Straw Hat Day


Sunday Selfies: Week #92

Straw Hat and Chocolate Chip Day with Lisbeth


I finally took a really great selfie, and then Mom totally messed it up. Just because it is Straw Hat Day and Chocolate Chip Day, I don’t think that gives her the right to tinker with my purrfectly posed and gorgeous photo. At least she didn’t put those chocolate chips on my hat, which was her initial intent.

Straw Hat and Chocolate Chip Day with LisbethSince I have complained, Mom said I could share this small version of my unadulterated selfie. Don’t you think I am much  prettier in this selfie? I certainly hope Charles does.

This is our Sunday Selfies Blog Hop. I sure hope you’ll decide to join us. Please don’t feel obligated to wear a straw hat, either real or virtual. Nothing wrong with a little virtual chocolate in your whiskers, though.

Cat4-001The link to add your selfie to the hop is below as is the code to include the hop on your blog. If you do this, would you please be so kind as to link back to The Cat on My Head and/or display our badge.

If you do join the hop, take a few minutes to visit and comment on the posts of some of the other participants. You just might make a great friend.

Purrs and paw-pates, Lisbeth with kisses and love for my sweet Charles




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We ladies of Kitties Blue are all gussied up for Straw Hat Day. We’ve been having lots of sunshine lately so these lovely hats will protect us from getting bad sunburns.* Plus, we think we all look extraordinarily pretty.

If you are wondering where Mauricio has gotten off to, you can see him below with the love of his life Allie (Friends Furever). They are the caretakers of the new Catnip Greenhouse, provided by Troop Leader Sammy (onespoiledcat), for the Cat Scouts Worldwide Wildcats. This afternoon will be the grand opening party for the greenhouse. Scouts will be bringing catnip plants for the greenhouse. Allie and Mau have dressed for the occasion, with appropriate straw hats.


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If you are not a member of Cat Scouts, you are missing out on oodles of fun and special activities. Click on the link above to check out their web-site.

We’ll see you tomorrow for Athena and Marie’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. And don’t forget we will be having another guest host for our Sunday Selfies Blog Hop. You’ll want to come by and see who it is and enter your own selfie.

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

*  If your cats go outside and enjoy lying in the sun, you should put sunscreen on their ears and nose, especially if your cat has white ears and a pink nose. These areas are easily sunburned (solar dermatitis) and your kitty can develop skin cancer (squamous cell carcinoma).





Straw Hat Day marks the point in the year when you should put away your day-to-day felt hats (until the Felt Hat Day on September 15th) and start to wear a straw hat to keep cool.

We don’t know why humans celebrate this day. Hardly any of them even wear hats anymore. Do baseball caps count? Lots and lots of people (even our dad) wear those. I don’t think any of them ever put those away.

No matter, the mom thinks we should all don straw hats today and cavort in the grass. As she is still in the process of recovering from that scorpion sting, we decided to cut her an itty-bitty amount of slack and pose for this photo.


Now that y’all have seen us, we’re taking these things off and turning them into chew toys. If your human has shamed you in this same way, we hope you follow our lead.


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