Slightly Wordy Wednesday

Mom took me back to see Dr. McBain yesterday. She wanted her to reevaluate my eye ulcer.


cat vet recheck: tuxedo cat lying on a paw print mat in the vet's office.


Like Mom, Dr. McBain was pleased to see how much better my eye looks. She did a stain on it looking for any injuries, which she couldn’t do last time, as the ulcer was so large. She didn’t see anything. My eye still has a discharge, which means the ulcer has not sealed over yet. So, I am on another 10 days of antibiotic drops. I only need to get them twice per day, so neither Mom nor I have to get up in the middle of the night.

Now Sawyer needs to cooperate. After just one week since his last one, he had a seizure in middle of the night last night. Mom was up with him for two hours. So, she’s still over tired.

So that is my report for today. Thanks for checking in with us.

Purrs and paw-pats, Misty May

Though she was slightly wordy today, Misty May will be joining the Wordless Wednesday blog hop hosted by Sandee at Comedy Plus. You can do the same by clicking on the WW badge.


Also, due to wordiness, we are skipping our Looking Back post today. We’ll have one for you next week.



Feline/Friendship Friday

Raleigh and Audrey had their final, three kitten vaccinations yesterday as well as claw trims. They were perfect patients to and from in the car and at the vet office. The ordeal did, however, wear them out.


Vet Visit Aftermath: In a collage two kittens, one buff colored tabby and one black/grey tabby are snuggled together sleeping in a navy blue chair.


We had a terrific surprise while at the vet office. Dr. Neel was helping out for the day. Though she’s retired, she comes in when needed. So, she was able to meet the new Kitties Blue, and we had a nice visit.

Raleigh goes back in three weeks for his neuter surgery. Audrey’s surgery has not yet been scheduled.

The kittens are joining the Feline Friday and Friendship Friday blog hops at Comedy Plus and Create With Joy respectively.


Friendly Fill-Ins

Three of Kitties Blue and I 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.

I was fortunate this week to have Cooper, Kizmet and Sawyer help me with the fill-ins. I couldn’t have completed them by myself. As always, we used teal italics for our fill-ins and any explanatory information is in parentheses.

1. Cooper Murphy: I’m usually mellow and laid back but sometimes I can be a little hissy and snippy at my furblings.

2. Kizmet: A new show (or book or food I like is Hills’s kitten kibble. (I wouldn’t touch it when I was a kitten.)

3. Sawyer: I would like to skip any future seizures and jump right to a normal life.

4. I haven’t been to California to visit friends and family since 2017.

We all hope to see you back here tomorrow for some Caturday Art, which will be a follow-up to our Wordless Wednesday post, “Where’s Kizmet?”





Feline/Frienship Friday

Feline/Friendship Friday consists of our kitten report.

They are absolutely the most laid back kitties. Neither made a peep to or from the vet or while we were there yesterday. They had blood drawn for their feline leukemia, AIDS and heart worm tests and are negative for all. Then they each got two injections, second distemper and first feline leukemia.

That all was after the weigh in. Cooper Murphy better watch out! Raleigh gained just shy of two pounds in four weeks. He was 2.56 pounds at his last weigh in and now is 4.5 pounds. He will be ready for his neuter surgery in four weeks.

Little social butterfly, Audrey, currently weighs 3.96 pounds. She gained almost as much as Raleigh. She was 2.24 a month ago.

Here are some photos from their visit.


kitten report: collage of six photos of 12-week old tabby kittens -- one orange and one brown.


Audrey is getting more orange in her furs, and I think she will turn into a torbie.

The kittens will be participating in the Feline Friday and Friendship Friday blog hops hosted by Comedy Plus and Create With Joy respectively.

Friendly Fill-Ins

As happens most weeks, I needed to get some help with fill-Ins. That help often comes from Sawyer, and it did again today. We both used teal italics for our fill-ins.

