by Janet Blue on January 10, 2019

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Teddy and his mom from Two Spoiled Cats selected another fun photo this week to act as inspiration for a poem.



Scrat’s Lament

It’s tough to be a prehistoric
Squirrel in the modern world,
Even if you’re a human in an
Ice Age costume. Pretend
Can be fun if you’re not too
Hot, sweaty and tired from
Looking for your misplaced
Acorn and entertaining
Your young fans and followers.
It’s definitely not the job
For which you studied
And planned, but a man can’t
Live on imaginary acorns.

© Janet Buickerood Blue 01/09/2019

Admittedly this isn’t my best effort, but I still had fun with it. I know Angel Sammy will have sent a terrific poem from the Rainbow Bridge. To visit he and Teddy, read his poem and find links to other poems in the comments, click on the poetry badge below.

Thankful Thursday

Our 2019 has started out pretty well, and we are all praying it remains on that trajectory. We have a few things for which we are thankful this week.

  • Cooper Murphy’s second Gotcha Day. We are blessed to have this sweet and funny cat as part of our Kitties Blue family.
  • Sawyer is three weeks seizure free.
  • I figured out how to block the 20 to 30 Chinese spam e-mails I was getting each day.
  • I have not once gotten the “dreaded, rainbow, spinning wheel of death,” since getting my laptop back from the computer repair shop,
  • We actually have had some progress with our construction of the addition to our house.



See that artificial snow falling across this photo. Four to eight inches of the white stuff is forecast to fall this weekend. Just what we don’t need! Praying it misses us.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by our pal, Brian. To participate, post on your blog for what you are thankful, then click on the badge below to go to Brian’s blog and enter the hop.

Scylla, Fenris, Tuiren, YinYang & Chimera (ATCAD) January 11, 2019 at 5:57 am

We hope the construction is able to be finished in a timely manner and YAY for Sawyer being seizure free.
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Ellen Pilch January 10, 2019 at 9:43 pm

That was a cute poem. I thought that squirrel looked familiar- I forgot about Ice Age. 🙂
The addition looks good, that is a big addition.

The Island Cats January 10, 2019 at 9:22 pm

We sure hope that snow misses you too. That would not be fun.

Annie January 10, 2019 at 6:36 pm

I think you did a great job with that poem. That picture is a challenge. Your poem makes me feel a bit sorry for the guy. Happy Gotcha to Cooper Murphy, and that’s great news about Sawyer! Ugh, that spam sounds terrible!

The Swiss Cats January 10, 2019 at 2:46 pm

We’re so happy for Sawyer ! Purrs

Comedy Plus January 10, 2019 at 12:16 pm

Love your poem. It’s interesting to see the different approaches folks take.

I’m so happy Sawyer is three weeks seizure free. Let’s hope he’ll be seizure free forever.

It’s hard to work on your remodel when the weather is awful. I hope it misses you too.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, my friend. Big hug to you and lots of scritches to the kitties. ♥
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Eastside Cats January 10, 2019 at 11:17 am

OOOH! An attached garage! Nice!
Glad to hear that Sawyer’s meds are working, poor kitty!
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The Florida Furkids January 10, 2019 at 8:57 am

We think you did a good job with that fun photo! We’re so happy to see such great progress on your addition and think all the things you are THANKFUL for are pawsome (especially Sawyer!)

The Florida Furkids with tons of smoochies and loads of love to Mau from Allie
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Linda Arthur Tejera January 10, 2019 at 7:59 am

Fun poem to a funny picture (poor guy)! Definitely lots of wonderful thankfuls. So happy about Sawyer. And, wow, I’ll be anxious to see that addition. Here’s to no snow! 😀
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Brian Frum January 10, 2019 at 7:15 am

That was a fun poem and dang, your addition looks as big as our house. I sure hope that yucky snow isn’t as bad as the forecast says. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Carry Loves Cats January 10, 2019 at 6:20 am

Wow. That addition to your house looks bigger than the whole of my house!
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Charles Huss January 10, 2019 at 5:52 am

That’s quite an addition. You must be planning on getting more cats. 🙂
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Teddy January 10, 2019 at 5:05 am

Love the poem – that poor guy deserves some good poetry about his “situation” and I think he’ll get it today! Thanks for playing along with us… always give us all a real GEM. Happy that you figured out how to stop getting your SPAM – that had to be very irritating indeed. Love the photo of the addition – it’s great to see it after hearing about it for so long – hope the guys get lots more done before the snow this weekend.

Hugs, Teddy and Mom too
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Dalton/Benji/Angel-MrJackFreckles/Pipo & Angel-Minko January 10, 2019 at 1:38 am

That sure is a fun poem! Did your kitties want to check out *that* squirrel?? He sure is different that the ones that visit your porch. MOL!

You sure do have lots of thankfuls in your list. So happy for Sawyer being seizure free.

I do hope you do not get all that snow…and please don’t send it here either, hah! We had about an inch today…
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