BALANCING ACT

by Janet Blue on October 11, 2018

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

We always look forward to Thursday and the challenge of writing a poem to accompany the inspiration photo selected by Angel Sammy and Teddy (Two Spoiled Cats). This week it was particularly fun, as our humans enjoy doing exactly what the family in this photo is doing. We’ll tell you’re about that after our poem.

 

 

Cats Don’t Ride Bicycles

Biking with friends and family is always fun…
A great way to spend a day in the sun,
Getting some exercise, enjoying the fresh air,
Feeling the wind blowing through your hair.
It will give you a sense of freedom and calm,
And that’s a good thing for our dad and mom.
But we are kitties, and we don’t ride bikes.
If given the chance, we’d rather take a hike.
We don’t want to wear helmets or special shoes;
Even though, we might enjoy some exciting views.
But for our humans, it makes them smiley and happy,
So we’ll remain home and have a lovely nappy.

© Kitties Blue 10/10/2018

 

Mom and Dad Tom ride a tandem bike and have since 2000. It’s perfect for them as mom has no independent balance and cannot ride a single bike. It does take some practice, as Dad isn’t great at communicating and Mom isn’t good about giving up control. But after 19 years, they have gotten pretty good at this. Unfortunately with the alternating rain and hots we’ve had this summer, they haven’t been able to ride outside much. Instead they spend a lot of time on the Peloton. Mom hasn’t missed riding in 67-straight weeks. (If you don’t know what Peloton is, click on the link.)

We asked if we could share a couple of photos of them with the tandem. The one on the left is from 2004. The one on the right is from 2013. They were in Williamsburg, VA, with friends who have biked all over the world on their tandem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’d like to invite everyone who hasn’t taken part in Thoroughly Poetic Thursday to give it a try. It’s fun and gives you the opportunity to stretch your imagination. To read Sammy’s poem (which he transmits each week from the rainbow bridge) or find links to other poems in the Comments section, click on his badge above.

We’d like to invite everyone who hasn’t taken part in Thoroughly Poetic Thursday to give it a try. It’s fun and gives you the opportunity to stretch your imagination. To read Sammy’s poem (which he transmits each week from the rainbow bridge or find links to other poems in the Comments section, click on his badge above.

Thankful Thursday

We all have a H-U-G-E thankful this week. The footings for the addition were poured before it started raining again. The lower left corner in the photo is where the addition will attach to the house.

 

Thankful Thursday

 

We’re thankful as well that Sawyer’s meds are working. He’s been seizure free for the past few weeks. We are most grateful we had Chris taking care of us for three days while Mom and Dad went out of town for their  great niece’s Bat Mitzvah. It was the usual nip and treat bonanza for us!

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. Click on his badge to join the hop and let everyone know for what you are thankful.

 

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

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Dalton/Angel-MrJackFreckles/Pipo & Angel-Minko October 13, 2018 at 3:37 am

So happy that the meds are helping Sawyer.

Riding a tandem seems like it was a win-win for you. Petcretary hasn’t ridden a bike in years…
That is a nice poem, glad you kitties get to nap when the peeps are on their big long bike!
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Marv October 11, 2018 at 10:49 pm

My Mom can’t ride a bike. She even managed to fall over when Dad bought her a tricycle!
Your Mom looks great on hers and we LOVE your poem!
Purrs
Marv
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Ellen Pilch October 11, 2018 at 8:43 pm

Great bike photos. That is so cool ! I am glad Sawyer is doing well. XO

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Herman and Dori October 11, 2018 at 7:21 pm

Our mom had a tandem bike when she was a teenager. She rode around with her sisters. Loved seeing your photos. We are thankful for the chilly air that finally arrived in the Armpit of the South. It’s been a long time coming.

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The Island Cats October 11, 2018 at 4:48 pm

How fun that your peeps ride together on the bike. What fun! And we’re SO glad Sawyer has been seizure free. We purr it continues.
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da tabbies o trout towne October 11, 2018 at 3:35 pm

guyz…lookz like mom N dad hada blast…… N speekin oh
awesum; yur poemz grate thiz week two….

{ YAY SAWYER …we willna jinx ya bye sayin mor ~~~~~~~~ ♥♥♥

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World Of Animals, Inc. October 11, 2018 at 2:44 pm

Glad to hear that Sawyer is doing much better and that the meds are working for his seizures. We usually ride a tandem bike when we go on vacation down the shore. It’s always a fun time. Thanks for sharing the lovely poem and the photos. Have a wonderful rest of your day.

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Eastside Cats October 11, 2018 at 12:09 pm

Yay, you’ve got footings! Progress…
I didn’t like riding the tandem bike; both The Hubby and I are control freaks, and sitting in the back wasn’t ‘fun’ enough…LOL!
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Comedy Plus October 11, 2018 at 10:03 am

How fun. Hubby and I were talking last night about balance issues. We used to ride motorcycles and he said he woudn’t even think about getting on one again.

Love your poem. I’m with you on the nappy.

So much to be thankful for. It’s a good thing.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches to all the kitties. ♥
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Brian Frum October 11, 2018 at 8:24 am

You two sure look great and ready to ride. Hooray for construction moving forward! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Teddy October 11, 2018 at 4:51 am

YAY for tandems! Angel Sammy picked that photo for poetry challenge with your Mom and Dad in mind. Love your poem too…..thanks for being such loyal poets – we wish more people would give it a try. So happy to see footers poured for the addition – ONWARD!!!

Hugs, Teddy
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Summer October 11, 2018 at 4:06 am

How fun that you actually got to ride tandem!
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Deziz World October 11, 2018 at 2:11 am

We’re glad Sawyer’s feelin’ better too. Big hugs

Luv ya’

Dezi and Raena
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Lone Star Cats October 11, 2018 at 1:18 am

My momma rides her bike most everyday wif da dog in da basket – not quite tandem but she duz ride wif a friend!
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