Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

I am joining Angel Sammy and Teddy’s poetry challenge over at Two Spoiled Cats, as I do almost every Thursday. If you’d like to join Poetic Thursday, click on the badge at left. You’ll find the inspiration photo for next week. While visiting Two Spoiled Cats, make certain you read Angel Sammy’s poem. He transmits it to Teddy from the Rainbow Bridge, and it is always thoughtful and well-crafted. Other poets leave links to their works in the comments, and you might want to check those out as well.

Here’s this week’s inspiration photo, followed by my poem.



A Life Unlived

A woman of fashion and privilege—
Master horsewoman but master of little else;
Served by others, her every need always met.
She wants for nothing and cares for no one
But the faithful canines surrounding her.
Raised by nannies and servants, her parents
As self-absorbed as she has now become.
Admiring her beauty, she doesn’t realize
Her future holds only loneliness and regret,
Unless a stranger shatters her current reality
Shows her a world beyond her present limits and
Offers her an opportunity to care about others.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 08/05/2020

Thankful Thursday

We also are joining the Thankful Thursday blog hop hosted by Brian.

This week we are thankful for another heartfelt memorial for Mau held by the Golden Paws Group at Cat Scouts. Planned by the Wolverines’ Patrol Leader, Gracie, the older Scouts shared memories and photos of our precious boy. It continues to warm our hearts how kind all the Scouts have been.

We also are thankful for the kind messages and cards sent by friends and followers. I have said it numerous times in the past, but must tell you all again how much Dad Tom, the Kitties Blue and I appreciate those in the pet blogging community. Your compassion, love and support are unsurpassed.

Finally, we are thankful for another Tuesday Teaser First Commenter badge from Two Spoiled Cats. We shared it with Sharon (Friends Furever), Pete (Tomcat Commentary by Tim) and Ingrid (Meezer’s Mews and Terrieristical Woofs).


Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. To participate, post on your blog for what you are thankful, then click Brian’s badge to go to his blog and enter the link to your post.