Did You Miss Us?

Kitties Blue and I apologize for not posting yesterday. We normally don’t miss two days in one week and had not planned to do so. Right after dinner Wednesday evening, Sawyer had a seizure. It was his second in five days. While he snuggled in a towel in my lap recovering, our power went out. The power company reported it wouldn’t be back on until 5 a.m. Luckily, however, is was back on prior to bedtime. By that time, I did not feel like finishing my poem for Thoroughly Poetic Thursday or posting. So, today I have the poem and Friendly Fill-Ins.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday on Friday

This week’s inspiration photo (with the addition of Raleigh) provided by Angel Sammy and Teddy (Two Spoiled Cats) is below along with my poem.


Man, black dog and ginger cat doing pet yoga.

Pet Yoga

A canine doing downward dog is pretty funny,
But I sure wouldn’t give him any money
For doing something that comes naturally.

The cat stretch is a pose named for felines.
Our supple bodies it beautifully defines
And demonstrates our gracefulness & fluidity.

Humans try to imitate us with these poses,
But their clumsiness and rigidity it just exposes.
Becoming proficient at this is an improbability.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 07/13/2023

If you’d like to join in the fun of writing poetry, click on the poetry badge. That will take you over to Two Spoiled Cats where you can find next week’s inspiration photo. You’ll also be able to check out Angel Sammy’s poem for this week. He transmits it to Teddy each week from the Rainbow Bridge, and we can attest that it is terrific, as we are a day late posting and have already read it.

Friendly Fill-Ins

I am pleased when I can get help completing the fill-ins selected by our blog hop hosts, Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). This week I am delighted that I didn’t have to complete even one fill-in. My regular helper, Sawyer, completed three, and Audrey did one. Thank you kitties. They both used teal italics for their completions. Any explanatory information is in parentheses.

1. Audrey: I have a spare tire ‘cause I love to eat. (That’s why my nickname is Hoover.)

2. Sawyer: July 21, 2021, is the day I returned from my walkabout. (That date is one week from today, and we will be celebrating the second anniversary of my second Gotcha Day. It also will be the 11th anniversary of our first blog post. So, as we did last year, we’ll be having a double celebration.)

3. Sawyer: I need to invent an automatic treat dispenser so that I can have treats whenever I want and don’t have to rely on Mom or Dad.

4. Sawyer: Spending three-and-a half weeks wandering and not getting regular meals really made me rethink how much fun it is to escape and go on a walkabout.

Those are our fill-ins for this week. Check out either Ellen’s on Lorianne’s blog on Thursday for the Fill-In sentences if you’d like to participate. To join the hop click on the Fill-Ins badge.

Thanks for joining us today. We’ll be back tomorrow with some art.