by Janet Blue on November 30, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

This week’s poem was not easy to write. It is now the third poem in a series about Angel Fiona. The first was “You,” written the day before she got her wings. The second poem was “Yesterday,” written six-months later. Today’s poem comes one-year (tomorrow) since she flew to the Bridge. Each of these milestones has fallen when the week’s prompt letter as been, “Y.” Because of that, this poem is entitled “One Year Missing You.” “Year” also is one of the suggest prompt words. The others are: 1) Yesterday, 2) Yummy and 3) Yellow.

You can read the first two poems in the series on the sidebar. This poem will be added to those on Friday.

One Year Missing You

One year has passed since you flew away,
And I still think of you everyday.
I see your sweet face in my mind’s eye
And wish we’d never had to say good-bye.
It’s nice you’ve sent us kitties needing a family,
But my dearest love, we are now at capacity.
You thought it would take more than one cat
To take your place in our habitat.
We love Cooper Murphy and baby Sawyer dearly
But thinking either could replace you makes me teary.
You were one-of-a-kind and will stay in my heart
Until the day I join you and we’re no longer apart.
When once again I can hold you in my arms
And revel in all your love and feline charms.
Together with you and all who have passed.
I will spend eternity contemplating how blessed
I was to share my life with my furry children,
Each and every one of you one-in-a billion.

© Janet Buickerood Blue 11/30/2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday is the creation of now angel Sammy, who passed last year, the day after Fiona. Each Thursday he transmits his poem from the Bridge. He is a masterful poet, and you really need to visit Two Spoiled Cats each Thursday to read his thoughtful and inspired verse. You also will find links to other poems in the comments section. To visit, click on his badge.


Sammy also presented Fiona with this badge for looking out for and finding a home for Cooper Murphy and Sawyer with her family. He has, however, promised to keep her in check in the future. Thank you, Sammy!



Sammy has been exceptionally busy lately, as he also made this welcome badge for Sawyer.



Thankful Thursday

We have so much for which to be thankful this week. First off, Cooper Murphy is thankful that the mouse from yesterday’s post was dumb enough to return to the catio. This time he deaded it.

All of us are grateful we had the opportunity to take Sawyer off the streets and give him a home for the holidays and all the years to come.

Finally, we are thankful to have such a great friend as Angel Sammy as well as his little brother, Teddy.

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

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Marty the Manx December 6, 2017 at 9:13 pm

Beautiful poem to Fiona and love your cards from Sammy and Teddy 🙂
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meowmeowmans November 30, 2017 at 10:27 pm

Such a beautiful and special poem for Angel Fiona. Purrs and love for you all as you remember your special, beloved angel.

Clooney November 30, 2017 at 8:30 pm

We think of Angel Fiona often and send you our gentle purrs as you approach the 1 year Anniversary of her passing, that is a beautiful poem and those are gorgeous pictures that Angel Sammy created. Lots of love to you Mom Janet & to beautiful Giulietta whom I send my purrs and cuddles to…And a warm welcome to Sawyer Blue!

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Stephanie B November 30, 2017 at 7:26 pm

What a beautiful poem! Welcome Sawyer

Ellen Pilch November 30, 2017 at 6:58 pm

That was a sweet poem for Angel Fiona. XO
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Jackie Avery November 30, 2017 at 4:00 pm

A year already. Time goes by so quickly but does nothing to lessen the pain. Your poem for Fiona is beautiful. (((Hugs)))

The Swiss Cats November 30, 2017 at 3:24 pm

What a beautiful poem for your sweet Angel Fiona ! Purrs

emma and buster November 30, 2017 at 2:47 pm

Your poetry skills are through the roof. We love reading your poems. Fiona is missed.
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Brian Frum November 30, 2017 at 1:59 pm

That was such a loving poem and we all send hugs too you, we know how much love you gave dear Fiona. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Eastside Cats November 30, 2017 at 11:19 am

Beautiful poem. I cannot imagine what it will be like in a year, since it’s only been 10 days since Chucky flew away on his angel wings. We learned so much from Chucky; he is the gold standard for all other cats in our future. Sawyer is such a cutie.
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da tabbies o trout towne November 30, 2017 at 10:27 am

984 paws UP to your mom guys; her poem rocked… and we promise……..
Fiona loved it too ~~~~~~ ♥♥♥

The Menagerie Mom November 30, 2017 at 10:16 am

Your poem for Angel Fiona is beyond beautiful. She will always be with you, watching over all of you. Purrs and prayers to you all.
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Linda Arthur Tejera November 30, 2017 at 10:15 am

A beautiful poem. I don’t think we ever really “get over” the loss of our furrbabies. I still hold dear every single one I’ve ever had the delight to have in my life (starting at the age of three)!
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The Florida Furkids November 30, 2017 at 10:15 am

Beautiful poem for a beautiful ladycat. We’re sending you (((hugs)).

The Florida Furkids with tons of smoochies and love to Mau from Alie
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caren gittleman November 30, 2017 at 9:54 am

sending (((hugs))) on this most difficult day. It is so hard to believe it has been a year. I know how hard these anniversaries are.

The Island Cats November 30, 2017 at 8:24 am

Sending you lots of purrs as you remember sweet Fiona on this day.
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katie Isabella November 30, 2017 at 7:47 am

I felt the love and tenderness in your poem today. The sense and reality of our fur children is deeply felt by all of us here in the CB I know. I think this from you <\, Mom Janet, and the poem angel Sammy wrote are masterpieces to how we mom's feel.

Teddy November 30, 2017 at 7:43 am

What a sweet poem – I know Angel Fiona will love reading it and maybe she will touch your heart in some special way today to thank you. Angel Sammy told me that Angel Fiona feels she’s done her job recruiting for Kitties Blue so let’s hope Sawyer realizes how lucky he was to be accepted as #9 !! Tee Hee Thank you for always being part of Sammy’s Poetic Thursdays… can always be counted on to have a beautifully written poem – sometimes reflective, sometimes fun, but always excellent. We love all of you!

Hugs, Teddy and Mom
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Erin the Cat, Princess November 30, 2017 at 4:47 am

It is so good to remember those we love and those we love would wish us to love those that come after. A lovely, special poem for dear Angel Fiona, always in our hearts and never to be forgotten. I bet Cooper Murphy feels very proud, and rightly so…

Harvey Button November 30, 2017 at 4:21 am

Has it been so long? Who could have foreseen who she would send.

Let us hope both boys honour their mentor Fiona, by being good cats.
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Lone Star Cats November 30, 2017 at 2:59 am

What a sweet poem. Sending purrs.
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Summer November 30, 2017 at 2:10 am

It’s so hard to believe it has already been a year. Purrs to you.
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McGuffy's Reader November 30, 2017 at 12:31 am

Time flies. Fiona will always be missed. But, that love lives on for others. Love heals. ❤🐱
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