Awww Mondays


A collage with a tuxie catt and a tabby cat lying under two different Christmas trees.


I discovered Lisbeth and Raleigh enjoying some tree time yesterday. Lisbeth was under the cat tree in the foyer, and Raleigh was once again under the bear tree in the dining room. The sunroom, where the tree with my glass ornaments is located, remains off limits to the kitties.

If you read our last Feline Friday post, “Raleigh Discovers Magic of Christmas,” you may recall that I said Raleigh’s fur is not the bright orange color it appeared in that photo. The above photo shows the true color of his furs…sort of beige. If you missed the previous post, click on the link.

Our two tree huggers will be participating in the Awww Mondays blog hop hosted by Sandee at Comedy Plus. To join it yourself, click on the badge below.



Our Spark today is Kitties Blue and my wish for all our friends and their families and furmilies in the new year.

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 also is the day when Periwinkle and Stinky set out on a new adventure. They will be taking off from Periwinkle’s home over at Friends Furever. I know the tabbies are looking forward to sharing their adventure with you, so please don’t let them down. Their adventures are always worth a few minutes of your time.

Thanks for joining us today. We’ll be back on Wednesday.







Periwinkle’s Arrival

Anxious for today’s adventure, Periwinkle arrives at Stinky’s house super early. As she tumbles from the teleportation tunnel, she slides across the floor right into the wall. She hollers, “ouch” followed by “fiddlesticks,” before she slaps her paw over her mouth. She knows all the Kitties Blue as well as Dad Tom and Mom Janet are asleep, and she fears she’s awakened them all. Periwinkle is miffed at herself, as she realizes Stinky is always at the tunnel waiting to catch her when she comes tumbling out.  

As Periwinkle is picking herself up and straightening her furs, Lisbeth comes into the foyer. “Hey, what’s going on here? The sun isn’t even up yet!”

Periwinkle explains that she wants to be waiting for Stinky when he gets up so they could have the entire day together. She tells Lisbeth, “I really didn’t intend to make such a noisy entrance!” Before she can say anything else, Cooper Murphy comes wandering into the room, rubbing the sleep out of his eyes. He asks, “What’s all the kerfuffle out here?” before he notices Periwinkle.

Cooper shakes his head, but gives Periwinkle a wink, and asks, “Should I go wake the man of the day?” Periwinkle blushes and nods yes. Cooper Murphy trots off to find Stinky, who is asleep upstairs. As he’s doing that the remainder of the Kitties Blue join Lisbeth and Periwinkle in the foyer. When Sawyer comes down the stairs and sees Periwinkle, he’s totally surprised. He runs up to her and gives a huge paw hug and oodles of whisker kisses, only stopping when Periwinkle starts to giggle.

“Wow, I didn’t expect you so early today. This is terrific,” Stinky tells her. “I didn’t know if you would remember that this is a special day.”

Periwinkle replies, “Of course, I did. How could I forget something so special.” After she replies, Periwinkle gets Cooper Murphy to help her pull a huge banner out of a shopping bag she’s brought from home. As they unroll it, she tells all the Kitties Blue that she and Noelle made it together.

10th Blogoversary

milestone celebrations: cartoon grey tabby cat and ginger tabby cat with balloons and a banner that reads, Congratulations 10th Blogoversary.


When Stinky sees the banner, his smile turns to a frown and all he can say is, “Oh, right! We are celebrating that milestone! I guess it is a pretty big deal; though, I have been a Kitties Blue for less than half the time.”

Misty May, Astrid and Lisbeth begin to hoot and holler and applaud when they see the sign. Being around at the start of The Cat on My Head, they are thrilled to be celebrating such a momentous occasion. Being the actual “cat on my head,” Misty May is proud to report that this is the 2,948th post on the blog. She says, “Frankly I am amazed our mom has stuck with this for so long. She normally has a very short attention span.”

All the Kitties Blue laugh at that, except Stinky. He’s sitting in the corner by himself pouting. When Periwinkle sees him, she asks Cooper Murphy to help her again. She pulls flowers, a cake, treats and another huge banner from her bag. 

