by Janet Blue on June 15, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday


Do Cats Have Ankles?

It is time to write an ‘A’ poem again,
But I just don’t know where to begin.
Being once more at the start of the alphabet,
I could write about Astrid, my sweet pet.
Or choices have been given for this mission:
Ants, anger, apples or ankles for this edition.
I considered the topic of ankles very seriously,
Wondering if cats have ankles quite curiously.
It seems they do on their back legs,
As Astrid has agreed to demonstrate.
You can check out her photo down below
With her ankles pointed out by arrows.
Ankles in cats are known as hocks
And found in the hind legs above the fetlocks.
The fetlock is where a human’s ankle would be.
It is all very confusing as you can see.
The one thing I know about ankles for fact…
Cats find human ones fun to attack.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 06/14/2017


 Astrid points out the locale of her ankles.


Astrid insisted that as this is another “A” poem, it should be all about her. She was not appeased when I explained that last week’s “zoomies” poem was all about her. As a compromise, we agreed that she could be the model for this week’s poem. If you are a regular reader, as well as an observant one, you will recogonize this photo from last week. It was the same one Astrid used to show off her “zoomies” costume.

This is our entry for Angel Sammy and Teddy’s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday event. To read their poem and find links to those of others, please click on their badge.


Thankful Thursday

We also are participating in Brian’s Thankful Thursday blog hop.

Today, as everyday, we are thankful for all the amazing friends we have made since we began blogging almost five years ago. As we have said on numerous occasions, we knew absolutely nothing about blogging when we launched The Cat on My Head. Nor did we know about all the amazing people and anipals we would meet. Many have become lasting friends. With that said, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy want to say, “thank you,” to everyone who has ever visited our blog and been kind enough to leave a comment or entered our Sunday Selfies blog hop.



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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles June 17, 2017 at 10:47 pm

Somefur here once chomped down on petcretary’s ankle…but um…she stepped on a paw…so the score was evened up. MOL!

A Appawpriate A poem!
We Adored it!

We are thankful that we started blogging too…and that you are among our large circle of good furends. ♥

McGuffy's Reader June 16, 2017 at 8:57 pm

Indeed, cats have ankles. *chuckle* HUGS!
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Linda Arthur Tejera June 16, 2017 at 9:52 am

What a great poem for “A”! I’ve got one or two myself that skip the ankles and go for the feet! 🙀😻
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Scylla, Fenris, Tuiren, YinYang & Chimera (ATCAD) June 16, 2017 at 7:06 am

Wow, we had never thought about ankles until today. Loved the poem, but Astrid we do agree the letter A should make it all about you.

Astrid’s ankles are very lovely
They allow her to jump and catch a dovey
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Toby June 16, 2017 at 3:56 am

A great poem!! I never went for my moms ankles but if there’s a flea anywhere around they go after them!!

Marty the Manx June 15, 2017 at 10:37 pm

You are quite the wordsmith and we love it 🙂 Astrid you have the pretties “ankles” ever!
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Raven June 15, 2017 at 8:31 pm

Astrid, you have cute ankles!
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William's Kith & Kin June 15, 2017 at 7:59 pm

It’s such a treat to see you, Astrid!
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Ellen Pilch June 15, 2017 at 7:57 pm

That was a fun poem. And an adorable photo. XO
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The Canadian Cats June 15, 2017 at 7:39 pm

That’s pretty far up the leg for our ankles…more like knees. Loved the ankles poem.


emma and buster June 15, 2017 at 6:47 pm

Your mom has a way with words. Well done. We enjoy her poems every week.
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The Island Cats June 15, 2017 at 5:25 pm

What a fun poem! And we learned somthing too. 😉
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Yael June 15, 2017 at 2:48 pm

That is a lively poem, and you have lovely ankles. I can see how they helped you zoom last week.
Yael from Playing In Catnip
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Deziz World June 15, 2017 at 11:35 am

Dat’s a very cute poem and great foto. Big hugs

Luv ya’

Dezi and Raena
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Eastside Cats June 15, 2017 at 11:07 am

‘Ankles’ is a funny word, dontcha think? Ankles, ANKLES, ankles! Hmmm…actually, fetlocks is funnier…;-)
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The Florida Furkids June 15, 2017 at 10:37 am

Great poem!!!! We’re thankful for your friendship too!!!

The Florida Furkids with tons of smoochies and love to Mau from Allie
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da tabbies o trout towne June 15, 2017 at 10:04 am

astrid….we dunno bout ankles… but we noe yur poem iz… and ewe look….. Amazin !!! 🙂 N we hope thiz commint postz….. coz de inter webz heer two day iz

Ass A 9 ~~~~~:)♥♥

Brian Frum June 15, 2017 at 10:03 am

That was a great ankle poem. Brother Simon sure loves Dad’s ankles! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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The Menagerie Mom June 15, 2017 at 7:30 am

Who knew ankles could make for such a fun and fantastic poem! And you have lovely ankles, Astrid.

Teddy June 15, 2017 at 7:09 am

I think we might have ankles on our back legs….at least they LOOK like ankles. Angel Sam wrote his poem about ankles this week too BUT the human kind! Love your photo Astrid – you’re a good model……….thanks for pawticipating in the poetic challenge.

Love, Teddy
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Summer June 15, 2017 at 1:49 am

How interesting – of course we kitties have ankles! They’re just called something different because they’re better than human ankles.
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