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AN AWWWDORABLE ANGEL WITTH A SPARK

Awww Monday/Sparks

I have combined these two Monday posts by using a photo from May 31, 2016, of Lily Olivia for my Spark. I believe you will see why I selected her for the Spark. If not, it is because she’s one of our angels and my Spark is about angels. With the loss of ao many kitties lately, our friend Jean and one of Dad Tom’s cousins as well as the wife of a friend who passed in August, I have had angels on my mind.

 

awwwdorable angel spark: a calico cat lying on her side with an orange crocheted fish toy and the following quote from Jaclyn Smith, "Angels are like diamonds. They can't be made, you have to find them. Each one is unique."

 

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.”

Lily Olivia may be an angel, but she’ll always be awwwdorable. So, she’ll be participating in the Awww Mondays blog hop hosted by Sandee at Comedy Plus. You can join her there by clicking on the Awww badge.

 

You may have noticed some small crocheted toys next to Lily Olivia. Those were from Ellen at 15 and Meowing, who is always so generous with the kitties, especially by playing the Tooth Fairy to felines.

The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

Tomorrow is that special day each week when Periwinkle and Stinky set out on a new adventure. It is Stinky’s turn to make a plan. He’s confided in me that he’s been going nutty trying to come up with an adventure for tomorrow. He has his paws crossed that he has an epiphany soon. I am confident he won’t let Periwinkle or our readers down. And I know both the tabbies will be looking forward to seeing you here tomorrow. So, please don’t let them down.

Thanks for joining us today.

 

 

 

A SAWYER SELFIE & REMEMBERING ANGEL FRIENDS

Sunday Selfies: Week #499

 

Grey tabby cat selfie with something on his nose. He is remembering angel friends today.

 

Hi Friends,

I hope you don’t mind seeing me again this week. This is not my best selfie, for which I apologize. I cut off part of my right ear, and, as you can see, I have something on my nose. Dad thinks it’s food. Mom thinks it’s litter. I’m a cat, so I’m not telling. If my mom was nice, she would have edited my photo to remove that glop, but she and Dad think it’s cute. Pfffft!  Regardless, I truly hope that my lovely girlfriend Noelle will like it. Of course, I hope you like it as well.

Remembering Friends

Before we hop today, my fursibs and I want to remember some of our dear friends, who recently received their angel wings.

 

remembering angel friends: Dai$y, a white and brown tabby cat with a heart-shaped nose.

Da Tabbies O’ Trout Towne

remembering angel friends: Tuxedo cat with big eyes in a bright flowered frame.

Living With Loulou

remembering angel friends: grey and white tuxedo cat in a heart-shaped frame.

Stunning Keisha

All these lady cats were beautiful and special and will be deeply missed by their friends and followers. We feel so fortunate to have known them, and we will love and remember them always.

Hopping Time

Now it is time to hop, and all the Kitties Blue would love to see you right here joining us. You all are just as special to us as the three sweet, lady angels we are remembering. If you can’t participate today, we totally understand. That’s why our hop remains open through Thursday.

And…don’t forget that Day Light Saving Time starts today. Set your clocks forward one hour and don’t be surprised if your loving furkids get a bit confused about mealtimes.

Thanks for joining us today. Have an easy Sunday!

 



SUNPUDDLE C.J. & POETRY

Thankful Thursday

Thursday is the day when we share our thankfuls with our friends.

I am thankful for the daffodils and forsythia blooming in our yard.

Calista Jo is thankful for the combination of a warm radiator and a sunpuddle. It’s the purrfect place for a nap, especially if you have a cat toy for a pillow.

 

Dilute tortoise shell cat napping on a radiator in a sunpuddle.

 

I am thankful that Raleigh likes Dad Tom well enough to let him pet him and give him treats. He won’t let me get closer than two feet.

Kitties Blue and I are super thankful we knew Loulou (Living with Loulou). We will miss her terribly and remember her on our Sunday Selfies post.

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

The Kitties Blue and I will be participating in the Thankful Thursday blog hop hosted by Angel Brian. Click on the badge below to join in the hop.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Thursday also is time for writing poetry, and I always try to participate, as it is hosted by our very dear friends, Teddy and Angel Sammy (Two Spoiled Cats). They provide an inspiration photo, and participants write a poem about it. Here’s this week’s photo followed by my poem.

