Doozy of a Snoozy

RAINY DAY NAPPERS & FILL-INS

Feline Friday

We continue to have lots of cloudy, rainy and windy days. When the catio is not a fun place to be, Kitties Blue are napping somewhere in the house. Most days, I think I should have named this blog, The Napping Cats.

 

Four cats napping on a king-sized bed on a rainy day.

 

As soon as Cooper Murphy, Sawyer, Audrey and Calista Jo wake up, they will be heading over to messymimi’s meanderings for the Feline Friday blog hop. Click on the badge below if you would like to join the hop.

Friendly Fill-Ins

The Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop is hosted each Friday by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). They publish the fill-in sentences on their blogs each Thursday. To join the hop, click on the badge at the left.

For the second week in a row, I completed the fill-ins without any help from Kitties Blue. Thankfully, they were pretty easy again this week. I used teal italics for my fill-ins. Any explanatory information is in parentheses.

1. The last thing I cooked was egg in a hole, which supposedly has 65 other names; though, the list of names I found on-line did not include what we called this when I was growing up, which was “Warwick.” That’s what soldiers called it in WWII…at least where my dad was stationed in New Guinea. (Dad Tom does most of the cooking now.)

2. When I go out to eat, my usual order is different depending on the restaurant. (Recently, I have been trying fried green tomato BLTs at different restaurants to determine where to get the best one.)

3. I feel most comfortable when I’m at home, not wearing a bra and with a cat on my lap.

4. I purchase Comfort Zone refills, litter, prescription dry cat food and a variety of other cat supplies on a very regular basis. (All are on auto delivery, except for canned noms.)

Thanks for stopping to see us today. Kitties Blue and I will be back tomorrow with some Caturday Art.

 

NAP DISTURBED & FILL-INS

Feline Friday

Well, here I am getting ready to schedule Caturday’s post, and I just discovered I never scheduled today’s. So, here it is. Kizmet and I hope you’ll check it out.

 

Grey cat has her nap disturbed and is yawning as she lounges on aqua pillows.

 

I disturbed Kizmet’s multi-hour nap on Tuesday. I snapped this yawning photo first. The bathing photo posted on “Pardon Me, Please!” for Wordless Wednesday was the fifth in the series.

Kizmet will be heading over to the Feline Friday blog hop at messymimi’s meanderings. If you’d like to participate in the hop, click on the badge below.

Friendly Fill-Ins

The Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop is hosted each Friday by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). They publish the fill-in sentences on their blogs each Thursday. To join the hop, click on the badge at the left. I did all the fill-ins without any help and am happy I didn’t have to think too long to come up with appropriate completions. I used teal italics for my fill-ins. Any explanatory information is in parentheses.

1. I plan to get a lot of yard work done in April (provided the wind, rain and cool temperatures ease up).

2. My favorite kind of muffin is chocolate/lemon poppy seed/banana nut (in that order).

3. Insomnia always seems to happen when I really need to sleep.

4. Scraping the paint off the foyer and dining room radiators has been on my to-do list for a long time.

Thanks for coming to visit today. We’ll be back tomorrow with some Caturday Art.

 

ENDINGS & NEW BEGINNINGS

Sparks

 

Bed with a grey cat under the covers with only its tail showing. Photo contains the quote, "Endings are always tough, but I believe when something ends, there are new beginnings, new opportunities and new things to be excited for, too," by Mike Fisher.

 

My Spark today came about due to my thinking about beloved friends and animals who have recently passed from my life.

That lump and the tell-tale tail belong to Kizmet. She loves being underneath blankets, bedspreads, pillows, comforters and afghans. She can sleep for hours completely covered up. Kizmet is constantly unmaking our bed to create a napping spot, which she did again yesterday. Endings and tails seemed to go together.

Sparks is the creation of Annie from McGuffy’s Reader. It 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.”

Awww Mondays

My Spark is atop my photo for the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus.

If you’d like to join Kizmet on the hop, click on the Awww badge.

 

The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

Tomorrow is that special day each week when Periwinkle and Stinky set out on a new adventure. Periwinkle will be planning what they’ll be doing. I am certain she has something fun in mind, and the tabbies will be looking forward to seeing you over at Friends Furever. Please don’t let them down.

Thanks for joining us today. We will be back with a new post on Wednesday.

 

GINGER CAT NAP ATTACK

Feline Friday

Here we are again with another photo of a napping Kitties Blue.

 

ginger cat nap attack: Ginger tabby sleeping on side with belly exposed.

 

Our ginger, nap-attack cat, Cooper Murphy, will be joining in the Feline Friday blog hop at messymimi’s meanderings. If you’d like to participate in the hop, click on the badge below.

