by Janet Blue on September 14, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

If it’s Thursday, it must be time for some poetry. Mom wasn’t feeling like writing anything this week, so she left the task to us. The prompt letter is “N.” We decided to take the easy route, however, and use one of the prompt words as our subject. Those words are: 1) Naughty, 2) Nice, 3) Normal and 4) New. We started our poem by combining naughty and nice, but then we thought it would be more truthful just to write about “naughty.”

We Don’t Try to Be Naughty

Sometimes we are naughty.
Cats cannot always control themselves.
Often we’ll trip you on the stairs
And steal treats right off the shelves.

Shredding your newspaper isn’t malicious,
To us it’s our way to get your attention.
And kneading your flesh with claws extended
Isn’t intended to cause you tension.

Nice to naughty can come in a whisker’s flick
When a misplaced paw breaks a bauble,
But we never do it on purpose.
We don’t try to get ourselves in trouble.

Horking in your shoe really isn’t intentional,
As when we make you unhappy, we are sad.
Naughty somehow just comes naturally.
We never set out to make you mad.

When you think we are being naughty,
Just remember it’s not deliberate,
We’re just happy and frisky kitties…
Not uncaring and badly behaved misfits!

© Kitties Blue 09/13/2017


Cooper Murphy works on our poem about being naughty.

“Hey Mom, How do you spell naughty?”


We are participating in Angel Sammy and Teddy’s (Two Spoiled Cats) Thoroughly Poetic Thursday. To read Sammy’s poem and/or find links to poems by other bloggers, click on his badge.

Thankful Thursday

This week we are truly thankful that all our friends who were in the path of Hurricane Iris are safe.

We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday blog hop. To participate, click on Brian’s badge.


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


Ellen Pilch September 14, 2017 at 7:04 pm

That is a wonderful poem. Good to know you are not naughty on purpose. 🙂 XO
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The Swiss Cats September 14, 2017 at 4:42 pm

We agree with Summer : a kitty just acts like a kitty ! Purrs
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Brian Frum September 14, 2017 at 2:24 pm

I have heard that word a time or two here but I won’t mention her name! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Toby September 14, 2017 at 12:36 pm

🐈 cats are never naughty. We’re just dramatically wired!!

da tabbies o trout towne September 14, 2017 at 11:40 am

dood….we due knot noe de meenin oh thiz werd ~~~~ 😉

grate poem tho N sorree if thiz iz a ree peet commint; de internet
just shutted off heer ~~~~~~~


da tabbies o trout towne September 14, 2017 at 11:38 am

dood….we will hafta look up thiz werd coz we due knot noe itz meening 😉

♥♥♥ grate poem tho !!!

Cathy Keisha September 14, 2017 at 11:27 am

Of course I’m naughty. I have an image to uphold.

Phyllis Schmitz September 14, 2017 at 10:56 am

Oh, so clever and very true!

The Island Cats September 14, 2017 at 9:40 am

We don’t try to be naughty either…but we’re cats and it kinda comes with the territory. 🙂 Great poem, guys!
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Eastside Cats September 14, 2017 at 8:25 am

I’ll take a naughty kitty over an empty house any day of the week! And I agree with other commenters, that ‘naughty’ is a hoomin concept, not a feline one.

Teddy September 14, 2017 at 5:23 am

Naughty? NEVER! We are just “being us”……if things we do happen to be interpreted as naughty, then so be it – we’re just being CATS which is something we are quite capable of being!!! Love your poem……….love Cooper standing on the keyboard……love BEING A KITTY!! Thanks for being in Angel Sammy’s poetry parade – you always make us smile.

Love, Teddy
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Summer September 14, 2017 at 3:13 am

I think naughty is a human concept. When humans think is a kitty is being naughty, we are just being… kitties!
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MrJackFreckles/Pipo/Angel-Minko September 14, 2017 at 1:31 am

Our angel Simba tripped petcretary on the stairs…in 1991, and she has a healed vertebra near her ribs to remember him by…ouch.

That is a fun poem, Cooper Murphy! Did you get to type??
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McGuffy's Reader September 14, 2017 at 1:05 am

I agree. It is never intentional. Sometimes things just happen. ❤
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The Menagerie Mom September 14, 2017 at 12:52 am

Sometimes you just have to be a little naughty. There’s nothing wrong with that!
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