by Janet Blue on June 25, 2021

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday on Friday

We were so busy with thankfuls yesterday that I saved our poem for today. In fact, we are bursting at the seam with information today. Hope you can stay with us to the end.

I share the poetry inspiration photo for this week with apologies to Angel Sammy and Teddy. I did take a bit of “poetic license” and enhanced the photo just a teeny, tiny (19-pounds worth) bit.

Nom, Nom, Nom

This sandwich looks phenomenal,
And I am certain it is totally nom-able.
I can smell lots of goodies tucked inside:
Chicken, tuna, sardines, salmon
Cheese, trout, duck and bacon.
When I finish I’ll need a bromide.
But I ‘m dismissing heartburn as a consequence,
As my appetite is truly bottomless.
So step aside so I can take a bite.

© Cooper Murphy Blue – 06/24/2021

If you’d like to try your paw at poetry, like Cooper Murphy, check out Two Spoiled Cats on Thursday for the following week’s inspiration photo. To go there, click on the poetry badge.


Before moving on to the usual Friday topics, I want to let you know how our commentathon turned out. Combining our comments on the Tuesday and Wednesday posts, we had 39. I rounded this up to $40 and purchased 40 votes for Kizmet in Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Superhero Sidekicks Calendar Contest. Kizmet had dropped from fifth to sixth and then eighth place in the contest, but the recent votes have pushed her back up into fifth place. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to HWAC by voting for Kizmet, click on the link.

Kizmet and I thank everyone who made a comment and those who made individual donations. We 💓 you!

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #265

As we usually do, the Kitties Blue and I are participating in the Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop hosted by Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs) and Ellen (15 And Meowing). They post the sentence to be filled on their blogs on Thursdays, and participants post their fill-ins on Fridays. I had to ask for some assistance this week, and fortunately two of the Kitties Blue volunteered. We all used teal Italics for our fill-ins.

1. If I were one of the 7 dwarves, I would be Sleepy, as I never get enough sleep.
2. I think television is good and bad. It all depends on what you decide to watch.
3. Kizmet: No paws, butt or other body part on a human’s placement is a rule that I regularly break.
4. Sawyer: I can’t believe getting treats whenever I ask isn’t more popular.

To join the hop, click on the badge below.

Feline/Friendship Friday

Astrid is here today to join these two blog hops and show you that Kizmet is not the only “monkey” among the Kitties Blue.



If you would like to participate in the Comedy Plus Feline Friday blog hop and/or the Create with Joy Friendship Friday hop, click on the appropriate badge(s).


Prayers Please


Please send some prayers to our friend and yours, Angels Eric and Flynn’s mom, Jackie. You can stop by her blog, The Adventures of Eric and Flynn by clicking on the link. If you would like Jackie’s e-mail or snail mail address, you can get them from Ann (Zoolatry) at zoolatry@gmail.com.

Saying Good-Bye is Never Easy


A dear and special friend, Cat Scout Timmy, received his wings on Wednesday. His dad, Pete, will be posting about it today. When he does, please visit and leave your condolences at Tom Cat Commentary by Tim. Mom’s response when she found out was “no, no, no!” This has left us totally heartbroken. We will remember and honor Timmy on our Sunday Selfies blog hop.

Cat World Domination Day


Finally, the Kitties Blue and I must apologize to Summer and Angel Sparkle for missing Cat World Domination Day yesterday. We always participate, but with a birthday, anniversary and the Calendar Contest happening, it totally slipped our minds. Summer had a great party, and we hope you were able to attend.

Whether or not Kitties Blue had the opportunity to celebrate, they want to assure you that they dominate us every single day without fail. Dad Tom and I wouldn’t have it any other way.



{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Sue Brandes June 25, 2021 at 5:48 pm

I was so sad to hear about Timmy this morning. Everyone loves him. Prayers for his dad. Prayers for Jackie too.


The Island Cats June 25, 2021 at 4:49 pm

Congrats on a successful commentathon! Good luck to Kizmet!

I am so sad about Timmy. I know his family is really sad too…and I send them lots of comforting purrs.

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Ellen J Pilch June 25, 2021 at 3:21 pm

I am so sad about Timmy. I am glad Kizmet moved back up in the competition. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Our first 2 were very similar. XO
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Brian Frum June 25, 2021 at 1:09 pm

We’re sure sad about sweet Timmy and we’re glad that Jackie is home. Such fun goodies otherwise though, but guess what, at the moment Kizmet is in 1st place. We just had to vote again, we couldn’t help it.
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Sandee June 25, 2021 at 11:05 am

Kismet is now in 3rd place. You go girl.

Love the poem and you know I love Cooper Murphy.

Astrid makes a great monkey. Cute.

Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Scritches to all the kitties and a hug to mom. ♥


Teddy and Pam June 25, 2021 at 8:40 am

WOW – a HUGE post today……we missed Domination Day too as Mom was out of town yesterday…uhoh…and we think your poem (and the photo!) were absolutely ADORABLE for Poetry Day. No doubt Angel Sammy is giggling. Losing our buddy Timmy was a terribly sad thing even though we knew it was coming. He was a GIANT among Cat Scouts and I’m sure Angel Sammy is enjoying getting a REAL hug from Timmy at the Bridge. We’re also happy Miss Jackie is home and we are hoping she gets a good report from the consultant…..she is such a good friend.

Big Hugs, Teddy (and Mom too)
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The Florida Furkids June 25, 2021 at 8:05 am

Lots going on today. Raz totally agrees with Sawyer’s answer for #4! We like the way you added Cooper Murphy to that photo and the poem was great.

We’re really sad about Timmy. He was a great friend and a super Cat Scout. He will be missed.

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Charles Huss June 25, 2021 at 5:48 am

You were right about being busy. I have been busy and did not hear about Timmy. That is sad news.
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