Friendly Fill-Ins

The Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop is hosted each Friday by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). They publish the fill-in sentences on their blogs each Thursday. To join the hop, click on the badge at the left.

I lucked out this week, as I had two helpers in completing the fill-ins, Kizmet and Stinky. We all used teal italics for our fill-ins. Any explanations are in parentheses.

1. Kizmet: I enjoy watching birds and squirrels in person and on YouTube TV, where I enjoy watching women’s professional volleyball as well.

2. I will try to remember to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day. (I am 50 percent Irish.)

3. Others come to me when they need help with editing something they have written.

4. Stinky: Periwinkle is my lucky charm.

Thank you for stopping by today. We look forward to seeing you again tomorrow when we’ll share some Caturday Art.

 

FRIDAY BLOG HOPS WITH NAPPING CATS

Feline Friday

Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy could care less about participating in the Friday blog hops! They plan to nap their way right through them.

 

A dilute tortie cat and a ginger tabby cat napping.

 

They may be napping, but Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy will be joining in the Feline Friday blog hop at messymimi’s meanderings. If you’d like to participate in the hop, click on the badge below.

Friendly Fill-Ins

The Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop is hosted each Friday by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). They publish the fill-in sentences on their blogs each Thursday.To join the hop, click on the badge at the left.

My faithful sidekick for fill-ins, Sawyer, helped out again this week. I am so grateful that he is willing to help out regularly. We both used teal italics for our completions. Any explanatory information is in parentheses.

1. The Goodbye Girl from 1977 is a movie I can quote by heart.

2. Sawyer: Not eating my noms is a bad habit that I would like to stop doing. (This is a bad habit Dad Tom and I wish Sawyer would break. We are not exactly sure how he feels about it.)

3. I look forward to the return of spring flowers.

4. Sawyer: Amongst my family and friends, I’m known as the PTU pooper.

That does it for another week. To those of you who stopped in to see us today, “Thank you for your support, comments and friendship.”

We will see you again tomorrow with some Caturday Art.

 

 

SIBLING RIVALRY & SNOOZING SIBLINGS

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

I have quite a silly little poem today based on the Two Spoiled Cats, Angel Sammy and Teddy’s, inspiration photo for Thoroughly Poetic Thursday,

 

 

Sibling Rivalry

My brother is a menace.
He keeps sticking his paw in my face.
Then he drools all over me
before he lifts his leg for a pee
right on top of my big bum.
Finally he sprints back to the house
to hind behind Mom—what a louse!

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 02/14/2024

Each week Angel Sammy transmits his poem from the Rainbow Bridge to Teddy for publication. Sammy writes amazing poetry, which is always worth reading. Please stop over to Two Spoiled Cats, by clicking on the poetry badge, to check out Sammy’s poem and get the photo for next week’s challenge.

 

Thankful Thursday

In addition to poetry, Thursday is the day we tell you about the things for which we are thankful.

Unlike the woofies above, Audrey and Raleigh remain pals and even share a snooze in a sunpuddle, for which I am thankful.

 

 

I am thankful I was able to have lunch with my dear friend, Mary Jane, this week.

I also am thankful for the special necklace Dad Tom gave me for Valentine’s Day as well as the box of Godiva dark chocolate truffles.

Last Friday I found and purchased a really comfy chair for myself for our bedroom. That is where our television is, so it is particularly nice to have someplace to curl up with a cat or two.

All the Kitties Blue and I are extremely grateful for all our friends, followers and commenters. Your support means the world to us.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Angel Brown. To participate, click on the Badge below.

 

We look forward to seeing you again tomorrow for Feline Friday and Friendly Fill-Ins.

 

SUNPUDDLE SNOOZERS & THE PROBLEM WITH PANCAKES

Thankful Thursday

Each Thursday, Kitties Blue and I share the things for which we are thankful. Here’s our list for this week.

Kitties Blue are thankful for sunpuddles, especially C.J.,  Sawyer and Kizmet. Sunpuddles are always a great spot for an afternoon snooze.

 

Three cats snoozing in a sunpuddle.

 

Dad Tom and I are thankful Sawyer’s phenobarbital came in the mail. We were out, and he hadn’t had any for a couple of days. He had a seizure on Saturday, so we were quite anxious for it to arrive.

The gang and I are thankful for those of you who visited and left a comment on our Looking Back post for this week. Yesterday evening, I actually added two more categories to our new awards for 2024: Best Biscuit Makers: (tie) Audrey & Cooper Murphy and Most Unique Biscuit Maker: Astrid. Astrid makes biscuits with all four paws usually while turning in a circle at the same time! (If you missed that post, here’s the link, “The Kitten’s Choice Awards.”)

Periwinkle & Stinky are thankful for those of you who joined their adventure on Tuesday and have completed the jigsaw puzzles created from their A.I.-generated art.

