Tuxie Tuesday with Misty May

When I heard the petretary planned to use these photos of Dad Tom and me for Wordless Wednesday, I had to protest. I never get to write anything here on our blog. She did tell me that if I posted these today, she would have to get wordy for WW. All I had to say was, “boo hoo, poor you!” She should be grateful I am giving her an extra day to write whatever drivel she was planning.

Anyhoo, if you are regular readers, you know that I AM The Cat on My Head, as I sleep on Mom’s pillow or her face. I guess that means I am represented here everyday. But being a static graphic isn’t the same as getting to write to all of you. If petretary had given me the credit I deserve, she would have named our blog, Misty May on My Head. Much catchier, don’t you think? If you all tell her in comments that you think that is a much better name, maybe she will change it. Paws crossed!

She also should be grateful that I am the one sleeping on her head. If I wasn’t, C.J. might try to take that spot, and she is twice my size!

Anyhoo, number two—and again if you are regular readers—you know that I may sleep on the petretary’s head, but I am a daddy’s girl. Before he goes to sleep, I am all over him. He radiates heat like a bonfire, making him the purrfect spot for a nap.

After all this preamble, I bet you are anxious to see the photos. The petretary took them so they stink, especially the second one. Nonetheless, I think you’ll find them amusing. (Cursor over the photo to see what I had to say to Dad.)


Tuxie Tuesday with Misty May


I had to promise to write a reminder about our giveaway as a condition of getting to write this post. MOUSES!

Giveaway Reminder

We are giving away a really wonderful product: the KittyRoo sweatshirt. It offers a warm and snuggly pouch for kitty or a small puppy. The petretary claims this hoodie (with cat ears) is luxuriously soft and comfy. She feels as if she has on her P.J.s when she’s wearing it. To read our original review and see some photos, click here. To win a sweatshirt for you and your human, leave a comment on the KittyRoo post prior to 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 6.

That’s all I have to say. I don’t want to bore you. I’ll leave that to petretary on our Wordy Wednesday post!

Purrs and paw-pats, Misty May




Tuesday Doozy of a Snoozy

Dear Friends,

I have returned today to say thanks on behalf of Mom, Dad and myself for all your kind words, love, purrs, prayers and suggestions as we deal with my CKD.

In the past few months many of you have asked if I am getting a phosphorous binder. Yes. I have been since I was diagnosed. Mom, however, is changing to a different one as she recently read that I should not take one with magnesium. The one I have been taking does contain magnesium, so I’ll be starting on one without as soon as it arrives.

Mom has also ordered the Astro’s Oil. Dezi’s and Raena’s Mom, Audra, suggested. After reading about it, Mom has decided to give it a try.

Though my numbers are really quite bad, I haven’t been displaying the symptoms of CKD. I do not have bad breath, and I have not been throwing up. And though I was looking down in my selfie photo, I do not have a droopy head. I do not play like I used to, I whine a lot for attention and treats. I also sleep more. In my defense, it has been too stinking HOT to want to do anything else.

The photos I am sharing today are ones of me having a couple of snoozies in my dad’s lap. He is a great comfort to me when I am getting my fluids and medicines, and I am gravitating to him more and more.


Fiona snoozing in her dad's lap says thanks..


Once again, please accept my sincere thanks for all your kindness and love. I’ll be keeping you posted on how I am doing.

In the meantime, please join us tomorrow for the fifth birthdays of Astrid and Lisbeth.

Purrs and paw-pats, Fiona the Feisty Fighter


Sunday Selfies: Week #97

Welcome to our special Father’s Day edition of our Sunday Selfies Blog Hop. Today we our featuring the most meowvolous cat dad on the planet. He’s a litter box scooper extraordinaire, a faithful bird feeder filler, and bestests of all, a great cuddler. We want to honor him today with this post and let him know how much we love him.

