Wordless Wednesday

I have a few words today after I share two photos.


Two photos of a rescued chipmunk pup.


This is one of a litter of three chipmunk pups living under our front porch. Dad Tom rescued it as it was heading into the street. I got a couple photos prior to it being returned under the porch.

My little chippy friend will be joining the Wordless Wednesday blog hop at Comedy Plus.



Sunday Selfies: Week #332


my first selfie


This really is my very first selfie. Who knew I would be so good at this?

Not only is this my very fist selfie, but it also is going to be my very first Christmas. If those two things aren’t exciting enough, yesterday was my Gotcha Day!

My name is Kizmet, and I am the newest member of the Kitties Blue family. I do not recognize my name yet, as I just received it yesterday. My original name was Janet. It seems that is also my new mom’s name. When she saw me on PetFinder, she said it was kismet; thus, my new name but with an unusual spelling.

There’s lots more to know about me, but I will save that for Thankful Thursday. My mom said I can tell you all about myself then.

These are two photos my new dad took just prior to my release.


Time to Hop

Mom says I am the host of this blog hop. I am not certain what a blog hop is. I am certain she’ll eventually explain it to me. Whatever it is, she told me to tell you that you don’t have to post today, and you can join us anytime through Thursday. Sounds good to me.

I am looking forward to getting to know all of you.

Purrs and paw-pats, Kizmet (formerly known as Janet)



Uniting the World for Orphan Pets

About 6.5 million animals enter animal shelters across the United States annually. In 2019, 733,000 of those were euthanized.

Remember Me Thursday® (in its eighth year) is a global awareness campaign encouraging individuals to light a candle (literally or virtually) and opt to adopt orphan pets waiting in shelters and rescues.

We are joining Remember Me Thursday® and have lit a candle at in remembrance of Angels Mau and Allie (Friends Furever).

Candles lit on this day (the fourth Thursday of September annually) across the world honor the pets who lose their lives without knowing the comforts of a loving home. Of course, both Allie and Mau had wonderful homes,

These candles shine brightly on the millions of healthy pets who are still awaiting adoption. We pray all those pets will be as lucky as Mau and Allie were.

Our Youngest Rescues

Cooper Murphy and Sawyer were fortunate to become members of the Kitties Blue household. Neither made it as far as a shelter. Cooper was abandoned during a snow storm. Sawyer appeared at the vacant house next door to ours on Thanksgiving. Had Cooper Murphy been dropped off at a shelter, he probably would have found a home. Instead he was left to fend for himself alone outdoors. Sawyer on the other paw, with his seizure disorder, likely would not have been so lucky had he been taken to a shelter.

They are here today promoting Remember Me Thursday® to remind everyone that all pets deserve a warm and loving home.


Remember Me Thursday®


A few years ago, I wrote a poem about Kitties Blue to promote pet adoption and am sharing an updated version this year.


Most of us were orphans at one time,
Whether roaming the streets or shelter confined.
But then one day our luck suddenly changed.
Two humans’ hearts we would claim.
They took us home to keep us safe forever
With food, shelter and love as our caregivers.
So today, will you please a candle light
And pray for the orphans to not give up the fight,
As they wait and long for their special human
To find them and become their number one fan.
And tell your friends to promote Remember Me Thursday®,
So kitties worldwide can have their special gotcha day!

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 09/24/2020

How to Participate

Please join me, other pet-lovers and advocates and animal welfare organizations around the world in lighting your own candle. Visit the link listed in the first paragraph to light your candle and learn more about Remember Me Thursday®. Or light your own candle at home. Just make certain it is battery operated or in an area your pets cannot access.

In addition, sign-up to participate in this year’s Zoom call. Pet adoption advocates from around the world will unite virtually via video chat to light up the world for orphan pets.

To #SeeTheLight about pet adoption, click on the link below to fill out a participation request form and receive details on how to join today virtually for the Global Candle Lighting at 9:00 AM PST/12 PM EST via Zoom.


2020 Contest

To win a monetary prize and pet food for your favorite rescue or shelter, enter your pet’s rescue story. (We entered Sawyer’s story last year. He didn’t win, but placed in the top 50.)