1. I collect a variety of items, but most have to do with cats.

2. I recently treated myself to two kittens!

3. I used to get my nails done every few weeks back when I went places (before COVID).

4. Sawyer: Though, I have never turned down treats; I have often refused to eat my noms.

Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs) host the Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop. You can find the incomplete sentences on both blogs each Thursday if you’d like to participate. Click on the Fill-Ins badge to join the hop.



Feline/Friendship Friday

Your newest feline friends are back today for the Friday blog hops. They had their first vet visit today, and they were totally “chill” about it. They didn’t even make a peep in the car on the way to or from.


they're back: tabby no-name kittens are in a collage from the veterinarian's office.:


Number 1 (on the left) weighed in at 2.52 pounds, and his sister (on the right) weighed in at 2.24 pounds. They received their distemper vaccine, flea treatment and deworming medication.

They will be receiving a 62″ x 62″ playpen from Chewy within a couple of days.

So, that’s our day three update. I suspect we’ll have another one tomorrow.

The kittens will be joining the Friday blog hops at Comedy Plus and Create With Joy.


Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #222

Kitties Blue and I like to participate in Friendly Fill-Ins each Friday. It’s hosted by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). If you’d like to participate, you can find the four sentences to be filled in each Thursday on their blogs. Friendly Fill-Ins is a blog hop. To join the hop, click on the badge.

As is often the case, I had to get some help to complete this week’s fill-ins. Stinky agreed to take on #2. We both used teal italics for our fill-ins.

1. I would rather hear nails on a chalkboard than cats fighting.

2. Stinky: The best part of The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky is getting to spend the entire day with Periwinkle.

3. I wouldn’t mind if the current heat and humidity permanently disappeared.

4. If I could create one rule that everyone in the world had to follow, it would be to be kind to each other.

Thanks for joining us today. We’ll be back tomorrow with some Caturday Art. You shouldn’t be surprised if it contains kittens!



Thankful Thursday: Yearly Roundup

yearly roundup: collage of six cats, veterinarian and vet tech examining cats.


Tuesday was an exciting day at the Blue residence. It was the annual roundup. If you’ve followed us for any length of time, you know that our vet comes to the house once a year for the kitties annual exams and vaccinations. Dad Tom managed to get a photo of all the Kitties Blue except Lisbeth. To compensate for her being left out, she is included in the inspiration photo for Thoroughly Poetic Thursday.

Anyhoo, the entire gang, as well as Dad Tom and I are thankful the ordeal is over for another year. We do have a few things to report.

  • Cooper was the least well behaved, which was a total shock. Usually he’s easy going and doesn’t even mind a visit to the vet’s office.
  • Sawyer was the best behaved. He didn’t squirm, hiss or make any other sound. He has an aversion to being held and usually “melts down” quickly. Dr. Neel was especially proud of him as were we.
  • Cooper Murphy’s weight is holding steady at 19 pounds. That’s a lot, but we are delighted he’s not getting any bigger.
  • Misty May’s weight is down to four pounds nine ounces. She was forced to give up some of her blood and has hyperthyroidism, which I suspected. But all of her internal organs are in great shape. We are starting her on meds in the hope that she’ll gain some weight.

Those are the highlights of the roundup. No bandaids were needed—just a lint roller at the end of the visit. Dad Tom and I are super thankful for Dr. Neel (who is officially retired) and our favorite tech, Tomika, for coming to the house again this year. We are truly blessed that Kitties Blue get this special treatment.

Additional Thankful

Kizmet has another thankful. If you read yesterday post, “I Bought My Cat an iPad,” then you already know her thankful. And if you read the post, “Mouse Game Fanatic,” you know she is addicted to the Mouse for Cats game. It had reached a point where neither Dad Tom nor I were able to use our iPads without her crawling all over them and us or trying to knock the iPads out of our hands. So, I went to Ebay and purchased a refurbished one at a super reasonable price. She and the others who enjoy the game (Misty May, Sawyer, Cooper and Calista Jo) can now play all day if they so desire.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. To participate, post on your blog for what you are thankful. Then enter the URL on the badge below in your browser to go to Brian’s blog.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Thursday is also poetry day thanks to Angel Sammy and Teddy from Two Spoiled Cats who provide an inspiration photo. As I have been doing for several weeks, I added one of the Kitties Blue to the photo. Lisbeth is sitting in front of the rocking horse, but she is not the subject of my poem.


