Doozy of a Snoozy


Caturday Art



Sawyer spent all day Friday in recovery mode. In other words, sleeping. Thursday night before bed he curled up next to me and let me pet him bunches. He’s also been cleaning his plate at mealtimes. Then Dad Tom found evidence of a seizure. We believe it happened Thursday afternoon when we both had appointments. I hate when this happens, as Sawyer can and has hurt himself when having a seizure. Unfortunately, on occasion, both Dad Tom and I need to be away at the same time.

We are thankful Sawyer went 16 days without a seizure!

This photo was taken on Friday afternoon while Sawyer was snoozing in a sunpuddle. To create the art, I used the Caracol Marina 🐚 effect from Painnt and a frame from favpng.

Of course, I made a puzzle for you.

preview110pieceSleeping Manx Cat Art

Sawyer is joining the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. You can do the same by clicking on Athena’s badge.

Friendly Fill-Ins

We missed Friendly Fill-Ins yesterday, as we participated in Blog4Peace. If you missed that post, click on the link at the bottom of this post.

Friendly Fill-ins is a blog hop hosted by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged- Furballs). If you’d like to participate, check out either of their blogs on Thursday for the sentences to be filled in. You can join the hop by clicking on their badge.

I got a little help with filling in this week from both Sawyer and Calista Jo. We all used teal italics for our fill-ins.

1. My list of things to do in November includes starting to put up Christmas decorations, finishing my Christmas shopping and working to add missing SEO to older posts.

2. Sawyer: A treat a day is never enough.

3. I never would have guessed that I’d be a cat mom with nine cats all at the same time or 22 cats overall.

4. Calista Jo: That I should be an only cat is an unpopular opinion that I have.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

Time again to get your selfie snapped, so you’ll be ready to join us for tomorrow’s hop.

Kizmet will be here as your host with a special selfie she’s already taken. She and all her fursibs are really looking forward to seeing you. We promise you’ll have fun and maybe even make some new friends.

Have a terrific Caturday!



We have no poetry this week, as Teddy’s mom and dad are on vacation, and Teddy is at the spa.

Thankful Thursday

Besides poetry, we share our thankfuls on Thursdays and join the blog hop hosted by Brian. Raleigh has the first one this week:

I had my neuter surgery on Wednesday. And I got my microchip. I sailed through my procedures, and was able to go home three hours after Mom delivered me to the vet. I did caterwaul all the way there. It was my first visit without my sister, Audrey, at my side, and I was feeling vulnerable. The vet said I was purrfect while I was there. And I didn’t make a peep on the way home.


RALEIGH THANKFULS: ginger and white tabby kitten winking

Sawyer is up next:

I made it 17 hours past my one-week span between seizures. I know it isn’t much, but I’ll take every extra minute and hour I can get.


SAWYER THANKFULS: grey tabby, Manx (tailless) cat napping


Kitties Blue and Me:

We are thankful for your support, following and friendship. I know we mention this every week, but it is the most important of all our thankfuls.

If you’d like to be a part of Brian’s blog hop, post on your blog for what you are thankful, and then click on his badge.


In my book review post on Monday, “Christmas Comes Early,” I announced that I am giving away one copy of the book, How Snowball Stole Christmas, by Kristin McKanagh. If you’d like the opportunity to win the book, click on the link and leave a comment on the review post. You have until Friday at 5 p.m. ET to do so. The winner will be announced on Sunday.



Sunday Selfies: Week # 411

It was fine with me when Mom said I would be hosting Sunday Selfies today. And I was even okay when she said I would probably dress up my selfie for Independence Day. However, I think she went way overboard.


sleeping ginger cat surround by red, white & blue stars and balloons


When a cat is as handsome as I am, he does not need to have his photo messed with in this way. I do apologize for snoozing during my selfie, but I am certain you don’t mind too much about that.

Though Mom made a puzzle of Misty May for you yesterday, she decided to create yet another one for today. I think she was trying to make up for botching my selfie. Please do not feel obligated to do the puzzle. Mom botched up that as well by making it ridiculously difficult.

preview130pieceIndependence Day Ginger Cat

Now its’s time for you to share your selfie with us. If your human decided to dress up your photo, I hope s/he used better judgment than mine. Fancy or not, it doesn’t matter. My fursibs, all your friends and I cannot wait to see your adorable face.

I do recommend you have a super easy Sunday, as you know both tonight and tomorrow night will get pretty noisy as the humans celebrate.

Thank you for being hoppers, followers, supporters and friends.

Purrs and paw-pats, Cooper Murphy



Wordless Wednesday


Tuxie cat napping in sunpuddle on catio.


Misty May is participating in the Wordless Wednesday blog hop at Comedy Plus.


Please make certain you join us tomorrow, as it is a super special day. We will be celebrating both Astrid and Sampy’s sixth anniversary and Kizmet’s second birthday!



Caturday Art

Kitties Blue spend a lot of time napping just like every other cat on the planet. So, you shouldn’t be too surprised that for the second day in a row, I am sharing a photo of a snoozing feline. This time it is Sawyer, and he’s the subject of today’s Caturday Art as well.


rosy glowing Caturday Art of a napping Manx tabby cat.


