by Janet Blue on November 12, 2020

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful that I had my stitches out last Friday and now am in my big, old, orthopedic boot. I can take it off at night to sleep, which means I am finally getting some rest.



Me in my boot with nurse Sawyer keeping my good foot warm.


With the virus spiraling out of control again, Dad Tom and I are extremely grateful to remain well.

Sawyer and I are joining the Thankful Thursday blog hop hosted by Brian. If you would like to participate, post on your blog for what you are thankful and then click on Brian’s badge to go to his blog and link up.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Kitties Blue and I like sharing our thankfuls on Thursday, but we especially like writing a poem for Teddy and Angel Sammy’s poetry challenge. Here is the inspiration photo the Two Spoiled Cats provided this week followed by my poem.





Racing with a friend can be fun:
Waiting on the line for the starter’s gun,
To cranking as fast as we can,
To maybe collect a medal at the end.
We don’t need legs to excel,
Just determination to do well.
And even should we come in last,
We know we will have had a blast!

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 11/11/2020

If you’ve never written a poem, I suggest you check out Teddy and Angel Sammy’s blog (click on the badge below) on Thursdays for the photo for the following week’s poem. Then check out Shadow Poetry where you can find information and instructions for writing every type of poem.

And don’t forget to check out Angel Sammy’s poem. He transmits it to Teddy each week from the Rainbow Bridge, and he is a masterful poet.

Petlibro Giveaway

On Tuesday we shared our review of the Petlibro Automatic Pet Water Fountain. Petlibro gave us a fountain to give away to one of our readers. If you missed the post, click here and leave a comment to be entered in a random drawing. Entries close and 5 p.m. ET on Saturday. Winner will be announced on our Sunday Selfies post.


{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs November 14, 2020 at 1:13 am

We get tested two times a week where I work (A Nursing Home)…so far I have remained negative. A Blessing considering how vulnerable that kind of population is, and myself with age and health issues as well…so we too are thankful! Also because Hubby had his surgery and is now getting better…albeit VERY slowly…

Glad you and Tom are remaining safe and well…and glad you had those stitches out and have been upgraded with your orthopedic foot-gear!

That poem made me look again at the pic, I knew they were special cyclists, but I hadn’t even noticed they were amputees! Maybe cause of the work I do, I see so many peeps in wheelchairs that I look at the faces and the person for who they are, not what/why they are. Thanks for opening my eyes, LOL!
And by the way, your poem was fun and cheerful!! Loved it!


Summer November 13, 2020 at 7:33 pm

I’m glad you’re on the mend!


Timmy Tomcat November 13, 2020 at 3:09 pm

With Sawyer giving you such good care you will be up and about in no time. We are so glad we are all well too. Stay safe friends


Canadian Cats November 13, 2020 at 2:46 pm

With Sawyer’s help your foot is progressing well. Glad to hear it.

Now your poem. It said so much in few words….a top drawer poem. Thanks for it, Janet.



Raven November 13, 2020 at 1:36 pm

Sounds like you’re making progress in healing and Sawyer is being very supportive. Great poem…. a skill I completely lack!


Sandee November 13, 2020 at 12:15 pm

I’m so happy you’re getting some rest and it’s good to see Sawyer helping you relax.

I hope you had a fabulous Thankful Thursday. ♥


Brian Frum November 13, 2020 at 9:09 am

That was a really good poem and a really sweet Nurse Sawyer! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!


Memories of Eric and Flynn November 13, 2020 at 5:14 am

It is good that you can get to sleep at night now. Sawyer is a very good nurse.


Teddy November 13, 2020 at 5:06 am

What a super poem……when we found this photo we fell in love with it – the look passing between the couple – even if they’re strangers (which we don’t think they are!)…’s lovely. Thanks for writing such a great poem for this photo!!! Next week’s will be a “hoot” we think. Nice that Nurse Sawyer is protecting your other foot – a warm kitty on the foot is nice medicine!

Hugs, Teddy


The Florida Furkids November 12, 2020 at 9:31 pm

Noelle is so proud of Sawyer being such a good nurse.

The Florida Furkids with paw pats and headbonks to Sawyer from Noelle


Mary McNeil November 12, 2020 at 8:20 pm

Sawyer is just repaying you for all the good nursing you have given him,


Ellen Pilch November 12, 2020 at 7:55 pm

Great poem. Glad you got the boot removed and you have such good kitty nurses. XO


The Island Cats November 12, 2020 at 5:26 pm

With Sawyer taking care of you, we bet you’ll heal fast! Sending purrs…..


Meows, purrs, hugs and MOLs are greatly appreciated. Please no hissing, spitting or scratching unless you want one of us to whap you!

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