Cat Selfies by Howard Robinson – Cra-Z-Art – approx. 125/500 pieces
More kitties for your enjoyment ladies and gents. Now we have the added accoutrements of flowers and/or butterflies which gives them a little more razz-a-ma-tazz! For me they’re just cats, but for cat lovers out there, they’re adorable little things that make you go “awwwww”.
As a 500 piece puzzle I LOVE these sets. To be completely honest though, I’ve never actually done any of them as a 500 piece puzzle; they’ve always been sorted by their colored backing so that I can do each one separately as it’s own puzzle. Especially with the animals, so much fur can be overwhelmingly difficult and I choose to do these my way – to make only myself happy. That’s why I puzzle, to enjoy myself – not to be frustrated and annoyed by too much difficulty.
If you’re here just to see the puzzles and hear about the assembly, you can go now. The rest of this post is just my weird little obsession with giving each of these puzzles a name and a ridiculous backstory. It makes me smile, sometimes I laugh out loud at the silliness – and I find it wonderfully entertaining. (I hope at least some of you do too 😉)
Henrietta (or Yetta as her friends call her), is an investigative journalist with the Feline Daily Journal and is one of the most respected reporters they have. Her integrity is without question, and she diligently researches every piece she writes. Her latest piece on the “Meow Too Movement” has been nominated for a Purrlitzer Prize! In her spare time Yetta enjoys bicycling with her biking club, jigsaw puzzles, and searching garage and yard sales for hidden treasures. Hope you find something fantastic out there Yetta, and good luck with the nomination!
Geraldine here is quite the haughty cat, she basically looks down on everyone she meets. We, the peons, could never be worthy of her – at least as far as she’s concerned. Unfortunately Geraldine isn’t popular or well liked in her community, but she doesn’t care at all. She doesn’t work, of course she doesn’t! Mummy and Daddy left her a sizeable inheritance and she spends her days finding fault with others and spending her money on things that she thinks look pretty. How dull her life must be.
Lyston is one of those special personalities that chooses to be happy no matter what the circumstance. I’m a little bit in love with Lyston. He’s a wonderful friend and he can cheer you up with just a look or a kind word. He’s amazing!
Lyston is a “legal bank robber”, which is basically someone who tests how easy it is to penetrate bank security systems both in person and online. He LOVES his job, and can’t wait to get to work each day. It does sound like a fun job, doesn’t it? When he’s not working Lyston enjoys making homemade Kung-Fu movies, soap carving, and playing MMORPGs. (Massively Multi-player Online Role Playing Games). He’s a complicated guy.