Sunday Selfies


Sunday Selfies: Week #465


Tortoise shell cat with a twinkle in her eye and framed with a red, pink and white checked ribbon with a big bow and pink flower.

Are you surprised to see me? I haven’t been on the blog since June 23, when Sampy and I celebrated our anniversary. Did you know that June 23 is also Kizmet’s birthday, and we did not celebrate it? Mom just realized that yesterday. We have so many things to celebrate in June and July, she says it is hard to keep up, especially with her aging brain being in charge of remembering.

Tomorrow we have the anniversary of Mau getting his angel wings. Then we have Sawyer’s second anniversary of his second Gotcha Day and our blogoversary, followed by Mau and Allie’s anniversary. And just a few days later it will be Raleigh and Audrey’s Gotcha Day. Whew…that is a lot. I sure cannot blame Mom for not being able to keep up. But, she better not forget Lisbeth’s and my birthday in August.

Speaking of Sampy’s and my anniversary, I received my gift in the mail on Saturday; though, I really think it is more for my mom. Sampy’s mom, Emily, created it. It is quite beautiful, and we will share it on Thankful Thursday.

So that’s about all I have to say for today, except, please join us for our blog hop. It’s easy and fun and the purrfect way to show off how cute you are. It’s also a great way to make some new friends.

Have an easy Sunday.


Purrs and paw-pats, Astrid (with all my love and a bajillion kisses to Sampy)




Sunday Selfies: Week #464


Ginger cat (nickname gingersnap) framed in gold and orange with orange flowers.

I think most of you know that I am one of three gingersnap cats. The others are my friends and former Cat Scouts, Teddy (Two Spoiled Cats) and Chip. We were roommates at Scouts in the Cat Scout University dormitory. Though Cat Scouts has now ended, we will always be Scouts at heart and great friends.

As far as the giant part goes, I am a hefty boy at almost 20 pounds. Of course, next to my fellow gingersnap and bestest friend, Teddy, I am not that hefty. The way I see it, however, with both Teddy and me, it’s just more of us to love.

So, Mom, thought I looked so handsome in my photo, she made another puzzle. If it is as hot where you live, as it is here, staying inside and puzzling is a good plan.

preview110pieceGinger Cat with Flowers

Hopping Time

Now that I have shared my selfie, it’s time for you to share yours with us and all your other friends. I will admit that I am looking incredibly handsome today, but I also know that each of you are even more handsome, or in the case of all you girls out there, beautiful. And today is the day you get to show that off.

But, of course, as we remind you every week, it is not necessary to post today or even join the hop today. That remains open through Thursday.

Whenever you join our hop or just drop by to see your friends, all my fursibs and I thank you for stopping by to see us, commenting and being our friends.

Now go have an easy Sunday and try to stay cool. I find napping on my back with my tummy exposed is a great way to do just that. (And I know Teddy agrees.)

Purrs & paw-pats, Gingersnap Cooper Murphy



Sunday Selfies: Week #463

I was supposed to be here last week with my selfie, but I got supplanted by Sawyer. I wasn’t really disappointed. You know that I am one of the quiet, stay-in-the-background Kitties Blue. It’s probably one of the reasons I didn’t look at the camera for my selfie. I hope you like it anyway.



Mom said she’d make you a puzzle today, as she didn’t yesterday. Here it is.

preview120pieceTuxie Cat with Flowers

Thank You 

Sawyer asked me to tell everyone who left birthday greetings for him yesterday, “thank you.” He promises to share a proper thank you on Thursday and share some photos of his gifts if Mom can corral him.

Hopping Time

I sure hope now that I have shared my selfie with you, you will share one with me, all the other Kitties Blue as well as your many friends. We love seeing all your adorable faces each week, and we know you love showing off just how cute you are.

I know you in the U.S. and your families are celebrating the upcoming holiday this weekend, so if you can’t come by today that’s okay. Stop by anytime through Thursday. We’ll be waiting.

