by Janet Blue on July 24, 2020

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #218

Friendly Fill-Ins is hosted by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). Each select two sentences for participants to complete. If you’d like to play along, click on the badge at the left. That will take you to Lorianne’s blog, where you can enter the link to your post.

You can find the sentences to be completed each Thursday on both blogs.

I had to get a little help this week from Astrid, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer. We have used teal italics for our fill-ins. Any explanatory info is in parentheses.

Astrid: 1. I had great affection for my brofur Mau. (This is a photo of Mau and me in Dad’s lap from October 2018.)



2. I try to avoid surprises.

Sawyer: 3. Finding and playing with a mouse is my idea of fun.



Cooper Murphy:4. If I were a food, I would be a gingersnap cookie.

Feline/Friendship Friday

We are joining the Feline Friday blog hop at Comedy Plus and the Friendship Friday blog hop at Create with Joy.

Belated Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

As promised, I am posting my poem today for this week’s poetry challenge hosted by our special friends Teddy and Angel Sammy. Each week they provide an inspiration photo for those who participate.

This is the photo and my poem for this week.



Sweet Summer Memory

Watermelon so juicy and sweet—
One of my favorite summer treats.
Grandpa and I would take slices to the lawn,
Eat, spit seeds and savor until it was gone.
All summer I’d wait for watermelon plants;
None ever appeared—only ravenous bees and ants
To get their share of the nourishing nectar.
Often not willing to wait, the bees would pester
While we wiped juice from chins and fingers.
It was best to slurp and gobble and not linger.
Today I eat watermelon in cubes from a bowl,
But I’ll never forget Grandpa and those days of old.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 07/23/2020

If you’d like to participate by writing a poem, click on Sammy’s badge. While you are visiting Two Spoiled Cats, please read Angel Sammy’s poem. He is a terrific poet and goes to a lot of trouble each week to transmit his poem to Teddy from the Rainbow Bridge. Check out any links to poems in the Comments as well.

We’ll be back tomorrow with some new art for Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art blog hop.


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Timmy Tomcat July 25, 2020 at 1:35 pm

Love the photos and the poem dear friends
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Ellen Pilch July 24, 2020 at 7:12 pm

Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, nice answers, especially Astrid’s. You are a sweetie. And Sawyer, you are quite the mouser. I enjoyed the poem too. XO
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The Island Cats July 24, 2020 at 6:03 pm

You guys did great with the fill ins. Sawyer, is that a real mousie? How cool!


Canadian Cats July 24, 2020 at 5:04 pm

Love the answers to the Fill Ins and Coop’s was Tyebe’s favourite. I think Coop could tell Tyebe to jump off a bridge and she’d swoon.

Your poem ws worth waiting for my friends.

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Memories of Eric and Flynn July 24, 2020 at 3:44 pm

Well done on catching the mouse, Sawyer.
That is a lovely photo of Astrid and Angel Mau.
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Brian Frum July 24, 2020 at 1:42 pm

Those were really fun answers and a super cute poem!
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Kathe W. July 24, 2020 at 10:40 am

Love the answers with photos! Cheers!
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The Swiss Cats July 24, 2020 at 10:30 am

Lovely answers ! Purrs
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Eastside Cats July 24, 2020 at 10:12 am

I could eat watermelon morning, noon, and night…and all year ’round!
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The Florida Furkids July 24, 2020 at 10:02 am

Allie and Noelle were thrilled to see Mau and Sawyer! Great Fill-ins. Noelle would love to help Sawyer with that mouse!!!

The Florida Furkids with smoochies and love to Mau at the Bridge and paw pats and hedbonks to Sawyer from Noelle
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Sandee July 24, 2020 at 9:53 am

Love the poem and love your fill-ins. The kitties do such a good job. So precious.

Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Scritches to all the kitties and big healing hugs to mom. ♥
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Teddy and Pam July 24, 2020 at 5:44 am

What a SWEET and STICKY memory! Watermelon was so wonderful in the hot summertime – my brother and I would play in our tiny little pool or sprinkler and have a watermelon treat afterwards. THEN Mom would hose us down again to get the mess off before we could come inside. I think Teddy would ignore watermelon but I do believe I could polish off a bowl of watermelon cubes in no time!!

Hugs, Pam
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Lone Star Cats July 24, 2020 at 5:24 am

I wish I could find a real mouse!
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs July 24, 2020 at 2:35 am

I enjoyed your fill ins this week.
And LOL’d at Number 4!

Loved your poem, too! Its great to have such wonderful memories:)
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