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Slightly Wordy Wednesday

Mom took me back to see Dr. McBain yesterday. She wanted her to reevaluate my eye ulcer.


cat vet recheck: tuxedo cat lying on a paw print mat in the vet's office.


Like Mom, Dr. McBain was pleased to see how much better my eye looks. She did a stain on it looking for any injuries, which she couldn’t do last time, as the ulcer was so large. She didn’t see anything. My eye still has a discharge, which means the ulcer has not sealed over yet. So, I am on another 10 days of antibiotic drops. I only need to get them twice per day, so neither Mom nor I have to get up in the middle of the night.

Now Sawyer needs to cooperate. After just one week since his last one, he had a seizure in middle of the night last night. Mom was up with him for two hours. So, she’s still over tired.

So that is my report for today. Thanks for checking in with us.

Purrs and paw-pats, Misty May

Though she was slightly wordy today, Misty May will be joining the Wordless Wednesday blog hop hosted by Sandee at Comedy Plus. You can do the same by clicking on the WW badge.


Also, due to wordiness, we are skipping our Looking Back post today. We’ll have one for you next week.



Sunday Selfies: Week #473


Selfie for Noelle: Grey tabby, Manx cat, in a fancy frame with a lace ribbon and blue flower with pearl.

When Mom asked me to take a selfie, I was not interested, but then she reminded me that Noelle would be happy to see me. So, after a moment of consideration, I agreed. I’ll admit, it’s not my best effort. But it was dinner time, and I was super hungry. You see, I had turned down both breakfast and lunch. I think most of you know, I can be very stubborn when it comes to eating my meals. I don’t like my meds, not even the tuna-flavored ones.

Anyhoo, all that’s beside the point. I am here to send my love to Noelle and to host our Sunday Selfies blog hop!

I sure hope you will join me here on the hop. All my fursibs and I are looking forward to seeing your adorable faces. And if you have any friends who have never joined in the fun, I certainly hope you’ll invite them to join us. As a reminder, our hop is open through Thursday, so you don’t even need to post today to join.

Thanks for coming to see us today. Once you’ve joined up, please have a delightful and easy Sunday.

Purrs and paw-pats, Sawyer (with love to Noelle)



Sunday Selfies: Week #468


Tuxedo cat with a rainbow catnip toy and surrounded by a rainbow heart frame.


I feel as if I just shared a selfie, but Mom says that it was five weeks ago on July 1. She totally caught me off guard in the bedroom and talked me into snapping a selfie. I don’t spend time in the bedroom, but I will occasionally sneak a few feet in the door for a moment. I saw the nip rainbow and just had to check it out!

This was the fourth selfie I snapped. The lighting was off, but it was the only one where I wasn’t looking down on the rainbow. Mom thinks my eyes are my best feature, so she selected this photo. I hope you like it.

Please, Hop With Me

I know all of you know how this works. I share my selfie as your host, and then you share yours by linking up. If you are new here, however, welcome. My fursibs and I are delighted to see you and hope we become good friends. The hop remains open through Thursday, so if you are too busy to join us today, we will be looking forward to seeing you sometime during the next few days.

Finally, thanks for being our followers, friends and supporters. And, don’t forget to have an easy Sunday.

Purrs & paw-pats, Lisbeth




Sunday Selfies: Week #464


Ginger cat (nickname gingersnap) framed in gold and orange with orange flowers.

I think most of you know that I am one of three gingersnap cats. The others are my friends and former Cat Scouts, Teddy (Two Spoiled Cats) and Chip. We were roommates at Scouts in the Cat Scout University dormitory. Though Cat Scouts has now ended, we will always be Scouts at heart and great friends.

As far as the giant part goes, I am a hefty boy at almost 20 pounds. Of course, next to my fellow gingersnap and bestest friend, Teddy, I am not that hefty. The way I see it, however, with both Teddy and me, it’s just more of us to love.

So, Mom, thought I looked so handsome in my photo, she made another puzzle. If it is as hot where you live, as it is here, staying inside and puzzling is a good plan.

preview110pieceGinger Cat with Flowers

Hopping Time

Now that I have shared my selfie, it’s time for you to share yours with us and all your other friends. I will admit that I am looking incredibly handsome today, but I also know that each of you are even more handsome, or in the case of all you girls out there, beautiful. And today is the day you get to show that off.

But, of course, as we remind you every week, it is not necessary to post today or even join the hop today. That remains open through Thursday.

Whenever you join our hop or just drop by to see your friends, all my fursibs and I thank you for stopping by to see us, commenting and being our friends.