Thanks for joining us. Your friendship means the world to us. Have an easy Sunday.

Purrs and paw-pats, Lisbeth



Sunday Selfies: Week #462

If you visited us yesterday, you were expecting to see Lisbeth here today. But Mom said that I could be your host in recompense for last night. You see, I had a seizure.




Usually I will sleep for 40 minutes to hour afterward. That is called the postictal phase. Last night I never transitioned into that phase, but refused to be held any longer,  So, Mom let me leave her lap, and then I had another tiny episode a bit later. Then I did move into the next phase. I just had my bedtime meds as Mom writes this for me. So, hopefully, by the time you read this I will be totally okay.

Mom had another reason, as well, for having me do the selfie today. Tomorrow, Monday, June 26, marks the two year anniversary of the start of my unauthorized three-and-a-half-week walkabout. Yikes, time sure does fly by! I have never tried another escape and am pretty certain I won’t in the future.

Anyhoo, please excuse my less than terrific ability to take a selfie. I do seem to be missing my right front foot.

Time to Hop

I hope you are not too disappointed that I am your host instead of Lisbeth. I really am looking forward to you joining me by sharing a selfie. As you know, you don’t even need to post today to join. And if you cannot participate today, our hop remains open through Thursday.

Once you’ve got your selfie taken and linked up with us, you’ll be able to have a nice, easy Sunday, preferably by napping in a sunpuddle. I plan to spend the day on the catio, as the rain has stopped for now.

Thank you so much for hopping with us, supporting and following us and especially for being our good friends.

Purrs & paw-pats, Sawyer (with whisker kisses for Noelle)



Sunday Selfies; Week #461


Selfies of nine cats and one man, their dad, on a Father's Day greeting.


I bet you didn’t expect to see all of us here today, but we couldn’t miss the opportunity to wish Dad Tom a Happy Father’s Day. He is really a terrific dad, and takes extra special good care of us. We all feel as if we hit the jackpot, except for maybe Raleigh, when we became one of the Kitties Blue. We know all our predecessors felt exactly the same. Of course, we also included a selfie of our dad.

Hopping Time

We certainly hope if you have a dad that you are celebrating and honoring him today. If that is the case, please share a selfie of him or maybe a photo of the two of you or even more if you have lots of fursibs.

If you are too busy today, we hope you will join the hop sometime before it closes at midnight Thursday.

Thanks for joining us today and all the other days you come by to visit. We appreciate your following and supporting us, commenting on our posts and being our friends.





Sunday Selfies: Week #460


A selfie of a dilute calico cat staring at the camera and inviting readers to look into her eyes. The photo is surrounded by an aqua frame.


Calista Jo is looking right at you in her selfie. And she hopes to see you looking back at her and all your other friends from your new selfie.

We have been having some incredibly lovely weather; though, we did have a few days when we had smoke advisories due to the Canadian wildfires. Anyhoo, things are better now, and Kitties Blue have been enjoying lots of catio time, which is where Calista Jo snapped her selfie.

Time to Hop

C.J. is inviting you to participate in this week’s hop. You can join anytime through Thursday, but all the Kitties Blue and I hope we’ll see you today. Seeing your precious faces always makes us happy.

After you link up, have a delightful and easy Sunday.

Thank you for being our followers, supporters and friends.



Sunday Selfies: Week #459 – Remembering Raz

This is not our usual Sunday Selfies, as one of the Kitties Blue will not be here to host the hop. Instead, we are using this opportunity to remember our dear friend, Raz. On Friday afternoon at 4:15, our wonderful friend, Raz, became an angel and flew off to the Rainbow Bridge.  Raz had been ailing for several months. Nonetheless, we hoped he wouldn’t make his trip to the Bridge anytime soon.

As you know, we consider Raz family. Our angel Mau was married to Raz’s sisfur, angel Allie, Sawyer is his sisfur Noelle’s, boyfriend. And the alter-egos of Sawyer and Noelle, Stinky and Periwinkle, adventure together every week.

