by Janet Blue on July 17, 2016

Sunday Selfies: Week #101


Calista Jo's Sunday Selfie and report on her harness training.


Mom asked me to be your host this week so I could share what has been happening with me. First I must apologize for the less than professional quality of my selfies.

So here’s the scoop. Mom wants to take me to BlogPaws 2017 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. As she and Dad will be able to drive, Mom thought it would be fun for one of us to pawticipate in the conference. After weighing the pros and cons of each of us attending, she and Dad selected me for my even temperament and laid-back nature. So I am now in training.

Step one of my training is to get comfy wearing a harness. I have been doing that for a couple of hours each day for the last four days. When I can do that for a few hours at a time, Mom will add a leash and start walking me around the house and yard if I don’t balk. MOUSES! I don’t know if I’ll like that.

Anyhoo, if I get accustomed to that and with visiting places where other humans and pets are present, Mom will get me a stroller. Providing everything works out, I will see y’all next May in South Carolina. Mom and I will keep you posted on my progress.




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To Catch a Cat Winners

I am excited to have the opportunity to announce the winners of our latest giveaway for three copies of To Catch a Cat by Heather Green. They are:

  • Linda Szymoniak
  • Flynn
  • Linda Arthur Tejera

Congratulations. Y’all are going to enjoy reading this heartwarming story about the rescue of the kittens, Zero, Number One and Two Spot. For those who didn’t win, To Catch a Cat is available from Barnes & Noble ($9.16) and ($12).

Purrs and paw-pats, Calista Jo

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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles July 29, 2016 at 3:32 am

Hope you will be able to attend, CJ.

Sorry we didn’t get to make selfies on this week…meowmy was furry preoccupied with other junk…it was the first time we have not made it:(


McGuffy's Reader July 19, 2016 at 7:06 pm

Oh, how exciting. But, be careful! I always worry. xo
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Basil July 19, 2016 at 7:49 am

Congratulations to all the winners!

Love the selfies, and like OMC our P.A. will be able to get a selfie with one of mews guys at blogpaws next year – that is just too pawesome fur wurds!!!!


Basil & Co xox
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Sweet Purrfections July 18, 2016 at 10:10 pm

Mom Paula thought about trying to work with us in order to take us to Myrtle Beach next year, but she’s not sure she has the time or if we’d be comfortable traveling that long and staying in a strange place.
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Spitty the Kitty July 18, 2016 at 3:57 pm

Whoa! So exciting, Calista Jo! A real trip! To a fancy hotel and everything! You should visit Summer–she is practically a travel professional. We love her hotel-room posts and videos–that girl really knows how to enjoy herself. Me, I would die of fright–I’m *such* a coward, says the Human, even though I don’t think that’s very nice of her. But tell MM I *WILL* make it to the Big Event next Caturday! 😉 That’s the kind of travel I can handle, MOL!
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Nerissa's Life July 18, 2016 at 3:27 pm

ROAD TRIP!!! Make sure your mum packs plenty of snacks along with that there harness. Snacks are super important, for sure.


PS. You used MOUSES! THANK YOU!!! It was a dream of Nissy’s that one day, MOUSES! would be said all over the world. PURRS.
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Little Binky and Granny July 18, 2016 at 3:44 am

What a great outlook for you and your mom, CJ. Sorry we weren’t able to participate this week, I did my Selfie, but the introoders are still around, so I can’t post them on WP, but only stop by to say a few words…pssst…I have to go, there they are…again… See you next week. Extra Pawkisses to you all 🙂 <3


Toby July 17, 2016 at 6:45 pm

Calista Jo, walking on a harness is no big deal!!! I do it all the time and love it!! I just need mom to get me a stroller! Mom is planning on driving to Myrtle Beach next May, too! I’m trying to talk her into taking me with her!! Maybe I’ll see you there!!!
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Toby July 17, 2016 at 6:47 pm

Oh, and I forgot to tell you – my typist-mom messed up when she entered the linky this morning. She thought she had clicked on a picture of me to include but some how it messed up (she messed up!) I guess I am the mystery cat of the day!!!
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Maxwell, Faraday & Allie July 17, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Holy cat, that’s exciting! We hope your training goes well!!
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Jean Dion July 17, 2016 at 2:20 pm

I’m so excited for the opportunity to meet a kitty blue in person! Squee! I’ll be there with Sinead. None of mine would handle a trip like that, I’m afraid. But maybe your tips would help me prepare them to go at some point down the road.

Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie


The Swiss Cats July 17, 2016 at 2:02 pm

Calista Jo, I’m so proud you ! You’re an amazing ladycat ! I’m looking forward to hearing of your progresses. Nice selfies ! Kisses, Zorro
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Deziz World July 17, 2016 at 1:31 pm

Good fur you bootyful. We luv goin’ places, specially in our stroller.

