by Janet Blue on September 19, 2019

Thoroughly Poetic Pirate Thursday

Arrgh! Today is the one day each year when we all get together to meow like pirates. It’s pretty silly but also fun.

Today also is poetry day, and Teddy and Angel Sammy (Two Spoiled Cats) gave us this appropriate photo as our inspiration.



Pirates for Just One Day

This pirate looks really scary,
Not to mention extremely hairy.
He doesn’t appear to be gregarious.
We suspect he’s up to things nefarious.
Pillaging and plundering are his agenda.
His pirate actions are totally horrendous.
Today we kitties have fun at playing pirates,
But this fellow here is totally serious.
We’re sailing our ship in a different direction,
So we won’t become his latest obsession.
Of course, if he is looking for treasure,
A search of our ship will be a futile venture.
We carry only Temptations aboard this vessel.
If he wants those, each of us he’ll need to wrestle.
But should he threaten us with his broadsword,
We suspect we will need to jump overboard.
That’s why we are sailing away as fast as we can,
Because getting our furs wet is not in our plan.
We may be pirates on the high seas for a day,
But we’re also kitties, so dry we plan to stay.

© Kitties Blue – 09/18/2019

We also wrote a pretty good pirate poem in February, 2018. If you’d like to read it, click here.

If you are not a participant in the Thursday Poetry challenge, you should give it a try. Each Thursday Angel Sammy and Teddy post an inspiration photo for the following week’s poem. So, to participant next week, visit their blog today. While there, please read the poem Angel Sammy will have transmitted to Teddy from the Rainbow Bridge. And don’t forget to check out the Comments section for links to poems by your fellow bloggers. Click on the badge at the left to go to Two Spoiled Cats now.

Before moving on to the Thankful Thursday blog hop, we’d like to ask you to check out the Tabby Cat Club today. Captain Stinky One-Eyed Biggs (aka Sawyer) and Captain Periwinkle Puffy Pants (aka Noelle from Friends Furever) are sharing a post and hosting a sail around Pirate Bay on the S.S. Tabby. They are super cute, and we know you’ll enjoy their post.

Thankful Thursday

Our thankful for the week comes from yesterday’s birthday celebrants, Misty May and Mauricio. They decided to wear their pirate garb to deliver their thankful.



We’d like to thank everyone who celebrated our birthday with us yesterday by attending our party and leaving so many well wishes in the comments. Life is better with friends, and we are blessed to have so many.

Purrs and paw-pats, Misty May and Mau

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. To participate, post for what you are thankful on your blog and then click on the badge below to be transported to the hop.




by Janet Blue on September 18, 2019

Wordless Wednesday




September 17, 2019

Party Time! Mauricio and Misty May, collectively dubbed The Babies when we brought them home in November, 2004, are celebrating their 15th birthday today. They have gone from being The Babies to senior citizens. They both are quirky with big personalities and keep Dad Tom and me on our toes. Other than Misty May losing her […]

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September 16, 2019

Sparks     I usually have a reason for selecting a particular quote for my Spark, but honestly, I selected the photo first. This is a recent sunset photo taken by Dad Tom. The photo was taken at Beaver Dam Farm in Buchanan, Virginia. It is a 21-acre sunflower farm. I have shared photos from […]

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September 15, 2019

Sunday Selfies: Week #266 When I asked for a volunteer to be your host today, anyone standing in the way would have been trampled as all the gang, but one, exited the room. Unfortunately the one kitty remaining was not interested in taking a selfie. She remained only because she knew she would have all […]

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September 14, 2019

Caturday Art I decided to continue with the kitten theme I’ve had lately and use a kitten photo for today’s art. The original of the photo was taken in 2001 and previously posted in June 2018. To see the original, click here to go the post, “Tigger and Another Ginger Tabby.”     The kitten […]

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September 13, 2019

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #174 It’s Friday, so you know we are participating in the Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop hosted by Ellen from 15 And Meowing and Lorianne from Four-Legged Furballs. For the first time in a few weeks, I have completed the fill-ins without any help from Kitties Blue. And they appreciate me not bothering […]

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September 12, 2019

Thankful Thursday We are starting with our thankfuls today and will follow up with our poem for Thoroughly Poetic Thursday. We did not acknowledge yesterday the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America. Today I am offering my thanks to all those first responders and every person who worked at the site of the twin […]

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September 11, 2019

Wordless Wednesday     Please join us tomorrow to find out more about this photo and see others taken at the same time.

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September 9, 2019

Sparks     Hannah Bronfman, the author of today’s Spark, is a 31-year-old, American billionaire heiress and entrepreneur from Manhattan. She graduated from Bard College with a degree in sculpture. She is a member of the Bronfman Canadian Jewish family dynasty. Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend, Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). Annie […]

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