Thankful Thursday

Today is a big day at our house with a birthday and an anniversary to celebrate. 

Sixth Anniversary


birthday & anniversary: collage with two heart-shaped photos, one of a tortie cat and one of a tuxie cat


Six years ago today Astrid and Sampy (Sampson Hall) were married at the Blog Paws Conference. You can see the wedding post at “Introducing the Newlyweds.”  In celebration, we have a card and cake (baked by Cooper Murphy) for them.


birthday & anniversary: sixth anniversary card with wedding cat couple, a heart and flowers

birthday & anniversary: two-tiered, square cake with lavender flowers


We all offer our best wishes to this sweet and adorable couple. We are thankful they found each other and that we are able to celebrate with them today.

Second Birthday

Today Kizmet turns two. She’s officially no longer a kitten; though, she is still full of kitten energy! And she continues to act like a monkey. We also have a card and another cake from Cooper Murphy for her.


birthday & anniversary: birth and party favorsday card with photo of grey cat

birthday & anniversary: pick and white cake with macarons and a grey fondant cat for decorations


We are truly thankful we adopted Kizmet. She has brought hours of laughter and love into our lives. We never know what mischief she’s going to get up to. She has a special birthday gift on its way, which we think will bring her oodles of fun and lots of entertainment for Dad Tom, me and her fursibs. I’ll make certain she tells you all about it and shares photos.

Please join us as we celebrate. Help yourselves to cake and champagne or lemonade. And stay as long as you like.


birthday & anniversary: collage with filled champagne glasses and pitcher of lemonade with lemons


As Kitties Blue and I do each week, we thank you for your support and friendship. These are the best gifts any of us can receive.

To participate in the Thankful Thursday blog hop, hosted by Brian, enter the URL for his site in your browser.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

With apologies to Teddy and Angel Sammy, I didn’t write a poem today. I will include one in tomorrow’s post or share it as a stand-alone post.




Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Last week I missed Teddy and Angel Sammy’s poetry challenge, which I don’t like to do. I am back today with another altered inspirational photo. This time, I had a little help from Astrid.


quirky caregivers are two ladies with hair to the floor and a tortoise shell cat


The poem’s structure is a bit different. It consists of rhyming and off-rhyming couplets with the title, which is also the first line, rhyming with the last line.

My Caregivers are Quirky…

Look at that ridiculous hair.
I think mice must be living in there.
When the ladies are sleeping each night,
I root through to see what I can find—
Tidbits from breakfast or dinner,
The toy I lost sometime last winter.
If I get cold, I can burrow deep within.
And, though, I’ve never reached any skin,
I can still feel safe and stay warm
Knowing I won’t come to any harm.
You may find my mistresses a bit different,
But to all my needs they are ever vigilant.
I wouldn’t trade them for a mound of tuna jerky.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 5/18/2022

If you think you’d enjoy writing some poetry check out Two Spoiled Cats on Thursdays for the following week’s inspiration photo. You can pop over there by clicking on Angel Sammy’s badge. While visiting, please read Sammy’s poem. He is a masterful poet.


Thankful Thursday

Thursday is also the day Kitties Blue and I share our thankfuls with you.

  • Misty May has been on medication for hyperthyroidism for three weeks. She had bood work on Tuesday, but we haven’t gotten a report on that yet. Nonetheless, Misty May, Dad Tom and I are thankful that her weight has increased from 4.56 pounds to 4.88 pounds.
  • Dad Tom, Sawyer and I are thankful Sawyer hasn’t had a seizure in nine days. Fingers and paws are crossed that he can stretch that out for at least a few more days.
  • All the Kitties Blue are thankful their very own, quirky caregivers are celebrating their 49th wedding anniversary.


quirky caregivers in this photo are the Kitties Blue mom and dad on their wedding day in 1973.


  • All the Kitties Blue are delighted their two pots of catnip from last year came back this spring, and the plants are already big enough that they can enjoy the occasional sprig.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. If you would like to participate, post on your blog for what you are thankful. Then enter the URL from Brian’s badge in your browser.

