by Janet Blue on July 30, 2022

Formal Introduction

If you follow Dad Tom on Facebook, you already know the news: Kitties Blue have grown from seven to nine members. And if you’re a regular follower and reader of this blog, you know we took in two orphans Tuesday night. As many of you anticipated, I fell in love and convinced Dad Tom we had room for two more at the inn.



As you can see, very little persuasion was necessary.


I know some of you will be curious as to how their names were selected. Audrey has been on our list of names for girl kitties for many years. It is the first name of one of our previous vets, who we dearly loved. She took wonderful care of many of the past Kitties Blue.

Raleigh is a derivation of my mother’s maiden name, which was Rowley.

Caturday Art

I used the photo from yesterday’s post to create this week’s art. If you missed seeing the original photo, click on the link at the bottom of this post.


it's official: new kittens are given names and shared in an artsy rendition of their previous day's photo


I actually made two artsy versions of this photo but decided to share just this one and save the other for a future post. Of course, I used Painnt to create my art. This is the Deciduous Dream effect with the “multiply” filter. And the frame is another from the favpng app.

I did create a puzzle for all the jigsaw fans.

preview120pieceEthereal Kittens
The newest Kitties Blue are joining the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by the lovely Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. You can participate as well by clicking on her badge.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

Another week has flown by, and it’s time to dust off your camera or phone and snap a selfie of yourself for our blog hop. As usual, I have no idea which of the Kitties Blue will take on hosting duties tomorrow. I am fairly certain I will give the kittens a rest. I don’t want any of the rest of the gang to feel they are being pushed aside. Each one of the Kitties Blue is important and loved. That means you’ll need to stop in tomorrow to see who shows up.

As we tell you every week, Kitties Blue and all your friends look forward to seeing your adorable faces every Sunday. So, please stop in and share. And if you have any friends you think might wish to show off their cuteness, please invite them along.

Hope to see you tomorrow.





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The Swiss Cats August 4, 2022 at 5:03 am

Concatulations the new members ! Welcome, Audrey and Raleigh ! Purrs
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Marvelous Marv July 31, 2022 at 11:23 am

Welcome Audrey and Raleigh Blue! It is always exciting when a new member joins a a family, but when it is two, it is double the pleasure, double the fun! We can’t wait to hear all the excitement! I am sure your siblings will welcome you with open arms er paws! So furry exciting! Keep on being awesome! Marv
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ATCAD ~Scylla, Chimera, Yin, Yang, Fenris & Tuiren July 31, 2022 at 7:59 am

Welcome Audrey & Raleigh you have found a fantastic home.
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Lone Star Cats July 30, 2022 at 9:16 pm

I had a feeling that wuz gonna happen!
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Ruby Rose and The Big Little Angels 3 July 30, 2022 at 8:24 pm

Congratulations on the new members
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Stephanie B July 30, 2022 at 7:28 pm

Congratulations on the additions! They’re adorable. They make a beautiful puzzle, too.💞🐈🐈💞


Ellen J Pilch July 30, 2022 at 6:09 pm

I knew they keepers. 🙂 Congratulations! Beautiful art. Thank you for the puzzle. XO
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Melissa & Mudpie July 30, 2022 at 6:09 pm

OMC Concatulations!!! They are absolutely adorable!


Eastside Cats Blog July 30, 2022 at 5:19 pm

Concatulations on adding Audrey and Raleigh to the house.
Such sweetie pies; am sure they’ll fit right in with the others.
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The Island Cats July 30, 2022 at 4:52 pm

MOL! This doesn’t surprise me. Welcome newest Kitties Blue! I can’t wait to get to know you better. ~Ernie
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Marjorie and Toulouse July 30, 2022 at 4:36 pm

Welcome young friends. I bet you had to work Sooooooo hard on your Dad eh? (Not).

Janet you are a Painnnt genius.


