by Janet Blue on August 19, 2018

Sunday Selfies: Week #210

Welcome to the fourth anniversary edition of our Sunday Selfies blog hop. Did those four years fly by as quickly for you as they did for us? Our very first Sunday Selfies hop was on Astrid and Lisbeth’s birthday on August 17, 2014. Lisbeth had the honor of hosting that first hop. We had a total of seven participants, including ourselves. The most participants we’ve ever had is 67. To see that very first hop post, click here.

I agreed to accept the honor of hosting this anniversary hop with one stipulation: I did not have to show that most of my body has been defloofed. I would not let Mom or Dad work at removing some snarls I had, so I lost all my furs, except those on my legs, tail and head. Mom says I feel and look like velvet. If I get brave enough, I may show you my “nekked” look in a future post. But for today, this is all you get. I am sorry it isn’t all that great of a photo.


Giulietta's Anniversary Selfie


On behalf of Mom and all the Kitties Blue, I’d like to thank everyone who has hopped with us during the past four years, especially those who have returned week after week. We appreciate your support and friendship. We all hope you will continue to hop with us as we enter year five.

Blog Hop

Now it’s time for you to share your selfies with us and the other participants. Here are those tips for hopping Mom makes us post every week.

  • The link to add your selfie to the hop is below.
  • You also will find below the code to use if you’d like the hop to appear on your blog.
  • Posting on Sundays is not necessary to join.
  • You do not need to be a cat to enter. All anipals are welcome regardless of species.
  • The hop remains open for entries through Thursday midnight.
  • Please be so kind as to display our badge and/or link to The Cat on My Head.

To everyone who joins us today, thank you from me and the entire Kitties Blue crew.

Purrs and paw-pats, Giulietta




by Janet Blue on August 18, 2018

On behalf of Lisbeth and myself, I want to thank everyone who sent us birthday greetings and /or left a comment on yesterday’s post. We really appreciate your kindness and thoughtfulness.

Caturday Art

As I was here to say, “thank you,” Mom suggested I take part in Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art blog hop. I selected a photo of me in the shark bed for Mom to “artify.” I hadn’t been in that bed in ages, so when Mom saw me there, she had to snap a couple of photos. Here’s the arty version.


Caturday Art with Astrid


To create this, Mom started with the Entangled effect in Painnt. She changed the hue of the photo and then added Grain Merge from the color composition section. She selected the beveled edge from LunaPic borders and the final exterior border from Picasa. I really think this looks great. What do you think?

This is my entry in Athena’s blog hop. To find links to creations by your fellow bloggers or add some of your own art, click on Athena’s badge.

Here’s what the original photo looks like.


Anniversary Sunday Selfies

This is your reminder to get your selfie taken for tomorrow’s blog hop. You absolutely DO NOT want to miss participating tomorrow. The hop will commemorate and celebrate the four-year anniversary of Sunday Selfies. We think it’s pretty amazing that Mom has stuck with it for so long. She has a super short attention span. But best of all is that tomorrow’s post will recognize all those who have been joining us every week. Though participation has waxed and waned and has dropped off again lately, it remains a popular hop. And we continue to get new participants. So polish up your smile and join us for this special occasion.

Purrs and paw–pants, Astrid (with love and kisses for my husband Sampy)




August 17, 2018

Birthday Edition: Friendly Fill-Ins Friendly Fill-Ins is a blog hop hosted by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). Sentences to be completed can be found on their blogs each Thursday. To join the hop, click on the link to either of their blogs. As Astrid and Lisbeth are celebrating their seventh birthdays today, the […]

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August 16, 2018

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday Our poem is a bit silly today, and when we show you the inspiration photo, we think you’ll know why.     A Taste of Summer Watermelon is a summer staple. We often see it on our humans’ table. Watermelon is juicy and super sweet And a favorite summertime treat. A watermelon […]

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August 15, 2018

Wordless Wednesday    

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August 14, 2018

Tuxie Tuesday with Misty May A day without a trip to the vet would be a darn good day for Kitties Blue. Yesterday was not one of those days. Here’s the evidence. Several days ago Misty May’s left eye began draining a lot and was closed most of the time. We started putting the terramycin ointment in […]

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August 13, 2018

Sparks     This is another of Dad Tom’s photos. It is the sunrise on June 14, 2018, at Thunder Hill (near Boone), North Carolina. The author of today’s quote, Thomas D. Willhite, was the founder (along with his wife, Jane) of PSI Seminars in 1973. PSI Seminars is a private company offering large-group awareness training seminars for professional […]

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August 12, 2018

Sunday Selfies: Week #209 Calista Jo made a big stink yesterday about Cooper Murphy and me getting too much blog time. I am not going to apologize. It is not our faults that we are just so darn cute! Mom and Dad have been laughing about my selfies, but I don’t care. I am who […]

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August 11, 2018

Caturday Art Wow, I can’t believe I get to do the art today. It seems those young boy cats, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer, are always hogging it. I need to start demanding more attention. Anyhoo, here’s my art. I hope you like it. Mom will tell you how she created it after I show off. […]

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August 10, 2018

Friendly Fill-Ins 1. I have faith in my Mom, Dad and vet, Dr. Neel, to do everything they can to help stop or at least limit my seizures.   2. Yesterday, I did not have any seizures.   3. My favorite place to be is on the catio or in the kitchen dough bowl, not in the […]

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