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.