Thursday, May 20, 2021

Thoroughly Poetic Thankful Thimble Thursday

We're ready to rhyme today, thanks to Angel Sammy's Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge.

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

Honestly, the first thing that painting made me think of was the movie Jaws. I guess that sailor just reminded me of the main character in Jaws. I don't know. That's simply what happened in my brain. So, I went with that very vague idea, of course threw a cat in there, and then ended up with this weird and random rhyme:

We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

There once was a ship that sailed the seas.
Its captain was an old man by the name of Jack McGee.
McGee was a fisherman through and through.
He caught a great many creatures from the depths of the sea so blue.

He once caught a great white shark on a fine, fair day.
When he reeled it in, his little boat did rock and sway.
"We're gonna need a bigger boat," he said to his crew.
After all, his ship was quite quaint and humble, in truth.

Not long after he caught his prize shark on a his prize ship,
Captain McGee brought onto his ship his grandson named Skip.
The boy was nothing if not active and rowdy,
Especially on days when it was rainy and cloudy.

Skip liked to run back and forth and back and forth along the deck,
But that proved a problem when storm clouds rolled in overhead.
In the ship's cabin, bored Skip wreaked all sorts of havoc.
McGee said, "For this wild child we need a bigger boat, there's no way around it."

After hours upon hours of running and jumping,
Skip had left a mess in his wake in the poor little ship's cabin.
Then the boy perked his ears and said, "Did you hear that?"
Captain McGee told him, "All I hear are the cries of my ship from your attack."

"No," the boy said, "I hear a cat."
He jumped up and ran to the deck just like that.
It was raining and pouring,
Thundering so loudly no one could be snoring.

"There's no cat out here," tired old McGee said.
He could then only sigh and shake his head.
But then, believe it or not, the old man was proven wrong.
The boy pointed to a cat trying with all its might to swim in the waves so strong.

McGee gasped and threw overboard a flotation device so the cat could be saved.
The poor thing deserved to survive, especially with it being so tough and brave.
When the cat was brought aboard, it shook its drenched fur and meowed.
The rowdy boy named Skip shouted, "He's so friendly! I'm keeping him! Wow!"

Indeed, Skip kept the cat, naming him Storm.
The boy and the cat ran amok and the entire boat they did swarm.
"Now we definitely need a bigger boat," Captain Jack McGee did say,
Though this time he said it with a smile that actually did stay.

Indeed, a bigger boat was bought,
So that Skip and Storm could properly play and romp.
Captain Jack McGee did do just that,
All for the boy and his cat.


Now, of course, we're ready to give thanks, which is easy to do with Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

Thimble is of course here to express some gratitude. Much like last week, Thimble is thankful for the summer sun, and for the pretty green of summer trees.

Thimble is wishing you all a sunny day!


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.

1. Lately, I've been _________.

2. I find _________ fascinating.

3. If I had known _________, I would have _________.

4. I can't help but _________ when I'm nervous.

We'll see you tomorrow, friends!


Did you know?

Did you know research has shown that many cats show a paw preference much like humans show a handedness preference? In other words, cats can potentially be right-pawed (like being right-pawed) or left-pawed (left-handed). At least one study found that roughly 75% of cats displayed a paw preference. Each cat's preference can affect which foot they put forward first when walking, or which paw they use to reach for something. What's more, research went as far as to find that female cats appear to more often have a preference for using their right paw, whereas male cats more often have a preference for their left paw.


Timmy Tomcat said...

That Doodle goes with that poem purrfectly

Eastside Cats said...

A book series that I adore has a cat that showed up on the boat! Of course, the cat now wanders in and out of the stories; I love it!

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

But you're the prettiest, Thimble! Love the poem and doodle :)

messymimi said...

That's a nice rescue story, and Thimble is beautiful contemplating the great outdoors.

pilch92 said...

Great poem, you are so creative. I like the drawing too. My KaChoo was a lefty like me. :)

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

That may be one of your best poems ever! We loved how the "need a bigger boat" theme progressed!

About the paw research... TBT tells us that (it seems to him) that all of us mews start out on the left paw. But that only means that now we have to switch paws sometimes ta confooz him, MOL!

Pam and Teddy said...

Oh that was an exciting story based on this week's Poetic Photo inspiration! Love that it had a happy ending (of course) and I also think "Storm" is a very cool name for a kitty who lived through what he did! The doodle was just right of course - I love the way your creative brain works my friend.

Hugs, Pam

M Dawson said...

It is always great to see Thimble, such a beautiful portrait.