by Janet Blue on June 16, 2022

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Once again Angel Sammy and Teddy (Two Spoiled Cats) came up with a doozy of an inspiration photo for today’s poetry challenge. And, once again, I have added at cat. Sawyer is this week’s lucky participant and this silly poem is written in his voice.


Silly Poem photo of grey tabby cat (Sawyer) sitting on a woman's lap next to a yeti-like creature aboard a subway.


The Stinky Subway Passenger

This guy’s fur smells really gross.
Someone needs to squirt him with a hose.
He’s obviously not self-cleaning like a cat,
Otherwise his fur would not be one huge mat.
Whoever let him on the subway
Should be docked a month’s pay.
I’m not sure I can hold my breath much longer,
And the smell just keeps getting stronger.
I can’t believe my fastidious mistress pretends not to notice
The extent of this guy’s malodorousness!
Thank goodness our stop is coming up soon,
As a swear I am just about to swoon,
Possibly even hurl my lunch on his feet
And hence need to beat a hasty retreat.
But wait, is Mr. Smelly getting off now?
Well, thanks, hip hip hooray and meow!

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 06/15/2022

So, another poem completed. Sawyer and I hope you got a bit of a giggle out of it. If you’d like to give poetry writing a whirl, click on the poetry badge at the left. You’ll be whisked over to Two Spoiled Cats where you will find next week’s inspiration photo. You’ll also be able to read Angel Sammy’s poem for this week as well as find links to poems by other bloggers in the Comments.

Thankful Thursday

Kitties Blue are thankful the catio re-staining is almost complete. If you missed yesterday’s post, “Cooper Murphy, I’m Bored,” which was Kizmet’s response to the catio being off limits, click on the post title. It is hotter than a lit firecracker here, and it’s not even summer yet. Cats, however, can manage temperatures up to about 100 degrees. And, our catio is under roof, shaded by a big tree and the house and includes a water fountain and extra large water bowl. And Kitties Blue can and do pop into the house through the cat door as often as they like. So, heat or no heat, they are anxious to have access restored.

All the kitties and I are thankful for your support, following and friendship.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. To visit Brian and participate in the hop, enter the URL for his blog in your browser.


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Suzanne Dunaway June 17, 2022 at 3:16 am

That is one hilarious poem, and where did your middle name come from…Buickerood…fascinating. Do you think that guy has the affliction of hair on skin disease or is it fake. I hope to heck it’s fake.
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Brian Frum June 16, 2022 at 7:08 pm

That was a furry fun poem! I’ll bet there will be a happy dance when the catio reopens. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Ellen J Pilch June 16, 2022 at 6:11 pm

That was a great poem. I am sure a cat would find that creature offensive. 🙂 XO
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The Island Cats June 16, 2022 at 5:29 pm

Sawyer, I would have picked a different seat! ~Ernie
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Eastside Cats Blog June 16, 2022 at 12:57 pm

Interesting that your poem mentions malodorousness, as the book I’m currently reading mentions the ugly smells of the city.
Am lucky to have pleasant odors to enjoy, living in suburbia.
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Lucy and Xena June 16, 2022 at 11:51 am

We think if Mom gave him a bath and blow dry, he would have a very cozy lap to cuddle in. Of course, Mom only bathes small dogs (other than Lucy and Riley). We are very impressed with your great poem about it, Sawyer. XOX Xena, Lucy and Chia
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Sandee June 16, 2022 at 11:17 am

Love the poem. Loved all the takes on this shot. Next week should be really fun,

I know you take great care of your kitties and they’ll be happy when the catio is back in operation.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches all around, a smooch to Cooper Murphy and Sawyer and a big hug to mom. ♥
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Noelle June 16, 2022 at 8:15 am

Dear Sawyer,
You did a fabulous job with that poem. You look so adorable sitting in that ladies lap but I’d rather you were snuggling with me!!!

Love and whisker kisses,
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Memories of Eric and Flynn June 16, 2022 at 6:03 am

Well done Sawyer. That is a great poem and made me laugh.
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Teddy June 16, 2022 at 4:59 am

What a GREAT job on the poem! I knew this photo would be fun for everyone who participated in poetry day. That lady sitting next to “THE THING” sure does look uncomfortable but hopefully the next stop is the departure point for Mr. Fuzzy! Thanks for pawticipating in poetry day – and we hope you Blue Kitties get that catio back soon……….!

Hugs, Teddy
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs June 16, 2022 at 2:28 am

Oh, We loved your take on that picture, and you inside of it, Sawyer! We almost could smell him, too!

I bet you all could hear petcretary giggling loudly!
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Leah June 16, 2022 at 12:30 am

Ahahahaha Sawyer came up with quite a funny there!
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Leah June 16, 2022 at 12:31 am

… funny poem … Distracted because husband asked why I was laughing …
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