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The Cat On My Head by Janet Blue - 14h ago

Sparks

Some days it is difficult to have a positive attitude, but I try not to complain and always believe in silver linings.

This is another of Dad Tom’s photos. In fact, I used it in its original form for a Spark in June. This version was “artified” using the Phoenix effect from Picas.

In case you are not a sports fan and thus unfamiliar with Wade Boggs, here’s a little information. Wade Anthony Boggs is a former American professional baseball player (third baseman). His career lasted 18 years. He played primarily for the Boston Red Sox but also for the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Devil Rays. While with the Yankees, Boggs won the 1996 World Series against the Atlanta Braves. He was with the Devil Rays when he reached 3,000 hits. You can learn more about him here.

Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend, Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). Annie is taking a “break” from blogging, so there is no hop. 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!”

I am also joining the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. I think this butterfly and art deserve an “awww.” Click on their badge to join.

Comments…Thank You

Kitties Blue and I are grateful to all of you on Blogger who have changed your Comments Settings so we are able to comment on your blogs. If you find this change ends up causing trouble for you, please let us know.

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Sunday Selfies: Week #218

It would appear as if one of our selfie participants today was less than willing to participate. But actually, Mau is just miffed at Astrid for trying to cram into Dad Tom’s lap with him. She loves Mau and will take any opportunity to get close to him.

When I suggested a selfie, Astrid, was all ready to go, but Mau preferred to sulk. Sorry, Allie!

Blog Hop

Now it’s time to share your selfie and hop with us. Here are those hopping tips that we post each 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.
Comments

I am just going to mention this one last time. If you are using Blogger as the platform for your blog, and your Comments setting is “embedded,” we can no longer comment on your posts. If you want to check out what setting you have, go to Settings › Posts and Comments. Under Comments check out the location of your comments function. There are four options:

  • embedded
  • full page
  • pop-up window
  • hide

If your Comments function is set to embedded, would you please reset to full page and let us know so we can try to comment.

If you are not interested in receiving our comments, don’t worry about it.

Wishing everyone an easy and restful Sunday.



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Caturday Art

Mom had lots of false starts today when attempting to create some art. She finally ended up in picMonkey and decided to give the Beta version a try. Many of it’s usual options were not available, but a variety of new ones were. Here’s what she came up with.

She used the Cloudy Ink filter in the hardlight mode and then added a Botanical overlay. After that she used Boost to bump up the color just a bit. Then she added the blue Vignette and the mat and frame.

I like it. What do you think?

I’m entering Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art blog hop. Why don’t you select one or two of the free photo-editing apps and create some art of your own Then you can join me on the hop. If you’d like to do so, click on Athena’s badge.

You can even turn yourself into a jigsaw puzzle if you like. Mom has done that of me. She didn’t cut it into as many pieces this time, so maybe it won’t be super hard. Click on the link at the bottom of this post to go to the puzzle.

Comments

Yesterday Mom printed a suggestion for changes you could make to your Blogger web-site (if you are using Google to identify those who comment on your posts) that might allow us and others to leave comments on your posts. Cathy Keisha (Stunning Keisha) tried it, and it worked! Mom and all of us are super excited about this and hoping others of you will make this one little change. To see what you need to do, click on the link to yesterday’s post. It’s at the bottom of this post.

Sunday Selfies Early Warning

Have you taken your selfie yet? We have a “twofur” for tomorrow. One of my fursibs was a willing participant. The other…not so much. We appreciate all of you who join us week after week and all those who have become hoppers more recently. We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow. Until then…

Purrs and paw-pats, Sawyer

180 Sawyer Cloudy Ink Botanical

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Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #126

Another fun Friday with fill-ins hosted by Ellen from 15 And Meowing and Lorianne from Four-Legged Furballs. I really like this week’s sentences. I did, however, let the kitties complete #4.

If you’d like to participate, you can find the sentences to be completed each Thursday on both blogs. This is a blog hop. To join click on the badge.

