Sunday Selfies: Week #62
We have a guest host today. He visited the catio a few days ago, and we kitties were fascinated with this unusual creature. First we want to share a couple of photos of Fiona and Lisbeth with the visitor.
Can you tell what this is? We’d never seen one before, so our humans had to tell us. And before he took his selfie, he and Lisbeth had quite a “game” of smacking paws—both getting in some pretty good smacks. Lisbeth, however, won the battle when she took him in her mouth and shook and shook and shook him. (Sorry, no photos of these two events. Our Dad had gone inside with the camera, and Mom was the only one there to witness these events.)
To Mom and Dad’s surprise, our guest survived, and Dad removed him from the catio. That’s when he snapped his selfie. We’d like to introduce you to this week’s guest host: Mr. Praying Mantis.
Bet y’all want to know what kind of unusual visitors we had last week. All Fur One and One Fur all introduced us to Eddy the Echidna. Austin from Catachresis shared a bedraggled bee. PepiSmartDog, who we can always rely on to share an unusual critter with us, posted a selfie of the Bush Stone Curlew, a ground dwelling bird unique to Australia. We can’t wait to see what other unusual critters join the hop this week.
Our weekly blog hop is open to all critters (and their humans should they desire to include themselves). You can enter your link below to join us and also grab the code to include the hop on your blog. If you would like to do this, please link back to The Cat on My Head and/or display our badge. Each week, Kitties Blue tries to visit as many of you as possible. Some weeks we get to all of your blogs and some weeks we don’t. It’s all dependent on the typist’s schedule for the week. Nonetheless, we appreciate everyone who supports and pawticipates in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop. We consider each of you a good friend!
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Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo
We had a couple of these on our deck this summer. We didn’t get to play with them since we don’t get to go outside. Still working on that catio idea!
Praying mantises are incredible creatures. I buy mantis eggs and put them around my garden in late spring. They eat all kinds of garden pests, so they’re wonderful to have around
–Purrs (and wags) from Life with Dogs and Cats
Gosh! We don’t have those things here, praying or singing or anything!! Good selfie Mr P Mantis! Sorry we missed the Sunday Selfie this week. The Staff was unavoidably detained under a blanket (mine actually!) xxx
Praying Mantis are quite amazing are not seen all that often. Happy to hear he survived 🙂
Aaaaw Dat’s a weal shame hims lost da battle. Da Purrayin’ Mantis be da only bug mommy likes and will actually tuch. MOL
Dezi and Lexi
I’m surprised Mr. Mantis survived his encounter with Lisbeth. We always protect the mantises here because they are good insects and really fun to watch.
That little guy looks like he’s be lots of fun to play with!!! –Mudpie
We think the Praying Mantis was praying he wouldn’t get eaten! Heehee 🙂
Love and hugs to all of you and to your Mama too 🙂
the critters in the cottage xo
That purraying mantis sure was a lucky fellow. At least he was able to show his impawtant self…ie 😀 I loved to play with them….*whispers: and to eat them. No purrayers helped, not even Granny’s….* Pawkisses for a wonderful week 🙂 <3
Darlings, did Mr. Visitor survive his encounter with you? Or were you feeling too peckish to let him leave? Ha ha ha meow! XOXOXO
How very cool to have a guest for lunch… errr… oh… you mean you’re not supposed to eat him for lunch? Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey kitties
That is a huge Praying Mantis!! We see those here, but they are a lot smaller, maybe yours had better things to feast on.
What a treat for everybody Lisbeth! A Praying Mantis….we’ve never seen one in person. I like yours…..he has big long legs and horns.
Aw, I’m glad Dad saved the praying mantis. They’re good for the garden! 🙂
Mistur Purrayin Mantiss iss luvley to meet you! Yur selfie iss grate!!!
Fiona an Lisbeth mee betss you wundered iff Mistur was frum another planet, mew mew mew…
Grate fotoss’ of thee meet an greet!
Aunty janet can you pleeze do yur ‘linky majick’ as mee has posted mee Sunday Selfie!! An a cute *easy on* foto!!
***paw kissesss*** to all, Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxx
COOL that you got the Praing Mantis to take a selfie before he left your catio !
I´m not sure if he would have survived a visit at my place ?? 😀
We always love seeing your guest hosts and this week is no exception! How cool that you got to play with a real Praying Mantis!!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo
Nice to meet you, Mr. Mantis ! It’s a good thing you were praying, we’re sure it helped you to survive your playtime with Lisbeth ! Purrs
Now that was a very interesting visitor and we are so glad you had such a good time playing with P.M. Whappy paws and all. We loved your picture frames what site did you use??
Do you know a Praying Mantis try to eat our Hummingbirds. We were very upset when we found out why he was hanging out by the Hummingbird feeder. We made Mommy move the feeder right away.
I bet he was praying to get away from you 🙂 Nice selfies.
Uhm, we think mommy hit the wrong something on her phone and our comment got eaten! We wish Mr Mantis would visit us too!! Since we can’t hop and visit anyone today (it’s our grandpa’s funeral today) we won’t link up. Wishing you a happy Sunday
Mowzers, we kinda wish he’d visit us too!!
That is a very interesting visitor!
We had one of those guys in our yard once. But we never got to play smacky paws with him.
How nice of Mr Praying Mantis to stop and take a selife before he left.
The Florida Furkids with special smoochies and love to Mau from Allie
Such a cool visitor and how nice he came by for a visit and a selfie!
We love your guest host! We have praying mantis’ around here, too. They are cool!! Mom will get our selfies posted this mornign – I hope – if not, this afternoon (she has to go to work today – bummer)!
Great to see you posting critter pics too. Hee Hee!
Thanks for hosting this blog hop. :=o)
He must have done a lot of praying to keep from being “prey.”
Never seen a praying mantis live before. I bet he is fun to watch, but we wouldn’t be real interested like the kitties are.
Great selfies! Love the close up 🙂
Athena and Marie
What a great guest today! Mr. Praying Mantis…….We see them often here – and they are always welcome in Mom’s garden as they eat some of the pesky pests! Have a super Sunday!
Mr. Praying Mantis was very lucky to survive a good shaking by Lisbeth! It was very kind of him to give you his selfie after all that!
What an interesting guest host. M thinks she remembers seeing one of those when she lived in Florida a hundred billion years ago. He’s kinda creepy!
How awesome that you guys got a visit from one of those guys! We don’t see them very often here, and I have never seen one myself (I think Sparkle saw one once.. My human has occasionally bought pods but once they hatched they all disappeared.
What a great shot,glad he survive the catio,xx Speedy
I’m sure my cats would be fascinated by such a visitor – great shots!
Those guys are some tough toys! erm, guests. Too bad you didn’t get beneath the crunchy coating…
Oh wow he is one lucky mantis isn’t he!!
We are here, Mum has her act together and we are getting busy!
That sure is a fabulous guest selfie, Mr. Praying Mantis! We are glad you survived your little game with our pal Lisbeth. 🙂
Happy Sunday, dear friends!
Well Mr. Praying Mantis must have been doing LOTS of extra praying if he made it out alive! ; )
Happy Sunday, friends!
Thank you for hosting the hop!
Katie, Waffles & Glogirly