Sawyer & Noelle


Thankful Thursday

Each week on Thursday, we share our thankfuls and join the Thankful Thursday blog hop hosted by Angel Brian. As usual, we have several thankfuls, and Sawyer has asked to go first.

Sawyer is thankful for the wonderful Christmas gifts his girlfriend Noelle (Friends Furever) sent him. Unfortunately he had a seizure the day they arrived, so he really wasn’t up to playing then. But, he wanted to share this photo and let Noelle know publicly how appreciative he is, especially for the treats. Sawyer does apologize for looking so grumpy. In his defense, I did bother him while he was napping.


Grey tabby cat posing with Christmas gifts for which he is thankful.


I am thankful for the beautiful gift Noelle’s mom, Sharon, sent me as well as the gifts from other wonderful friends.

I also am thankful for being one of two first commenters on the Tuesday Teaser at Two Spoiled Cats. What made that even more fun was the fact that Noelle’s mom, Sharon, was the other first commenter. We both received this badge.

Tuesday Teaser First Commenter badge.

Kitties Blue and I are thankful to everyone who follows us, joins our Sunday Selfies blog hop and comments on our posts. We wouldn’t be here without all of you.

If you’d like to join Angel Brian’s Thankful Thursday blog hop, click on his badge.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

It’s time for poetry today as well. Each Thursday, Angel Sammy and Teddy (Two Spoiled Cats), provide interested participants with an inspiration photo on which to base a poem. Here is today’s photo followed by my poem.


Child with blue coat, red scarf and striped knit hat catching snowflakes on tongue.



This is something I didn’t do as a kid,
as snow didn’t fall where I lived.
One day, however, we had a freak snow,
but about catching snowflakes I didn’t know.
My sister made snowballs, put them in the freezer!

For some years I lived in the mid-part of our nation
where we got too much winter precipitation.
No longer a child, I really didn’t find it much fun—
days and days waiting for the warmth of the sun
to melt the filthy remnants of winter’s wrath.

Now I live where we’ve had years with heaps of snow
and some when there has been nothing to show.
The earth’s warming has changed the climate here.
These days snow rarely finds its way anywhere near—
no chance to catch a snowflake on one’s tongue.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 01/03/2024

I did write another poem based on a snowy inspiration photo to which I added Cooper Murphy. It is titled, “Snow Cat,” and you can find it here.

Each week Angel Sammy transmits his poem from the Rainbow Bridge to Teddy for publication. In our opinion, Sammy is a super talented poet, and he always writes an A+ poem. So, pop on over to Two Spoiled Cats, by clicking on the poetry badge, to check out Sammy’s poem and get the photo for next week’s challenge.

Thanks for joining us today. We plan to be right back here tomorrow.



Stinky is, of course, waiting for Periwinkle by the teleportation tunnel. He’s always happy to see her and is excited to spend the day together. When he hears the familiar whoosh and Periwinkle comes tumbling from the tunnel, Stinky is ready and catches her in his paws. They both begin giggling and then share some paw hugs and whisker kisses. They also spend a bit of time telling each other about their Christmas Day activities.

Party Planning

Before Periwinkle can ask what Stinky has planned for them, he tells her, “I hope you won’t be disappointed in today’s adventure. Sawyer asked if we could do him a favor.”

“Stinky, you know I’d do anything for you and him. What does he want us to do?”

“Well, he is very sad, as he missed planning a celebration for Noelle for her Gotcha Day last week, and he would like us to put a little party together for her.”

“I think that would be very nice, Stinky. I know she and I celebrate the same birthday, but my Gotcha Day came a couple years after hers. And I always enjoy a good party and also have fun planning them. When we have everything ready, I can call my mom and tell her to send Noelle through the teleportation tunnel.”

“Good plan, Periwinkle. My mom already has the food prepared, and Cooper Murphy has made another cake. I know Sawyer has created a card. So, let’s start decorating.”

Periwinkle gets busy setting everything up and then tells Stinky, “I think I am finished. What do you think?”

“Everything looks purrfect, Periwinkle. Call your mom and have her send Noelle. I will go get Sawyer, so he will be waiting when she arrives.”

Periwinkle calls her mom and tells her to send Noelle but not to tell her where she is going.


Noelle Gotcha Day Party: Cartoon tabby cat in an elf hat making a cell phone call while sitting on a table next to a Christmas tree.


Stinky searches for Sawyer and finds him napping. “Hey, Sawyer, wake up, Noelle will be here any minute.”


Noelle Gotcha Day Party: Napping grey tabby cat.


Sawyer jumps up and follows Stinky to the teleportation tunnel.

Noelle Arrives

Moments later Noelle arrives and looks around in confusion. She sees Periwinkle and asks, “Hey, Periwinkle what’s happening? Where am I?”

Then Noelle sees Sawyer and starts hopping up and down and runs into his arms. “Oh, wow, are we going to share Stinky and Periwinkle’s adventure?” Noelle asks Sawyer.

“I guess in a way we are, but this is actually a Gotcha Day party for you,” replies Sawyer.

“That is so cool. Thanks you so much,” gushes Noelle.

Sawyer leads her to the living room, shows off the decorations Periwinkle has created and gives Noelle a sparkly headband to wear.


Noelle Gotcha Day Party: Two grey tabby cats, one wearing a Christmas tree hat and the other in a snowflake headband, in front of a colorful background, which includes balloons.


Periwinkle whispers to Stinky, “They’re almost as cute as we are, don’t you think?”

Stinky giggles, but he does agree.

Noelle tells Periwinkle how beautiful the decorations are and gives her a big paw hug.

