March 2021


Wordless Wednesday


catio perching


Astrid and Sawyer are participating in the Wordless Wednesday blog hop at Comedy Plus. You can do the same by clicking on the badge.



Double Date

Stinky and Cooper Murphy sit and wait for their girlfriends to arrive. Stinky is next to the teleportation tunnel, and Cooper Murphy is on the front porch. Periwinkle will be arriving in her usual way through the teleportation tunnel, but Cooper Murphy’s girlfriend, Tyebe, will be arriving from Canada on her magic carpet.

Tyebe suggested she and Cooper go fishing in order to provide fish for the last Lenten Fish Fry Friday at Cat Scouts. Cooper Murphy thought it would be fun if they could do it with Stinky and Periwinkle, and so suggested it to Stinky as an adventure for all four cats. Stinky thought it a grand suggestion and is praying that Periwinkle won’t mind the double date. He is pretty certain her brofur, Raz, has mentioned it to her, but Stinky is a worrier, as we think everyone knows by now.

The girls will be arriving in late morning. Cooper asked if that would be alright, as Tyebe lives in the Pacific time zone, and he didn’t want her traveling in the dark. A magic flying carpet does not provide the same protection as a teleportation tunnel.

Tyebe and Periwinkle arrive simultaneously and precisely at the prearranged time. The boyfriends and girlfriends spend several minutes whisker kissing and snuggling before jumping into the Kitties Blue teleportation tunnel with all their paraphernalia for the trip. Dad Tom has set the coordinates for them. They will be making two stops, so he has programmed in both locales.

Sandstone Falls Hiking

The kitties arrive at Sandstone Falls in West Virginia where they will be hiking and having a picnic. Periwinkle and Stinky had a waterfall adventure back in 2020, but they are still in awe at the power and beauty of waterfalls. As the four hike and view the sites, lots of “oohs” and “wows” are murmured.



“I didn’t know the water could be so loud,” says Tyebe. The others have to lean in to hear her, and Periwinkle says, “Let’s move a little further away.”



Stinky, Periwinkle and Tyebe squeal with joy when they come across a huge flock of geese and take off chasing them. Cooper Murphy is powerless to stop them and just sighs at the exuberance of the younger cats. They don’t even care that they are getting wet and have lost their hats.



Cooper yells, “You three be careful and do not antagonize those geese. They will bite.”

Undeterred the three race forward until they find that Cooper has managed to outrun them. He puts up his paws and says, “I’m sure that was fun but now you three are all wet and will have to spend time drying your furs before we can continue.” Periwinkle, Tyebe and Stinky just giggle and begin licking themselves dry.

Finally, overcome with exhaustion, the four decide it is time for their picnic before moving on to their next locale and fishing. Cooper finds what he thinks is the perfect spot; though, Stinky and Periwinkle will have to find a way to cross the stream.



The four cats enjoy a leisurely lunch of Fancy Feast and Temptations and talk about what they’ve seen and how much fun it was chasing the geese.

Fishing at Babcock State Park

When lunch is finished, the kitties head back to the teleportation tunnel for the quick 25-mile trip to their second locale, Babcock State Park.

Cooper Murphy and Tyebe are expert fishercats. Though Periwinkle is a master at catching lizards and Stinky has an advanced degree in mouse catching, Cooper knows neither of them have tried their paws at fishing. He helps them put bait on their hooks. Each finds what they think will be the purrfect spot to put their poles in the water and settles in to wait for the fish to start biting.



All four cats fight to stay awake after the hike and picnic, especially Tyebe. After all she had a long magic carpet flight just to get to Stinky and Cooper Murphy’s house. Cooper Murphy tells her, “Go ahead and have a little catnap, Tyebe. I will watch your pole.”

Tyebe, sleepily replies, “Thanks, Snap,” and closes her eyes.

Hearing their conversation, Periwinkle asks Stinky, “Who or what is Snap?”

“Oh, that is Tyebe’s nickname for Cooper. It is short for Gingersnap.”

Periwinkle replies, “That is so cute, I need to find a nickname for you.”

Stinky does not reply. He does not want to encourage Periwinkle. He’s fairly certain her brofur, Raz, knows he already has one…PTU Pooper. In fact Raz and Stinky share that nickname, so Stinky thinks Raz probably won’t spill the beans.

