Asrid & Sampson

ASTRID’S PORTRAIT & CANDID CAMERA PRANK

Thankful Thursday

Astrid and I have the first thankful. Sampy sent her the most incredible anniversary present, which his mom, Emily, created. Here’s a photo of it. 

 

Framed drawing of a tortoise shell cat.

 

We knew Emily is very talented, but never knew she could draw. So this was a huge surprise. It looks exactly like Astrid and is purrfect!

I am thankful for another double win on the Tuesday Teaser at Two Spoiled Cats. I was one of two First Commenters and the First Right Guesser of the Teaser. These are the badges I received.

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Kitties Blue and I are thankful for those of you who visited our Monday post when we remembered our angel Mau.

We are, of course, thankful for each of you who visit us, comment and join our blog hop.

Brian hosts the Thankful Thursday blog hop. To participate, post are you blog for what you are thankful, then click on Brian’s badge to link up.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

This week’s inspiration photo provided by Teddy and Angel Sammy from Two Spoiled Cats is truly bizarre. I did consider adding a few of the Kitties Blue to it, but that would have been overdoing it just a tad. Seventeen bald babies all dressed in the same blue romper is nightmare enough!

 

Photo of 17 bald babies all wearing the same blue romper with three crawling atop a woman lying on the floor.

 

You’re on Candid Camera

There are so many babies
I don’t know what to do.
I feel like I’m trapped in a human zoo.

With all these mouths to feed
And diapers to change,
I think I may be going insane.

When I was hired to care for multiple infants,
I didn’t ask for the exact number
Or if they took the opportunity to slumber.

I definitely need some assistance.
They all look exactly the same,
And I have no idea of their names.

I think this must have been a prank—
Like that TV show Candid Camera.
If so, release me before I lose my stamina.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 07/19/2023

Only a so-so poem this week for which I apologize. I think this is a photo that stands along and didn’t really need me to try and interpret it.

If you’d like to join in the fun of writing poetry, click on Angel Sammy’s poetry badge. That will take you over to Two Spoiled Cats where you can find next week’s inspiration photo. You’ll also be able to check out Angel Sammy’s poem for this week. He transmits it to Teddy each week from the Rainbow Bridge, and in our opinion, it’s always a winner.

Thanks for joining us today. Kitties Blue and I hope you will join us again tomorrow when we celebrate our 11th blogoversary and the second anniversary of Sawyer’s second Gotcha Day.

 

TWINKLY-EYED TORTIE

Sunday Selfies: Week #465

 

Tortoise shell cat with a twinkle in her eye and framed with a red, pink and white checked ribbon with a big bow and pink flower.

Are you surprised to see me? I haven’t been on the blog since June 23, when Sampy and I celebrated our anniversary. Did you know that June 23 is also Kizmet’s birthday, and we did not celebrate it? Mom just realized that yesterday. We have so many things to celebrate in June and July, she says it is hard to keep up, especially with her aging brain being in charge of remembering.

Tomorrow we have the anniversary of Mau getting his angel wings. Then we have Sawyer’s second anniversary of his second Gotcha Day and our blogoversary, followed by Mau and Allie’s anniversary. And just a few days later it will be Raleigh and Audrey’s Gotcha Day. Whew…that is a lot. I sure cannot blame Mom for not being able to keep up. But, she better not forget Lisbeth’s and my birthday in August.

Speaking of Sampy’s and my anniversary, I received my gift in the mail on Saturday; though, I really think it is more for my mom. Sampy’s mom, Emily, created it. It is quite beautiful, and we will share it on Thankful Thursday.

So that’s about all I have to say for today, except, please join us for our blog hop. It’s easy and fun and the purrfect way to show off how cute you are. It’s also a great way to make some new friends.

Have an easy Sunday.

 

Purrs and paw-pats, Astrid (with all my love and a bajillion kisses to Sampy)

 

 



SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY FOR ASTRID & SAMPY

Feline Friday

Seven years ago today at the BlogPaws Conference, two absolutely adorable kitties were married in absentia.

 

Cartoon-type portrait of a tortoise shell cat and a tuxedo cat dressed as a bride and groom.

 

Our Astrid and Sampson (aka Sampy) of Kitty Cat Chronicles and now, Kitty Cat Go, became husband and wife. If you were unaware of this or have never read the post, here’s the link, “Introducing the Newlyweds.”

These two have had many fun times through the years as well as anniversary celebrations. You can check any of those out by entering Astrid Sampy in the search feature near the bottom of the sidebar. Also, you can find out more about Sampy by clicking on The Felines tab on our menu bar.

The adorable drawing above was created by the talented Lorianne of Friendly Fill-Ins fame and the blog, Four-Legged Furballs.

Astrid made Sampy a card.

 

Anniversary card with a photo of a tortoise shell cat and a tuxedo cat surrounded by a rainbow colored heart.

 

The two sweethearts will be jumping over to celebrate at messymimi’s meanderings. To join them on the blog hop, click on the Feline Friday badge.

Friendly Fill-Ins

I was happy to have help again this week to complete the fill-ins selected by our blog hop hosts, Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). I sort of thought Astrid might help me, but she passed. All nine of the Kitties Blue, however, put their heads together to fill in #1. We all used teal italics for our completions. Any additional information is in parentheses.

1. All Kitties Blue: Never underestimate the power of a well-timed stink eye.

2. Days of constant rain and no sun makes me depressed and useless.

3. I need to continue to follow the Noom program so that I can lose ten more pounds. (I am down 16 pounds since March 31.)

