Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #111

This week, Kitties Blue have passed on helping with fill-ins, so I’m on my own. They collectively agreed that “treats” should be the fill-in for numbers two through four.

1. Fireworks used to impress me more when I was younger than they do now. In fairness to some great fireworks displays I have seen, those in our city are only mediocre. 

2. My favorite 4th of July picnic food is would be my homemade macaroni salad if we picnicked on the 4th.

3. I begin every day with opening the cat door to the catio, unless Dad Tom does it first.

4. Friendship is the best thing since sliced bread; though, friends probably existed long before anyone thought of slicing bread prior to selling it.


Me and wonderful friend, Pam (Teddy & Angel Sammy’s mom) at lunch yesterday. Photo by David Kimmell

p.s. My new cat ears were a gift from Pam. Aren’t they spectacular!

Friendly Fill-Ins is a blog hop, currently being hosted by Ellen from 15 And Meowing and Lorianne from Four-Legged Furballs. The sentences to fill-in can be found on both blogs each Thursday. The hop takes place at Four-Legged Furballs on Friday. Click on the badge above to go there.

Customizable Cat Sock Giveaway

Today is day four of our special giveaway for ten pairs of cute and comfy, customizable cat socks from

Our second winner has declined their prize, so a new winner was selected using The new winners are Pipo and Mom Ingrid from Meezer’s Mews and Terrieristical Woofs. Congratulations.

Our third winner was selected, from those leaving comments on yesterday’s post. selected Teddy and Mom Pam from Two Spoiled Cats. Now, that’s what I call serendipity!

You still have seven additional opportunities to win by leaving a comment on this post and the following six.

This is a photo of Mom’s socks, featuring Mau. Winners will be able to select pink or blue socks and which of their kitties they’d like to immortalize.

To find out more about the giveaway visit the original post, Toesy Tuesday Giveaway.



Wordless Wednesday


WW and cat sock giveaway.


Wordless Wednesday at Create With Joy

Our Sock Giveaway

Customizable Cat Sock giveaway.If you missed yesterday’s post, then you missed the fact that Kitties Blue are giving away ten pairs of customizable cat socks from To read more about it, click on the PREVIOUS POST link at the bottom of this page.

The first winner is: S. Stewart. I will be sending your personal redemption code to you later today.

To have an opportunity to win a pair, leave a comment on this post and our next eight posts. One pair will be given away each day.

Disclaimer: I received one pair of customizable socks from Our Sock free of charge for the purpose of review. I also received promotional codes to give away ten additional pairs of customizable cat socks to the readers of The Cat on My Head. The opinions of the product presented here are solely my own.


Cooper Murphy - Toesy Tuesday Giveaway


Cooper Murphy does have some pretty sweet toesies. But, sorry, we’re not giving those away. All 32 Kitties Blue toes will be remaining attached.

What we do have for you is the opportunity to win a pair of socks similar to those below.



Do you recognize that handsome face? That’s right, it’s Mauricio!

How would you like to see the face of your kitty on a pair of your very own socks? Of course, you would. If you are a multi-cat family, as we are, your biggest problem will be deciding which of your felines to feature. Dad Tom selected Mau, as his face is distinctive and recognizable.

These cool socks are the creation of a new company, Our Sock, which was started by a Duke University student and his brother. Our sock is a no-minimum sock shop where anyone can buy their own pair of custom socks.

The socks come in blue, as shown, or pink. A polyester blend, necessary for printing, is used for the body of the sock.  The toes, heels and cuffs are hand sewn from cotton for added durability and comfort. The custom cat socks are one-size-fits-most. They stretch enough to fit almost all adult sizes (men and women).

I am wearing my socks right now and can attest to the comfiness. I also find them to be very supportive.


Now for the best news: Our Sock has given Kitties Blue the opportunity to give away ten pairs of custom cat socks to the readers of The Cat on My Head. I will be giving away one pair per day beginning today and for the following nine days. For the opportunity to win a pair for yourself, just leave a comment on this post and the following nine posts. I will be selecting one winner each day using

If you don’t win a pair, here’s the pricing information: One pair of socks is $24.99. Discounted pricing is available for large orders of custom cat socks. For two pairs of socks, the price is $22.50 per pair. (Use the discount code: KITTY2 at checkout.) For more than two pairs of socks, the price is just $17.50 per pair. (Use the promo code: KITTY3 during checkout).

