by Janet Blue on May 19, 2022

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Last week I missed Teddy and Angel Sammy’s poetry challenge, which I don’t like to do. I am back today with another altered inspirational photo. This time, I had a little help from Astrid.


quirky caregivers are two ladies with hair to the floor and a tortoise shell cat


The poem’s structure is a bit different. It consists of rhyming and off-rhyming couplets with the title, which is also the first line, rhyming with the last line.

My Caregivers are Quirky…

Look at that ridiculous hair.
I think mice must be living in there.
When the ladies are sleeping each night,
I root through to see what I can find—
Tidbits from breakfast or dinner,
The toy I lost sometime last winter.
If I get cold, I can burrow deep within.
And, though, I’ve never reached any skin,
I can still feel safe and stay warm
Knowing I won’t come to any harm.
You may find my mistresses a bit different,
But to all my needs they are ever vigilant.
I wouldn’t trade them for a mound of tuna jerky.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 5/18/2022

If you think you’d enjoy writing some poetry check out Two Spoiled Cats on Thursdays for the following week’s inspiration photo. You can pop over there by clicking on Angel Sammy’s badge. While visiting, please read Sammy’s poem. He is a masterful poet.


Thankful Thursday

Thursday is also the day Kitties Blue and I share our thankfuls with you.

  • Misty May has been on medication for hyperthyroidism for three weeks. She had bood work on Tuesday, but we haven’t gotten a report on that yet. Nonetheless, Misty May, Dad Tom and I are thankful that her weight has increased from 4.56 pounds to 4.88 pounds.
  • Dad Tom, Sawyer and I are thankful Sawyer hasn’t had a seizure in nine days. Fingers and paws are crossed that he can stretch that out for at least a few more days.
  • All the Kitties Blue are thankful their very own, quirky caregivers are celebrating their 49th wedding anniversary.


quirky caregivers in this photo are the Kitties Blue mom and dad on their wedding day in 1973.


  • All the Kitties Blue are delighted their two pots of catnip from last year came back this spring, and the plants are already big enough that they can enjoy the occasional sprig.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. If you would like to participate, post on your blog for what you are thankful. Then enter the URL from Brian’s badge in your browser.

Thanks for your support and friendship.


Lone Star Cats May 19, 2022 at 11:38 pm

Happy anniversary!
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Eastside Cats Blog May 19, 2022 at 10:23 pm

Happy Anniversary!
Cannot imagine how one could have hair that long.
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BellaDharma an BellaSita Mum May 19, 2022 at 8:36 pm

Furabuluss poe-em Aunty Janet!!! Yore amazin!!!
An mee an BellaSita Mum LOVE yore Weddin foto to Unkell Tom!
***purrss*** BellaDharma an ((hugss)) BellaSita Mum

Ellen J Pilch May 19, 2022 at 7:05 pm

Great poem. I love how you add a kitty to it 🙂 XO
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Mary McNeil May 19, 2022 at 5:02 pm

Happy Annifursary to you and Tome ! Hope the medical good news for the kitties continues too !

databbiesotrouttowne May 19, 2022 at 2:37 pm

guyz !!! a MOST happee annie fursarry two yur mom N dad & heerz
ta de next 49…how total lee awesum iz thiz !!! YAY & Hooray ♥♥♥♥

yur poem thiz week rox….we cracked UP at de mice part 🙂 !!! 🙂

best two ewe misty may N sawyer for ewe noe what….noe jinx ♥♥

Sandee May 19, 2022 at 12:10 pm

Love the poem. Kitties always do them the very best.

Love all your thankful things too. You two were so adorable.

Way to go, Misty May.

Keep up the great work, Sawyer.

♪♫Happy Anniversary to you,♪♫
♪♫Happy Anniversary to you,♪♫
♪♫Happy Anniversary Dear Tom and Janet, ♪♫
♪♫Happy Anniversary to you.♪♫

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches all around, a smooch to Cooper Murphy and Sawyer and a bit hug to mom. ♥
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Brian Frum May 19, 2022 at 11:40 am

That is a really good poem! Those were terrific thankfuls too, each one. Happy Anniversary! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Leah May 19, 2022 at 11:27 am

Great poem, certainly made me smile! I’m happy for the good health news for Misty May and Sawyer, and, Happy Anniversary!
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The Florida Furkids May 19, 2022 at 9:01 am

Your poem is great!!!! We wonder what could be in that hair too!!!

Great Thankfuls (especially Sawyer’s) and we want to wish your caregivers a Happy

The Florida Furkids with love and whisker kisses to Sawyer from Noelle
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Memories of Eric and Flynn May 19, 2022 at 7:51 am

That is a great poem. There is no telling what you might find under all that hair! Happy anniversary to Kittie’s Blue mom and dad!
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Katie Isabella May 19, 2022 at 7:00 am

That hair. I can’t even imagine the awfulness of having all that on my head! Loved Astrid’s part in the poem. Makes you wonder how often they washed their hair and how? Sawyer, you stay well. I am looking forward to your next adventure!
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Charles Huss May 19, 2022 at 5:59 am

That’s a great poem. Happy anniversary. I look forward to seeing what you will do next year.
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Teddy and Pam May 19, 2022 at 5:19 am

What a fabulous poem this week! Nice of Astrid to accompany those long-haired ladies in the photo. Even though this was a trend back in their day, it’s hard to imagine DEALING with all that hair. As for your Mom and Dad’s anniversary – we wish them MANY more happy anniversaries – they are the best Mom and Dad you all could possibly want.

Love and Hugs, Teddy and Mom Pam
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Suzanne Dunaway May 19, 2022 at 4:40 am

OH, what a classic, wonderful photo and my mama and papa celebrted their 47th year together on March 31st. How the time flies. So glad for Sawyer, that sweetie.
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Stephanie B May 19, 2022 at 3:59 am

Love the picture/poem! Congratulations on 49 years of marriage!!🎉🎉🎉🎉🎈🎈

Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs May 19, 2022 at 1:10 am

Happy Anniversary!! That’s quite a milestone! Congratulations!

We are thankful too that Sawyer is doing well…and we pawray it lasts.

Love your ‘Astrid-ized ‘poem!
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