by Janet Blue on August 20, 2017

Sunday Selfies: Week #158

Welcome to the Third Anniversary of our Sunday Selfies blog hop. Kitties Blue and I honestly are flabbergasted that this hop is still going strong. We do have times when our entries wax and wane, but usually we stay around 50 entrants. For all of you who have been with us from the beginning (and there are several), we send a huge THANK YOU, as well as kitty kisses and hugs. If we didn’t have two giveaways already in progress, we’d have one, and we just might anyway. We’ll surprise you next Sunday and let you know!

While trying to determine which of the Kitties Blue should have the opportunity to be the face of our third anniversary post, I had a light bulb moment. I’m a bit surprised as my brain has been stuck somewhere between gears today. I decided to share some statistics about our first Sunday Selfies post and our previous two anniversary posts along with a photo from each.

Starting from the beginning: Post #1 on August 17, 2014. We had seven entrants and Lisbeth was your host with three selfie photos. This was one of them. She was in the midst of having a catnip snack.


First Sunday Selfies post featured Lisbeth.


We celebrated Astrid and Lisbeth’s birthday as part of our first anniversary post on August 16, 2015. We had 61 entrants. Can we beat that today? A photo of the girls as babies was shared as well as a selfie of each girl. As Lisbeth got the first entry on today’s post, Astrid gets this one.


First Anniversary of Sunday Selfies featured Astrid & Lisbeth's birthday.


For anniversary #2, we posted at week #104 which fell on August 7, 2016. We had 59 entrants and both Calista Jo and Fiona were your hosts.


Sunday Selfies 2nd anniversary with C.J. and Fiona.


If anyone is interested in revisiting those posts, just click on the appropriate photo. We will charge ahead toward anniversary four as long as most of you are still enjoying the hop and willing to come along for the ride. You can let us know in the comments.

Remembering a Precious Angel

If you joined us yesterday for Caturday Art, then you know that today we are remembering and honoring another dear friend from Critters in the Cottage. Just a little over two weeks ago, the Critters said good-bye to sweet Mitalee Honeybee. We honored her on the Sunday Selfies post, C.J.’s Sad Selfies in Remembrance of Mitalee.

Today we remember the Critters’ four-pound, tiny dancer, Esme. Esme received her wings on Wednesday at only 11 years old. My dear friend, Mum Sophie (aka LP) is not certain she wants to continue blogging; though, we hope she will after a break to grieve for her angels. She has promised to post today. That way you can stop by and leave your condolences there. The entire family is devastated by yet another loss so quickly after Mitalee, as you might imagine. All our prayers and purrs go out to the entire family.




We currently are running two giveaways. You still have time to enter either or both. They close tomorrow (Monday, August 21) at 5 p.m. ET. Winners will be selected using and announced on Tuesday. The first is for some swag from the BlogPaws Conference as well as The Cat on My Head exclusive items. To enter, leave a comment on the girls’ birthday post, Astrid & Lisbeth Are Birthday Girls.

Our second giveaway is for the must have art book, The Book of The Cat: Cats in Art, by Angus Hyland and Caroline Roberts. For an opportunity to win a copy of The Book of the Cat, please leave a comment on our review post by clicking here. This giveaway is open to all readers worldwide.

Today’s Blog Hop

By now most of you know how this works, but if not, here are some guidelines:

  • 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.

That’s it for us today. We look forward to seeing all our loyal supporters hopping. And remember, invite your friends. Newbies are always welcome.

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MrJackFreckles/Pipo/Angel-Minko August 22, 2017 at 12:50 am

Happy Third Anniversary pf this blog hop! We thought we had been there from the beginning…but…well we did join pretty soon after you started doing them.

We love this weekly feature, it gets us into the blogging mode, and it is usually even the only day we post anything! We hope it can continue:)

We were in a different hop back then, but they would have done as well as selfies, too:)

Here is the URL of that post…
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Raven August 21, 2017 at 11:10 pm

Happy 3rd Selfie Anniversary. We learned today while trying to take a real selfie with the eclipse that it’s a skill we don’t have!.
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Hairballs and Hissyfits August 21, 2017 at 6:52 pm

happy anniversary guys! You are look wonderful — so sorry to hear about Critters!

Eastside Cats August 21, 2017 at 4:46 pm

So sad that Angel Esme and Angel Mitalee left so close to each other; their humans must be truly suffering. Concats on the 3rd Anniversary!
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Basil August 21, 2017 at 10:40 am

Happy 3rd Anniversary guys, and thank mew fur always making Sundays so EPICALLY EPIC!

Supurr selfies today, mew look tres magnifique!

Big hugs

Basil & CO xox
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Spitty the kitty August 21, 2017 at 1:19 am

Happy Selfaversary! We love the Sunday Selfies, even though I do have to light a fire under the Human on a LOT of Sundays and sometimes she just flat out “forgets.” That’s when she drags out the “I’m old, okay? I forget things!” which frankly I find unconvincing. I mean, I myself am 13 and there’s nuffing wrong with MY memory!

