ASTRID ASSERTS HER TORTITUDE FOR SUNDAY SELFIES

by Janet Blue on July 3, 2016

Sunday Selfies: Week #99

Well, the boomers have already started here on Caturday night. Pffft. We had a patriotic post for Caturday and will have one tomorrow for the holiday. But today’s selfie has nothing to do with patriotism but rather love. That’s right, it’s another post about my marriage to Sampy.

Mom tried forever and ever to get me to take a special selfie to show off my wedding gift. Let’s just say that I was not cooperative. This is the collage she put together from the less than optimal photos. I am displaying my tortitude in the top one.

 

Astrid shows off her tortitude in her Sunday Selfies.

 

I’m guessing you probably can’t tell what Mom’s trying to get me to show off, so here’s a photo of the world’s most meowvolous gift EVER!

 

Astrid's blingy wedding gift from Sampson.

 

Check out that bling on the collar buckle and the S ♥ A. You can see a bit of my new collar in my three selfies.

Did you notice the ring setting atop the collar? That’s right…we had a double-ring ceremony. My ring says, Sampy ♥ Astrid, and Sampy’s says, Astrid ♥ Sampy. There are close-up photos below. I apologize for my mom’s less than stellar photography skills. She doesn’t know how to use Dad’s fancy equipment, and he is still away.

 

Astrid's wedding ring.

 

Mommy had the rings made so she and Mom Emily could wear them if they want. Mom has mine on right now, but when the new ID tag she has ordered for my collar arrives, she will hang the two together on the collar. Mom said that I probably won’t wear my blingy collar everyday as I have two other collars with ID tags. Mom found the collar I recently lost in Dad’s closet (of course, after she replaced it).

Mom has added Sampson to our The Felines page as he now is an official member of the family. She will get his vital statistics on the page very soon. I am now identified as Astrid Blue Hall on that page. To avoid confusion Mauricio, my sisfurs and I still will be known collectively as Kitties Blue.

So this may be my final post about Samy’s and my wedding. Allie and Mau are scheduled to be married at Cat Scouts on July 23. I suspect they soon will be getting all the attention.

Cat4-001This is week #99 of our Sunday Selfies Blog Hop. We are a bit in shock that we are quickly going to reach two years of selfies. And that’s not all that’s coming up: our fourth blogoversary is later this month, and sometime before that, we will hit 1,000 posts. I’m not sure we can handle this much excitement. MOUSES!

Anyhoo, we hope you’ll join us for the blog hop and invite all your friends to hop on board. The link is below as is the code if you’d like to post the hop on your blog. If you decide to do so, please link back to The Cat on My Head and or display our badge. That will warm our furry little hearts and make Mom very happy.

One or more of us will be back tomorrow to share The Fourth will all our American friends.

Purrs and paw-pats, Astrid with my undying love and oodles of kisses for my sweet Husband



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The Dash Kitten Crew July 6, 2016 at 9:50 pm

Ee are here, and doing out best to visit everyone from San Francisco airport. We got here way to damned early but I will do my visiting now heh heh!!

We send our love to the Kitties Blue and mom Janet.
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Linda Arthur Tejera July 4, 2016 at 9:25 pm

Wow! The collar and the rings — sheer purrfection! 😀 <3
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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles July 4, 2016 at 9:15 pm

Such pawsomeness to have a collar such as that!! And even rings, OMC!!

We think the selfies are fine!! Love that raspberry! MOL!!

We have not as yet posted our Selfies, let alone anything to do with July Fourth…we shall likely combine them:)

Dash Kitte July 4, 2016 at 1:26 am

We made it to San Francisco! Worn out but happy visiting Savvy and Sage.

Good to be back hopping!
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McGuffy's Reader July 4, 2016 at 12:35 am

This is a beautifully heartfelt post! Nice photos and stories, too. Very sweet stories. ❤
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Basil July 3, 2016 at 11:24 pm

Gorgeous collar Astrid, Amber is sooooo jealous!!! MOL

Purrs

Basil & Co xox
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Kitty Cat Chronicles July 3, 2016 at 10:01 pm

My dearest Astrid, I am so glad that you like your collar. You look absolutely stunning in it – though you would look stunning in anything. My mom says that we will be posting about BlogPaws and our wedding this week – aiming for Friday. Mom also says that she is wearing her ring right now, and has every day since she got it. She loves it, and I do too. Thank you so much. I am sending all my love and a quadrillion kisses!!! XOXOXOX, Sampy
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pam July 3, 2016 at 8:43 pm

Such a beautiful collar!! We are currently hiding under the couch since all of the booming has begun!
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Spike William July 3, 2016 at 7:58 pm

What a gorgeous collar! And you made a lovely selfie collage!

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs, Spike William
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The Swiss Cats July 3, 2016 at 4:29 pm

What a lovely collar ! The rings, and your new name… that’s so romantic ! Purrs
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Deziz World July 3, 2016 at 2:47 pm

Dat sure is a purretty collar and those are very special rings. You look bootyful as always. Have a great weekend and stay safe.

Luv ya’

Dezi and Raena
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Sherri-Ellen TD. July 3, 2016 at 2:17 pm

Conkatss Astrid an Sampson!!! you make a luvley cup-pull….
Yur both so row-mantick an sweet. May yur life bee one of happiness an LUV.
Yur selfiess are luvley deer furend!
***nose kissess*** Siddhartha Henry xxxxx an ((hugs)) LadyMum

Jean Dion July 3, 2016 at 1:46 pm

Ah, the fancy cam issue. I’m dealing with that here, too! My experiments with the new dslr camera are coming along, but I have yet to take a shot that I feel is as excellent as it could be. It’s a challenge!

But camera issues aside, kitty looks like a beautiful bride with all of her bling!

Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

Christy Paws July 3, 2016 at 12:43 pm

Concats to you and Sampy! Your collar is so gorgeous. It sounds like the ceremony was lovely and I’m sorry I missed it!
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speedyrabbit July 3, 2016 at 12:08 pm

Awww that is so romantic,your family is just getting bigger and bigger,xx Speedy
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Canadian Cats July 3, 2016 at 11:36 am

Astrid and Sampy, we love your rings that are inscribed….awesome and your selfie is well, fantastic.

Shoko and Kali
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Cats of Wildcat Woods July 3, 2016 at 10:41 am

What a lovely gift. Thanks for your concern for our Sweetpea. Mom promised to blog now with Sweetpea better and them home for the summer. Hope to see you on Sundays.

Timmy Tomcat July 3, 2016 at 10:32 am

Astrid we all think this is the greatest wedding since cat blogging began! You two are purrfect together and will be soooo happy. Lovely collar and those rings are beautiful!
Congrats to the whole family for the grand anniversary’s coming up!
Now lets hop
Timmy and Family
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Canadian Cats July 3, 2016 at 11:38 am

I totally agree with everything you said Timmy. Mom isn’t awake yet. I’ve told her not to comment until she wakes as she doesn’t make sense. Love you guys.

Shoko
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Dragonheart, Merlin, and Devi July 3, 2016 at 10:15 am

What a lovely collar! Such a wonderful gift!
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Three Chatty Cats July 3, 2016 at 10:13 am

Astrid, you keep displaying that tortitude! Thanks to your mom for hosting Sunday Selfies! And 4 years, wow, that’s wonderful!
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The Florida Furkids July 3, 2016 at 10:09 am

We love your selfie collage. Allie is so excited and cat wait for her Wedding to Mau!!! Your collar is stunning!!!!

The Florida Furkids with tons and tons of smoochies and love to Mau from Allie
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Annabelle July 3, 2016 at 9:55 am

Astrid those are wonderful wedding photos and such special items to share with all of us. You look so happy (except for the tortieness –tee hee) since your nupitals.
Great #sundayselfie!
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Savannah's Paw Tracks July 3, 2016 at 9:52 am

Astrid concats on your nuptials. And I appreciate you hosting the fab Sunday Selfie blog hop. Hope you enjoy seeing Ricky.
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LP July 3, 2016 at 9:47 am

Astrid that beautiful, sparkly collar helps you look every bit the glamouress girl that you are! We love that your Mama had those special rings made up for her and for Emily. Our Mama wished she could have been there but she was there in spirit 🙂

Lots of love to all of you,
Sophie and the critters in the cottage xo

Cat Scout Charles July 3, 2016 at 9:30 am

Oh my Astrid what beautiful bling you have on your collar and those two rings are such a memorable way for your mom and Sampson’s mom to celebrate your union. We love your Sunday selfie. My mom says girl just wants to have fun and it looks like you do that.
Have a wonderful 4th weekend Kitties Blue and I want to send the love of my life a billion million kisses and hugs,
Charles

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Ellen Pilch July 3, 2016 at 9:07 am

You kitties are so romantic. I love your collar and those rings. Kitty love is so special. XO
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Brian Frum July 3, 2016 at 9:02 am

Nice bling, ring and selfies too!
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The Island Cats July 3, 2016 at 8:49 am

What a beautiful collar, Astrid. We bet it looks really good on you.
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Jeanne July 3, 2016 at 8:39 am

Beautiful collar!