1. I have a weakness for Utz Ripple potato chips and cats.

2. Seeing cute cats make(s) me want another and another and another. They are like those potato chips in fill-in number one.

3. I’m surprised that we aren’t growing moss or mold on our bodies with all the rain we’ve had this summer, including another four inches yesterday.

4. Kitties Blue: To make a long story short, don’t look to our mom. She loves to talk. (If you are old enough to remember the All in The Family TV series, think Edith Bunker.)

Comments

The kitties and I continue to have problems commenting on blogs that only use Google to identify commentors. In trying to find a solution, I found the following on-line. If you’d like to get our comments and are one of these blogs, would you mind trying the following?

Do you have an embedded comments page for your Blogger blog?
>If you want to check out what setting you have, go to Settings › Posts and Comments.
Under Comments check out the location of your comments function. There are four options:

  • embedded (causes a problem for those using a Mac [like us])
  • full page
  • pop-up window
  • hide

If your Comments function is set to embedded, would you please reset to full page and let us know so we can try to comment.

I have no idea if this will make a difference, but we really want to be able to comment on your posts. If this doesn’t work, I will explore further in an attempt to find a solution.

Feline Friday

Astrid was all snuggly a couple of days ago, and I managed to get a couple of photos of her while she was enjoying the warmth of the computer on my lap.  She asked to share one for feline Friday at Comedy Plus. Just for fun, I added a little Halloween embellishment.

Feline Friday is a blog hop. To join, click on the badge below.

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The Cat On My Head by Janet Blue - 5d ago

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

We always look forward to Thursday and the challenge of writing a poem to accompany the inspiration photo selected by Angel Sammy and Teddy (Two Spoiled Cats). This week it was particularly fun, as our humans enjoy doing exactly what the family in this photo is doing. We’ll tell you’re about that after our poem.

Cats Don’t Ride Bicycles

Biking with friends and family is always fun…
A great way to spend a day in the sun,
Getting some exercise, enjoying the fresh air,
Feeling the wind blowing through your hair.
It will give you a sense of freedom and calm,
And that’s a good thing for our dad and mom.
But we are kitties, and we don’t ride bikes.
If given the chance, we’d rather take a hike.
We don’t want to wear helmets or special shoes;
Even though, we might enjoy some exciting views.
But for our humans, it makes them smiley and happy,
So we’ll remain home and have a lovely nappy.

© Kitties Blue 10/10/2018

Mom and Dad Tom ride a tandem bike and have since 2000. It’s perfect for them as mom has no independent balance and cannot ride a single bike. It does take some practice, as Dad isn’t great at communicating and Mom isn’t good about giving up control. But after 19 years, they have gotten pretty good at this. Unfortunately with the alternating rain and hots we’ve had this summer, they haven’t been able to ride outside much. Instead they spend a lot of time on the Peloton. Mom hasn’t missed riding in 67-straight weeks. (If you don’t know what Peloton is, click on the link.)

We asked if we could share a couple of photos of them with the tandem. The one on the left is from 2004. The one on the right is from 2013. They were in Williamsburg, VA, with friends who have biked all over the world on their tandem.

We’d like to invite everyone who hasn’t taken part in Thoroughly Poetic Thursday to give it a try. It’s fun and gives you the opportunity to stretch your imagination. To read Sammy’s poem (which he transmits each week from the rainbow bridge) or find links to other poems in the Comments section, click on his badge above.

We’d like to invite everyone who hasn’t taken part in Thoroughly Poetic Thursday to give it a try. It’s fun and gives you the opportunity to stretch your imagination. To read Sammy’s poem (which he transmits each week from the rainbow bridge or find links to other poems in the Comments section, click on his badge above.

Thankful Thursday

We all have a H-U-G-E thankful this week. The footings for the addition were poured before it started raining again. The lower left corner in the photo is where the addition will attach to the house.

We’re thankful as well that Sawyer’s meds are working. He’s been seizure free for the past few weeks. We are most grateful we had Chris taking care of us for three days while Mom and Dad went out of town for their  great niece’s Bat Mitzvah. It was the usual nip and treat bonanza for us!

