by Janet Blue on June 2, 2022

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

On Thursdays, Kitties Blue and I like to have a little fun by writing a poem based on an inspiration photo provided by Two Spoiled Cats (Teddy and Angel Sammy). We’ve been writing poetry with them since they started this challenge several years ago. In the past couple of months I have been altering the original photo by adding one or more of the Kitties Blue. I have enjoyed the added creative options this has provided me and plan to continue along this path whenever possible.

Cooper Murphy, who has joined this week’s photo, and I hope you enjoy today’s poem.


monkey versus cat: photo of monkey taking a drink from a water spigot with orange tabby cat looking on.


Monkey Versus Cat

When it’s super hot
A cool drink hits the spot.
And a little faucet shower
Helps beat the heat at any hour.
But when your friend hogs all the water,
It can be such a terrible bother.
I only asked for a little taste
And a tiny splash to wash my face.
But my pal refused to budge
Even when I gave him a nudge.
I never knew he had a selfish demeanor
Or could be such a giant weiner.
When I have a banana and he asks for a bite,
I’m going to tell him to take a hike.
If he doesn’t want to share his water now,
I’m not giving him any of my chow.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 06/01/2022

If you’d like to try your paw at some poetry, check out Two Spoiled Cats by clicking on their badge. You will find next week’s inspiration photo as well as Angel Sammy’s poem. His poems are always fantastic and well worth your time to read.

Thankful Thursday

We are all thankful to have had a couple of days without rain. Kitties Blue have been enjoying the catio, as evidenced by yesterday’s post. I was able to do some yard work and get my annuals in pots, except for the bachelor button (cornflower), which some critter ate. We aren’t too thankful, however, that when the rain went away the hots came. The forecast is that those will be tapering off soon for which I’ll be grateful.

As always, Kitties Blue and I are thankful for your support and friendship.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. To participate, post on your blog for what you are thankful. Then go to Brian’s blog by adding his URL in your browser.



Lone Star Cats June 2, 2022 at 9:33 pm


Ellen J Pilch June 2, 2022 at 9:07 pm

Great job on the poem. XO
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Brian Frum June 2, 2022 at 6:17 pm

That was such a fun poem! Those are all good thankfuls too and thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Leah June 2, 2022 at 4:02 pm

Ahahaha funny! Love the poem and the picture that inspired it!
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Jackie's Photo Blog. June 2, 2022 at 4:01 pm

I love that poem!
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BellaDharma an BellaSita Mum June 2, 2022 at 1:05 pm

***appawss appawss*** You did it again Aunty Janet!! You rite a fun an furabuluss poe-em!!!!
Cooper Murphy you look so ADOORBSS with silly Monkey!!
~~~head rubss~~~BellaDharma~~~ an <3 BellaSita Mum

da tabbies o trout towne June 2, 2022 at 1:01 pm

guyz pleez ta N joy sum catty O time for uz with pleez
N thanx!! ❤️

cooper yur poem two dayz awesum buddy, and for sure
if that monkee wantz a banana tell him wear de groceree
store iz ‼️😺

Sandee June 2, 2022 at 12:40 pm

Love the poem and you know how much I love Cooper Murphy.

I’ll take some of that rain. It’s dry here.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches all around, a smooch to Cooper Murphy and Sawyer and a big hug to mom. ♥
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Eastside Cats Blog June 2, 2022 at 9:56 am

With a friend that selfish, you’d best find someone else to hang out with, Cooper Murphy!
Although I’d like to see you with a banana…
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Lucy and Xena June 2, 2022 at 9:13 am

Great poem, and love the inclusion of Cooper Murphy. We’re also supposed to get thunderstorms and showers for several days which will cool off this suffocating heat.
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The Florida Furkids June 2, 2022 at 8:17 am

We love your additions to the photos. Cooper Murphy did a great job with the poem.

We already have the hots and are hoping for some rain this weekend.

The Florida Furkids with Love and Whisker kisses to Sawyer from Noelle
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Teddy and Mom June 2, 2022 at 5:05 am

Well we just knew you’d squeeze out a perfect poem for the photo and you absolutely did! Love it……..and Coop adds just the right touch!!! Looks like we’ll have some WET here like Mr. Monkey – showers today and tomorrow. Maybe it will cool things off…….

Hugs, Teddy and Mom Pam
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Loulou June 2, 2022 at 4:38 am

We are off to Brian’s hop! Have a great Thursday. GOOD poem.
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs June 2, 2022 at 3:01 am

That is a cute poem!

We were very hot Monday and Tuesday, but it was much pleasanter on Wednesday…hopefully for more days as well.
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