by Janet Blue on August 17, 2017

Birthday Girls

Where does the time go? Astrid and Lisbeth were just kittens when this blog began. Though Astrid still looks like a kitten (compared to some of the bruisers among Kitties Blue) and can scream like a two-year-old, they are all grown up! Today, they celebrate their sixth birthday. The birthday card from me shows them then and now.


Birthday Cad for Astrid and Lisbeth.


Of course, our resident baker, Mauricio, has whipped up a birthday confection for his sisters. Please join us for a piece of cake in celebration.


Birthday cake for Astrid and Lisbeth.


The girls received this lovely birthday card from the always thoughtful and kind, Pipo, Angel Minko, Mr. Jack Freckles and Mom Ingrid. Both girls send kitty kisses of appreciation to each of them.


Birthday Card from Pipo, angel Minko & Mr. Jack Freckles.


As this is Thoroughly Poetic Thursday, I promised to write them a poem.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday


Birthday Poem for Astrid & Lisbeth

Nearly six years have come and gone,
Since you became part of Kitties Blue.
Two kittens so devoted to each other,
Side-by-side and stuck like glue.

To see you together now is a treat.
You’ve gone your separate ways—
Personalities divergent and unique.
Never getting together to snuggle or play.

When we see you near each other,
Lounging and snoozing on the cat tree,
We wonder if we are dreaming
Or if sisters again you will decide to be.

No matter what the future brings you,
We pledge our care and love forever.
As members of the Kitties Blue clan,
You are two of our special treasures.

© Janet Buickerood Blue 08/16/2003

Our poem is part of Angel Sammy and Teddy’s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday. Todays prompt letter is “J” and prompt words are 1) Juicy, 2) Jump, 3) Jungle and 4) Jealous. As you can see, we went our own way this week; though, writing about Astrid and Lisbeth, I could probably have selected jealous.

If you’d like to see what Sammy selected to write about this week as well as find links to other poems, click on his badge.

Thankful Thursday

For Dad Tom and I, we are grateful that we decided to adopt both Lisbeth and Astrid. I had seen Astrid on PetFinder. We met Lisbeth when we went to meet Astrid in her foster home. Most of you know that Astrid and her brother were abandoned kittens who were integrated with Lisbeth and her littermates. That does explain a lot about their differences. I know both girls are happy to have a forever home with lots of love, care, toys, treats and a catio.

With this, we are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. To participate, click on Brian’s badge.


Yes, you read that right! We currently have a giveaway in progress for the gorgeous art book, The Book of The Cat: Cats in Art, by Angus Hyland and Caroline Roberts. For an opportunity to win a copy of The Book of the Cat, please leave a comment on our review post by clicking here prior to 5 p.m. ET on Monday, August 21. The giveaway is open to all readers worldwide. The winner will be selected using and announced the following day.

Additionally, Astrid and Lisbeth asked if they could giveaway a few more items of swag from the BlogPaws Conference as well as some The Cat on My Head goodies. Of course, I could not turn them down on their birthday. If you’d like an opportunity to win this giveaway, please leave a comment on this post. We will end this giveaway at the same time as the other (5 p.m. ET on Monday, August 21). This winner also will be selected using and announced the following day.

Black Cat Appreciation Day

Today we give a shout out to all those gorgeous black kitties, especially those waiting in shelters for adoption. Black cats are not unlucky! They are beautiful creatures with all the same wonderful qualities of any cat of any other color. My very first heart cat was Thelma, an all-black, sweet and gentle cat. So, if you are thinking about adopting, please consider a black kitty. You won’t be sorry!

Little Binky and Granny August 24, 2017 at 4:00 am

OMC, I feel so ashamed, I think I missed your Pawty…I had a feeling, so I had to stop by and TC the Pawty is still rolling 😀 Happy Belated Birthday, sweet Lisbeth and Astrid. Hope you had a wonderful day. You were two little, cute kitties and you still are <3 Great poem too. Extra 6 Pawkisses for the Occasion 🙂 <3
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The Swiss Cats August 20, 2017 at 11:10 am

Happy belated Birthday, Astrid and Lisbeth ! We hope you had a wonderful day ! Purrs
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Timmy August 20, 2017 at 7:29 am

well Happy Birthday ladies! We are a tad late but still wish you a grand day
Timmy and Family
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Scylla, Fenris, Tuiren, YinYang & Chimera (ATCAD) August 20, 2017 at 6:33 am

Belated Happy Purrday Astrid and Lisbeth
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meowmeowmans August 18, 2017 at 11:22 pm

Happy belated birthday, Astrid and Lisbeth! You sure did find yourself the most loving and wonderful family. We hope this coming year is your best so far!

P.S. – We took some pictures of Gracie and Zoe opening the awesome BP swag box they won from you. AND some of the PAWS cats enjoying the stuff Gracie and Zoe shared with them. Thank you again! I will send the photos soon! 🙂
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Deziz World August 18, 2017 at 6:51 pm

Sorry we’re late girls, human business as usual. Anyways, Happy Birthday/Gotchaday to you both. We’re so happy to be your furiends. We hope your day is/was as purrfect as ya’ll are. Big hugs

Luv ya’

Dezi and Raena
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BeadedTail August 18, 2017 at 12:31 pm

Happy belated Birthday, Astrid and Lisbeth! We hope you had a day as lovey as the both of you!
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Memories of Eric and Flynn August 18, 2017 at 12:31 pm

Belated happy birthday, Lisbeth and Astrid!

