Luna’s Gotcha Day usually comes within a week of Father’s Day, so that, too, becomes a day to mark and celebrate here at CatSynth.
Fatherhood involves so many responsibilities.
Providing a wonderful loving home:
Providing food and drink:
And lots of toys to play with:
Exposure to culture and growth:
And lots of pets:
Happy Father’s Day:
Just in time for the occasion, we received our copy of Tom Cox’s Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man. You can read more about “Cat Man” Tom at The Little Cat Diaries.
We look forward to reading it.
The M-Cats Club is hosting a special Father’s Day Edition of the Bad Kitty Cats Festival of Chaos. We will be heading over there shortly.
Weekend Cat Blogging #158 is being hosted by our friends Kashim and Othello and Astrid. They are remembering friends who have passed away this weekend.
The Carnival of Cats will be going up today at Mind of Mog.
And of course the Friday Ark is at the modulator, with special thoughts to those whose lives have been affected by the ongoing floods in Iowa. We send our thoughts as well.
Alone in a sea of cardboard:
Another example of Luna's natural geometry set against hard artificial lines.
Vast expanses of fun…on what is otherwise a dreary Saturday for us here at CatSynth. But the extended weekend is a good excuse to complete the major projects remaining at CatSynth HQ.
The rain is actually good news this weekend for our former hometown of Santa Cruz – there has been a major wildfire in the mountains to the east. It's actually near Loma Prieta, for which the 1989 earthquake was named. Sadly, many people have lost homes in the mountains. It's a sparsely populated area, where people specifically chose to live and make their homes. Animal rescue has been a major and so far successful component of the effort, with horses and other animals being brought to the county fairgrounds near Watsonville.
We are also sad to hear about the passing of one of our Weekend Cat Blogging friends, Bonnie Underfoot. Please visit them and offer your thoughts.
Weekend Cat Blogging is being hosted by Kate and Puddy at A Byootaful Life. It looks like our favorite Luna look-a-like is having a birthday this weekend!
The Bad Kitty Cats Festival of Chaos and Carnival of the Cats, hosted by the Catboys Realm and the M-Cats club, respectively, are both dedicated this weekend to Bonnie Underfoot.
And as always, the Friday Ark is at the modulator.
Luna is way up on the ledge:
How high is it?
Rather high indeed:
One might even say “we couldn’t get much higher.” Perhaps this will earn us a ban, as it did for someone else in 1967.
Weekend Cat Blogging #156 is being hosted by Megan and the Bad Kitty Cats. Sadly, they are one fewer with the passing of one of the new kittens, Skimbleshanks. You can see a very sweet photo of him with Zed Monster.
The Bad Kitty Cats Festival of Chaos is elsewhere at Mind of Mog.
The Carnival of the Cats will be hosted this Sunday by the “cat boys” Kashim and Othello.
And of the Friday Ark is at the modulator.
The temperature hit 97F (35C) yesterday, which is exceptionally hot for San Francisco. Felt great to me, but it's a bit too much for the ketzela.
Here we see Luna trying to beat the heat resting under her new favorite table:
Even in the heat, she seems to have a sense of style. And fun. Note the cardboard furniture box to the left. Luna has always been fond of cardboard boxes, and this new one is no exception. Lots of fun for the teeth and claws, especially when you don't have to move far to reach it.
Like we said, this has been an exceptionally warm few days. It is famously cold and foggy during the summer months (June, July and August), though less so in our neighborhood. But it has been delightful to spend warm evenings out on the patio; and that “incipient warmth” in the morning, where the air still has a chill but one can feel it disappearing quickly. And with the energy of the city all around us…
It's never too hot for Weekend Cat Blogging, which is going on at Chey's Place.
The Bad Kitty Cats Festival of Chaos is returning home to the Bad Kitty Cats Journal this weekend.
The Carnival of Cats will be going up this Sunday at Artsy Catsy
And of course the Friday Ark is at the modulator.
Every week is a busy week here at CatSynth, but this past week has been exceptionally so. Of course, there was the show and all the preparations. Work was more intense than usual as well. Also a fun this week, good food and drink and friends; and a volunteer activity. And lest we forget, the Bad Kitty Cats Festival of Chaos last weekend.
But in the midst of all of that, Luna makes sure to get the attention she deserves:
As the studio takes shape, old activities return, like pawing at my chair for attention, and resting in the beanbag.
And now, we rest:
Some very sad news from our friends Megan and the Bad Kitty Cats. Braum Kitty and Rimbaud have passed away in tragic circumstances, and are dearly missed by their family. There is joy as well, with the new kittens the “Three Blind Mice.” And they will be hosting the Carnival of the Cats this weekend.
The Cat Blogosphere has this wonderful tribute to mothers, feline and humans.
More food and friends. Weekend Cat Blogging #153 is being hosted by sher and Laura and Pumpkin. Laura is growing and looking more like Luna.
The Bad Kitty Cats Festival of Chaos is being hosted by Sleeping Mommy. And of course the Friday Ark #190 is at the modulator.
We welcome everyone to the 43rd Bad Kitty Cats Festival of Chaos. And, not surprisingly, we have some chaos with the official Blog Carnival site being out of service as the weekend began. But we still have many cats who joined us, so let's get started.
The theme of the week's festival is music, art and technology. And the cat boys Kashim and Othello get us started with their talents in singing and music criticism.
Over at Life from a Cat's Perspective, Samantha shows off her skills in the visual arts. Meanwhile, Mr. Tigger goes techno.
The kittens at Sleeping Mommy are all extremely cute . But Colby has found a pair of headphones, for some music and relaxation.
It looks to us like Cece is about to break into song at iInfidel. But he prefers this photo to the one posted at Mind of Mog.
Gree reminds us that “a sleeping cat is a work of art” at the House of the (Mostly) Black Cats.
Cheysuli takes to the road and presents Find Chey Friday posted at Chey’s Place.
We're not the only ones who thing about wild cats. As wild cats move into cities, it raises some significant issues. A few of these are discussed on Everyone Needs Therapy/
Meanwhile, at Pet's Garden Blog, SonnyBob wants to know .. where are da fishies
We are going to be hosting the Bad Kitty Cats Festival of Chaos here at CatSynth this weekend.
The optional theme is music, art, or technology.
submit your aticle, submit your post to festivalofchaos at gmail dot com or contact us.
More fun can be found at Weekend Cat Blogging with Kashim and Othello and Astrid.
The Carnival of the Cats is coming this Sunday to Grace and Kittens.
And of course the Friday Ark is at the modulator.