Two Days or Two Minutes?

  “I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It’s not.” “Mine had me trained in two days.” ~Bill Dana~ All cat people know of this training. For some it takes two days. For others, perhaps two weeks or a mere two minutes. It is not difficult training, but it is subtle and extremely effective. Some may call it merciless. These creatures are not stupid. They can tell time, order the filling of the food dishes,Read more

The Door from Which I Waited

The door from which I sat on the other side The door from which I waited to be loved The door from where I looked at you All of you with longing green eyes I verbally begged you Please turn the handle of the door and take me home Love me Feed me Rescue me from the green walls and the barrier of wood and glass You kept walking by I kept pleading Then… SHE walked up to the doorRead more

The Eyes Half It

Weekly Photo Challenge: Share a photo inspired by a poem, verse, song lyric or story. Gentle eyes that see so much, paws that have the quiet touch, Purrs to signal “all is well” and show more love than words could tell. Graceful movements touched with pride, a calming presence by our side A friendship that takes time to grow Small wonder why we love them so. Author UnknownRead more

One Love, Two Noses, Eight Paws

This post is a bit late for the Friday photo challenge: One Love. Better late than never, I say. I needed the opportunity to take a few new photos of one-love-times-two: Gibbs and Ziva. Not counting family and friends, these two outweigh everything else, including chocolate and orange bicycles, in the one-love arena. Hands down. Their two noses and eight paws have an important place in one heart. At first Gibbs wanted nothing to do with a photo op. HeRead more

It’s All About Her

It’s all about her. Ziva rules, Gibbs drools. Gibbs has been a naughty boy of late, more so than normal, so he’s taking a respite from celebrity. Ziva ponders the goings-on and noise over in the field. The “beep, beep, beep” of heavy machinery plowing earth woke us up at 6:30 am on a Saturday morning – a day when I prefer to “sleep in.” Costco is building next door. It’s apparent that Ziva, nor the remainder of the humans andRead more

Soft Pads in the Snow

He beckons to go out Placing soft pads and retracted claws on window Repeatedly Consistently Okay, out you go, gray moggie Out into the lengths of snow That covers three-fourths of the patio He exits and stops short of the white edge Sitting on the brown Looking Staring Questioning his next move And then the soft pad tests the white A nano second passes And the soft pad quickly retracts Disturbed Confused A decision is soon made The soft padRead more

Is it Me or the Evil Queen?

While mom bakes a batch of peanut butter, oatmeal and dark chocolate chip cookies and cleans up her mess, she has asked me to guest post. It’s going to be short because, as you may or may not know, it’s hard to type with paws and claws. So here goes…guess which photo contains my lovely being (I’m Gibbs) and which one contains that other one known as Ziva? No hints, no prizes, just guess. Do you know these ears?  Is itRead more