September 2022


Feline/Friendship Friday

Raleigh and Audrey had their final, three kitten vaccinations yesterday as well as claw trims. They were perfect patients to and from in the car and at the vet office. The ordeal did, however, wear them out.


Vet Visit Aftermath: In a collage two kittens, one buff colored tabby and one black/grey tabby are snuggled together sleeping in a navy blue chair.


We had a terrific surprise while at the vet office. Dr. Neel was helping out for the day. Though she’s retired, she comes in when needed. So, she was able to meet the new Kitties Blue, and we had a nice visit.

Raleigh goes back in three weeks for his neuter surgery. Audrey’s surgery has not yet been scheduled.

The kittens are joining the Feline Friday and Friendship Friday blog hops at Comedy Plus and Create With Joy respectively.


Friendly Fill-Ins

Three of Kitties Blue and I are joining the Friendly Fill-ins blog hop hosted by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged- Furballs). To do the same, check out either of their blogs on Thursday for the sentences to be filled in. You can join the hop by clicking on their badge.

I was fortunate this week to have Cooper, Kizmet and Sawyer help me with the fill-ins. I couldn’t have completed them by myself. As always, we used teal italics for our fill-ins and any explanatory information is in parentheses.

1. Cooper Murphy: I’m usually mellow and laid back but sometimes I can be a little hissy and snippy at my furblings.

2. Kizmet: A new show (or book or food I like is Hills’s kitten kibble. (I wouldn’t touch it when I was a kitten.)

3. Sawyer: I would like to skip any future seizures and jump right to a normal life.

4. I haven’t been to California to visit friends and family since 2017.

We all hope to see you back here tomorrow for some Caturday Art, which will be a follow-up to our Wordless Wednesday post, “Where’s Kizmet?”





Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Another fun, inspirational photo was provided by Teddy and Angel Sammy for their poetry challenge this week. Raleigh thought he’d enjoy joining the photo, and the poem is written from his point of view.


Two children and a ginger cat inspect the teeth on a dinosaur fossil.


Oh My, What Big Teeth You Have!

Those are the biggest teeth I’ve ever seen.
I bet that dinosaur was really mean.
Meeting him would have given me quite a fright.
He’d probably gobble me up in one bite.
But the jokes on him, as he is dead,
And I’m right here staring at his big head!
I am certainly lucky to be a cat—
Dinos couldn’t have slept on anyone’s lap.

 © Janet Buickerood Blue – 9/28/2022

Check out Two Spoiled Cats for next week’s inspiration photo by clicking on the poetry badge. When you visit, please take time to read Angel Sammy’s poem. He transmits it to Teddy from the Bridge, and he is a masterful wordsmith!

Thankful Thursday

Kitties Blue and I are always happy when we participate in Brian’s Thankful Thursday blog hop.

Cooper Murphy is thankful for earning a new merit badge from Cat Scouts University after taking a course and passing a quiz about jellyfish.


Though, Sawyer had a seizure on Sunday afternoon; he, his dad and I are thankful he went just shy of six weeks without one.

Kitties Blue and I are thankful we were able to make a donation to Feral Friends Community Cat Alliance by purchasing $51 worth of items (eight crinkle balls, 10 pounds of cat litter, and two 24-can cases Fancy Feast kitten food) from their Chewy Wish List in lieu of a $40 donation. Lone Star Cats selected Feral friends to receive the donation from our comment-a-thon celebrating Misty May and Angel Mau’s birthday.

And, as always, we all are thankful for your friendship, support, following and comments.

I’ll let you know next week if Dad Tom and I are thankful that for the first time Wednesday night the kittens were allowed to remain out of their enclosure. (They got out once unbeknownst to us until we discovered them romping around the following morning.) This is their first authorized night of freedom.

Finally, we have many friends living throughout the state of Florida, and we are praying that all remain safe.



Stinky is ready and waiting when the teleportation tunnel shoots Periwinkle right into his paws with that familiar whooshing sound. As they often do, the tabbies begin giggling and then whisker kissing. After a few moments, Periwinkle pulls back and looks Stinky up and down. She asks, “Are you okay? I heard you had a seizure on Sunday!”

Stinky replies, “I am fine. I had all day yesterday to rest, and I am ready to have some fun.”

Periwinkle claps her paws together and says, “Oh goodie, I am too. What’s on the agenda?”

