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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