by Janet Blue on May 12, 2020

Limerick Day

Stinky sits by the teleportation tunnel, fidgeting with impatience. As always, he is exited that he’ll be spending the day with Periwinkle.

He’s not sure how she’ll feel about his plans for an “adventure,” but with events cancelled and attractions closed due to the pandemic, it is becoming more and more difficult to find things to do.

While he is pondering this, Periwinkle comes tumbling out of the tunnel. She sticks her landing, throws her paws in the air, and meows, “Ta da!” Stinky is still laughing when she grabs him in a big hug.

“So what’s the plan for today, Stinky?” Periwinkle asks.

Stinky replies, “I hope you don’t mind, but we are staying home again today. With everything still closed here and the fact that I had a seizure last night, my mom thinks we should stay here.”

“Oh, Stinky, I am so sorry you had one of those nasty seizures, but I never mind staying at home, as long as I’m with you,” Periwinkle tells him. She continues, “So, what are we going to do?”

Stinky explains to Periwinkle they are going to write limericks.

“What are limericks?” Periwinkle asks.

They’re a type of poem. I have the instructions on how to write one, says Stinky.



“My mom writes poems, but I have never tried writing one. You go first while I review these rules,” replies Periwinkle.

“Okay Periwinkle, here are the instructions. You can go over them while I write my first limerick.

There once was a cat named Mau,
who was super fond of his chow.
His chops he wasn’t licken’
when his bowl had chicken,
‘cause the only food he liked was cow.



“Stinky, that is so hysterical.” As she continues to laugh, Periwinkle says, “Okay, I see how it is done. My turn now.”

Allie was a cat of great beauty.
Looking nice she saw as a duty,
but one day she fell in the mud
after going outside in a flood.
Now she has a dirty patootie.

“Oh, Periwinkle, I hope Allie doesn’t get mad when she sees that.”

“She’s got a good sense of humor. I’m sure she’ll laugh.”

After that, Periwinkle and Stinky continue to take turns writing and reciting limericks.


Astrid once took a ride on a boat
that had holes and wouldn’t float.
When her paws touched water
she meowed, “Oh bother,”
and arrived home with a sore throat.


Noelle loves to sleep on the bed.
On a pillow she rests her head
until Raz takes a pounce,
gives her a giant bounce,
And she yells, “Raz, you’re a huge blockhead.”


Cooper was a prince of a cat.
He wore a crown instead of a hat.
When it became dented,
He stamped his paws and vented,
“This crown’s not fit for a dead rat.”


There once was a man cat named Raz,
who thought he was filled with pizazz.
Then he tried a minuet
with the cat Lisbeth
and realized he’s a great big spaz.



When the tabbies stop giggling, Periwinkle says, “So that was fun, Stinky. Can we get some lunch?”

“Sure, let’s get my mom to make us some Fancy Feast and Temptations. After that I have a friend for you to meet.”

“Cool, is it another groundhog?”

“Nope, you’ll just need to wait and see!”

The tabbies enjoy their lunch on the catio while visiting with the other Kitties Blue. Then Stinky takes Periwinkle’s paw and leads her to the backyard.



“Oh Stinky, what a cute bunny. Does he live with you?” asks Periwinkle.

“No, he just stops by our yard occasionally, but he really wanted to meet you.”

“Hi, Mr. Bunny, nice to meet you,” says Periwinkle.

After a short visit, it is time for Periwinkle to head home. The tabbies hug for a long time and share several whisker kisses before Periwinkle enters her tunnel and is gone.

Stinky sulks for a while then decides to take a nap, so he can dream of the beautiful and sweet Periwinkle.

The End


Lara Kitty May 20, 2020 at 11:03 am

Such creative kitties! I love these Limericks. Definitely needed in these times! Thanks for the moment of levity. 🙂
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LOULOU May 17, 2020 at 11:01 am

Those dancing kitties are too much! And we LOVE rabbits! Nice to meet you.
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meowmeowmans May 12, 2020 at 10:22 pm

Those were some great limericks, you guys! We are so sorry to hear about your most recent seizure, Stinky. Sending love and purrs.
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Ellen Pilch May 12, 2020 at 7:05 pm

That was a sweet and fun visit. I am sorry about the seizure, I had hoped the CBD oil would lessen them. XO
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The Island Cats May 12, 2020 at 5:48 pm

Those are some fun limericks! You two are pretty talented.
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Raven May 12, 2020 at 5:45 pm

Very creative limericks. I wish we had bunnies here. They’re adorable as long as they don’t eat too many of your plants.

Brian Frum May 12, 2020 at 2:10 pm

Such a fun bunch of rhyme time rhymes!!!
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Canadian Cats May 12, 2020 at 1:59 pm

The Limricks were so cute and funny, Another successful visit from Periwinkle. These two tinkle our fancy.

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da tabbies o trout towne May 12, 2020 at 11:51 am

guyz….BEST LIMERICKZ EVER !!!!!! 984 pawz UP anda standin ovationz frum de entire land oh trout 🙂 🙂 ♥♥♥ we R havin trubull pickin a fave….

we bet mom ritez a nice one afturr de naybor hood hare consoomz all her vegetationz N flowerz 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Sandee May 12, 2020 at 11:40 am

What a fun thing to do when you have to stay in. I don’t like the seizure part, but everything else is purrfect. Even a bunny visited.

Have a purrfect day. My best to your siblings and your wonderful mom. ♥
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Eastside Cats May 12, 2020 at 8:34 am

What fun limericks, kitties!
I’ve never tried to write one, but I have written some haikus, which are a different thing, but still a poem.
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Timmy Tomcat May 12, 2020 at 8:25 am

We are sending Purrs for Stinky and hope those Seizures go away for spring. When it gets here.
Those Limericks were super and we are going to try some of them to pass the time. Stay safe friends and we will see you soon.
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The Florida Furkids May 12, 2020 at 8:10 am

What a fun adventure. We’re sorry Stinky had a seizure…another Monday one? What is it about Mondays? Good job on the LImericks!!

The Florida Furkids with smoochies and love to Mau from Allie and paw pats and headbonks to Sawyer from Noelle
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Teddy May 12, 2020 at 6:02 am

HA! Now that was a whole lot of fun…..what a wonderful way to spend time together – limericks are fun and make everyone laugh which is JUST what we all need right now! Thanks for sharing the fun………………….WELL DONE!

Love, Teddy
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs May 12, 2020 at 3:17 am

Awww, that was fun poking fun at all your furblings by writing those cute limericks! Petcretary says I could write some doozies about the two hooligans who live where, MOL!

Sorry that Stinky…(Sawyer), had yet another seizure…we are purring and pawyering for him to have no more…or at least a lot fewer of them.

Hope you might soon have an out of the den catventure! When things open up again.
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