Kitties Blue and I are thankful for everyone who visits, comments on our posts and supports us!

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Angel Brian. If you would like to participate, click on the hop badge below.

 

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Thursday is poetry day as well. That’s when I write a poem based on an inspiration photo provided by Angel Sammy and Teddy from Two Spoiled Cats. Today’s photo is super funny. I wish I could say the same for my poem. What I am posting was my second attempt, so I knew it wasn’t going to get any better.

 

Little girl making pancakes with one landing on her dad's head.

 

I did take some poetic license and indicated this little girl was making pancakes; though, it appears she actually was making crepes. The photo obviously has been staged, but is still terrific!

The Problem with Pancakes

I may be a kid, but making pancakes is
my specialty. Mostly they are edible.
Occasionally, though, I make a mistake:
I’ve forgotten ingredients in the past
and left the lid off the blender, so batter flew
through the air, landing on clothes, face and hair.
The griddle might be too cold or too hot or
batter ends up on the stove top. My pancakes can
sometimes stick, burn or tear, or there is an
unfortunate mishap, like the time one landed
in my lap. But today was truly a first. When
I tried to flip my griddled goodie, I sneezed and
sent that flapjack high into the air. Dad now
wears a pancake as a hat, and I have an
hilarious photo to share for show and tell.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 02/07/2024

Each week Angel Sammy transmits his poem from the Rainbow Bridge to Teddy for publication. Sammy writes amazing poetry, which is always worth reading. Please stop over to Two Spoiled Cats, by clicking on the poetry badge, to check out Sammy’s poem and get the photo for next week’s challenge.

Thanks for joining us today. We plan to be right back here tomorrow with some fill-ins, and we hope you will join us again then.

YOGA MASTER SAWYER & FILL-INS

Feline Friday

 

Yoga master Sawyer: grey tabby Manx cat in a contorted napping position.

 

Sawyer’s position during his nap is the most unusual I have ever encountered. He’s a true yoga master.

I have a little surprise for you today—a bonus puzzle.

preview112pieceSleeping Manx Tabby Cat

Sawyer will be joining the Feline Friday blog hop at messymimi’s meanderings. If you’d like to participate in the hop, click on the badge below.

Friendly Fill-Ins

The Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop is hosted each Friday by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). They publish the fill-in sentences on their blogs each Thursday. To join the hop, click on the badge at the left.

I am grateful to have a helper again this week. Stinky was kind enough to complete fill-in #2. The fill-ins were not so easy this week. Both Stinky and I used teal italics for filling in.

1. I used to dislike bread pudding until I had some made with croissants.

2. Stinky: If it weren’t for Periwinkle, I would never have any fun.

3. I find higher math very intimidating.

4. Kitties Blue gives me the inspiration to write this blog.

Thanks for joining again today. We will be back with some art on Caturday.

 

TWO TABBIES CATURDAY ART

Caturday Art

I caught Sawyer and Audrey snuggling at bedtime last night. Though, I was able to get some photos of them; I could not coax Sawyer to open his eyes.

I created two versions of the art. If you like one better than the other, let us know in the comments.

 

Two tabbies snuggling (one asleep and one awake) in colors of aqua, blue, purple, magenta and gold and framed for Caturday Art.

 

For this version of the art I used the Carrots effect from Painnt with a change in hue. To that I added Painnt’s Morning Ritual effect as well as a frame from favpng.

 

Two tabbies snuggling (one asleep and one awake) in colors muted colors and framed for Caturday Art.

 

I used the same effects from Painnt as described above for this version. To that I added the Parchment filter at 100 percent from piZap. Again the frame is from favpng.

I made a puzzle from each creation.

preview112pieceTwo Tabby Cats Artpreview120pieceTwo Arty Tabby Cats

 

Our two adorable tabbies will be participating in Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art blog hop. If you would like to join them there, please click on Athena’s badge.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

Tomorrow is a super special Sunday Selfies post. I could be secretive and make you wait until tomorrow to find out why, but I’m going to tell you. A certain large, ginger tabby cat does not want you to miss the post, as it is his seventh Gotcha Day. That’s right, seven years ago Coop came into our lives when he showed up at a friend’s house in the middle of a snow storm. When she called us, Dad Tom grabbed a PTU and walked the short distance to her house. That day, a cat we called “Not Charlie” was on his way to become a Kitties Blue. Tomorrow I will link to the first post where he was introduced.

And, of course, we’ll be having a party, and everyone is invited. You don’t even need to link up a selfie to come and party with us, but we hope you will. If you would like more information about Cooper Murphy prior to tomorrow, check out our “The Felines” page.

Thanks for joining us today. Have a meowvolous Caturday.