 

Man with round glasses, a crooked smile, his necktie tied around his head and gloating.

 

Gloating

Did you guess this is my gloating face?
I found out I won first place
in the office football pool,
which you must admit is pretty cool.
I will confirm that I’m the company nerd
and following sports I find absurd.
But I put my statistics and math skills to work
and magically I came in first.
I will admit I was totally shocked.
I definitely surprised the office jocks.
The money I’ve won isn’t much—
just enough to take my girlfriend to lunch.
But besting all the sports fanatics
is what makes me the happiest!

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 03/06/2024

Each week Angel Sammy transmits his poem from the Rainbow Bridge to Teddy for publication. Sammy’s poems always get an A++ from us, and they are always worth reading. Please stop over to Two Spoiled Cats, by clicking on the poetry badge, to check out Sammy’s poem and get the photo for next week’s challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today. We hope to see you again tomorrow for Friendly Fill-Ins and Feline Friday.

 

 

NAPPING ANGEL ART

Caturday Art 

I do not have any new photos of the Kitties Blue, so I dug back through my photo archives. I found a sweet photo of a napping Misty May. It is from October 3, 2020.

 

Tuxedo cat, who is now an angel, napping in an art creation.

 

To create the art I used the Finger Paint Doodle effect from Painnt. I changed the hue of the original art, bumped the saturation slightly and added Vintage coloring. With piZap I added the Abstract filter.

Here’s a puzzle for you. Hope you enjoy it and that you liked seeing Misty May today. She is missed here by all but Astrid.


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Tuxedo Cat Art

Our angel, Misty May, will be participating in the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. To do the same, click on Athena’s badge.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

Tomorrow is that day when you share your adorableness with all your friends and Kitties Blue by joining our blog hop. Though most of the Kitties Blue do not enjoy taking selfies, they always love seeing yours as do I.

As usual, I have no idea which of the gang will be here as your host tomorrow.  I suspect I’ll be doing some cat stalking later today. 

Tomorrow I will be including some photo frames you can pick up and use for our special Dr. Seuss Sunday Selfies  hop on Sunday, March 3.

Thanks for joining us today. Kitties Blue and I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

 

TUXEDO CAT APPRECIATION DAY WITH ANGELS

Awww Mondays

 

Tuxedo Cat Appreciation Day badge

 

Today is Tuxedo Cat Appreciation Day, and we are remembering our three angel tuxedo (tuxie) cats, Daphne, Mauricio and Misty May. We are also celebrating our semi-tuxie (more of a cow-patterned) cat, Lisbeth.

Tuxedo Cat Appreciation Day angels - four cats in a fancy frame collage

Most of you should be familiar with Mau(ricio) and Misty May but maybe not Daphne. She was the third of the Kitties Blue. We discovered her and her litter mates in the engine compartment of my car.

Our three angels and Lisbeth will be joining the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. If you would like to do the same, click on the Awww badge,

Sparks

With our three original tuxies being angels, I wanted a Spark about angels. When I found this one, I knew it was purrfect!

 

Tuxedo Cat Appreciation Day angels with a quote from Luciano De Crescenzo, "We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another" printed on an angel wing.

 

 

The author, Luciano De Crescenzo (1928 – 2019) was an Italian writer, film actor, director and engineer. Between 1977 and 2019, he published a total of fifty books, selling 18 million copies worldwide. His works have been translated into 19 languages and published in 25 countries.

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

Tomorrow is that special day each week when Periwinkle and Stinky set out on a new adventure. Periwinkle is in charge of planning what they’ll be doing. I am certain she has something fun in mind, and the tabbies will be looking forward to seeing you over at Friends Furever. Please don’t let them down.

Thanks for joining us today.

 

AIRPLANE EARS SELFIE & A GOOD-BYE

Sunday Selfies: Week #492

 

Ginger tabby cat with squinty eyes and airplane ears for his selfie.

