Cinco de Mayo


Feline Friday

Through the years, Kitties Blue have starred in some cute photos for Cinco de Meow. I am sharing a few of those today for Feline and Flashback Fridays.

This was Sawyer’s first Cinco de Meow in 2018. He was just a kitten but still joined Mau and Cooper Murphy in their mariachi band.


A ginger tabby cat, a grey tabby kitten and a tuxedo cat are dressed as mariachi band members with guitars.


In 2017 Cooper Murphy celebrated the holidays with a few meowgaritas. Bet you didn’t know he could speak Spanish.


An orange tabby cat wearing a sombrero and flash mustache is asking for a meowgarita in Spanish.


Mau celebrated with his sisfurs in 2014.


Eight cats are dressed in sombreros and serapes wishing everyone Feliz Cinco de Meow.

L to R Front: Misty May and Fiona; L to R Center: Astrid and Lisbeth; L to R Back: Giulietta, Calista Jo, Mau and Lily Olivia


This is one of my favorite Cinco de Meow photos. It’s from 2016, when once again, Mau was the only male among a household of female felines. Sadly, Mau and three of his sisfurs are now angels.


A male tuxedo cat is dressed as a gaucho with seven female cats dressed as chili peppers wishing everyone Feliz Cinco de Meow.

L-R: Lily Olivia, Giulietta, Lisbeth, Mau, Astrid, Calista Jo, Fiona, Misty May.


Kitties Blue will be celebrating this year’s Cinco de Meow with our annual round-up. Dr. Neel comes to the house tomorrow at 2 p.m. for check-ups, vaccines, blood work for Misty May and Sawyer, claw trims and weigh-ins. I think a few of the Kitties Blue should be worried about what the scale reveals, especially Audrey (aka The Hoover).

Hoping everyone has plans that will be more fun than a vet visit and include some meowgaritas and catnip cocktails.

The entire gang will be participating in the Feline Friday blog hop at messymimi’s meanderings. To do the same, click on the Feline Friday badge.

Friendly Fill-Ins

Time again to let you know a bit more about Kitties Blue and myself by completing the weekly fill-ins. Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs) host the Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop. On Thursday they each select two sentences to be filled in by hop participants. You can find those on both blogs. Enter the hop by clicking on the graphic.

I was left to my own devices to complete the fill-ins today, and I used teal italics for them.

1. Having a gardener would make my life easier.

2. My May to-do list includes yard work and going on a short vacation with Dad Tom to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary.

3. If my morning starts with a Diet Coke, I can wake up and start my day.

4. Ending my day with a completed post makes me feel relieved.

Thanks for joining us for today’s festivities. We’ll be back tomorrow with some Caturday Art.


"Kitties Blue" border with orange cartoon tabby cat wearing a sombrero for Cinco de Meow.



Sunday Selfies: Week #247

Our two youngsters decided to give you a two-fur today for our Sunday Selfies blog hop. I helped them make their photo more festive to celebrate Cinco de Mayo or Meow, as we prefer.


Cinco de Mayo


The boys both look rather grumpy for which they apologize. They weren’t upset at having to take a two-fur photo; the sun was in their eyes. They are on the catio on the new cat tree.

As soon as you hop over here and post your selfie, you can indulge in a couple of meowgaritas and have a nice easy for the remainder of the day.

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Cinco de Meow

We’ll be doing Caturday Art today, but we are beginning by celebrating this fun holiday.

The boys are taking center stage today, as they will be celebrating at Cat Scouts (Mau and Cooper Murphy) and the Tabby Cat Club (Cooper Murphy and Sawyer). They have joined forces to send this greeting to all of our friends.


Cinco de Meow


I swear, these cats have way more fun than Dad Tom and I do.

Caturday Art

Sawyer and Lisbeth have taken over our art today. This is just one of a series of amusing photos featuring the two.



I used four apps to create today’s art, beginning with the Vega effect in Painnt. Next I used the Surreal effect and the Blurred border from Lunapic. The white and scrolled edge were added with piZap and the solid border with Picasa.

It may be difficult to determine what is actually happening in the photo, so here’s the original.



Dad Tom thinks Sawyer looks as if he’s horking after a night of drinking. MOUSES! Maybe he’s been sneaking meowgaritas. If I find out he has been drinking, that kid is grounded.

Lisbeth was resting comfortably in the sphere when Sawyer decided to jump onto the top. After peering in and finding Lisbeth, the two enjoyed a bout of smacky paws. Sawyer finally grew bored, as kittens tend to do, jumped down and went in search of more mischief.

Sawyer and Lisbeth are joining Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art blog hop. To participate in the hop or view the art created by your fellow bloggers, click on Athena’s badge.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

Another week has flown by, and it is time to start thinking about your selfie for tomorrow. Lisbeth has volunteered to return tomorrow as your host for the blog hop. We look forward to seeing all our old friends and maybe some new ones as well.

Until then…celebrate responsibly today.





Cooper Murphy Celebrates Cinco de Mayo & completes fill-ins


Cooper Murphy is celebrating his first Cinco de Mayo and has made up a special batch of goldfish meowgaritas. Please join him and the other Kitties Blue in a toast to our hosts—Ellen, 15 And Meowing, and Annie, McGuffy’s Reader, for one year of their Friendly Fill-Ins Blog Hop.

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #52

1. I hate having a landline. I have turned the ringer down so I can barely hear it. Ninety-nine percent of the calls are solicitations or political.

2. My most treasured piece of jewelry is a gold, heart-shaped locket that belonged to my paternal grandmother. It has a photo of me when I was about 2 years old and my sister at about nine.

3. This year, I have learned that I will always have more to learn, especially about blogging.

4. I would like to lose some weight before this year is over.

My completions are in teal italics.

If you’d like be part of the Fill-Ins blog hop, click on the badge below. It will take you to Annie’s blog where you can add the link to your Fill-Ins post.



Feliz Cinco de Meow 2016

Before we start the party and begin drinking meowgaritas and cervezas, we thought you might want to know a little bit more about Cinco de Meow (Mayo).

Cinco de Mayo (the fifth of May) recognizes the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). Cinco de Mayo is a a minor holiday in Mexico, celebrated mostly in Puebla. However, in the United States, Cinco de Mayo has become a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. This is particularly true in areas with large Mexican-American populations. Traditions celebrated on Cinco de Mayo include parades, mariachi music performances and street festivals in cities and towns in Mexico and the United States.

Kitties Blue cannot resist a good party so Gaucho Mau and the Seven Chili Peppers are here to entertain you.


Guacho Mau & the Seven Chili Peppers


And we’ve got mucho noms, so loosen your belts and grab a plate or two or three.




















Stay as long as you like…eat, drink and dance. The Mariachis will be playing a variety of music for your pleasure.

If you missed our 2014 and 2015 Cinco de Meow posts, you can see our graphic from those posts at Your Critter Sitters by visiting any of these social media sites:

Thanks Raylene for sharing this with your readers.

Once again, Feliz Cinco de Meow, dearest friends.

Purrs and paw-pats, Gaucho Mau, Lily Olivia, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo aka The Seven Chili Peppers