Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Gotcha Day, Sheamus Popoki

Can you believe that Sheamus Popoki has been with us for a whole year?

From this rather medium sized kitten to a big fluffy boy, Sheamus Popoki sure has grown.

Granted, he still runs and hides whenever anyone except his foster mom comes over. But with our little family of 9, Chani and myself, Sheamus Popoki Aloysius Mango is sweet and loving and just plain adorable.

He roughhouses and chills out with 9. (They groom each other.) He puts up with Chani's mercurial moods (she whaps him upside the head whenever she feels like it no matter if he has done anything to her or not). And he endures huggle time with me.

So very happy you joined our family, Spammy!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy Birthday, Chan-Chan girl!

Yes, my dear friends, it is Chani's 4th birthday today.  My darling girl is a wee bit sassy, a wee bit cunning and quite the Diva Princess kitty of this household.

How I love her coat of orange, black and white. And her little pink nose!

I also love how she manages to take over the warm spot I have vacated once I get up in the morning. She's a smart girl.

Tonight, we shall celebrate with treats and some gourmet food before I head off to LA for Thanksgiving.

Happy Birthday, Princess Pretty-pants! We love you!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Purple Meditating Kitty

After over a month of putting painting off because of other commitments, Mom was finally able finish her Purple Meditating Kitty. She says that it was not very easy to paint an all black cat and still have the details show up well. But, she is happy with the result and cannot wait to get started on the versions that star the three of us.

9 will have an aqua background. Chani will have a burnt orange background and Sheamus Popoki will have a lovely green background. She's already started painting the eyes on Chani's and Sheamus'.

After that, she has one more sketched out that is based on Meow Meow of Kittitas.

Mom just needs some free time to paint them all.

Oh and if you're interested. She is having cards printed out of the Purple Meditating Kitty and has a few leftover of the Blue and Pink Om Kitties.

Both of these as well as the Purple kitty are painted on boards with acrylic paint. Then, they were scanned and formatted onto a notecard with the symbol for Om underneath them.

And finally, Mom has a bunch of postcards printed up of the above image. This was the first time Mom tried to illustrate one of us all on the computer. Well, the initial sketch was on paper, but then the color and outlining and such were all done in Flash. Then, she put all the parts in Photoshop to make the final image.

Drop us an email and marlene_hirose at yahoo dot com, if you would like any of these either to purchase or just for Mom to send you a note using them.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

News from 9

Greetings furiends!

I am so sorry for such a long silence. Mom has been crazy busy and just now had a few moments to rest and to blog about us.

There's a lot going on this week and she's scheduled a few posts ahead of time. Apparently, she's leaving us to go visit family in LA. I wish she wouldn't. I mean, can't they just have turkey here?

Well, I guess not.

As it is a time of thanksgiving, I would just like to say "Thank you" to all of our lovely readers. Mom really enjoys reading your comments and sharing them with us. We are also thankful that Mom has some time off and can do what she likes to do (spend time with us, of course! oh, and paint.)

Oh yes, and she still hasn't finished those snake costumes for us boys. Sheamus Popoki and I are especially thankful for that. Chani isn't, however.

At any rate, we hope you have a wonderful week. For our American friends, we hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!