Caturday Art


Caturday Art


I know it isn’t Valentine’s Day, but any day is a good day to say, “I love you,” and give your sweetie a smooch. So that is exactly what Mau is doing in today’s art.

I usually explain how I created my art, but I tinkered a bunch using both piZap and Picasa. Even if you want to create something similar, I don’t think an explanation would be of any help!

I am entering Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art blog hop. To enter or find links to art by other bloggers, click on Athena’s badge.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

It’s unbelievable, but tomorrow is the 1st of March. And it is Sunday Selfie day. All Kitties Blue are looking forward to seeing the smiling faces of their friends. And they always are looking to make new friends. Regardless of species, all anipals are invited and encouraged to join us.

See you tomorrow.




Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Mau and Allie (Friends Furever) are here today to welcome you to our poetry “trip.” I’ve altered the inspiration photo just a tad to enhance the theme of our poem. Hope you enjoy it.


Magic Mau & Allie


Magical Memories

This is a “Magic Bus”
But not the one of
Which The Who sang.
Our bus is a time machine
More Like Steppenwolf’s
“Magic Carpet Ride” or The
Beatles’ “Magical Mystery Tour.”
It’ll transport you to the ‘60s.
Inside you’ll find hippies
And flower children and
Concerts of grand proportion.
The Mamas and Papas are
Singing “California Dreamin’,”
And The Beach Boys are rocking
Out “California Girls” while
Scott McKenzie shares his
“San Francisco” vibe. John
Sebastian and the The Lovin’
Spoonful ask “Do You Believe
in Magic?” It’s all right
Here if you’d like a “trip”
Down memory lane. We’ll stop
At The Fillmore Auditorium,
And then magically transport
To the Monterey Pop Festival,
And on to the infamous Woodstock.
Those were the good old days.
Come along and enjoy them with us.

© Janet Buickerood Blue 08/22/2018

This really is a meander down memory lane for me. Dad Tom and I were both in high school and college in the 60s in California. We were both lucky enough to see most of the biggest names in Rock ‘n Roll at the time. And Dad Tom even had a VW bus before I met him. It was not, however, “magical” like this one.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday was created by our friend, angel Sammy (Two Spoiled Cats), before he went to the Bridge. He continues to send a poem from the Bridge each Thursday, and we join in the fun when we can. To participate click on his badge. You can write your poem into a Comment or leave a link to your post. Don’t forget to read Sammy’s poem while you are there. It is always fabulous!

Thankful Thursday

Every Thursday we also join the Thankful Thursday blog hop, hosted by Brian. We are thankful we’ve had some rain and that we are having some lower temperatures. Dad Tom and I are super grateful that a building permit has been obtained for our addition. Now we are hoping for excavation and construction to be started soon. Finally, though Sawyer has been spitting out his pills so he can get some extra stinky goodness at each meal), he is doing better physically. He’s only had one itty bitty incident this past week.

To participate in the hop, post for what you are thankful and then click on Brian’s badge.



Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #119

Mau is helping today with the Friendly Fill-Ins by completing the first one. I have completed the other three. We both used teal italics for our completions.

1.  Mau: My lovely wife Allie brings out the best in me.

2. Heat and humidity and animal cruelty make me grumpier than Grumpy Cat.

3. If money grew on trees, I would plant more and more trees so I could support all the homeless animals and people.

This is a good opportunity to remind you about #RememberMeThursday. To learn more about and/or become involved with #RememberMeThursday, click on the graphic.



4. I have a fear of FIRE. When I was a kid on vacation with my family, we ended up driving through a forest fire. It is the most frightened I have ever been. I won’t even light a match. My nephew is a Captain with CalFire (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection). He wanted to be a firefighter from the time he was a little boy. I am proud of him for pursuing his dream.

Friendly Fill-Ins is a blog hop hosted each Friday by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). The sentences to be completed can be found on their blogs each Thursday. This is a great way to learn a bit more about your fellow bloggers. To join in, click on the Fill-Ins badge.

We also are joining the Feline Friday blog hop at Comedy Plus. To join in click on the badge below.



Yesterday was such a special day, and I want to thank everyone who dropped by to help Allie and me celebrate our first anniversary. We are such lucky kitties to have found each other, fallen in love and had the opportunity to get married. We both have such wonderful memories of our wedding day in 2016.

I also want to share the lovely card I received from my sweet and thoughtful wife.