Luv ya’

Dezi and Raena
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Nellie July 17, 2016 at 1:16 pm

Woo! Hoo! Calista-Jo! Yous knows, walking on a harness is not too bad. If this old girl can does it…yous can too! Yous will has lots of fun!
Mes is off to Cleveland tomorrow for the convention. It will bes fun!
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BJ Bangs July 17, 2016 at 12:37 pm

You’ve got a really big job ahead because being a cat representative at BlogPaws is a huge deal!! Maybe we’ll see you next year since it’s back on the East Coast. Let us know how your training progresses.
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The Florida Furkids July 17, 2016 at 12:00 pm

What fun! Blogpaws sounds like fun. Great selfies!

The Florida Furkids with tons and tons of love and smoochies to Mau from Allie!
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Lola and Lexy July 17, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Calista Jo, that is exciting news! Mommy better take tons of photos of you!
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Dory's Backyard July 17, 2016 at 11:53 am

OMC Calista Jo, that is soooo exciting!! We know you will do excellent in your training!!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo
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mommakatandherbearcat July 17, 2016 at 11:45 am

I’d LOVE to spend time with you at the conference CJ … my first reason to get really excited for next year! Your Mom owes me some time since we didn’t find each other until the last night this year; she was one of the people I was so excited to meet too! Your selfies are gorgeous and everyone who comes here often KNOWS you are beautiful too! I hope you finally got some time to enjoy your pink cube with all the work you’ve been doing 🙂 We love this blog hop, it’s given us so much and always makes our Sunday. ~Momma and Bear
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Canadian Cats July 17, 2016 at 11:39 am

Calista Jo, go for it! You’ll be able to go to BlogPaws. You gotta go there. Look at all the kitty swag your mom brings home. You’ll be right there and get first choice. Mom is still trying to get me use to the harness and slowly I am. My tummy doesn’t drag on the floor anymore. MOL

Concats to the winners of the book, the two Lindas and Flynn. Way to go guys! I can take it off your paws when you finish reading it. MOL

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Loulou July 17, 2016 at 11:33 am

Once again this is the site that will not publish my selfie, which is under 2kb but your linky site never seems to take my selfie even though it is showing in the window and there is a ‘check’ mark next to it. Please advise.



The Daily Pip July 17, 2016 at 10:36 am

How exciting that you will be traveling to Myrtle Beach next year. Sure hope we can meet next year.
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prancer pie July 17, 2016 at 10:29 am

OMC, that IS exciting news!
We just love your Sunday Selfie submission. It is so neat!
Hope you kittehz and your sweet Mommy are having a great weekend.
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Annabelle July 17, 2016 at 10:22 am

That’s pawsome Calista Jo!!
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Dragonheart, Merlin, and Devi July 17, 2016 at 9:58 am

How exciting Callisto Jo! We have a stroller, but Merlin is the only one who likes going out in it.
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lorraine williamson July 17, 2016 at 9:55 am

awesome I love walking on my leash your gonna love it so fun have a great week your photos are cool
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Jan K July 17, 2016 at 9:21 am

That is so exciting, Calista Jo! We hope we get to meet you next May!
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Deb Barnes July 17, 2016 at 9:18 am

That’s exciting news Calista Jo! It’s great that your human is training you so far in advance! We’ll be keeping our paws crossed for you! Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang
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Annie July 17, 2016 at 8:58 am

Calista Jo, your selfies are pretty, especially with that sunlight on you. How exciting to prepare to go to BlogPaws with your mom and dad! In the meantime, hopefully you get to go to some fun places.
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Ellen Pilch July 17, 2016 at 8:45 am

Even more of a reason for me to go to Blog Paws next year- I want to meet you. I hope you end up liking traveling around in the stroller. Great selfies. And congrats tot he lucky winners- that is an amazing book.
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The Menagerie Mom July 17, 2016 at 8:42 am

This sounds so exciting, Calista Jo! Imagine all the stories you would get to come back and tell the other Kitties Blue if you attended the BlogPaws Conference. It sounds like your mom and dad have pro skills at training a kitty. Now, let us know what you think about a leash when you get to that, Calista Jo!

