by Janet Blue on July 21, 2022

Periwinkle’s Arrival

Anxious for today’s adventure, Periwinkle arrives at Stinky’s house super early. As she tumbles from the teleportation tunnel, she slides across the floor right into the wall. She hollers, “ouch” followed by “fiddlesticks,” before she slaps her paw over her mouth. She knows all the Kitties Blue as well as Dad Tom and Mom Janet are asleep, and she fears she’s awakened them all. Periwinkle is miffed at herself, as she realizes Stinky is always at the tunnel waiting to catch her when she comes tumbling out.  

As Periwinkle is picking herself up and straightening her furs, Lisbeth comes into the foyer. “Hey, what’s going on here? The sun isn’t even up yet!”

Periwinkle explains that she wants to be waiting for Stinky when he gets up so they could have the entire day together. She tells Lisbeth, “I really didn’t intend to make such a noisy entrance!” Before she can say anything else, Cooper Murphy comes wandering into the room, rubbing the sleep out of his eyes. He asks, “What’s all the kerfuffle out here?” before he notices Periwinkle.

Cooper shakes his head, but gives Periwinkle a wink, and asks, “Should I go wake the man of the day?” Periwinkle blushes and nods yes. Cooper Murphy trots off to find Stinky, who is asleep upstairs. As he’s doing that the remainder of the Kitties Blue join Lisbeth and Periwinkle in the foyer. When Sawyer comes down the stairs and sees Periwinkle, he’s totally surprised. He runs up to her and gives a huge paw hug and oodles of whisker kisses, only stopping when Periwinkle starts to giggle.

“Wow, I didn’t expect you so early today. This is terrific,” Stinky tells her. “I didn’t know if you would remember that this is a special day.”

Periwinkle replies, “Of course, I did. How could I forget something so special.” After she replies, Periwinkle gets Cooper Murphy to help her pull a huge banner out of a shopping bag she’s brought from home. As they unroll it, she tells all the Kitties Blue that she and Noelle made it together.

10th Blogoversary

milestone celebrations: cartoon grey tabby cat and ginger tabby cat with balloons and a banner that reads, Congratulations 10th Blogoversary.


When Stinky sees the banner, his smile turns to a frown and all he can say is, “Oh, right! We are celebrating that milestone! I guess it is a pretty big deal; though, I have been a Kitties Blue for less than half the time.”

Misty May, Astrid and Lisbeth begin to hoot and holler and applaud when they see the sign. Being around at the start of The Cat on My Head, they are thrilled to be celebrating such a momentous occasion. Being the actual “cat on my head,” Misty May is proud to report that this is the 2,948th post on the blog. She says, “Frankly I am amazed our mom has stuck with this for so long. She normally has a very short attention span.”

All the Kitties Blue laugh at that, except Stinky. He’s sitting in the corner by himself pouting. When Periwinkle sees him, she asks Cooper Murphy to help her again. She pulls flowers, a cake, treats and another huge banner from her bag. 

1st Anniversary of 2nd Gotcha Day


milestone celebrations: grey cartoon tabby cat with a cake and potted periwinkle plant with balloons and happy anniversary sign.


When Sawyer sees what she has, he runs to Periwinkle and again showers her with whisker kisses. “Oh you are the best girlfriend ever. I really thought you forgot that this is a special day for me!”

Periwinkle presents Stinky with a special cake Cooper Murphy helped her bake. She also gives him a periwinkle plant in a kitty pot as well as two huge containers of treats.

“Stinky, how could I ever forget that one year ago today is when you returned from your three-and-a-half-week, unauthorized walkabout. I will never forget how worried and frightened we all were that we’d never see you again. Nor will I ever forget how hard your mom and dad and I worked to find you. And I will especially never forget how grateful we were to the many people around the world praying for you.”

“I’m sorry I was being selfish and a grump,” Stinky tells her and his fursibs.

Periwinkle hugs him and says, “Even though you were less than nice to your mom when she brought you home, everyone was so happy to see you, and they all forgave you for taking off. So it is a day to celebrate both you, the ten years of your blog and the friendships you’ve made. Besides, if your mom and my mom didn’t have blogs, we never would have met. And, if you had not been found and brought home, your mom would not have been able to keep writing this blog. So, as you can, see both occasions are super important. Are you ready to celebrate both?”

All the Kitties Blue shout in unison, “Come on Stinky, let’s celebrate. Open up those treats Periwinkle brought.” Stinky does just that!


milestone celebrations: spilled treats and grey cartoon tabby cat


“Dive in, everybody. Let’s eat until we hork,” shouts Stinky.

Thankful Thursday

So we are thrilled to have two giant thankfuls today: our blogoversary and the anniversary of Stinky’s homecoming. Additionally we are thankful for Stinky being six weeks seizure free! We would not have made it to ten years without the support and friendship of so many animal lovers and followers from around the world. Surviving the weeks when Stinky was missing with our spirits and hopes for his return intact would have been unfathomable without the support.

Thank you to everyone who visits and is always praying for Stinky and his alter ego, Sawyer.

All Stinky’s fursibs gather with he and Periwinkle in the yard for a final photo to celebrate the day.


milestone celebrations: group photo with two cartoon grey tabby cats and six other cats


After naps on the catio, all the cats gather around Periwinkle to tell her, “thank you” for such a fabulous celebration. She and Stinky spend lots of time paw hugging, whispering and sharing whisker kisses before Periwinkle enters the teleportation tunnel for the trip home. With a final wave and a whoosh Periwinkle departs.

