by Janet Blue on October 20, 2017


The majority of us know to keep our bums away from the camera, especially during the month of October. One of us kitties, however, did not join our ranks until last January, so he is ignorant with regard to the Tock-Tober tradition. Cooper Murphy has no clue, but we are fairly certain if he did, it wouldn’t matter. He’s pretty much of an exhibitionist at all times. At this very moment he is lying on is back with legs akimbo, exposing himself. For the remainder of us, this is a good thing. We didn’t have to worry about keeping our rears to the rear, so to speak!

For his first Tock-Tober Cooper Murphy did find a clueless friend to share the spotlight. And Cooper’s photo is somewhat modest for him.


Cooper Murphy andsSquirrel show off their tocks for Tock-Tober.


If you are new to blogging and unfamiliar with Tock-Tober, here’s a bit about it. And if you don’t know, “tocks” are your buttocks!



Click on the badge to be taken to Ducky and Angel Derby’s blog.

Normally, we would be joining Annie (McGuffy’s Reader) and Ellen (15 And Meowing) for Friendly Fill-Ins, but we didn’t want to dilute the importance of this International holiday. We hope they will accept our apologies. Mom says we can include the fill-ins with our Caturday Art tomorrow.

We know many of you have been showing off your tocks all month, but we hope to see lots more of them today.

Happy Birthday at the bridge, Derby. We hope you are looking down on all of us with a big smile your face.

Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and the “clueless” Cooper Murphy







by Janet Blue on October 19, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

It was time last night to pull out our rhyming dictionary once again and see what we could come up with for this week’s poem. We had four prompt words to select from, and this week we actually used one of them. This week’s prompt letter is “S.” The words are 1) Sunny, 2) Shrimp, 3) Shoe and 4) Snuggle.

Here’s our poem.

Anybody Want to Snuggle?


When it’s time for a warm snuggle,
We don’t want to have a struggle
To get ourselves some prime real estate.
Where we can curl up and ruminate—
And maybe get a few good scritches
To ease any annoying itches.
We want to snuggle up really close
To a human who can be our host
For an evening of dreamy pleasure
And maybe a treat for good measure.
But another cat will due in a pinch,
As long as they don’t try to inch
Into a space we’ve claimed as our own.
Mom doesn’t want to hear us hiss or moan.
But if a human becomes available,
We find their snuggles more enjoyable.
So, please excuse us, we must say, “so long.”
Next to our humans is where we belong.

© Kitties Blue 10/18/2017


Misty May and Calista Jo snuggle with Mom and each other.


We know you cannot tell from this photo but Misty May and Calista Jo are not only snuggling with each other but with our mom as well. Sometimes to get Mom and Dad snuggles, we have to share.

We are purrticipating in Teddy and Angel Sammy’s poetry day at Two Spoiled Cats, as we do each week. We encourage you to write a poem and join in the fun. Next week’s prompt letter will be “T.” You can find the prompt words on their blog as well as links to other poems by clicking on the their badge.

Thankful Thursday

We bet you can guess what Kitties Blue are thankful for this week. That’s right…snuggles. As the temperatures go down, the competition to snuggle with a human will become fierce. That’s when more kitty-kitty snuggling will become necessary. Until then, it is every cat for him or herself.

This is a blog hop hosted each week by our friend, Brian. To join in, click on his badge below.


Tomorrow is a big day in the blogosphere. It’s the day we all show off our “tocks.” We know many of you have been “showing-off” all month, but we have been keeping our tocks under wraps until tomorrow. No hints on which of us will be purrticipating. You’ll just have to drop by to see. Until then…

Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy



October 18, 2017

Wordless Wednesday    

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October 16, 2017

Sparks Blog Hop     Today we are joining Annie’s (McGuffy’s Reader) Sparks blog hop. This is what Annie says about these posts: Many years ago, it was my intent to post an inspirational thought each Monday. It would be my weekly meditation, and perhaps feed other people’s spirit as well. Life got busy, and […]

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October 15, 2017

Sunday Selfies: Week #166 I was the purrfect Kitties Blue to do these pre-Halloween-themed selfies. After all, I have the pumpkin-colored furs. I think I really nailed my selfies. After Mom gave me some new treats we are testing to review, I gladly snapped two pretty good photos.     The only thing I regret […]

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October 14, 2017

Caturday Art Last week baby Lisbeth had the spotlight for our Caturday Art. At the time she told you it was close to the date of our Gotcha Day in 2011. Well we popped up on Dad’s Facebook page yesterday, the 13th…our official Gotcha Day. We don’t really celebrate our Gotcha Day, as Mom and Dad […]

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October 13, 2017

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #75 As we do each Friday, we are joining our hosts and friends, Annie (McGuffy’s Reader) and Ellen (15 And Meowing), for their Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop. My completions are in teal italics. You can find the Fill-Ins on Annie and Ellen’s blogs each Thursday. The hop takes place at McGuffy’s Reader. […]

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October 12, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday We seem to be cruising right through the alphabet again and are up to “R” as our prompt letter for this week’s poem. Poet extraordinaire and host of Thoroughly Poetic Thursday along with brother Teddy, Angel Sammy gave us some suggestions for poem subjects as well. They are: 1) Rain, 2) Run, 3) Ruin […]

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October 11, 2017

Wordless Wednesday    

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October 10, 2017

Cooper Murphy’s Audition for “The Voice”   “‘I ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog.’ No, wait, that can’t be right! I think I need to start over.” “‘Baby let me be your lovin’ teddy bear/Put a chain around my neck/And lead me anywhere/Oh, let me be/(Oh, let him be)/Your teddy bear. I don’t wanna be a […]

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