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.