by Janet Blue on November 16, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday 

We have almost reached the end of the alphabet again with the prompts for our weekly poetry. This week’s letter is “W.” The prompt words for this week are: 1) Window, 2) Wink, 3) Worry and 4) Wiggle. We elected, however, to write about winter. Though it is not here yet, we have had more than our share of cold weather. We know some of you have already had snow, and we ask that you keep it right where it is.

Here’s our entry for this week.

Winter is Coming

Are you a fan of wintertime?
Kitties Blue definitely are not.
But we also don’t like when it’s hot!

It’s been dreary, grey and cloudy
For what seems like forever.
We do not like this crummy weather.

Though we’re not fond of these cool temps,
We’re grateful it isn’t winter yet,
When snow turns into a grimy mess.

We avoid walking in it if we can,
As it’s cold and wet on our paws.
And they feel as if they’ll never thaw.

Even the catio is chilly and no fun,
In spite of squirrels on the feeder.
We think Santa should bring a heater.

If you live where you already have snow,
Kitties Blue send you our condolences
And hope the snow hasn’t come in bunches.

We are going to pray for a mild winter
With temperatures warmer than usual,
But we suspect we’re being delusional!

© Kitties Blue 11/15/2017

This yucky white stuff is not what we want to see this winter. Squirrels and birds, however, are welcome for our viewing pleasure.


Squirrel looks for food during a snowy winter.

Cardinal in winter with sunflower seed in beak.


Thoroughly Poetic Thursday is hosted by our special friends, Teddy and angel Sammy. Master poet, Sammy, transmits a poem from the Rainbow Bridge each week for our enjoyment. And every poem is a gem. Even if you do not want to participate with a poem of your own, Sammy’s poem always is a must read. To fly on over to his and Teddy’s blog, click on the badge below. While there, check out the comments for links to other poems.

Thankful Thursday

We all, and especially Cooper Murphy, are thankful for a nice cozy home. Last January Cooper found himself homeless and wandering in the snow looking for shelter and food. He fortunately made his way to a friend’s front porch, and then our house by way of Dad and a SleepyPod. So no matter what type of winter we get, Cooper and all of the other Kitties Blue will be thankful to  be safe and warm.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. To join the hop, click on his badge.

Wonky WordPress

If you were here yesterday, you may have noticed that our blog looked a bit strange. Some “ghost in the machine,” stole our entire sidebar, including our logo. Mom is busily rebuilding everything, but we expect it will be a couple of more days before she is finished. Sorry for any confusion this may have caused.

We’ll see y’all tomorrow with Friendly Fill-Ins.

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


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MrJackFreckles/Pipo/Angel-Minko November 19, 2017 at 3:24 pm

Its snowing here today, but at least no big amounts as yet, Phew! We don’t care fur it either…Dalton has not seen it before…his Texas background saw to that, MOL!
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Charles Huss November 17, 2017 at 9:19 pm

I hope you get some good weather before winter hits.
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Brian Frum November 17, 2017 at 9:18 am

We enjoyed your poem but we don’t enjoy winter! I am, however, enjoying the fireplace! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Scylla, Fenris, Tuiren, YinYang & Chimera (ATCAD) November 17, 2017 at 5:53 am

Well our winter was so mild last year it was practically non existent.
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Deepanker November 17, 2017 at 2:06 am

Very nice poem. I love Pictures. Ahh smell of winters.

Ruby November 16, 2017 at 8:22 pm

Oh, I can TOTALLY relate to your poem! I looooove the cool temps, butts as Ma says ‘California cold’, which means nothing below freezing! BOL! Even when it’s ‘cold’ here, it’s not really cold ~ more like cooool. butts it’s still in the 60’s, which is good, butts humid, which is bad ☺. I loves your burdies! You gots some very purty ones!
Ruby ♥
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The Island Cats November 16, 2017 at 5:11 pm

That’s a cute poem. The only way we like to see snow is from the inside. Though as far as we’re concerned the snow can stay away forever!
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BeadedTail November 16, 2017 at 4:19 pm

Cooper hit the jackpot by becoming a Kitties Blue! Our winter is here in the form of rain. Lots of rain. Thank Cod it’s green here year round or our mommy would be Cranky with a capital C!
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Linda Arthur Tejera November 16, 2017 at 3:18 pm

Love your perfect poem! I’m with you about winter and cold. Brrr! And all the furrbabies here will be safe and warm. It’s what we all wish for all the furrbabies.
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Cathy Keisha November 16, 2017 at 2:08 pm

Another not fan of winter here. TW gets depressed when the days get shorter. Snow looks pretty anywhere but here.

Eastside Cats November 16, 2017 at 12:21 pm

Am also praying for a mild winter! Love the photo of the squirrel and is that a cardinal?

McGuffy's Reader November 16, 2017 at 10:26 am

Good poem, as always. We like Winter, which is why we like the North Woods. God makes something for everyone. I appreciate the four seasons. You will be seeing a post on that, coming up. Love you all. I still have not heard about your reunion. I know you are busy, though. HUGS, my dear friend.
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The Florida Furkids November 16, 2017 at 10:26 am

That is a great poem and the photos are wonderful!! We hope it isn’t too bad a Winter for you.

The Florida Furkids with tons of smoochies and love to Mau from Allie
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Ellen Pilch November 16, 2017 at 10:13 am

Nice poem. I hope Santa brings you some heated blankies. I love winter! XO
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da tabbies o trout towne November 16, 2017 at 10:04 am

guyz…yur snow poemz awesum !!! N yur post waz goin grate….until ~~~~

we iz knot lookin for werd ta winterz either N it all reddy feelz like it iz heer !! ♥♥

The Menagerie Mom November 16, 2017 at 9:58 am

What a wonderful winter poem! We don’t prefer cold weather much, either. But, don’t hate us too much, we do enjoy watching snow fall out the window. We especially like it when we’re all home on a weekend, and we can stay inside together where it’s warm and snuggle while we watch snow fall. And the mom here, she actually does like seeing a white Christmas. As long as the white stuff stays outside and leaves us alone, I guess we’re okay with that, too. Also, we are so very happy that Cooper Murphy found the most purrfect home!
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Teddy November 16, 2017 at 5:27 am

What a GREAT “ode to winter” – we aren’t anxious for it either although I must admit, I’m curious about SNOW. I know Angel Sammy loved snow when he was my age but I’m not so sure I will like it. We’ll find out – or maybe not if we get NO snow this year! Sorry about your Wordpress “uhoh” but knowing your Mom, things will be shipshape in no time! Thank you for supporting Angel Sammy’s poetry Thursday – we are almost at the end of the alphabet again – time for something NEW! Hopefully something FUN……………..

Love and Hugs, Teddy
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meowmeowmans November 16, 2017 at 2:45 am

We are not fans of winter, either. We’re purring for a mild one, but have a feeling we’re dreaming!

Summer November 16, 2017 at 1:39 am

I get the feeling I’ll be seeing some winter this year – my travels have me going to colder places a couple of times!
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Raven November 16, 2017 at 12:48 am

If winter here were as pretty as yours, I might like it. You have snow and pretty birds. We have wind and rain and no special bird t.v.
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