Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

It was a dark and story night… No! That’s how I had intended to start this week’s poem after I saw the prompt photo.




Light may be coming through the window, but this place made me think of a haunted castle and a scary ghost cat. Some other member of the household, however, had other thoughts and commandeered the computer. Here’s that kitty’s poem.




I like to zoom all through the house,
Chasing my brother or sometimes a mouse.
I sprint up the stairs as fast as I can
Then scurry on down again and again.
Stairs are a toy and a kitten’s best friend
Provided I don’t slip and fall in the end.
When tired I can rest quietly on a tread
Hoping to trip a human lost in their head.
They may say words not fit for young ears.
If that happens, I must quickly disappear.
If not, I may find myself put in timeout
Where I can do nothing but hiss and pout,
Until I’m released to start over again.
Because as a kitten it is not a sin
To play, run and zoom until I am pooped
And can curl up with my big brother, Coop.
For a warm, cozy snuggle until dinnertime
After which the stairs I will once again climb.
This time to bed for a night’s soothing rest,
So once again my humans’ patience I’ll test
As I resume my antics the very next day,
Turning stairs into my very own speedway.
When you’re a kitten nothing’s impossible
As my humans always will think I’m adorable.
And if I’m lucky, I’ll get some nommy treats
Even when I stealthily dive ‘neath their feet.
But I must remember never to hurt them too badly
As for me this only can end quite sadly.
If they are stuck in the hospital healing,
I’ll be left home alone with only hurt feelings.
So though I may think stair zooming’s a game,
I promise my humans, them I will never maim.

© Sawyer Blue 01/31/2018

So it seems that the newest member of the furmily thought he deserved to be part of three consecutive posts. I’m hoping his fursibs don’t gang up on him for being such a blog hog. Though, he’s one tough kitten and can take care of himself.

We’ll be joining Teddy and angel Sammy for poetry day. If you’d like to read Sammy’s poem…maybe something to do with a stairway to heaven. We’re just guessing at that. Anyhoo…to read his poem and find links to those of others, click on the badge below.

Thankful Thursday

Each week we join the blog hop over and Brian’s Home and let everyone know something for which we are thankful. That hasn’t been an easy task the past few weeks. We are grateful today that no other kitty has come down with the eye “icks.” Both Misty May and Cooper Murphy are still being treated and improving.

To join Brian’s Hop, click on his badge.


See you tomorrow for the Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop.


Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Today is my first attempt at a poem. I was the only one of the Kitties Blue who could write it as the poem is about something at which I excel: zoomies. Luckily, this week’s prompt letter just happens to be “Z.” So without any additional meowing, here it is.



Zoomies are a thing I like to do,
Sometimes just because or after a poo!
If you get in my way, you best watch out,
I’ll hurdle you in a minute without even a shout.
I love to zoom from room to room.
If you hear my purr, I’m going vroom,vroom,vroom.
Those two boys may have that hooligan wagon,
But I’m the one doing all the braggin’.
I zoom right by them in a great big rush,
Leaving their sorry butts draggin’ in my dust.
If you’re a zoomer or just a wannabe,
Let me know ‘cause there is a key.
It’s definitely something you’ll want to know
About building up speed while on the go.
If you think to be a good zoomer, you’ll require some nip,
I promise you can zoom without taking a trip.
I cannot let the cat out of the bag here.
It’s a secret from my fursibs I hold dear.
Calista and Cooper have each tried to zoom;
Without my knowledge they won’t beat me anytime soon.
But I’ll give it to you in a super secret note,
So you too can earn the privilege to gloat.
When you fly by your fursibs with a flick of your tail,
They’ll be calling an Uber or raising a sail.
Now if you’ll please excuse me, I’ve got to zoom.
As you can see, I’m already dressed in my zooming costume.

© Astrid Blue-Hall 06/07/2017


Astrid loves to zoom.


Thoroughly Poetic Thursday is hosted by our dear friends, Angel Sammy and Teddy from Two Spoiled Cats. To read their poem and find links to other poems, click on their badge.

Thankful Thursday

I am also joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday blog hop. I am thankful to be the fastest cat in the house. If I wasn’t, I’d never be able to get away from Misty May when she chases me. I may squeal when she does it, but I don’t get beat up.

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

Thanks for stopping in and reading my poem. I must say that I think I did a pretty good job for my first attempt. What do you think?

Purrs and paw-pats, Astrid