Wordless Wednesday


Tabby kitten on her back napping with her tongue out (blep) in a collage of three photos.

Audrey is participating in the Wordless Wednesday blog hop at Comedy Plus. You can do the same by clicking on the badge below.

Looking Back

Today is the day when I share a link to a previous post. This one, “Nip Heads“, is from August 17, 2022. I must apologize for the quality of the photos. They were scanned from the original photos taken with a film camera.

If you like this past post, Kitties Blue and I hope you’ll leave a comment on it.



Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Last week I missed Teddy and Angel Sammy’s poetry challenge, which I don’t like to do. I am back today with another altered inspirational photo. This time, I had a little help from Astrid.


quirky caregivers are two ladies with hair to the floor and a tortoise shell cat


The poem’s structure is a bit different. It consists of rhyming and off-rhyming couplets with the title, which is also the first line, rhyming with the last line.

My Caregivers are Quirky…

Look at that ridiculous hair.
I think mice must be living in there.
When the ladies are sleeping each night,
I root through to see what I can find—
Tidbits from breakfast or dinner,
The toy I lost sometime last winter.
If I get cold, I can burrow deep within.
And, though, I’ve never reached any skin,
I can still feel safe and stay warm
Knowing I won’t come to any harm.
You may find my mistresses a bit different,
But to all my needs they are ever vigilant.
I wouldn’t trade them for a mound of tuna jerky.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 5/18/2022

If you think you’d enjoy writing some poetry check out Two Spoiled Cats on Thursdays for the following week’s inspiration photo. You can pop over there by clicking on Angel Sammy’s badge. While visiting, please read Sammy’s poem. He is a masterful poet.


Thankful Thursday

Thursday is also the day Kitties Blue and I share our thankfuls with you.

  • Misty May has been on medication for hyperthyroidism for three weeks. She had bood work on Tuesday, but we haven’t gotten a report on that yet. Nonetheless, Misty May, Dad Tom and I are thankful that her weight has increased from 4.56 pounds to 4.88 pounds.
  • Dad Tom, Sawyer and I are thankful Sawyer hasn’t had a seizure in nine days. Fingers and paws are crossed that he can stretch that out for at least a few more days.
  • All the Kitties Blue are thankful their very own, quirky caregivers are celebrating their 49th wedding anniversary.


quirky caregivers in this photo are the Kitties Blue mom and dad on their wedding day in 1973.


  • All the Kitties Blue are delighted their two pots of catnip from last year came back this spring, and the plants are already big enough that they can enjoy the occasional sprig.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. If you would like to participate, post on your blog for what you are thankful. Then enter the URL from Brian’s badge in your browser.

Thanks for your support and friendship.



Caturday Art

Astrid is here today as the subject of our Caturday Art. The photo was taken last summer on the catio when Astrid was enjoying some home-grown catnip. I shared this photo previously in the Thankfuls But No Good News post on July 8. In that photo Astrid was sharing her nip with Periwinkle, who was staying with us while Sawyer/Stinky was on his walkabout. If you’d like to see the original photo click on the link to that post.


catnip and Catio


I went to my tried-and-true apps to create today’s art. I used The Uncivilised Cat effect from Painnt with no modifications and the frame is from favpng.

I also made a puzzle for those of you who are fans.

preview120pieceCat Astrid with Catnip

Astrid is joining the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. If you’d like to do the same or merely see some incredible art created by other bloggers, click on Athena’s badge.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

By now I am certain most of you do not need a reminder about our blog hop tomorrow. After all it will be our 391st week of doing this. But Kitties Blue and I never know when someone new might drop by for a visit. As usual the identity of your host is up in the air. I am having a difficult time even finding one of Kitties Blue awake much less one that will look at the iPad to take their photo. They thrive on being uncooperative, which is basically what I expect from them.

Anyhoo, Kitties Blue and I hope you will join us for the hop tomorrow. If you can’t, the hop remains open through Thursday. So, please don’t miss this opportunity to check out all your friends and maybe even make some new ones.



Thankful Thursday

I would love to announce that we are thankful for Sawyer’s return. Unfortunately he is still missing. 

We are super thankful, however, for everyone who is purring, praying, posting and sending POTP. Though, Dad Tom and I are discouraged; your support fuels us to keep going.

We have received tons of advice and suggestions on how to bring Sawyer home, and we have employed many of those.

A camera will be installed in the backyard tomorrow to see if Sawyer is visiting unbeknownst to us. 

I hate that we probably have used a tree’s worth of paper with posters and flyers for everyone living within a few blocks of us, as well as in the neighborhood where there was a possible sighting. But, we will continue to distribute these items. This has prompted many of our neighbors to help in looking for Sawyer.

I won’t list everything we are doing, but I will have a post about that in the future.

Astrid asked to share her thankful as well…nip! We can no longer allow Kitties Blue full access to their pots of catnip, as they lie on top of the nip and kill it. Dad Tom cut some for them on Tuesday. Astrid monopolized it and refused to share with Kizmet, smacking her on the nose whenever she approached. She did, however, share with Periwinkle, who remains with us, to help in the search for her Stinky (Sawyer). 



Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. To participate, post on your blog for what you are thankful and then click on his badge to hop over to his blog and link up.


Thank you again, dear friends.


Sunday Selfies: Week #333


whappy paw


Kitties Blue received some nippy goodness toys for Christmas from Teddy and Mom Pam (Two Spoiled Cats). Kizmet spent most of Christmas morning enjoying the “slice of pizza” toy.

