Thursday, October 7, 2021

Thoroughly Poetic Thankful Thimble Thursday

Hello, friends! It's Thursday, so let's get to rhyming with Angel Sammy's Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge, shall we?

For this week, our poetic host shared this photo prompt:

As some of you can probably guess, this Halloween-obsessed human wanted to turn that there prompt into something, well, Halloweenish. So, this silly thing happened:


Martha was a witch, and that's that.
In case you wondering, yes, she had a cat.
It all started during one moonlit flight,
Since she indeed took her broom out for a whirl every night.

Past the little ol' animal shelter Martha flew,
A fact that she never even truly quite knew.
In fact, Martha had no idea the shelter was there,
Until through the window she saw a bright green stare.

Guiding her broom to those little eyes,
Martha found herself looking at a sweet little soul in a black cat disguise.
After a oohing and awwing and speaking in meows,
Martha knew that very black cat was hers, here and now.

Well, except Martha had to wait for the shelter to open,
Since she took her flights when no one else had yet awoken.
Impatiently, she waited and waited.
When the first shelter worker showed up, Martha was elated.

There was paperwork and, well, you know the drill,
But even with that, she was happier than happy still.
Martha learned that her new furry friend's name was Daredevil,
And that for a variety of reasons, he was really quite special.

Martha was beyond excited to learn that Daredevil was not afraid of flying.
Most cats she knew treated the activity like something akin to dying.
But Daredevil hopped right onto the broom,
And then to their home they did dash and zoom.

Actually, Daredevil more than liked to fly.
He was obsessed with it, and that was no lie.
"Is this why your name is Daredevil?" Martha asked the cat one day.
After all, in that moment he was all alone flying the broom every which way.

Daredevil the daredevil flew up and away, and upside down.
Martha could sometimes only manage to watch with a cringe and a frown.
She simply had to look away when the cat dangled from one paw,
Though nothing but happy meows emerged from between his jaws.

Martha would always be grateful for that flight,
The one that led her to finding Daredevil that night.
But, at the same time, she was certain this cat would be the death of her.
She pointed to where the cat dangled from the broom undeterred,
Yelling to him, "Is giving me a heart attack something you prefer?"

This is the part where I usually share the illustration for our poem. But, I forgot to scan it last night, and now I'm way late and just now remembering to put the last touches on this post while on a break at work, so for now you get a similar doodle I scribbled up for a poem around this same time last year.


Now, of course, it's time for Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

Today, Thimble is so very grateful for boxes.

Can you even see that box she's s sitting on there? It's a box from none other than Target. This here human is grateful for it too, because it contains some new Halloween decorations, which always make this here human excited.

The only problem for Thimble is when her furry siblings show up wanting a turn with her box.

Sorry, Evan, but it's not your turn yet. Thimble will let you know when, or if, you can use her box.


Last but not least, how about 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. I wish I could train _________ to __________.

2. I am planning to get _________ for _________.

3. I know it's time to _________ when _________.

4. I felt brave when I _________.

We'll see you tomorrow, friends!

Tip of the Day

Today's Halloween tip relates to Halloween parties or other festivities of that nature. There are a number of potential dangers that such gatherings can pose. First, parties mean that guests are arriving, which means the door will be a busy place. When guests are arriving, keep your kitty or pup away from the door, such as by secluding them to a safe area away from the door, so that there is no chance of them escaping the house. Sometimes it might also be best to keep your furbaby secluded to a safe area during the duration of Halloween or other similar party, for their continued safety. There will be extra foot traffic in the house when there are guests, which could potentially lead to your furbaby getting stepped on or otherwise injured.

In addition, there could be toxic foods present at a Halloween party, such as alcohol or chocolate. If your furbaby steals a taste of such foods, or if unwitting guests feed your kitty or pup treats of chocolate or other foods, there could be dangerous side effects. There is a variety of dangers to your cat or dog that can be present at festivities. Therefore, always do what you must to ensure your furbaby's safety during Halloween or other parties. Even if your kitty or pup is friendly and enjoys the company of others, there are still many dangers for a kitty or pup when gatherings are hosted at their home. If there is any doubt for their safety, or simply to prevent any accidental dangers, keep your kitty or pup confined to a safe area of the home during festive gatherings.


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

What a cute poem and I *love* that doodle! I've ordered several Halloween items from Target this year too, and I love their boxes with the dog on it!

pilch92 said...

I love the poem and the drawing with it. As you know, I love all things Halloween. Thimble is a cutie. And excellent tips, as always. We only have one party a year and I secure all cats in bedrooms.

messymimi said...

What a cat that Daredevil is! Martha was certainly the best possible adopter of that cat.

Boxes are at a premium in your home, it seems.

Elza Reads said...

I will never get over your beautiful graphics! Yea for Halloween season coming up. We don't really celebrate Halloween here in South Africa, but I love all the Halloween things on the blog.

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Elza Reads

Pam and Teddy said...

Super fun poem with Martha and Daredevil. This photo was a whole lot of fun and inspired a LOT of great poetry this week. Thanks for participating with us!!

Hugs, Teddy and Mom