We are allowing the baby of the family, Calista Jo, to share the spotlight with Dad Tom. There was a bit of squabbling as to who would get this special opportunity, but Mom put a stop to that pretty quickly. She let us know that tomorrow is C.J.’s birthday, and she would get that privilege. Even if we don’t like that very much, we do understand.

Calista Jo will be four-years-old tomorrow. We will have a bit of a blog party, so we hope you’ll join us again tomorrow.

Without further rambling, here’s the photo of C.J. with our dad. Mom had to help as Dad was holding Calista.




So, now it is your turn to share your selfie, one of your dad or a photo of the two of you together. We realize some of you don’t have a dad, so please share your photo with anyone you consider a dad (if you’d like). As always, no requirements. Just have fun with it!

Cat4-001The link to add your selfie is below as is the code to include the hop on your blog. It would make our mom super happy if you would display our badge and/or link back to The Cat on My Head.

If you have any difficulty adding the link to your post, leave us a comment, and Mom will enter it for you.

We know you all will be doing fun things with your dad today. However, maybe during the upcoming week, you can visit at least some of the other hoppers. We have been getting one or more new entrants each Sunday, and it would be nice if we could give them some support.

Wising all the dads, especially ours, a Happy Father’s Day filled with lots of love and family time.

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



Caturday Art

When creating today’s “art,” I couldn’t decide which of the three renditions of Misty May I wanted to use. I liked them all. I did these about a week ago, and I think I created them completely in Picasa beginning with the pencil sketch.


Pencil Sketch of Misty MayMisty May - Phase 2Misty May - Phase 3


Misty May on Desk-002Misty May’s dad took the original photo when she was on the desk in the vestibule. She was waiting her turn at the Annual Round-Up. I just cropped it down to a head-shot for use on this post. By the way, Misty May wanted me to tell you that her Senior Panel blood work came back with all test values within the normal range.

The pencil sketch is our entry in Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. To see additional entries or submit one of your own, click on her edge.

The Confessional

I had no idea that yesterday’s post about horking would bring so many confessions from our kitty pals with reference to their antics in that area. Guess our saying, “A day without throw-up is a day without cats,” is more appropriate than we ever knew. Too bad there isn’t a way to make money from that yucky stuff.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

I think our Sunday Selfies Blog Hop will feature a guest host tomorrow. The kitties dad went to the country a few days ago with his photo club. Some of the animals he saw begged to do selfies, so I have a couple of excellent candidates.

We’ve had a great turnout on the blog hop the past couple of weeks, which makes Kitties Blue very happy. They really hope to see lots of friends (old and new) again this weekend. Remember all anipals are welcome. If you want to include your human in the selfie, they are an animal so go right ahead. See you then.


Today is Love Your Pet Day, and we know we are loved. So instead of celebrating that special occasion, we are celebrating another just as impawtant one. As you can see from the title, today is our dad’s birthday. So we made a post just for him so we could show him how much we love him.




Happy Birthday Dad


We also wrote a little song for him with the help of the music from The Brady Bunch television show. Sing along if you like.

Here’s the story, of a man named Blue,
Who was busy with eight cats at his home.
There were eight girls plus two guys together,
So no one ever had to be alone.

Then one day this man had his birthday,
And the kitties planned a party and some lunch.
They shouted Happy Birthday to their daddy,
And brought him lots of kisses in a bunch.

The kisses bunch,
The kisses bunch,
Happy Birthday Daddy, here’s a great big kisses bunch.


We love you dad and thank you for taking such good care of us. We wish you the bestest birthday ever and many, many more. And don’t worry…we promise not to tell anybody how old you are!

This is our unconventional entry in the Caturday Art Blog Hop hosted by Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty and Mom Marie. If you’d like to join in the fun, create some art of your own, click on their badge and enter the link to your creation and blog.

Cat4-001Tomorrow is our weekly blog hop: Sunday Selfies. We’ll be right here and one of the stunning Kitties Blue will be your host. No decision yet as to who that might be, so please come back then to see.

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




I was tagged by Annie from McGuffy’s Reader to participate in the Three Day Quote Challenge. Yesterday I presented my first quote, and you can read that post here.

