Simba sits there watching. Calmly staring without blinking at me. What is he thinking? Is he preparing to nap? Is he getting ready to scold me? His sister is playing with his favorite toy but he is not deterred. I continue to knit and he continues to stare. This goes on for some time. (Long enough to get a couple of pictures that are all the same pose.) Then, just as suddenly as he took this pose, he rises, arches his back to stretch, meows, and leaps from the sofa and off he went.
Perhaps, I should consider this a lesson to me from the sage, Simba, a lesson in calm, peace and tranquility. And maybe what he is saying to me with those eyes that look so very stern, "Hear what I am saying, be quiet and at peace. Relax, life is good, remember what I say!!"
Cats seem to be the popular this weekend in my blog travels. So I thought I'd share some photos of my cats, Simba and Nala (aka Sissy). They are brother and sister and oh what fun they offer me each day!
Simba is the once that leaps and flies and climbs. Nala on the other hand is the pensive one. No matter! They are real treasures!
I particularly like this quote by Garrison Keillor:
“Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.”
Thanks be to God!!
Then visit Mosaic Monday atThe Little Red Houseand share in the beauty offered there. You'll enjoy that, too!!!
A lot can be learned from animals. Certainly there might be conflict but soon they'll find their spot, relax and enjoy. And it is important, too, learn to that you can be in a group and no one has to say anything. Just sit and enjoy the quiet!
Thankful today for those quiet times with family and friends.
Thanks be to God!
Please visit Laura at Catholic Teacher Musings the sponsor of Bad Haiku Friday. Visit also Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. Tamara at Branch of Wisdom is hosting A Month of Thanksgiving and I'm sure you will find some delightful and wonderful words of wisdom, praise and gratitude. And when you have finished just have the most wonderful Fall weekend wherever you are!
It seems like weeks since I have done this. I am always challenged to do better or worse as the case may be...Here is today's offering. Please stop by Laura's house at Catholic Teacher Musings and play with her on this Bad Haiku Friday.
Silly Sam the cat Upon my pillow he sat Where am I to sleep?
My head's all stuffy My eyes watery and red DRAT that winter cold!
The irony is that Sam really appears to look like the cat on the throw...I could only laugh as he seemed entirely oblivious to the camera and me. I wasn't going to ruffle his "royal" feathers. This was my bit of humor today and it was well worth waiting for. Hope you can get a chuckle out of it, too.
At about 3:30 this morning I was awaken by sounds made by Sam. At first I thought he had just gotten stuck under the bathroom sink again or leaped up onto the hamper and tried to sit in the window sill (but forgot the window was closed). Well, that wasn't it and I couldn't even find him so I went back to bed. Then I heard the noise again and so I got out of bed again and went to the kitchen thinking he had no water or he was "batting" about the feeder because he couldn't get the food to come down. Well, that wasn't it either. About ten minutes later into the bedroom he prances with something that "squeaked". OH, my GOODNESS. Sam had caught a mouse!! No bigger that a small Jalapeno pepper, he sat there on the floor in front of the closet preparing his meal. Then he did, yes he did, he began to eat it...Well, needless to say I had to leave the room. When I returned about 20 minutes later Sam passed me in the dark hall appearing to be quite content and proud of himself. As for me, I crawled back into the bed, pulled the covers up and went back to sleep with a strange feeling of security knowing now I didn't have to set out the "winter" traps.
Oddly enough, I had seen him bear his prize moles to us so we could see and praise him for a "job well done", but I never saw him devour them. But, as he proved this morning he is more that a pretty cat or "that lazy cat". He is a valuable member of the family. He keeps us safe from "little" rodents, this Mouser Extraordinaire.