Tabby Cat Club


Wordless Wednesday

You received this post (under a different title) prematurely prior to it being finished. I apologize for any confusion. This is the completed post.


A grey tabby cat and a torbie cat are sleeping head to head.


Sawyer and Audrey will be participating in the Wordless Wednesday blog hop at Comedy Plus. You can do the same by clicking on the badge below.

Looking Back

This week’s Looking Back post from September 22, 2012 and in entitled, “Feeding Time at the Blue Zoo.” You can read it by clicking on the title. There is a companion post to this one, which I will link to next week.

Kitties Blue and I truly appreciate those of you who have been reading our Looking Back posts and commenting. I truly believe those posts are some of the best on the blog.

Thanks for joining us today.




Sunday Selfies: Week #386


topsy turvy selfie


Our monkey cat, Kizmet, is being silly again in her topsy turvy selfie. She has nothing else to offer, as she wants to remember our friend and new angel, Gracie.

Remembering Gracie

We first met Gracie when Mau joined Cat Scouts. They ended up in the same Patrol (Wolverines) where Gracie served as leader. Cooper Murphy and Sawyer got to know her when they joined the Tabby Cat Club, which Gracie established. She also had her own blog, Goodness Gracie. You can drop in there to leave your condolences for Gracie’s human parents, Steph and Bruce.


Angel Gracie
15 January 2009 ~ 4 January 2022


These beautiful memorial graphics were created by Pam (Two Spoiled Cats) and Ann (Zoolatry).

Gracie was also the creator and Shelter Keeper of the VSquillions. And most importantly for us, she was Allie’s Maid of Honor when Allie married Mau.

Gracie had a big purrsonality and presence on the internet. We will miss her very much, but she’ll remain in our hearts always.

Hopping Time

Kizmet invites all anipals to join our hop. All the Kitties Blue love seeing their friends each Sunday, and equally enjoy welcoming newcomers. If you are too busy to pop in today or don’t normally post on Sundays, you can join the hop anytime through Thursday.

Kizmet, herself, will not be joining the hop until sometime later in the morning, as I am just too tired to stay up until midnight. But, please, don’t wait for her. Jump right in when you arrive.

Kitties Blue thank each of you for your friendship and support.




If you received this post prematurely, Stinky & Periwinkle apologize. Must have been some Halloween goblins messing with things. Here is the complete post. 


Visiting Walter and the Black Cats

Stinky is more excited than usual as today he and Periwinkle are visiting Walter and the black cats to deliver their annual Halloween “treats.” They visited last week to get Walter’s list of needs, and Stinky knows Periwinkle has been looking forward to delivering the items just as much as he has. As soon as Periwinkle comes tumbling out of the teleportation tunnel, she grabs Stinky’s paw. Without even a hug or a whisker kiss, she pulls him back into the tunnel, so they can get to Walter’s right away.



When they arrive, the two take a moment for some paw hugs and whisker kisses and to admire each other’s costumes, which Stinky has provided.



They notice a huge group of black kitties waiting for them on the back deck and Periwinkle exclaims, “Wow, Stinky, look it is an entirely new group of cats. Let’s go meet them.”


Walter black cats


When the cats see Periwinkle & Stinky, the cat in front speaks up. “All the kitties you met last year have been adopted. We are waiting for our forever homes after Halloween. We will be safe here until then. I was selected to introduce all of us. I am Onyx. The others are Blackie, Sooty, Smokey, Ebony, Coal, Inky, Jet, Raven, Bat Man, Shadow, Pepper, Smudge, Midnight, Ash, Salem and Stormy.”

“Those are such wonderful names,” Periwinkle tells them, and then all the black kitties share head bonks with Periwinkle and Stinky.

The Treats Arrive

Suddenly, all the felines hear multiple whooshes from the teleportation tunnel. When they look, they see numerous wagons filled with supplies come flying out. Instead of pulling the wagons themselves, Stinky had his mom load them after he and Periwinkle left for Walter’s and then send them through the tunnel.



“Holy cow,” gasps Onyx. “This is amazing. You two little cats are so generous. Thank you so much.”

“We cannot take all the credit. The Cat Scouts helped by donating lots of the items,” Stinky tells Onyx and the other cats.