After a couple hours of fishing and occasionally napping, the four cats decide to pack up for the trip home. Before leaving, Tyebe suggests, “Let’s get a photo with the fish we caught. I have my selfie stick.” Tyebe, Periwinkle, Stinky and Cooper Murphy stand together and hold up the fish for the photo.



Time to Head Home

Returning everything to the teleportation tunnel, including the fish, the kitties pile in, and Stinky sets the coordinates for home. They are happy it will be a quick trip, as the fish are pretty smelly.

As soon as the cats arrive at Cooper and Stinky’s house, their dad collects the fish and takes them to the basement fridge. Cooper will take them on Friday to the Fish Fry.

All four spend some time washing up to clean the fishy smell from their furs while Dad Tom hoses out the teleportation tunnel. Then Periwinkle and Tyebe spend a little time visiting with the other Kitties Blue.

Way too soon it is getting dark and time for the girls to head home. As Tyebe will be going west, she’ll still arrive home we’ll before dark. With lots of whisker kissing, paw hugs and whispering the couples say their good-byes. “Thanks for such a wonderful time, Snap. I hope we can go on another adventure sometime in the future,” Tyebe tells Cooper Murphy. He squeezes her paw and promises they will. Periwinkle tells Stinky she is already looking forward to next Tuesday. In a moment with the wave of paws the girls are on their way.

The boys head to the kitchen for supper chattering about what a fun double date they had.

The End

Periwinkle & Stinky

Note: If you are unfamiliar with Tyebe, you can find her and her sisfur, Shoko, at The Canadian Cats blog.




laughing cat


I honestly believe that laughter can save a bad day…even one without a lick of sunshine. I haven’t had nearly enough laughter in my life this past year, so this quote is a reminder to myself to look for laughter wherever and whenever I can find it. Kizmet is an amazing source of laughter these days as are all the Kitties Blue.

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.”

Awww Mondays

I used this photo of Kizmet on the blog previously, so I have a different one for the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus.



Kizmet explained yesterday how Dad Tom says that boxes are cat traps. She wasn’t the only cat he caught. Cooper Murphy found one of the boxes to his liking as well. He’ll be hopping over to Comedy Plus. You can join him by clicking on the Awww Mondays badge.


The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

Your favorite, fun-loving tabbies will be sharing another of their adventures tomorrow. It is going to be special with two guests accompanying them, making for double the fun. If you don’t stop by here, you won’t know who the two additional adventurers are, where the four go or what kind of mischief they get into. Stinky says that he guarantees you’ll have a great time joining them.




Sunday Selfies: Week #346


Respect Your Cat Day


Do you like my box selfie? Our dad calls boxes cat traps. Leave a box anywhere in our house or on the catio, and one can catch a cat almost immediately. But I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know. Do you know what is better than one box? Two (or more), of course. The one I am in was just one of two in our foyer. So I am not the only cat Dad caught, but I am the one who gets to share my selfie.

Today is Respect Your Cat Day. What better way to respect us than to not only give us good homes and love but also to give us things we love…like boxes, lots of attention and nommy treats!

I hope you are getting the respect you deserve as well as other great things today. I also hope you will share your selfies with us as well. All of us Kitties Blue love seeing your adorable and smiling faces.

If you don’t post on Sundays or cannot join us today, it’s okay. Our hop remains open through Thursday.

Thanks for visiting.

Purrs and paw-pats, Kizmet



Caturday Art


Lisbeth's Springtime Flowery Art


To create today’s Caturday Art, I used piZap. I started with a photo of Lisbeth in her sphere. I cropped the photo into a circle to remove the edges of the sphere. To the top of that I added a photo of some yellow and purple crocuses my friend, Mary Jane, sent me. I decreased the opacity of the crocuses considerably and then added the flower corners from piZap Borders. I think it would make a very nice Easter card for Lisbeth’s boyfriend, Charles. What do you think?

Lisbeth is participating in the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. If you’d like to do the same or find cool art by other bloggers, click on Athena’s badge.


Sunday Selfies Reminder

Tomorrow is already the last Sunday in March, which doesn’t even seem possible. It’s also Respect Your Cat Day, which is much more important! Of course, we should respect our cats and all animals (humans included) everyday. To show my respect, I will not be forcing or trying to coerce any of the Kitties Blue to take a selfie. If no one volunteers, I’ll be posting a flashback selfie. If you need to do the same, please do. You know how much we look forward to seeing everyone, so please don’t skip the hop. And please encourage your friends to join as well. The more the merrier!

