Thankful Thursday

As Christmas draws closer, I am thankful that most of my preparations are completed. All ten packages going to family and friends made it to the post office today. Only two will not arrive before Christmas, which is better than I expected. And they are scheduled to be at their destinations on the 26th.

I also finished writing our annual newsletter, “Blues’ News,” which was emailed ahead of schedule yesterday.

The Kitties Blue Christmas cards, which I didn’t order until December 13, arrived on Monday (three days prior to the promised arrival date). Though they will arrive after Christmas for most of you, I will have them in the mail prior to Christmas. I couldn’t be happier.

Kizmet asked me to thank everyone who left Gotcha Day wishes for her. Dad Tom put a brand new, fancy scratching post together, which she’ll have to share. Unfortunately, that’s what happens in a multi-cat household.

I am thankful for receiving three badges as a result of being one of two first commenters as well as the first right guesser on the Tuesday Teaser at Two Spoiled Cats.
The Real Santa: Three Tuesday Teaser badges.
Kitties Blue and I are thankful to each of you who have sent us holiday greeting cards. Your friendships are priceless, and we are so thankful to have you in our lives.

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Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Wow, can you believe that Christmas is now only four days away? I hope the Santa in Teddy and Angel Sammy’s (Two Spoiled Cats) inspiration photo for today’s poem isn’t seriously injured. Could turn Christmas Eve into a disaster!


The Real Santa: An obviously fake Santa lying on the floor with their head buried under Christmas gifts.

The REAL Santa Claus

This Santa looks deflated.
Those hands are definitely feminine!
Did the real Mr. Claus discover
this imposter on his turf
and decide to bury her in gifts
to play a trick on all the kids,
who came to sit on Santa’s lap?
Today, no department store fake
will replace the REAL, red-suited man.
He’ll meet each and every child
and pledge a visit on Christmas Eve,
as long as they promise to always believe
in the one-and-only, true Santa Claus!

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 12/20/2023

After I wrote this it reminded me a a really fun Christmas song by The Beach Boys, “Santa’s Beard.” It always makes me happy when I hear it. Hope you enjoy it!



I tried to write a poem that included Kitties Blue, but couldn’t get it right. I plan to keep working on it, and if I can pull it off, I will post it on Caturday.

Each week Angel Sammy transmits his poem from the Rainbow Bridge to Teddy for publication. In our opinion, he’s a talented poet, so pop on over to Two Spoiled Cats, by clicking on the poetry badge, to check out Sammy’s poem and get the photo for next week’s challenge.

Thanks for visiting us today. Hope to see you again tomorrow for Feline Friday and Friendly Fill-ins.