November 2021

BEAUTIFUL GIULIETTA REMEMBRANCE

Thankful Thursday

 

 

beautiful remembrance

 

I am delighted and thankful for this beautiful remembrance of Giulietta sent to us by Pam and Teddy (Two Spoiled Cats). It looks purrfect with Fiona’s portrait and urn. I am grateful to have such a thoughtful friend in Pam. And I am especially thankful to see our two girls together again. (If you missed the post about Giulietta getting her angel wings, “Thankful for 11 Years,” you can find it here.

Dad Tom and I have a huge thankful. We have found a cat caregiver who will stay at the house 24/7, so we can spend Thanksgiving with Tom’s nephew and his family. For several years we have tried to make certain that at least one of us is home with Sawyer at all times. Though we have gone to a couple of events (before COVID), we’ve done nothing that would take us away for more than a few hours. As much as I wanted to see family, I was too nervous until we found Kit.

I am joining the Thankful Thursday blog hop hosted by Brian. You can do the same by posting on your blog for what you are thanks then clicking on the badge.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

What an adorable inspiration photo Teddy and Angel Sammy provided for this week’s poetry challenge.

 

 

It is difficult to write a meaningful poem when the photo “says” it all. After a couple of failed attempts, I decided a haiku would be the better option.

Best friends: boy and dog
Adorable in matching shirts
Can I get a hug?

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 11/17/2021

If you’d like to try writing some poetry, check out Two Spoiled Cats today to get a copy of next week’s inspiration photo. And please read Angel Sammy’s poem. He transmits it each week from the Rainbow Bridge, and it is always a work of art! Click on the poetry bridge to go there now.

 

EMBRACE ALL LIVING CREATURES

Awww Mondays

I hope a little blep from Kizmet enjoying a sunpuddle will make you smile as you begin another week.

 

 

Kizmet and her tongue are participating in the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. You can do the same by clicking on the Awww badge.

Sparks

Today’s Spark is being presented on a photo Dad Tom took a few days ago.

 

embrace living creatures

 

With so much divisiveness in our society today, I thought this was a nice Spark to remind us to be kind, especially as Thanksgiving is almost here.

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

Tomorrow is our favorite day of the week, as it’s when Periwinkle and Stinky share an adventure. They’ll be taking off from Friends Furever for this week’s adventure. These two fun-loving tabbies hope you will join them.

 

MEYAWN SELFIE & SNOOZY EASY

Sunday Selfies: Week #378

Mom asked me to take a selfie, but I had planned on a nap. She continued to pester me, and so I gave her what she wanted…my selfie with a huge meyawn!

 

meyawn selfie

 

The moment I finished I settled in for a nice nap and easy in the nearest sunpuddle.  I hope you will follow my example and do the same after you share your selfie with us and all your friends.

 


Just a few reminders. All anipals are welcome regardless of species. You do not need to post today to join us. The hop is open through Thursday.

I hope to have the pleasure of your company.

Purrs & paw-pats, Misty May

 



STRIPY BELLY ART

Caturday Art

 

stripy belly

 

Like every ginger cat I have ever known, Cooper Murphy enjoys sharing his belly with the world! And his stripy belly made for some terrific art accompanied by all the patterns of the bedding. I particularly like how he appears to be wearing aqua bikini bottoms.

Cooper Murphy, however, isn’t the only cat in today’s art creation. On the left, behind Cooper (with her back to him) is Calista Jo. If you look closely, you can see the tips of her ears on the right.

As I do most weeks, I used the Painnt app. The effect I used is Plusses. And again, the frame is from favpng.

I also created a puzzle for you.

preview120pieceCooper Murphy Belly

Cooper Murphy and Calista Jo are participating in the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. You can do the same by clicking on Athena’s badge.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

The weeks keep speeding past and here we are looking at another Sunday Selfies blog hop tomorrow. I am not certain which of the Kitties Blue will be hosting, but I have gotten a couple to snap selfies. The gang always look forward to having you join them and seeing your selfies. So, consider this your official invitation to join us tomorrow on our hop. Thanks!

 

SAWYER HELPS WITH FILL-INS

Friday Fill-Ins: Week #285

I am participating in the Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop hosted by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). This week I got some help from Sawyer again. We both used teal italics for our fill-ins. Any additional information is in parentheses.

