by Janet Blue on December 5, 2019

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

The inspiration photo for today’s poem is so great, it probably deserved a better effort from me. But it also is one of those photos that doesn’t need words to be enjoyed and marveled at.



Clothes sway in the breeze
Do all these flats lack closets
Or is it wash day?

©  Janet Buickerood Blue – 12/04/2019

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday is hosted by our good friends, Teddy and Angel Sammy (Two Spoiled Cats). Each week Angel Sammy writes a fab poem and transmits it from the Rainbow Bridge to Teddy. Participants post a link to their poem or the entire poem in the Comments area on the ginger boys’ post. To visit, click on the badge below.


Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for all of you who visited yesterday and left comments on our “Remembering Fiona” post. It warms my heart that so many of our friends loved our special girl. I have an 8 X 10 canvas print of her gorgeous face on our dresser next to her urn, so I can see her everyday.

I am grateful for picking up another Right Guesser badge on the Tuesday Teaser, also at Two Spoiled Cats.


Though the tree is not up yet, I also am thankful to have the majority of the other Christmas decorating completed.

Sawyer and Mau are thankful for the gift of the kitty advent calendar from Noelle and Allie (Friends Furever). Being generous members of a large kitty family, they are kindly sharing heir treats.



Finally, Kitties Blue and I are thankful for all our friends, supporters and participants in our Sunday Selfies blog hop.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. To participate, post on your blog for what you are thankful then click on Brian’s badge to pop over to his place and enter your link.




by Janet Blue on December 4, 2019

Not So Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, December 1, marked the three-year anniversary of our precious Fiona receiving her wings and leaving us for the Rainbow Bridge. Kitties Blue were remembering KaTwo from 15 And Meowing (who only recently received her wings) that day, and I didn’t want to upstage her.

Most of you who follow us remember Fiona. She was a precious angel when she was here on earth. I will always remember the day we met. I had gone to the home of the friend of a friend to meet a black kitten. That kitten was a a floofly little munchkin, but she just wasn’t the right kitten to join Kitties Blue. After “interviewing” the kittens from two litters, I found the purrfect candidate. That kitten would join the family and become Giulietta. Before the two of us left for home, I asked to visit with all the kittens one more time. As I entered the kittens’ quarters, an itty bitty, short-haired, grey kitten looked at me with a gaze that screamed, “please,” and I new I’d be going home with the two sisters. That second kitten was Fiona.

That day was the Friday prior to Mother’s Day in May, 2010. I had no idea then that Fiona would only be with us until December 1, 2016. Unfortunately malformed kidneys caused her to develop chronic kidney disease. She passed away naturally while snuggled on my chest after more than a year of treatment and love.

You can read more about Fiona on The Felines page or by entering her name in the search box on our sidebar.

I have so many photos of our beautiful girl, I had a difficult time selecting ones to share. I hope you will enjoy those I selected.



On the sidebar beneath Fiona’s photo are four poems I wrote for her. If you have never read them, I hope you will take the time to do so today.

Fiona you will be loved and in our hearts and memories forever. Thank you for “asking” to join our family.





December 2, 2019

Sparks As I often do, I have a selected a Spark to share that speaks to me.     I have spent my entire adult life trying to live in the moment, but I am easily distracted. I often do not remember things that have occurred due to my mind being otherwise occupied. So, today’s […]

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December 1, 2019

Sunday Selfies:Week #277     What do you think? Did I do a good job? The other Kitties Blue and I are excited to see your selfie, so please join us today. We haven’t posted our hopping tips in a few weeks, so Mom asked me to do so today. If you are a new […]

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November 30, 2019

Caturday Art Our trio of tuxies are enjoying a sunpuddle in today’s photo.     The photo includes Lisbeth in the back, Mau and his shadow (center) and Misty May in the front looking at Mau’s shadow. Seeing these three together is a rare occurrence and needed to be recorded. I used the usual apps […]

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November 28, 2019

Thankful Thursday On this Thanksgiving Day Kitties Blue, Dad Tom and I are thankful to have each other. And, of course, we are thankful to have all of you, our friends and followers, in our lives. Sawyer has some thankfuls today as well. He did not have a terrific Gotcha Day, as he had a […]

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November 27, 2019

Wordless Wednesday      

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November 26, 2019

Preparing for Thanksgiving Stinky had moved the teleportation tunnel to the destination of Periwinkle’s and his next adventure and waited next to it. Of course, he was fidgeting with excitement and anticipation when she came whooshing out. Breathless, she threw her paws around Stinky’s neck and gave him a big squeeze. Looking around, Periwinkle asked, […]

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November 25, 2019

Awww Mondays Normally I begin our Monday posts with Sparks, but today I am switching things up, as today is special. It is Sawyer’s second Gotcha Day. We do have photos of him from his first day with us, but they are a bit blurry, so I am sharing a photo from three days after […]

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November 24, 2019

Sunday Selfies: Week #276     I had to have a bit of help with my selfie from Mom. I was snuggled into Dad’s lap and didn’t want to move. Though I sleep on Mom’s head at night, Dad Tom is my favorite person, and I try to get in his lap or on his […]

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