Allie's anniversary card for Mau.


My other duty today is to remind everyone about our blogoversary giveaway and our anniversary comment-a-thon.

Blogoversary Giveaway

In celebration of our fifth blogoversary, we are giving away some swag from the BlogPaws conference as well as some exclusive The Cat on My Head loot. If you have not had an opportunity to earn a chance to win, leave a comment on our Fifth Blogoversary Blowout post before 5 p.m. ET today. The winner will be selected using and announced tomorrow.

Anniversary Comment-a-thon

Would you like to win a donation to your favorite 501(c)(3) shelter or rescue? If, so you only need to leave a comment on yesterday’s Allie & Mau’s 1st Anniversary post. Mom has agreed to give one green paper for each comment with no cap on the amount.

If you leave a comment on Allie’s anniversary post, Sunday Selfies and a special Anniversary!, you will gain a second entry to win this donation. And you will have the opportunity to win a $25 Amazon gift card from Allie.

Your comments must be made on both posts prior to 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, July 27.

Once gain, thanks for celebrating these two special occasions with us. Kitties Blue appreciate the support and friendship you have shown us during the past five years.

Ciao and meow, Mau


Sunday Selfies: Week #154

One year ago today, Allie and Mau were married at Cat Scouts with Denmaster officiating. It’s was the first (and so far, the only) marriage of two Cat Scouts. Today were are celebrating that special day with a selfie collage as our entry in the Sunday Selfies blog hop.


1st anniversary Sunday Selfies


Here are a couple of photos from last year’s wedding celebration.


Allie & Mau's Wedding Day. (1st Anniversary)

The Wedding Party: Mau and Allie; Best Man Sammy, Maid of Honor Gracie, Groomsman Charles, Bridesmaids Anya and Sundae.


1st anniversary of Allie and Mau

Allie and Mau on the dance floor.


The couple received this beautiful anniversary card from Mau’s best man (now angel) Sammy and his brother Teddy (Two Spoiled Cats). Both Allie and Mau send them their heartfelt thanks for remembering this day with such a special memento.


1st anniversary card



In honor of Allie and Mau, Kitties Blue are having a comment-a-thon. Anyone leaving a comment here prior to 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, will be entered in a drawing for the opportunity to have a donation made to a 501 (c) (3) shelter or rescue of the winner’s choice. For every comment made Kitties Blue will give one green paper with no cap on the amount.

Additionally, a second entry can be earned by leaving a comment on Allie’s Sunday Selfies post. In addition to the second entry in Kitties Blue drawing, you will earn an entry into Allie’s drawing for an Amazon gift card. So, jump on over to Allie’s blog at Friends Furever after you post your selfie. Winners on each blog will be selected using


If you missed our Firth Blogoversary post two days ago, you also missed the opportunity to win some BlogPaws Conference swag as well as some special The Cat on My Head loot. But don’t panic, you still have time to enter by leaving a comment at Fifth Blogoversary Blowout. The giveaway closes at 5 p.m. ET tomorrow.

Blog Hop

Finally, it is your turn to post your selfie and add it to the blog hop. The link is below.

Each week we have new participants and several more woofies are joining us. Kitties Blue are extremely grateful to all the new participants as well as those who continue to support our hop, as we fast approach our third anniversary of Sunday Selfies. Remember, all anipals are welcome regardless of species. For those who don’t post on Sundays, the hop remains open through Thursday.

If you’d like to include the hop on your selfies post, the code to do so is below. Would you please be so kind as to display our badge and/or link to The Cat on My Head so your followers will know the origination of the hop.

Thanks for joining us today. We look forward to having lots of comments so we can make a large donation.



Astrid is joining you today as the subject of our Caturday Art. She also will be completing this week’s Friendly Fill-Ins. We postponed them from yesterday to celebrate our fifth blogoversary.

Caturday Art


Astrid's magical, ethereal art.


Mom created our art today using the faded-out photo below as the starting point. I was enjoying a sunbath in one of my favorite places—the window on the staircase landing. We have some form of stained glass hanging in most of our windows. Sometimes I like to be in front and sometimes behind.


The basis for Astrid's Caturday Art.