“And the Tabby Cat Club helped as well,” says Periwinkle.

“We are all so lucky,” the black cats proclaim in unison. Onyx then invites Periwinkle and Stinky to come inside to meet the other new residents and have a snack. When they have eaten and visited with all the cats, it is time for Periwinkle and Stinky to head home.

The two tabbies share oodles of paw hugs and head bonks with Walter and the black cats before entering their tunnel.

Upon arriving at Stinky’s house, Periwinkle spends some time visiting with Stinky’s parents and fursibs. Finally it is time for Periwinkle to head back home. She and Stinky share lots of whisker kisses and paw hugs before she enters the tunnel and is gone in a whoosh.

Stinky retires to the catio for a nap and to dream of his beautiful and sweet girlfriend.

The End

Stinky and Periwinkle are participating in the Happy Tuesday blog hop at Comedy Plus.





Sunday Selfies: Week #370

Cooper Murphy (Peg-Legged Sebastian Vargas) and Sawyer (Captain Stinky One-Eyed Biggs) will be Meowin’ Like Pirates today here and at the Tabby Cat Club. Cooper will also be at Cat Scouts doing the same thing. These two scalawags cannot get enough of playing pirates. But before jaunting off for fun, they agreed to sit for some pirate selfies.


pirate selfies


Whether you are participating in Meowin’ Like a Pirate Day or not, you are commanded to join these two buccaneers and post your selfie here. If you fail to do so, you could be walking the plank by the end of the day. Just kidding, of course. But all the Kitties Blue do hope you will join the blog hop by linking up below.

We always appreciate your participation, support and friendship.



Thankful Thursday

We have oodles and oodles of thankfuls this week, so we are just going to list them:

  • Mom got the stitches out of her ankle.
  • Mom’s Sawyer injuries are healing well.
  • Tabby Cat Club gave Sawyer a Welcome Home party.
  • Periwinkle had a birthday party for Stinky for this week’s The Adventures of Periwinkle and Stinky at Friends Furever.
  • Sawyer has been eating all his noms; though, they do have meds in them!
  • Sawyer got to open his birthday gift from Noelle. He is enjoying napping on his nip-infused, lizard mat and dreaming of Noelle.



  • Mom was one of three first commenters on the Tuesday Teaser at Two Spoiled Cats and got this badge.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by our friend, Brian. If you’d like to participate, post on your blog for what you are thankful and then click on Brian’s badge.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

I am trying to get back to my regular posting schedule and participation now that our little wanderer is home. So, I have written a poem for Teddy and Angel Sammy’s poetry challenge.

Here’s today’s inspiration photo: Trinity College Library in Ireland.



The Search

Finding the book I wanted took all day,
As I searched among so many displays.
Can you imagine it was shelved in the wrong place,
Requiring me rows and rows to pace?
It was a book I wasn’t allowed to check out
And when I found it the library was about to close.
I feared the next day I would have to search once more,
So I hid the book on a shelf near the front door.
Tomorrow I hope to have better luck
And have the opportunity to peruse my book.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 07/28/2021

If you think you’d like to try writing some poetry, check out Two Spoiled Cats by clicking on the poetry badge. You’ll find next week’s photo as well as Angel Sammy’s poem for this week. He always writes a terrific poem, which we recommend you read.


We hope to be here tomorrow for Fill-Ins and Feline Friday.


Wordless Wednesday


catio companions on Wordless Wednesday


Catio cats, Kizmet and Astrid, are participating in the Wordless Wednesday blog hop at Comedy Plus. You can do the same by clicking on the WW badge.

Tabby Cat Club

If you have the opportunity, please pop on over to Tabby Cat Club today anytime after noon ET and join your tabby friends in welcoming Sawyer home. You don’t have to be a tabby cat to visit and join in the fun. But if you are a tabby, and not a member,  check it out. We know you’ll have fun and probably make some new friends. Click on Sawyer’s poster to go there.








Stinky is sitting by the teleportation tunnel waiting for Periwinkle. Tuesday is his favorite day of the week, as they always get to spend it together doing something fun. Soon Periwinkle arrives with the usual whoosh and falls into his waiting paws. After several minutes hugging and sharing whisker kisses, Periwinkle asks about today’s adventure.

“We are going to celebrate Tock-Tober,” Stinky tells Periwinkle.

“Stinky, do you actually understand what Tock-Tober is about?”

“Yeah, sort of. There was this cat named Derby who really liked to show off his buttocks.”


“Yeah, you know, butt, tocks, @$$ cheeks.”

“Hey wait a minute,“ Periwinkle interrupts, “are you supposed to say @$$? I don’t think your mom would like that. This is a family adventure after all.”

“So what should I say?” asks Stinky.

“I think heinie or backside are okay,” replies Periwinkle.

“Okay, this cat, from what I have heard, Derby, liked to show off his heinie, so his birthday on October 20 became a holiday named Tock-Tober. It is celebrated all over the blogosphere; though, Derby is now at the Rainbow Bridge. His brother Ducky and lots of other pets continue to celebrate in his memory.”

“So, what are we supposed to do?” asks Periwinkle.

“We are supposed to display our heinies for all to see,“ says Stinky.

“Well that sounds sort of rude, don’t you think?”

“I don’t know. For some reason humans seem to like it,” replies Stinky.

“Are you going to share your backside, Stinky?” asks Periwinkle, then stops herself and adds, ”Hey, without a tail your heinie is always out there for the world to see.”

“Yep, that’s right, unless I am sitting on it! And I think it is pretty darn cute. So, yes, I am going to show it off, especially as most of my furblings are too chicken to share their tocks. However, I did catch a few heinie photos of them I plan to share.”

“Well then let’s have a look,“ says Periwinkle.




“Let’s see if I can figure out to which of your fursibs these heinies belong: Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Misty May and Cooper Murphy.”

“Bingo,” says Stinky and adds with a chuckle, “You sure know your backsides!”

Periwinkle gives him a withering look and says, “Okay, Stinky, time to show me your tocks.”

“I will, but first I have some others to share. One of our cheeky squirrels…”

Before Stinky can finish, Periwinkle starts giggling hysterically and barely chokes out, “Hey, cheeky as in @$$ cheeks.” She then gasps and claps her paw over her mouth. When she takes it away she says, “Oops. sorry!”

Stinky just giggles. He knows Periwinkle can be a bit impulsive sometimes. He then shows off the photo of his friend.




“Wow, that is some fabulous tail. He’s sort of lucky as it really masks his actual tocks. Okay Stinky, your turn,” says Periwinkle.

“Ta da,” exclaims Stinky.



Stinky, you have the cutest heinie,” squeals Periwinkle. She adds, “The little ghost was a nice touch. So that was fun, but I am ready for a snack.”

“First I have one more very cute backside to share with you,” says Stinky.

Periwinkle gives him a puzzled look, as Stinky hands her one final photo.



“Hey, where did you get that? I said I didn’t want to show my tocks,” Periwinkle says while scowling at Stinky.

“Oh Noelle, your mom already showed this on your blog a couple of years ago, and it is all in good fun. Besides, you have a beautiful heinie and a fabulous tail.”

Blushing, Noelle gives Stinky a big hug and whispers in his ear that she forgives him his indiscretion.

“So you aren’t mad at me?” asks Stinky.

“I could never be m/ad at you. I am just a wee bit embarrassed.”

“You definitely have no reason to be embarrassed and if you are, you really need to get over it, as it is time for us to head over to the Tabby Cat Club for their Tock-Tober celebration,” Stinky tells Periwinkle.

“Oh, I forgot about that. Can we get a snack before we go?”

“Of course,” says Stinky and leads Periwinkle to the kitchen.

The End

If you are members of the Tabby Cat Club, you can catch up with Stinky and Periwinkle there later today. If you’re not a member, you can find our terrific tabby twosome next Tuesday at Friends Furever. Stinky and Periwinkle and all the Kitties Blue wish everyone a fun Tock-Tober!



Periwinkle and Stinky also are joining the Happy Tuesday blog hop at Comedy Plus.


Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Today’s inspiration photo for Teddy and Angel Sammy’s (Two Spoiled Cats) poetry challenge is super cute. I only wish the poem I had Kitties Blue write lived up to it. I think they may have been a little jealous of these cutie pies.


Not Real Cats!

