HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD TOM

by Janet Blue on February 20, 2018

 

Birthday wishes for Super Car Dad, Tom.

 

Today is our dad’s birthday, and we always try to do something a little special for him. He truly is Super Cat Dad to us.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD

Love and purrs,
Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

 

We received a long distance message for our dad and were asked to share it here.

 

Birthday wishes from angels Fiona and Lily Olivia.

 

Wow, we are super happy to see our two angel sisfurs today. They sure look terrific. We know Dad will be tickled to see them.

Please have a piece of cake before you leave. Mau baked it at his Cat Scout Bake Shop.

 

birthday cake

 

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SPARKS OF OPTIMISM

by Janet Blue on February 19, 2018

Sparks: Week #20

 

Sparks of Optimism

 

I was a pessimist growing up and well into my adult life. My reasoning was that if I never expected anything good to happen, I would never be disappointed or dissatisfied with an outcome. Conversely, if something turned out well, I would be surprised and delighted. A variety of things have occurred in the past 20 years that have influenced my thinking.

An optimist is a person who tends to be hopeful and confident about the future or the success of something. Though no longer a pessimist, I wouldn’t call myself an optimist. But I do try to see the silver lining in every occurrence, good or bad.

I was not familiar with Nicholas M. Butler before finding this quote. As you may not know about him either, here’s a bit of information from Wikipedia.

Nicholas Murray Butler (April 2, 1862 – December 7, 1947) was an American philosopher, diplomat and educator. Butler was the 12th president of Columbia University (1902-1945), president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

This is another of Dad Tom’s photos. It was taken just outside the catio.

I am joining Annie (McGuffy’s Reader) for her Sparks blog hop. In establishing the hop, she wrote this, “I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world!” This is what makes Sparks so special and why I look forward to participating each week.

If you’d like to join the hop, click on the Sparks badge.

 

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MAD SELFIE FROM NAUGHTY SAWYER

February 18, 2018

Sunday Selfies: Week #184 So…it seems the humans I live with think a cat, whom they perceive to have been naughty, is required to take the selfie. Purrsonally I have no idea what I did that could possibly be considered naughty. Did I hork in one of their shoes? NO! Did I steal another cat’s […]

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MAU’S ELECTRONIC ART

February 17, 2018

Caturday Art Dad took this photo of me a couple of nights ago. I was lying on the bed next to Mom. The photo was pretty cute, so I used it to create my Valentine for my beloved wife Allie. I am not going to share that with you.     It seems Mom liked the photo as […]

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MOST STUBBORN: OX OR CAT?

February 16, 2018

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #93     I have taken on the responsibility of tackling the fill-ins this week. Kitties Blue don’t care a lick about what Chinese zodiac animal they are. They are cats, and that is that! As far as income taxes go, they only care that we pay ours so we don’t get hauled […]

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POEM OF PAIN AND LOSS

February 15, 2018

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday This is the picture Teddy and Angel Sammy’s mom, Pam, from Two Spoiled Cats, posted as the prompt for today’s poem.     This is an inspiring photo, but I debated on whether or not to even write a poem today or simply drape this page in black. The school shooting in Florida […]

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VALENTINE’S DAY WISHES 2018

February 14, 2018

Wordless Wednesday    

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SPARKS OF KINDNESS

February 12, 2018

Sparks: Week #19 Yesterday was the beginning of Random Acts of Kindness Week. It seemed appropriate to use that as the basis for our Spark this week.     Mauricio can be a pain in the @$$, but he really is a good guy. He will put up with just about anything from his fursibs. Here, […]

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RARE GIULIETTA SELFIE

February 11, 2018

Sunday Selfies: Week #183 When Mom told me I had to take the selfie and host the hop this week, I was not amused. I am not inclined to show-off, especially as I no longer have my sisfur by my side. In fact, I am really an introvert. I spend almost everyday in my hidey […]

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SLEEPING KITTEN ART

February 10, 2018

Caturday Art     I hope you are not getting tired of seeing the newest member of the Kitties Blue crew. I actually began creating this week’s Caturday Art with Giulietta but was unable to achieve a result I liked using LunaPic and Painnt. My current plan is to have her take a selfie for tomorrow. She doesn’t […]

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