“Do you remember when we visited the caverns in Luray, Virginia?”

“Of course I do. They were so gorgeous!”

“Well, we are returning there to go to the Car and Carriage Caravan Museum. I thought it might be a fun tie-in to an event that occurred on September 27, 1908. That’s when the First Ford Model T was produced.”

“I remember you mentioning we would return to see the cars. Sounds like fun. Let’s go,” says Periwinkle and leads Stinky back into the teleportation tunnel.

They arrive moments later.

Car and Carriage Caravan Museum


Cartoon tabby cats, Periwinkle and Stinky, in front of the Car and Carriage Caravan Museum


“I know that we won’t be able to see everything today, Periwinkle, as there are more than 140 modes of transportation on display, dating from 1725 to 1941.”

“Well, we better get a move on then, so we can at least see a few,” Periwinkle says as she takes Stinky’s paw and marches into the museum.

Stinky tells Periwinkle that the museum opened in October, 1957, and is one of America’s most exceptional displays of rare, vintage vehicles. H.T.N. Graves, the former president of Luray Caverns Corporation built the museum. In the early 1950’s he and his staff set out to find and purchase a collection of modes of transportation important to the history of travel.

1931 Pierce-Arrow

“Stinky, I never heard of a Pierce-Arrow. Do they still make these somewhere?”


Cartoon tabby cats, Periwinkle and Stinky, in front of the Car and Carriage Caravan Museum with a yellow 1931 Pierce-Arrow car.


“Not anymore, but they were made in America, in Buffalo, New York, from 1901 to 1938. They were best known for large, luxury cars like this one, but they also made commercial trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, boats, camp trailers and fire trucks.”

“Well, this car definitely looks luxurious, and I really like the color and that it’s a convertible.” says Periwinkle. Then she takes Stinky’s paw and leads him to a really luxurious car.

1927 Mercedes Benz


Cartoon tabby cats, Periwinkle and Stinky, in front of the Car and Carriage Caravan Museum with 1927 Mercedes Benz.


“Oh, Stinky, look at the vintage bride and groom. I think it is amusing how so many of the cars and displays have these mannequins. But I definitely like the looks of this car.”

“It is supposedly one of the rarest in the collection, Periwinkle. Only eight were ever built!”

“Wow, that sure does make it special,” Periwinkle replies.

1925  Rolls-Royce


Cartoon tabby cats, Periwinkle and Stinky, in front of the Car and Carriage Caravan Museum with a 1925 Rolls-Royce.


“Stinky, I wonder why this was called the Silver Ghost Town Car?”

“The only info I could find, Periwinkle, said that the name came about because of its ghost-like quietness. I also discovered that production began in England in 1907 but was stopped during World War I. After the war, a second plant was opened in Springfield, Massachusetts, and a total of 7,874 Silver Ghosts were produced from 1907 to 1936, including 1,701 built in the Springfield plant. Supposedly some 1,500 are still around.”

“Can you imagine a car from today lasting that long, Stinky?”

“Not a chance, Periwinkle!”

“Hey, Stinky, look at this,” Periwinkle says while tugging Stinky toward a different type of vehicle.

1914 Ford Model T Milk Truck


Cartoon tabby cats, Periwinkle and Stinky, in front of the Car and Carriage Caravan Museum with a 1914 Model T Ford milk truck


“Stinky, this is so cool, as we are celebrating the production of the first Model T today. And it operated right here in Virginia.”

“Winchester is less than 40 miles from where Teddy lives. I bet they had trucks just like this delivering there.”

“That’s fun to think about, Stinky; though, he and his parents wouldn’t have been around then.”

Stinky rolls his eyes at Periwinkle. He’s lucky she doesn’t see him.

1935 Hispano-Suiza

“Hey, Periwinkle, look at this one. It makes me think of a gangster’s car.”


Cartoon tabby cats, Periwinkle and Stinky, in front of the Car and Carriage Caravan Museum with a 1935 Hispano-Suiza car.


“Do you think there are any bullet holes in it?” asks Periwinkle.

“I doubt it. I don’t know if there were gangsters in Spain, which is where the company started in 1904 in Barcelona. The brand is owned by four generations of the Suqué Mateu family. They are still making cars today, and they are super cool looking. If any of our readers want to seem them, they should check out the official website.”

