Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

Mom is thankful that I let her snorgle my tummy.

Here is my poem for Sammy’s Poetry Day to go with this photo:

Everyone is so rushed now,
what’s the big rush anyhow?
Need to get there super fast
slowing down makes them aghast.
Many years ago people loved the train,
enjoying a leisurely meal , they would not complain.
Now we must get to that vacation,
hurry to your destination.
Instead ,just enjoy the journey,
before you end up on a gurney.

Here are the Friendly Fill-Ins for tomorrow. Mom came up with the first two and our co-host, Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs came up with second two.

1. I would like tickets to _____________________.
 
2 Please don’t ask me to _______________________.
3. I’d rather _________ than _________.
4. By this time next year, _________.

 

68 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday

  1. I love the poem – and my human loves the train! She hasn’t been on one since she brought me home, but I think they are pet friendly (sort of) now, so maybe we’ll take a trip soon.

  2. I love your poem, too, and it is so true. Most everyone is in a rush, too busy to slow down and smell the roses or notice the butterfly hidden in the shadows or the little kitty purring. It is sad, really.

    That is a cute kitty pic and so soft looking. 🙂

    Have a blessed day!

  3. Love that tummy shot! And the poem is fabulous and spot on too – everyone is in such a big fat hurry that they’ve forgotten what an ADVENTURE the journey can be before you arrive at your destination. Well done – Angel Sammy will love it like WE do!

    Hugs, Teddy

  4. What great tummy pic! The last time I rode on a train was when I was a kid in the 50s. She was hungry and no amount of begging, threatening, cajoling by her or the pullman would get me to cross the plates between cars. It’s funny now. Back then you could see the ground. Don’t know what it’s like now. But I’ve often thought I’d like to take a train trip now.

  5. Can we snorgle your tummy, too, Joanie? Pretty please with sugar on top? As for your poem, it fits the image so perfectly, while also giving some great advice. Everyone really should take a step back, relax, and enjoy the journey. I can’t wait for tomorrow’s fill-ins!

    • Oh, thank you for the nice comment and for sharing that great grave vault company slogan. I like that! A local veterinarian always has funny jokes on their sign, like “If you don’t talk to your cat about catnip, who will?” Likewise a nearby tire store. Back around Thanksgiving their sign advertised ‘pumpkin flavored tires’. Cracked me up completely since that’s about the only thing that doesn’t have a pumpkin version in autumn. Meanwhile, I look forward to tomorrow’s fill-ins. ~hugs~

  6. A lovely thankful and the poem is spot on. Love it.

    I’m all ready for the fill-ins tomorrow. Great questions.

    Have a purrfect Thankful Thursday. My best to your peeps. ♥

  7. wavez two ewe joanie…mite we say yur lookin gorgeouz ! two dayz poem iz
    way awesum…N for sure de total trooth ~~~~~ 🙂 ♥♥

  8. Taking the train was such fun as a child, and in Europe. My girls took a train to Chicago a few years ago, they loved it. If i could i would take a train vacation.

  9. Petcretary used to take the train every week back and forth to her home from College…once it got stuck in a snowbank. Yikes! By the next summer she had learned to drive and got her first car… In Europe, trains are a major method of transport. Petcretary has been on many a train there, too. Her ‘Opa’ (Grandpa) was a train regulator way back; he made sure they were on time, and he had to switch the tracks for them when they were coming in to the station. He was still doing that in WW11. One of the perks he had from that job, was a yearly free trip for his whole family (10 in total), to a beach resort, Oma used to talk about those summertimes…

    We would love to take a train ride across both the USA and Canada.

  10. I love the poem. I’ve been at museums where I’d be surprised if some of the patrons even know what they’re looking at since they move by it so quickly

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