Your pictures are very beauteous, girls, and it was lovely to see Miss Fiona tonight. Kissies to my sweet Misty May XOXOXOXO

Melissa, Mudpie & Angel Truffles August 20, 2017 at 7:13 pm

Losing both Esme and Mitalee so close together is just heartbreaking.

Concatulations on 3 years of one of the most successful hops in the pet blogosphere! We enjoy participating every week so much.
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Noodle August 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Happy Anniversary!
Have a spectacular Sunday…

Noodle and crew
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Memories of Eric and Flynn August 20, 2017 at 5:17 pm

Happy 3rd Selfie anniversary. I am sad that I no longer am able to take part but still look in.
I didn’t know about Esme so will go and leave my condolences.

Nylabluesmum August 20, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Mee-you Happy 3rd Selfie anniversary Aunty Janet an Kittiess Blue….mee toe-tallee luvss Sunday’ss an takin selfiess…..
All yur selfiess are pawtastcik gurlss!
An wee are so-o sad that sweet littul Esme had to go join Mitalee. Wee sorta thott they wood fly off together to bee inn Pure Land together. Butt wee KNOW how much Lady Sophia’ss heart hertss…shee iss such a kind lady….
Mee will go over an leeve sum sympaffy fur her frum us.
Run free littul Esme….wee nevurr furget you…..
**nose rubsss** Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxx

caren gittleman August 20, 2017 at 2:46 pm

Happy Third Anniversary and congrats on creating such a popular feature! We HAVE participated a number of times in the past, we just don’t often because we try hard NOT to post on Sundays lol. Rock on!

Deziz World August 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Great selfies. ConCats and happy anniversary. Big hugs

Luv ya’

Dezi and Raena
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Marvelous August 20, 2017 at 12:37 pm

We were very sad to read about Esme and Mitalee. We love all the Critters in the Cottage and LP.
Happy 3rd Anniversary! I am so proud that my first Selfie Sunday is on such a wonderful celebration! Thank you for hosting such a wonderful forum every week!
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The Island Cats August 20, 2017 at 10:59 am

Congrats on this 3rd anniversary! This certainly has been a fun and successful blog hop. We always love pawticipating!

Our hearts are broken about the news of sweet Esme.
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Da DB Boyz August 20, 2017 at 10:43 am

Happy Third Hop Anniversary!!

We sure were sorry to hear about Miss Esme. We know how hard it is to lose 2 pets so close together and are sending hugs and prayers to Miss LP.
Arty & Jakey
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HH and The Boys August 20, 2017 at 10:41 am

Happy Anniversary to all of you and to all of us. Thanks so much for hosting the blog hop all this time. It’s wonderful.

hugs, Bugsy, Knuckles and HH

Lola The Rescued Cat August 20, 2017 at 10:18 am

Happy anniversary! We’ve had so much fun over these past years with you and we’ve got great news! Very shortly our mom will not be working every weekend and that means we’ll be able to participate sometimes. It’s about time!
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Annabelle August 20, 2017 at 9:39 am

Firstly, a very happy 3rd anniversary. That is tremendous and we are so glad to be celebrating along with so many other today. We are so sorry to hear about Esme.

McGuffy's Reader August 20, 2017 at 9:36 am

You guys rock, but you know that. We love you dearly, all of you. I will try to get linked up today, but it is pretty hectic here. I need more online time. It seems that always suffers when it gets busy. *sigh* HUGS.
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McGuffy's Reader August 20, 2017 at 8:52 pm

We are late linking. I’m sorry. It is a bit crazy here right now…as my post will show. *wink* Love you lots! xoxo
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Brian Frum August 20, 2017 at 8:53 am

It’s hard to believe three years, congrats! Those are terrific selfies!
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Ellen Pilch August 20, 2017 at 8:51 am

Congratulations on 3 years of Selfie Sundays! I love the photo of Lisbeth in the catnip. I like all the photos though, such adorable kitties. I feel so bad for Sophie losing 2 beloved furbabies so close together. I hope she will go back to blogging though. XO

Mary McNeil August 20, 2017 at 8:20 am

Congratulations on your blogoversary.

So sorry about Esme. But I hope the blog goes on: how can we get by without updates on the other critters ?

Pam Greer August 20, 2017 at 7:58 am

Happy Anniversary!

So sorry about Esme.
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The Florida Furkids August 20, 2017 at 7:55 am

We love Sunday Selfies! Happy 3rd anniversary!!!!

