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The Cat On My Head by Janet Blue - 20h ago

Thankful Thursday

We are starting today with our thankfuls. Our dad asked us to let everyone know how much he appreciated your birthday wishes yesterday. He truly is a great dad, and we are blessed to have him in our lives.

Our second thankful is what our mom calls a silver lining thankful. Sawyer had a grand mal seizure at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. Though he’d had a few smallish focal seizures, it had been one month and one day since his last severe seizure. The good news (silver lining) is that the seizure ceased naturally after just a few minutes. Mom was ready with the valium but didn’t need to use it.

Mau and Cooper Murphy are thankful for completing the requirements at Cat Scouts to earn their Stormy Weather merit badge. After attending class and watching a video about storms, they wrote a report about ice storms and passed their quiz with a grade of 90 percent. They highly recommend Cat Scouts for its opportunities to learn, serve and have a heck of a good time.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by everyone’s friend, Brian. To join in, click on his badge.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Each week our friends, Teddy and Angel Sammy (Two Spoiled Cats), host a poetry challenge based on a photo they have selected to serve as inspiration for our poems. Today’s photo is actually an oil painting by Norman Rockwell, entitled, “First Signs of Spring.”

Though our mom didn’t write much of a poem, it does speak to spring, which unfortunately is still a month away.

Awaiting Spring

Our daffodils are coming up,
But today they’re covered with snow.
When the flowers will appear,
It is impossible to know.

© Janet Buickerood Blue 02/20/2019

She claims the measly four lines say everything they need to say. Hmmph! Anyhoo, if you’d like to read Sammy’s poem, which we know will be terrific, click on the poetry badge. You also will find links in the comment section to poems from your fellow bloggers.

Until tomorrow…

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

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Wordless Wednesday


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The Cat On My Head by Janet Blue - 4d ago

Sparks

With this being President’s Day, I wanted my Spark to be a quote from a past president. After searching through the “famous” quotes of many past presidents, I decided on this one from FDR. I thought those of you who read this blog could relate to it.

For cats, like Cooper Murphy and Lisbeth, scoring a box to sit in or on equals both achievement and happiness, so they volunteered to deliver today’s Spark to you.

I am going to try and remind myself of this Spark on days when I absolutely do not feel like writing anything or posting.

Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend, Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). Annie has been taking a “break” from blogging, so there is no hop. Unfortunately, during this break, Annie has been the victim of a hacker. This has continued to keep her off-line and caused her much distress. Kitties Blue and I ask for your continued prayers for Annie and her family as they try to reconcile this mess and get their lives back to normal.

Many of us still continue to post a Spark on Monday, as we believe in Annie’s vision: “I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world!”

Awww Mondays

Cooper Murphy and Lisbeth also are joining the blog hop over at Comedy Plus. Click on the badge below to go there.

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Sunday Selfies: Week #236

Most of my fursibs were here for Valentine’s Day, and Misty May had an early Valentine on Wordless Wednesday. So I decided it was my turn to make an appearance in a selfie. I apologize for getting a bit too close to the phone. It does, however, let you see my pretty eyes. Hope that’s okay.

Blog Hopping

I am looking forward to seeing lots and lots of you here to hop with us. If you need any help with hopping, here are those tips we are forced by Mom to print every week.

  • The link to add your selfie to the hop is below.
  • You also will find below the code to use if you’d like the hop to appear on your blog.
  • Posting on Sundays is not necessary to join.
  • You do not need to be a cat to enter. All anipals are welcome regardless of species.
  • The hop remains open for entries through Thursday midnight.
  • Please be so kind as to display our badge and/or link to The Cat on My Head.
  • Take the opportunity to visit some of the other hop-alongs and make some new friends or reconnect with some old ones.

Thanks for hopping over to see us. Have a terrific Easy Sunday.

Purrs and paw-pats, Calista Jo



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The Cat On My Head by Janet Blue - 6d ago

Caturday Art

I am finding it harder and harder each week to create some unique art that pleases me. This week was a particular struggle. After some false starts, I ended up using piZap and Picasa and am relatively satisfied.

These are my strange bedfellows—Cooper Murphy and Calista Jo. Cooper had taken over C.J.’s spot at the foot of the bed, so C.J. pushed herself up against his back in order to regain a small portion of the prime real estate. Bedroom photos taken at night are usually fuzzy due to low light, so they are good candidates for art.

In piZap I started with the Flower Power effect and then added the Disco effect at about 30 percent. Neither of these effects show up very well here, for which I apologize. I added a vignette and border using Picasa.

Cooper and Calista are entering their art in the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. If you’d like to join or check out the art created by your fellow bloggers, click on Athena’s badge.

Sunday Selfies Early Warning

This is your regular Saturday head’s up for tomorrow’s Sunday Selfies blog hop. If you get your selfie done now, you will have the entire day Sunday to enjoy a nice easy. I have no prediction as to which of the Kitties Blue will show up to be your host, so you’ll need to check back tomorrow to find out. We always look forward to seeing you on Sunday, so we hope you’ll join us tomorrow.

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Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #144

This is another blog hop Kitties Blue and I enjoy joining each week. It is hosted by Ellen from 15 And Meowing and Lorianne from Four-Legged Furballs. Each Thursday they post four sentences to be completed and posted on Friday. This is an easy and fun way to learn a bit more about your blogging friends, so give it a try if you haven’t in the past. You can find the link for joining the hop, by clicking on the badge at the left.

Kitties Blue left me to my own devices to complete the fill-ins this week. My completions are in teal italics.

1. If it wasn’t for this blog, the kitties and I wouldn’t have so many wonderful friends.

2. I used to worry about everything before my sister and aunt told me that if whatever I was worrying about wasn’t under my control, I was wasting my time. 

