Thursday, February 24, 2022

Thoroughly Poetic Thankful Thimble Thursday

Hello and happy Thursday, friends! Today, we're ready to rhyme, which is easy to do thanks to Angel Sammy's Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge.

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

I find quaint little shops like this very endearing. I also find them very dangerous, because the goods that some shops offer can be very tempting. My poem has a little something to do with that, in one way or another.

Impulse Buy

There's this thing they call an impulse buy,
Something which I always thought a silly little lie.
That is, until I visited the new shop in town,
A shop which I thought I'd greet with nothing but a frown.

I walked into that shop one fine day, though,
And I did not frown even a little bit, no.
The walls and shelves were filled with this, that, and the other.
You could buy yourself eggs and cheese, or a brand new shirt and a toaster cover.
There were cute and quirky little things to be enjoyed by a child or grandmother.

Did I need to buy that vase over there?
No, but now on the shelf in my home I give it a stare.
It sits right next to that new set of books I bought at that same little shop.
My cats even joined my new items on the shelf with a hop,
And then they gave the new vase a firm little pop.

So back to the store I went,
And back home with three whole new vases I was sent.
I even grabbed all sorts of plants the shop had,
Even though a green thumb is the last thing I have.
And did I need that antique phone that doesn't even work?
No, but I still smiled as it was handed over to me by the clerk.

Somehow, I found myself back at that store yet again the next day.
"I just need a gallon of milk," to myself I did say.
I indeed came home with that gallon of milk,
And also with a lovely little globe that I bought with barely any guilt.

There's this thing they call an impulse buy,
And I guess now I know why.
Impulse led me to leave the shop today with cat food and bread,
And with all these books I won't read and perfume I won't use even once before I'm dead.

As was the case last week, unfortunately I didn't get my illustration for this poem scanned and uploaded. This here flashback doodle I found only just barely has anything to do with the poem above, but it's better than nothing. I'll get all of our backlogged new doodles scanned and uploaded today or tomorrow, so that they can finally see the light of day.


Now, it's most certainly time to give some thanks. Brian makes that easy with his Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

As always, Thimble is here today to express her gratitude. What's this tabby girl thankful for today?

Thimble is again grateful for sunshine, whenever we can find it. It's not sunny today, as we're having us another snowstorm. But, earlier this week we indeed did have some glorious sunshine. We also had us a heat wave with thunderstorms, because what's winter for?


Last but not least, we're here to 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. _________ is the _________est I have ever been.

2. I really hate going to _________.

3. While most people _________, I _________.

4. I'm glad that _________ was invented.

We'll see you tomorrow, friends!

Tip of the Day

Since we've been giving a variety of food tips, today we figured we'd give a quick reminder on how to transition your cat to a new food, if needed. If a kitty is transitioned to a new food too quickly, a variety of gastrointestinal issues could possibly result, vomiting and diarrhea included. For this reason, it's generally recommended that you transition from the old food to the new food over a span of seven days or so.

To transition your cat to a new food, you can start by adding a small amount of the new food to the old food on the first day. Then, of course, you add more and more of the new food each day. On the final day of the transition, your kitty's food bowl will contain only the new food. Of course, when changing foods, keep in mind your particular kitty's overall status. If your cat is a finicky eater, whether by nature or due to age or an ailment, you may have to do a slower transition over a longer period of time, in order for them to accept the new food. In other cases, such as if your kitty is having adverse reactions to their current food, a more rapid or immediate transition might be necessary. This is of course something to discuss with your veterinarian. During any transition, of course keep an eye out for any adverse reactions. Alert your veterinarian of any concerns you have, and stop or slow the food transition as needed or as instructed if issues arise.


Eastside Cats said...

I'm about 90% happy with my impulse buys; the old horseshoe that I picked up for $3 turned out to be a rusty horseshoe from the backyard game, not from a hoof!
However, I returned to that antique store later, and the proprietor happily swapped it for the 'real' thing, and The Hubby just needs to nail it over the barn door!

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

I love little shops like that too! Fun poem :)

Unknown said...

Your poem is totally awesome. How long did it tke you to write it> It would take me all day between chores.

messymimi said...

t’s true, sometimes i just can’t be let loose in some stores.

Thimble, i hope you get plenty of sun.

pilch92 said...

That was a great poem. Reminds me of when I go to TJMaxx or Home Goods. :) Cute drawing and I look forward to your new ones. Excellent tips too and Thimble is adorable, as always> XO

Pam and Teddy said...

Purrfect poem for the photo this week. I used to be a slave to impulse buying but for some reason these days (maybe because I'm old and have everything I could possibly want???) I'm way better. I can go to an antiques center and NOT get a thing. Hasn't always been that way! These old mercantile shops were full of everything a body could need - just like a big box store of the day and perfect for impulse buying. Love the poem!!

Hugs, Pam and Teddy too