Now go have an easy Sunday and try to stay cool. I find napping on my back with my tummy exposed is a great way to do just that. (And I know Teddy agrees.)

Purrs & paw-pats, Gingersnap Cooper Murphy



Sunday Selfies: Week #463

I was supposed to be here last week with my selfie, but I got supplanted by Sawyer. I wasn’t really disappointed. You know that I am one of the quiet, stay-in-the-background Kitties Blue. It’s probably one of the reasons I didn’t look at the camera for my selfie. I hope you like it anyway.



Mom said she’d make you a puzzle today, as she didn’t yesterday. Here it is.

preview120pieceTuxie Cat with Flowers

Thank You 

Sawyer asked me to tell everyone who left birthday greetings for him yesterday, “thank you.” He promises to share a proper thank you on Thursday and share some photos of his gifts if Mom can corral him.

Hopping Time

I sure hope now that I have shared my selfie with you, you will share one with me, all the other Kitties Blue as well as your many friends. We love seeing all your adorable faces each week, and we know you love showing off just how cute you are.

I know you in the U.S. and your families are celebrating the upcoming holiday this weekend, so if you can’t come by today that’s okay. Stop by anytime through Thursday. We’ll be waiting.

Thanks for joining us. Your friendship means the world to us. Have an easy Sunday.

Purrs and paw-pats, Lisbeth



Sunday Selfies: Week #462

If you visited us yesterday, you were expecting to see Lisbeth here today. But Mom said that I could be your host in recompense for last night. You see, I had a seizure.




Usually I will sleep for 40 minutes to hour afterward. That is called the postictal phase. Last night I never transitioned into that phase, but refused to be held any longer,  So, Mom let me leave her lap, and then I had another tiny episode a bit later. Then I did move into the next phase. I just had my bedtime meds as Mom writes this for me. So, hopefully, by the time you read this I will be totally okay.

Mom had another reason, as well, for having me do the selfie today. Tomorrow, Monday, June 26, marks the two year anniversary of the start of my unauthorized three-and-a-half-week walkabout. Yikes, time sure does fly by! I have never tried another escape and am pretty certain I won’t in the future.

Anyhoo, please excuse my less than terrific ability to take a selfie. I do seem to be missing my right front foot.

Time to Hop

I hope you are not too disappointed that I am your host instead of Lisbeth. I really am looking forward to you joining me by sharing a selfie. As you know, you don’t even need to post today to join. And if you cannot participate today, our hop remains open through Thursday.

Once you’ve got your selfie taken and linked up with us, you’ll be able to have a nice, easy Sunday, preferably by napping in a sunpuddle. I plan to spend the day on the catio, as the rain has stopped for now.

Thank you so much for hopping with us, supporting and following us and especially for being our good friends.

Purrs & paw-pats, Sawyer (with whisker kisses for Noelle)



Belated Birthday Wishes

So, my mom is an idiot. Did you know that yesterday was my birthday? My mom had to visit the Cat Blogosphere to find out. As it  was Periwinkle’s turn to plan her and Stinky’s adventure, our mom didn’t even post anything yesterday. I am more than a little hurt. And now she says I have to share my birthday post with National Selfie Day, and I’m not even on the badge for that. Pffft! You’d think she’d treat me better. After all, I sleep smushed up against her as close as I get every single night!

Here’s the cheesy card she made me to make up for the slight.


Pink and purple birthday card with photo of red haired woman and tiny dilute tortoise shell kitten.


Hey, that’s me and Mom right after I was adopted. I was so tiny, I made Astrid (who is the next to smallest Kitties Blue) look like a giant. Mom recently reshared the post with that photo as part of her Looking Back series. If you missed it, here’s the link, “Rolling, Sliding and Somersaulting.”

I also got one of the toys from the most recent Cat Lady Box. If you follow us regularly, you know that Kizmet claims those about 90 percent of the time. But, on occasion, Mom is able to hide them away before she sees them.

National Selfie Today

Badge for National Selfie Day featuring six cats.


As I am one of the three Kitties Blue missing from this beautiful badge created by Ann from Zoolatry, Mom said I should have a selfie today with my new toy. As you know, none of us here are big fans of taking selfies, but I thought I better oblige her. It did, however take me more than 25 tries to get something she agreed to use. Oh yeah, that blue octopus is my new toy. I have absolutely no interest in playing with it.


Heart-framed photo of an adult dilute tortoise shell cat and a blue octopus cat toy.


If you are participating in National Selfies Day but do not regularly join our Sunday Selfies blog hop, we hope you will link to it with your today’s selfie. The hop always remains open through Thursday. Here’s the link to this past Sunday’s hop, “Father’s Day 2023 Selfies.”

