Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Waffles Last Chance Wednesday


Um, hi everybuddy. Waffles here.

Do you like my glasses? They're my official Petties glasses, on account of today being the last day to vote for us in The Petties Awards.

The Boss really wanted to ask you herself to vote one last time for us... but since it's WAFFLES Wednesday, I tole her to dream on check her calendar and come back tomorrow.  You should have SEEN the look she gave me.

She gave me the ears too.

So I cross my heart promiss that this is the last day we'll be asking you to vote for us. Glogirly tole me to tell you that we REALLY appreciate all of your support and super kind words about us and our blog and that we REALLY REALLY are really grateful for all of your votes.

All paws are crossed that we'll win the $1000 donation for our friends at Feline Rescue, Inc. Since we've been talking about them, we've heard from a bunch of local friends and readers that have adopted their kitties from this wonderful shelter. They are very loved on our community.




And since they're an all-volunteer shelter, they can really use our help.  That's Glogirly with Cody, one of the kitties waiting to find his forever home.




Thank you for helping us to make a difference.

love,
Waff





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Thank You ♥ 







Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Eye-Ya-Yaye

The Look of Katie

Hi everyone, Katie here.

I've been watching Waffles like a hawk for months now. I've seen him grow from a three pound ball of fluff to a nine pound mass of muscle. I've seen him turn from a sugary sweet kitten into a terrorizing teenager.

What scares me the most are the eyes. Have you SEEN them lately??? Seriously, they are SO yellow, it's just not right.

Goldeneyes
They're so yellow, I'm just a little bit scared. ...and sleeping with one of mine open.



Just TWO days left!  Please Vote for GLOGIRLY & Support Minnesota's Feline Rescue, Inc. 

We need your daily votes to help win $1000 for the very special kitties of our small hometown rescue shelter, Feline Rescue, Inc of St. Paul, Minnesota. With just a click, you can help make a difference for this amazing all-volunteer, no-kill shelter organization. 

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Photo How-To's For The Cat Blogosphere Calendar

 

Hi everyone, Katie here.

Many of our friends and readers have cat blogs of their own. And if you do, you've likely heard about the 2014 Cats of the Cat Blogosphere Calendar that is currently in the works. Our friends Truffle and Brulee of Sweet Perfections are heading up this project and are currently accepting photo submissions for the calendar. Specific details can be found HERE.

We thought it might be helpful to share a few tips and tricks to make your photos purrfect for the calendar and for anything you might want them for. We'll also explain a few things about how to size your photos specifically for the calendar.

Our 5 photo submissions for the CB Calendar

⓵ Lighting is your BFF

Choose a spot in your house that has as much natural light pouring in from a window or door as possible. The model (kitty) should be facing the light and the photographer (your human) should have their back to the light.

⓶ Flash is not your BFF

The best photos are almost always taken with natural light. Us kitties have a tendency to close our eyes when the flash goes off or if we manage to keep our eyes open, they don't look nearly as pretty as they really are. Tell your human to leave the flashy turned off.

⓷ Get Down

Your human needs to get down. And I don't mean to boogie. They need to get down to your level. If you're sitting on the floor, they should be laying on the floor with their camera as close to the floor as their flexibility will allow.

⓸ Clean Up

Your human should pay attention to the background. Put the dirty shorts away, remove the pizza box and keep the background simple and clean. Too much clutter takes away from your feline beauty.

⓹ Be patient, Be ready

Some of the best photos are never staged. It's a matter of being in the right place at the right time. WITH the camera ready.

⓺ Advanced Tip for Blurring the Background

This one applies to those of you using a DSLR. That's photography-speak for a camera that has detachable lenses. Many of your humans have asked us how we get the backgrounds in some of our photos to be blurry while still keeping the subject in focus. This is something that can turn an ordinary portrait into a stunning one. Glogirly uses a slightly longer lens, like a telephoto or a zoom lens. Her current favorite is a 35-85mm zoom. With the lens fully extended, she gets as close to me as the camera will allow her to focus. The better the lens, the more dramatic the effect, but it works beautifully. Just be careful to focus right on one of the subject's eyes. That will keep the most important part of the picture in focus and let the rest become soft. This takes practice, but you'll love the results.



