by Janet Blue on June 23, 2022

Thankful Thursday

Today is a big day at our house with a birthday and an anniversary to celebrate. 

Sixth Anniversary


birthday & anniversary: collage with two heart-shaped photos, one of a tortie cat and one of a tuxie cat


Six years ago today Astrid and Sampy (Sampson Hall) were married at the Blog Paws Conference. You can see the wedding post at “Introducing the Newlyweds.”  In celebration, we have a card and cake (baked by Cooper Murphy) for them.


birthday & anniversary: sixth anniversary card with wedding cat couple, a heart and flowers

birthday & anniversary: two-tiered, square cake with lavender flowers


We all offer our best wishes to this sweet and adorable couple. We are thankful they found each other and that we are able to celebrate with them today.

Second Birthday

Today Kizmet turns two. She’s officially no longer a kitten; though, she is still full of kitten energy! And she continues to act like a monkey. We also have a card and another cake from Cooper Murphy for her.


birthday & anniversary: birth and party favorsday card with photo of grey cat

birthday & anniversary: pick and white cake with macarons and a grey fondant cat for decorations


We are truly thankful we adopted Kizmet. She has brought hours of laughter and love into our lives. We never know what mischief she’s going to get up to. She has a special birthday gift on its way, which we think will bring her oodles of fun and lots of entertainment for Dad Tom, me and her fursibs. I’ll make certain she tells you all about it and shares photos.

Please join us as we celebrate. Help yourselves to cake and champagne or lemonade. And stay as long as you like.


birthday & anniversary: collage with filled champagne glasses and pitcher of lemonade with lemons


As Kitties Blue and I do each week, we thank you for your support and friendship. These are the best gifts any of us can receive.

To participate in the Thankful Thursday blog hop, hosted by Brian, enter the URL for his site in your browser.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

With apologies to Teddy and Angel Sammy, I didn’t write a poem today. I will include one in tomorrow’s post or share it as a stand-alone post.



Sue Brandes June 24, 2022 at 6:40 pm

Happy Birthday and Anniversary.
Jake and Sue

da tabbies o trout towne June 24, 2022 at 12:34 pm

happee annie fur sary astrid and sampy and birth day wizhez tiimez two two kizmet
hope de dayz total lee awesum lee grate for everee one, N joy mice creem on dizhez
with wizhez for fizhez and happeez and healtheez two ❤️💜

Faith June 24, 2022 at 4:58 am

They are all soooo adorable! And such blessings. Happy anniversary and happy birthday, with many many more of both to come.

Crystal And Daisy Mae June 23, 2022 at 9:52 pm

Happy Anniversary & Happy Birthday & Many, Many More.
Today is my parent’s 60th Anniversary
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Ellen J Pilch June 23, 2022 at 8:37 pm

Happy Anniversary to the sweet couple ! And Happy Birthday Kizmet! XO
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Lucy and Xena June 23, 2022 at 6:33 pm

Happy Anniversary, Astrid and Sampy…we didn’t even know you were hitched! We guess that means there haven’t been any fights, BOL!
Happy 2nd birthday, Kismet! Our Chia is turning two in a week, and she’s still very much a puppy, like you’re still very much like a kitten. She certainly keeps us on our toes! Wishing y’all a very happy year to come. XOX Xena, Lucy and Chia
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Mary McNeil June 23, 2022 at 4:44 pm

Happy Annifursary to Astrid and Sampy and Happy Purrthday to Kizmet !

Memories of Eric and Flynn June 23, 2022 at 4:36 pm

Happy birthday Kizmet, and happy anniversary Astrid and Sampy.
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Sandee June 23, 2022 at 2:19 pm

♪♫Happy Anniversary to you,♪♫
♪♫Happy Anniversary to you,♪♫
♪♫Happy Anniversary Dear Astrid & Sampy,♪♫
♪♫Happy Anniversary to you.♪♫

♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
♪♫Happy Birthday Dear Kismet,♪♫
♪♫Happy Birthday to you.♪♫

How did you know I love champagne? Yummy.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches all around, a smooch to Cooper Murphy and Sawyer and a big hug to mom. ♥
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BellaDharma an BellaSita Mum June 23, 2022 at 1:38 pm

Happy 6th Annie-versary Astrid an Sampson…yu make a lovell Kitty Cuppull.
An Happy happy 2nd Birfday deer sweet Kizmet!!! Yore so ADOORBSS!!
Both cakess look tassssty! 😉
Have a wunderfull day Aunty Janet an Unkell an Kizmet an THE Crew!
~~~head rubss~~~BellaDahrma~~~ an {{huggiess}} BellaSita Mum

Kitty Cat Chronicles June 23, 2022 at 1:14 pm

Happy Anniversary, my dearest Astrid! I love you with all my heart. These have been the best 6 years of my life.

And a happy happy birthday to Kizmet from all of the KCC Gang! We love you guys!

Service Cats U.S. June 23, 2022 at 12:56 pm

Happy belated birthday and anniversary. We hope your special day was purrfect. Big hugs

Luvs ya’

RaenaBelle and Zebby
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Zoolatry written by June June 23, 2022 at 11:05 am

From one 2-year old to another ~ Happy Happy ~ it is fun to be two, that’s what I’m
meowing to you!
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Eastside Cats Blog June 23, 2022 at 9:15 am

Happy Birthday, Kizmet, and congratulations on your anniversary to Astrid and Sampy.
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Brian Frum June 23, 2022 at 9:08 am

So much to celebrate! Happy Anniversary to the sweet couple and Happy Birthday Kizmet! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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The Island Cats June 23, 2022 at 8:54 am

A double celebration! Happy Anniversary to Astrid and Sampson…and Happy Birthday to Kizmet!
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The Florida Furkids June 23, 2022 at 8:32 am

So much to celebrate. Happy Anniversary to Astrid and Sampson and Happy Birthday to Kizmet. Cooper Murphy did a great job on the cakes.

The Florida Furkids with Love and whisker kisses to Sawyer from Noelle
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Teddy June 23, 2022 at 5:11 am

Happy Anniversary to the happy couple and a very Happy Birthday to the adorable Kizmet! Lots to celebrate at your house for sure!!!

Hugs, Teddy
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The J-Cats June 23, 2022 at 1:27 am

Happy Annifurrsary to Astrid and Sampy. And Happy Birthday to Kismet!
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Leah June 23, 2022 at 1:15 am

Happy 6th Anniversary to Astrid and Sampy! And Happy 2nd Birthday to beautiful Kizmet! Looks like quite a fun party!
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs June 23, 2022 at 1:01 am

Happy Anniversary to Astrid and Sampy!

Happy Birthday to Kizmet!

We’ll have sum lemonade while petcretary has some champagne! Followed of course by more lemonade:)

Those cakes are calorie free, right?? YUM!!

We also are thankful that we got to know you all! (( ♥ ))
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