Wordless Wednesday/Looking Back

As I got extra wordy for Wordless Wednesday, Mom decided not to share a Looking Back post this week.

But, we are still going to join the Wordless Wednesday blog hop at Comedy Plus. You can join be there by clicking on the WW badge.

Thanks for joining us today.

Purrs & Paws pats, Calista Jo

p.s. I am now 11 years old. I better get treated lots better on my Gotcha Day in October!
p.p.s. Mom’s not as forgetful and mean as I make her out to be.




Feline Friday


An orange tabby cat in a crouched position staring at the camera with a sad look on his face after being naughty.


This was supposed to be my Sunday Selfie, but my mom said I had to post it today. She also said I had to confess to being a naughty cat. I refused to come in from the catio for dinner two nights in a row. Last night I managed to hide so that Mom couldn’t find me. I wedged myself into the very back of the bottom cubby of the cat tree on the upper deck. My fur color just happens to match the covering on that tree. Until Mom got down on her belly and shown the flashlight into the back of the cubby, she couldn’t see me. Of course, I wouldn’t come out. She had to drag me out and haul me into the house. Did I mention that it was 10 p.m. by then.

I think you know by now that I am not a social cat, and I do hide often. Even so, Mom said that she does not appreciate me scaring her yet again.

When I came in the house, I started romping around and acting goofy, as if nothing unusual had happened. She thought that was pretty insensitive of me. But I am a cat, and I make no apologies for my behavior. I also will let you decide if you think I was naughty or just stubborn.

Purrs and hisses, Raleigh

Raleigh 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.

My usual helper, Sawyer, took over for me today on fill-in #4, and his cartoon alter-ego, Stinky, completed #2. Thanks, boys!

We all used teal italics to complete the sentences.

1. This weekend, I plan to finish washing the front porch.

2. Stinky: Spending time with Periwinkle never disappoints.

3. I once saw our cat, MacKenzie, standing at the backdoor alongside a possum as if to ask, “Can I keep him?”. (I will find the photo and share it sometime in the future.

4. Sawyer: You’ll never hear me say, “I don’t want any treats.”

So, that’s another week of filling in. We will be back tomorrow with some Caturday Art. Hope you’ll join us again then.



Sunday Selfies: Week #457

As we suspected, we have a guest host for the third week in a row. As we are a cat blog, we don’t think this is quite right. Now, we aren’t really complaining. You know none of us are fond of taking selfies. So, without further ado, here is your host.


Bunny rabbit sitting in a garden with a gazing ball in the foreground.


This is one of the bunnies that visits our yard regularly. He sat in the same spot without blinking or even twitching for a very long time in the hope that Mom would help him take a selfie. She very happily obliged him.

We certainly hope you have enjoyed seeing some of our critter visitors this Sunday and the past two. We promise one of us will be back here next week.

Hop With Us

Now it is time for you to share your selfie, or maybe one of a friend or guest to your yard or home. We may not have the opportunity to look them out today, but we definitely will on Monday. And we know your other friends will be here to check you out. So, please join us on the hop.

And have a nice Easy Sunday!

Purrs & paw-pats, Misty May, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer, Kizmet, Audrey & Raleigh



Sunday Selfies: #448

I have my paws crossed that my mom remembers to post this, as you don’t get to see me that often. I cannot believe that she didn’t post Cooper Murphy and Audrey’s Caturday Art until a few minutes ago. She just totally forgot. I really hope after you add your selfie to our hop that you’ll visit yesterday’s post and leave us a comment.

Without further preamble, here’s my rare tortie sighting selfie.


Portrait of a tortoise shell cat surrounded by a brown scalloped-edge frame embossed with with light bronze flowers and leaves.


Do you like it? Did I do a good job? The last time I was on the blog was January 14. I have started spending a lot more time with mom, usually when she’s busy trying to work on the computer. I wonder if I’m the reason she forgot to publish. I know I was in her lap last night. You can see her hand on my head. I was getting scritches when I snapped this. If the late post was my fault, I am sorry; though, scritches are more important than posting!

Hopping Time

Now that I’ve shared my selfie, it’s your turn. I know all of you get more practice at this than I do, so I am expecting some pretty great selfies. And I really hope you’ll invite some of your friends to join the fun. We always welcome newbies and the opportunity to make new friends. Remember, all anipals are welcome regardless of species. And if you don’t post on Sundays, that’s not a problem. Our hop is open through Thursday.

Thanks so much for following and supporting us and for joining our hop.

Now go enjoy an easy Sunday.

Purrs & paw-pats, Astrid