Mau and Allie


Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #97

Sawyer helped with the fill-ins this week. Several of the Kitties Blue volunteered to complete #2, but Sawyer won out as he is the quickest to anger and doesn’t resort to just hissing and displays of stink eye and helicopter ears. He uses all of those but prefers more aggressive displays of anger.

1. When I am nervous, I bounce my legs up and down.

2. Sawyer: When I am angry, I growl, bite and flail my legs. I pretty much do this whenever the humans try to pick me up or hold me.



The stink eye is obvious. That was accompanied by a growl as well.


3. Today, I know for sure that I’m going to very quickly get sick of seeing basketball on the TV.

4. For St. Patrick’s day, I will repost Mau’s St. Paddy’s Day limerick, and Cooper Murphy and Mau will go to Ireland with Cat Scouts.



Cooper Murphy, Allie & Mau – St. Patrick’s Day 2017


Friendly Fill-Ins is a blog hop hosted by Ellen (15 and Meowing) and Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). The intent is to give bloggers the opportunity to learn more about each other.

Ellen and Annie each compose two incomplete sentences for participants to complete. If you’d like to play along, you can find the blank fill-ins on their blogs on Thursday.

The blog hop takes place at McGuffy’s Reader. To join, click on the badge.







Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #91

Friendly Fill-Ins badgeEach Friday we join our friends, Annie (McGuffy’s Reader) and Ellen (15 And Meowing) for their Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop. They each select two sentences for us to complete. I usually fill-in the sentences but this week Mau and the entire gang of Kitties Blue helped with the task. All of us used teal italics for our completions.

If you’d like to participate in Friendly Fill-Ins, Annie and Ellen post them on their websites each Thursday. To join the blog hop, which takes place at McGuffy’s Reader on Fridays, click on the Friendly Fill-Ins badge.

1. Trust must be earned. We have an inside joke at our house: If someone says, “Trust me,” it is a pretty good sign you shouldn’t.

2. Kitties Blue: I We would protest if Mom and Dad brought in another cat to live with us. Eight IS enough!

3. Mau: I have been in love with Allie since our first date. On November 5, 2013, I asked her to be my girlfriend. I asked her to marry me on April 29, 2016. It was on her birthday. We married on July 23, 2016, in a beautiful ceremony at Cat Scouts.


Friendly Fill-Ins

Our Engagement Photo

Friendly Fill-Ins

One of Our Wedding Photos


4. Right now, I am praying that once Cooper Murphy is done with treatment, we have seen the end of the eye “icks,” and that Misty May’s eye ulcer will be improved or gone when she goes to see Dr. Neel this afternoon.

We’ll see you again tomorrow with some Caturday Art.



Cooper Murphy’s Audition for “The Voice”


Cooper Murphy at his The Voice audition.

“‘I ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog.’ No, wait, that can’t be right! I think I need to start over.”

“‘Baby let me be your lovin’ teddy bear/Put a chain around my neck/And lead me anywhere/Oh, let me be/(Oh, let him be)/Your teddy bear. I don’t wanna be a tiger/’Cause tigers play too rough/I don’t wanna be a lion/’Cause lions ain’t the kind you love enough.’ Well, I know that’s just wrong. I give up. Guess I’ll just stand here channeling my inner Elvis and looking handsome.”

Allie & Mau Audition for “So You Think You Can Dance

Allie and I have on our Sandy and Danny Rydell High costumes. Mom said we couldn’t wear the sexy ones, as this is a family blog.

Allie and Mau audition for So, You Think You Can Dance.

We are going to do the jitterbug for our audition.

If you have any doubts about our abilities, here’s our official photo from the 2014 Cat Scout Sock Hop Dance Contest. We didn’t win a trophy, like Astrid and Sampson did, but you’ll have to admit, we have all the right moves.



We’ll let you know how we do on our auditions…well, actually, we are just pretending. The Elvis costume and Sandy and Danny “Grease” costumes were just for this month’s birthday party at Cat Scouts.

And, in all honesty, if any Kitties Blue was to try out for “The Voice,” it would be Mau.


If you had asked us five tears ago to predict if we’d still be posting five years later, we wouldn’t have had a clue. We’d never read a blog, and we had little to no idea what we were doing. Yet here we are today. If you’d like to know why we are still blogging after five years, our reason is YOU. Each and every person who has ever visited or left a comment is the entire reason for our existence.

We have met so many amazing anipals and made friends that are dear to our hearts. So stopping now isn’t an option. We would miss all of you too much.

Many bloggers do a retrospective of the past year on their blogoversary. We will do a mini one, as you know what has happened if you follow us.

  • The low point of our year was the passing of our beloved Fiona on December 1 with Sammy (OneSpoiledCat) following a day later.
  • The high point was Fiona delivering Cooper Murphy to us on January 7.
  • Mau and Allie were married at Cat Scouts on July 23, 2016, and will celebrate their first anniversary on our Sunday Selfies blog hop.
  • We won a few badges that were not Greenies on the Tuesday Teaser, including this week’s First Commenter badge.

  • We enjoyed using our imaginations to create art for Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty‘s Caturday Art blog hop, TwoSpoiledCats Thoroughly Poetic Thursday and the Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by Ellen (15AndMeowing) and Annie (McGuffy’s Reader).
  • Lily Olivia turned 18 and joined the Crotchety Cougars Club.
  • Cooper Murphy became a Cat Scout and joined the Tabby Cat Club.











Now that we have bored you with that rundown, let’s get this party started. We have all kinds of delicious noms and beverages. And Mau baked us a cake in his Cat Scouts Bake Shop.

blogoversary feast

blogoversary feast

blogoversary desserts

blogoversary cocktailsblogoversary champagne

blogoversary cake


If you have any interest in reading our very first post, here it is: “Why the Cat on My Head?” It is super short and has no photos.


To celebrate our blogoversary, we are having a giveaway for some additional loot from the BlogPaws Conference. If you’d like to be entered to win, please leave a comment on this post prior to Monday, July 24, at 5 p.m. ET. The winner will be selected using and announced the following day.

Friendly Fill-Ins

We normally participate in this blog hop each Friday but will postpone our entry until tomorrow and include it with our Caturday Art.

Thank You

We may not have written about Fiona yesterday for our Thoroughly Poetic Thursday post, but a dear friend did. Mom Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs) wrote an adorable poem, entitled, “Fiona the Ferrier,” and did a doodle featuring her. We all hope you click on the link and read it.  Thank you from all of us, including Mom and Dad. This warmed our hearts.

Thanks for being our followers and friends and joining us for our blogoversary party. You rock!

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