by Janet Blue on December 4, 2020

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #236

Each week, Ellen from 15 And Meowing and Lorianne from Four-Legged Furballs host this fun blog hop. They provide participants with the fun activity of completing four sentences especially selected by them. This week I got a little help from Calista Jo with the filling in. We both used teal italics to complete the sentences. Additional and/or explanatory information is in parentheses.

1. I am going to give several of my favorite animal organizations a donation for Christmas.

2. Calista Jo: I sleep 12 hours a night (and 11 hours during the day). Note: I think you already know this based on Wednesday’s post.


Calista Jo


3. My home is decorated with garlands, trees, lights, window candles and a variety of other things, including lots of bears.

4. Christmas music makes me feel festive. (I don’t like hearing it, however, prior to December.)

If you would like to join in the fun of Fill-Ins, check out Ellen and Lorianne’s blogs on Thursday. To join the hop, click on the badge below.


Feline/Friendship Friday

Calista Jo also is joining the Feline Friday blog hop at Comedy Plus and the Friendship Friday blog hop at Create With Joy. To do the same, click on the appropriate badge below.





by Janet Blue on December 3, 2020

Thankful Thursday

We are beginning with our thankfuls today, as we have a long list. Actually, Mom has the long list. We have our thankful at the end.

Mom is super grateful for recently winning a Sleepypod Air. She and Dad now have enough PTUs in case we ever have to evacuate. Paws crossed that never happens! 

Mom also is thankful for finishing the holiday decorating. She usually hasn’t even started at this point. We’ve included a couple of tree photos. 



The tree on the left is in the sunroom—a Kitties Blue-free zone. It has all Mom’s glass ornaments. The tree on the right has unbreakables and is in the dining room, which is basically our room. Neither tree is quite finished being decorated.

Mom is super thankful she gets to see one of her friends today. She hasn’t seen her since October 10. It has been even longer since she has seen either of her two other local friends. This pandemic has made her very lonely with so little real, in-person contact.

The biggest thankful is for her doctor’s appointment tomorrow. She is praying she will be able to get rid of the big old boot. She may have to go to a wooden, fracture shoe, but she is okay with that, as long as she doesn’t have to wear it for a long time. 

We Kitties Blue are always thankful for a loving family as well as all our blogging friends, followers and supporters. 

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. To participate post on your blog for what you are thankful, then click on the badge below to join the hop.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

On Thursdays, Mom or one of us write a poem for Two Spoiled Cats Angel Sammy and Teddy’s poetry challenge based on an inspiration photo. We think Mom punted this week, as she only wrote a haiku, but we promised to post it anyway. So here’s the photo and the haiku.



That house doesn’t look fun
Evil clown shouts stay away
Where are the tea cups?

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 12/02/2020

To participate in the poetry challenge check out Two Spoiled Cats today for next Thursday’s inspiration photo. Then post your poem on your blog next Thursday. To visit Teddy and Angel Sammy, click on the poetry badge. While visiting make certain you read Angel Sammy’s poem. He transmits it to Teddy each week from the Rainbow Bridge, and his poems are always terrific.

Thanks for joining us today and everyday.

Purrs and paw-pats, Misty May, Giulietta, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer





December 2, 2020

Wordless Wednesday      

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November 30, 2020

Sparks   Once again, I colored today’s Spark using the Happy Color app. This is a something with which I have a little difficulty. I have quite a few unmet goals, as I often let even the littlest distraction or problem get in my way. So today’s Spark is a reminder to myself. As I’ve […]

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November 29, 2020

Sunday Selfies: Week #329     I was snuggling on Mom’s lap when I snapped my selfie for today. Unfortunately, the sun was in my eyes, so I squinted. I think I look a bit like an owl. Isn’t that a hoot! Mom ‘s pretty happy with me, as I haven’t been as reclusive lately. […]

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November 28, 2020

Caturday Art     I created this art of Calista Jo using the Water 3 effect from LunaPic. C.J. was lying on Dad Tom’s and my bed in a sunpuddle with a small shadow on her face. That is the blue spot on the photo. The border is from piZap. C.J. is participating in Athena […]

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November 27, 2020

Late post today and not because I was Black Friday shopping. I was just too over-stuffed and pooped last night and didn’t feel like doing it. But I already had done my fill-ins and prepared a Feline Friday photo, so I decided I couldn’t punt all together. Feline/Friendship Friday Friday For those of you who […]

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November 26, 2020

Thankful Thursday   On this Thanksgiving Day Dad Tom and I are thankful for remaining Covid-19 free and for our seven wonderful kitty companions. Kitties Blue and I are thankful for all our blogging friends, followers and supporters. Sawyer/Stinky is thankful for everyone’s Gotcha Day messages. The entire Blue family wishes all of you a […]

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November 25, 2020

Then & Now     Three years ago today, this grumpy, little Manx kitten came into our lives. To say he didn’t like us would be a huge understatement. It’s taken almost the entire three years, but I believe he finally is happy to be a Kitties Blue and have Dad Tom and I as […]

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November 24, 2020

Gotcha Day Celebration Stinky sits by the teleportation tunnel wringing his paws. He is waiting for Periwinkle to arrive at his house, but he did not plan the day’s adventure. His Mom told him Periwinkle was planning it. She planned the Thanksgiving one for last week, so he is surprised she is doing a second […]

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