September 8, 2022


Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Thursday is one of my favorite days of the week, as writing poetry is what I enjoy most. And the inspiration photos provided by Angel Sammy and Teddy (Two Spoiled Cats) always provide a nice challenge. I have been trying to add one or more of the Kitties Blue to the photos recently, so my poems are in keeping with the theme of this blog.

This week our intrepid adventurers, Stinky and Periwinkle, have found themselves in the photo and have actually written the poem today in the form of a conversation. Their initials precede their individual parts of the conversation.


LITTLE HOUSE IN THE WOODS BY PERIWINKLE & STINKY: cartoon tabby cats standing next to a house in the shape of a shoe


The Little House in the Woods

S: Periwinkle, look at this cute little house.
It looks just big enough for a mouse.
P: Or maybe a place for you and me
To hide away among these trees.
We should peak in the windows and check
To see if it’s nice or a terrible wreck.
S: I’m not sure that’s a good plan.
It could be home to the bogeyman.
P: Don’t be silly, I’m sure it’s okay.
After all, have I ever lead you astray?
But, if you insist, we could ring the bell
And ask if they might be willing to sell
To two adorable tabby kitties,
Who would always keep it neat and pretty.
S: I guess that would be okay;
Though, I haven’t brought any money today.
P: Well, it seems as if there is no one here.
Do you think we could wait until they appear?
S: How about we come back another day,
And I will bring along some money to pay
In case we can convince the owner to sell
To tabby cats who want to live happy and well.

© Periwinkle & Stinky – 09/07/2022

If you are unfamiliar with Periwinkle and Stinky, you can check out their adventures on alternate Tuesdays here and at Friends Furever. They will be right here next Tuesday.

Poetry is lots of fun to write. If you haven’t tried it, and don’t know where to start, the web-site, Shadow Poetry, is a great resource.

Check out Two Spoiled Cats for next week’s inspiration photo by clicking on the poetry badge. When you visit, please take time to read Angel Sammy’s poem. He transmits it to Teddy from the Bridge, and it is always meowvolous!

Thankful Thursday

Today is also when we share our thankfuls for the week. I am delighted to report that all the Kitties Blue are well. Sawyer has not had a seizure in 15 days, and Audrey and Raleigh are thriving. Misty May is holding her own and looking forward to her 18th birthday in ten days.

I am getting around a bit better, my pain level has dropped some, and I have an appointment with the P.A. in my orthopedist’s office tomorrow.

Finally, Dad Tom and I are thankful we have continued to avoid getting COVID. Being retired definitely has its advantages.

We’d like to thank Brian for hosting Thankful Thursday. It is a blog hop. You can participate by entering the URL from the badge below in your browser.