by Janet Blue on January 19, 2023

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

The Two Spoiled Cats (Teddy and Angel Sammy) provided a funny inspiration photo for today’s poetry challenge. Of course, I had to go a step further and add two cats (Raleigh and Misty May). You’ll need to read the poem to find out why the two are wearing some jewelry.


Shepheard breed dog carrying mannequin leg in mouth following an orange tabby cat and a tuxedo cat wearing jewelry.


Cat Burglars

The two thieves thought they’d gotten away clean,
Until they saw what their accomplice decided to bring.
Why did he steal that lady’s artificial limb?
It must have been some silly canine whim.
They’d only planned to pilfer a little bling
And had no idea what to do with that thing.
If their doggie friend continued to carry it around,
They for certain would be easily found.
They must convince him to dig a big hole
And bury it quickly before the next police patrol,
Or they’d all find themselves locked up tight—
Their humans having to pay a huge fee to set things right.
The wily cat burglars instead decided to ditch their friend
And bring their poorly conceived plan to an end,
By running away as fast as they could,
And stashing their booty in the nearby woods.
Then they’ll lay low and behave for several days
Before retrieving the loot and paying for friends’ neuters and spays.
You see, the kitty robbers really aren’t naughty,
Just misguided in their attempts to raise needed money,
To contribute something to their local TNR projects
So every neighborhood cat can be safe even if homeless.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 1/18/2023

I had no idea where this poem was going when I started it, but I had lots of fun writing it. I hope you enjoy it.

If you’d like to try writing some poetry, check out Two Spoiled Cats (by clicking on the poetry badge) for next week’s inspiration photo. And, as I always suggest, please read Angel Sammy’s poem when you visit. He sends it to Teddy each week from the Rainbow Bridge, and it is always terrific.

Thankful Thursday

Thursday is the day for poetry and thankfuls. Kitties Blue and I are thankful for those of you who have been reading our “Looking Back” posts and commenting on them. To be honest, I believe many of my early posts were the best. I had many years of my life with cats to share. Now, I have only what happens in the present.

We are thankful our friend Raz (Friends Furever) is doing much better health wise.

Kitties Blue are particularly thankful that we are midway through January without having any snow. That means, even on cold days, the catio is not a bad place to be, if only for a few minutes.

Finally, as always, Kitties Blue and I are thankful for your following, support and friendship.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. To join, share on your blog for what you are thankful, then click on Brian’s badge to add your link to the hop.


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BellaDharma an BellaSita Mum January 20, 2023 at 12:24 pm

Well dun Aunty Janet an Raleigh an Misty May!!
Grate foto an poe-em!!!
***purrss*** BellaDharma an ((hugss)) BellaSita Mum
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Ellen J Pilch January 19, 2023 at 7:16 pm

Love the poem- they are a couple of Robin Hoods. 🙂 XO
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Brian Frum January 19, 2023 at 7:10 pm

Those are all such good thankfuls and your poem was really fun, love the helper kitties! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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The Florida Furkids January 19, 2023 at 8:43 am

OMC we LOVED your poem. Those cat burglars are adorable!

Raz says thanks for the shout-out. He just finished breakfast which always makes Mom happy.

The Florida Furkids with love and whisker kisses to Sawyer from Noelle
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Kartie Isabella January 19, 2023 at 8:05 am

I enjoyed the poem and the kitties in the picture. I can;t imagine what I would think if I saw the dog running with that in their mouth!


Eastside Cats Blog January 19, 2023 at 8:01 am

Kitty Robin Hoods…nice!
Dumb ol’ doggo didn’t read the memo about ‘low key’.
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Lucy and Xena January 19, 2023 at 8:00 am

Sure didn’t see that ending coming (and it seems neither did you!). We really enjoyed it, and how you incorporate the kitties blue into the pictures.
The past posts that you run are from long before we found you, and it helps give a perspective on the present. You also had a bit of a different writing style then.
I’m thankful that you have continued to blog!
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Charles Huss January 19, 2023 at 6:14 am

The poem is really good. You must have spent a lot of time on it.
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Teddy January 19, 2023 at 4:41 am

Great job on the poem! It’s super cute and funny……it was such a great photo to let our imaginations run wild with. Love the idea too that the only reason these “crooks” were operating was to help friends with neuters and spays. That’s the spirit!!

Hugs, Teddy
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Leah January 19, 2023 at 2:30 am

Ahahaha, fun poetry! Cat burglars raising money for TNR, purrfect!
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs January 19, 2023 at 1:06 am

Your poem is so much fun!! What a great idea you came up with!
I was thinking of the dog being a thief, too, but you went the extra mile, so to speak.

I do enjoy reading your from the past posts, because you were blogging long before I started,.
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