Thoroughly Poetic & Thankful Thursday


A Mother’s Appeal to Angels

To the Angels who walk among us,
Please keep our newest angels near,
Show them how to use their wings,
Their paths as yet may not be clear.
We miss them deeply in our hearts
And pray each day they feel no fear,
As they get accustomed to new lives
Away from those who hold them dear.
Grief remains for our precious ones,
And we continue to shed our tears.
So please keep our loved ones safe
Until once again their purrs we hear.

© Janet Buickerood Blue, December 15, 2016




This is our only holiday decoration. It is a silver-toned metal, illuminated star. Mom bought it to memorialize Fiona, and it will be forever known as Fiona’s Star.




We asked Mom if we could share this second photo. This is where our sisfur’s earthly remains reside. All our other angel fursibs are buried in our yard, and Mom had selected a place for Fiona. But our dad suggested that if she were cremated, Mom could keep Fiona with her forever, including when she goes to her final resting place. Of course, the heart-shaped container was the only choice for Fiona.

We are joining Angel Sammy’s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday. As you may have guessed, today’s prompt letter is “A.” We are joining Brian’s blog hop as well.


We are thankful for so many friends during what is usually a joyous time of year but for us is quite sad.  Thank you for your continued understanding support as we try to find our new normal.

Mom and Dad say they also are thankful for all of us and the love and comfort we give them.


Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo