by Janet Blue on February 1, 2018

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

It was a dark and story night… No! That’s how I had intended to start this week’s poem after I saw the prompt photo.




Light may be coming through the window, but this place made me think of a haunted castle and a scary ghost cat. Some other member of the household, however, had other thoughts and commandeered the computer. Here’s that kitty’s poem.




I like to zoom all through the house,
Chasing my brother or sometimes a mouse.
I sprint up the stairs as fast as I can
Then scurry on down again and again.
Stairs are a toy and a kitten’s best friend
Provided I don’t slip and fall in the end.
When tired I can rest quietly on a tread
Hoping to trip a human lost in their head.
They may say words not fit for young ears.
If that happens, I must quickly disappear.
If not, I may find myself put in timeout
Where I can do nothing but hiss and pout,
Until I’m released to start over again.
Because as a kitten it is not a sin
To play, run and zoom until I am pooped
And can curl up with my big brother, Coop.
For a warm, cozy snuggle until dinnertime
After which the stairs I will once again climb.
This time to bed for a night’s soothing rest,
So once again my humans’ patience I’ll test
As I resume my antics the very next day,
Turning stairs into my very own speedway.
When you’re a kitten nothing’s impossible
As my humans always will think I’m adorable.
And if I’m lucky, I’ll get some nommy treats
Even when I stealthily dive ‘neath their feet.
But I must remember never to hurt them too badly
As for me this only can end quite sadly.
If they are stuck in the hospital healing,
I’ll be left home alone with only hurt feelings.
So though I may think stair zooming’s a game,
I promise my humans, them I will never maim.

© Sawyer Blue 01/31/2018

So it seems that the newest member of the furmily thought he deserved to be part of three consecutive posts. I’m hoping his fursibs don’t gang up on him for being such a blog hog. Though, he’s one tough kitten and can take care of himself.

We’ll be joining Teddy and angel Sammy for poetry day. If you’d like to read Sammy’s poem…maybe something to do with a stairway to heaven. We’re just guessing at that. Anyhoo…to read his poem and find links to those of others, click on the badge below.

Thankful Thursday

Each week we join the blog hop over and Brian’s Home and let everyone know something for which we are thankful. That hasn’t been an easy task the past few weeks. We are grateful today that no other kitty has come down with the eye “icks.” Both Misty May and Cooper Murphy are still being treated and improving.

To join Brian’s Hop, click on his badge.


See you tomorrow for the Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop.

MrJackFreckles/Pipo/Angel-Minko February 4, 2018 at 1:59 pm

Those sure are spooky looking stairs…and slippery too. Zoomies on those might be a tad tricky!
Great poem!!
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Jackie Avery February 2, 2018 at 1:19 pm

That is a great poem Sawyer. It is a kitten’s right to do zoomies, and you will most likely have fun doing them until you are much, much older.
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da tabbies o trout towne February 1, 2018 at 1:53 pm

sawyer….total lee awesum lee way soooper kewl poem two day ~~~~
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Crystal and Daisy Mae February 1, 2018 at 12:28 pm

Now that’s a poem. I wouldn’t mind seeing more poems from him. Thanks for the poem.
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The Florida Furkids February 1, 2018 at 12:11 pm

Dear Sawyer,

I totally agree with you! Zoomies are FUN. We don’t have stairs her but I have managed to crash right into Mom’s legs….does that count?


ps – Allie is sending tons of love and smoochies to Mau
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Eastside Cats February 1, 2018 at 11:56 am

The staircase in the photo looks like it’s been used by lots and lots of people…and maybe kittens too, Sawyer!

The Menagerie Mom February 1, 2018 at 10:51 am

Bravo, Sawyer! You are a might fine poet, there is no doubt about that. The kitties around here get the zoomies, too, and I’m always having to remind them that I can’t give them treats and snuggles if they trip me and I end up broken in the hospital.

We are still sending our purrs and prayers, and we hope that the icky eye is done making its way through your house.

The Island Cats February 1, 2018 at 10:29 am

What a pawsome poem, Sawyer. Doing zoomies is one of the funnest things we do too.
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Ellen Pilch February 1, 2018 at 10:05 am

Sawyer is quite the poet- good job! I hope you are all feeling better. XO
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Linda Arthur Tejera February 1, 2018 at 9:42 am

What a great poem! We’ve got a couple of those stair athletes around here, too, and they’re not all that young anymore. I should follow their example! LOL!
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Brian Frum February 1, 2018 at 8:12 am

No additional eye ickies is sure a good thing. Sawyer and Brother Simon sure could zoomy togther! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Teddy February 1, 2018 at 6:54 am

Oh Sawyer you did a GRAND job with your poem today! That photo is a very cool one and I like that you turned it into your purrrsonal playground. I love flying around on the stairs too – Mom says it’s good exercise for me. We must be careful not to trip our humans though – if they wind up in the hospital we won’t have their nice warm laps to snooze on!!! Thanks for pawticipating in Angel Sammy’s poetry day.

Love and Ginger Hugs, Teddy
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Canadian Cats February 1, 2018 at 3:49 am

What divine running can be done. An excellent poem once again and Sawyer you are a divine athelete.

Shoko and Kali
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Summer February 1, 2018 at 2:15 am

MOL, Sawyer! Only a kitten would look at those stairs and see fun!
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