by Janet Blue on March 17, 2019

Sunday Selfies: Week #240

My selfie may be fancied up for St Patrick’s Day, but Kitties Blue and I are honoring St. Gertrude of Nivelles on her Feast Day. She was adopted as the Patron Saint of Cats and Cat Lovers around 1981. She is not officially recognized for this by the Vatican.



Mom found a great article on-line about the history of St. Gertrude. Click here to read it.

As you can see, I am giving a shout out to St. Gertrude asking here to take care of my little brother, Sawyer. I also am asking her to take care of my beloved wife Allie as well as every kitty everywhere, especially those without homes.

Now that you’ve seen my selfie, it’s time for you to share your handsome/beautiful selfie. Here’s those hopping tips we share every week for any newbies to the hop.

  • The link to add your selfie to the hop is below.
  • You also will find below the code to use if you’d like the hop to appear on your blog.
  • Posting on Sundays is not necessary to join.
  • You do not need to be a cat to enter. All anipals are welcome regardless of species.
  • The hop remains open for entries through Thursday midnight.
  • Please be so kind as to display our badge and/or link to The Cat on My Head.
  • Take the opportunity to visit some of the other hop-alongs and make some new friends or reconnect with some old ones.

Thanks for hopping over to see us and supporting me and the other Kitties Blue. Have a terrific Easy Sunday.

Purrs and paw-pats, Mau


{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

Dalton/Benji/Angel-MrJackFreckles/Pipo & Angel-Minko March 18, 2019 at 2:16 am

Happy Day after St Gertrude…and St Paddy’s!!

Growing up, one of my girlfriends name was Gertrude…maybe it was to let me know that one day I would have kitties?!

Mau.I think your Allie will be smitten with this great selfie!
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Ruby March 17, 2019 at 11:48 pm

Mau, you have some FABulous pearly whites!!!! Happy St. Gertrude’s Day to you guys!
And a Happy St. Patrick’s Day too!
Ruby ♥
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Spitty the Kitty March 17, 2019 at 11:35 pm

Mau! Look at those teefs, will you! Wowee–we bet St. Gertrude will be paying strict attention to anything you have to say to her! We know she will bless your Allie and Sawyer too. XOXOXO to You-Know-Who & Purrrrrs to all of you.
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Emma and Buster March 17, 2019 at 10:56 pm

We just found out that St. Gertrude is the patron saint of cats.
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Melissa & Mudpie March 17, 2019 at 7:29 pm

We love that St. Gertrude is finally getting some well-deserved recognition!


Sherri-Ellen T-D. March 17, 2019 at 5:34 pm

Meow meow wee bet Allie herd you Mau!! Mew mew mew ….
Grate Selfie! Happy efurrythin Day to you an Sawyer an Aunty Janet an THE gang!
***purrsss*** BellaDharma
Pee S: Thanx Aunty Janet 🙂
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Eastside Cats March 17, 2019 at 5:22 pm

Happy St. Pat’s and St. Gertrude’s Day!
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Linda Arthur Tejera March 17, 2019 at 4:37 pm

Happy St. Patrick’s day! Purrs to all the Kitties Blue! 🍀🍀
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Harvey and Marjorie March 17, 2019 at 4:20 pm

Have a wonderful Sunday, and a happy St Gertrude’s Day.

Marjorie and the Dash Kitten Crew
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Jackie Avery March 17, 2019 at 3:28 pm

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, and St.Gertrude’s Day!
Sending best wishes to Sawyer too.
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Deziz World March 17, 2019 at 2:57 pm

Great selfie. We’re sendin’ purrayers fur Sawyer and all. Big hugs

Luv ya’

Dezi and Raena
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As the World Purrs March 17, 2019 at 2:36 pm

Great selfie, Mau! Thanks for the information on St. Gertrude!
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As the World Purrs March 17, 2019 at 2:35 pm

Great selfie, Mau! Thanks for the information on St. Gertrude! We can’t wait to read about her!


Canadian Cats March 17, 2019 at 1:43 pm

Way to go St. Gertrude. She sounds like a wonderful person.

Mau you look as charming as ever. I’m surprised you’re not covered with flour from all your baking at Cat Scouts.

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Summer March 17, 2019 at 1:33 pm

St. Gertrude is awesome! It irks me she is not recognized by the Vatican.
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Annabelle March 17, 2019 at 1:27 pm

Oh goodness you’re not gonna believe but when Mom did my Selfies post she forgot it was St Patrick’s day…. *sigh*…. see what I have to deal with?
Happy St.Patrick’s Day!
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Sandee March 17, 2019 at 1:23 pm

I’m asking the same things from St. Gertrude. What a wonderful thing.

Have a purrfect St. Patrick’s and Sunday Selfies. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥
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Gracie March 17, 2019 at 11:29 am

Wow, what nice big fangs you have there Mauricio. Wishing ye and the family a Happy St. Patrick’s Day. I too keep sweet Sawyer in my prayers each day. We love him so much and want him to get better.
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Noodle cat March 17, 2019 at 11:09 am

We love your selfie!
Have a stupendous Sunday…

Noodle and crew
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The OP Pack March 17, 2019 at 10:25 am

We are happy to celebrate St. Gertrude right along with St. Patrick. She sounds like she was a wonderful person and great friend to cats!!!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!
O’Woos – O’Lightning, O’Misty, and O’Timber
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Lola The Rescued Cat March 17, 2019 at 10:10 am

We didn’t know that about St. Gertrude – very interesting! We love your selfie and we’re happy to by hopping with you today.
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Catscue Catmom March 17, 2019 at 9:41 am

All Hail St. Gertrude! Happy St. Patrick’s Day – may the luck of the Irish be with you all!


The Florida Furkids March 17, 2019 at 9:34 am

Thank COD Allie was sitting down when we opened this post! We’re celebrating St Patrick and St Gertrude today too!!

The Florida Furkids with smoochies and love to Mau from Allie and paw pats and headbonks to Sawyer from Noelle (Noelle hopes Sawyer visits our blog today)

ps – Allie says she loves you too!!
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Scylla, Fenris, Tuiren, YinYang & Chimera (ATCAD) March 17, 2019 at 9:30 am

We are purring that Sawyer doesn’t have anymore seizures. We are going to read more about St. Gertrude, she sounds nice.
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Ellen Pilch March 17, 2019 at 9:08 am

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Thanks for sharing that great article on St. Gertrude. And thanks for hosting. XO
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Pam March 17, 2019 at 8:56 am

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!!
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Timmy Tomcat March 17, 2019 at 8:38 am

Mau we did not know that but will give her a look over. Thanks Buddy.
Erin Go Bragh!
Timmy and Family
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Brian Frum March 17, 2019 at 8:17 am

That really is a most special and beautiful selfie!
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The Island Cats March 17, 2019 at 8:13 am

That’s a great selfie, Mau. And Happy St. Gertrude Day…and St. Patrick Day!


Deb Barnes March 17, 2019 at 8:06 am

Happy St. Catrick’s Day and purrs to Sawyer from the Zee/Zoey gang.


Peaches & Paprika March 17, 2019 at 8:03 am

Gramma, what big TEETH you have. We ran and hit when we saw your picture cuz we were afraid of those FANGS….
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Katie Isabella March 17, 2019 at 7:10 am

I love knowing about St Gertrude!!! I will go read about her right now..


Athena March 17, 2019 at 6:22 am

Interesting about St Gertrude and love your selfie!

Sawyer is in our thoughts and purrs xx

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie


Little Binky and Granny March 17, 2019 at 5:09 am

That’s a beautiful shout out Selfie, handsome Mau😸 Sawyer is in our purrayers every day and Healing Pawkisses surrounding him💞Pawkisses for a Happy Gertrude’s and St. Patrick’s Day to all of you and thank you for stopping by last week, it was good to see you all again🐾😽💚
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Teddy March 17, 2019 at 5:07 am

WOW…..if St. Gertrude is the Patron Saint of Cats then I’m a new fan!! Thanks for telling us about her and we wish the entire Blue household a most HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY!!!!

Hugs, Teddy O’Kimmell
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Gattina March 17, 2019 at 4:52 am

Wow ! what a selfie ! You certainly don’t need to go to the dentist !

We don’t celebrate Patrick’s day here at all, I discovered it this morning when I read American blogs !
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The Swiss Cats March 17, 2019 at 3:12 am

Happy St Gertrude’s Day and Happy St Patrick’s Day ! Purrs
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speedyrabbit March 17, 2019 at 2:50 am

Happy St Patrick’s day,What a lovely Saint you have in Gertrude,xx Speedy
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Erin the Cat March 17, 2019 at 1:48 am

Here’s to St Gertrude, and all best wishes for Sawyer, too.


Purrseidon March 17, 2019 at 12:37 am

Mau, dear furiend, St. Gertrude of Nivelles sounds like a fine Patron Saint for Cats and Cat Lovers. Feasts are always a very good thing. Who cares if she is ignored by the Vatican – we cats are ever so much smarter about this sort of thing.


meowmeowmans March 17, 2019 at 12:05 am

Happy St. Gertrude’s Day to you, sweet friends. We will go and read about her now!

Sending love, purrs and prayers to you all, especially Sawyer.
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