Turnaround time is ten days, but my socks arrived more quickly.

To go to the Our Sock web-site where you can order, click here.

Don’t forget to leave a comment below for the opportunity to win a pair of customizable socks featuring your cat!

Disclaimer: I received one pair of customizable socks from Our Sock free of charge for the purpose of review. I also received promotional codes to give away ten additional pairs of customizable cat socks to the readers of The Cat on My Head. The opinions of the product presented here are solely my own.



Before I show you my selfie, I just want to say how much all the Kitties Blue and our mom have enjoyed seeing all the BlogBlast4Peace posts from yesterday. We still have more blogs to visit and will continue to do so today.

Sunday Selfies: Week #169

I asked Mom to keep things simple this week when she framed my selfie. I agreed to take only one, and I cut off my ear. I thought it better not to gussy up the photo, or I’d be lost in all the froufrou.



Total Cat Mojo Giveaway

Prior to giving you our usual blog hop tips, I have the honor of announcing the winner of our recent giveaway. Drumroll, please! The winners are Mr. Jack Freckles, Pipo and Dalton from Meezer’s Mews & Terrieristical Woofs.

Being a mixed woofie and kitty family, they may be interested in knowing that Jackson Galaxy, the author of Total Cat Mojo has a new T.V. series beginning at 10 p.m., November 11, on Animal Planet. In “Cat vs. Dog,” Galaxy will team up with a certified dog trainer to help families caught in the age-old war of CAT vs. DOG! Click here to see the trailer on Facebook.

Blog Hop

Alrighty then…it’s time to hop. I’ve shown you mine. It is time for you to show us your selfie. Of course, you don’t need to be a cat to join in the fun. All anipals are welcome and encouraged to join the hop.

If you are new to hopping, here are some 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.
  • You do not need to post on Sundays to join.
  • 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.

With purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia


Blog4Peace 2017


Kitties Blue Peace Glob for Blog Blast 4 Peace.


Blog 4 Peace 2016


Each year Kitties Blue pawticipate in the Blog Blast for Peace.



Click here for additional information about Blog4Peace and/or to link your Blog4Peace post.

Caturday Art

Our Peace Globe is our entry in this week’s Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. To find links to other blogs displaying art and/or submit some of you own, click on the badge below.

Total Cat Mojo Giveaway

Your opportunity to win a copy of cat behaviorist and star of Animal Planet’s, My Cat from Hell, Jackson Galaxy’s new book, Total Cat Mojo, ends today at 5 p.m. ET. For a chance to win leave a comment on our review post, Total Cat Mojo Review & Giveaway. The winner will be selected using and announced tomorrow. Entry is open worldwide.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

Another week has flown by. We are looking forward to seeing all your bright, furry faces here tomorrow for the Sunday Selfies blog hop. We currently have no one poised before the camera to snap their selfie and act as your host. But before tomorrow, we are fairly certain mom will have snagged one of us to take a photo. At least, you better hope so. No one wants to look at her.

Until then…

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


Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #78


1. My favorite part of November is pumpkin pie.

2. Every November, I start to panic if I haven’t finished my Christmas shopping.

3. For me, peace is working in the garden when it is quiet outside (no lawnmowers, leaf blowers, weed whackers, chain saws…). I especially loved it when I could take Fiona with me, as it was one of her favorite things to do. (Hope you don’t mind seeing Fiona again today.)


Friendly Fill-Ins #78.


4. So far, my upcoming holiday plans include spending Thanksgiving with two of  Tom’s nephews and their families.

We are joining the Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop hosted by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). You can find the fill-ins for the week each Thursday on both of their blogs.

To join the blog hop, click on the badge above.

Total Cat Mojo Giveaway

If you missed our Monday post, Mom reviewed the new Jackson Galaxy book, Total Cat Mojo. Mom says this is the reference manual all cat guardians or anyone considering adopting a kitty needs at their fingertips. Galaxy addresses every cat behavioral problem he has ever encountered or been questioned about.

One lucky reader will have the opportunity to win their very own copy. Just leave a comment on the review post, Total Cat Mojo Review & Giveaway, prior to 5 p.m. ET tomorrow, November 4. Winner will be selected using and announced on our Sunday Selfies post. Giveaway is open worldwide.

