Sunday Selfies with a Guest

Hi everyone, before I get started I want to do a moment of silence for the one year anniversary of Lucy leaving us. 009 We all miss her.

And it has been 15 years since 9/11twin towers

Today is Grandparent’s Day too and I want to wish my Grammie a Happy Grandparent’s Day! I love her so very, very much!


I want to thank all of you for harassing Mom about the treats, she changed her mind. She did say we should have a little less every day though- phooey!

We are joining The Cat on My Head Sunday Selfies Blog Hop.

DSCF2491 (2)This is our guest selfie. A praying mantis that was on the string beans. Dad left it so it would eat bugs. He/she even looked right at the camera.

DSCF2486Suck up Brody DSCF2464SammyCat4-001

And for P.S. Annie’s 19-Somethin Challenge the question is: What was your favorite music genre and what format did you listen to it ?

Would you believe my Mom used to listen to Motley Crue and Ratt? And Prince and Michael Jackson. She had some on albums and some on cassettes. Now she prefers Sinatra on CD.


  1. Great selfies. Special love for Lucy, too. And hugs, Mom. I know it is always a void that they leave. But, then along comes another one…like Brody.

    I don’t listen to Sinatra. But, Ella Fitzgerald is a favourite! I do still listen to The Stones, Neil Young, REM, but, also Carly Simon, Carole King, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, James Taylor…yeah, there are many. They fuel my writing.

    Hugs…and peace.

    1. Thank you, I miss Lucy so much even though Brody does keep me distracted. I like all the singers you listed :)XO

  2. Lots of things to keep in memory this day. Sending purrs and hugs, too.

    Good that you can still have a few treats each day.

    Love the praying mantis selfie! We see those creatures here too sometimes. They eat bugs so we let them be.
    You have good kitty selfies, too:)


    1. Thank you, glad you like out selfies. My hubby couldn’t find the praying mantis today, I wonder where it went?

  3. You all look lovely today. Hey we had a praying mantis in the catio a while back. We know we posted him but don’t remember if it was for Sunday Selfies. If not, your guy has the distinction of being the first praying mantis on the hop. So happy that Mom Ellen has loosened up on that silly treat rule. Hop goes live in 10 minutes. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

    1. Thank you, I miss Lucy very much. This was one of her last photos, she looked good all the way to the end. XO

  4. Purrs to you on this day, in honor of your dear Lucy. And we are also thinking of all those affected by the tragic events of the 9/11 of 15 years ago.

    Your selfies are all so wonderful! That is one neat guest you have with that praying mantis. I love that it looked right at the camera. It must be a pro at this. And I sure bet you’re all mighty happy that your mom loosened up on that treat rule. Even if she is still cutting back, at least the treats are still flowing! Purrs to all of you!

  5. I said a little prayer in memory of Lucy……I know you miss her very much. We are also thinking about 9/11 – we did two posts today in fact….one for the selfie hop and another about 9/11. We love praying mantis critters and when we see them in our garden we thank them for all they do to keep the pests away!

    Hugs, Sammy

  6. Purrs and prayers for lovely Lucy….feeling your loss!

    On a happier note…Enjoyed your guest!

    and that was some picture of NYC (we grew up there and spent our first year in NYC so it is close to our heart).

    Love, Us

  7. Sending huge kitty hugs to all of you in memory of dearest Lucy. Mommy says Lucy reminds her of her Sparky who was with her for 14 years and left for the Bridge in 1999.
    Feeling lots of losses today.
    Angel Normie, Angel Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

  8. Luverly selfies, specially the guest praying mantis. although i would like to eat him.
    -Tommy who eats all things insect.

    Remembering dear Lucy and 911 with you…
    We stopped by Zoolatry and saw the pawsome socks Mom Ellen made.
    You all haz such a sweet Mom… we remembers when her sent loverly things to us too.
    Always in our purrz and thoughts even ifs we not always comes by and commints,
    -Katie Mom and the Katie Katz.

  9. Great picture for that awful day of 911. We certainly end hugs for missing that Lucy. You all have a wonderful Sunday.

