Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #164

On Fridays, Kitties Blue and I enjoy joining the Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop. It is hosted by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). It’s a fun way to learn a bit more about our fellow bloggers.

Each Thursday, on both blogs, you can find the four sentences to be completed. On Friday, post your filled-in sentences and link to the hop on Lorianne’s blog. To go there, click on the badge at the left.

This week I asked for a bit of assistance, and Cooper Murphy volunteered to fill-in #4.

Our completions are in teal italics.

1. I like my pancakes with apricot preserves, as syrup makes them soggy.

2. When I was 10, I had to have a Barbie doll for my birthday.

3. I spend the most time thinking about this never-ending construction project and Sawyer.

4. Cooper Murphy: Getting on the upper perch on the catio is a risk worth taking.


Sawyer – below & Cooper – above


Thoroughly Poetic Thursday on Friday

With yesterday being the 4th of July and the inspiration photo for this week’s poem being somewhat dark and brooding, I decided to hold our poem for today. Our hosts, the Two Spoiled Cats, Teddy and Angel Sammy, are both reasonable and friendly fellows, so we are fairly certain they won’t mind.

Here’s the photo.



It was a cold and foggy night,
But I was too anxious to stay inside.
I’d walked the already worn floor
For hours, waiting for the news,
Of today’s battle, from the front.
War so close to our doorstep
Has left me weary from worry.
Only the chilly night air and quiet,
That finally comes with darkness,
Can sooth my heart and soul.
I know sleep will not come soon
And so I walk this path and pray
The news that comes at daybreak
Will be good and not leave me a widow.

Janet Buickerood Blue – July 4, 2019

I used a bit of poetic license in creating my poem, as it takes place at a time when street lights like those appearing in the picture would not have been in existence. If you are unfamiliar with the term, “poetic license,” it is defined as: The freedom to depart from the facts of a matter or from the conventional rules of language when speaking or writing in order to create an effect.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday gives participants the opportunity to use their imaginations. If you haven’t been joining in the fun, check out yesterday’s post at Two Spoiled Cats (by clicking on the badge at the below) for next week’s inspiration photo.

While there, make certain to read Angel Sammy’s poem. He is a poet extraordinare, and I can promise you will enjoy his offering. Links to poems by other bloggers can be found in the comments. It’s always fun to see how others viewed the inspiration photo.

Feline Friday

Cooper Murphy and Sawyer will be hopping along with Comedy Plus for the Feline Friday blog hop. To join them, click on the badge below.