 

As I mentioned yesterday, Cooper Murphy took a less than attractive selfie displaying squinty eyes and airplane ears. I had hoped I might convince one of the other Kitties Blue to snap a selfie for today. Unfortunately I had no opportunity to even approach any of them, as I spent most of the day searching the house for Raleigh. I won’t mention some of the not-too-flattering names I called him yesterday. And, I will save the story of how and where he was discovered for another day.

Cooper has nothing to say with regards to his selfie.  Being a cat, he could care less whether you like it or not.

Good-Bye Lola

On the 16th, the beautiful Lola, the Rescued Cat, received her angel wings and flew off to the Rainbow Bridge. She leaves her mom, Dawn, and fursib, Lexy, and all of us who knew her to mourn her loss. If you don’t know, Lola is the subject of her very own book, Lola, Diary of a Rescued Cat.

 

Lola was a frequent Sunday Selfie participant, and we will miss having her join us and reading about her on her blog. If you haven’t visited in order to leave your condolences, click on the photo of lovely Lola. You can also purchase a copy of her book when you visit.

Time to Hop

Though Cooper is not showing off his best self, he and all the Kitties Blue invite you to put on your best smiles, snap a selfie and join Coop and all your other friends on the hop. If you can’t get by here today, our hop always remains open through Thursday.

Thanks for joining us today. We wish everyone an easy and warm Sunday.

 



TABBY & TORTIE TWO-FUR & A GOOD-BYE

Sunday Selfies: Week #491

 

tabby and tortie cat two-fur

 

Though tabby Raleigh was here on both Friday and Caturday, he volunteered to take the selfie today. And then he was suddenly photobombed by tortie Astrid. In the photo, however, Astrid is looking at the camera and Raleigh is not, making it look as if Raleigh is the photobomber. But, whichever way you view this, you get a bonus cat or a tortie and tabby two-fur.

Good-Bye Brofur Bailey

We found out recently that an Honorary Kitty Blue, Bailey Boat Cat, flew off to the Rainbow Bridge on .January 2.

 

 

We met Bailey shortly after we began blogging and invited him to be an honorary member of the family as a gift for his second birthday. He officially joined the Kitties Blue on 07/30/2013. You can find him with the rest of the family on The Felines page.

If you are unfamiliar with Bailey, I suggest you read our post, “Brofur Bailey Featured as Caturday Art,” and also read his book, Bailey Boat Cat: Adventures of a Feline Afloat, written by his mom Lou Kennedy. The book is available at both Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com at slightly different prices than those listed in the previous post.

You can leave condolences for Bailey’s family at “A Final Farewell.”

Rest in peace dear brofur. Kitties Blue were honored to have you has a member of our family.

Hopping Time

Now it is time to show off your selfie and hop with us. It is hard to believe we are quickly closing in on week 500 of the hop. That is a whole lot of selfies, especially for those of you who have been with us the entire time. Whether you have joined us for most of our 491 weeks or you are a new hopper, Kitties Blue and I truly appreciate your participation.

If you cannot join Raleigh and Astrid today, the hop remains open through Thursday.

Have an easy Sunday.



SUGAR PLUM FAIRY KITTEN ART

Caturday Art

Okay, so I know what you’re thinking…those crazy people have adopted another kitten. That does sound like fun, especially with all the fascinating holiday decorations, but sadly we have not added any new felines to the Kitties Blue crew.

What I am sharing today are two different art renderings of kitten Fiona. Yesterday marks seven years since she flew away to the Rainbow Bridge. My mind cannot seem to process the fact that she has been gone that long. She was and will always remain one of my special heart kitties.

Here are two different versions of art, both created using the Sugar Plum Fairy effect from Painnt.

 

Sugar Plum Fairy kitten: Grey kitten in an art rendering in a gold frame with an aqua and gold snowflake.

 

Sugar Plum Fairy kitten: Art rendering of kitten in shades of green and purple in a multi-toned green frame.

 

I couldn’t decide which version I liked best, which is why I am sharing both. If you have a favorite, let me know in the comments.

I made a puzzle from each. The first is quite easy. The second is a tad more challenging.

preview100pieceKitten Artpreview120pieceSugar Plum Fairy Kitten

Sugar Plum Fairy Fiona will be participating in the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. You can do the same by clicking on Athena’s badge.

 

Another Angel

It was another blow when the day after Fiona left us (seven years ago today), our dear friend, Sammy (Two Spoiled Cats), followed her. It gave me some comfort to know they were together. I know that Mom Pam and Dad David miss Sammy just as much today as they did the day he got his angel wings.

At Blog Paws 2017, I made memorial flags for each of them. Sammy’s came out great. Fiona’s…not so much. You can see them both on the post, “Glimpses from Blog Paws 2017.” Those flags were meant to be displayed at each future Blog Paws Conference. Unfortunately, there was only one conference after that in 2018. Where those flags are today, I have no idea. I am sending love and warm hugs today to Pam and David.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

It is hard to believe that only five Sundays remain until 2024. New Year’s Eve actually falls on Sunday this year, so our last selfies of the year will be on the last day of the year. I’m not trying to get ahead of myself. I am just wondering how another year of our lives has slipped away so quickly.

Anyhoo, it’s time to get a selfie snapped for tomorrow’s hop. A couple of Kitties Blue have taken selfies this week, so it will be up to me to see who gets to be your host. Whoever it is, I know they’ll be looking forward to you joining them. Hope to see you there either tomorrow or anytime through Thursday.

Thanks for dropping by today. Have a meowvolous Caturday.

 

MISTY MAY’S FINAL PHOTOS & A SPARK

Awww Mondays

 

Tuxedo cat, Misty May is lying on the bed with extra large, ginger, tabby cat in her final photos before passing.

 

For the Awww Mondays blog hop hosted by Sandee at Comedy Plus, I am sharing the final two photos of Misty May. They were taken the day before she received her wings. I had no idea they would be her last photos.

If you’d like to join Cooper Murphy and Misty May on the blog hop, click on the Awww badge.

Sparks

When I heard about the death of Suzanne Somers yesterday, I wanted to find a Spark from her. Today would have been her 77th birthday. So, like Misty May, she died just short of her birthday.

I did find a quote I liked from her for today’s Spark. It’s a bit of a run-on sentence, but I believe still meaningful.

 

A graphic of a silhouette of a woman in orange, yellow, red and burgundy with the quote, "What I really need is for people to know…We all have creativity in us and we all are multi-dimensional and we are all interested in a lot of things and that women are fabulous. We can handle a lot of things" from Suzanne Somers.

 

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

It’s time again for our two fun-loving tabbies, Periwinkle & Stinky, to takeoff on another adventure. Stinky has it all planned out and has shared with me. I really wish I could join he and Periwinkle, as this is going to be a great one! That means you’ll want to be here tomorrow. I know the kitties will be looking for you, so don’t forget to pop on over.

 

 

ANOTHER AUTUMN SELFIE & REMEMBERING BRIAN

Sunday Selfies: Week #478

 

autumn selfie remembering: Tuxedo cat portrait selfiein a fall leaf embellished frame.

 

Lisbeth is the third of the Kitties Blue to share her new portrait as her Sunday Selfie. And in keeping with our recent theme, she had me frame it for autumn. She hopes you like it.  Lisbeth, however, is not the star of today’s post. That honor goes to Brian.

Remembering Brian

Like many others, Brian was one of the first cats we met when Kitties Blue and I began this blog in 2012. And when we started Sunday Selfies, Brian hopped on in week two, and either he or one of his housemates has been here every week. He was a handsome, kind and  gentle man cat. All who knew him loved him and that includes me and all the Kitties Blue. We knew Brian’s health wasn’t good, but it still was a shock when he left us for the Bridge. We are fortunate to have known Brian and will never forget him.

 

autumn selfie remembering: Tabby Cat selfie in a sparkly frame with a magenta bow and a rainbow with the words, "Brian," and "You'll remain in our hearts always!"

 

Rest in Peace, Brian. I know you are with your fur family members who went before you and many other kitties who knew and loved you. And I know you will be waiting for those you left behind, including your wonderful humans, Terry and Celesta.

Hopping Time

We’d love for you to join us today as we remember Brian. But, if you can’t hop until later in the week, that’s okay. The hop is open through Thursday. And, if you can’t hop at all, Kitties Blue are totally fine with that. Just stop in to say, “hi,” and remember our friend, Brian.

Kitties Blue and I thank you for joining us today. Your friendship is what keeps us going day after day and week after week.