Thanks for your support and friendship.



Sunday Selfies: Week #365

Welcome to our seventh anniversary of Sunday Selfies. Our first Sunday Selfies post was on August 17, 2014. Lisbeth was the subject of our first Selfies post. We had seven entries including Lisbeth.

I have selected some past selfies of the ten Kitties Blue who have been part of the blog. If you didn’t know, there were ten other Kitties Blue before we started blogging.

Anyhoo, here’s the gang with their flashback selfies.


Sunday Selfies anniversary

Beginning in the upper left and moving clockwise: Fiona (Week #56 STAR OF THE SUNDAY SELFIES), Calista Jo (Week #80 KISSES AND A SUNDAY SELFIE), Sawyer (Week #204 SAWYER’S SNOOZY SELFIE) and Cooper Murphy (Week #303 COOPER MURPHY’S PAPER BAG SELFIE)


Sunday Selfies anniversary

Beginning in the upper left and moving clockwise: Kizmet (Week #346 RESPECT YOUR CAT DAY), Lisbeth (Week #322 LISBETH’S NEAR PURRFECT SELFIE), Giulietta (Week #32 MISS FLOOFY GIULIETTA’S SUNDAY SELFIES) and Astrid (Week #57 ASTRID’S SUNDAY SELFIES POEM)


Sunday Selfies anniversary



Kitties Blue and I want to thank everyone who has ever posted a selfie and joined our blog hop. We especially appreciate Canadian Cats, TomCat Commentary By Tim and 15 And Meowing. They have all been with us since week one and continue to hop!

We all thought it would be nice to have a celebration with a little cake and bubbly. Angels Fiona, Lily Olivia and Mau got a 24-hour pass to join us today, and I asked Mau to bake us one of his famous cakes. Cooper Murphy has turned into an exceptional baker, but I knew Mau would enjoy this opportunity.



It looks as if Mau has not lost his touch when it comes to baking gorgeous cakes. We suspect there are an abundance of birthday and anniversary parties at the RB.

Hopping Time

Once you have enjoyed your cake and champagne, Kitties Blue past and Kitties Blue present invite you to join our blog hop by posting your selfie. We are so grateful for your support and for following us and will continue hosting the hop as long as you keep coming back and entering.

Have a wonderful easy Sunday and thanks again for seven years!





Today we are celebrating the first birthday of the newest member of the Kitties Blue family: Kizmet! This young lady has brought so much joy and laughter to our household. She is always getting into something and being a silly monkey.

On yesterday’s “The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky” post, we announced that in honor of Kizmet’s birthday we are having a commentathon. The proceeds will be donated to the Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC) to help support their orphan pets and programs. For each comment left on yesterday’s and today’s posts, Mom will be donating $1. The donation will go toward the purchase of votes for Kizmet in the Superhero Sidekicks Calendar Contest!  Kizmet began yesterday in 27th place in the contest. Thanks to the generosity of our friends, which we’ll tell you about tomorrow on our Thankful Thursday post, she is now in fifth place. You can find out more about the contest by clicking on the link to it or the link to Periwinkle and Stinky’s post.

Kizmet’s Birthday

To celebrate Kizmet’s birthday, Cooper Murphy made a cake and we all collaborated on making a card.



We hope you will all join us in wishing this little lady tomboy “monkey” a very happy birthday. And please invite all your friends to drop by and do the same. The more comments, the more dollars Mom will be sending to HWAC.

Astrid & Sampy’s Anniversary

From today forward, our household will be filled with two joyous celebrations on June 23, as Kizmet was born on Astrid and Sampy’s anniversary. This adorable couple exchanged vows in 2016 at the Blog Paws conference. If you’d like to see the original post, you can find it here: “Introducing the Newlyweds“.

Of course, we had Cooper Murphy make another cake, and we made them a card.



We are delighted that these two found each other. If you do not know Sampy, click on The Felines page from our menu.

To go with your cake, we have champagne and nip lemonade.



