New Look Dash Kitten Blog

Yes, a New Look For Us, and for Mum!

Mum’s New Look is by Greg Vercoe, Cartoonist. This caricature of Mum took a lightning fast five minutes yesterday, when Mum and Dad visited Armageddon here in Wellington, New Zealand. (This is Mum for real here!) Mr Vercoe worked from life but does an amazing job from photographs too! 

So, our Sunday Selfie is Mum as you have never seen her before, and thanks Kitties Blue and the Sunday Selfie for the chance to show this off. 

New Look Time for Dash Kitten

Armgeddon a sort of Comicon type event where some people go all dressed up, and others go to admire them, buy Pop figurines, or try amazingly real looking swords, or play at Stormtroopers.  This is the place to meet artists who work with fantasy worldwide including Weta Workshop, manga afficionados and game developers.  We have a little peep at some of the crazy characters tomorrow on Middle-Earth Monday!

More About Our New Look

We all like to change our image from time to time, and, for us at Dash Kitten, we felt the time was right as we said farewell to Dusty.  So we went for a new theme that is slightly newsier, but not overwhelmingly different. We hope you like it.

Although you will see our familiar sidebar buttons, you might see some new additions and layout tweaks. We are 90% ‘there’ but expect little adjustments now and again as we aim to make us easier to reach, and to read.

  • If anything doesn’t work for you – please let us know, it ll helps us to get it right in the longer term for you are our readers.

Finally, our thanks to our friend Erin, for her tribute to Dusty last week, and for our new Schru – which we are about to try out!!

Miranda Kitten
Sunday Selfie graphic








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  1. Kamira Gayle

    June 8, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    I like the new look. It’s revamped lighter and brighter. I also like your new caricature image. Nice!


  2. FiveSibesMom Dorothy

    June 8, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Great new look! I really like the newsier layout (the journalist in me)! And I so love the very cool caricature of Mum!


  3. McGuffy's Reader

    June 8, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Okay, I’m in. I am going to have to get used to this, but it looks worth it! Very cool!


  4. Sweet Purrfections

    June 8, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    The new look is nice. It’s always a little scary with change, especially with our blogs. I love your caricature!


  5. The Daily Pip

    June 8, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    I adore the caricature! It’s really amazing, looking forward to seeing the other new changes! We are making some tweaks to our blog as well!


  6. Beth

    June 8, 2017 at 11:36 am

    I think it looks great! I am just starting to do a revamp of my blog.


  7. Tenacious Little Terrier

    June 8, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Congrats on the new redesign! I had mine done a few months ago and I like the new look. Is your caricature going up on the wall?


  8. Jana Rade

    June 8, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Every now and then, an overhaul is a great idea. I love the cartoon. Friendly, approachable and fun.


  9. Montecristo Travels (Sonja)

    June 8, 2017 at 1:53 am

    Fresh looks are always so exciting aren’t they! I always thought it would be tough to “know when” but it seems to happen naturally.


  10. Amy Hempe

    June 8, 2017 at 1:45 am

    How fun! I like the new visual element.


  11. Kelly

    June 8, 2017 at 12:25 am

    I think it looks great, I always thought I would like to have a drawing like this done. It’s always fun to freshen things up on our sites, I think it’s a great motivation.


  12. Carol Bryant

    June 7, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    I love your drawing, your theme, and your new look. Way to go!


  13. Kitties Blue

    June 6, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Marjorie, Mom thinks you should try to incorporate your caricature in your new look. It is so cute! There was a Comicon type event at the hotel in Myrtle Beach during BlogPaws! Thanks so much for hopping with us. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy


  14. meowmeowmans

    June 6, 2017 at 1:48 am

    What a great drawing of Mum Marjorie! 🙂

    And we love love love your blog refresh, pals. Looking good!


  15. Athena

    June 5, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    We love it!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie


  16. Happy-Go-Doodle

    June 5, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Such a cute caricature of your mom! She looks so smiley and happy! We’ll enjoy following along on your adventures on your new, updated blog.


  17. Jean Dion

    June 5, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Hooray for a refresh! I need to do something similar with my blog, but I haven’t had the chance to do so. I’ll keep an eye on the changes you make. Maybe you’ll inspire me!

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie


  18. Noodle

    June 5, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Great new look and great drawing of the mom!
    Have a super Sunday…

    Noodle and crew


  19. Lola The Rescued Cat

    June 5, 2017 at 11:10 am

    It looks great, and so does your mum! We love the new look and her caricature.


  20. The Island Cats

    June 5, 2017 at 9:48 am

    The site looks great! We need to do a redesign. But we need to find a theme we like.


    • Dash Kitten

      June 5, 2017 at 10:20 am

      It took us a time to find, one, then a long time to learn it before we went live. You need to look at lots then one will jump out at you!


  21. Ellen Pilch

    June 5, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Very nice design.


  22. The Swiss Cats

    June 5, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Nice look ! And the drawing of your mom is pawsome ! Purrs


  23. Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles

    June 5, 2017 at 7:33 am

    What a nice selfie! Pawleased to meet yo, too.

    Sorry that you had to say goodby to your dear sweet Dusty.
    We send our comforting purrs and big hugs.

    We helped petcretary make a memento in honor of Dusty, the selfie blog hop is dedicated to him too.


  24. Annie

    June 5, 2017 at 5:59 am

    Your mum’s cartoon selfie is just awesome! We saw that Kitties Blue dedicated today’s hop to sweet Dusty.

    Great new blog look!


  25. Basil

    June 5, 2017 at 4:27 am

    Oh wow that cartoon is amazing and we’re so excited about your make-offur, how epically epic!

    We were so furry, furry sorry to learn of Dusty’s departure to The Rainbow Bridge, purrlease accept our deepest sympathies fur your loss and know that mew have been our thought and purrayers.

    Wishing mew a beautiful day

    Big hugs

    Basil & Co xox


  26. Zoe and Raja

    June 5, 2017 at 2:41 am

    It’s a very nice look. Mom’s drawing is really cute, too.

    Zoe and Raja from Playing In Catnip


  27. LP

    June 5, 2017 at 2:20 am

    We love the new look and your caricature is really fresh and fun! We find that is is easier for your blog to appear for us as well . . .often it took quite some time to load for some reason!

    the critters in the cottage xo


  28. The Menagerie Mom

    June 5, 2017 at 1:42 am

    What a fantastic drawing! We are admiring it, and the new look. We think Dusty would be proud, too.


  29. Brian Frum

    June 5, 2017 at 1:09 am

    Everything sure looks nice and we really like the Mum drawing too!


  30. Memories of Eric and Flynn

    June 4, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    I love the caricature! The new look is good and your blog page is loading faster for me. Sometimes it took a while but it appeared as soon as I clicked


  31. erin the Cat (Princess)

    June 4, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Awesome new look for your blog and your mom, love it! Can’t wait for you to review your ‘Schru’. I’m still waiting for mine to arrive, but they sound really great fun!


  32. Summer

    June 4, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    I love the new look – and I ADORE the cartoon of your human! My human and I have met her, and it totally captures her.


  33. speedyrabbit

    June 4, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    We love the new look and the cartoon of your mum is just Pawsome,xx Speedy


  34. Lone Star Cats

    June 4, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    The layout looks good!


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