4. I didn’t realize how expensive it would be to adopt Raleigh and Audrey until I had taken them for their first vet visit. (When we adopted Kizmet, she had already had her vaccines and spay surgery, and we only had to pay an adoption fee.)

So that’s it for today. Thanks for joining us. I apologize for not posting yesterday. See #2 above for the explanation.

We will be back tomorrow for some Caturday Art and a puzzle. We’ll hope to see you again then.

 

KITTIES CELEBRATE 2ND BIRTHDAY & 6TH ANNIVERSARY

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.

 

 

BIRTHDAY & ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Commentathon

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.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SAMPY’S MOM

Thankful Thursday

When I found out Mom hadn’t posted today, I decided to hijack our blog so I could say a special Happy Birthday to my sweet husband Sampy’s mom. I am super thankful to have her as part of our extended family, and I know Mom is as well.

I did make her a special birthday card.

 

 

Admittedly, I should have posted this earlier in the day, but I’m a cat. I do things when I feel like it, not necessarily when I should. And it is never too late to say, “I love you.”

I did get Cooper Murphy to bake her a cake.

 

 

If you don’t know, Emily is a musician; thus, the theme of her cake.

If you would like to wish her a happy birthday, you can find her at Kitty Cat Chronicles.

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

p.s. I am going to pop over and join the Thankful Thursday blog hop at Brian’s Home. If you click on his badge, you can do the same.

 

EIGHTH BLOGOVERSARY

Our First Eight Years

This is our 2,310th post and our eighth blogoversary.

When Kitties Blue and I started this adventure, I knew nothing about blogging, had no idea how many cat-centric blogs existed and did not know by striking out on this endeavor I would meet so many like-minded people or make so many wonderful friends.

I am not going to run through a litany of milestones from the past eight years, but I do want to share a few.

Three new kitties joined our household.

 

 

Three beloved cats gained their wings.

 

 

We began our Sunday Selfies blog hop on August 17, 2014, and have posted it for 310 consecutive weeks. Lisbeth was our first host.

 

 

Astrid married Sampson “Sampy” (Kitty Cat Chronicles) at Blog Paws on May 23, 2016.

 

 

Mauricio married Allie (Friends Furever) on July 23, 2016 at Cat Scouts.

 

 

Along with Friends Furever we began the series, “The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky,” on October 8, 2019, alternating posts each Tuesday between the two blogs. In fact, Periwinkle & Stinky are off on another adventure today over at Friends Furever. These two little tabbies are always getting into some kind of mischief, and they truly enjoy sharing the fun times with our readers. Pop over and read today’s adventure by clicking the above link to Friends Furever.

 

These are merely a few of the highlights from the past eight years. We hope you have enjoyed this mini-retrospective and continue to visit us as we go forward.

Angel Lily Olivia, Angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer and I appreciate each and everyone who has ever visited or commented. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t be here. Thank you, friends! You have made all our lives better and more interesting.

Finally, Kitties Blue are joining the Happy Tuesday blog hop at Comedy Plus. You can do the same by clicking on the badge below.

 

BIRTHDAY SELFIE FOR SAMPY

Sunday Selfies: Week #294

I am doing our selfie post today so I can wish my wonderful husband, Sampy (Kitty Cat Chronicles), a very happy birthday. I used my selfie to make a special card for him.

 

 

This being a birthday, I, of course, got Mau to bake a special cake.

 

 

We also have champagne and nip ice cream.

 

 

If you don’t know my husband, here is his photo. Look at his gorgeous, green eyes.

 

Blog Hop

Now it’s time to do that hopping thing. You neither need to be a cat (all anipals are welcome) nor post on Sundays to join us. The hop remains open through Thursday. It would be super duper if you would display our badge and/or link back to The Cat on My Head in your post.

 

I really hope lots of you will join us in wishing Sampy a happy birthday as well as join us for this week’s blog hop. All the Kitties Blue appreciate each of you who join us on Sundays.

Have an easy Sunday and keep an eye on your humans so they continue to stay safe and healthy.

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

 

 



BELATED VALENTINE ART

Caturday Art

Five of Kitties Blue have heart kitties. Two of those, Mau and Astrid, have spouses. Though they all sent snail mail Valentines to their significant others, they asked to do something special with today’s art.

Astrid is asking Sampy from Kitty Cat Chronicles to be her Valentine. Sawyer is asking Noelle from Friends Furever to be his Valentine. Lisbeth would like Charles to be her Valentine. Mau is asking Allie (Friends Furever) to be his Valentine and Cooper Murphy is requesting Tyebe (The Canadian Cats) be his Valentine.

Wow, what a romantic group of cats!

 

 

To create this art I used a combination of piZap and PicMonkey and used an overlay of a page I colored in the Happy Color application.

Kitties Blue are entering Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art blog hop. If you’d like to join them or find links to art by other bloggers, click on Athena’s badge.

 Sunday Selfies Reminder

It’s time again for you to put a smile on your face and take a selfie to share with all your friends and on our blog hop tomorrow. We know it will be two days after Valentine’s Day, but if you’d like to turn your selfie into a Valentine, that would be cool. Whichever of the Kitties Blue volunteers to be your host will be sporting some type of “hearty” theme.

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow.

 

 

ASTRID & SAMPY’S THIRD ANNIVERSARY

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.

 

anniversary

 

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.