by Janet Blue on January 7, 2018

Sunday Selfies: Week #178

Today is the first anniversary of my Gotcha Day. Unfortunately we won’t be doing much celebrating, as I am not feeling up to it. And I told Mom that I wouldn’t take a selfie right now, as my eyes are not looking very good. So I selected a selfie I took on Christmas Day to share with you. I hope you like it.


Cooper Murphy Gotcha Day Sunday Selfie


Do you like how I have the outline of a star right on my nose? I think that means I am special and makes me even cuter than I already am.

My Health

Mom said yesterday that we’d let you know more about what is going on with me. They took me to see Dr. Neel when they were picking up Sawyer after his neuter surgery. I was supposed to get my yearly vaccines and have my right eye looked at. Mom and Dad thought Sawyer may have scratched it during one of our wrestling matches.

Dr. Neel stained my eye and didn’t see any scratches, but by third eyelid and conjunctiva were red and somewhat swollen. When she took my temp (yeah, I know, that sucks), I had a fever of 105+ degrees. She did some blood work, which turned out to be okay. Then she gave me some fluids, a shot and a pill. I felt a little better.

Mom and Dad gave me more sub-Q fluids yesterday morning. (They had lots of practice with Fiona.) Unfortunately, I wasn’t very cooperative, but they did get some in me. I also had ointment put in my eyes. Mom was supposed to give me a pill last night, but nothing she tried worked. I’m no dummy!

Anyhoo, I have some sort of infection. Whatever the cause, I just have to get better. Mom says that when I am feeling well again, we can open our Secret Paws gift. It arrived on January 2. As that was the day Lily Olivia received her wings, it remains unopened. Mom hopes the promise of getting to dive into the goodies will be motivation for me to get well super quick. I also need to get well, as Mom and Dad already are stressed out from losing Lily.

If it wouldn’t be too much to ask, do you think you could send me a few purrs, prayers and POTP?

I am pretty tuckered out now, so I will let Mom finish this post.

Purrs and paw-pats, Cooper Murphy 

Hopping With Us

Last week, I said Kitties Blue and I would be making every attempt to visit and comment on the posts of everyone who entered the hop. Unfortunately Lily’s passing got me totally side-tracked. With Cooper being ill, I am not certain I will do much better this week. But the promise stands. Once we get things back to a somewhat normal routine, we will be working on that promise.

If you are new to hopping, here are a few tips to help you join our hop.

  • The link to add your selfie to the hop is below.
  • You also will find below the code to use if you’d like the hop to appear on your blog.
  • Posting on Sundays is not necessary to join.
  • You do not need to be a cat to enter. All anipals are welcome regardless of species.
  • The hop remains open for entries through Thursday midnight.
  • Please be so kind as to display our badge and/or link to The Cat on My Head.

Looking forward to old friends joining us and some new ones as well!



{ 52 comments… read them below or add one }

caren gittleman January 8, 2018 at 9:46 pm

we are sending purrs and prayers and hope you are well soon so that you can celebrate your Gotcha Day!


NylabluesMum January 8, 2018 at 10:09 am

No xplanation needed Aunty Janet….wee here at thee Purrfect Pad send all sympaffiess to all of youss’. Wee still reelin frum Lily Olivia’ss leevin fur Pure Land.
An mee iss sednin tripull POTP an Buudhist purrayerss fur healin to Cooper Murphy. Happy Gotcha Day Cooper Murphy!! Pleeze get well soon.
Fankss fur thee linky uppy Aunty. This afternoon (Monday) wee goin to ‘hop’ an visit efurryone as wee onlee did our reepliess yesterday….warmer out butt still cold an snowin! Wee have no path to thee sidewalk so sumhow LadyMum iss goin to push/shovel thee snow….Wish her ‘luck’!
***nose kissesss*** neffkitty Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxx


Ruby January 7, 2018 at 11:51 pm

Oh Cooper Murphy, I hopes you are feelin’ better soon. It sure is no funs to have the vettie probe you in places that only you should sniff. Butts, I am sendin’ lots of POTP and healin’ vibes and AireZens you way!
At least your Moms doesn’t do what my Ma does when I don’t wanna take my pills…finger-push-pill down the throat! now THAT’S nasty! ☺
Gets well!
Ruby ♥
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Cathy Keisha January 7, 2018 at 9:17 pm

Sending you some healing purrz, CM. Take one now and four more by the end of the day.
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Cathy Keisha January 7, 2018 at 9:17 pm

Oh, and Happy Gotcha Day!
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Spitty the Kitty January 7, 2018 at 8:35 pm

Cooper! You need to be a good boy and take your meds like a little gentleman. Your poor Humans really aren’t up to struggling with you, you know! Now, of course, *I*, Spitty the Kitty, do NOT practice what I preach. Nopety, nope, nope, nope. But still, your people have already had a tough time so it is your job to get all better very quickly, okay? We will purr and purray and send you lots and lots of love. XOXOXO


Melissa & Mudpie January 7, 2018 at 6:32 pm

Feel better, sweetie! We’re purring for you.


