Thoroughly Poetic Thursday
It’s Thursday, so time to enter Teddy and Angel Sammy’s (Two Spoiled Cats) poetry challenge. They post a photo every Thursday to use as inspiration for a poem, which participants post the following Thursday.
Here’s this week’s photo and my poem.
The Last-Minute Man
Oh my gosh, I hate the mall.
Shopping there casts quite a pall
On my jolly Christmas mood.
What could be wrong with this dude?
Has he not heard of Amazon or Etsy
Where shopping is quick and easy?
Of course, some find shopping fun,
Don’t feel as if their under the gun
To find the perfect gift for all on their list.
But it looks as if this fellow hit every store
With no idea of what he was searching for.
Luckily his running around is now complete,
As he didn’t start his quest ‘til Christmas Eve.
He’s just happy he got this chore done,
And he’ll have a gift under the tree for everyone.
Will his recipients be at the mall on the 26th
Returning all those last-minute gifts,
Or feigning happiness with his picks
Then saving them for next year to regift?
Janet Buickerood Blue – 12/19/2019
To participate and/or read Angel Sammy’s poem, which he transmits each week from the Rainbow Bridge, click on the poetry badge above.
Thursday is also the day we reflect on our lives and list for what we are thankful.
I am thankful that Sawyer showed me some unsolicited love. He often sleeps on our bed at night and snuggles with one of us or a fursib, but a couple of nights ago, he climbed up on the bed while I was watching TV. Then he snuggled under my arm, right up against my side and went to sleep. And he let me pet him all I wanted. Usually he only allows that when he’s recovering from a seizure. I was so happy and couldn’t stop smiling. And he did the same thing last night. It has taken two years, but it seems as if Sawyer doesn’t totally dislike us anymore.
Kitties Blue are thankful for all the Christmas cards they have received from our blogging friends, and Mau and Cooper Murphy are thankful for the cards from other Cat Scouts. I am slower than molasses but have almost finished addressing all our snail mail cards. I will post our e-card on Christmas Day.
Kitties Blue and I are grateful for our friends, supporters and readers. Without you, we wouldn’t be here!
Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. To participate, post on your blog for what you are thankful. Click on the badge below to go to Brian’s blog and enter the link to your post.
That’s a cute poem! That sure is sweet of Sawyer and I know you both were purring. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
That was a nice thing for Sawyer to do. We hope he continues to want to snuggle more. And the mom says no more shopping at the mall for her. She’s going to do everything on line from now on. Too many people!
Aww….Sawyer is a sweetie. Great poem. I am guilty of regifting 🙂
Love the poem. When I saw that photograph I thought of the husband following us women around while we shop and then carrying all the things we bought.
Sawyer is so precious. That made me smile too.
Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Big hug to you and lots of lovies to all the kitties. ♥
That is a great poem and Dad remembers those trips to the mall and carrying all kinds of bags back out to the car. Being a guy he approached shopping like a challenge and charged.
It takes some of us cats a bit longer to warm up to our parents. Me, Toby, Rumpy and Einstein loved Dad right from the start. Buddy and Miss Fitz took 5 or 6 years to get into snuggle mode. Last night as Dad was reading in bed Buddy climbed on his lap while Miss Fitz snuggled under his right arm. A Christmas Gift fur sure.
Sawyer now knows where he can go for devoted lovin’ sessions!
We wonder how many folks look like the guy in that photo right now!!
Adorable photo of Sawyer. Could you please ask him to tell Noelle that snuggling is nice? Even though she will often sleep next to Mom, she will only let Mom pet her for about 30 seconds and then tries to put the bitey on her.
The Florida Furkids with smoochies and love to Mau from Allie and paw pats and headbonks to Sawyer from Noelle
Sweet Sawyer. Aw, I bet he’s always liked you but just didn’t feel good. It’s so sweet when the stand-offish ones take the time to cuddle.
That’s such a SWEET photo of Sawyer and it’s wonderful to hear he at last has become a snuggle bug – just in time for Christmas – purrrhaps that’s his Christmas gift to you??? Mom wishes I’d be a snuggler – I have brief moments of that but am not a lap kitty or a snuggler generally. Maybe I’ll take the hint from Sawyer? As for your poem for that poor guy with the bazillion shopping bags – PERFECT. Mom says she’s glad she’s not fighting the crowds….just waiting for deliveries!