Saturday, January 7, 2012

Fun with cats!

They stare at me every morning during work.

Those big eyes, tiny noses, and innocent furry faces.

At times I swear I could hear meowing.

I'll often mention not liking the arts-and-crafts store I work at. To add insult to injury, adorning the wall of my workspace is a calendar (NOT picked out by me) of cats.

Even though I was always more of a dog person, I certainly have nothing against felines.....however there's only so many cutesy images I can take.

Cats in a bag, kittens on a pillow, cats sleeping.

It was starting to get on my nerves. So sickeningly sweet!

Having a drawer full of markers at my disposal, I couldn't help myself.

Throughout this past year, month by month, I'd "enhance" each calendar image. It's my one real joy at that job and perhaps it's my way of saying, enough with the cute cats!

Here are some of my favorites.....

French cats!

Strange cats!

Hipster cat! (I was told this one looked like me)

Punk cat!

Ha--what fun!

Now that the new year started, I had to pick out a new calendar for work. The naughty side of me couldn't resist and I chose "Kittens 2012".

Time to get out the sharpie.

Hee hee hee.


Anonymous said...

Haha - your enhanced version is way better!

Cathy said...

Brought a smile to my face. Especially the tattoos!

Moving with Mitchell said...

I love cats, but find all the pictures sickeningly sweet after a while. I love how you've turned this around. Hilarious that you actually bought a cat calendar for 2012. Can't wait to see what you do to this one.

Unknown said...

I love that hipster cat has a tribal tattoo. However, he was getting drawn on before it was cool.

Michelle said...

Vast improvements!

JuJu said...

I see a future in graffiti cats. I think you should market that.


Jackdaw said...

That's fun and funny!

Marky said...

I have cats and dogs. They all get along great together, but there is something about the way one of my cats stares at me when I'm sitting at the computer. She will just stare adoringly at me. It definitely makes my heart melt. I look forward to your next cat calendar creations.


Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

You are HYSTERICAL! Tatooed cats! I love cats (have 2 of them) but I hate sickly sweet calendars of any stripe. Happy New Year - may it bring you joy, fun, love, health (and let's throw in prosperity for the heck of it!). xox

Ken Riches said...


Anonymous said...

This is simply awesome. Can you post the rest? Please? :)

Marty said...

Lol, what fun!

Unknown said...

I love this! It is totally awesome and cuts the cutesy!

Rebecca said...

how cute and great artwork

Dean Grey said...!




I'm glad to hear that!



I've already "enhanced" the cat for January of this month!



Hipster cats rule!












I'm happy to hear your cats and dogs get along!



Happy New Year to you too!






The others weren't as good and were a bit too big for my scanner.






Another Piece Of The Puzzle!

"...cuts the cutesy!"

I like that way of putting it!



Why thank you!


I appreciate all of you admiring my decorated cats!


Moving with Mitchell said...

I'm really looking forward to seeing January and the rest!

Anonymous said...

hahaha Love them!! The hipster one is awesome! and the punk one too funny!! Thanks for sharing!

Dean Grey said...


Then I'll make sure to save this year's calendar come next December!



You are quite welcome!


Thanks to the pair of you!


naturgesetz said...

I seem to have missed this when it was timely. It's really funny. Thanks for calling it to my attention through you list for the year.

Dean Grey said...


Thank YOU for taking a look!


Unknown said...

Ha ha - Hipster Cat was my favorite. I like the tattoos, especially since my son is a tattoo artist.

Dean Grey said...