Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday and Louis' Challenge

Thank you all for you kind compliments on my new header...
FYI:  I renewed TOGM's contract now after almost 8 years that she has become a tad more cre8tive.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday with Teddy and Angel Sammy

Today's post is brought to you by the letter
Xcitement is what I felt when I realized it was X day
Xactly how I was going to rhyme
Was something I hoped would come to mind
Xcept what I had in my mind was only a scheme
Xtreme glee filled my cup when
Madi finally said, Mom give it up, there is no Xrta time
You will never Xcel at poetry unless
you Xerox one from the pages of time.
X's and O's
Madi and Mom

We are Xcited to also be participating Louis' May Challenge to talk about a story or book we like and why. 
Your story can be a poem, book, folk tale, movie, song or anything else that could be considered to be a story. It could be a story you have made up or one that you heard around a campfire. The wide-open choice is yours.  Write some words about the story and why you like it.

Each of the books is non fiction.  
1. Dewey:  The small town Library Cat who Touched the World by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter
What we liked about it was EVERYTHING!  But mainly Dewey lived in a library with BOOKS.
Dewey's story starts off not so good BUT OMCs he winds up a kitty known world wide.....
He was only a few weeks old, he was stuffed in a return book slot at Spencer, Iowa's library.
The morning Dewey was found in the library he pulled himself up and hobbled on frostbitten feet to nudge each of the staff present.  He won their hearts.  In spite of his circumstances Dewey survived and inspired everyone who came in the Library for 19 (yes nineteen years). Dewey had a way of knowing just who came in and needed his attention the most.  

2. Amazing Gracie: A Dog's Tale:  by Dan Dye and Mark Beckloff, the co-founders of
Three Dog Bakery
In 2000, I read a love story, Amazing Gracie, A Dog's Tale.
The book jacket starts off, "it was love at first sight"!
Dan went to see a house full of Dane Pups...Gracie was the runt of the litter so to speak.
She had so many digestive issues she was not thriving.
She struggled to get up to go to Dan.  He said he could just tell she was saying
"you know I'm the one, now get me outta here"! 
Gracie's digestive issues were the motivation for ,Three Dog Bakery.
If you have not read this love story, I highly recommend it.
There are 248 pages full of love and devotion, this is why we loved this book

To read what we wrote about Homer's Odyssey and a Lion Called Christian  click here to be transported over to Louis' Art and Entertainment Blog to read all about other favorite books


  1. I think you did pretty well with the X poem!

  2. Maid that is a most Xcellent poem.
    Oh and it is most generous of you to included a DOG book as one of your two favourites!
    I too am participating in the Louis' May challenge.
    Toodle pip!

  3. x-cellent poem,!!!! and I love the two books.... think they get a place on my wishlist ;O)

  4. You did a great job with your poem! We have heard about Amazing Gracie! Mom really must get it!

  5. Hari Om
    OMC Madi - renewed the contract??? How wonderfurs, that means at least another eight years of seeing and reading about your wonderfur self... and poems and stories!!! Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  6. Oh Madi that header of yours is beautiful - Mom gets an A for creativity!! Also we just love your X poem - everyone thought it would be tough but you and I proved NOT! I didn't get my challenge for Louis done in time sadly but you certainly made up for it with lots of great books. BRAVO!

    Love and Hugs, Teddy

  7. Great use of the letter X. Those books look like good ones. You all have a wonderful day.

  8. Xcellent poem and those books look really good too - thank you for sharing your reviews. Nose licks and love from Moth xx

  9. You Xed it with that poem of X's.... X is xtra hard to do... love the story of the kitty in the library.... I have raised a few runts in my time because no one else wanted them. my first runt we named Runt... how cruel but I did not think that when I was 10

  10. Mom you did an xcellent job with the letter X.
    Dewey looks just like our kitty Lucky.

  11. I loved Dewey! CH gave it to me for Christmas one year. Your Mom did great on the X poem! I like the X and O part... :)

  12. We have read two of those books also. Mom wishes her kindle would let her share all her dogs and cats books she has purchased but it won't. Stella rose

  13. Those are some great books, Madi and we always love your Thursday Poems!!

  14. I have three of the four books, and I re-read Homer's Odyssey about once a year! Nice poem, Madi!

  15. The kitty kat story sounds good
    Lily & Edward

  16. Xcellent poem Madi! I loved Dewey and Homer, I need to check out these other 2 books,

  17. Our mom read Amazing Gracie to us when we were younger. We liked it too. We are behind on events!
    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  18. You did X-cellent on your poem. ♥ We are growling at Mom for forgetting the favorite story hop.

  19. X-cellent job with the poem, Madi! That would be very hard!
    I "ha roo roo roo"ed at your comment about the parachute material toy for Remington! (Our mom and our great brothers and sisters loved him, by the way!). Was it by Booda, do you remember? Anyway, I've tried those kind of toys, too, and uh ... let's just say they're gone. I really should be a product-tester for these companies!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  20. Mom has always wanted to read Amazing Gracie!
    Mr Bailey Hazel & Mabel

  21. We're very glad you renewed the contract. Sometimes we felines just have to show we're a generous species.

  22. Those sound like great books. We'll have to check them out!

  23. madi...Xtree pawz up two day fora total lee grate X poem.....ewe did X ceptshunul werk !! N we canna get two de other blog link....???? may bee thiz pea sea we iz on....we will triez again ina few ~~~~~

    we iz off line for a few sew heerz two an X ray fish kinda week oh end ~ ♥♥

  24. That was a tough letter and ya done good pretty Madi!

  25. This was adorable Madi! We're always Xcited to read your posts!

  26. Xtremely good poetry. X is not easy! Hey, even we have heard of Dewey....though it may have been through Blogville. SHE's running low on reading material, may try one of those.

  27. You and TOGM did great with your X poem, Madi!

    Do you know that the mom has had Dewey's book for awhile now but hasn't read it yet? Maybe she do that this summer.

  28. You were very clever with your poem. We've never read either of those books so we will have to put them on our mom's reading list for her.


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