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Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

The part of my brain that has an aptitude for writing poetry has been on hiatus for the past several weeks. Regardless, I have come up with a poem for this week’s inspiration photo provided by Angel Sammy and Teddy from Two Spoiled Cats. I find the photo almost frightening, as individuality and diversity is so important in the creation of a vibrant and creative society. I think my poem says this in a very basic way.


Suburban neighborhood with street after street of identical white houses.


Trapped in the Suburbs

These identical houses are absurd,
But that’s what you get in the suburbs.
I love my 100-plus year old house in the city.
It’s unique and large enough for all the kitties.
You couldn’t pay me to live in this neighborhood.
I would be depressed and never feel good
About driving in circles trying to find my house.
It would feel like a maze, and I was the mouse.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 08/09/2023

If you’d like to join in the fun of writing poetry, click on Angel Sammy’s poetry badge. That will take you over to Two Spoiled Cats where you can find next week’s inspiration photo. You’ll also be able to check out Angel Sammy’s poem for this week. He transmits it to Teddy each week from the Rainbow Bridge, and in our opinion, it is always a winner.


Thankful Thursday

Kitties Blue and I like to share our thankfuls each week and participate in Brian’s Thankful Thursday blog hop.

Periwinkle and Stinky are thankful to those of you who visited with them on International Cat Day. If you didn’t join them on their adventure, I do recommend you check it out. Twenty-one of their feline friends who live outside the United States participated in the adventure. Here’s the link: “THE ADVENTURES OF PERIWINKLE & STINKY: PART CXCVI.”

Audrey is thankful for one of the toys (especially the feathered part) from the most recent Cat Lady Box.
TABBY CAT PLAYS WITH FEATHERS ON A CATNIP TOY SHAPED LIKE A PHONE HANDSET.Kitties Blue and I are thankful for all of you who visit, read our posts and comment. And we thank you for joining us today.

If you’d like to participate in Brian’s Thankful Thursday blog hop, post on your blog the things for which you are thankful, then click on the badge below to go to Brian’s Home and link up.



Wordless Wednesday


Grey cat lying atop a Cat Lady subscription box.


Kizmet is Cat Lady Box obsessed. Check her out in the post, “Who Took My Toys,” from July 15, 2022.

Kizmet will be participating in the Wordless Wednesday blog hop at Comedy Plus. You can do the same by clicking on the badge below.


Looking Back

Last week’s Looking Back post was from September 22, 2012, and entitled, “Feeding Time at the Blue Zoo.” At the time, I mentioned that there is a companion post to that one, and I would post it this week. “The Electric Can Opener Experiment” is from September 24, 2012. Click on the link to read it.

Kitties Blue and I truly appreciate those of you who have been reading our Looking Back posts and commenting. I truly believe those posts are some of the best on the blog.

Thanks for joining us today.