These are the prizes:

1st place – $5,000, 1,000 pounds of Blue Buffalo pet food and 100 Kong toys

2nd Place – $2,500, 1,000 pounds of Blue Buffalo pet food and 100 Kong toys

3rd place – $1,000, 1,000 pounds of Blue Buffalo pet food and 100 Kong toys

Prizes are sponsored by Blue Buffalo, Naturally Fresh and Save This Life!

To enter, click on the link in the first paragraph and then click on “Remember Me Thursday Contest” on the sidebar.

Blog Hop

Lola the Rescued Cat is hosting this year’s Remember Me Thursday® blog hop. Click on the badge below to participate.

Remember Me Thursday®

Thankful Thursday

This is Thankful Thursday over at Brian’s Home blog. Kitties Blue and I are thankful everyday for pet guardians, advocates, rescues, shelters and adopters worldwide. This is a blog hop. Click on Brian’s badge to participate.



Uniting the World for Orphan Pets

We are joining Remember Me Thursday® 2019 and have lit a candle at for all pets waiting to find their furever homes.


Remember Me Thursday

Right: Cooper Murphy lights candles & reminds everyone to Opt to Adopt.


Now going into its seventh year, Remember Me Thursday® is a global awareness campaign aimed at uniting individuals and pet adoption organizations around the world to be an unstoppable, integrated voice for orphan pets in need of forever homes.

The Remember Me Thursday® encourages individuals to light a candle this day (literally or virtually) and to opt to adopt, reducing the millions of orphan pets euthanized each year.

Candles lit on this day (the fourth Thursday of September annually) across the world honor the pets who lose their lives without the opportunity to know the comforts of a loving home. These candles shine brightly on the millions of healthy pets who are still awaiting adoption.

According to the Remember Me Thursday® website, “In the previous six years of the campaign, 180 countries supported the movement with hundreds of thousands of individuals and more than 700 separate animal welfare organizations around the globe holding candle-lighting ceremonies of their own, spreading the message on social media, visiting the Remember Me Thursday website, or lighting a virtual candle.”

As this is Thoroughly Poetic Thursday, Sawyer has written a poem. He hopes that Angel Sammy and Teddy (Two Spoiled Cats) won’t mind that it has no relationship to this week’s inspiration photo.


Remember Me Thursday

Top: Calista Jo & Sawyer play with their Remember Me Thursday catnip toy.


Lucky Cat

My name is Sawyer and I’m a tough little dude.
I’ve tons of moxie and a can-do attitude.
I am a Manx cat, which means I have no tail.
I’m also a grey tabby cat and a male.

I was found on the deck at a vacant house,
Living off of bugs and the occasional mouse.
Less than three pounds I weighed when I was found.
I thank God I wasn’t taken to the pound.

I was brought to a house on Thanksgiving weekend.
I didn’t know for myself I’d no longer need to fend.
I also didn’t know there were eight other cats
Or I’d be living a life only my wildest dreams could surpass.

When I was allowed to mingle, I made friends with a calico.
Her name was Lily Olivia and she was very old.
She died a couple months later as a matter of fact.
She was almost nineteen and, like me, a rescued cat,

I can only dream of becoming such a revered senior,
As I have a seizure disorder and my prognosis is poor.
It is hard to be just two years old and afflicted this way
And need to take medicine four times each day.

My seizures can be very scary.
Never knowing when one will happen makes Mom wary.
I’ve had a few that my humans were unable to stop,
Then into the car we have all had to hop.

My dad then drives us to the emergency vet
To get me stable and back home to rest.
Where with any luck I’ll have some quiet days
To spend on the catio and at the birdies gaze.

I have a big brother named Cooper Murphy.
He’s a huge ginger tabby and really quite goofy.
Like me he was rescued from living outside
When it was winter and snowing with no place to hide.

There are six more cats with whom I coexist.
Most are nice; while others are misfits.
They all can be a gigantic pain in my tush.
Nevertheless, I am one lucky puss.

I have a loving home in which to dwell
Where My life is grand and I’m treated swell.
And now I pray all animals can find good homes
And, like me, never again the streets have to roam.

© Sawyer Blue 09/25/2019

Most of you know that all our cats have been rescued in one way or another. They were either strays living outside who just showed up at our house or the offspring of stray, pregnant cats taken in by friends. Only three were officially adopted from a rescue group (Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo). As I wrote recently, MacKenzie was adopted from a vet.

