November 16, 2023


Thankful Thursday

Each Thursday, the kitties and I like to share things for which we are thankful. Voicing gratitude is important in order to keep a positive outlook on life.

This week I am thankful that our wonderful vet, Dr. Neel, recommended Dr. McBane as her replacement. Calista Jo and I had an appointment with her yesterday. She is thorough, friendly and kind, and I really like her. Unfortunately C.J. was not pleased with being in the PTU or traveling in the car. I was nearly deaf from all the meyowling and caterwauling there and back.

She was mostly well behaved while we were in the exam room, as she did a lot of self-soothing purring.

Calista Jo may have eosinophilic granuloma. She received an antibiotic injection and will be on steroids for the next three weeks.

I got several photos of her while she was quiet. Unfortunately, I cut the tips of her ears off in the best one.


C.J. vet visit: Large dilute tortoise shell cat lying on a pick towel.


I also am thankful Dad Tom and I were able to attend two concerts this past week. The first featured Cote Deonath, The Ultimate Elvis, which Periwinkle & Stinky shared with you on their adventure. If you missed that, click on the link in the previous sentence. We also attended a wonderful concert by Graham Nash.

As always, Kitties Blue and I appreciate your friendship, support and comments.

Angel Brian hosts the Thankful Thursday blog hop. If you would like to participate in the hop, post on your blog for what you are thankful and then click on the badge below to link up over at Brian’s Home.


Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Each week our dear friends, Teddy and Angel Sammy, (Two Spoiled Cats) share an inspiration photo with the hope that some of their followers will write a poem about it. This week’s photo is totally precious. It looks so much like our Cooper Murphy and Lisbeth; though, we would never find the two of them in a such an embrace.


An orange tabby cat and a tuxedo cat embracing with the tuxie cat bathing the tabby.


Love’s Embrace

Love is not partial to any gender
or species. It is universal and meant
to be shared. A smile, warm hug, kind word—
each has its place and time; is
appreciated and reciprocated if the
heart is pure, the intention true.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 11/15/2023

This poem is definitely unfinished, but I have been unable to bring it to a satisfactory conclusion. If I can complete it, I will share it again in a future post.

Each week Angel Sammy transmits his poem from the Rainbow Bridge to Teddy for publication. He is a masterful poet, and his weekly creation is always worth reading. Pop on over to Two Spoiled Cats, by clicking on the poetry badge, to check out Sammy’s poem and get the photo for next week’s challenge.

Thanks for joining us today. The kitties and I will be back tomorrow with some Fill-ins.