Thankful Thursday

We are beginning our Thursday post with the thankful part this week, as the poetic part includes not only a birthday party but a giveaway as well.

We were shocked this week to not only be tied for First Commenter on Angel Sammy and Teddy’s (TwoSpoiledCats) Tuesday Teaser, but we also were the first to guess the location (Pike’s Peak, Colorado) of the Teaser correctly. We won these two terrific badges.



With the thankful part of the post completed, we are joining Brian’s Home for their Thankful Thursday blog hop. You can join as well by clicking on their badge.



Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

This week’s poem is a belated birthday poem for C.J. And, how fitting, today’s prompt letter is, “B.”

Sometimes Our Humans Forget
A Belated Birthday Poem for C.J.


Sometimes it’s hard to keep things straight
When a person is dealing with a family of eight.
At my age, I’m lucky to remember their names,
Much less the days on which they came.
But I am so sorry for sweet Calista Josette
For possibly my biggest, embarrassing blunder yet.
As friends were sending her best birthday wishes,
I didn’t for a minute become suspicious.
When a person’s brain gets filled to the brim,
The results often can be quite grim.
Today we are setting things right with a party;
Though, with it we’ve been terribly tardy.
Our master baker, Mau, has provided the cake,
And there are noms a plenty, so grab a plate.
Calista Jo, our hearts are full of love for you,
So let’s party and give away a Space Station too.
I can’t promise I won’t forget again next year.
Just remember you’re loved by me and the whole blogosphere!

© Janet Buickerood Blue 06/21/2017

To read Angel Sammy and Teddy’s poem and find links to other poems, click on the link above to be whisked away to TwoSpoiledCats.


Birthday Party Time

So let’s get this party started with some delicious drinks and foodables.


C.J.'s birthday party: noms.

We have bacon (of course), sushi and sashimi, real live dead shrimps, tuna and anchovy pizza, greens for our vegetarian friends and meaty bones for our woofie friends.


C.J.'s birthday party: drinks.

You may choose from a variety of nip beers, nip iced teas, mixed drinks or lemonade.


Let’s not forget the cake. Mauricio tried hard to airbrush the cat to look like dilute tortie C.J., and I applaud him for his efforts.


C.J.'s birthday cake made by Mau.


And please take a piece of catnip pizza and a catnip birdy as party favors.


C.J.'s birthday party: favors.C.J.'s birthday party: favors.



Space Station Giveaway

In celebration of Calista Jo’s birthday, we’ve been given the okay to give away a Petmate® Jackson Galaxy® Space Station cat toy.

We reviewed the toy on our Tuesday post, which you can read at Space Station: Best Toy Ever. For the opportunity to win one of these super fun toys, you must leave a comment on this post prior to Monday, June 26, at 5 p.m. ET. Even if you left a comment on the review post, you must leave one here for a chance to win. The winner will be determined using and announced the following day. Good luck to all.

Now …let’s get back to that party!