Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Time for some poetry. Angel Sammy and Teddy (Two Spoiled Cats) provided an adorable inspiration photo for this week. I am a huge panda fan, which you’ll be able to read about in my thankfuls later in the post.


panda cat: Baby panda in the snow riding on a hobby horse.

If I Weren’t Human

Playing in the snow is fun,
whether your a panda or a human.
If I weren’t a person, I’d like to
be a panda or a house cat.
I bet you already guessed that!
If I was a panda, I wouldn’t need
to worry about my weight.
And, if I was a feline, I’d never hesitate
to demand whatever I wanted
even if I wasn’t asked.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 08/30/2023

Did you notice the baby panda’s blep?

I didn’t do justice to this adorable little panda in my poem. I may try again and will include whatever I come up with in a future post. Adding a cat to the photo, as I often do, might fuel my imagination!

If you’d like to join in the fun of writing poetry, click on Angel Sammy’s poetry badge. That will take you over to Two Spoiled Cats where you can find next week’s inspiration photo. You’ll also be able to read Angel Sammy’s poem for this week. He’s a terrific poet!

Thankful Thursday

Kitties Blue and I like to share our thankfuls each week and participate in Brian’s Thankful Thursday blog hop. Here are our thankfuls for this week.

1. My first thankful has to do with the above photo. I have loved pandas for a very long time. My vanity license plate was once PANDAS. Dad Tom and I visited the original pandas, Ling Ling and Hsing Hsing, at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. very often. I could spend the day watching the pandas.

One visit was during winter when snow was on the ground like in the photo. I think we were the only visitors on that day, and that’s where my thankful comes in. As we were watching the pandas in their outdoor enclosure, we were approached by a zoo employee. He just happened to be one of the panda keepers. He invited us inside the panda house and to an area not open to the public. We were able to stand right next to the pandas with just some chain link fencing between us. I could have touched Ling Ling and had to hold myself back. Pandas have very strong jaws. This is one of my best memories!

2. Dad Tom and I are thankful Misty May’s ulcer on her eye is shrinking. I, however, am weary! I’m in charge of the midnight and 4 a.m. administration of eye drops. Dad Tom does the 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. The noon, 4 and 8 p.m. are done my whichever one of us is available. Dad Tom will be leaving for a few days, and I will be responsible for administering all drops. I am already sleep deprived, but I expect I’ll be a babbling idiot by the time he returns. But Misty May is worth it!

3. Though, Sawyer had a seizure on Monday evening; we are thankful it had been at least a month, that we know of, since his last one.

4. I am thankful for 2,700 Peloton rides.

5. Periwinkle and Stinky are thankful for 200 adventures and for those who attended Periwinkle’s Birthday Party on Tuesday.

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