Throughly Poetic Thursday with Angel Sammy and Teddy

We are once again joining these great friends for their fun Thursday event. The prompt letter for the week is “F.” We also had a choice of four words from which we could use as the topic for our poem: 1) Feast; 2) Frog; 3) Frosty; 4) Family. We know that most of you probably expect us to write about our sweet angel, Fiona. But mom didn’t think she could improve on the two poems on our sidebar. So, we selected family. Here is our poem.

Family Love

With our humans, we are a family.
It has nothing to do with ancestry.
Mom says family is about caring and love
And has nothing to do with species and blood.
She’ll do anything for us, no matter the cost,
Even let us pretend that we are her boss.
But let’s stop kidding: We really do control her.
If we want something, we just have to purr.
Or look at her with sad or expectant eyes,
And we will receive our desired prize.
It could be treats or kisses and scritches,
Maybe some nip, a toy…whatever our wish is.
Every cat should have such a devoted family
Where shelter, food and love are priorities.
We wish this for all the felines on this earth…
A special family to let them know their worth

© Kitties Blue 07/19/2017

Here are a couple for family photos.



Both of these photos were taken last November when Fiona was still with us. The top photo includes Lily Olivia, Fiona, Mauricio, Lisbeth and Calista Jo in the foreground. The second photo has Lily Olivia, Fiona, Mauricio, Lisbeth and Misty May in the background. Even though we are having a super hot summer, a minimum of four of us are on the bed every night. Do you sleep with your humans?

To read Angel Sammy’s poem or find links to other poetry, click on the badge above.

Thankful Thursday

Today is also the blog hop on Brian’s Home blog when we tell you for what we are thankful. We bet you can guess what that is. That’s right, it is our family. We kitties may not always get along, but we are always well cared for and loved, even when we are little stinkers.

What are you thankful for this week?

To join the blog hop, click on Brian’s badge.

Upcoming Excitement

We have lots of exciting things coming up that you won’t want to miss. Tomorrow is our fifth blogoversary. Party Time and time to giveaway some more goodies from the BlogPaws Conference! And Sunday is Allie and Mau’s first wedding anniversary. We will dedicate our Sunday Selfies blog hop to them and have a comment-a-thon. (More details about that on Sunday). Obviously, you are not going to want to miss either of these special posts.

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


After sharing a photo from Mom’s Christmas in 1951, we thought we should give equal time to our dad. His photo is from two years earlier than Mom’s. He is about the same age as she was in her photo: 2 3/4 years old.


Dad Tom's Christmas 1949


That’s Dad in the fire engine and hat. He was a cutie, but check out those ears! Standing behind him are his brother Bill (Wow, those ears must run in the family.) and sister Bonnie. He was the baby in the family and was called Tommy.

Unlike our mom’s black and white photo from 1951, this is in color as Dad Blue shot slides instead of photos.

Like Mom’s Christmas stocking from the 1951 photo that now hangs from our mantle, the clock on the mantle in this photo is on a cabinet in our living room.

The holidays are all about family, love and traditions. Our humans were fortunate to have all of those things as they were growing up. And they now have items in our home that help them remember even without family around.

Well, of course, we are their family now, and we do our best to help them establish new traditions and memories.

Wishing everyone a happy holiday season filled with family, love and memorable traditions.

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