1st Anniversary of 2nd Gotcha Day


milestone celebrations: grey cartoon tabby cat with a cake and potted periwinkle plant with balloons and happy anniversary sign.


When Sawyer sees what she has, he runs to Periwinkle and again showers her with whisker kisses. “Oh you are the best girlfriend ever. I really thought you forgot that this is a special day for me!”

Periwinkle presents Stinky with a special cake Cooper Murphy helped her bake. She also gives him a periwinkle plant in a kitty pot as well as two huge containers of treats.

“Stinky, how could I ever forget that one year ago today is when you returned from your three-and-a-half-week, unauthorized walkabout. I will never forget how worried and frightened we all were that we’d never see you again. Nor will I ever forget how hard your mom and dad and I worked to find you. And I will especially never forget how grateful we were to the many people around the world praying for you.”

“I’m sorry I was being selfish and a grump,” Stinky tells her and his fursibs.

Periwinkle hugs him and says, “Even though you were less than nice to your mom when she brought you home, everyone was so happy to see you, and they all forgave you for taking off. So it is a day to celebrate both you, the ten years of your blog and the friendships you’ve made. Besides, if your mom and my mom didn’t have blogs, we never would have met. And, if you had not been found and brought home, your mom would not have been able to keep writing this blog. So, as you can, see both occasions are super important. Are you ready to celebrate both?”

All the Kitties Blue shout in unison, “Come on Stinky, let’s celebrate. Open up those treats Periwinkle brought.” Stinky does just that!


milestone celebrations: spilled treats and grey cartoon tabby cat


“Dive in, everybody. Let’s eat until we hork,” shouts Stinky.

Thankful Thursday

So we are thrilled to have two giant thankfuls today: our blogoversary and the anniversary of Stinky’s homecoming. Additionally we are thankful for Stinky being six weeks seizure free! We would not have made it to ten years without the support and friendship of so many animal lovers and followers from around the world. Surviving the weeks when Stinky was missing with our spirits and hopes for his return intact would have been unfathomable without the support.

Thank you to everyone who visits and is always praying for Stinky and his alter ego, Sawyer.

All Stinky’s fursibs gather with he and Periwinkle in the yard for a final photo to celebrate the day.


milestone celebrations: group photo with two cartoon grey tabby cats and six other cats


After naps on the catio, all the cats gather around Periwinkle to tell her, “thank you” for such a fabulous celebration. She and Stinky spend lots of time paw hugging, whispering and sharing whisker kisses before Periwinkle enters the teleportation tunnel for the trip home. With a final wave and a whoosh Periwinkle departs.

Brian hosts the Thankful Thursday blog hop. Periwinkle, Stinky & Stinky’s fursibs are joining the hop. If you’d like to participate, enter the URL for Brian’s blog in your browser.





Thankful Thursday

Again this week, Kitties Blue and I have a long list of thankfuls for Brian’s Thankful Thursday blog hop.


Kizmet asked if she could go first, and I could not deny the baby of the family. Yesterday she received official notification from the Helen Woodward Animal Center that she finished eighth in the Superhero Sidekicks Calendar Contest. She will have her own page in the 2022 calendar. So many friends generously donated/voted in an attempt to keep her in a high position. On the last day, however, there were some new entries with huge donations. Her entry brought in $715 in donations for HWAC, which we are all thankful for and pleased about. We are proud of her eighth place finish.


Sawyer has been home just over two weeks, which elicits a huge thankful from all of us. Cooper Murphy is no longer hissing and growling at him. The biggest thankful with regard to Sawyer is that he continues to be good about eating and getting all his meds. He has not had a seizure since returning home. Yippee!


Sawyer is still catching up on the sleep he missed while away.


Stinky has the next thankful. He and Periwinkle’s posts about their adventure at the Mill Mountain Zoo earned a Certificate of Excellence from the Cat Writers’ Association in the Short Story category. If you missed that two-part adventure, you can read Part 1 and Part 2 by clicking on the links.