Blog Blast for Peace

Tomorrow is a special day on the internet, in which Kitties Blue always participate. We will do so again this year by creating an artistic peace globe for our entry in the Caturday Art blog hop. We hope all our friends will participate in Blog Blast for Peace as well.


Sparks: Week #4

We are all exhausted from partying yesterday for Me-yowl-o-ween! Most of us are trying to recover from our sugar overload coma. So, it’s a purrfect day for Wordless Wednesday, but we missed the Sparks blog hop on Monday and are going to use a few words and post our inspirational quote for the week.



Once again the photo was taken by Dad Tom. This is the Glade Creek Grist Mill, Babcock State Park, West Virginia. We think it is a great complement to the John Muir quote.

This is a blog hop established and hosted by our friend, Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). In starting this hop, Annie said, “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!”

To join the hop, which remains open through Friday, click on the badge above.

Total Cat Mojo Giveaway

If you missed our Monday post, Mom reviewed the new Jackson Galaxy book, Total Cat Mojo. Mom says this is the reference manual all cat guardians or anyone considering adopting a kitty needs at their fingertips. Galaxy addresses every cat behavioral problem he has ever encountered or been questioned about.

One lucky reader will have the opportunity to win their very own copy. Just leave a comment on the review post, Total Cat Mojo Review & Giveaway, for a chance to win. Winner will be selected using Giveaway is open worldwide.

That turned into more than a few words…sorry!

We’ll be back tomorrow with a new poem for Teddy and angel Sammy’s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday.

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




We’ll be partying with angel Sammy and Teddy today at Two Spoiled Cats. Mau and Teddy will be enjoying Halloween at Cat Scouts as well. And Lily Olivia will be hanging out with her gal pals at Crotchety Cougars.

Even though we’ll be out and about, Mom has promised to keep the snack table well stocked all day for anyone who pops in to visit. And Mau baked an endless supply of candy cakes.

Enjoy, but try not to hork on the carpet. We’ll do that when we get home!




If you missed yesterday’s post, Kitties Blue is giving away a copy of Jackson Galaxy’s new book, Total Cat Mojo. This is a must read for anyone who shares their home with a cat or is considering adoption. By clicking on the link to yesterday’s post at the bottom of this page, you can read my review and leave a comment for the opportunity to win a copy. Giveaway is open Worldwide. will be used to select the winner.




Total Cat Mojo by Jackson GalaxyBook Review

I am an unabashed fan of Jackson Galaxy, as I am certain most of you know. So when I was asked if I wanted to review his new book, Total Cat Mojo, I immediately said, “Yes, please.”n

If your cat had come with a instruction manual, this book would be it. As the book’s subtitle (The Ultimate Guide to Life with Your Cat) suggests, Total Cat Mojo is a must read reference book for all cat guardians and anyone thinking of adopting for the first time.

Let’s start with defining Cat Mojo. According to Galaxy mojo is: “the confidence that cats exhibit when they are at ease in their environment an in touch with their natural instincts—to hunt, catch, kill, eat, groom, and sleep.”

Galaxy says in the book’s introduction, “My primary occupation through these years actually has not been about solving cat issues but about teaching you how to find, cultivate, and hold onto mojo.”

Galaxy’s packed everything he has learned since his first days working at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley (Colorado) in the early nineties to being the star of the Animal Planet television program, My Cat from Hell, into this 365-page book.

He starts by describing what he calls “The Raw Cat.” The Raw Cat is another cat (little changed from ancient times) living inside your cat. This “ancestral twin” of your cat “sends constant transmissions to your companion about the urgency of securing territory, hunting, killing, eating, and staying ever alert, because just as cats hunt, they are also being hunted.” It is in understanding your cat’s instinctual behaviors that you will be able to eliminate the actions that are keeping your cat from attaining total cat mojo.

Territorial issues, litter box problems, aggression, anxiety, new pet/family member introductions…absolutely any question you might have with regard to these and other issues, are addressed in Total Cat Mojo. If you need help with your cat, you cannot find a better authority than Jackson Galaxy. He gives you all the tools you’ll need to have a happy and confident cat…filled with mojo!

Both an extensive table of contents and index will let you easily find the issues with which you might need help. Regardless, I suggest you read the entire book before putting it on the shelf as your go-to cat reference handbook.

