by Janet Blue on January 19, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic and Thankful Thursday

I am taking advantage of today’s prompt letter for Angel Sammy’s (onespoiledcat) Thoroughly Poetic Thursday to write about our sweet angel Fiona. The prompt letter is “F.”


Fiona, I felt compelled to find
every “F” word I could to describe
you, and run them all out in a list.
So that is exactly what I’ve done.
You were my favorite (don’t tell the
others). You were fun and funny,
feisty and friendly. You were fair
of face and character. You were
fascinating and faultless, fetching
and faithful, but most of all you
were and are my forever love.
Though you’ve brought us Cooper Murphy,
whom we already adore, he
almost makes me miss you more. I see
his silly and adorable face
and long to have yours in its place. But
I know you and I will never be
apart, because you’ll stay forever
and always in my heart. And I
promise you, my sweetest angel,
to give Cooper a perfect life and home.

© Janet Buickerood Blue 01/18/2017



For the Thankful Thursday part of this post, Kitties Blue, Dad Tom and I want to thank all of our friends and followers for your love, support and friendship during the year of Fiona’s illness, at the time of her passing and as we have grieved for her. We received so many kind words and condolences through e-mail and blog comments, and we also received many through regular mail.


love for Fiona


Included among the cards, is one of Quint Cole’s (Colehaus Cats) gorgeous paintings. The person who gifted us with this asked to remain anonymous. We are no less thankful for this gorgeous creation. I love Quint’s art and already have a substantial collection. This piece will be framed and placed on an easel next to Fiona’s urn.

The small object in the very back is a silver heart from Clooney (Clooney’s Num-Num Fund) for Giulietta. (Fiona, Giulietta and Clooney were very special friends and attended a number of blogville events together.) Engraved upon the heart are the words, “Fiona Forever, Love Clooney.” The heart will be attached to Giulietta’s collar. As I type this I am touched again by this sweet and loving gesture. Clooney, Neytiri and Mom Karyn included a quote as part of the note they wrote. I think you will agree that it is both beautiful and fitting.

“Sometimes when the wind blows, I hear you whisper, ‘My spirit is alive. My soul is free. My love is as near as you need it to be.'” (Author Unknown) I will remember this whenever I think of Fiona.

This post is part of the Thankful Thursday blog hop hosted by Brian’s Home.



Thank you for allowing me, once again, to write about Fiona, the cat who stole my heart.

love for Fiona


Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles January 23, 2017 at 2:01 pm

What a touching, loving poem!
And how nice that so many furends sent cards and gifts. Fiona was special fur sure…and will always be such a special angel, forever in your heart.

mariodacat roever January 20, 2017 at 8:23 pm

You are so very talented with poetry. This is a great tribute to Fiona. What a beauty she was too. Those eyes just draw you in!
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Kitty Cat Chronicles January 20, 2017 at 5:57 pm

What a beautiful poem, and a loving tribute to Fiona. Our hearts ache for you, but we hope you can find some comfort knowing that Fiona had such a wonderful life. Though it was shorter than expected, she knew more love in that time than some kitties know in their long lives. Thinking of you, and sending love.
Sampy sends kisses to Astrid, XOXOXOX
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Harvey Button January 20, 2017 at 3:56 am

Never stop writing about Fiona Miss Janet. We never tire of hearing about this special little lady with the sweet face.

We love the quote, it is something Mum wishes she had seen before, she still misses Dash. It hits her sometimes, like when she realises her younger brother’s gone too.
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meowmeowmans January 19, 2017 at 11:17 pm

Aww, now I’m crying again. What a lovely poem to your beloved Fiona. And how wonderful our blogging community is to surround you with so much love. Big hugs, dear friends.
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Raven January 19, 2017 at 11:01 pm

You wrote a beautiful poem to honor your sweet Fiona. Pet people are a wonderful group and I’m glad you’ve received so much support to help you through such a difficult time.
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The Florida Furkids January 19, 2017 at 8:45 pm

Beautiful poem and wonderful remembrances.

The Florida Furkids with tons of love and healing purrs to Mau from Allie
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Sherri-Ellen TD. January 19, 2017 at 8:29 pm

Dear Janet: I totally related to your poem & your feelings. I went thru the same feelings with the ‘littul Purrince’. As much as I was grateful Nylablue & Mingflower brought Siddhartha Henry into my Life there were times I deeply wanted it to be Nylablue beside. I felt so much guilt for not feeling that for Siddhartha Henry. And then all the sickness & upset with the Vets’; I was ready to just give him back & forget I ever had him.
Then he kissed me one night & that was IT!!! Now I could not be w/out him!!! Go figure…
(((hugs))) Sherri-Ellen <3

William's Kith & Kin January 19, 2017 at 7:55 pm

Very sweet.
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emma and buster January 19, 2017 at 7:04 pm

What a beautiful rememberings.
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Mary McNeil January 19, 2017 at 4:56 pm

Beautiful !