These creatures are meerkats.
They don’t really look like cats.
You’ll never catch us snuggling like that.
We don’t believe these are cats of any sort.
And guess what…they aren’t!
They are related to the mongoose,
Which looks nothing like a goose.
Now we are totally confused…how about you?
Humans like meerkats ‘cause they look cute
When they stand up on their back legs.
Give us a treat just out of reach,
and we’ll do the same. Well maybe!

© Kitties Blue – 02/05/2020

If you’d like to write a poem for next week, pop on over to Two Spoiled Cats by clicking on the poetry badge. You’ll find next week’s inspiration photo. While there, make certain to read Angel Sammy’s poem. He transmits it to Teddy from the Rainbow Bridge, and it’s always a winner. Also check out the Comments section for links to other poems.

Thankful Thursday

Not only do we write a poem each Thursday, but Kitties Blue and I also join the blog hop hosted by Brian and let you know for what we are thankful.

We all are thankful for a quiet week, especially Sawyer, as he’s had no seizures for nine days.

And we are always thankful for our friends, followers and supporters, especially those who visit our Sunday Selfies blog hop and read The Adventures of Periwinkle and Stinky.

If you’d like to join the hop, post for what you are thankful on your blog, then click on Brian’s badge.

Calling All Tabby Cats

Sawyer and Cooper Murphy would like to invite all tabby cats who are not members to join the Tabby Cat Club.







Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

After not writing a poem last week, I am happy to be back this week. I did deviate a bit from what the inspiration photo represents, but I rarely know exactly where a poem is going to take me when I begin it. Here is the photo followed by my poem.



Too Many Woofies

Doggies, doggies everywhere—
So many give me quite a scare.
One on one I think they’re nice,
But in big groups they give me a fright.
They may be on leashes and harnesses
But nevertheless they are carnivorous.
I’m not saying these woofies will attack,
But I do know they like to hunt in packs.
I am just an itty bitty cat all alone,
Wishing only for my very own home.
For now I’ll climb up this nearby tree
And maybe then these pups won’t see
That I am here, lonely and afraid.
My dream is only to be saved.
If you will please come to my rescue,
I promise to be good and always love you.

Janet Buickerood Blue – 07/31/2019

All of these pups look very nice, and we have many blogging doggy friends. But having a houseful of kitties does influence my thinking.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday is hosted by our pals, Teddy and Angel Sammy (Two Spoiled Cats). They select an inspiration photo for us each week, and Sammy writes and transmits a poem from the Rainbow Bridge. He is a masterful wordsmith and poet, so please click on the badge at the left and visit his and Teddy’s blog. After reading his poem, check out the comment section for links to poems by other bloggers.

Thankful Thursday

We always have oodles for which to be thankful. Dad Tom and I are grateful to be sleeping in our new bedroom. Though a few things are still incomplete with regard to our addition, we can and are using it. I swear this has been the longest year of my life.

Sawyer is thankful that he was able to join with his friend, Noelle, (Friends Furever) in hosting a fun event at the Tabby Cat Club: Tabby Toesies Tuesday. They were happy to see some decent participation and grateful to have received this cool badge.



Many more fun events are planned for TCC in the upcoming months. If you are a tabby and not a member, click on Sawyer and Noelle’s badge to go there and join. If you are a non-participatory member, please consider coming back to the Club.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by the always dapper, Brian. To join the hop, post on your blog for what you are thankful and then click on Brian’s badge below.


Tabby Toesie Tuesday at TCC

Today I am supporting my little brofur, Sawyer, and his friend, Noelle (Friends Furever). They are hosting a special event at Tabby Cat Club: Tabby Toesie Tuesday. As I am also a member of this exclusive club, I am honored to join all the other tabbies showing off their toesies.


Cooper's Tabby Toesies


I may not be showing off all of my toesies in this photo, but I think you can see how terrific they are. After all, I wouldn’t want to share anything but my very best. Besides, look what I am competing with. This kid might be half my size, but he’s got some pretty magnificent toesies. Don’t you agree?


Sawyer's Tabby Toesies


If you are a tabby cat, Sawyer and Noelle would appreciate you joining their toesie fest. If you aren’t a tabby, you can still drop in at the Tabby Cat Club and check out the meowvolous toesies on display. Just click the badge below to go there now.



Purrs and paw-pats, Cooper Murphy