Katie Mom and Ms Bo Jangles January 7, 2018 at 5:35 pm

Happy Gotcha Day Cooper! We are purring that your eye gets better furry furry soon!

-Purrz from Ms. Bo Jangles,
foster kitty and Micky her son.
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Pam Montgomery January 7, 2018 at 5:25 pm

Oh my! I am truly at a loss for words. I’ve had some trouble adjusting to January and haven’t been on the computer that much. I was so sorry to hear about Lily Olivia. It’s so difficult to lose those fur people. They will always have a special place in our hearts. She must have been having some wonderful conversations with Sawyer. It’s a good thing he chose the older generation to listen to. I’m also sorry to hear that Cooper Murphy isn’t feeling top notch. I do hope that he heals quickly and completely. I know the struggle of giving cats pills. Hemingway was on antibiotics and I had a terrible time convincing him to take them. Then I discovered that if I just put the pill down on the desk in front of the monitor, he would just simply take it. No struggle. No arguments. He finally showed me how he wanted his pills to be served. MOL!! I sure hope that Lily Olivia meets up with Shakespeare. I still miss him so much! Big hugs to the humans and lots of purrs and soft paw pats to the fur people from Pam, Hemingway and Steinbeck.
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Athena January 7, 2018 at 5:23 pm

Happy Gotcha Day, Cooper!

We are sorry you haven’t been well and we are sending you healing vibes and purrs right now.

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie


Maggie January 7, 2018 at 4:57 pm

Dear Cooper Murphy, please get well soon so you can celebrate your special gotcha day, open your presents, and help your parents feel better too. We’re all purring for you, friends.
Maggie, Mickey Mouser, and Rufus the Red
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Mary McNeil January 7, 2018 at 4:41 pm

Oh Cooper, we are sorry you don’t feel better for your Gotcha Day ! Everyone feels bad about Lily Olivia too. Purrayers and POTP that you are better soon,


Linda Arthur Tejera January 7, 2018 at 4:05 pm

Aw, Cooper Murphy, Happy Gotcha Day. You look so adorable. That star on your nose is like a jewel! I sure do hope you get well quick. Sending loads of purrs and prayers.
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Deziz World January 7, 2018 at 3:31 pm

Happy gotchaday Cooper. Sorry you don’t feel good. Sis Raena sure knows ’bout those eye ouchies. Hope you get better soon. We’re sendin’ hugs and purrayers.

Luv ya’

Dezi and Raena
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Eastside Cats January 7, 2018 at 3:29 pm

Hope you feel better soon, Cooper Murphy! Get some cuddles in with your human.
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The Swiss Cats January 7, 2018 at 1:49 pm

The beginning of the year has been a stressful time for your family, Cooper Murphy ! We wish you a Happy Gotcha Day, and hope you feel better soon. Purrs


Noodle January 7, 2018 at 1:31 pm

Happy Gotcha Day Cooper Murphy!
Have a spectacular weekend…

Noodle and crew
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McGuffy's Reader January 7, 2018 at 1:16 pm

I believe that things happen for reasons.I am glad that Cooper found his forever there. I hope he quickly gets over this health issue, with no other setbacks.
Kenzie seemed to feel better, but on Saturday she took a turn for the worse. Monday she will go to the vet for more testing.
Hugs to you & yours, always.
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Jackie Avery January 7, 2018 at 12:40 pm

Happy Gotcha Day, Cooper Murphy! I hope you are soon feeling better. I am sending lots of good thoughts to you.

Memories of Eric and Flynn
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Annabelle January 7, 2018 at 12:10 pm

Cooper Murphy we are sending you headbutts and purrs to feel better, especially on your special Gotcha Day! We are so sorry to hear you are under the weather and we hope that changes very quickly. Tell your Mom not to worry about visiting we all totally understand and we are purring for her too. Thank you for hosting today, that selfie was superb!


Valentine January 7, 2018 at 11:19 am

Oh Cooper, I’m sorry you have an infection & have to be on medicines and fluids. I do hope you start feeling better. Sending purrs & hugs for you & your family. I am so happy to join your blog hop again this week!
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Lavinia Ross January 7, 2018 at 11:04 am

I am so sorry that you are not feeling well, Cooper. The cats and crew here want you to get better soon!


Edie Chase January 7, 2018 at 10:21 am

Happy Gotcha Day Cooper Murphy! Sending POTP that you feel better quickly.


Ellen Pilch January 7, 2018 at 9:42 am

That is a great photo of you Cooper Murphy. I am sorry you are so sick, please cooperate and take your medicine sweet boy so you can open those gifts.Happy Gotcha Day! XO
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BJ Bangs January 7, 2018 at 9:32 am

Cooper Murphy, you’d never know anything was wrong. Your selfie looks absolutely stunning, and we wish you the absolute best Gotcha Day. We are very sorry to hear your not feeling well, and we send you lots of purrs and kitty prayers to a speedy recovery. We also want to send our condolences for your recent loss. At Paws, one of our kitties passed to the Rainbow Bridge last month. They are always missed. Cooper Murphy, you gotta get better so you can comfort your humans. Lots of purrs…

The felines and human at Paws for Reflection


Brian Frum January 7, 2018 at 9:28 am

Happy Gotcha Day Cooper Murphy, we sure hope you feel all better soon and we’re sending tons of purrs and prayers your way.
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The Florida Furkids January 7, 2018 at 9:22 am

Cooper Murphy, we are purring loud and hard for you to get better soon. Happy Gotcha Day! That’s a nice selfie you took!

The Florida Furkids with bazillion smoochies and loads of love to Mau from Allie
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The Menagerie Mom January 7, 2018 at 9:05 am

We’re wishing you a happy and restful Gotcha Day, Cooper Murphy. We are sending you all of our purrs, woofs, and prayers! We hope that nasty infection clears up sooner than soon, and that you feel like your usual self again. And tell your mom not to worry about visiting everyone. We all understand that a lot has fallen on her in the past week, and we want her to take care of you and herself.


Peaches & Paprika January 7, 2018 at 8:56 am

Oh Cooper Murphy you have been through SOooo much this week. All those treatments too, it must be confusing to you. Pleez know we are extending our paws for the treatments to work so you’ll feel yourself again! Love, P and P
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The Island Cat January 7, 2018 at 8:24 am

Happy Gotcha Day, Cooper Murphy! We’re sorry to hear you’re not feeling well, though. We’re purring for you and hoping you are better soon and can celebrate your special day.
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Pam Greer January 7, 2018 at 7:59 am

Sending you all so much love and purrs.


Roby Sweet January 7, 2018 at 7:58 am

Cooper Murphy, you need to get better real soon so you can check out those Christmas goodies! I know your mom & dad are taking super good care of you, and we are all sending you lots of prayers, purrs, and POTP!
-Roby & the Real Cats

PS–Your selfie looks great!


Katie Isabella January 7, 2018 at 7:50 am

Happy Gotcha Day dearest Cooper Murphey. POTP to get you well sooner than sooner than soon! Sending love too, to you and your family.


Mr Buttons January 7, 2018 at 7:43 am

Hi Cooper. We are all sorry you don’t feel good and send purrs and prayers fur you to get well soon. As a fellow who is getting fluids, Every Day, Sigh, I don’t like it either. It took Dad a few days to figure out how to hold me, poke me, and get me to sit still. Tough with only one arm with a working elbow. He holds me tight and now I take it pretty well. Truth be meowed I kind of like the warmth of the fluids. It feels good. Don’t tell Dad I meowed that.
Buddy wanted me to tell you that he misses Lily Olivia at Crotchety Cougars. We all miss her and know your Mom and Dad have been through a lot and are sad. Seems the last month has been difficult for many. Timmy has a gift box we have not opened either.
We send our love and suppurrt to you all. I know a couple of you feel that the house is a bit crowded but believe me, you will all get along just fine. We all lived in a tiny space until we moved and it was fun.
Love from us all
Mr Buttons, Dad Pete and Family
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Scylla, Fenris, Tuiren, YinYang & Chimera (ATCAD) January 7, 2018 at 7:19 am

Copper Murphy, we are so sorry you are unwell. We are sending healing purrs to you and tons of healing and comforting purrs to your entire family. Please tell your Mom not to worry about visiting, we understand how stressed she is taking care of you and grieving for Lily Olivia and know that we will see you when you can. Get well soon and try to have a Happy Gotcha Day.
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Deb Barnes January 7, 2018 at 7:06 am

Happy Gotcha Day Copper Murphy and healing purrs you’ll be okay soon from the Zee/Zoey gang


Charles Huss January 7, 2018 at 7:02 am

I am so sorry that you are feeling bad for your very first Gotcha Day and I really, really hope you get well soon.
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Basil January 7, 2018 at 6:41 am

Happy Gotcha Day Copper Murphy, awww dude we know how mew feel dude and send purrlenty of healing purrs to mew and your family right now. Get better soon and don’t wurry about visiting, there’s time fur that when mew guys feel up to it!!

Big hugs

Basil & Co xox
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Little Binky and Granny January 7, 2018 at 4:39 am

Happy Gotcha Day, little furriend 🙂 We will send a lot of Healing Pawkisses your way and Purray that you feel better soon <3 <3 <3
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Teddy January 7, 2018 at 4:01 am

Oh Cooper I love your selfie and trust me when I say I’m on your prayer/purr/POTP team for sure hoping that you get well ASAP. It makes me sad that you’re not well and I know how wonderful Dr. Neel and your Mom and Dad are about taking care of you so I’m SURE you will be fine as frogs hair soon. Rest and let those meds work my friend!

Hugs, Teddy
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Lone Star Cats January 7, 2018 at 3:44 am

Hope ya feel better quick!
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Jeanne Foguth January 7, 2018 at 3:41 am

Hope your eye heals & this isn’t a recurring problem.


Summer January 7, 2018 at 3:24 am

What a stressful time for you and your family, Cooper Murphy! You are right, you HAVE to get well, so I am sending LOTS of purrs your way!
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MrJackFreckles/Pipo/Angel-Minko January 7, 2018 at 3:23 am

Happy Gotcha Day, Cooper Murphy. I am sad you are feeling poorly and can’t catabrate very much. But I know you will be ‘feted’ when you do feel better, and I hope that is really soon. I am purring and pawyering for you.
I made a card for you too:



Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs January 7, 2018 at 3:22 am

Happy Gotcha Day, Cooper Murphy. I am sad you are feeling poorly and can’t catabrate very much. But I know you will be ‘feted’ when you do feel better, and I hope that is really soon. I am purring and pawyering for you.
I made a card for you too:

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speedyrabbit January 7, 2018 at 2:38 am

Happy Gotcha day Cooper Murphy ,hope you have the best day,xx Speedy
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Zoe and Raja January 7, 2018 at 2:04 am

Happy Gotcha Day, Cooper Murphy! I’m sorry you are under the weather, and hope you are better soon. I love the pictures of you. They are beautiful. I am so sorry to hear about Lily Olivia. Purrs and mews coming to you.
Zoe and Raja from Playing In Catnip
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Erin the cat January 7, 2018 at 1:43 am

Happy Gotcha Anniversary, Cooper Murphy, and please do take those meds….. maybe push for a bit of cream and a mouse to help them go down MOL That is a lovely Christmas selfie you have shared and way better than any I have.
Toodle pips and lots of healing purrs to you


prancer pie January 7, 2018 at 1:08 am

Cooper we are sending POTP to you. It is powerful stuff and we hope it gets you well quickly. We were so saddened by the loss of the lovely Lily Olivia. Please accept our sincerest condolences.
Sending your whole family lots of purrs of comfort and healing right meow and please don’t worry about visiting.


meowmeowmans January 7, 2018 at 12:26 am

Oh, Cooper Murphy, we are purring and praying for you to get better soon, sweet boy. Happy Gotcha Day to you, even though you are not feeling so great. Tell Mom Janet not to worry about visiting and stuff. The most important thing is that she takes care of you, and herself, right now. Big hugs!


Canadian Cats January 7, 2018 at 12:10 am

Cooper Murphy, you look good to us but a temp of 105 is bad. Be good and take your meds and then this infection will be gone and you’ll feel terrific. Your Christmas picture was so special with the outline of a star on your nose. MOL We will be bringing you POTP and purring much for a speedy recovery. Your mom needs only to take care of you and forget about visiting blogs. There will be plenty of time for that.

Shoko and Kali
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Canadian Cats January 7, 2018 at 12:14 am

Oh my!! I forgot to wish you a Happy Gotcha Day….you are a young whippersnapper at 1. mew, mew

S and K
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Meows, purrs, hugs and MOLs are greatly appreciated. Please no hissing, spitting or scratching unless you want one of us to whap you!

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