Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

I am joining Two Spoiled Cats, Angel Sammy and Teddy, for their Thursday poetry day, as I do each week. The photo Mom Pam picked for inspiration this week is colorful and interesting but had me wondering what I could write. If possible, I like to include a cat or two in my poems; though, that often isn’t easy. I was able to make that happen this week, but I’m not sure I would call this poem successful. Regardless, I hope it brings a smile to your face, no matter how brief.


Everything’s a Cat Toy

Who would have so many aprons?
Are they just extremely messy
Or do they have a caboodle of cats,
Who think the apron strings are toys?
Are cats lurking in the barn or tall grass,
Waiting for all the wash to be hung
So they can twirl and swing
On those tempting, dangling strings
Or try to snuggle into a pocket
For an afternoon snooze in the sun?
Just drowsily waiting to spring forth
As the wash is removed from the line
And then burrow down into the basket
Of warm, sun-soaked, fresh laundry.

© Janet Buickerood Blue 06/20/2018

Even if you don’t participate in Thoroughly Poetic Thursday, make sure to take the time to visit Two Spoiled Cats (by clicking on the badge below) to read the poem Angel Sammy will have written and transmitted from the Rainbow Bridge. He’s a masterful poet. And, if you are interested in reading other poems, you can find links to some in the comments section.

Thankful Thursday

We have some little “thankfuls” today, which we will save for another post, except for one. Calista Jo is grateful for the beautiful birthday card she received from Pipo, Dalton and Petcretary Ingrid. It is another work of art. Thank you dear friends for this remembrance.



Now for our big thankful!

Taylor, the super handsome kitty we have been sponsoring at Paws of Connecticut has been adopted. Kevin (meowmeowmans) and his wife, Tracey, are volunteers at PAWS, and Kevin sent these photos.


sponsored cat Taylor


Congratulations Taylor on getting your happily ever after.

It’s time to select another cat to sponsor. We are looking at this 10-year-old cutie, Boots. Boots was adopted from PAWS a few years ago but returned when his owner lost her job and her home. We’ll let you know if Boots becomes our next sponsored kitty and honorary member of Kitties Blue. We have our paws crossed.


PAWS cat Boots


We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday blog hop. To join in, tell for what you are thankful on your blog and then hop over to Brian’s. You can do that by clicking on his badge.