MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU

by Janet Blue on May 4, 2017

Obi Mau Kenobi Welcomes You to Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Mau welcomes you to learn about unidentified feline objects

 

UFOs*

Do you believe in UFOs?
You know…those “unidentified feline
objects.” The ones you see curled
in a ball on someone’s porch.
You have to call out to them
to see if they raise their heads.
Do you think you see ears only
to find out on closer inspection
that it’s the tongues of someone’s
old yard shoes. Or maybe you spot
a small furry object in a yard.
Thinking it’s of the feline
persuasion, you approach for
a slow-blink hello. You jump back
when greeted by a yappy, snappy
something, resembling a canine.
That silhouette you glance in
a window as you drive by must be
a cat, but when you drive by hours
later, it remains unmoved…
a lifelike statue of a feline.
When you have kitties on your
mind, they can appear anywhere…
especially if they are only UFOs.

© Janet Buickerood Blue 05/03/2017

If you haven’t guessed today’s prompt letter, it is “U.” My brain was totally devoid of anything to write about until I realized what day this is. Already having Mau dressed from a previous Cat Scout party, the subject of today’s poem (with a twist) became a no-brainer.

When Dad Tom and I are riding our tandem, I am always on the look-out for kitties. The more kitties I spot, the more enjoyable a 25-mile ride can be. Often we will spot a kitty-shaped lump just to discover it isn’t a cat. That’s how Dad Tom came up with the term, “Unidentified Feline Object.”

Though Mau is the official greeter for today’s post, you will notice he is not the poet. His specialty is rhyming verse; he leaves the free verse to me.

We are joining Teddy and Angel Sammy’s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday. To see their poem and find links to others, click on the badge below.

 

Thankful Thursday

We also are participating in the Thankful Thursday blog hop hosted by Brian’s Home.

We had a difficult time finding something for which to be thankful this week, especially with the loss of another friend, Flynn from Eric and Flynn’s Adventures. Though he is now with his brother Eric, we are saddened that he has left us. We will honor him in an upcoming post.

I know it is just as important to be thankful for the small things. So here they are: 1) I updated to the current version of WordPress with no major problems or glitches, 2) The temperatures are more springlike, and we have had enough rain to make all the lawns and trees beautifully green, 3) all the furballs are healthy and feisty.

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meowmeowmans May 4, 2017 at 10:52 pm

We love your kind of UFOs, Mom Janet. What a neat way to make your tandem bike rides even more fun!
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Mary McNeil May 4, 2017 at 4:55 pm

What a great poem ! I ave lots of Unidentified FURRY Objects around. And some are identified, too, like raccoons and possums.

Ellen Pilch May 4, 2017 at 3:33 pm

That was a fun poem. I have been feeding a UFO- could be a skunk though 🙂
Glad you have much to be thankful for. We have lost too many friends lately. XO
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Linda Arthur Tejera May 4, 2017 at 3:05 pm

Lookin’ good, Mau! Love the UFO poem. So very true. In keeping with your theme, “Don’t underestimate the 4th.” – Darth Vader (sort of)! LOL!
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Canadian Cats May 4, 2017 at 2:22 pm

Obi Mau you look fantastic in your star wars garb. Your poem ufo is also terrific and boy this was a busy post, you are thankful for the right stuff too.

Shoko and Kali
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The Florida Furkids May 4, 2017 at 2:17 pm

Whew….good thing Allie was in Mom’s lap when we opened this post! She always loves seeing her handsome husband!!! Great poem! Mom is always on the lookout for kitties when she does her walk.

The Florida Furkids with bazillion smoochies and tons of love to Mau from Allie
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Brian May 4, 2017 at 1:28 pm

That was a purrfect Obi Mau and that poem is too cute. See, there is always something to be thankful for and we are thankful that Flynn called us friends. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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The Painter Pack May 4, 2017 at 12:58 pm

Oh the poem is wonderful! We have love the UFO’s!!!
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Madi and Mom May 4, 2017 at 11:55 am

Ohhhhhhhhhh bravo bravo we loved this line
“That silhouette you glance in
a window as you drive by must be
a cat, but when you drive by hours
later, it remains unmoved…
a lifelike statue of a feline.”
There is a house we pass nearly every Saturday. We see the silhouette on the back of the chair it changes directions…Just love seeing it
Hugs madi and mom
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Cathy Keisha May 4, 2017 at 11:05 am

I am thankful I’m not on WP! I’ve heard in this version if you have affiliate links that open in a new window, they stop tracking. Glad you helped your mom figure it all out like a good cat scout, Mau.
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da tabbies o trout towne May 4, 2017 at 10:34 am

dood….frank lee we think yur poemz total lee awesum N ya look grate ~~~~~~ may de 4th bee with ewe az well :} ♥♥ lite saber

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McGuffy's Reader May 4, 2017 at 10:02 am

Well, I am an X-Phile.I believe in the Unexplained…but, no, not aliens from outer space. I firmly believe there are things we do not understand and really don’t need to. There are mysteries all around us, including human nature. Hugs.
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The Island Cats May 4, 2017 at 8:33 am

What a pawsome poem! We think we might qualify as one of those UFOs. 🙂
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The Menagerie Mom May 4, 2017 at 7:40 am

We love this poem! This here human is always on the lookout for Unidentified Feline Objects when she’s out and about. That’s the best kind of UFO around.

We, too, were so very saddened to hear of Flynn’s passing. Our purrs and prayers are with his mum and dad. May he now fly free with his brother Eric.
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Teddy May 4, 2017 at 5:49 am

The only UFOs we approve of are of the Unidentified Feline Object type! Although Mom swears that my Dad was dropped off in a pod many years ago by aliens and one day will be picked up by the mother ship and taken back!!! HAHAHA Just kidding. We think Mau looks fabulous in his Star Wars gear – AND we thank you for joining our Poetic Thursday with such a wonderful entry!!!

Hugs, Teddy
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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles May 4, 2017 at 3:16 am

UFO’s are not something petcretary believes in…that much…and science fiction adventures are not her cup of tea either…though pawppy loves them as well as our unfurbros:)

Petcretary says one can always find even the smallest things to be thankful about. We tend to take many of them for granted. Then we do not feel thankful as we should.

Summer May 4, 2017 at 12:34 am

My human says that she went to a UFO convention once for a story, and the people there were so wacky that afterward she was less inclined to believe in UFOs than she was before.
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