The Cat On My Head

CATIO CATS & A SPARK ABOUT GRATITUDE

Awww Mondays

After several days of rain, three of the Kitties Blue enjoyed some catio time.

 

Two ginger tabby cats and a tortoise shell cat are catio cats.

 

Our catio cats, Astrid, Cooper Murphy and Raleigh, will be participating in the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. If you would like to do the same, click on the Awww badge.

 

Sparks

 

I think the Spark I selected for today speaks for itself.

The author of today’s Spark, Kristin Armstrong (Savola), is a former professional bicycle road racer and three-time Olympic gold medalist, having won the women’s individual time trial in 2008, 2012, and 2016.

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.”

The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

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Tomorrow is that special day each week when Periwinkle and Stinky set out on a new adventure. It is Stinky’s turn to make a plan. He’s confided in me that he’s going to be in a pickle if he doesn’t decide pronto on what he and Periwinkle will be doing. He’s always comes up with something fun to do, so I am confident he won’t let Periwinkle or our readers down. And I know both the tabbies will be looking forward to seeing you here tomorrow. So, please don’t let them down.

Thanks for joining us today.

 

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SAWYER’S SELFIE WITH THE LORAX

Sunday Selfies: Week #498

 

Grey tabby cat selfie in an orange frame with the Lorax on the side for Dr. Seuss's birthday.

 

Our Sunday Selfies hop today is in honor of Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), whose birthday was yesterday.

 

 

Saturday was also Read Across America Day and the month of March is National Reading Month. You can find out more about Read Across America on the National Education Association web site.

Sawyer looks so cute in his selfie that I created a bonus puzzle. Hope you enjoy doing it.

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Sawyer is sending Noelle love and whisker kisses and hopes she likes his selfie.

Hopping Time

All the Kitties Blue are looking forward to having you join Sawyer on this week’s special Dr. Seuss Sunday Selfies hop. I created some frames you might want to use for your selfie. I reposted them yesterday, so if you want to check them out, click on the link to yesterday’s post at the end of this one.

Hope you have found some time to do some reading this weekend. Wishing you an easy Sunday with a good book.

Thanks for joining us, the Lorax and Dr. Seuss on the hop!

 



TORTIE & TORBIE ART

Caturday Art

Audrey and Calista Jo are the subjects of today’s Caturday Art. Surprisingly, they were both awake when I took their photo. I actually took about ten photos trying to get them to look at me. However, wherever I moved, Audrey looked away. So, only Calista Jo is looking forward.

 

artistic image of a dilute tortie cat and a torbie cat

 

To create today’s art, I went back to Painnt. I used the Hialeah effect. After applying the effect, I sharpened the image by 20 percent. The frame  is from the favpng app.

I made a puzzle, but removed the ornate part of the frame to eliminate what would have been a small white border.
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Calista Jo and Audrey will be participating in the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. To do the same, click on Athena’s badge.

Dr. Seuss Sunday Selfies Reminder

Tomorrow our selfies hop will celebrate Dr. Seuss, whose birthday is today. I thought you might like to celebrate by using a special frame for your selfie. I have made a few from which you can select. Of course, you are not required to use a frame, and if you choose to, it does not need to be one of these.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks so much for joining us today. We look forward to having you hop with us tomorrow.

 

 

 

REVISITING MOUSE IN THE HOUSE & FILL-INS

Feline Friday

One would think with eight cats, either Dad Tom or I could manage to take a new photo of one of them. But, alas, that did not happen. So, I am sharing a photo from ten years ago, which was included in the March 4 post, “Wordless Wednesday: Mouse in the House.”

 

A dilute tortoise shell cat and a grey cat are watching a field mouse that has gotten into the house.

 

There are two other photos, which include the mouse, in that post. If you’d like to see those, click on the link above.

Calista Jo and Angel Fiona will be joining in the Feline Friday blog hop at messymimi’s meanderings. If you’d like to participate in the hop, click on the badge below.

Friendly Fill-Ins

The Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop is hosted each Friday by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). They publish the fill-in sentences on their blogs each Thursday. To join the hop, click on the badge at the left.

I was left to my own devices this week, as the fill-ins were not anything the Kitties Blue were able to complete. I used teal coloring for my fill-ins. Any explanations are in parentheses.

