by Janet Blue on November 13, 2016

Sunday Selfies: Week # 118

Today is a very special Sunday Selfies post. I am sharing selfies that my dad helped me take yesterday. They were snapped in the car right after we returned home from The Blessing of the Animals. Sponsored by our veterinarian, Vinton Veterinary Hospital, it took place outside at the Vinton (Virginia) War Memorial. And I was the only Kitty Blue who attended. In fact, I was the only kitty who attended. Before I tell you more, here are my two selfies.


Blessing of the Animals 2016


A couple of days ago, Mom got an e-mail from the vet with info about this event. Some of our kitty friends, like Allie, Ellie and Raz and their predecessors (Friends Furever), go to a Blessing of the Animals every year. It is not an event, however, that is held very often in our area. Because of this, neither I nor my fursibs had ever attended one. Mom would have liked to take all of us, but that would have been overwhelming.

With my health continuing to fail, Mom knew she didn’t want to miss the opportunity for me to attend. So I was packed up into the Sleepypod and away we went. When we arrived, Mom and Dad transferred me to the WackyPaws pet sling that Mom Emily and Sampson (Kitty Cat Chronicles) gifted to Astrid. I’d never been in it before, so my humans didn’t know how accepting I’d be. They were pleasantly surprised.


Blessing of the Animals 2016


It was a cool but brightly sunny day, and we were outside for about 45 minutes. I remained totally calm the entire time, even when Dr Neel’s dog was whining and barking at me. I recognized so many faces and voices from the vet’s office, so nothing scared me. Sometimes I pulled my head completely inside the sling and hunkered down. That’s due to the sun being in my eyes. I was never frightened.

There was a group blessing, and I got an individual blessing.

On Tuesday I have my monthly CKD check. I have not been eating as much as I should so my weight will probably be down again. Mom says she’s not going to make me have a complete blood panel as my numbers really aren’t important anymore. I will continue on my medications and five-day-per-week subQ fluids as long as I am happy, not in any pain and still enjoying lap time and sun puddles on the catio.

I’d be happy to continue to receive your purrs, prayers and POTP, however, if you don’t mind.

Cat4-001So this is our Sunday Selfies Blog Hop. It would make me so happy if you would join me here and invite your friends as well. Last week, we had our smallest turnout since January 2015. My fursibs and I have our paws crossed that this is not a trend. We so love having our current friends join us each week, and we love making new friends.

The link to add your selfie to the hop is below as is the code to add the hop to your blog post. If you do this, would you be so kind as to link back to The Cat on My Head and/or display our badge. Thank you!

Purrs and paw-pats, Fiona



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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles November 17, 2016 at 2:55 am

You made some nice selfies from your blessing times, Fiona. They are furry precious and sweet.


McGuffy's Reader November 15, 2016 at 8:39 pm

Prayers for Fiona every day. She is a special girl and near and dear to our hearts.
Mom is special to us, too. Warm hugs.
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Kitty Cat Chronicles November 15, 2016 at 8:37 am

How special that you go to attend the Blessing, Fiona! We love that you were able to do that and that it was a positive experience for everyone. We’ve never had an event like this near us before, but it would be cool if we did! Glad you got to enjoy Astrid’s sling too 🙂 Sending love to you, along with lots of purrs and prayers! Sampy sends Astrid 23048756387409238 kisses and all of his love!


Leigh November 14, 2016 at 9:47 pm

I hope you are feeling much better now Fiona. We will all have a better cat day if you are better.
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Raven November 14, 2016 at 8:50 pm

Your selfies look great. I like the crafty photo collage.
It sounds like you had an enjoyable outing to the blessing.
Purrs for you to feel well.
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emma and buster November 14, 2016 at 3:29 pm

Fiona, sending our best healing purrs and love and great vibes.
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BeadedTail November 14, 2016 at 12:46 pm

It’s wonderful you were able to attend the Blessing Fiona! Our mommy would like us to go to one but we’ve never heard of one happening in our town. We’re sending purrs for you to continue to feel okay and not be in pain. Hugs for your mom too.
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Katie Kat and Katie Kitty Too November 14, 2016 at 10:23 am

Purrs fur you dear Fiona. You look so pretty in the artworks. Glad you were able to get a blessing just fur you and that you liked the sling. Looks like a comfy way to travel.
Love and Purrz from the Katie Katz


Luciferbui November 14, 2016 at 3:58 am

Awesome to the blessing of the animals, good blog.


Spitty the Kitty November 13, 2016 at 10:23 pm

Sweet Fiona, We are glad you went to the Blessing of the Animals. You are one of the lucky kitties who has loving people who care only for your comfort and happiness. We hope there are plenty of good days remaining, and good sunpuddles and times with your fur family and your loving Humans. You have no worries, sweet darling girl. XOXOXO
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Rainbow November 13, 2016 at 7:01 pm

Sending strong healing purrs to you, Fiona; our paws are crossed that you will enjoy many more sunpuddles and lots of cuddles.
Purrs … Rainbow


Julie and Mr Izzy November 13, 2016 at 6:07 pm

It’s only cause of the up-rest about the elections. This trend will not continue, believe me. Us kitties and their humans have much more resilience than you think. Hang in there! Once I get the hang of blogging and linking, we will be joining you! Very soon! Izzy


The Dash Kitten Crew November 13, 2016 at 5:33 pm

Finally, we get back to visit. last night got a bit hecktic so we are happy to revisit and see that you were able to get to the blessing Fiona. Your sling looks so smart and how useful. Emily and her family are wonderful people, I am so glad I met you all at BlogPaws!

