Thoroughly Poetic Thursday
Thursday is poetry day over at Two Spoiled Cats. Angel Sammy and Teddy provide an inspiration photo, and those who participate write a poem based on that photo. As I have done for the past few weeks, I have added a cat to the photo. Today Astrid joins the miner panning for gold.
Panning for Gold with Homer & Astrid
Homer said to stay put, and
I mostly do what I’m told.
I want to see if this geezer finds some gold.
We’ve been here for months with nothing to show,
But dirty hands, paws; Homer’s worn out clothes.
I want to go home to my warm bed,
But Homer just keeps panning instead.
Sometimes I wander away, follow a bug
Or rodent, looking for a quick snack.
But when Homer calls I rush right back,
Hoping he might have found a nugget of gold
And he’ll buy us a nice steak dinner.
At panning for gold, Homer is never a winner,
And we trudge to our tent for cornmeal mush
Until tomorrow when we return to the gold rush.
© Janet Buickerood Blue – 03/30/2022
Gold Miners actually did have cats as pets. Here’s an interesting short article about it: “The Pets of Gold Miners.” These were ring-tailed cats (often referred to as miner’s cats). They are actually a member of the raccoon family.
If you’d like to write some poetry, click on Angel Sammy’s poetry badge. You’ll be whisked over to Two Spoiled Cats where you will find Angel Sammy’s poem for this week and next week’s inspiration photo. And please read Sammy’s poem when you visit. He’s truly an excellent wordsmith.
Thursday is also when we share our thankfuls and participate in the blog hop hosted by Brian.
Cooper Murphy is up first this week. He is thankful that he earned another Cat Scout Merit Badge. It was for learning about Nature’s Construction Workers and passing his quiz with a score of 100%.
Stinky & Periwinkle are thankful that Teddy (Two Spoiled Cats) was able to join them on their adventure yesterday to the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. If you missed it, click here. Stinky guarantees you’ll have fun, see some beautiful blossoms and learn a lot. He and Periwinkle also are thankful for those who joined them yesterday.
Kitties Blue and I thank everyone who visits, comments and supports us. We value your friendship and wouldn’t be doing this without you.
If you’d like to participate in Thankful Thursday, enter the url printed on Brian’s badge in your browser.
Thanks for joining us today.
Good job on the poem beautiful Astrid and those were terrific thankfuls. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
Great poem, I love how you added Astrid to it. XO
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cooper. conga ratz two ewe dood on yur new badge
mom J ewe rited an awesum poem thiz week 😉
Astrid, you are so good at keeping Homer company as he ‘works’ that pan…just don’t get splashed or fall in the creek!
Cool article about the ‘cats’:)
Love the poem. You do them so very well.
I enjoyed yesterday’s adventure as always. Always fun.
Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches all around, a smooch to Cooper Murphy and Sawyer and a big hug to mom. ♥
Astrid looks quite natural in the gold panning scene! And that is so interesting about the miners’ “cats”.
I’d rather pan for catnip! ~Ernie
Betcha cats are better at finding gold than any silly human!
We love how you are including Kitties Blue in the photograph each week. Great poem. We wonder if that guy ever got any gold.
The Florida Furkids with love and whisker kisses to Sawyer from Noelle
That is one heckuva poem. Brilliant!
Astrid – you look perfect sitting there keeping your gold-miner company as he wastes time looking for gold while the BEST prize is sitting right next to him – YOU! Panning for gold had to have been quite tedious – very close to where we live is a town named Goldvein which was a big spot for miners back in the day. I prefer to find my “gold” in my food bowl!!!!!