by Janet Blue on August 8, 2019

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Almost every week I try to join our friends, Teddy and Angel Sammy (Two Spoiled Cats) for Thoroughly Poetic Thursday. They provide an inspiration photo, and participants write a poem to accompany it. Here’s this week’s photo.



Sometimes I dive off the deep end with my poetry, but this week I stuck with a fairly literal interpretation. I did, however, manage to sneak a cat and kittens into my poem.


My Hair

It is bitter cold outside—
Snow and ice everywhere,
But I honestly don’t care.
“Why?”, you ask.
Well just look at my hair:
I have my own coat
and blanket all in one.
I can even hide my son.
I could skip my clothes,
Cover my front as well.
No one could ever tell.
Yes, it is heavy and a
pain to wash and comb,
But it’s my abundant hair
for which I’m known.
It comes in handy for many things
I can use it to sweep the floor
Or dry the dishes and
Ever so much more.
My cat had kittens in it,
And birds have nested as well.
I’ve never cut it even once,
And I know I never will.
It is my pride and joy,
As I am certain you can see.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 08/07/2019

Don’t forget to pop on over to Two Spoiled Cats (click on the badge at the top of the post) to read Angel Sammy’s poem. He transmits it to Teddy each week from the Rainbow Bridge. He is a truly terrific poet, so you don’t want to miss what he’s written. You also can find links to poems by other bloggers in the Comment section.

Thankful Thursday

This blog hop, hosted by Brian, is one we never miss. No matter how crazy our lives get here at the House of Blue Cats, we always can find something for which to be thankful.

I know everyone is sick to death of hearing about our construction project, but after next week (when I share photos), you will never have to hear about it again. We are 98 percent complete. When I looked in the mirror this morning, I appeared to have aged at least five years in the past one. I am overflowing with gratitude to be so close to completion and getting our lives back to normal. And I know Kitties Blue (except maybe Mr. Sociability, Cooper Murphy) will be thankful to have all the noise and commotion over and the strangers out of their house.

Dad Tom and I are always thankful when we can get Sawyer to eat and get his meds. He’s been very good the past couple of days. This week, we are thankful that Sawyer was just short by a few hours of making it an entire week without a seizure. He had a gran mal in the middle of the night Monday, but it stopped on it’s own, and was not followed by a second one as the past two were. This is the longest span between seizures in quite a while

Her he is enjoying a mid-day siesta. Well, he was until my photo taking woke him up.



As always, Kitties Blue and I are thankful to have so many wonderful and supportive blogging friends.

To join Brian’s hop, post for what you are thankful on your blog, then click on the badge below to be transported to his place.

Ellen Pilch August 8, 2019 at 9:22 pm

Great poem! That is a lot of hair Sawyer is such a cutie. XO
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The Island Cats August 8, 2019 at 4:48 pm

That’s good news about Sawyer. We purr that he continues to take his medicines like a good boy.
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World Of Animals, Inc. August 8, 2019 at 3:19 pm

Thanks for sharing your great poem. We are happy that construction is almost complete for you. Can’t wait to see the final results. Happy that Sawyer has been having a couple of good days in a row. Hopefully, with each day they will all be the same. Have a wonderful Thankful Thursday.

Sandee August 8, 2019 at 1:29 pm

Can’t wait to see the remodel pictures. Sure has been a long year indeed.

So Cooper Murphy is Mr. Social. I’d love to be social with him. Sawyer too.

Yikes on that hair, but love the poem.

Have a purrfect Thankful Thursday. Big hug to your mom. ♥
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Brian Frum August 8, 2019 at 11:45 am

We are sure not sick of hearing about your construction project but I know you’re really tired of all the mess. We’re so happy that dear Sawyer had a pretty darn good week. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Eastside Cats August 8, 2019 at 9:45 am

Just having the plumbing worked on a year ago gave me fits, but I cannot imagine a whole construction project…it would probably send me back to drinking adult beverages again! We look forward to seeing the finished project photos. And continuing to send purrs and hugs to Sawyer.
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Eugenia August 8, 2019 at 9:26 am

OMW! Look at that hair! Great poem and just think how great it will be after the remodeling is completed.
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The Florida Furkids August 8, 2019 at 7:58 am

MOL we loved your poem!!! We’re also happy your construction project is coming to an end and now you’ll all be able to just ENJOY it!!! Of course, we are always thankful for every day Sawyer has without a seizure.

The Florida Furkids with smoochies and love to Mau from Allie and paw pats and headbonks to Sawyer from Noelle who says she will happily do the teleporting!
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Linda Arthur Tejera August 8, 2019 at 6:26 am

Can’t wait to see your after photos! Your poem just fit although I can’t imagine a head of hair such as that in reality! Hugs and prayers to brave little Sawyer. <3
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Teddy August 8, 2019 at 6:09 am

Mom and I are SURE that you will be happy to wave BYE BYE to the construction crew finally! Can’t wait to see how things look. We REALLY TRULY love your poem today – we had so many thoughts about this photo – so much hair! I love the idea of kittens being in it or hair being better than a winter coat and sweeping the floor……it is mind boggling just imagining having so much hair. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us poetically every week.

Love, Teddy
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Memories of Eric and Flynn August 8, 2019 at 3:54 am

That was a fun poem. Who knows what could be hidden in all that hair!
That is good news that Sawyer went almost a week before his seizure. I hope the time between can become longer and longer.
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Lone Star Cats August 8, 2019 at 2:36 am

Remodeling is the worst!
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