by Janet Blue on December 13, 2018

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

As I do each Thursday, I am joining with Angel Sammy and Teddy at Two Spoiled Cats and posting a poem based on a photo they provided last week. The inspiration photo for today’s poetry challenge represents two things I truly hate…the mall and crowds. I wouldn’t be a part of this scene, even if everything at the mall was being given away for free. Even the photo makes me feel anxious, so I didn’t spend a lot of time writing a poem. I only did a haiku, which is below.



No sale is that good
For me to approach this mob
I’m shopping on-line!

© Janet Buickerood Blue 12/12/2018


If you’d like to join in writing a poem each Thursday, but don’t feel confident to do so, try this site: Shadow Poetry for tips on writing all different types of poetry. Whether you participate or not, visit Two Spoiled Cats (by clicking on the badge above) to read Sammy’s poem. He transmits it from the Rainbow Bridge each week, and each poem is a masterpiece. You can find links in the Comments to poetry by other bloggers.

Thankful Thursday

Thursday is also the day we count our blessings and tell you for what we are thankful. We have many things for which we are thankful, including a warm home, especially with that 15 inches of snow that fell a few days ago.

One of our thankfuls came as the result of a surprise. As a member of the PetSafe Panel of Influencers, I completed very brief, on-line surveys for several months. Each completion earned me an entry in a prize drawing. And Kitties Blue won a prize: the PetSafe® ScoopFree® Ultra Self Cleaning Cat Litter Box. I’d never been a fan of these self-cleaning boxes previously, but I am liking this one a lot. The design is much improved from older models.

The photo is of the original design. The one we received is so new, I couldn’t find a photo on-line and haven’t had an opportunity to take a photo of ours. We actually have ours set up as pictured. The one we received has a cover with a top entry that most of Kitties Blue would never fit through.

Some of the crew have been using it. The litter that must be used with it is quite different than the clay they like, so I wasn’t certain they would get in it, but some are. This will move into the addition when and if it is ever completed. The snow has put that on hold again.

We also won another of these cool badges for being the Guest Teaser over at Angel Sammy and Teddy’s. We so rarely know the Teaser and only arrive early enough to be first commenter occasionally, so it is fun to get a badge for providing the Teaser photo.
Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by our friend, Brian. If you’d like to join in, after posting for what you are thankful, click on his badge.

BeadedTail December 13, 2018 at 8:14 pm

Concats on your win! That’s pretty cool! We didn’t think that many people shopped in person any more! Whoa!
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The Island Cats December 13, 2018 at 6:25 pm

OMC! The mom is totally with you on this. No way would she be out in that shopping crowd!
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Summer December 13, 2018 at 4:33 pm

My human thinks the big crystals are too much like rocks for us to use happily. When we use crystal litter, it’s more of the sandy type. Otherwise, we would use this litter box in a second! My human loves the self-cleaning boxes because she can’t be in every room all day and our house is on three different levels.
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Ellen Pilch December 13, 2018 at 2:39 pm

That was a great poem! And congrats on winning the petsafe box 🙂 XO
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da tabbies o trout towne December 13, 2018 at 2:32 pm

frankly I love the shopping mall but I like the bank even better 🙂 dai$y

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Valentine December 13, 2018 at 2:30 pm

Mom totally agrees with you about the malls! She got most of her shopping done online, too. What she bought in stores she got them earlier in the month. CONCATs on winning the PetSafe prize! [paw clapping]

Comedy Plus December 13, 2018 at 12:31 pm

You and I feel the same way about the mall and crowds. Exactly the same.

What a great win. I’m glad it’s working so far. I’m guessing they will all use it at some point. We can hope.

Have a purrfect Thankful Thursday. Scritches to all the kitties. ♥
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The Florida Furkids December 13, 2018 at 12:26 pm

MOL we love your haiku!! That litterbox sounds cool but Mom has always been concerned that we would be scared of automatic ones.

The Florida Furkids with bazillion smoochies and tons of love to Mau from Allie
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Eastside Cats December 13, 2018 at 11:00 am

Hey, cool win! Let us know how it works long-term for your kitties.
We no longer exchange gifts at Christmas, so I have no shopping to do…yay!
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Katie Isabella December 13, 2018 at 10:35 am

Mom never goes to the Malls during holiday seasons. She tries to get int all before the holidays or does it on-line. XX

Linda Arthur Tejera December 13, 2018 at 9:30 am

Whew! I’m with you on scenes like that. Yuck! Definitely not worth it. I must be getting old! LOL! The pic looks like the Millennial Mall in Orlando! HA! Probably not, but still! I can find pretty much anything I want or need on my trusty computer and, more often than not, at a much better price.
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Brian Frum December 13, 2018 at 8:10 am

The peeps here avoid the malls all the time! That was a super cool litter box win. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Teddy December 13, 2018 at 5:12 am

Oh boy! Wordpress has the snow turned on now!! We agree with you about malls and crowds – Mom hates them and that’s why she does her shopping online or in the small street shops we have in town here. We thought it was a very cool photo though that Angel Sammy gave us as a stepping stone to a poem about this time of year. Have a great Thursday and again – as always – thanks for playing along with us on poetry day!

Hugs, Teddy
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Dalton/Angel-MrJackFreckles/Pipo & Angel-Minko December 13, 2018 at 1:29 am

Petcretary totally agrees with you about the mall with those awful crowds. I don’t get anxious, but I just abhor the fact that you are constantly bumping into peeps and you can’t move around quickly…she hates slow walking,MOL! And crowds like that just show what kind of greed we have in our society she thinks.

How cool that you won one of those litter boxes! We had one of the original ones, but Angel-Suki was so curious about it that she ruined it, MOL!
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