Today I am sharing my second quote in the Three Day Quote Challenge. Each of the quotes I have selected are from Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha). Here’s my second quote:

“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

I selected this quote as Tom and I had a candle ceremony as part of our wedding ceremony. Like all couples, we have had our ups and downs through the years. In the 42 1/2 years that we have been married, however, I believe that we have  mostly been happy. That happiness has come from supporting, loving and caring for each other. And I do know that when Tom is happy, I feel happy as well. Just as with a smile being contagious, happiness breeds happiness!

The rules of the challenge are simple. They are as follows:

1.  Post for three consecutive days.
2.  Choose and share one or three quotes each day.
3.  Challenge three additional bloggers each day.

Today I am selecting:

Of course, If any of you do not wish to participate, please don’t feel obligated.

I’ll be posting my third quote on Thursday as tomorrow is Wordless Wednesday.


After sharing a photo from Mom’s Christmas in 1951, we thought we should give equal time to our dad. His photo is from two years earlier than Mom’s. He is about the same age as she was in her photo: 2 3/4 years old.


Dad Tom's Christmas 1949


That’s Dad in the fire engine and hat. He was a cutie, but check out those ears! Standing behind him are his brother Bill (Wow, those ears must run in the family.) and sister Bonnie. He was the baby in the family and was called Tommy.

Unlike our mom’s black and white photo from 1951, this is in color as Dad Blue shot slides instead of photos.

Like Mom’s Christmas stocking from the 1951 photo that now hangs from our mantle, the clock on the mantle in this photo is on a cabinet in our living room.

The holidays are all about family, love and traditions. Our humans were fortunate to have all of those things as they were growing up. And they now have items in our home that help them remember even without family around.

Well, of course, we are their family now, and we do our best to help them establish new traditions and memories.

Wishing everyone a happy holiday season filled with family, love and memorable traditions.

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




Daddy’s Home

After nearly three weeks away, Kitties Blue dad has returned from the World University Games in Korea. Seven of the gang came to greet him in the foyer when he arrived. Lisbeth was the holdout. After getting only about six hours of sleep in the past 48 hours, he was quick to turn in for the night. No one could be happier than Daddy’s Girl, Misty May. It took her no time to take up her rightful place atop him.


Daddy's Girl

Daddy's Girl


Now that looks like a satisfied cat. She’ll be back on my head when the lights go out, but until then she’s a happy camper!

And her daddy is happy to be home with her and all his other kitties. He didn’t see even one cat while he was in Korea. I’d really hoped to have some photos of Korean kitties to share with you on the blog. Since I don’t have that, here’s a photo of the kitties’ daddy in his official garb for the games.


Daddy's Girl


That’s Dad Tom in the center with the two referees from the USA: Kevin Wendelboe (left) and Brian Hemelgarn (right). They are all looking pretty in pink.

Kitties Blue are not the only ones who are happy to have Dad Tom home. I’ll be so grateful to have help with all the cat-related jobs: scooping litter boxes, feeding, filling the bird feeders and letting the gang out and in and out and in and out…well you get the idea!




We had nothing for you today…nada, nichts, rien, nic nie, ingenting, 아무것도! Well, you get the idea.

So mom decided we should share a photo from about six weeks ago when our dad went to Detroit for the USA Volleyball Championships. She thinks it will be a good set up to share other volleyball photos with you in the next two weeks.

We know you are wondering why she would do that. After all, this is a cat blog. Yep, it is, but our Cat Dad is in South Korea for the volleyball competition at the World University Games, and she knows she will need to share some photos of him. And maybe Dad will find some Korean cats to share with us as well! He and Mom are always on the lookout for kitties when they travel out of town or out of the country.

Here’s Dad with some feline friends—the purrfect match volley cats.


volley cats


So that’s it for today. We’ll see if we can do better tomorrow with something related to us, the irrepressible and fascinating Kitties Blue.

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