Sunday, May 2, 2021

A Sunny Sunday Selfie with a Rhyme on the Side

It's Sunday, which means we're all ready for the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, hosted by none other than the Kitties Blue of The Cat on My Head.

A certain little calico here was all ready to snap a selfie, at least until something out the door distracted her. That tends to happen a lot with this girl.

Tonks hopes you all still enjoy her selfie. She's at least glad her whiskers look quite nice in it.

We wish you all a sunny Sunday!


We're not done just yet, because now we have a rhyme for you. Now that the April A to Z Challenge is over, this is the last time we'll share our Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge poem on Sunday instead of on Thursday.

As always, our host Angel Sammy shared a photo prompt to help guide us. The prompt this time around was this cute one here:

As we did during the entire A to Z Challenge, today's poem is not only based on that there prompt, but also on a flashback doodle that I tried to in some way correlate with the photo prompt. The flashback doodle I chose this time was this one here, yet another from the 2019 A to Z Challenge:

And so, with our host's photo prompt as well as that there flashback doodle in mind, I ended up with this surprisingly short rhyme:

Ducks in a Row

Rosie was a dirty girl.
Now don't let your mind take the wrong kind of whirl.
Rosie had simply been gardening and needed a bath,
And so she got all of her ducks in a row just like that.

She filled the bathtub with water.
Rather than cold, she preferred it much hotter.
She had her soap and of course her favorite bubbles.
She preferred a calm bath and hoped no one and nothing caused trouble.

Remember all of those ducks Rosie got in a row?
Into the bath she then swiftly gave them a throw.
After all, even a grown girl like Rosie needed her rubber duckies,
For a bath without them was really quite sad and ugly.

Tip of the Day

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The Florida Furkids said...

We think that's a fine selfie! We MOL'd at your poem!!!

The Florida Furkids

meowmeowmans said...

It's a profile selfie, Tonks! We like it!

Your poem was great. Thank you for making us smile. :)

Catscue said...

What a unique and beautiful selfie Tonks!

The Swiss Cats said...

Nice profile selfie, Tonks ! Purrs

The Island Cats said...

Tonks, that happens to me all the time too. There's just too much going on outside! ~Ernie

pilch92 said...

Tonks is such a cutie. I love the drawing and the rhyme. :) XO

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

Mudpie gets distracted easily too! Must be a tortie/calico thing!

Dash Kitten Crew said...

A totally amazing selfie with such a sharp and bright eye. Purrfection sweet kitty!

messymimi said...

Tonks looks beautiful from every angle.

Excellent poem, a bath is no good without a rubber duckie or three or more.

Marvelous Marv said...

Tonks! You look terrific! And we LOVE the doodle and the poem. We think they are purrfect together and with the photo! We hope you all had a marvellously happy weekend!

Pam and Teddy said...

What an adorable poem AND the flashback doodle was a perfect accompaniment! Thanks always for being part of our poetic fun every week!

Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Lovely selfie. Love those whiskers!