The Cat On My Head

BATH TIME BLISS & FILL-INS

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.

 

SIBLING RIVALRY & SNOOZING SIBLINGS

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.

 

SAWYER’S INNER PEACE SUNPUDDLE

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

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.

 

 

CALISTA JO’S KITTENISH SELFIE

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.

 



ART TURNS AUDREY INTO A GINGER KITTY

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.

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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.

 

 

FELINE FRIDAY WITH KIZMET & FILL-INS

Feline Friday

I can never do laundry without the interference of Kizmet. Of course, she thinks she’s helping! At least she no longer gets in the dryer. If you didn’t know about her penchant for lolling about in clean, warm clothes, you can check her out in the post, “Warm, Snuggly Kitten & Poetry,” from May 27, 2021.

 

Grey cat lying atop a folded towel.

 

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 completed the fill-ins this week without any help from Kitties Blue. My completions are in teal italics, and any explanatory information is in parentheses.

1. On Super Bowl Sunday, I will maybe look at the commercials, but I will keep busy with something else while Dad Tom watches.

2. The toy I couldn’t live without as a child was crayons. (I don’t think they are really toys.)

3. My English and grammar skills are much better than my math skills.

4. I compare prices when choosing anything I need to purchase.

Thanks for visiting us today. We’ll be back tomorrow with some Caturday Art.

 

SUNPUDDLE SNOOZERS & THE PROBLEM WITH PANCAKES

Thankful Thursday

Each Thursday, Kitties Blue and I share the things for which we are thankful. Here’s our list for this week.

Kitties Blue are thankful for sunpuddles, especially C.J.,  Sawyer and Kizmet. Sunpuddles are always a great spot for an afternoon snooze.

 

Three cats snoozing in a sunpuddle.

 

Dad Tom and I are thankful Sawyer’s phenobarbital came in the mail. We were out, and he hadn’t had any for a couple of days. He had a seizure on Saturday, so we were quite anxious for it to arrive.

The gang and I are thankful for those of you who visited and left a comment on our Looking Back post for this week. Yesterday evening, I actually added two more categories to our new awards for 2024: Best Biscuit Makers: (tie) Audrey & Cooper Murphy and Most Unique Biscuit Maker: Astrid. Astrid makes biscuits with all four paws usually while turning in a circle at the same time! (If you missed that post, here’s the link, “The Kitten’s Choice Awards.”)

Periwinkle & Stinky are thankful for those of you who joined their adventure on Tuesday and have completed the jigsaw puzzles created from their A.I.-generated art.

Kitties Blue and I are thankful for everyone who visits, comments on our posts and supports us!

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Angel Brian. If you would like to participate, click on the hop badge below.

 

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Thursday is poetry day as well. That’s when I write a poem based on an inspiration photo provided by Angel Sammy and Teddy from Two Spoiled Cats. Today’s photo is super funny. I wish I could say the same for my poem. What I am posting was my second attempt, so I knew it wasn’t going to get any better.

 

Little girl making pancakes with one landing on her dad's head.

 

I did take some poetic license and indicated this little girl was making pancakes; though, it appears she actually was making crepes. The photo obviously has been staged, but is still terrific!

The Problem with Pancakes

I may be a kid, but making pancakes is
my specialty. Mostly they are edible.
Occasionally, though, I make a mistake:
I’ve forgotten ingredients in the past
and left the lid off the blender, so batter flew
through the air, landing on clothes, face and hair.
The griddle might be too cold or too hot or
batter ends up on the stove top. My pancakes can
sometimes stick, burn or tear, or there is an
unfortunate mishap, like the time one landed
in my lap. But today was truly a first. When
I tried to flip my griddled goodie, I sneezed and
sent that flapjack high into the air. Dad now
wears a pancake as a hat, and I have an
hilarious photo to share for show and tell.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 02/07/2024

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.

Thanks for joining us today. We plan to be right back here tomorrow with some fill-ins, and we hope you will join us again then.

ACTION CAT

Wordless Wednesday

 

Grey cat in action playing with a faux bird on an elastic cord.

 

Kizmet will be participating in Wordless Wednesday blog hop at Comedy Plus. You can join her there by clicking on the WW badge.

Looking Back

This week’s Looking Back post is a fun one, entitled, “Kitten’s Choice Awards.” It was first posted on January 13, 2024, and has been updated to include some new awardees from among the Kitties Blue. Click on the title to visit the post. The kitties and I hope you will leave us a comment there if you enjoy it.

Those of you who subscribe to our blog should have already received notification of the Looking Back post in your e-mail inbox.

A.I. & Puzzle Fun

If you missed yesterday’s The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky post, they had some fun creating A.I. images and then turning them into jigsaw puzzles. If you are a puzzle fan, click on the link to yesterday’s post at the bottom of this one.

Thanks for joining us today. We appreciate your support and comments.

 

THE ADVENTURES OF PERIWINKLE & STINKY: PART CCXXII

Stinky is excited that Tuesday has finally arrived, and he will be seeing his girlfriend Periwinkle. He is planted next to the teleportation tunnel ready to catch Periwinkle when she comes tumbling out. He doesn’t have to wait long, as Periwinkle is right time to begin the day’s adventure. With the familiar whoosh she tumbles from the tunnel into Stinky’s waiting paws. They spend several minutes whisker kissing and paw hugging.

