by Janet Blue on April 20, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday




My plan for today had been to write a poem about one of the first two Kitties Blue, Skooter or Steamer, as the prompt letter for this week is “S.” After several false starts on a poem about Skooter, I settled on a limerick about Steamer.

There once was a cat named Steamer,
Who fancied herself a bit of a schemer.
But when she plotted and planned
To steal stuffed salmon from a pan,
She found she was only a dreamer.

It may not be good, but I did manage to STUFF it with esses.


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If you’d like to know how Steamer and some of our other angel cats got there names, click here.

To read Angel Sammy and Teddy’s “S” poem and/or find links to other poems featuring the letter “S,” click on the badge above.

Thankful Thursday

On Tuesday evenings from 8 to 10 p.m. ET BlogPaws holds a Twitter chat. I try to take part as often as possible, as it is an excellent way to meet and connect with other bloggers as well as brand representatives. A few weeks ago the chat was about senior pets and a new Hill’s cat food especially for seniors. I shared this photo of Lily Olivia, stating she had been my constant companion for 18 years.


Hill's Pet Nutrition


A few days later I was contacted by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, whose representative (@HillsPet) was one of the “chatters.” I was asked for our address so that Hills could send Lily some swag. This is what Lily received.


Hill's Pet Nutrition swag


Lily Olivia and I are grateful to Hill’s Pet Nutrition for their thoughtfulness and generosity.

We are joining Brian’s Home for the Thankful Thursday blog hop with our “thanks” to Hill’s. Click on the badge below to go to Brian’s blog.


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Kitty Cat Chronicles April 21, 2017 at 10:58 am

Wow, what a super awesome swag bag! That was very thoughtful and sweet of Hill’s. We love your poem too – it’s cute 🙂 Sampy sends a kiss to Astrid for every “s” ever used, and we all send lots of love!
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Charles Huss April 21, 2017 at 6:17 am

It is always interesting where pets get their names. We usually wait until we get a feel for their personality before we name them. Chris is the only cat we ever had that we didn’t name. We tried to change his shelter name to Rudy (because he was rude) but it didn’t stick.
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Raven April 20, 2017 at 11:34 pm

Trying to steal salmon makes for a great poem.
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meowmeowmans April 20, 2017 at 10:58 pm

What a great surprise. How nice of Hill’s to send Lily Olivia such a nice bunch of swag. 🙂 We loved your poem, pals! Hugs!
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Marty the Manx April 20, 2017 at 10:55 pm

Love your poem. Lily Olivia got quite the swag bag! Good picture of you pretty lady 🙂
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William's Kith & Kin April 20, 2017 at 8:37 pm

Well, that was very cool of them! We’ve been fans of Hills for eons.
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Lola The Rescued Cat April 20, 2017 at 8:11 pm

That was such a nice surprise for Lily. How thoughtful of Hills.

Hairballs and Hissyfits April 20, 2017 at 7:33 pm

love the poem and the swag!!
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The Island Cats April 20, 2017 at 6:28 pm

What a pawsome package from Hills. How nice of them to send it to Lily Olivia.
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Linda Arthur Tejera April 20, 2017 at 3:40 pm

A very cute limerick and fun stuff on behalf of Lily Olivia! Maybe we’ll have to start twittering! LOL!
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da tabbies o trout towne April 20, 2017 at 12:15 pm

guyz de Swag iz total lee Sooper aweSUm and sew iz yur S poem….
we took a Shine two it for sum reezon 😉 ♥♥♥ >==<

Brian April 20, 2017 at 11:10 am

That is a cute poem and some very cool swag too! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Ellen Pilch April 20, 2017 at 10:08 am

That is a great S poem. And how cool that Lily Olivia got all that nice loot. XO
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Sammy April 20, 2017 at 6:09 am

Love your “S” limerick and thanks too for the link to learn more about your many previous KB Krew members. Lily Olivia is such a gorgeous girl and we think it’s just wonderful that she got a special swag bag from Hills! We love Hills. Sending everyone hugs!

Love, Angel Sammy and Ted
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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles April 20, 2017 at 2:40 am

That is a tribute poem full of good *s*’s!! We think its fun to read about your past kitties, now angels.

How neat that you got all that great swag!

Summer April 20, 2017 at 2:39 am

What a nice gift for Lily Olivia! How thoughtful. Actually, she looks pretty amazing for 18!
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The Menagerie Mom April 20, 2017 at 1:07 am

We just love fun posts like this. Steamer’s poem is purrfect, and we really enjoyed learning more about how the Kitties Blue get their names. Oh, and Lily Olivia, that is some mighty fine swag you got there! You certainly deserve it!
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