by Janet Blue on May 31, 2018

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Every Thursday, our dear friends, Teddy and Angel Sammy give us the opportunity to interpret a photo through poetry. This week’s photo is one of those that brings about an involuntary, “awww” response, especially from us kitty lovers. Today I have two poems for you. I borrowed the title for the first one from a popular song.


cute cats

Simply Irresistible

Every cat I see makes me want another—
The same yet so different in every way
Breeds, coats and colors…none is like the other.

Diverse personalities and character quirks,
Each is special and different as night and day.
Some meow, while some growl, hiss or chirrup.

Some kitties are docile and like to snooze.
Others like to romp, zoom and play
And their caregivers amuse.

These bathing kittens offer no exception.
I’d bring them home without delay.
Though, Kitties Blue would not give a good reception.

I’d still take my chances with this adorable pair
And pray I wouldn’t start a bloody melee.
Maybe ours would ignore them and just wouldn’t care.

I know Dad Tom would not let this occur,
Saying, “We have as many kitties as we can bear.”
But I’m sorry…kitty love has no cure.

© Janet Buickerood Blue 05/31/2018

I definitely feel this is a poem that suffers from abandonment and needs a better ending or another stanza. I was having computer problems while trying to finish it and became too distracted to give it the attention it deserved. If I have the opportunity to revisit it, I will share it again.

Another Attempt

The second poem is an attempt at a form of poetry called Cinquain. It is a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of twenty-two syllables distributed as 2, 4, 6, 8, 2, in five lines. It was developed by the Imagist poet, Adelaide Crapsey. Mine is untitled, but also is in reference to the photograph.

cute cats
what a surprise
never seen that before
we’re kidding…there’s no other kind

© Janet Buickerood Blue 05/31/2018


Two Spoiled CatsIn this format, line five is often a synonym for the noun in line one, as it is here.

If you haven’t tried you hand at poetry yet but think you might enjoy it, the website, Shadow Poetry, might help you get started.

As I remind you each week, Angel Sammy’s poem is not to be missed. It is always exceptional. By clicking on his badge, you can read his poem and find links to other poems among the comments.

Thankful Thursday

We always double up on Thursday and in addition to writing a poem, we let you know for what we are thankful.

As long as Sawyer remains seizure free, that will be our main thankful for the week. We are now at 19 days since his last one. That means it is time to have his phenobarbital level checked, which I am dreading. He becomes stressed at having to visit the vet, and stress causes seizures for him. His worst one to date was right after his last vet visit. With this on the horizon, any prayers, purrs or POTP you can spare would be appreciated.

We do have a couple of fun things for which we are grateful this week. The first is receiving the badge (on the left below) for submitting an absolutely disgusting recipe for Miss Dingleberry’s Recipe Contest at Two Spoiled Cats.








We also provided the Teaser photo this week, also for Two Spoiled Cats, and we got another cool badge (above right).

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


Sweepstakes Reminder

Today is the final day to enter the “My Favorite Messmaker” Sweepstakes to win some pawsome prizes from Libman.

Here’s the info if you missed it previously.

In honor of May’s National Pet Month, Libman has launched the “My Favorite Messmaker” sweepstakes in May 2018 to celebrate pets and their “mess-making” abilities. The sweepstakes will run until May 31.

To enter, all you need to do is submit a photo of your precious “messmaker” (pet) and provide your name and email address. One winner per week will be randomly selected for five weeks and that winner’s pet’s photo will be featured in The Libman Company’s Facebook cover photo, and in promotional material for the sweepstakes. Weekly winners also will receive a package of Libman products geared toward the needs of pet owners.

To enter or for more information about the “My Favorite Messmaker” Sweepstakes, visit



Dalton/Angel-MrJackFreckles/Pipo & Angel-Minko June 2, 2018 at 3:38 pm

I sure lik ehtose poems.

