by Janet Blue on January 3, 2019

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Check out this adorable photo Angel Sammy selected for us to write a poem about this week. A happy little girl to start the new year was the perfect choice.

Roller Derby Queen

I may be only three
And just learning to skate
But in my dreams
I’m a roller derby queen.
I have a cool nickname
Like Curly, the Crusher, or
The Blonde Basher.
I have a thunderbolt tattoo
On my keister to cover
Bruises always present.
I’ve bedazzled my skates
To give my uniform flare
And added a bright pink
Streak to my hair.
When I told my mom
About my dream,
She turned totally green.
I feared she’d take away
My brand new skates,
Hoping I’d dream about staying
Home and baking cakes.
She calls me her princess
And wants me always
To be sweet and girlie,
But I’ll keep dreaming
About a life of adventure
As I skate on the driveway.

© Janet Buickerood Blue 01/02/2019

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday is hosted each week by Angel Sammy and Teddy from Two Spoiled Cats. They peasant a photo each Thursday, and participants use it as an inspiration to write a poem the following Thursday. Angel Sammy writes a poem each week and transmits it from the Rainbow Bridge. His poems are always terrific and worth reading. To visit Two Spoiled Cats, click on the badge below.

Thankful Thursday 

We are excited to welcome in 2019. Last year was not terrific, so we know this one has to be better. We have several things for which to be thankful this week.

Our main thankful is that Sawyer is now two-weeks seizure free. The three-med combo seems to be working. He has his annual check-up with Dr. Neel this afternoon. I’m sure he won’t be happy about that. Will the PTU Pooper strike again?

We were fortunate to be a “Right Guesser” on the Tuesday Teaser at Two Spoiled Cats. This cool badge was the prize.


We are grateful to have reached our 1,800th post. I never could have predicted that this lady with the short attention span and propensity for procrastination could have made it this far!

Finally, Kitties Blue, Dad Tom and I send our thanks to those who commented on yesterday’s post remembering Lily Olivia on the one-year anniversary of her death.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. To join in, click on his badge below.


Phyllis Schmitz January 3, 2019 at 9:06 pm

Enjoyed the great poem and so glad that Sawyer is doing well.

Ellen Pilch January 3, 2019 at 7:10 pm

Great poem and such wonderful news about Sawyer. Our PTU pooper struck Monday when he had to go to the vet for a thyroid check. 🙂 XO
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Feline Opines January 3, 2019 at 6:24 pm

We are so happy Sawyer is seizure free. We continue to send prayers and purrs for this to continue. And we loved your poem, it made us meow out loud!
Purrs & Head Bonks,
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The Island Cats January 3, 2019 at 5:41 pm

What a fun poem! That is one happy Roller Derby Queen. 🙂 And congrats on 1800 posts. What a milestone!
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The Florida Furkids January 3, 2019 at 4:37 pm

We loved your poem! That little girl sure did inspire everyone this week.

We hope Sawyer has a good visit with the VET and that he isn’t a PTU pooper.

The Florida Furkids with bazillion smoochies and tons of love to Mau from Allie
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Sandee January 3, 2019 at 12:40 pm

I love your poems. You do them so very well.

Congratulations on your 1800 posts. That’s impressive.

Have a purrfect Thankful Thursday. My best to your peeps. ♥
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Eastside Cats January 3, 2019 at 10:06 am

Just tell Mom that you can be a roller-derby queen AND bake cakes! Those chubby legs on the child in the photo…so cute!
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Brian Frum January 3, 2019 at 8:02 am

That really was a great poem! Hey, hooray for Sawyer. A poop in the PTU is better than a seizure on the floor. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Teddy January 3, 2019 at 5:21 am

LOVE LOVE LOVE your poem today – you absolutely captured the “flavor” of the cute photo which I think is one of my all time faves from Poetic Thursdays. This little girl is having such a blast – I hope her whole life is like that. If only we humans could keep that feeling going but it’s not easy is it!! We are thrilled about Sawyer’s successful meds regime so far and hope and pray he stays seizure-free. Happy Thursday.

Hugs, Pam (and Teddy too)
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Lone Star Cats January 3, 2019 at 2:51 am

Pawsome poem!
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