Wordless Wednesday


In a collage of three photos, two tabby kittens try to hunt a squirrel from the confines of a screened in catio, as the squirrel climbs on the outside.


Raleigh and Audrey really aren’t kittens anymore, as you can see from their size. Identifying them as the kittens, however, worked for the title. The two will be participating in the Wordless Wednesday blog hop hosted by Sandee at Comedy Plus. Click on the WW badge to join them there.

Looking Back

This week’s Looking Back post is from August 10, 2012. It’s entitled, “Home Again With My Kitty Kids.” You can access it by clicking the link. It includes another photo of precious Mau. It is a tad blurry for which I apologize. If you enjoy the post, I hope you’ll leave a comment there.

Thanks for joining us today.





Photo fo a squirrel on his hind legs with front paws folded in from of him with the quote, "Remembering what you've been through and how that has strengthened your mindset can lift you out of a negative brain loop and help you bypass those weak, one-second impulses to give in. Even if you're feeling low and beat down by life right now, I guarantee you can think of a time or two when you overcame odds and tasted success," by David Goggins.


You are probably wondering why I chose this photo of a squirrel taken by Dad Tom for today’s Spark. To me it looks as if he is pleading with us to take the advice of David Goggins. I think it is a message all of us need to take to heart.

I was unfamiliar with David Goggins, so suspect you may be as well. He is a 48-year-old retired United States Navy SEAL who served in the Iraq War. He’s also an ultramarathoner, ultra-distance cyclist, triathlete, public speaker and author. His first memoir, Can’t Hurt Me, was released in 2018. A sequel, Never Finished, was published in 2022.

Sparks badgeSparks 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

I think you’ll agree that our squirrel friend is awwwdorable and deserves to participate in the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. If you’d like to join him on the hop, click on the Awww badge below.


The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

Those two fun-loving tabbies, Periwinkle & Stinky, skipped their adventure last week to be with Mom Sharon (Friends Furever) following the passing of Raz, Periwinkle’s real cat brofur. So, after a week’s hiatus, they’ll be adventuring tomorrow. Stinky has not shared what he has planned, so you’ll definitely need to return here tomorrow to see what they get up to and into. They always have more fun when you join them.



Sunday Selfies:Week #456

Today’s guest host is one of our resident squirrels. This is the look he gave Dad Tom when he was late filling the bird feeders.


Closeup selfie of a squirrel's face.


He’s sharing a second photo today showing off his acrobatic prowess once the feeders were full.


Squirrel being acrobatic while getting sunflower seeds from the bird feeder.


Mr. Squirrel had a demand prior to agreeing to share his photos. He ordered me to create a puzzle of him showing off his acrobatics. Hope you enjoy completing it.

preview128pieceSquirrel acrobat

Hopping Time

Kitties Blue are hopping with happiness, as they dodged, for the second week in a row, having to take any selfies. They hope those of you who visit will not be too disappointed that they are taking another week off. One of them will be here tomorrow for Awww Mondays.

Since today is Mother’s Day, we know many of you will be busy celebrating your moms by giving them extra love, cuddles and purrs. So, we’ll understand if you can’t get here today. The hop remains open through Thursday.

Thank you for being our followers and friends.


🌸 Happy Mother’s Day 🌸 




Wordless Wednesday


Two photos of a grey cat and a squirrel staring at each other through a window.


Kizmet will be participating in the Wordless Wednesday blog hop at Comedy Plus. You can do the same by clicking on the WW badge.


If you enjoyed these photos, I think you will like “Kizmet & Squirrel Art.”

Looking Back

Last week, I forgot, once again, to include a link to one of our early posts. I do have one for you today. It’s from October 15, 2012. It’s about Astrid and kitten, Calista Jo, and was written ten days after C.J. became one of the Kitties Blue. The post is entitled, “Rolling, Sliding and Somersaulting.” You can view it by clicking on the link. If you are a subscriber, the link should already be in your e-mail in-box. (It’s worth checking it out if just to see the photo.) Astrid, C.J. and I hope you will leave us a comment on the post if you enjoy it.

Thanks for visiting us. today. Kitties Blue and I will be back tomorrow with a poem and some thankfuls.




Caturday Art

Yesterday was Squirrel Appreciation Day, and we missed it. We feel badly about that, as those little bushy-tailed, bird-seed thieves provide Kitties Blue with hours of entertainment daily. To make up for our incompetence, we are featuring one of our resident squirrels in our Caturday Art.


Caturday Art of squirrel in the snow


I “artified” our furry friend using the Snow Leopard effect from Painnt. The snowflake frame is from favpng. I thought both the effect and the frame appropriate, as the photo was taken a few days ago by Dad Tom when it was snowing.

This is my entry in Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art blog hop. If you’d like to create some art and enter the hop, click on her badge.

I did make a puzzle for you today as well.

preview130pieceSquirrel in the Snow Art

National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day

This is the first time Kitties Blue have participated in Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day. I instructed them to put any questions in the regular suggestion box. When I opened it and looked through, I, as usual, mostly found complaints. I am not surprised. They are cats after all.

