Saturday, December 20, 2014

Home is where the cat is...

Bedroom Buddies

 Home is the theme for www.illustrationfriday.com this Holiday week.  And there's no place like it.  I painted this funny cat illustration exactly like my bedroom looked a few years ago.  That headboard has been in the family since the civil war. The old oval mirrored dresser belonged to my in-laws.  Life with my cat Baby (shown on the bed) only seemed like an eternity!  

Is home really a home without pets? And if they weren't around wouldn't it be boring?  My husband always reminds me of that when I'm furious about Hana's latest rampage.  They add so much love, destruction, cat germs, random cat litter bits, shredded paper trails, food thievery, general annoyance, falling hazards and joy to life.  I purposefully left out the most important one of all.  Humor!  Here's a huge selection of home life photos.  Home life with cats...

Hugs.  So sweet.  Our new Ikea sink before it was installed in the bathroom.  A perfect fit.

Tongue tied.  This is real and NOT photoshopped.

Can you come out and play?

So much for getting some work done...

Catie Couric.

Got water?

Cat Carrier.

Please go around me...I'M NOT MOVING!

Minnesota Cat.

Akua has never met a box, bin or basket he doesn't love.

Can you find Waldo Cat?

There she is.

Do you need a napkin?  Yup.  That's where I keep my (clean) napkins.  Gross.

Happiness is a warm pizza box.  Excuse me.  I'd like another slice.



Have a Meow, Meow Christmas!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

24 comments:

carol l mckenna said...

What an adorable and fun post ~ Your photos are excellent and your cats so precious and entertaining!

Happy Holidays to you,
artmusedog and carol

eileeninmd said...

So many pretty kitty photos..fun post. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays to you and your family..

Thank you for sharing your post and linking up! Have a happy weekend!

Mary said...

Sweeties for sure! I love all your photos, and your illustration at top is so splendid. And no, I can't imagine life without our cats to love us and for us to love back. Earlier in the year, my husband and I had to have 2 of our 4 laid to rest. One because he had kidney failure, such an insidious thief, and one from complications from diabetes. And then I think, so much pain and heartbreak, and maybe we shouldn't have animals. But then we wouldn't have the love and joy...

Andrea Priebe said...

Oh I love it! Anyone who has lived with cats can relate to all of it ... You have captured the essence of cat loving :) Meowy Christmas to you too ... from my cats and Izzi (who you will meet if you go to my post). Clever, Clever ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

sandyland said...

super cool

DJan said...

I love ALL your pictures, but I especially love the illustrations. The first one made me want to reach in there and pick up your glasses. And your kitty menagerie is absolutely wonderful! I'm gonna be smiling for awhile... :-)

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

They're adorable! Cats are very talented at finding nice places to rest. :-)

Margaret Adamson said...

this was a wonderful post and it was lovely to see your cats in all positions and containers. Loved the 2 in the sink. Have a great Sunday and a wonderful Christmas week ahead.

TexWisGirl said...

so very cute. :)

Marie said...

Delightful post! Just TOO cute! Merry Christmas!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What a Captivating Collection of Cats!
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Jen said...

This makes me miss my cats. I don't miss the litter box or hair, but I miss my babies.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

mew mew mew,, your soo cute!
love
tweedles

ladyfi said...

Oh, such delightful pictures! Have a great Christmas.

DeniseinVA said...

Every photo has made me smile, thank you so much :)))

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Yes, yes, yes! Home IS where the cat is. I just love your pictures!

Hannah said...

Your cat illustrations are wonderful, the cat flying through the air with the blinds cord makes me think of the video where the cat grabs the fan cord and goes flying around with the fan blades. Your cat photos are precious, so many cute expressions. They make me think of the photos of the big cats in boxes, so funny!

Creations By Mit said...

Ha ha! Great photos! Thanks for the smile (although I think I may have developed an allergy attack just looking at them!) it is true, for all the aggravation they sometimes cause pets add so much to our lives! I wouldn't have traded any of mine over the years for the world (especially not my current one!) merry Christmas, Sharon!

Lady Lilith said...

Looks like the sink is the place to be.

josh pincus is crying said...

very cool illustration (and photos!)

Maggid said...

Oh How you've made me laugh . . a world full of wonder and you have that certain gift for sharing . . that we all enjoy.

Bright New Year to YOU!

Hilary said...

Oh those unique yet typical furry little beings. Could they possibly be more loveable? I think not. Great photos of your feline sweeties.. and fine art, as always.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Hope you had a great holiday. I loved the cat illustrations on your other blog - particularly the one of the orange cat :-)

Pat Tillett said...

Fantastic photos and illustration! I love cats! Are the two in the sink related?