by Janet Blue on July 2, 2022

Caturday Art


summer porch cat: artistic version of tuxedo cat lying on porch in summer


Misty May would live on the front porch in the summer if we let her. Some days, when she is meowing non-stop, we happily deposit her there. She has had outside privileges her entire life and knows to stay in the area if she ventures off the porch. As she can no longer hear when we call her, we are grateful that she knows right where she belongs.

I used Painnt yet again to create my art. It is the Blush effect (unchanged from the original). The frame is from favpng.

I created a puzzle for those of you who enjoy a good jigsaw.

preview120pieceTuxie Cat Garden Art

Misty May will be popping over to Athena Gat Goddess Wise Kitty’s for her Caturday Art blog hop.You can join her by clicking on Athena’s badge.

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #218

Friendly Fill-Ins is a blog hop, hosted by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). If you’d like to participate, you can find the four sentences to be filled in each Thursday on their blogs. Fill-Ins normally post on Fridays, but we missed them yesterday, as we were celebrating Sawyer’s fifth birthday. If you missed the party, the link to that post is at the bottom of this one.

Here are this week’s fill-ins. I had a little help from Sawyer. We both used teal italics, and any explanatory info is in parentheses.

1. A fashion trend that I hope never returns is hot pants (not that I would wear them at my age).

2. A fashion trend I wouldn’t mind coming back in style is ? (To be honest, I wear what I like and pay little attention to the trends.)

3. Sawyer: I think treats is are superior to stinky goodness. (I am the luckiest cat ever. Noelle gave me a 30 ounce container of Temptations for by birthday. I have been instructed that I am supposed to share. Pffft!)

4. When a new month rolls around, I always comment on how quickly the current year is passing.

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Sunday Selfies Reminder

Your host for tomorrow, a large, ginger, tabby cat, asked me to remind you to snap a selfie so you can participate in our weekly blog hop. I suspect he’ll be doing something patriotic in anticipation of Independence Day on Monday. We invite you to do the same if you’d like. Of course, that is not mandatory. All the Kitties Blue do hope you’ll join in the hop. Until then…stay cool!




by Janet Blue on July 1, 2022

Feline & Friendship Friday Birthday

Today we are having a big celebration to mark Sawyer’s firth birthday. Last year at this time, he was on his walkabout and unable to celebrate until he was home safe three weeks later.

I made this collage with Sawyer’s first photo from when he joined the family. It’s in the upper left corner. The others were selected as they represent Sawyer on the dates closest to his birthday as well as one of his first photos after he returned home last year. It’s in the lower left corner. The upper right is the last photo before he went missing.

Probably the happiest birthday Sawyer had was in 2019 when he caught a mouse!


Sawyer's 5th birthday: Collage of seven photos of grey tabby cat as well as birthday graphics.


When Sawyer first started having seizures, they were extremely bad and uncontrollable. We made several trips to the emergency vet in the middle of the night, and we almost lost him at least once. We honestly feared he would not live to see this birthday. Then, of course, when he took off last year, we never expected to see him again. That he was spotted and we got him home was a true miracle.

So today is special. Happy birthday little guy. You mean the world to us, Noelle and all your friends around the world.

Cooper Murphy, of course, made a cake. It looks almost exactly like baby Sawyer.


Sawyer's 5th birthday: grey tabby cat in a decorated box birthday cake.


We’ve also got lots of noms and drinks, so please help yourselves and stay as long as you like.


Sawyer's 5th birthday: collage of various foods

Sawyer's 5th birthday: collage of various drinks


There also are toys to play with and to take home.


Sawyer's 5th birthday: felt fish toys and crocheted mouse toys


Sawyer will be joining both the Feline Friday and Friendship Friday blog hops at Comedy Plus and Create With Joy respectively.

What’s Coming Up

Astrid was supposed to share photos of her anniversary gifts and Kizmet of her birthday gift today, but they will do that sometime next week. Sawyer has a gift waiting from Noelle, and he’ll share that next week as well. Friendly Fill-Ins will be included with our Caturday Art tomorrow. And, of course, we’ll have our usual Sunday Selfies post.

Thanks for joining us today and helping us celebrate.





June 30, 2022

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday So, it’s Thursday again and time to join Angel Sammy and Teddy from Two Spoiled Cats and write a poem based on the inspiration photo they provided. I have been altering the photos for the past several weeks by adding a cat or two, and this week is no different. I also […]

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June 29, 2022

Wordless Wednesday     Sawyer is participating in the Wordless Wednesday blog hop at Comedy Plus.  

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June 27, 2022

Sparks I was looking for a Spark about gratitude, when I found this quote. Though gratitude is mentioned, this Spark says so much more.     I felt I needed a photo that made me happy to accompany the Spark. This one of Astrid peeking out of the tunnel is from 2015, and I did […]

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June 26, 2022

Sunday Selfies: Week #410 NOW THEN   That’s right…one year ago today I left on my unauthorized walkabout. I turned my mom and dad into stressed out, crazy people. That lasted for three and a half weeks. As you can see, I have grown up a lot since then. Manx cats are not considered adults […]

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June 25, 2022

Cat World Domination Day: 10th Anniversary I have been playing catch up most of the week, so it is probably no surprise that I am posting one day late for Cat World Domination Day. In order to recognize the special 10 year anniversary of this observance, Astrid is sitting on top of the world.   […]

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June 24, 2022

Apology Good morning friends. Please forgive the late post. It is, of course, all mom’s fault. She took Dad Tom out last night for a belated Father’s Day dinner. They went to a Peruvian restaurant and overindulged. Mom was in a food coma when they got home. On top of that she had a mango […]

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June 23, 2022

Thankful Thursday Today is a big day at our house with a birthday and an anniversary to celebrate.  Sixth Anniversary     Six years ago today Astrid and Sampy (Sampson Hall) were married at the Blog Paws Conference. You can see the wedding post at “Introducing the Newlyweds.”  In celebration, we have a card and […]

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June 22, 2022

Wordless Wednesday     Misty May is participating in the Wordless Wednesday blog hop at Comedy Plus.   Please make certain you join us tomorrow, as it is a super special day. We will be celebrating both Astrid and Sampy’s sixth anniversary and Kizmet’s second birthday!  

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