by Janet Blue on September 1, 2022

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Thursday is our day here at The Cat on My Head for poetry. I participate (sometimes with the help of Kitties Blue) in the poetry challenge hosted by Teddy and Angel Sammy from Two Spoiled Cats. They provide an inspiration photo, and participants provide a poem. This being a blog about cats, I have been trying to add one or more of the Kitties Blue to the inspiration photo. Unfortunately, this has not been possible the past few weeks and wasn’t again this week.

Nonetheless, I do have a poem, entitled, “Party Pooper.”


party pooper poem photo: groom sleeping on bride's shoulder while she drinks coffee and talks to guests.



His bride’s the life of the party,
Entertaining their wedding guests.
He’s the one who needs that coffee
Or instead a good long rest.
Why is the groom sleep deprived?
Did bachelor pals keep him up all night?
Perhaps he still can be revived
By a kiss from his beautiful bride.
And they can begin their honeymoon.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 08/31/2022

If you’d like to try some poetry check out Two Spoiled Cats for next week’s inspiration photo. You can get there by clicking on the poetry badge. When visiting, please read Angel Sammy’s poem. He is one of our favorite poets.

Thankful Thursday

Sharing the things for which we are thankful is another Thursday tradition. This week we have several items on our list. Sawyer is up first.

⭐️ Sawyer is thankful that after having a seizure every seven days for the past three weeks, he has made it to day eight without one. He has his paws crossed that this streak will continue.

⭐️ Dad Tom and I are thankful we have finally devised a way to keep Audrey and Raleigh from under the bed. After not getting Raleigh out until about 11 p.m. Tuesday night, I stayed awake for quite a while trying to think of a method of closing off access. The photo below shows the unattractive, makeshift solution. Audrey still managed to get UTB two more times, until I got all the overlaps taped shut.


photo of cardboard taped to bottom of bed


⭐️ I am thankful that after “blowing out” my knee on Saturday and an early morning trip to the E.R. on Sunday morning that I am starting to get around a little better. I have ditched my wheelchair in favor of my walker, and while still in pain and on pain meds, I am able to stand on that leg as long as I keep most of my weight on the opposite leg. Along with that, I am thankful I had completed my minimum goal of 200 miles per month for August on the Peloton prior to messing up my knee.

⭐️ Stinky is thankful that Periwinkle enjoyed their 150th adventure on Tuesday. They spent it playing with the kittens. if you missed it and would like to see lots of adorable kitten photos, check out the post, “The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky: Part CL.”

You can find more cute kitten photos as well as a video on Instagram. Just click on the mouse on the sidebar with the Instagram symbol.

Brian hosts the Thankful Thursday blog hop. If you’d like to participate, enter the URL from Brian’s blog in your browser.


Thanks for joining us today. We are always thankful for your support, following and friendship!



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BellaDharma an BellaSita Mum September 3, 2022 at 3:17 pm

Mee-yow Sawyer wee hope you ot past 8 dayss…
BellaSita has not had one since August 21st…touchess paw to coffeetable!
Mee-yow Aunty Janet you blew out yore knee??? Oh nose!!!!
Mee iss sendin your tripell POTP…..mee iss sorry wee been AWALL, ummm, no wait….AWOL all week…..**sighss**
WEE hope you heal well Aunty an that Sawyer stayss Seezure-free two!
***paw kissess*** BellaDahrma an (((hugss))) BellaSita Mum


Brian Frum September 1, 2022 at 7:19 pm

That was a really good poem! I used small expand window screens and very large bulldog clips to block off under the bed access, it works great and they can’t claw through. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Ellen J Pilch September 1, 2022 at 5:56 pm

Cute poem. Glad you found a way to keep the kittens out from under the bed. 🙂 Sorry about your knee, but glad you are doing better. And Kuddos to you on the 200 miles. XO
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Sandee September 1, 2022 at 4:59 pm

Fun takes on the photo this week. Many made me laugh out loud.

Keep up the good work, Sawyer.

Yikes on the knee. I hope it heals up soon.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches to the kitties, a smooch to Cooper Murphy and Sawyer and a big hug to mom. ♥
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The Island Cats September 1, 2022 at 4:23 pm

I’m purring that your knee is better soon, Miss Janet! And paws up to Sawyer for being seizure free for over a week. Let’s hope his streak continues. The mom says you can find under bed blockers on Amazon if you want to get something a little more sturdy, though it looks like what you’ve done is pretty good. ~Ernie


Eastside Cats Blog September 1, 2022 at 2:53 pm

Oh no, your knee! Ouchie.
We dropped all of the beds onto the floor when we adopted Celestial Angel and Chuck.
And there they’ve stayed…
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Leah September 1, 2022 at 1:25 pm

Hopes and purrs for no more seizures, and for your knee to get better quickly! Good strategy to deter kittens UTB.
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Loulou September 1, 2022 at 11:37 am

Lordy, I hope that’s the best man, not the groom, haha.
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Loulou September 1, 2022 at 11:37 am

Lordy, I hope that’s the best man, not the groom, haha.
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The Florida Furkids September 1, 2022 at 10:12 am

As always, the longer Sawyer can go without a seizure makes us happy. We’re glad your knee is better.

That’s a pretty good solution to the UTB situation.

The Florida Furkids with love and whisker kisses to Sawyer from Noelle
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Eugenia September 1, 2022 at 10:12 am

I’m so glad Sawyer hasn’t had seizures for 8 days and I wish you a speedy recovery with your knee. That’s a very cute poem.
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Lucy and Xena September 1, 2022 at 9:39 am

Wow, so much (not good) going on at your house. We’re so sorry Sawyer has been having the once a week seizures! We hope you always remember that you are pawtastic pawrents for him.
And your poor knee. We can’t imagine how painful that must have been (and still is). Prayers and POTP for you both.
Oh, and very ingenious solution for the under the bed kitties. I probably would have just shut the door and not let them in, LOL!
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Janet Blue September 1, 2022 at 1:38 pm

The bedroom and bathroom are where they spend most of the day, as we can keep them separate from the rest of the gang and the remainder of our huge house, while giving them lots of room to run around and play along with two cat trees to climb on.


mommakatandherbearcat September 1, 2022 at 6:47 am

Oh, no, Janet! We hope you feel better soon!

Your comment about the under-the-bed situation reminds me of Latte climbing into [yes, INTO] our couch. I swear it was like a game … could we grab her before she tunneled in or not? We had to rip open the back of the couch to get her out!
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Pam and Teddy September 1, 2022 at 4:35 am

First of all that’s a GREAT poem for the poetry challenge….the groom is pooped, the bride is having a blast, and hopefully this is the start of a happy marriage ANYWAY! We didn’t know the kitties were finding “under the bed” to be their favorite hangout but the cardboard solution SHOULD work. So very sorry for your knee injury but glad nothing is broken – hope it gets “right” soon!

Hugs, Pam and Teddy too
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs September 1, 2022 at 1:10 am

Oh, OUCH! I hope your knee heals up quickly.

Hooray for the eight days of no seizures.
We are now counting time for hubby, as he had 2 grand mal events last week. (And an ambulance driver to the ER…) So far so good, and he is on keppra, I think Sawyer is on that?

That is a fun poem…he stayed up past his bedtime, LOL!!
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