Doozy of a Snoozy


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.



Caturday Art

We had some lovely springlike weather yesterday, and several of the Kitties Blue spent a good portion of the day on the catio. Dad Tom caught a cute photo of our handsome ginger cat snoozing. Note the partial paw dangle and an excellent tail dangle.


A ginger cat is shown on the catio snoozing in an auburn art rendering from Painnt.


To turn Cooper’s photo into art, I used the Auburn effect from Painnt. I bumped up the saturation just slightly. The frame is from favpng, as usual. This is Cooper’s entry in the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. You can join him there by clicking on her badge.

I did create a puzzle again this week.

preview140pieceCooper Murphy Cat Catio Art

Sunday Selfies Reminder

The vernal (spring) equinox will occur tomorrow at 11:33 a.m. EDT. Yippee, hooray and hallelujah! Finally! Of course, that doesn’t mean we are finished with cold weather or even snow; though, we certainly hope the latter is over for us.

I have absolutely no idea who will be hosting our Sunday Selfies hop tomorrow, but I definitely will be adding a bit of spring to their photo. Feel free to do the same if you like.

We’ll go live at midnight, so we will have to wait for almost half a day for that official moment when spring arrives, but if you’re here with us, the time will fly right by. You can spend the time visiting your old friends and maybe even making some new ones. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!



Caturday Art

Sleeping, colorful cat, Kizmet, in art created in colors of blue, aqua, hot pink, black and whiteolorful Cat, Kizmet, in


Kizmet is the subject of today’s art. She is napping on the back of Dad Tom’s chair in front of the bedroom window. It’s one of her favorite spots, especially when the sun is shining. Her dad is not in the chair. She’s happy whether he is there or not.

The effect is Village Sketch from Painnt. I tinkered with just about everything, including the colors, contrast and saturation. The frame is again from the favpng app, and I tinkered with that has well. The upper right corner had two hearts that didn’t look right with the geometric lines in the photo. I cut off what I could and then added the hot pink “bursts” with piZap.

I created a puzzle as well. Most of you should be able to complete it very quickly. It always takes me longer, as my hands go numb while I am moving the pieces around.

preview130pieceKizmet Cat Art

This is Kizmet’s entry in Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art blog hop. By clicking on the badge below, you can pop over there to see Athena’s art and check out the submissions from other bloggers.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

Tomorrow’s the day when you put on your best smile and join us for our blog hop. There’s a lot to smile about as we will be springing forward into Day Light Saving time.

Your host is as yet undetermined. No surprise there!

We also will be remembering beautiful and sweet Dolly from Brian’s Home. She was a frequent hopper along with her fursibs. This past Monday she suddenly and unexpectedly received her angel wings.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow. If you are in the path of the upcoming storm, please stay safe.



Sunday Selfies: Week #391

My fursibs have been getting away with posting snoozing selfies, so I decided I could do the same.


one-eared snoozing selfie


I also managed to have my right ear folded over and tucked under my head. I’m not totally asleep. After all I needed to be able to see the iPad and snap my selfie.

I am really hoping my girlfriend Tyebe will like this. I sent her a snail mail Valentine, but mail to Canada arriving on time is always an iffy proposition. So for the moment, this is my special Valentine photo for her.

Now It’s Your Turn

I’ve shared my selfie, so now it’s your turn to do the same. Your friends as well as all the Kitties Blue are looking forward to seeing you. If you cannot join us today, you don’t need to worry. Our hop is always open through Thursday. That gives you every opportunity to enter as well as time to contact your friends and invite them to do the same. More cats are always better! Of course, all animals are welcome regardless of species.

A Special Announcement

For those of you who follow Periwinkle and Stinky, they will be here tomorrow instead of Tuesday to share their adventure. I think it might have something to do with Valentine’s Day; though, I have no idea what Stinky is planning, You can count on it being fun. If you have never read any of “The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky,” I recommend you check them out. The adventures alternate between here and Friends Furever.

Thanks for joining us today, following and supporting us and being our friends.

Purrs and paw-pats, Cooper Murphy (with Valentine wishes and whisker kisses for Tyebe)




Feline/Friendship Friday

Sawyer gets the honor of joining these two blog hops this week.



I suspect you’re wondering if Kitties Blue do anything other than nap. They do occasionally, but it’s easier to get a photo when they’re immobile. Sawyer will accept a kiss on his head, but his toes are off limits. Touching or smooching those is a no-no unless you want to lose an eye!

Feline Friday is hosted by Comedy Plus and Friendship Friday is hosted by Create With Joy. To join either or both hops, click on the appropriate link(s).

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #298

I must begin Fill-Ins by thanking Stinky and Sawyer for helping me out again this week in completing them. Our fill-ins are in teal italics. Any explanatory info is in parentheses.

1. A week without worrying about COVID would be nice. (Dad Tom has now been exposed twice that we know of. He will test again tomorrow to see if he is positive from the second exposure. Paws crossed he is negative again.)

2. STINKY: A week without an adventure with Periwinkle would be impossible.

3. I didn’t plan to start writing a cat blog, but I’m glad I did.

4. SAWYER: I once went on a walkabout and lived to regret it. (But at least I lived!)

Friendly Fill-Ins is a blog hop hosted by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). Each Thursday they provide the four sentences with blanks for your responses.  To participate, click on the Fill-Ins badge.