by Janet Blue on July 2, 2020

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

I skipped last Thursday’s poetry challenge but am back today to join Teddy and Angel Sammy, our hosts from Two Spoiled Cats.

Here is this week’s inspiration photo and my poem.



The Harbinger

A lone, wee flower peeking
Through the cracked pavement,
In a dot of sunlight,
Brings a smile to my face.
Broken dreams, lost loves
Disappointments and failures
Are forgotten, for if this
Single bloom can find its way
Through a fissure, I can
Conquer any obstacle,
Solve any problem and
enjoy a life filled with
gratitude and wellbeing.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 07/01/2020

If you’d like to join Poetic Thursday, click on the badge above. You’ll find the photo for next week. While visiting Two Spoiled Cats, make certain you read Angel Sammy’s poem. He transmits it to Teddy from the Rainbow Bridge, and it is always thoughtful and well-crafted. Other poets leave links to their works in the comments, and you might want to check those out as well.

Thankful Thursday

Sawyer is here to share his thankfuls today and join the Thankful Thursday blog hop at Brian’s Home. Those thankfuls include a 12-day streak without a seizure, this birthday card from Teddy (Two Spoiled Cats) as well as the two he shared yesterday. He’s also grateful to all who attended his third birthday party and left their kind words and well wishes.



Dad Tom and I are thankful that we, our friends and family remain healthy. We are particularly thankful that we live in a state and area (southwest Virginia) where cases of and deaths from COVID-19 remain low. Nonetheless, we remain careful and vigilant. We pray you are doing the same and  remain healthy.

If you’d like to participate in the Thankful Thursday blog hop, post on your blog for what you are thankful, then click on the badge below.



by Janet Blue on July 1, 2020

Party Time


Welcome to Sawyer’s third birthday celebration. Everyone in the Blue household is so excited that our little buddy is still with us and growing up like any healthy cat. As a Manx, he supposedly will not be full-grown until he is five years old. Our prayer is that he will still be with us when he reaches that milestone.

But for today, we are thankful to have him in our lives and to share this day with all of our friends and his.

In recognition of Stinky and Periwinkle’s latest adventure, a visit to the Mill Mountain Zoo, we are having a zoo-themed party. Please join us for some zoo-themed foods, lemonade with catnip and cake made by Mau in his Cat Scout Bake Shop.



Sawyer would like to thank his girlfriend, Noelle (Friends Furever), as well as Timmy, Einstein, Toby, Miss Fitz and Rumpy (Tomcat Commentary by Tim) for his birthday cards.











Stay as long as you like to nom and visit with your friends. The catio is open all day. When leaving, please help yourself to a zoo animal party favor.


Dad Tom, Sawyer and I thank you for joining us in celebrating as well for all the love and support you have shown Sawyer.

Though we’ve been anything but wordless today, Sawyer is joining the Wordless Wednesday blog hop at Comedy Plus.



Finally, I promised a giveaway for Sawyer’s birthday. I will send a surprise package to the first commenter to identify a change I made to this page a few days ago. To my knowledge, it has gone unnoticed thus far. That’s as much of a clue as I am going to give.




June 30, 2020

A Trip to the Zoo – Part 2 If you missed Part 1 of the tabbies trip to the zoo, click here. “Good morning, Periwinkle. How are you?” “Hi, Stinky. I’m great, how about you?” “Purrfect! Thanks for asking. Would you like to remind our readers about what is happening on today’s adventure?” “Sure. We […]

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June 29, 2020

Sparks It seems as if this is going to be a Sawyer heavy week when it comes to The Cat on My Head. He was here yesterday with his selfie, and he is back today for our Spark and the Awww Mondays blog hop. His alter ego will return tomorrow for The Adventures of Stinky […]

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June 28, 2020

Sunday Selfies: Week #307     Most of my furmily do not enjoy taking selfies. They normally will turn away so that their selfie is a profile or get up and just walk away. Not me. I am handsome and beloved by many, so why would I not want to show you my face? Though […]

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June 27, 2020

Caturday Art     Cooper Murphy was practicing his yoga while bathing on the catio. He looked so cute, but the photo came out muddy and blurry due to the back lighting. That’s my favorite type of photo to use for art. To artify Cooper’s photo I used the Gnocchied filter with analog coloring from […]

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June 26, 2020

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #214 Friendly Fill-Ins is hosted by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). Each select two sentences for participants to complete. If you’d like to play along, click on the badge at the left. That will take you to Lorianne’s blog, where you can enter the link to your post. You […]

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June 25, 2020

Thankful Thursday Kitties Blue asked to be first to share their thankfuls with you today. Here is Astrid with her thankful. Tuesday was my fourth wedding anniversary. Sampson (Sampy) from Kitty Cat Chronicles and I were married at the Blog Paws Conference in 2016. Here’s a photo from back then as well as a photo […]

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June 24, 2020

Wordless Wednesday: Cat World Domination Day           Kitties Blue are joining our furiend, Summer, in celebrating Cat World Domination Day. Purrsonally, we know cats dominate the world efurryday, but if the world wants to give them a special day of recognition, I will help them celebrate and purrmote it. If you are […]

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June 23, 2020

A Trip to the Zoo: Part I Stinky bounced from paw to paw in excitement waiting for Periwinkle to arrive. Finally he heard that familiar whoosh, and Periwinkle tumbled out of the teleportation tunnel. Before she could even catch her breath, Stinky grabbed her paw and began running toward his mom’s car. Mom Janet helped […]

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