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



Anniversary Celebration

Please join us as we celebrate the anniversary of Mau & Allie’s (Friends Furever) wedding. They were married at Cat Scouts in a beautiful ceremony purrformed by Denmaster. We think it remains the grandest affair ever to take place at Scouts.

Here’s a copy of their invitation followed by a framed photo of the bride and groom on the dance floor.



Mau’s best man, now angel, Sammy, sent this card from the Rainbow Bridge. It is from him and brother Teddy (Two Spoiled Cats). It features a photo of the wedding party.


3rd anniversary - Allie & Mau

L to R: Charles (Lisbeth’s boyfriend), Best Man Sammy, Mau, Allie, Maid of Honor Gracie, Anya (Allie’s girlfriends) and Sundae (Sammy’s girlfriend). All members of the wedding party (except Sundae) are Cat Scouts.


If you were not following us at the time of the wedding, you might enjoy the post, “A Grand Affair.” It includes a poem from Mau for Allie.

Mau made a special card for Allie and baked an anniversary cake in his Cat Scout Bake Shop.




And finally, Mau has a special bouquet for Allie.



What Mau lacks in the ability to color coordinate, he makes up for in his love for Allie.

Please join us in a toast to Mau and Allie and then hang around and enjoy some cake and camaraderie.



“To Allie and Mau, may your love last forever!”


If you have not visited our seventh blogoversary post and left a comment, please do so by clicking here. For every comment, I will be donating $1 to a rescue/shelter selected by one of the commenters. Your name could be selected by, giving you the opportunity to choose the recipient of our donation.

Thanks for joining us today in our celebration of Allie and Mau.



Sawyer Update

Before we get to Sunday Selfies, and the celebration of Astrid and Kitty Cat Chronicles’ Sampson’s third anniversary, I know many of you are waiting for a Sawyer update.

He had a quiet night at the ER Vet with no additional seizures. Dad Tom checked on him early yesterday morning and got the okay to pick him up. He spent the day and evening snoozing, which I expect he’ll do for a few days. He’s eaten his meals and gotten his meds.

Like most animals, Sawyer doesn’t liked being hospitalized and stuck in a cage. He whapped some of the ER Vet employees. He got mad at me as well and sunk his claws into my face and bit my lip. Luckily he didn’t break the skin with his bite.

Dad Tom and I and Sawyer are overwhelmed by the outpouring of purrs, prayers, POTP, love and support. This blogging community is made up of the most compassionate an caring people. Thank you for being our friends and caring about our little guy and all the Kitties Blue.

Dad Tom will continue to let everyone on Facebook know how Sawyer is doing, and I will continue to update here on the blog.

Sunday Selfies: Week #254

It would seem appropriate for Sawyer to have the selfie today (He did get a welcome home photo.), but Astrid gets the honor as it is her anniversary. Her selfie is a card for husband Sampy.




Prior to celebrating the anniversary, we invite you to link up your selfie. Here’s those hopping tips we like to include to help any newbies who might be joining us.

  • 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.

Party Time

As he always does, Mau baked a cake in his Cat Scout Bake Shop. We also have champagne, lemonade for the youngsters and a wide variety of other noms.
















If you were not following The Cat on My Head when Astrid and Sampy were married at Blog Paws in 2016, here is the link to the post, “Introducing the Newlyweds.”

Thanks for joining us for Sunday Selfies and Astrid and Sampy’s Anniversary.



Sunday Selfies: Week #210

Welcome to the fourth anniversary edition of our Sunday Selfies blog hop. Did those four years fly by as quickly for you as they did for us? Our very first Sunday Selfies hop was on Astrid and Lisbeth’s birthday on August 17, 2014. Lisbeth had the honor of hosting that first hop. We had a total of seven participants, including ourselves. The most participants we’ve ever had is 67. To see that very first hop post, click here.

I agreed to accept the honor of hosting this anniversary hop with one stipulation: I did not have to show that most of my body has been defloofed. I would not let Mom or Dad work at removing some snarls I had, so I lost all my furs, except those on my legs, tail and head. Mom says I feel and look like velvet. If I get brave enough, I may show you my “nekked” look in a future post. But for today, this is all you get. I am sorry it isn’t all that great of a photo.


Giulietta's Anniversary Selfie


On behalf of Mom and all the Kitties Blue, I’d like to thank everyone who has hopped with us during the past four years, especially those who have returned week after week. We appreciate your support and friendship. We all hope you will continue to hop with us as we enter year five.

Blog Hop

Now it’s time for you to share your selfies with us and the other participants. Here are those tips for hopping Mom makes us post every week.

  • 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.

To everyone who joins us today, thank you from me and the entire Kitties Blue crew.

Purrs and paw-pats, Giulietta




Today’s Sparks post is an extra special one. It is for my beautiful wife Allie (Friends Furever) on our second wedding anniversary. We were married on this date in 2016 in a beautiful ceremony at Cat Scouts. Denmaster officiated the ceremony. I’ll never forget that magical day.

Here is my Spark, especially for Allie; though, I am certain many of you will relate to it.


Allie and Mau's 2nd Anniversary


The author of today’s Spark, Michael Arden, was born in Midland, Texas, as Michael Jerrod Moore in 1982. He is an American actor, singer, composer and an award-winning stage director.

Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend, Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). Annie currently is taking a well-deserved “break” from blogging, so there is no hop. However, many of us are continuing to post a Spark on Monday, as we totally agree with Annie’s vision: “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!”

Party Time

You are invited to join Allie and me in a small celebration of our love and marriage.

As always, I have been baking in my Cat Scout Bake Shop. Please enjoy some cake and bubbly.




We also have party favors of boxed macarons for you to take home with you.


Happy Anniversary, Allie

I Love You with All My Heart


Purrs and paw-pats, Mau

Allie and I are also joining the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus.