by Janet Blue on April 29, 2021

Thankful Thursday

Kitties Blue, Dad Tom and I have a long list of thankfuls today. First up is the fact that we were able to have our annual Roundup last week. Kitties Blue are mostly thankful that it is over.




The Roundup was not the same for everybody. Kizmet only had a pawdicure and weigh in. Sawyer had his blood drawn (which is always very ouchy), a weigh in and a pawdicure. Everyone else got vaccines as well. Sawyer got the award for the most well behaved, and that is saying a lot!

Much good news came out of this year’s Roundup. Cooper Murphy maintained his weight at just a couple ounces over 19 pounds. Kizmet, whose intake form at the rescue said she was overweight, weighed in at 9.9 pounds, the day before her 10-month birthday.  Most maintained but a few lost weight, including Giulietta, whose weight was down more than a pound. That’s terrific news. All-in-all, everybody got A+ on their exams.

Cooper Murphy is thankful for the badge he earned at Cat Scouts just yesterday.



Lisbeth and I are thankful for those who visited and left consoling comments on her memorial post for boyfriend Charles. Cooper Murphy and I are thankful for all the Cat Scouts who attended Charles memorial there and shared so many fabulous photos and stories of their dear friend.

I am thankful for being one of five first commenters on the Tuesday Teaser at Two Spoiled Cats. It’s been several week’s since I was able to do that.



Stinky and Periwinkle are thankful that some readers returned yesterday to read about their adventure after it was postponed from Tuesday. If you didn’t see it, you missed some of Dad Tom’s terrific photos of eagles and ospreys. You can find the link to the post at the bottom of this page.

We all remain thankful for our good health as well as that of our friends and family. As always, we are thankful for all of you who visit this blog and support us.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. if you’d like to participate, post on your blog for what you are thankful, then click on the badge below to go to Brian’s Home and link up.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

As I do almost every Thursday, I am joining the Two Spoiled Cats (Angel Sammy and Teddy) for their Thoroughly Poetic Thursday poetry challenge. This week’s inspiration photo and my poem are below.



My poem is a little goofy this week. It came out of me thinking of soldiers marching when I looked at this photo.

Ducks in a Row

One, two, three, four…
Waddling single file as we explore.
Five, six, seven, eight…
Enjoying nature is really great.
Nine, ten, eleven, twelve…
Into this park we delve.
Thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen…
Time to take a break and preen.
Seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty…
Now hunting for bugs with bellies empty.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 04/28/2021

If you’d like to participate in Thoroughly Poetic Thursday, click on the poetry badge and leave a link to your poem in the Comments on Teddy and Angel Sammy’s blog. You also will find next week’s inspiration photo there. And please don’t forget to read Angel Sammy’s poem. He is a marvelously talented poet.

We’ll be back tomorrow for Friday Fill-ins.


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Charles Huss April 30, 2021 at 9:56 pm

That roundup looks like an adventure. I’m glad the cats are doing well but how do you keep the gang from hiding under the bed?
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BellaDharma an LadyMew April 29, 2021 at 7:00 pm

APAWSS APAWSS Kittiess Blue fore a furabuluss Round Up Reeport!! Youss’ are all lookin mitey fine!
An Aunty Janet yore poe-em iss cite an sweet; not goofy at all…
Wee are thanx full fore all of youss’!
**purrss** BellaDharma an {{huggiess}} LadyMew


Ellen Pilch April 29, 2021 at 6:22 pm

Glad you got good news from the roundup. I wish I could have a vet come do that here. Cute poem. XO
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The Island Cats April 29, 2021 at 4:38 pm

Glad to hear everybuddy got a good report at the Roundup!
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Eastside Cats April 29, 2021 at 1:51 pm

Got to keep the kitties in tip top form!
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Amy April 29, 2021 at 10:55 am

Great news on the great checkups. And yay on Sawyer’s exemplory behavior. Liked your counting poem about the Peking ducks, too!


Sandee April 29, 2021 at 10:43 am

I love it when the round-up is a success and you having the vet do a house call takes a whole bunch of stress of the kitties and you. You rock.

Love the poem.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches all around, a smooch to Cooper Murphy and a hug to mom. ♥
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Brian Frum April 29, 2021 at 10:40 am

Those are all wonderful thankfuls and it’s nice to have the Vet come to your place. That was a darn good poem too. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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The Florida Furkids April 29, 2021 at 8:01 am

That’s a whole lot of wonderful thankfuls!! Noelle is so proud of Sawyer! ConCats on being a firstie!! We were so sad about Charles but so happy that the Memorial went so well at Scouts. Lots of good memories!

The Florida Furkids with paw pats and headbonks to Sawyer from Noelle
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Ted and Mom Pam April 29, 2021 at 5:49 am

YAY for good reports at the Round-Up. A DOUBLE yay for the poem this week – it’s absolutely wonderful and gave us the giggles! We’re happy everyone is doing well at Kitties Blue including the humans.

Hugs, Teddy and Mom Pam
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs April 29, 2021 at 3:49 am

That’s a fun and cute poem!!

And hooray for good reports from the vet visit. How wonderful that she still comes to your home.
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Summer April 29, 2021 at 1:20 am

I’m glad the checkups went well for everyone!
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