by Janet Blue on December 14, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Today we begin a new challenge for Angel Sammy’s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday at Two Spoiled Cats. After three rounds of using prompts from the alphabet, we now are challenged to write a poem inspired by a photo posted by Sammy and Teddy’s mom, Pam.

This is the photo Mom Pam posted last Thursday. It is followed by our poem.


Kitties Blue Save Christmas


The Day Kitties Blue Saved Christmas

As the nine of us hunkered down to wait for Santa,
the sky grew cloudy; we watched a huge storm brewing.
It was massive with turbulent mammatus clouds, and we
worried that Santa’s RPS* would not be working.
When a bolt of lightening caused our lights to flicker
all we could do was cross our paws, purr and pray
that Santa and his reindeer would come through okay.
We were certain he had faced similar conditions
in the four centuries he’d been delivering presents,
but still we feared for the reindeers’ and Santa’s safety.
We paced the floor, wondering how we could help when
the youngest of us, Sawyer, cleared his throat and meowed, “I
bet, if we turn on our lasers, we could guide him through.”
We were amazed the whippersnapper knew just what to do.
It’s his first Christmas, and we didn’t know he was a
smartypants. First we contacted all our fursibs at the
Rainbow Bridge: Skooter, Steamer, Daphne, Thelma, Louise,
Twinkle, Chloe, Madison, MacKenzie and Fiona
and had them gather. Together, they set their halos
to high and shone the light toward earth. Then we all grabbed
our antlers, turned on our high beams and directed our eyes
toward heaven. The dazzling glow caught Santa’s attention,
and he knew just where to fly, directing his reindeer
through the dense clouds and down to earth from the sky.
As he put gifts in our stockings, we asked our friends to do
the same, and that’s how Santa delivered gifts to all in 2017.

© Kitties Blue 12/13/2017

* RPS = Reindeer Positioning System

A few of us agreed to to have our photos taken in our antlers: Giulietta, Cooper Murphy and the elusive Misty May.


Kitties Blue Save Christmas


If you’d like to read Sammy’s poem, which he transmits each week from The Rainbow Bridge, click on his badge below. You also can find links to other poems in the comments.


Thankful Thursday

Each week we participate in this blog hop hosted by Brian. We have so much for which to be thankful, especially this time of year. Today we want to thank all are wonderful blogging friends who have remembered us by sending Christmas greetings. It touches our hearts that you care for us enough to make this kind gesture. The pet blogging family is the most caring, thoughtful and generous community, and we are grateful to be members and to have made so many fabulous friends.

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


Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

The Florida Furkids December 15, 2017 at 4:51 pm

What a super poem! We loved it!!

The Florida Furkids with tons of smoochies and loads of love to Mau from Allie.
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Marv December 15, 2017 at 11:36 am

What a great poem!
And I loved the story in the poem! I KNEW our lasers were awesome and you guys proved it!
And there is NO WAY Mom would EVER get antlers on me!
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Katie Kitty Too December 15, 2017 at 1:20 am

Oh my soo glad that Santa found hims way thru the cloudy sky!
Thanks fur saving Christmas!
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Ruby December 14, 2017 at 11:18 pm

OMD/OMC what a FABulous poem!!! And I LOOOOVE the photoshopped antlers….I wish Ma did that instead of puttin’ them on my heads fur real! sigh
Ruby ♥
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Katie Isabella December 14, 2017 at 7:48 pm

That was precious. I loved every word. Sawyer…you are going on to even more ideas to help.

Brian Frum December 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm

That was great and I love the RPS! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Linda Arthur Tejera December 14, 2017 at 1:15 pm

What a wonderful story poem! I think it’s just wonderful how all of you, past and present, got together to show Santa and his reindeer the way! Great job! 😀
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CATachresis December 14, 2017 at 12:38 pm

Hey! That’s a great pome!! I have missed you all and am so glad The Staff (akaTAT) has allowed me to come out to play!! AND it’s great to meet you Sawyer. You sure hit the mother lode when you you got in with Kitties Blue!! Hi5s, Austin xxx
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The Menagerie Mom December 14, 2017 at 10:36 am

What a fun and festive tale this poem tells! Sawyer, we’re thinking your smart thinking earned yourself and all the Kitties Blue lots of extra goodies from Santa Paws. Well done on saving Christmas, Kitties Blue!
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Ellen Pilch December 14, 2017 at 9:28 am

You are all so clever, that was a great poem. I love your laser eyes too. XO

McGuffy's Reader December 14, 2017 at 9:16 am

What a great story! Did they see Hissy with Santa? *wink* I like this new challenge and will try to get in on it soon. As you know, I do flash fiction photo prompts. Hugs!
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The Island Cat December 14, 2017 at 8:30 am

Wow! You exceeded the challenge! That was a great poem…and thank cod Christmas was saved.
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Andrea and the Celestial Kitties December 14, 2017 at 7:36 am

Love your poem! Just perfect!
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Teddy December 14, 2017 at 6:18 am

Oh my what an EPIC job you did with the poem this week! I love the entire story and it really goes beautifully with the photo…..who knew lasers could come in so handy in helping guide that sleigh. I’m glad that no matter how weird the weather is on Christmas Eve, Santa will be OK thanks to his RPS and help from Angels!!! Thank you so much for pawticipating in Angel Sammy’s Photo Poem challenge…..this is gonna be tons of fun………………..

Hugs, Teddy
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Stephanie B December 14, 2017 at 5:47 am

That was a great poem, loved it!

Summer December 14, 2017 at 3:44 am

Wow, that was a great poem, and really creative!
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