Featured Cat Scout

Cat Scouts has been undergoing some major changes during the last several weeks. The site is updated and improved with the addition of many new features.

Mau, as you know, has been a Cat Scout since the group’s inception. Cooper Murphy joined with his pal, Teddy (Two Spoiled Cats) almost a year ago. He’s been working hard on earning badges and participating in events.

A new way to recognize Scouts is by featuring one on the front page of the site. Scouts get to ask for this recognition and then are selected by Denmaster. Cooper Murphy decided to ask to be a Featured Scout and was selected.

What Cooper Murphy Said About Himself

I joined Cat Scours because my big brother (as in older…I am much larger than he is), Mau, has been having fun in Cat Scouts since the beginning. The reason I keep coming to Scouts is because I want to be the best cat I can be, have fun and learn lots of new things.

I am a Tenderpaw First Class along with my CSU dorm roommates and best pals, Teddy and Chip. We refer to ourselves as the Three Gingersnaps. The hardest thing I have done at Cat Scouts was to make my Garrison cap, but that goes along with one of my two best times and fondest memories. Summer Camp was the most fun ever with so many things to do and learn. I participated in every activity!

The other bestest thing for me was the Cardwood Derby. Mau and I competed together with our Hooligan Paddy Wagon, and we even won a runner-up trophy! Mau and I both like completing the Service project every month and for special occasions. My goal is to someday be Cat Scout of the Year like Mau was. He’s also teaching me to bake!

The Denmaster made a terrific artistic rendering of our ginger boy.

Cat Scouts


Cat ScoutsThough Scouts request to be featured, I am nonetheless proud of my youngest Scout.

Join Cat Scouts

If you are not a Cat Scout, both Mau and Cooper Murphy recommend you give it a try. It is a co-ed organization, so it is open to all cats. And their is no fee to join. The new site is terrific, and there are always lots of activities in which to purrticipate. Most of all, it is the place to make life-long friends.

On Sunday The Worldwide Wildcats troop had a Super Bowl party as they do every year. That is Mau and Cooper Murphy’s troop, and they attended. Being a great Scout, Cooper wanted to make certain he did not infect any of his fellow Scouts and took appropriate “purrcautions.”

Cooper’s Health Update

Cooper is the only Kitties Blue continuing to receive treatment for the eye “icks!” His eyes are still somewhat squinty, and I heard him sneezing yesterday. I pray that he is 100 percent well when he finishes his medications. The good news is that we have no new cases to report. And Misty May’s eye ulcer has completely healed.

Sadie Needs a Home

Sadie is a beautiful, long-haired, ginger cat in Greenville, SC, who is in danger of being euthanized. She is a special needs cat, as she is blind. She desperately needs a home or rescue that can take her. To read more about her, please visit Brian’s Home. And then please share about her on social media.




Sunday Selfies: Week #181

As we told you yesterday, today’s hop is being hosted by a very special guest. This extremely handsome and adoptable man-cat is the cat Kitties Blue currently sponsor at PAWS Connecticut.

This is Taylor. Look at those stunning green eyes and sweet expression. Can’t you just imagine him sitting in your lap, snuggling and purring?


PAWS CT adoptable cat, Taylor


Taylor first appeared as our guest host on December 3. As we told you then, our previously sponsored cat, Charlotte, had been adopted. We selected Taylor as the next kitty we would sponsor for his resemblance to our sweet angel, Fiona. He’s been living at PAWS for most of his life and deserves that happily ever after in a forever home.

Here’s what we told you about Taylor in December. He is a healthy, male, adult cat. Taylor arrived at PAWS on April 10, 2010, as a small kitten. He was shy and frightened by people. Somehow, he got overlooked time after time when individuals came to adopt. Taylor gets along well with other nice cats. He’s curious and interactive with people. With just a little extra TLC he can become your best friend.

Kitties Blue will sponsor Taylor for as long as he remains at PAWS, as we did with Swizzle and Charlotte. But wouldn’t it be nice for him to have a loving home for Valentine’s Day. If you are interested in adopting Taylor or if you know someone who might be, please click here.

We must confess that Taylor had a bit of help with his selfie. Our dear friend Kevin (meowmeowmans) from Animal Shelter Volunteer Life and his wife Tracey are dedicated PAWS volunteers, and Kevin sent us several new photos of Taylor. Here are a few more.


PAWS CT adoptable cat, Taylor


Saying Good-Bye to Mr. Buttons

We are very sad that another friend received his wings and ran off to the Bridge. Mr. Buttons was here with us just last Sunday as he celebrated his 7th Gotcha Day with his brothers and sisters at TomCat Commentary by Tim. If you haven’t already, please stop in and leave your condolences for Dad Pete and all the kitties.



