad it would have been for you to be somewhere else and not get to blog. Plus I doubt anyone else would be so accepting of your "quirks" like biting :) Have a great weekend! XO

www.shelter-cats.com said...

Nice photographs, CK. It makes absolutely no sense that there's no year of the cat... Dragon, Pig, Rooster...Really? We was robbed.
xxoo
Mickey Mouser and Rufus the Red

Tamago said...

Love photo #5. You look so cute peeking out from the bag and it does look like a painting :-)

Colehaus Cats said...

We don't do that whole Chinese animal year thing. It's cat, people. Always the cat. Especially the cat to our neighbors who have been rubbing Year of the Dog in our faces for the past month now. Whatevs! Good photo picks! And great fill-ins!

Noodle Cat said...

Great photos!
Have a super cool weekend...

Noodle and crew

Marie Symeou said...

It's always the year of the cat!

Lovely art :)

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Caren Gittleman said...

CK you are HILARIOUS! catchatwithcarenandcody

da tabbies o trout towne said...

CK....yur doodle iz total lee awesum !!!! N iz it just uz....ore
iz that a lamp baze in yur tent with ewe ??? !!!!!!!☺☺♥♥

Sandee said...

I agree that it should be the year of the cat. You could be a tiger. Just saying.

I linked this post to Feline Friday.

Have a purrfect day. My best to your mom. ♥

Jean Neilson said...

Wow...nice looking photos. I need to see #2018. I'll bet it's a goodie. The artwork is so different CK. A unique pink funscope.

Shoko and Kali

Karen Jo said...

Every year is the year of the Cat around here. I love the photos of you in the box and bag. You have good answers to the fill-ins.

Eastside Cats said...

CK, we are glad that you made your home with TW, because your other family may not have started a blog, and then where would we all be?

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

You know, the Chinese are just screwy ... no year of the cat?!?! I remember reading at some point that one of the zodiacs include a cat - but I can't remember which one. Or you could just be yourself CK and everyone would fall in line because you're just THAT fabulous! ;)

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

Love the doodle! Every year is the year of cat in our homes, right? (Our Macys is closing!)

The Island Cats said...

We don’t listen to those Chinese. What do they know? It’s definitely the year of the cat...and the month of the cat...and the day of the cat....you get the idea.

Marv Marvelous said...

Hey CK! I don't mind that its year of the DOG. After all, I am a Monkey! And CK we had fireworks in our complex last night!!! Mom says its because the City we live in (Richmond) has 70% Asians! (Other parts of Vancouver - not so many). Its a nice cultural mix! And I must say I LOVE your Caturday Art! You look Terrific in your bag too!
Purrs
Marv

PL Keenor said...

Year of the Dog.... Madness. Everyone knows cats are superior beings. We were even worshipped in Egyptian times (and I am worshipped in 2018). Love Toffee. xx
That's Purrfect

The Swiss Cats said...

So, it was fake news ? Thank you for telling us about it, MOL ! Purrs

Roby Sweet said...

Love your photos! Just why would they give dogs a whole year, anyway? I understand they have some days during the summer, and that should be enough. :)

Peaches and Paprika said...

Congrats on standing up to those Year of The Dog people. I mean, REALLY! We were mesmerized by the artwork. Do you mind sharing which app u used? Purrs for a great weekend!

Cleo said...

The year of the cat, the month of the cat, the week of the cat, the day of the cat, the hour of the cat- it's all about us every day in every way, I say!!!

Little Binky and Granny said...

I agree, CK, it's the Year of the Cat...sorry Granny, you have to let yourself out now...MOL :D Pawkisses for a Happy Day..of the Cat :) <3

The Indulged Furries said...

Thankfully, we didn't have any Chinese New Year celebrations here. I don't like noise.

meowmeowmans said...

Every year is a cat year, CK. Obviously, right???

Cathy Kennedy said...

Keisha is right. I mean, aren't cats ALWAYS right? I can relate to Keisha covering her ears with her paws. I don't like loud noises,either. Mostly, I need to protect my frail hearing but the noise is a bit for me. Even when I was young, I never cared for anything loud. Speaking of taxes, we need to do ours this evening. UGH! Have a good day and thanks for visiting!

Three Chatty Cats said...

I can't believe there isn't a cat in the Chinese zodiac. Sheesh!