by Janet Blue on June 24, 2021

Thankful Thursday

We have so many thankfuls this week, the kitties and I have decided to save our Thoroughly Poetic Thursday poem until tomorrow and share it along with our Fill-Ins.


Kizmet asked to start, as she has oodles of thankfuls.

She is thankful to everyone who visited her birthday celebration and left comments on the post. As we write this, comments from Tuesday and yesterday total 38. Comments will remain open on both posts through today. If you haven’t left a comment, you can still do so. If you haven’t been following us the last couple of days and are wondering why this is important, here’s the reason: We are having a commentathon. I will be donating $1 for each comment on those two posts to the Helen Woodward Animal Center.

The tax deductible donation will go toward votes for Kizmet in the Superhero Sidekicks Calendar Contest! Kizmet is currently in sixth place in the contest with 120 votes. She is sending out extra special thanks to Brian’s Dad (Terry Frum), Kevin Hattori (meowmeowmans), Sandee Clark, Susan McDevitt and Amy Sandy for voting for Kizmet through their own donations to HWAC. If you would like to join them, votes are $1 with a minimum purchase of five votes. Donations will be used by the Center to support their orphan pets and programs. Voting remains open through 5 p.m. PT, August 2. By clicking on the link above, you will be taken to the contest.

Kizmet will keep you posted on how she is doing. The top 12 vote recipients will each represent a month on the Center’s 2022 calendar. 

Kizmet entered this photo in the contest.




Astrid would like to thank everyone who visited yesterday and left anniversary wishes for her and her husband of five years, Sampy, from Kitty Cat Chronicles. 

Mom Janet

I have some thankfuls this week as well; though I am going to save a couple of them for next week. If I don’t, this post will become unbearably long. 

I reached two milestones and received two badges on Peloton this week. One was for completing 400 meditation sessions and the other for a four-year streak of participation. I have never missed a week since I began on this journey 208 weeks ago. And during those 48 months I have missed very few days!



I also managed to be a first commenter, along with three others, on the Tuesday Teaser at Two Spoiled Cats and received this cute badge. 

Dad Tom, Mom Janet & Sawyer

As far as we know Sawyer has not had a seizure since May 24. You might wonder why I said, “as far as we know.” As you would suspect, we cannot be with him 24/7, and he has had seizures when we weren’t around. However, we always find the evidence later, and we have found none in the past month. Yippee!

Blog Hop

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. If you’d like to participate, post on your blog for what you are thankful, then click on Brian’s badge to be whisked off to his blog where you can enter your link.




by Janet Blue on June 23, 2021


Today we are celebrating the first birthday of the newest member of the Kitties Blue family: Kizmet! This young lady has brought so much joy and laughter to our household. She is always getting into something and being a silly monkey.

On yesterday’s “The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky” post, we announced that in honor of Kizmet’s birthday we are having a commentathon. The proceeds will be donated to the Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC) to help support their orphan pets and programs. For each comment left on yesterday’s and today’s posts, Mom will be donating $1. The donation will go toward the purchase of votes for Kizmet in the Superhero Sidekicks Calendar Contest!  Kizmet began yesterday in 27th place in the contest. Thanks to the generosity of our friends, which we’ll tell you about tomorrow on our Thankful Thursday post, she is now in fifth place. You can find out more about the contest by clicking on the link to it or the link to Periwinkle and Stinky’s post.

Kizmet’s Birthday

To celebrate Kizmet’s birthday, Cooper Murphy made a cake and we all collaborated on making a card.



We hope you will all join us in wishing this little lady tomboy “monkey” a very happy birthday. And please invite all your friends to drop by and do the same. The more comments, the more dollars Mom will be sending to HWAC.

Astrid & Sampy’s Anniversary

From today forward, our household will be filled with two joyous celebrations on June 23, as Kizmet was born on Astrid and Sampy’s anniversary. This adorable couple exchanged vows in 2016 at the Blog Paws conference. If you’d like to see the original post, you can find it here: “Introducing the Newlyweds“.

Of course, we had Cooper Murphy make another cake, and we made them a card.



We are delighted that these two found each other. If you do not know Sampy, click on The Felines page from our menu.

To go with your cake, we have champagne and nip lemonade.



Thanks for joining us today for these memorable celebrations. And please don’t forget to ask your friends to stop by, so we can donate lots of money to HWAC.

Purrs and paw-pats, Kitties Blue

p.s. We have been very wordy today, but we are still joining the Wordless Wednesday blog hop at Comedy Plus.




June 22, 2021

Stinky is even more excited than usual to see Periwinkle and embark on today’s adventure. He’s been bouncing around for so long, his paws are beginning to hurt. Just as he thinks he is going to need to sit down and rest, Periwinkle comes tumbling from the tunnel right into his waiting paws. After greeting […]

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June 21, 2021

Sparks Usually I select a quote for my Spark, and then look for a photo to represent it. Today, however, I had a photo taken by Dad Tom that I knew I had to use. Seeing that Kizmet and Sawyer’s bodies together made the shape of a heart warmed my heart. The words that came […]

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June 20, 2021

Sunday Selfies: Week #358 Today we celebrate our dad, who we think is the World’s Best Cat Dad. He does everything for us, and we love him bunches. To honor him, we made a special card with his selfie and a selfie of each of us.     If you are wondering about our disguises, […]

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June 19, 2021

Caturday Art Dad Tom was using the dehydrator to dry some mint, and the box from it was on the table in the catio. After spending the morning playing crazy kitten, Kizmet crawled in and slept for about three hours. I have two photos for her first International Box Day. I used two different effects […]

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June 18, 2021

Feline/Friendship Friday One of our thankfuls yesterday was that I got to spend time with my friend of more than 30 years, Mary Jane. Kitties Blue told you how Misty May spent time on Mary Jane’s lap. So, what could be better for Friendship Friday than a photo of that occurrence.     Misty May and […]

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June 17, 2021

Sorry for the very late post today. Mom was super pooped last night, and she couldn’t get her act together, so we have had to take this post into our own paws. Thankful Thursday These are the things for which we are thankful for this week: finally getting this post done. some lower humidity. being […]

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June 16, 2021

Wordless Wednesday     Misty May and Kizmet are participating in the Wordless Wednesday blog hop at Comedy Plus. You can do the same by clicking on the badge.  

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June 14, 2021

Sparks As a youngster I spent lots of time with my dad’s parents. When they reached Dad Tom’s and my age, I remember them  constantly talking about how one friend or another had passed away. It seems that is what is happening right now with our friends. This past week two friends died, and they aren’t […]

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