Christmas Shelter Project


Thoroughly Poetic Thursday



We continue to enjoy writing a poem each week and joining Angel Sammy for Thoroughly Poetic Thursday. This week’s prompt letter is “C.” We think it is serendipitous that we got that letter at Christmastime. It made coming up with a theme for our poem very easy, without having to go with the predictable cat theme.

Without further preamble, here is this week’s poem.


Christmas Cards from Cats

Christmas cards from friends make us happy,
Whether the greeting is funny or sappy.
We love that most cards have cats or kittens.
They might be sledding or wearing mittens,
Making snow angels or meeting St. Nick.
A favorite or two we could never pick.
We love our kitty buddies a bunch,
So, to us, every card means so much!
This poem is a thank you to our friends
We appreciate you all and the cards you send.

© Kitties Blue 12/28/2016


snail mail Christmas cards

These are our snail mail Christmas cards, which we share with apologies. The card from the Cat Scouts’ Denmaster and her furry hoard is obscured by the glare of the camera flash. And Mom missed displaying the card from Cat Scout Obi.

We also are joining Brian’s Home Thankful Thursday blog hop. As we said at the end of our poem, we are thankful for and appreciate all our friends.

Mom has promised she will show our e-mail cards in the very near future. We are most thankful as well for all the friends who sent those.


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



Each December, our dear friend, Speedy the Cheeky House Bunny, has his Christmas Countdown contest. Blogging and Facebook friends are asked to send in photos of their holiday decorations, including themselves if possible. Mom is always decorating right up to Christmas Eve, so we usually get our photos in moments prior to the deadline. None of us are ever in them. But this year was different. She didn’t put up one of our trees and finished a few days earlier than usual. Here’s what we submitted.




We were knocked right off our paws when Speedy selected us as the winners. It just proves what Mom has always said about decorating for Christmas, “If too much is good, more is even better.” In her defense, she has been collecting ornaments for 43 years! Here’s a link to Speedy’s post where he announced the top three finishers.

As winners we received a surprise prize from Speedy. He let us know it would be coming from Amazon so we took turns each day waiting at the front door for the delivery. Finally it arrived, and it was something we always wanted. In fact we gave one of these items to the kitties at Angels of Assisi as part of our Christmas Shelter Project gifts. Mom says that is the sign of generous hearts when we give away something we want. Whatever!

Here are some photos of us checking out our prize.




Fiona, Lisbeth and Mauricio were the most interested. Calista Jo sat in the background and watched.

We all were overjoyed that Fiona purrticipated. She’s been eating a bit more; though, she horked up all over Mom’s shoe last night. Today, under heavy protest (with claw action), she let Mom and Dad give her subQ fluids. Thanks to one of the techs at our vet, they tried a new method for administering. Fiona will tell you more about it in her next update post.

We know we are going to enjoy giving ourselves back, head and cheek scritches whenever we desire. No humans needed! Thank you Speedy and Mom Rachel for choosing our decorations as your favorites. And thank you for sending us this pawsome prize. We love you.

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


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We purrticipaed in Lola and Lexy‘s Christmas Shelter Project. Mom and Dad delivered goodies to our local no-kill shelter, Angels of Assisi in Roanoke, Virginia.


Santa Kitty Toy Hop


Mom and Dad dropped off food, litter, treats, lots of toys and the cat tree/scratcher we recently reviewed for Astrid had decided that tree belonged to her, and we are pretty sure she’s upset that it’s gone. Mom will probably be ordering another one for her.


Christmas shelter project


Mom asked Dad to take some photos of some of the kitties, but for whatever reason, he did not. Maybe he didn’t hear her ask. (He doesn’t always wear his hearing aids!)

Mom says there are about 15 kitties waiting for their forever homes. Six of them are black, and Mom fell in love with every one of them. This little girl, Nod, a two-and-a-half-year-old Bombay mix is one of them. She is on Petfinder (Pet ID: 9517080) if you’d like to offer her a forever home.

Christmas shelter project

Allie (Friends Furever) and Mau (from the Cat Scouts New Year’s Eve party), the remainder of Kitties Blue and our Mom and Dad wish you a happy new year with thanks for being our friends and supporters. Each of you mean the world to us.


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