by Janet Blue on January 30, 2020

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Each Thursday, Kitties Blue and I enjoy joining our friends, Teddy and Angel Sammy, in their poetry challenge. Once in a while we go off script and alter the photo just a tad, which is what occurred his week. Sawyer not only “jumped” into the photo but also wrote the poem.



Jumpin’ Around

Mom thought this would be a fun pastime for me,
So I could burn off some excess energy.
She thought I might then leave Calista Jo alone,
As she isn’t going to play no matter how I fuss or groan.
But this definitely isn’t as easy as it looks.
These girls only have two feet; I have four meat hooks.*
It’s easy to get tangled in those ropes and be catapulted to the sky—
Never knowing if I’ll come down or have a chance to say good-bye.
Maybe one of the girls will hold me while she jumps.
No worries about landing on my head and getting a big lump.
I probably should stay on the sideline and avoid being kicked.
Maybe I’ll just hop around on my pogo stick!

© Sawyer Blue – 01/29/2020

∗ meat hooks – Kitties Blue earned this name for their paws when Kitty Blue #2, Steamer,
snagged a pork chop off my plate with her claws.

If you’d like to write a poem for next week, pop on over to Two Spoiled Cats by clicking on the poetry badge. You’ll find next week’s inspiration photo. While there, make certain to read Angel Sammy’s poem. He transmits it to Teddy from the Rainbow Bring, and it’s always a winner. Also check out the Comments section for links to other poems.

Thankful Thursday

Not only do we write a poem each Thursday, but Kitties Blue and I also join the blog hop hosted by Brian and let you know for what we are thankful.

This week, we are grateful for the great participation in our Sunday Selfies blog hop.

Mom and Dad and Sawyer are thankful the seizure Sawyer had Tuesday night was only a focal one.

Mom was delighted to earn a “Right Guesser” badge on the Tuesday Teaser.

Each and every day, we are thankful for all our friends, followers and supporters.

To join the hop, click on Brian’s badge.

Birthday Wishes

A very special lady is celebrating her birthday today. She is the mom of The Canadian Cats, Shoko, Tyebe and Budd. Everyone here at The Cat on My Head wishes Mom Jean a terrific birthday. Mau made her a cake. If you have the opportunity, please stop by the kitties and her blog and leave Jean some birthday wishes.




Ellen Pilch January 30, 2020 at 6:37 pm

That was a fun poem 🙂 Happy Birthday to Jean ( I emailed her). XO
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World Of Animals, Inc. January 30, 2020 at 5:18 pm

Happy Thankful Thursday. We loved the poem that you shared. We hope Jean has a wonderful day celebrating her birthday. Have a wonderful rest of your day.

BellaDharma'ss LadyMew January 30, 2020 at 2:39 pm

Meow wow what a lovelee cake for Miss Jean!! Shee iss one fine Hu’man!
An Sawyer that was a grate poe-em! Yore purrty poe-etick you know??
***purrsss*** BellaDharma

The Island Cats January 30, 2020 at 2:25 pm

Who knew Sawyer could jump rope like that?? So cute!
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Eastside Cats January 30, 2020 at 11:21 am

Hahaha…Sawyer, jumping rope!
I’m off to visit The Canadian Cats blog!
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Brian January 30, 2020 at 9:49 am

That was such a cute poem and we’re all so glad whenever dear Sawyer has an easier time. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Sandee January 30, 2020 at 9:38 am

Love the poem. Love the addition to the photograph the best.

Thankful indeed. I would be too.

♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
♪♫Happy Birthday Dear Jean,♪♫
♪♫Happy Birthday to you.♪♫

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, Janet. Big hug to you and lots of scritches to the kitties. ♥
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Noelle January 30, 2020 at 8:02 am

Hey Sawyer, That looks like fun. Maybe we could try it together?????? You did a great job writing that poem!!

I am happy that your seizure wasn’t a bad one.

Paw pats and headbonks,

ps – Allie sends smoochies and love to Mau
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Memories of Eric and Flynn January 30, 2020 at 5:25 am

That is a fun poem, Sawyer. I would leave the skipping to the girls though.
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Teddy January 30, 2020 at 5:24 am

WOW – that’s a super duper poem Sawyer and you look like you could definitely handle “double dutch” jump rope for sure! My Mom loves this old photo and the memories it brought back. Thanks for playing poetry with us…………. we join you in wishing Miss Jean the HAPPIEST of birthdays.

Hugs, Teddy
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs January 30, 2020 at 2:36 am

What a fun poem, Sawyer your poetical skills are great!

We too, hope those seizures stop pestering you. they are scary indeed.
We sent our birthday wishes to Miss Jean via email…

That sure is a special cake!
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Emma and Buster January 30, 2020 at 1:20 am

Oh Sawyer, we hope your seizures stop completely.
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