Brian Frum July 30, 2022 at 1:44 pm

We are so happy for all of you and we love the names. Love the art too, they are mini-masterpieces!
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BellaDharma an BellaSita Mum July 30, 2022 at 12:03 pm

Wellcome Audrey! Welcome Raleigh!!
Unkell Tom did not need much purrsuasion at all Aunty Janet….mew mew mew…
Yore namess are lovelee…..BellaSita Had a Bee-Eff-Eff named Audrey fore many yeerss so shee lovess THE name,
An mee thinkss of Sir Walter Raleigh THE Xplorer! Feerless rite?
Wee hope THE other Kittiess Blue will take these 2 kittss inn an make them part of the Kitties Blue clobburr =^..^=
Concatulationss Effuryone!
**Hi-5’ss** BellaDharma an BellaSita Mum


Eugenia July 30, 2022 at 11:51 am

I love the names you chose and concats to Audrey and Raleigh for finding a loving and safe home! I wouldn’t have been able to give them up.
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Sue Brandes July 30, 2022 at 11:02 am

Congrats. So adorable.


meowmeowmans July 30, 2022 at 10:57 am

Hooray! Congratulations to Audrey and Raleigh for finding the most amazing and loving forever home ever! And congratulations to you all! XO
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Lucy and Xena July 30, 2022 at 10:25 am

Raleigh, hmmm, sounds an awful lot like Riley. I think maybe you named him after me. I do love cats, even though I’m a big dog! *wags* Riley
Congrats, and ignore Riley!! Welcome, Audrey and Raleigh. We look forward to watching your antics as you grow and become friends with your seven step-siblings. XOX Xena, Lucy, Chia and the Mom


Sandee July 30, 2022 at 9:26 am

No surprise at all. Welcome little ones and you couldn’t find a better forever home.

Have a fabulous weekend. Scritches to all the kitties, a smooch to Cooper Murphy and Sawyer and a hug to mom. ♥
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Just Ducky July 30, 2022 at 9:00 am

Welcome little ones!


The Florida Furkids July 30, 2022 at 7:52 am

Welcome Audrey and Raleigh! You’re going to have a fabulous life as part of the Kitties Blue family.

The Florida Furkids with love and whisker kisses to Sawyer from Noelle
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Charles Huss July 30, 2022 at 7:34 am

I suspected they might stay. Welcome, Audrey and Raleigh. I guess it is true about cats and potato chips. 🙂
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Katie Isabella July 30, 2022 at 7:30 am

This is a wonderful event, and I am happy for you both and for the babies! So beautiful, “new”and precious. I am in love already, and can’t wait to see these little ones on their way to being all grown up. Seeing them makes it a sweet way to start my morning here in TN.
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Pam and Teddy July 30, 2022 at 5:14 am

Oh I almost cried when I saw those two babies were “foster fails” and you adopted them….I love their names and those little faces are so sweet in Dad Tom’s lap. How lucky those two are to be officially “Blues Babies”. Teddy and I send them big WELCOME HOME hugs………….

Love, Pam (and Teddy)
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Memories of Eric and Flynn July 30, 2022 at 3:27 am

Welcome Audrey and Raleigh!
I was fairly sure they would be joining the family!
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Loulou July 30, 2022 at 3:19 am

OH OH OH, what DARLINGS! I’ll bet dad wanted the there when he went to bed…you all are such good kitty-savers!!! Much admirtion fro here.


Summer July 30, 2022 at 2:52 am

I did see the announcement on Facebook! Welcome to the tiny newbies!
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs July 30, 2022 at 1:07 am

Awww, this is such a special occasion! Concatulations!!

Those wee ones are going to have the best life ever!! The Kitties Blue household will be full of kitty monkey business and mischief!
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs July 30, 2022 at 1:08 am

We forgot to say: Welcome Audrey and Raleigh!
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Leah July 30, 2022 at 12:41 am

Concatulations on being joined by Audrey and Raleigh! I kind of thought this was going to happen! They’re just precious! Cool art, too!
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Service Cats U.S. July 30, 2022 at 12:16 am

Well, nice to meet y’all. Big hugs

Luvs ya’

RaenaBelle and Zebby
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