Kittens

MEOWY CHRISTMAS FROM AUDREY & RALEIGH

Caturday Art

 

Meowy Christmas cats: A torbie cat is working on a treat puzzle as a buff colored tabby cat looks on in a red and green art creation framed in green garland with red bows, ornaments and poinsettias. The words Meowy Christmas are printed on the photo.

 

Audrey and Raleigh are here today to wish you a Meowy Christmas. Audrey was working on the treat puzzle, which Noelle gifted to Sawyer, while Raleigh looked on. Raleigh looks like a total kitten in the photo, but it was taken only a few weeks ago.

The effect I used to create today’s art is Bubble Galaxy with summer coloring from Painnt. I used a corner decoration from favpng and duplicated it on each corner of the photo to form a frame.

I did create a puzzle for all of you, like myself, who enjoy them. While visiting Jigsaw Planet check out some of my recent puzzles I created from A.I. art I made using piZap.

preview110pieceMeowy Christmas Cats

Audrey and Raleigh will be participating in the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. You can do the same by clicking on Athena’s badge.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve, so I know many of your humans will be busy with family, friends and celebrations. Regardless, I hope they will take a few moments to help you snap a selfie and join our hop. Noelle will be delighted to hear that Sawyer will be your host tomorrow. He has a terrific new selfie he is excited to share. And all the other Kitties Blue look forward to seeing you here as well.

Thanks for joining us today. We always enjoy your company.

 

KITTEN PLAYTIME & A CHRISTMAS SPARK

To create the background for today’s Spark and the image for Awww Mondays, I used the piZap A.I. feature.

Awww Mondays

 

kitten Playtime Christmas: Six calico kittens playing with a giant candy cane cat toy on a green rug with red flowers in front of a decorated Christmas tree.

 

The directions I gave the A.I. app was to create an image of six kittens on a green round rug with red flowers. I asked that they be playing with a large candy cane cat toy, and that a Christmas tree with lights be in the background. I selected the ultra glam style for the image.

Here’s a puzzle for you from the kitten image.
preview132pieceCalico Kitten Christmas

The little calico kittens will be joining the Awww Mondays blog hop hosted by our friend, Sandee, at Comedy Plus. To participate, click on the badge below.

Sparks

 

An A.I> created image in art nouveau style with and orange cat under an abstract Christmas tree with the following quote by Thomas S. Monson: "My brothers and sisters, may the spirit of love which comes at Christmastime fill our homes and our lives and linger there long after the tree is down and the lights are put away for another year."

 

I have quoted Thomas S. Monson in a previous Christmas Spark. That post, “Christmas Spark & Awww Mondays,”was posted on December 8, 2020.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the spirit of love Monson mentions could be with everyone always. It’s definitely something for which we should always wish and pray!

For this A.I. image I asked for an abstract Christmas tree and a wreath with a blue bow. I also requested that an orange cat be under the tree and selected the art nouveau inspired image.

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.”

Kizmet’s Gotcha Day

Tomorrow we will celebrate Kizmet’s Gotcha Day. She joined the Kitties Blue family in 2020, and is one of the most social and loving cats we have ever had in our home. We’ll be having a bit of a celebration, and I know Kizmet would love to have you join us.

Sunday’s Hop

If you joined us early yesterday, you were unable to enter the Sunday Selfies blog hop. Linky Tools was not working when I went to bed Saturday night. It is now installed on that post, and you can enter your link if you still desire to do so.

The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

Tomorrow also is the day when Periwinkle and Stinky set out on a new adventure. They will be taking off from Periwinkle’s home over at Friends Furever. I know the kitties are looking forward to sharing their adventure with you, so please don’t let them down. Their adventures are always worth a few minutes of your time.

Thanks for joining us today.

 

tapestry of accomplishment: An A.I.-created background with a starry sky and red, white and blue wavy stripes, with the following quote: We don't accomplish anything in this world alone... and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads form one to another that creates something by Sandra Day O'Connor.

 

SUGAR PLUM FAIRY KITTEN ART

Caturday Art

Okay, so I know what you’re thinking…those crazy people have adopted another kitten. That does sound like fun, especially with all the fascinating holiday decorations, but sadly we have not added any new felines to the Kitties Blue crew.