Hemingway and Steinbeck August 18, 2017 at 8:08 am

Astrid and Lisbeth,
We want to wish you a slightly belated very Happy Birthday! Isn’t it fun to have a special day just for you? Keep right on celebrating!!
Stereo purrs…………Hemingway and Steinbeck
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MrJackFreckles/Pipo/Angel-Minko August 18, 2017 at 2:34 am

OMC, We are so late coming to your Birthday…but anypaws our petcretary was at her work….she does abandon us several times a week to go to that nursing home she helps at. We think its OK, cause she is helping others that way…and in return she gets a few green papers to get our noms and treats, MOL!

So: Happy Belated Birthday to YOU, Astrid!
Happy Belated Birthday to YOU, Lisbeth!

PeeEss: We see the petcretary got the date wrong on that card, we can send you a corrected version if you’d like. Just let us know.

Swag??! OMC! We would love to win some of that!! MOL!
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Linda Szymoniak August 18, 2017 at 2:10 am

Happy birthday! I hope your day is purr-fect! Between my three daughters and I, we have seven cats. They would all love to share in some of the swag you brought home from BlogPaws. I hope to attend one of these years!

Betty Wells August 18, 2017 at 12:10 am

Happy Birthday to 2 very beautiful girls!

Ellen Pilch August 17, 2017 at 9:55 pm

Happy Birthday Lisbeth and Astrid!!! You are both beautiful girls. XO

McGuffy's Reader August 17, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Happy birthday, lovely ladies. We sure wish you both the very best! xoxo
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caren gittleman August 17, 2017 at 8:05 pm

Happy Birthday Sweeties!!

Mary McNeil August 17, 2017 at 6:11 pm

Happy birthday you two !

Cathy Keisha August 17, 2017 at 5:51 pm

Happy Birthday girls! Make sure you gets lots of treats.
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Emma and Buster August 17, 2017 at 5:48 pm

Happy happy birthday to two sweet gorgeous lady cats!
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The Island Cats August 17, 2017 at 5:02 pm

Happy Birthday to Lizbeth and Astrid! We hope they’re having a purrfect day!

Brian Frum August 17, 2017 at 2:40 pm

Happy Birthday from all of us beautiful girls! I hope your special day is very special. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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da tabbies o trout towne August 17, 2017 at 2:12 pm

a most happee birthday two ewe astrid N lisbeth N heerz ta 60 mor 🙂 N joy yur
day; heerz sum best fishez, happee day wishez N mice creem dishez and a yeer
a head filled with happee nezz N health for ewe both ~~ ♥♥♥♥♥♥ =^..*= ♥♥♥♥♥♥

Lola The Rescued Cat August 17, 2017 at 2:05 pm

Happy Birthday to you both! That cake looks very yummy.
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Nylabluesmum August 17, 2017 at 1:25 pm

Many happy reeternss Astrid an Lisbeth!!! Yur both such wudnerful ladykatss an found a furabuluss fur efurr home!!
Grate poe-em Aunty Janet! an Maurricio yur amazin with yur cake bakin skillss!!!
***nose rubsss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxx

Random Felines August 17, 2017 at 12:32 pm

HAPPY Birthday girls!!
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Eastside Cats August 17, 2017 at 12:03 pm

Happy 6th, Astrid and Lisbeth!
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Yael from Playing In Catnip August 17, 2017 at 11:40 am

Happy Birthday, Astrid and Lisbeth! You are such beautiful kitties. I love your special birthday pictures.
Yael from

William's Kith & Kin August 17, 2017 at 10:34 am

Happy birthday, you two gorgeous girls! And what a nice bro to have made you both such a wonderful cake!
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Basil August 17, 2017 at 10:28 am

Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day!


Big Hugs

Basil & Co xox

Annabelle August 17, 2017 at 10:09 am

Happy birthday to both of you beautiful girls!!

Stephanie B August 17, 2017 at 8:56 am

Happy Birthday to 2 beautiful ladies! Have wonderful celebration!! Happy National Black Cat appreciation Day, too!

The Menagerie Mom August 17, 2017 at 8:18 am

A happy happy happy birthday to you, Lisbeth and Astrid! You sure do have a wonderful poem and delectable cake with which to celebrate!
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Linda Arthur Tejera August 17, 2017 at 7:35 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, dear Astrid and Lisbeth! You are two very beautiful and lucky little girls. Your Mom wrote you a wonderful poem to celebrate. Go easy on that beautiful cake! And I want to join in the comment on black cat appreciation. My Maggie and Tippi are two of the sweetest, most loving black kitties I know! Anyone who thinks black cats are unlucky are missing out on bunches of love!
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Teddy August 17, 2017 at 5:15 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear Lisbeth and Astrid! Sorry to be late with my card but it’s on its’ way……better late than never? I do hope you know just how special you are to your Mom and Dad, the other KB Krew and all of us. Enjoy your day today with lots of hugs and kisses. We just love the poem your Mom wrote in your honor today – I’m sure Angel Sammy loves it too but most especially he loves that you join him in Poetic Thursday every single week!

Love and Birthday Hugs, Teddy
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Lone Star Cats August 17, 2017 at 4:36 am

Happy birthday y’all!
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Summer August 17, 2017 at 2:24 am

Happy birthday, Astrid and Lisbeth! I loved the poem, and it would be nice if you became pals once again.
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speedyrabbit August 17, 2017 at 1:48 am

Happy birthday girls,xx Speedy
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