by Janet Blue on July 1, 2016

This is week number eight for the Friendly Friday Fill-Ins hosted by Ellen (15 and Meowing) and Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). This is a blog hop. You can enter your link on Annie’s blog.
My fill-ins are in teal italics.
1. I never thought I would miss writing and sending snail-mail letters, but I do.
2. Every 4th of July we watch the fireworks from our upper deck while the kitties stay inside.
3. If I knew blogging about the kitties would become my passion, I would have started long before 2012.
4. I have trouble with my attention span and completing one project prior to moving on to another.




Phooey, we missed writing a poem yesterday for Sammy’s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday. It’s week number three and the letter of the day was “C.  As Calista Jo wrote our Thursday post and mentioned Catnip, I imagine this is what she would have written.


Catnip Crazies by Calista Jo


Catnip is fine.
Catnip is good.
It gives me a buzz
Under my hood.
I love to sniff it
And roll in it all day,
But eating it is what
Makes me want to play.
I get frisky and crazy
And bounce all around,
Until I fall over
And collapse in a mound.


C.J. may have written the poem, but Lily Olivia is sharing her post roll-in-the-nip photo.


Lily Olivia shows off her furs post catnip roll around.



Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles July 4, 2016 at 9:00 pm

We can totally re;ate to that poem!!
And meowmy says so can she about the fill in answers!!

McGuffy's Reader July 2, 2016 at 9:46 pm

Aww…cute poem! I think I know some cats who do that, too. But, each of ours is different, really. I agree, I miss snail mail, too. It seemed more personal, to take the time to do each step to connect. I think I am surprised that you have trouble staying on task. You seem so organized. I love you anyway! Hugs!
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The Swiss Cats July 2, 2016 at 5:45 pm

Great poem ! Wonderful tribute to nip ! Zorro sends CJ a kiss. Purrs
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Jeanne July 2, 2016 at 5:11 pm

I agree with # 3 & 4, but do not miss looking for my stamps, which my husband never seemed to put back where they belonged… Have a great 4th!

Sherri-Ellen TD. July 2, 2016 at 2:32 pm

Berry good poe-em Cali Jo! Mee could see you rollin inn yur ‘nip! Good imagery….
An Lily O yur so adoorabull!!!
***paw kissesss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxx

The Island Cats July 1, 2016 at 7:06 pm

That’s a pawsome poem. OMC, Calista Jo…could you get anymore catnip on you?? 😉
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mommakatandherbearcat July 1, 2016 at 3:03 pm

I have problems completing projects too. I get so excited and can’t wait to start, then after an hour, I come up with ANOTHER idea that I’m so excited about that I can’t wait to start. So I don’t wait. And this is why I have as many ‘draft’ posts as published ones!!! I look through the drafts and think, “Wow! These are all REALLY good! But I don’t have ANY ideas to write about for my next post!” I too wish I’d starting blogging earlier. Bear’s got a lot of stories to tell and I’ve lost some in my mind that I know people would’ve enjoyed. Actually, blogging and creating a permanent record of Bear and my life together, is one of the main reasons I’ve kept up with it when I get discouraged.
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Maggie@shelter-cats July 1, 2016 at 2:49 pm

Love your ode to catnip, Calista Jo.
I sure miss the excitement of getting a card or letter in the mail – even though it’s easier to keep in touch by email.
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da tabbies o trout towne July 1, 2016 at 10:46 am

total lee awesum poem guys & grate fill inz by yur mom two !!
olivia….ya look awesum 🙂
heerz two a flagfin happee 4th kinda week oh end…..see ya twooz day ♥♥♥

Sammy July 1, 2016 at 10:22 am

GREAT Catnip poem and photo of Miss Nip covered in goodness (!!)……AND we love your fill-ins. Mom almost answered #1 like you did!

Hugs, Sammy
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Stephanie B July 1, 2016 at 10:00 am

Love it all! Catnip Crazies, lol

Ellen Pilch July 1, 2016 at 9:52 am

Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, those were great answers. I want to change my #’s 1 and 3 to your answers- I feel the same way. That is a great poem about nip and I love the photo of catnip coated Lily Olivia 🙂 Have a nice 4th! XO
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The Menagerie Mom July 1, 2016 at 7:23 am

I love your fill-ins! I’m completely with you on #3 – I wish I would have started far earlier. And that is such a purrfect poem on catnip, Calista Jo. My kitties think you did catnip very proud with those lovely words! Purrs!
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Brian Frum July 1, 2016 at 6:30 am

Great poem and answers too! Have a fun nip day!!!
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Hannah and Lucy July 1, 2016 at 4:43 am

We love it when Mum gets the catnip out and we get very silly!
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Toby July 1, 2016 at 4:25 am

What a great poem!!! Mom doesn’t give me catnip often but when she does – WOW!
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Summer July 1, 2016 at 3:07 am

Anything having to do with catnip is awesome!
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speedyrabbit July 1, 2016 at 1:39 am

Hehehe did you have fun with the nip?xx Speedy
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