To participate, look for the sentences to be filled in on both blogs on Thursdays. To link up, click on the Fill-Ins badge.

1. I have a vanity license plate on my car.

 

 

2. I wish I could speak fluent Italian and Cat.

3. I wonder what would happen if peace broke out around the world?

4. If I want to have fewer seizures I am going to have to eat my noms. (I had a seizure on Tuesday, just five days after my last one. Luckily Mom was close by and got to me right away before I could hurt myself.)

 

Sawyer helps

“This is where I was and what I was doing when I had my seizure on Tuesday.”

Feline/Friendship Friday

Sawyer is joining the Feline Friday and Friendship Friday blog hops at Comedy Plus and Create With Joy, respectively. If you would like to participate, click on the appropriate badge(s).


 

Thanks for joining us today. We’ll be back tomorrow with Caturday Art.

 

VETERANS DAY THANKFULS, A POEM & A FAREWELL

Thankful Thursday 

Today is when we share those things for which we are thankful.

Mom and Dad are thankful for some unseasonably warm weather, as they have been able to get some work done outside. We’ve enjoyed it as well for the opportunity to spend lots of time on the catio.

 

 

Today is Veterans Day, and we want to express our thanks to all veterans, including both our mom and dad’s fathers, as well as active members of the military.

 

Veterans Day thankfuls

 

We are always thankful for our friends, followers and supporters. And that means each of you!

We are joining the Thankful Thursday blog hop hosted by Brian. If you’d like to participate, click on his badge.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Just looking at today’s inspiration photo for Teddy and Angel Sammy’s poetry challenge makes us shiver. Cooper Murphy is especially not fond of snow. He’d been abandoned to fend for himself in a snow storm. Luckily he found his way to a friend/neighbor’s porch, and our dad rescued him. Mom thought it was fitting we share that photo of him enjoying a warm day on the catio in this same post.

 

 

Here’s Mom’s little poem written from our point of view.

BRRR!

Thank God we don’t get snow like this.
We can guarantee it would make us hiss.
Cold, wet paws are definitely not to our liking,
And we think Dad would have to go hiking
To buy our noms, treats and litter,
As we doubt UPS would come and deliver!

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 11/10/2021

If you’d like to try writing some poetry, check out Two Spoiled Cats today to get a copy of next week’s inspiration photo. And please read Angel Sammy’s poem. He transmits it each week from the Rainbow Bridge, and it is always meowvolous! Click on the poetry bridge to go there now.

A Sad Farewell

We just learned of the passing of a dear (and always funny) friend, Tuna of Moon. Tuna resided with the Food Service Girl and those Trout Talkin’ Tabbies.

 

 

If you have not had the opportunity to leave your condolences, please click on Tuna’s portrait to read the beautiful post and let his family know you’re thinking of them. He’ll always be remembered and loved by all who knew and followed him.

Thanks for visiting today.

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

 

“MOM, BRING ME A PILLOW!”

Wordless Wednesday

 

dryer cat nap

 

Kizmet is joining the Wordless Wednesday blog hop at Comedy Plus.

 

 

NOTE: I know Kizmet’s love of the dryer, and I am vigilant about watching her. I never close the door (with our without clothes in it) before checking to see if she is inside or even in the vicinity. So, no scolding please!

THE ADVENTURES OF PERIWINKLE & STINKY: PART CVIII

Stinky is more excied than usual for Periwinkle’s arrival, as they are going to spend the entire day outside. Stinky’s dad gave him a great suggestion for an adventure, and he is hoping Periwinkle will enjoy it. While Stinky paces and worries, he hears the familiar whoosh of the teleportation tunnel. Periwinkle comes tumbling out, and Stinky grabs her in a huge paw hug. While still hugging, Periwinkle gives Stinky a big whisker kiss and asks, “What’s the plan for today, handsome?”

Leaf Peeping

Stinky outlines the adventure for Periwinkle.

Stinky, “Don’t you think that leaf peeping is the funniest term? I wonder who came up with it?” Periwinkle asks.

“I was curious about that too, so I checked Google,” Stinky tells Periwinkle. “It seems to be a term unique to America and Canada. The phrase appears to have evolved from “leaf-peeker,” originating in Vermont around the 1900s.”

“I always think it’s nice when we learn something on our adventures. Thanks, Stinky.”

