Thankful Thursday

Each Thursday we like to reflect on the things for which we are thankful. Cooper Murphy starts us off this week. He’s thankful for earning two more badges at Cat Scouts. Scouts have not had the opportunity to earn badges for a long time, due to the sudden death of Denmaster’s husband, her relocation and ill health. We are all thankful that she feels well enough to participate in Scouts again.


cat scout merit badges


All of us are super thankful for a couple warmer days after another frigid day on Monday with light snow and sleet. We are really hoping the last of our snow will melt.

Kitties Blue and I are particularly thankful for all of our followers, supporters and friends. Being a part of the pet blogging community is a blessing. Everyone is so kind, considerate and friendly.

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 click on his badge to link up.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Time for poetry again. Each week we try to join Angel Sammy and Teddy (Two Spoiled Cats) for their poetry challenge. They provide an inspiration photo, and we create an accompanying poem.

Here’s today’s photo followed by my poem.



Changing Times

Upper class ladies from the 1880s—
Mother and daughter, sisters or just friends
Immortalizing their fashion and style?
Smiles uncommon in formal portraits of the time
Make these ladies look unfriendly and austere.
Today they’d take a selfie while smiling ear to ear!
Such a radical change in a century and a half.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 02/09/2022

I actually have some photos like this of relatives; though, they were not dressed so smartly!

To participate in Thursday poetry, click on the badge on the left. You’ll be taken to Two Spoiled Cats where you will find next week’s inspiration photo. While visiting, please read Angel Sammy’s poem. He transmits it to Teddy each week from the Rainbow Bridge, and it’s always terrific!

Thanks for joining us today. We’ll be back tomorrow with some fill-ins.