I am fairly certain if Sawyer sees this, he won’t be thrilled with the girly look! He likes to think he’s a tough guy.

But I like it, and I think his girlfriend Noelle will as well. And if she’s happy, I know Sawyer will be too.

When I selected the Rose221 effect from Painnt, I sort of expected a less than masculine-appearing outcome. Adding the pink, flowery frame from favpng pretty much sealed the deal!

This is Sawyer’s entry in the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. Should you wish to enter or merely check out additional art created by your fellow bloggers, click on Athena’s badge.

Here’s the jigsaw for all our puzzle fans.

preview132pieceCaturday Art Flowery Cat

Sunday Selfies Tomorrow

This is your early warning to get your selfies snapped. We’ll go live, as we always do, Sunday at midnight, and Kitties Blue will be looking for your selfie in the gallery. Which one of the gang will be your host is still to be determined, so you’ll need to stop in to see who it is. Until then have a terrific Caturday.



Feline/Friendship Friday

This is what a cold, rainy day looks like at our house: a gathering of snoozing cats.


Five cats gathering on bed with their mom on a cold, rainy day.


The missing Kitties Blue are Astrid and Lisbeth. Astrid was in my lap until she saw Dad Tom was going to take a photo. Lisbeth never comes in the bedroom. If you missed Misty May, she is in the chair.

The whole gang of us are participating in the Feline Friday (Comedy Plus) and Friendship Friday (Create With Joy) blog hops. Click on the link(s) if you wish to join one or both.

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #310

On Fridays Kitties Blue and I fill-in, along with friends, Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs) and Ellen (15 And Meowing), who jointly host the blog hop and select the sentences to be filled in.

I am super thankful Stinky and Sawyer jumped in to help me with the fill-ins this week. We all used teal italics for our fill-ins.

1. Stinky: I am running low on ideas for “The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky.” (If anybody has any suggestions, I will be happy to hear them.)

2. Sawyer: I never run out of the desire for treats, and my dad always makes certain we have a good supply.

3. I work best when I have a deadline.

4. Stinky: Falling in love with Periwinkle caught me by surprise.

If you’d like to participate in this hop, check out either Ellen’s or Lorianne’s blog on Thursday for the sentences to be completed. To hop, click on the Fill-Ins badge.

Thanks for visiting. Happy Friday!



Graphic with Dale Carnegie quote: Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.


I’ve been wanting to post a Spark about enthusiasm, mostly to perk up myself. The issue from last week with my e-mail and now the problem with my subscription plug-in are starting to wear me down.

I couldn’t find a photo of any of the Kitties Blue that fit this quote to use as a background. The graphic I used is from favpng. As evidenced by the title of this post, I did, however, find a photo that contradicts this post.



Misty May is snoozing here, but at almost 19 she still has loads of spunk—she plays with toys and antagonizes others of the Kitties Blue. She’s also proficient at whacky paws and the mouse game.

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.”

Awww Mondays

Misty May is joining the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. You can do the same by clicking on the Awww badge.

E-Mail Notifications

I apologize that subscribers did not get an e-mail notification for today’s post. And you will not be getting one for “Periwinkle & Stinky” unless a miracle occurs. I have been unable to find a person or web-site that can help me. The last thing I want to do is abandon this plug-in and make everyone subscribe again. My suggestion is the add The Cat on My Head ( to your reading list, so you can easily check in with us each day.

Thanks for your understanding and support.

The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

Our awww-adorable tabbies, Periwinkle and Stinky, will be taking their next adventure right here tomorrow. These two adventuring youngsters have lots of fun when they are together and love taking you along with them. So please plan to join them tomorrow!




Feline/Friendship Friday


snoozy feline: grey Manx tabby cat asleep


Sawyer’s been napping a bit more lately, as he’s been eating his noms, which contain his meds. The phenobarbital and Keppra do make him sleepy. Dad Tom and I have no way of predicting when he will or won’t eat, and we often end up throwing out several bowls of food each day. So when he does decide to eat, we are thrilled, and we tell him what a good boy is!

Snoozy Sawyer is joining the blog hops at Comedy Plus (Feline Friday) and Create With Joy (Friendship Friday). You can do the same by clicking the links.


Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #306

I am overjoyed that both Misty May and Sawyer stepped up to help me with the fill-ins this week. My goal continues to be having Kitties Blue complete all the fill-ins each week. It’s not that I am lazy, but this desire goes along with me adding one or more of the gang to the Thoroughly Poetic Thursday inspiration photo. The intent is for this blog to be about the cats; and though, it is for the most part, I want to emphasize that as much as possible. (If you haven’t already, check out Lisbeth in yesterday’s inspiration photo and the accompanying poem, “Please Be My One & Only.”)

But without further ado or explanation, here are their completions and mine. All three of us used teal italics.

1. Misty May: I waste a lot of time whining and complaining.
2. Sawyer: At this very moment, I’m craving treats. (What a surprise!)
3. Don’t dismiss sharing your life with pets until you adopt one or more.
4. Living with cats makes life interesting.

Friendly Fill-Ins is a blog hop hosted by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). They post the four sentences to be filled in on their blogs each Thursday. To join the hop, click on the Fill-Ins badge.

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