Sawyer and Raz have always been two peas in a pod. Both are charter members in the PTU Poopers Club and obobsessed with treats. He especially will miss their connection.

One of the things we will miss most about Raz was his quizzical, wide-eyed expression. I have made a couple of collages, and I think you’ll see what I mean.


Collage of photos of a grey/brown tabby cat.


Collage of grey/brown tabby cat.


Raz was a wonderful brofur to his fursibs past and present. He had a great girlfriend Madi, who I am certain was one of those who was there to meet him at the Bridge, along with so many friends, including our Mau, as well as family members.

Cat Scout Raz

I think most of you know that Raz was a Cat Scout. But not just any Scout, an exemplary and accomplishment Scout. He earned the highest honors available, including Cat Scout of the Year, the rank of Sabertooth and membership in the Clan of the Cave Cat. Raz also was Leader of the Rumbling Thunder Patrol and Assistant Leader of the Worldwide Wildcats Troop. He was loved and respected by all the other Cat Scouts.

Raz left paw prints on so many hearts, including mine. I will always love and remember him, as will so many others. All the Kitties Blue and I are sending love, prayers and hugs to Mom Sharon as well as fursibs, Noelle and Reesie.

If you have not visited Friends Furever and left your condolences, you can do so by clicking on the link.

Hopping Time

Kitties Blue hope you will forgive them for not posting a selfie of one of themselves this week. And they also hope you will, nonetheless, post one of yourself. They always look forward to seeing your happy and adorable faces.

Thank you for joining us today whether or not you post a selfie.

We will be back tomorrow with a Spark.



Sunday Selfies: Week #458

No…it is not the end of Sunday Selfies! But yesterday marked the end of Cat Scouts after ten years of adventures, fun and learning. Mau was one of the early members, and when Cooper Murphy joined our family, he too became a Cat Scout. Cooper and I will miss the fun and camaraderie, but it was time to say farewell. At this point, there are more angel Scouts than active ones.

Preparing for the end the past few weeks has had Mau in my mind constantly. He was a great Cat Scout and a wonderful member of our cat family. I miss him every single day. With him uppermost in my mind, I am sharing one of my very favorite photos of him for today’s selfie. I shared it in the past for a Spark, so some of you may remember it.

So without any additional preamble, her’s Mau!


A tuxedo cat wearing sunglasses and trying to push them off his face with his paw.


I do hope you have enjoyed this look back at our handsome boy. He was a character!

Hopping Time

Now it’s your turn to join us and show off your selfie to your friends as well as Kitties Blue. We don’t even mind if you repurpose a selfie like we did today. We just want to see your adorable faces.

Kitties Blue and I are aware this is a holiday weekend, so if you are too busy to participate today, don’t worry about it. The hop always remains open through Thursday.

Even if you don’t join our hop, we’d like to that you for following and supporting us.

Have an easy Sunday.



Sunday Selfies: Week #457

As we suspected, we have a guest host for the third week in a row. As we are a cat blog, we don’t think this is quite right. Now, we aren’t really complaining. You know none of us are fond of taking selfies. So, without further ado, here is your host.


Bunny rabbit sitting in a garden with a gazing ball in the foreground.


This is one of the bunnies that visits our yard regularly. He sat in the same spot without blinking or even twitching for a very long time in the hope that Mom would help him take a selfie. She very happily obliged him.

We certainly hope you have enjoyed seeing some of our critter visitors this Sunday and the past two. We promise one of us will be back here next week.

Hop With Us

Now it is time for you to share your selfie, or maybe one of a friend or guest to your yard or home. We may not have the opportunity to look them out today, but we definitely will on Monday. And we know your other friends will be here to check you out. So, please join us on the hop.

And have a nice Easy Sunday!

Purrs & paw-pats, Misty May, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer, Kizmet, Audrey & Raleigh



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 🌸