Keep going little lady, we are rotting for you and want you to do as OK as you can.
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Lavinia Ross November 13, 2016 at 5:20 pm

Little Fiona and her family are in my thoughts and prayers.


Deziz World November 13, 2016 at 2:40 pm

MeOW Fiona dat sounds like a pawsum day you had. We’ve really gotta check out those slings again. Maybe they’ve gotten cheaper. Anyways, as always we’re keepin’ you and all your furmily in our purrayers. We do wish you’d eat. Mommy fought so hard to find things sissy wuld eat, so we know it must not be very tasty anymore. But trust me, it’s yummy whether ya’ can taste it or not. 🙂 Big hugs fur all. Have a pawsum day.

Luv ya’

Dezi and Raena
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Maxwell, Faraday & Allie November 13, 2016 at 1:18 pm

Fiona, we’re soooo impressed that you were comfy and calm the entire 45 minutes!
That is so cool!
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BJ Bangs November 13, 2016 at 12:29 pm

So lucky to find a Blessing of the Pets. There used to be one around here, but not for many years. And Fiona, you look as gorgeous as ever.
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Timmy Tomcat November 13, 2016 at 10:48 am

Fiona that is so nice that Mom took you for a blessing. I know it made you feel better and I bet it did for Mom too!
We are keeping you in our family purr circle so watch fur us in your dreams
Timmy and Family
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prancer pie November 13, 2016 at 10:28 am

What a wonderful thing to attend! We so hope you keep having quality days, lovely Fiona.
Happy Sunday!
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Hairballs and Hissyfits November 13, 2016 at 10:24 am

Amarula, Zulu and Frodo send Fiona their best! She looks beautiful and I hope one day to take my guys to a Blessings of the Animals
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Jan K November 13, 2016 at 10:23 am

We are so happy you did so well with the blessing, Fiona. Hope your appointment goes as well as possible this week.
Sorry we haven’t been participating in the hops. We haven’t been posting on weekends lately, but hope to get back to it some of the time once things settle down.
We still enjoy visiting everyone as we can though!
Your hop is very successful, don’t worry about that! I think a lot of people have just been overwhelmed lately, so I’m sure the numbers will get back up there!
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Savannah's Paw Tracks November 13, 2016 at 10:22 am

So pleased Fiona received a blessing. Sending her our best healing purrs
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Jean Dion November 13, 2016 at 10:19 am

I’m so glad Fiona was well enough to attend this event. And what lovely weather for a little kitty outing! I’m sure that’s a memory you’ll always treasure. I’ll keep your family in my thoughts.

Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie
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Annabelle November 13, 2016 at 10:09 am

Fiona we are so glad you were able to go to the Blessings of the Animals. We have a ceremony every year in St Augustine, FL (an hour away from where we live) on the water. Mom has never taken us because she thinks we would be scared outta of our heads. WE are purring very hard for Fiona and that was a lovely collage and selfie. There is a trend right now where all traffic is down, less comments and such. Don’t think it’s a reflection on you, things will pick back up and we always try every week to join! Hope this is a good week for all of you.
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Peaches & Paprika November 13, 2016 at 10:04 am

Fiona what a heartwarming experience. You can’t help but getting the ultimate in healing energies there and we are wishing you you the most healing blessings every.
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Sherri-Ellen TD. November 13, 2016 at 9:33 am

Mee-you Fiona what a grate blessin you gotted!! Wee hopes it will help you continue on with dignitee an strength to fight thee CKD. Mingflower had it for all msor 2 1/2 years an shee ‘fott thee good fite’ as LadyMum called it!!!
Yur a Sue-purr True-purr fur sure!!!
All our LUV, Siddhartha Henry =^,.^= an LadyMum 🙂
Pee S: Can Aunty Janet linky us uppy to thee blog hop with mee Reememburrance bloggie? An fankss…..


Mary in Ohio November 13, 2016 at 9:09 am

Gracious Fiona, YOU too are a blessing ! Purrs for you and all your family .