1. My favorite place to read is in the bedroom or on the front porch.

2. My favorite genre to read is kitty mysteries/suspense/biographies. (Actually, I’ll read pretty much anything.)

3. Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations is a book I could read over and over again.

4. The book, Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen inspired me to read her complete works back to back.

Thank you for stopping in to see us today.

I’ll be sharing some Caturday Art and a jigsaw puzzle tomorrow. I also will post again the frames for the special Dr. Seuss Sunday Selfies hop. Kitties Blue and I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

 

 

 

PERIWINKLE THE BRAVE & THANKFULS

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

This is the day when I like to participate in the poetry challenge at Two Spoiled Cats. They provide us with an inspiration photo, and along with Angel Sammy, participants write and share a poem. Here’s this week’s inspiration photo, with a very small addition, followed by a tongue-in-cheek poem from Stinky.

 

Periwinkle The Brave: A rafting trip with the addition of a small cartoon tabby cat wearing a helmet and life vest.

 

Periwinkle The Brave

This really doesn’t look like fun.
Can we please just lie in the sun?
Then we can wade up to our knees
and enjoy this delightful breeze.
Perhaps you would reconsider?
I’m frightened I’ll fall in the river.
What if my life vest doesn’t inflate?
As a swimmer I’m not that great.
I guess I’m really not one for adventure,
especially one involving danger.
If you want to go, I’ll wait here
and when you paddle by give a cheer!
As I can now plainly see…
you are much braver than me.

© Stinky Blue – 2/28/2024

Each week Angel Sammy transmits his poem from the Rainbow Bridge to Teddy for publication. Sammy writes amazing poetry, which is always worth reading. Please stop over to Two Spoiled Cats, by clicking on the poetry badge, to check out Sammy’s poem and get the photo for next week’s challenge.

Thankful Thursday

I always look forward to the opportunity to share Kitties Blue and my thankfuls with you.

I am not certain the kitties agree, but Dad Tom and I are super thankful that the bird brain cardinal has moved on.

 

 

This week I was the First Right Guesser on the Two Spoiled Cats‘ Tuesday Teaser. That is a very rare occurrence. I received this badge.

We have signs of spring popping up in the yard. A patch of small lilac flowers from bulbs I planted on Giulietta’s grave in fall of 2022 are blooming and some purple crocus. Several daffodils will be opening soon. I will try to get Dad Tom to take some photos when it stops raining.

Stinky is thankful I am making some progress on the landing page which will give our readers easy access to all The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky.

As always, Kitties Blue and I are thankful for everyone who visits our blog, comments and joins our Sunday Selfies blog hop. Don’t forget that this Sunday will be a special hop dedicated to Dr. Seuss. You can find frames to use for your selfie photos (if you like) here.

The Kitties Blue and I will be participating in the Thankful Thursday blog hop hosted by Angel Brian. Click on the badge below to join in the hop.

Thanks for stopping by today. We hope to see you again tomorrow for Friendly Fill-Ins and Feline Friday.

 

RETURN OF THE BIRD WATCHERS

Wordless Wednesday

 

bird watchers return: A grey cat and a torbie cat sitting in front of a television watching bird TV.

 

bird watchers return: A grey cat and a torbie cat sitting in front of a television watching bird TV.

 

Kizmet and Audrey will be joining the Wordless Wednesday blog hop at Comedy Plus. If you would like to participate, click on the WW badge below.

Puzzle Time

As I do not have a Looking Back post for you this week, I have made a bonus puzzle for those of you who enjoy them. I created the art for the puzzle using the A.I. generator from piZap.

 

Kitten in a high chair with milk on its face.

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Thanks for visiting us today. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

 

LEAPING INTO MONDAY

Awww Mondays

Audrey and Kizmet are always up to some sort of mischief. Dad Tom snapped their photo right after we turned off bird TV, which they had been avidly watching. In their haste to depart for some real bird watching on the catio, Kizmet tries to leap over the top of Audrey.

 

A grey cat tries to leap over a torbie cat

 

The girls will be joining the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. If you would like to do the same, click on the Awww badge.