We always like to tell you how we create our art so you can try something similar if you like. Mom started in Picasa. She first applied the Heat Map filter and then the HDR one. From there she went to PicMonkey and added the Space overlay in the hardlight mode and then the Clouds overlay. (She can’t remember the setting on that one.) The inner border, which looks like splotchy snowflakes, was added with piZap. She framed it up using Picasa. I like it. Do you? I think I look magical and ethereal. I hope my husband Sampy (Kitty Cat Chronicles) likes it.

This is our entry in Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art blog hop. To submit your own art and/or see the art of the other participants, click on her badge.

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #63

This is fun: Not only am I the subject of our art, but I also get to do the fill-ins. This hop is hosted each week by Mom Annie from McGuffey’s Reader and Mom Ellen from 15AndMeowing. This is a blog hop as well, and you can enter by clicking on the Fill-Ins badge, which will take you to Annie’s blog. My completions are in teal italics.

1. My favorite thing on my daily to-do list is to wake Mom up by kneading, burrowing, nuzzling and snuggling her. I actually do not do this daily as it would not be a surprise if I did. She loves it, except for the fact that I try to pull the covers off of her with my claws. Fun times!

2. My least favorite thing on my daily to-do list is to deal with Misty May bullying me. MOUSES! She is a big pain in my backside.

3. I could really do without Misty May (obviously) and also this unending heat and humidity. Even in the early morning it is too hot for bird and squirrel watching on the catio. We all have been napping in the house more than usual.

4. I would love to have more treats! Duh!

Blogoversary and Giveaway

Dearest friends, Teddy and Angel Sammy (Two Spoiled Cats), sent us a really pretty and sweet card for our blogoversary. I want to share it with you before I write about our giveaway. They are such wonderful friends. Mom and all Kitties Blue appreciate their thinking of us.



We love you too!

If you missed our fifth blogoversary yesterday, you may not know that we are having a giveaway for some BlogPaws Conference swag. NEWS FLASH: And since yesterday Mom has decided to add some special The Cat on My Head loot. One item is brand new to our collection, and the winner will be the first person to receive it. If you haven’t already, leave a comment on yesterday’s post for the opportunity to win. You must leave your comment prior to Monday, July 24, at 5 P.M. ET. The winner will be selected using and announced the following day.

Special Sunday Selfies Hop

Tomorrow is that day of the week when you dust off your best smile and join us for our Sunday Selfies blog hop. This will be an extra special hop, as we will be celebrating Mau and Allie’s first wedding anniversary. We’ll be partying all day and having a comment-a-thon. Mom will give one green paper for every comment left on our blog (with no cap on the amount) to the shelter or rescue selected by the commenter whose name is selected by We’ll have more details on that tomorrow. Allie will be having a special giveaway on her blog (Friends Furever), so you’ll want to make certain you visit both blogs tomorrow.

That’s it for me. Time to run off and get my beauty sleep so I can wake Mom up nice and early.

Purrs and paw-pats, Astrid


Friendly Friday Fill-Ins: Week #54

1. I have googled anything and everything for which I’ve needed an explanation or answer. It sure beats having to go to the library to check an encyclopedia, like I had to when I was a kid.

2. I have purchased many things on Ebay, including a replacement wedding ring for Tom after he lost his original.

3. I think the BlogPaws Conference rocks! Here are a few photos from today.


BlogPaws 2017

Emily (Kitty Cat Chronicles) felted a mini Fiona for me. She’s purrfect!


Samson - BlogPaws 2017

I met Samson at BlogPaws 2016 when he was just a kitten. To see my photo with him from last year, click here. It is the photo in the bottom left of the bottom collage.


Sophie's birthday party at BlogPaws 2017

Sophie Hall, in Emily’s arms on lower right, celebrated her upcoming 5th birthday with a party in her honor.


Sophie at BlogPaws 2017.

Sophie playing at her party.


4. Mauricio thinks his wife Allie (Friends Furever) is the gentlest, kindest and most gorgeous cat in the universe.

Friendly Fill-Ins is hosted each Friday by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). It is a blog hop. To join click on their badge. It will take you to Annie’s blog where you can enter your link.


I’ll be back tomorrow with Caturday Art and more from the BlogPaws Conference. You can follow the conference on Twitter at #blogpaws.


