by Janet Blue on July 6, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

As we do every Thursday, we are joining Angel Sammy and Teddy at TwoSpoiledCats for their Thoroughly Poetic Thursday. This week our prompt letter is “D.” As we work our way through the alphabet for the third time, we have a choice of writing about one of the prompt words or doing our own thing. This week’s words are: Danger, Dandelion, Dark and Dinner. I could write a book about dastardly dandelions, but as we did last week, we have gone rogue. We’ve selected our own topic. This week’s poem is about our lovely, tuxie kitty, Daphne, who passed in 2010.


Dreaming of a Tuxie


Daphne was cat number three.
She was floofy as floofy could be.
I had dreamed of having a tuxedo cat,
And suddenly she appeared, just like that.
She was living in the engine of my car,
But she and her siblings never got far.
We discovered them before I went for a drive.
All were healthy and would survive.
From the first litter of a stray we called, “Mom”
We adopted Daphne with nary a qualm.
A huge neighborhood Maine Coon was her dad.
We suspect he was most likely a cad.
Her fursibs were adopted by neighbors and friends.
In loving homes, they all had good ends.
Daphne welcomed eight more cats to the family,
Living 19 years with the others usually amicably.
She passed quietly while resting in my lap.
She got her shimmery wings and never looked back.
But like all the cats who’ve become Kitties Blue,
We will carry in our hearts and remain ever true.

© Janet Buickerood Blue 07/05/207


Tuxie cat Daphne


You can read Sammy’s poem and find links to other poems by clicking on the badge below. And why not try to write a poem of your own next week. The prompt letter will be “E” and the suggested topics can be found at TwoSpoiledCats.

If you decide you would like your poem to rhyme, the following web-site might be of help:



Thankful Thursday

Each week we always participate in Brian’s Thankful Thursday blog hop. This week, I am thankful that my dream for a tuxie kitty came true…again and again and again. We are blessed to have three more beautiful tuxies in our lives. (If you count Lisbeth, who Dad Tom says is a cow kitty.)

To join the hop, click on Brian’s badge.

McGuffy's Reader July 9, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Beautifully done. *tears*

Athena July 9, 2017 at 5:18 am

Beautiful kitty and tribute.

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Mango (Brenda) July 8, 2017 at 2:50 pm

What a nice Tribute to Daphne the Angel Tuxedo! At our house we had Ebony a solid black 3 yr old cat who lived to age 19. She was adopted by Mom from Colorado Springs Humane Society.Then Mom went in search of an Ivory and found her at Pet City for $39.99. Ivory was Mom’s first Soul Cat. Mom says she loves all Cats but a Soul Cat only comes along once in a great while! Mom believes she has had only TWO great Soul Cats but tgat, I, Mango, and Aspen, and Willow are working our way into Soul Cat Status! Daphne you birthed a Legacy of Kitties Blue! So,yup, your a Soup Cat too!

Katie Isabella July 7, 2017 at 10:00 am

Daphne, I feel as though I knew you. xxxx

Johnny July 6, 2017 at 10:03 pm

Such a beautiful tribute poem. Thank you so much for sharing it. <3

Raven July 6, 2017 at 8:16 pm

What a sweet poem. Daphne was a fortunate kitty, and floofy for sure.

Ellen Pilch July 6, 2017 at 6:58 pm

That was a wonderful poem. Daphne was a gorgeous kitty. I am glad she had a nice long life with you, even though no amount of time is never long enough. XO

The Island Cats July 6, 2017 at 5:06 pm

What a beautiful poem for Daphne. She sounded like a special cat.

Brian Frum July 6, 2017 at 2:57 pm

That beautiful tribute made my heart smile. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

William's Kith & Kin July 6, 2017 at 12:34 pm

We can tell that beautiful girl is still very much in your heart.

emma and buster July 6, 2017 at 11:53 am

She was a beauty.

da tabbies o trout towne July 6, 2017 at 11:38 am

daphne….look at ewe N yur gorgeouz self !!! yur poem total lee rockz !!! we lovez R tuxeez heer two 😉 ♥♥

Eastside Cats July 6, 2017 at 10:59 am

A beautiful poem about Angel Daphne! She lived a good, long life and obviously earned her wings!

Linda Arthur Tejera July 6, 2017 at 9:50 am

Daphne was so beautiful! Actually, she still is! Your poem is so sweet and touching.

Hannah and Lucy July 6, 2017 at 9:07 am

Daphne was a lovely lady and we will miss her very much.

The Menagerie Mom July 6, 2017 at 8:14 am

Oh, what a beauty Daphne was. This is such a lovely poem you wrote for her, and it was wonderful to learn about her in this way. Purrs!

Teddy and Sam July 6, 2017 at 5:14 am

Daphne was a most beautiful tuxie lady indeed……and 19 is a wonderful number of years to have a happy home too! She was lucky to be rescued along with her sibs. Your poem is SUPER fantastic and Angel Sam and I are so happy that you play along with our poetry day on Thursdays.

Love and Hugs, Angel Sammy and Ted

Toby July 6, 2017 at 3:43 am

Daphne was a beauty!!! Your tribute poem is lovely.

MrJackFreckles/Pipo/Angel-Minko/ July 6, 2017 at 3:33 am

What a sweet poem to honor the memory of your dear and beautiful Daphne.

Summer July 6, 2017 at 2:09 am

What a stunning girl Daphne was!

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