by Janet Blue on May 16, 2022

Awww Mondays


Dilute tortoise shell cat lying on her back on the catio for Awww Mondays.


Calista Jo claims there’s nothing better than enjoying a warm and sunny day on the catio. The other Kitties Blue totally agree with her. I suspect all you other felines do as well.

C.J. is participating in the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. Click on the Awww badge to do the same.



Photo of irises, peony and buttercups with the following quote from Joseph Addison: "Three grand essentials to happiness in this lifetime are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."


I know we all have plenty to do, and we love our families and pets. Personally, my hope is that you all stay healthy and that Russia leaves Ukraine and ends this brutal war.

The photograph for today’s Spark is from our garden. It was taken by Dad Tom.

This is not our first Spark by Joseph Addison. We used a quote from him in the post, “Spark of Humanity for Ukraine,” using one of Dad Tom’s sunflower photos. You can learn more about Addison in that post.

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

graphic of cartoon tabby cats, Periwinkle & Stinky

Our two fun-loving tabbies, Periwinkle and Stinky, will be heading off on their next adventure tomorrow. These two youngsters have a terrific time when they’re together and love taking you along with them. So please join them at Friends Furever on Tuesday!

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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs May 19, 2022 at 1:05 am

CJ, you sure know how to get the sunny warmth on yourself!!

What a true spark…everyone should learn that and maybe we’d be more peaceable.
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meowmeowmans May 17, 2022 at 11:48 pm

Nice sunpuddle surfing, CJ! That is a terrific spark, too.
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Lone Star Cats May 17, 2022 at 1:24 am

Luv dat tummy!
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Robin May 16, 2022 at 8:36 pm

Calista jo looks so happy and comfortable! My kitties love sun puddles too. There is something magical about a ray of sunshine and cats.


Brian Frum May 16, 2022 at 7:21 pm

Such a beautiful tummy Calista Jo and a wonderful Spark too.
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Ellen J Pilch May 16, 2022 at 6:14 pm

Calista Jo looks comfy. Beautiful photo and spark. XO
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The Florida Furkids May 16, 2022 at 12:43 pm

Calista Jo looks like she’s really enjoying the sun. We can almost feel the warms on her furs!!!

Great Spark and beautiful photo.

The Florida Furkids with love and whisker kisses to Sawyer from Noelle
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Leah May 16, 2022 at 12:01 pm

Soaking in sun puddles is the best! Good spark!
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Eastside Cats Blog May 16, 2022 at 9:57 am

Cats must recharge their energy, using their tummys!
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Sandee May 16, 2022 at 9:44 am

Nothing better than a being out in the fresh air for a snooze. Adorable.

Love the Spark. It’s so true.

I never miss an adventure with Periwinkle and Stinky. Always such fun.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches all around, a smooch to Cooper Murphy and Sawyer and a big hug to mom. ♥
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Katie Isabella May 16, 2022 at 7:11 am

Now THAT is a kitty LOVING what she is doing! I would too. XX


Teddy May 16, 2022 at 5:15 am

Now that’s what I call being a sun worshipper! CJ looks like she’s absolutely in her element – belly up in the catio…… peaceful……….Mom and I love the quote and photo Dad Tom took of your garden. Happy Monday!

Hugs, Teddy
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Loulou May 16, 2022 at 4:06 am

OKAY-We will not bother you with this question again (maybe), but WHERE DID CALISTA JO GET THE NAME???????????????
Love the origins of names. My name, for example, came from a friend of mama, when I was found in the wood pile, and she said, “Oh, that’s a LOULOU kitty”….
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Meows, purrs, hugs and MOLs are greatly appreciated. Please no hissing, spitting or scratching unless you want one of us to whap you!

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