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Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

As we do every Thursday, we are joining Angel Sammy and Teddy at TwoSpoiledCats for their Thoroughly Poetic Thursday. This week our prompt letter is “D.” As we work our way through the alphabet for the third time, we have a choice of writing about one of the prompt words or doing our own thing. This week’s words are: Danger, Dandelion, Dark and Dinner. I could write a book about dastardly dandelions, but as we did last week, we have gone rogue. We’ve selected our own topic. This week’s poem is about our lovely, tuxie kitty, Daphne, who passed in 2010.


Dreaming of a Tuxie


Daphne was cat number three.
She was floofy as floofy could be.
I had dreamed of having a tuxedo cat,
And suddenly she appeared, just like that.
She was living in the engine of my car,
But she and her siblings never got far.
We discovered them before I went for a drive.
All were healthy and would survive.
From the first litter of a stray we called, “Mom”
We adopted Daphne with nary a qualm.
A huge neighborhood Maine Coon was her dad.
We suspect he was most likely a cad.
Her fursibs were adopted by neighbors and friends.
In loving homes, they all had good ends.
Daphne welcomed eight more cats to the family,
Living 19 years with the others usually amicably.
She passed quietly while resting in my lap.
She got her shimmery wings and never looked back.
But like all the cats who’ve become Kitties Blue,
We will carry in our hearts and remain ever true.

© Janet Buickerood Blue 07/05/207


Tuxie cat Daphne


You can read Sammy’s poem and find links to other poems by clicking on the badge below. And why not try to write a poem of your own next week. The prompt letter will be “E” and the suggested topics can be found at TwoSpoiledCats.

If you decide you would like your poem to rhyme, the following web-site might be of help: www.rhymezone.com.



Thankful Thursday

Each week we always participate in Brian’s Thankful Thursday blog hop. This week, I am thankful that my dream for a tuxie kitty came true…again and again and again. We are blessed to have three more beautiful tuxies in our lives. (If you count Lisbeth, who Dad Tom says is a cow kitty.)

To join the hop, click on Brian’s badge.


Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Once again Mauricio has taken paw to paper to write a poem for Teddy and Angel Sammy’s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday. Our prompt letter for this week is “T.”

Tuxedo Cats

I have a tuxedo. I’m decked out in white and black.
Thankfully I don’t wear a top hat, as I’m a cat.
My formal wear goes from my ears to my toes.
While some cats have white spats, I have pantyhose.
If you’re a feline with more white than black,
Some may unwittingly call you a cow cat.
But I consider those white furs a dinner jacket.
You’re just as formal as I am; they need glasses.
Unless, of course, you like to wallow in the dirt
And scuff up that fine, pristine tuxedo shirt.
Then someone may think you really are a cow.
If that happens, you must let out a loud meow
To let them know you’re wearing special furs.
And once you’re clean they’ll know for sure,
You’re a proud and stunning cat in formal wear
Ready for a quiet day of napping or a fancy affair.
But whatever your color and type of furs,
You are special and should be proud of what’s yours!

© Mauricio Blue 04/26/2017

tuxedo cat


Click on the badge below to see what Teddy and Angel Sammy wrote for their “T” poem and to find links to the blogs of others posting poems today.



Thankful Thursday

Screen Shot 2017-04-26 at 11.35.21 PMWe mentioned after the Cat Scouts Cardwood Derby that Denmaster would be sending Mau and Cooper Murphy a special prize, called Hooligan in a Can. The boys and I thought this was a joke, so we were surprised when a package arrived. And there it was, sporting a Cooper Murphy-like orange kitty on it’s label.

If you enjoy pranks and shenanigans, you’ll be clapping your paws in delight for Hooligan in a Can. Here’s what you’ll find inside:

  • Premium Catnip Toys, Silvervine, Valerian and Cat Treats to Get Your Cat High
  • Everything your hooligan cat needs for a night of shenanigans!
  • Euphoria-inducing catnip, Silver Vine and Valerian Root takes your cat to her Happy Place
  • Premium interactive cat toys (including the Red Dot game with 3 extra batteries) offer special appeal!
  • Got the munchies? Two packs of premium cat treats have gotcha covered.

Though this was a gift for Mau and Cooper Murphy, Kitties Blue all share and are thankful to Denmaster for this cool gift. Mauricio is working on a poem for Denmaster to express his gratitude. Sometimes he just can’t help himself when it comes to writing in rhyme.

We are joining Brian’s Home Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. You can join and/or find the other hoppers by clicking on his badge.



 Purrfect Pouch Giveaway

Just in case you missed it, Kitties Blue asked me to remind you about the Purrfect Pouch giveaway. This is a wonderfully helpful product for transporting or controlling your kitty or small pup when giving meds, brushing teeth or grooming. To see our review and leave a comment for the opportunity to win one, click here. You must leave a comment prior to 5 p.m. ET on Monday May 1, for a chance to win. The winner will be selected using Random.org and announced on the following day’s post.

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