by Janet Blue on September 25, 2017

Well that’s a stupid question. Of course you could. Think of all the cat treats you could buy or the number of vet visits $1500 could cover. So now that we’ve established you could use the money, we have a second question for you: Are you crafty?

Now that we’ve got your attention, we must preface the remainder of this post by letting you know that Kitties Blue is not giving away $1500. But we know someone who is. We are talking about Tuft + Paw, manufacturers of modern cat furniture. They are giving away $1500 for the best cat bed design.

Contest Details

Here’s the info you’ll need to get busy and create a unique and original sustainable design for the cat bed.

1. It’s sustainable: As part of Tuft + Paw’s commitment to environmentally responsible products, it must be made of ethically sourced and produced materials that don’t harm our planet.

(If you are not quite sure of what sustainability is with regard to the environment, here’s the definition:  The quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources, and thereby supporting long-term ecological balance from the extraction of raw materials until the final disposal. Some examples are cork, bamboo and recycled rubber.)

2. It’s affordable: When your piece goes into production, Tuft + Paw wants it to be inexpensive enough that any cat owner can have it in his or her home.

3. It’s beautiful: Don’t skimp on style—Tuft + Paw wants to see something that adds a “wow” factor to modern homes and looks more like it belongs to an interior designer than a Tabby cat.

4. It’s easy to ship: Tuft + Paw wants your design to be their customers’ go-to choice when they donate an item to a shelter. This means it has to be lightweight and easy to ship. Bonus points for collapsible flat-pack shapes.

5. It’s practical: Along with your physical prototype, include technical drawings that specify exact dimensions and instructions for how it will be produced.

Lisbeth has an additional request.


Lisbeth wants the contest winning bed to be comfy.

Deadline & Additional Details

Submission deadline is October 31, 2017, which means you better get busy now. The winner will be selected prior to November 30. Their design will be produced in the United States and promoted as one of Tuft + Paw’s new products. Additionally, the new bed will be donated to shelters across the country. If winning $1500 doesn’t motivate you, Kitties Blue certainly hope the promise to donate beds to shelters will.

Finally, please visit Tuft + Paw by clicking on their link in the first paragraph. It’s an excellent idea to see their products prior to beginning your design process. Kitties Blue are certain you will be impressed. Additionally, you just might find something your kitty cannot live without.

Disclaimer: We agreed to promote the Tuft + Paw design contest in exchange for one of the completed beds and because we like the fact that they will be donating beds to shelters.





by Janet Blue on September 24, 2017

Remembering Zoe

Before we get to our Sunday Selfies blog hop, we are honoring the beautiful, new angel panfur, Zoe from Animal Shelter Volunteer Life. Zoe went to the Rainbow Bridge unexpectedly on September 14, leaving her humans, Kevin (meowmeowmans) and Tacey, and sisfur Gracie heartbroken. You may not know Zoe. She, Gracie and Angel Moosey usually appeared on their blog on holidays only. They participated in Sunday Selfies very seldom. Dad Kevin uses their blog mostly to promote kitties available for adoption from PAWS Connecticut. He is a faithful supporter of our blog hop.


Remembering Zoe from Animal Shelter Volunteer Life.


To read all about beautiful Zoe, visit Animal Shelter Volunteer Life’s September 15 post. If you have not left you condolences, please leave some comforting words for Kevin, Tracey and Gracie.

Sunday Selfies: Week #163

We have a very rare appearance today from Misty May. She actually showed up this afternoon and volunteered to take a selfie. And she was one and done. We must admit it came out great.


Misty May is remembering Zoe.


This is our Sunday Selfies blog hop, and we look forward to your participation. If you have been taking a break from submitting a selfie, we hope you’ll consider rejoining the fun. All anipals are welcome, so please invite your friends to join us. Here are some tips for joining. If you are regular participants, you can skip over this.

  • 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.
  • You do not need to post on Sundays to join.
  • 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.

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



September 23, 2017

We’d like to apologize for not posting yesterday. Mom has been “down in the dumps” for several reasons, and she just didn’t want to think or write anything for us yesterday. To make up for that, we have two art pieces today. We also have the Friendly Fill-Ins, we missed yesterday, after our art presentation. […]

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September 21, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday After yesterday’s post, we didn’t think our mom could get any crazier, but we were wrong. It is evident now that she has more than one screw loose, and that they are rattling around in her head. We have no idea what to make of this ODD poem or the graphic she […]

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September 20, 2017

Wordless Wednesday: Tabby Terminator vs. Tortie Terror    

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September 19, 2017

Meowin’ Like a Pirate     Kitties Blue, except Cooper Murphy, are old hands hooks at celebrating Meowin’ Like a Pirate Day. Cooper was excited when he heard he would get an official pirate’s name. And here it is: Nick “Captain Of Rats” Scar, “The Scurvy Dog of Nowhere Key!” He’s furry happy with that “Captain of […]

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September 18, 2017

Birthday Wishes to Mau & Misty May Yesterday Mauricio and Misty May celebrated their 14th birthday amid zero fanfare. We decided to postpone any celebrating until today. They will be receiving a new nip nanner from me and their dad. As Chris comes tomorrow to clean, the nip and treats also will be flowing. As Mau […]

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September 17, 2017

Sunday Selfies: Week #162 Kitties Blue will not have a selfie today. Instead we will be remembering someone special with a “twofer” photo. Our selfies blog hop today is dedicated to Mau’s wife Allie and Raz’s dad, Bill, from Friends Furever. He was an extra special cat dad. Most of you know by now that […]

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September 16, 2017

Caturday Art Here we are hopping again. This time for Caturday Art—our mom’s favorite blog hop. All this hopping is making us feel more like a fluffle of bunnies than the clutter of cats we are. But all that aside, Mom tinkered with a photo of me today. I don’t think I need any embellishment, but […]

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September 15, 2017

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #71 It’s Friday again, and I am participating in Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Annie’s (McGuffy’s Reader) Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop. My completions are in my usual teal italics. To join the hop click on the Fill-Ins badge to go to Annie’s blog and enter the link to your fill-ins post.   I […]

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