All of the Kitties Blue, past and present, Dad Tom and I join other pet-lovers, advocates and animal welfare organizations around the world in lighting a candle. Visit the link listed in the first paragraph to light your candle and learn more about Remember Me Thursday®. Or light your own candle at home. Just make certain it is either battery operated or in an area your pets cannot access.

When visiting the Remember Me Thursday® web-site, don’t miss out on the opportunity to win one of the prizes below for the rescue of your choice. Just follow the directions on their site to enter.


Thankful Thursday

This also is Thankful Thursday over at Brian’s Home blog. Kitties Blue and I are thankful everyday for the pet guardians, advocates, rescues, shelters and adopters worldwide. This is a blog hop. Click on Brian’s badge to participate.


How rude! Who made up that title? We aren’t the crazy ones around here. The crazy one is the person who tried to get us to wear this hat. That person is lucky she isn’t lying on the floor bleeding out.


lily olivia bobble hat

Lily Olivia, you can do a better stink-eye than that!


c.j. bobble hat

C.JJ., you look as if your eyes are going to pop right out of your head. They are, however, a gorgeous green.


lisbeth bobble hat

Not bad for having to be held down, Lisbeth. You don’t even look angry. And your eyes are lovely as well.


mau bobble hat

mau bobble hat

Mauricio, you are one wiggly cat. You certainly gave Mom a good laugh. We’re not sure, but we think maybe you deserve that crazy cat title.

Mom wishes she could have gotten more of us in the hat, but we told her she better be satisfied with her 50 percent success rate if she knows what is good for her. There’s still the option of leaving her in a pool of blood on the kitchen floor.

If you haven’t seen the bobble hat before now, here’s the story.


Wurld-Wide Tour of The Time-Travelling Bobble Hat @BionicBasil


Parsley & Smoochie from Bionic Basil‘s furmily will purrsonally donate £2.00 [£1.00.each] to the Burton Joyce Cat Rescue in Nottingham, U.K. – from where most of Basil’s gang were adopted and began a beautiful new life in Sleepy Hollow with their Purrsonal Assistant, Cathrine Garnell.

So the more places the bobble hat travels, the more money the kitties raise. The funds are being raised as Burton Joyce is a donation-driven rescue. If anyone would like to send a donation to help the rescue, contact Basil at

We’re not sure where we will be sending the bobble hat from here, but if you would like to be a part of this fundraiser, you can let Basil know at the same e-mail address. Once you receive the hat, all you need to do is feature it on your blog, notify Basil and send it to another purrticipant. The more bloggers who feature the hat, the more money Bionic Basil will raise for the kitty rescue.

Finally, wearing the bobble hat is not mandatory. Just photographing it and sharing it on your blog will satisfy the requirements. But if some of us could wear it, we think any kitty can.

Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Lisbeth and Calista Jo



Sunday Selfies: Week #125

As Kitties Blue embark on a new year, we’d like to wish all our followers, friends and supporters a new year that brings each of you only good things. This past year was overly sad for us and many of you. Our resolution for 2017 is to put on happy faces and try to look ahead with positive attitudes.

We wanted to begin 2017 by doing something special, so today we are introducing you to a friend and giving her the honor of guest hosting the first Sunday Selfies blog hop of the new year. And here she is now.


New Year guest selfie host


We’d like you to meet Allie. Look at that gorgeous face! Allie is a seven-year-old, bi-eyed, short-haired, white-furred beauty. She lost her elderly person and went through a grieving process but now is ready for her new home. She is in a wonderful Barn Cat Buddies foster home, but it is not her first one. We’d so love for her to have a New Year’s miracle and find the loving, forever home she deserves.

Allie would make a great companion for a senior person. She loves to snuggle at night and sleep next to her person in bed. She is a little shy at first but once she realizes you are kind and gentle, she will respond with head butts and affection.

Allie is fearful of other cats, so if you have a quiet home with no other cats or possibly just one other, you and Allie would be a purrfect fit!

Allie is house trained, spayed and current on her vaccinations. She is currently located in Hardy, Virginia.

If you think you or someone you know would be interested in Allie, please leave us a comment. We can send you additional photos as well as her contact information.