Gifts for Noelle

“Noelle, I have a couple of things for you,” says Sawyer and presents her with some flowers and a card.


Bouquet of purple/pink roses.


Noelle Gotcha Day Party: Gotcha Day Greeting Card with two grey tabby cats in formal attire and dancing.


“Oh, Sawyer, I love them both. Those are the most beautiful and unusual roses I have ever seen. And that card is so elegant,” exclaims Noelle.

“I am so happy you like them. I know it isn’t much, and I am late with this celebration, but I do love you and wanted to show you,” Sawyer tells her. They share some additional whisker kisses.


Stinky tells everyone that a buffet is set up in the dining room. The four tabbies head in, and Stinky invites all the Kitties Blue to join them. After singing a rousing, off-key rendition of “Happy Gotcha Day,” all the kitties fill their bowls with the seafood stew, salmon pate, seafood buffet and filet of beef. And then they help themselves to beverages.


Collage featuring seafood stew, salmon pate, seafood buffet and filet of beef.

Collage featuring hot chocolate, lemonade and iced teas.


When everyone thinks they cannot eat another bite, Cooper Murphy brings out the cake and some champagne.


Noelle Gotcha Day Party: Grey tabby cat wearing a tiara cake.

pink champagne


Noelle cannot believe her eyes when she sees the cake Cooper has created. She runs up to him and throws her paws around his neck and gives him a huge hug. “That is the best cake I have ever seen. Mau would be so proud of you. Thank you so much!”

Cooper blushes and thanks Noelle for her kind words.

All Stinky and Sawyer’s fursibs are so full that they retire to the bedroom and various cat trees for naps while the four tabbies sit and chat about what a wonderful day it has been.

Time to Head Home

Regrettably, the time comes for Periwinkle and Noelle to head home. Cooper Murphy boxes up what little of the cake remains for Noelle to take home along with her card and flowers.

Noelle and Sawyer and Periwinkle and Stinky spend several minutes whisker kissing and paw hugging before the girls enter the teleportation tunnel. Then with final waves and a whoosh the girls are gone. Stinky and Sawyer decide they should help their mom with the clean up chores before joining their fursibs for a nap.

The End

The four tabbies will be joining the Happy Tuesday blog hop at Comedy Plus. You can join them by clicking on the badge below.


Sunday Selfies: Week #488


Sawyer's Special Selfie: Grey tabby cat with light green eyes selfie with a sparkly blue Christmas-themed frame.

Yesterday, was my beautiful girlfriend Noelle’s (Friends Furever) 6th Gotcha Day. I have made a super special selfie for her, which I am purring she will like. If you missed her party yesterday, click on the link above to visit her and leave your best wishes.

A Question from Mom

For those of you who subscribe to e-mail notifications of our posts, can you please let my mom know if you have been getting them. My dad woke her up at 5:45 a.m. yesterday to tell her she forget to schedule our post, as he didn’t get an e-mail notification, and an early commenter also said she didn’t get one. Mom would like to know if anyone else has had the same issue and if she should look for a glitch in her notification system plug-in.

Holiday Greetings

Mom finally got our holiday cards in the mail on Friday. She realizes that those of you who live out of the country definitely won’t see them before 2024, for which she apologizes. She will include a copy on tomorrow’s post for anyone who would like to pick it up there.

Finally, Hopping Time

I know today will be a busy one for many of your humans, but I sure hope you can find a bit of time to stop by and link up your selfie. If not, I’ll be here until Thursday, so you can join us after things quiet down a bit.

Wising you all a most meowvolous holiday from me and all the Kitties Blue (Mom and Dad Tom too) ,

Sawyer (with love and whisker kisses to Noelle)



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)



Friendly Fill-Ins

This week our fill-ins are filled with apologies. It seems my brain is a little fuzzy, and I have not been remembering things I should. I also had to ask for help again, and I am grateful Sawyer (and Stinky) once again stepped up to assist. We all used teal italics for our fill-ins, and explanatory information is in parentheses.

1. Sawyer & Stinky: I am not always so forgetful and inconsiderate. (Yesterday was Friends Furever’s, Noelle and Periwinkle’s, birthdays, and we blew it…no cards and no gifts! Yikes! So, today, we at least have a card.)
forgetfulness & forgiveness: birthday card with bouquet of pink while and purply flowers as a birth card for a great tabby cat waring a pink flower and a grey cartoon tabby cat wearing a purple flower


1. Mom Janet: I am not always so forgetful and inconsiderate. (Yesterday was Ginger Cat Appreciation Day, and I did nothing for my boys [though, I did post something on Instagram], Cooper Murphy and Raleigh. I am pretty ashamed of myself and hope they will forgive me.)


forgetfulness & forgiveness: background of yellow flowers for a belated Ginger Cat Apreciation Day with two ginger cat photos cut into heart shapes.
Our friend Teddy (Two Spoiled Cats) was the representative for Ginger Cat Appreciation Day, which makes me even more embarrassed at forgetting it.
2. I refuse to eat okra and a bunch of other stuff.
3. Sawyer: I would happily accept a job offer at The Temptations factory.
4. Acrobat is a job I could never do.
The kitties are joining the Friendly Fill-ins blog hop hosted by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). To do the same, check out either of their blogs on Thursday for the sentences to be filled in. You can join the hop by clicking on their badge.

Feline/Friendship Friday

Kitties Blue also will be participating in the Feline Friday (Comedy Plus) and Friendship Friday (Create With Joy) blog hops.


If I can remember what day it is, we’ll be back tomorrow with some Caturday Art!