by Janet Blue on August 27, 2020

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

It’s that time again to share a poem with you. Each Thursday, our friends, Teddy and Angel Sammy (Two Spoiled Cats), share a photo to act as inspiration for a poem. Here’s the photo and my poem for this week.



Imagining Fairies

Do the fairies come to dance
When no humans are around
In this man-made garden?
If I am quiet and watch from afar
Will I see the bright light
From their wings at evening’s dusk
Or in the early morning mist?
Even if never seen, it is fun
To imagine their presence.
It makes the heart and mind
Dance with delight, much like a fairy.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 08/26/2020

If you would like to play along and write a poem, click on the badge above. That will take you to Two Spoiled Cats. While there, read Angel Sammy’s poem. He transmits it to Teddy from the Rainbow Bridge, and it is always a winner!

Thankful Thursday

We are so thankful that with the help of Dr. Neel, we were finally able to get an appointment for Sawyer to have bloodwork done tomorrow to check his phenobarbital level. With Dr. Neel’s retirement and the coronavirus, it is impossible to get an appointment which saddens us very much. Of course, we will not be able to accompany him into the office. He is not a good patient, but Dr. Neel knew how to handle him. Please say a little prayer that everything goes okay.

I am getting to be a regular as a first commenter on the Tuesday Teaser at Two Spoiled Cats. Last week, I was the lone firstie. This week, I am sharing that honor with Timmy and Phenny. The reason I am thankful for this is that it means I know it is Tuesday on Tuesday! Since the virus, each day flows into the next with little to differentiate one from the other, so it’s always nice to actually know what day of the week it is. Once again, I got the cool badge on the left.

Dad Tom and I are particularly thankful that my nephew, who is a captain with CAL Fire, remains safe while fighting the fires near San Jose, California. A friend and her husband, who had to evacuate, are also safe.

Finally, we remain virus-free as do our friends and family.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. To participate, post on your blog for what you are thankful, then click on the badge below to go to Brian’s Home and enter your link.


{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Spitty the Kitty August 28, 2020 at 9:14 am

Lovely poem! We hope efurrything goes well for Sawyer at his blood draw. It is sooooooooo hard not to be able to go inside with them. But the people who work at vet offices are usually the bestest peeps who take really good care of their precious patients. We hope he gets whisked in and right out again! Sending XOXOXO

Also, God and Ceiling Cat bless your nephew. My Human has many family connections in the Santa Cruz area and for the past 20 years has spent every birthday, Christmas and other major occasion at a cabin in Felton, CA, an area threatened mightily by these fires. Good and brave Humans like your nephew exerted superhuman efforts to save Felton and thanks to their efforts it looks like the area will emerge pretty much unscathed. Others were not so fortunate, but those amazing fire fighters gave their all to try to save every house they could. We lubs them soooooooooo much!
Spitty the Kitty recently posted…Felines at Rest, Real and ImaginedMy Profile


Raven August 27, 2020 at 8:29 pm

Great poem. That planter is inspiring too. Paws crossed for Sawyer. We can watch CalFile tankers flying overhead several times per hour. They’re serviced at a nearby Air Force Base. We hope they’re able to get all the fires contained soon and everyone stays safe.
Raven recently posted…Thankful Thursday – Surround yourself with things that make you happyMy Profile


AngelicClowder August 27, 2020 at 7:18 pm

Great poem! Thank goodness for people like your Nephew. We’re very afraid of Covid and are sequestered in the house with the kitties!
AngelicClowder recently posted…Thankful ThursdayMy Profile


Ellen Pilch August 27, 2020 at 6:13 pm

Great poem. I am praying for Sawyer. It irks me so much that most vets are not allowing pet parents in to the office. No one would refuse a parent to go in with a child. XO
Ellen Pilch recently posted…Thankful ThursdayMy Profile


The Island Cats August 27, 2020 at 5:42 pm

We are purring for Sawyer and hope his vet visit went well. With Covid, going to the vet now is so stressful so we hope he didn’t have any problems. Purrs…
The Island Cats recently posted…Bunny and Bird TVMy Profile


Mary McNeil August 27, 2020 at 4:32 pm

We send purrayers and POTP to Sawyer, Dr Neel, all the people in the paths of the fires and hurricanes.

