Ginger Kitty


Thoroughly Poetic and Thankful Thursday




Our prompt letter for today’s poem is “O.” After much thought, I was not coming up with a theme. Then our poetry host, Two Spoiled Cats Angel Sammy’s mom, Pam, suggested we each write about our newest (orange cat) family members, Cooper Murphy and Teddy. Sounded good to me.

Orange Cat Cooper Murphy 

Orange is the color of our tabby’s fur.
His sweet disposition makes him purr.
But he’s also quirky and silly,
Rolls around on his back willy-nilly.
He has a passion for the red laser dot,
Chases it around from spot to spot.
He‘s a member of the clean plate club
And is becoming quite a “little” chub.
My previous orange tabby was a mama’s boy.
For Cooper it’s birdies and squirrels he enjoys.
He spends his days on the catio on guard,
Where he can see the feeders and backyard.
After dinner he curls up and sleeps all night,
Until his tummy clock goes off at first light.
This orange kitty has made our family complete.
Thanks, Fiona, for bringing us this cat so sweet.

© Janet Buickerood Blue 03/22/2017

To see the poem about Teddy, click on the badge above. You can also find links to as well as additional “O” poems there.


orange cat Cooper Murphy


This is also Thank Thursday. Today I am most thankful for the suggestion of good friend Pam to write about our newest family member. I do feel a smidge badly that Cooper Murphy is being featured two days in a row, and I am certain I will hear some complaints from the other Kitties Blue.

We are participating in Brian’s Home Thankful Thursday blog hop. To join the hop click on the badge below.



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Sunday Selfies: Week #132

Today is a very special Sunday Selfies blog hop, as it is two hops in one. But more about that shortly.

First I need to show you my selfie. I took this while I was on the top of the cat tree. I got myself centered very well, but unfortunately the photo is a bit blurry. I think I jiggled the iPhone when I snapped it. I also had the left side of my face lit from the window, while the right remains dark and muddy. Guess I need lots more practice. Hope you like it anyway.


ginger tabby Cooper Murphy


So…the reason this is a special Sunday Selfies blog hop is that we are combining it with the hop welcoming Teddy Kimmell to the world of blogging. Teddy is Angel Sammy’s new, 11-month-old, baby brother. Like Sammy and me, he is a ginger tabby. That’s why I am hosting our blog hop today. Mau has always thought of Sammy as his best friend (after all he was Mau’s best man when Mau and Allie were married), and now I plan to make Teddy my best friend. I sure hope lots of you will decide do the same. Teddy and I will be having a big, joint announcement on his birthday (March 4), so stay tuned to both blogs. You won’t want to miss it.

Our beloved Angel Sammy will continue to blog from his cloud, and Teddy will join him…onespoiledcat is now TWOspoiledcats. That can only mean at least two things—double the fun and double the trouble. Hmm…do you think that also will mean double the bacon?

So here’s how this is going to work. After posting your Sunday Selfie here, we’d like you to hop over to Dory’s Backyard and repost your selfie or another photo to welcome Teddy. You might even want to write a welcoming post. Here are some suggestions for posts from Madi.

1. Give Teddy advice on being the new kit in the house.
2. Tell Teddy something funny/mischievous/or cute you did when you were a new kit/pup.
3. Tell Teddy how to pull the wool over his peeps’ eyes.
4. Write him a poem.
5. Or anything that would make you feel welcomed if you were a new kit or pup!


Here’s the info for Teddy’s blog hop, which was organized by Raz (Friends Furever) and Raz’s gal, Madi (Madi and Mom). Click here to go to Dory’s Backyard, then click on Hoppity Hops on the menu bar and scroll down until you find Teddy’s blog hop. Add the link to your post. We sure hope to see lots of you there.

Now to finish up with Sunday Selfies. To join our hop, use the link below. And to share the hop on your post, snag the code below. If you would please be so kind as to add our badge to your post and/or link back to The Cat on My Head, all the Kitties Blue will be forever grateful.



 Purrs and paw-pats, ginger tabby Cooper Murphy



As I suspected, our house guest is not Charlie. Charlie’s mom, Rachel, and two human brothers came to the house yesterday morning and confirmed it. I feel so sad for them and pray their Charlie finds his way back home.

Not Charlie seems quite content here. He’s been watching lots of bird TV and doing some serious eating and napping. He is a champion at both the dangle and the double dangle.

We will have him scanned for a microchip within the next couple of days. Tom and others continue to share his photos on Facebook. If he does have a loving home, we want to make sure he finds his way back. If not…

Here are a couple of new photos of our guest, ginger tabby, Not Charlie. He is totally adorable, so feel free to squeee!


ginger tabby - Not Charlie


ginger tabby - Not Charlie


We will continue to update everyone as this story unfolds.