by Janet Blue on May 24, 2018

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Every Thursday, our dear friends, Teddy and Angel Sammy from Two Spoiled Cats, give us the opportunity to interpret a photo through poetry. This week’s photo is especially beautiful, and I know my itty bitty poem doesn’t do it justice But for me, it expresses what I feel.

Thankful - Heaven


If I gaze steadily and concentrate,
I can see my beginning and my end
And all those I’ve loved and lost,
Deep within these celestial rays.
I wonder when we will meet again?

© Janet Buickerood Blue 05/23/2018

Sammy writes a poem each week and transmits it from the Rainbow Bridge. He is a talented poet, and you will definitely want to read what he’s written with reference to this photo. You can go to Two Spoiled Cats to read his poem by clicking on the badge below. You’ll also find links to other poems in the comments.

Thankful Thursday

Sawyer – the acrobat.

We also like to list our “thankfuls” each week and share them on a blog hop hosted by Brian. Our big thankful today is that Sawyer has not had a seizure in 12 days. I am praying that by writing this I am not jinxing our little fellow. He’s gotten wise to the fact that we are putting medication in his food and often leaves some behind. When he does this, he gets an extra spoonful of stinky goodness. As I have said often in other posts, “Cats are opportunists.”

Also this week Dad Tom and I are grateful for all the kind comments and good wishes as we celebrated our 45th anniversary.

To join the blog hop, just list for what you are grateful on your blog and then click on Brian’s badge below to be transported to his blog where you can share.


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Dalton/Angel-MrJackFreckles/Pipo & Angel-Minko May 28, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Hooray for being seizure free, Sawyer. Purrs for that to remain so…and be a good boy and gobble up all your noms:)

You may have read this on other blogs, but here is my poem for this picture, written years ago… when I saw that picture I right away thought of a poem I composed when I was in 10th grade…eons ago, about the age of 14 maybe 15. I had just heard that my Opa had passed away and was standing outside on a very dark and clouded day…

Petcretary wrote a poem for a real sky like that once…


I saw the Heavens open once,
God’s glory was in view.
Twas though a thousand lights were lit,
But God shines bright, I knew.

Each cloud then slowly disappeared,
And all the Heavens I saw.
Twas then I realized all God does,
Is done without one flaw.

(IR, 1970, rev 2005; original written after the sudden passing away of my dear Opa/Grandpa)
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Scylla, Fenris, Tuiren, YinYang & Chimera (ATCAD) May 25, 2018 at 4:18 pm

Healing purrs for Sawyer, we hope the seizure monster is gone for good.
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Cathy Keisha May 24, 2018 at 9:18 pm

Hooray for Sawyer! That is a nice inspiring photo.

Raven May 24, 2018 at 8:34 pm

Great news for Sawyer. Very smart of him to hold out for a bit more food to help the medicine go down.

The Florida Furkids May 24, 2018 at 8:12 pm

Beautiful poem. Mom wonders that too. We’ve got our paws crossed that Sawyer stays seizure-free.

The Florida Furkids with tons of smoochies and love to Mau from Allie
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Ellen Pilch May 24, 2018 at 7:09 pm

Wonderful poem and I am very happy Sawyer is doing well. XO

The Island Cats May 24, 2018 at 6:02 pm

That’s great news about Sawyer! We hope he continues to be seizure-free. We love you poem too.
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Edie Chase May 24, 2018 at 4:25 pm

That was a really nice poem. I’m hoping Sawyer continues to do well

The Swiss Cats May 24, 2018 at 2:50 pm

What a beautiful poem ! We’re glad to hear such good news about Sawyer ! Purrs

Linda Arthur Tejera May 24, 2018 at 12:21 pm

Such a beautiful poem. And wonderful news about Sawyer. Praying he continues seizure free. 😻💕
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Comedy Plus May 24, 2018 at 11:46 am

Great news on Sawyer. Now let’s do another 12 days.

Have a purrfect Thankful Thursday. My best to your mom. ♥
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Eastside Cats May 24, 2018 at 11:22 am

I believe we will see our loved ones again. Sawyer, way to go, and you keep eating your special food…it’s good for you!

The Menagerie Mom May 24, 2018 at 10:30 am

Your poem is beyond beautiful, and is so perfect for this stunning image. And we are so happy that Sawyer has been seizure-free for 12 days. Here’s to many, many, many more days without a seizure!

William's Kith & Kin May 24, 2018 at 9:51 am

Stay well, Sawyer!

Kitty Cat Chronicles May 24, 2018 at 8:20 am

What a beautiful poem. Mom Janet, you really are quite the poet. We also are glad to hear that Sawyer has been seizure free for 12 days! Great news! Sampy sends all his love to Astrid and a million billion kisses!! Love to all!

Brian Frum May 24, 2018 at 8:17 am

Your poem nailed it nicely! We’re all very thankful that sweet Sawyer is doing better. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Teddy May 24, 2018 at 8:07 am

I love your “vision” within the photo – and I kind of knew when we posted it last week there would be some great poetry produced! I love it……….I think we all saw in different ways “a little piece of beyond” and it’s fun reading everyone’s poems. Thanks for being part of it. We are also VERY THANKFUL that our pal Sawyer has been seizure-free and we pray every day he continues to be………hopefully he is outgrowing the problem………….

Hugs all around!!
Love, Teddy and Mom too
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Roby Sweet May 24, 2018 at 7:31 am

That is such a beautiful poem. I hope that rascal Sawyer continues to do well and stay seizure-free! 🙂

Stephanie B May 24, 2018 at 7:23 am

Love your poem for that photo. Prayers Sawyer stays seizure free!

Summer May 24, 2018 at 1:14 am

Paws crossed that Sawyer stays seizure-free!
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