Mom Janet

I have a couple of thankfuls this week. My review posts (Yaheetech Cat Tree and PetLibro Water Fountain) each received CWA Certificates of Excellence as well.

My final thankful is for something extremely rare. I was both a First Commenter (one of four) and the First Right Guesser on the Tuesday Teaser at Two Spoiled Cats. I won this extra special badge.



Kitties Blue

Kitties Blue and I together have one final thankful. Back on July 21, we celebrated our Ninth Blogoversary. That is the same day Sawyer arrived home, so the blogoversary totally went unnoticed. Nonetheless, it happened, and we are all grateful we have stuck with this pursuit for that long, as we have made so many wonderful friends. We love and appreciate each one of you.

The crew and I are participating in the Thankful Thursday blog hop. If you’d like to join us, post on your blog for what you are thankful, then click on Brian’s badge to be transported to the hop.



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 #258

Welcome to our Seventh Blogoversary celebration.

In lieu of a new selfie, we are sharing a few from the past. First up are Lily Olivia and Fiona, our two angels who were here with us when The Cat on My Head began. Their first selfies actually were posted prior to our starting the blog hop.


Lily Olivia’s first Sunday Selfie, prior to the start of the blog hop. June 14, 2014


Fiona’s first Sunday Selfie was on our 400th post on July 20, 2014. This also was prior to starting the blog hop.


The start of the Sunday Selfies blog hop actually was on Astrid and Lisbeth’s birthday, which I discovered while writing the post. Astrid was not featured. I was already a bad mom.

That hop had a total of seven purrticipants, including three that continue to join us: Canadian Cats, 15 And Meowing and Tomcat Commentary by Tim. A special thanks to moms, Jean and Ellen, and dad, Pete, for your continued support. I may have to find some prizes for y’all, but no promises.


Sunday Selfies: Week #1 of the blog hop. featured Lisbeth – August 17, 2014


We are hoping you will join the blog hop by linking up your selfie. We are skipping our usual blog hop tips this week. Instead Kitties Blue are presenting some milestones from the past seven years.


  • Sunday Selfies Blog Hop: Week 258
  • Posts: 1,971
  • Comments: 52,347
  • Recognitions: See sidebar
  • BlogPaws: Attended five times
  • Joined Cat Writers Association
  • Mau married Allie from Friends Furever
  • Astrid married Sampson (Sampy) from Kitty Cat Chronicles

Of course, Mau baked a cake for us in his Cat Scout Bake Shop. Please enjoy a slice or two prior to enjoying an Easy Sunday.



To celebrate this special occasion, I will be donating $1 to a shelter/rescue for each comment left on this post prior to 5 p.m. ET on July 24. One commenter will be selected using and given the opportunity to select the recipient of the donation.

Finally we would like to thank everyone who has visited us and supported us during these seven years, especially during the past year as we have struggled with Sawyer’s seizure disorder. We have made some amazing friends and look forward to making more in the future.

Another Celebration

On Tuesday, the 21st, Mau and Allie will celebrate the third anniversary of their marriage. We’ll be having a party and everyone is invited to attend.

Time to Hop

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We are beginning today’s post with an apology to Angel Sammy, Teddy and Mom Pam (Two Spoiled Cats). We are skipping Thoroughly Poetic Thursday today. And it is all Mom’s fault. We promise to be back next week with a new poem. But today we are belatedly celebrating a milestone.

Thankful Thursday

Thanks to Mom’s faulty memory we missed our sixth blogoversary on Saturday, July 21st. She knew it was this month but thought it was later in the month. Needless to say, we are miffed. We’d use stronger language, but this is a family-oriented blog.

Obviously we are not thankful that Mom forgot this important occasion, but we are thankful that we are six years into this adventure, and Mom is getting ready to renew our web-hosting contract for three more years. With eight of us, we still have lots to say, additional art to create and more poems to write.

For today’s post, we thought it might be fun to share a few statistics and milestones with you.