Two senior citizens: one driving electric wheel chair pulling the other on a rocking horse mounted on a platform. (yearly roundup)


Ride ‘Em Urban Cowboy 

When you cannot walk and need to ride
Why not have some fun
With your feline sidekick at your side
Get your trusty steed and toy gun

For a gallop to a cafe or park
Find someone reliable to drive you
Before on your adventure you embark
So you don’t take a tumble and get a boo-boo

Don’t jerk your reins too hard
As your driver may get off course
And you could end in a stranger’s yard
On the ground without your horse

Some may think you’re off your rocker
At your age you deserve to do what you want
So ride ‘em urban cowboy
Without fear of embarrassment

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 04/28/2022

If you’d like to join us in writing poetry, click on the poetry badge to go to Two Spoiled Cats to find next week’s inspiration photo. Please read Angel Sammy’s poem when you visit. You won’t regret it, as he’s a terrific poet.

Thanks for joining us today.



Awww Mondays/Sparks

Today, I am combining my Sparks quote with my photo for Awww Mondays.


emotional wellbeing


The photo is of Kizmet offering Sawyer her support as he waits in the Sleepypod for his trip to the vet.

The Spark is from Vivek Hallegere Murthy. Murthy is an American physician and former vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps who served as the 19th surgeon general of the United States from 2014 to 2017. He founded the nonprofit Doctors for America in 2008. Murthy co-chaired President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Advisory Board from November 2020 to January 2021. On December 7, Biden announced Murthy would be his nominee for surgeon general.

Sparks 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.”

To participate in the Awww Mondays blog hop, click on the badge below.


The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

Your favorite, fun-loving tabbies will be sharing another of their adventures tomorrow. Please stop back here to see what the heck they get up to or into. Stinky confided in me that it’s an extra special adventure, and that you won’t want to miss it.



Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #223

Fridays mean Fill-Ins. It is an opportunity for us to get to know our fellow bloggers a bit better. It is a blog hop hosted by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). They each select two sentence for us to complete. You can find the sentences on their blogs each Thursday.

Here are this week’s sentences and my fill-ins, which are in teal italics.

1. Having Sawyer as a member of our fur family and taking care of him is a privilege.

2. I was so embarrassed when I was a kid and got sick at the movies. I didn’t make it to the restroom and threw up all over the lobby.

3. I can’t help but smile when Sawyer decides he is going to sleep next to me at night. (When he does sleep with us, he usually prefers snuggling with his dad.)

4. Violence in the U.S. has gotten out of hand.

To participate and join the hop, click on the Fill-Ins badge.

Feline/Friendship Friday – Stink Eye



Sawyer was a bit ticked-off at his dad for taking him to the vet yesterday. Regardless, he was on his very best behavior. He is always quiet in the car and was yesterday. He does, however, have a reputation for being a PTU pooper. But no poop yesterday. And, according to the vet, he was a perfect gentleman, allowing her to give him an exam, draw his blood and trim his claws. Wow…is our little guy mellowing?

Even more amazing than Sawyer’s good behavior is what Dr. Neel did for him and us. She went to the office yesterday morning to discuss Sawyer with the vet he was scheduled to see. When dad Tom thanked her on facebook, she responded, “Sawyer is a special cat.” We are so blessed to have her as an advocate even after she has retired.

We will get the results of his blood work later today.

Sawyer will be joining the Feline Friday blog hop at Comedy Plus and the Friendship Friday blog hop at Create With Joy.



Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

It’s that time again to share a poem with you. Each Thursday, our friends, Teddy and Angel Sammy (Two Spoiled Cats), share a photo to act as inspiration for a poem. Here’s the photo and my poem for this week.