Cat4-001This is our Sunday Selfies blog hop, and we’d love for you to join in the fun. All anipals are welcome. We do not discriminate! “Come one, come all,” we say! To join the hop, use the link below. You may want to add the hop to your blog as well. If so, the code is below. If you do this, would you please be so kind as to add our badge to your post and/or link to The Cat on My Head. And don’t forget: The hop remains open for entries through Thursday at midnight.

Thanks for a great year, dear friends. We wish everyone a happy and blessed 2017.

Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, mauricio, Misty May, giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Mom Janet and Dad Tom





Thoroughly Poetic Thursday


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If it is Thursday, it must be time for another poem. I am totally enjoying entering Sammy‘s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday each week. This week, our prompt letter is “R.”



Rescue kitties are the best,
Ears and paws above the rest.
Please remember not to shop.
When it comes to cats…please adopt.
Cats are waiting, confined to cages,
Young and old…all stages and ages.
They need your love and support
And a comfy home of any sort.
Apartment, house or palace,
Atlanta, New York or Dallas,
Wherever you live or roam,
You’ll find cats without a home.
Don’t forget to neuter and spay.
Let’s empty those shelters today
Making sure cats are loved and warm,
Protected from all sorts of harm.
They need help from all who care,
So please adopt one or a pair.
As rescue kitties are the best,
Ears and paws above the rest.

© Janet Buickerood Blue
October 12, 2016

All Kitties Blue, both past and present, are rescue cats in one way or another. Some just showed up on our porch. Others were adopted from friends or friends of friends who took in stray, pregnant cats. Daphne and her fursibs were discovered in the engine compartment of my car. Dad Tom and I saved Lily Olivia and her brothers from the street. Astrid and her brother Bobby were discovered on a roof as infants. Those are just a few of the ways our 17 cats joined the family of Kitties Blue.

Unfortunately, at this juncture, we are unable to add new members to our family. And we have a very special senior kitty who is longing for a home. After being surrendered to PAWS in Connecticut, from where she was originally adopted, Swizzle, our lovely, sponsored cat and honorary Kitty Blue has been waiting for a new home for over two years now.


rescue poem


Please share and help us find this beautiful lady a loving and forever home.

Thank you!



On July 5, Kitties Blue told you about cats living at a steel mill. You can read their post here. These kitties needed to be rescued, and I had a comment-a-thon and pledged $1 for each comment to raise funds to help with the process. A donation of $60 was made thanks to all those who commented.

Here’s an update from Barn Cat Buddies with the good news of what has occurred during the last three weeks.


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Our BlogPaws Conference Swag Winner

I am happy to announce that the winners of our BlogPaws Conference swag surprise package are good friends, Angel, Isabella and Mom Sharla from the delightful blog, Beaded Tail. We’ll leave it to them to show off what’s in their package after they receive it!

See you tomorrow for Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.



Friendly Fill-Ins, Week 9


1. Giving fluids to Fiona all by myself was easier than I expected.
2. Bucket list:
1. Go Sky Diving 
2. Ride in a Hot Air Balloon
3. Take one of the Kitties Blue to the 2017 BlogPaws Conference
3. I cannot believe the number of senseless killings and terrorism attacks that are happening around the world.  It truly breaks my heart.         

4. If I could win the lottery (which I don’t play) or come into some money in another way,  I would open a Black Cat Sanctuary.    

My additions to the fill-in sentences are printed in teal italics.

This is a blog hop hosted by Ellen from 15 And Meowing  and Annie from McGuffy’s Reader. You can enter your link by visiting Annie’s Fill-In post.

Helping Our Barn Cat Buddies Friends


Barn Cat BuddiesThe TNR/Rescue group, Barn Cat Buddies, with which Tom and I volunteer support and care for four kitty colonies and now are trying to rescue a group of cats living at a steel mill. We want to give a shout-out and huge T-H-A-N-K  Y-O-U to Yvonne DiVita (Scratchings and Sniffings) for writing a post to let her followers know about the plight of these cats. If you haven’t, please leave a comment on our post as we are having a comment-a-thon to benefit the Steel Mill kitties.

You can donate by visiting the Barn Cat Buddies web-site (link in header.) If you cannot help monetarily, please share, share, share on social media.

Thank you so much.

Lily Olivia will be here tomorrow for the Caturday Art Blog Hop.