Bird Brain Cardinal*

Stinky is waiting for Periwinkle to ask what he has planned for this adventure. Instead she asks if she can see the bird-brained cardinal outside the bathroom window. Stinky giggles, takes Periwinkle’s paw and leads her to the bathroom where they find Kizmet is in her usual bird-watching spot and the cardinal pecking on the window. Periwinkle hops up with Kizmet to check out the birdie.

 

Grey cat and cartoon, grey tabby cat watching a cardinal at the window.

 

“Stinky, that is the silliest bird I have ever seen. Do you think he has a concussion and his brain is scrambled?” Periwinkle asks Stinky.

“Who knows what is going on with that silly bird. I think my mom or dad need to do some investigating on the internet.”

Finally, the inevitable question comes, “What have you planned for today, Stinky?”

“Well, we are staying at home again, but before I tell you what we are doing, I wanted to share some news with you. My mom is working on a landing page for us with links to all the adventures I have taken us on. She says it is lots of work, but she promises to get it done soon.”

Periwinkle claps her paws. “That is wonderfully good news, Stinky. I hope when it is finished, our readers will check out
some of the adventures they might have missed. So, now are you going to tell me what we are doing?”

Adventure in A.I.

“Yes, I am. I have been watching my mom make some really fun pictures with A.I., and I know your mom has made some as well. It looks like lots of fun, so I asked if we could try our paws at creating some. My mom said, ‘Yes!'” And any we make that we like, we can turn into jigsaw puzzles for our friends.”

“Stinky, I like your idea. It sounds like oodles of fun,” says Periwinkle.

“Oh, I am so happy you like my suggestion. Would you like to go first. We are going to use the A.I. generator in piZap, as that is the one my mom is familiar with using.”

“Okie dokie, I’d love to go first. What should I do?”

“You just need to tell my mom what you want, and she will type it into piZap’s dialog box. I’ll go get her.”

When Stinky’s mom arrives, Periwinkle tells her that she wants three cats in fancy dresses and tiaras having a tea party at a table with a dining room blurred in the background. Sawyer’s mom types in the directions, and she and the kitties wait to see what they’ll get. Very quickly, the picture appears.

Ladies at Tea

 

A.I. Image: three cats in fancy dresses and tiaras having a tea party

 

“Wow, Periwinkle, you are a pro at this. That came out fantastic,” gushes, Stinky. “Now it is my turn.” Stinky tells his mom that since she and his dad ride a tandem bicycle, he wants to make a picture with two cats riding one. He gives her additional details for the picture, and then the tabbies wait again to see the results.

Tandem Riding Kitties

 

A.I. Image: grey cat and black cat riding a red tandem bicycle.

 

“Stinky, that is so cute, but the kitties do look a bit funny. They don’t have any ears,” exclaims Periwinkle.

“Probably inside their helmets,” Stinky replies.

“My turn again,” claims Periwinkle. “I want something to represent me being from Florida.” She then tells Stinky’s mom what to type. Again, the three have very little time to wait, and they have their picture.

Cat with Flamingo Floatie

 

Grey long-haired cat wearing pink swim goggle and lounging in a pink flamingo float in a pool surrounded by palm trees.

 

“Oh, that is meowvolous,” Stinky tells Periwinkle. “It’s you lounging in a swimming pool. My turn again. Since my Dad is involved with volleyball, I want cats playing volleyball,” he tells his mom.

When the picture is done, they all have a good laugh!

Volley Cats

 

Large group of cats playing volleyball in a park before a large crowd.

 

Stinky asks his mom if he and Periwinkle can each make one more, and she agrees. Periwinkle thinks for quite a little while prior to deciding and describing what she wants.

Scouting Cats

 

Five cats wearing scout neckerchiefs on a hike in a forest.

 

When the picture appears, Stinky is tickled, but Periwinkle looks disappointed. Stinky asks her why.

“I asked for three orange tabby cats, one brown tabby cat and one black and white cat to represent Teddy, Cooper Murphy and Angel Sammy as well as Angel Mau and Angel Raz, but it didn’t get the colors right,” says Periwinkle through a pout.

“Periwinkle, it is still totally adorable, and the idea was purrfect,” Mom Janet exclaims and gives Periwinkle a hug. She then asks Stinky to describe the last picture he wants, which he does.

When Periwinkle and Mom Janet see the completed picture, they both have a good laugh.

Dog on Trial

 

A cat judge with a dog on trial.

 

“Stinky, you are so funny. That poor woofie doesn’t have a chance at a fair trial with a cat as the judge. Are we going to make our puzzles now?” asks Periwinkle.

“My mom will do it for us and add them to the post,” replies Stinky.

“It’s such a pretty day here, Stinky, can we go out on the catio and have a snack?” asks Periwinkle.

“Of course, let’s go!”

While Periwinkle and Stinky enjoy a snack on the catio and visit with Stinky’s fursibs, Mom Janet loads up their jigsaw puzzles.

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Unfortunately, the time arrives when Periwinkle must return home. The two tabbies spend time by the teleportation tunnel whisker kissing, paw hugging and giggling about some of the pictures they created. Finally, with a blown kiss and a wave, Periwinkle enters the tunnel and is gone in a whoosh. Stinky heads to the bedroom for a nap and dreams of his beautiful girlfriend.

The End

 

Periwinkle & Stinky will be joining the Happy Tuesday blog hop at Comedy Plus. If you would like to participate click on the badge.

∗ If this is the first you are hearing about our crazy cardinal, check out yesterday’s post, “Kizmet & the Cardinal.”