by Janet Blue on October 20, 2020




Stinky is sitting by the teleportation tunnel waiting for Periwinkle. Tuesday is his favorite day of the week, as they always get to spend it together doing something fun. Soon Periwinkle arrives with the usual whoosh and falls into his waiting paws. After several minutes hugging and sharing whisker kisses, Periwinkle asks about today’s adventure.

“We are going to celebrate Tock-Tober,” Stinky tells Periwinkle.

“Stinky, do you actually understand what Tock-Tober is about?”

“Yeah, sort of. There was this cat named Derby who really liked to show off his buttocks.”


“Yeah, you know, butt, tocks, @$$ cheeks.”

“Hey wait a minute,“ Periwinkle interrupts, “are you supposed to say @$$? I don’t think your mom would like that. This is a family adventure after all.”

“So what should I say?” asks Stinky.

“I think heinie or backside are okay,” replies Periwinkle.

“Okay, this cat, from what I have heard, Derby, liked to show off his heinie, so his birthday on October 20 became a holiday named Tock-Tober. It is celebrated all over the blogosphere; though, Derby is now at the Rainbow Bridge. His brother Ducky and lots of other pets continue to celebrate in his memory.”

“So, what are we supposed to do?” asks Periwinkle.

“We are supposed to display our heinies for all to see,“ says Stinky.

“Well that sounds sort of rude, don’t you think?”

“I don’t know. For some reason humans seem to like it,” replies Stinky.

“Are you going to share your backside, Stinky?” asks Periwinkle, then stops herself and adds, ”Hey, without a tail your heinie is always out there for the world to see.”

“Yep, that’s right, unless I am sitting on it! And I think it is pretty darn cute. So, yes, I am going to show it off, especially as most of my furblings are too chicken to share their tocks. However, I did catch a few heinie photos of them I plan to share.”

“Well then let’s have a look,“ says Periwinkle.




“Let’s see if I can figure out to which of your fursibs these heinies belong: Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Misty May and Cooper Murphy.”

“Bingo,” says Stinky and adds with a chuckle, “You sure know your backsides!”

Periwinkle gives him a withering look and says, “Okay, Stinky, time to show me your tocks.”

“I will, but first I have some others to share. One of our cheeky squirrels…”

Before Stinky can finish, Periwinkle starts giggling hysterically and barely chokes out, “Hey, cheeky as in @$$ cheeks.” She then gasps and claps her paw over her mouth. When she takes it away she says, “Oops. sorry!”

Stinky just giggles. He knows Periwinkle can be a bit impulsive sometimes. He then shows off the photo of his friend.




“Wow, that is some fabulous tail. He’s sort of lucky as it really masks his actual tocks. Okay Stinky, your turn,” says Periwinkle.

“Ta da,” exclaims Stinky.



Stinky, you have the cutest heinie,” squeals Periwinkle. She adds, “The little ghost was a nice touch. So that was fun, but I am ready for a snack.”

“First I have one more very cute backside to share with you,” says Stinky.

Periwinkle gives him a puzzled look, as Stinky hands her one final photo.



“Hey, where did you get that? I said I didn’t want to show my tocks,” Periwinkle says while scowling at Stinky.

“Oh Noelle, your mom already showed this on your blog a couple of years ago, and it is all in good fun. Besides, you have a beautiful heinie and a fabulous tail.”

Blushing, Noelle gives Stinky a big hug and whispers in his ear that she forgives him his indiscretion.

“So you aren’t mad at me?” asks Stinky.

“I could never be m/ad at you. I am just a wee bit embarrassed.”

“You definitely have no reason to be embarrassed and if you are, you really need to get over it, as it is time for us to head over to the Tabby Cat Club for their Tock-Tober celebration,” Stinky tells Periwinkle.

“Oh, I forgot about that. Can we get a snack before we go?”

“Of course,” says Stinky and leads Periwinkle to the kitchen.

The End

If you are members of the Tabby Cat Club, you can catch up with Stinky and Periwinkle there later today. If you’re not a member, you can find our terrific tabby twosome next Tuesday at Friends Furever. Stinky and Periwinkle and all the Kitties Blue wish everyone a fun Tock-Tober!



Periwinkle and Stinky also are joining the Happy Tuesday blog hop at Comedy Plus.

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by Janet Blue on October 19, 2020




This Sparks post has another quote sent to me by my California friend, Jenn. I love silence and crave it often, especially when Misty May cranks up her full-throated caterwauling. And I rarely feel lonely, but with Kitties Blue, I am never really alone. With so many of us rarely leaving the house since the beginning of the pandemic, I feel quite fortunate to have Kitties Blue and to enjoy being at home. I pray those who are suffering from loneliness can find comfort in their solitude.

As we have been reminding you for months, Sparks is the creation of Annie from McGuffy’s Reader. Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend. Annie stated when she began Sparks,“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.”

Awww Mondays


Sawyer and his nom-smeared nose are joining the Awww Mondays blog hop hosted by Sandee at Comedy Plus. To do the same click on the badge below.


The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

Tomorrow Stinky and his girlfriend, Periwinkle, will be off on another of their exciting adventures. You’ll be able to join them right here tomorrow as they celebrate Tocktober. Please don’t disappoint them by missing out on the fun!




October 18, 2020

Sunday Selfies: Week #322     What do you think? Am I getting better at selfies? I realize I didn’t look at the camera, but I look engaged and interested. That counts right? I know we are still two weeks from Halloween, but I like the frame Mom selected for my photo. Hope you do […]

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October 17, 2020

Caturday Art With Halloween just a couple weeks away, I wanted to create some spooky Caturday Art. I don’t know if this is spooky, but it is definitely “dark.”     If you cannot determine which of the Kitties Blue this is, it is Cooper Murphy enjoying a box. To create Cooper Murphy’s grim, gloomy […]

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October 16, 2020

National Feral Cat Day Today we want to give all those who care for feral cat colonies and promote TNR a huge shout out, as some of us (like Sawyer) and many of our predecessors were formerly feral. National Feral Cat Day strives to change the views of humans on feral cats. In 2001 Alley Cat […]

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October 15, 2020

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday It is Thursday, which means it is time to write a poem for the Two Spoiled Cats, Teddy And Angel Sammy’s, poetry challenge. They provide an inspiration photo, and participants use it as the subject or jumping off place for a poem. Here is this week’s photo and my poem.     […]

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October 14, 2020

Wordless Wednesday      

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October 12, 2020

Awww Mondays Our handsome ginger man cat, Cooper Murphy, is here to join the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus.     If you’d like to participate in the hop, click on the badge.   Sparks   I found this in the Happy Color app and just liked it. We all need these three […]

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October 11, 2020

Sunday Selfies: Week #322     What do you think? Am I getting a bit better at this selfie thing? It did take me three tries, but I think this is near purrfect. I didn’t even turn my face away. I am unusually “nekkid” in my photo, as I have taken my collar off. Mom […]

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October 10, 2020

Caturday Art Misty May is the subject of today’s Caturday Art in a snoozy photo on Dad Tom’s and my bed.     She is somewhat camouflaged in this Painnt created art. I used the Roshe filter and added Grain Merge from color composition. Misty May is participating in the Caturday Art blog hop hosted […]

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