Stinky takes Periwinkle’s paw and tells her, “Let’s get going. We’re burning daylight.” They jump into the teleportation tunnel and are off…first stop Jennings Creek in Arcadia, VA.

 

 

“Wow, Stinky, this is beautiful. It would be a great place for a picnic in the spring.”

“That’s a great idea, Periwinkle. Maybe we can invite Tyebe and Cooper Murphy to join us again. I think they had fun the last time we adventured together.”

 

 

“Oh, Stinky, look at the sun coming through the trees. It’s so beautiful. I feel like Allie and Mau, Giulietta and all our fursibs we didn’t know are looking down and watching over us!”

“I bet you’re right, Periwinkle. Makes me feel really loved and protected.”

“Me too,” says, Periwinkle and gives Stinky a big paw hug.

“My dad told me of a spot where there are some really pretty trees. Want to go see?”

Oh, yes please, lead the way,” says Periwinkle.

 

 

“Oh, my gosh, Stinky, these are really gorgeous. I don’t see anything like this at home.”

Stinky asks Periwinkle if she’d liked to climb up one of the trees so they can see more at one time, and she agrees.

 

 

“Stinky, I don’t think you should climb so high. If you have a seizure and fall out of that tree, I would never forgive myself. And your mom and dad would probably never allow us to have another adventure.”

Stinky climbs down to where Periwinkle is sitting and apologizes. They both climb down to the ground, and Stinky apologizes again and thanks Periwinkle for looking out for him. He knows he tends to be impulsive and how much trouble that got him into during the summer.

A Fun Discovery

The tabbies pop back into the teleportation tunnel to travel to the next locale Stinky wants to share. On the way, Stinky notices something interesting, so he takes Periwinkle’s paw and they pop from the tunnel to check it out.

 

 

 

“Stinky this is so cool. It’s definitely been here a very long time. I wonder who abandoned it and why?”

“Maybe we can figure it out if we inspect the old truck.”

The tabbies look around and then climb up on the truck, but as a result they only succeed in getting rust on their paws. They find no clues to who left the truck to decay, so decide to jump back into their tunnel.

“Wow, Stinky, where are we now?” asks Periwinkle.

“This is the Maury River in Goshen, Virginia, and that is the Swinging Bridge.”

“Are we going to walk on it, Stinky?”

“You bet, let’s go!”

 

 

“Stinky, this is fun, but please don’t swing the bridge. I don’t want to fall off.” Stinky walks more easily toward Periwinkle. They stay on the bridge for a while enjoying all the beautiful color surrounding them.

Finally it’s time for the tabbies to head back to Stinky’s house. Paw-in-paw they enter the teleportation tunnel for the quick trip.

With all the fresh air and tree climbing the tabbies are starving when they arrive at Stinky’s. His mom fixes them a huge lunch, which they share with Stinky’s fursibs. As the weather is so nice, all the kitties go to the catio for a visit.

Finally it is time for Periwinkle to return home. After lots of paw hugs and whisker kisses with Stinky, she enters the teleportation tunnel and is gone with a whoosh. Stinky returns to the catio and curls up for a long nap and dreams of Periwinkle.

The End

 

Periwinkle &Stinky are joining the Happy Tuesday blog hop at Comedy Plus.

 

 

BROTHERLY FRIENDSHIP AMONG CATS

Sparks

 

BROTHERLY FRIENDSHIP AMONG CATS

 

Since returning from his walkabout, Sawyer does not always elicit friendliness from Cooper Murphy. So when I spotted them together on the bed, I had to snap some photos. Unfortunately with the blinds open, I had to use flash for the photo, which gave them laser eyes.

I like how this shows the difference in their sizes. Cooper Murphy weighs 19 pounds and Sawyer is nine pounds.

I actually posted this quote as a Spark two years ago. At the time Stinky and Periwinkle helped me. Friendship is very important to me, and I think repeating a Spark about it is always appropriate. If you’d like to know more about the author, you can find the information on the previous post, “Spark of Friendship.”

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

Sawyer and Cooper Murphy also are participating in the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. you can join them by clicking on the badge.

The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

 

Tomorrow is our favorite day of the week, as it’s when Periwinkle and Stinky, share an adventure. They’ll be taking off from here tomorrow for this week’s adventure, which promises to be oodles of fun. These two fun-loving tabbies hope you’ll join them tomorrow.