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. Click on his badge to join the hop and let everyone know for what you are thankful.

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

Wordless Wednesday

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The Cat On My Head by Janet Blue - 1w ago

Sparks

After spending the weekend out of town with Dad Tom’s family, I wanted a Spark that represented just how happy it makes me whenever we have the opportunity to do that. As this happens infrequently, I truly do savor it, just as Cooper Murphy and Mau are savoring their time together in this photo.

I was unfamiliar with Earl Nightingale, and so I suspect most of you are unfamiliar with him as well. Nightingale was an American radio speaker and author, dealing mostly with the subjects of human character development, motivation and meaningful existence. He was born in L.A. in 1921 and served in the Marine Corps during World War II. Nightingale was the author of the motivational book, The Strangest Secret. During the early 1950s, he was the voice of Sky King, a radio adventure series hero, and was a WGN radio program host from 1950 to 1956.

Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend, Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). Annie is taking a “break” from blogging, so there is no hop. 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!”

Mau and Cooper Murphy also are joining the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. Click on their badge to join.

The post ENJOY EVERY MINUTE appeared first on The Cat On My Head.

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Sunday Selfies: Week #217

It was my turn to pester Mom while she was on the computer, which meant I was coerced into doing this week’s selfie. After several attempts, I was not only getting bored but also annoyed. The selfie session ended with this raspberry. Of course, that’s the photo Mom decided to use.  At least she “fancied” it up a bit with a Halloween-themed frame.

I’m keeping this short today, as I need my Sunday morning/afternoon easy. Before I sign-off, however, I have been instructed to share with you the following info about hopping with us.

Blog Hop

Now it’s time to share your selfie and hop with us. Here are those hopping tips that we post each 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.

Have a terrific and easy Sunday.

Purrs and paw-pats, Astrid



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The Cat On My Head by Janet Blue - 1w ago

Caturday Art

Mom took this photo of me sitting in the bathtub snoopervising our dad when he was fiddling with the plumbing. He has been strictly forbidden, by our current and past plumber, to touch the plumbing. However, he threw caution out with the bath water and attempted to fix the disappearing hot water problem. So I felt the need to keep my eyes on him.

To create my art, Mom used the Cherry Blossom filter from Paint and added the summer coloring feature (she thinks). She decided it had the look of autumn or Halloween and so added what she is calling an autumn-colored  “sticks” border from piZap to enhance the look.

The original photo really isn’t good, which made it perfect for art. It’s badly out of focus and the composition is lousy. But with the various textures, it made for interesting art.

I am entering the “arty” photo in Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art blog hop. To find links to other art or enter your own creation, click on Athena’s badge.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

I know you know that if we are posting Caturday Art today our Sunday Selfies blog hop is tomorrow. If you have the opportunity, get that photo taken today. Then you’ll have all of Sunday to get your easy on. I can guarantee I’ll be doing lots of relaxing and won’t be back as your host. I think it might be Astrid, but that could change. 

Have a great Caturday whatever you have planned.

Purrs and paw-pats, Sawyer

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Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #125

Each Friday we join Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs) for fill-ins. It’s an opportunity for participants to share a bit about themselves as well as learn about their fellow bloggers. Ellen and Lorianne each select two sentences to be completed and post them on their blogs on Thursday.

This is a blog hop. To join, click on the fill-ins badge.

My completions are in teal italics.

1. My favorite font is Comic Sans followed by Bradley Hand.

2. October is perfect for finishing my Christmas shopping. I always used to be finished in August, but I’ve been slacking off the past few years.

3. Where I live is too hot and humid for me and becomes more so with each passing year. It was 88 degrees here yesterday.

4. I feel very sad that it is getting dark earlier and earlier this time of year.

Feline Friday

In order to join the blog hop at Comedy Plus, I am sharing a photo of Cooper Murphy. He was on the catio bathing when I surprised him.

To join the hop, click on the badge below.

The post TOO HOT TO THINK ABOUT CHRISTMAS SHOPPING appeared first on The Cat On My Head.

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