Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Thursday is always a favorite day of the week for us. It’s the day we get to join up with our friends, Angel Sammy and Teddy, (Two Spoiled Cats) and write a poem.

The inspiration photo they provided for this week brought back lots of memories from my childhood. Though the children in this photo look as if they are from my parents’ generation, the ice cream truck was no less a part of my young life. I suspect most of you have similar memories to mine, so I hope you enjoy my poem.


Ice Cream truck


Ice Cream Dreams

Ice cream is the ultimate treat.
It’s super yummy and good to eat.
The ice cream truck’s melodic tune
Makes me want to grab a spoon
And head right to my freezer,
As if I have a raging fever.
But I’m not looking for an ice pack,
I just want an ice cream snack.
As a kid I liked Fudgsicles best.
If offered one, I always said, “yes.”
Now I like a variety of flavors
And always take time to savor.
Peppermint, Oreo, butter pecan,
I could eat each by the gallon.
Pumpkin is available this time of year.
Eating it I could make my career.
But ice cream no longer agrees we me,
So now I only can eat it sparingly.
But my memories from a distant time
Come flooding back when I hear that chime
Of the ice cream truck in the neighborhood,
When those Fudgcicles tasted oh so good!

© Janet Buickerood Blue 10/24/2018


I thought it would be fun to include a collage of a family member who also enjoyed ice cream. Unless your new to the blog, you saw this photo in the summer of 2017.


Lily Olivia eats ice cream


Lily Olivia was cleaning every last drop of ice cream from the empty carton. I miss my angel everyday, so I am happy to be able to share her with you again.

If you’d like to write a poem and share it, click on Sammy’s poetry badge. You can leave your entire poem or the link to your post in a comment. Even if you don’t want to participate, stopping by Two Spoiled Cats to read Sammy’s poem is always a must. He transmits it each week from the Rainbow Bridge, and his poems are always a winners.


Thankful Thursday

We also like Thursday as we are able to let you know for what we are thankful.

Mau and Cooper Murphy are happy and grateful that I am taking the time to act as their secretary this week as they participate in the 2018 Cat Scout Jamboree. Personally, I am pooped already, but I’d never let them down.

I am grateful that our blog has been recognized in the Top 25 Cat Blogs at It’s always a good feeling to know others find our blog enjoyable and worth visiting and reading. And it helps keep me motivated on the days when I don’t feel like writing.

Unfortunately Sawyer’s days and weeks of being seizure free came to an end Tuesday night with two, back-to-back, focal seizures. Nevertheless, Dad Tom and I remain thankful that he is no longer having the grand mal seizures, and that he had a string of several weeks with no seizures.

We are particularly thankful to have all our wonderful blog friends and supporters. With the Cat Scout Jamboree, Kitties Blue haven’t been able to do much visiting this week, but they’ll get back to a regular schedule very soon.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by our friend, Brian. To join in, post for what you are grateful and then click on Brian’s badge to go to his post and join the hop.


We’ll see you tomorrow for Friendly Fill-Ins and Feline Friday.