Today is a special celebration day at the home of Kitties Blue with two major events.

Second Anniversary of Sawyer’s Second Gotcha Day

Kitties Blue Celebrate: Portrait of grey tabby cat with green eyes.Two years ago today I brought Sawyer home after his three-and-a-half week walkabout. His original Gotcha Day was November 25, 2017. After being missing for an extended period of time in 2021, I felt that his return home was a second Gotcha Day.

That was one of the happiest days of life; though, Sawyer was frightened and didn’t come willing. We arrived home with me bleeding from many bite and scratch wounds. Here are links to the post I wrote and the post Sawyer wrote after his return.



11th Blogoversary

It was a strange coincidence that Sawyer’s homecoming and our blogoversary fell on the same day. It was the second coincidence of that day, as Sawyer was retrieved from the house where Dad Tom and I adopted Skooter, our first cat. I mentioned in the recent post about Angel Mau that I believe in angels. That is the only explanation I have for these three disparate events happening concurrently.

If you’d like to check out our very first post from 2012, here’s the link to that.


When the blog began, we already had nine angel cats and seven current cats. The only ones of those seven still with us are Misty May, Astrid and Lisbeth. The other six are all newbies!

Time to Celebrate

I asked Cooper Murphy to bake us a big, bright festive cake, and he came through for us again.


Kitties Blue Celebrate: Colorful two-tiered cake with candy and a donut as decoration.


We cannot have a party without some great noms and drinks.


Collage with food items: grilled salmon, shrimp, fully-loaded burger, bacon pie.

Collage of food with angry bird pizza, steak, lobster, various types of chicken and sushi.

Food collage with berry iced tea, kiwi-catnip ice cream, grilled shrimp and champagne.


Please help yourselves and stay as long as you like.

Thank You from Kitties Blue

If anyone had told me 11 years ago that I would still be writing this blog in 2023, I would have laughed. I started it because of my love for writing and cats, and because I have a terribly short attention span. I was certain blogging would hold my attention long enough to write what amounts to a page a day. And now here we are 3,257 pages later.

Two things have kept me plugging away all these years. The first is that we continued to add additional cats to the family, which provided me with more stories to tell. The second is all of you who have followed, supported, commented and befriended us. I have said it before, but I believe it bears repeating: The pet blogging community is filled with the most caring and compassionate individuals one can hope to meet. Kitties Blue and I will be forever grateful to each of you.

Purrs and paw-pats, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, angel Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer, Kizmet, Audrey & Raleigh

Warm hugs, Janet