Blog Hop

It’s now your turn to share your selfie with your fellow bloggers by adding it to our hop. If you are new to hopping or to Sunday Selfies, here are some simple guidelines.

  • 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.

Thanks for joining. We truly appreciate your support and participation.



Tabby Tuesday: Introducing Sawyer Blue

If you joined us for Sunday Selfies, you met this kitten, who had taken up residence in our living room. Chris discovered him when Mom and Dad were in Atlanta for Thanksgiving. He was hanging out on the deck of the vacant house next-door.


It's kid brother for Kitties Blue.


Mom posted “found” cat notices on all the appropriate web-sites but received no replies. So today, this 3.9 pound, grey tabby Manx officially became our kid brother, Sawyer.

He visited Dr. Neel this afternoon. He was checked for a microchip, and none was found. Sawyer was also tested for FIV and FeLV and is negative for both. He does have an upper respiratory infection, which we knew. He’ll be getting medicine in his eyes for a week and oral amoxicillin for ten days. When Sawyer is well, he’ll start getting his vaccinations. After the first of the year, he’ll have his boy bits removed.


It's official...Sawyer's first trip to the vet.


As Mom predicted, Dr. Neel confirmed that Sawyer is about four months old.

Mom also is certain Fiona sent this little fur ball to us. It will be one year this Friday since she left us and flew away to the Bridge. Mom was sure of it when Sawyer pooped in the PTU on the way home from meeting Dr. Neel. That was always Fiona’s way of letting her and Dad know her displeasure about yet another trip to the vet’s office.

I hope you will join us in welcoming Sawyer to our family. He was unplanned, but most good things begin as surprises!

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



Sparks: Week #8

We received some really terrific news yesterday from our friends Kevin (meowmeowmans) and Tracey. The gorgeous calico kitty we have been sponsoring at PAWS of Connecticut, Charlotte, has been adopted. Woohoo…a home for the holidays.

Here’s the proof. Check out #23.



This means we can sponsor another kitty. Mom has one selected and when the arrangements have been made, we’ll post about it here.

Charlotte’s adoption prompted our Spark for today, printed atop her portrait.


Sparks for adoption.


Sparks is a weekly blog hop established and hosted by Annie at McGuffy’s Reader. In establishing the hop, she wrote this, “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!”

If you’d like to join the hop, click on the Sparks badge.


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


Remember Me Thursday

Official Partner Remember Me Thursday & #RememberTheRescue


We are joining Remember Me Thursday® as an “Official Partner” and have lit a candle at for our Charlotte. The Remember Me Thursday® global awareness campaign encourages individuals to light a candle this day (literally or virtually) and to opt to adopt, reducing the millions of orphan pets euthanized each year.

Charlotte is the kitty we currently sponsor at PAWS of Connecticut. Charlotte is between three and four years old. She was a stray living on the streets with a litter of kittens. A kind lady started taking care of mom and kittens, but could not bring her into her home. Fearing Charlotte and the female kittens would become pregnant, she took them to PAWS.

Charlotte is said to be shy, but she’s also sweet and gentle. She loves to be petted and brushed and will make air biscuits when her tummy is rubbed. She is good with other cats but timid around small children.

Charlotte is spayed, current on her vaccinations, microchipped and negative for FIV and FeLV.

If you would be interested in adopting Charlotte, or know someone who might be, please click on the PAWS link above.

Candles lit on this day (the fourth Thursday of September annually), across the world, honor the pets who lose their lives without the opportunity to know the comforts of a loving home. These candles shine brightly on the millions of healthy pets who are still awaiting adoption—just like our calico friend, Charlotte.


Remember Me Thursday

This being Angel Sammy and Teddy’s (Two Spoiled Cats) Thoroughly Poetic Thursday, I am resharing the poem I wrote last year for this occasion. This week’s prompt letter is “P.” This poem, however, was written originally for an “O” prompt. I made two subtle changes to meet today’s challenge. (To see Sammy’s poem and find links to other poems, click on the link above.)



Most of us were orphans at one time,
Whether roaming the streets or shelter confined.
But then one day our luck suddenly changed.
A human stopped in whose heart we would claim.
They took us home to keep us safe forever
With food, shelter and love as our caregiver.
So today, will you please a candle light
And pray for the orphans to not give up the fight,
As they wait and long for their special human
To find them and become their number one fan.

© Janet Buickerood Blue 09/22/2016


Remember Me Thursday

Please join me, other pet-lovers and advocates as well as animal welfare organizations around the world in lighting your own candle. Visit the link listed in the first paragraph to light a candle and learn more about Remember Me Thursday®. Or light your own candle at home. Just make certain it is either battery operated or in an area your pets cannot access.

