The Cat On My Head


Wordless Wednesday


turf war: Grey cat in a box while a torbie cat peeks over the side.


Kizmet and Audrey will be joining the Wordless Wednesday blog hop at Comedy Plus. Click on the WW badge to do the same.

Looking Back

This week’s Looking Back post is from January 14, 2013, and if you knew our tuxie boy, “Mau”ricio, you definitely want to check it out. It is entitled, “Mauricio: In My Defense,” and it is a rebuttal to Calista Jo’s “The Kitten’s Choice Awards,” which was our Looking Back post on February 7th.

If you subscribe to our blog, you will already have an e-mail in your in-box with a link to the Looking Back post. If not, you can click on the link above to read it.

Thanks so much for visiting us today. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow when we will return with thankfuls and some poetry.

p.s. If you missed Dad Tom’s birthday celebration post yesterday, Kitties Blue hope you will click on the link at the bottom of this post and check out the fabulous party Stinky & Periwinkle planned for him.



Stinky is doing a happy dance all around the teleportation tunnel waiting for Periwinkle to arrive. He is super excited for today’s adventure. Though they won’t be going anywhere, he knows she will have fun. Suddenly he hears the whoosh from the tunnel, and he runs to catch Periwinkle before she tumbles into the wall. Giggling, Periwinkle gives Stinky a huge hug, and they share some whisker kisses.

Happy Birthday to Dad Tom

Stinky tells Periwinkle, “I think you’ll like what we are doing today. It is my dad’s birthday, and I know how much you enjoy planning and attending a good party.”

Periwinkle claps her paws together. “Oh goodie, where do we start?” asks Periwinkle.

Stinky replies, “My mom has gotten some of Dad’s favorite foods together, and we can set out the buffet. And Cooper Murphy said we can help him make the cake.”

“Are we going to make a card for your dad, Stinky?”

“No, my fursibs have made a card. You and I are going to make a JibJab greeting,” Stinky tells her.

“I want to do that first. JibJabs are so much fun. Let’s look and see what we can find,” Periwinkle tells Stinky. Stinky agrees and the tabbies head to the JibJab app to see what they can find. They make two cards and then spend several minutes discussing which they should use. When they finally make a decision, Periwinkle asks if they should go ahead and post it. Stinky tells her that he thinks they should share Kitties Blue card first, and Periwinkle agrees.


A birthday card for Kitties Blue dad with his photo and photos of the eight Kitties Blue.


Baking with Cooper Murphy

“We will share our JibJab a bit later,” Stinky tells Periwinkle. He then suggests, “We better join Cooper Murphy in the kitchen, so we can help with the cake.” When the cake is finished, the three bakers sit back and admire their work while bursting out in a fit of giggles.


Periwinkle Stinky: A ginger tabby cat and two cartoon tabby cats wearing chefs hats and sitting at a kitchen counter with a birthday cat for Dad Tom, which looks like Groucho Marx but with a huge grey mustache.


“Do you think your dad will like his cake?” Periwinkle asks Cooper Murphy once she stops giggling.

“He’s got to love it. We made it ourselves, and it is unique!” exclaims Cooper Murphy.

Time for Yummy Noms

Stinky tells Periwinkle that it is time to set out the buffet, which the tabbies do next.


A buffet of six entrees.
A collage with four different types of beverages.
A birthday cake with bushy eye brows, glasses, a big nose and huge grey mustache for Dad Tom.


“Wow, Stinky, this is great, I sure hope your dad likes it. I know I cannot wait to dig in,” exclaims Periwinkle.

“There are definitely several things our kitty friends will enjoy,” replies Stinky.

“Let’s get our JibJab posted,” Stinky tells Periwinkle.

“Good idea. Do we get to sing Happy Birthday after that?” asks Periwinkle.

“I think we can do that as well,” Stinky replies.

JibJab Greeting from Periwinkle & Stinky


Two cartoon tabby cats dressed as chickens in party hats with the words, "Twist & Shout."

(Click on graphic to view JibJab.)

