by Janet Blue on April 10, 2020

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #203

If it wasn’t for blogging, I would never know the day of the week. Being retired, I have had a problem with that for several years now. But being on house arrest has truly exacerbated the problem. When it is time for fill-ins, however, I know it is Friday.

Our hosts, Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs) provide two sentences each for participants to complete. The purpose is to get to know your fellow bloggers. The sentences to be filled in are on both blogs each Thursday.

This is a blog hop. To join, click on the badge at left. You will be whisked away to Four-Legged Furballs where you can enter your link.

As always, I have used teal italics for my fill-ins.

1. I am never going to regret starting The Cat on My Head, as I have made so many terrific friends.

2. For Easter this year, I will be at home with Dad Tom and Kitties Blue.

3. I would want the Easter Bunny to leave me a basket filled with dark chocolate, especially dark chocolate, peanut M&Ms and See’s candy.

4. When times get tough, I eat chocolate, pet the cats and try to find something to laugh about.

Feline Friday – A Quartet of Cats


A snoozing Mist May is joining the Feline Friday blog hop at Comedy Plus. To join her, click on the badge below.




by Janet Blue on April 9, 2020

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Cooper Murphy is taking on the Two Spoiled Cats’ poetry challenge today. He has taken a bit of “poetic license” with the inspiration photo. He’s hoping Angel Sammy and Teddy won’t mind, as he and Teddy are best pals and roommates at Cat Scout University.


The Fortune Teller

Madame Mystique has been telling fortunes
Since she was a very young girl—
Tarot cards, tea leaves, crystal ball.
She’s been known to use them all.
Some people think she is a big phoney,
And all her predictions are just baloney.
I am counting on my fortune being real
And precious Tyebe will agree to be my girl.
In just over a month I get to ask her,
And if she says, “yes,” I’ll really purr!
Then maybe others also will believe
What Madame Mystique perceives
Is always exactly as it seams,
And she can confirm all your dreams!

© Cooper Murphy Blue – 04/08/2020


On May 12, The Canadian Cats‘ Tyebe will turn two. Her mom has given Cooper Murphy permission to ask Tyebe to be his girlfriend on that day. He’s pretty certain she’ll say, “yes,” as the two are crazy about each other. All the Kitties Blue have their paws crossed for Gingersnap.

If you’d like to join Thoroughly Poetic Thursday, click on the badge above. It will take you to Two Spoiled Cats where you will find next week’s inspiration photo. While there, please read Angel Sammy’s poem. He transmits it to Teddy each week from the Rainbow Bridge. He’s a seasoned poet, and each of his poems is a masterpiece.

Thankful Thursday

Kitties Blue have the main thankful for this week. We had scheduled this past Monday for the annual round-up. That is when Dr. Neel comes to the house to give the gang their annual exams and vaccinations. Dr. Neel decided to postpone due to the virus, and the apaws around here has been deafening. I haven’t had the heart to tell them the appointment is not cancelled just postponed.

All of us at the House of Blues remain thankful that we and all our friends and family, as far as we know, are still healthy and virus free. I continue to pray that all of us remain that way.

We also received another First Commenter badge from Two Spoiled Cats for the Tuesday Teaser. We shared it with three others including our extended family at Friends Furever. That always makes it even more special.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. If you would like to join, post on your blog for what you are thankful and then click on Brian’s badge to be transported to his blog where you can link up your post.

Birthday Wishes

Marg Elmendorf from Marg’s Animals is celebrating her birthday today. Mau made her a cake, and we invite you to visit her blog and leave your best wishes.







April 8, 2020

Wordless Wednesday    

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April 6, 2020

Sparks     I am certain we all know this, especially now, but I think a reminder can never hurt. Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend, Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). Annie is taking a “break” from blogging, so there is no hop. Many of us still continue to post a Spark on […]

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April 5, 2020

Sunday Selfies: Week #295 I was not being very cooperative when it came to taking my selfie today. So, you only are getting a profile. That’s why I asked my Mom to fancy up my photo a bit. And she did it, ’cause she owed me after that unflattering post she wrote about me. If […]

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April 4, 2020

Caturday Art I had a really cute but totally out-of-focus and poorly lit photo of Cooper Murphy. He was on the catio when Dad Tom took the photo. I decided it would be good for an art project.     The art looks best if you have you screen on a very bright setting. I […]

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April 3, 2020

Friendly Fill-Ins Week #202 Time to do some filling in for the Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop hosted by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). Kitties Blue passed off all four fill-ins to me this week. I have used teal italics for my completions. To participate in the hop, click on the badge at […]

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April 2, 2020

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday Another Thursday…another poem. Hope that is okay with those of you visiting us today, as I am once again participating in Teddy and Angel Sammy’s poetry challenge. Below is the inspiration photo and my poem.     Unanswered Questions Old and neglected…this little house Appears to be deserted and forgotten, But then […]

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April 1, 2020

Wordless Wednesday April Fools! This post is chockfull of words. First I have some definitions to share. caterwaul: | ˈkadərˌwôl | verb [no object] (often as noun caterwauling) (of a cat) make a shrill howling or wailing noise: the caterwauling of a pair of bobcats | (as adjective caterwauling) figurative: a caterwauling guitar. noun a […]

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March 31, 2020

I scheduled this post, but forgot to change the time to 12:01 a.m. Stinky is pretty ticked off at me. Visiting North Carolina Waterfalls Stinky was having trouble deciding what he and Periwinkle could do for their weekly adventure. Even though they didn’t need to practice social distancing, they did need to find someplace to […]

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