While visiting the Remember Me Thursday ® site you can check for special events that may be taking place in your area as well as enter the #RememberTheRescue Challenge, a social media photo contest where rescue pet parents tweet and post pics of their beloved, adopted pets. Participants then nominate their favorite pet adoption organization or facility to win one of three awesome prizes!


Remember Me Thursday #RemembertheRescue Contest


This also is Thankful Thursday over at Brian’s Home blog. Kitties Blue and I are thankful everyday for the pet guardians, advocates, rescues, shelters and adopters worldwide. This is a blog hop. Click on Brian’s badge to participate.



Sunday Selfies: Week #137

Yippee…Sunday Selfies and none of us had to snap a photo of ourself!

Today we have an extra special guest host. And here she is now.


Sunday Selfies with Charlotte


This is Charlotte, and we shared her with you once before. Charlotte is our current cat we sponsor at PAWS of Connecticut. After our sweet Swizzle was finally adopted, we had a bit of a problem getting another kitty to support. Every kitty we selected was quickly adopted. Finally, PAWS assigned Charlotte to us, and we couldn’t be happier. Isn’t she beautiful?

Though we gladly sponsor this gorgeous girl, our sincere wish is that she will find a loving and forever home sooner than later.

Charlotte is about three years old. She was a stray living on the streets with a litter of kittens. A kind lady started taking care of mom and kittens, but could not bring her into her home. Fearing Charlotte and the female kittens would become, pregnant, she took them to PAWS.

Though Charlotte is said to be shy, our friend and PAWS volunteer, Kevin (AKA meowmeowmans), says that she is sweet and gentle. She loves to be petted and brushed and will make air biscuits when her tummy is rubbed. She is good with other cats but timid around small children.

Charlotte is spayed, current on her vaccinations, microchipped and negative for FIV and FeLV.

If you or anyone you know would love to have this comely calico as a member of your family, please contact PAWS of Connecticut by clicking here or visiting them at 504 Main Ave, Norwalk, CT 06851. And please consider sponsoring a PAWS cat or a cat at your local shelter.

Cat4-001This is our Sunday Selfies blog hop. We are so grateful to all of you who join us every week and the newbies who join each week. We thought you all would tire of this by now, and some have. But the participation is still terrific. That always makes Kitties Blue purr.

The link to join the hop is below as is the code to add the hop to your blog post. We are happy to have you do this and only ask that you link back to The Cat on My Head and/or display our badge.

Giveaway Ending

Our giveaway for the Kooky Kittens Cat Massage Roller is ending today. If you have not had the opportunity to enter, you have until 5 p.m. ET. To read our review and enter the giveaway, click here. One winner will be selected using and announced on Tuesday.



Not Charlie is the newest member of the Kitties Blue Krew (as Angel Sammy Kimmell likes to call them).

Not Charlie visited Dr. Neel today at Vinton Veterinary Hospital, and he was cleared to meet the current, resident furballs. He is:

  • not microchipped
  • FIV and FLV negative
  • a healthy, young adult between the ages of one and two years
  • 12.1 pounds

So…drumroll, please! I’d like to introduce you to

Cooper Murphy Blue


newest family member - Cooper Murphy


Cooper Murphy was totally chill at the vet. He didn’t flinch when he got his vaccinations. He hung out on the exam table looking around the room while his blood tests were being run.  We don’t know where Angel Fiona found this young fellow, but she certainly selected a winner for us.

It hurts my heart that Fiona had to leave in order for Cooper Murphy to come into our lives and adopt us. But we are happy we can give a home to a kitty who did not have one.

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #36 

FriendlyFillInsI am participating in Fill-Ins again this week after skipping last week. This is a blog hop hosted by Annie (McGuffy’s Reader) and Ellen (15 and Meowing). They each select two partial sentences for participants to complete. Ellen selects the first two and Annie the second. My completions are in teal italics. This is a blog hop, and you can join on Annie’s blog by clicking on the Fill-Ins badge.

1. My guiding word for 2017 is positivity.
2. I am helping to research and locate classmates for my 50th high school class reunion.
3. Truth be told I am superstitious about Friday the 13th, which today is. The reason is that my mom died on Friday the 13th, and she was superstitious about a lot of things.
4. Lately, I have been spending a lot of time with new family member Cooper Murphy (Not Charlie) to make him feel at home here. I think that goal as been accomplished. Now he just has to meet the current feline residents and pass their inspection. You know, they and I will keep you posted on how this goes.


newest family member - Cooper Murphy



Sunday Selfies: Week #125

As Kitties Blue embark on a new year, we’d like to wish all our followers, friends and supporters a new year that brings each of you only good things. This past year was overly sad for us and many of you. Our resolution for 2017 is to put on happy faces and try to look ahead with positive attitudes.