What I am sharing today are two different art renderings of kitten Fiona. Yesterday marks seven years since she flew away to the Rainbow Bridge. My mind cannot seem to process the fact that she has been gone that long. She was and will always remain one of my special heart kitties.

Here are two different versions of art, both created using the Sugar Plum Fairy effect from Painnt.

 

Sugar Plum Fairy kitten: Grey kitten in an art rendering in a gold frame with an aqua and gold snowflake.

 

Sugar Plum Fairy kitten: Art rendering of kitten in shades of green and purple in a multi-toned green frame.

 

I couldn’t decide which version I liked best, which is why I am sharing both. If you have a favorite, let me know in the comments.

I made a puzzle from each. The first is quite easy. The second is a tad more challenging.

preview100pieceKitten Artpreview120pieceSugar Plum Fairy Kitten

Sugar Plum Fairy Fiona will be participating in the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. You can do the same by clicking on Athena’s badge.

 

Another Angel

It was another blow when the day after Fiona left us (seven years ago today), our dear friend, Sammy (Two Spoiled Cats), followed her. It gave me some comfort to know they were together. I know that Mom Pam and Dad David miss Sammy just as much today as they did the day he got his angel wings.

At Blog Paws 2017, I made memorial flags for each of them. Sammy’s came out great. Fiona’s…not so much. You can see them both on the post, “Glimpses from Blog Paws 2017.” Those flags were meant to be displayed at each future Blog Paws Conference. Unfortunately, there was only one conference after that in 2018. Where those flags are today, I have no idea. I am sending love and warm hugs today to Pam and David.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

It is hard to believe that only five Sundays remain until 2024. New Year’s Eve actually falls on Sunday this year, so our last selfies of the year will be on the last day of the year. I’m not trying to get ahead of myself. I am just wondering how another year of our lives has slipped away so quickly.

Anyhoo, it’s time to get a selfie snapped for tomorrow’s hop. A couple of Kitties Blue have taken selfies this week, so it will be up to me to see who gets to be your host. Whoever it is, I know they’ll be looking forward to you joining them. Hope to see you there either tomorrow or anytime through Thursday.

Thanks for dropping by today. Have a meowvolous Caturday.

 

AUDREY & RALEIGH VISIT VET & HELP WITH FILL-INS

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 get some help this week from Kitties Blue. To my surprise, the youngsters, Audrey and Raleigh, stepped up. So, here are our fill-ins. We all used teal italics for the completions. Additional information is in parentheses.

1. Raleigh: I find my humans annoying.

2. PAWS of Connecticut is a favorite charity of mine. (As well as many other animal rescues/shelters.)

3. I often have to explain about my neuro-muscular disease to others.

4. Audrey: There’s a lot of deprivation in my life these days. (Raleigh and I had our annual vet visit on Tuesday. Dr. McBane said we are both overweight. That’s probably why Mom and Dad call me Hoover and are limiting my treats.)

Feline Friday

Here are a couple of photos from Raleigh and Audrey’s vet visit. The humans in the photos are Dr. Kaitlyn McBane and vet tech, Monet. They’re the best!

 

 

 

Audrey and Raleigh will be participating in the Feline Friday blog hop hosted by messymimi’s meanderings. If you’d like to do the same, click on the badge below.

 

If you missed our Remember Me Thursday post yesterday, I hope you will check it out by clicking on the link at the end of this post. I normally post at midnight, but due to a glitch with the post, it didn’t come out until around 9 a.m.

I also hope you will join us tomorrow for some Caturday Art.

Thanks for dropping in here today. Kitties Blue and I truly appreciate it.

 

FRIENDS, HOPES & DREAMS

Sparks 

With yesterday being the International Day of Friendship, I’ve had friendship on my mind. I am thankful for many things in my life, and friendship is very near the top of the list. I have had and currently have many wonderful and supportive friends. So I selected a Spark about friendship for today. The kittens, Raleigh and Audrey, are presenting it.

 

friends, hopes & dreams: A ginger tabby cat and a torbie sitting together in a blue chair with a Christmas pillow behind them. Torbie cat is washing her right front paw.