The Daily Pip July 3, 2016 at 7:42 am

Gosh, that collar is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I love that the moms are wearing your rings. I just know you and Sampson are going to have many happy years together. Cheers!
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ATCAD July 3, 2016 at 7:40 am

We just love your collar, it is soooooooooooooooo romantic and your rings. You are a very lucky girl Astrid. And Sampson is one lucky guy.
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Peaches & Paprika July 3, 2016 at 7:26 am

Having some tortie in our make-up we’re wholly in favor of Tortitude. Go Astrid! We luv luv luv your pink collar! Congratulations! Look forward to your joining our patrioti-cats slideshow this week!
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Maggie@shelter-cats July 3, 2016 at 7:03 am

Congratulations sweet kitties! Thank you for hosting so many Sunday Selfie Celebrations.
xxoo
Maggie
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Athena July 3, 2016 at 5:56 am

Congrats on your marriage!

That is such a lovely collar 🙂

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie
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Little Binky and Granny July 3, 2016 at 4:54 am

Your Selfies are very heartshapy nice, Astrid and your collar…it’s so beautiful that I hardly have words for it. We are hopping over to your wedding ceremony, I hope it is still there 😉 Pawkisses for a wonderful Sunday 🙂 <3

Sammy July 3, 2016 at 4:25 am

My goodness what a gorgeous collar and such beautiful rings for the double ring ceremony! Such a special thing and oh so romantic! I decided to do my “Patriotic” selfie for today’s hop because it’s the last hop before the 4th……we had boomers last night too which didn’t bother ME since I’m so hard of hearing but Mom was not happy about being kept from sleeping by all the booms! Happy Sunday KB Crew!

Love, Sammy
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Gattina July 3, 2016 at 3:27 am

Your “heart” selfies are very nice, and your collar beautiful ! Our 4th of July is on the 21!
hopefully it will not rain when they start the parade !
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Summer July 3, 2016 at 3:25 am

I love that collar!
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The Menagerie Mom July 3, 2016 at 2:57 am

Sometimes you just gotta show off that tortitude! There’s nothing wrong with that. And, your new collar is so very beautiful, Astrid. And I love the rings your moms have. You and Sampy are so purrfect, and you have so many beautiful things that prove it!

Also, we can’t wait for next week’s 100th Sunday Selfie blog hop. How exciting, and of course congrats! Purrs!
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ERin the Cat (Princess) July 3, 2016 at 1:50 am

Hi Astrid, those are the most lovely rings I have seen, and engraved too! Married life brings great responsibility and great fun too! Have a wonderful and SAFE 4th! purrs ERin

prancer pie July 3, 2016 at 1:47 am

What a lovely gift and we LOVE that tortitude, Astrid!
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Melissa & Mudpie July 3, 2016 at 12:23 am

Torties? Cooperate? Seriously? LOL, your collar is simply stunning, just like you!
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meowmeowmans July 3, 2016 at 12:16 am

Holy Cat! That’s an amazingly blingy collar, Astrid! Definitely befitting of your marvelous tortitude, and a special symbol of your marriage to Sampy. We love those rings that Mom got that she and Mom Emily can wear, too! 🙂

Thanks for hosting the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop. Did you see who’s hopping for us today? 🙂

Hugs!
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mommakatandherbearcat July 3, 2016 at 12:14 am

Congratulations on your marriage Astrid 🙂 I’m sorry I missed the event, it looked like it was beautiful and that is one special, blinged-out collar! Love makes everything worth it and you and Sampy are lucky to have found each other <3 And thank you to Mom for hosting the Sunday Selfies every week – almost 2 years!!! Congratulations on that – and thank for hosting an event that brings so many people and cats together!!!
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