We have a long list of thankfuls for this week.
In spite of Sawyer being a a little stinker and hiding for a major portion of our time away, meaning he didn’t get his meals or meds, he hasn’t had a seizure in three-and-a-half weeks. That’s the longest he has gone without one in quite a while. I do attribute that to our now feeding him kitten food with his meds.
I am thankful to have been one of three first commenters on The Tuesday Teaser at Two Spoiled Cats. But even better, I am thankful to have provided the Teaser photo and to have stumped all the guessers. I received these two badges.
Dad Tom and I are thankful for reaching our 50th wedding anniversary and enjoying a few days away at the Hope and Glory Inn in Irvington, Virginia. Periwinkle & Stinky visited there on Tuesday. If you missed that post, here’s the link, The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky: Part CLXXXVIII.
Our next thankful involves some very special friends. On the way home from our trip, we met Pam and David (Two Spoiled Cats) for lunch. We hadn’t been able to get together since August 2021, so it was a particular pleasure to have this time together.
Our final thankful also involves Pam and David. They gifted us with this gorgeous anniversary present, which Dad Tom and I will cherish always. (Sorry I didn’t get a better photo of it.)
Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. To participate, post on your blog for what you are thankful and then click on his badge to join the hop.
Thoroughly Poetic Thursday
On Thursday, I also enjoy writing some poetry based on an inspiration photo provided by Angel Sammy and Teddy from Two Spoiled Cats. I do attempt to add one or more of the Kitties Blue to the photo each week, but this week I didn’t find a way to do that and then write a convincing poem.
So here’s the phone sans kitties followed by my poem.
Once upon a time, young ladies and men
Practiced this annual tradition
Of dressing up & going to cotillion—
A custom from the eighteenth century
For young people of a certain pedigree.
It’s still a practice not just a memory.
Dinner jackets and white dresses,
Boutonnieres and wrist corsages—
All dictated by the most stringent protocols.
In the long past, I did enjoy this.
But now I am content just to reminisce,
As I remember the night of my first kiss.
© Janet Buickerood Blue – 05/24/2023
If you’d like to try writing some poetry, check out Two Spoiled Cats (by clicking on the poetry badge) for next week’s inspiration photo. Please read Angel Sammy’s poem when you visit. He sends it to Teddy each week from the Rainbow Bridge, and his poems are always exceptional!
Thanks for joining us today. We’ll see you again tomorrow for Friendly Fill-Ins and Feline Friday.
I think it has been said but I will also chime in. You do not look old enough tocelebrate such a fantstic and momentous anniversary. Unless maybe you both have portrait in the attic???
No way you two could have been married for 50 years unless you were both child bride/bridegrooms! Jeff and I married a bit later in life, so we’ll never each 50 years together, but plan to enjoy to the fullest every bit of time we have!
Great poem and wonderful thankfuls. I am glad you got to spend time with Pam and David, they are wonderful people. And so are you. That is a beautiful and thoughtful gift. XO
This is such a great post! So many wonderful thankfuls and a pawsome poem too. We’re always happy to hear Sawyer is doing well.
The Florida Furkids with love and whisker kisses to Sawyer from Noelle
Happy Annie-versary Aunty Janet an Unkell Tom! 50 yeerss twogether??? Mee-yow WOW!! Youss’ must been like 16 when you got married!!! Mew mew mew…..
An what a pawsum way to cellybrate meetin with Miss Pam an MIstur David….an what a lovelee an sweet giftie two!
Aunty yore poe-em iss grate!
**nose kissess** BellaDharma an ((hugss)) BellaSita Mum
That sure was a nice bunch of thankfuls today, really nice. We enjoyed your fun poem too, we need more Cotillion these days. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
That photo of you two celebrating is fabulous – you two still have all the love in your eyes that you had in your wedding photo. I know it will be there forever! It was fun seeing you guys and having lunch on the water and David and I are happy you like your gift. We wanted it to be as special as you are. LOVE LOVE LOVE your poem too – great job – that photo sure is a reminder of how “civilized” dancing used to be!! Happy about Sawyer – keep it up buddy – keep it up!
Love, Pam and Teddy too
Such marvelous pictures and what good times with friends! Purrs from us!
That sure was a tough teaser image…which took me till after midnight to find…ah well…
What a wonderful surprise to be able to meet up with Pam and David. A gorgeous gift they gave you for that amazing milestone.
We love your poem! I wish our lifestyles were more refined and elegant like back then, sometimes…
Good going, Sawyer, with the long span since your last seizure. Hope you’re taking your meds now, dude!
OH YOU TWO!!! Mama showed your photo to papa and he said, They are so CUTE, and mama said, Yes, their photo of when they married looks just the SAME except for glasses! We celebrate your marriage and mama and papa have only 2 years to go and how wonderful to see Pam and David, mama says. We would love to meet them, too, and we hope that Sawyer is ok. Maybe he needed a little vacation, too, and it did him good!