Though I am the farthest thing from a poet, I am enjoying this challenge a great deal. I have never been one with a passion or ability for working in rhymes, but I am finding myself eager to write my poem each week.
That being said, has anyone noticed the scheme in the poems we've been sharing here on our blog? Some of you may have already realized that each one is about a special little worker. Did you notice the names, though? Coming up with names sure can be tough. So guess what? I've been using names of some of our fellow furry bloggers. So far we have gotten to know Annie the Astronaut, Bubba the Baker, Calista the Carpenter, Dougie the Dentist, and Ernie the Entomologist.
This week, there is someone else paying us a visit. A special someone. And that is...
Fiona the Ferrier
Fiona the Ferrier is one-of-a-kind.
She is a dear friend with a beautiful mind.
On her ferry she is ever on the go.
She will take you here and there, to and fro.
And not even one cent of fare does she charge,
For her heart is kind and ever so large.
So where would you like to go today?
There is no land Fiona deems too far away.
And you certainly need not have any fear,
For Fiona’s voyages bring nothing but cheer.
Fiona the Ferrier can calm even the fiercest of seas,
And her passengers sail wherever they please.
Do you wish to visit lands with grass ever so green?
Or meadows with wildflowers brighter than you’ve ever seen?
Fiona the Ferrier can even offer a suggestion or two.
She can tell you where the sky is bluer than blue.
She can show you a place shining with every hue.
It is a place where the most beautiful of gardens grow,
And where every day the sky is lit with a rainbow.
So all aboard and away we go,
To this land of the beautiful rainbow.
Fiona the Ferrier can show you the way,
And you can stay as long as you like, even if only for a day.
Whenever you are ready, just give Fiona a ring.
After all, Fiona the Ferrier will kindly take you under her wing.
I'm sure many of you already know dear Fiona.
To be honest, it was Fiona's mom Janet who really got me interested in joining this poetry challenge. I first learned of this challenge on the blog of her and her kitty crew, over at The Cat on My Head. Though poetry was never before something on my radar, her beautiful pieces always pulled me in. So, now I'm giving it a go myself.
Seeing Fiona with her rainbow, Thimble knew exactly what kind of shot she wanted to share for her part of this post. Just like the other kitties here, Thimble loves our new fish aquarium. One of her favorite things about it is how sometimes the sun shines in and makes fun little illusions on the glass. You know, like giving it pretty rainbows.
For Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, Thimble is indeed grateful for Fish TV, and pretty rainbows.
All of us here are also thankful for all of our friends, human and furry, both those still here with us and those having a grand ole time over at the Rainbow Bridge.
Purrs, barks, and happy Friday to all!
Our Tip of the Day:
No one likes to think of the day they'll have to say goodbye to their furbaby. That being said, as we've mentioned before, do your best to collect wonderful memories and memorabilia during your furbabies life with you here on this earth. Whether it be saving some of their fur and whiskers or taking plenty of pictures and video, try to gather memories while living in the now. Another great idea is to make clay paws or something similar from your furbaby while they're young. Earlier this year, our fellow bloggers over at Cats Herd You shared this fantastic post about making homemade paw prints. If that's something that interests you, do be sure to check it out! So, live each day with your furbaby with lots of love, and gather those memories each and every day.