by Janet Blue on November 24, 2016

Thoroughly Poetic Thanksgiving

We are turning this regular Thursday event into a Thanksgiving event for today as we have much for which to be thankful. This week’s prompt letter is supposed to be “X,” but we’re taking some poetic license and turning that into “ex!”





Exceptionally Good News!


Kitties in shelters don’t know what to expect:
Will they be there a week, a month, or more?
That was the case for our sponsored cat Swizzle.
Being a shy and senior kitty her outlook was poor.

Volunteers Tracey and Kevin* visited often,
But she languished at PAWS for two-plus years.
We prayed for her and shared her with you,
As her plight brought Mom often to tears.

We received updates and photos from Kevin,
And we made her an honorary Blue kitty…
Always sad she was overlooked again and again
In spite of her extraordinary and exquisite beauty!

But recently the good news arrived.
Finally our prayers were being answerd…
A new home with another volunteer.
Swizzle was getting her happily ever after.

So that is our poem for Thanksgiving,
But it isn’t an end but a new beginning.
Please say, “hi,” to Miss Piggy and Pumpkin,
Two new PAWS kitties we’ll be sponsoring.

© Janet Buickerood Blue 11/23/2016

*Meowmeowmans (Animal Shelter Volunteer Life)

We are participating in both Sammy’s (onespoledcat) Thoroughly Poetic Thursday and Brian’s Home Thankful Thursday.

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The Dash Kitten Crew November 26, 2016 at 8:29 pm

We are SO GLAD Swizzle has a home. We always remember your mentioning her, and hoping she would find a home.


Happy Thankful Thursday and Blog Hopping with Brian
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Melissa, Mudpie & Angel Truffles November 26, 2016 at 6:14 pm

The news about Swizzle made us deliriously happy…even more so to know that she’ll be living with Truffle!!!
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Sherri-Ellen TD. November 26, 2016 at 3:21 pm