Happy Birthday Song


Two cartoon tabby cats with party hats singing, "Happy Birthday," in a room full of balloons.


“Stinky, this has been oodles of fun. I sure hope your dad likes it.”

“I know he will, and he’ll be excited you helped put this party together. Let’s go have a nap, so we’ll be ready to party when he gets here.”

“That sounds purrfect, I am a little tired.”

The two tabbies head to the bedroom for a snooze and to wait for Dad Tom.

The End

The tabbies will be skipping over to Comedy Plus for the Happy Tuesday blog hop. Click on the badge to join them.


Sunday Selfies: Week #496


tortie confession: Selfie of a tortie cat in a red and gold frame.


Hi Friends,

I know I don’t snap selfies very often and when I do it is usually when I am lying on either my mom or dad. That’s why the photos, like this one, are often blurry. I do apologize for this.

I do have a bit of a confession to make. As Mom is typing this post for me, I am proving to be a bit of a hindrance. I am sitting in her lap, purring and nudging her hand. And, of course, I am totally blocking the keyboard. I love her new chair, as I can lie half on her lap and half on her lap desk, making me the center of attention. It’s what I deserve after dealing with Misty May bullying me for 12 years. 

By now, you also should know that I am a cat of few words.  So, I am signing off in order to give you all the opportunity to add your selfie to our blog hop. 

Wishing everyone an easy Sunday filled with treats and cuddles, Astrid

Hopping Time

Astrid and all the other Kitties Blue are looking forward to seeing your happy faces right here when they get up in the morning. But if you cannot make here then, remember you can join our hop any time through Thursday. And, if you have the opportunity, please let your friends know about the hop. We always like to meet and make new friends.

Thanks for joining us today.



Caturday Art

Calista Jo took two selfies for last Sunday. I used the one she didn’t share then for today’s Caturday Art project.


Calista Jo, one of the Kitties Blue, is blue in an ornate frame.


This is the Serpentine Heart effect from Painnt with a frame from the favpng app.

I did create a puzzle as well but trimmed the frame down some to remove the white borders on the left and top. Hope you have fun completing it.

preview110pieceDilute Tortoise Shell Cat Art

Calista Jo will be popping over to Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s blog for her Caturday Art blog hop. If you would like to participate, click on Athena’s badge.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

Amazingly, your host for tomorrow has already taken her selfie. That is as much of a hint as I am going to give you. Your host will be one of the five girls. I really hope you show up to see who is here as well as to share your selfie with us.

Until then we wish you a happy Caturday filled with treats, purrs and cuddles.




Feline Friday


bath time bliss: Grey cat washing her paw with eyes closed while sitting in human's lap.


Kizmet will be participating in the Feline Friday blog hop at messymimi’s meanderings. If you’d like to participate in the hop, click on the badge below. 

Friendly Fill-Ins

The Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop is hosted each Friday by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). They publish the fill-in sentences on their blogs each Thursday.To join the hop, click on the badge at the left.

I had a bit of assistance from Astrid with this week’s fill-ins. We both used teal italics for our completions. Any explanatory information is in parentheses.

1. The 2020 pandemic taught me that I am happier at home than any place else; though, I already knew that.

2. Astrid: A game I enjoy playing is Mouse for Cats on the iPad. (Most of us enjoy this game, but I am particularly good at it.)

3. My perfect day would include spending time with a friend, working in the garden, a bubble bath, a purring cat in my lap, dark chocolate and apricot pie.

4. If I could only listen to one song for the rest of my life, I would choose “In My Life,” by the Beatles

Thanks for stopping by. Kitties Blue and I hope to see you again tomorrow when we’ll share some Caturday Art.



Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

I have quite a silly little poem today based on the Two Spoiled Cats, Angel Sammy and Teddy’s, inspiration photo for Thoroughly Poetic Thursday,



Sibling Rivalry

My brother is a menace.
He keeps sticking his paw in my face.
Then he drools all over me
before he lifts his leg for a pee
right on top of my big bum.
Finally he sprints back to the house
to hind behind Mom—what a louse!

