by Janet Blue on May 10, 2015

For our special Mother’s Day Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, we have another guest host and her two offspring. We’d like to introduce you to Edith XXXV.

Most every spring one or two birds will build or reuse previously built nests in our carport. This year we have two robin mothers and now babies as well. We couldn’t think of anything more appropriate to celebrate Mother’s Day than to share their photos with you.


Mother's Day


In addition to the photos, we want to share the story of the original Edith and why we are calling this Edith XXXV. Many, many years in the past (approximately 35) our humans adopted a robin that had been injured by a dog and couldn’t fly. The robin would scamper around the house peeping constantly. She reminded Mom and Dad of Edith Bunker from All in the Family.

Edith was a mischief maker extraordinaire. She would sit atop the kitchen cabinets and dive bomb guests who had no idea she was there. Mom was an avid cross-stitcher at the time, and Edith would try to steal and swallow the floss. She had lots of other quirky traits as well.

After Edith was healed, the humans tried to release her, but she didn’t want to leave. Dad built a shelf for her and attached it to the front of the house. When Edith was let outside, she would fly around and explore but eventually come back to her shelf before coming back inside the house. After a few weeks of doing this, she flew into some trees across the street and did not return.

Now every spring, at least one robin is given the name Edith!

We look forward to seeing all your selfies, especially any special Mother’s Day selfies. You can add the link to your post below. If you have trouble entering your link, leave us a Comment and our Mom will do it for you. Finally, if you would like to display the blog hop submissions on your blog, please be kind and display our badge and/or link back to The Cat on My Head.


Wishing our mom and all the moms and others who act as moms, a Happy Mother’s Day filled with lots of love.

Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo


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Silver Kitten (for Harvey who is recovering from surgery) May 15, 2015 at 11:21 pm

Sorry this is so late but with Peanut and Harvey not being well – we are behind BUT we are going to get all 50 done!!
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Spitty the Kitty May 11, 2015 at 10:41 pm

That is such a nice story about Edith! It almost makes me feel bad about complimenting the nice pictures of snacks you posted above. They look dee-lishus!

We are real sorry about the Cat Scouts thing. The Human is getting so old and crotchety that she is having a hard time keeping up with her 11-hour-a-day job, ha ha meow. She tells me I am lucky she even helps me with my blog, and I’d best stop complaining if I want to even keep *that*. Sigh. Miss you guys too.
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meowmeowmans May 10, 2015 at 10:34 pm

What a sweet story about Edith, and all the Ediths who’ve followed!

Happy Mother’s Day to your wonderful mom (please give her some love and snuggles from us), and all moms everywhere!
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Derby and Ducky May 10, 2015 at 9:19 pm

Happy Mum’s Day.
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Melissa & Truffles May 10, 2015 at 6:48 pm

What precious pictures…and I love why you chose the name Edith 🙂 All in the Family is one of my all-time favorite shows. Happy Mother’s Day!!!
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McGuffy's Reader May 10, 2015 at 6:15 pm

Happy Mother’s Day to a very special Mom, the one with the cat on her head! ~xoxo~
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Georgia and Julie May 10, 2015 at 5:10 pm

That was a very nice story and we liked the pics 🙂
Happy Mother to furbabies Day to your human “mom”!
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ
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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles May 10, 2015 at 4:27 pm

We love those ‘selfies’ today! What a good Mother that Robin is!
Happy Mother’s Day!!


Sherri-Ellen T-D. May 10, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Mee-you what a sweet storey ’bout thee Edith robinss!!! Wee luvved it!! Mee did mee Sunday selfie bloggie Lady Janet so can you add mee to thee bloggie hop pleeze???
Happy Mumma’ss Day to you allso!!!!
***paw kissess*** Siddahrtha Henry xxxx
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Savannah's Paw Tracks May 10, 2015 at 1:35 pm

How lovely to be able to watch a Robin family each year. We have few around the garden. And the story of your first Edith is so special.
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LP May 10, 2015 at 1:29 pm

Those photos are so beautiful! Long live Edith the IIIV. May there be many more Edith robins passing through your lives in the future. Happy Mother’s Day to your wonderful Mama. Love and kisses from all of us to her 🙂

the critters in the cottage xo


Penelope May 10, 2015 at 12:32 pm

What a great story about Edith! And such wonderful pictures!
Kisses and Happy Mother’s Day to yous and your Mommy
Nellie and her Mommy
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Austin Towers May 10, 2015 at 11:05 am

I love that story!! Great pictures too! Happy Mother’s day 🙂
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Bailey May 10, 2015 at 11:03 am

That’s such a nice story and pawesome selfies! I love the name Edith! Happy mother’s day to your mum!
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Annabelle May 10, 2015 at 11:02 am

What a beautiful Mother’s Day story. We have cardinals that return every year and have now for 16 years the number of years we’ve lived in this house. We wish you a very happy Mother’s Day!
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The Florida Furkids May 10, 2015 at 11:00 am

Happy Mother’s Day to your Mom! We had a dove who would nest every year in one of Mom’s plants. She hasn’t come back yet this year.

The Florida Furkids with special love and smoochies to Mau from Allie
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Dory's Backyard May 10, 2015 at 10:47 am

What a wonderful experience that must have been! Edith was one lucky Robin!!
Happy Mother’s Day Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo
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Marty the Manx May 10, 2015 at 10:28 am

What a wonderful story! Happy Mother’s Day!
Marty, Mom and the Gang
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Cathy Keisha May 10, 2015 at 10:16 am

I liked that story. The robins, er Ediths just keep on coming.
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Lola and Lexy May 10, 2015 at 9:41 am

They are so cute! What a nice story.
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The Swiss Cats May 10, 2015 at 9:40 am

What a great story ! Happy Mother’s Day to your mom, and kiss on the nose from Zorro to Calista Jo ! Purrs
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Kitty Cat Chronicles May 10, 2015 at 8:56 am

What a cool story! I hope that one day I get to take care of an unusual “pet” – like a squirrel or a bird. Such a neat experience. We wish Mom Janet a Happy Mother’s Day, and Sampy sends all his love and 9999999999999999 kisses to Astrid. Love from all of us!


The Island Cats May 10, 2015 at 8:35 am

We love that story! Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms…’specially Edith VIII.
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Ellen Pilch May 10, 2015 at 8:34 am

Happy Mother’s Day! That is a sweet story about Edith.
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Brian May 10, 2015 at 8:04 am

That is such a sweet photo! Happy Mother’s Day to your Mom from all of us!
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Bev Green May 10, 2015 at 7:53 am

Oh how simply adorable 🙂 111V Edith and her bubbas are perfect for selfies on Mums day :)and a Happy Mums day to you to Miss Janet..paw pats Dinnermintz Pickles Cleo Marbles Doc Forrest Felix Oscar and Jock 🙂 xxx
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Caren Gittleman May 10, 2015 at 6:43 am

The birdie story was just beautiful! Happy Happy Mother’s Day!
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fredrieka SweetPaws May 10, 2015 at 6:40 am

Pawsome photos have a pawsome Mothers day


The Daily Pip May 10, 2015 at 6:40 am

I love this story. You have really captured the original Edith’s personality and spirit. I love the image of her dive bombing your guests. How wonderful that a Robin comes back every year to nurse her babies. Happy Mother’s Day
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Peaches & Paprika May 10, 2015 at 6:19 am

We were so happy to see your birds because birds are our FAVORITE! And we NEVER get to watch robins, so seeing yours and hearing your heartwarming story was a special treat! Thank you for sharing them.
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Zoolatry May 10, 2015 at 5:33 am

When you give love so purely, it is returned. Edith returned, and returned your love.
Happy Mother’s Day to all.
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Little Binky and Granny May 10, 2015 at 5:25 am

Edith suits that caring birdie 😀 We have a kind of Edith on our bloggie too, only our pictures are not so beautiful and clear as yours, but it is the idea that counts, right 😉 Pawkisses for a Happy (Furry(Grand)Mother’s Day 🙂 <3
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Flynn May 10, 2015 at 3:25 am

That is a lovely story about Edith, and lovely pictures too. Happy Mother’s Day.
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Athena May 10, 2015 at 3:06 am

What a lovely story!

Happy Mother’s Day 🙂

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie
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Summer May 10, 2015 at 1:05 am

Happy Mothers Day to Edith IIIV!
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Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101) May 10, 2015 at 12:36 am

Oh how fabulous! We have robins but haven’t seen any fledglings yet. Happy Cat Mom Day!


Clooney May 10, 2015 at 12:34 am

Wow, that is such a sweet story about Edith and we love the photo of the Mother robin and her babies, very special. We wish Mom Janet a very Happy Mother’s Day, a Clooney kiss to her and to Fiona & Giulietta too!
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kiwiskan May 10, 2015 at 12:25 am

Just love these photos and the story. I’m too old to blog-hop!!!
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prancer pie May 10, 2015 at 12:21 am

What a great post and wonderful pic!
Happy Mother’s Day!
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Cascadian Nomads Bethany May 10, 2015 at 12:16 am

Your Edithe story brought tears to my eyes… Hooray for Edith I and her will to survive as well as her lovely predecessors. A touching Mother’s Day story, with adorable photos, indeed.


Katnip Lounge May 10, 2015 at 12:13 am

What a wonderful birdy story! Our Mommy misses robins, they don’t live in the desert. You have some special peeps to raise a robin in the house…
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