 

Sparks

 

A night sky graphic with the quote: "We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion," by Max de Pree

 

The author of today’s Spark, Max De Pree (1924 – 2017), was an American businessman and writer. His book Leadership is an Art has sold more than 800,000 copies. In 1992, he was inducted into the Junior Achievement’s U.S. Business Hall of Fame. 

Sparks is the creation of Annie from McGuffy’s Reader. It 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.”

The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

Tomorrow is that special day each week when Periwinkle and Stinky set out on a new adventure. Periwinkle will be planning what they’ll be doing. I am certain she has something fun in mind, and the tabbies will be looking forward to seeing you over at Friends Furever. Please don’t let them down.

Thanks for joining us today. We will be back with a new post on Wednesday.

 

 

 

TANTALIZING TUXIE

Sunday Selfies: Week: #497

Lisbeth can be a pest at mealtimes. She gets on the island over and over again while we are eating. Her penance last night at dinner was taking a selfie. She actually took about five. This was the best one.

 

tantalizing tuxie: portrait of a black and white cat in a polka dot frame with flowers in lower left and upper right corner.

 

Hopping Time

Lisbeth is looking forward to having you join her by adding your selfie to today’s hop. If you are too busy to post today or to add your link to the hop, we remain open for entries through Thursday.

Next Sunday’s Blog Hop Celebrating Dr. Seuss

Next Sunday our selfies hop will celebrate Dr. Seuss, whose birthday is the day before, Saturday, March 2. I thought you might like to celebrate by using a special frame for your selfie. I have made a few from which you can select. Of course, you are not required to use a frame, and if you choose to, it does not need to be one of these. If I have the opportunity, I will try to make a few more later in the week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks so much for joining us today. If you have friends you think would like to be part of our hop, please share this post with them.

Wishing you an easy Sunday.



FRIDAY BLOG HOPS WITH NAPPING CATS

Feline Friday

Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy could care less about participating in the Friday blog hops! They plan to nap their way right through them.

 

A dilute tortie cat and a ginger tabby cat napping.

 

They may be napping, but Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy will be joining in the Feline Friday blog hop at messymimi’s meanderings. If you’d like to participate in the hop, click on the badge below.

Friendly Fill-Ins

The Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop is hosted each Friday by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). They publish the fill-in sentences on their blogs each Thursday.To join the hop, click on the badge at the left.

My faithful sidekick for fill-ins, Sawyer, helped out again this week. I am so grateful that he is willing to help out regularly. We both used teal italics for our completions. Any explanatory information is in parentheses.

1. The Goodbye Girl from 1977 is a movie I can quote by heart.

2. Sawyer: Not eating my noms is a bad habit that I would like to stop doing. (This is a bad habit Dad Tom and I wish Sawyer would break. We are not exactly sure how he feels about it.)

3. I look forward to the return of spring flowers.

4. Sawyer: Amongst my family and friends, I’m known as the PTU pooper.

That does it for another week. To those of you who stopped in to see us today, “Thank you for your support, comments and friendship.”

We will see you again tomorrow with some Caturday Art.

 

 

NAPPING ANGEL ART

Caturday Art 

I do not have any new photos of the Kitties Blue, so I dug back through my photo archives. I found a sweet photo of a napping Misty May. It is from October 3, 2020.

 

Tuxedo cat, who is now an angel, napping in an art creation.

 

To create the art I used the Finger Paint Doodle effect from Painnt. I changed the hue of the original art, bumped the saturation slightly and added Vintage coloring. With piZap I added the Abstract filter.

Here’s a puzzle for you. Hope you enjoy it and that you liked seeing Misty May today. She is missed here by all but Astrid.


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Tuxedo Cat Art

Our angel, Misty May, will be participating in the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. To do the same, click on Athena’s badge.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

Tomorrow is that day when you share your adorableness with all your friends and Kitties Blue by joining our blog hop. Though most of the Kitties Blue do not enjoy taking selfies, they always love seeing yours as do I.

As usual, I have no idea which of the gang will be here as your host tomorrow.  I suspect I’ll be doing some cat stalking later today. 

Tomorrow I will be including some photo frames you can pick up and use for our special Dr. Seuss Sunday Selfies  hop on Sunday, March 3.

Thanks for joining us today. Kitties Blue and I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.