Total Cat Mojo was written with Mikel Delgado, co-owner of Feline Minds, a San Francisco Bay area based cat behavior consulting business. It also is sprinkled throughout with delightful illustrations by Bobby Rock.

Book Tour

In conjunction with tomorrow’s release of Total Cat Mojo, Galaxy will be visiting book stores across America from November 1 through 18. Here’s the schedule:

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – Nov. 1, 2017 • 7:00pm •  get tickets
hosted by Rainy Day Books at the Turner Hall Ballroom

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – Nov. 2, 2017 • 7:00pm •  get tickets
hosted by Left Bank Books at The Ethical Society of St. Louis

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – Nov. 3, 2017 • 7:00pm •  get tickets
hosted by Rainy Day Books at Unity Temple on The Plaza Sanctuary

TEMPE, ARIZONA – Nov. 5, 2017 •  get tickets
• NEW TIME: 3:30pm
• NEW VENUE: Dobson High School auditorium, hosted by Changing Hands Bookstore

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Nov. 7, 2017 • 7:00pm •  get tickets
hosted by The Strand at The Strand (3rd floor)

HUNTINGTON (LONG ISLAND), NEW YORK – Nov. 8, 2017 • 7:00pm •  more info
hosted by Book Revue

WASHINGTON, DC – Nov. 10, 2017 • 7:00pm •  get tickets
hosted by Politics and Prose at the Wharf

MARIETTA, GEORGIA – Nov. 12, 2017 • 7:00pm •  get tickets
hosted by A Cappella Books of Atlanta at The Mansour Center

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Nov. 15, 2017 • 7:00pm •  get tickets
hosted by Book People

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – Nov. 17, 2017 • 7:00pm •  get tickets
hosted by University Bookstore at University Temple Methodist

BEAVERTON, OREGON – Nov. 18, 2017 • 2:00pm • more info at
hosted by Powell’s Cedar Hills Crossing

Please Note: Some of these venues may

  • require that you purchase a book from the venue to attend the event
  • not allow previously purchased books, or books purchased elsewhere, at their event
  • have limited capacity
  • require tickets
  • not allow cats or pets in the venue


I have one copy of Total Cat Mojo to give away to a reader. For the opportunity to win, leave a comment here prior to 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 4. will be used to select the winner. We’ll announce the name of that person on next Sunday’s Selfie post. The giveaway is open to all readers worldwide.

Disclaimer: I received from Penguin Random House one uncorrected proof of Total Cat Mojo for the purpose of review and one copy of the published book to give away. This was in exchange for my fair and honest review. I received no additional compensation.



Birthday Gifts

I am the luckiest lady kitty in the world. I have the most wonderful and thoughtful boyfriend. Oh yes, and he is handsome too.

The day before Astrid’s and my birthday, we received a box addressed to Kitties Blue. I immediately recognized the return address; though, the name was omitted. I was anxious to open it, but Mom made us wait. It was worth it. Charles’ talented mom, Inge, made some of the gifts. There was something for me, Astrid, Mau and Mom, as well as some treats and toys to share.

Here are some photos. The first two are of me admiring my new star blanket, in my favorite colors, while Cooper Murphy looks on. Isn’t it totally gorgeous?


Lisbeth checks out birthday gift from Charles.

Lisbeth and birthday blanket from Charles.


Astrid got her very own birthday gift as well—an owl kicker with a feathered tail. Here she is checking it out.


Astrid checks out birthday gift from Charles.


This next photo is of Mau in his new hat. It has bakery confections on top, including a cupcake with a cherry on top. He was not really happy wearing it, but Mom says he better get used to it. She thinks he looks adorable.


Mau sporting his baker's cap from Charles.


Mom’s gift was a really cute dishtowel.

Giveaway Winners

I also get to announce the winner of Astrid’s and my birthday giveaway as well as the winner of the giveaway for the book, The Book of the Cat: Cats in Art. That winner, selected by, is Stephanie B.

The winner of BlogPaws swag and The Cat on My Head goodies from our birthday giveaway is our friend, Annabelle, from Manx MNews. She too was selected by

Mom will be contacting each of you for your mailing address.

That’s all I have to say, except to send a final thank you to Charles and Mom Inge as well as all my love to Charles.

Purrs and paw-pats, Lisbeth