Brian hosts the Thankful Thursday blog hop. Periwinkle, Stinky & Stinky’s fursibs are joining the hop. If you’d like to participate, enter the URL for Brian’s blog in your browser.




{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

meowmeowmans July 23, 2022 at 8:39 pm

Sorry we are late getting here, but happy blogoversary, sweet pals. We are so glad you are here, and grateful that you are our friends!

And happy homecoming gotcha day, Stinky/Sawyer!

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Brian Frum July 21, 2022 at 7:08 pm

Those are such fabulous Thankfuls and we all wish you a Happy Blogoversary and a Happy Anniversary you two! Keep on avoiding those seizures sweet Sawyer. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Ellen J Pilch July 21, 2022 at 7:02 pm

Happy Blogoversary!!! And happy homecoming to Stinky. XO
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Melissa & Mudpie July 21, 2022 at 6:27 pm

Concats on your extra special day!


Marjorie and Toulouse July 21, 2022 at 5:26 pm

We are so proud to know you and to be able to celebrate such a wonderful blog and such fabulous cats!!!


Mary McNeil July 21, 2022 at 4:28 pm

Concatulations ! We hope many more such happy occasions are ahead ! (And good for you for sharing your treats Stinky !)


Sandee July 21, 2022 at 4:01 pm

♪♫Happy Blogoversary to you,♪♫
♪♫Happy Blogoversary to you,♪♫
♪♫Happy Blogoversary Dear Kitties Blue,♪♫
♪♫Happy Blogoversary to you.♪♫

♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you,♪♫
♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you,♪♫
♫♪Happy Gotcha Day Dear Stinky/Sawyer,♪♫
♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you!♪♫

Such a fun day.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches all around, a smooch Cooper Murphy and Sawyer and a big hug to mom. ♥
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Susan from Bucks County Pennsylvania July 21, 2022 at 3:56 pm

What a fun party! You are a great hostess Periwinkle. Happy Anniversaries!
I so enjoy reading about Periwinkle and Stinky’s adventures. Thank you!


BellaDharma an BellaSita Mum July 21, 2022 at 2:57 pm

Happy 10th Blogie-versary Aunty Janet anKittiess Blue!!
Happy Annie-versary to Stinky two!!!
Wee love youss’ all so-o much…..
~~~head rubsss~~~ BellaDharma~~~ an {{{huggiess}}} BellaSita Mum


Zoolatry July 21, 2022 at 10:07 am

Ten Years of grand and glorious fun with a great team of kitties! Thanks for sharing so much with all of us!
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The Island Cats July 21, 2022 at 9:02 am

So much to celebrate! Happy Blogoversary!!
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Eastside Cats Blog July 21, 2022 at 8:56 am

Happy Blogoversary!
A decade…that’s marvelous.
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Eugenia July 21, 2022 at 8:10 am

Happy, 1st 2nd Gotcha Day, Sawyer/Stinky! And Happy 10th Blogoversary and all of you Kitties Blue! Hugs and purrs!
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The Florida Furkids July 21, 2022 at 7:49 am

This was such a fabulous celebration. Mom will never forget the wonderful phone call she got from your Mom telling her you were HOME!!!! ConCats on your Blogoversary and super ConCats on your 1st anniversary of your Second Gotcha Day!!
We’re always happy to hear that Sawyer has gone for a long time without a visit from the seizure monster too.

The Florida Furkids with love and whisker kisses to Sawyer from Noelle and to Stinky from Periwinkle
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Teddy July 21, 2022 at 4:53 am

Well this is indeed a special day with a double celebration! Happy Blogaversary AND Happy HOME AGAIN Sawyer day……both occasions deserve a big pawty and it looks like you all have that well in hand. HIP HIP HOORAY!!!!

Hugs, Teddy (and Mom Pam too!)
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Loulou July 21, 2022 at 2:35 am

WOW, if we ever need a Party Planner, we know where to ask! And congratulations on ten wonderful years of blogging FOR US who love to read you.
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Leah July 21, 2022 at 2:00 am

Happy 10th Blogaversary! Many concatulations! And Happy Anniversary of Stinky’s return! We’re also very glad about six weeks of no seizures! A wonderful day to celebrate for so many reasons!
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The J-Cats July 21, 2022 at 1:27 am

Happy, Happy, HAPPY Furrst 2nd Gotcha Day, Sawyer/Stinky!
And Happy, Happy, HAPPY 10th Blogoversary, Mom Janet and Dad Tom and all of you Kitties Blue!
We are so thankful you are Our Furriends.
Have a Wonderful Day!
Mazal Tov to you all.
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs July 21, 2022 at 12:34 am

Congrats; huge ones, on ten years of blogging!! Wow!
Happy Blogoversary!
And Happy Gotcha Day, Stinky!
And of course same to you Sawyer!

That sure was a pawsome party! That is a sweet periwinkle plant you have, Stinky; now you can have Periwinkle with you anytime you wish!

We love this blog and all of you who write it/star in it/and do so many fun things in your blog…of course the Sunday Selfies are my fave…but Stinky and Periwinkle’s adventures are loads of fun, too.
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