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How to Spoil a Cat (and vignette a photo)

See the chair Lucy is lying on? (Well, you can’t actually see it much, but it’s there.)  Every morning now, Lucy is demanding that the chair be placed in front of the French door in the kitchen so that she can lie in the sun. She’s learning that if she yells enough, I will do it. Spoiled?   Yes.   But she’s 17, and a cat, not a child,  so no terrible harm is being done by spoiling her, right?   (well, other than the minor inconvenience of having to move the chair for her.)   She has me well trained!

(Update: We lost our beloved Lucy to kidney failure within months of this post.  I have revived the post in her honor!)

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I love these quotes I found today.  They just seemed to fit.

  • Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want. – Joseph Wood Krutch
  • I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult.  It’s not.  Mine had me trained in two days. – Bill Dana
  • Like a graceful vase, a cat, even when motionless, seems to flow. – George F. Will
  • The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat. – Jules Reynard

The vignette around the edges of the photo can be done very simply with PicMonkey,my favorite place for quick photo edits, graphic design templates, and collages.  I have yet to find a more fun and user friendly place to get lost in the creative zone for so little money!

To vignette a photo in PicMonkey, just load your photo, click Effects, and scroll down to Vignette.  There, you will be able to adjust the vignette’s color, size, and more.

 Have fun!

PicMonkey Photo editing made of win

Enjoy your day, and I hope you will find a bit of sunshine too.

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  1. pretty little kitty!I can't have a kitty because Hubby is highly allergic :(. I love Picasa too!
    Have a happy day dear!

  2. My cat has a cat door, but between the hours of 9pm and 10pm she insists (via howling incessantly) we let her in and out of the back door. "Dogs have masters, cats have staff" not sure who said it but so true…

  3. Your Lucy is beautiful and appear to be very much contented. How lucky she is. We can't have a cat 'cause I'm allergic to them. We do have a dog name Lole. Like Lucy, her demands are that we warm up her food and practically feed it to her. She doesn't like eating anything remotely cool or cold. And she like chocolate and cookies. Can you imagine that? We love spoiling her though.

  4. What a lovely photo of your Lucy. I love the quote that Miya shared, "Dogs have masters; cats have staff." I've seen that at the vets. I've always had cats but now have a dog, and he thinks he has staff, too. Lots of training to do! 🙂

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog today! Lucy is beautiful! I have an older cat too named Crickette, they definitely deserve to be spoiled! 😀

  6. What is this kind of cat called? If it's called anything… These cream-coloured cats with dark markings. They always look fabulous – but then, most cats do… Which is one of the reasons why we love spoiling them, right?

  7. Hi, visiting you from The SITS Girls. I understand Lucy, somewhat, because old bones need a bit of warming and because we have a beloved old cat named Lilly, which demands every day that she be taken out into our front yard and allowed to bask in the sunlight. (And she is loud in making her demands also, lol!) Nice blog and very nice posts!

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