Woo Hoo!! What a furabuluss poe-em!!! An aunty Janet ‘Woo Hoo’ fur Swizzle beein adopted!! Mistur kevin an Lady Tracy are pawsum people; just like you!
~~~head rubsss~~~ Siddhartha Henry~~~

Golden Woofs: Sugar The Golden Retriever November 26, 2016 at 2:32 am

Love the poem. Happy Thanksgiving. Golden Woofs, SUGAR

Hairballs and Hissyfits November 25, 2016 at 6:19 pm

Marvelous! I can’t stop smiling! Great to hear the good news all round!
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When the Cat is Away November 25, 2016 at 1:25 pm

Wow! We’re so impressed!! What a great poem , and wonderful news!!
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Colehaus Cats November 25, 2016 at 12:17 pm

Oh, we LOVE this! Adoption updates are the best thing in all the world to be thankful for. Thank you for sharing with us!

Little Binky and Granny November 25, 2016 at 4:22 am

The best Thanksgiving ever! So glad your purrayers have been answered 🙂 Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend 🙂 <3

Ellen Pilch November 24, 2016 at 9:28 pm

We are happy for Swizzle and all the other adoptions. Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful to call you friends and for all you do to make the lives of kitties better. XO
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Nellie November 24, 2016 at 9:08 pm

Most excellent poem! And such marvelous news about Swizzle. Wes been purraying for her for a long time!
Yous all is in my thoughts and prayers. Hoping this day holds all the warmth, contentment, and love of a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving.
Many Kisses
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Flynn November 24, 2016 at 5:51 pm

That’s a lovely poem and I am glad that Swizzle has been adopted along with many others.
Happy Thanksgiving Day to you and all my US friends.
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Katie Kat and Katie Kitty Too November 24, 2016 at 4:42 pm

Thankful that Swizzle am adopted!
Happy Thanksgiving to you! Purrz from the Katie Katz.
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The Swiss Cats November 24, 2016 at 2:42 pm

Happy Thanksgiving ! Purrs
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Lola The Rescued Cat November 24, 2016 at 2:25 pm

Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for sponsoring the kitties.
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Jan K November 24, 2016 at 12:49 pm

That is such happy news – yay for Swizzle! We hope Pumpkin and Miss Piggy get the same news soon.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from all of us! ♥
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Sometimes Cats Herd You November 24, 2016 at 12:15 pm

What happy news, and truly a reason to give thanks! Happy Thanksgiving, friends.
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McGuffy's Reader November 24, 2016 at 12:07 pm

That was wonderful and I cried when I read about Swizzle! Yea! Those are the best thankful stories! Your poem is purrfect! Cuddle Miss Fiona for me, too. And hugs to you, sister.
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Raylene November 24, 2016 at 11:44 am

Truly a reason to give thanks! So happy for Swizzle.

Annabelle November 24, 2016 at 10:58 am

Happy Thanksgiving!
Annabelle, Boo, Ping, Jinx & Angels Abby & Gracie
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Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey November 24, 2016 at 10:30 am

Thanksgiving blessings from all of us at Zee and Zoey’s!

William's Kith & Kin November 24, 2016 at 10:29 am

We’re so glad to hear about Swizzle! We know that when our mom gets into an adopting mood, she always looks for older cats who’ve been at the shelter for eons. Happy Thanksgiving indeed!
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Brian frum November 24, 2016 at 10:20 am

Oh my did we do a happy dance when we saw that Swizzle had been adopted, that’s most wonderful indeed! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop and Happy Thanksgiving from all of us!
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Stephanie B November 24, 2016 at 9:12 am

So happy for Swizzle. HAPPY Thanksgiving to everyone!!

The Island Cats November 24, 2016 at 8:55 am

We are SO happy for Swizzle! We know she has found the purrfect home…finally. Happy Thanksgiving…we are thankful for your friendship.
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Austin Towers November 24, 2016 at 7:51 am

Lovely poem!! Such good news for some deserving kitties!! Happy Thanksgiving!
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Peaches & Paprika November 24, 2016 at 7:29 am

What a beautiful post. Congrats to soulful Swizzle and thanks to Janet for all these inspiring words.
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Brenda aka Mango November 24, 2016 at 6:58 am

I am so very very happy for Swizzle as yes she is a beautiful cat and it is such good news! Happy Thanksgiving from Mango and our Moms

Sammy November 24, 2016 at 6:04 am

What a GREAT “EX” poem! Thanks for doing that – it was a tough week for poetry wasn’t it?! Thanks also for the update on dearest Swizzle – that’s the BEST kind of news for Thanksgiving too. How wonderful you’re sponsoring two more cuties. Let’s hope they get their forevers soon too! MEANWHILE, Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from me, Mom and Dad. You’re the BEST……….

Love, Sammy
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Maureen November 24, 2016 at 2:57 am

So beautiful. Well done all of you for your compassion
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The Menagerie Mom November 24, 2016 at 2:30 am

We’re doing a happy dance for Swizzle! What purrfect news for Thanksgiving. Beautiful poem, beautiful post. Wishing you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving, dear friends!
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Summer November 24, 2016 at 1:52 am

I was just over at the Animal Shelter Volunteer blog a few minutes ago and saw the GREAT news! I am so happy for Swizzle!
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Lavinia Ross November 24, 2016 at 12:34 am

That is such good news for Swizzle! I have thought of her often. Now she is in her forever home. So much to be thankful for!

Fiona is still in our thoughts and prayers. Hope the good news continues!

meowmeowmans November 24, 2016 at 12:31 am

Best post ever! We, too, are over the moon about Swizzle finding her happily ever after with Mr. Chris. Be sure to check out our Thanksgiving post today to read about her first week home. 🙂

Thank you, dear friends, for your faithful love and sponsorship of Swizzle. Your love, prayers and positive energy were such a part of the miracle adoption that finally happened. And thank you also for sponsoring our pals Pumpkin and Miss Piggy. They are both amazing cats, and we’ll get you some more pictures of them soon.

Happy Thanksgiving, and much love to you all!
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