by Janet Blue on February 21, 2019

Thankful Thursday

We are starting today with our thankfuls. Our dad asked us to let everyone know how much he appreciated your birthday wishes yesterday. He truly is a great dad, and we are blessed to have him in our lives.

Our second thankful is what our mom calls a silver lining thankful. Sawyer had a grand mal seizure at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. Though he’d had a few smallish focal seizures, it had been one month and one day since his last severe seizure. The good news (silver lining) is that the seizure ceased naturally after just a few minutes. Mom was ready with the valium but didn’t need to use it.

Mau and Cooper Murphy are thankful for completing the requirements at Cat Scouts to earn their Stormy Weather merit badge. After attending class and watching a video about storms, they wrote a report about ice storms and passed their quiz with a grade of 90 percent. They highly recommend Cat Scouts for its opportunities to learn, serve and have a heck of a good time.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by everyone’s friend, Brian. To join in, click on his badge.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Each week our friends, Teddy and Angel Sammy (Two Spoiled Cats), host a poetry challenge based on a photo they have selected to serve as inspiration for our poems. Today’s photo is actually an oil painting by Norman Rockwell, entitled, “First Signs of Spring.”




Though our mom didn’t write much of a poem, it does speak to spring, which unfortunately is still a month away.

Awaiting Spring

Our daffodils are coming up,
But today they’re covered with snow.
When the flowers will appear,
It is impossible to know.

© Janet Buickerood Blue 02/20/2019


She claims the measly four lines say everything they need to say. Hmmph! Anyhoo, if you’d like to read Sammy’s poem, which we know will be terrific, click on the poetry badge. You also will find links in the comment section to poems from your fellow bloggers.

Until tomorrow…

Purrs and paw-pats, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer




by Janet Blue on February 20, 2019

Wordless Wednesday


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February 18, 2019

Sparks With this being President’s Day, I wanted my Spark to be a quote from a past president. After searching through the “famous” quotes of many past presidents, I decided on this one from FDR. I thought those of you who read this blog could relate to it.     For cats, like Cooper Murphy […]

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February 17, 2019

Sunday Selfies: Week #236 Most of my fursibs were here for Valentine’s Day, and Misty May had an early Valentine on Wordless Wednesday. So I decided it was my turn to make an appearance in a selfie. I apologize for getting a bit too close to the phone. It does, however, let you see my […]

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February 16, 2019

Caturday Art I am finding it harder and harder each week to create some unique art that pleases me. This week was a particular struggle. After some false starts, I ended up using piZap and Picasa and am relatively satisfied.     These are my strange bedfellows—Cooper Murphy and Calista Jo. Cooper had taken over […]

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February 15, 2019

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #144 This is another blog hop Kitties Blue and I enjoy joining each week. It is hosted by Ellen from 15 And Meowing and Lorianne from Four-Legged Furballs. Each Thursday they post four sentences to be completed and posted on Friday. This is an easy and fun way to learn a bit […]

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February 14, 2019

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday Before getting to the Valentines we are sending, we are letting Mom post the poem she wrote for Teddy and Angel Sammy’s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday. This is the inspiration photo provided. Mom’s poem is below it.     Mothers & Daughters Love between mother and child— A special gift they give each […]

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February 13, 2019

Wordless Wednesday    

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February 11, 2019

Sparks With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, I thought a romantic Spark would be nice. And there is no more romantic cat among the Kitties Blue than the one-and-only, scene-stealer, Mau. So for the third day in a row, here he is with a Spark that is very special to Dad Tom and […]

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February 10, 2019

Sunday Selfies: Week #235     I hope you don’t mind seeing me two weeks in a row as your host for Sunday Selfies. My beautiful wife Allie (Friends Furever) probably will not be disappointed, especially as this is a Valentine for her. I love her with all my heart! If I am being honest, […]

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