by Janet Blue on August 25, 2022

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Thursday is always time for Teddy and Angel Sammy’s (Two Spoiled Cats) poetry challenge. Here’s this week’s inspiration photo.


toddler boy.s on balance biles in colorful shirts and helmets competing in a race


As hard as I tried, for the second week in a row, I was unable to add one or more of the Kitties Blue to today’s inspiration photo. I was afraid they might get trampled by all the little feet.

Here’s my poem.

Where Are the Little Girls?

Check out all these little tykes
Speeding around on their balance bikes.
They really want to win the race,
So try to keep a rapid pace.
Their parents loudly cheer them on
But encourage them to just have fun.
And try their best to stay upright
And with their competitors not to fight.
But why are no little girls competing?
Are the boys afraid they’ll take a beating?
Time to make this challenge co-ed
And let all the kids go head to head.
As the fun should be for both girls and guys.
And it’s the best child who takes the prize!

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 08/24/2022

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Thankful Thursday

Thursday is also the day we count our blessings and list the things for which we are thankful.

Stinky is thankful for the wonderful adventure he had on Tuesday with Periwinkle. They visited the Kennedy Space Center and learned about the upcoming launch of Artemis 1. If you missed that post check it out at Friends Furever.

We’re all thankful that the kittens, Audrey and Raleigh, are doing great and growing fast. They have their second vet visit today, and I am anxious to find out how much they weigh. I’ll post a photo or two from that visit on Friday.

We are, as always, extremely thankful for your support, following and friendship.

Brian hosts the Thankful Thursday bog hop. To participate, post on your blog for what you are thankful. Then enter the URL for his blog in your browser (see badge) to hop along.


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Anne Marie Robinson August 27, 2022 at 10:54 pm

Great poem! Our four year grandson just finished his summer basketball and let me tell you, there were some serious basketball players that were girls playing so hard. They were so competitive for such a young age. I loved watching their body language and facial expressions. Fierce! Thanks for sharing.
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Lucy and Chia August 25, 2022 at 8:37 pm

Great poem! And I agree, where are the little girls?
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Ellen J Pilch August 25, 2022 at 8:21 pm

Great thankfuls. Cute poem- I do wonder why there are no girls. XO
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Brian Frum August 25, 2022 at 7:50 pm

That was a really good poem and such a wonderful bunch of thankfuls! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Sandee August 25, 2022 at 2:32 pm

Love the poem and where are the little girls.

Wonderful thankful things too. I’m glad the new kitties are doing so well.

I enjoyed Periwinkle and Stinky’s adventure very much.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches to the kitties, a smooch to Cooper Murphy and Sawyer and a hug to mom. ♥
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katie Isabella August 25, 2022 at 2:27 pm

I can’t wait to see how they are doing, and what they weigh myself!
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The Florida Furkids August 25, 2022 at 10:40 am

Periwinkle is so happy Stinky enjoyed their Adventure. We’re all thankful for your friendship.

We didn’t even notice that the photo was all boys. You’re smart to keep the Kitties Blue away from those little feet.

Good luck to Audrey and Raleigh today.

The Florida Furkids with love and whisker kisses to Saweyr from Noelle
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Teddy and Mom August 25, 2022 at 4:48 am

We hope the little Blues have GREAT checkups today……AND we think your poem is perfect! We just betcha there are some girls there – at that age, it’s hard to tell if they’re little boys or girls under those helmets but we all know that a little girl WON that race……..right?

Hugs, Pam
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Loulou August 25, 2022 at 2:43 am

What a darling picture of those incredibly able kids! They are all winners! And we are thankful for the two little ones adjusting well.


Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs August 25, 2022 at 2:19 am

We agree girls can do that balance striding too…
That is a great poem!
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Leah August 25, 2022 at 12:46 am

Cute picture, but it does need some girls, theft kitties and I agree! It’s good to hear that the kittens are doing well!
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Loulou August 25, 2022 at 2:51 am

Hear hear, the wonderful photo needed GIRLS!


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