by Janet Blue on December 23, 2021

Thankful Thursday

It is with pleasure each week that Kitties Blue and I reflect on those things for which we are thankful. Kizmet is first up this week. She is thankful for her Gotcha Day gift; though, she has already tried to disassemble it.


gotcha gift

Sawyer is thankful for being seizure free for three-and-a-half weeks. Dad Tom and I are, of course, totally grateful for this as well.

I am thankful that I have the Christmas preparations fairly well under control. I only have a few more cards to write for Kitties Blue, Dad Tom’s and my annual newsletter to complete and some additional cookies to bake for neighbors. That may sound like a lot, but I can finish that all today.

Kitties Blue and I are thankful as always for all our friends, followers and supporters. We apologize that we haven’t been around to visit much lately, but that’s why I have, for probably the first time ever, Christmas prep under control. Hope you all understand.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. To participate, post on your blog for what you are thankful and then link up over at Brian’s blog by clicking on his badge.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Poetry challenge day has rolled around again. Two Spoiled Cats, Teddy and Angel Sammy, provided the following photo as this week’s inspiration. My poem follows it.



The Face of Disappointment

My pouting face says it all.
The gift in this box is a total fail.
I asked for a Barbie and video game.
What’s in this box is just a shame.
Socks and underwear are not a gift,
And I am completely miffed.
My parents have totally let me down
and left me with this horrible frown.
Santa better do a much better job,
Or I promise I am going to sob,
Declare this the worst Christmas ever
And write Santa an un-thank-you letter.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 12/22/2021

As a child when I pouted my mother would always tell me if I didn’t stop, my face would freeze that way. This little girl’s parents probably told her the same thing.

Anyhoo, if you’d like to try writing some poetry, check out Two Spoiled Cats (by clicking on their badge) each Thursday for the next week’s inspiration photo. And don’t forget to read Angel Sammy’s poem while visiting. He is an exceptionally talented poet.

Calendar Winner

We are delighted to announce the winner of the Superhero Sidekick Calendar from the Helen Woodward Animal Center featuring Kizmet as Miss August. We used the sequence generator at to determine the winner, which is the ninth commenter on our Sunday Selfies post. That cat and his person are: our dear friend, Teddy and his mom, Pam Kimmell. Congratulations! Kizmet hopes you enjoy your prize.

We’ll be back tomorrow with some fill-ins and Feline Friday.


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Ellen Pilch December 23, 2021 at 6:48 pm

That was a nice gift. Cute poem. And congrats to Pam and Teddy! XO
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs December 23, 2021 at 2:28 pm

Concats to Teddy and Miss Pam! They will love that calendar!

Our poem had a similar thought, but it was coal and not socks/underwear, LOL!

Wow, Kizmet! That is a cool scratcher house you have there! Wonder if Santa might come down *your* chimney??

My mom would tell us that if we made silly faces, and the cuckoo clock struck we would freeze that way forever…I have that clock now…but I don’t think my face froze!

Merry Christmas!
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Brian Frum December 23, 2021 at 1:52 pm

That is a grand house sweet Kizmet and Sawyer, that’s the best gift ever pal. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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BellaDharma an BellaSita Mum December 23, 2021 at 1:39 pm

Mew mew mew ‘An un-thanx-you note’!! MOL!! Aunty Janet yore so funny!! Grate poe-em. An guud fore you havin thingss under control.
Wee wishess you an Unkell an all Kittiess Blue a Meowy Catmess!!!
***nose kissess*** BellaDharma an {{{huggiess}}} BellaSita Mum

Lucy and Xena December 23, 2021 at 1:37 pm

Congrats to Teddy on his win, and to Sawyer for no seizures for so long! Tis the season to be busy; we totally understand! XOX Xena, Lucy and Chia
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Canadian Cats December 23, 2021 at 12:18 pm

Sawyer, you being seizure gree for 3 and a half weeks is terrific. This is a great achievement and lessens the stress on body and mind. Hip hip hooray!
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Sandee December 23, 2021 at 10:48 am

Wonderful thankful things for sure.

This is a busy time of year and I know that many need to put their focus elsewhere. It’s all good.

Love the poem and I can’t imagine that kind of gift for a little girl. I did laugh.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches all around and a hug to mom. ♥
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Loulou December 23, 2021 at 9:54 am

Love your blog today. Such a sweet kitty.
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The Island Cats December 23, 2021 at 9:01 am

Kizmet! What a pawsome gift you got! I hope you can keep it for yourself and the other kitties don’t try to move in…but that doesn’t seem likely. Congratulations to Teddy and his mom for winning the calendar. ~Ernie
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The Florida Furkids December 23, 2021 at 8:37 am

ConCats to Pam and Teddy!!! Your thankfuls are great (especially about Sawyer) We love that photo of Kizmet with the house and your poem made us MOL.

The Florida Furkids with love and whisker kisses to Sawyer from Noelle
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Memories of Eric and Flynn December 23, 2021 at 5:49 am

Congratulations to Pam and Teddy!
That is a a lovely Gotcha Day gift, Kizmet. Love the poem too. I also remember being told as a child that my face would freeze like that.
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Teddy December 23, 2021 at 5:10 am

WE WON???? WE WON???? We never win anything so this is truly a magical Christmas! We will cherish the calendar and actually – truly – Mom does need a new calendar for the new year. Thank you so much. Kizmet I really REALLY like that GOTCHA house you have – it’s even big enough for a gigantic cat like me. At least I think it is.

Hugs, Teddy
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