THE TOCK-TOBER SURROGATE

by Janet Blue on October 20, 2016

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Today we are participating in Sammy’s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday as well as celebrating Tock-tober*.

 

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Unfortunately this month’s prompt letter for our poem is an “S” and not a “T.” But never fear, we have combined a Tock-Tober post with an “s” prompt poem.

THE TOCK-TOBER SURROGATE

 

Today the blogospere celebrates Tock-tober.
It comes every year on the 20th of October.
The humans follow us around for weeks before
Trying to catch us with our buttocks off the floor.
But when we see the camera, we sit right down.
We will not show our rear ends all over town.
Even nommy treats won’t work as a bribe.
There are just certain things we’d rather hide.
So Kitty Blue booties you will not see;
Even though, we know you’d surely squeee.

 

Tock-Tober

 

The humans got a surrogate to do the flashing,
Giving us a reason for much teeth gnashing.
That damn cheeky squirrel readily agreed
To give the humans whatever they need.
He’ll wag his tail and wriggle his butt
For nothing more than his daily cut
Of all the sunflower seeds he can eat…
Not even asking for any additional treat.
We think this guy is nothing but one big showoff
Who, if we had our way, the humans would blow off.
No matter what this brazen fellow agreed to do,
We’d rather see him in a pot of squirrel stew.

Once again a damn squirrel is on our blog,
So we think we’ll give him the title of the blog hog.
Though he’ll have to wrestle Mau for this moniker,
We think he’ll agree the reason is totally clear:
The squirrel thinks our humans love him the most
And that he should be the subject of every post.
He doesn’t believe that Kitties Blue rule,
And he plans to use the humans as his personal tool
To get all the attention and acclaim he craves,
But he better watch out or we’ll send him to his grave!
So, this is our Tock-tober tale of woe
With just one thing we want you to know:
Kitties Blue won’t go down without a fight.
This is our blog and we know what is right.
But we won’t show you even one kitty ass
‘Cause we Kitties Blue have too much class!

Kitties Blue say NO MORE SQUIRRELS on their cat blog. Well, at least, not until next January’s Squirrel Appreciation Day.

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

* If you do a Tock-tober post, click on the link at the top of this post and let Derby’s brother Ducky know.

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Savannah's Paw Tracks October 23, 2016 at 2:31 pm

*giggle* that squirrel sure does have some nice tocks! And what a cool poem.
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Sherri-Ellen TD. October 22, 2016 at 1:21 pm

Mew mew mew what a grate poe-em Kittiess Blue!!!
You made us laff; ferst time this hole week! Fank you so-o much….
~~~head rubsss~~~ Siddhartha Henry~~~
Pee S: Mee not do ‘tock shotss’…..mee iss senseetive about thee topick of tockss….. 😉

Just Ducky October 20, 2016 at 8:30 pm

HAHAHAHA, MOL, grate job on the poem and your surrogate. Thanks for joining it, but I say, don’t be shy, show us your tocks dear kitties.

Ducky.
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Ellen Pilch October 20, 2016 at 7:05 pm

Great poem and I love that you kitties refused to show your tocks and found a surrogate 🙂
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The Florida Furkids October 20, 2016 at 5:09 pm

Allie was hoping to see her handsome husband’s ‘tocks but the Squirrel made us laugh!!!

The Florida Furkids with bazillion kisses and tons of love from Allie to her husband Mau!
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Cathy Keisha October 20, 2016 at 4:56 pm

HAH! I never saw a squirrel’s tock before! Thanks for the laugh.

This must be Kitties Blue week on my blog. Guess who’s in Foto Frenzy?
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The Island Cats October 20, 2016 at 4:34 pm

Those evil squirrels! They try to take over everything!
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Brian October 20, 2016 at 3:34 pm

Oh how that made us smile!
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Flynn October 20, 2016 at 1:25 pm

That is a great poem. Squirrels do have some use though if you can get them to show their tocks to save your embarrassment.
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Athena October 20, 2016 at 12:01 pm

Great poem!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie
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da tabbies o trout towne October 20, 2016 at 11:20 am

guys….awesum tockz poem ….and squirrel shotz poem az well !! 😉

we noe what cha meen bout em tho….they R az vishuz as deer
N round heer that meenz they will try & steel yur car ~~~~~~

faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

we bee out til monday heerz two a deep sea smelt kinda week oh end ~~~~~~~~ ♥♥♥♥♥

Annabelle October 20, 2016 at 11:03 am

OH those pesky squirrels!
Happy Tocktober!!!!
Great ‘tocks!
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The Swiss Cats October 20, 2016 at 10:18 am

MOL ! The poem is terrific ! And despite it’s a squirrel, that guy has nice tocks ! Purrs
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mommakatandherbearcat October 20, 2016 at 8:12 am

Hahaha. At least the cheeky squirrels around your house are good for something, right?
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The Menagerie Mom October 20, 2016 at 7:46 am

Don’t hate me, Kitties Blue, but I think that squirrel did a darn good job with its tock shot. Just look at that tail wag! It sure made me laugh, and so did your poem. All in good fun, though! (Right?)
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Sammy October 20, 2016 at 7:44 am

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! This is a REAL gem of a poem to celebrate “S” and “T” all rolled into one……..thanks for pawticipating in the poetic Thursday round-up. You guys ROCK THE TOCKS!

Hugs, Sammy
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McGuffy's Reader October 20, 2016 at 7:31 am

I believe you guys rock! The little squirrels do, too, though in an admittedly different way. They certainly are entertaining! Hugs!
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Stephanie B October 20, 2016 at 6:18 am

Cute!, Today my son is 16 too!

Summer October 20, 2016 at 3:45 am

MOL! We get LOTS of those mischief makers around our house. Squirrel TV is my favorite channel.
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Lone Star Cats October 20, 2016 at 2:18 am

I know some terrierists who could “take care” of dat skwerril for y’all.
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