by Janet Blue on November 9, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Today we were challenged by Teddy and Angel Sammy (Two Spoiled Cats) to write a poem using the prompt letter “V.” Though they provided us with four possible subjects, 1) Vicious, 2) Vanity, 3) Vigorous and 4) View, we selected one of our own: veterinarians. We kitties complain a lot about having to visit the vet, but we know they have our well-being at heart. With that in mind, we are dedicating our poem to our veterinarian—Dr. Kathy Neel, Vinton Veterinarian Hospital, Vinton, Virginia.

Visiting the Veterinarian

Veterinarians are a necessary evil,
But we despise the upheaval.
When we see the PTU, we run;
Going to the vet isn’t really fun.
But we don’t want to grouse,
As our vet comes to the house.
Unless we need special care,
Which thankfully is very rare.
Fiona had to go almost every week
To see if treatment should be tweaked.
She didn’t enjoy those countless trips,
But a complaint never passed her lips.
The rest of us tend to meyowl a lot.
Good travelers we definitely are not.
But we always behave for Dr. Neel;
Though, being at the vet isn’t ideal.
If you have to go, try your nerves to quell,
As our vets are there to keep us healthy and well.

© Kitties Blue 11/08/2017

Fiona visits the veterinarian.

Fiona gets weighed by Tech Tameka on a visit to Dr. Neel.


Veterinarian Dr. Neel visits the house for the kitties yearly check-up.

Dr Neel, Tameka and Mom weighing Astrid at home.


If you would like to read Sammy’s poem, which he sends each week from the Rainbow Bridge, click on his badge. You also will find links to other poems in the comments.

Thankful Thursday

We also join Brian’s blog hop each week and tell you for what we are thankful. That’s a no-brainer for us this week. We are grateful that none of us have needed to visit Dr. Neel. We know some of our friends have not been that lucky. We send purrs, prayers and POTP to all of them.

To visit Brian’s blog and join the hop, click on his badge.


Purrs and Paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

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Ellen Pilch November 9, 2017 at 7:10 pm

Excellent poem. You are lucky the vet goes to your house so you don’t have to ride in the car. XO
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Canadian Cats November 9, 2017 at 5:32 pm

Now, this poem is right on and we both agree 100%. Having the vet come to you is so much better than taking a ride in the car…an awful place, to be sure.

Kali and Shoko
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The Island Cats November 9, 2017 at 4:28 pm

Cute poem! We think it’s cool that your vet comes to your house. We found out that there is a mobile vet in our area now…but the mom is reluctant to switch to them at this point.
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Marv November 9, 2017 at 2:56 pm

A poem for the vet! Who knew!
I, Marvelous, have not yet been to our Canadian vet, but I lived in a cage at my vet’s in Tehran. I did like my vet, but I am much happier with my Mom.
I await my first visit to Dr Chandra. Kozmo and Jo Jo tell me he is the best vet they have been to, and I hope he is a nice as your which you describe in your poem.
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Eastside Cats November 9, 2017 at 12:32 pm

Terrific poem! We wish there was a traveling vet to come to our house nearby!
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Brian Frum November 9, 2017 at 11:41 am

Not having to see the Vet is a good thing and no car rides is even better! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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donna November 9, 2017 at 10:37 am

I like your poem and my cats are healthy and i hope they stay that way. I pray for all those not so lucky and the homeless, abused and hungry kitties.

Linda Arthur Tejera November 9, 2017 at 7:53 am

What a great poem! Nobody likes going to the doctor but we’re sure glad they’re there when we need them! 🙂
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The Menagerie Mom November 9, 2017 at 6:54 am

What a fantastic poem! Dr. Neel sounds like a wonderful doctor to have watching over you. The V-E-T may not be our favorite place to be, but sometimes it really is what is best for us. Purrs and continued health to you all!
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Teddy November 9, 2017 at 5:25 am

Mom and I have always thought it was wonderful that you have a vet who will make house calls…..with all the kitties at your house, it’s VERY HANDY not to have to corral everyone up and instead have the doc visit YOU. Fiona was a very brave girl – your poem reminds us of that but also that vets do a fabulous service – they keep us going as long as possible so we can enjoy our lives with our humans!!!! Thanks for writing a poem for Angel Sammy’s Poetry Day!

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Summer November 9, 2017 at 1:53 am

Sparkle used to hate the vet, and she would have really appreciated having one come to the house. Everybody else here considers it kind of a necessary evil, and not really all that bad. If there are no dogs in the waiting room, my human allows me to wander on my leash, and I enjoy that!
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