She hopes you don’t mind seeing her again. The remainder of the gang is more than willing to let her pose for any and all photos.

If you are ready to hop, the link is below. Kizmet and all her fursibs are anxious to see your selfie. This is the last selfie hop of 2020, and you know you don’t want to miss out on that milestone!




Once again, I colored today’s Spark using the Happy Color app. This is a something with which I have a little difficulty. I have quite a few unmet goals, as I often let even the littlest distraction or problem get in my way. So today’s Spark is a reminder to myself.

As I’ve been reminding you for months, 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

On our Sunday Selfies post yesterday Astrid promised you some photos of her on the catio checking out the last of this summer’s nip. In fact, she was the first to climb in the pot. Cooper Murphy (“Our Over-Stuffed Turkey Cat“) is on the railing behind her and nosed her right out of the pot. I need to take a lesson from Cooper Murphy. He didn’t let a little problem like Astrid get in the way  of his goal of getting the catnip!



Astrid is participating in the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. To do the same click on the badge below.



Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #225

Fridays mean Fill-Ins. This blog hop offers participants an opportunity to get to know our fellow bloggers a bit better. It is hosted by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). They each select two sentence for us to complete. You can find the sentences on their blogs each Thursday.

This is one of those weeks when I needed a little assistance filling in, so I called on the boys to help. We all used teal italics for our fill-ins.

1. I wish I had been alive during no other time than this; though, life is pretty sucky right now!

2. My favorite way to have apples is just the way the come.

3. COOPER MURPHY: I was sad to find out that another cat, our friend Cat Scout Obi Trax, has gone to the Rainbow Bridge.

4. SAWYER: Training humans to give you treats isn’t rocket science.

To participate in the hop, click on the badge above.

Feline Friday/Friendship Friday

Misty May is here today to participate in these two blog hops: Feline Friday hosted by Comedy Plus and Friendship Friday hosted by Create With Joy.


Niphead Misty May


Like her brother, Mau, Misty May is a niphead!

To join either of the hops, click on the badges below.



Caturday Art

All American Pet Photo Day




All American Pet Photo Day encourages pet owners to share their favorite pet photos on July 11th. Of course, we share photos everyday, and on Caturday, we share artified photos and join the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty.

Today’s photo was taken on the catio and includes, Mau, Cooper Murphy Astrid, Calista Jo and some fresh nip. When I edited the photo all but Astrid mostly disappeared. Here’s the original.



To create the art, I used the Leather texture and an ovrelay from piZap.

If you would like to join the Kitties Blue Nip Crew on the blog hop, click on Athena’s badge.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

It’s time again tomorrow for Kitties Blue Sunday Selfies blog hop. If you haven’t snapped your photo yet, get it done now. You don’t want to interrupt your Easy Sunday nap just to take a selfie. Our selfie host is unknown at this time. You’ll need to join us tomorrow to see who it is.

We are all melted here with day after day of 90+ degree temps, and we have the same forecast for all next week. We know many of you are experiencing the same or even worse, so try to stay cool and hydrated.

See y’all tomorrow.




When I don’t have a set idea of what I would like to express with for Sparks, I will check to see what famous people were born on that day. I discovered that July 6 is the 14th and current Dalai Lama’s birthday. Consequently, I chose a quote from him.

So many need help these days, as we all struggle with life during the pandemic. I thought that made this quote appropriate for today.



I am not certain that the cat in this graphic is trying to be helpful or is just a tease, but it seemed a good representation of helping each other regardless of who or “what” we are.

Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend, Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). Annie is taking a “break” from blogging, so there is no hop. Many of us still continue to post a Spark on Monday, as we believe in Annie’s vision: “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

The orange kitty in today’s Spark suggested our “awwwdorable” cat for today should be another orange cat. So, here he is.



Seems as if Cooper Murphy discovered the wicked nip after watching Mau imbibe (“Hey, Dude…Should I Call Rehab?”).

When Cooper wakes up, he’ll be joining the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. If you’d like to participate, click on the badge below.


The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

This fun-loving, tabby duo will return tomorrow with the next installment in their adventure series. It is Periwinkle’s week to post, so look for them over at Friends Furever. I know both Periwinkle and Stinky will be looking forward to seeing you there tomorrow.



Feline & Friendship Fridays



Cooper Murphy wonders what the heck is up with Mau after he overindulges in the wicked nip! And both boys join the Feline Friday blog hop at Comedy Plus and the Friendship Friday blog hop at Create with Joy.








Friendly Fill-Ins

The kitties and I are joining the Feline Friday blog hop; though, they have left me to my own devices to fill-in. The hop is hosted by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (iFour-Legged Furballs). The sentences to be filled in can be found on both blogs on Thursday. To join the hop, click on the badge.

I have used teal italics for my fill-ins.

1. My plans for the weekend include spreading mulch in some of my flower beds.

2. I don’t like it when our neighbors set off loud fireworks. 

3. I’m grateful I have the freedom to select my own doctors.

4. Cats, of course, make a house a home.

Birthday Giveaway Winner

I gave our readers a little puzzle to solve on Sawyer’s birthday.  I promised a surprise package to the first commenter to identify a change I made to this page. The first to identify the change (I am wearing a face mask in our logo.) was our first commenter, Joyce Moore. Many others also correctly identified the change. Sawyer asked me to send a prize to each of you, but unfortunately the postage alone would mean he’d have to give up his treats for the next few months. When I told him that, he decided to withdraw his request! So, Joyce, I’ll be sending you an e-mail to get your mailing address. Congratulations.