It's Thursday and we're ready to rhyme. Thanks to Angel Sammy's Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge, that's the perfect thing to do today.
Our host always shares a photo prompt to guide us. This week's prompt is this intriguing image here:
Kitten and the Mitten
One cold winter, Kitten visited Blizzard City.
After touring some of the snowy sights, she suddenly felt quite silly.
After all, she hadn't even considered booking a place to stay.
She hadn't even thought to find a place to house her and her sleigh.
She wandered about and inquired at Pine Lodge, Snow Motel, and Igloo Inn.
At every single one, though, there was not a single empty room within.
With seemingly no options left, Kitten moseyed back out into waning day.
It was then that a big-eared stranger said, "I heard your plight. I have space for you to stay."
Kitten sighed, smiled, and said, "Thank you! You've just made my day!"
On the way there, the new acquaintance told her, "It might not be what you expect.
In truth, my place is a bit quirky at best."
Not much later, the new friend stopped and said, "We're here!"
Then the big-eared pal let out a clap and a cheer.
Upon the snow in front of them sat nothing but, well, a mitten,
A fact that, in truth, confused Kitten.
The new acquaintance said, "Oh, by the way, my name is Mutt!"
A whiskered sort named Tabby then emerged from the mitten and said, "What's up?"
Kitten nervously laughed and said, "I don't want to make your mitten, well, stuffed."
"Don't be silly!" said Mutt. "There's plenty of room, more than enough.
Tabby and I have been roommates forever and ever,
And we've never felt cramped inside. No, never."
Upon being waved over to check out the mitten,
To it walked a quite perplexed and doubtful Kitten.
That was the moment she found herself more than surprised.
Upon peeking into the mitten, she could not believe her eyes.
From the outside, it was just a simple, plain ol' mitten.
From the inside, a cozy yet spacious place to stay it proved itself to Kitten.
There was even a toasty fire warming the living space inside.
Kitten was impressed by the coziness and warmth, that she could not deny.
Though she also wondered how it wasn't a fire hazard, that was no lie.
Mutt invited Kitten to make herself at home, to have a seat.
Saying, "There's stew on the stove, so let's eat!"
Kitten was soon perfectly warm and her belly perfectly pleased,
And then she was shown to a perfectly cozy corner with a bed for her to sleep.
Kitten felt bad for having doubted the mitten at first.
Judging a mitten by its appearance was really quite perverse.
It may have looked more than a bit quaint and humble,
But it was also inviting and worth far more than a dubious grumble
Mutt and Tabby even remained Kitten's friends forever after, really,
And she happily lodged in their mitten every time she visited Blizzard City.
Now it's time to move on to Brian's wonderful Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.
Last but not least, how about we share the fill-in statements for tomorrow's Friendly Fill-Ins challenge? My co-host Ellen of 15andmeowing came up with the first two, and I came up with the second two.
We'll see you tomorrow, friends!