Thoroughly Poetic Thursday on Friday

We missed Angel Sammy and Teddy’s poetry challenge yesterday due to our #RememberMeThursday post. But I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to write a poem about this photo.


Sumo cat: Sumo wrestler, small boy and cat all dressed in traditional sumo "diaper"


You may think I dressed Cooper Murphy especially for use in this photo and poem. But he actually is a practiced Sumo wrestler and well known by Sumo cats everywhere.

Beware: Sumo Cat

You can’t intimidate me
You huge, chunky fellow.
I don’t care that you’re as big as a tree.
I may be a little, but I’m mighty,
And I have my super sidekick—sumo cat!
He’s gonna trip you—throw you to the mat.
Then he’ll make biscuits on your jelly belly
Until you cry, “uncle,” and finally admit:
That one’s size isn’t what matters…
It’s one’s determination and grit!

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 9/22/2022

Check out Two Spoiled Cats for next week’s inspiration photo by clicking on the poetry badge. When you visit, please take time to read Angel Sammy’s poem. He transmits it to Teddy from the Bridge. He’s a masterful wordsmith, and this week’s poem should give you a good chuckle!


Friendly Fill-Ins

For the first time in weeks I managed to complete all the fill-ins without any assistance from Kitties Blue. They were pretty easy this week. As I always do, I used teal italics for my fill-ins.

1. Babies should come with instructions.

2. And just like that it’s fall, and Christmas is just around the corner.

3. I get funny looks from others when I tell them I have nine cats.

4. I once tried to water ski, and I failed.

I am joining the Friendly Fill-ins blog hop hosted by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged- Furballs). To do the same, check out either of their blogs on Thursday for the sentences to be filled in. You can join the hop by clicking on their badge.



Feline/Friendship Friday

I cannot think of a better way to end a post than with a napping kitten showing off some pretty spectacular toe beans.


sumo cat: sleeping tabby kitten curled up among pillows


Audrey will be participating in the Feline and Friendship Friday blog hops at Comedy Plus and Create With Joy respectively.