by Janet Blue on November 21, 2019

Thankful Thursday

Wowie-zowie! For the second week in a row, our mom was the First Right Guesser on the Two Spoiled Cats’ Tuesday Teaser. She rarely knows the locale and is so seldom first to identify it that we think this is a pretty big deal. She won another of these cool badges.

If you missed yesterday’s post, click on the link at the bottom of this page, as that post has a direct correlation to this one. On Monday, Sawyer had a seizure. Of course, none of us are thankful for that, but we are thankful this was the first one in 25 days! He hasn’t had such a long spell of being seizure free since he began having them. We all wish he’d never have another, but knowing that isn’t going to happen, we are super thankful whenever he has these long breaks.

We are extremely thankful for everyone who has taken an interest in Sawyer and continues to pray, purr and send POTP.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. To participate, post on your blog for what you are thankful, and then click on the badge below to hop over to Brian’s.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

On Thursday, in addition to being thankful, we like to share a poem written to accompany an inspiration photo provided by Teddy and Angel Sammy from Two Spoiled Cats.

Here’s the photo for today and the poem our mom wrote.



Dance Party

Dancing once was a popular pastime.
It was a simpler era when young
People communicated face to face,
Interacted by holding hands,
Jiving and swaying to the music.

I loved dancing when I was young—
practiced with the door frame all the time,
exercising my body as well as my mind
Not just my thumbs with eyes cast down
Attention on only Snapchat or Instagram.

Young people seemed happier then,
Not killing each other at school
Or committing suicide for cyber bullying;
Played sports and watched Bandstand,
Didn’t hide in their rooms writing manifestos.

But that describes a few, not the many,
And it’s not because they don’t dance.
Society is constantly changing.
Sometimes life and humankind get better,
But sometimes a wrong turn is made.

Today’s youth are filled with stress and insecurities
About our planet, their culture and classmates.
Dancing seems frivolous and pointless,
But I wish they knew the happiness and delight
I enjoyed in my youth when on the dance floor.

Janet Buickerood Blue – 11/20/2019

To participate in the poetry challenge, check out Two Spoiled Cats on Thursdays. You will find Angel Sammy’s poem, which he transmits from the Bridge each week, the inspiration photo for the following week and links in the Comment section to other poems. Click on the badge at the left to pop over to Two Spoiled Cats.

Thanks for visiting us today.

Purrs and paw-pats, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer


Memories of Eric and Flynn November 23, 2019 at 4:35 am

That is very good news that Sawyer went 25 days seizure free. I hope the gap between them becomes longer and longer.
I send him my love and good wishes.
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Summer November 22, 2019 at 1:43 am

While I’m not happy about Sawyer’s seizure either, I’m so glad that it was so long since the last one. I send him purrs all the time.
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Ellen Pilch November 21, 2019 at 8:06 pm

Excellent poem! And I am glad Sawyer went 25 days seizure free. XO
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Mary McNeil November 21, 2019 at 5:36 pm

Oh Sawyer – time to start a new streak of seizure-free days – {urrayers and {OTP sweet boy !

The Island Cats November 21, 2019 at 5:20 pm

That is great news about Sawyer! Not that he had another seizure, but that they seem to be coming on less frequently. We continue to purr for him.
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Eastside Cats November 21, 2019 at 2:36 pm

I remember learning to dance with my father, at a wedding when I was a girl. Then, I was just the right age for the disco era!
You know that we all love Sawyer, and we all have our fingers crossed for him.
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Timmy Tomcat November 21, 2019 at 11:11 am

We really like that Sawyer had such a long period between seizures. It is so difficult when you have a kitty with health issues. Great poem too. Whee lets celebrate!
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Brian Frum November 21, 2019 at 8:51 am

That’s a terrific poem! We’re all so thankful that dear Sawyer gets some long breaks in between seizures, that’s wonderful. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Linda Arthur Tejera November 21, 2019 at 8:37 am

So glad for that longer break for little Sawyer. I hope the time between seizures keeps expanding until they’re gone. Great poem. It certainly speaks the truth. Those of us who experienced the 50s/60s are so blessed. This world will never see that again.
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The Florida Furkids November 21, 2019 at 8:32 am

We are always purring and praying for Sawyer. We consider him part of our family and love him so much.

You’re right, things have changed so much and not for the better. Young people don’t seem to know HOW to have fun.

The Florida Furkids with smoochies and love to Mau from Allie and paw pats and headbonks to Sawyer from Noelle
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Pam and Teddy November 21, 2019 at 5:15 am

What terrific news about Sawyer…..25 days is a long time and we hope he surpasses that. We send POTP to him all the time. He’s “our” little brother too you know! We all love him and think he’s very brave. As for your poem – WOW – it totally captures the same flavor that we put into our poem today. The days of innocence and fun of dancing before it got to be a competition or way to get attention. We thank you for participating in our Poetic Thursday every week – it’s ALSO just plain fun!

Hugs, Pam and Teddy too
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Lone Star Cats November 21, 2019 at 3:27 am

I’m glad Sawyer could be seizure-free for so long too – hope it’s a long time until he has another one.
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The Creative Cat November 21, 2019 at 12:38 am

I’m so glad to hear about Sawyer! I came here to check on how he was doing. 25 days is amazing!

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