by Janet Blue on September 10, 2020

Thankful Thursday

We have much for which to be thankful today; though, so much sadness has overtaken our lives lately.

Cooper Murphy asked to begin. He is thankful for his time at Summer Camp with his Scout friends. Cooper was runner-up in the boat race in his laundry basket boat, SV Angel Mau.



He and his two Gingersnap pals, Teddy and Chip, were all purrmoted to the rank of Lion, and he and Teddy were officially announced as the new co-leaders of the Wildcats Troop. They will be following in the paws of their big brothers, Angel Scout Mau and Angel Scout Teddy. Both served as Troop Leader.

The Scouts had two craft projects at Camp, and Cooper wanted to show you the tin he decorated for his mini Emergency Kit. He included a picture of Mau own the inside cover, as he considers his big bro to be his Scout spirit guide. Cooper will share his memory board project in another post.








Dad Tom and I have a giant thankful. We are grateful to Cat Scouts Denmaster (Karen Nichols) who painted this super picture of Cat Scout Mau and gifted it to us. Of course, seeing it was the reason for shedding more tears.



Of course, I am grateful for not being stuck in the hospital for more than one day; though, I have no more answers now than I did before that unpleasant experience.

As always, we are grateful for all our friends, followers and supporters, especially all those who left comments on our blog and at Friends Forever on Allie leaving for the Rainbow Bridge.

Kitties Blue and I are joining the Thankful Thursday blog hop hosted by Brian. To join us, post on your blog for what you are thankful, then click on the badge to hop over to Brian’s and enter your link.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Our pals at Two Spoiled Cats, Angel Sammy and Teddy, are hosting their usual Thursday poetry challenge. The inspiration photo for this week and my poem are below. I apologize that I have written a rather melancholy poem to accompany this photo of a beautiful place.



The Cycle of Life

Ghosts glide and float in my garden.
I feel them around me when I walk there.
They remain from happier days when
parties and celebrations were abundant.
The spirits are happy and laughing,
Yet sad that those days have passed.
I live alone now…tired, old and frail—
No family or friends to come for a party
Or even just a cup of tea and a biscuit.
The gardner tends the old Floribunda roses,
Leaves bouquets for me by the door.
The alluring aroma permeates the house.
Like the ghosts, it makes me wish
For my youth and the frivolity enjoyed
On weekends and summer nights, but
My memories no longer soothe my soul.
Soon I will leave this place and life.
Others will inhabit my home and garden
And the cycle will begin once again.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 09/09/2020

If you would like to participate in the poetry challenge, click on the poetry badge. While visiting Angel Sammy and Teddy, make certain to read Sammy’s poem. He transmits it to Teddy each week from the Rainbow Bridge, and it is always a winner.



The Swiss Cats September 13, 2020 at 9:03 am

Cooper Murphy, what a wonderful box ! The painting of Mau is lovely. Purrs

BellaDharma an LadyMew September 11, 2020 at 6:22 pm

WHOA Aunty Janet yore poe-em had mee an LadyMew inn teerss today! Wee are sorry you were inn Hopisal….ummmm no…Hoss-pital an still ahve no answerss!
LadyMew had a weerd “Meet an Greet” with Ortho Surgeon an shee wantss seckond opinion.
Cooper Murphy lookss so adoorabell inn his laundry baskit boat! Well dun CM!!
**purrss** BellaDharma an ((huggiess)) LadyMew

Spitty the Kitty September 11, 2020 at 12:03 am

Congarats to Cooper M and Teddy too! Angel Mau will be verrrry proud of his lil bro. And that is such a sweet painting of Mau–so much talent everywhere 😉 Also, lovely poem your Human wrote for today XOXOXO
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Ellen Pilch September 10, 2020 at 8:02 pm

Beautiful poem. I love the painting, that was a thoughtful gift. Congrats to Cooper on his promotion! Good job on the tin decorating. I am sorry you were in the hospital, I hope you don’t end up there again. XO
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Memories of Eric and Flynn September 10, 2020 at 5:41 pm

The painting of Mau is lovely.
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The Island Cats September 10, 2020 at 5:28 pm

We love the painting of Mau! How special! And while we know it caused some tears…we hope it brings you smiles as well.

We send you many purrs…we know you all have been feeling so sad.

The Florida Furkids September 10, 2020 at 2:30 pm

Cooper really did a super job with his boat! The box looks fabulous too. The painting of Mau is magnificent. That was so sweet of Denmaster!

We’re so sad too. Way too many leaving for the Bridge these days. We’re also thankful that you are out of the hospital and we sure hope you get some easily fixable results from your tests.

The Florida Furkids with paw pats and headbonks to Sawyer from Noelle.
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs September 10, 2020 at 1:25 pm

What a poignant poem. Sadness exudes from it, but hope as well, as you talk about when the next ones will resume the cycle.
Sending hugs and love to you at this difficult time…and healing purrs, pawyers too, for yourself, Miss Janet hope your health mysteries can be solved so you can feel a lot better.
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Pam September 10, 2020 at 1:19 pm

Janet that’s an extraordinary poem… fits the photo but it also makes me TOTALLY think of you and how you must feel in your own garden. Memories among the beauty. I hope you can get answers soon – it’s hard waiting sometimes isn’t it. I love the drawing Denmaster did for you – she’s a splendid artist AND so are you – the Survival Kit is so well done! I should go back and add more to Teddy’s – maybe I will.

Hugs, Pam
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Timmy Tomcat September 10, 2020 at 1:00 pm

We feel so sad right along with you thinking of dear Mau but his dear Allie is with him and they are looking down with love from their beautiful new home the Bridge. Cooper did such an amazing job with his Floatie and wow what wonderful craft boxes. We thank you all for being friends and send healing purrs to you Janet. May you have the answers you need sooner rather than later.

Brian Frum September 10, 2020 at 10:01 am

Those are really nice thankfuls and the painting of Mau is extra special. We sure hope you are doing okay Janet and we enjoyed your poem. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Eastside Cats September 10, 2020 at 9:58 am

Oh dear, what a sorrowful poem!
You’ve had a pile of unhappiness drop on you all lately; I am so sorry.
It’s called ‘The Practise Of Medicine’, and unfortunately, we are just test subjects sometimes.
You are your best advocate; keep searching and learning!
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Sandee September 10, 2020 at 9:06 am

First off tell Cooper Murphy that I love him and I’m so proud of him. Well done.

Love the painting of Mau. Yes that would bring on the tears for sure.

Aw on the poem. So true. The cycle of life indeed.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches to all the kitties and a big hug to you. ♥
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Linda Arthur Tejera September 10, 2020 at 7:36 am

It’s so difficult to say goodbye to our little furrbabies and send them over the Rainbow Bridge to a glorious time. I’m so sorry for everyone’s loss. You wrote a sweet but melancholy poem. Life is definitely a cycle. I find comfort in knowing that I’ll be reunited with my loved ones who have gone ahead and paved the way for me (including all my furrbabies).
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