by Janet Blue on December 8, 2022

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

I had fun today with Two Spoiled Cats’ (Teddy and Angel Sammy) photo for their weekly poetry challenge. We had a similar inspiration photo some months ago. You can see it and our poem at, “Three’s a Crowd With Calista Jo”. Instead of Calista Jo, Raleigh joined today’s inspiration photo.


Cat Door Encroachment: Dog with head stuck in cat door to outside with small ginger cat standing atop the door.


Cat Door Encroachment

Hey, get your big nose out of my door.
You know I’ve warned you about this before.
This passage is strictly for felines,
Not gigantic-nosed, slobbery canines.
If you don’t back off, I’ll give you a whap,
And it won’t feel like a friendly love-tap.
Honestly, I didn’t think you were so dumb
Or is this just a case of sheer boredom?
Whatever your problem, I say, “scram!”
I’ve got claws and I’m not afraid to use ‘em.
Now, please remove your colossal schnozz
Or get a scratch from my mighty paws!

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 12/07/2022

If you haven’t been participating in Teddy and Angel Sammy’s poetry challenge, I recommend you give it a try. It’s the perfect opportunity to get creative. Check out Two Spoiled Cats, by clicking on the poetry badge, for next week’s inspiration photo. And please read Angel Sammy’s poem. He’s one of our very favorite poets.

Thankful Thursday

Thursday is also the day we share the things for which we are thankful. Then we join Brian’s Thankful Thursday blog hop.

It’s been ugly and rainy here where we live, but its still been a pretty good week. Several of the kitties and I have thankfuls to share.

  • Audrey is thankful to have her spay surgery behind her. She had it yesterday and came through like a champ.
  • Talk about champs…Sawyer has been eating like one and hasn’t had a seizure, that we know of, in 11 days.
  • Cooper Murphy is thankful for earning another merit badge at Cat Scouts for learning about Wild Cats. Here’s a fact, that unless you are a Cat Scout, we bet you don’t know: The Rusty-Spotted Cat (Prionailurus rubiginosus) is the world’s smallest wild cat weighing only 1.8 to 3.5 pounds. It is 14 to 19 inches in length minus its tail, which is approximately half the length of its body. (Just as a side note: Cooper Murphy weighs 19 pounds!)


  • I am super thankful I have almost finished decorating and addressing the Kitties Blue Christmas cards, and I have finished all my shopping. Please don’t tell, but the gang are getting some pretty great gifts this year!

If you’d like to participate in Brian’s hop, post on your blog for what you are thankful. Then click on his badge to link up.

Thanks for visiting us today. We’ll be back tomorrow with some fill-ins.


{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

The Island Cats December 8, 2022 at 9:05 pm

Oh Raleigh! You’re smashing that poor dog’s nose! MOL!


Ellen J Pilch December 8, 2022 at 8:33 pm

Great job on the poem. Congrats to Cooper for earning another badge. XO
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Brian Frum December 8, 2022 at 7:48 pm

That was sure a fun poem, love the pic too. Such a marvelous bunch of thankfuls, all terrific. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.
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Memories of Eric and Flynn December 8, 2022 at 4:46 pm

Love the photo and poem!
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Indulgedfurries December 8, 2022 at 4:37 pm

Great news about Sawyer!


Cecilia Upchurch December 8, 2022 at 12:52 pm

my favorite line
“Whatever your problem, I say, “scram!”
I’ve got claws and I’m not afraid to use ‘em”.
I love your ‘Enchroachment’ ENHANCEMENT!!!
What a clever idea…but then you are CATS and we all know
CATS rule, Dogs drool.
Thank you for your kind comments
Hugs Cecilia
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Sandee December 8, 2022 at 12:06 pm

Love what you did with the photo. You made me smile.

I also love all your thankful things. Especially the surgery and Sawyer.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches all around, a smooch to Cooper Murphy and Sawyer and a big hug to mom. ♥
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Leah December 8, 2022 at 10:41 am

Ahahaha terrific poem! Gave me a much-needed laugh!
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Eastside Cats Blog December 8, 2022 at 10:01 am

Put your big doggo head back in, or kitten whappy paws are in your near future!
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The Florida Furkids December 8, 2022 at 9:49 am

We always love when you add a Kitties Blue to the photo. Raleigh’s poem is great.

The Florida Furkids with love and whisker kisses to Sawyer from Noelle
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Katie Isabella December 8, 2022 at 7:03 am

I LOVED that poem. I really did and the addition was perfect! Made my morning fun
So glad about Sawyer. We all worry about those seizures too and love these longer times between them. I am hoping as we all are that they end altogether.
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Charles Huss December 8, 2022 at 6:45 am

The addition of Raleigh was great and the poem fit the new picture perfectly.
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Teddy December 8, 2022 at 4:45 am

That is a BRILLIANT poem for Poetic Thursday – love the addition of Raleigh! Also we are of course thrilled Sawyer is working on extending his lucky streak with no seizures. Paws crossed. Sending lots of hugs for everyone!

Love, Teddy and Mom
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Loulou December 8, 2022 at 2:46 am

Oh, we are so, so happy when there is good news about dear Sawyer. YAY!!
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Meows, purrs, hugs and MOLs are greatly appreciated. Please no hissing, spitting or scratching unless you want one of us to whap you!

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