by Janet Blue on April 6, 2017



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With heartfelt thanks, the Petretary, AKA Mom Janet


Thoroughly Poetic Thursday




We were dreading having to write a poem this week, as the prompt letter is “Q.” We pooled our thoughts for a subject: Quacker Oats, quarks, quacks, quizzes, quinoa… But as you can see, our ideas were pretty lame. So we decided to let the petretary take this one. That way, if the poem is crummy, it’s all on her. Before she shows you her poem, we told her she needed to post a definition of her $10 “Q” word (which we’d never heard before).

Quintessential: definition—representing the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class; synonyms—typical, prototypical, stereotypical, archetypal, classic, model, standard, stock, representative, conventional; ideal, consummate, exemplary, definitive, best, ultimate.


The Quintessential Cat

Quintessential is a very strange word.
Some say cats are strange, but that’s absurd.
They, however, do have some unusual leanings,
Representing a variety of Quintessential’s meanings.
Lily Olivia is a conventional calico with lots of catitude.
Cooper Murphy’s the best at snorphelling his food.
Giulietta’s a classic beauty with her luxurious furs,
While tortie Astrid has the ultimate rumbling purr.
Mauricio is a consummate complainer for no reason,
And Misty May is a standard bully no matter the season.
Lisbeth is the model pod potato, sleeping all day.
C.J. is the ideal snuggler and can’t be coaxed away.
To make the Quintessential cat it took all eight Kitties Blue.
Nonetheless…all cats are cool and all cats rule!

© Janet Buickerood Blue 04/05/2017


The Quintessential Cat


Well, my harshest critics may be right. This is not my best submission in Angel Sammy and Teddy’s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday event. I could not come up with a good ending for this poem, and I finally just punted. Many years ago in a poetry seminar I attended at Redford University, the poet/professor leading the seminar told us that most poems are never really finished but rather abandoned. That’s what I feel I did with this one. So, let’s move on.

To read the “Q” poem from TwoSpoiledCats and find links to other poems, visit their post.

Thankful Thursday

We also are entering Brian’s Home Thankful Thursday blog hop. I am thankful to have a family of unique, funny, fiesty and loving cats. I hope they are happy to have me and Dad Tom has their guardians and caregivers. Click on the badge below to be transported to the hop.


KittyRoo Giveaway

Today is your last opportunity to enter the giveaway for the soft and snuggly KittyRoo sweatshirt. It offers a warm and cozy pouch for kitty or a small puppy.  To read the original review and see some photos, click here. To win a sweatshirt for you and your human, leave a comment on the KittyRoo post prior to 5 p.m. today. The winner will be selected using and announced tomorrow on our Friday Fill-Ins post.


Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles April 9, 2017 at 4:08 pm

We think your poem is great considering you had to work with a Q!

We might have started with something about kitties in a queue…MOL!

emma and buster April 7, 2017 at 12:32 am

Your poems every week are really good. We look forward to them.
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Hairballs and Hissyfits April 6, 2017 at 9:41 pm

love that word!! and sorry to hear Lisbeth and Astrid don’t cuddle the way they used to! Sometimes Frodo can drive Zulu crazy but they always make up!!
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Angel, Kirby and Max April 6, 2017 at 9:12 pm

We really like your poem!
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The Island Cats April 6, 2017 at 6:04 pm

Wow, you guys handled Q like champs! Great poem!
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Henry April 6, 2017 at 1:52 pm

Great job! Keep up the awesome posts 🙂 have a wonderful day! Henry

McGuffy's Reader April 6, 2017 at 1:37 pm

Oh, my…great poem for your cast of characters. Great job. It made me smile and reflect on the cats in our lives. HUGS.
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da tabbies o trout towne April 6, 2017 at 1:24 pm

guyz….we think yur Q poem rockz de houz !!! total lee rhymed, and we can dance two it 😉

best fishez in de derby contest !! ♥♥

Sue April 6, 2017 at 11:15 am

I’ve heard of a food that’s something like yogurt that my foreign kitties love call Quark.
I’ve also heard it can be found here in the States so if you can find it, you can write the next Q poem on how Kitties Blue like it!

Brian April 6, 2017 at 11:06 am

We think your poem was terrific and y’all are too! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Ellen Pilch April 6, 2017 at 10:02 am

I think your poem is wonderful just like all 8 of you. 🙂 XO
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LP April 6, 2017 at 9:42 am

We really enjoyed this poem! It gave us a glimpse into everyone’s personalities! 🙂

the critters in the cottage xo

Sammy April 6, 2017 at 7:24 am

Au contraire mon amis – this is an EXCELLENT “Q” poem so Mom gets a big A+ from all of us at Two Spoiled Cats! We do think though that next week with “R” all of us will be able to coast right through with no problems don’t you think?? We give you eight paws and two hands up for “Q” though!

Hugs, Angel Sam and Teddy
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The Menagerie Mom April 6, 2017 at 7:18 am

We happen to think this is poetic purrfection! A poem starring all eight Kitties Blue can never go wrong.
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Charles Huss April 6, 2017 at 6:12 am

It looks like Q was was easier than you thought. 🙂
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JeanneP of bichonpawz April 6, 2017 at 5:22 am

Wow! We think Quintessential is a perfect word for cats! We love your poem! Happy Thursday to all!!
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Summer April 6, 2017 at 12:56 am

I think you did a really good job with your poem! A lot of bloggers seem to be having trouble with Q… just wait til you get to X, MOL!
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