The Swiss Cats January 19, 2017 at 3:21 pm

What a beautiful poem in memory of Fiona. Hugs and purrs
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Simba January 19, 2017 at 1:57 pm

Fiona poem is frankly, forever fantastic.

Linda Arthur Tejera January 19, 2017 at 12:51 pm

Oh, Janet, that is so beautiful. I think we can all relate and insert our loved ones’ names in there (no disrespect to Fiona). It brought tears to my eyes knowing how you feel and thinking of my loves who have gone ahead. Bless you! <3
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Brian January 19, 2017 at 12:48 pm

That is a most beautiful poem for dear Fiona. The blogosphere is just filled with beautiful hearts. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Madi January 19, 2017 at 11:20 am

What a beautiful F poem in memory of and honoring Fiona…Princess of F names.
It is such a beautiful name and rolls right off the tongue. Purrfect name for your sweet heart cat. All our pets are special; however, mom is a true believer that some truly are part of our souls and hearts.
Hugs madi and mom

da tabbies o trout towne January 19, 2017 at 11:07 am

Fiona…yur mom rited a furtastic poem for ewe ~~~~~~~ itz troo lee awesum….
if ewe knead help with copying it N putting it ina frame on yur wall, then hanging it up, pleez let uz noe
♥♥♥♥ dude and sauce ~~~~~~~~

Ellen Pilch January 19, 2017 at 9:46 am

That was a beautiful poem for Fiona. I know she is always with you in spirit, but it is still hard not to have her here physically. I am glad you received so many cards to help ease your grief. Fiona was a special girl. XO
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The Island Cats January 19, 2017 at 9:22 am

What a beautiful poem for Fiona. She may be physically gone, but she will always be with you in your heart. oxox
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The Menagerie Mom January 19, 2017 at 8:00 am

We will never tire of seeing Fiona or of reading words describing her beautiful soul here on this blog. That is just one of the many ways in which she lives on. Fiona forever, always.
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Sammy January 19, 2017 at 7:55 am

I love your poem so much…..and it is so very “Fiona” just as the quote is so apt. It speaks to my aching heart too. Those whispers on the wind and in the quiet of the night keep me going and always will. Sending you thanks for participating in Angel Sam’s poetry day – I always look forward to reading your entries! Also sending you hugs………..because we share a lot including friendship and Angels.

Love, Pam
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Charles Huss January 19, 2017 at 5:59 am

That is Fantastic. Frankly, it could be my Favorite. 🙂
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Summer January 19, 2017 at 2:36 am

What a beautiful poem. Purrs to you.
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Lone Star Cats January 19, 2017 at 2:15 am

Beeyootifull poem!
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Angel, Kirby and Max January 19, 2017 at 12:44 am

Beautiful tribute to a beautiful girl. We wish we had known her
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Brenda aka Mango January 19, 2017 at 12:31 am

We know it takes many years and many tears of grief for a Friend lost too soon! Fiona deserved a Long 20 year Life! Purrhaps she is purring with Our Maple, a cat we lost too soon to cancer. We Hope those too are purring together I Heaven Happy and Free of pain.

Brenda aka Mango January 19, 2017 at 12:20 am

DearJanet Blue, Here is More Fiona words that although she has Forged a Fiona path to another plane FIRST, She could more easily leave knowing you would be her Mother Forever!

And, PostScript, it takes our Forever Mother a long time to paint a Fiona’s portrait! Mom currently only has 2 hours of studio time per week every Thursday .And this past Thursday, Moms Teacher was sick so the Studio Time was FORFEITED!
Know that all the Hello Kitty Lovers Girls Love you! And Tell Scout Mauricio he must come this Thursday to our Billiards, Darts, and Bow and Arrow Shoot a Pumpkin Night! Plus its Chef Pete Hartley Prime Rib Night Thursday about 630pm Central Time making it 730pm Eastern Tinr

Clooney January 19, 2017 at 12:09 am

That is a beautiful poem, Mom Janet. Much love and our gentle purrs to you, Giulietta and your family…
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