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 02/14/2024

Each week Angel Sammy transmits his poem from the Rainbow Bridge to Teddy for publication. Sammy writes amazing poetry, which is always worth reading. Please stop over to Two Spoiled Cats, by clicking on the poetry badge, to check out Sammy’s poem and get the photo for next week’s challenge.


Thankful Thursday

In addition to poetry, Thursday is the day we tell you about the things for which we are thankful.

Unlike the woofies above, Audrey and Raleigh remain pals and even share a snooze in a sunpuddle, for which I am thankful.



I am thankful I was able to have lunch with my dear friend, Mary Jane, this week.

I also am thankful for the special necklace Dad Tom gave me for Valentine’s Day as well as the box of Godiva dark chocolate truffles.

Last Friday I found and purchased a really comfy chair for myself for our bedroom. That is where our television is, so it is particularly nice to have someplace to curl up with a cat or two.

All the Kitties Blue and I are extremely grateful for all our friends, followers and commenters. Your support means the world to us.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Angel Brown. To participate, click on the Badge below.


We look forward to seeing you again tomorrow for Feline Friday and Friendly Fill-Ins.



Awww Mondays/Sparks

Today, I have combined my Spark with my photo for Awww Mondays.


Grey tabby Manx cat napping in a sunpuddle with the quote: "Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset," by Saint Francis de Sales.


I think Sawyer looks so content snoozing in his sunpuddle. With that in mind, I wanted a Spark about contentment. Unfortunately, I was unable to find anything appropriate. My next choice was serenity, but I failed with that word as well. I finally went with inner peace, and I am very happy with today’s Spark. I do wish Sawyer could do everything quietly with a calm spirit. Sadly, his seizures prevent that, but I will continue to pray that someday he will no longer be troubled by them.


Sparks is the creation of Annie from McGuffy’s Reader. It began as a blog hop, created by our friend. Annie stated when she began Sparks, “I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world.”

Sawyer will be joining the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. If you would like to do the same, click on the Awww badge,

The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

Tomorrow is that special day each week when Periwinkle and Stinky set out on a new adventure. Periwinkle is in charge of planning what they’ll be doing. I am certain she has something fun in mind, and the tabbies will be looking forward to seeing you over at Friends Furever. Please don’t let them down.

Thanks for joining us today. May you all enjoy inner peace.




Sunday Selfies: Week #495

Look how adorable Calista Jo is in her selfie. She positioned her head purrfectly to give her a kittenish look. This is my new favorite photo of her.


Dilute tortoise shell cat presents a kittenish selfie in a blue and white calico frame with a bow and buttons.

Neither C.J. nor I have much to say today. All the Kitties Blue, Dad Tom and I are just living our day-to-day lives. And the crazy cardinal continues to peck at and throw himself against the bathroom windows.

So, at this point we will invite you to hop with us this Sunday. If you can’t, the opportunity to do so remains available through Thursday.

We all wish you a happy and easy Sunday and thank you for visiting us today.



Caturday Art

I certainly hope everyone is not tired of seeing the Kitties Blue snoozing, as that is what I have for you again today. My art is of a napping Audrey.


Napping torbie kitty has been turned ginger with an art effect from Painnt.


Audrey turned into a ginger kitty with the Color Seahorses effect from Painnt. I have used this effect previously in 2019. I try not repeat effects, but sometimes it happens. Of course, the frame is from the favpng app.

I do have a puzzle of napping Audrey as well as a bonus puzzle from an A.I. image I created using piZap.

preview108pieceAudreycolorseahorsespreview110pieceCat& Rainbow Unicorn

Audrey will be popping over to Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s blog for her Caturday Art blog hop. If you would like to participate, click on Athena’s badge.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

As per usual, I have no clue who will be here as your host tomorrow.  I am expecting everyone will be playing hide ‘n seek with me today in an attempt to keep from being selected for the selfie. I really hope you show up to see which of the kitties is here and to share your selfie with us.

Until then we wish you a happy Caturday filled with treats and cuddles.