  • During our journey, we have lost two kitties, Fiona and Lily Olivia, and gained three, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer. Mauricio is quite happy to have gained two brothers; though, the boys are still outnumbered by the girls.
  • Astrid and Mauricio found true love and were married in 2016: Astrid to Sampson (Kitty Cat Chronicles) and Mau to Allie (Friends Furever).
  • Our Sunday Selfies Blog Hop has been going strong for 206 consecutive weeks.
  • This is post number 1,651.
  • We have received 46,061 legitimate comments.
  • We have increased our Google Page Rank from a 1 to a 4 (out of 10).
  • In the past three years we have had 20,195 individual visitors from 147 different countries.

Mostly we are thankful for all the friends we have made during the past six years. You are the reason we are and will continue on this journey.

We are entering Brian’s Thankful Thursday blog hop. To enter, just post for what you are thankful, then click on the badge above to go to his blog and link your post.


Kitties Blue celebrate sixth blogoversary.


Purrs and paw-pats, Kitties Blue


If you had asked us five tears ago to predict if we’d still be posting five years later, we wouldn’t have had a clue. We’d never read a blog, and we had little to no idea what we were doing. Yet here we are today. If you’d like to know why we are still blogging after five years, our reason is YOU. Each and every person who has ever visited or left a comment is the entire reason for our existence.

We have met so many amazing anipals and made friends that are dear to our hearts. So stopping now isn’t an option. We would miss all of you too much.

Many bloggers do a retrospective of the past year on their blogoversary. We will do a mini one, as you know what has happened if you follow us.

  • The low point of our year was the passing of our beloved Fiona on December 1 with Sammy (OneSpoiledCat) following a day later.
  • The high point was Fiona delivering Cooper Murphy to us on January 7.
  • Mau and Allie were married at Cat Scouts on July 23, 2016, and will celebrate their first anniversary on our Sunday Selfies blog hop.
  • We won a few badges that were not Greenies on the Tuesday Teaser, including this week’s First Commenter badge.

  • We enjoyed using our imaginations to create art for Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty‘s Caturday Art blog hop, TwoSpoiledCats Thoroughly Poetic Thursday and the Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by Ellen (15AndMeowing) and Annie (McGuffy’s Reader).
  • Lily Olivia turned 18 and joined the Crotchety Cougars Club.
  • Cooper Murphy became a Cat Scout and joined the Tabby Cat Club.











Now that we have bored you with that rundown, let’s get this party started. We have all kinds of delicious noms and beverages. And Mau baked us a cake in his Cat Scouts Bake Shop.

blogoversary feast

blogoversary feast

blogoversary desserts

blogoversary cocktailsblogoversary champagne

blogoversary cake


If you have any interest in reading our very first post, here it is: “Why the Cat on My Head?” It is super short and has no photos.


To celebrate our blogoversary, we are having a giveaway for some additional loot from the BlogPaws Conference. If you’d like to be entered to win, please leave a comment on this post prior to Monday, July 24, at 5 p.m. ET. The winner will be selected using and announced the following day.

Friendly Fill-Ins

We normally participate in this blog hop each Friday but will postpone our entry until tomorrow and include it with our Caturday Art.

Thank You

We may not have written about Fiona yesterday for our Thoroughly Poetic Thursday post, but a dear friend did. Mom Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs) wrote an adorable poem, entitled, “Fiona the Ferrier,” and did a doodle featuring her. We all hope you click on the link and read it.  Thank you from all of us, including Mom and Dad. This warmed our hearts.

Thanks for being our followers and friends and joining us for our blogoversary party. You rock!

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


Kitties Blue are celebrating our fourth blogoversay.


Celebrating Four Years

We kitties are pretty incredulous to still be here
Four years after our blog debuted in the blogosphere.
Mom knew nothing about blogging when we began,
And she has a ridiculously short attention span.
We expected to be done after a year or two,
Especially when our comments were but a few,
But eventually we made some great bloggy friends
On whose support our inspiration depends.
So, please join us today as we mark four years
With a giveaway of  BlogPaws Conference loot and gear.
Then join us again tomorrow and the following day
As we’ll be back ’cause we always have more to say!

