Thoroughly Poetic Thursday: P = Purr

I decided I wanted to write a Haiku for today’s poem. I didn’t have too much difficulty selecting a subject for this week’s prompt letter: P. To me, P = P-U-R-R, of course. I  began to regret the Haiku decision after pondering for hours on how I could represent a cat’s purr in 17 words or less. But I was determined and so after more than 24 hours of fretting and tinkering, here are the 13 words I have selected to represent this most important aspect of all cats.

Your purrs sooth my soul,
Make me happy when I’m sad.
Comprehensive cure.

I would never presume to think that these words or an entire book of words could ever capture the essence of a purr. It is truly magical.

Two of the Kitties Blue are champions when it comes to purring. I wish I had audio to share here, but I do not. I will have to make it a priority to record these two rumblers. Can you guess who they are?


purr therapy

purr therapyIt’s the tortie girls, Calista Jo and Astrid. I don’t know if that is just a coincidence or if those thundering purrs come along with the tortitude.

I believe Astrid has the louder purr; though, she’s the smaller cat. Her favorite time to crank it up is when she’s in my lap doing her four-pawed kneading on my thighs. Ouch!

Calista Jo is my own purrsonal (MOL!) white-noise cat at bedtime. She throws herself against my back with her head near mine and dials up the volume. If she isn’t there at bedtime, I always call her name and tell her I need her to purr me to sleep.



Do you have a champion purr puss in your household? Does s/he have a purrticular time or place to purr you a lullaby? Is she a tortie? Inquiring cats want to know.

We are purrticipating in Sammy’s (onespoiledcat) Thoroughly Poetic Thursday. Please join us. You don’t have to be a purrfessional poet to take part.

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