Thanks for joining us today for these memorable celebrations. And please don’t forget to ask your friends to stop by, so we can donate lots of money to HWAC.

Purrs and paw-pats, Kitties Blue

p.s. We have been very wordy today, but we are still joining the Wordless Wednesday blog hop at Comedy Plus.



Thankful Thursday

We are thankful that our mom re-roped our little cat perch. That may not sound like much, but it was pretty much torn to shreds.

Mom and Dad are happy for some warmer weather. They have been in the swim/spa twice and should be able to get in again for the next several days, as the temps are going to gradually reach the lower 90s. 

Mom is happy she has finally gotten her Instagram account up and working again. She was able to post the photo of Cooper the Orange she posted here on Monday. If you don’t follow us on Instagram, you can find us at

We all are happy Mom and Dad got to go out to celebrate their anniversary last night. After being locked down for so long, they deserved a night out.



In order to help them celebrate, after they got home, six of us piled on the bed with them. The only ones missing were Giulietta and Lisbeth.

Mom and Dad send their thanks to all who left anniversary wishes for them here and on Dad’s Facebook page.

Finally, we are thankful, as always, for those who follow and support us.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. To participate, post for what you are thankful on your blog, and then click on Brian’s badge.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Now that we’ve told you our thankfuls, it is time for some poetry. As she does most Thursdays, Mom is participating in Teddy and Angel Sammy’s (Two Spoiled Cats) poetry challenge.

Here’s this week’s inspiration photo and our mom’s poem.




The Fisherman

Sun beaten and sea weary,
Long hours waiting for fish to bite.
Days and weeks away from home
Working to feed his large family.
Resigned to his solitary existence,
Knowing his life at sea will never end
Until he is laid to rest beneath the earth.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 5/19/2021

If you’d like to try your hand at writing some poetry, you can find the inspiration photo for next week by clicking on the poetry badge below.


While visiting Two Spoiled Cats, please make certain you read Angel Sammy’s poem. He transmits it to Teddy from the Bridge each week, and it is always a masterpiece.

Purrs and paw-pats, Misty May, Giulietta, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer & Kizmet




Sunday Selfies: Week #314



Bet you missed me in this photo, unless you looked really closely. Mom asked me to take a selfie while I was sitting on her lap blocking her from reading her e-book. I agreed, but I didn’t know I was going to be photobombed by Cooper Murphy’s gigantic (over-lit) belly. Pffft! If Mom had been nice, she would have edited him right out of this photo. For that matter, she could have easily removed herself as well. Double Pffft!

Sixth Anniversary Selfies Survey

We began our Sunday Selfies blog hop on Sunday, August 17, 2014, (Lisbeth’s and my birthday). Six years is a long time for a blog hop, so we have a short (four question) survey for you in order to determine if we should continue, and if so, how often.

Click HERE to take our survey.

We’ll let you know next Sunday what you all decide.

Hopping Time

It’s now time for you to join the hop by linking up your selfie. We look forward to seeing your adorable faces each week as do all your friends and followers. We’d love for you to display our badge or link back to The Cat on My Head. As a reminder, it is not necessary to post on Sunday to join the hop. The hop remains open through Thursday. We appreciate each of you for joining us whether you are a regular or a newbie.

Birthday Party Tuesday

Normally we wouldn’t be posting on Tuesday, as it is Stinky and Periwinkle’s week to have their adventure at Friends Furever, which they will. But we’ll be here as well celebrating Lisbeth’s and my ninth birthday. Cooper Murphy has taken over Mau’s Cat Scout Bake Shop, so he’ll be creating our cake. Please stop by and party with us as well as visit Friends Furever for “The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky.”

Purrs and paw-pats, Astrid (with kisses for Sampy)





Remembering Paris

Today is Allie (Friends Furever) and Angel Mau’s fourth wedding anniversary. Mauricio had already planned the party, and we felt we should celebrate as he’d wished in honor of him and his beloved wife.

One of Mau’s favorite trips was the one he and Allie took to Paris with Cat Scouts in 2015. Consequently, he had planned a Paris-themed party with the intent of sharing this special photo of Allie.