3. E-mail is my preferred method of communication, as so many of my friends do not live close by.

4. You can’t buy anything worth having, i.e., love, happiness, friendship, peace of mind.

Feline Friday

In order to join the Feline Friday blog hop at Comedy Plus, Sawyer volunteered to drop in and say, “hi!”

If you’d like to join in the hop, click on the badge below.

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Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Before getting to the Valentines we are sending, we are letting Mom post the poem she wrote for Teddy and Angel Sammy’s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday.

This is the inspiration photo provided. Mom’s poem is below it.

Mothers & Daughters

Love between mother and child—
A special gift they give each other.
Their bond unbreakable; though,
Changing as each grows older.
My mother lived until I was 16.
I often wonder what our relationship
Might have been today at 69 and 98.
I envy friends who have their mothers;
Even if, their relationship isn’t perfect.
I know love grows beneath it and
Can be rekindled and nurtured.

© Janet Buickerood Blue 02/13/2019

If you’d like to participate in Thoroughly Poetic Thursday, check out the post each Thursday at Two Spoiled Cats. You will find the inspiration photo for a poem to be posted on your blog the following Thursday. Angel Sammy writes a poem each week and sends it to Teddy from the Rainbow Bridge. To read it and find links to other poems in the Comment section, click on the badge at the left.

Thankful Thursday

Now it’s time for those Valentines. We are posting them as part of the Thankful Thursday blog hop hosted by Brian. We all are grateful to have love in our lives from our humans who care for us. Some of us also are thankful for the love and “like” of other kitties. Not all of us have a Valentine, and Misty May posted hers yesterday. Here are the others.

Sawyer received his very first Valentine from Allie’s little sisfur, Noelle (Friends Furever). He was stunned and delighted and, of course, wanted to reciprocate.

Cooper Murphy is quite smitten with one of his Cat Scout friends, Tyebe (Canadian Cats). They attended the Cat Scouts Super Bowl Party as friends, and will be attending today’s Cat Scouts Valentine’s Day Party together. Her mom thinks Tyebe is too young to date, but is allowing Tyebe and Cooper Murphy to attend events together as friends.

Wishing everyone a day of love.

To join the blog hop at Brian’s Home, click on the badge below.

Purrs & paw-pats, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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World Wednesday

A certain man cat has permission to kiss my tummy.

The post MISTY MAY’S SUNPUDDLE VALENTINE appeared first on The Cat On My Head.

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Sparks

With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, I thought a romantic Spark would be nice. And there is no more romantic cat among the Kitties Blue than the one-and-only, scene-stealer, Mau. So for the third day in a row, here he is with a Spark that is very special to Dad Tom and me.

Mau is snoozing on a blanket from his beautiful wife, Allie, while dreaming of her. He spends many hours each day doing this.

Now, a bit more about this Spark. The two lines are lyrics from a popular song, entitled, “Believe Me, if All Those Endearing Young Charms.” The song was written in 1808 by Irish poet, Thomas Moore.

These lines are important to the kitties’ dad and me as we used Moore’s song in 1973 as part of our wedding vows. I have included the entire song below.

The first line of the Spark has become so important and meaningful to us through the years, that it is engraved on our headstone…yes, we already have one in place in the nearby cemetery. Can’t get much more romantic than that.

Here is the entire song, as originally published, for those unfamiliar with it.

Believe Me, if All Those Endearing Young Charms

I.
BELIEVE me, if all those endearing young charms,
Which I gaze on so fondly to-day,
Were to change by to-morrow, and flee from my arms
Like fairy-gifts, fading away!
Thou wouldst still be ador’d as this moment thou art,
Let thy loveliness fade as it will;
And, around the dear ruin, each wish of my heart
Would entwine itself verdantly still!
II.
It is not while beauty and youth are thine own,
And thy cheeks unprofan’d by a tear,
That the fervour and faith of a love can be known,
To which time will but make thee more dear!
No! the heart that has truly lov’d, never forgets,
But as truly loves on to the close;
As the sun-flower turns on her god, when he sets,
The same look which she turn’d when he rose!

Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend, Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). Annie has been taking a “break” from blogging, so there is no hop. Unfortunately, during this break, Annie has been the victim of a hacker. This has continued to keep her off-line and caused her much distress. Kitties Blue and I ask for your continued prayers for Annie and her family as they try to reconcile this mess and get their lives back to normal.

Many of us still continue to post a Spark on Monday, as we believe in Annie’s vision: “I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world!”

Awww Mondays

Mau also is joining the blog hop over at Comedy Plus. Click on their badge to go there.

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Sunday Selfies: Week #235

I hope you don’t mind seeing me two weeks in a row as your host for Sunday Selfies. My beautiful wife Allie (Friends Furever) probably will not be disappointed, especially as this is a Valentine for her. I love her with all my heart!

If I am being honest, some of my fursibs wanted to do the selfie today, but when they tried, they botched their photos. So here I am hoping lots of you will join me with a Valentine-themed selfie or just a regular one.

Blog Hop

Here are the tips for hopping with us our mom always wants us to post. If you’re a regular, you can just skip right over this. The link to add your selfie to the hop is below.

  • The link to add your selfie to the hop is below.
  • You also will find below the code to use if you’d like the hop to appear on your blog.
  • Posting on Sundays is not necessary to join.
  • You do not need to be a cat to enter. All anipals are welcome regardless of species.
  • The hop remains open for entries through Thursday midnight.
  • Please be so kind as to display our badge and/or link to The Cat on My Head.
  • Take the opportunity to visit some of the other hop-alongs and make some new friends or reconnect with some old ones.

Thanks for hopping over to see us. Have a terrific Easy Sunday.

Purrs and paw-pats, Mau



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