by Janet Blue on October 26, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

I certainly hope you are not sick of seeing me. One of the prompt words for today’s poem, fit me to a “T.” (I also hope you don’t mind my little pun.) Anyhoo, can you guess which of these words I used as my subject: 1) Tiger, 2) Tummy, 3) Tired or 4) Travel. Now that I review the words, I guess that isn’t the no-brainer I thought it was. Three of those words purrfectly describe the photos below.



Now that you’ve had your opportunity to “squeee,” here’s my poem.



I like my ginger tabby tummy.
It is big and oh so round.
Mom thinks I’m pretty lucky,
It doesn’t drag along the ground.

I must confess I like to eat,
But I swear I’m not a pudgy pig.
It just makes me feel comforted
When my tummy is really big.

I remember food was scarce
When I was on the street alone,
Hoping someone would rescue me
And offer me a happy home.

Keeping myself well fed and full
Gives me the ultimate pleasure,
Which is why my tummy is ample
And probably too big to measure.

Before I turn into a kitty blimp,
Mom hopes I’ll finally feel secure,
Knowing I will never starve again
And not need to hold noms so dear.

But I must admit that I like my tummy,
And I think Mom and Dad must agree.
It’s why I display it proudly,
And it fits my ginger personality.

Yes, I like to wallow on my back,
But if you think I’m the one and only,
You’ll find that’s not completely true…
Just ask Teddy to show you his tummy!

© Cooper Murphy Blue 10/25/2017

I am joining Thoroughly Poetic Thursday over at Teddy and Angel Sammy’s blog, Two Spoiled Cats. Yep…that’s the same Teddy I mentioned in my poem. He and I are gingersnap brothers.

If you’d like to see the poem Sammy sent from the Rainbow Bridge this week or find links to other poems, pop over to Two Spoiled Cats by clicking on the badge below.

Thankful Thursday

Every Thursday, we also join the blog hop hosted by friend, Brian. Brian and his family are returning to blogging today after taking a short break to mourn the loss of Sister Sascha. If you have not left a message of support for Brian and his family, please do so today.

I have a personal thankful today, as I mentioned in my poem. I am grateful for being rescued from the cold and snow by my humans’ friend and being adopted by Mom and Dad after they exhausted every avenue in trying to locate my original humans. As Brian always says, “Adopt cats, we deserve it.”

To join in the thankful hop, click on the badge below.


Canadian Cats October 27, 2017 at 9:48 pm

haha…what a cute poem.
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Ellen Pilch October 26, 2017 at 8:36 pm

I love your poem for Cooper Murphy’s adorable tummy. XO
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Brian Frum October 26, 2017 at 7:56 pm

We always love seeing you Cooper Murphy and all your orange goodness! Thanks for dedicating the Blog Hop to Angel Sascha, that made our hearts smile here. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Cats Herd You October 26, 2017 at 7:47 pm

What a great poem. There’s nothing like a fine feline tummy to make humans smile, is there?
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BeadedTail October 26, 2017 at 7:30 pm

We sure squee’d at those long striped stretched out legs! We enjoyed your poem too!
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Deborah Barnes October 26, 2017 at 6:54 pm

Lovely poem and even lovelier tummy! Thanks for sharing – purrs from the Zee/Zoey gang.
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Carol Roe October 26, 2017 at 5:42 pm

We really enjoyed your poem today. Our first cat as a couple was a ginger named Genger.

The Menagerie Mom October 26, 2017 at 4:37 pm

We think your tummy is purrfect just the way it is, Cooper Murphy! And your poem about it is purrfect, too!
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The Swiss Cats October 26, 2017 at 3:58 pm

What a cute poem to your glorious tummy ! Purrs

Linda Arthur Tejera October 26, 2017 at 12:13 pm

I think that after that picture, you deserve from tummy rubs! 😀
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Crystal Stewart October 26, 2017 at 11:47 am

Shared on LinkedIn.

Crystal Stewart October 26, 2017 at 11:46 am

nice poem. I like all 3 pictures of the cat. Tiger fits good. Shared on linkedin.

Eastside Cats October 26, 2017 at 11:03 am

Kitty bellies are our favoritest things in the whole world! And yours, Cooper Murphy…is a fantabulous belly amongst lesser bellies! Angel Sascha will be missed, for sure.
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Marv October 26, 2017 at 10:49 am

Mr Cooper Murphy, My Mommy tells me that my belly is round like a pumpkin! And I may have to go on a diet….I never used to have a belly…
Purhaps I have one now because I have food to eat and a lovely home.
I also LOVE your poem! Kudos!
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The Florida Furkids October 26, 2017 at 9:55 am

Purrfect poem! We could NEVER get tired of seeing you! On the other paw, Allie always hopes the post is done by Mau!!

The Florida Furkids with tons of smoochies and loads of love to Mau from Allie
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The Island Cats October 26, 2017 at 8:13 am

What a fun poem, Cooper Murphy! And you do have a terrific tummy to display. Wally likes showing his off too…maybe it’s an orange thing.
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Stephanie B October 26, 2017 at 8:03 am

Love this poem!!!

Charles Huss October 26, 2017 at 7:05 am

Great poem. Our ginger cats love to show off their tummies. 🙂
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Teddy October 26, 2017 at 5:43 am

Cooper – my Tummy Buddy!! Yep – you and I are having a bit of a contest to see whose tummy gets the biggest first…..and I’m wondering when my vet is going to say “it’s DIET TIME for this boy!” – so far I’ve escaped hearing those words. I love your poem – your Mom and you put your heads together for “T” today with the purrrrrfect subject matter. You ALWAYS have a fabulous poem on Sammy’s challenge day.

Love and Tummy Rubs, Teddy
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Athena October 26, 2017 at 4:30 am

Lovely poem!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Summer October 26, 2017 at 3:55 am

Awww, that is a cute poem!
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McGuffy's Reader October 26, 2017 at 12:26 am

Good poem. All 3 of our stripedy cats sleep in crazy positions. Well, as long as it is okay. Right? ❤😉❤
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