And congrats to the lucky winners of the wonderful book! Purrs!
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Chuck Huss July 17, 2016 at 8:36 am

I hope I get the chance to see you next year. I was hoping they would have it in Orlando so I wouldn’t have to drive too far. We lived in Myrtle beach for over a year and I don’t think I could talk my wife into going back.
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Brian Frum July 17, 2016 at 8:29 am

You selfies look terrific to us! BlogPaws is in our State but none of us are calm enough to handle the crowds.
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The Island Cats July 17, 2016 at 8:24 am

Wow, that would be cool if you could go, Calista Jo. The mom would love to take me but since she would need to fly, that probably won’t be possible. ~Wally
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Kitty Cat Chronicles July 17, 2016 at 8:18 am

P.S. Can you please link up our Sunday Selfies post today? The link up is not showing up at all for us.
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Kitty Cat Chronicles July 17, 2016 at 8:20 am

Nevermind! As soon as we posted that comment, the linky showed up!
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Kitty Cat Chronicles July 17, 2016 at 8:17 am

We can’t wait to read more about your progress as an Adventure Cat, CJ! We look even more forward to seeing you next year at BlogPaws. You can do it!!! Sampy sends a kiss to Astrid for every kitty harness in the world. We all send love and hugs, with special purrs to Fiona.
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Jeanne July 17, 2016 at 7:34 am

Though you rarely see it, Mr. M is comfortable wearing a harness – as long as he doesn’t need to go outside for a hike ;-))) Purrseidon, on the other hand will get a harness out of the box and bring it to us, requesting a walk.


Timmy Tomcat July 17, 2016 at 7:26 am

Meow Calista Jo that is really exciting mews! Dad may be able to make Blog Paws since it is so close. Have fun getting ready.
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JeanneP of bichonpawz July 17, 2016 at 7:24 am

That sure is exciting! We really hope that you like walking on a leash and riding in a stroller! We have a stroller and absolutely love it! We had to get it for when we have back and/or leg issues…senior dog problems…:(
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Linda Arthur Tejera July 17, 2016 at 7:05 am

Congratulations, Calista Jo! Sounds like an exciting time. I have a kitty who I want to see if I can get to wear a harness and then a leash. But he needs to go for walks cause he’s way overweight. I don’t get it. Seven cats and only one overweight. Wish us luck. And I want to thank you so much for TO CATCH A CAT. I can’t wait to read it!
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Athena July 17, 2016 at 5:54 am

Cool! Hope you get to go and you enjoy it 🙂

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie
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Sammy July 17, 2016 at 4:10 am

WOW Calista Jo! Lucky you – you’ll have a big adventure with your Mom and Dad next year at Blogpaws….and I just know you will get used to the harness/leash and stroller! Meanwhile, have a wonderful Sunday.

Love, Sammy
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Flynn July 17, 2016 at 3:59 am

That is very exciting that you are training to go to BlofPaws, Calista Jo. I hope you get on well with your harness. Your selfies are lovely.
I am very excited to be one of the winners of your giveaway, thank you.
Our internet has been down for all but a few minutes since Friday morning and we were surprised to see we had a connection this morning. Hopefully it will last so we will be able to visit as many as possible on the hop today.
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Gattina July 17, 2016 at 3:49 am

I am sure you will make it ! What a nice experience !
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Summer July 17, 2016 at 3:48 am

What’s your favorite treat, Calista Jo? I bet that even if you balk at walking on a leash, you will get up and take a few steps if it means you will get a treat! That’s what my human does any time I am reluctant to walk on my leash (yes, sometimes I still get ornery – especially she and I want to go in different directions!).
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ERin the Cat (Princess) July 17, 2016 at 3:08 am

Hi Calista Jo, you’re doing something I would never do, unless I had to take peeps for a walk! Good on you for be plucky enough to take it on. That selfie isn’t half bad either! purrs ERin
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The Dash Kitten Crew July 17, 2016 at 2:57 am

Brilliant!! We will look forward to seeing all your training progress. Mum will aim to see you in 2018 (she needs to visit her human mom in the UK = expensive) and WE WILL BE THERE!!!
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Peaches & Paprika July 17, 2016 at 12:55 am

Wow, Calista Jo, Very impressive. Looking forward to hearing your progress reports as you wear the harness! It will take your owner a lot of work and patience but
we bet you both will have a lot of fun there. Concatulations on an embitious endeavor!
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Gus at As The World Purrs July 17, 2016 at 12:21 am

That is so exciting you might get to go to Blog Paws!
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Katnip Lounge July 17, 2016 at 12:08 am

OMC…PLEASE don’t give our Mommy any ideas, Calista Jo! Although we bet Salem would LOVE all the attention…
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meowmeowmans July 17, 2016 at 12:06 am

Calista Jo, you’re training to attend BlogPaws 2017? That is so awesome (so are your selfies, BTW)! Our mom and dad are really hoping to get back to BP in 2017; how cool it would be to meet YOU, and your mom and dad, too!
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Melissa & Mudpie July 17, 2016 at 12:05 am

That’s so exciting! I sure hope you get to go 🙂
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