Asrid & Sampson


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.





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

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.



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.



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)




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.




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.



Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Before getting to the Valentines we are sending, we are letting Mom post the poem she wrote for Teddy and Angel Sammy’s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday.

This is the inspiration photo provided. Mom’s poem is below it.



Mothers & Daughters

Love between mother and child—
A special gift they give each other.
Their bond unbreakable; though,
Changing as each grows older.
My mother lived until I was 16.
I often wonder what our relationship
Might have been today at 69 and 98.
I envy friends who have their mothers;
Even if, their relationship isn’t perfect.
I know love grows beneath it and
Can be rekindled and nurtured.

© Janet Buickerood Blue 02/13/2019

If you’d like to participate in Thoroughly Poetic Thursday, check out the post each Thursday at Two Spoiled Cats. You will find the inspiration photo for a poem to be posted on your blog the following Thursday. Angel Sammy writes a poem each week and sends it to Teddy from the Rainbow Bridge. To read it and find links to other poems in the Comment section, click on the badge at the left.


Thankful Thursday

Now it’s time for those Valentines. We are posting them as part of the Thankful Thursday blog hop hosted by Brian. We all are grateful to have love in our lives from our humans who care for us. Some of us also are thankful for the love and “like” of other kitties. Not all of us have a Valentine, and Misty May posted hers yesterday. Here are the others.



Sawyer received his very first Valentine from Allie’s little sisfur, Noelle (Friends Furever). He was stunned and delighted and, of course, wanted to reciprocate.



Cooper Murphy is quite smitten with one of his Cat Scout friends, Tyebe (Canadian Cats). They attended the Cat Scouts Super Bowl Party as friends, and will be attending today’s Cat Scouts Valentine’s Day Party together. Her mom thinks Tyebe is too young to date, but is allowing Tyebe and Cooper Murphy to attend events together as friends.



Wishing everyone a day of love.

To join the blog hop at Brian’s Home, click on the badge below.

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



Friday Fill-Ins Week #131


Friendly Fill-Ins is a weekly blog hop hosted by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). We participate each week, as we think it is nice to get to know our fellow bloggers a bit better.

Each Thursday Ellen and Lorianne post four sentences to be completed. Then the participants post their filled-in sentences on Friday. The hop is at Four-Legged Furballs. Click on the badge at the left to go there.

I completed the Fill-Ins this week except for #1, which Kitties Blue completed. Our completions are in teal italics.

1. Kitties Blue: I We can’t wait to have nip and treats on Thanksgiving. (While Mom and Dad are having Thanksgiving with Dad Tom’s family, Chris will be spoiling us!)

2. I am thankful for having the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with family again this year.

3. When it comes to pie, pumpkin and pecan are best at Thanksgiving, but my very favorite is apricot.

4. A feast is not a feast without others to share it with you.

When Mau saw the theme of this week’s Fill-Ins, he asked if he could stop in today in his turkey costume. He’s really cute, so I could not turn him down. And after all, he really is a big “turkey” most days!


Thanksgiving Turkey - Mau


Mau also is joining the Feline Friday blog hop at Comedy Plus. Click on the badge below to join that hop.



Caturday Art

Today’s art is special as it is in celebration of a wonderful and memorable occasion—Astrid and Kitty Cat Chronicles’ Sampson’s second wedding anniversary.


Anniversary Caturday Art


Astrid and Sampy married at the BlogPaws Conference in Phoenix in 2016. Here’s one of their official wedding photos. Calista Jo was maid of honor and Mau was best man.



To create the arty card, I used Adornpic, Picasa, PicMonkey and piZap. It’s my entry in Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. To join in the blog hop or see creations by your fellow bloggers, click on Athena’s badge.

Cat World Domination Day & Sunday Selfies

smaller Cat World Domination Day graphicNot only is tomorrow our Sunday Selfies blog hop but it’s also Cat World Domination Day. Of course, cats dominate the world and all humans everyday, but June 24 is officially recognizes that. This special day, established by Sparkle, is now being carried on by her successor, Summer. A party will be taking place at with food, selfie props, and as always, a giveaway! So after you have taken and posted your selfie and joined our blog hop, stop by and join Summer, Binga and Boodie for Cat World Domination Day.

Looking forward to seeing y’all tomorrow.