by Janet Blue on May 21, 2020

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Writing poetry is fun. That’s why we join Two Spoiled Cats, Teddy and Angel Sammy’s, poetry challenge each Thursday. They provide an inspiration photo, and participants write a poem based on the photo.

Last week, when Stinky and Periwinkle met for The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky, they wrote limericks. They had a blast, so I decided to make my poem a limerick this week.

Here is today’s photo and my limerick.

A couple was on vacation
When beset with total exhaustion.
Their tiredness overlooked,
A gondola ride they booked.
They slept the entire duration.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 05/20/20

I loved this photo. The expression on the gondolier’s face is priceless. And I can relate: I have become so tired on some vacations that I needed a vacation when I got home.

If you would like to participate, click on the badge above. When visiting Two Spoiled Cats make certain you read Angel Sammy’s poem. He transmits it to Teddy each week from the Rainbow Bridge, and it’s always great!

Thankful Thursday

Dad Tom and I are thankful for all the good wishes we received  for our anniversary both here and on Tom’s Facebook page.

Sawyer, Dad Tom and I are thankful Sawyer has not had a seizure since last Thursday. This is the longest time between seizures in a very long time. As always, I am praying that mentoring this does not jinx him. We continue to be grateful for all the prayers and POTP.

Finally we are happy and thankful we have not floated away, with the flooding from six inches of rain we have had from the storm stalled over us. We still have more than 24 hours of heavy rain ahead of us. Yikes!

Nothing for Kitties Blue to do but nap, as demonstrated by Sawyer and Calista Jo.



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Ellen Pilch May 21, 2020 at 5:35 pm

Nice poem. I am glad Sawyer has had a break from the awful seizures. XO


The Island Cats May 21, 2020 at 5:28 pm

Your limerick was purrrfect for that photo! And we’re SO happy to hear Sawyer has gone a week with no seizure. Purrs that he continues to be seizure-free.


Brian Frum May 21, 2020 at 2:22 pm

That’s a very cute poem and we’re thankful that Sawyer has had a seizure break too, we’re sure praying for that sweet guy. We had almost 7″ of rain here too, lots of flooding but not right in our neck of the woods. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Catscue Cat Mom May 21, 2020 at 11:39 am

Vacations are exhausting, especially if you are in Italy and want to try to see EVERYTHING! I can relate. Great news for Sawyer, still sending purrs and prayers and POTP to that sweet baby.
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Sandee May 21, 2020 at 10:16 am

I’m glad you both had a great anniversary.

Love the poem. I’ve been on vacations where I needed a vacation after the vacation too.

Great news on Sawyer. That’s the best thankful I’ve read all morning.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches to all the kitties and a hug to the mom. ♥
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Lola The Rescued Cat May 21, 2020 at 9:49 am

We’re sorry we missed your anniversary. Happy belated!


Eastside Cats May 21, 2020 at 9:22 am

When I go off on vacation, I try to build in a few extra days just to get myself back into the swing of things again! So, it’s like apres vacation…;-)
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The Florida Furkids May 21, 2020 at 8:18 am

We love your limerick! Those are all good thankfuls! We’ll continue to purr and pray that Sawyer stays seizure free.

The Florida Furkids with smoochies and love to Mau from Allie and paw pats and headbonks to Sawyer from Noelle
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Pam and Teddy May 21, 2020 at 5:11 am

Oh what a GREAT limerick for the photo this week. We knew there would be some “real gems” written for that photo and so far we were right! Thanks for playing poetry with us every week – it’s such fun. We are also hopeful that Sawyer breaks his record for “in between” seizures…..each day without one is a GIFT for him, you, and all of us who love him.

Hugs, Pam and Teddy too
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs May 21, 2020 at 12:28 am

That is a sweet poem!

And how great to have Sawyer not have a seizure for a good long while. We will keep up our purrs pawyers and POTP on his behalf.

That is a lot of rain. We here in Michigan have had too much too…but we are safe. However there is massive flooding of a whole city (Midland), when two dams broke/were breached. Thousands had to flee for their lives. Now that is scary, and that area is still full of the Covid troubles too. As if they didn’t have enough to deal with.
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