 

Admittedly, Raleigh does not look too friendly is this photo, but he does like his sister. I think he just didn’t want to get her girl cooties!

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

I am not certain I would consider Raleigh “awww-adorable” in this photo, but he does have some pretty terrific looking fur. Anyhoo, Audrey and Raleigh will be taking part in Sandee’s Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. If you would like to participate, click on her badge below.

The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

It’s time again for our fun-loving tabbies, Periwinkle & Stinky, to take-off on another adventure. You can catch up with them tomorrow over at Friends Furever. It is Periwinkle’s turn to plan what they will be doing. Whatever it is, you know the two kits have more fun when you join them. So, they’ll be looking for you tomorrow.

Thanks for joining us today.

 

FELINES COMPLETE FILL-INS

Feline Friday

Audrey and Raleigh are here today in a photo from their first Gotcha Day celebration. They were indulging in a bit of smacky paws prior to me snapping their photo.

I don’t know if you realize or have noticed that all the Kitties Blue wear collars with an ID tag. You can see, however, that Raleigh is naked. As he avoids being touched, it is very difficult to get his collar on him. Whenever we do get him dressed, that usually lasts less than 24 hours. He either yanks it off himself or gets in a tussle with one of the other Kitties Blue, who end up pulling it off. He is the only cat we have ever had who dos not wear a collar 24/7.

Raleigh actually let both Dad Tom and I briefly pet him on his Gotcha Day. Maybe we are making progress.

 

Feline Fill-Ins: Torbie cat lying on her side next to a sitting, collarless, pale ginger tabby cat.

Raleigh and Audrey will be joining the Feline Friday blog hop hosted by messymimi’s meanderings. To join them on the hop, click on the Feline Friday badge.

Friendly Fill-Ins

I am pleased when I can get help completing the fill-ins selected by our blog hop hosts, Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). This week I am fortunate to have only needed to do the first one. My frequent assistant, Sawyer, completed numbers two and four, and he convinced Stinky to do number three. I am grateful for the help. We all used teal italics for our completions.

1. I would describe my home as my sanctuary and favorite place to spend my time.

2 Sawyer: I would never give my treats to any of the other Kitties Blue, but I would share with Noelle.

3. Stinky: I share my secrets with no one but Periwinkle.

4. Sawyer: Did I ever tell you that I like treats and love my girlfriend Noelle?

If you want to take part in the Friendly Fill-ins, click on on the badge and you will be whisked away to the Four-Legged Furballs blog where you can enter your link.

Thanks for popping in today. We’ll be back tomorrow with some Caturday Art.

 

 

YOUNGEST KITTIES BLUE 1ST GOTCHA DAY

Wordy Wednesday

Unbelievably, Kitties Blue have yet another celebration on their paws. Today is Raleigh and Audrey’s first Gotcha Day. They came to reside with us on a rainy afternoon one year ago. I took them in as a favor to a friend, and really had no intention of having them become members of the family. At the time, we called them Kitten #1 and Kitten #2.

 

A ginger tabby kitten and a torbie kitten wrapped in a colorful towel on their gotcha day.

 

Within 48 hours they had been to the vet and had received names. They officially became Kitties Blue.

Here they are today.

 

Youngest Kitties Blue (a torbie cat and a ginger tabby cat) celebrate their 1st gotcha day.

 

They are as different as day and night, as I have explained in many other posts. While Audrey is gregarious, Raleigh continues to be standoffish; though, he has allowed Dad Tom to pet him some recently.

Cat Writer's Association Certificate of Excellence for the youngest Kitties Blue on their Gotcha Day.In addition to this being the kittens Gotcha Day, they wanted me to let you know that Stinky & Periwinkle are not the only kitties who received a Certificate of Excellence from the Cat Writers’ Association. They received theirs in the Photography (Series) category for the post, “Vet Visit Aftermath.”

Time to Party

Cooper Murphy whipped up two cakes for the celebrants.

 

Youngest Kitties Blue Gotcha Day cake is face of a ginger cat.Youngest Kitties Blue Gotcha Day cake resembles a reclining torbie cat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today, we are serving lemonade, as Audrey and Raleigh are too young to indulge in stronger libations, and a seafood buffet. Please help yourselves and enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Though we have been very wordy today, Audrey and Raleigh will be joining the Wordless Wednesday bog hop at Comedy Plus. To participate, click on the WW badge.

Thanks for joining us today.

 

SUNNY DAY GINGER SNOOZER

Caturday Art

 

Sunny Day Ginger: ginger tabby cat snoozing on a sunny day and turned into art in colors of orange, yellow and rose and framed with orange flowers.

 

Raleigh was enjoying a snooze on the catio right outside the cat door on a hot and sunny day. Any cat that wanted to enter or exit the house had to jump over him. He was unmoved by these actions.

As you can see, he is no longer kitten-sized. He and Audrey are all grown up and will celebrate their first Gotcha Day in a few days. You would think after being here for a year that Raleigh might have warmed up to Dad Tom and me, but he still shies away from us and does not want to be touched. He is such a cutie pie. It breaks my heart I can’t pet and snuggle with him.

To create Raleigh’s art I used the Flower Gogh effect from Painnt and changed the hue slightly. To that I added the Flux filter from piZap at 100 percent. And, of course, the frame is from the favpng app.

I made a puzzle for those of you who enjoy them. I cropped off all the white space created by the frame, as I know it is pretty boring putting all those white pieces together.

preview120pieceSleeping Ginger Cat Art

Raleigh will be participating in the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. To do the same, click on Athena’s badge.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

Time to spruce up your furs, feathers or scales and snap a selfie so you can join us tomorrow on our weekly blog hop. It’s easy and fun and one of the best places on the internet to make new friends. All the humans love seeing cute animals and “oohing” and “aahing” over them, so this is the purrfect place to show off. Your host tomorrow is a mystery to me, so you’ll definitely need to drop in to find out who it is. And don’t forget, if you don’t post on Sundays or cannot join us then for some other reason, the hop remains open through Thursday.

Thank You

Kitties Blue and I want to thank you for joining us today and also for stopping by yesterday to celebrate our 11th blogoversary and Sawyer’s second anniversary of his second Gotcha Day. If you missed that post, the link to it is at the bottom of this one.

Have a wonderful Caturday. Tell your humans to spoil you.

 

KITTEN SQUIRREL HUNTERS

Wordless Wednesday

 

In a collage of three photos, two tabby kittens try to hunt a squirrel from the confines of a screened in catio, as the squirrel climbs on the outside.

 

Raleigh and Audrey really aren’t kittens anymore, as you can see from their size. Identifying them as the kittens, however, worked for the title. The two will be participating in the Wordless Wednesday blog hop hosted by Sandee at Comedy Plus. Click on the WW badge to join them there.

Looking Back

This week’s Looking Back post is from August 10, 2012. It’s entitled, “Home Again With My Kitty Kids.” You can access it by clicking the link. It includes another photo of precious Mau. It is a tad blurry for which I apologize. If you enjoy the post, I hope you’ll leave a comment there.

Thanks for joining us today.

 

CAT TREE SIBLING RIVALRY

Caturday Art

Raleigh thinks he owns the top of the bedroom cat tree. When Audrey had the audacity to try it out, Raleigh pestered her until she got down. He could immediately reclaimed his spot.

 

Art rendering in shades of red, pink and blue of two tabby cats on a cat tree.

 

Raleigh has very unusual patterns in his fur, and I like how this effect from Painnt accentuates that. The effect is Forager and the frame, as usual, is from the favpng app.

I also made a puzzle.

preview120pieceTwo Cats Art

Audrey and Raleigh are going to be joining the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. You can do the same by clicking on Athena’s badge.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

I know those of you who join us regularly do not need a reminder that tomorrow is selfie day. But, if by chance, someone new should stop by today, Kitties Blue would like them to know about tomorrow’s hop. New hoppers are always welcome, and we hope you will encourage your friends to join us as well.

So, we’ll be looking for you and your smiling faces tomorrow. None of the gang have come forward to offer to be your host, which means you’ll need to come by to find out which of the Kitties Blue will be here.

Until then…have a wonderful Caturday.