December 23, 2021


Thankful Thursday

It is with pleasure each week that Kitties Blue and I reflect on those things for which we are thankful. Kizmet is first up this week. She is thankful for her Gotcha Day gift; though, she has already tried to disassemble it.


gotcha gift

Sawyer is thankful for being seizure free for three-and-a-half weeks. Dad Tom and I are, of course, totally grateful for this as well.

I am thankful that I have the Christmas preparations fairly well under control. I only have a few more cards to write for Kitties Blue, Dad Tom’s and my annual newsletter to complete and some additional cookies to bake for neighbors. That may sound like a lot, but I can finish that all today.

Kitties Blue and I are thankful as always for all our friends, followers and supporters. We apologize that we haven’t been around to visit much lately, but that’s why I have, for probably the first time ever, Christmas prep under control. Hope you all understand.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. To participate, post on your blog for what you are thankful and then link up over at Brian’s blog by clicking on his badge.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Poetry challenge day has rolled around again. Two Spoiled Cats, Teddy and Angel Sammy, provided the following photo as this week’s inspiration. My poem follows it.



The Face of Disappointment

My pouting face says it all.
The gift in this box is a total fail.
I asked for a Barbie and video game.
What’s in this box is just a shame.
Socks and underwear are not a gift,
And I am completely miffed.
My parents have totally let me down
and left me with this horrible frown.
Santa better do a much better job,
Or I promise I am going to sob,
Declare this the worst Christmas ever
And write Santa an un-thank-you letter.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 12/22/2021

As a child when I pouted my mother would always tell me if I didn’t stop, my face would freeze that way. This little girl’s parents probably told her the same thing.

Anyhoo, if you’d like to try writing some poetry, check out Two Spoiled Cats (by clicking on their badge) each Thursday for the next week’s inspiration photo. And don’t forget to read Angel Sammy’s poem while visiting. He is an exceptionally talented poet.

Calendar Winner

We are delighted to announce the winner of the Superhero Sidekick Calendar from the Helen Woodward Animal Center featuring Kizmet as Miss August. We used the sequence generator at to determine the winner, which is the ninth commenter on our Sunday Selfies post. That cat and his person are: our dear friend, Teddy and his mom, Pam Kimmell. Congratulations! Kizmet hopes you enjoy your prize.

We’ll be back tomorrow with some fill-ins and Feline Friday.