Thoroughly Poetic and Thankful Thursday

I am very late in posting today, for which I apologize. “Thanks” to this nasty bug I’ve been fighting, yesterday ended in an endless flurry of coughing that derailed all my plans.

I could not possibly think of missing Angel Sammy’s (Two Spoiled Cats) Thoroughly Poetic Thursday.


I have completed a poem about another of our truly beloved cats, Madison, for today’s prompt letter, “M.” I don’t feel this poem is exactly “right” yet”. I will be working on it more in the future.

My Prince Charming

Madison may have been a feline,
But he also was my Prince Charming.
He came to me as a stray, but
He was a knight in shining white furs.

His first two years were a mystery—
A damaged eye and fear of humans…
The only clues to a possible hard life.
How long that lasted he couldn’t say.

After six months living on our deck,
While I assuaged his trepidation,
Madison joined our furry family,
As if he’d been with us from the start.

His behavior was impeccable,
Showing us he’d once had a family.
But where and when we didn’t know.
It didn’t matter…he was ours now.

He adored all his kitty housemates.
They embraced and loved him in return.
He never lifted a paw in anger or
Allowed a hiss to pass his lips.

Madison left us too soon at age twelve.
Lymphoma stole his life and light,
But his spirit and heart didn’t die.
They remain within me to this day.

Madison has visited since his death.
I’ve seen him in the garden and on the deck.
He’ll always be our guardian angel…
My Prince Charming in shining white furs.

© Janet Buickerood Blue 03/09/2017

Prince Charming

Prince Charming

Prince Charming


Though saddened that Madison was only in our lives for ten years, I could not be more thankful to have had him as a family member. He truly was an exceptionally loving and gentle cat. With that, I am participating in Brian’s Home Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.



We all should be grateful everyday, but sometimes that is hard to do when we receive sad news. Yesterday we found that Boomer, one of those creative and silly Trout Talkin’ Tabbies left the blogging world. His mom, Laura’s, kindness and thoughtful words were a Godsend to me when Fiona flew away. It is with a heavy heart that I ask you to visit and show her and the rest of Boomer’s family the same kindness by sharing some loving words.