We wanted to begin 2017 by doing something special, so today we are introducing you to a friend and giving her the honor of guest hosting the first Sunday Selfies blog hop of the new year. And here she is now.


New Year guest selfie host


We’d like you to meet Allie. Look at that gorgeous face! Allie is a seven-year-old, bi-eyed, short-haired, white-furred beauty. She lost her elderly person and went through a grieving process but now is ready for her new home. She is in a wonderful Barn Cat Buddies foster home, but it is not her first one. We’d so love for her to have a New Year’s miracle and find the loving, forever home she deserves.

Allie would make a great companion for a senior person. She loves to snuggle at night and sleep next to her person in bed. She is a little shy at first but once she realizes you are kind and gentle, she will respond with head butts and affection.

Allie is fearful of other cats, so if you have a quiet home with no other cats or possibly just one other, you and Allie would be a purrfect fit!

Allie is house trained, spayed and current on her vaccinations. She is currently located in Hardy, Virginia.

If you think you or someone you know would be interested in Allie, please leave us a comment. We can send you additional photos as well as her contact information.

Cat4-001This is our Sunday Selfies blog hop, and we’d love for you to join in the fun. All anipals are welcome. We do not discriminate! “Come one, come all,” we say! To join the hop, use the link below. You may want to add the hop to your blog as well. If so, the code is below. If you do this, would you please be so kind as to add our badge to your post and/or link to The Cat on My Head. And don’t forget: The hop remains open for entries through Thursday at midnight.

Thanks for a great year, dear friends. We wish everyone a happy and blessed 2017.

Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, mauricio, Misty May, giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Mom Janet and Dad Tom





Thoroughly Poetic Thanksgiving

We are turning this regular Thursday event into a Thanksgiving event for today as we have much for which to be thankful. This week’s prompt letter is supposed to be “X,” but we’re taking some poetic license and turning that into “ex!”





Exceptionally Good News!


Kitties in shelters don’t know what to expect:
Will they be there a week, a month, or more?
That was the case for our sponsored cat Swizzle.
Being a shy and senior kitty her outlook was poor.

Volunteers Tracey and Kevin* visited often,
But she languished at PAWS for two-plus years.
We prayed for her and shared her with you,
As her plight brought Mom often to tears.

We received updates and photos from Kevin,
And we made her an honorary Blue kitty…
Always sad she was overlooked again and again
In spite of her extraordinary and exquisite beauty!

But recently the good news arrived.
Finally our prayers were being answerd…
A new home with another volunteer.
Swizzle was getting her happily ever after.

So that is our poem for Thanksgiving,
But it isn’t an end but a new beginning.
Please say, “hi,” to Miss Piggy and Pumpkin,
Two new PAWS kitties we’ll be sponsoring.

© Janet Buickerood Blue 11/23/2016

*Meowmeowmans (Animal Shelter Volunteer Life)

We are participating in both Sammy’s (onespoledcat) Thoroughly Poetic Thursday and Brian’s Home Thankful Thursday.

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Thoroughly Poetic Thursday


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If it is Thursday, it must be time for another poem. I am totally enjoying entering Sammy‘s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday each week. This week, our prompt letter is “R.”



Rescue kitties are the best,
Ears and paws above the rest.
Please remember not to shop.
When it comes to cats…please adopt.
Cats are waiting, confined to cages,
Young and old…all stages and ages.
They need your love and support
And a comfy home of any sort.
Apartment, house or palace,
Atlanta, New York or Dallas,
Wherever you live or roam,
You’ll find cats without a home.
Don’t forget to neuter and spay.
Let’s empty those shelters today
Making sure cats are loved and warm,
Protected from all sorts of harm.
They need help from all who care,
So please adopt one or a pair.
As rescue kitties are the best,
Ears and paws above the rest.

© Janet Buickerood Blue
October 12, 2016

All Kitties Blue, both past and present, are rescue cats in one way or another. Some just showed up on our porch. Others were adopted from friends or friends of friends who took in stray, pregnant cats. Daphne and her fursibs were discovered in the engine compartment of my car. Dad Tom and I saved Lily Olivia and her brothers from the street. Astrid and her brother Bobby were discovered on a roof as infants. Those are just a few of the ways our 17 cats joined the family of Kitties Blue.

Unfortunately, at this juncture, we are unable to add new members to our family. And we have a very special senior kitty who is longing for a home. After being surrendered to PAWS in Connecticut, from where she was originally adopted, Swizzle, our lovely, sponsored cat and honorary Kitty Blue has been waiting for a new home for over two years now.


rescue poem


Please share and help us find this beautiful lady a loving and forever home.

Thank you!