National Doughnut Day


Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Each Thursday our friends, Angel Sammy and Teddy, from Two Spoiled Cats invite us to join them in writing a poem. They even provide an inspiration photo. Here is today’s photo.



When I first saw the photo, it made me chuckle. But as I began writing my poem, I realized there is nothing amusing in this scene. The focus of the poem changed then. I cannot say I am pleased with the outcome. But at the moment, I do not know in what direction to take it, so I am abandoning it at this point. I apologize to Teddy, Sammy and all of you.


Mother Nature Cannot Be Stopped

Is this a practical joke?
Did someone think they
Could stop the tide?
If only that were true,
But this ocean-front street
Has almost disappeared.
When the storm blows away,
The tide will recede, leaving
The storm’s detritus, destruction
and heartache in its place.
If the tide could have heeded
That sign and stopped
The outcome might have been different…
Beachgoers enjoying sand and sun.
But Mother Nature cannot be stopped!

© Janet Buickerood Blue 11/07/2018


Thoroughly Poetic Thursday is not a blog hop, but you can leave a copy of your poem or a link to it in the Comments at Two Spoiled Cats. To go there, click on the poetry badge. While there, read Angel Sammy’s poem. It is always masterful.

Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by our friend, Brian. Each Thursday we get to share for what are thankful. This week we are thankful for Ellen, the mom at 15 And Meowing. Many of you know her as the Tooth Fairy, as she generously sends her crocheted catnip toys to those kitties who have had dental work. Her toys are among Kitties Blues’ favorites. But today we want to thank her for her commitment to helping Boston’s Forgotten Felines. She will be donating all October-December royalties from her book, Prancie’s Prayer, to the group.

Here are the links to places where you can purchase Prancie’s Prayer.


Barnes and Noble

To find out more about Boston’s Forgotten Felines or Ellen’s book, click on the link above to 15 and Meowing.

We are joining the blog hop over at Brian’s. To participate, click on his badge below.


Today I am participating in the Friendly Fill-Ins hosted each Friday by Ellen from 15 And Meowing and Annie from McGuffy’s Reader. I have been wanting to do this for a few weeks but could never think of anything to share for my part of the fill-in.

Some of those who have been doing this have the sentences completed by their furry companion(s), and I may do that in the future as well. However, these are my answers for this week.


Ellen created the first two fill-ins and Annie the last two. My responses are in bold print.

1. The best money I ever spent was for my pool/spa as my 65th birthday present to myselfand the worst was for a perm that had Tom calling me poodle head.

2. My most memorable vacation was with Tom (at) on a riverboat cruise through Russia in 2011.


Kizhi Island, Russia - Friendly

Kizhi Island, Russia


3. It hurts my heart when I lose a friend, no matter the reason.

Janet & Jellybean-001 - Friendly4. Once, I raised a wild baby bunny after it’s mom was hit and killed by a car. I named it Jelly Bean. When it was old enough we released it on the hill behind our house, which was covered in dense vegetation. We watched him eat his way down the hill.    


This is a blog hop. You can enter your link at McGuffy’s Reader. The link is in the first paragraph.

National Doughnut Day

Held annually on the first Friday of June, Doughnut Day was established by The Salvation Army in 1938. The intention was to honor The Salvation Army’s “Doughnut Lassies,” who served the treats to soldiers during World War I. The “Doughnut Lassies” are often credited with popularizing the doughnut in the United States when the troops returned home from war.
Wishing you a sweet and yummy day.