by Janet Blue on December 7, 2016

Wordless Wednesday




We know it is Wordless Wednesday, but we have just a few words: We all appreciate the comments and e-mails with regard to Fiona getting her wings. This is the most, caring, compassionate and loving community. Mom and/or Giulietta will be contacting each of you purrsonally as they can. We will have a post tomorrow sharing the beautiful badges and cards we have received. Thank you for all your kindness.

Purrs and paw-pats, Kitties Blue



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by Janet Blue on December 4, 2016

Sunday Selfies: Week #121

The past few days have been very difficult with too many losses, sadness and tears. It is with a heavy heart that I add to it.


farewell Fiona

Rest In Peace

March 18, 2010 – December 1, 2016 

My beautiful sisfur, Fiona, got her angel wings at 9:55 p.m. on Thursday, December 1. I held back telling everyone, as Kitties Blue didn’t want to spoil Sammy’s Come Fly With Me adventure or the tribute post we had planned for him.

After 11 months of treatment for CKD, Fiona was very frail and weak. She spent her last day snuggling and cuddling with Mom and Dad and went to her new life lying on Mom’s chest.

When we posted the poem for Fiona on Thursday, many of you surmised that her time with us was coming to an end and indeed it was. We just didn’t expect it to be that day. If you missed that poem, entitled, “You,” it is now on our sidebar.

I am not going to write anymore about my sisfur today. Mom has promised me that over the next several weeks (or months) I will be able to tell you stories about Fiona and share additional photos. However, I do have two photos I want to share here. The first photo is from Fiona’s and my Gotcha Day on May 8, 2010. The second photo was taken on her last day with us.


farewell Fiona


After so many days of sadness and turmoil, Mom has decided not to decorate for Christmas. We think it would cheer her up, but she says her heart just isn’t in it. We are all pretty perturbed. One of our favorite pastimes during the holidays is to watch the electric meter dial spin around, like a ballerina in a production of The Nutcracker, when the lights are turned on. She has, however, promised to hang all our stockings from the mantel so Santa Paws knows where to find us. And we will have a Christmas card. In fact, it features Fiona in a gorgeous graphic Nellie‘s mom, Barb, created for us. Mom promises to share that very soon.

I do want to share this lovely card/badge Sammy‘s mom, Pam, made. It was so kind and generous of her. We love it, and we know Fiona would as well.


farewell Fiona


We are super thankful that Sammy and Fiona could go to the Bridge together. It’s always nice to have a friend to hold your paw when you begin a new adventure.

Mom and Dad are so thankful they were able to take Fiona to the Blessing of the Animals a couple of weeks ago. And they, as well as all the Kitties Blue and I appreciate all the support, purrs and prayers and best wishes you have sent Fiona over the past 11 months. We know each and every one of those extended her life.

Cat4-001Now it’s time to hop. We hope lots and lots of you will join us. The link is below as is the code if you’d like to include the hop on your Sunday Selfies post. If you don’t post on Sundays, you are still welcome to join the hop. And it remains open each week through Thursday.

Thank you for stopping in today. We love all our blogging friends.

Purrs and paw-pats, Giulietta





December 3, 2016

We are taking today to remember Sammy (onespoiledcat). He was a dear friend to all of us in the blogging world. He educated us on world geography with his Tuesday Teaser, gave us the joy of laughter with his Saturday King of Baconia posts, and most recently got us testing our creativity with Thoroughly Poetic […]

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December 2, 2016

Wow, we are so excited to be hosting our very best pal, Sammy (onespoiledcat), in our city. We are off to show him the Mill Mountain Star. It is the largest neon star in the world. As Sammy is in his hot air balloon, we must visit during the day time, so it won’t be […]

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December 1, 2016

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday     YOU For Fiona It seems like only yesterday… You were just a kitten. When I saw your pleading look, I was completely smitten. I changed my plans in a heartbeat. Instead of adopting just one cat, I brought home two. No second thoughts…just like that! Now at only six years […]

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November 30, 2016

Wordless Wednesday        

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November 29, 2016

Tuesday Doozy of a Snoozy     It so warmed my heart when Dad Tom showed me this photo he’d taken of Giulietta and Fiona a couple of days ago. The temps were a bit warmer and the girls found a sunpuddle to have a cuddle together on the deck above the catio. As stated […]

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November 27, 2016

Sunday Selfies: Week #120     Other than my zombie eyes, I think this selfie came out really well. I took it while I was in the Sleepypod in a kitchen sunpuddle. I hope my eyes don’t frighten you or my boyfriend, Cat Scout Charles. This photo is especially for him and wrapped in my […]

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November 26, 2016

Caturday Art I decided to take the day off on Thanksgiving and not write a post for Friday so I didn’t do the Friendly Fill-Ins this week. But Kitties Blue are back today with Caturday Art. This is our favorite blog hop (other than our own), and we never want to miss it. Here’s this […]

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November 24, 2016

Thoroughly Poetic Thanksgiving We are turning this regular Thursday event into a Thanksgiving event for today as we have much for which to be thankful. This week’s prompt letter is supposed to be “X,” but we’re taking some poetic license and turning that into “ex!”       Exceptionally Good News!   Kitties in shelters […]

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