St. Patrick’s Day


Caturday Art



Sawyer is decked out in green (and yellow) today in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. I selected a filter from Painnt entitled, Greenify, with the hope of getting something worthy of a St. Patrick’s Day post. I was so pleased with the outcome that I didn’t add any additional effects from Painnt but stuck with the original. The green and yellow border flowers were added with piZap and the frame with Picasa.

I selected this photo of Sawyer on the catio specifically for how “busy” the photo is, hoping this would make for interesting art. And it did.

The “Wearin’ O’ the Green” photo is our entry in Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art blog hop. To join in the fun or view arty submissions from other bloggers, click on her badge.

As promised yesterday, Mauricio is sharing his St. Paddy’s Day limerick from 2015. (If you’d like to see some additional St Patrick’s Day limericks by Kitties Blue, click here.)



Celebrating St. Gertrude

March 17 is also the feast day of another important saint. St. Gertrude of Nivelles, who lived from 621 to 659, is the patron saint of gardeners, travelers, widows, recently deceased people, the sick, the poor and the mentally ill. People call upon St. Gertrude for protection from mice, rats, fever, insanity and mental illness. But first and foremost, St. Gertrude is the patron saint of cats and cat lovers. So while your hoisting a green beer or two today, give a toast to St. Gertrude.

Sunday Selfies: A Birthday and a Remembrance

Tomorrow will be a big day on the Sunday Selfies blog hop. We will be celebrating the seventh birthday of Giulietta and Angel Fiona. This is a day filled with joy and sadness for all the Kitties Blue. We are happy to be celebrating with Giulietta but wish Fiona was still here to enjoy her special day with all of us. In honor of her birthday, Giulietta will be your host for tomorrow’s hop.

Additionally we will be remembering Maggie. Maggie is mommy’s friend, Mary Jane’s, woofie who recently received her wings.

We hope to see lots of you here tomorrow for the birthday celebration and then hope you’ll stick around and join the hop.



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.







Last year for St. Patrick’s Day, Mauricio wrote a limerick that we shared on the blog. If you missed Mau Goes Moo, you can read it here. Mom was going to use it again, but we wanted to collaborate and write a couple of new limericks. We’ve also made collages to wish you all a Happy St. Patrick’s Day and accompany our limericks.


Kitties Blue collaborate to make collages and write limericks.


We’re eight Kitties Blue who like to play
And love to eat treats everyday
But if they’re not turkey,
Or maybe beef jerky,
We’ll turn our heads and run away.


Kitties Blue collaborate to make collages and write limericks.


We’re waiting for a leprechaun
To leave some gold upon our lawn.
You may think that’s funny,
But we need the money.
Our humans we don’t want to pawn.





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p.s. Please mark your calendars so you don’t forget to join us tomorrow for Fiona and Giulietta’s sixth birthday celebration.