February 8, 2024


Thankful Thursday

Each Thursday, Kitties Blue and I share the things for which we are thankful. Here’s our list for this week.

Kitties Blue are thankful for sunpuddles, especially C.J.,  Sawyer and Kizmet. Sunpuddles are always a great spot for an afternoon snooze.


Three cats snoozing in a sunpuddle.


Dad Tom and I are thankful Sawyer’s phenobarbital came in the mail. We were out, and he hadn’t had any for a couple of days. He had a seizure on Saturday, so we were quite anxious for it to arrive.

The gang and I are thankful for those of you who visited and left a comment on our Looking Back post for this week. Yesterday evening, I actually added two more categories to our new awards for 2024: Best Biscuit Makers: (tie) Audrey & Cooper Murphy and Most Unique Biscuit Maker: Astrid. Astrid makes biscuits with all four paws usually while turning in a circle at the same time! (If you missed that post, here’s the link, “The Kitten’s Choice Awards.”)

Periwinkle & Stinky are thankful for those of you who joined their adventure on Tuesday and have completed the jigsaw puzzles created from their A.I.-generated art.

Kitties Blue and I are thankful for everyone who visits, comments on our posts and supports us!

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Angel Brian. If you would like to participate, click on the hop badge below.


Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Thursday is poetry day as well. That’s when I write a poem based on an inspiration photo provided by Angel Sammy and Teddy from Two Spoiled Cats. Today’s photo is super funny. I wish I could say the same for my poem. What I am posting was my second attempt, so I knew it wasn’t going to get any better.


Little girl making pancakes with one landing on her dad's head.


I did take some poetic license and indicated this little girl was making pancakes; though, it appears she actually was making crepes. The photo obviously has been staged, but is still terrific!

The Problem with Pancakes

I may be a kid, but making pancakes is
my specialty. Mostly they are edible.
Occasionally, though, I make a mistake:
I’ve forgotten ingredients in the past
and left the lid off the blender, so batter flew
through the air, landing on clothes, face and hair.
The griddle might be too cold or too hot or
batter ends up on the stove top. My pancakes can
sometimes stick, burn or tear, or there is an
unfortunate mishap, like the time one landed
in my lap. But today was truly a first. When
I tried to flip my griddled goodie, I sneezed and
sent that flapjack high into the air. Dad now
wears a pancake as a hat, and I have an
hilarious photo to share for show and tell.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 02/07/2024

Each week Angel Sammy transmits his poem from the Rainbow Bridge to Teddy for publication. Sammy writes amazing poetry, which is always worth reading. Please stop 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. We plan to be right back here tomorrow with some fill-ins, and we hope you will join us again then.