by Janet Blue on August 29, 2019

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Each Thursday Teddy and Angel Sammy (Two Spoiled Cats) host a poetry “challenge.” The challenge is to use the inspiration photo they provide as the basis for a poem.

I loved this week’s photo. It’s most likely this young lady is giving her first recital, but she already could be an accomplished pianist…a prodigy. Though I did play the piano at one time, I was no virtuoso. It is my experience reflected in the poem I wrote today.



Please Play Far, Far Away

I took piano lessons when I was a kid.
It was probably because my sister did.
She learned quickly and played well.
I had little talent but mastered my scales.
It made my mom crazy when I would play.
She’d say she wished I’d play far, far away.
Though the piano was never my forte,
I still have one in my house today.
It’s just like the one from when I was small,
But just like then, I am not musical.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 08/28/2019

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Thankful Thursday

Our first thankful for today is major…Sawyer has not had a seizure in 17 days. It has been months since he has had such a long break. (If you are near wood, please knock on it. I don’t want to jinx him.)

I must attribute this to Life Extension Cat Mix. (This is not a review, and I have no affiliation with this product.) It is a nutritional supplement, and I don’t believe it is a magic cure. I just believe with the addition of it to his food, he actually is eating most of the time, and so he is getting the full dosages of his meds.

But I am not ruling out the power of all the prayers and POTP. Dad Tom, Sawyer and I are super thankful for those.

Mau and Cooper Murphy had fun at Cat Scouts Summer Camp, but are happy it is over so they could return to their usual pastimes of napping, eating and bird TV watching.

Mau has a couple of other thankfuls as well. The first is for a trophy for having the best Old Faithful geyser height guess. He wanted to show you a photo, but I cannot find it right now. He is most thankful for the rock Allie painted for him at Camp. Unbeknownst to each other, they both had the same idea. Allie’s rock is on the left. Mau’s is on the right. Clearly Allie has the better painting skills.






Though neither are Cat Scouts, Allie’s little sisfur, Noelle, painted a beautiful heart for Sawyer. In return he is sending her paw-pats and whisker kisses.



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Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs August 31, 2019 at 2:10 am

Wow, that is wonderful that Sawyer is doing so well. Here’s to that yummy food additive to help him eat it all up:)

Those are really nice painted rock-hearts. So sweet!

That picture reminded petcretary of the many recitals she went to, to listen to the unfurbros play…she herself never played piano, but she did learn to play violin, and enjoyed it fo many years. Now due to time constraints, and arthritic issues in her neck and fingers she can’t play it at all…she has fun playing the radio or streaming electrons of the music available there. Its nice to hear the music she and the sons played back in the day.
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Raven August 30, 2019 at 4:53 pm

Fantastic news that Sawyer hasn’t had a seizure in over 2 weeks. I knocked on my wood desk for you 😉 Hopefully his good health continues!

Ellen Pilch August 29, 2019 at 7:37 pm

Great poem. I didn’t get lessons as a child, but tried as an adult and I have zero musical ability. I have a piano though because I always wanted one.
I am so happy about Sawyer. I knocked on wood-3 times. XO
Nice job on the rocks and congrats to Mau for guessing the geyser height. XO
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The Island Cats August 29, 2019 at 6:17 pm

That is such good news about Sawyer. We continue to purr for him and hope he remains seizure free. *knocking wood*
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Mary McNeil August 29, 2019 at 3:50 pm

Purrayers of thanks for your thankfuls !

Charles Huss August 29, 2019 at 12:26 pm

I would like to learn how to play the piano. Maybe that will be something I will have time to do when I retire.
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The Florida Furkids August 29, 2019 at 12:00 pm

The sound you hear is all of us knocking on wood. Allie and Noelle are both so happy that Mau and Sawyer loved their rocks!!! Mom took piano lessons too. She wasn’t very good at it.

The Florida Furkids with smoochies and love to Mau from Allie and paw pats and headbonks to Sawyer from Noelle.
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Brian Frum August 29, 2019 at 10:32 am

That was a terrific poem and such a terrific Sawyer thankful, amen of that one! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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da tabbies o trout towne August 29, 2019 at 10:25 am

knock knock
whooz ther
sawyerz seizurez
best bee ware

continmewed prayerz
frum uz two ewe
R pal sawyer
at kitties blue

~~~~ 🙂 ♥♥

Sandee August 29, 2019 at 10:11 am

What a wonderful thankful today. Sawyer not having a seizure for that many days is making me do a happy dance. Prayers continue.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches to all the kitties. ♥
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Eastside Cats August 29, 2019 at 10:09 am

Both The Hubby and I had pianos in the home while growing up, but anything learned did not carry into adulthood. And I cannot read music. I can appreciate a good piano player, however; it’s one of my favorite instruments to listen to. Good news about Sawyer, and we’ll keep the purrs a’comin’ for him.
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Linda Arthur Tejera August 29, 2019 at 6:56 am

What wonderful news about Sawyer. So glad you found something that is helping.

I have a piano, too, even though I can’t really play. I’ve often said if I could have sat at a piano keyboard eight hours a day instead of a typewriter, well…. LOL!
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Teddy August 29, 2019 at 6:47 am

Love the poem…….my Mom took piano lessons a billion years ago too but while she enjoyed playing, she HATED recitals – she’d get so nervous! We do have an electronic keyboard but no piano in our house. Maybe that’s a good thing. HAHA Thanks for pawticipating in poetry day with Angel Sammy. We are beyond happy that sweet Sawyer is continuing his lucky streak relative to seizures – we knock on wood that will continue AND we pray for him every single day!

Hugs, Teddy (and Mom)
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