Thursday, March 11, 2021

Thoroughly Poetic Thankful Thimble Thursday

Happy Thursday! We don't know about you, but we're ready for Angel Sammy's Thoroughly Poetic Thursday Challenge.

As always, our poetic host shared a photo prompt to help guide us. This week's prompt was this cute image here:

For some reason, this image first brought to my mind the story of Snow White. Perhaps it was the mirror the little girl is holding and looking into. Perhaps that's why it got me thinking of that mirror, mirror on the wall, which told the wicked witch that she was not the fairest of them all. In fact, that's the basic idea I ran with for my poem. If you'd like to read my silly little rhyme, feel free to do so below.

Fairest of Them All

There once was a princess who was really quite vain.
She was full of herself, and her name was Elaine.
Every night, Elaine sat down at the vanity in her room.
In its mirror she admired her porcelain skin and her hair of great volume.

Gazing into that mirror one springtime eve,
Elaine applied her plethora of ointments and creams.
After all, looking old was not something of which she would dream.
She then powdered her cheeks and fluffed her golden hair,
Saying, "Tell me I'm not the fairest of them all, mirror. You wouldn't dare."

"You are not," was the reply that floated from the mirror.
The expression that jumped to Princess Elaine's face was both disgust and fear.
She said, "First of all, mirror, you can speak?
Second of all, what do you mean?"

Princess Elaine continued, "If not me, then who is the fairest of them all?
Tell me now, mirror attached to the vanity that sits against my wall!"
"You are not fairest of them all," the mirror plainly said.
"I know a female far fairer than you," it added as the princess shook her head.

It was then that Princess Elaine screamed and yelled and ran out of the room, crying.
To Princess Elaine, not being the fairest of them all felt a lot like dying.
Her royal little highness ran to her mother to tattle on the mirror,
Though in truth the mirror was not able to care even one ounce about Elaine's vain tears.

After Princess Elaine had fled from the room,
Something else did come in with a dash and a zoom.
Onto the vanity this newcomer jumped.
It was a pretty little feline with a calico coat, and the mirror she did bump.

In response to the intrusion, the mirror let out a grunt.
Then its voice said, "Ah, it's you, the feline they call Junebug."
The calico cat let out a purr, a mew, and a happy little chuff.
There was more to be said by the mirror attached to the vanity that sat against the wall.
What it said was, "I always enjoy a visit from you, Junebug, who are the fairest one of them all."


Now we're ready for Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

Last week, Thimble expressed how thankful she was for messy, unmade beds. Thimble informed me that she didn't like the picture I used to show that fact, though. Why? Because it didn't show Thimble close up enough. After all, Thimble's fans need to see her adorable face up close and personal! So, Thimble informed me that she was yet again sharing a photo of her on the bed she often does not allow this mom of hers to make, but this time with a photo that lets you all see her adorable face much closer up. Thimble hopes you all enjoy!

Thimble hopes you all have a fantastic day!


Last but not least, we have the fill-in statements for tomorrow's Friendly Fill-Ins challenge. My co-host Ellen of 15andmeowing crafted up the first two, and I came up with the second two.

1. I have given up _________.

2. On St. Patrick's Day, I _________.

3. I get cranky when _________.

4. _________ is my good luck charm.

We'll see you tomorrow, friends!

Tip of the Day

Our next set of tips for National Pet Poison Awareness Month will cover some of the random household items that could potentially be toxic to your kitty or pup. To begin, don't forget that some laundry products could lead to ill effects for your furbaby. For example, fabric softeners and dryer sheets often contain detergents that can be corrosive in nature. If your cat or dog gets into such products, the adverse reactions could include gastrointestinal distress, oral ulcers, and lethargy. For such reasons, do be sure to keep all laundry products well out of reach of your furbaby. If your kitty or pup does get into any such products, do not hesitate to seek veterinary assistance.


Catscue said...

I love the poem, of course the kitty is the fairest one of all - MOL! Thimble, you are the fairest of all today sweet girl.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Great picture Thimble and Junebug you are the fairest of all

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

Beautiful photo, Thimble! Love the poem and doodle too :)

pilch92 said...

I love your poem. My great niece and I play Snow White all the time with her Barbies. I have been looking for a talking mirror like her mom had as a kid.
Cute drawing and excellent tips. No dryer sheets here, I use wool balls. XO

Pam and Teddy said...

Adorable poem......I love the name "Junebug" Aunt June was called "Junebug" by her brother (my Dad) and my Uncle (June's hubby) and she was one of my all time favorite people EVER. I happily have JUNE as my middle name.

Hugs, Pam

messymimi said...

Thimble is lovely, and yes, cats are beautiful. Humans can be so jealous and envious it makes them ugly.