Caturday Art

This is a very special post today with especially gorgeous art. It is not the petretary’s artistic talent that makes this art so exceptional. It is the subject…my extraordinarily stunning and sweet wife, Allie. Today is her and sister Ellie’s 15th birthdays.


celebrating Allie's birthday


I told the petretary to go easy on the effects today, and she actually listened to me. She used the Cumulus effect in Dreamscope, followed by the flowered frame from piZap and a simple border from Picasa.

caturdayartbannerThis is our entry in Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art blog hop. To participate and/or to view the other entries, click on Athena’s badge

I am in awe that this magnificent floofy feline is my wife. In case you don’t know, we are both Cat Scouts and were married there by Denmaster on July 23, 2016. That was the best day of my life.

It would really make me feel all warm and fuzzy if you could visit Allie and Ellie today at Friends Furever and wish them a Happy Birthday.

I could not allow my beloved to celebrate without baking her a cake in my Cat Scouts Bake Shop. She is a huge fan of Hello Kitty, so I made her an HK cake. I hope you’ll have a slice and some Hello Kitty wine before visiting the sisters.


Allie's birthday cake



You Still Have Time to Enter Our Current Giveaway

Just in case you missed it, Kitties Blue asked me to remind you about the Purrfect Pouch giveaway. This is a wonderfully helpful product for transporting or controlling your kitty or small pup when giving meds, brushing teeth, trimming claws or grooming. To see our review and leave a comment for an opportunity to win one, click here. You must leave a comment prior to 5 p.m. ET on Monday, May 1, for a chance to win. The winner will be selected using and announced on the following day’s post.

Cat4-001Sunday Selfies Reminder

Another week has slipped away. That means it is time to get a selfie taken for tomorrow’s blog hop. We had hoped to make it around to comment on every entrant’s selfie post this past week, but we didn’t make it. It continues to be our goal, and we will keep working toward achieving it. If the petretary wasn’t the slowest reader and longest-winded comment writer on the planet, we’d do a better job.

Ciao and meow with love and smooches for my gorgeous wife, Mau

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Cat Scouts Cardwood Derby




hodgepodgeVoting is open for the Cat Scouts Cardwood Derby. Please vote for Mau’s and Cooper’s Cat Scouts Hooligan Paddy Wagon. If you missed our post with photos of this outstanding vehicle, please click here. To vote, please click here. There are several categories and Mau and Cooper’s Derby entry can be found in each of them. Voting is open until April 10. With many thanks.

KittyRoo Sweatshirt Winner

I am so excited to announce the winner of the warm and cuddly KittyRoo Sweatshirt. selected comment #22. When I counted up from the first comment, #22 was from Annie from Lucy’s Lounge. This is what she said about the KittyRoo is her comment, “That sweatshirt looks so cute, warm and cozy!” When it arrives, she’ll find out how right she was.

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #48




We are taking turns doing the Fill-Ins this week. Our completions are in teal italics. We want to thank our friends Ellen (15AndMeowing) and Annie (McGuffy’s Reader) for providing the four sentences each week for us to complete. This is a blog hop. To enter, visit Annie’s blog by clicking on the badge above.

Lily Olivia: 1. I don’t understand why the other seven kitties I live with (are) is so popular?

Kitties Blue: 2. My (our) in case of emergency person is our mom and in some instances our dad as well.

Petretary: 3. There is so much more I’d like to learn about blogging, coding, and SEO! 

Mauricio: 4. I would be lost without my beautiful, sweet and intelligent wife, Allie (Friends Furever).




Tuesday Teaser Boo-Boo Award

Tuesday, Angel Sammy and Teddy (Two Spoiled Cats) told us that we were one of three “First Commenters” on their Tuesday Teaser post. Unfortunately WordPress made a mistake. As an apology, we got this super cool badge. Thank you Angel Sammy and Teddy.



We’ll be back tomorrow with Caturday Art. Hope to see you then. And please don’t forget to vote in the Cardwood Derby.



Wordless Wednesday


Cat Scouts Valentine Party

Waiting for trolley to leave for party: Charles & Lisbeth, Mauricio & Allie, Astrid & Sampson, Butler Jeeves, Spitty & Misty May.

Cat Scouts Valentine Party

The married couples: Mauricio and Allie, Sampson and Astrid

Cat Scouts Valentine Party

Charles & Lisbeth, Sampson & Astrid, Mau & Allie, Misty May & Spitty

Cat Scouts Valentine Party

The gorgeous ballroom with gorgeous party goers.

Carriage rides were available.

Carriage rides were available.

Valentine Party Cat Scouts

Cat Scouts Valentine Party memory photo with the whole gang.




 Wordless Wednesday at Create With Joy