by Janet Blue on November 17, 2016

Throughly Poetic Thursday


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Misty May is here to invite you to join us and our host Sammy (onespoiledcat) for Thoroughly Poetic Thursday. This week’s prompt letter is “W.” Can you guess the theme of our poem by looking at Misty May’s photo?


Misty May shows off her whiskers.


Did you guess correctly?


Whiskers are always practical,
And whiskers can be magical.
Whiskers send our brains messages
To help us determine distances.
Whiskers aren’t like human hair.
They help us kitties remain aware
Of what is going on around us.
They definitely aren’t superfluous.
We use them as our personal radar.
Humans wish on them as they would a star.
Some people collect them for good luck.
Others sell them on eBay to make a buck,
But only after they’ve naturally fallen out.
Pulling or cutting whiskers is not allowed.
Without them we could walk into walls in the dark,
Or when we jump possibly miss our mark.
Our whiskers are needed and a thing of beauty,
So please just let your kitty’s whiskers be.

© Janet Buickerood Blue 11/16/2014

We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop as well. The kitties are thankful for our humans and all they do for us. And the humans are thankful for the kitties and the love and enjoyment we give them.


Fiona will be here tomorrow to tell you how her vet visit went on Tuesday. And we will be taking part in the Friendly Fill-Ins as well.

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


Raven November 17, 2016 at 9:49 pm

Misty May, you have beautiful whiskers and wrote a lovely poem that’s educational, too.

Brian frum November 17, 2016 at 7:55 pm

That is a terrific poem and dang, such impressive whiskers! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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The Swiss Cats November 17, 2016 at 2:26 pm

We guessed correctly : great poem, and wonderful whiskers ! Purrs
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Ellen Pilch November 17, 2016 at 11:31 am

You have beautiful whiskers Misty May. Great poem too, kitty whiskers are wonderful. XO
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Phyllis S November 17, 2016 at 10:59 am

Love the poem and beautiful picture of Misty May!

da tabbies o trout towne November 17, 2016 at 9:58 am

awesum W poem two day guys …de food gurl haza book R whizkerz iz kept in
…..case sum day we wanna try N put em bak in 🙂 ♥♥♥

we bee out til mun day ~~~ heerz two a halfmoon fish kinda week oh end ~~~~~~~~ ♥♥♥

The Menagerie Mom November 17, 2016 at 9:45 am

We were hoping for a poem on whiskers the second we saw that gorgeous photo of you, Misty May. And we weren’t disappointment. Another purrfect poem! Continued purrs and prayers for Fiona, and we’ll certainly be here tomorrow for her update.
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The Island Cats November 17, 2016 at 8:24 am

Misty May, your whiskers are worth writing a poem about. 🙂
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Hannah and Lucy November 17, 2016 at 7:05 am

What a great poem about whiskers Misty May.
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Sammy November 17, 2016 at 6:51 am

Oh what a Wonderful W poem! Whiskers are truly SUPER impawtant and Mom was one of those who used to save mine when they fell out……she doesn’t do that any more though. EXCELLENT POEM AGAIN!!!!! Thanks for pawticiapting – what on earth are we gonna write about NEXT week though????? HAHAHA

Love and Hugs, Sammy
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ATCAD November 17, 2016 at 5:21 am

Whiskers are very important, great poem. Fenris did an ode to water today.
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Summer November 17, 2016 at 4:23 am

I’m proud of my whiskers!
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Sabina November 17, 2016 at 3:55 am

Wow! What wonderful whiskers!

Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles November 17, 2016 at 3:04 am

We love that whiskery whimsical poem!!

And what a sweet picture of those kitty whiskers!!

Lone Star Cats November 17, 2016 at 12:38 am

Great poem and picture!
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