by Janet Blue on November 23, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thanksgiving Thursday

Today’s prompt letter should be “X,” an exceptionally hard letter to poetize about. Being the good pal that he is, angel Sammy gave us all permission to chose our own subject. He didn’t even post any suggestion words. We are quite thankful for this!

As you might expect, we decided to write a poem of Thanksgiving for our Mom and Dad. Though it lists some of our many transgressions, our humans understand we are cats and mostly do as we please.


Thankful for the Bestest Mom and Dad


Sometimes Kitties Blue are not well behaved.
We act as if we’re totally depraved.
We whine and caterwaul for our dinner…
Can’t help it if we don’t want to get thinner.
We ask to go in and out dozens of times a day;
It is one of our favorite games to play.
We camp on the stairs so no others can pass.
Yeah, sometimes each of us can be a gigantic ass.
We like to wrestle and bite each other on the necks.
I guess you could say we are the worst smart alecks.
Growling, hissing and spitting can be fun,
When we can make the other kitty squeal and run.
All of these pastimes drive the humans to distraction,
As they try to stop us from committing each infraction.
We pay them back by sleeping east/west in their bed
Or, like Misty May, upon their faces or heads.
You’d think we’re not fit to live in a house…
That we should be outside to catch a mouse
And have it for our breakfast, lunch and dinner,
As punishment for our being incessant sinners.
But our humans love us. We know this to be true.
It doesn’t matter what we meyowl or do.
So today we thank them for giving us a home
From which we have no desire to roam.
And good noms, snuggles, scritches and kisses.
We are kitties whose lives are filled with riches.
Happy Thanksgiving to our Mom and Dad.
Now fetch us some turkey or we’ll be very bad!

© Kitties Blue 11/23/2017

We are joining Sammy and Teddy for their weekly poetry day. To read angel Sammy’s poem, which he transmits from the Rainbow Bridge, and find links to other poems, click on his badge.

Thankful Thanksgiving Thursday

We have so much for which to be thankful, as we outlined above. We also are thankful for all our blogging friends. The relationships we have made over the past five-plus years are precious to all of us and Mom nd Dad as well. We wish you all a blessed day filled with love and happiness.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by our friend, Brian. To join the hop click on his badge. We are sending Brian a special thank you for hosting this hop and a reason to reflect each week on all the things for which are thankful.


Finally a photo for you from our favorite and original turkey, Lily Olivia.


Lily Olivia wishes you a happy Thanksgiving.


Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy


caren gittleman November 25, 2017 at 3:12 pm

that was one pawesome poem! Hoping you all had a glorious and delicious Thanksgiving!

The Menagerie Mom November 25, 2017 at 8:39 am

We’re sorry we’re so late, but we hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving! We think your poem is purrfect for this day of thanks. Wishing you all many blessings!
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speedyrabbit November 24, 2017 at 1:28 am

Aww that is lovley,Happy Thanksgiving,xx Speedy
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Marty the Manx November 23, 2017 at 10:17 pm

Happy Thanksgiving Kitties Blue! Love Love your poem today and luvs you all! We are thankful that we blessed to know you all 😛
Marty and the Gang

Kitty Cat Chronicles November 23, 2017 at 8:09 pm

Happy Thanksgiving, guys! We love your poem! It made us chuckle. It also reminded us a lot of our house! MOL! Sending lots of love to you guys – we are very grateful to call you our dear friends. Sammy sends his beautiful Astrid all of his love, and he wants her to know how very grateful he is for her every day. XOXOX

Melissa & Mudpie November 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Happy Thanksgiving! We’re so thankful for all of our wonderful blogging friends!!!

Sweet Purrfections November 23, 2017 at 4:46 pm

We’re thankful for all of our friends in the cat blogging world and beyond. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Mom Paula, Truffle, and Brulee

jansfunnyfarm November 23, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Happy Thanksgiving. What an adorable picture of a “turkey”.

Cathy Keisha November 23, 2017 at 3:19 pm

Gobble gobble hey! Wishing you all a very Happy and Safe Thanksgiving with all the trimmings!
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The Swiss Cats November 23, 2017 at 2:27 pm

Wonderful poem ! Happy Thanksgiving ! Purrs

BeadedTail November 23, 2017 at 2:04 pm

We really enjoyed that poem! Happy Thanksgiving to all you Kitties Blue and your mom and dad too! We’re thankful for your friendship!
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Brian Frum November 23, 2017 at 11:24 am

That was a great poem and a lovely photo Lily Olivia. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Marv November 23, 2017 at 10:54 am

Gosh! What a wonderful poem!
From our little family to you guys we send Thanksgiving wishes across the miles. May your home be filled with love, laughter and happiness!
Oh and loads of special turkey treats!!!
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Deb Barnes November 23, 2017 at 10:40 am

That poem sure is the cat’s meow! Blessed Thanksgiving wishes from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang.

Linda Arthur Tejera November 23, 2017 at 9:58 am

That’s one fabulous poem! And what a little turkey Lily Olivia makes! LOL! 😀
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The Island Cats November 23, 2017 at 9:26 am

What a nice poem for your peeps. It’s great that we have such loving humans that cater to our every need, right? Lily Olivia, you made us MOL! Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
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Ellen Pilch November 23, 2017 at 9:19 am

That was a fun poem- great job! And Lily Olivia, you make an adorable turkey. You best get some real turkey after having to pose with that hat. Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I am thankful for your friendship. XO

Jan K November 23, 2017 at 9:08 am

We love your (completely honest) poem! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from all of us at Wag ‘n Woof Pets!
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meowmeowmans November 23, 2017 at 8:59 am

We are so grateful for you, dear ones. Thank you for being such amazing and supportive friends, and for being you. We love you lots, and wish you a happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

Katie Isabella November 23, 2017 at 8:21 am

How perfect! Happy Thanksgiving my dears. I so enjoy your thanks and mom and I give thanks too…for your friendship.

Jackie Avery November 23, 2017 at 6:46 am

Happy Thanksgiving to you, and all of my US friends.
Memories of Eric and Flynn

Teddy November 23, 2017 at 6:23 am

Oh what a wonderful poem! Of course I think Angel Sammy might have known that “X” was almost impossible AND because it was Thanksgiving there would be lots who chose to write about IT ! He did the same thing………! We are thankful for you – all of you – you make us smile every day and we hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving because we’re all thankful today and EVERY day right? Right! We love Lily Olivia’s hat….tee hee.

Hugs, Teddy (and Mom too)
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Lone Star Cats November 23, 2017 at 3:23 am

Great poem! And I’m MOLing at Lily Olivia there! Happy Thanksgiving!
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Summer November 23, 2017 at 1:54 am

MOL! Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
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McGuffy's Reader November 23, 2017 at 12:12 am

Happy Thanksgiving! I love you guys very much. I am thankful you are a part of my journey. Thank you! HUGS!
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