Imagining Fairies

Do the fairies come to dance
When no humans are around
In this man-made garden?
If I am quiet and watch from afar
Will I see the bright light
From their wings at evening’s dusk
Or in the early morning mist?
Even if never seen, it is fun
To imagine their presence.
It makes the heart and mind
Dance with delight, much like a fairy.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 08/26/2020

If you would like to play along and write a poem, click on the badge above. That will take you to Two Spoiled Cats. While there, read Angel Sammy’s poem. He transmits it to Teddy from the Rainbow Bridge, and it is always a winner!

Thankful Thursday

We are so thankful that with the help of Dr. Neel, we were finally able to get an appointment for Sawyer to have bloodwork done tomorrow to check his phenobarbital level. With Dr. Neel’s retirement and the coronavirus, it is impossible to get an appointment which saddens us very much. Of course, we will not be able to accompany him into the office. He is not a good patient, but Dr. Neel knew how to handle him. Please say a little prayer that everything goes okay.

I am getting to be a regular as a first commenter on the Tuesday Teaser at Two Spoiled Cats. Last week, I was the lone firstie. This week, I am sharing that honor with Timmy and Phenny. The reason I am thankful for this is that it means I know it is Tuesday on Tuesday! Since the virus, each day flows into the next with little to differentiate one from the other, so it’s always nice to actually know what day of the week it is. Once again, I got the cool badge on the left.

Dad Tom and I are particularly thankful that my nephew, who is a captain with CAL Fire, remains safe while fighting the fires near San Jose, California. A friend and her husband, who had to evacuate, are also safe.

Finally, we remain virus-free as do our friends and family.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. To participate, post on your blog for what you are thankful, then click on the badge below to go to Brian’s Home and enter your link.



Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Thursday is here, and we have a poem for you as part of the Thoroughly Poetic Thursday poetry challenge hosted by Angel Sammy and Teddy. This week’s inspiration photo is a real doozy and was fun to write about.

We are positive Sammy, who transmits his poem to Teddy from the Rainbow Bridge, wrote a terrific poem. So, after reading our poem, please visit Two Spoiled Cats by clicking on the badge at left. In addition to Angel Sammy’s poem, you can find links to other poems in the comments section.


What Was He Thinking?

Did this prince get carried away…
Thought he needed a castle for every day?
Or does he have a slew of wives,
Built them all the same castle not to cause strive?
How does he know in which castle to lay his head
On any particular night when he goes to bed?
Maybe the interiors are not identical,
After all that would be most sensible.
He needs to keep from getting confused,
As his wives surely would not be amused.
If he got them out of order and used a wrong name,
He might find in that home he could not remain.
Whatever the reason for so many castles.
We think everyday life would be a huge hassle.
The upkeep alone must be a vast expense.
Building a huge palace for all would make more sense.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 4/22/2020

Thankful Thursday

Each Thursday we also post those things for which we are thankful.

Kitties Blue have the big thankful for the week. Dr. Neel came on Monday for the annual roundup, and everyone got a clean bill of health.

Sawyer had already been to the vet office for his vaccines and blood work, so he only got weighed and had his pawticure. He was a total gentleman the entire time with not a hiss or growl. On the other paw, Mau was not a fan of his pawticure and hissed at Dr. Neel.

Cooper Murphy, who is always a purrfect patient at the vet’s office, was 19 pounds and three ounces of squirming ginger tabby. But even though he wasn’t all that well behaved, he lost 13 ounces since his weigh in at 20 pounds at the last roundup. That is truly something for which Dad Tom and I are thankful.

Here are a few photos from the the annual event.


Sawyer is thankful for all your support. His seizures have been happening more often. He had a gran mal on Saturday and another one yesterday. He seems to bounce back each time, but it still hurts our hearts that he has to suffer with these seizures.

Finally, Dad Tom and I continue to be virus free, as are all our friends and family (as far as we know).

We pray that everyone is staying safe and not rushing to resume a pre-virus lifestyle, even if you are in a state that is planning a premature “reopening.”

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. To take part, post on your blog for what you are thankful, then click on Brian’s badge to go to his post and link up yours.