We are joining our friend Sammy’s (onespoiledcat) Thoroughly Poetic Thursday with today’s rhyming creation. The letter of the day is “F,” which is purrfect to celebrate our Fourth Blogoversary.

If you’d like to be entered to win our BlogPaws Conference swag surprise package, please leave a comment here prior to Monday, July 25, at 5 p.m. ET. The winner will be selected using As this will be a somewhat heavy package, mailing will only be within the U.S., but anyone can enter. If you live outside the U.S. and win, you can gift the surprise package to a stateside friend.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being our friends and supporting us these past fours years. We cannot predict how long The Cat on My Head will be published. We kitties appear at the whim of our petretary, but regardless of how long or short a time it will be, we promise to be thankful everyday for each of you. We are blessed to have you in our lives.

Finally, we are sending special thanks to Sammy for this wonderful card.


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


I feel a bit like Sally Field when she accepted her Oscar for Places in the Heart. To find out how much readers enjoy reading about the antics of Kitties Blue is heartwarming. It definitely gives me the desire to continue this blog. A new laptop arriving yesterday afternoon doesn’t hurt! Limping along on the current one for the last six weeks or so has not made trying to post and comment very pleasurable.

THANK YOU readers and friends for visiting, participating in our Sunday Selfies Blog Hop and most of all for your kind and encouraging words.

And now for our blogoversary prize winners as I know that’s why you have dropped in today.




Katzy Print: PHYLLIS S.

The Cat on My Head Water Bottle: ALASANDRA, THE CATS & DOGS (Cat Scout Socks)

A Street Cat Named Bob Book: CAT SCOUT TRIXIE & BUSTER


Cat Toys: THE ISLAND CATS (Ernie, Zoey and Cat Scout Wally)

Mau is pretty excited that so many of his Cat Scout friends won a prize. He promises that he did not rig the selections. The winners and the prizes they received were selected by

Concatulations to all. You’ll be receiving an e-mail soon asking for your mailing addresses.

We’ll be back tomorrow for Athena and Marie’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. Drop in to see the crazy art I come up with this week.

On Sunday we will host our weekly blog hop: Sunday Selfies. No idea who’ll be representing us this week. Looking forward to all of you joining us.

Sending out heartfelt thanks to everyone who reads The Cat on My Head.







Today is our third blogoversary. If you had asked any of us if we would still be doing this three years after starting, we would have said, “no way!” With our typist having an attention span of about a nano second, we would have expected her to move on to something else by now. Yet, here we are!

We have made oodles of new friends—kitties, woofies, bunnies and other critters as well as humans. Unfortunately, we have lost some of those friends along the way. Whether with us still or over the Bridge, we are thankful to each and every one of these friends.

Some of us have gained significant others: Astrid has Sampy, Lisbeth has Charles and Mau has Allie. Lily Olivia had a nice friendship with (Leo)pold Lion Heart, but he was one of those friends we lost, which made us all super sad.

We began the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop 50 weeks ago and will soon celebrate it’s first anniversary. We are delighted with its success and thank all who have participated during that time.

Three cats joined our family as honorary Kitties Blue: Bailey Boat Cat, Swizzle (the kitty we sponsor at PAWS) and the lovely Nylablue, who became an angel last fall.

Mau joined Cat Scouts and advanced to the highest rank: Sabertooth Tiger.

Mom attended two BlogPaws conventions as well as Bark World/Meow World. She’s learned lots about blogging at those events, but the best part has been meeting many of our friends in person.

All-in-all we have had three rather eventful years of blogging. As part of our celebration we are having a giant giveaway, with five different prizes. Simply leave a comment prior to Thursday, July 23, at 5 p.m. EDT to be entered.

Winners, and which prize they receive, will be determined using The prizes are:


Cat Dreams print by Katzy


The Cat on My Head Water Bottle


A copy of A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen


Cute Cat Socks


Cat Toys (with choice of pink/orange or blue/green wand toy)


We cannot say it enough, “Thank you to all our friends and all those who have visited our blog in the past three years. We couldn’t have accomplished this without your support”

XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo