Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday Mews and Thursday Poetry on Monday

If you had a loving kitty who sat behind your head

and was entertaining with her acrobatics and agility

One would think a  loving mom would want to do everything to please
that kitty right?

The correct answer should be is 

BUT apparently Mom needs to do stuff
and who knows what all.  
So I'll be MIA back on Friday July 21.
Remember no matter whether I'm here or not I always send you oodles of hugs and am thinking of you all! 
Madi your besties

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday on Monday
Mom and I didn't want to miss Angel Sammy's Poetry 

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday 
Angel Sammy has suggested one of these  F words:

feast, frog, frosty family

Today's poem is in the form of a rhyming true story from days of old mom's childhood with an itty bitty kitty

Once upon on a time on a dark, frosty morn
the Dad of Mom aka Papa got up very early.
He  gathered his gear 
from far and near he was excited.
Mom asked him are you going fishing
 He said no, I'm  going frog gigging*. 
Gigging made mom giggle. 
He promised to return with delicious frogs 
upon which the family could feast.
Mom told her dad all the frogs she had seen
were skinny and slimy and for sure they would starve.
Her Dad assured her she would never know she was
eating frog legs.  
He would batter them, fry them
and they would taste like chicken. He was sure for them she would beg.
Oh was he wrong, Mom did not beg
she said Dad you'd have to give me a keg to get me to eat that leg.

*Gigging is the practice of hunting fish or small game with a gig or similar multi-pronged spear. Commonly harvested wildlife include freshwater suckers, saltwater flounder, and small game, such as frogs. A gig can refer to any long pole which has been tipped with a multi-pronged spear.


  1. I'd eat a frog leg! But my human wouldn't. She feels bad for the frogs.

  2. ha! 4 paws from france for that poem, yes of course hahahaha... your papa would love it to have dinner with da french peeps ;o))))

  3. Love your photos , Miss Madi !
    Actually here you can get frogs for cooking, but my mom never dared to try. so my chance to have a bite is really rare. Some human says it taste like chicken !

  4. Crikey Madi .... that was a supa poem, aye?? AND the pics of you behind your Mom's head are supa too. See you when your Mom gets back, aye??

  5. Hari OM
    OMC Madi, you are being left in the dark for a whole week??? I's sure it's fur full and proper reasons... unlike frog gigging... I don't blame mum fur refusing that meal!!! Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  6. I love the pic of you sitting behind your mom's head, Madi!
    Brilliant poem!

  7. Hope you have a good week and that while you are MIA you are getting a lot of love and attention.

  8. Luffs the poem Madi
    Well I hopes Mom remembers to bring you back sumthingy really nice from her travels!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  9. The poem is just terrific, Madi and Mom. Hope the Mom has some fun during the time off. And hope you are doing well Madi.

  10. no gigging or giggling for me, when daddy killed birds for dinner, I cried so hard he quit bringing them home and gave them to his brothers and cousins.. I love all the pics of mistress Madi... especially the selfie shot..

  11. high paws! You rest up during your mom's "Busy time".

    Puppy growls

  12. We might like to try some of those frogs legs. Sometimes our mom chops one up when she is mowing the lawn (not on purpose of course) and when we find them we like to roll all over them.

  13. I'm with you Mom...No frog legs for me. Yuck. Hope you have a good week. We have internet on the class computers. Sometimes we don't.

  14. They all have us wrapped around their paws
    Lily & Edward

  15. Hoomins always have stuff to do. And usually not what WE would want them to do. We luff your poem.

  16. Dang, we're missing you already sweet Madi.

  17. We let the froggies keep their legs! Can't believe you are being abandoned AGAIN! Hope there are some good sun puddles.

  18. Oh Madi you and your Mom did a magnificent job using ALL the prompt words Angel Sammy gave us last week! WOWZERS! I'm afraid I might pass on the frog legs and I kinda think my Mom would too but Mom says everyone says that it tastes like chicken. Mom says if it tastes like chicken then she's gonna fry some REAL CHICKEN and eat that instead of those legs!!! Anyway, I hope you don't miss your Mom and Dad too much while they are away....I bet they will miss you though!

    Love and Hugs, Teddy

  19. madi; we managed ta sneek over thiz way....

    now......we dunno afturr reedin what we had ta reed....

    but itz gonna bee a cold day in soundz like swell bee for we eat a bass terd frog.....ever.....again......taztez like chkn ~~~~~


    :) ♥♥

  20. OMD...Eeewwwwwwww....froggy KERMIT???
    Have a good week!
    Jakey & Arty

  21. Ghostwriter said she had frog legs a long, long time ago (when dinosaurs walked the earth!) She can't remember what they tasted like. I wanted to eat that little froggy I found in our garage the other day, but Dad wouldn't let me.

  22. eat frogs ??? Blechhh!!
    Hazel & Mabel

  23. Great poem Madi, it would take more than a keg to get me to eat a frog's leg :) XO

  24. We only like to play with frogs. See you soon, Madi....

  25. OMD, I loves you poem! I would loves me a froggie to play with! Though, we don't have any around here...I do have lizards, butts they are too hard to catch!
    Tell your Moms to take it easy, and take lots of pics because I just knows there is something funs in the mix!
    Ruby ♥

  26. Please could you not talk of frogs? Miss Oswin might read it and then decide she needs one as well. And I know from experience frogs scream when they are caught by a cat (think nails on blackboard screaming). I rather not hear that sound ever again...

    Mara from Norway

    PS: love the poem though, even though it's about frogs and I can not let Miss Oswin read it...

  27. Well done Madi! We hope you enjoy your time at rehab, um we mean the celebrity spa!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  28. You should be the queen, Madi ... with your Mom catering to your every whim :)

  29. We will definitely miss you, but we know that you will have stories to tell when you get back! Love your poem!!

  30. Have a great week Miss Madi1 We luffed your pics and post today and no, we wouldn't eat frogs legs as our frogs in the pond wouldn't like it! MOL MOL

    Big hugs

    Basil & Co xox

  31. Wait - we're going to be without our BFF for a whole week?


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