Thursday, January 18, 2018

Thoroughly Poetic Thankful Thimble Thursday

Hello, friends! We've reached another Thursday, which is a great thing, if you ask us. We'll start today with the Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge, hosted by Angel Sammy and Teddy.

We're sure many of you already know that for this fun challenge, our hosts now give us a photo prompt each week. The photograph our hosts gave us for our poems this week is this lovely one here:

My poems may or may not make any sense at all, but I sure do have lots of fun writing them. This week was no different, and below is the poem I had fun scribbling up for the happy and colorful photo above.

Adventures in the Sky

Journey Jones embarked on many adventures.
There was no land to which she had not ventured.
That was her very problem, though.
She had no places left to go.

Journey's travels had taken her near and far.
She had completed a road trip in her car.
She already hiked every forest without fail,
And she had sailed every sea there was to sail.
Not even the mountains she could not conquer,
And in a heartbeat she would climb up that peak over yonder.

At first Journey lamented her dismal future,
In which she had nowhere new to adventure.
But then a bright idea flashed in her mind.
She could not believe to this thought she had been blind.
There was a sparkle in her eye,
When she realized that she had not yet traversed the sky.

And so Journey began making her plans.
This adventure would take her far off of land.
When finally the day of departure arrived,
Journey's excitement she could not disguise.
She climbed aboard her trusty hot air balloon,
And felt confident enough to fly to the moon.

Up, up, and away Journey did rise,
And before she knew it she was far up in the skies.
 The world way up there was grander than grand,
With wonders far different than those of the land.

First she arrived at the City of Clouds,
Where around Journey did form a friendly crowd,
The cloud folk were beyond happy and kind,
And Journey felt sad to leave them behind.

Yet up and onward she flew in her hot air balloon,
Until, before she knew it, she was indeed on the moon.
It was quiet and peaceful on its great round surface.
Journey would have been happy to stay there in earnest.

But back into her hot air balloon she climbed instead,
For she still had a great many adventures ahead.
After the moon, she visited the stars,
And made a pit stop at none other than Mars.

Then Journey changed course and returned to blue skies,
And what she found there was a lovely surprise.
There before her eyes was a stunning rainbow,
Spanning the whole sky, from high to low.
She landed on its beautiful and decadent bands,
And visited the folk of that colorful land.

And like so Journey adventured the sky day and night,
Until she had taken in every sight.
When it came time for Journey to return to land,
Her next hot air balloon ride was already planned.
She could not wait to return to that world way up high.
Journey was born for adventures in the sky.

As per usual, I doodled up a little illustration for our poem of the week. This one takes place during Journey's visit to the City of Clouds.

Thimble says that's enough about hot air balloon rides, though, as it is her turn to star in this post. I work for her, so of course I must agree that she is right.

We've mentioned a couple of times over the past week or so that we have a new cat tree in our house. It was a late Christmas gift for the kitties, to help them, especially Eddy, recover from the loss of their beloved Christmas trees. Thimble loves the new cat tree just as much as Eddy does.

The new cat tree gives the kitties a direct view of our back yard, where we feed all of the birds and squirrels. You know what that means. Bird TV and Squirrel TV!

Thimble is of course entering her gratitude for the new cat tree in Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog  Hop.

Do you know what else Thimble is thankful for? Her Donut Kitty has been located and is safe and sound! If you read our post from last Thursday (click here if you would like to meet Donut Kitty), you might remember that Donut Kitty had been missing for some time. I helped Thimble look under all of the furniture, but simply could not find it. Then, just a couple of days ago, Eddy reached under the china cabinet and pulled out Donut Kitty. Thanks, Eddy!

And, of course, on this Thankful Thursday, we are also so very grateful for all of you.

Happy Thursday to all!

Our Tip of the Day:
Yesterday we discussed some of the the benefits of using baking soda, such as to help deodorize your carpet and furniture. Another great asset in a home with pets is vinegar, which can serve as both a cleaner and a deodorizer. A quick and easy homemade cleaner can be made using white vinegar and water, such as in a 1:1 ratio. This can then be used for any number of purposes, such as removing carpet stains caused by pet vomit, urine, or feces. At the same time, as previously mentioned, it will also serve as a deodorizer. For a double whammy cleaner, you can mix both baking soda and vinegar together as a more potent cleaner, stain remover, and deodorizer. You can keep your vinegar mixture in a spritz bottle, and spray it onto stains or other scenes of accidents as needed. Vinegar itself can also be used to clean litter boxes. For example, once you've emptied out the litter box, you can add a layer of vinegar to the bottom of it and let it soak for a quarter of an hour or so. Then you can scrub the litter box, drain out the vinegar, and let it dry, and in the end you'll have a freshly cleaned and deodorized litter box. Of course, to be safe, do be sure to keep all such cleaners and other similar substances safely out of your furbaby's reach.


Mark's Mews (Marley, Lori, Loki, and Binq) said...

Pawsome, awesome, poem! We are in purring awe...

Anonymous said...

Oh what an AMAZING poem you did for today's Poetic Thursday! Sammy will love that so much. Journey had QUITE an adventure traveling the skies in her hot air balloon. It was a magical story as only you could craft - thanks for participating every week in Sammy's poetry challenge - you ALWAYS make us smile!

Hugs, Teddy

Marg said...

Fantastic poem and Thimble, you sure looking mighty cute today. Great pictures. We love those balloons. But don't think I would want to go up in one. Have a really good day.

Brian's Home Blog said...

That really was a terrific poem! You sure look terrific in your new tree sweet Thimble! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Eastside Cats said...

Journey's poem is excellent, and the doodle is so cute!

pilch92 said...

Great poem and drawing to go with it. And adorable Thimble definitely loves her new cat tree. Excellent tip too. We go through a lot of vinegar around here. I wet a paper towel with it and wipe off surfaces that need hair removal and it works better than a lint roller.

Sandee said...

Great poem indeed. Lots of work.

Thimble is right. They are always right.

Have a purrfect day. My best to your mom. ♥

The Island Cats said...

What a great poem! Journey is quite the traveler. And that cat tree is pawsome! We bet they can see lots of stuff outside from there.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

So happy you found Donut Kitty! And it's very obvious how much you enjoy writing poetry, and you certainly have a talent for it!

Lone Star Cats said...

Glad you're enjoyin da new tree Thimble! And pawsome poem!

Kitties Blue said...

What a wonderful poem. Mom would love to join Journey on her next trip. Precious photos as well. Always nice when a favorite toy is recovered. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer