Sunday, July 26, 2009

Mosaic Monday ~ My Cat Bo!


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I'm taking part in Mary of The Little Red House blog's "Mosaic Monday." Please check Mary's blog today for links to other blogs participating in this event. Thank you, Mary, for hosting this event and also teaching us how to make beautiful mosaics! I used the Google Picasa program to make my mosaic, using my photo files stored on Picasa. I like the program very much! I paid a nominal fee for extra storage, as I exceeded it's free usage, but I'm happy with the program's ease of storage, editing, and ability to mail whole albums to family and friends.

My mosaic today is of my adopted cat "Bo." He is eleven years old and I've had him for five years, after adopting him from one of my daughter's friends who had developed an allergy issue. He's one of the sweetest and most lovable cats that I've ever had the pleasure of welcoming into my life. His breed is a RagaMuffin, which are classically large and heavy cats.

Their personality is described as such:

"RagaMuffins are known for their stunning appearance and tender disposition. They are often likened to the soft loyalty of lapdogs. These cats appear to crave human attention and are often found in laps when their owners are otherwise distracted with television or books."

That description fits Bo to a tee, as I can not sit in a chair without him jumping up to sit on my lap and purr. His next favorite position is to lay on his back next to me to have his tummy rubbed, and his third favorite position is curled up sleeping, which he does for quite a bit of the day because of his senior age.

One of his unusual features is that he has one blue eye and one green eye, which you can see in some of the photos. His fur has to be brushed every day, and he does shed quite a bit, but those are minor chores in return for all the love he gives us.

If you are looking for a mild mannered and loving cat to be your friend, a RagaMuffin is an excellent choice!


"I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul."
- Jean Cocteau

43 comments:

NatureStop said...

Bo is a darling and that's a lovely mosaic!
Shantana

steviewren said...

Your cat is a beauty. My youngest son is a cat lover. He has two. One he adopted from the side of a convenience store where it had been abandoned. It is black with the prettiest green eyes.

Willow said...

Beautiful cat! I love cats too, but I have to get my kitty fixes from my grandkitties.

Lily Hydrangea said...

this is so neat! Your kitty is adorable. I love it when they roll on their backs.

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Pat,
I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the beautiful mosaic of Bo. ~WOW~
He is a true beauty! Love his fluffy white fur and his two different colored eyes. I would love to give him a great big hug.

I hope your summer has been great so far my friend.
~Warmly, Melissa :)

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Your RagaMuffin is picture perfect!

Roban said...

Bo is a beautiful cat which resulted in an equally-beautiful mosaic! Lucky Bo... I'm sure the daily brushing is a treat!

Elisa Day said...

Beautiful mosaic! Bo is a wonderful cat

Marilyn said...

OMG... he reminds me so much of my kitty Duke. He passed in 01' at the age of 18. He was a pure white Angora... He was my best friend & my heartbeat! I miss him so....
Marilyn

GMG said...

Hi Pat!
Great mosaic, and nice cat... ;)
Meanwhile Blogtrotter is still turning around Iceland, now in Waterland... Enjoy and have a fabulous week!

ARLENE said...

Oh, I'd love to learn to do this. I must put it in my "someday" file for after I finish the 6 "I need to be quilted and bound" pieces I'm looking at as I type. I love your Bo.

Jeanne said...

One of my GrandKitties is a RagaMuffin. Beautiful! Love the fuzzy kitty belly! Great captures of Bo.

Gwen said...

Beautiful cat!! stunning mosiac!

Connie said...

You cat is adorable, sugar. Nice to meet someone from Brooklyn. We're from Calif. transplanted in Idaho and loving it. My daughter loves cats also but recently adopted a little dog and they are are living happily everafter, sweet chickee! :-)
xoxo,
Connie

supplies overflowing! said...

Hi Pat!
I've never heard of a RagaMuffin. He is a beauty- He looks so fluffy, and your photos are such that I feel as though I can reach in and rub his belly!
He is so soft looking!
Adorable, and nice work on the mosaic!

Queenmothermamaw said...

I had an Angora many years ago. You did a great job on your mosaic. That is one beautiful cat.
QMM

KarenHarveyCox said...

Bo is lovely and so is your mosaic. Such lovely photographs. Not only do I share your love of New York, but my cat Mittens says hi.

