Friendly Fill-Ins

If it’s Friday, that means it is time for some filling in. Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs) are the hosts of this blog hop. Each select two sentences to be completed by participants. Those sentences can be found on their blogs on Thursdays.

Kitties Blue left me to complete all the fill-ins this week. I used teal italics for those fill-ins. Any explanatory information is in parentheses.

1. The constant gun violence in this country is something that boggles my mind.

2. I hope to spend a lot of time in our swim/spa this summer.

3. I could really use some recommendations for getting Raleigh to be more accepting of Dad Tom and me.

4. Crawling through briars and brambles looking for Sawyer after he disappeared wasn’t my best idea. (If you don’t know, that caused me to have to have my waist-length hair cut off, as those same briars and brambles had become totally entangled in it.)

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Thoroughly Poetic Thursday On Friday

As I stated in yesterday’s post, Cooper Murphy was writing the poem for Angel Sammy and Teddy’s poetry challenge. He got stuck and couldn’t finish it in time to post. So he’s here with it today.

Here’s the inspiration photo.


A lion lounging in a tree.


Though Cooper wrote the poem, I did not add him to the photo. You’ll know why when you read the poem.

Our Giant, Ginger Brother 

Raleigh, have you met our big brother?
That’s not to say any of us have the same mother,
But he’s a giant, ginger cat just like me.
And I know that’s what you aspire to be.
He’s mighty and majestic and a king.
He can conquer nearly anybody and anything.
His power and strength cause others fear,
Which keeps them from venturing near.
Though, we too are strong and very brave,
It’s impossible to know how he might behave.
So, we will continue to observe him from a afar
As we don’t want to give him the chance to devoir

© Cooper Murphy Blue – 06/15/2023

If you’d like to participate in the weekly poetry challenge, check out Two Spoiled Cats by clicking on the poetry badge. You’ll find next week’s inspiration photo along with Angel Sammy’s poem. He is a skilled wordsmith, and his poems are always excellent.

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