Stay safe and well.


Sandee August 27, 2020 at 11:55 am

Sawyer remains in my prayers. I hope things go well with your appointment.

Love all your thankful things.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches to all the kitties and healing scritches to Sawyer. Big hug to your mom. ♥
Sandee recently posted…Thankful ThursdayMy Profile


databbiesotrouttowne August 27, 2020 at 11:30 am

sawyer; de best oh fishez two ewe dood….we hope yur vizit goes soooooper grate N de nooze iz az good 🙂

~~~ may St Florian watch over momz nephew ♥♥♥


Timmy Tomcat August 27, 2020 at 11:06 am

We feel the same. Teasers helps ground us and give us knowledge that we are indeed on the right day of the week. We purr for Sawyer and hope things get better for our little friend soon
Timmy Tomcat recently posted…Wordy on Wednesday: EinsteinMy Profile


Brian Frum August 27, 2020 at 10:37 am

That’s such a nice poem! Those are terrific thankfuls and we’re purring for a good visit for dear Sawyer and we’re glad your nephew is okay. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
Brian Frum recently posted…Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Undiscovered and Rediscovered ToysMy Profile


Eastside Cats August 27, 2020 at 10:27 am

Good poem!
Thank goodness for folks like your nephew, who go where mortals fear to tread.
The Hubby and I are determined to remain Covid-19 free, so we remain as isolated as possible. Our recreation is visiting parks!
Eastside Cats recently posted…CoachMy Profile


The Florida Furkids August 27, 2020 at 9:39 am

Super poem.

Mom hated having them take Allie into the VET office without her. She wonders if Allie would have been less “feisty” if she had been with her. We’re purring and praying that Sawyer’s appointment goes well.

We’re praying for all those fighting the fires as well as all in the path of Laura.

The Florida Furkids with smoochies and love to Angel Mau from Allie and paw pats and headonks to Sawyer from Noelle who says she hopes he’s a good boy at the VET.
The Florida Furkids recently posted…Poetic Thankful ThursdayMy Profile


Katie Isabella August 27, 2020 at 7:53 am

I wish we could be there with our cats. It grieves me as well when I can’t. Many many thoughts and prayers for Sawyer.


Charles Huss August 27, 2020 at 6:50 am

That is an excellent poem and I hope all goes well with Sawyer.
Charles Huss recently posted…Photo Friday: BC – Before ChrisMy Profile


Memories of Eric and Flynn August 27, 2020 at 6:05 am

My comment disappeared!
That is a lovely poem. I am sending good thoughts for Sawyer’s vet visit.
Memories of Eric and Flynn recently posted…Friday Flashback and Caturday Art.My Profile


Pam August 27, 2020 at 5:29 am

That’s really a sweetly magical poem today……captures the magic of the “fairy garden” and that’s what WE saw when we picked the photo for this week’s Poetic Thursday. Speaking of magic – we are hoping that sweet Sawyer will magically be cooperative for his bloodwork today. We have our fingers and paws crossed things go well. Thanks for being a poetic partner with us !!

Hugs, Pam
Pam recently posted…Thankful and Poetic ThursdayMy Profile


Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs August 27, 2020 at 3:55 am

I do love your poetry! It fun to imagine fairies bustling around in that little garden!

We sure hope that Sawyer will be a good boy…and that you will get some needed information to help with relieving his seizures. It is hard when your beloved and trusted vet has to retire. That happened to us years ago…that us when Minko got sick, and we had to change vets, which actually for us was for the better. I hope you will be able to find a good vet, or like the one that Dr Neel suggests.

Sending lots of purrs!
Meezer’sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs recently posted…Sunday Selfies; Dalton Had A BirthdayMy Profile


Meows, purrs, hugs and MOLs are greatly appreciated. Please no hissing, spitting or scratching unless you want one of us to whap you!

CommentLuv badge

Previous post:

Next post: