ODE TO SUMMERTIME BY KITTIES BLUE

by Janet Blue on June 7, 2016

The official start of summer is creeping up quickly. Actually, if the temperature is any reflection of the season, summer is already here. We are having super hot days with oodles of humidity and lots of rain. With that in mind, we thought it was time for a summertime poem. All of us kitties collaborated to come up with these rhymes. Did you know that usually you can tell when we kitties have written a poem? It rhymes. Mom’s poems rarely rhyme.

Anyhoo, to accompany our poem, we are sharing a photo of Misty May on the front porch. Our dear friend Spitty has asked us several times recently to feature her, and we really don’t want to cause him any undue stress. He gets enough trying to get his super busy mom’s attention. So Spitty, buddy, this is for you.

Misty May's photo accompanying "Ode to Summertime."

ODE TO SUMMERTIME

Oh Summertime, we dearly love you;
We will put no other season above you.
The weather is warm enough for catio time,
And birdie TV is absolutely sublime.
We love to loll upon our backs
And wait for Mom to deliver snacks.
Butterflies and bees can flit right by us,
As we’re too relaxed to make a fuss.
But summertime, please turn off the rain.
It has truly become the biggest pain.
And take away the thunder and lightening too,
As it makes us quite grumpy and blue.
We need the sun to appear each day
And bring us sunpuddles in which to play.
Otherwise we’ll nap all day beneath grey skies
To find we have frittered away our nine lives.
Oh summertime, we truly do adore you.
Now please be nice, we must implore you.
Bring us some sun and nice cool breezes,
As those things would surely please us.
Then summertime, we’ll dearly love you;
And promise to put no other season above you.

© Kitties Blue
June 6, 2016

We also want to share mom’s poem, “Summer Cat,” from three years ago as she wrote it about Misty May, and many of you were not following us then.

SUMMER CAT

Here I lie on my back
four white paws waving in the air,
waiting for a cool breeze
to ruffle my belly fur…
the pavement, a warm hug
and place to scratch my back
until the heat overcomes me.
I seek shade among
the fluorescent orange daylilies
and purple morning glories.
I hide from
the piercing sun, humans,
Lily and Mauricio,
who will steal
my resting place,
should I be discovered.
All desirable sanctuaries
can be compromised
by another creature seeking
refuge from the unwavering
summer sun and its unremitting
baking heat. If one comes sniffing
around my secret garden, I
must hiss and snarl, expending
my limited energy,
until finally I hear the call
that my dinner awaits
and I am summoned
to re-enter my home
where pockets of darkness,
cool air, toys and treats prevail.

Janet Buickerood Blue
© July 14, 2013

Wishing you all a beautiful day.

Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

 

 

 

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The Swiss Cats June 9, 2016 at 4:08 pm

Wonderful poems, we love them ! Zorro sends CJ a kiss on the nose and apologizes for the lack of visits : Claire is pretty busy… Purrs
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Little Binky and Granny June 9, 2016 at 2:10 am

We Love your poems. You are all very poeticalicious..and beautiful 🙂 Pawkisses for a Sunny Day 🙂 <3

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Spitty the Kitty June 7, 2016 at 11:33 pm

Oh! My beautiful darling girl!!! Can you believe the Human *just* got home like 15 minutes ago as she was out disporting herself with card games and such. Honestly, I think any day she doesn’t go to work should be ALL MINE since Bast only knows what I put up with during the school year! But seeing you all relaxed and adorable makes up for all of it!

Love the poems and looking forward to the Big Day — I will definitely be at BOTH events. (But maybe I need to have a ManCat to ManCat chat with Mau before he gets any silly Human ideas about monogamy and all…..) XOXOXOXOX
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meowmeowmans June 7, 2016 at 11:31 pm

It’s heating up here, too! We love those summer-themed poems, Kitties Blue. And we love you all, as well. 🙂
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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles June 7, 2016 at 11:27 pm

Misty May, Your Mom is furry talented indeed! And you are too, MOL!

Lovely picture fur summertime.
We had a reprieve from the heat today, so meowmy went on another long walk.

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Ellen Pilch June 7, 2016 at 10:55 pm

That is a gorgeous photo of Misty May. Both poems are great too.
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William's Kith & Kin June 7, 2016 at 10:13 pm

Wonderful poems! And Misty May is quite a pretty girl!
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BeadedTail June 7, 2016 at 8:23 pm

We enjoyed your poems and the photo of Misty May! It’s been Hot with a capital H here but we hear tomorrow window whiffs may be allowed.
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McGuffy's Reader June 7, 2016 at 8:10 pm

Warm and wonderful Summer reading! Mom is talented! Hugs & love to her (and all of you!)
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Brian Frum June 7, 2016 at 7:58 pm

Those were terrific and we enjoyed them lots!
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Linda Arthur Tejera June 7, 2016 at 5:12 pm

Wonderful photo and great poems! Your Ode to Summertime is describing our place, too! 😀
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Kitty Cat Chronicles June 7, 2016 at 4:18 pm

Love these poems! They are so cute. You are very talented, Mom Janet! Sampy sends kisses to Astrid, and we all send lots of love!
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Three Chatty Cats June 7, 2016 at 12:16 pm

These poems made me smile. Thank you!
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da tabbies o trout towne June 7, 2016 at 9:35 am

guys…..aza seezon; we canna stand summer time
but yur poemz rock de houz !!! a pawz a pawz a pawz 🙂 ♥♥♥

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The Menagerie Mom June 7, 2016 at 7:39 am

I just love your poems! Reading them always makes me feel so happy and refined. Purrs, and have a lovely, summery day!
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The Island Cats June 7, 2016 at 6:56 am

That is a great poem! We love summertime too. Though today we’re having cooler weather for some reason.
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Sammy June 7, 2016 at 4:16 am

Lovely poetry for what seems to be a typically muggy, rainy start to HOT weather for us here in Virginia. I hope Spitty is happy with the photo of you Misty May – it’s a nice one with you perched on the cool concrete on the front porch! Stay cool……stay dry……….and most of all STAY HAPPY!

Love, Sammy
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Hannah and Lucy June 7, 2016 at 4:00 am

We love the sun sending us our summery days and hope it lasts for many days.
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Toby June 7, 2016 at 3:07 am

We love your poems!! Summer is hear early!!
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Toby June 7, 2016 at 3:08 am

I guess it is “hear’ early – because of all the thunderstorms! My typist (mom) needs to be more careful with her spelling!.
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mommakatandherbearcat June 7, 2016 at 2:31 am

Wow. You kitties are extremely talented! The rhyming is SOOO important. We can’t wait to read more of your “work.” <3
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Lone Star Cats June 7, 2016 at 1:39 am

Pawsome poems!
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Summer June 7, 2016 at 1:00 am

I love your poems! Although for a second I thought “Summer Cat” was about me – at least until I got to the white paws part! MOL
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caren gittleman June 7, 2016 at 12:36 am

Purrfect and oh so “summery!!!!”
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Emma and Buster June 7, 2016 at 12:08 am

It has been quite warm here pretty recently. But the cool has returned yesterday. Take care.
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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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