The Florida Furkids with tons of smoochies and love to Mau from Allie
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Roby Sweet August 20, 2017 at 7:45 am

Happy third anniversary! We’ve only been participating for less than a year (I think), but Sunday Selfies has become one of our favorite parts of the week. Thanks so much for hosting!
Roby, Miss C & the Real Cats

Timmy August 20, 2017 at 7:10 am

We are so glad to see Lisbeth and Astrid today along with Calista Jo and Fiona. They made wonderful Selfies as has our dear friend Esema. We did not know she had to go home over the Rainbow Bridge.
Thanks so much for the years of great Selfies where we get to visit old friends and meet new ones!
Timmy and Family
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Stephanie B August 20, 2017 at 7:00 am

Congratulations on 3 years!!!!

Scylla, Fenris, Tuiren, YinYang & Chimera (ATCAD) August 20, 2017 at 6:29 am

HAPPY SELFIEVERSARY! We love your blog hop even if we do not always cooperate with the selfie taking. We like seeing everyone elses selfies.

Athena August 20, 2017 at 5:58 am

We love this blog hop! Can’t believe it’s been 3 years though 🙂

Great selfies!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie
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speedyrabbit August 20, 2017 at 5:48 am

Wowzer 3 years already?!! Time flies when you’re having Fun!Happy Anniversary guys,xx Speedy
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Teddy August 20, 2017 at 5:27 am

HAPPY SELFIEVERSARY! Oh yes please DO continue to host the Sunday Selfies……it’s a tradition that shouldn’t be broken…..just look how many of us pawticipate every week. We love hopping with you…..Hope you break your record of 61 pawticipants.

Teddy and Mom too
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Zoolatry August 20, 2017 at 4:46 am

Thank you for Three Years of Fun and Joy with the Sunday Selfies … many paws up for this great event, and congratulations to you and yours! It’s always special to join in …

Today we share in the sadness of losing sweet Esme, and send our love to dear Sophie, a special friend.
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Erin the Cat, Princess August 20, 2017 at 3:40 am

Happy Anniversary and we wish you many many more. We love the selfies, again, and well worth seeing as they are mighty fine. Thank you for the news about Esme, we had not heard and are devastated she has passed. We will visit as soon as the tears subside enough….
Gentle Purrrs

Little Binky and Granny August 20, 2017 at 3:15 am

It’s hard to write some words, as we just heard about the passing of Esme. Heartbreaking news :'(
Concatulations ons your 3rd Anniversary and Cheers to a lot more to come 🙂 Extra three Pawkisses for a wonderful Sunday to all you you 🙂 <3
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Create With Joy August 20, 2017 at 3:07 am

Happy Anniversary and congrats – love the walk down memory lane!

The Swiss Cats August 20, 2017 at 2:52 am

Happy third anniversary ! We wish you many many more ! We don’t take part very often, but that’s our favorite blog hop. Purrs
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Summer August 20, 2017 at 2:31 am

How cool that your Sunday Selfies blog hop is still going strong!

We too were very sad about Esme. We’ve been to visit the Critters a couple of times and have met the whole crew. Esme was a very, very sweet little girl.
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Prancer Pie August 20, 2017 at 2:19 am

Concats on your 3rd Selfies Anniversary and thank you for sharing the news aout Esme. We are heartbroken for Mom Sophie.

Yael from Playing In Catnip August 20, 2017 at 2:11 am

Congratulations on your 3rd Anniversary. There are such fine selfies you have posted. I am so sorry to hear of Esme’s trip over the Rainbow Bridge. She looks like she was a beautiful kitty.
Yael from Playing In Catnip
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Harvey Button August 20, 2017 at 1:57 am

Firstly, may we conCATulate the Kitties Blue family on the third anniversary of the blog hop. It brings such fun and joy to us every week and we enjoy it so very much. Thank you all for your hard work creating such lovely pictures each week too.

Miss Janet, we had not seen about Miss Esme’s passing until we read today’s selfie post here. Mum is in tears. She has left a comment on the Critter’s blog and knows that their mum is utterly heartbroken.
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The Menagerie Mom August 20, 2017 at 1:39 am

A huge concatulations on 3 fantastic years of selfies! We sure do always look forward to this Sunday hop. What a wonderful idea it is to share these momentous flashback selfies. And we are sending many purrs and prayers to Esme and Mitalee’s family.
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Canadian Cats August 20, 2017 at 12:53 am

I am so sorry to hear Critters In the Cottage is going through such a bad time. Esme seemed like such a fine pal.

Shoko and Kali
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As the World Purrs August 20, 2017 at 12:08 am

Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary! Hoping you have many more!
Gus, Jaq, Pearl, and the Beatles Kittens.
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meowmeowmans August 20, 2017 at 12:07 am

Happy third anniversary, dear friends! We love that this awesome blog hop is still going strong. Thank you for giving us all a chance to share and have such fun every Sunday! Here’s to more than 61 entrants today, and to many more Sunday Selfies Blog Hops yet to come. Love and hugs to you!
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