And by now I hope Sawyer did not stress out too much at going to the vet. Can’t a tech draw the bloodwork at your den…like on her way to work or something like that?

Harvey Button June 1, 2018 at 4:52 am

Miss Janet, I guess you have tried spraying Comfort Zone in his carrier? We hope the young man will be OK. I know the vet is a tough experience but I will keep my paws crossed.

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Ellen Pilch May 31, 2018 at 7:16 pm

Great poems, both of them. I feel the same, I want every cat I see. XO

Mary McNeil May 31, 2018 at 5:14 pm

Maybe the phenobarb in his system will help Sawyer keep a bit calmer about the vet…I worry the same way when my cat with asthma has to make a vet trip. Purrayers & POTP -great poems too.

Sherri-Ellen T-D. May 31, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Wee luv both yur poe-emss Aunty Janet!!
An since when did Sawyer start havin ‘seizeyss’??? Wee iss so sorry to reed about this….poor Sawyer an porr you…it must bee so scarey fur you both. When LadyMum startss mee used to run away butt now mee sitss with her…
“Seizeyss’ are just plane scarey…PERIOD!!!!
***nose kissesss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxxXxxxx

Lola The Rescued Cat May 31, 2018 at 3:19 pm

We’re so glad Sawyer is doing better. Paws crossed forever! You’re so much more talented than our mom is. In case you didn’t notice, we never do poetry.
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Brian Frum May 31, 2018 at 12:54 pm

Cool poem and we are so thankful that Sawyer is doing better! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Eastside Cats May 31, 2018 at 11:28 am

Here’s hoping that Sawyer remains seizure-free, even with the vet visit! Heck, *I* want to have a seizure when we all go to the vets; it’s the disconnect from us humans understanding what is happening, to our kitties fear and discomfort. Veterinarian’s should have a wine bar in the lobby!

The Island Cats May 31, 2018 at 11:24 am

We think you did really well with your poems. Definitely more creative than the mom could ever be. We send a ton of purrs to Sawyer and hope all goes well at the vet.
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Comedy Plus May 31, 2018 at 10:42 am

Kitty love has no cure indeed.

Good news on Sawyer, but the upcoming vet visit will be stressful for him and for you. There should be an easier way.

Way to go on the badges.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches to all the kitties. ♥
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The Florida Furkids May 31, 2018 at 10:03 am

We love both of your poems. We even learned something today. We might try that Cinquain poetry!! We are purring and praying that Sawyer stays seizure free.
The Florida Furkids with bazillion smoochies and tons of love to Mau from Allie
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Linda Arthur Tejera May 31, 2018 at 8:17 am

Love the poems and can so relate! LOL! I’m praying that Sawyer continues without those seizures and that his trip to the vet won’t trigger anything. Poor little baby.
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Katie Isabella May 31, 2018 at 7:17 am

I am so relieved that Sawyer is doing better on his medicine. And I am truly grateful that he has you as his mom and dad. I know that whatever he needs will be provided and with love.

Teddy May 31, 2018 at 4:58 am

Both of your poems are FABULOUS and I love that you introduced a new poetic form for everyone to consider….there are so many different types of poetic formats and it’s fun to try them all. We love your poetic visions of the photo Angel Sammy gave us for this week!! Congratulations on your TWO badges this week too……..It’s wonderful news that Sawyer remains seizure-free…..hopefully his vet will do a housecall to check his med level so he doesn’t have to go there? PAws crossed for good news.

Love, Teddy
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Summer May 31, 2018 at 4:44 am

I love both the poems! My human knows she is limited for how much time and money she can afford when it comes to kitties, and she says no matter how cute they are, she can’t have any more right now. I’m kind of relieved about that.
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Lone Star Cats May 31, 2018 at 2:48 am

Luv da poems! And glad Sawyer has been seizure-free lately – those are so scary.
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The J-Cats May 31, 2018 at 1:48 am

Purrs and purrayers for sweet Sawyer. We send him all Our Love.
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