A Frankly Freddie Thanksgiving

Dear Human Beings,

Time for my ANNUAL Thanksgiving ‘Ode To Tom’ and tell you what I’m thankful for:

  • I’m thankful that I was not born in a country where they eat dogs.
  • I’m thankful you are all my best friends!
  • I’m thankful for all the treats I get even if I don’t get as many as I deserve
  • I’m thankful I am soft and fluffy so people want to pet me
  • DSCN4217Freddie Parker Westerfield,  Poet Laureate

A Turkey’s Tale

by Freddie Parker Westerfield

A turkey named Tom lived on a farm

His story is such, so they say

Waking at dawn

he’d peck at the lawn,

searching for bugs,

nibbling on slugs

of which he was particularly fond.

Then on Thanksgiving day

Gobbledy gobbledy gone!

So if  YOU took Tom from off his farm

in the middle of the night

please give him due thanks

for gracing your table.  (It’s  fitting and only right).

And for all the bugs and many slugs

which make him an organic delight

P.S.  I was told to tell you that my Human-being wishes you all things to be grateful for in your life, like she’s grateful for me.

My BEST FRIEND Shari sent me this picture.  I think she might be a Turkeytarian . . .


13 comments on “A Frankly Freddie Thanksgiving

  1. Hi my dear fluffy friend. I miss petting you, giving you treats, and feeling love from you. I hope we can get together soon and catch up on hugs and pets. Your poem was brilliant (of course what more would I expect). I had a very lovely Thanks Giving with a very good friend and her family. I hope your human had a lovely day and is continuing to get over her latest set back.
    Hugs and Kisses,


    • Dear Wendy Human-Being,
      I’m thankful too you are friends with my human. She only has quality friends.

      Thank you for noticing how fluffy I am – it gets me lots of treats and pets from you human-beings who value fluffiness.

      Thankfully yours,
      Freddie Parker Westerfield, CDT

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Thanks, Freddie, I really like your poem. I might tell you that we’re eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches but maybe that would not be the truth. (Maybe.) And you look especially gorgeous today, fluffy and curly like a little kid named Shirley.

    Love to you and your Human Beings.

    BTW: stay away from the slugs.


    • Dear Sharon Bonin-Pratt, Human-Being,

      Peanut butter and jelly are delicious. Not telling the truth is a sin (Maybe).
      Thank you for noticing I look especially “gorgeous” today. However, based on my gender it is not appropriate to liken me to Shirley. Luckily, since I am a genius (see comment by my compatriot Joyce) I understand the metaphor, if not, the comparison.
      You, HOWEVER, definitely are gorgeous, fluffy and curly.

      Geniusly yours,
      Freddie Parker Westerfield, CDT

      Liked by 1 person

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