No architect of reason can save them from their plight.
No proffered catnip ransom restore their former flight.
When lethal paws unsheath their daggers, hummingbird and finch—
Their wings, stilled from their flight, lie scattered on the bench.
I’m feeling lethargic, no gumption or drive. If you saw me now, you would doubt I’m alive. I’m flat on my back in a bit of a bind, looking for energy that I can’t find. So though I need coffee to wash down some Bayer’s, my cats are on top of me, piled in layers. Obstinate creatures, they simply won’t move. They laze around daily with nothing to prove. And what must be giggles just come out as purrs. I need me some whips and I need me some spurs so I can herd cats from their comfy position that they have adopted as part of their mission to make sure that I do not deign to stir, remaining inert under bundles of fur.
Every time I think Annie has cornered the market in weirdness, she comes up with a new angle. With a comfy cat bed, numerous rugs and cushions, two sofas and two people beds all awaiting her presence, tonight I walked into the bathroom to find her comfortably bedded down in her litter tray! Go figure.
A cat in confinement (of her own choice, of course.)
Remember my “Cat in the Window” prompt? I pledged to have a drawing of all participants at the end of May and send a contribution equal to the number of participants to the charity of the winner’s choice. This is April 30 and I just did the drawing and sent this message off to Tammy at Tammy’s Reading Life
Hi Tammy. You, along with 31 other bloggers or Facebook friends, entered a photo for the “Cat in the Window” prompt on my blog. I had promised to have a drawing and to contribute an amount equal to the number of participants to the winner’s favorite charity. Congratulations, you are the winner!! if you tell me the name of your favorite charity, I will send them $31. It needs to be a charity I can pay via Paypal as I live in Mexico and a check would take 4 months to get there, if I could even find my checkbook.Thanks for playing along. Just today I published a post, “Cats in Confinement.” If you have a fun photo on this topic to post, just link it to my post in comments. Hope to hear from you soon. Judy
Thanks to everyone who sent or published photos of cats in windows. Just today I published three pictures of cats in confinement. Want to play along? Post a photo of a cat in confinement and send a link to this site:
Here are some photos I snapped today in the Vet’s office waiting room. How many forms of feline confinement are there, anyway? Share yours with me by posting links to your blog below in comments. (Click on photos to enlarge.)
Annie and I have been to the vet twice in the past two days and since tomorrow is a holiday (Mexican Labor Day, when ironically nobody works for a day) they want us to come back on Thursday. Since her treatment is exactly the same if it is cancer or no, I decided to spare her that long needle for the biopsy. So we’re home with one medicine, another available Thursday, another expensive healthy cat food she won’t eat and, blessedly, for her, the freedom of the whole house. She did not like her sojourn in the dread black bag pictured.
Here are some photos I snapped today in the Vet’s office waiting room. How many forms of feline confinement are there, anyway? Share yours with me by posting links to your blog below.