by Janet Blue on June 1, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday


Yesterday - Fiona as a kitten.

May 12, 2010


Many yesterdays have passed since
You gained your angel wings. Today
Is six months since you left us behind
To remember and mourn. Our hearts
Continue to hurt, and we miss
You as much as the day you left.
Giulietta whined from the catio
Yesterday as I worked in the yard.
I know you put her up to it. That
Was your way of getting me to
Allow you to join me as I
Gardened. You were there with me
In spirit. With every meow
I thought of you and how much I miss
Your sweet face and disposition.
In these past few months, many friends
Have traveled your same path in your
paw-steps. I am certain you were
Waiting to greet them with purrs and hugs.
I pray you and your friends are laughing,
Frolicking and having fun together.
Picturing that makes me smile, but
Does not lessen my sadness at your
No longer being here to snuggle
And receive our love, care and kisses.
Fiona, please do not ever forget
You are still and always will be loved.

© Janet Buickerood Blue 06/01/2017


Yesterday - Fiona (seven months before her death).

May 8, 2016


This is our poem for Angel Sammy and Teddy’s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday. If you haven’t already figured it out, this week’s prompt letter is “Y.” Twenty-six weeks ago, our “Y” poem also was about Fiona. That poem, which was written the day before Fiona’s death, is on the side-bar. I used to change the poem there occasionally, but I have not had the heart to take “You” down. I think this poem will either replace or join it. If you have an opinion, let me know.

To read Sammy and Teddy’s poem or find links to others, click on their badge.


Thankful Thursday

It would seem as if it would be impossible to be thankful with this amazing cat—my heart cat—no longer in our daily lives. But I am thankful everyday that we were blessed to have her as part of our family for the six years she was with us.

We are entering Brian’s Thankful Thursday blog hop. To enter, click on his badge.


The Florida Furkids June 2, 2017 at 4:46 pm

Beautiful poem! The “firsts” and the milestones are always so difficult.

The Florida Furkids with tons and tons of love and smoochies to Mau from Allie
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Maxwell, Faraday & Allie June 2, 2017 at 3:53 pm

Such a sweet poem and lovely tribute to a lovely girl.

May Fiona’s memory be a blessing ….
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Sherri-Ellen T-D. June 2, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Mee-you what a touchin an bittersweet poe-em Aunty Janet! There iss sumfin inn mee eyess… LadyMum iss sobbin…
Wee wish Fiona was still with you an Aunty butt shee iss there inn spirit all ways watchin voer all of youss’…..
Sendin you lotss of LUV an ~~~head rubsss~~~ Siddhartha Henry~~ ~ an {{{hugs}}} LadyMum

Yael June 2, 2017 at 2:22 pm

Your beautiful poem brought a little mist to my eyes. Our friends stay around in our hearts much longer than they were physically present.

Yael from Playing In Catnip
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Memories of Eric and Flynn June 2, 2017 at 6:22 am

Such a beautiful poem. It seems impossible to be 6 months already. The pain of loss never goes but the happy memories help us to bear it. Hugs.
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Annabelle June 1, 2017 at 7:58 pm

We all understand. Hearts break and never heal. We always miss them. Always.

emma and buster June 1, 2017 at 7:26 pm

We are blowing kisses to you sweet Angel Fiona!
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William's Kith & Kin June 1, 2017 at 6:58 pm

So very sweet. Fiona knows and will never forget. She misses you too.
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Ellen Pilch June 1, 2017 at 6:04 pm

That was absolutely beautiful. XO

The Island Cats June 1, 2017 at 5:52 pm

What a beautiful poem in memory of your angel Fiona. She may be physically gone…but she is not forgotten…and will always be loved. Purrs….
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Maureen Sudlow June 1, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Both of these poems are beautiful and reflect your loss. Love
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Toby June 1, 2017 at 3:23 pm

A beautiful tribute poem. Fiona may be out of your sight but certainly not out of your heart.

Brian Frum June 1, 2017 at 1:48 pm

We will forever be thankful that you shared that dear soul with all of us. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.
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da tabbies o trout towne June 1, 2017 at 12:51 pm

join ~~~~~~~~~ ♥♥

fiona; yur mom rited one amazing poem for ewe two day; her shuld think bout adding them… a long with yur fotoz…. in a shutterfly book ~~~~~~~~ ♥♥

Beverly June 1, 2017 at 10:54 am

What a beautiful poem, Janet! I think you should add it to the other one on your side bar.

Madi and Mom June 1, 2017 at 10:40 am

What a lovey tribute to your precious gray angel
Hugs madi and mom
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Sue Farr June 1, 2017 at 9:48 am

What a lovely poem – Mum just wishes she could write a poem like your Mom does.

Linda Arthur Tejera June 1, 2017 at 9:23 am

A beautiful poem that touches the heart of anyone who has ever lost a furrbaby! Thanks, Janet! 🙂 <3
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Mary McNeil June 1, 2017 at 8:00 am

Add this one too the one already there. All of us can substitute our own beloved kitties’ names .

The Menagerie Mom June 1, 2017 at 7:59 am

Beautiful. Your Angel Fiona will always be with you, and she will always know your love for her. You have such a way of so beautifully pouring your feelings into these poems, something that takes far more than just talent (which indeed you have). I would love to see both of Angel Fiona’s poems together. What a wonderful tribute to her.
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Teddy and Mom June 1, 2017 at 5:31 am

What a lovely poem for Fiona…..I think it would be a wonderful addition to the sidebar – marking these passages of time in poetry as beautiful as this one is might be balm for the soul after all. Fiona gone six months today – Sammy gone six months tomorrow……..time flies but the heartache stays. Thank you for joining in the poetry challenge! We absolutely LOVE the baby picture of Fiona……

Hugs, Teddy (and Mom)
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Summer June 1, 2017 at 3:32 am

I’m also sending purrs to you today. These markers are never easy.
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JeanneP of bichonpawz June 1, 2017 at 3:22 am

What a lovely poem! It would be very nice for you to leave it on your sidebar.
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Clooney June 1, 2017 at 12:57 am

Mom Janet, what a lovely and heartfelt poem in honor of your dear heart Angel Fiona. How fitting to have Fiona’s spirit speak through her special sister Giulietta. Love the poem for your sidebar. Purrs to you and cuddles and kisses to sweet Giulietta with love from Clooney.
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Lone Star Cats June 1, 2017 at 12:27 am

We vote to leave the poem.

Sending some speshul purrs today. Anniversaries are tuff – earlier this month was the one year of Whitley becoming an angel. And the third is the anniversary of Charlie cat becoming an angel.
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