Throwback Thursday – Mini me on a Christmas Tree

What a crazy year 2020 has been but it’s all in our hindsight now, right where it belongs thank goodness. I know there’s been a lot of confusion around the amount of time the humans have been home compared to, well, ever. At times I had to hide from all their attention. It could get a little overwhelming but I tried to tell them not to take it purrsonally. On the other paw, they had me meowing out loud with some of the jokes and memes they shared about how others have been experiencing it. I think we bonded more from that and was relieved to know we weren’t the only ones. It’s good to find the humour in life.

Remember in my last few posts during our summer boat cruise I had mentioned that I had to go on a special diet? Yes I am still on it and I’m happy to report my situation has improved. I’m a little embarrassed to meow about it but my number 2 litter box business had become consistently runny. A trip to my vet revealed that I “could have” irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or worse, pancreatitis, but the only way to know would be to get a cat scan. We don’t have pet insurance and that was going to be expensive, so the alternative was to change my food and see what happens. So now I’m eating a novel protein of duck and/or venison meat from specialty pet food stores. No more fancy feast fo meow, but I still get some prawns and crab now and then.

Also do you remember a post I made from a few years back about a painting of meow as a kitten? Well my human artist furiend Lorraine Yigit has done it again: my human commissioned her to put it on a 6″ ball. I am so happy to reveal my new Christmas tree ornament! It’s so good I’m going to get a second one of meow made for next year. Many of my furiends have one of themselves, and maybe you can get one too. What a great keepsake for the humans.

It’s getting closer to midnight now so that means it’s time for a catnap before the humans open their bubbly water and get noisy. I would like to wish you all a healthy & Happy Mew Year! Above all, remember to be safe, be calm, and be kind to each other.

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My Picasso Face

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What is a face, really?
More like a tribal mask
colors, lines, patterns and shapes
angular, off balance and distorted.
The face of the new art,
combine several points of view
and overlap them
small, tilted planes,
set in a shallow space.
Geometric such as a
square, circle, or triangle
cut up and glued back together
asymmetrical balance by contrast.
Repetition of a pattern,
a pattern of repetition
freehand drawn off center
everything where it belongs,
there is no abstract art.
We all know that art is not truth
art is a lie that makes us realize truth.
Others have seen what is and asked why,
I do not seek
I find
an imaginative, creative essence of something.
Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot,
others transform a yellow spot into the sun
warm, cool, intense
and it’s always in your face.

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My human always comments that my face is like a Picasso face, so what’s a more appropriate subject for this found poem of some quotes by Pablo Picasso mixed with some instructions she found on how to draw your own Picasso face.


Poetry 101 Day 6: Before we learn how to read words, we learn, intuitively, to read faces. In today’s poem, take a single face or a multitude of them as your point of departure. It doesn’t even have to be a real-life, flesh-and-blood face you’re writing about. A found poem is composed of words and letters you’ve collected — randomly or not — from other sources, whether printed, handwritten, or digital, and then (re)arranged into something meaningful. Today’s device: chiasmus. At its simplest, a chiasmus is essentially a reversal, an inverted crossing. Chiasmus is effective in poems because it’s a form of repetition — and by now we all now how crucial repetition is for  poetry.

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Caturday Art – Cartoon Meow

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Meowee, is that meow?! I really like this new cartoon look. When human mom took this photo on her iPhone 5, I was affectionately brushing up against human dad’s legs because he was peeling some prawns and I was hoping to get some. She then edited it with the Photo Lab app and applied the Fancy Filter: Cartoon effect, and cropped it.  I think we’ll experiment with this one, or something similar, a bit more. A cartoon comic strip in my future? That could be fun.

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