See you tomorrow.



Feline/Friendship Fridays


napping cat


Last year, after the pandemic began, homeowners began putting stuffed bears on their front porches. They were intended as a diversion for families in lockdown with young children. I joined in, and my bears are still there. They don’t seem to mind sharing our double rocker with a napping Misty May.

The stuffed bears and Misty May are joining the Feline Friday blog hop at Comedy Plus and the Friendship Friday blog hop at Create With Joy. You can do the same by clicking on the appropriates badge(s).

Friendly Fill-ins: Week #252

Time for those fill-ins hosted each week by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). Sawyer did have to give me a bit of assistance this week. We both used teal italics for our fill-ins.

1. I never have time to finish reading all the blogs I follow.

2. Sawyer: My seizures can stay away forever, as far as I’m concerned.

3. Anything to do with animal welfare is a cause that is dear to my heart.

4. At this very moment, I am trying to decide which blog posts to enter in the annual CWA (Cat Writers’ Association) Communications Contest.

Friendly Fill-Ins is a blog hop. You can find the sentences to be filled in on both blogs on Thursdays. And you can join the hop by clicking on the badge at left.



Thankful Thursday


Thank you friends for your support, love, purrs, prayers and POTP. Love, Sawyer

The amazing streak continues for Sawyer. He is now at 44 days without a gran mal seizure and at least a month without any focal seizures. As long as this trend continues, Sawyer and all the support you have given him will be at the top of our thankful list.

Personally, I am thankful for having the opportunity to share a belated birthday celebration with a dear friend yesterday. We both have had our two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and are several weeks past the second dose, so we were comfortable and so thankful to be able to spend time together and share hugs and kisses.

I am also thankful that Spring is officially here; though, the weather hasn’t been terrific. The yard is filled with daffodils adding swathes of bright yellow happiness. As always, Kitties Blue and I are thankful for the friendship and support of each of you who visit and read this blog.

Sawyer is joining the Thankful Thursday blog hop at Brian’s Home. To do the same, post on your blog for what your are thankful and then click on Brian’s badge.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

The Two Spoiled Cats, Angel Sammy and Teddy, provided us with a really fun inspiration photo for this week’s poetry challenge.




I thought such an amusing photo needed an amusing poem, so I went with a limerick again. It is not one of my best, but…

There once was a snowman from Stowe,
who was sick of the cold and the snow.
He packed a bag and went south,
the chance of melting to flout.
Now he’s merely a tiny ice floe!

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 03/24/2021

If you’d like to write some poetry next week, click on the badge below. You’ll be whisked away to Two Spoiled Cats where you will find next week’s inspiration photo as well as Angel Sammy’s poem for this week. He’s a wonderful poet, and his poems are always worth reading.

We’ll see you all again tomorrow for Feline and Friendship Fridays as well as Friendly Fill-Ins.


Awww Mondays




Cooper Murphy, Kizmet and Sawyer were enjoying some springtime weather on the catio a few days ago. Cooper and Kizmet were watching birdies on the feeder. We have no idea what had caught Sawyer’s attention. He definitely needs to work on his posture, however.

These three Kitties Blue are joining the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. You can do the same by clicking on the badge below.





I believe today’s Spark needs no explanation. We all should follow our dreams.

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

Your favorite, fun-loving tabbies will be sharing another of their adventures tomorrow. Please stop by Friends Furever to see what the heck they get up to or into…it’s bound to be something fun and maybe even exciting.





Sunday Selfies: Week #345

With the 18th having been Giulietta and Angel Fiona’s eleventh birthday, I wanted to share an past selfie of Fiona. I have added a new frame to freshen it up.


Angel Fiona

If you are a newer follower, you may not be familiar with Fiona. She was a sweet, beautiful and gentle cat. Fiona passed away at age six from CKD. She and Giulietta were inseparable, and Giulietta has never fully recovered from the loss…nor have I. Kizmet does look a lot like Fiona, but her personality is totally different. I am happy about that.

I hope you enjoyed seeing an old friend today and that you will take the opportunity to hop with us. We appreciate each of you and the support you give us. We wouldn’t be here without all of you.

As a reminder, it is not necessary to post on Sunday to join us. The hop remains open through Thursday.