P.S. I told my mom, 83, also from New York about your amazing post about the circus in Coney Island. We spent many summers walking that boardwalk together eating Coney Island french fries, and riding the parachute jump with my dad.

Karen

Junie Moon said...

I love the mosaic of Bo. What a beautiful cat as well as delightful photographs. I've been seeing mosaics on blogs and wondered how it was done. Thank you for sharing your technique. I'll have to give it a try.

Now I'm dashing out the door to meet my sister. We're going on a Salt River tubing expedition today in order to cool off in Arizona's heat.

Jenn @ youknow... that blog? said...

What a lovely kitty. She's really beautiful, as is your mosaic.

I did mine about an adopted friend too :)

Riet said...

Great mosaic and that is a beautiful cat

Carolyn said...

Lovely mosaic !

Carolyn

Lisa Michelle said...

Awww..your puddy tat is beautiful! I always wondered abour ragamuffins. Do they really kind of hang in your arms? That kitty is a beauty :)

On another note, the Yanks are kicking butt, but they really need to beat the Angels and Sox! I haven't been to a game yet, but may get to go to a Red Sox game next week. Keeping my fingers xrossed!

RobinfromCA said...

Bo is so beautiful. We are cat allergy sufferers in our home too so admire them from afar but he looks like such a sweetie.

Beautiful mosaic!

Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

Journey said...

Bo is a beautiful and lucky creature! I'd never heard of that breed. We, too, have a cat who has captured our hearts!

Thanks for the information on what program you used...I'm new to blogging and this helps so much.

Have a wonderful day.

Beverly said...

Would you just look at that beautiful bundle of white fluff. He is gorgeous, and he looks huge.

He found a good friend in you. ;-)

Joyce said...

Bo is sure bolicious:)
Joyce

Barnyard Country Gifts said...

He looks so cute. Love the modaic you made.
Annemieke

Chari said...

Hello Pat...

Ahhh...your Bo is simply adorable!!! He seemed to be posing for every photo! Too cute!!! Such a sweet mosaic!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Betsy said...

He is a gorgeous cat! Makes me miss my two guys!

Claudia said...

What a sweet mosaic of the feline member of your family. I also love the cat quote!

Mary said...

Oh, Pat, How ADORABLE!!! Thanks so much for sharing your sweet pet at Mosaic Monday. :)

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

Bo is gorgeous! I love cats and Bo is one beautiful cat!!!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Bo is so adorable - and I love the mosaic too.

Lorrie said...

Great mosaic Pat--those eyes are really something. I love when they lie on their backs and look up to be rubbed! I have three cats and one is a Maine Coon--very similar personality to Bo. I've had cats all my life and my Max is by far the sweetest one I've ever had.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Pat,
I'm not really a cat person, but your cat is a beautiful creature! I love your mosiac!
:) Diane

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

What a handsome old fellow Bo is!

Dishesdone said...

Love your mosaic! Bo is a cutie!

aliceinparis said...

Pat, what a lovely tribute to your cat Bo!!! He is gorgeous and looks like a kind hearted fuzzy soul:0

Vee said...

I've never heard of this breed, but Bo is a beauty. And I love how he posed so nicely on that carpet so complementary to his coat and eye color!

Oliag said...

What eyes! He is beautiful!...

This is a great mosaic...I've been using Picasa to make mosaics too but one thing that drives me crazy is that I can't center the pics in their little squares the way I want to in each of the pics...have you found a way to do that?...They all look well cropped...

Susie Q said...

Bo is so beautiful and so sweet! Gracie is sitting here oohing and ahhing along with me!!
I had so hoped to get to NYC this Fall (meeting with some other Bloggers and YOU I had hoped!) but those plans were shelved due to Grace's cheering. I just can't come with out her becasue she loved NYC so! BUT! Bill, Grace and I plan on coming in the Spring, closer to May, and this time I will make those plans a reality!
I do hope you will be able to meet with us!

For now, visitng you here is always a treat and just stokes my NYC loving embers!! Please give Bo a tummy scratch from Grace and me. Lucy, Henry and Kip say hello!

Love,
Sue

lisa said...

i love the bo pictures!! so cute <3

♥Mimi♥ said...

Those photos are adorable. I have a kitty much like Bo, Miss Camille Suzanne! I ♥ her to pieces.