593. It is in the nature of cats to do a certain amount of unescorted roaming. ~Adlai Stevenson

Prowling his own quiet backyard
or asleep by the fire,
he (a cat) is only a whisker
away from the wilds.
~Jean Burden

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Twas three days after Christmas, and all through the yards
Nothing was stirring, not even wind-blown papery discards;
The feeders were hung by the greenhouse with care,
In hopes the red cardinals soon would be there;
And seedlings were nestled snug in leafy beds,
While thoughts of springtime danced in my head;
The squirrels in their nests and I in my chair,
Lay resting ourselves from yesterday’s fare,
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my chair to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash
And raised the bamboo curtain and tied up its sash.
The lowering gray clouds of a cold winter’s day
Had earlier shrouded the land in garments of gray.
Now in the sun what to my wondering eyes did appear
But a feral feline running a path both straight and clear.
With a blue jay held loosely in her clenched jaw awry
The proud huntress lost her grip and away it did fly
Leaving her to wonder
Why her incursion was put asunder.
~A parody of Clement’s
Twas the Night Before Christmas 

…a time to weep and a time to laugh… ~Ecclesiastes 3:4a   ✝

I was laughing so hard after what I’d seen, I couldn’t resist the urge for some playfulness and thus wrote the parody above.  The cat, however, was not amused at all by what had happened.

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24 thoughts on “593. It is in the nature of cats to do a certain amount of unescorted roaming. ~Adlai Stevenson

    • It was just so comical and she did not appreciate my laughter at all. She had blue feathers all around her mouth after the bird flew off and that made it even funnier. I am glad the bird got away though. Much love to you, Cookie ❤

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    • Oh, I’m so glad it made you smile, Matthew! And to be honest, I was glad the bird got away too. You should have seen all the blue feathers around her mouth after it flew off. That made me laugh even harder and she did NOT appreciate my amusement with her predicament at all!
      Much love and huge hugs, M. ❤ ❤ ❤

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      • hehe…poor kitty…
        I am sure her self-esteem possibly took a dive…
        but oh what joy the bird must have felt to know it had survived! 😉
        (I couldn’t resist) lol
        Love and hugs my dear friend. ~Matthew

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    • Me too, Theresa. I adore cats. I just couldn’t believe what I was seeing and it made me laugh a lot. The cat didn’t seem amused at all however. I’m glad the bird got away though. Hugs and blessings to you as well. N ❤

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    • Why, thank you, Raewyn. She did look stunned at first like she couldn’t believe what had just happened, and then when she heard me laughing she wasn’t happy with me either. But I am glad the bird got away. Hugs, N ❤

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