ODD STILL LIFE WITH CATS

by Janet Blue on September 21, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

After yesterday’s post, we didn’t think our mom could get any crazier, but we were wrong. It is evident now that she has more than one screw loose, and that they are rattling around in her head. We have no idea what to make of this ODD poem or the graphic she made to accompany it. But before we let you judge for yourselves, a bit of explanation is required.

This week’s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday, hosted by Angel Sammy and Teddy (Two Spoiled Cats), has “O” as its prompt letter. The prompt words selected for this week are 1) Open, 2) Octopus, 3) Olive and 4) Odd. As you can see, they really having nothing in common with each other. Nonetheless, Ms. Crazypants decided she’d include them all in one poem. For better or worse, here it is.

 

Cat Foods

Madison was crazy for green olive juice.
We know that is definitely odd.
But Cooper goes nutty for watermelon,
So to his strange taste, we also give a nod.

Thelma wanted water from steamed broccoli,
Yet another kitty with a crazy food festish.
Daphne stripped the flesh from artichoke leaves—
An additional unusual food for a cat to relish.

None of us have ever eaten octopus.
How could we with “puss” in its name?
But open a can of tuna; add some mayo,
And any leftovers are fair game.

Lily Olivia begs for and eats almost anything.
She never misses a meal and isn’t picky.
But some of us aren’t open to just any noms.
In fact, Giulietta is darn persnickety.

Calista will leave her food to pilfer from others,
But for some odd reason, she doesn’t like treats.
Like humans, every cat has its own food obsessions,
So you can never predict what they’ll like to eat.

© Janet Buickerood Blue 09/20/2017

So Mom was going to try to attribute this poem to us, but we said, “no way.” We told her that she wrote it, so she had to claim it. But if you thought the poem was ODD, check out this graphic. It is totally bizarre.

 

Angel cats, Thelma and Madison, in a peculiar still life.

 

If you don’t recognize the two kitties, they are angels, Thelma and Madison. You can find out more about them on The Felines page.

To read Angel Sammy’s poem or find links to what we are certain will be much better poems than this one, click on the Thoroughly Poetic Thursday badge.

Thankful Thursday

We are participating in Brian’s Thankful Thursday blog hop as well. We feel a tad bit guilty being grateful for anything while so many others are suffering the ravages of hurricanes and an earthquake. All this devastation makes us very sad.

But we are grateful to have so many finds in the blogosphere, and want to thank three in particular: Pipo, Mr.Jack Freckles and Mom Ingrid from Meezer’s Mews & Freckles’ Woofs.

They sent Mauricio and Misty May this precious card for their birthday. Check out those cute mice!

 

 

To join Brian’s Blog Hop click on his badge.

 

Until we meet again, purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

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MrJackFreckles/Pipo/Angel-Minko September 25, 2017 at 12:37 am

What a fun original poem! Its great!, Not weird:)

Our Angel Groucho loved popcorn and potato chips…
Angel Minko did not like treats, and Pipo only likes one kind…at least they are healthy ones. The other angels did like treats but no strange noms…
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Eastside Cats September 22, 2017 at 8:29 pm

OHHHH!
Olives, artichokes and watermelon…seriously, my FAVORITE FOODS! Other than pickles and popcorn, I could live on these happily forever!

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mommakatandherbearcat September 22, 2017 at 5:49 pm

We think your Mom is perfect just the way she is! I had no idea Mau and Misty May are 14! Happy Birthday to you two!
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Canadian Cats September 22, 2017 at 12:48 pm

Well, we loved the poem and your mom is not odd…she’d fit right in around here. We see the world a little
differently than some.

Hugs,

Shoko and Kali
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Scylla, Fenris, Tuiren, YinYang & Chimera (ATCAD) September 22, 2017 at 6:42 am

We love the graphic and your Mom’s poem. Yin is the weirdest cat of all she LOVES Scylla’s diet food.

A lot of having hummers visit depends on where you live, we actually only see about 4 hummers around here. There may be more as they are fast and are always zipping around. One has claimed this as his territory and tries to run the others off. He also complains to the Mom when she doesn’t keep the feeders full.
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The Menagerie Mom September 22, 2017 at 12:47 am

Kitties Blue, though you might think your mom is a bit odd, we think she’s brilliant! This poem is super fun, and we love the art to go with it, octopus and all. Angels Thelma and Madison are too cute!

You know, we’re a little odd here, too. Evan is the most “normal” and will eat cat treats, as well as his beloved butter. Neither Thimble nor Eddy will eat cat treats, and Eddy won’t even eat moist food. Thimble’s favorite goodie is baby food, and she also likes to steal tastes of straight up baking flour. That’s sort of weird. The only thing Eddy will eat besides her beloved dry cat food is fish and frog food. And then there’s housemate Toby, who likes olives, strawberries, and spinach.

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Raven September 21, 2017 at 10:37 pm

Well, your mom is certainly creative! And thanks for sharing the photo of your angel kitties.
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meowmeowmans September 21, 2017 at 9:42 pm

It may have been a little odd, but that’s what makes it so awesome. You and your mom rock, Kitties Blue!

Thank you for your kind comments and purrs about our sweet angel Zoe’s passing. We are so grateful for you. We were moved to tears when you asked if you could honor Zoe in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop post this Sunday. Thank you so much for asking, and we would be honored. Love and hugs to you, dear friends.
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Ellen Pilch September 21, 2017 at 5:39 pm

Your mom is very creative and clever- great poem. None of my cats have odd food fetishes. Thank you for the prayers for Phoebe, they are greatly appreciated and needed. XO
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Brian Frum September 21, 2017 at 3:07 pm

We think he poem was tasty good and we are always thankful for good friends. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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William's Kith & Kin September 21, 2017 at 1:50 pm

And we thought our old bro William’s love of V8 was weird! He never had a cool graphic like that though!
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Lola The Rescued Cat September 21, 2017 at 12:48 pm

Your mom did a great job! We don’t think our mom could write a good poem with all of those words.
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da tabbies o trout towne September 21, 2017 at 12:08 pm

guyz…yur O poem iz total lee awesum N de graffix iz two !!! 🙂 ♥♥

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The Island Cats September 21, 2017 at 8:15 am

MOL! Now those are some weird things to eat…but still a great poem. And your artwork fits it so well. 🙂
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Teddy September 21, 2017 at 5:24 am

Well kitties I think this is a BRILLIANT poem and I think you SHOULD take credit for it – if you read Angel Sammy’s poem today you’ll understand because his is pretty darn wacky too. I love it – thanks for cramming all the words into one poem – he did that too……..so did Phenny. It’s a good challenge! Thanks for playing along with us on Thursday……….we love you!

Hugs, Teddy
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Summer September 21, 2017 at 2:47 am

I actually thought it was a pretty cool poem!
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