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WINTER RETURNS: CATS HUDDLE

Wordless Wednesday

 

Three cats (a dilute tortoise shell, a gray tabby Manx and a tortie kitten) huddle together on a cold winter day.

 

Calista Jo, Sawyer and Audrey will be joining the Wordless Wednesday blog hop at Comedy Plus. To do the same, click on the WW badge.

Looking Back

Last week, I totally forgot to share a Looking Back post. My bad! The one I have selected for this week is from November 13, 2012, and is the perfect accompaniment to this post. It’s entitled, “Eight Seven-Cat Nights,” and is about eight days and nights with no heat. Kitties Blue and I hope you’ll check it out and leave us a comment on the post…even if you don’t enjoy it.

Thanks for joining us today!

 

THREE PEEKING CATS

Feline/Flashback Friday

Without any new photos to share with you, I dug way back into my photo archives. This photo is from October 4, 2012. It features Fiona, Lisbeth and Giulietta. I think it is a good accompaniment to this week’s Looking Back post, “Cats in High Places.” If you missed checking out that post, click on the link. I guarantee you will enjoy it.

 

Three cats on the stairs (grey, tuxie and long-haired grey) looking through spindles.

 

Lisbeth and our two angels will be participating in the Feline Friday blog hop at messymimi’s meanderings. To participate 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, and you can find those on both blogs. Enter the hop by clicking on the graphic.

I got some help with filling in from both Stinky and Sawyer. And even the one fill-in I did is about Sawyer. He is the most helpful of all the Kitties Blue when it comes to the Friendly Fill-ins. We all used teal italics, and additional info is in parentheses.

1. Stinky: Having adventures with Periwinkle is always super fun.

2. Sawyer: Did you know that I like treats?

3. I know how scary it is when Sawyer has a seizure all too well.

4. Sawyer: I can’t explain why I don’t like the medicine Mom and Dad put in my noms. (One of them is even tuna flavored!)

Thanks for dropping in to see us. We’ll be back again tomorrow with some Caturday Art.

 

AUDREY GETS STINK EYE FOR ENCROACHMENT

Wordless Wednesday

 

Grey tabby cat gives black/brown tabby cat the stink eye for invading his space.

 

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Badge with post-it notes reading Wordless Wednesday

Looking Back

This week’s Looking Back post comes from September 10, 2012, and is entitled, “Cats in High Places.” It’s probably one of my favorite posts. It’s loaded with photos of Kitties Blue hanging out in some unique places. Those of you who subscribe to our blog should have already received notification of the repost in your e-mail. You also can access it by clicking on the link above.

If you enjoy the post, Kitties Blue and I hope you’ll leave us a comment on it.

As always, thanks for stopping in to see us.

 

Kitties Blue banner with orange tabby cartoon cat.

THE ADVENTURES OF PERIWINKLE & STINKY: PART CLXXVI

Train Trip

Stinky is anxious for Periwinkle’s arrival so they can get started on today’s adventure. They will be making a whistle-stop tour around Stinky’s home state of Virginia. When he hears the familiar whoosh from the teleportation tunnel he is waiting with open paws to intercept Periwinkle. After some whisker kissing and paw hugs, Stinky takes Periwinkle’s paw and leads her back into the tunnel for a a very quick trip to the train station in downtown Roanoke. 

When they arrive at the station and Periwinkle sees what Stinky has planned, she claps her paws together & exclaims, “Oh goody, a train trip. This is so exciting.”

“I hope our friends will think so,” says Stinky.

“Why wouldn’t they?” asks Periwinkle.

 

Two cartoon tabby cats dressed in warm coats and hats at the Amtrak Station in Roanoke, VA.

 

USA/World Spay Day

“Well, because they aren’t coming along. You know, Periwinkle, those who adventure with us are well aware of how important it is to spay and neuter their pets and companion animals as well as feral cats living in colonies. And last year, over on your blog, we did a special PSA for USA/World Spay Day. In fact, if our followers want to read more about it, they can click on the link to that post.  So, while we are busy spreading the word around my state, we are going to give our readers the opportunity to revisit some of our favorite past adventures from my blog.”

“I like the idea that I get to spend the day with you riding on a train, so I hope our readers won’t mind that they won’t actually be joining us today,” replies Periwinkle.

“Periwinkle why don’t you select a favorite adventure first,” says Stinky.

Tea Party

“That’s easy. I loved the Tea Party you had for me on June 8, 2020!”

(To visit any of the past adventures, click on the photos.)

 

A ground hog, rabbit, squirrel and robin at a tea party with two cartoon tabby cats.

 

“That was a great adventure, Periwinkle. I got to invite some of the woodland creatures who hang out in our yard.”

“I loved meeting all of them. They were so kind to me.”

Double Date with Tyebe and Cooper Murphy

“I really enjoyed our trip to Sandstone Falls in West Virginia on March 30, 2021, when we went hiking, fishing and picnicking with Cooper Murphy and his girlfriend Tyebe.”

“That was great. It’s fun to include friends in our adventures occasionally; though, I do prefer when it is just the two of us,” Periwinkle tells Stinky.

 

A white cat, and orange tabby cat with two cartoon tabby cats (all wearing hats and holding fishing poles) at Sandstone Falls in West Virginia.

 

Tortola, BVI

“Stinky, visiting your parents favorite vacation spot on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands on May 10, 2022, was one of the most exciting and romantic adventures ever! I’d like to visit there again.”

“It really is beautiful there, Periwinkle. We can definitely go back sometime,” Stinky tells her.

 

Two cartoon tabby cats sitting on a roof over looking Long Bay in Tortola, BVI.

 

Eagles

“Our trip on the James River on April 27, 2021, to visit the Eagles was one of my all time favorites,” Stinky tells Periwinkle.

“Oh, Stinky, me too. We were so lucky they liked us and didn’t try to eat us for their lunch!”

 

Two cartoon tabby cats, wearing hats, and sitting on a branch with two eagles.

 

Preparing for Thanksgiving

“My turn again, Stinky. I had so much fun when we went to Mau’s Bake Shop on November 26, 2019, and he helped us make Thanksgiving pies, and we made you a Gotcha Day Cake.”

“That was a great one, as Mau was still with us then. And I really liked my cake,” replies Stinky.

 

A collage of two tabby cats wearing chef's hats and a tuxedo cat in an apron and chef's hat in front of a bakery and with a cat face cake.

 

“Those really were great adventures, Periwinkle. I hope our friends had fun revisiting them.”

“I sure know I did, Stinky. We have had so many great adventures…176 to be exact! And I am happy we were able to remind everyone how important it is to spay and neuter their pets.”

“It looks like it’s time to return to my house for a snack and a visit with all my fursibs.”

“Sounds good to me, Stinky,” replies Periwinkle.

After a snack, visit and quick nap, it is time for Periwinkle to return home. She and Stinky spend several minutes whisker kissing and paw hugging. With a final wave, Periwinkle hops into the teleportation tunnel for the trip home.

Stinky heads to the bedroom for a nap already thinking about seeing Periwinkle next Tuesday.

The End

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RALEIGH FINDS NEW NAPPING SPOT

Wordless Wednesday

 

Orange tabby kitten sleeping in the hammock at the bottom of a cat tree.

 

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Looking Back

Last week I totally forgot to include a Looking Back post on Wordless Wednesday. Sorry! This week’s Looking Back post is from November 14, 2012. It is entitled, “Cat Crazies.” I hope you’ll check it out and leave a comment there if you enjoy it.

Thank for joining us today.

 

 

OOOPS: FOUR CATS & ONLY THREE PORTALS

Wordless Wednesday

 

Black and blue cat tunnel with three portals and four cats, two ginger tabbies, one grey tabby and one tuxie.

 

Misty May, Sawyer, Raleigh and Cooper Murphy will be participating in the World Wednesday blog hop at Comedy Plus. You can join them by clicking on the WW badge.

 

Looking Back

This week’s Looking Back post is one I believe you will take delight in and find totally entertaining. It’s from November 4, 2012, and is about our angels Lily Olivia and Mauricio. It is entitled, “The Incredible Barking Cat & Her Dog-Like Housemate.” Those of you who are subscribers will have already received notification of this post in your e-mail inbox.

Kitties Blue and I really hope you’ll read this post and let us know in its comment section if you enjoyed it.

 

LOOK INTO MY EYES

Wordless Wednesday

 

 

Sawyer is participating in the Cat Blogosphere’s February Challenge. He is sharing his photo today with one of my older sister Judy. She was approximately eight years old in that photo. It is in a double frame. Sawyer is sitting in front of the photo of me at about age one. My sister died at age 67 in 2009. I think remembering loved ones meets the challenge.

Sawyer also is joining the Wordless Wednesday blog hop at Comedy Plus.

Looking Back

This week’s Looking Back post is “Cat in a Box.” It is from August 26, 2012. I think you will really enjoy it. It’s got lots of fun photos and explains the relationships between some of our angels. If you like it, please leave us a comment on the post.

 

SPOILED ROTTEN CAT!

Wordless Wednesday

 

Old, tuxedo cat licking the sides of an empty margarine container.

 

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Looking Back

“Kitties Blue Hiding” is this week’s Looking Back post. It is from September 2012 and loaded with some super cute photos (mostly of our angels). I think you’ll enjoy reading it and seeing the photos. Click on the title to check it out.

 

YAWN OR BATH?

Wordless Wednesday

 

Tabby kitten with tongue out, either yawning to bathing.

 

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Looking Back

This week’s Looking Back post “Astrid and Mauricio at Play and Rest,” is from September 18, 2012. I made a few minor edits and added an appropriate and adorable photo of Mau. Those of you who subscribe to our blog will have already received notification of the post. If you don’t receive notifications and would like to read the post, click on the link above.

Thanks so much for coming to visit Kitties Blue!

 

KITTENS: THEN & NOW

Wordless Wednesday

 

Orange tabby kitten Raleigh & black tabby kitten Audrey in a photo from September 30, 2022 & January 10, 2023.

 

Our not-so-little kittens are participating in the Wordless Wednesday blog hop at Comedy Plus. You can do the same by clicking on the WW badge.

 

Looking Back

Today’s Looking Back post, “Calista Fascinates Astrid,” was no longer viewable to visitors, and so it was a purrfect candidate for a redo. Subscribers will have already received notification of the reposting. I only changed it slightly by enlarging the original, blurry photos, adding some headings and adding appropriate SEO. If you’re not a subscriber and would like to read the post, click on the link above. If you like it, please leave a comment on the post.

Thanks so much for visiting us!