Monday, February 27, 2006

bode: verb (pronounced bo•dee): to quit and not even care. The marathoner chose to bode the race after only 15 miles. You can also pull a bode or bode out.

Does it bother you that Bode Miller threw away his golden opporturnity to shine at the Winter Olympics and doesn't seem to care?

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

At that moment, Johnny had no idea that his mom was wearing catnip perfume.

Have you ever been stalked by an animal?

Friday, February 17, 2006

From where do ideas come?

When I photographed these two cats, I was instantly reminded of the poster for Brokeback Mountain.The first thing that I did was remove the background using the magic eraser in Photoshop. Next, using the lasso tool, I carefully traced around the edges of the black cat and flipped him horizontally so that he would face away from the other cat. Flipping the black cat, however, presented a new problem because part of his back was now missing in this orientation. So using the clone stamp tool, I cloned the rest of his back by targeting similar parts of his body. When the clone stamp tool left a poor transition, I blended the new with the old using the smudge tool.

Then I added the cowboy hats that I shot to match the correct orientation of the cats. Using the lasso tool again, I traced around the black cat's ear. Then I place the hat on his head and pasted the ear in front of it.

Next I used the gaussian blur filter to put a soft focus on the photo that I took of Mount Rainer, pasted the cats over it and added the dialog bubbles.

Finally, I turned the Photoshop file into a jpeg and used the smudge tool along the edges of the cats and their hats to make them as seamless as possible.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Good friends come in all shapes and sizes.

Are any of your friends animals?

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 has granted three awards to our Freaks of Nature blog. We are truly excited and grateful for this honor!

Ha, ha, ha!! We had a blast visiting your blog!! Excellent, hilarious and fun! Four paws up and Con"cat"ulations!!

Meows & Purrs;
Jenn, Calvin & Hobbes

Saturday, February 11, 2006

The Catboys of Brokeback Mountain wish you a
What would you say to your crush?

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Best wishes to the cool Cats and hot Dawgs of the Winter Olympics!
  • Click here for more Olympic info.
  • Click here to see the dog that inspired this post
  • What's your favorite sport at the Winter Games?

    Saturday, February 04, 2006


    Goat Boy protests the President's "State of the Union" position against Human-Animal Hybrids!

  • What would you protest?

    Thursday, February 02, 2006

    Happy Groundhog Day!

  • Groundhog Day History
  • If you had to choose between a groundhog and a pig for a pet, which animal would you pick and why?