Artsy Dogerday and Friday Fill-Ins!

Hi Guys! Mom has really been kept busy this week. Between work, my human brother being around (think cooking), the clean-up  of all the extra hair and litter boxes and feeding animals, and walking of Cinnamon, mom has had a tough time doing my posting and commenting. We had wonderful ideas, we got the photos edited, and we even got the fill-ins written, but we did not get the posts completed for Thursday and Friday. We wonder how some of those families (like the Cat on My Head and 15 and Meowing and Brian’s Home and Marg’s Animals and The Pouponette and Bionic Basil and Tom Cat Commentary by Tim) get everything done.


First…I, Marvelous am going to be in Comedy Plus’ Feline Friday!


NEXT…I am going to post Mom’s answers to the Friday Fill-Ins! To see everyone else – who answered yesterday, click the Four Legged Furballs and 15 & Meowing’s button.

Fill-insTake it away Mommy!

  1. I would like tickets to is Paul McCartney or Elton John or Queen preferably with Adam Lambert…HOWEVER the Vancouver Opera is putting on The Merry Widow, La Boheme, Faust and Rossini’s La Cenerentola this year and I LOVE all of those operas, I am hoping to go this winter
  2. Please don’t ask me to fix your computer…yes I probably can, but if you are a dentist, would I ask you to come over and fix my teeth? And what would you think if I did? So why would you be offended when I said no.
  3. I’d rather get up and go for a walk or even wash dishes than watch television.
  4. By this time next year Marv will be with me for 2 years.

Now for Artsy Doggerday!

A while back,  we made this cartoon art of me. It took mom quite a while to do it.


Mom took this picture of Cinnamon and thought she would like to do the same with it She LOVES how the one of me turned out.


But since we don’t have the time right now, she thought she would try some of the Cartoon effects online with another picture of Cinnamon. This is the picture we used


First we made this one…

Cinnie 2

And this one

Cinni 6

and this one.

Cinnie 5

And finally – this one (it is our favorite)


Please click on the button to go to Athena Cat Goddess’ blog to see all the other great art! There is a lot of fabulous art in the blogosphere and you can see some at the Caturday Art Blog Hop!!


Special Purrs for Binky! Click to go to her blog!




Sparks with Nellie

18 years today, my Mother passed away. It was not unexpected. She had been battling cancer for almost a year. I had kissed her goodbye as I left town on a Sunday afternoon to head back to Edmonton. I worked for a software company and every second week, they let me work in the Calgary office so I could be with my Mom. As it was our anniversary, I was hoping I could get home in time to have a nice late supper with my hubby.

When I arrived back in Edmonton, and wearily walked up the steps  –there were 2 cat carriers, my husband had a suitcase, our dog Bob and our 2 cats, Nellie and Licorice packed and ready to go. My cell phone battery had died and I did not know that Mom had rapidly failed. We did the normal 3 hour drive in less than 2 and I got there in time to say goodbye.

This spark is for you Mom. You thought life was a great adventure and passed that along to me. And I am still adventuring!


I know Nellie is sitting on your lap, she LOVED your lap, and I love you both and there is not a day I don’t think about you.

LoveBarb copy