  10. That picture of the mantis is so adorable. She really looked at the camera, I think she must earn a living with it. Your Selfies are very cute too, Phoebe, Brody and Sammy and angel Lucy, we remember <3 also 9.11 never forget šŸ™
    Pawkisses to you all and to your grammie šŸ™‚ <3

  11. **bowss head fur Sisfur Lucy**
    **An fur 9/11 victimss**….
    Let there bee Peece inn our werld…..
    Purrincess Phoebe reememburr sum treetss are BETTER than NO treetss!!! šŸ˜‰
    An Happy Grammie Day! Mee luvss Grammie so berry much all so…..
    An Sammy yur lookin mitey fine….an Brody you sure took efurryone bye storm there, mew mew mew…..well dun mee furend!!
    ****paw kissess**** to mee beeuteefull Purrincess Phoebe xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    And **paw patsss** to efurryone else, Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    1. My sweet purrince, did you forget that I am not a Brody fan? He chases me, but not as much as he used to, I guess he is growing on me. Grammie loves you too my sweet boy. XO and paw kisses

      1. Mee-you mee knowss Brody iss not a favorite of yurss deerest…Butt hee needed a home an you KNOW how kind yur Mumma iss…..
        Tell Brody hee iss not to chase you or hee will deel with mee ok???
        ****paw kissesss**** yur thottfull Purrince xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

        1. I am getting used to Brody šŸ™‚ Thank you for protecting me though my sweet boy. XOXOXOX

      2. Mee knowss Phoebe…poor Brody needed a home an yur sweet Mumma had to do sumfing nice….
        Lady Ellen iss a good Hu’man….
        As fur you Brody pleeze DO NOT ha-rrass mee Purrincess or mee will have to meow with you about it OK???
        ***paw kissesss*** yur thottfull Purrince

          1. Pee S: LadyMum sayss shee iss still not over Michael Jackson goin to Pure Land an then David Bowie an then PRINCE>>>> an mee agrees…their musick was furabuluss!! Speshelly PRINCE šŸ˜‰

  12. Ohhh. I didn’t realize that we could click to make the pictures bigger. The praying mantis photograph is amazing!
    Kisses to sweet Lucy at the bridge.
    Maggie, Mickey Mouser, and Rufus the Red

  13. Love and prayers to you Miss Ellen and Family and to all the people in the USA. We never forget.
    Love the praying mantis, unfortunate that you weren’t allowed to eat him.
    Brody isn’t still your friend?

    Billy The Time Cat

  14. Meow dat’s a lot of things to ‘member ’bout today. You are all lookin’ just gawjus. Dat’s good ’bout da treats, but mommy says they’re called treats cuz we only get a couple at a time. Anymore and they would be called dinner. We’re sendin’ big hugs ot your mommy.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  15. Mes just catching up! My staff has been most remiss at commenting (though wes has been reading blogs)
    Mes has never seen a bug do a selfie…he did a great one!!!
    And mes must say wes misses Lucy too. Phoebe yous looks regal and Brody looks snuggalishious!

    1. Thank you for your kind words about Lucy, I miss my little grump. That was a smart bug, he looked at the camera.Brody will be happy you like his selfie. XO

  16. Very cute selfies ! My taste hasn’t changed over the years, I still love the oldies of the 60th and 70th and now I also have to listen to the concert which Pookie gives every morning !

  17. The praying mantis are great at posing! They are fun critters to photograph. I took a photo once of one eating a snack. Maybe I’ll remember to post it soon. I love your shot!

    I’m glad that you’re going to get to have treats again. šŸ™‚

    I’m sorry for the sad anniversary. It is never easy to let our babies go.

    Prince and Michael were great! I remember the name Motley Crew, but not Ratt. I remember listening to Michael when I was a kid. My cousin and I were staying with our grand-aunt one summer and choreographed a dance along with another cousin to Michael’s song “Dance and Shout”. It was a blast. šŸ™‚
    Thanks for playing along with the challenge. Have a blessed day!

  18. Motley Crew!!!! Sometimes you just never know.We’re missing Lucy, too. I know your mom’s heart hurts for her. We like the praying mantis!! She’s so big! Every once in a while we’ll see one around here – but they’re never that big!! Good to see Brody – Phoebe, are you sure you don’t have a crush on him? We love you all!!!

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