by Janet Blue on March 9, 2017

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.



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Sabina Ayne March 12, 2017 at 10:57 am

A beautiful poem for Madison.
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McGuffy's Reader March 9, 2017 at 7:48 pm

Sweet poem, my sweet friend. I hope you feel better soon. I am still coughing in agony, too. How is the rest of your health? I am still waiting to hear about that. Take care of You. Hugs.
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Ellen Pilch March 9, 2017 at 5:16 pm

Madison was a beautiful boy and it sounds like he was a sweetheart. I was sad to se Boomer left for The Bridge. XO
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The Island Cats March 9, 2017 at 4:19 pm

What a special poem for an obviously special cat.
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Maxwell, Faraday & Allie March 9, 2017 at 4:07 pm

Madison was such a very lovely mancat!
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Maureen March 9, 2017 at 3:18 pm

The poetry for Madison and Boomer is just beautiful. Thought I’d share this one from where we were leaving a place where some beloved animals had been:
(On leaving Fairdown)
For Muppet and Harry

Shades of cows
Roam the paddocks
Through the churned up mud
Looking for past hay-piles.
Charlotte, Ceridwyn, J75,
Breathing heavily.
Hester seeking the little red one
We fought for.

Sometimes a smaller shade
Stubby, wagging,
Seeking favourite sun places,
And a swift flash of fur,
Green eyes following the cows.
Quiet now.
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Annabelle March 9, 2017 at 3:04 pm

such thoughtful words of love for your beloved Madison. no matter when they leave us, it is always too soon. (hugs)
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Brian March 9, 2017 at 2:48 pm

That was such a nice tribute to dear Madison. We sure were sad to hear about Boomer. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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The Swiss Cats March 9, 2017 at 2:39 pm

What a beautiful poem for your sweet Madison ! Purrs
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Summer March 9, 2017 at 2:10 pm

What a sweet poem for Madison. <3
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Sammy March 9, 2017 at 1:20 pm

What a wonderful poem about your special boy Madison….it sounds like he had a VERY good life as a Kitty Blue and had all the love he could possibly have had for all ten years he was with you. White cats are so gorgeous – like angels in white robes….I’m sure he visits you more than you even know. They are always there – if we look for them we see them – it’s “magic” (wink). We hope you get better soon – I know all the kitties are doing their best to work THEIR brand of magic to make your cough go away. I pray that it will STOP soon – you’ve had it WAY long enough my friend!

Love, Pam
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