by Janet Blue on July 5, 2019

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.

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs July 6, 2019 at 1:00 am

I love your poem, its dark and so mysterious, but compelling as well.

We only put fruit on our pancakes…but not for the reason of stickyness or taste, but for the healthy benefits, MOL! Though real male syrup, while it has lots of sugar is very benficial with lots of vitamins and minerals. Thank youMaple trees:)

I like that sort of silhouette image of cooper Murphy and Sawyer.

Purrs and loads of POTP for Sawyer!
Meezer’s Mews & Terrieristical Woofs recently posted…Happy Canada Day ~ A Little Late!My Profile

Ruby July 5, 2019 at 11:45 pm

Ma doesn’t make pancakes enough, butts when she does she goes WAY off her diet and smothers them in butters and syrup! I thinks she eats them too fast to gets soggy! BOL!!!
I likes mine plain, butts I likes the preserves idea! I’ll put in my special request next time she wipes the cobwebs off the griddle. ☺
Ruby ♥
Ruby recently posted…Happy Burthday America!My Profile

Canadian cats July 5, 2019 at 7:32 pm

Love the two kitties. They look like they’re chattering.


Ellen Pilch July 5, 2019 at 5:19 pm

Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers from all. I like pancakes, but not soggy so this is a good idea. I understand your thinking of Sawyer all the time. I enjoyed your poem too. Have a nice weekend! XO
Ellen Pilch recently posted…Friendly Fill-Ins Week 164My Profile

World Of Animals, Inc. July 5, 2019 at 4:48 pm

Happy Friday!!! Hope you had a great holiday yesterday. Thanks for sharing your Friendly Fill-in answers. The top perch looks like the best view. First come, first serve for you kitties. Have a wonderful upcoming weekend.

The Swiss Cats July 5, 2019 at 3:42 pm

Great poem ! No syrup, really ? Claire would rather eat mapple syrup without pancakes, MOL ! Purrs
The Swiss Cats recently posted…Wordless WednesdayMy Profile

Catscue Catmom July 5, 2019 at 2:43 pm

No syrup!?! I love that picture, those two are lovely in profile.
Catscue Catmom recently posted…Big BirthdaysMy Profile

The Island Cats July 5, 2019 at 12:03 pm

Cooper Murphy, being up that high is always worth it!
The Island Cats recently posted…We Survived!My Profile

Brian Frum July 5, 2019 at 11:44 am

Terrific answers and a marvelous poem too!
Brian Frum recently posted…Feline Friday Wake Up and Play SealMy Profile

Eastside Cats July 5, 2019 at 11:00 am

That image is so moody, and scary! I cannot imagine what it’s like to have a loved one leave to serve in a war or military action, or even firefighters and police. Takes a special person to love enough to let their spouse walk out the door.
Eastside Cats recently posted…Happy Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest!My Profile

Linda Arthur Tejera July 5, 2019 at 9:46 am

Got my first Barbie doll in 1959. Wish I still had all the Barbie stuff I got back then. I wouldn’t have to worry about retirement! LOL! Great shadow portrait of Cooper Murphy and is that Sawyer? <3
Linda Arthur Tejera recently posted…I Fell in Love at WalmartMy Profile

The Florida Furkids July 5, 2019 at 9:30 am

Wow….that was an amazing poem.

Great Fill-ins and we LOVE that photo of CM and Sawyer!!

The Florida Furkids with smoochies and love to Mau from Allie and paw pats and headbonks to Sawyer from Noelle.
The Florida Furkids recently posted…It’s our Blogoversary!!My Profile

Sandee July 5, 2019 at 9:21 am

Mom did a great job on the first three fill-ins and you did an excellent job on the last one Cooper Murphy. I just love you to pieces. Sawyer too. Sawyer stays in my prayers.

I too love your poem and yes sometimes literary license is a good path to take.

Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. My best to your peeps. ♥
Sandee recently posted…Feline FridayMy Profile

Teddy July 5, 2019 at 6:10 am

WOW – your poem was worth waiting for. Love how you found a different slant under those lights on the dark street….a wonderful job (Mom says so too!). Thanks for always joining in the poetic fun with something SMASHING. Mom and I like your fill-ins too but we will be almost as happy as YOU will be when your construction project is done! As for little Sawyer – you know how we feel about him and how we keep him in our prayers 24/7.

Love, Teddy
Teddy recently posted…Friendly Fill-InsMy Profile

mommakatandherbearcat July 5, 2019 at 5:58 am

I gave up on syrup when I got tired of smelling like syrup for the rest of the day – and sticking to everything – no matter how many times I washed my hands. But pancakes? Don’t get those nearly enough!
mommakatandherbearcat recently posted…Miscellaneous momentsMy Profile

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: