by Janet Blue on June 22, 2018

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #110

Our completions of the sentences to be filled in are in teal italics.

1. Mom Janet: My favorite scent is vanilla.
    Kitties Blue: My Our favorite scent is stinky goodness.


2. Mom Janet: I hope to catch up on reading and commenting on our friends’ blogs this weekend.
Kitties Blue:  I We hope to be able to spend time on the catio watching bird and squirrel TV this weekend. It has been much too hot for this lately.


3. Mom Janet: The sound of ocean waves is music to my ears.
Kitties Blue: The sound of a can of stinky goodness or a treat container being opened is music to my our ears.


Treat Time

Treat Time


4. Mom Janet: Home is where I feel most comfortable and like to spend my time.
Kitties Blue: Home is where we receive noms and love, have our toys and boxes and enjoy bird and squirrel TV and taking over our humans’ bed. We are thankful to have a home and not have to live at a shelter or outside fending for ourselves.


Dad got a new pressure washer and left the boxes in the foyer for us. Thanks, Dad!


Friendly Fill-Ins is a weekly blog hop hosted by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne, (Four-Legged Furballs). The sentences to be filled in can be found each Thursday on their blogs. This is a fun way to learn more about your fellow bloggers. If you’ve never participated, give it a try this week.

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by Janet Blue on June 21, 2018

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

I am joining Two Spoiled Cats, Angel Sammy and Teddy, for their Thursday poetry day, as I do each week. The photo Mom Pam picked for inspiration this week is colorful and interesting but had me wondering what I could write. If possible, I like to include a cat or two in my poems; though, that often isn’t easy. I was able to make that happen this week, but I’m not sure I would call this poem successful. Regardless, I hope it brings a smile to your face, no matter how brief.


Everything’s a Cat Toy

Who would have so many aprons?
Are they just extremely messy
Or do they have a caboodle of cats,
Who think the apron strings are toys?
Are cats lurking in the barn or tall grass,
Waiting for all the wash to be hung
So they can twirl and swing
On those tempting, dangling strings
Or try to snuggle into a pocket
For an afternoon snooze in the sun?
Just drowsily waiting to spring forth
As the wash is removed from the line
And then burrow down into the basket
Of warm, sun-soaked, fresh laundry.

© Janet Buickerood Blue 06/20/2018

Even if you don’t participate in Thoroughly Poetic Thursday, make sure to take the time to visit Two Spoiled Cats (by clicking on the badge below) to read the poem Angel Sammy will have written and transmitted from the Rainbow Bridge. He’s a masterful poet. And, if you are interested in reading other poems, you can find links to some in the comments section.

Thankful Thursday

We have some little “thankfuls” today, which we will save for another post, except for one. Calista Jo is grateful for the beautiful birthday card she received from Pipo, Dalton and Petcretary Ingrid. It is another work of art. Thank you dear friends for this remembrance.



Now for our big thankful!

Taylor, the super handsome kitty we have been sponsoring at Paws of Connecticut has been adopted. Kevin (meowmeowmans) and his wife, Tracey, are volunteers at PAWS, and Kevin sent these photos.


sponsored cat Taylor


Congratulations Taylor on getting your happily ever after.

It’s time to select another cat to sponsor. We are looking at this 10-year-old cutie, Boots. Boots was adopted from PAWS a few years ago but returned when his owner lost her job and her home. We’ll let you know if Boots becomes our next sponsored kitty and honorary member of Kitties Blue. We have our paws crossed.


PAWS cat Boots


We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday blog hop. To join in, tell for what you are thankful on your blog and then hop over to Brian’s. You can do that by clicking on his badge.




June 20, 2018

Wordy Wednesday Today is our youngest sister, Calista Josette’s, birthday. Before we get on with her party, we wanted to share a baby picture of C.J.     At the time Calista joined our family, she was tiny and made our itty bitty cat, Astrid, look like a giant. As you will see in C.J.’s birthday […]

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June 18, 2018

Sparks     Today’s photo was taken by our resident photographer, Dad Tom. It is the Pisgah National Forest shot from the Blue Ridge Parkway. The author of today’s Spark, Sivananda Saraswati [Swami Sivananda] (1887 – 1963), was a Hindu spiritual teacher and proponent of Yoga and Vedanta. Sivananda was born Kuppuswami in Pattamadai, in the Tirunelveli […]

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June 17, 2018

Sunday Selfies: Week #201 As today is Father’s Day, we are dedicating our post to our most excellent cat dad, Dad Tom. We have a special selfie collage, but before we get to that, we all want to make some promises to Dad Tom as his gift for the day. Misty May: I will not […]

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June 16, 2018

Caturday Art     A snoozing Calista Jo is the subject of our art this week. Her favorite place to nap is our bed, and she can be found there day and night. During the night she sleeps at my feet or snuggled into my side. To create this art, I selected Painnt again and […]

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June 15, 2018

Friendly-Fill-Ins: Week #109 We’re back again to tell you a bit more about ourselves with the Friendly Fill-Ins. Kitties Blue asked me to complete all the fill-ins this time around. All my completions are in teal italics. The Friendly Fill-ins currently are being hosted by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). On Thursday you can […]

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June 14, 2018

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday The weeks just keep flying by, and summer is almost here. The inspiration photo Teddy and Angel Sammy’s mom, Pam, selected this week is beautifully summery and magical. That magic is what sparked our poem.   Listening for Fairies If you’re a cat and you listen Carefully, you can hear the fairies […]

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June 13, 2018

Wordless Wednesday      

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June 12, 2018

Tuesday Doozy of a Snoozy Kitties Blue have lots of places to lounge and snooze—beds, perches, pedestals, cubes, warm kitchen chairs after a human butt has just gotten up. You name it, they’ve tried it and currently use it. Even with this abundance of snoozy places, the crew is usually up for trying out something new. […]

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