Caturday Art


Two cats are in a catnip coma atop a table in an "artified" photo in colors of aqua, blue, pink, purple and yellow.

A few weeks ago I shared some Caturday Art of Calista Jo passed out on the catio table, after imbibing in some homegrown nip. It was in the post, “Nip-Induced Nap.” Today, I have both Kizmet (on the left) and C.J. (again) on the right. I guess our homegrown nip is pretty good stuff!

I used Painnt to create my art. This is the Desigual effect, which I tinkered with to the point that I am unable to tell you exactly what I did. To that I added the Flower Power filter from piZap as well as a frame from the favpng app.

And, of course, there is a puzzle. I hope you enjoy it!

preview112pieceCatnip Coma Cats

The girls will be participating in the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by the lovely Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. You can join them there by clicking on Athena’s badge.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

I cannot believe tomorrow is the last Sunday of the month. Two-thirds of 2023 is nearly behind us. I absolutely do not know where the minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years go. Though, whenever I look in the mirror, I see every one of those moments in time on my face and body. So what does that have to do with Sunday Selfies? Absolutely nothing! It’s just how I’m feeling as I finish this post. Hope it’s okay I shared that with all of you.

As far as Sunday Selfies go, your host has been identified and the selfie already snapped. I won’t have to chase any of the Kitties Blue down today. That’s always a relief. But I am not giving any hints as to which of the Kitties Blue it is. You will have to stop in to find out.

Thanks so much for joining us today. See you mañana.





Caturday Art

Some kitty indulged in a bit too much nip.


Nip-Induced nap: Art rendering in the colors of blue, rose and yellow of a dilute tortoise shell cat sleeping on a table with a pile of half-eaten catnip.


That’s Calista Jo in a nip-induced nap on the catio table after imbibing some fresh, home-grown catnip. You can see the remnants of the nip in the foreground. C.J. wasn’t too happy that she had her photo snapped while she was exposing her ample belly. She is the second largest of the Kitties Blue weighing in at just under 17 pounds. I always find it hard to believe that the tiny kitten whom Astrid (currently just over six pounds) towered over has grown into this behemoth. (Please don’t tell her I said that!) C.J. does have a tendency to throw that weight around. She can be really hissy and a bit of a bully, especially when it comes to Lisbeth.

But Calista Jo loves me. She must sleep as close to me as she can every night. If she could crawl under my skin, she would.

To create the art, I, of course, used Painnt. This is the Galle effect. To that I added the Curved Light filter from piZap at 70 percent. As per usual, the frame is from the favpng app.

And, here’s the puzzle.

Dilute Tortoise Shell Cat Sleeping After Catnip

Calista Jo is joining the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by the lovely Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. If you’d like to do the same, click on Athena’s badge.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

Tomorrow’s the day when we all put our best paw, fin, wing or whatever appendage is appropriate for your species, forward and share a selfie. No one here is leaping at the opportunity to be your host, but I am certain I’ll coerce on of the Kitties Blue in time to go live at midnight ET on Sunday.

We know that some of you enjoy taking a selfie, which is the only reason we’ll be back tomorrow for week #468 of this hop. Maybe, we’ll even get some newcomers participating.

So, all the Kitties Blue hope you have a terrific Caturday and look forward to seeing you tomorrow.



Awww Mondays


Ginger tabby with his tongue out tasting a basil plant.


Cooper Murphy was disappointed to find this was not catnip but basil.  Kitties Blue do have a live catnip plant, so life is still good.

Coop is joining the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. You can do the same by clicking on the Awww badge.




Speckled petunias in purple and white and red and white with the following quote: "We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible," by George Santayana.


Being sad over the loss of another kitty friend, I was looking for a Spark to represent how I am feeling. I didn’t find anything that expressed that, but this quote did speak to me. I have used one of Dad Tom’s photos from our anniversary trip to Hope and Glory Inn to display it.

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.”

The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

Normally, I would be reminding you that Periwinkle & Stinky would be having a new adventure tomorrow and that you could find them right here enjoying it. However, our two fun-loving tabbies, along with myself, think that an adventure tomorrow would not be appropriate, and none of us feel we would enjoy it much. With Periwinkle’s real cat brofur, Raz, recently flying off to the Bridge, Periwinkle and Stinky have decided to take the day off to spend some extra time with Friends Furever‘s Mom Sharon, Noelle and Reesie. You can find them back here next Tuesday, most likely getting into some mischief and definitely having fun.

Thanks for understanding.





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.