I did find two questions, one from Sawyer and one from Kizmet. I also am not surprised that it’s the youngsters who have the questions.

The first is from Sawyer: Why can’t I have all the treats I want?

Again, no surprise there. Of course, we all know the answer, as does Sawyer. If you eat all the treats you want, you won’t eat your regular meals, which contain your meds. 

Kizmet’s question: As there are only seven of us now, will you and Dad Tom be adopting another cat?

Well, I definitely would like to, but we have no plans right now. Possibly when Misty May joins her brother, Mau, at the Bridge, we may consider finding a bonded pair of kitties (possibly seniors, as Dad Tom and I are septuagenarians) that are in need of a home. 

Sunday Selfies Reminder

Yep, it’s time again to remind you to get your selfie snapped so you can take part in our Sunday Selfies blog hop. We go live at midnight ET, and the hop remains open until Thursday. But it’s always good to get here on Sunday so your friends don’t miss the opportunity to see you. None of the Kitties Blue crew have stepped up and offered to be your host, but I know where to find the treats, so I am certain I can coerce one of them.

If you are in the deep freeze, as we are, stay inside and stay warm. If you’re not, lucky you!




Wordless Wednesday


guard cat





Cooper Murphy will be popping over to Comedy Plus to join the Wordless Wednesday blog hop. You can do the same, by clicking on the WW badge.


Please don’t forget to join us tomorrow for Remember Me Thursday® #SeeTheLight.



Caturday Art

The squirrels are pretty put out with us. Dad Tom took down the bird feeders and covered the bird baths due to this bird disease that is in several states, including Virginia (though not in our area).

They have taken to getting on the upper deck, which is partly open and coming down to the catio looking for food. Yesterday Astrid chased one up and down from upper deck to catio. Mr. Squirrel was on the handrail and Astrid on the stairs. He got away!

Our art today features one of our demanding interlopers. He’s on the pergola adjacent to the the catio. Kizmet is watching through the kitchen window. I think she looks super cute with her paw on the window.


Kizmet and squirrel


As per usual, I went back to Painnt to create today’s art. I used the Leather effect with original color composition and the Grunge frame. Easy and simple.

Kizmet will be popping over to Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s blog to join her hop. If you’d like to participate, click on Athena’s badge.


Sunday Selfies Reminder

Tomorrow is our weekly blog hop, and all the Kitties Blue hope you’ll take a selfie and join us. We’d love to have our Sawyer as your host, but he’s still not home. It is heart wrenching to think we may not see him again, but we are not giving up. We continue to search and let more and more people know that he is missing. Dad Tom and I are thankful for each of you who continue to post about Sawyer and pray that our boy is found or finds his way home on his own.

Please, please join us tomorrow. We all love seeing your adorable faces!






Feline/Friendship Fridays


squirrel & cat antics


Kizmet spotted a squirrel in the tree outside of the catio. It was chattering away about some perceived fault on the part of the cats or humans. If you cannot see said squirrel, it is the blob about a half inch down and to the right of the branch to the right of Kizmet’s outstretched paw.

Kizmet is participating in the Feline Friday blog hop at Comedy Plus and the Friendship Friday blog hop at Create With Joy. You can join her by clicking on the appropriate badge(s).

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #255

Time for those fill-ins hosted each week by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). Last week the Kitties Blue completed three of the four fill-ins and informed me they think they should be able to do them every week. Sometimes, however, the fill-ins do not lend themselves to completion by a cat. So Kitties Blue are warming the bench this week.

1. I wish I knew how to play Mahjong.

2. If offered a free trip to space, I would decline.

3. Dad Tom and I having had our COVID vaccines is the most exciting thing in my life right now.

4. I could give a long lecture on the topic of how to be a volleyball scorekeeper.

Friendly Fill-Ins is a blog hop. You can find the sentences to be filled in on both Ellen and Lorianne’s blogs on Thursdays. And you can join the hop by clicking on the badge below.


We’ll be back tomorrow with some Caturday Art.


Caturday Art

With today being the first day of Spring, I wanted to do some art representative of the season. Today’s art features one of our resident squirrels and a crocus from our yard.




I used picMonkey to overlay the crocus photo on that of the squirrel. I added the border with piZap. That’s it…nothing fancy today, but I believe it accomplished what I wanted.

This is my submission in the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. If you’d like to participate or just check out some art by other bloggers, click on Athena’s badge.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

Have you ever noticed how days drag by but weeks and months fly away quickly? Maybe you don’t feel that’s the case, but whether you do or not, it’s time for Sunday Selfies again! We feel like we just posted ours and enjoyed all your selfies. Anyhoo, it’s time to do the entire thing all over again. Tomorrow is our blog hop, and Kitties Blue are hoping you’ll join in the fun.

Enjoy the first day of Spring, and we will see you tomorrow.