1927 Bugatti Grand Sport


Cartoon tabby cats, Periwinkle and Stinky, in front of the Car and Carriage Caravan Museum with a yellow 1927 Bugatti Grand Sport.

“Stinky, I like this one. Do you think we can drive it back to your house?”
“I don’t know how to drive, Periwinkle. Do you? I cannot believe you climbed in there. You are always the one getting after me for climbing on and in things.”
“I just couldn’t help myself. This car is so cute. Do you think it will fit in the teleportation tunnel?”
Stinky just giggles and tells Periwinkle about the Bugatti. “The car you are in could reach 100 mph. The original company was founded in 1909 in the German town of Molsheim. They built race cars and won lots of races. They also built road cars, like this one, and airplane engines. Due to money problems the company was forced to shut down in 1952. In 1987 the company was bought by an Italian who built one supercar. The company shut down again in 1995. It is now owned by Volkswagon.”
“Stinky this has been a really terrific adventure, but I can see we’ve barely seen a fraction of what’s here. My paws are getting tired, however. Do you think we could get a snack and revisit this museum again sometime?”asks Periwinkle.
“Of course, sweetie.”
Periwinkle replies, “Let’s go back to your house, so I can visit with the kittens and the other Kitties Blue. We can get a snack there if that’s okay?”
“Sounds purrfect to me,” Stinky tells her and takes her paw. They head back into the teleportation tunnel and with a whoosh are on their way back to Stinky’s house.
The End

Join Periwinkle and Stinky at Comedy Plus for Happy Tuesday by clicking on the badge.



I have a simple but powerful spark today. And I believe it is one that cannot be disputed. I had to find a photo that could carry it and think I did pretty well.


smiley, tongue-out Spark with a ginger kitten sitting on catio railing


Only a truly hard-hearted person cannot smile at a cute kitten, especially one with it’s tongue out!

The author of today’s Spark, Douglas Horton (1891-1968), was an American Protestant clergyman and academic leader. He was recognized for his work in ecumenical relations among major Protestant bodies of his day.

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 Monday, as we believe in Annie’s vision: “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

Raleigh will be participating in the Awww Mondays blog hop hosted by Comedy Plus. You can do the same by clicking on the Awww badge.

Comment-a-thon Donation Recipient

The Lone Star Cats have selected the recipient for our comment-a-thon donation of $40. Travis and Angelique have chosen Feral Friends Community Cat Alliance. It is in Richardson, Texas, and Travis and Angelique were adopted from there. Feral Friends’ web-site states, “The group was founded to provide assistance to forgotten cats that are rarely seen or thought of and yet need our help just as much as any creature in need.” I am delighted to have the opportunity to support this group.

The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

Your two favorite, cartoon cats will be right here tomorrow sharing their next adventure. Both of them agree that Tuesday is their favorite day of the week, as they get to share that adventure with each other and all of you. Please join Periwinkle and Stinky. They really have lots of fun and often learn new things as well




Sunday Selfies: Week #423


picture purrfect kitten: tabby kitten in a frame with pink flowers and purple ribbon.

Audrey is more social than Raleigh and is not camera shy (as yet), so she happily snapped a selfie to share with you. At 17 weeks old, she has lost that totally kitten face. They grow up way too quickly.

All the Kitties Blue hope you weren’t camera shy this week and snapped a selfie to share with them as well as your other pals. All anipals are welcome regardless of species. It’s always fun to make new friends, so we hope you’ll invite your friends to join in the fun.

A Special Birthday

KittiesBlue and I are sending birthday best wishes out to a dear and treasured friend. Please join us in wishing Teddy and Angel Sammy’s mom, Pam, a special birthday filled with love and happiness.

You can wish her a happy birthday at Two Spoiled Cats!

Comment-a-thon Results

If you missed yesterday’s post, I announced the winner of a $40 donation from Angel Mau and Misty May’s birthday. Lone Star Cats will have the opportunity to select a pet rescue, shelter or charity to receive the donation. Once I find out where the money will be going, I’ll announce it here.

Thank you for being here today and for following, supporting and befriending us. Wishing you all an easy and happy Sunday.


Caturday Art


Autumnal art photo of tabby kitten, Audrey, and tortie cat, Astrid, is colors of orange and yellow with leaves of the same color as a border.


Audrey and Astrid were sharing a little girl time on the catio when Dad Tom snapped their photo. I have no idea if these two will become friends, but that would make me very happy. Astrid has spent years being bullied by Misty May. Though, Misty May doesn’t bother her anymore; Astrid is still hesitant to be around her. She isn’t particularly friendly with any of the other girls either. Only time will tell if these two become pals.

Painnt was my app of choice again for today’s art. This is the chrysanthemum effect. The yellow and orange leaves along the bottom and top borders are from favpng.

The girls will be joining the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. If you’d like to do the same or just want to check out the art created by other bloggers, click on her badge.

I did make a puzzle for you.
preview130pieceAutumn Tabby & Tortie Cat Art

Comment-a-thon Results

Misty May and Angel Mau celebrated their birthdays with a comment-a-thon. I promised a $1 donation for each comment to the pet rescue, shelter or charity selected by one of the commenters. The birthday celebrants received 38 comments. I used to determine the winner. The random sequence generator selected #33. That comment was made by Lone Star Cats.  I will be rounding up the donation to $40 and will share the name of the organization they select in a future post.

Thank you to everyone who participated.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

Now that there are nine Kitties Blue one would think that getting a selfie for our hop would be fairly easy. That hasn’t been the case in the past, and I’m not counting on that for tomorrow. So, obviously, at this point I have no idea which of the felines will be here tomorrow as your host.

We truly appreciate those that join us every week, as well as the occasional hoppers, and are hoping you’ll post your selfie and join us again tomorrow.

Have a happy Caturday.




Thoroughly Poetic Thursday on Friday

We missed Angel Sammy and Teddy’s poetry challenge yesterday due to our #RememberMeThursday post. But I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to write a poem about this photo.


Sumo cat: Sumo wrestler, small boy and cat all dressed in traditional sumo "diaper"


You may think I dressed Cooper Murphy especially for use in this photo and poem. But he actually is a practiced Sumo wrestler and well known by Sumo cats everywhere.

Beware: Sumo Cat

You can’t intimidate me
You huge, chunky fellow.
I don’t care that you’re as big as a tree.
I may be a little, but I’m mighty,
And I have my super sidekick—sumo cat!
He’s gonna trip you—throw you to the mat.
Then he’ll make biscuits on your jelly belly
Until you cry, “uncle,” and finally admit:
That one’s size isn’t what matters…
It’s one’s determination and grit!

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 9/22/2022

Check out Two Spoiled Cats for next week’s inspiration photo by clicking on the poetry badge. When you visit, please take time to read Angel Sammy’s poem. He transmits it to Teddy from the Bridge. He’s a masterful wordsmith, and this week’s poem should give you a good chuckle!


Friendly Fill-Ins

For the first time in weeks I managed to complete all the fill-ins without any assistance from Kitties Blue. They were pretty easy this week. As I always do, I used teal italics for my fill-ins.

1. Babies should come with instructions.

2. And just like that it’s fall, and Christmas is just around the corner.

3. I get funny looks from others when I tell them I have nine cats.

4. I once tried to water ski, and I failed.

I am joining the Friendly Fill-ins blog hop hosted by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged- Furballs). To do the same, check out either of their blogs on Thursday for the sentences to be filled in. You can join the hop by clicking on their badge.



Feline/Friendship Friday

I cannot think of a better way to end a post than with a napping kitten showing off some pretty spectacular toe beans.


sumo cat: sleeping tabby kitten curled up among pillows


Audrey will be participating in the Feline and Friendship Friday blog hops at Comedy Plus and Create With Joy respectively.




Did you know that 100 percent of Kitties Blue were stray/feral/abandoned, born to a stray mom or adopted from a rescue? Not all kitties (and other companion animals) are as fortunate as Kitties Blue. Last year we shared the history of how each of our cats, except, of course, newbies, Audrey and Raleigh, became a member of the Kitties Blue crew. You can read about those histories on the post, “Kitties Blue: Remembering to #SeeTheLight.

Today is Remember Me Thursday, a world-wide event sponsored by the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Its mission is to help everyone #SeeTheLight about pet adoption by remembering and honoring pets awaiting forever homes as well as those who lost their lives waiting to be adopted. It’s also intended to encourage individuals to spay and neuter their pets and to adopt pets waiting in shelters for forever homes. 


#SeeTheLight: Large ginger cat holds a sign for #SeeTheLight for pet adoption.


Disclaimer: Items with the Remember Me Thursday logo appearing in this post were provided to me free of charge to promote Remember Me Thursday on my social media accounts: The Cat on My Head blog and Instgram at Kitties.Blue.

Here are some facts from the Remember Me Thursday website.

More than 50 percent of U.S. households have at least one pet. Even so, 6,000,000 cats and dogs enter animal shelters in the United States each year. While many pets are fortunate to find a loving, forever home due to the efforts of rescue organizations, each year over 900,000 cats spend the final moments of their lives in a shelter.

How to Help

According to the site, Pet Pedia, 625,000 pets were euthanized in 2019. That is a staggering number, but according to the Helen Woodward Animal Center, orphan pets could avoid this fate with more help from us. You can help by adopting from your local shelter or rescue and encouraging your friends to do the same. And if you can’t adopt, please consider fostering or sponsoring.

To learn more about what you can do, visit, “Information to Inspire” on the Remember Me Thursday site.

You also can help your local shelter or rescue by entering your rescue pet’s story in the Remembering Me Thursday Contest. Here’s what you need to do to enter:

  • Submit your pet’s photo and story directly to the contest page.
  • Or, post a picture of your best friend on social media using both the hashtags #RememberMeThursday and #SeeTheLight.

Deadline for entry is September 30.

You can check out all the great prizes on the website.

In 2020, we shared this poem and wanted to share it again. We will share our Thoroughly Poetic Thursday poem tomorrow.


Most of us were orphans at one time,
Whether roaming the streets or shelter confined.
But then one day our luck suddenly changed.
Two humans’ hearts we would claim.
They took us home to keep us safe forever
With food, shelter and love as our caregivers.
So today, will you please a candle light
And pray for the orphans to not give up the fight,
As they wait and long for their special human
To find them and become their number one fan.
And tell your friends to promote Remember Me Thursday,
So kitties worldwide can have their special gotcha day!

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 09/24/2020

Tomorrow at noon, we will be participating in Remember Me Thursday on Zoom. Kitties Blue and I hope you’ll join us there. Registration is required at the Remember Me Thursday site.

We also will be lighting a candle here at home to remember all our Kitties Blue, including angels, Giulietta and Fiona, whose mom was a stray cat.


#SeeTheLight: Two grey cats with a candle and a ceramic angel cat.

Thankful Thursday

Dad Tom are thankful that we have been able to give a home to 22 cats.

Sawyer, Dad Tom and I are thankful he hasn’t had a seizure in 29 days. He needs some POTP, however, has he has been particularly bad about eating lately. That is usually the precursor to a seizure.

Cooper Murphy is thankful that Helen Woodward Animal Center included some toys with the Remember Me Thursday supplies.


#SeeTheLight:Large ginger cat with toys for Remembering Thursday.


Kitties Blue and I are thankful for your support, following and friendship.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. To participate enter the URL for Brian’s blog in your browser.


You have until midnight tonight to leave a comment on Misty May and Angel Mau’s birthday post, “18th Birthday Celebration Comment-a-thon,” for the opportunity to win a donation for your favorite pet rescue, shelter or charity. I will be donating $1 for every comment (one per person please). If you haven’t commented yet, please do and invite your friends to do the same.  Thank you.

Note: All photos on this page were taken by the author, Janet Blue.


Wordless Wednesday



Kizmet is a fan of all sports. Check out this post for a photo of her watching the Winter Olympics: “Sports Enthusiast Cat Kizmet.”

Kizmet will be joining the Wordless Wednesday blog hop at Comedy Plus.



You only have today and tomorrow to enter a comment on Misty May and Angel Mau’s birthday post, “18th Birthday Celebration Comment-a-thon,” for the opportunity to win a donation for your favorite pet rescue, shelter or charity. I will be donating $1 for every comment (one per person please). If you haven’t commented yet, please do and invite your friends to do the same.  Thank you.

Remember Me Thursday


Remember Me Thursday graphic with orange tabby cat portrait within a star and grey tabby cat portrait within a heart.


Cooper and Sawyer are here to remind you to join us tomorrow for a very special post to honor and remember all pets waiting for their forever homes. Both Cooper Murphy and Sawyer came to us from the streets, and we are blessed to have them as members of the family. Check out the Remember Me Thursday website for additional information.