The CB calendar is a page-a-day calendar, so that means a LOT of pictures! Each blogger may submit up to 5 photos, in order of priority.

Most photo editing software programs will allow you to crop your photos to a specific size and resolution. Using the sizing requirements shown in the above graphic will ensure your pictures print as beautifully as you see them on your own computer screen.

All three sizes are actually the same. Just use whichever is easiest for you.

Important! Your original photo must be at least as big as these measurements though. If you try to make your photo bigger than what came out of the camera, it will not print well. It will likely be fuzzy or pixelated.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments with your email and we'll make sure you receive an answer. We'll also post answers in the comments for anyone who wants to stop back. If you have a question, there are probably others that have the same one, so don't be shy!





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Please vote GLOGIRLY for Funniest Blog.  Vote once daily through July 31. ♥ 



Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunday Winners!


Hi everyone, Katie here.

It seems like 50 years ago that we had our Happy Birthday Giveaway. ...oh wait, it was just a few DAYS ago.
GLOGIRLY is the one that's 50. (gasp!)


Ok, Waffles.  Drum roll please.

f428yU on Make A Gif, Animated Gifs


WAFFLES: Um, Boss? Can I stop rolling yet?

KATIE:  Uh, no. It's an animated .gif so you're just going to keep drumming and drumming. 

WAFFLES:  *sigh* I'm gonna need a snack, Boss.

KATIE:  Congratulations to our two lucky winners!



Simba & Audrey

Winner of the pink GLOGIRLY tote bag filled with cool swag, including a deck of AmazeCats playing cards, a GLOGIRLY DESIGN catbell, the sought-after pink pen and more!





Dash

Winner of a GLOGIRLY DESIGN celebration graphic. We hear that Dash has his sights set on becoming a super hero, so we're looking for just the right cape. 




Thanks to everyone who entered and left us comments...it didn't matter if your answers were right, wrong or somewhere in-between.  We entered everyone in the giveaway! 

And thank you for making Glogirly feel so special on her big day. Waffles and I both gave her TWO cards each, but your birthday greetings put her over the moon.




Just 4 days left!  Please Vote for GLOGIRLY & Support Minnesota's Feline Rescue, Inc. 

We need your daily votes to help win $1000 for the very special kitties of our small hometown rescue shelter, Feline Rescue, Inc of St. Paul, Minnesota. With just a click, you can help make a difference for this amazing all-volunteer, no-kill shelter organization. 

Please vote GLOGIRLY for Funniest Blog.  Vote once daily through July 31. ♥ 



Saturday, July 27, 2013

Photohunt: *Planter*


Hi everyone, Katie here.

Either Glogirly's got some kind of crazy colored thumbs or I've been smoking some funny cat grass.



Today's photohunt theme is *planter." Wanna play? Just visit the Saturday Photohunt Blog for a schedule of themes.



Just a few days left!  Please Vote for GLOGIRLY & Support Minnesota's Feline Rescue, Inc. 

We need your daily votes to help win $1000 for the very special kitties of our small hometown rescue shelter, Feline Rescue, Inc of St. Paul, Minnesota. With just a click, you can help make a difference for this amazing all-volunteer, no-kill shelter organization. 

Please vote GLOGIRLY for Funniest Blog.  Vote once daily through July 31. ♥ 



Friday, July 26, 2013

MISSING


Hi everyone, Katie here.

My mouse has gone missing. Early evidence points to foul play. They always say the first 24 hours are the most critical.



Last seen at 07:42 am CST, Mouse is reported to have been wearing a turquoise suit with orange and white polka dots. He has brown eyes and pink feet. He's approximately 4 inches tall and has a 3 inch brown tail.  

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of my mouse is urged to contact the authorities immediately. 


WAFFLES: Um. Mouse? What mouse?





Please Vote for GLOGIRLY & Support Minnesota's Feline Rescue, Inc.

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