He also had some additional photos from that trip he wanted to share.



Anniversary Celebration

When Cooper Murphy volunteered to take over the baking duties at Mau’s Cat Scout Bake Shop, he was happy to see Mau had the anniversary event entirely planned. He also had the recipe and decorating instructions for the cake recorded.

We think Cooper did a pretty good job following Mau’s instructions.


4th anniversary


Please join us for cake and champagne and then help yourself to all the other goodies.














Also, help yourself to kitty macarons and anything from the dessert table to take home for your humans and fursibs.



Finally Mau left an anniversary card for Allie. We are so happy that Cat Scouts taught Mau to be prepared. He left very little for us to do to pull off this party!


4th anniversary card


We did help Mau out by adding the halo to his photo on the card.

We hope you have enjoyed this party. Mau is here in spirit.

Thankful Thursday

Admittedly this has not been our best week, but we still have much for which to be thankful. Mauricio was in our lives for more than 15 years. He was a character who kept us entertained, and he loved absolutely everybody. He kept us safe by patrolling the yard and guarding the front porch. Most importantly, he watched out for the other feline family members. We loved him dearly, as did his lovely Allie and so many others. We feel fortunate and thankful to have had him in our family.

Dad Tom and I cannot express just how thankful we are for the outpouring of love and support we have received here, on Facebook and at Cat Scouts. Your friendships mean the world to us.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. To join, post on your blog for what you are thankful and then click on Brian’s badge to add your link.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

We did not write a poem today for Teddy and Angel Sammy’s (Two Spoiled Cats) poetry challenge. We hope they’ll forgive us. A poem based on this week’s inspirational photo will be included on our Friendly Fill-Ins/Feline Friday post.





We are going to join the Happy Tuesday blog hop at Comedy Plus, as this is a super happy day. Hope this nice post we have done will score us some extra treats.

Stinky & Periwinkle will be adventuring today at Friends Furever. Please join them. They always have a great time.


Sunday Selfies: Fifth Anniversary (Week #262)

With this being the fifth anniversary of our Sunday Selfies blog hop, we naturally assumed Mom would feature each of us with a selfie, but…no! She selected the elusive Giulietta to represent us. And we are good with that.

Ever since the construction began she’s mostly stayed safely on the second floor. That was okay when Mom and Dad’s bedroom was upstairs and the main bathroom and laundry room were there. But now that the daily workers are gone and Mom and Dad have moved downstairs, we’d all like her to join the family again. She has a bit the past few days, coming down for meals.



Giulietta still returns during the day to her favorite hidey hole on the upper landing of the stairs. That’s where Mom helped her take her selfie. Giulietta likes it, as it is impossible to tell that she lost her furs a few weeks ago. And Mom helped her out with a little editing by removing the freckle from her right eye.

Time to Hop

Now that you have seen Giulietta’s selfie, it’s time for you to join her and show us your special selfie.

If you are new to hopping or just new to the Sunday Selfies hop, here are some tips that might be of help.

  • The link to add your selfie to the hop is below.
  • You also will find below the code to use if you’d like the hop to appear on your blog.
  • Posting on Sundays is not necessary to join.
  • You do not need to be a cat to enter. All anipals are welcome regardless of species.
  • The hop remains open for entries through Thursday midnight.
  • Please be so kind as to display our badge and/or link to The Cat on My Head.
  • Take the opportunity to visit some of the other hop-alongs and make some new friends or reconnect with some old ones.

Thanks for supporting us and our blog hop for the past five years. If this is your first time here, welcome. Kitties Blue and I hope you return often.

It wouldn’t be a celebration without a cake from Mau’s Cat Scout Bake Shop ad some bubbly. Please help yourselves.

Thanks from the Birthday Girls

Astrid and Lisbeth would like to thank everyone who visited yesterday and left birthday wishes. And they especially want to thank Sampy and Charles for the sweet e-mails and photos of their handsome selves.

Purrs and paw-pats, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer