Saturday, January 17, 2015

{52 Snapshots of Life} & Caturday Art: Joyful

The theme for week three of the #PBSG #52Snapshots of Life Photo Challenge hosted by The Lazy Pit Bull is joyful and I chose this picture because Truffles is at her most joyful when she is playing ball. They are without question her favorite toys, and even though in this picture you can't see her precious face, I love how she has her head tossed back in absolute glee.


She has a large ball collection but the latest one she gets is always the greatest. At Christmas in her wonderful Secret Paws gifts she received a package of three balls with sparkles on them. A few mornings later I woke up to find one of them outside my bedroom door, apparently a hint that I should have gotten up in the middle of the night to play. That same night at midnight while I was getting ready for bed she wanted to play, so I stayed up awhile longer with her. It totally over-stimulated her because I don't think she slept 5 minutes all night (I didn't do much better). She was up and down off the bed all night long.

The next night at midnight she started whacking it around again, so before she got too hyper I distracted her with some treats and tucked it under her kitty lounger with her other toys. (Like most women she stashes stuff under the bed.) She finished her treats and watched me finish getting ready for bed. All of a sudden she glanced under the lounger, spotted the ball, and the race was on again!!! After she played for awhile luckily she settled down for the night this time. It's still her "go to" ball each and every day.

I thought the picture would be really cute as a cartoon, so for our Caturday Art entry we applied the Cartoonizer effect in Be Funky.


25 comments:

GLOGIRLY said...

What a truly joyful photo!!! We love it!
And your Caturday Art treatment to it is super cool!
: )

tpagrl said...

Great picture of Truffles! And love the cartoonizer affect! Linda

Emma said...

How rude of your mom to try to hide your toy from you only because she wanted to sleep. You look very joyful.

Sasha said...

your cat is lucky. She is enjoying herself by playing with her devoted human.

Anonymous said...

Truffles makes us joyful, too!

Mariodacat said...

Awww, she is so cute playing with her ball. I used to like balls too, and M and I had great fun. Now I won't even touch a ball, and if M tries to toss one for me to chase, I just sit and look at her.

Deb Barnes said...

Awww! So sweet! We have baskets full of toys at our house, but the simple balls with sparkles are our favorites! Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey kitties!

The Swiss Cats said...

That's a nice and joyful picture ! Purrs

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

What joyful whiskers she has and we love the artistic way you transformed the photo. Truffles looks so adorable.

Penelope TheCatFromHell said...

Great picture of Truffles! Yous captured her joy with her ball totally!
Kudos!
Kisses
Nellie

Marie Symeou said...

Love it!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Caren Gittleman said...

The "funky" photo is BEYOND cool! Love it! She is like my Angel Bobo who LOVED playing with balls! Cody is more of a "Mouse" man lol

Lone Star Cats said...

She looks so happy!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Great choice! Nothing is more joyful than a happy cat. The cartoon version is nice too.

lisa richman said...

Purrfectly joyful! I can totally identify! ~Allie

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Yep she sure looks happy :)

XOXO

Jans Funny Farm said...

Very joyful photo for Caturday Art. :)

Cathy Keisha said...

You’re right. It does look great as a cartoon.

Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf said...

That chin! I just want to kiss it :)

Kathleen Mueller said...

Neat!! I wish I could learn how to do artistic stuff!! Your kitty looks a little bit like our Cali. :)

Cascadian Nomads Bethany said...

Amelia's very favorite toys are also her balls though she is enjoying her little mice more and more. I love the successful hunt howl Amelia blurts out when she "captures" a ball and brings it to me. Joyful indeed!

Clooney said...

Very cool effect!

Ann Staub said...

Hehe Truffles that does sound like fun! And I really like the Caturday art photo. It came out really nice!

Marty the Manx said...

It is a fantastic picture both ways :) I can see why you love it :)

Anonymous said...

You know a girl is really joyous when she tosses her head back. I'm pretty sure she's giggling. :-)