Gracie November 13, 2016 at 9:05 am

Fiona I am so happy you went to the blessing and was so relaxed at being there. Your folks, friends, and all that know you are praying that you will be blessed with happiness and better health. <3
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Ellen Pilch November 13, 2016 at 8:55 am

I love the idea of the vet hospital having a Blessing of the Animals. I am going to suggest that to my niece who manages the place we go to. I am praying for you Fiona and all my kitties are purring for you. Please eat. You look so pretty in your little carrier. XO
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Brian Frum November 13, 2016 at 8:50 am

Good for you sweet Fiona, we’re glad you got that special blessing. We are all sending you our very best purrs and prayers sweetie, and gentle hugs too.
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The Menagerie Mom November 13, 2016 at 8:48 am

Fiona, we are so happy that you got to go and get blessed. What a very special experience that must have been for you and your mom and dad. And your pictures are just so sweet. Your selfies are gorgeous, as always, and we just love the photo of you in the sling. You look so very lovely and content, and that is simply purrfect. We continue to send you purrs and prayers each and every day, Fiona!
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The Island Cats November 13, 2016 at 8:24 am

We’re so glad you got to go to the Blessing of Animals, Fiona. We continue to purr for you. We hope you have many more good days. ♥
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Lola and Lexy November 13, 2016 at 8:18 am

Fiona, your selfies are so beautiful today. Our paws are crossed that you are comfortable, and Mommy will send you some Reiki. Smooches!
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The Florida Furkids November 13, 2016 at 7:52 am

Beautiful selfies. We’re so glad you got to go to the Blessing. Mom says she agrees, it’s not the numbers that count, it’s how you feel. She always remembers from her CRF groups that they said treat the cat, not the numbers.

The Florida Furkids with bazillion smoochies and tons of love to Mau from his WIFE Allie!
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JeanneP of bichonpawz November 13, 2016 at 7:07 am

Dear Fiona, We are continuing to send you lots and lots of POTP and we hope you continue to feel the best you can. We are very glad to hear that you were able to go to the Blessing of the Animals. We have never been, but we have heard of other people talk about it on their blogs. Have a restful, pain free Sunday! xo Chloe and LadyBug
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Basil November 13, 2016 at 6:44 am

Awwwww Fiona we are sending mew many, many, many healing purrs. It was lovely to read about the Blessing of the Animals event, we don’t have anything like this in the UK, well not that we have heard of….

Get well and feel better soon

Soft gentle purrs

Basil & Co xox
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Little Binky and Granny November 13, 2016 at 5:53 am

What a special event, Fiona, we have never heard about it. It’s great to see you in your Selfie today too. Healing Pawkisses and Purrayers continue, wished we could do more for you <3 <3 <3


Athena November 13, 2016 at 5:20 am

Sweet Fiona, we are so pleased you managed to go to the blessing. We hope it helped and we’ll continue to send you healing purrs and thoughts.

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie
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Sammy November 13, 2016 at 4:27 am

Fiona nobody deserves a most special blessing more than you do. You’ve been so brave and so patient and I think it was wonderful that you got to attend a Blessing of the Animals. Everyone who knows you sends you POTO every day. I hope you have a serene Sunday – full of naps and love.

Hugs, Sammy
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Gattina November 13, 2016 at 3:59 am

That’s nice that you have been able to go to the animal blessing ! We have it here usually in October in different towns, it’s always a big event !
Pookie too leads her 18 year old life in sunpuddles and sleeping, as she is deaf, she doesn’t go out at all anymore. She has kidney problems as all cats have, but I found a solution, I put water in her can food and make it to a soup ! Ever since she put on weight and eats with appetite and she doesn’t drink water anymore. I only go to the vet if it is absolutely necessary it is so stressful for an old cat !
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Summer November 13, 2016 at 3:50 am

That is so awesome that you went to the Blessing of the Animals, Fiona! They have it here around Easter and I went for the first time this year. It was amazing, and I’m so glad you got to participate in this special event. I am sending lots and lots of purrs your way, and I hope there are many good days ahead still.
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Flynn November 13, 2016 at 3:49 am

I am glad you were able to go to the Blessing and also got an individual one. I am continually purring for you. Your selfies are lovely.
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Create With Joy November 13, 2016 at 2:48 am

What beautiful photos you shared – so happy you were blessed! 🙂


Erin the Cat (Princess) November 13, 2016 at 1:33 am

Hi Fiona, we love that you had a special blessing, that really touched us. Your selfies this week are beautiful and that frame really sets them off a treat. I wish peep was that smart! Lots of Purrs and Prayers to a special lady. Erin


mommakatandherbearcat November 13, 2016 at 1:12 am

Sending all of you our thoughts and love. Fiona, you’re beautiful as always.
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Canadian Cats November 13, 2016 at 12:38 am

My good gracious, we loved your art work and pictures, Fiona. What sent us around the bend were the Wacky Paws Pet Sling. Fantastic.

Love your work Fiona.

Shoko and Kali
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Katnip Lounge November 13, 2016 at 12:19 am

The Baby is totally envious of your outing, Fiona! And in your own purrsonal sling, too. How wonderful that you were able to be Blessed, officially. (Mommy says all creatures are born blessed but this is Teh Icing, whatevs)
We continue to send our best purrs and ((hugs)) to you and your peeps.
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meowmeowmans November 13, 2016 at 12:07 am

Fiona, we love your selfies. And we are so happy you, Mom and Dad got to go the Blessing of the Animals event, and that you got a special individual blessing. You look totally awesome in that WackyPaws pet sling … totally relaxed and happy! Big hugs to you, sweet girl. You and your family are always in our thoughts, purrs and prayers.
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