by Janet Blue on June 9, 2022

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

The Two Spoiled Cats, Angel Sammy and Teddy, provided us with a particularly amusing, inspirational photo this week. I did my usual and added one of the Kitties Blue to that photo.


Petting is free: Photo of three frumpy and grumpy old ladies playing bingo with the addition of an orange tabby cat being petted on the stomach by the middle lady.


It’s difficult to tell, as Cooper Murphy has spread himself across the table, but these ladies are playing bingo, which I took into account in my poem. Unfortunately, it isn’t much of a poem.

Petting is Free

Don’t look so grumpy ladies.
It’s just a silly bingo game.
I know you can’t resist my floofy tummy,
And you won’t lose any money.
Petting is free unlike those bingo cards.
So get your fingers busy; make me purr—
I promise to put smiles on your faces,
And your bingo addiction I’ll cure.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 06/08/2022

If you’d like to write a bit of poetry, check out Two Spoiled Cats for next week’s inspiration photo. Please make certain you read Angel Sammy’s poem when you visit. He transmits it to Teddy each week from the Rainbow Bridge, and he is an accomplished poet. Click on the poetry badge to go there now.

Thankful Thursday

Each Thursday Kitties Blue and I also like to shares the things for which we are thankful, as part of the Thankful Thursday blog hop hosted by Brian.

First of all, Stinky asked me to thank those, on Periwinkle’s and his behalf, who take part in their weekly adventures. If you are not one of their regular readers, check out their Tuesday post. They visited Normandy, France, to commemorate D-Day.

Cooper Murphy is thankful that I finally got my act together and helped him complete his Cat Scout craft project for May. We made cat planters out of soda bottles. We made a small Kizmet and a large Mau.



Admittedly, I am not a very good artist or painter. Mau’s nose and mouth should have been a half to a full inch higher. However, I do think it resembles him. Both Cooper and I are thankful to Angel Cat Scout Sammy P’s mom, Ellen (15 And Meowing), for providing the projects and instruction each month.

Finally, Kitties Blue and I are grateful to all our friends and everyone who follows and supports us!

We are participating in the Thankful Thursday blog hop. You can do the same by visiting Brian’s blog. The URL is on his badge.




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Lucy and Xena June 12, 2022 at 12:25 pm

We love that Cooper Murphy got the ladies in the picture to rub his tummy!
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Lone Star Cats June 9, 2022 at 9:06 pm

MOL, cute poem!
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Ellen J Pilch June 9, 2022 at 8:04 pm

Great poem. They are much improved with the addition of one of your kitties weekly. Thanks for the shout out. I think your planters came out nice. XO
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Brian Frum June 9, 2022 at 6:40 pm

That’s an adorable poem! Purrfect thankfuls too and we always enjoy The Periwinkle and Stinky adventures. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Sandee June 9, 2022 at 1:35 pm

Love the poem and the thankful things. I always love seeing Cooper Murphy.

Wonderful thankful things too and I think your painting is purrfect.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches all around, a smooch to Cooper Murphy and Sawyer and a big hug to mom. ♥
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BellaDharma an BellaSita Mum June 9, 2022 at 1:14 pm

**apawss apawss** You rote a grate poe-em Aunty Janet!! Wee love it1!!!!
An Copper Murphy iss too cute fore werdss 😉
**nose kissess** BellaDharma an ((hugss)) BellaSita Mum


The Florida Furkids June 9, 2022 at 10:02 am

Cooper Murphy fit right in with the Bingo Ladies!!!

Periwinkle looks forward to her Adventures with Stinky every week.

You did a great job with the planters. Mom needs to plant something in ours.

The Florida Furkids with love and whisker kisses to Sawyer from Noelle
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Eastside Cats Blog June 9, 2022 at 8:32 am

There is nothing on Earth as wonderful as petting a sleepy kitty, CM!
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Pam June 9, 2022 at 5:10 am

Fabulous edit on the photo this week – Cooper’s getting his favorite thing – tummy pets and those ladies can be distracted from the Bingo game by keeping Coop purring! Good job!!! Love your planters – they turned out perfectly!

Hugs, Pam
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs June 9, 2022 at 3:03 am

I had to laugh when I read your poem, adding Cooper Murphy sure put a whole new spin on the theme!

Those planters do resemble their namesakes!
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Leah June 9, 2022 at 12:39 am

Cooper Murphy makes a nice addition to the picture, and the poem makes me laugh! Very cool!
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Meows, purrs, hugs and MOLs are greatly appreciated. Please no hissing, spitting or scratching unless you want one of us to whap you!

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