“But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.”
~ Vincent van Gogh

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Awakening

They were miaowing for breakfast.
I groaned, turned over, went back to sleep.
They waited awhile. A little later, the black one
leapt softly on to the bed. I opened my eyes
to a gentle touch on my arm with his paw
and an earnest, questioning gaze. He even
had his claws retracted. So polite!

21 comments:

  1. haha...mine would just run across my pillow until i had enough...nice write...

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  2. Sweet. A little black cat adopted me, but I couldn't keep her. A friend took her at least. But how I would have loved to have had her here to wake me early for breakfast.

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  3. Aww what a lovely gentle way to try and wake you up, how can you ignore that gentle tap, tap taping and loving nudge....lol
    I have a little yorkie who used to sleep on my queen bed but, his back is very bad and as he leapt off as soon as I pushed back the covers the vet told me he mustn't jump anymore or, he might end up paralised, I got him a canvas kennel bed thing, so he trots into that at night now and I zip him in it but, he's still on the bed! LOLOL
    When we love our pets they become part of our family, aren't we just nuts about them! Love it!

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  4. Such a gentleman - obviously, no more snoozing for you!

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  5. Cat sure do have a mind of their own.

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  6. Polite behavior from a Royal is an indulgence given. Be grateful and serve well. ;-)

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  7. Oh that is wonderful. :-)

    Thanks for sharing this moment, I loved it.

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  8. Thanks, I'm glad you (both) liked it.

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  9. This is so sweet! I can just picture it!

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  10. Rosemary, we have had wonderful luck over the years with shelter kitties. Recently, the last one in our new-empty nest died peacefully. You reminded me of the joy, the comfort, the sweetness of cats, and you gave me a nice few tears in remembrance of our little Gable. Thanks so much! Amy Barlow Liberatore
    Laurie, a delightful poem! The onomatopoeia and the jam and the mess and oh, how she loves her Gram! Amy

    http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/grass/

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  11. You paint such a vivid picture

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  12. I owe an apology to poemblaze, whom I first thought was damning me with faint praise. So many others have commented with pleasure on the sweetness of this piece, that I see I should take it as meant. It can't be bad if these words bring a moment of sweetness to others from what was indeed a sweet moment for me. :)

    Thank you poemblaze for being the first to say so.

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  13. Gentleman.. isn't he?
    Lovely one!

    Hugs xox

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