Friday, December 16, 2011

The Joy of Cats

Sweetpea watching for introoders....
 
With all the sadness on CB this past week or more, it really makes Mom appreciate the time she has with us cats all the more.  We try to keep Mom and Pop amused with our silliness, loved and comforted with our companionship and they in turn take extra special care of each and every one of us.  No effort is too much in our care cuz  Mom tells us we bring joy into her life every single day!

Two Spot being his silly self....

A poem about cats that says it all... The Magician by Arlene Gay Levine

Then my best friend
on all the Earth
sits upon my lap 
not to be comforted
but to soothe.

Wizard of the heart,
my cat,
when the world fails
 or the day weighs,
with a wave of the tail
or soulful glance
makes the Universe
shine once more.



Darby looking cute and oh so cuddly...

Hug your dog or cat today...their time with us is so precious and short. We are joining Camera Critters and Photo Hunt - Joy today!  Do join too. Happy Weekend.

Beautiful Minnie is our Peacekeeper.

37 comments:

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

your photos are beautiful and the sentiment is ohhhh soooo true! When Cody became ill this week so suddenly, it terrified me...I cherished our cuddle times all the more.

I am beyond grateful that he seems to be ok now...anything can happen in the blink of an eye!

Rene said...

You said it so right. With our recent news here, we are enjoying every minute with our cats. Hugs to you.

YTSL said...

I used to think I was a dog person but a wonderful cat called Freya changed me...

I actually contemplated a post about the joy of a couple of special cats -- namely, Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel -- before opting for the focus I eventually went with... ;b

The Cat From Hell said...

Thhanks for the great words. It has been a week. And me loves the poem.
Kisses
Nellie

Sparkle said...

Aw man, why did you have to add the part about hugging your cat today? I really hate being hugged!

Prancer Pie said...

This is a beautiful and thoughtful post. Purrfekt fur the holly-daze or anyday. xoxo

Mar said...

Beautiful shots and lovely poem, oh, the joy of cats!!

Happy holidays!
Joy

Marg said...

That is so true. I tell my cats every day how glad I am that they are here. I am so grateful for all of them. Hope you have a great week end. Take care.

Katnip Lounge said...

Yes, The Horde is a lot of work...and then they go and do something silly and make me laugh. Feline companions are indeed a JOY.

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Great wisdom in your post today. It is important to appreciate each other every day.

pawhugs, Max

Old Kitty said...

What a lovely poem and what a joy to see sweet Sweetpea, Two Spot, Darby and Minnie!! Yay! take care
x

Random Felines said...

great pictures, message and poem. it is so true....we are piled up on the chair around mom this morning as she types.

ZOOLATRY said...

Yes ... joy, joy, joy.

gengen said...

Nice take for the theme. Visiting from PH!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Cats are such complex creatures, they can be loveable one minute and a devil the next - but I could never ever live without them and their cuddles and whiskery kisses.
Luv Hannah and Lucy's Mum xx

Kjelle Bus said...

Me and mom loved that poem !
I have already got a lot of hugs today and dad too :)

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

There is nothing sweeter than a furry friend!
Thanks for joining the new Saturday PhotoHunt site.
See you next saturdy!
Sandi

Andrea said...

Wow, you have a lot of them, and they are all so beautiful. Neutering is not usually practiced here in our country, and also expensive so we end up having lots of them. They are so adorable especially when still young. I also posted cats today, and only just 2 of them.

eileeninmd said...

What lovely cute and furry friends you have. Great photos.

Lucy the Cat said...

Beautiful pictures and oh-so-true sentiment. Time with our pets is time very well spent and definitely worth any kind of trouble they may cause.

Liz said...

Great take on the theme. Have a fabulous week.

Liz @ MLC

Antonette said...

I love my pets. We have one dog and 2 cats (fish too, can't forget about them).

I am so glad for them, because sometimes you need the touch from a animal more than a human. I know that sounds a little weird, but for me it's true.

Brian said...

Such a wonderful post, it made my heart smile!

Denise said...

A really sweet post and a lovely poem. Beautiful kitties!

Pat said...

Beautiful cats and a lovely poem!

SquirrelQueen said...

That is a beautiful poem. All of the kitties are adorable.

The Island Cats said...

It has been a tough week. That is a good poem.

Admiral Hestorb said...

You made me, the mom, smile and yes, appreciate your babies when and while you have them and appreciate them because if you love them....they absolutely DO love you and that love is beyond a price.

xoxoxo

Mom Carole

catsynth said...

Cats truly are a joy. Great sentiment and poem.

cat said...

You sure have beautiful cats :)

Lui said...

Yes we had sad news this week too but the love and comfort of our furries help us move on and be meaningful and helpful instead of fretful.

I hug and take delight with my dogs like you do with your cats. Oh bless animal lovers like us!

Catherine said...

Such a sweet post! I try to hug Banjo but he gets mad at me. He's not too cuddly. Unless I have yogurt in my hands! :)
xo Catherine

We love LUNA said...

wow so beautiful poem!
And I'm delighted by your pictures, you all are so adorable!
purrs, love and Merry Christmas!
Luna

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We love your pics ~ and we so agree, there has been so much sadnes of late. We are sending love and purrs to all who need it. xxx

PS: thank you for your lovely card!

ABBY said...

We could not agree more!
Thank you for this timely post.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Diamond said...

Happy Christmas to all of you.

Stacy Hurt said...

Fabulous poem.

Merry Catmas!

xoxo
Ms. Stella O'Houligan

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